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Program Details

Faculty : Faculty of Health Sciences

Program Name : Bachelor of Pharmacy (B Pharm)

BGCSE Points(or similar) :


Type : Under Graduate

No. of Semesters : 10

Description :

 
Co-ordinator: Dr. Joyce Kgatlwane. PharmD (University of Florida, Gainesville, USA), B. Pharm (University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand), MPH (University of Texas, Houston, USA)

 
The School of Allied Health Professions will be offering Bachelor of Pharmacy (B Pharm) Degree programme in August 2018.
The programme is designed to develop knowledge, technical skills and professional attributes to manufacture, test, procure, distribute, dispense and provide pharmaceutical care services. The graduates may be deployed at the clinics, hospitals, community pharmacies, teaching and research institution, quality control laboratories, manufacturing plants and wholesale.
The programme consists of the pre-professional phase: i.e. B.Sc. Year 1 and the professional phase: years 2 – 5.
 

1.1   Entrance Requirements

a)   Admission into Level 100 shall be according to performance at BGCSE or equivalent as stipulated by the University with a the specific requirement of a grade B or better in mathematics, chemistry, and biology or physics and a grade C or better in English, or must have obtained grade A for double science in lieu of the subjects listed here.
b)   An applicant who holds Advanced Level passes in Mathematics, Chemistry and Biology/Physics with a grade C or better will be admitted into Level 200 but will be required to take GEC courses COM101 and COM102.
c)   An applicant who holds a Diploma in Pharmacy or High National Diploma obtained from the Institute of Health Sciences or its equivalent plus two years relevant experience and registered with Botswana Health Professions Council as a pharmacy technician will be exempted from Level 100 courses and therefore will be admitted into Level 200 Semester 3 but will be required to take GEC courses COM101 and COM102 if not already done and shall finish the programme in 4 years. The candidates will not be exempted from practicums.
 
d)   An applicant who holds a BSc degree in Pharmaceutical Science will be considered for advanced placement on-a-case-by case basis with the decision guided by other pharmacy courses already completed, the duration and area of pharmacy practice since graduation. However, Pharmacy Practice and Pharmacotherapeutics courses will be mandatory.
 

1.2   Programme Structure

Pre-Professional Phase

Semester 1
BIO111     Principles of Biology (4)
MAT111    Introductory Mathematics (4)
CHE101    General Chemistry I (4)
PHY112    Geometrical Optics and Mechanics (4)
COM101   Communication and Academic Literacy                                       Skills (Health Sciences and Pre-Med) (3)
ICT121      Computer Skills Fundamentals                                                  I (2)
 
Semester 2
BIO112     Diversity of Plants and Animals (4)                                            [Prerequisites BIO111]              
MAT122    Introductory Mathematics II (4)                                                  [Prerequisites MAT111]
CHE102    General Chemistry II (4)                                                             [Prerequisites CHE101]
PHY122    Electricity, Magnetism and Elements of Modern Physics (4)        [Prerequisites PHY111]
COM102   Health Communication (Health Sciences and Pre-Med)   (3)
ITC122      Computer Skills Fundamentals II (2)                                          [Prerequisites ICT121]

Professional Phase

Semester 3
CHE232   Structure and Survey of Functional Groups (2)                          [Prerequisites CHE102]
CHE234   Organic Chemistry Lab I (1)                                                        [Prerequisites CHE102]
BIO211   Cell Biology (3)
BIO212    Genetics (3)
BIO231    Human Anatomy (3)
PHA211  Pharmaceutical Chemistry (3)
PHA212   Pharmacy Practice I (3)
 
Semester 4
BIO232     Human Physiology (3)
PHA221    Pharmaceutics and Dosage Forms I (3)
PHA222    Pharmacy Practice II (3)
PHA223    Pharmacognosy (3)
PHA224    Pharmaceutical Microbiology (3)                                               [Prerequisites BIO211]
PHA225    Medicinal Chemistry I (3)                                                           [Prerequisites BIO211, PHA211]
 
Semester 4, Winter Semester
PHA226    Practicum – Hospital and Clinics (3)                                          [Prerequisites PHA211, PHA224, PHA225]
PHA227    Practicum – Central Medical Stores and National Quality Control Laboratory (3) [Prerequisites PHA211, PHA223
 
Semester 5
PHA311    Pharmaceutics and Dosage Forms II (3)                                      [Prerequisites PHA211]
PHA312    Pharmacy Practice III (3)                                                           [Prerequisites PHA213, PHA223]
PHA313    Pharmaceutical Analysis (3)                                                       [Prerequisites PHA211]
PHA314    Pathophysiology I (3)                                                               [Prerequisites BIO211, BIO231 BIO232]
PHA215    Medicinal Chemistry I (3)                                                           [Prerequisites PHA225]
PHA216    Pharmacology I (3)                                                                   [Prerequisites BIO231, BIO232, PHA225]           
 
