Umm Al-Qura University

Umm Al-Qura University

Pharm-D


- 2016/05/01

Bachelor's Programs

Pharm-D:

The profession of pharmacy is considered one of the fastest Health Professions in its sophistication and change, especially with the scientific and technical progress, which helps greatly. The idea of turning the traditional educational program of pharmacy to the new concept known as "Doctor Pharmacist" started at the beginning of the sixties in the United States. Before new concept, all colleges in America taught the concepts of pharmaceutical sciences with no integration of the role of the pharmacists in the health of patients. From that date began the gradual transformation of American Universities and colleges from pharmaceutical sciences to "Doctor of Pharmacy". The major difference is that the "Doctor Pharmacist" plays an important role in the health care of the patients from the beginning to the end of the management plan. His or her role is not limited to the exchange and the preparation of medicine and verification of appropriateness to patients.

Studies have proven that the role of the "Doctor Pharmacist" helps in many ways in the development of health services. Through his daily work, he follows up the file of pharmacotherapy for patients. He helps to reduce medication errors significantly, and reducing the number of medications unnecessary to patients. He helps in reducing the side effects of drugs through knowledge of taking medication correctly, and choosing the most appropriate medication to patients.

After graduation, the "Doctor Pharmacists" have many options, which include completing graduate studies in master or doctoral programs. Doctor Pharmacists may join residency or fellowship programs, which are hospital-based, interdisciplinary study and practice of clinical activities ranging from two to three years and then becoming a "Consultant Pharmacist" in internal medicine, emergency medicine, intensive care, pediatrics, infectious diseases, cardiology, gynecology and others. There are also subspecialties like parental nutrition, nuclear pharmacy and psychological pharmacy, and many others.

Program Mission:

To prepare graduates capable of providing efficient, effective and safe patient health services with care, professionalism, effective communication and mutual respect.

Admission Requirements of Program:

There is no direct entry from high school into College of Pharmacy programs. Students must first complete a year of University “Preparatory Year” and take courses in English, Biochemistry, Learning skills, Computer skills, Genetics and Cell physiology. Admission to the program is competitive based on a student's performance in the required courses, their intent and their overall academic record (GPA).

Pharm-D Program Specifications: 

With the introduction of the concept of pharmaceutical care in 1970’s, there has been a change in the approach of pharmacy profession has shifted from being “product oriented” to “patient oriented”. Subsequently a number of pharmacy led services have been developed to provide better care for patients. In order to meet the patients’ needs, pharmacy graduates need to be prepared to take up more patient-focus roles. Therefore, traditional BPharm programs are often inadequate in effectively training pharmacists with necessary clinical knowledge and skills to provide direct care to patients.

Pharm-D Program Specifications:

 PharmD specification

With the introduction of the concept of pharmaceutical care in 1970’s, there has been a change in the approach of pharmacy profession has shifted from being “product oriented” to “patient oriented”. Subsequently a number of pharmacy led services have been developed to provide better care for patients. In order to meet the patients’ needs, pharmacy graduates need to be prepared to take up more patient-focus roles. Therefore, traditional BPharm programs are often inadequate in effectively training pharmacists with necessary clinical knowledge and skills to provide direct care to patients.

Study Plan:

PharmD Study Plan

Here is the study plan of the full program.

Module Overview:

PharmD module overview

Here is details of all the modules in the program. The PharmD programme is aligned very well with the mission and goals of the college. PharmD graduates are trained with necessary skills and knowledge to better serve patients and the community.

Pharm-D Competencies:

Competencies

Domains of pharmacy:

1) Foundational knowledge

2) Essentials for practicing pharmacy.

3) Personal and professional development.

The 3 broad domains are divided into 10 specific subdomains. The subdomain outcome statements are designed to capture what students should be capable of upon graduation from the either of our Pharmacy programs. A one-word competency descriptor is provided for each subdomain that illustrates the main construct and can be used to concisely articulate the outcome.

Curriculum Mapping:

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First Term:

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Second Term:

Clerkship Manual:

PharmD Clerkship manual 2014

Professionalism is not learned from a text or classroom lecture. It is learned through mentorship and socialization. The specialized academic qualifications to become a pharmacist require both classroom and experiential education practice courses to complete the requirements for graduation.
According to the policy of department of clinical pharmacy, Umm Al Qura University each student should spend specified time period in various specializations in hospital to gain clinical experience in their clerkship.
Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (Clerkship) is made up of eight "4-weeks rotation": Internal Medicine (two rotations), Ambulatory Care, Hospital Pharmacy, Critical Care, Infectious Diseases, and Cardiology.
There are three major phases of clerkship: an orientation phase (not more than 3 days), instructional or Professional phase (not less than 3 weeks) and an evaluation phase (not more than 2 days).
The student under the direction of various departments and preceptors will integrate their knowledge of physical assessment, Pharmacology, Pharmaceutics, Communication Skills, Pharmacokinetics, and Pharmacodynamics in assessing therapeutic plans and in evaluating the selected drugs for patients.

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