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Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours)

The course leading to the Honours degree of Bachelor of Pharmacy extends over a period of five academic years of full-time studies, and is normally offered by the University every year.  The programme of studies includes theoretical and practical training in the following subject areas:  Plant and Animal Biology, Physics, General and Inorganic Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Chemistry, General and Applied Biochemistry, Anatomy, Histology and Physiology, Medical Terminology, Microbiology, Pharmacy Practice, Pharmacology and Pharmacotherapy, Pharmaceutical Technology, Pharmaceutics, Toxicology, Pharmacognosy, Legislation and Professional Ethics.  In addition, students have to undergo at least six months of in-service training in a pharmacy open to the public or in a hospital under the supervision of the pharmaceutical department of that hospital and are required to submit  a project on an aspect of practical pharmacy, which must be pre-approved by the Head of Department. 


Doctor of Medicine & Surgery

The course leading to the degree of Doctor of Medicine and Surgery extends over a period of five years of full-time study.  This comprises an intermediate pre-clinical course lasting two years during which emphasis is placed on building a solid groundwork of knowledge, and a final three-year period during which students receive clinical training, and teaching is carried out in an integrated subject manner.  The following subject areas are covered throughout the programme:

Intermediate course: Anatomy, Cell Biology, Physiology, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Behavioral Sciences, General Pathology and Microbiology, General Pharmacology.  During the intermediate course, each student is also required to compile a long research essay on a topic that is assigned to him/her.  This work is carried out under academic supervision.

Final course: Pathology, Medicine, Clinical Pharmacology, Surgery, Family Medicine, Behavioural Sciences, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Paediatrics, Public Health, Dermatology, Ophthamology, E.N.T., Anesthesia, Forensic Medicine, Psychiatry.

Practical and Clinical work is carried out throughout the whole study programme, including the period when the University is in recess.


Course regulations may be viewed here.

Last Updated: 27 March 2017

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