Our Mission is
to excel in the field of education, research, pharmacy practice, and community service
- enhance educational excellence by providing challenging, relevant, and state-of-the-art coursework by specialized faculty; by advancing the diversity of students, faculty, and staff.
- To teach and trai-students to develop professional skills.
- develop essential and soft skills such as professional communication skills, leadership, and entrepreneurship, interprofessional and transprofessional skills, critical thinking, ethics, and responsibility.
- To improve health through research in the biomedical and pharmaceutical science
- To establish a partnership with the community to create a safer environment for Jeddah city, Saudi Arabia and the region.
The pharmacy program offers Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm D) degree. A total of 205 credit hours are required for completion of the Pharm-D degree. The program has two main departments; clinical pharmacy department and pharmaceutical sciences department. The clinical pharmacy department includes all courses related to pharmacy practice in hospitals, therapeutics, pharmacy administration and management. The pharmaceutical sciences department consists of all courses related to basic pharmaceutical education as analytical, organic & medicinal chemistry, pharmacology and pharmacognosy as well as those courses related to pharmacy practice in areas other than the hospital as pharmaceutics and complementary and alternative medicine.
The Pharm-D curriculum in BMC is divided into four stages.
- The first stage is
- the Preparatory Year during which students learn basic sciences necessary for health profession education. Courses in this year include biology, chemistry, biophysics, mathematics, biostatistics beside Arabic, English, medical terminology, computer, study skills and Islamic medical ethics.
- The second stage is
- the preclinical professional stage which includes two years, during which students learn medical and basic pharmaceutical sciences related to the pharmacy profession. During the first year of this stage students study medical courses including Anatomy,Pphysiology, Biochemistry, General Immunology and Basic Pharmaceutical science-courses including Pharmaceutical Organic Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Analytical Chemistry, Pharmaceutics, Communication Skills in Pharmacy and Introduction to Pharmacy Profession. The second year of this stage includes Pathophysiology, Pharmaceutical Microbiology, Pharmacognosy, Basic Toxicology, Pharmacology, Pharmaceutics, Pharmaceutical care lab, “drug discovery, Design and Development”, Medicinal Chemistry and Drug Information Services & Literature Analysis & Interpretation.
- The third stage is
- the clinical professional stage which includes two academic years during which students are taken to study clinical pharmacy courses beside some supporting courses. During this stage students study clinical pharmacy courses including eight courses of PharmacotHerapy, Pharmacy Informatics, Evidence based pharmacy, Pharmacoeconomics, Pharmaceutical Marketing & Management, Clinical aspects of Drug Interaction, Metabolism & Pharmacogenomics, Clinical Pharmacokinetics, Pharmacoepidemiology, Introduction to Pharmacy Research and Special Topics in Pharmacy Research besides Pharmaceutical Sciences courses including Pharmacology, Complimentary & Alternative Medicine, Pharmacy Ethics & Law, Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Industries.
- The fourth stage is
- represented by the sixth year “clerkship” where students have clinical training in the hospital. Students rotations include medical wards which are cardiology, internal medicine, surgical intensive care unit, rheumatology, ambulatory care, emergency & critical care medicine, organ transplantation, paediatrics, oncology & haematology and neurology. This year includes the training in different pharmaceutical fields which are drug Information services, poison control & toxicology, industrial pharmacy, nutritional support, community pharmacy practice, pharmaceutical marketing, pharmacoeconomics, research & study designs, therapeutic quality assurance and pharmaceutical regulatory affairs. Some of areas are elective. During this final stage students prepare the graduation project under the supervision of faculty members in one of the pharmaceutical sciences areas.
Pharm. D. Ten Core Competencies
Competency / Elements of the Competency
- ‘Patient-centred’ care
- Assess patients, including identifying and prioritizing patient problems and medication-related needs.
- Evaluate drug therapy for appropriateness, effectiveness, safety, adherence, and affordability.
- Develop/initiate therapeutic plans and address medication-related problems.
- Follow up on and monitor the outcomes of therapeutic plans.
- Collaborate with other members of the health care team to achieve optimal patient outcomes across the continuum of care.
- Apply knowledge of the roles and responsibilities of other health care team members to patient care.
- Professionalism and ethics
- Uphold the highest standards of integrity and honesty.
