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Faculty of Clinical Pharmacy

The Faculty of Clinical Pharmacy at Al Baha University in Al Baha City was established according to the Royal decision 5088 on 7 / 8 / 1432 H. It is located in Al Baha region of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia with its main campus in Al Aqiq province, about 30 km away from Al Baha town. The faculty was established for the improvement of the health services and the advancement of the pharmacy profession and to cope with the educational policy of the kingdom, which is distinguished by applying the most advances in the technology and sciences in various fields. The study began in faculty in the academic year 1432/1433 H to the male section while the female section started in the academic year 1438/1439 H.

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Bachelor of Doctor of Pharmacy

Overview

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.

Program Vision

A distinguished educational Doctor of Pharmacy program that contributes to scientific research and building the knowledge society

Program Mission

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.

Program Goals

  • 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.

Program Values

  • 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.

 

Skills

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.

 

Values

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.

Potential Jobs

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.

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