Course of the Week- Bachelor of Pharmacy

A Bachelor of Pharmacy Degree is expected to produce pharmacists who will have expertise to promote and provide preventive and curative health service in a competitive market.

It is  about understanding the properties and impacts of medicines and developing the skills required to counsel patients about their use.

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The degree program is offered by the School of Pharmacy, housed under the College of Health Sciences (COHES) in JKUAT.

It is offered on a full time basis and takes five (5) academic years to complete.

Minimum Entry Requirements

To qualify for this degree program, the minimum entry requirements are as listed below:

K.C.S.E C+(plus) mean grade with an average cluster weight of B-(minus) in the subjects shown below, provided that no subject in this cluster shall have a grade below C+(plus).

Alternative A

Chemistry      

Biology           

Mathematics/Physics

English/ Kiswahili

 

Alternative B

Biological Sciences

Physical Sciences

Mathematics

English/ Kiswahili

 

OR G.C.E/A level (KACE) with two (2) Principle passes in Chemistry and Biology and a Subsidiary pass or Credit in

Mathematics/Physics or its equivalent, or Credit pass at ‘O’ level in Mathematics/Physics

Biology – Principle

Chemistry – Principle

Physic/Mathematics – Subsidiary

General Paper – Pass

 

OR KCSE C+ (plus) mean grade with a Diploma in Pharmaceutical Technology, Clinical Medicine or Nursing and

recognized by the relevant regulatory bodies.

 

http://www.jkuat.ac.ke/colleges/cohes/programmes/

Career paths

Upon completion of the degree, the graduates will be equipped with skills to fit in various sectors of the pharmacy profession in the country and internationally including pharmaceutical healthcare, providing service as:

  • Community pharmacists- who work in retail stores such as chain drug stores or independently owned pharmacies. They dispense medications to patients and answer any questions that patients may have about prescriptions, over-the-counter medications, or any health concerns that the patient may have.
  • Hospital pharmacists- who are involved in direct patient care in hospitals.
  • Industrial pharmacists- who work in areas such as marketing, sales, or research and development. They sometimes design or conduct clinical drug trials and help to develop new drugs.
  • Entrepreneur pharmacists

 

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