Pharmacy And Drug Manufacturing

Faculty of Pharmacy and Drug Manufacturing Dean Welcome :

Our Dear Students,

Certainly you are proud to belong to Pharos University; this distinguished non-governmental university launched in the heart of the Bride of the Mediterranean, Alexandria.

As the ancient pharos minarets enlightened the pathway of the ships in the dark, Pharos University was founded with the objective of offering a high and standard educational program to its students and an impressive influence on the neighboring areas in Alexandria.

The Faculty of Pharmacy – Pharos University offers a well balanced high quality program, which matches and line with the international Standards The distinguished staff members of the faculty are doing their best for their students in all aspects scientifically and socially.

The university offers excellent activity opportunities for the students and values their participation in local and international events.
We are wishing you a fruitful academic life within your faculty and a lot of fun among your colleagues and staff members.

The Faculty of Pharmacy has been accredited from the National Authority for Quality Assurance and Accreditation in Education on 21/03/2016.

The faculty comprises the six following departments; between brackets are the corresponding digits for department code. Click to view courses offered and supervised by each department:

The Faculty Of Pharmacy And Drug Manufacturing Comprises The Following Facilities:

  • A well equipped Industrial Pharmacy Lab (IPL) with the aim of introducing the undergraduate students to the state of-the art technologies applied to the development of various drug dosage forms.

The IPL is divided into two large units:

  1. The Drug Manufacturing Unit: in which the student is learning the small scale production of different dosage forms.
  2. Quality Control Unit: in which the student evaluates the prepared dosage forms by carrying out the specific quality control testing.
  • Pharmacy practices and Clinical pharmacy unit designed to provide students with necessary skills and knowledge before their training in the community pharmacy and clinical pharmacy to ensure a high-quality advanced pharmaceutical practice experience.
  • Drug Research Center The center includes a number of specialized research laboratories in the field of Pharmaceutical research, and a laboratory for scientific apparatus.
  • Highly equipped lecture halls, classrooms and laboratories to serve the educational process.
  • A highly equipped library for scientific research.
  • An animal house to serve laboratory testing for students, as well as scientific research.

Career Opportunities:

  • Local and international health ministries and institutions
  • Pharmaceutical companies
  • Public Pharmacies & Hospitals Pharmacies
  • Pharmaceutical development & manufacturing
  • Scientific research and academic centers
  • Drug quality control
  • Forensic analysis of toxins
  • Analysis of food and water
  • Clinical laboratory testing
  • Health care and patients advisory services

Q: What is the minimum grade for admission at the faculty of Pharmacy and Drug Manufacturing?

A: The minimum grade for admission is set in accordance with the resolutions passed by the Supreme Council of Egyptian Universities. The minimum grade for admission was )90%( for the last academic year 2018-2019.

Q: When is the final result of admission announced?

A: After the admission phases are ended, the admission final result is announced on the official website of Pharos University and the university Facebook page, however, the student is not considered officially registered until the tuition fees are paid and the university is given a seal of approval from the Ministry of Higher Education to the student final acceptance.

Q: Is there a high priority for early applicants?

A: There is no high priority for early applicants as long as applications are submitted during the fixed enrolment period. Admission is competitive in which applicants with top scores and complete documents are considered in the first place.

Q: What is the duration of study at the faculty of Pharmacy and Drug Manufacturing? And how many courses do students take in each semester?

A:  The Old System

In accordance with the Credit Hour System, the duration of study is 5 years; two semesters in each academic year (spring and fall semesters). There is also the summer semester which is allocated for improving achieved scores or finishing uncompleted courses.

Each semester has 6-8 courses which are chosen according to the study programme of each semester.

  • The New System

Starting from the academic year 2019-2020, a new system is going to be applied. The duration of study in this system is six years (five academic years+ one year of internship), thereby the degree title is changed into “Pharm D” and “Pharm D (Clinical Pharmacy)”. The first year is allocated for studying basic sciences and specialization is made from the second year.

Q: What is the education system recently applied at the faculty of Pharmacy and Drug Manufacturing?

A: It is a new system of education, according to which the five- year academic degree (B Pharm) is substituted for “Pharm D” and “Pharm D (Clinical Pharmacy)” degrees. The duration of study of these academic degrees is six years (five academic years+ one year of internship), in addition to 100 hours of field training the student should take during summer holidays (after the third year) in public and private sector pharmacies as well as other pharmacy-related places. These degrees qualify the graduates for practicing the profession of pharmacy after passing the profession test.   

Q: What is the internship year?

