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Master of Science (Pharmacy)
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In October 2006 the Department of Pharmacy of the University of Malta initiated a new postgraduate course in pharmacy. The structure of this course was carefully thought out to include a number of specialisations which take into consideration the evolvement of pharmacy practice in our times.  The areas of specialisation include Clinical Pharmacy, Pharmacoeconomics and Industrial Pharmacy. 

The development of clinical pharmacy in our hospitals, where the focus is on the patient, has taken a step forward whereby the country’s major hospital is aiming to have medical specialities assigned their own allocated clinical pharmacist.  The success of these young pharmacists is so well recognised that heads of units and consulting physicians and surgeons are demanding that a pharmacist should form an indispensable integral part of the clinical team.  These pharmacists have themselves indicated to the department their eagerness to further their studies in this field.

There is no country where the cost of medicines does not form part of the national discussion on the sustainability of the health service.  Graduate students opting to take this matter seriously now have the opportunity of studying cost-effectiveness and other aspects of pharmacoeconomics in much greater depth than that received at the undergraduate level. 

In recent years Malta has developed its pharmaceutical industry.  In addition, since joining the European Union, the government has established Malta’s own Medicines Authority.  Drug wholesalers as well as manufacturers have to abide by strict regulations which require a good knowledge of regulatory affairs.  Therefore one aspect included in the Industrial Pharmacy option is that concerning Regulatory Affairs.

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Postgraduate Programme leading to Doctorate in Pharmacy 

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