Programmes

We offer seven different postgraduate degrees: 

M.Pharm and Ph.D in Pharmaceutics

M.Pharm and Ph.D in Pharmaceutical and Medicinal Chemistry

M.Pharm and Ph.D in Pharmaceutical Technology and Industrial Pharmacy

M.Pharm and Ph.D in Pharmacology and toxicology

M.Pharm and Ph.D in Pharmacognosy and environmental medicine

M.Pharm and Ph.D in Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmacy Management

M.Pharm and Ph.D in Pharmaceutical Microbiology and Biotechnology

Research

Research underpins all our teaching and our Lecturers are internationally renowned researchers at the forefront of their areas of specialization. They apply their research experiences and knowledge to their teaching. A wide variety of M. pharm / M. Sc. and PhD study opportunities are part of this research endeavour. We are committed to continuing professional development and provide training programmes for practicing pharmacists in a workplace learning environment.

Postgraduate Research

UNN School of Pharmacy is known to provide a world class research environment. The postgraduate programme provides students with a unique opportunity to participate in world leading research involving different academics of diverse expertise.

In addition to an advanced hypothesis-driven research projects yielding top-flight publications which change thinking in their chosen fields, students also acquire generic and transferable skills while undertaking their PhD. PhD projects typically fall within the remit of one or more Research Clusters.

ADMISSION BY UNIFIED TERTIARY MATRICULATION EXAMINATION (UTME) FIVE YEAR STANDARD PROGRAMME

FIRST YEAR
First Semester
Major Courses
Course No
Required Ancillary Courses Title Units
MTH 111 General Mathematics I (Algebra and Trigonometry 3
MTH 121 General Mathematics II (Calculus) 3
PHY 111 General Physics for Life Sciences I 2
PHY 191 Practical Physics 2
CHM 101 Basic Principles of Chemistry I 2
CHM 171 Basic Practical Chemistry 2
BIO 151 General Biology I 3
General Studies Courses
GSP 101 The Use of English I 2
GSP 103 Social Sciences I 2
Total 21

 

