College in Brief

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The college of Pharmacy at Prince Sattam bin Abdulaziz University in The kingdom of Saudi Arabia planned to provide graduate and under graduate students both males and females one of the most distingush pharmaceutical education. One of the basic purposes of establishing the College of Pharmacy is to cope with the international development in Pharmaceutical Education especially in the USA that was the pioneer in upgrading the Pharmacy profession and the level of Health care services. Among the goals also is to fulfill the requirements for Academic accreditation. Due to the conviction that the role of Pharmacist is not only limited to discovering, preparing and dispensing medicines but also extended to effectively and directly taking care of patients, the planning committee for the academic programs was keen to take the five best Universities in the USA and the academic accreditation standards set forth by the Accreditation Council of pharmacy Education (ACPE) as benchmarks.

Academic Departments

The College consists of five academic Departments namely: Pharmaceutics, Pharmacology, Pharmacognosy, Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Clinical Pharmacy. Below is a brief description for the teaching load and courses of each Department to provide the students with the desired level of knowledge, understanding and skills enable them from active competition for available jobs in the field after graduation.

1-    Department of Pharmaceutics:
     The Department teaches eight courses (Theoretical and Practical) for both B. Pharm. Sc. and Pharm. D. degrees during the fist four years. In addition, the Department teaches five courses (Theoretical and Practical) for the B. Pharm. Sc. degree students during the fifth year.
2-    Department of Pharmacology:
      The Department teaches ten courses (Theoretical and Practical) for both B. Pharm. Sc. and Pharm. D. degrees during the fist four years. In addition, the Department teaches one theoretical course for the Pharm. D. degree students during the fifth year.
3-    Department of Pharmacognosy:
    The Department teaches seven courses (Theoretical and Practical) for both B. Pharm. Sc. and Pharm. D. degrees during the fist four years. In addition, the Department teaches one course (Theoretical and Practical) for the B. Pharm. Sc. degree students and another course (Theoretical and Practical) for the Pharm. D. degree students during the fifth year. 
4-    Department Pharmaceutical Chemistry:
      The Department teaches four courses (Theoretical and Practical) for both B. Pharm. Sc. and Pharm. D. degrees during the fist four years. In addition, the Department teaches one theoretical course for the Pharm. D. degree students and three courses (Theoretical and Practical) for the B. Pharm. Sc. degree students during the fifth year.
5-     Department of Clinical Pharmacy:
    The Department teaches eleven courses (Theoretical and Practical) for both B. Pharm. Sc. and Pharm. D. degrees during the fist four years. In addition, the Department teaches twelve courses (Theoretical and Practical) for Pharm. D. degree students and one theoretical course for the B. Pharm. Sc. degree students during the fifth year. The Department also supervise the clinical training for the Pharm. D. degree students during the sixth year.
  
The college also comprises of the 6 units that are actively involved in research activities beside students affairs.
These units are:
1.       Research Unit
2.       Development and Quality Unit
3.       Herbarium and taxonomy Unit
4.       Drug and poison information and natural products
5.       Animals care Unit
6.       Students Affairs Unit & Students Right

 

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