UBT Pharmacy Program Structure
The normal academic year is divided into two semesters of 15 weeks each. The winter semester runs from October 1 (The Welcome Day for 1st year students) to January 21, and the summer semester from February 15 to approximately June 15.
The curriculum is balanced to provide essential pharmacy subjects as per EU Directive, general medicine subjects, natural science subjects, social science and humanities subjects.
· Biochemistry (or physiological chemistry)
||Plant and animal biology
General and inorganic chemistry
Pharmaceutical chemistry, including analysis of medicinal products
Pharmacology and pharmacotherapy
Legislation and profesional ethics
Medical courses contribute to the students’ development of the ability to observe, assess and document the health condition, the health risk, disease symptoms and treatments results among patients and citizens. Moreover, the courses develop the students’ competences in applying knowledge related to theories and methods in the health sciences. Natural sciences courses contribute to the development of the students’ ability to explain the chemical and anatomical construction of the human organism as well as the biochemical and physiological processes and functions of human beings. The courses in this subject area develop students’ competencies in explaining the development of the human being during the course of the entire lifespan in the interaction between the individual, the environment and micro-organisms.
Courses in the social science and humanities contribute to the students’ ability to describe, analyze, assess, understand and respect human values, cultures, world views, existential conditions, way of thinking, behavior and reactions. The courses develop competencies in ethical reflection, interaction and communication and the assessment of the need for information, counseling and education of patients, relatives, health professionals and others in the social network. Social science courses contribute to the students’ development of the ability to describe, analyze and assess social and cultural conditions influencing the conditions and options related to health and disease. The courses provide knowledge of the organization, function, development and legal framework of the Kosovo health and social services system. Additionally, the courses develop students’ competencies in reflecting and acting professionally in an interdisciplinary, societal, cultural and organizational context.
The student may register the same examination three times. An examination that is passed cannot be taken again. When the module is registered, the student is automatically registered for the examination. Components of the course requirements will be evaluated with a numerical grade. The students will also receive the equivalent letter grade of the mark obtained. The final course grade will be calculated by adding the products of GPA value of each component and its respective weighting.
Regular periodic examinations are conducted at the end of every semester. A student cannot repeat the same exam more than three times. If for whatever reason the student fails in either theory or practice they are considered to have failed the entire semester/year. Assessment is based on evaluation of tests assignments, individual assignments, viva-voce and clinical presentations and performance.