The Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy Program provides a broad spectrum of scientific training and can lead to employment in a wider range of scientific fields principally in higher education institutions, community drugstores, hospitals, in government agencies, research establishments, public health and pharmaceutical industry. It should also encompass pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, household hazardous substances, drug delivery devices and veterinary medicines.
The main concern of Pharmacy Education is to provide the country with pharmacists who are scientifically competent to deliver the full spectrum of pharmaceutical services required in health care delivery.
The competency standards present the minimum level of competence of pharmacy graduates required in community, hospital and industry/marketing/research/regulatory practice areas.
After finishing the program, the graduate shall have acquired and developed the knowledge, skills, aptitude and competencies in:
- Conducting scientific research methods and processes;
- Developing drugs for prevention, diagnosis, mitigation and treatment of diseases of man and animals;
- Identifying, compounding, manufacturing, storing and dispensing of drugs;
- Managing drug establishments based on sound entrepreneurial practice;
- Providing pharmaceutical care as well as counseling clients in the proper use of both prescribed and patient chosen medications;
- Providing drug and health related information.
- Advocating professionals and ethical pharmacy practice;
- Contributing to the overall social, mental emotional and physical health of individuals, communities and the country.