A: It is the sixth year in the “Pharm D” and “Pharm D (Clinical Pharmacy)” programmes which provides the interns with periodical training in pharmacy-related places. This year of internship has a definite timetable, with different areas of training. This year of internship undergoes supervision, following-up, evaluation and documentation on the part of academic staff members.

Q: How does the student register for the courses in every semester?

A:  The student registers for the courses of the first semester through the PUA administration.             From the beginning of the second semester, the faculty assigns an academic advisor for every group of students to carry out the registration process instead. This takes place at the beginning of every semester after the academic advisor meets with each student to learn about their academic status.

Q: Is the student specialized in a certain major during his/her academic study?

A: No, the student takes courses from different areas of specialization such as:

  • Pharmaceutical Chemistry
  • Pharmacognosy and Natural Products
  • Pharmacology and Therapeutics
  • Microbiology and Immunology
  • Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmacy Practice
  • Pharmaceutics and Pharmaceutical Technology

The student chooses between “Pharm D” and “Pharm D (Clinical Pharmacy)” programmes after the first year. The duration of study of these programmes is six years (five academic years+ one year of internship).

Q: What is the main medium of instruction in the university?

A: English is the main medium of instruction in Pharos University, except in the case of the curricula of both the courses of Arabic Language and Pharmacy Legislations which are taught in Arabic language.

Q: What are the work fields and training opportunities available for “Pharm D” and “Pharm D (clinical pharmacy)” programmes?

A:

  • Pharmaceutical companies and factories.
  • Medical equipment manufacturers.
  • Cosmetics manufacturers.
  • Dietary supplements companies and factories.
  • Medicinal plants companies and factories.
  • Pharmaceutical products distributors and stores.
  • Public and private sector hospitals.
  • Centres and units providing health services.
  • Institutions affiliated to forensic medicine.
  • Ministry of Health.
  • Drug control and regulatory authorities.
  • Medical research, bioavailability and clinical studies institutes.
  • Public and private sector pharmacies.
  • Media and pharmaceutical marketing organizations.
  • Working as a faculty member/teaching assistant for holders of MSc or PhD.

Q: Are the graduates of the faculty of Pharmacy and Drug Manufacturing- Pharos University allowed to obtain the card of the Pharmacists’ Syndicate and the profession practicing licence?

A: Yes, the graduates of the faculty of Pharmacy and Drug Manufacturing are allowed to obtain all the required documents from the Pharmacists’ Syndicate to practice the pharmacy profession, taking into consideration that all the graduates of the faculties of Pharmacy all over Egypt have to undergo a unified test for obtaining the profession practicing licence. This resolution is going to be applied from the academic year 2019-2020.

Q: Are the graduates of the faculty of Pharmacy and Drug Manufacturing- Pharos University allowed to apply for postgraduate studies?

  1. Yes, they are allowed to apply for postgraduate studies at all the faculties of Pharmacy all over Egypt, with the stipulation that they meet all the required conditions.

The faculty of Pharmacy and Drug Manufacturing at Pharos University is also pleased to announce admission open for a master’s degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences.

Q: Is there an after graduation assignment for the graduates of the faculty of Pharmacy and Drug Manufacturing at Pharos University?

A: Yes, there is an after graduation assignment for the graduates of the faculty of Pharmacy and Drug Manufacturing at Pharos University, the same as the graduates of the faculties of Pharmacy at public universities.

 

1st PUA International Conference on Advances in Pharmaceutical Sciences (1st PUA- ICAPS)

Pharmaceutical sciences are more than ever involved in a multidisciplinary fashion with the ultimate goal to improve the public health and quality of life. Bearing this mission, Faculty of Pharmacy and Drug Manufacturing, Pharos University in Alexandria, Egypt has the pleasure to welcome you to the upcoming First PUA International Conference on Advances in Pharmaceutical Sciences, taking place on October 27-29, 2015 at Pharos University in Alexandria, Egypt.

This conference will provide a platform for pharmaceutical researchers, academics, undergraduate students, industrial pharmaceutical executives, investors, marketing people and governmental policymakers from different countries to showcase their know-how and experiences in the field of pharmaceutical sciences. Challenges and opportunities will be discussed through exchange of ideas and collaboration.

