BSc in Pharmacy
School of Health Sciences

BSc in Pharmacy

BSc in Pharmacy
School of Health Sciences

BSc in Pharmacy

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Duration5 years

Fees
€8,520 per year

LanguageGreek

CampusNicosia

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Qualification Awarded BSc Pharmacy
Level Of Qualification Bachelor (1st Cycle Degree)
Offered by Department of Pharmacy
Mode of Study Full Time or Part Time

The aim of the Program is to prepare students scientifically and professionally as perfectly competent in the science of drugs and bioactive compounds, for employment in the private sector, i.e. pharmacies, hospitals, clinics, health care centers, the pharmaceutical and cosmetic industry, and in the public sector, such as hospitals, ministries and health care services. The curriculum provides the academic background to fulfill the obligations of a drug specialist in a highly diversified, developed and demanding social environment.

The Program of Study aims to provide Cyprus and the surrounding region with scientists who will be specialists in various areas of pharmacy. More specifically, scientists will be specialised in the development and control of drugs and will be able to successfully work in the pharmaceutical industry. Our aim is not only to enable them to respond as specialists in the area of pharmacy but also to be capable to provide the public with responsible, scientific and accurate advice on drug use and safety, on drug-drug and drug-food interaction and advice on narcotics and poisons. Moreover graduates of this Program will be specialists in areas of drug design, development, production and control, as well as of cosmetics. Furthermore they will be specialised in the development and use of the local pharmaceutical flora and its agricultural, commercial and scientific exploitation.

1. To offer students knowledge and skills for employment in the private and public sector as professional pharmacists with specific qualifications.
2. To provide an integrated academic and practical background in pharmacy in order to adapt to rapid scientific and technological advancements.
3. To provide the students with the necessary means rendering them capable to perform research of high quality.
4. To introduce the students in the modern pharmaceutical industry, hospitals and public services.
5. To educate the students so that they undertake an active role in the protection and safety of the natural and social environment from the use of bioactive products.
6. To apply the practical experience in order to reinforce their theoretical knowledge involving their role as advisors to contemporary social problems such as addiction and use of narcotics, poisoning, etc.
7. To develop assessment and evaluation skills in the drug industry and market.
8. To develop the ability to reason methodically and abstractly, in order to foresee trends in pharmacotherapy, drug innovation, production, drug use and misuse.
9. To introduce students in the modern pharmaceutical environments, pharmaceutical business, hospitals and government offices.
The graduates of the Department of Pharmacy will be authorised to work in the private (pharmacies, hospitals, clinics, health care centres, the pharmaceutical and cosmetics industry) and public sector (hospitals, ministries and other health services).

Specific Admission Requirements
Candidates can be admitted to the Program only if they satisfy the general admission requirements of the University.

Additional admission requirements for the BSc Program of the Department of Pharmacy are listed below. Specifically, candidates are expected to:
1. hold a minimum grade of 85% in Chemistry and
2. hold a minimum grade of 85% in their school leaving certificate in two of the following subjects: Physics, Biology, Mathematics

Candidates not meeting the specific requirements may still be admitted to the program with other qualifications in lieu (e.g. GCE certificates).

Recognition of Prior Learning
There are no specific arrangements for recognition of prior learning for this Program. Candidates can be granted transfer credits according to the general arrangements for recognition of prior learning of the University.

Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading
There are no specific examination regulations, assessment and grading methods employed by this Program. The examination regulations, assessment methods and grading system for this Program are the same as the relevant general university regulations.

Graduation Requirements
The Programme consists of 49 obligatory modules, with a total of 300 ECTS. Students must complete their practical training during semester 9 and 10, for 12 months. Half of the practical training (6 months) is completed in a registered private or public pharmacy. The remaining practical training (6 months) is performed in the above mentioned institutions or other institutions such as the pharmaceutical and cosmetics industry that include the following activities:
- Preparation of the pharmaceutical form of medicinal products;
- Manufacture and testing of medicinal products;
- Testing of medicinal products in a laboratory for the testing of medicinal products;
- Storage, preservation and distribution of medicinal products at the wholesale stage;
- Preparation, testing, storage and supply of medicinal products in pharmacies open to the public;
- Preparation, testing, storage and dispensing of medicinal products in hospitals;
- Provision of information and advice on medicinal products.

Module Group
ECTS

The student must successfully complete 224 ECTS, from the following list of modules:

