HKUMedUG2023-Full ebook

The Bachelor of Pharmacy (BPharm) programme aims to nurture competent graduates with a solid knowledge of pharmacy alongside their abilities to apply the core knowledge and skills effectively, humanely and ethically when it comes to the delivery of pharmaceutical care. By adopting the highest standard of professional practice, our graduates will contribute tremendously to the pharmacy sector and its professionalism as well as the general health and well-being of the patient community. Programme Aims and Objectives Programme Structure Running over a four-year duration, the whole programme comprises a variety of courses amounting to 258 credits*, which shall include the following: *Subject to the approval of the University Pharmacy core courses 192 Pharmacy elective 12 Common core courses 36 Language courses Total 18 258 Field of Study Credits What is Pharmacy? Pharmacy is part of the healthcare profession that links the basic health sciences with the clinical application of drug treatment. Simply put, it is the art of practice to ensure the safe and effective use of drugs. The traditional scope of pharmacy is all about the compounding and dispensing of therapeutic agents. However, modern pharmacy emphasises the provision of optimal pharmaceutical care to patients, implying a responsible provision of drug therapy to improve a patient’s life expectancy and quality of life as definite outcomes as shown below: (i) the treatment of diseases; (ii) the elimination or reduction of symptoms; (iii) arresting or slowing the disease process; and (iv) disease prevention/health promotion. As the healthcare industry develops a strategy towards the individualised rational use of therapeutic agents, the role and responsibilities of pharmacists grow in importance day by day. UNDERGRADUATE PROSPECTUS 2023 02