The Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences is offering Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm-D) program to the prospective students during the Fall and Spring semesters. PharmD is a five years degree program of ten semesters, each semester runs for sixteen weeks. During this time period, students receive rigorous training in theoretical and practical knowledge of all aspects of pharmacy.
The syllabus has been designed in light of recommendations from HEC and Pharmacy Council of Pakistan. The degree is awarded to students on the successful completion of a minimum 192 credit hours, including clerkship in the clinical setting and a project related to clinical pharmacy practices. Moreover, each student has to complete a six weeks intensive training program in a well known pharmaceutical firm or a teaching hospital.
The department plans to offer MS and PhD programs in Pharmaceutical Sciences with special focus on Pharmaceutics, Pharmacognosy, Basic Medical Sciences (Pharmacology, Physiology, Biochemistry) and Clinical Pharmacy from Spring 2009. Moreover, soon MS program in public health (four semesters) will also be initiated under the umbrella of the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences. We are also committed to upgrade the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences to the School of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences. Moreover, Herbal Drug Research Centre will be established while degree courses in Traditional and Alternate Medicine will also be initiated at CIIT Abbottabad under the patronage of the department.