Overview

School of Health and Allied Sciences has Masters of Pharmaceutical Sciences (M. Pharm.) in Clinical Pharmacy program which is 2 years long with 4 semesters.

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for applying to the program, the candidate shall possess B. Pharm. degree of Pokhara University with a minimum CGPA of 2.5 out of 4 scales or 55% equivalent B. Pharm. degree of any other university, recognized by Pokhara University. The candidate also must be registered with Nepal Pharmacy Council.

Documents to be submitted

  1. Completely filled and duly signed application form.
  2. Three copies of recent passport size photographs.
  3. Self-attested copies of academic documents (mark sheet/transcript, character certificate) for SLC and above, along with migration certificate, council certificate and citizenship certificate.
  4. Candidates who fail to submit all the documents by the deadline will not be allowed to attend entrance examination.
  5. Applicant must bring the original copies of academic documents while submitting the application form for verification.

Application and examination fee

  1. Applicant should pay NRs. 1000 (nonrefundable) for application form.
  2. Above mentioned amount should be deposited in the given bank accounts of FAC. OF HEALTH SCIENCES (PU);
    Current Account Number – 01700300058337000001 (Kamana Bikash Bank Ltd., Dhungepatan Branch)
    PRIVILEGD Current Account Number – 01504886PC (Nepal Bangladesh Bank Ltd., Pokhara Branch)

 

Entrance syllabus
M. Pharm. (Clinical Pharmacy):

  1. Pharmacology (25%),
  2. Pharmaceutics (Physical Pharmacy, Dosages Forms and Formulation, Industrial Pharmacy) (25%),
  3. Pharmaceutical Chemistry (25%)
  4. Biopharmaceutics and Clinical Pharmacy (25%)
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Objectives

The course of M. Pharm. are designed to achieve the following targeted objective:

  • To provide adequate educational facilities to students for career in pharmacy profession.
  • Study and strengthen the existing pharmacy practices in the public and private sector organizations through continuous education and training.
  • To provide adequate knowledge and practical skill for rewarding career in natural medicine research and pharmaceutical care practice in different settings.
  • To assist pharmaceutical and related organizations in solving their problems by providing consultancy services.
  • To contribute to the scientific community through research and publications.

Course Structure

Semester I
Total Credits : 15
  • Clinical Pharmacy I 3 hrs
  • Applied Therapeutics I 3 hrs
  • Hospital and Community Pharmacy 3 hrs
  • Instrumental Analysis and Quality Assurance 3 hrs
  • Clinical Pharmacy Laboratory I 1 hr
  • Instrumental Analysis and Quality Assurance 1 hr
  • Clinical Pharmacy Seminar I 1 hr
Total Credits : 14
  • Clinical Pharmacy II 3 hrs
  • Applied Therapeutics II 3 hrs
  • Pharmacoeconomics and Pharmacoepidemiology 3 hrs
  • Clinical Clerkship I 3 hrs
  • Clinical Pharmacy Laboratory II 1 hr
  • Clinical Pharmacy Seminar II 1 hr
Total Credits : 11
  • Health Research Methods 3 hrs
  • Pharmaceutical Jurisprudence 1 hr
  • Clinical Clerkship II 3 hrs
  • Community Field Practice 3 hrs
  • Drug Information and Pharmacovigilance 1 hr
Total Credits : 9
  • Critical Literature Review 2 hrs
  • Thesis 7 hrs

Notes:

  1. Two months Community Field Practice (Third Semester) will be held in the field as arranged by the Department
  2. Six months compulsory research/project work (Fourth Semester) in the Final Year. The Thesis / Report of the Project work should be submitted in the Department with defense.

Career Opportunity

After obtaining the M.Pharm, the pharmacy graduates will be eligible for rewarding employment in the following situations:

  • Pharmaceutical Industry
  • Hospitals
  • Drug dispensing establishment
  • Governmental drug administrations
  • Academia
  • Drug research laboratory
  • Health research institutes
  • Natural Medicine Research Institutes
  • NGOs/INGOs

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