Through the collaboration with UCL School of pharmacy, ranking 5th on the world, NGU will utilise existing UCL teaching and assessment resources to deliver the NGU program that will produce a distinctive NGU Pharmacist.

The BPharm at NGU mission is to graduate a scientifically literate, research-informed, patient-centered, and socially responsible professional who can serve the health needs of individuals and communities both in Egypt and beyond

Degree Summary

The bachelor of pharmacy BPharm is a-five academic year program (10 semesters). This includes an Introductory Semester that is shared with other health education programs at NGU (Medicine and Dentistry).

Your Learning

The program requires the completion of 198 credit units during five academic years. The total learning effort required to achieve the learning outcomes including direct contact hours in classrooms, small groups and practical classes, workplace-based learning in clinical placements, project work, self-paced learning delivered via the Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) and self-directed learning

The assessment approach has been designed alongside the curriculum that embraces the following key principles:

  • Formative assessment: Students will be given formative tests throughout the modules which will run throughout the program.
  • Summative assessments may take the form of written examinations, coursework, portfolio or reports (e.g. Elective) at the end of each semester.
  • Practical/ Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (P/OSCEs)

Program Structure

Through the collaboration with UCL School of pharmacy, ranking 5th on the world, NGU will utilise existing UCL teaching and assessment resources to deliver the NGU program that will produce a distinctive NGU Pharmacist.

The BPharm at NGU mission is to graduate a scientifically literate, research-informed, patient-centered, and socially responsible professional who can serve the health needs of individuals and communities both in Egypt and beyond

Modules

  • Year 1: semester 1: Introductory semester

    Semester 1: Introductory semester

    This module includes basic underpinning sciences, basic communication skills, English language skills, in addition to orientation for a career as a healthcare professional.

     

     

  • Year 1: Semester 2:

    PHAR 101: The role of pharmacist in health care

    This module introduces students to their future role as pharmacists and to the current and evolving pharmacy profession.  A “Top 25” drug list is introduced.

    PHAR 102: Body systems and therapeutics 1.

    This module provides a solid foundation of the biological sciences that underpin the clinical therapeutic uses of a drug.  Cell biology and biochemistry, cell and organ system function, whole body physiology and pharmacology are introduced and discussed.

  • Year 2: Semester 1

    PHAR 201: Chemistry of medicines

    The module provides a solid foundation of the chemical sciences that underpin the use of a drug in its broadest sense.  Organic, physical and analytical chemistry concepts are introduced and discussed in detail.

    PHAR 202: Making safe and effective medicines

    Formulation and manufacture of safe and effective medicines, both sterile and non-sterile, with particular emphasis on liquid and semi-solid systems.

  • Year 2: Semester 2:

    PHAR 203: Clinical and professional considerations

    The knowledge, skills and attitudes required for pharmacy practice are further developed throughout the module.

    The “Top 25” drugs will be extended to a “Top 50”

     

    PHAR 204: Body Systems and therapeutics 2

    This module concentrates on the cardiovascular, renal, and endocrine systems and will provide a solid underpinning knowledge of the structure and function of these body system Concept of clinical therapeutics, demonstrating how drug utilisation is firmly grounded in the pharmaceutical and pharmacological sciences.

  • Year 3: Semester 1

    PHAR 301: Body Systems and therapeutics 3

    This module concentrates on the central nervous system, the gastro-intestinal system, the liver, the skin and the eye and will provide a solid underpinning knowledge of the structure and function of these body systems.

    PHAR 302: Medicines from the bench to the clinic

    The module describes the processes involved in the discovery, development and testing of a new molecule, i.e. its journey from the laboratory bench to clinical use.

  • Year 3: Semester 2

    PHAR 303: Body Systems and therapeutics 4

    This module concentrates on the immune system, disease relating to inflammation, infectious diseases, respiratory diseases, and cancer, providing a solid foundation of the relevant biological principles.

     

    PHAR 304: Communicating science and practice

    This module further develops the students in preparation for their future role as pharmacists and the current and evolving pharmacy profession.

    The “Top 50” drug list is extended in this module to a “Top 75”.

  • Year 4: Semester 1

    PHAR 401: Future design and delivery of medicines

    The module explores some of the more advanced technologies used in the discovery and formulation of new drug molecules and production of the formulated product.

     

    PHAR 402: Life skills and professional skills

    A sound knowledge of research methodology is vital for modern healthcare professionals, as is the ability to apply research and evaluative skills in practice.  This module also develops students’ personal skills in areas such as written and oral communication.

  • Year 4: Semester 2

    PHAR 403: Options (Electives)

    Each student will select two options; one from strand A which comprise broad areas, whereas strand B comprises specific topics

     

    PHAR 404: Experiential placement

    An experiential placement is a mandatory requirement for graduation in Egypt and hence this will serve to ensure that suitable high-quality experiences are available for all students.

     

  • Year 5: Semester 1

    PHAR 501: Independent research project

    This module involves the design, implementation and delivery of a research project.  The projects may be laboratory-based or practice-based or they may be data/literature/theory based.  Each student will have an individual project and be assessed individually.

     

     

  • Year 5: Semester 2

    PHAR 502: Advancing practice through science

    New advances in science and practice while also serving to revisit topics previously covered in the course.

     

    PHAR 503: Preparation for professional practice

    This module describes current and future roles in pharmacy and prepare the students for practice.

    The “Top 75” drugs list is extended to a “Top 100”.

     

The BPHARM Program at NGU

Assessment methods/approaches

An assessment approach has been designed alongside the curriculum that embraces the following key principles:

  • Formative assessment: Students will be given formative tests throughout the modules which will run throughout the program.
  • Summative assessments may take the form of written examinations, coursework, portfolio or reports (e.g. elective) at the end of each semester.
  • Practical/ Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (P/OSCEs).