SECOND SEMESTER
Required Ancillary Courses Title Units
PHY 114 General Physics for Life Sciences II 2
PHY 103 General Physics for Life Sciences III 2
CHM 111 Basic Principles of Chemistry II 2
CHM 121 Basic Principles of Chemistry II 2
BIO 152 General Biology II 3
BIO 154 Practical General Biology 2
General Studies Courses
GSP 102 Use of English II 2
GSP 104 Social Sciences II 2
Total 17
SECOND YEAR
FIRST SEMESTER
MAJOR COURSES
Course No Title Units
PHM 211 Introduction to Unit Operations 2
PHM 213 Practical Unit Operations 1
PHM 223 Basic Pharmaceutical Microbiology 2
PHM 225 Practical Basic Pharmaceutical Microbiology 1
PHM 231 Pharmaceutical Chemistry 3
PHM 233 Practical Pharmaceutical Chemistry I 1
PHM 241 Pharmacognosy IA 2
PHM 251 Human Physiology  I 2
PHM 255 Basic Pharmaceutical Biochemistry 2
PHM 257 Practical Basic Pharmaceutical Biochemstry 1
Required Ancillary Course
GSP 207  Humanities I 2
Total 19
SECOND SEMESTER
MAJOR COURSES
Course No Title Units
PHM 202 Introduction to Pharmacology 2
PHM 222 Pharmaceutics I (Dispensing) 3
PHM 224 Practical Pharmaceutics I 1
PHM 242 Practical Pharmacognosy IA 1
PHM 244 Pharmacognosy IB 2
PHM 252 Practical Human Physiology 1
PHM 254 Human Physiology II 2
PHM 256 Applied Pharmaceutical Biochemistry 3
PHM 282 Introduction to Pharmacy Practice 1
PHM 284 Anatomy and Histology 2
PHM 286 Practical Anatomy and Histology 1
Required Ancillary Course
GSP 208  Humanities II 2
Total 21
THIRD YEAR
FIRST SEMESTER
MAJOR COURSES
Course No Title Units
PHM 311 Pharmaceutical Technology II 3
PHM 313 Practical Pharmaceutical Technology II 1
PHM 331 Pharmaceutical Chemistry II 3
PHM 341 Pharmacognosy II 3
PHM 343 Practical Pharmacognosy II 1
PHM 351 Pharmacology I 2
PHM 353 Practical Pharmacology I 1
PHM 361 Pharmacy Administration (Economics) 2
Required Ancillary Courses
STA 203 Statistics for Biological Sciences I 2
COS 101  Introduction to Computer Science 2
Total 21
SECOND SEMESTER
MAJOR COURSES
Course No Title Units
PHM 332 PRACT PHARMACEUTICAL CHEMISTRY II 1
PHM 334 PHARMACEUTICAL CHEMISTRY IIB 3
PHM 344 PHYTOEVALUATION 2
PHM 346 PRACTICAL PHYTOEVALUATION 1
PHM 354 PHARMACOLOGY II 2
PHM 356 PRACTICAL PHARMACOLOGY II 1
PHM 362 PHARMACY ADMINISTRATION (MANAGEMENT) 3
PHM 382 BIOPHARMACEUTICS 3
Required Ancillary Course
STA 204  Statistics for Biological Sciences (II) 2
COS 304 Applications of Computer to Pharmacy 2
Total 20
FOURTH YEAR
  FIRST SEMESTER
MAJOR COURSES
Course No Title Units
PHM 421 PHARMACEUTICS III (PHYSICAL) 4
PHM 423 PRACTICAL PHARMACEUTICS III 2
PHM 431 PHARMACEUTICAL CHEMISTRY III 2
PHM 435 PHARMACEUTICAL ANALYSIS 2
PHM 437 PRACTICAL PHARMACEUTICAL ANALYSIS 1
PHM 441 PHYTOMEDICINAL ANALYSIS 2
PHM 443 PRACTICAL PHYTOMEDICINAL ANALYSIS 1
PHM 451 PHARMACOLOGY III 2
PHM 453 PRACTICAL PHARMACOLOGY IIIA 1
PHM 481 PATHOLOGY FOR PHARMACY STUDENTS 3
Required Ancillary Course
CED 341  Introduction to Enterpreneurship 2
Total 20
SECOND SEMESTER
MAJOR COURSES
Course No Title Units
PHM 412 PHARMACEUTICAL TECHNOLOGY III 3
PHM 414 PRACTICAL PHARMACEUTICAL TECH. III 1
PHM 416 COSMETIC SCIENCES AND TECHNOLOGY 1
PHM 424 ADVANCED PRACTICAL DISPENSING 1
PHM 432 PRACTICAL PHARMACEUTICAL CHEMISTRY III 1
PHM 434 PHARMACEUTICAL CHEMISTRY IIIB 2
PHM 454 PHARMACOLOGY IV 2
PHM 472 FORENSIC PHARMACY 2
PHM 484 INTRODUCTION TO CLINICAL PHARMACY 1
PHM 486 PHARMACOKINETICS 2
Required Ancillary Course
CED 342 Business Development and Management 2
Total 18
FIFTH YEAR
FIRST SEMESTER
MAJOR COURSES
Course No Title Units
PHM 521 PHARMACEUTICS IV 3
PHM 531 MEDICINAL CHEMISTRY IV 3
PHM 533 PHARMACEUTICAL ANALYSIS II 1
PHM 541 PHARMACOGNOSY V 2
PHM 551 PHARMACOLOGY IV 4
PHM 581 PHARMACOTHERAPEUTICS 4
Total 17
SECOND SEMESTER
MAJOR COURSES
Course No Title Units
PHM 512 INDUSTRIAL PHARMACY AND PROCESS VALIDATION 4
PHM 582 CLINICAL CLERKSHIP 5
PHM 584 LITERATURE EVALUATION AND DRUG INFORMATION 2
