Doctor of Pharmacy

The aim of the Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm D) program is to graduate highly educated and well trained doctors of pharmacy to serve in the hospitals, local and international health institutions which would improve the clinical aspects of medication therapy, prevent medication errors with the ultimate outcome of reducing medical cost on patients and government and would make more time available for physicians to spend with their patients.

The objectives of the Doctor of Pharmacy program are:

  • Preparing leaders in the pharmacy profession and to provide them with the needed knowledge, skills, training and tools to effectively practice and improve the profession in a wide variety of current and potential future roles in hospitals, community pharmacies, academic institutions, research institutions, governmental bodies and the pharmaceutical industry.
  • Providing the graduates with the knowledge of therapeutic agents as well as the skills of analytical thinking, problem solving and effective communication.
  • Keeping the graduates up-to-date with the most recent advances in area of drug therapy and enabling them to apply novel therapeutic approaches in patients’ treatment plans.
  • Contributing to the development of the pharmacy profession through effective training, monitoring and follow-up.
  • Conducting applied scientific research in the area of pharmacy in Palestine and publishing data obtained in research projects in peer reviewed journals.
  • Providing an environment for effective collaboration among academics in the area of clinical and industrial pharmacy, in order to contribute to the establishment of strategies and laws that improve healthcare in Palestine and solves problems facing the Palestinian pharmaceutical industry.

Upon the completion of the program, the student will be able to:

  • Have the needed knowledge in the area of drug therapy, drug interactions and adverse effects.
  • Choose the optimum treatment plan for patients.
  • Know different pharmaceutical dosage forms and their manufacturing techniques.
  • Acquire analytical thinking skills and conduct scientific research.

Clinical pharmacy/ Doctor of Pharmacy positions, community pharmacy, pharmaceutical industry

The students have to complete 210 credit hours distributed as the following general components:

Component

Credit Hours

University Requirements

21

Faculty Requirements

52

Requirements Program

131

Professional elective

6

Total    

210

Faculty Requirements: 52 Credit Hours

Course

Prerequisite

BIOL111 | GENERAL BIOLOGY LAB

BIOL131 or concurrent

BIOL131 | GENERAL BIOLOGY

 

BIOL132 | GENERAL BIOLOGY 2

BIOL131

BIOL243 | GENERAL MICROBIOLOGY

BIOL111, BIOL131

CHEM111 | GENERAL CHEMISTRY LAB 1

CHEM141 or concurrent

CHEM112 | GENERAL CHEMISTRY LAB 2

CHEM111, CHEM132 or concurrent

CHEM141 | GENERAL CHEMISTRY 1

 

CHEM132 | GENERAL CHEMISTRY 2

CHEM141

CHEM221 | ORGANIC CHEMISTRY LAB

 

CHEM234 | ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY 1

CHEM112، CHEM132

COMP132 | INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER AND PROGRAMMING

 

MATH1411 | CALCULUS 1

 

PHAR222 | BIOSTATISTICS AND EPIDEMIOLOGY

 

CHEM241 | ORGANIC CHEMISTRY 1

CHEM112, CHEM132

CHEM242 | ORGANIC CHEMISTRY 2

CHEM 241

PHYS141 | GENERAL PHYSICS 1

MATH141 or concurrent

PSYC231 | INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY

 

ENGC332 | ENGLISH THROUGH CONTENT AREAS

ENGC231

 

Program Requirements:131 Credit Hours

Course

Prerequisite

BIOC331 | BIOCHEMISTRY 1

CHEM241

PHAR231 | INTRODUCTION TO PHARMACY/CALCULATIONS

 

PHAR232 | PHYSICAL PHARMACY

PHAR231

PHAR233 | HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY AND ANATOMY 1

BIOL132

PHAR243 | HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY AND ANATOMY 2

PHAR233

PHAR321 | PHARMACY SKILL LABORATORY

PHAR331 or concurrent

PHAR324 | PHARMACY LAW AND ETHICS

PHAR231

PHAR331 | PHARMACEUTICS 1

PHAR232

PHAR332 | PHARMACEUTICS 2

PHAR331

PHAR333 | NATURAL PRODUCTS AND PHYTOPHARMACY

BIOC331, CHEM 242

PHAR334 | MEDICAL BIOCHEMISTRY

BIOC331

PHAR341 | PHARMACOLOGY 1

PHAR243, BIOC331 or concurrent

PHAR351 or concurrent

PHAR342 | PHARMACOLOGY 2

PHAR341

PHAR301 | COMMUNITY PHARMACY TRAINING

PHAR332, PHAR342, PHAR324, PHAR321

PHAR322 | CLINICAL NUTRITION AND DIET THERAPY

BIOC331

PHAR351 | PATHOPHYSIOLOGY/PATHOLOGY

PHAR243

PHAR422 | PHARMACEUTICAL CARE PRACTICE

PHAR231, PHAR342

PHAR431 | CLINICAL CHEMISTRY

PHAR334

PHAR432 | MEDICINAL CHEMISTRY 1

CHEM242, PHAR342

PHAR433 | MEDICINAL CHEMISTRY 2

PHAR432

PHAR434 | BIOPHARMACEUTICS/PHARMACOKINETICS

PHAR332

PHAR437 | OVER THE COUNTER MEDICATION/SUPPLIES

PHAR422,PHAR 301

PHAR441 | INDUSTRIAL PHARMACY

PHAR332

PHAR421 | DRUG INFORMATION AND LITERATURE EVALUATION

PHAR221, PHAR342,

PHAR452 | PHARMACOTHERAPY 1

PHAR342, PHAR351, PHAR431, PHAR421

PHAR401 | HOSPITAL PHARMACY TRAINING

PHAR301

PHAR522 | PHARMACY MANAGEMENT

PHAR301

PHAR523 | RESEARCH PROJECT IN PHARMACY

PHAR452

PHAR532 | ANTIMICROBIAL AGENTS AND IMMUNIZATION

BIOL243, PHAR342

PHAR535 | CLINICAL PHARMACOKINETICS

PHAR434

PHAR554 | PHARMACOTHERAPY 2

PHAR554

PHAR555 | PHARMACOTHERAPY 3

PHAR555

PHAR641 | CLINICAL CLERKSHIP 1

Level 6

PHAR642 | CLINICAL CLERKSHIP 2

Level 6

PHAR643 | CLINICAL CLERKSHIP 3

Level 6

PHAR644 | CLINICAL CLERKSHIP 4

Level 6

PHAR645 | CLINICAL CLERKSHIP 5

Level 6

PHAR646 | CLINICAL CLERKSHIP 6

Level 6

PHAR647 | CLINICAL CLERKSHIP 7

Level 6

PHAR648 | CLINICAL CLERKSHIP 8

Level 6

PHAR649 | CLINICAL CLERKSHIP 9

Level 6

Professional elective (6 Credit Hours) from the following:

Course

Course Name

PHAR 538

Drug Discovery and Design

PHAR 538

Pharmaceutical Biotechnology

PHAR 538

Nutraceuticals

PHAR 538

Research Methods in Pharmacoepidemiology

PHAR 538

Parenteral  Products

PHAR 538

Radiopharmaceuticals

PHAR 538

Drug Metabolism and Disposition

PHAR 538

Selected Topics in Pharmaceutical Sciences

PHAR 538

TOXICOLOGY

PHAR 538

MEDICINAL CHEMISTRY 3

PHAR 538

IMMUNOPHARMACOLOGY

PHAR 538

PHARMACEUTICAL TECHNOLOGY