The Rhodes University Faculty of Pharmacy is dedicated to achieving excellence in an environment of interdisciplinary co-operation, and mutual respect, consistent with the mission of the University and with the mission of the profession of Pharmacy.
The mission of the Faculty is to promote pharmaceutical care through education, research, scholarship, creative endeavour and service.
Thus its priorities are to:
* Prepare its students for entry into the practice of pharmacy as informed, caring, ethical and enlightened citizens and professionals;
* Prepare pharmaceutical scholars and researchers through professional, graduate and post-doctoral programmes of distinction;
* Conduct postgraduate education to advance the knowledge, expertise and competence of pharmacists and pharmaceutical scientists;
* Discover, analyse and apply knowledge about pharmaceutical products and services, and their use in society through basic and applied research and to advance, communicate and preserve that knowledge;
* Promote, facilitate and conduct educational programmes to extend the knowledge of drugs and the rational and cost-effective use of medicines.
The course for the BPharm degree is four years' duration. The degree meets the academic requirements laid down by the South African Pharmacy Council and entitles holders to apply for registration as a pharmacist after serving an internship and subsequently completing one year of community service in the public sector.
The University is prepared to consider recognizing prior learning by granting credits to students who have obtained credits in such courses or equivalent courses at another university or institution recognised by the Senate for the purpose, subject to the provisions of Rule G.46 of the General Rules.
The number of places in second-year Pharmacy is limited. Preference will be given to students who have completed their first year at Rhodes University.
Performance in a course is assessed in terms of:
(a) the results of prescribed examinations; and/or
(b) assessment of such essays, exercises, tests, reports and practical work as may be prescribed for a course.
The registration in the Faculty of Pharmacy of any student who is convicted for the illegal use or possession of any drug or medicinal substance in a court of law (in any country) may be terminated by the Vice-Chancellor after consultation with the Dean of the Faculty of Pharmacy.
RULES FOR DEGREES
See the General Rules applicable to all Faculties. The following Rules apply to the Faculty of Pharmacy only.
Subject to any exceptions approved by the Senate, the last date for registration and change of course in the Faculty of Pharmacy shall be the end of the second week of the first term.
The following degrees may be awarded in the Faculty of Pharmacy:
Name To be denoted by the letters Bachelor of Pharmacy BPharm Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Pharmacy DipClinPharm(PG) Master of Science MSc(Pharm) Master of Pharmacy MPharm Master of Clinical Pharmacy MClinPharm Doctor of Pharmacy Pharm D Doctor of Philosophy PhD Doctor of Science DSc
DEGREE OF BACHELOR OF PHARMACY
The BPharm degree is registered on the NQF as a level 7 qualification.
Candidates shall not be admitted to the degree unless they have attended approved courses for at least four years subsequent to their first registration as a matriculated student.
Normally candidates shall not be admitted to the courses for the degree of Bachelor of Pharmacy unless they have:
2.1 passed the Matriculation Examination of the Joint Matriculation Board, or obtained a certificate of exemption therefrom (NQF level 4): and
2.2 obtained at least a D symbol in Mathematics on the Higher Grade at the Matriculation examination, or
2.2.1 a pass in Mathematics deemed to be the equivalent of the above, in another examination, and
2.2.2 a D symbol in Physical Science and Biology on the Higher Grade at the Matriculation examination, or
2.2.3 a pass in Physical Science and Biology deemed to be equivalent to one of the above, in another examination.
NB Because of limited facilities the Faculty reserves the right to limit the intake to the top 80 eligible students into the second year of study towards the BPharm Degree. Preference will be given to those students who have completed their first year in the Faculties of Pharmacy or Science at Rhodes University.