Summer field training in Faculty of Pharmacy is required in two summers after the Junior and Mid-senior studies with a total of 360 hours (awarded 12 CR). Junior field training is the pre-requisite training for mid-senior field training in which juniors involve only the community pharmacy training, while mid-seniors expand the training fields to hospitals, pharmaceutical companies and medical representatives in addition to the community pharmacies. The final result is shown as NP (Non-grade pass) or NF (Non-grade fail). All students pass the required field training are given certificates by the Faculty. All training records are retrievable in the electronic database. Click here

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Why did you go to PUA for student exchange?

The chance to visit Africa, and more specific an Arab country with so much history as Egypt has, made the decision very easy. PUA offered the necessities and quality needed for my bachelor thesis to be conducted.

How long was the exchange period?

The exchange lasted 8 weeks in total.

How have you been chosen for the exchange?

Prof. Andrew Martin from KTH scouted for students to participate in a collaboration with PUA and KTH, me and my colleagues applied and were accepted.

What do you think are the differences between studying at PUA and KTH?

The difference is a more direct contact or line of communication in PUA compared to KTH. The relationships between pupils and professors are more personal than in KTH. Moreover, the learning is more of a practical character in PUA than in KTH, where the approach is often more theoretical and is conducted to bring discussion.

Did PUA staff, professors, researcher and others that you met been helpful and easy to communicate, discuss and cooperate

They have been excellent in supporting all causes, the communication line is very clear and everyone, including students, are very generous and show great hospitality. Our Egyptian colleagues, whom we collaborate with, have excellent knowledge in their field and are easy to discuss with.

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Why did you go to (KTH Royal Institute of Technology) for staff exchange?

The main objectives of this mobility are:
- Explore the master program in Electrical Engineering in KTH.
- Investigate the availability of joint undergraduate projects submission.
- Acquire new teaching and learning skills from KTH.
- Reinforcement the cooperation between KTH and PUA.

How long was the exchange period?

A month.

How have you been chosen to this visit?

Through a presentation in front of the vice president and the international relations coordinator of PUA University. The presentation includes my goals to this grant of the Erasmus+ staff mobility program and this is done after the submission of the motivation letter and my CV to them.

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Why did you go to the School of Pharmacy, University of Eastern Finland for staff exchange?

I consider the visit to the School of Pharmacy, UEF, as a lifetime experience that I believe it is a milestone in my career. It is a significant opportunity to discover innovative and different teaching and research techniques as well as to explore new foreign culture that is definitely motivational and very inspirational to my career

How long was the exchange period?

The exchange period was 8 days

How have you been chosen to this visit?

The journey started after my motivation letter was selected by Prof. Dr. Maged ElGhazouly, Dean of the Faculty of Pharmacy and Drug Manufacturing. I was one of 5 lecturers who were chosen to present their motivations to contribute in such exchange program in front of Prof. Dr. Mahmoud Mohey ElDin, President of Pharos University in Alexandria and Prof. Dr. Nourhan Fanaky, Vice President for Education and Students Affairs.

How do studies and researches at School of Pharmacy, University of Eastern Finland differ in comparison to your previous experience?

I think they are different in the time and resources available for their research. In addition, most of them are working as a multidisciplinary team which collaborate together for successful publications

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Why did you go to KTH for staff exchange?

To gain more experience about teaching methods, to get introduced to a new culture, to widen my professional network, to know more about the curriculum of the courses in the KTH and compare it to ours in PUA. My main mission was about the BIM courses to transfer the way of teaching and to know all the courses that are taught in the KTH as PUA is starting to teach this new technology.

How long was the exchange period?

It was one month.

How have you been chosen to this visit?

I have been chosen through a process that started by a call to all the staff members for whoever wants to submit a motivation letter to be chosen. Then there was an interview with the faculty of engineering dean and head of departments. Then there was an interview with the head of international relations and the representatives of university’s president.

How do studies and researches at KTH differ in comparison to your previous experience?

It differs a lot as the number of years for the university education at the KTH are 3 for bachelor degree and most of the students there continue post graduate studies for 2 years to complete their master’s degree. One of the great differences is that all the master or PhD thesis are concerned with the industry to solve problems or to renovate the technology of construction.

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Why did you go to (Royal Institue of Technology KTH) for staff exchange?

My trip was part of a grant of the Erasmus+ Staff Mobility Program. The main purpose of the trip was to adopt new teaching methods, interactive learning methods and assessment methods. In addition, visit the laboratories and workshops. Another personal purpose was to network with people interested in the field of my PhD research and exchange knowledge with them.

How long was the exchange period?

The exchange period was for 10 days.

How have you been chosen to this visit?

