HKUMed UG Prospectus 2022

Programme Aims and Objectives The Bachelor of Pharmacy (BPharm) programme aims to nurture competent graduates with a solid knowledge of pharmacy as well as the abilities to apply the core knowledge and skills for effective, humane and ethical delivery of pharmaceutical care. They will contribute both to the profession of pharmacy and to the overall health of the patient body by adopting the highest standard of professional practice. What is Pharmacy? Pharmacy is the health profession that links the basic health sciences with the clinical application of drug treatment. It is charged with ensuring the safe and effective use of drugs. Traditionally, pharmacy mainly represented the compounding and dispensing of therapeutic agents. However, modern pharmacy now emphasises the provision of optimal pharmaceutical care to patients. This means the responsible provision of drug therapy to achieve definite outcomes that improve a patient’s life expectancy and/or his/her quality of life. These outcomes are: (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 healthcare develops towards the individualised rational use of therapeutic agents, the role and responsibilities of pharmacists are of increasing importance. Programme Structure The whole programme comprises 258 credit-units* of courses over a period of four years which shall include the following: *Subject to the approval of the University Pharmacy core courses Pharmacy elective Common core courses Language courses 192 12 36 18 Field of Study Credits Total 258 2