Candidates shall not be admitted to the degree of BPharm unless they have:
3.1 obtained credit in all courses of the following curriculum: (with the consent of the Board of the Faculty, courses may be taken in years other than those specified);
3.2 candidates who have obtained at least a C symbol in Computer Science on the Higher Grade at the Matriculation examination, or a pass in Computer Science deemed to be the equivalent of the above in another examination, may be permitted to take Computer Science 101 or Electronics 1E2 instead of Computer Science 1L1;
3.3 obtained credit in electives chosen, with the approval of the Dean of the Faculty, from the electives listed under Rule P.10 or other courses approved by the Senate for this purpose;
3.4 passed the examination in Contraception.
BACHELOR OF PHARMACY CURRICULUM
|Cell Biology 101||See Departmental entries in Faculty of Science prospectus||5||1||3|
|Computer Science 1L1||4||1||1||3|
|PC 101||Introduction to Pharmacy||1||1||1|
|PC 210||Anatomy & Physiology||Cell Biology 101(P),
Zoology 101(P), PC211(C)
|PC 211||Pharmaceutical Biochem||Cell Biology 101(P),
Chemistry 102(P), PC220(C)
|PC 220||Pharmaceutical Chem 2||Chemistry 101(P),
Chemistry 102(P), PC211(C)
|PC 230||Pharmaceutics 2||Chemistry 101(P),
Chemistry 102(P), PC220(C)
|PC 321||Pharmaceutical Chem 3||PC220(P)||4||1||4||1||5|
|PC 331||Pharmaceutics 3||PC220(P) PC230(P)||5||0.5||1||3||0.5||1||5.5|
|PC 350||Pharmacology 3||PC321(C) PC210(P) PC211(P)||6||0.5||6||0.5||6.5|
|PC 422||Pharmaceutical Chem 4||PC321(P)||2||2||2|
|PC 432||Pharmaceutics 4||PC331(P) PC350(P)||3||1||3||1||4|
|PC 442||PharmAdmin&Practice 4||PC341(P) PC451(C)||4||0.5||1||4||0.5||1||5.5|
|PC 451||Pharmacology 4||PC350(P) PC442(C)||6||1||5||1||6.5|
4.1 Candidates may not take any courses from the second year of the BPharm until they have obtained credit in at least Chemistry 101, Chemistry 102 (or CHE 1), Cell Biology 101, Zoology 101 (or BIO 1), Introduction to Pharmacy, and any two other semester courses listed in the first year curriculum.
4.2 Students repeating second-year courses with a total value exceeding six credit points will be denied entry into later courses. With the permission of the Dean, candidates carrying six or fewer credit points from their second year may be admitted to the appropriate third-year courses.
4.3 Students transferring from other universities may not normally take courses from the second year of the BPharm curriculum unless they have obtained credits in courses deemed to be equivalent to those listed in the first-year BPharm curriculum.
4.4 Normally, candidates will not be permitted to register for any course more than twice.
5.1 Before admission to a course, a candidate must have obtained credit in all the prerequisites for that course except as provided for in 5.2 below.
5.2 On the recommendation of the Dean, Senate may permit a candidate to repeat
one prerequisite course concurrently with the courses for which it is
designated a prerequisite provided that
5.2.1 credit has been obtained in all other prerequisite courses, and that
5.2.2 such permission will not be granted in respect of courses which themselves lead to more advanced courses in the same subject area.
5.3 Credit in a course will be conditional on obtaining a pass in its prerequisite courses.
Pharmacy Administration and Practice 4 may be taken only in the year in which a candidate is in a position to complete all the requirements for the degree.
Candidates in other than the first academic year may, at the Dean's discretion, be granted a supplementary examination in one of the courses for which they are registered, provided that:
7.1 they are taking the full complement of courses for that year;
7.2 they have failed no other courses in that year;
7.3 they have no examination outstanding for that year of study.
8.1 Courses in the Faculty of Pharmacy are measured in terms of credit points, one lecture (or tutorial) period or one laboratory period per week over a full academic year being counted as one credit point.
8.2 Candidates must have the permission of the Dean to undertake a work-load exceeding 21 credit points in the second, third and fourth years.
8.3 Candidates may not undertake a work-load exceeding 24.5 credit points.
8.4 For the purpose of General Rule G.46.2, credit in courses to a total of 43 credit points must be obtained at the University towards the degree.