- Apply the ethical and legal principles in clinical care, research, education, or community service.
- Serve as a credible role model/leader for students, trainees, and colleagues by exhibiting the values and behaviors of a professional.
- Communicate effectively with patients, their families, and other health professionals and stakeholders.
- Provide clear and concise consultations to other health professionals.
- Develop professional written communications that are appropriate to the audience.
- Use verbal communications tailored to varied clinical and patient-specific environments.
- Communicate with appropriate levels of assertiveness, confidence, empathy, and respect.
- Lead by example by acting to ensure patient safety and quality within the pharmacy environment
- Motivate others and see errors, problems and challenges as learning experiences.
- Interprofessional teamwork
- Recognize the value and structure of the pharmacy team and of a multi-professional team
- Participate, collaborate and advise on therapeutic decision-making and uses appropriate referral in a multi-professional team
- Reasoning and judgment using Evidence-based practice and research
- Demonstrate the ability to identify and define problems, critically compare options, make timely decisions or recommendations, identify uncertainties, and use findings to improve outcomes in light of evolving evidence.
- Demonstrate the ability to access, evaluate, and apply relevant scientific knowledge to support evidence-based health care, disease prevention, health promotion, and discovery.
- Manufactures and compounds medicines
- Demonstrate the ability to perform pharmaceutical calculations accurately
- Effectively use technical skills to prepare pharmaceutical products as appropriate to their practice setting
- Prepare pharmaceutical products according to the standards required including local standard operating procedures (SOPs), guidelines, or good manufacturing practice (GMP) as appropriate.
- Reviews and dispenses medicines accurately
- Validate prescriptions and Manage, organize and prioritize the dispensing of prescriptions according to professional judgement and up to date clinical knowledge
- Screen and manage the prescription for any potential clinical problems including therapeutic duplication, interaction with other medicinal products (including interactions with non-prescription medicinal products, herbal products or foods), incorrect dosage or duration of treatment, allergic reactions and clinical abuse and/or misuse
- Health promotion
- Provide information, advice and education for patients and the public on health awareness, disease prevention and control, and healthy lifestyle and wellness
- Research skills
- Possess the skills to initiate research and practice development activities
- Understand and adhere to ethical research principles
Head Of Program Message
Welcome to Pharmacy Program at Batterjee Medical College. As you explore our website you will discover an outstanding community of faculty, practitioners, students and staff working together to advance and influence education, research and practice in pharmacy and the pharmaceutical sciences. Pharmacy Program has over 10 years of history and our graduates rank among the top in the country in scientific knowledge, clinical expertise, the ability to think creatively and solve complex problems, and to adapt to diverse environments. Our program awards the PharmD degree, which will prepare you to work in all sectors of the profession of pharmacy. An overview of the College is not complete without stating how proud we are of the successes achieved by our students. Please check BMC Graduates magazine to see role models from Pharmacy Program and their success story. I strongly encourage you to find out more about us through this site, and of course you are very welcome to come and visit us and see for yourself what makes this such an inspiring place to be. Sincerely,
Dr. Nehmat Ghaboura, Acting Head of Pharmacy Program
Career Pathway and Advice
- Hospital Pharmacy
