Doctor of Pharmacy Program(Pharm D)
This department provides a supporttive learning environmemt where student will gain advanced practical expirience and acquire a conprehensive skill set that will enable them a critical and reflective approach to reseach and practice in phamacy.we provide service for high quality proffessionals to serve the needs of society in need of pharmacy and phamaceutical sciences.This will be achieve throug our already establish cooperation with hospitals and medical and phamaceuticalinstitutions in and out of cameroon.
Our mission is to provide high quality professionals, through our educational program to serve the needs of society in Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences. This will be achieved also through cooperation with hospitals and medical and pharmaceutical institutions in and out of Cameroon.
Goals of the Programme of Study in Pharmacy
To develop and provide an innovative educational programme that promotes life-
To develop and provide, innovative leaders in the pharmaceutical care and medication therapy of patients;
To provide an innovative educational programme to enable licensed practitioners to acquire the skills necessary for life-
To develop an internationally recognized programme of pure and applied research in the Pharmaceutical Sciences in selected areas of relevance to Cameroon, Africa and the world with regard to achieving the Millennium Development Goals.
Objectives of the Pharm D degree Programme
The practitioner of Pharmacy is a vital part of the total health care system. Medications constitute an important part of the management of diseases and the acute shortage in the specialists in drugs has resulted in the inability of the Cameroon Health System to achieve its basic goals, one of them being to improve the quality of life of individual patients.
Pharmacists are the only healthcare professionals with a unique knowledge of medicines from manufacture to their use in patients, spanning discovery, synthesis, formulation, manufacturing, quality assurance, distribution, therapeutics and monitoring. The objectives of the programme are:
To equip students pursuing pharmacy studies with the knowledge, competencies and skills for professional practice;
To train a cadre of pharmacy practitioners who would operate effectively as members of the healthcare team in primary prevention and treatment, in hospitals, industry and the community;
To produce graduates who would be propelled to continue self-
To provide the quality of training that would lead graduates to postgraduate programmes in Pharmacy studies and related areas.
To produce graduates who have a commitment to the lifelong learning necessary for pharmacists to remain experts in the safe and effective use and distribution of medications to patients
Entry into this program is by a competitive entrance examination managed by the CATUC.
Entrance Examination requirement
Eligible candidates for this examination are those who satisfy ANY ONE of the following requirements :
1) a. "O" level requirements
General Certificate Education with good passes in at least six subjects including English Language, French Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology.
b. "A" level requirements
Candidates must have a high score in the following three subjects, namely: Biology, Chemistry and Physics at the Advanced Level General Certificate of Education at one sitting in addition to the Ordinary level’s qualifications.
2. Probatoire and Baccalauréat
Candidates with good passes in the Probatoire and Baccalauréat in the C and D series are eligible to apply.
3. Other requirements
Candidates with a Bachelor’s degree (at least Second Class Honours) from a recognized university in Chemistry or the Biological Sciences are eligible to apply. Passes in subjects in all other equivalent examinations must be interpreted by the Catholic University of Cameroon (CATUC), Bamenda before eligibility of the candidates can be determined.
Future, Career and Employment Opportunities
Pharmacy offers a wide range of career options from providing healthcare in the communities (community pharmacists) to participating in ward rounds, clinical pharmacy duties and outpatient clinics (hospital pharmacists), to running disease management clinics in health centres or GP clinics (primary care pharmacists) to pursuing medicines research in industry and academia.