Doctor of Pharmacy

The Postgraduate Doctor of Pharmacy pathway is a professional program offered to licensed pharmacists with an accredited baccalaureate degree in pharmacy who wish to earn a higher degree relevant to clinical practice. The program is designed and developed to satisfy the needs of practicing pharmacists at health care centers within the country. The duration of the program is 2 years full time (or 4 years part time). The College of Medicine & Health Sciences has a high global rating and is accredited by the General Medical Council. It is listed and accepted by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates and recognized by American and Canadian Universities and Health Institutions.

Program Objectives

  • Interpersonal & Communication Skills.
  • Health related research.
  • Identifying and using appropriate source in health related information.
  • Professionalism & ethics.
  • Knowledge in clinical Pharmaceutical sciences.
  • Patient education and care.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the advanced pharmaceutical sciences, and the ability to acquire, manage and use current information for problem solving.
  • Identify and use appropriate sources of information (e.g., patient, laboratory data, chart, electronic health record, profile, other health care professionals, etc.).
  • Provide patient care and education.
  • Work with other health care professionals to promote health and wellness in the community.
  • Communicate effectively and establish and maintain rapport with patients.
  • Exhibit a capacity for self-evaluation, moral reflection and ethical reasoning to form the basis for a self-directed, lifelong learning.
  • Supervise drug distribution.
  • Conduct advanced pharmaceutical research projects and analyze results.

Degree Requirements

Required Credit Hours : minimum 52 hours

Year 1

Fall Semester Required Courses (14.00 hours)

Credit Hours
CMPH608Biostatistics, Study Design and Literature Evaluation (PharmD)2.000
FAMM600Patient Examination and Clinical Assessment3.000
PATH605Laboratory Medicine and Diagnostics2.000
PHSY700Principles of Pathophysiology3.000
PHTX605Pharmacy Economics and Health Management2.000
PHTX606Clinical Pharmacokinetics2.000

Spring Semester Required Courses (14.00 hours)

Credit Hours
PHTX607Pathophysiology and Theraputics I3.000
PHTX608Pathophysiology and Therapeutics II3.000
PHTX609Pathophysiology and Therapeutics III3.000
PHTX610Pathophysiology and Therapeutics IV3.000
PHTX611Poisoning and Drug Toxicity2.000


Year 2

Fall Semester Required Courses (12.00 hours)

Credit Hours
PHTX612Pharmaceutical Care2.000
PHTX613Ambulatory Care2.000
PHTX614General Internal Medicine2.000
PHTX615Drug Information2.000
PHTX621Critical Care2.000

Spring Semester Required Courses (4.00 hours)

Credit Hours
PHTX623Research Project4.000

Elective Clinical Rotations (8.00 hours)

Credit Hours
PHTX616Adult Oncology2.000
PHTX617Pediatric Oncology2.000
PHTX618Infectious Diseases2.000
PHTX622Emergency Medicine2.000