Bachelor of Pharmacy Program



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


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.


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


The Pharmacy department is devoted to national and international leadership in Pharmacy education, research, and professional provision delivery


The mission of the Pharmacy department at FCHS is to produce the next generation of collaborative pharmacists, innovative, and leaders within the health care squad via the delivery of advanced education, research, patient care, as well as public and professional service programmes, including pioneering clinical, entrepreneurial, and laboratory research endeavours to improve health outcomes for the people of United Arab Emirates and beyond.


The pharmacy department, in pursuit of its mission, maintains the FCHS values for its routine operations and code of conduct:


Promote a culture of creativity that responds to the developing healthcare needs of the UAE.


Embed a culture of quality to deliver outstanding teaching, research, and personal performance.


Commitment to professional appearance, language, and behavior.

Promote tolerance, ethical values, and goal-oriented graduates.


Integrate sustainable practices into all aspects of planning and operations.

B. Pharm Program Learning Outcome (Current PLOs )

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.

Program Learning Outcomes (PLO’s) AY 2023 – 2024 (New PLO’s under CAA Evaluation)

PLO1. Develop, integrate, and apply knowledge from the foundational sciences to evaluate the scientific literature, explain drug action and interactions, solve therapeutic problems, and advance population health and patient-centered care.
PLO2. Provide patient-centered care as the pharmacotherapy expert to diverse patients using the best available evidence and resources, taking into consideration patients’, their families, and their caregivers circumstances and beliefs.
PLO3. Manage patient healthcare needs using human, financial, technological, and physical resources to optimize the safety and efficacy of medication use systems.
PLO4. Develop prevention, screening, intervention, and educational strategies for individuals and communities to maintain and improve health and wellness and to manage chronic diseases.
PLO5. Identify problems; explore and prioritize potential strategies and design, implement, and evaluate a viable solution.
PLO6. Educate healthcare providers, patients, and the general population by determining the most effective and enduring way to impart knowledge and assess understanding.
PLO7. Assure that patients’ best interests are represented and consider patient experience.
PLO8. Actively participate and engage as a healthcare team member by demonstrating mutual respect, understanding, and values to meet patient care needs.
PLO9. Recognize the social determinants of health and traditional compassion to avoid bias and inequities in access to quality care.
PLO10. Effectively communicate orally and in written by identifying verbal and nonverbal ques when interacting with patients and healthcare providers.
PLO11. Perform precise calculations in pharmacy practice and interpretation of statistical data processing and evaluation.
PLO12. Examine and reflect on personal knowledge, skills, abilities, beliefs, biases, motivation, and emotions that could enhance or limit personal and professional growth.
PLO13. Demonstrate responsibility for creating and achieving shared goals, regardless of position, and be able to effectively manage resources, and information and participate in organizational planning.
PLO14. Engage in innovative and entrepreneurial activities by using creative thinking to envision better and more productive ways of accomplishing professional goals.
PLO15. Exhibit behaviors and values consistent with the trust patients, other healthcare providers, and society give to the profession.
PLO16. Engage in scholarly activities related to healthcare and pharmaceutical practice.

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