About this course
What Is Pharmacy
Pharmacy is the health profession that links the health sciences with the chemical sciences, and it is charged with ensuring the safe use of medication. It deals with collection, preparation, and standardization of drugs. The scope of pharmacy practice includes more traditional roles such as compounding and dispensing medications on the orders of physicians, and it also includes more modern services related to patient care, including clinical services, reviewing medications for safety and efficacy, and providing drug information. Pharmacy is regarded as one of the most trusted professions in the world. Pharmacy has always been an exciting and rewarding career, but has recently become on the most pursued fields in the health care industry.
Pharmacy at JUW
The faculty of Pharmacy was set up by the founder Al-HAj Maulvi Riaz-ud-Din Ahmed in the year 2002 and introduce B.Pharm (4 years degree Program ) with an aim to produce technically trained personnel in the field of Pharmaceutical Technology & to promote the Technical Education in general. In the light of the recommendation of Pharmacy Council of Pakistan and Higher Education Commission, the Faculty of Pharmacy has adopted Pharm. D. (extending over a period of five years) as the basic degree in Pharmacy in 2003. B-Pharm as well as Pharm-D both are recognized by Pharmacy Council of Pakistan.
The faculty has spacious class rooms and well-equipped advanced laboratories with modern pharmaceutical manufacturing equipments and analytical instruments, magnificent spacious, well furnished Library & reading room with more than 30000 books available in reading room and circulation.
The faculty provides Clinical Internship/Clerkship in a teaching hospital of 200 active credit hours as a part of Pharm-D course requirement and to provide an opportunity to Pharm-D students to participate in patient care rounds with multi-professional team .
Over the years, the faculty has gone a long way in advancing its teaching and research pursuits in the field of Pharmaceutical Sciences. The faculty developed MS. and Ph. D Programs in Regulatory Affairs in 2011.
To provide career guidance and to discuss professional scope in the domain of pharmacy practice, subject experts and specialists from industrial and clinical domain are invited to deliver expert knowledge and opinion with academic references in a routine manner with each semester.
Faculty also arrange study visits in different local and multinational pharmaceutical industries with a great focus on advanced formulation techniques, aerosol and inhalation formulation, GMP implications, quality control and management .
The teaching faculty comprises of highly qualified and devoted staff. Most of them have the basic professional degree of Pharm-D with additional qualifications of M. Phil and Ph. D. They excel in teaching skills and are research motivated with considerable experience of pharmaceutical industry.
Pharmacists are considered one of the most visible and one of the most accessible health care professionals in the world. Pharmacists work in a number of different settings include: retail, hospitals, clinics, home health care facilities, home infusion facilities, long-term care facilities, managed care facilities, Armed Services, mail service, internet companies, public health service, veterans administration, local, state, and federal government, association management, community pharmacy, consultant pharmacy, pharmaceutical sales and marketing, drug research and development, managed care, universities and numerous other settings.
Faculty of Pharmacy,
Jinnah University for Women,
5-C Nazimabad, Karachi-74600, Pakistan.
Tel: (92-21)36619902, 36620857-59, 36620615
E-mail: [email protected]