Admission to Program

Admission to the program is explained in the HCT Admission Policy described in the Academic Policies section of this Catalog.

Program Mission

The mission of the Bachelor of Pharmacy program is to produce graduates, in response to the stakeholders’ demand, who are work-ready to operate as Pharmacists in various areas of the technology driven pharmaceutical care, research, education and pharmaceutical industries. 

Program Description

The Bachelor of Pharmacy is a four and half-year program preparing graduates as Pharmacists for professional practice in different areas of Pharmacy. Graduates are educated to provide quality pharmaceutical care with a patient centered focus.

The program stresses knowledge of the biological, chemical, pharmaceutical, clinical and social sciences that underpins pharmacy, an understanding of the relevance of that knowledge to patient care and pharmaceutical problem solving and the skills to apply that knowledge to specific pharmaceutical care circumstances. The program provides students with a firm foundation for lifelong learning by promoting the development of analytical thinking, problem solving abilities, communication skills, technical skills, intellectual leadership potential and a commitment to professional ethics, social responsibility, professional citizenship and the ability to adapt to changes and respond to challenges in pharmaceutical healthcare delivery.

Graduates of this program will be competent to provide quality pharmaceutical care, current information and products in different areas of pharmacy with a patient centered focus.

Students are eligible for a one year Work Experiential Learning experience during their study.

Program Goals

  1. Create an outstanding learning environment accentuating independent learning and problem solving that will provide students with a high-quality education that meets societal needs.
  2. Produce competent pharmacists capable of delivering pharmaceutical care within an inter-professional context and contribute to the advancement of the pharmacy profession.
  3. Improve public health by enhancing the quality of healthcare provided by graduates and conducting innovative basic and applied pharmaceuticals and pharmacy practice research. 
  4. Contribute effectively to the local community through engagement and outreach.
  5. Prepare graduates to be life-long learners and ready for continuing professional development.

Program Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this program, the graduate will be able to:

  1. Provide patient-centered care by applying knowledge, management and decision   making skills to meet patients’ drug related needs with the objective of achieving optimal patient outcomes and patient safety in clinical and non-clinical settings.
  2. Apply the major principles of basic, biomedical, administrative, and core pharmaceutical and clinical sciences, to successfully assess and solve problems both in disciplinary and interdisciplinary areas of pharmacy.
  3. Apply effective cognitive and technical skills within the framework of evidence-based practice and continuing quality assurance to develop, implement and enhance processes and actions that ensure the safety, accuracy and high standards of patient-centered care, pharmaceutical services and supplied products.
  4. Utilize the relevant advanced technologies, information systems, and communication devices that support quality professional practice routine as well as complex problems in a variety of pharmacy settings.
  5. Work independently, lead or function as part of inter and intra-professional teams, implementing the professional practice standards in dealing with others in a diverse range of clinical and non-clinical settings.
  6. Take responsibility of enhancing the professional attributes relevant to the pharmacist’s role in general as well as specialized fields of practice by developing and maintaining professional competence.
  7. Apply entrepreneurship and innovation skills to identify, develop and create innovative opportunities and solutions that will strategically navigate the complex demands stemming from pharmacy and the healthcare overall. (Graduating Companies).
  8. Exhibit ethical and professional behaviors considering different cultural values and comply with laws and regulations related to pharmacy practice.

Completion Requirements

Bachelor of Pharmacy

Students must successfully complete a minimum of 160 credits as follows:

Health Science Core Courses15
Pharmacy Core Courses86
Pharmacy Preceptorship Courses26
General Studies33
Total Credit Hours160
Health Science Core Courses
Required Credits: 15
HSC 1023Chemistry for Health Sciences3
HSC 1033Anatomy and Physiology3
HSC 1113Introduction to Healthcare Systems and Professional Practice3
HSC 1123Work Health and Safety3
HSC 1803Medical Terminology for Health Sciences3
Pharmacy Core Courses
Required Credits: 86
HPH 1102Pharmacy Law and Ethics2
HPH 1502Introduction to Pharmacy2
HPH 2013Microbiology3
HPH 2033Pharmaceutics I3
HPH 2053Pharmacology I3
HPH 2063Non-Prescription Medicines and Self-Care3
HPH 2072Pharmacy Practice Skills2
HPH 2073Biological Organic Chemistry3
HPH 2143Pharmaceutics II3
HPH 2163Pharmacology II3
HPH 2173Medicinal Chemistry I3
HPH 3014Pathophysiology and Therapeutics I4
HPH 3022Pharmacokinetics2
HPH 3062Immunology2
HPH 3064Pharmaceutics III4
HPH 3073Medicinal Chemistry II3
HPH 3102Clinical Laboratory Investigations2
HPH 3124Pathophysiology and Therapeutics II4
HPH 3152Pharmaceutical Care Practice Skills I2
HPH 3173Pharmaceutical Analysis3
HPH 4011Applied Pharmacokinetics1
HPH 4034Pathophysiology and Therapeutics III4
HPH 4043Clinical Toxicology and Pharmacovigilance3
HPH 4053Bio-Technology3
HPH 4063Pharmacy Research Methods and Data Analysis3
HPH 4122Pharmacoeconomics2
HPH 4132Pharmacogenomics2
HPH 4143Pharmacy Management and Informatics3
HPH 4144Pathophysiology and Therapeutics IV4
HPH 4152Pharmaceutical Care Practice Skills II2
HPH 4163Pharmacy Capstone Research Project3
Pharmacy Preceptorship Courses
Required Credits: 26
HPH 2044Community Pharmacy Preceptorship4
HPH 2134Ambulatory Pharmacy Preceptorship4
HPH 3162Industrial Pharmacy Preceptorship2
HPH 5014Advanced Pharmacy Preceptorship I – Hospital Pharmacy4
HPH 5024Advanced Pharmacy Preceptorship II – Internal Medicine I4
HPH 5034Advanced Pharmacy Preceptorship III- Internal Medicine II4
HPH 5044Advanced Pharmacy Preceptorship IV- Surgical and Emergency Care4
General Studies
Required Credits: 33
English, Arabic or other Languages
Required Credits: 12
Humanities or Art
Required Credits: 3
Information Technology or Mathematics
Required Credits: 6
The Natural Sciences
Required Credits: 3
The Social or Behavioral Sciences
Required Credits: 9
Description Data
Total Required Credits 160
Maximum Duration of Study 6.5 years
Minimum Duration of Study 4.5 years
Cost Recovery Program No
Program Code BHPHU
Major Code HPH