The degree certificate of a candidate who passes with an average of not less than 3,0 merit marks per credit point in all courses of the second year and subsequent years shall be endorsed "with distinction". Merit marks are awarded in respect of each course on the basis of the credit points of the course multiplied by the numerical value of the class as follows:
Class Numerical value I 4 II (Div.1) 3 II (Div.2) 2 III 1
The following may be taken as electives with permission of the Dean:
PC 428 Pharmaceutical Research Techniques
PC 436 Bioavailability and Bioequivalence
PC 437 Dermatopharmacy
PC 438 Drug Regulation
PC 445 Pharmaceutical Care
PC 461 Drug Information
PC 447 Counselling
PC 448 Managed Care Pharmacy
PC 455 Toxicology
PC 459 Dermatology
PC 460 Nutrition
PC 463 Ageing
PC 462 Paediatric Pharmacy
PC 464 Chronic Illness and Use of Medicine
PC 470 Special Elective
PC 490 Special Project
The Calendar for the year in which students enter the second-year programme will govern their curriculum for the BPharm degree.
DEGREES OF MASTER OF SCIENCE AND MASTER OF PHARMACY
See General Rules and entry under Master's Degrees, Faculty of Pharmacy, in the Academic Departments section of the Calendar.
DOCTOR OF PHARMACY DEGREE (PharmD)
The programme leading to the PharmD degree is of three years' duration, taken full time in attendance at an approved clinical site.
Candidates shall not be admitted to the degree unless they have completed the approved research rotations in the three year PharmD programme undertaken subsequent to their registration as a pharmacist with the South African Pharmacy Council.
Candidates shall not be admitted to the courses for the degree of Doctor of Pharmacy programme unless they have obtained an undergraduate degree in Pharmacy and are registered as a pharmacist with the South African Pharmacy Council.
NB Because of limited facilities the Faculty reserves the right to limit the intake to the Doctor of Pharmacy Degree.
14.1 Candidates will not be admitted to the degree of PharmD unless they have obtained credit in all the research rotations of the following curriculum.
|Code Number||Total Credit Points|
|PC 911||Introduction to the Pharmaceutical Care Process||30|
|PC 912||Pharmaceutical Systems and Management Practices||30|
|PC 913||Advanced Pharmaceutical Care: Paediatrics||30|
|PC 914||Advanced Pharmaceutical Care: Infectious Diseases||30|
|PC 921||Advanced Pharmaceutical Care: Cardiovascular Disorders||30|
|PC 922||Advanced Pharmaceutical Care: Psychiatry||30|
|PC 923||Advanced Pharmaceutical Care: Endocrine Disorders||30|
|PC 924||Advanced Pharmaceutical Care: Surgery||30|
|PC 931||Elective Research Project||30|
|PC 932||Advanced Pharmaceutical Care: Immunologic Disorders||30|
|PC 933||Therapeutic Drug Monitoring||30|
|PC 934||Advanced Pharmaceutical Care: Intensive Care||30|
15.1 Notwithstanding the provisions of rule P.8 the courses for the PharmD degree are measured in terms of 30 credits per course and 120 credits per year.
15.2 Each credit is counted as equivalent to 10 notional hours.
16.1 Normally, candidates must successfully have completed two research rotations and have submitted a third one for examination prior to proceeding to a subsequent year of study.
16.2 Normally, candidates must submit the fourth research report by the end of March of the following year in order to continue in the second or third year of study.
16.3 The elective research project conducted in the final year of the PharmD programme may be undertaken in any of the research areas covered in the various rotations of the PharmD Curriculum.
16.4 Each rotation will be examined independently as partial fulfillment of the requirements for admission to the Doctor of Pharmacy degree.
DOCTOR OF PHARMACY DEGREE
See the entry under the Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) Degree, Faculty of Pharmacy, in the Academic Departments section of the Calendar.
DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY AND DOCTOR OF SCIENCE
See General Rules.