Bachelor of Pharmacy - PharmD (Clinical Pharmacy)

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Program Description

The program offers the degree of Bachelor of Pharmacy (Pharm D clinical) based on credit hour system. The number of credit hours required for graduation is 176 (cr. hr.) over 5 study years (10 academic semesters) in addition to an advanced field training for one academic year (36 weeks). The program contains a sequence of courses that are designed according to the National Academic Reference Standards (NARS) for Pharmacy education. The duration of the study in this program is divided on 10 semesters (5 years) according to the credit hour system and a full academic year of field training (36 weeks) in different training sites (5+1). In addition to field training constituting 100 hours in community, governmental and hospital pharmacies during the summer vacations by the end of the third level, besides passing a graduation project in one of the specializations available for registration. The student must complete one academic training year (9 months=36 weeks divided into 6 rounds), after completing the 5 study years. During this training, the student undergoes training in pharmaceutical companies in addition to distribution companies and drug stores, MOH drug governmental sectors (Pharmaceutical auditing, regulatory affairs, Drug registration, …etc.), pharmaceutical and medical research centers, bioavailability and clinical studies centers, media and drug marketing, ...etc. besides community and governmental pharmacies. The on-site training program has been designed to prepare a pharmacist capable of providing pharmaceutical services with a professional skill in hospitals, public and private pharmacies, pharmaceutical factories and companies, drug control laboratories and food analysis, in addition to working in the field of media and drug packaging and participating effectively in scientific research through research centers and universities to serve the community. As well as taking into account the actual need of the labor market to allow the graduate to compete for job opportunities internally and externally and increase the opportunities available to work in the specialized pharmaceutical field.

Learning Outcomes

  • The main goals of the program are: 1. Focus on the role of the pharmacist in providing appropriate patient health care inside and outside hospitals through monitoring drug regimen, studying the principles of drug pharmacokinetics and its applications in treatment of varies illnesses and selection of the suitable medications in collaboration with physician for the sake of the patient health and to minimize the risk on the patient and avoid drug interactions. 2. Graduate a distinguished, well qualified pharmacist capable of working in public and private pharmacies, pharmaceutical companies, quality control laboratories, food analysis and in the field of media, marketing, research and universities. 3. Increase the competitiveness of program graduates at the regional level through study and training programs and achieve quality standards in pharmacy education through interactive education and self-learning. 4. Participate in community service, environmental development and provide a tangible economic outcome through rationalizing the use of drugs in hospitals. 5. Commit to quality standards in pharmaceutical education through interactive learning as well as self-learning.

Markets and Career

  • Various career options are open to the pharmacist upon graduation and licensure. These opportunities include: 1. Hospital pharmacy. 2. Clinical research centers. 3. Bioequivalence and bioavailability centers. 4. The pharmaceutical industry (manufacturing process, quality control, quality assurance, research and development (R & D), medical information, and sales, regulatory affairs and drug registration,…) 5. Pharmacovigilance and post marketing studies centers for drug utilization review/drug use evaluation. 6. Pharmacy regulatory authorities. 7. Community pharmacy and consultant pharmacists 8. Academic pharmacy. 9. Governmental sector (pharmaceutical educating, Navy, air forces and police officers, etc.)

Admission Requirements

Students must meet the following admission requirements: a. Completion of secondary education certificate or equivalent certificates according to the particular requirements of the college of Pharmacy as specified by the Supreme Council of Egyptian Universities. b. Meeting the minimum score required to join the college which is announced before the beginning of each semester, in light of the minimum score mandated by AASTMT, as well as the annually announced terms, regulations and qualifying courses per certificate as specified by the Supreme Council of Education Affairs. c. Being physically fit as per stipulated levels. d. Showing good conduct with no dishonoring judicial sentence issued against them. e. Submission of all required admission documents.

Tests & Prerequisites

Approval of delegating entities in case of student’s delegation from any country or authority. Passing admission exams determined by AASTMT. Pledging to follow AASTMT rules and regulations. The Academy may reject any student without stating reasons. Before the start of each semester (Fall – Spring), AASTMT shall determine the number of students that are to be accepted in the college of Pharmacy. Students are accepted according to admission policies set by the Supreme Council of Education Affairs, after passing admission exams and according to the terms specified prior to admission.




The two programs offered at College of Pharmacy (Bachelor of Pharmacy – Pharm D and Bachelor of Pharmacy Pharm D – Clinical Pharmacy) represent the first university degree in the field of pharmacy necessary to obtain a license to practice in all available pharmaceutical fields. The duration of study in the program is five academic years (over ten semesters) according to the credit-hour system, in addition to a one-year field training (9 months equivalent to 6 training modules) in different workplaces including clinical training courses, pharmacies, pharmaceutical manufacturing, marketing, research and development, pharmacovigilance, medical and pharmaceutical analysis, quality control and assurance, drug distribution and storage, and a graduation project course. In addition to the number of 100 hours of field training in private, governmental and hospital pharmacies, to be implemented during the summer vacations after the end of the third level..

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