No.CodeNameECTSHours / week
1PHA101GENERAL AND INORGANIC CHEMISTRY63+3
2PHA102GENERAL PHYSICS63+2
3PHA104GENERAL BIOLOGY62+2
4PHA105INTRODUCTION TO PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCES53
5PHA103MATHEMATICS AND ELEMENTS OF STATISTICS64
6PHA106ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY63+2
7PHA107ELEMENTS OF BOTANY52+2
8PHA108HUMAN ANATOMY63+1
9PHA201PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY64+2
10PHA211ORGANIC CHEMISTRY64+2
11PHA203MICROBIOLOGY62+2
12PHA302INORGANIC & BIOINORGANIC PHARMACEUTICAL CHEMISTRY64+2
13PHA205HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY AND PATHOPHYSIOLOGY63+1
14PHA212MOLECULAR BIOLOGY AND BIOTECHNOLOGY63+2
15PHA207BIOCHEMISTRY I63+2
16PHA208PHYSICAL PHARMACY64+2
17PHA305HYGIENE AND EMERGENCY THERAPEUTICS62+2
18PHA301BIOPHARMACY & PHARMACOKINETICS63+2
19PHA311PHARMACOGNOSY I63+2
20PHA303PHARMACEUTICAL ANALYSIS I63+2
21PHA304BIOCHEMISTRY II62+2
22PHA306MOLECULAR PHARMACOLOGY62+2
23PHA307PHARMACEUTICAL CHEMISTRY I62+3
24PHA308PHARMACEUTICAL TECHNOLOGY I62+2
25PHA309PHARMACOLOGY I62+3
26PHA310PHARMACEUTICAL IMMUNOLOGY & IMMUNOCHEMISTRY62+2
27PHA312PHARMACOGNOSY II63+2
28PHA401PHARMACEUTICAL CHEMISTRY II64+2
29PHA402PHARMACEUTICAL TECHNOLOGY II63+2
30PHA403PHARMACEUTICAL ANALYSIS II AND DRUG CONTROL63+3
31PHA405PHARMACOLOGY II63+2
32PHA412RESEARCH METHODOLOGY63
33PHA413CLINICAL PHARMACY & PHARMACEUTICAL CARE65+1
34PHA408TOXICOLOGY63+2
35PHA506UNDERGRATUATE THESIS60
36PHA414CHEMISTRY AND TECHNOLOGY OF COSMETICS63+2
37PHA502PHARMACEUTICAL LEGISLATION,LAW & ETHICS62
38AENG141BASIC ENGLISH FOR PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCES24
39AENG142INTERMEDIATE ENGLISH FOR PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCES24

The student must successfully complete 6 ECTS, from the following list of modules:

No.CodeNameECTSHours / week
1PHA209FOOD CHEMISTRY AND NUTRITIONAL SCIENCE64+2
2PHA418PRINCIPLE OF MANAGEMENT AND ECONOMICS IN PHARMACEUTICAL BUSINESS63
3PHA415GALENIC PHARMACY63
4PHA416CLINICAL CHEMISTRY63
5PHA417RADIOPHARMACEUTICAL CHEMISTRY63

The student must successfully complete 60 ECTS, from the following list of modules:

No.CodeNameECTSHours / week
1PHA504PRACTICAL TRAINING I300
2PHA507PRACTICAL TRAINING II300
The student must successfully complete 10 ECTS from courses that can be considered as free electives. A free elective is considered any course offered by another Department for which the student is eligible to register
Total
300
Semesters
ECTS
No.CodeNameECTS
1AENG141BASIC ENGLISH FOR PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCES2
2PHA101GENERAL AND INORGANIC CHEMISTRY6
3PHA102GENERAL PHYSICS6
4PHA104GENERAL BIOLOGY6
5PHA105INTRODUCTION TO PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCES5
6FREE ELECTIVE5
TOTAL30
No.CodeNameECTS
1AENG142INTERMEDIATE ENGLISH FOR PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCES2
2PHA103MATHEMATICS AND ELEMENTS OF STATISTICS6
3PHA106ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY6
4PHA107ELEMENTS OF BOTANY5
5PHA108HUMAN ANATOMY6
6FREE ELECTIVE5
TOTAL30
No.CodeNameECTS
1PHA201PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY6
2PHA203MICROBIOLOGY6
3PHA205HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY AND PATHOPHYSIOLOGY6
4PHA211ORGANIC CHEMISTRY6
5PHA302INORGANIC & BIOINORGANIC PHARMACEUTICAL CHEMISTRY6
TOTAL30
No.CodeNameECTS
1PHA207BIOCHEMISTRY I6
2PHA208PHYSICAL PHARMACY6
3PHA212MOLECULAR BIOLOGY AND BIOTECHNOLOGY6
4PHA305HYGIENE AND EMERGENCY THERAPEUTICS6
5PHARAMACY ELECTIVE6
TOTAL30
No.CodeNameECTS
1PHA301BIOPHARMACY & PHARMACOKINETICS6
2PHA303PHARMACEUTICAL ANALYSIS I6
3PHA304BIOCHEMISTRY II6
4PHA306MOLECULAR PHARMACOLOGY6
5PHA311PHARMACOGNOSY I6
TOTAL30
No.CodeNameECTS
1PHA307PHARMACEUTICAL CHEMISTRY I6
2PHA308PHARMACEUTICAL TECHNOLOGY I6
3PHA309PHARMACOLOGY I6
4PHA310PHARMACEUTICAL IMMUNOLOGY & IMMUNOCHEMISTRY6
5PHA312PHARMACOGNOSY II6
TOTAL30
No.CodeNameECTS
1PHA401PHARMACEUTICAL CHEMISTRY II6
2PHA402PHARMACEUTICAL TECHNOLOGY II6
3PHA403PHARMACEUTICAL ANALYSIS II AND DRUG CONTROL6
4PHA405PHARMACOLOGY II6
5PHA412RESEARCH METHODOLOGY6
TOTAL30
No.CodeNameECTS
1PHA408TOXICOLOGY6
2PHA413CLINICAL PHARMACY & PHARMACEUTICAL CARE6
3PHA414CHEMISTRY AND TECHNOLOGY OF COSMETICS6
4PHA502PHARMACEUTICAL LEGISLATION,LAW & ETHICS6
5PHA506UNDERGRATUATE THESIS6
TOTAL30
No.CodeNameECTS
1PHA504PRACTICAL TRAINING I30
TOTAL30
No.CodeNameECTS
1PHA507PRACTICAL TRAINING II30
TOTAL30


 

 
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