PHM 592 PROJECT 5
Total 16
ADMISSION BY DIRECT  ENTRY
Four Year Standard Programme
FIRST YEAR
FIRST SEMESTER
MAJOR COURSES
Course No Title Units
PHM 211 Introduction to Unit Operations 2
PHM 213 Practical Unit Operations 1
PHM 223 Basic Pharmaceutical Microbiology 2
PHM 225 Practical Basic Pharmaceutical Microbiology 1
PHM 231 Pharmaceutical Chemistry 3
PHM 233 Practical Pharmaceutical Chemistry I 1
PHM 241 Pharmacognosy IA 2
PHM 251 Human Physiology  I 2
PHM 255 Basic Pharmaceutical Biochemistry 2
PHM 257 Practical Basic Pharmaceutical Biochemstry 1
Required Ancillary Course
MTH 121 General Mathematics (Calculus) 3
GSP 101  The Use of English I 2
Total 23
SECOND SEMESTER
MAJOR COURSES
Course No Title Units
PHM 202 Introduction to Pharmacology 2
PHM 222 Pharmaceutics I (Dispensing) 3
PHM 224 Practical Pharmaceutics I 1
PHM 242 Practical Pharmacognosy IA 1
PHM 244 Pharmacognosy IB 2
PHM 252 Practical Human Physiology 1
PHM 254 Human Physiology II 2
PHM 256 Applied Pharmaceutical Biochemistry 3
PHM 282 Introduction to Pharmacy Practice 1
PHM 284 Anatomy and Histology 2
PHM 286 Practical Anatomy and Histology 1
Required Ancillary Course
GSP 102 The Use of English  Ii 2
Total 21
SECOND YEAR
FIRST SEMESTER
MAJOR COURSES
Course No Title Units
PHM 311 Pharmaceutical Technology II 3
PHM 313 Practical Pharmaceutical Technology II 1
PHM 331 Pharmaceutical Chemistry II 3
PHM 341 Pharmacognosy II 3
PHM 343 Practical Pharmacognosy II 1
PHM 351 Pharmacology I 2
PHM 353 Practical Pharmacology I 1
PHM 361 Pharmacy Administration (Economics) 2
Required Ancillary Courses
STA 203  Statistics for Biological Sciences I 2
COS 101 Introduction to Computer Science 2
GSP 103 Social Sciences I  or 2
GSP 207 Humanities 2
Total 22
SECOND SEMESTER
MAJOR COURSES
Course No Title Units
PHM 332 PRACT PHARMACEUTICAL CHEMISTRY II 1
PHM 334 PHARMACEUTICAL CHEMISTRY IIB 3
PHM 344 PHYTOEVALUATION 2
PHM 346 PRACTICAL PHYTOEVALUATION 1
PHM 354 PHARMACOLOGY II 2
PHM 356 PRACTICAL PHARMACOLOGY II 1
PHM 362 PHARMACY ADMINISTRATION (MANAGEMENT) 3
PHM 382 BIOPHARMACEUTICS 3
Required Ancillary Course
STA 204  Statistics for Biological Sciences (II) 2
COS 304 Applications of Computer to Pharmacy 2
GSP 104 Social Sciences II  or
GSP 208 Humanities II 2
Total 22
THIRD AND FOURTH YEARS ARE THE SAME AS THE FOURTH AND FIFTH YEARS, RESPECTIVELY OF THE FIVE-YEAR STANDARD PROGRAMME
FOURTH YEAR
  FIRST SEMESTER
MAJOR COURSES
Course No Title Units
PHM 421 PHARMACEUTICS III (PHYSICAL) 4
PHM 423 PRACTICAL PHARMACEUTICS III 2
PHM 431 PHARMACEUTICAL CHEMISTRY III 2
PHM 435 PHARMACEUTICAL ANALYSIS 2
PHM 437 PRACTICAL PHARMACEUTICAL ANALYSIS 1
PHM 441 PHYTOMEDICINAL ANALYSIS 2
PHM 443 PRACTICAL PHYTOMEDICINAL ANALYSIS 1
PHM 451 PHARMACOLOGY III 2
PHM 453 PRACTICAL PHARMACOLOGY IIIA 1
PHM 481 PATHOLOGY FOR PHARMACY STUDENTS 3
Required Ancillary Course
CED 341  Introduction to Enterpreneurship 2
Total 20
SECOND SEMESTER
MAJOR COURSES
Course No Title Units
PHM 412 PHARMACEUTICAL TECHNOLOGY III 3
PHM 414 PRACTICAL PHARMACEUTICAL TECH. III 1
PHM 416 COSMETIC SCIENCES AND TECHNOLOGY 1
PHM 424 ADVANCED PRACTICAL DISPENSING 1
PHM 432 PRACTICAL PHARMACEUTICAL CHEMISTRY III 1
PHM 434 PHARMACEUTICAL CHEMISTRY IIIB 2
PHM 454 PHARMACOLOGY IV 2
PHM 472 FORENSIC PHARMACY 2
PHM 484 INTRODUCTION TO CLINICAL PHARMACY 1
PHM 486 PHARMACOKINETICS 2
Required Ancillary Course
CED 342  Business Development and Management 2
Total 18
FIFTH YEAR
FIRST SEMESTER
MAJOR COURSES
Course No Title Units
PHM 521 PHARMACEUTICS IV 3
PHM 531 MEDICINAL CHEMISTRY IV 3
PHM 533 PHARMACEUTICAL ANALYSIS II 1
PHM 541 PHARMACOGNOSY V 2
PHM 551 PHARMACOLOGY IV 4
PHM 581 PHARMACOTHERAPEUTICS 4
Total 17
SECOND SEMESTER
MAJOR COURSES
Course No Title Units
PHM 512 INDUSTRIAL PHARMACY AND PROCESS VALIDATION 4
PHM 582 CLINICAL CLERKSHIP 5
PHM 584 LITERATURE EVALUATION AND DRUG INFORMATION 2
PHM 592 PROJECT 5
Total 16