Doctorate in Pharmacy

Doctorate in Pharmacy

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Course title Doctorate in Pharmacy
Course code PPDPHRFTT6
Postnominal Pharm.D.(Melit.)
Level of qualification Third Cycle
National Qualifications Framework level Level 8
Duration 3 Years
Mode of attendance Full-time
Total ECTS credits NA
Coordinator Lilian M. Azzopardi
Delivered by Faculty of Medicine and Surgery
In addition to the taught component which is the same as that for the Master in Advanced Clinical Pharmacy, Pharm. D. students are expected to undertake a Doctoral Research Dissertation and an Advanced Experiential as outlined in the programme of study.

This course will prepare graduates who are able to deliver a significant contribution to the practice of clinical pharmacy, pharmaceutical policies and patient-centred pharmaceutical regulatory aspects. These graduates will have the potential to lead the direction of new developments in the pharmaceutical profession and provide a significant impact in their respective field.

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The Course shall be open to applicants in possession of the Master of Pharmacy degree obtained from this University or from any other recognised university or a qualification deemed as comparable to the Master of Pharmacy degree by the Board.

Applicants whose qualifications in Pharmacy are obtained from a university other than the University of Malta are required to demonstrate that their qualifications provide access to practise as pharmacists, to the satisfaction of the Faculty Admissions Committee.

Applicants shall be registered on the Master’s Degree in the first instance.

The maximum number of students that can be admitted into the course is 30 students.

The admission requirements are applicable for courses commencing in October 2019.

For more detailed information pertaining to admission and progression requirements please refer to the bye-laws for the course available here.

UM currently hosts over 1,000 full-time international students and over 450 visiting students. The ever-increasing international students coming from various countries, in recent years, have transformed this 400-year old institution into an international campus.

Our international students generally describe Malta as a safe place, enjoying excellent weather and an all-year varied cultural programme. Malta is considered as the ideal place for students to study.

You can compare your national qualifications to the local requirements by visiting our qualifications comparability webpage.

Access more information about our admission process and English language requirements.

After you receive an offer from us, our International Office will assist you with visas, accommodation and other related issues.

Local/EU/EEA Applicants: Total Tuition Fees: Eur 14,000
Yr 1: Eur 2,500 by semester - Yrs 2 and 3: Eur 2,250 by semester

Non-EU/Non-EEA Applicants: Total Tuition Fees: Eur 37,500
Yr 1: Eur 6,750 by semester - Yrs 2 and 3: Eur 6,000 by semester
- Integrate clinical pharmacy practical aspects with evidence-based pharmacotherapeutic concepts,
- Develop advanced clinical pharmacy skills,
- Establish leadership and inter-professional aspects,
- Develop novel applications for innovative processes and practice scenarios,
- Identify strategic priorities within pharmacy services,
- Develop policies that support patient access to individualised therapies,
- Evaluate innovative and advanced therapies,
- Critically assess theoretical knowledge, principles and concepts as applied to specific disciplines,
- Demonstrate reflective and evaluation skills for service development and research activities,
- Design and undertake research in clinical pharmacy.
Pharmacists who would like to take up the area of patient-centred pharmaceutical services and medication evaluation as their specialisation are given the opportunity to take this up within a professional context whilst developing skills and attributes of undertaking research in the field.
The programme will empower pharmacists practising in the to take up leadership roles that will drive policies, developments in practice and service provision which draw on a scientific and evidence base.
Click here to access the Programme of Study applicable from 2019/0.

Last Updated: 30 September 2019

The University makes every effort to ensure that the published Courses Plans, Programmes of Study and Study-Unit information are complete and up-to-date at the time of publication. The University reserves the right to make changes in case errors are detected after publication.
The availability of optional units may be subject to timetabling constraints.
Units not attracting a sufficient number of registrations may be withdrawn without notice.
Unless for exceptional approved reasons, no changes to the programme of study for a particular academic year will be made once the students' registration period for that academic year begins.

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