Semester 6  
PHA321    Pharmaceutics and Dosage Forms III (3)                                     [Prerequisites PHA311]
PHA322    Pharmacotherapeutics I (3)                                                        [Prerequisites PHA311]
PHA323    Biopharmaceutics and Pharmacokinetics (3)                               [Prerequisites PHA316]
PHA324    Pathophysiology II (3)                                                              [Prerequisites PHA314]
PHA325    Pharmacy Law, Ethics and Regulatory Practice (3)                      [Prerequisites PHA212, PHA222, PHA312]
PHA326  Pharmacology II (3)                                                                  [Prerequisites PHA315, PHA316]
 
Semester 6, Winter Semester 
PHA327    Practicum – Managed Care Organization (3)                               [Prerequisites PHA311, PHA324, PHA325, PHA326]
PHA328    Practicum – Manufacturing Plant and Whole Sale (3)                  [Prerequisites PHA313, PHA321, PHA323, PHA325]
 
Semester 7
PHA411    Non-Prescription medicines, Complementary & Alternative Medicines (3) [Prerequisites PHA212, PHA322, PHA324]
PHA412    Pharmacotherapeutics II (3)                                                       [Prerequisites PHA322, PHA323, PHA324]
PHA413    Clinical Pharmacokinetics (3)                                                     [Prerequisites PHA321, PHA323, PHA326]
PHA414    Pharmacology III (3)                                                                 [Prerequisites PHA316]
FHS200    Health Informatics (3)
                                               
Semester 8
PHA421    Pharmaceutical Technology and Biotechnology (3)                    [Prerequisites PHA224, PHA321]
PHA422    Pharmacotherapeutics III (3)                                                      [Prerequisites PHA224, PHA412, PHA413, PHA414]
MLS404    Introduction to Biostatistics (3)
MLS405    Research Methods and Proposal Writing (3)
Optional Course (3)
 
Optional Courses Menu
PHA423 Applied Pharmaceutical Analysis (3)
PHA424 Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry (3)
 
Semester 9
PHA511    Practicum – Hospital and Clinical Pharmacy II (6)                      [Prerequisites PHA224, PHA325, PHA412, PHA415, PHA421, PHA422]
PHA512    Practicum – Community Pharmacy (3)                                      [Prerequisites PHA224, PHA325, PHA412, PHA415, PHA421, PHA422]
PHA513    Practicum – Central Medical Stores and National Quality Control Laboratory II (3)  [Prerequisites PHA224, PHA227, PHA313, PHA321, PHA325]
PHA514    Practicum – Medicine Regulatory Authority and BEDAP (3)        [Prerequisites PHA313, PHA321, PHA325]
 
Semester 10
PHA521    Medicine Information and Toxicology (3)                                                                                                        
PHA522    Special Topics in Pharmacy: Pharmacovigilance, Veterinary medicines (3)                                                         
PHA523    Pharmacy Management, Leadership and Entrepreneurship (3)
PHA524    Pharmacy Research Project (3)                                                   [Prerequisites MLS404, MLS405]
Optional Course (3)
 
Optional Course Menu
ENH222    Epidemiology (3)
ENH223    Control of Communicable Diseases
 

Courses involved :

Semester 1

Core Courses

    No Core courses present in this Program for Semester 1.

Optional Courses

    No Optional courses present in this Program for Semester 1.

Elective Courses

    No Elective courses present in this Program for Semester 1.

Semester 2

Core Courses

    No Core courses present in this Program for Semester 2.

Optional Courses

    No Optional courses present in this Program for Semester 2.

Elective Courses

    No Elective courses present in this Program for Semester 2.

Semester 3

Core Courses

    No Core courses present in this Program for Semester 3.

Optional Courses

    No Optional courses present in this Program for Semester 3.

Elective Courses

    No Elective courses present in this Program for Semester 3.

Semester 4

Core Courses

    No Core courses present in this Program for Semester 4.

Optional Courses

    No Optional courses present in this Program for Semester 4.

Elective Courses

    No Elective courses present in this Program for Semester 4.

Semester 5

Core Courses

    No Core courses present in this Program for Semester 5.

Optional Courses

    No Optional courses present in this Program for Semester 5.

Elective Courses

    No Elective courses present in this Program for Semester 5.

Semester 6

Core Courses

    No Core courses present in this Program for Semester 6.

Optional Courses

    No Optional courses present in this Program for Semester 6.

Elective Courses

    No Elective courses present in this Program for Semester 6.

Semester 7

Core Courses

    No Core courses present in this Program for Semester 7.

Optional Courses

    No Optional courses present in this Program for Semester 7.

Elective Courses

    No Elective courses present in this Program for Semester 7.

Semester 8

Core Courses

    No Core courses present in this Program for Semester 8.

Optional Courses

    No Optional courses present in this Program for Semester 8.

Elective Courses

    No Elective courses present in this Program for Semester 8.

Semester 9

Core Courses

    No Core courses present in this Program for Semester 9.

Optional Courses

    No Optional courses present in this Program for Semester 9.

Elective Courses

    No Elective courses present in this Program for Semester 9.

Semester 10

Core Courses

    No Core courses present in this Program for Semester 10.

Optional Courses

    No Optional courses present in this Program for Semester 10.

Elective Courses

    No Elective courses present in this Program for Semester 10.
Contact Details :
4775 Notwane Rd. Gaborone, Botswana Private Bag UB 0022. Tel: +(267) 355 0000 Gaborone, Botswana