Pharmacy Department

The Bachelor of Pharmacy (BPharm) Programme offered by the Eswatini Medical Christian University prides itself in being a Practical-Based programme with problem-solving component that is derived from an amalgamation of various pharmacy programmes across the globe. It is aimed at producing bright and innovative professionals, equipped with the practical expertise that will help them blend effectively into various pharmacy fields.

The programme runs over a duration of four years, full-time, with field practice in the various discipline from second to fourth year.

The bachelor’s degree comprises of the five major disciplines in Pharmacy which includes:

Pharmaceutics

Pharmaceutical Chemistry

Pharmacology

Pharmacognosy

Pharmacy Practice

Special departmental regulations

DURATION OF STUDY

The BPharm programme is a four year full-time programme. The BPharm degree MUST be completed within seven (7) years of full time study, unless special permission is granted for this period to be extended.

EXAMINATION REGULATIONS

For detailed examination and promotion rules, see the General University Regulations.

ELIGIBILITY FOR EXAMINATIONS

  1. A candidate shall present himself/herself for the University examinations at such a time as indicated by the University Calendar of Examinations approved by the Senate.
  2. A candidate will be eligible to write the examinations if he/she has attained the required minimum continuous assessment mark in each module. In addition, the candidate should have regularly and satisfactorily participated in the course of study, by attending not less than 80% of theory. Attendance of all practical classes is COMPULSORY.

MODE OF EXAMINATIONS

Theory examinations shall be of three hours duration, unless specified otherwise.

Practical examinations shall not exceed four hours duration.

 A viva–voce (oral) examination shall be of not more an hour duration for all modules, except the Project and the Clinical/Field Attachment assessment.

The Research Project shall be examined by:

(a) Assessment of the dissertation by the Supervisor, and this shall constitute 50% of the mark. Students who fail to meet their supervisor for guidance throughout the entirety of the project shall be awarded a 0 grade and shall repeat the research project.

(b) Assessment of an oral defence by a Panel of Academics, and this shall constitute 50% of the mark. The Panel shall be convened by Head of Department and shall consist of department academics, at least one member from the University Research and Ethics Committee and one academic from another university.

Field Attachment assessment: The student shall be evaluated by lecturer(s) and preceptor(s) using student evaluation forms for each rotation upon completion of the attachment.