The Faculty of Pharmacy is a single degree awarding faculty comprising six departments and all the departments are involved in the exercise of training and examining students and the award of the professional degree.
The Philosophy of the faculty is derived from and complements that of the University. It is to prepare students for life of honour, dignity and responsibility as educated citizens with the knowledge, skill, motivation and competencies for the practice of the profession in all its ramifications.
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES OF THE DEGREE PROGRAM
The aims and objectives of the program are as follows:
1. To instill in the students a sense of appreciation of the profession of pharmacy and to involve them in an intellectually stimulating and satisfying learning experience.
2. To provide students with a broad and balanced foundation in all the areas of pharmaceutical knowledge.
3. To provide students with education to enter into practice of Pharmacy and function as professionals in a changing health care system and be responsible for generating and disseminating new knowledge about drugs and pharmaceutical care.
4. To train and educate students to assume responsibility, authority and accountability for pharmaceutical care.
5. To develop in the students the ability to apply pharmaceutical knowledge in health care delivery system.
6. To provide students with pharmaceutical knowledge and professional skill to identify and solve (both human and veterinary) drug – related problems.
7. To instill in the students the dynamic value of profession, which makes life- long learning a necessity.
8. To provide students with adequate knowledge and appropriate skill base from which they can proceed for further studies in specialized areas of pharmacy and other medical sciences.
9. To make the students accept the needs of the society and individual patients as a priority.
10. To ensure adequate exposure of students through industrial training program in industrial, hospital and community practice so as to prepare them for early useful entrance into any of these areas.
NOMENCLATURE OF THE DEGREE
The degree of the faculty is Bachelor of Pharmacy (B. Pharm.) Degree.
DURATION OF THE DEGREE COURSE
The Bachelor of Pharmacy (B. Pharm) degree program lasts for a period of five years for JME and four years for direct entry candidates.
Five Year Program
The entrants would be candidates with senior secondary school certificate or its equivalent. The candidates are expected to have successfully passed physics, chemistry, biology, mathematics and English Language at the credit level or higher at not more than two sittings. This is in addition to an acceptable pass in the University Matriculation Examination (UME). It may be desirable to mount appropriate interview /examination for candidates before admission in order to ensure that students with the right attitude and aptitude for the competencies expected are selected. This must be in line with Madonna University policy on admission.
Four- Year Program
Direct entry students seeking admission to the four year program must have a pass in chemistry, physics, biology or botany or zoology at the Higher School Certificate (Principal Level) with credit in English and mathematics in the West African School Certificate Examination or its equivalent. The passes at the advanced level should have been obtained at not more than two sittings. First degree and Higher National Diploma (HND) in related subjects may be accepted.
Candidate wishing to transfer to Faculty of Pharmacy from other programs or from other Universities may be admitted at the appropriate level to be determined by the faculty, provided the candidate has the minimum entry requirement prescribed for the faculty. Such candidates will be expected to register and pass all prescribed courses of the faculty where he/ she is found deficient.
Candidates normally have career prospects in various branches of the Pharmacy profession namely hospital (as specialist clinical pharmacist, drug information pharmacist), wholesale and retail community Pharmacy practice, pharmaceutical industry (as formulation, production, quality control and analysis or detailing pharmacist), teaching and research, drug regulatory affairs and government service.
The principal objective of the curriculum is to provide a plan for the education, development and training of qualified students for careers in Pharmacy practice. The curriculum therefore provides the students with the following three areas of education:
b. Basic and pre- clinical sciences
c. Professional studies and training.
This includes a variety of non-professional courses in the humanities, social and behavioral sciences, information and communication technology and entrepreneurship skills.
Basic and Pre- Clinical Sciences
The basic sciences include the courses in the physical, chemical and biological sciences, as well as mathematics. These courses are usually pre-requisites for the pre-clinical and professional courses
The pre-clinical sciences are the following:
i. Human anatomy
iii. Human Physiology
Professional Studies and Training
The variety of courses is classified under the heading and courses are grouped together as shown below:
Biomedical / Pharmaceutical Sciences
ii. Computer Science
iv. Biostatistics and Research Methodology
vii. Pharmaceutical technology
viii. Pharmaceutical chemistry
xi. Veterinary Pharmacy and Ethno-Pharmacy
xii. Pharmaceutical Microbiology
xvi. Herbal and alternative medicine
xvii. Industrial training
i. Pharmacy management
ii. Pharmacy practice
iii. Pharmacy ethics/Jurisprudence
iv. Health care and delivery system
Clinical Sciences (Including clinical pharmacy)
These include clinical courses in Pharmacy Practice, based on the Pharmaceutical and biomedical sciences.
2. Clinical Pharmacokinetics
6. Drug information/ Pharmacovigilance
7. Communication skill
8. Pharmaceutical care
10. Clinical pharmacology
11. Clinical toxicology
12. Public health
13. Management of minor diseases
14. Supervised training in appropriate in – patient and out – patient environments under the title of clinical clerkship.
DEPARTMENT CODE / SUBJECT AREA
Pharmaceutical Technology & Industrial Pharmacy ||
Pharmaceutics & Pharmaceutical Microbiology||
Pharmaceutical Chemistry ||
Pharmacology & Toxicology||
Clinical Pharmacy & Pharmacy Practice||