Dean’s Statement

Our ability to embrace change and develop has been a key factor in our successful mission to lead in education, research and policy development that benefit patients, healthcare practice and the discovery and development of medicines.

Our success is measured by the success of our graduate and postgraduate   students who are expected to innovate and shape advances in healthcare and the science of medicines. Our new Pharm D  Programme was recently granted full kick-off approval by the National University Commission. This programme integrates patient-oriented clinical pharmacy practice into the traditional Pharmaceutical Sciences. ..

We offer students the opportunity to become confident and competent healthcare professionals. Years two and three focus on the scientific basis of pharmacy and the translation of medicines from laboratory to patient. Year four constitutes a wide range of advances on topics taught in earlier years. In year five, students undertake a research project in mostly their area of interest, intended to practicalize their depth of pharmaceutical sciences knowledge and foster research skill development. Sixth year is dedicated to teaching hospital-based clinical pharmacy, industry- based industrial experiences and a few courses.

In pharmaceutical sciences we offer a range of two-year postgraduate Masters programmes that address the exciting changes in rational drug use, drug discovery and development, in the pharmaceutical industry where innovation, entrepreneurship and outsourcing are major factors in an industry challenged by unmet clinical needs and personalized medicines.