- Community pharmacy
- Pharmaceutical Company / industries
- Government's health and environmental agencies
- Forensic medicine sector (Ministry of Health)
- Official medicine sectors and alternative medicine centers
- Private practices
Doctor of Pharmacy Curriculum
First Year: Preparatory YearSecond Year: Preclinical Professional First Year
Course Number Course Name Course credit ANTPH 201 Anatomy I 3 ANTPH 202 Anatomy II 3 PHYSPH 201 Physiology I 3 PHYSPH 202 Physiology II 3 BCHPH 201 Biochemistry I 2 BCHPH 202 Biochemistry II 3 PH 201 Pharmaceutics I 3 PH 202 Pharmaceutics II 3 PH 203 Pharmaceutical Organic Chemistry I 3 PH 204 Pharmaceutical Organic Chemistry II 3 PH 205 Pharmaceutical Analytical Chemistry I 3 PH 206 Communication Skills in Pharmacy 1 PH 207 Introduction to Pharmacy Profession 1 PH 208 Pharmaceutical Analytical Chemistry II 3 IMMPH 201 General Immunology 2
Third Year: Preclinical Professional Second Year
Course Number Course Name Course credit PPHYSPH 301 Pathophysiology I 2 PPHYSPH 302 Pathophysiology II 2 MICPH 301 Pharmaceutical Microbiology I 3 MICPH 302 Pharmaceutical Microbiology II 3 PH 301 Pharmacognosy 3 PH 302 Basic Toxicology 2 PH 303 Pharmaceutics III 3 PH 304 Pharmaceutics IV 2 PH 305 Medicinal Chemistry I 3 PH 306 Pharmacology I 4 PH 307 Pharmacology II 4 PH 308 Pharmaceutical Care Lab I 1 PH 309 Pharmaceutical Care Lab II 1 PH 310 Drug Discovery, Design & Development 1 PH 311 Drug Information Services & Literature Analysis & Interpretation 2
Fourth Year: Clinical Professional First Year
Course Number Course Name Course credit PH 401 Pharmacology III 2 PH 402 Pharmacology IV 2 PH 403 Complimentary & Alternative Medicine I 3 PH 404 Complimentary & Alternative Medicine II 2 PH 405 Pharmacotherapy I (Dermatology & Endocrinology) 3 PH 406 Pharmacotherapy II (Nephrology & Gastroenterology) 3 PH 407 Pharmacotherapy III (Cardiology & Pulmonary) 3 PH 408 Pharmacotherapy IV (Neurology & Psychiatry) 3 PH 409 Medicinal Chemistry II 2 PH 410 Medicinal Chemistry III 2 PH 411 Biopharmaceutics & Pharmacokinetics 2 PH 412 Pharmaceutical Care Lab III 3 PH 413 Introduction to Pharmacy Informatics 2 PH 414 Evidence Based Pharmacy 2 PH 415 Pharmaceutical Industries 2 PH 416 Pharmacy Law & Ethics 1
Fifth Year: Clinical Professional Second Year
Course Number Course Name Course credit PH 501 Clinical Pharmacokinetics 2 PH 502 Pharmacy Administration (Special Topics) 2 PH 503 Pharmacotherapy V (Hematology & Oncology) 3 PH 504 Pharmacotherapy VI (Infectious Disease & Tropical Medicine) 3 PH 505 Pharmacotherapy VII ( Immunology & Immunotherapeutic) 3 PH 506 Pharmacotherapy VIII (Pediatrics & Nutrition & Geriatrics) 3 PH 507 Patient Assessment & Care 2 PH 508 Scientific Writing & Seminar 2 PH 509 Clinical Aspects of Drug Interactions, Metabolism, & Pharmacogenomics 2 PH 510 Introduction to Research Pharmacy 2 PH 511 Pharmacoeconomics & Drug Treatment Outcomes 2 PH 512 Pharmacoepidemiolology 2 PH 513 Pharmaceutical Marketing & Management 1 PH 514 Special Topics in Pharmacy Research 2 PH 515 Elective Course 2
Sixth Year: Internship Rotation
Rotation Number Rotation Name Course credit Mandatory Rotations INTPH 608 Ambulatory Care 3 INTPH 609 Emergency/Critical Care Medicine 3 Internal Medicine Electives: THREE rotations at 3 credit hours per rotation INTPH 601 Cardiology 3 INTPH 602 Pulmonary 3 INTPH 603 Gastroenterology 3 INTPH 604 Nephrology 3 INTPH 605 Rheumatology 3 INTPH 606 Endocrinology 3 INTPH 607 Infectious Disease 3 Electives: THREE rotations at 3 credit hours per rotation INTPH 610 Drug Information Services 3 INTPH 611 Poison Control/ Toxicology 3 INTPH 612 Industrial Pharmacy 3 INTPH 613 Nutritional Support 3 INTPH 614 Community Pharmacy Practice 3 INTPH 615 SICU 3 INTPH 616 Organ Transplantation 3 INTPH 617 Oncology/Hematology 3 INTPH 618 Neurology 3 INTPH 619 Pharmaceutical Marketing 3 INTPH 620 Pharmacoeconomics 3 INTPH 621 Research & Study Designs 3 INTPH 622 Pediatrics 3 INTPH 623 Therapeutic Quality Assurance 3 INTPH 624 Pharmaceutical Regulatory Affairs 3 INTPH 625 Pharmaceutical Company 3