I applied for it at the PUA. The application included a motivation letter, my CV and a valid IELTS certificate. Then I have done a presentation on the purpose of my application to this visit. The attendees of the presentation were the Vice President of the PUA and the International Relations Coordinator at the PUA.

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Why did you go to (KTH)for staff exchange?

I went there as a part of ICM program among the agreement between KTH and PUA

How long was the exchange period?

10 days

How do studies and researches at (KTH) differ in comparison to your previous experience?

There educaltional system consists of 3-years program BSc and 2 years Msc. The computer and electrical engineering are merged in one schoo;

Did (KTH) staff, professors, researcher and others that you met been helpful and easy to communicate, discuss and cooperate

Yes,

Could you describe a regular day as a student or teacher at (KTH)?

Student : attend lectures and lab sessions Teacher : give lectures, participate in meetings related to research projects

What was the best part of your experience at (KTH)?

Meeting with master programs directors and advanced abs

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What made you chose PUA to study?

Being best authentic private university in Alexandria with highly qualified cooperative Teaching staff from professors to demonstrators is reason enough for anyone to join your University.

Why did you go to (University of Eastern Finland) for student exchange?

In my opinion, the university announced for scholarship was a great opportunity to discover their teaching methods and facilities whilst still student in PUA, as well as experience first-hand the European scandanavian culture.

How long was the exchange period?

About four months since 3rd/sept/2018 to 20th/dec/2018

How have you been chosen for the exchange?

By assessing applicant English proficiency, recommendation letter from my professors, motivation letter and interviews was also done to assess student social and academic background as well as their overall character.

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What made you chose PUA to study?

I choose Pharos University because it is one of the top 10 universities in the Republic of Egypt and its close relationship between other international universities, especially the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH)

Why did you go to (KTH) for student exchange?

To gain experience of travel without parents and self-reliance and to see the cultures of other countries

How long was the exchange period?

It was 3 months

How have you been chosen for the exchange?

I think because I worked hard to study architecture and got the highest grades and excelled at the University of Pharos

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What made you chose PUA to study?

Because of the excellent educational level offered by pharos university.

Why did you go to (KTH) for student exchange?

To gain a new experience and knew the difference between education in Egypt and abroad.

How long was the exchange period?

3 months

How have you been chosen for the exchange?

I was nominated by my department then I have passed the language test and an interview with university administration.

What do you think are the differences between studying at PUA and (KTH)?

The biggest difference is that students there depend on themselves a lot in the education.

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What made you chose PUA to study?

I choose Pharos University to study because I knew about the agreement dual bachelor degree from both KTH and PUA which gives international exposure. Also its one of the best University for the education perspectives.

Why did you go to KTH for student exchange?

To gain experience, knowledge. Also to explore different cultures and know the least technology and trend in architecture.

How long was the exchange period?

3 months

How have you been chosen for the exchange?

First I have been writing my CV and motivation letter. Second I have been through 2 interviews and English test.

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What made you chose PUA to study? 

 I choose Pharos University to study because it is one of the universities that help on producing good generations.

 Why did you go to (KTH) for student exchange?

To gain experience and knowledge from other countries that could help me in my future sake concerning the Architecture Engineering. 

How long was the exchange period? 

3 months 

How have you been chosen for the exchange? 

 By owning high grades, good communication skills and language.

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Why did you go to PUA for student exchange? 

  I heard about the transportation project from my teacher at KTH. I chose PUA for exhange to write my bachelor thesis.

How long was the exchange period?  

3 months. 

 How have you been chosen for the exchange?

By my teacher at KTH. 

What do you think are the differences between studying at PUA and (KTH)? 

  I have nit participated in any courses but otherwise, there are differences such as school rules, computer lab.

Did PUA staff, professors, researcher and others that you met been helpful and easy to communicate, discuss and cooperate.  

Yes, they have been helpful all the period and it was easy to communicate with them.  

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What made you chose PUA to study?

Because it is one of best universities in Alexandria.

Why did you go to KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm for student exchange?

It was a good chance to gain experience.

How long was the exchange period?

Three months.

How have you been chosen for the exchange?

I have been chosen by my professors.

What do you think are the differences between studying at PUA and KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm?

The students at KTH is more independent.

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What made you chose PUA to study?

As Pharos is one from the best universities in Egypt, it was recommended for me.

Why did you go to (KTH) for student exchange?

It was the best chance ever to learn a lot about everything, their way of studying, their work during their lectures and tutorial.

How long was the exchange period?

It was for 3 months.

How have you been chosen for the exchange?

I was able to get the highest grades so that I could get my professors' nomination and I worked hard on it

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