The faculty of pharmacy was established by the decision of the Higher Education Council No. 290 dated 07/08/2013. The first student patch joined in the beginning of the academic year 2013/2014. The faculty offers bachelor's degree in pharmacy completing after 165 credit hours. The Higher Education Council approved the establishment of the departments of pharmaceutical sciences and pharmaceutical practice at the faculty of Pharmacy at Yarmouk University in its meeting No.19/2016 dated 9/1/2016.
The faculty of pharmacy currently 16 academic staff from different academic rankings. In addition to 13 laboratory technicians. The faculty sent off a number of students to study PhD abroad in different pharmacy specialties. The faculty is also looking to expand its programs in the future, this requires dispatching and attraction of qualified and competencies. The number of faculty students now is (766).
The faculty offers one pharmacy program for students who are enrolled in the university and the program is as follows:
General pharmacy track for students of 2015 and after:
Deans Council approved in its meeting No. 42/2016 dated 31/10/2016 to modify the study plan to become general pharmacy without tracks. This decision includes students who enrolled in the study years of 2015 and 2016, taking into account the approved multiple scientific courses of Pharmacy. This plan is comparable to other plans in the world prestigious universities, that prepare graduates to work in different pharmaceutical areas including research and development, academia, industry, marketing and drug stores.
Industrial track for students of 2013:
The track includes courses that enable the student to know all the stages of drug processing and production, beginning with the import of raw materials ending up with the drug product in its final form as solid pharmaceutical forms (tablets and capsules), liquid preparations, semi-solid creams and ointments and sterile injections. In this path students are also qualified with knowledge about the new ways of drug manufacturing through the practice in research and development laboratories, drug administration, pharmaceutical technology, drug delivery and nanoparticles technology, genetic medicine and biological analogues, passing through all the stages of production, research, development and quality control and assurance, bioavailability and bioequivalence studies. There are several international centers with Jordanian efficiencies that conduct these studies for the pharmaceutical factories in the Arab World exceeding 250 plants, the Jordanian pharmaceutical plants (up to 20 factory) in addition to a number of American, European, African and Asian factories.
This track allows students to go in depth in the practical and applied knowledge of drug manufacturing, from the import of raw materials to drug product once and for all in all pharmaceutical forms. It will also increase the knowledge of the student about new ways for the installation and manufacturing of medicines, modern ways to deliver medicines, passing through all stages of production, research and development, quality control and assurance and bioequivalence studies. The student is required to prepare a full scientific research in one area of industrial pharmacy, this project should include the results analyzed and discussed with the supervisor, writing the report based on a scientific methodology, and provide full scientific display of all what he has done, so that it works on the development of students creativity and help them to get involved in the pharmaceutical labor market.
Business track for students of 2013:
This track includes provides students with the knowledge of pharmaceutical marketing, pharmacoeconomics and pharmacy management. Furthermore, the tracks explores legislations for drug registration and distribution through Ministry of Health and Food and drug administration. This track will enable graduates to follow up with the public and private sectors.
There are a lot of scientific research funding sources include the faculty of Pharmacy and Scientific Research at Yarmouk University, Scientific Research Support Fund of the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, and the European Union. Research activities at the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences is divided into several areas: drug discovery from natural sources, pharmaceutical technology, methods of drug delivery, pharmaceutical analysis, design of new drugs using the computer, nanotechnology and biotechnology and pharmaceutical, study and analysis of toxic elements. Research interests of faculty members in the Department of Pharmaceutical practice on the study of topics related to the metabolism and the nature of the functions of organs such as the heart and circulatory system as the focus, as research interests include vascular and its role in the treatment of the sickest heart and brain formation. In addition to studies on the use of drugs and the economic feasibility for the disbursement of medication.
Field and Specialized Pharmaceutical Training Instructions
The deans council at Yarmouk University approved on admitting instructions for field and specialized pharmaceutical training at its No. 1/2017, which was held recently, and will be implemented from the beginning of the summer semester of the academic year 2016/2017. The Dean of the Faculty of Pharmacy, Prof. Adnan Massadeh said that these instructions came to organize the field of pharmaceutical training to conform the study plan, which was amended and approved by the Deans Council at its meeting No. 42/2016 and to harmonize the theoretical and practical aspects of the field of pharmaceutical training in community pharmacies under the supervision of specialized professors, and follow-up directly by the Supervisory Committee on training at the college. In regard to specialized pharmaceutical training, he pointed out that these instructions are related to both industrial and business specialties for students who enrolled in the college during the academic years 2013/2014 and 2014/2015, to be trained in pharmaceutical factories and companies in various pharmaceutical institutions in the Hashemite Kingdom. Prof. Massadeh stressed that these instructions cancel the previous instructions of pharmaceutical field training and the student is not allowed to do the field training outside the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. According to the clause (3) from instructions students are allowed to start pharmaceutical field training after completing at least 120 credit hours successfully, the Dean may allow 2013/2014 students and 2014/2015 students to be excluded from this condition after the completion of at least 85 credit hours instead of 120. The training period for the students during the summer semester will be eight weeks, 40 hours per week and 320 hours of training. Completion of the training period in the first semester or the second semester equivalent to 23 hours per week and with 320 hours of training, These cases are limited to students who are expected to graduate during these two mentioned semesters. In addition, the student who completes the training course during the summer semester may not enroll in theoretical or practical courses during that semester, whereas the student who is expected to graduate may register no more than two theoretical courses and only 4 credit hours during the first or second semester. Clause (4) stipulates that the training shall be in a pharmaceutical institution concerned with dispensing medicines to patients, such as community pharmacies or pharmacies belonging to the Ministry of Health, Royal Medical Services or private hospital pharmacies accredited by the College. According to clause (5) the training field is supervised by faculty members of pharmacists from the master's and doctoral degrees from the college and in cooperation with the pharmacists responsible in the accredited pharmaceutical institutions. The supervising committee in the training field undertakes the coordination tasks with the accredited pharmaceutical institutions to follow the progress of the training of the students and ensure the implementation of the training program. Help should be provided to students to ensure that they enquire the needed skills contained in the training program, to overcome the difficulties and problems encountered during the training period, and to provide appropriate solutions. The students are assessed at the end of the training period based on passing the final theoretical exam which is 50% of the score is allocated for it, the report of the supervisor is 25%, the report of the pharmaceutical institution in which the student is trained is 15% in addition to a student that should be submitted within one week from the end of the training which counts for 10% of the total final mark. Students can train in the factories, companies or warehouses of pharmaceuticals or pharmaceutical institutions that are approved by the Jordanian Food and Drug Administration.
The Faculty of Pharmacy at Yarmouk University seeks to achieve a distinctive pharmaceutical education that is able to keep up with recent developments in the profession locally, regionally and globally, in various pharmaceutical fields with paying attention to the total quality.
The vision of the faculty of pharmacy is to comply with the university vision to achieve excellence quality in education.
The mission of the faculty of pharmacy is to achieve excellence in academic and applied pharmaceutical programs based upon pharmaceutical scientific research to promote the pharmacy profession.