PharmD Program duration is six years, five academic years and one year of internship.
During the first academic year, pharmaceutical basic sciences will be taught whereas during the next four years, academic, professional pharmaceutical and clinical sciences will be studied. The program applies advanced teaching and practical learning strategies and developed evaluation methods to enable the student’s acquisition of competencies in various pharmaceutical fields.
It allows the student to practice the pharmacy career in different pharmaceutical fields, giving him the opportunity to concentrate on the area of specialty he aims to work in after graduation through optional courses offered in the final stages of the program, internship year and graduation project.
The internship period is designed to offer the student rotating training sessions in different pharmaceutical areas (such as pharmaceutical manufacturing, drug control and regulation, sales and marketing, hospitals, and medical centers), concentrating on students’ chosen areas of specialty. So, we aim to prepare students to work in the pharmaceutical area they, choose by helping them to have good training and asking them to submit a graduation project in the same field. This period includes 100 in-site training hours in community, governmental and hospital pharmacies during summer vacations. After graduation, students will have to work in the same area of specialty they have chosen for 2 years to become a specialist pharmacist.
The study in the PharmD undergraduate programs is in credit hours and full time mode.
The duration of study in the undergraduate PharmD program is five years (five levels divided into 10 semesters) full time study according to the system of credit hours adopted in addition to an advanced training year (internship) in the workplace (5+1). In addition, 100 hours of actual field training in local and governmental pharmacies and hospital pharmacies are required during summer vacations after the end of the third level and before starting the internship year. The academic year is divided into three semesters:
- The fall semester starts at the beginning of the fourth week of September and continues for not less than 15 weeks, excluding the midterm and final examinations.
- The spring semester starts at the beginning of the third week of February and continues for not less than 15 weeks, excluding the midterm and the final examinations.
- The summer semester, which is a condensed semester, starts at the beginning of the first week of July and continues for not less than 8 weeks, excluding the final examinations.
The registration for any course should take place before each semester, after satisfying all registration requirements and the payment of tuition fees set by the University Council.
The student is not allowed to attend the final exam of a course unless he/she attended at least 75% of the study hours of the course. In this case, the student will be considered as “Forced Withdrawn” and the course will appear in his certificate as (FW), and will not be accounted in calculating the CGPA. The student should pay a new fee of the credit hours of the FW (Forced Withdrawn), W (Withdrawn) and WF (Withdrawn Failing) courses when he/she repeats it.
The undergraduate courses are coded according to the following scheme:
AAA: Program code offering the course N1: Class level (1-5) in which the course is typically offered. N2: Semester (1 or 2) in which the course is typically offered. N3: Sequence of the courses among its specialized area.
Pharmacy areas of specializations and their codes are as follow:
|Code||Area Specialization Name|
|PIP||Pharmaceutics and Industrial Pharmacy|
|PMI||Microbiology and Immunology|
|PBM||Biochemistry and Molecular Biology|
|PCT||Pharmacology and Toxicology|
MED: Medical courses and NPC: Non-Pharmaceutical Courses.
The final grade and the grade point in a course are based on the total aggregate of marks earned from all activities done in the course including periodicals, practical, oral, and final written exam as shown in the study plan tables. The minimum success limit for a student to pass is 60% (Except for the human rights course and university requirements, where the minimum pass rate is 50% and is not added to the student’s cumulative GPA) and the student must attain minimum 30% of the final written examination marks. Final grades for courses shall be recorded as follows:
|≥ 90% -less than 95%||3.70||A|
|≥ 85%-less than 90%||Very good||3.30||B+|
|≥ 80%-less than 85%||3.00||B|
|≥ 75%-less than 80%||Good||2.70||C+|
|≥ 70%-less than 75%||2.30||C|
|≥ 65%-less than 70%||Pass||2.00||D+|
|≥ 60%-less than 65%||1.70||D|
|Less than 60%||Fail||1.00||F|
Total grade points secured divided by the total Credit Hours taken shall be computed as Grade Point Average (GPA). A student is declared to have passed the semester examinations when he/she passes in all the courses of the semester having minimum GPA of 2.00. To obtain PharmD undergraduate degree, the student must successfully pass 179 credit hours for all areas of specializations with an average score of not less than GPA 2.00.
In addition to the above grade, the following grades may appear in the student semester transcript.
W I Work incomplete due to circumstances beyond the student’s control approved by PharmD program council. Withdrawn; a student was enrolled in a credit course and withdrew from the course before the tenth week.
WF Withdrawn failing; a student was enrolled in a credit course and withdrew from the course after the tenth week.
FW Forced withdrawal; Students who do not achieve the minimum attendance of the course sessions.
A course in which the grade F, FW or WF is received will not counted toward degree requirements. If the student fails a course (gets F grade), he should repeat the course (full attendance and performing all activities including examinations), according to the following rules:
- The student gets the grade of the course after repeating. This grade is the recent grade and will be counted in the cumulative GPA and will be reflected in the student’s transcript.
- The student should pay the full credit hours’ fees for the repeated course. A course in which the grade of F is received is not counted toward degree requirements until the grade F is replaced by grade A, B, C, or D. The semester GPA is the sum of all quality points (quality points of a course = course credit hours x grade points of the course) for one semester for grades A+, A, B+, B, C+, C, D+, D, WF, and F divided by the sum of all corresponding semester credit hours.
Grades IF and I are excluded from all grade-point computation. The cumulative GPA is computed similarly using all the grades received by the student.
TO CALCULATE G.P.A. FOR ONE SEMESTER:
- Multiply the point value of the letter grade by the number of credit hours. The result is the quality points earned.
- Total the credit hours for the semester.
- Total the quality points for the semester.
- Divide the total quality points by the total credit hours.
- The result is the G.P.A. for the semester.
TO CALCULATE CUMULATIVE G.P.A.
- Calculate G.P.A. for each semester.
- Total the credit hours from all semesters.
- Total the quality points from all semesters.
- Divide the total quality points for all semesters by the total credit hours for all semesters.
- The result is the cumulative G.P.A. An honorary degree is awarded to a student who has a minimum cumulative average of 3.7 in every semester of study in credit hours program. The award of the honorary degree requires that the student has not received an F in any course of study inside or outside EJUST. A student will be transferred from level 1 to level 2 after successfully completing 36 credit hours, and from level 2 to level 3 after successfully completing 70 credit hours, from level 3 to level 4 after completing 108 credit hours, and from level 4 to level 5 after successfully completing 145 credit hours.
REPETITION OF COURSES
Courses in which a student received a grade of D+, or D may be repeated. Repetition more than once requires the approval of the PharmD Program Council. If a student takes the same course more than once, all grades will appear on the student's record. The student will receive credit for the course only once which is the most recently earned grade and will be used in computing the cumulative GPA. This is used only for the first repeated 18 credit hours. In case of further repetition, after the first 18 credit hours repeated The student will receive credit for the course only once which is the most recently earned grade and will be used in computing the cumulative GPA. The student should pay a new fee of the credit hours of any repeated course.