Recommended Sequence of Study

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Semester 1Credit Hours
HSC 1013 Human Biology 3
HSC 1113 Introduction to Healthcare Systems and Professional Practice 3
HSC 1803 Medical Terminology for Health Sciences 3
LSC 1103 Professional Communication and Reporting 3
LSS 1003 Life and Future Skills 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester 2
AES 1013 Arabic Communications 3
HSC 1023 Chemistry for Health Sciences 3
HSC 1033 Anatomy and Physiology 3
HSC 1123 Work Health and Safety 3
HPH 1502 Introduction to Pharmacy 2
LSS 1123 Basic Research Methods 3
 Credit Hours17
AES 1003 Emirati Studies 3
HPH 1102 Pharmacy Law and Ethics 2
 Credit Hours5
Year 2
Semester 3
HPH 2013 Microbiology 3
HPH 2033 Pharmaceutics I 3
HPH 2053 Pharmacology I 3
HPH 2063 Non-Prescription Medicines and Self-Care 3
HPH 2072 Pharmacy Practice Skills 2
HPH 2073 Biological Organic Chemistry 3
 Credit Hours17
Semester 4
AES 1033 Islamic Culture 3
HPH 2044 Community Pharmacy Preceptorship 4
HPH 2143 Pharmaceutics II 3
HPH 2163 Pharmacology II 3
HPH 2173 Medicinal Chemistry I 3
 Credit Hours16
HPH 2134 Ambulatory Pharmacy Preceptorship 4
 Credit Hours4
Year 3
Semester 5
HPH 3014 Pathophysiology and Therapeutics I 4
HPH 3022 Pharmacokinetics 2
HPH 3062 Immunology 2
HPH 3064 Pharmaceutics III 4
HPH 3073 Medicinal Chemistry II 3
LSM 1113 Statistical Mathematics 3
 Credit Hours18
Semester 6
BUS 2403 Innovation and Entrepreneurship 3
HPH 3102 Clinical Laboratory Investigations 2
HPH 3124 Pathophysiology and Therapeutics II 4
HPH 3152 Pharmaceutical Care Practice Skills I 2
HPH 3173 Pharmaceutical Analysis 3
LSC 2193 Applied Skills Capstone 3
 Credit Hours17
HPH 3162 Industrial Pharmacy Preceptorship 2
 Credit Hours2
Year 4
Semester 7
HPH 4011 Applied Pharmacokinetics 1
HPH 4034 Pathophysiology and Therapeutics III 4
HPH 4043 Clinical Toxicology and Pharmacovigilance 3
HPH 4053 Bio-Technology 3
HPH 4063 Pharmacy Research Methods and Data Analysis 3
ICT 2013 Computational Thinking and Coding 3
 Credit Hours17
Semester 8
HPH 4122 Pharmacoeconomics 2
HPH 4132 Pharmacogenomics 2
HPH 4143 Pharmacy Management and Informatics 3
HPH 4144 Pathophysiology and Therapeutics IV 4
HPH 4152 Pharmaceutical Care Practice Skills II 2
HPH 4163 Pharmacy Capstone Research Project 3
 Credit Hours16
Year 5
Semester 9
HPH 5014 Advanced Pharmacy Preceptorship I – Hospital Pharmacy 4
HPH 5024 Advanced Pharmacy Preceptorship II – Internal Medicine I 4
HPH 5034 Advanced Pharmacy Preceptorship III- Internal Medicine II 4
HPH 5044 Advanced Pharmacy Preceptorship IV- Surgical and Emergency Care 4
 Credit Hours16
 Total Credit Hours160

Additional courses may be offered in each Summer Semester at the discretion of the Academic Faculty.

Amged Mustafa, PhD (Pharmacology), Uppsala University, Sweden.

Christianne Rizkalla, PhD (Pharmaceutical Sciences), Cairo University, Egypt.

Lamia AlHajri, Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.), United Arab Emirates University, UAE.

Sima Jabbari, Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.), Purdue University, USA.

Heba Mohamed, PhD (Pharmaceutical Sciences), Cairo University, Egypt.

Nortan Hashad, Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.), Alexanderia  University, Egypt.