Pharmacy

Message from Head of the Department

Dr. Saravanan Muniyandy

Dear FCHS Website Visitors,

It is a pleasure to welcome you to the Department of Pharmacy at Fatima College of Health Sciences (FCHS). The Pharmacy program aims to enrich students with the knowledge, skills, and competencies to excel in the health profession and enable graduates to work in various settings. The program continues to benefit from the scientific expertise of the diverse staff at FCHS and the clinical practice from our partnerships with the local Health Authorities, Hospitals, Clinical Facilities and Pharmaceutical Industries.

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FCHS is currently offering a 5-year Bachelor of Pharmacy and a 3-year Higher Diploma in Pharmacy in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain. The Commission for Academic Accreditation (CAA) initially approved the FCHS Pharmacy program in August 2016. The Pharmacy department has committed to continuous quality monitoring and improvement. Recently, the Pharmacy curriculum has been updated to meet the global standards of Pharmacy education and to produce quality pharmacists. This innovative and integrated curriculum balances the local and international expectations of the pharmacist. This modified program commenced in AY2019-20 with the simultaneous phasing out of the initial Monash Pharmacy program.

FCHS Pharmacy department has developed state of the art teaching facilities and labs to train undergraduate students. FCHS Pharmacy teaching methodologies include lectures, tutorials, workshops, practicals and professional placements. The Pharmacy department has well-qualified academics from diverse nationalities and specializations to deliver the curriculum and train students to achieve the required competencies. Apart from academic activities, students are encouraged to participate in extracurricular activities and engage in health-related community activities.

FCHS is currently offering a 5-year Bachelor of Pharmacy and a 3-year Higher Diploma in Pharmacy in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain. The Commission for Academic Accreditation (CAA) initially approved the FCHS Pharmacy program in August 2016. The Pharmacy department has committed to continuous quality monitoring and improvement. Recently, the Pharmacy curriculum has been updated to meet the global standards of Pharmacy education and to produce quality pharmacists. This innovative and integrated curriculum balances the local and international expectations of the pharmacist. This modified program commenced in AY2019-20 with the simultaneous phasing out of the initial Monash Pharmacy program.

FCHS Pharmacy department has developed state of the art teaching facilities and labs to train undergraduate students. FCHS Pharmacy teaching methodologies include lectures, tutorials, workshops, practicals and professional placements. The Pharmacy department has well-qualified academics from diverse nationalities and specializations to deliver the curriculum and train students to achieve the required competencies. Apart from academic activities, students are encouraged to participate in extracurricular activities and engage in health-related community activities.

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World Pharmacist Day
Visit to a Drugs Factory
Antibiotics Awareness Week
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List of Programs and Local Accreditation Status

Bachelor of Pharmacy

Higher Diploma in Pharmacy

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

Staff
RankHighest QualificationDepartmentCampus
Dr. Saravanan MuniyandyHead and Associate Professor PhDPharmaceuticsAbu Dhabi
Dr. Majd Al DamehAssistant ProfessorPhDPharmacy Practice Abu Dhabi
Dr. Monika SachdevaAssistant ProfessorPhDPharmaceutical Sciences Al Ain
Dr. Wong Pei NeeInstructorPhDPharmacy PracticeAbu Dhabi
Dr. Noon Abubakr Abdelrahman Kamil Instructor PhDPharmaceutical Chemistry Al Ain
Ms. Shenaaz Saley  Instructor Master Pharmacy PracticeAl Ain
Ms. Farah Wasim AlzoobaeeInstructor MasterPharmacy PracticeAbu Dhabi
Ms. Merna Waseem FareedTemp
Instructor
Master Biomedical ScienceAl Ain
Ms. Mahadevi Karunanidhi Lab specialist Master of TechnologyPharmaceutical ChemistryAbu Dhabi
Ms. Shery Henen Lab Specialist Master Pharmaceutical SciencesAbu Dhabi
Ms. Memona Abuzar Lab specialist Pharm-D, Master Pharmaceutics Al Ain
Mr. Theju John Thomas Lab Specialist M. PharmPharmaceutical AnalysisAl Ain