About the Department
The Department of Pharmaceutical and Medicinal Chemistry is a principal Department in Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Uyo established at the inception of the Faculty in 1994
To be one of the top Departments in Pharmacy schools in Nigeria and to produce Pharmacy graduates who can compete favourably with other Pharmacy graduates in any part of the globe
. MISSION STATEMENT To advance global knowledge in Pharmacy education and practice.
PHILOSOPHY AND OBJECTIVES OF PHARMACY EDUCATION
The ultimate goal of the department is to be part of the programme producing Pharmacy Practitioners with knowledge, skills and motivation to provide comprehensive Pharmaceutical Services.
PHILOSOPHY: The Philosophy of the department is in line with that of Pharmacy Education which is to produce well educated graduates, properly trained professionals who are worthy in character, capable of critical thinking, life-long learning and knowledgeable in practice of pharmacy, as a means of achieving optimal patient outcomes
. AIMS AND OBJECTIVES
The main aims and objectives of the Department of Pharmaceutical and Medicinal Chemistry are to:
Provide students with a broad and balanced foundation in all the areas of pharmaceutical and Medicinal chemistry.
Develop in the students the ability to apply pharmaceutical chemistry knowledge in Health Care Delivery System.
Provide students with pharmaceutical knowledge and professional skills to identify and resolve drug-related problems.
Respond to the professions changing environment in the area of health care delivery system.
Acquire comprehensive knowledge of pharmaceutical chemistry, drug analysis, synthesis, drug design, pharmacokinetics and toxicology.
Develop ability to observe and analyze the symptomatology of various disease states with emphasis on monitoring drug therapy.
Develop ability to expand adequate database from the patient, the client and other health professionals.
Develop ability to independently use patients’ medication profile to evaluate and assess outcomes of drug therapy.
Instill in the students a sense of appreciation of the Pharmacy Profession and to involve them in an intellectually stimulating and satisfying experience of learning and study.
Provide students with adequate knowledge and appropriate skill base from which they can proceed for further studies in specialized areas of Pharmacy.
Instill in the students the dynamic value of the profession, which makes life-long learning a necessity.
Apply knowledge to be able to explain drug action, solve therapeutic problems and evaluate scientific literature/evidence-based medicine. Retrieve, analyze and interpret evidence-based medicine/scientific literature to provide drug information to patients and other healthcare providers. Demonstrate effective communication skills (in writing, patient counselling, active listening) with patients and inter professional healthcare team. Graduates of the programme of this department are expected to acquire required competencies in research, communication skills, patient care and counselling, drug production, drug safety and utilization and the utilization of scientific knowledge acquired in the design and development of new therapeutic entities and dosage forms.
The postgraduate programmes of the department are chiefly engaged in course work, research and seminars on pharmaceutical chemistry, medicinal Chemistry, natural products chemistry, synthetic organic chemistry, drug analysis and drug discovery drug metabolism and pharmacokinetics leading to the award of degrees of Master of Science (M.Sc.) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Pharmaceutical Chemistry.
PROGRAMME OFFERED WITH ADMISSION REQUIREMENT
(a) DEGREE OF MASTER OF SCIENCE (M.Sc) PROGRAMME IN PHARMACEUTICAL AND MEDICINAL CHEMISTRY
i. An applicant for admission to this programme shall be a graduate of this University or any other approved University, holding the B. Pharm degree or a Bachelor’s degree in any of the following disciplines: Chemistry, Biochemistry or Clinical chemistry (not below second class).
ii. Applicants should have obtained a credit pass in English language and Mathematics at ‘O’ level.
Applicants may be required to satisfy the department in a selection process
(b) DEGREE OF DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY (Ph.D) PROGRAMME (PHARMACEUTICAL AND MEDICINAL CHEMISTRY)
The PhD degree programme is entirely by research and seminar for holders of the master’s degree in Pharmaceutical and medicinal Chemistry.
Admission is open to candidates who already possess the degree of Master of Science or equivalent in Pharmaceutical and medicinal Chemistry from this university or any other approved University.
Ph.D candidates with degrees other than a Master’s degree in Pharmaceutical and Medicinal Chemistry will be required to complete post- graduate and some under-graduate courses in Pharmaceutical and Medicinal Chemistry with acceptable grades at appropriate levels before they can proceed to the Ph.D programme.
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