Pharmaceutical Sciences
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Pharmaceutical Sciences is the health profession that is charged with ensuring the safe and effective use of pharmaceutical drugs. Its scope of practice includes more traditional roles such as compounding and dispensing medications and it also includes more modern services related to health care, including clinical services, reviewing medications for safety and efficacy and providing drug information. Here at Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka, the Agulu-based faculty offers a Bachelor Degree programme in Pharmacy. This webpage offers detailed information about its courses, academics, researches, publications,staff listings and contact addresses.

Vision

To be A First Class School of Pharmacy in Africa

 Mission Statement

To impart Knowledge, Attitudes And Skills (KAS) to our students preparing them as Pharmacists and Scientists to enhance the quality of the life of their clients and society

Degree awarded is B. Pharm.

 Existing programs: B.Pharm.

Year of commencement          2006/2007

 Proposed programs:                Pharm.D, B.Sc. in Pharmacology

Year of commencement          2010/2011

 Objectives

The PharmD and B.Pharm program are aimed at equipping the students with the best of pharmacy, clinical, scientific, professional and managerial knowledge, attitudes and skills (KAS), so they can be relevant in meeting pharmacy-related, scientific, social and other health-related needs as well as possess sufficient adaptability in a dynamic world. Candidates shall be trained to provide pharmaceutical care, defined as healthcare services, health promotion and disease prevention activities to ensure that medications are used safely, effectively and pharmacoeconomically to improve patient, public and social outcomes translating  to enhanced well being and quality of life. Modern Pharmacy education must strike a balance between product-oriented training and patient-oriented (clinical) training.

The objective of the BSc degree in Pharmacology is to produce scientists with a basic degree in pharmacology, who could further pursue career in pharmacology research and teaching.

 Admission requirement:

BPharm: Candidates are admitted either to a five-year program through the University Matriculation Examination or to a four-year program by direct entry. 

Candidates seeking admission to the five-year program through the University Matriculation Examination should possess a minimum entry requirement of five Ordinary level credits in English Language, Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology and Physics  obtained in not more than two sittings. A screening examination may also be conducted for the students.

Candidates seeking admission to the four-year program by direct entry should possess a good first degree (i.e. second class upper and above) in related discipline or must possess Advanced level pass in Chemistry, Physics, Biology or Botany or Zoology with credits in English and Mathematics at the Ordinary level. The passes at the advanced level must be obtained in not more than two sittings. A screening examination may also be conducted for the students. Candidates who possess the Higher National Diploma (HND) in related subjects may be considered for direct entry admission.

BSc: Candidates are admitted either to a four-year program through the University Matriculation Examination or to a three-year program by direct entry. 

Candidates seeking admission to the four-year program through the University Matriculation Examination should possess a minimum entry requirement of five Ordinary level credits in English Language, Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology and Physics  obtained in not more than two sittings. A screening examination may also be conducted for the students.

Candidates seeking admission to the three-year program by direct entry should possess a good first degree (i.e. second class upper and above) in related discipline or must possess Advanced level pass in Chemistry, Physics, Biology or Botany or Zoology with credits in English and Mathematics at the Ordinary level. The passes at the advanced level must be obtained in not more than two sittings. A screening examination may also be conducted for the students. Candidates who possess the Higher National Diploma (HND) in related subjects may be considered for direct entry admission.

PharmD: Candidates will be admitted either to a six-year program through the University Matriculation Examination or to a five-year program by direct entry. 

Candidates seeking admission to the six-year program through the University Matriculation Examination should possess a minimum entry requirement of five Ordinary level in School Certificate examination credits in English Language, Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology and Physics or its equivalent obtained in not more than two sitting. A screening examination may also be conducted for the students.

Candidates seeking admission to the five-year program by direct entry should possess a good first degree in related discipline(First class or second class upper division) or must possess a pass in Chemistry, Physics plus Biology or Botany or Zoology at the Higher School Certificate with credits in English and Mathematics in Ordinary level or its equivalent. The passes at the advanced level must be obtained in not more than two sittings. A screening examination may also be conducted for the students.

Candidates holding a good B. Pharm degree can apply for a three year part-time conversion program.

 Table 4.3 Postgraduate programs and their commencement dates

 

Department

Degrees awarded

Commencement date

Masters

PhD

Pharmaceutical & Medicinal Chemistry

MSc, MPharm, PhD

2009/2010

2010/2011

Clinical Pharmacy & Pharmacy Management

 MPharm, PhD

2011/2012

2012/2013

Pharmaceutics & Pharmaceutical Technology

 MPharm, PhD

2009/2010

2010/2011

Pharmacology & Toxicology

MSc, MPharm, PhD

2011/2012

2012/2013

Pharmaceutical Biology & Traditional Medicine

MSc, MPharm, PhD

2011/2012

2012/2013

Pharmaceutical Microbiology & Biotechnology

MSc, MPharm, PhD

2009/2010

2010/2011

 Proposed Centres:

  1. Centre for medicinal plants research and development
  2. Centre for drug design, development and biotechnology

-Encompassing Bioinformatics, Chemoinformatics, Proteomics and molecular biology, Vaccine development etc

 

 
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