Bachelor of Doctor of Pharmacy
The Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D) program is one of the newest programs in pharmacy which is considered as one of the developments in the traditional pharmacy programs (Bachelor of Pharmacy or Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Sciences). The student obtains a Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D) degree after completing five academic years in addition to the internship year (clinical training), during which the student studies pharmaceutical sciences and clinical skills, which qualifies the student to work as a pharmacist and increases the chances of completing graduate studies and specialization in one of the disciplines of clinical pharmacy.
A distinguished educational Doctor of Pharmacy program that contributes to scientific research and building the knowledge society
To advance human health and quality of life by extending the society with outstanding pharmacists capable of supporting healthcare services through improved pharmaceutical education, scientific research with sustainable development of the community.
- Ensure distinguished learning and teaching environment.
- Guarantee good quality of graduates to meet the requirements of the community and labor market.
- Recruit and develop high qualified staff members.
- Support and implement research activity.
- Develop strong community partnerships.
Relationship between Program Mission and Goals
The introduction of the Pharm. D program is consistent with the mission and vision of Al Baha University to move the faculty of pharmacy towards recognition through accreditation from national and international agencies. Moreover, the Pharm. D bachelor degree will serve the society need for such professionals, as the current situation is partially attained through scholarships to study abroad. Graduates will be prepared to be of high professional caliber nationally and matching an international qualification of similar qualification.
- Practice with professional attitudes and high ethical standards (compassion, honesty, fairness, wisdom, altruism, consistency and transparency).
- Maintain a high level of professional competence and professionalism.
- Create a climate that encourages mutual respect, patience, kindness, dignity, confidence, dependability, social responsibility and commitment.
- Develop the habit of self-audit.
- Recognize the patient professional limitations, rights and seek help willingly.
- Appreciate the role of the clinical pharmacist as a member of the health team.
- Implement the concept of quality management and excellence.
- Show high degree of collaboration with the seniors, subordinates, the patients and their relatives.
- Inculcate a spirit of respect for authority, citizenship, diversity, follow directives collegial community and pride for the Kingdom.
Program Graduate Attributes
- Critical Thinking, problem solving and independent thinking.
- Creativity and innovation in relevant settings of pharmacy fields.
- Demonstrate leadership collaboration and teamwork in various pharmacy settings.
- Communicate clearly and effectively with health care professionals, patients, care-givers, administrative and supportive personnel and the public in various settings.
- Integrate pharmaceutical sciences with pharmacy applications using information technology and proficiency skills.
- Describe essential biomedical, pharmaceutical, social, behavioral, administrative and clinical science knowledge related to development and use of medications, natural remedies, and other therapies for prevention and treatment through application of Information Skills.
- Demonstrate flexibility and adaptability in various pharmacy settings.
- Demonstrate leadership, initiative sand self-direction skills within a team in various settings.
- Engage in inter-professional healthcare education activities.
- Social skills within the medication team and patient care.
Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs)
Knowledge and Understanding:
K1 Describe essential biomedical, pharmaceutical, social, behavioral, administrative and clinical science knowledge related to development and use of medications, natural remedies, and other therapies for prevention and treatment.
K2 Mention terms and definitions, concepts and principles of various pharmacy practice settings.
K3 Recognize the rule of pharmacists according to legal, ethical and professional standards in promoting health and the prevention and treatment.
S1 Apply concepts, principles and theories in basic drug development skills in relevant settings.
S2 Propose and develop innovative solutions to problems in the field of pharmaceutical sciences and clinical pharmacy.
S3 Practice methods of investigation and verification of complex issues in the field of pharmaceutical sciences and clinical pharmacy.
S4 Evaluate scientific and professional literature critically to be utilized in evidence-based practice, conducting research and problem solving.
S5 Use and apply of advanced and specialized processes, tools, instruments, materials, and devices in relevant pharmaceutical settings.
S6 Communicate clearly and effectively - using different tools - with health care professionals, patients, care-givers, administrative and supportive personnel and the public in various settings.
V1 Manage leadership skills, accountability, and acceptance of responsibility within a team in various settings
V2 Optimize self-evaluation, decision-making process, medication use and patient care.
V3 Demonstrate empathy, professional attitude, integrity, trustworthiness, confidence, self-awareness ethical behavior, social and cultural awareness and proper judgment in various settings.
The holder of the bachelor’s degree of Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D) can work in all pharmacy areas including: academic, government hospitals, private hospitals, primary healthcare centres, community pharmacies, pharmaceutical companies and governmental and regulatory agencies responsible for the pharmaceutical field.
Program Study Plan
Program Study Plan (Please click here)
- Program Handbook (Please click here)
- Student Handbook (Please click here)
- Program's quality system manual (Please click here)
- A manual of policies and procedures for approving, modifying, and reviewing academic programs and courses (Please click here)
- Admission and Registration Manual (Please click here)
- Study and tests regulations manual (Please click here)
- Guidance and Counselling Services Manual (Please click here)
- Rights and Duties of Students Manual (Please click here)
- Rights and Duties of Academic staff Manual (Please click here)
- Complaints and Grievances Manual for Students (Please click here)
- Complaints and Grievances Manual for Staff (Please click here)
- IPPE-1 Manual (Please click here)
- IPPE-2 Manual (Please click here)
- Internship Manual (Please click here)
- Laboratory Safety Manual (Please click here)
- Fire and evacuation manual (Please click here)
- Job description manual (Please click here)
Program committees and Units
- Program and Curriculum management committee (Please click here)
- Academic program accreditation committee (Please click here)
- Program Advisory Committee (Please click here)
- Students' Advisory council (Please click here)
- Registration Unit (Please click here)
- Students Affairs Unit (Please click here)
- Academic Advisory Unit (Please click here)
- Laboratories Unit (Please click here)
- Graduation Unit (Please click here)
- Exams Committee (Please click here)
- Quality and Academic accreditation Unit (Please click here)
- Training Unit (Please click here)
- Graduate studies Unit (Please click here)
- Scientific research Unit (Please click here)
- Community service Unit (Please click here)
- Academic staff and employee's development unit
- Safety and security committee (Please click here)