Bachelor of Pharmacy Program

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Message from Head of the Department

Dr. Mohamed Baraka

Dear Students, Faculty Members, and Visitors, It is with immense pleasure and excitement that I extend a warm welcome to you all to the Pharmacy Department at Fatima College of Health Sciences (FCHS). As the newly appointed Head of the department, I am honored to lead a team of dedicated educators, researchers, and professionals who are committed to shaping the future of pharmacy.

Our department stands as a hub of academic excellence, innovation, and compassionate patient care. With a rich tradition of nurturing talents and fostering a culture of continuous learning, we are dedicated to empowering our students with the knowledge and skills necessary to excel in the dynamic world of pharmacy.

Here, at FCHS, we believe in the transformative power of education. Our state-of-the-art facilities, cutting-edge research opportunities, and experiential learning programs are designed to provide you with a holistic educational experience that extends beyond the classroom. We take pride in our accomplished faculty who are not only experts in their respective fields but also dedicated mentors who are invested in your success.

As you embark on your educational journey with us, you will find a community that embraces diversity, promotes innovation, and encourages collaboration. We are here to support your growth, encourage your curiosity, and guide you towards becoming compassionate healthcare professionals who make a positive impact on the lives of individuals and communities.

I am delighted to share with you the exciting news about the progress of our department in successfully submitting the self-study report for American accreditation of our program. This is a significant step forward and a testament to the hard work and dedication of our team.

Furthermore, I am thrilled to announce the upcoming plans to restructure our program and introduce a PharmD degree through our department. This development showcases our commitment to providing high-quality education and staying at the forefront of academic excellence. The introduction of a PharmD degree will undoubtedly open new avenues for our students and contribute to the growth and reputation of our department.

Whether you are a student ready to embrace the challenges of pharmacy education, a faculty member eager to contribute to cutting-edge research, or a visitor interested in our endeavors, I invite you to explore our department, engage with our resources, and be part of our shared commitment to excellence.

I look forward to meeting each one of you, and together, let us embark on a journey of discovery, growth, and meaningful contributions to the field of pharmacy.

 

Warm regards,

Mohamed Baraka

Head of the Pharmacy Department

List of Programs and Local Accreditation Status

Accreditation

The Bachelor of Pharmacy Program at Fatima College of Health Sciences (FCHS) is a five-year program offered in Al Ain and Abu Dhabi campuses. To earn the Bachelor of Pharmacy degree at FCHS, students need to complete a minimum of 166 hours of credit. Courses offered in later years of the programme integrate scientific and mathematical knowledge acquired in the initial years of the study. Applied pharmaceuticals sciences, integrated therapeutics and practice curriculum combined with professional placements rigorously prepare our graduates to work in the hospital, clinical, community and industrial pharmacy settings. In addition, critical literature review and graduation research project develop research and communication skills.

Curriculum Design

The curriculum has six streams of study:

  1. Enabling Sciences(Chemistry, Anatomy, Physiology, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Microbiology and Pharmacology) integrated with body systems and drug action.

  2. Pharmacy Practice– the Clinical Application of the Enabling Sciences.

  3. Applied Pharmaceutical Sciences – focuses on Pharmaceutical Formulations, Manufacture of Medicines, Oral absorption and Pharmacokinetics of Drugs.

  4. Integrated Therapeutics– Clinical and Therapeutic Sciences, which deals with major Disease states, Epidemiology, their Diagnosis, the Chemistry, Pharmaceutics and Pharmacology of Medicines used to treat these conditions.

  5. Professional placements– students undertake practical training in Community Pharmacy, Hospital, Ambulatory Health Service and Pharmaceutical Industry through the professional experience placements. The placements provide an understanding of the processes involved in, for example, providing primary health care, drug information, pharmaceutical manufacturing and clinical pharmacy services.

  6. Inquiry and Innovation– critical evaluation of literature and graduation project.

Accreditation

Higher Diploma in Pharmacy is a 3 years program, and students need to complete a minimum of 94 hours of credit to graduate.

