Pharmacy Degree Program Details


Upon completion of these courses for generic B.Sc. Pharmacy program, the graduates are expected to:
1)Develop, integrate, and apply knowledge from the foundational sciences to evaluate the scientific literature, explain drug action, solve therapeutic problems, and advance population health and patient-centered care
2)Provide patient-centered care as the medication expert
3)Manage patient healthcare needs using human, financial, technological and physical resources to optimize the safety and efficacy of medication use systems
4)Design prevention, intervention, and educational strategies for individuals and communities to manage chronic disease and improve health and wellness
5)Describe how population-based care influences patient-centered care and influences the development of practice guidelines and evidence-based best practices
6)Identify problems; explore and prioritize potential strategies; and design, implement, and evaluate a viable solution
7)Educate all audiences by determining the most effective and enduring ways to impart information and assess understanding
8)Assure that patients' best interests are represented
9)Actively participate and engage as a healthcare team member by demonstrating mutual respect, understanding, and values to meet patient care needs
10)Recognize social determinants of health to diminish disparities and inequities in access to quality care
11)Effectively communicate verbally and nonverbally when interacting with an individual, group or organization
12)Examine and reflect on personal knowledge, skills, abilities, beliefs, biases, motivation, and emotions that could enhance or limit personal and professional growth
13)Demonstrate responsibility for creating and achieving shared goals, regardless of position
14)Engage in innovative activities by using creative thinking to envision better ways of accomplishing professional goals
15)Exhibit behaviors and values that are consistent with the trust given to the profession by patients, other healthcare providers, and society

Graduate Profile

Graduate professionals are expected to give quality patient care by applying ethical and legal principles and also counseling and teaching of patient with regard to existing health problem of the community. Beside to this they have to involve in teaching and learning process, conduct research, take leadership and managerial role and contribute for the development of profession. Generally, they are expected to provide curative, preventive and rehabilitative services at primary, secondary and tertiary level of health care system.

Program Profile

For completion of this baccalaureate-Pharmacy program, a total of four years study duration is required. There are 49 courses clustered in to 18 modules with a total of 248 ECTS. On the first year of study module 1-6 in semester base and on the second year of study period module 7-11 will be covered. On the third clinical and theoretical course in module 12-14 will be covered in year base. Finally, for the fourth year, modules 12-18 will be covered. After student finish, this all module National comprehensive examination will be given before engaging to industry or health care practice.

Admission Requirements

A. Generic

• Candidates must be a natural science student in secondary school & preparatory classes and full fill the following criteria
• Meet the set criteria of the Ministry of Education for degree students to join higher learning institution
• Physically and mentally fit for Pharmacy service.
• Preferably, those who choose to enter the profession.

B. Standing/Post Basic

The applicants for advance standing program should fulfil the following screening and admission criteria:

• To be eligible for admission into the advance standing Pharmacy B.Sc. program, a candidate should:
• Fulfilled the stated criteria by the Ministry of Education;
• Have graduated from an accredited college/school of nursing with diploma in Pharmacy.
• Have obtained a minimum of 2 or 60% cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) in previous diploma program.
• Have served in Pharmacy for a minimum of two years but sponsoring organization may raise this within their custody.
• Should bring COC certificate where it applied.
• Present letter of sponsorship. If self sponsored, it will be based on the rules and regulations of the registrar.
• Age not more than 45(As per the legislation of the College)
• Physically and mentally fit to practice Pharmacy
• Entrance examination more on professional subjects

C. Procedure for Application

The applicants should apply to the office of registrar. The office of the registrar will send the applicants to the department The department will select the eligible candidates and notify to the office of the registrar and will be approved by academic commission through the office of registrar. After admission candidates have the right for course drop and add according to the rule of the registrar if they fulfil the prerequisite courses Candidate can be exempted from non-professional courses if s/he scored A or B on that specific course.

Quality Assurance

It will be assured by regular assessment of student performances according to the components of quality assurance.

• In the course of the semester,
• At the end of the semester,

At the end of the year,

• Before starting the intern-ship program
• At the completion of the study years (end of 4th year), the student should pass the comprehensive exam before passing (starting) to the internship program and at the end of the program, the student should complete the requirement in the log book to present in the external examination and national qualification examination.
• Internal and external examination (oral, written & Practical examination) will be given.
• Sitting for the national qualifying examination
• Tracing graduates performance at their work place for effectiveness evaluation.

Graduation Requirements

A student cannot graduate with a grade of less than 2.0 out of the 4-scale grading system. Therefore, he/she should at least score a minimum of C grade for the major/Professional course

• A student with ‘C-‘can pass to the next semester if it is first semester period and it increases with level/year of students. A student with a good stand can graduate if he/she scores ‘C-‘in any course under module. However, if the ‘C-‘grade is for a Module or for a course as a module, he/she must re-sit for another exam to remove ‘C-
• A student with all ‘Ds’ cannot pass to the next semester. A student with a good stand can pass to the next semester and even can graduate if he/she scores D in any course under module. However, if the ‘D’ grade is for a Module or for a course as a module, he/she must re-sit for another exam to remove ‘D’.
• A student with F must repeat the course/module for two times and the grade will be any of what a student can score
• The students should complete the skills and activities written in the logbook which annexed at the end curriculum.
• The details of all of the above will be done in the harmonized Academic Policy.

Degree Nomenclature

Upon successful completion of this program the graduate will be given "THE DEGREE OF BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN Pharmacy" in English

Medium of Instruction

The medium of instruction for the program is English Language

Duration of the study

Will be Four (4) years

Assessment and Evaluation Methods

The program follows a combination of various assessment and evaluation techniques. Considering the very nature of the course and the expected learning outcome from each course, the assessment and evaluation methods include continuous assessment like assignments; quizzes, tests, individual and group projects, paper based and practical exams, presentations, and the like

Teaching /Learning Methods and Mode of Delivery

Mixed Approach will be used; parallel for English language and Civics and Ethical Education module and Block for the rest. Semester base for module 1 up to 6 to be given on year I Module 7 up to 18 will be provided on year base on second, third and fourth year Full time four year regular program.

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