Aims and Objectives

UBT Pharmacy Aims and Objectives


UBT aims to produce pharmacy graduates and specialist graduates who will enhance health care through their patient-oriented understanding of aspects of disease, health strategies, medicine and pharmacoeconomics of existing and new therapies. It also wants to deliver pharmacy graduates with the qualified skills required by the profession both for local and European market purposes. Lastly, it wants to encourage research by engaging high quality pharmaceutical scientists capable of devising new drug entities, synthesis, analytical protocols and delivery systems.  Generally, the  purpose of the programme on the other hand, is to produce pharmacy graduates who have the knowledge, skills and attributes to safely participate in the national pharmacy practice.  Graduates should be prepared for patient-facing pharmacy practice, and their learning should be based upon and underpinned by appropriate and sufficient understanding of the principles and techniques of the pharmaceutical, biomedical and social sciences.


The graduates should be able to communicate and apply their chosen field of practice, the elements of pharmaceutical knowledge and care. The graduates’ skills are based on appropriate and sufficient understanding of the principles and techniques of the pharmaceutical sciences.  In order to achieve, the aims of the course, the curriculum has been designed to provide with learning opportunities in basic sciences (chemistry, biochemistry, biology, physics, mathematics, statistics) which are relevant for understanding the pharmaceutical sciences and the practice of pharmacy.


Programme Learning Outcomes


On completion of the programme, the graduate should be able to.


Upon successful completion of the programme, the student will be able to

  • Commit to the ethos of professionalism and in particular should have a duty of care to and respect for the patient and a maturity to make professional decisions in the best interest of the patient;
  • Commit to life-long learning, in particular an awareness of the need for continuing education and professional development in the chosen field of pharmacy practice and
  • Adapt to developments in pharmacy and medicine.
  • Demonstrate a foundation level of knowledge and understanding of the biological, physical and quantitative sciences underpinning Pharmacy;
  • Explain how medicines are developed, manufactured, tested and brought to the market place;
  • Demonstrate and describe how different types of medicinal preparations are formulated and be capable of preparing medicines extemporaneously, where appropriate;
  • Supply medicines in accordance with pharmaceutical knowledge, legislation and codes of professional conduct and practice;
  • Apply pharmacological, pharmaceutical and clinical knowledge to safely and effectively interpret and evaluate prescriptions and other orders for medicines;
  • Fulfil their professional role as a pharmacist in advising and counselling patients, other healthcare professionals and others about medicines and their usage;
  • Recognise common disease states and make appropriate responses to presented symptoms;
  • Apply the principles of quality and quality assurance mechanisms in all aspects of scientific and professional activities;
  • Employ research methodologies relevant to natural, clinical and social sciences;
  • Apply an empirical approach to problem solving