B. Pharm Program Learning Outcome (Old)
1. Have a standard of knowledge, skills and technical competency appropriate for an entry level practitioner in pharmacy practice
2. Be prepared to maintain high standards in their professional life through a commitment to lifelong learning
3. Be aware of the latest advances in pharmacy and related fields, and be positioned to engage in the expanding knowledge base
4. Appreciate the value of research and be skilled at accessing, critically appraising and applying the best available evidence to their everyday practice
5. Be effective users of relevant technology
6. Understand and show respect for the roles of other professionals and be able to work collaboratively within the discipline of pharmacy and as part of a multidisciplinary team
7. Have the knowledge and skills to practice in a safe and ethical manner in relation to themselves, their clients and the community
8. Be client-centered in their approach, respecting the right of clients and their support networks to participate in decision-making
9. Demonstrate awareness that people’s health encompasses their activities and participation as well as their body structures and functions, personal and environmental factors
10. Be able to supervise, manage & take responsibility, as appropriate, when working in collaboration with other professionals, students, clients and their support networks
11. Achieve a breadth of education with a tolerance for ambiguity and differing views
12. Be reflective and compassionate, with a concern for issues of equity, equality, humanity and social justice
13. Have the ability to learn independently and be innovative in their approach to analysis, critical thinking, problem-solving and evaluation
14. Be able to effectively and efficiently communicate with other professionals, clients and the public
15. Possess appropriate oral, written and IT skills, including the ability to present coherent argument, negotiate effectively and manage conflict
16. Demonstrate awareness of the social, ethical, economic, political and environmental context of illness, health and wellbeing
17. Be committed to the health of populations as well as individuals and be proactive in prevention- oriented pharmacy practice and health promotion
18. Understand the social and ethical dimensions of pharmacy professional activities
19. Integrate knowledge of relevant public policy and health and social care systems into their practice
20. Be able to work effectively with a diverse range of people and settings


B. Pharm Program Learning Outcome (New and Revised PLOs under CAA Evaluation)

PLO1. Develop and apply theoretical and factual in-depth core pharmaceutical, mathematical and allied scientific knowledge to address needs in drug development, pharmaceutical formulation, supply of medications, and patient care.
PLO2. Integrate comprehensive knowledge in sociology, economics, psychology, informatics, legal regulations, and pharmaceutical sciences with pharmacotherapy to provide patient care in the Community, Hospital, and Clinical Pharmacy.
PLO3. Formulate solutions for problems in disease management based on knowledge obtained through systematic analysis, evidence-based approaches, and research.

PLO4. Generate new knowledge and concepts for the pharmacy profession based on literature review and research.
PLO5. Communicate and explain complex information using advanced technology for a better health outcome.
PLO6. Design required research tools and construct appropriate patient care strategies.
PLO7. Display professional behaviour, empathy, accountability, ethical standards, and respect socio- cultural norms in practice.
PLO8. Achieve desired outcomes independently or as a team member and a leader.
PLO9. Learn complex and advanced information continuously and independently, and apply it in professional practice.

Staff
RankHighest QualificationDepartmentCampus
Dr. Mohamed Baraka Head and Associate Professor PhDClinical PharmacyAbu Dhabi
Dr. Saravanan MuniyandyAssociate Professor PhDPharmaceutical SciencesAbu Dhabi
Dr. Manal BuabeidAssociate Professor PhDClinical PharmacyAbu Dhabi
Dr. Monika SachdevaAssociate Professor PhDPharmaceutical Sciences Al Ain
Dr. Rasha SulimanAssociate Professor PhDPharmaceutical Chemistry Abu Dhabi
Dr. Majd Al DamehAssistant Professor PhDPharmacy Practice Abu Dhabi
Dr. YassinAssistant ProfessorPhDClinical PharmacyAl Ain
Dr. Abdiraheem AliSenior Instructor PhDPharmacy PracticeAl Ain
Dr. Wong Pei NeeInstructorPhD Pharmacy PracticeAbu Dhabi
Dr. Noon Abubakr Abdelrahman KamilInstructor PhD Pharmaceutical Chemistry Al Ain
Ms. Farah Wasim AlzoobaeeInstructor Master Pharmacy Practice Abu Dhabi
Ms. Sara AlZaabi  Lab specialist Pharm DClinical PharmacyAbu Dhabi
Ms.Sara Humaid AlnuaimiLab specialistBScPharmacyAl Ain
Ms. Memona AbuzarLab specialistPharm-D, MasterPharmaceutics/ Pharmacy PracticeAl Ain
Mr. Theju John ThomasLab SpecialistM. PharmPharmaceutical AnalysisAbu Dhabi