Academics

MPharm (Clinical Pharmacy) Program Aims & Outcomes

The program is intended to:

  • Produce clinical pharmacists capable of providing specialized pharmaceutical services in hospital and other clinical environments.
  • Choose various specialized areas by the graduates to become a Pharmacotherapy specialist, based upon their area of interest during their clerkships in hospital.
  • Produce confident and knowledgeable pharmacists to work with other health care professionals.
  • To enhance the pharmacists' role as a member of the healthcare team by improving their communication, managerial, clinical and research skills.
  • To provide a pathway towards academia as a career.
  • To provide learning opportunities to enable to think critically and to further develop as an autonomous and lifelong learner

Program Outcomes

Program outcomes of MPharm (Clinical Pharmacy) program are specifically aligned with the Level 9 of the Qualifications Framework for the UAE approved by The Board of the National Qualifications Authority (NQA) known as the QFEmirates.

                   
Program OutcomesLearning/Teaching MethodsMethods of Assessment
A. Knowledge: On completion of the M. Pharm. program, the graduates will be able to:
A1. Demonstrate specialist and comprehensive knowledge required in providing specialized Clinical services required in hospitals and other clinical environments.
A2. Comprehend the ethical, legal and quality principles of professional practice in clinical pharmacy practice.
Lectures,         tutorials,  office hours, seminarsWritten & Oral exams.     OSCE  Case Presentations
B. Skills: On completion of the M. Pharm. program, the graduates will be able to:
B1. Identify, analyze, deploy and utilize appropriate information in clinical case discussion and evaluate the pharmaceutical care required for the case.
B2. Critically evaluate the available literature in the field of clinical pharmacy for the evidence based medicine.
B3. Demonstrate effective project management skills.
B4. Communicate effectively orally and in writing and deploy a range of presentation techniques and strategies to present, explain and critique information within workplace settings.
PBL, Clerkships Research project, Assignments,Case studies, seminars,DemonstrationsOSCE Assignments Case presentations Problem based learning Presentations Dissertation evaluation & defense
C. Competences: On completion of the M. Pharm. program, the graduates will be able to:
Autonomy and responsibility
C1. Demonstrate self-direction and originality in tackling and solving problems, and act autonomously  in  planning  and implementing tasks at a professional or equivalent level through clerkship and research project.
C2. Demonstrate ability to use skills to make decisions in complex situations where there are several factors that require analysis, interpretation and comparison.
Self development       
C3.
Practice self and continuing professional learning through reference books, published data, scientific publications and websites and attendance of seminars, workshop and conferences.  
C4.
Utilize and contribute to the available scientific literature inthe field of clinical pharmacy and pharmacy practice.
Role in context
C5. Deal with complex issues both systematically and creatively, make sound judgments in the absence of complete data, and communicate their conclusions clearly to specialist and non-specialist audiences
C6. Interact with professional colleagues and demonstrate team-working and leadership abilities in various professional contexts.
PBL, Clerkships,             Research project, Assignments, Case studies, seminars, DemonstrationsOSCE Assignments Case presentations Problem based learning Presentations Dissertation evaluation & defense