Pharmacy is the science and practice of discovering, producing, preparing, dispensing, and reviewing medications, aiming to ensure the safe, effective, and affordable use of medicines. Pharmacists are playing vital role in hospitals and clinics for preparing and dispensing medications, communicating with other health care professional, educating patients about medications. In order to become a Pharmacist one must complete their Undergraduate degree in Pharmacy courses. In Bangladesh Pharmacy Graduates are employed by a large number of Universities, Pharmaceutical industries, Governmental agencies, Research institutions and biotech companies.
Considering this importance of the Pharmaceutical Scientists in the academic and research institutions and as well as in pharmaceutical industries, hospitals and clinics and other related institutions, Stamford University Bangladesh has introduced the Department of Pharmacy in September 9, 2004 (with UGC approval).
Objectives of the Program Offering Entity:
Department of Pharmacy conducts programs aims to provide quality and up to date knowledge to students to be an ideal health professional. Aim to enable students to develop competencies for working in a multi-disciplinary group (e.g. pharmaceutical technology, pharmacology, clinical pharmacy, medicinal chemistry, hospital and community pharmacy, regulatory affairs, etc.) as a team member through proper communication and independent critical reasoning skills. This program Ensures student centered learning environment for inter-active and effective learning. It is committed to conduct programs with the complete awareness of its social and financial responsibilities and valuing people in all aspects of life and respect student-teacher relationship.
Resources of the Department:
The department brought academic excellence offering education in Pharmacy around the nation making innovative changes in academics, students, logistics and potential teaching staff. Currently 13 qualified full time faculty members are working here. We also invite part time faculty from University of Dhaka and from different research organizations to conduct several specialized course of B. Pharm. (Hons.) and M.Pharm programs. The Department has now its own laboratory set up for regular practical classes. We also have a library. A team of faculty has been arranged for research works and journal publications. Students get the opportunity to work in the laboratory for research purpose under supervision.
Description of the Program (B.Pharm and M.Pharm):
Bachelor of Science (Honors.) in Pharmacy is a four-year Bachelors program with honors comprising of 165 credits (168 credits when students need to complete Fundamentals of English). It is a level 7- Bachelor’s course as classified by Bangladesh National Qualification Framework (BNQF). There will be two semesters in each academic year and a student is expected to complete minimum 140 credits in eight semesters in four-year time according to the BNQF guidelines. According to Pharmacy Council of Page 9 Bangladesh (PCB), It shall not be less than 156 credits and shall not exceed 170 credits for Bachelor of Pharmacy.
Master of Pharmacy (M.Pharm.) is a one-year post graduate program comprising of 40 credits. It is a level -9 post graduate course as classified by Bangladesh National Qualification Framework (BNQF). There will be two semesters in one academic year and a student is expected to complete minimum 40 credits according to the BNQF guidelines.