RAK Medical and Health Sciences University is First Medical University in the UAE to Obtain Five Stars in QS Stars Rating     College of Pharmacy at RAK Medical and Health Sciences University has obtained dual national and international accreditation for its Bachelor of Pharmacy program from the American Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) and the Commission for Academic Accreditation (CAA)     All Programs are accredited by Ministry of Education, UAE.    All our programs are recognized by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Program Outcomes

Bachelor of Pharmacy (B Pharm) 2021-2024

Bachelor of Pharmacy Program (B.Pharm.) is aligned at level seven of the ten level Qualification Framework Emirates comprises of 4 ½ years’ duration with four years of course work and 6 months of practice school.

The total number of credits is 160.

  • General Education: 21 Credits
  • Bio Medical Courses: 10 Credits
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences, including Practice School: 129 Credits

Goals & Objectives

The curriculum has been developed to provide learning opportunities enabling the students to acquire fundamental knowledge, develop basic skills and competence, relevant to health care in the context of patients and community.

The 4 ½ year curriculum has been designed to achieve the following goals:

  • Provide a comprehensive pharmaceutical education leading to B.Pharm Degree.
  • Prepare for an evidence based pharmacy practice in the changing health care environment of the 21st Century.
  • Integrate the basic sciences with pharmaceutical sciences to enable the students to apply their knowledge to health care.
  • Impart pharmaceutical knowledge with skills to enable the students to deliver efficient pharmaceutical care.
  • Develop a professional and compassionate approach in the implementation and management of health care.
  • Provide a practice and community based pharmacy education program.
  • Prepare pharmacists who can function effectively in the multidisciplinary health care system.

Program Learning Outcomes
A. Knowledge
1 Describe the required knowledge of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Administrative and Practice related components to formulate evidence-based care plans to offer enhanced patient care.
2 Illustrate the scientific basis of health, disease, and treatment of common medical conditions in the society, accommodating the local cultural values, beliefs and practice.
3 Integrate the pathological, genomics and molecular basis of disease modalities to diagnose common conditions and recommend to prescribe the most effective and safest treatment for the patient.
4 Describe the synthesis, extraction, formulation, analysis, therapeutic efficacy and safety of pharmaceutical agents, including cosmetics and herbal medicines to promote health, wellness and preventive care.
5 Recognize the ethical principles, practice standards and their implications in different practice settings.

B. Skills
6 Apply the various concepts and components of foundational, pharmaceutical, and clinical sciences in different practice settings such as community, hospital and industry.
7 Apply the knowledge of pharmaceutical sciences for optimal utilization of drugs by solving therapeutic problems of patients accurately.
8 Communicate effectively using appropriate language skills and processes with patients, their caregivers, and healthcare providers.
9 Demonstrate emotional self-awareness and empathy to address patient’s problems considering individualized care plans and assessments.
10 Educate patients to empower and motivate them to adopt health-promoting behaviors.
11 Implement appropriate research tools, strategies, scientific evidence, and new information associated with the practice of pharmacy in different practice settings
12 Interpret various scientific literature, pharmaceutical calculations, and pharmaceutical care services in ethically and professionally.
13 Utilize information technology, artificial intelligence, human and physical resources to solve complex and unpredictable problems to provide patient-centered pharmaceutical care services, and optimize the medication use systems.
14 Design different pharmaceuticals, including herbals and cosmetics considering the latest standards and technology.
C. Competence
C1 Autonomy & Responsibility
15 Exhibit innovative and entrepreneurial thinking in developing professional and career-related goals and objectives.
16 Work effectively in a team, engaging in professional collaborative activities and displaying effective self-management and leadership abilities.
C2 Role in context
17 Function with full autonomy in a technical and supervisory context with high self-confidence during professional practice and while working with others.
18 Abide by the local, national, and relevant international regulations, guidelines, moral and ethical codes governing pharmacy practice.
C3 Self-Development
19 Manage complex, unpredictable, unfamiliar and varying work procedures, adversities and problems in the workplace.
20 Demonstrate responsibility for professional development in a complex working environment with a commitment to excellence.