- Duration (years): 5 years
- Qualification Awarded: Pharmacy (BPharm, 5 years)
- Level of Qualification: 1st Cycle (Bachelor’s Degree)
- Language of Instruction: Greek οr English The programme is offered in both languages in different groups
- Mode of Study: Full-time
- Minimum ECTS Credits: 300
Profile of the Programme
The overall aim of the programme is to prepare students scientifically and professionally to become fully proficient in the science of pharmacy.
The role of pharmacists is very important for health as they are the experts in the field of medicines. The curriculum is fully in line with the modern European standards and requirements and it is structured in a way to provide the graduate with the contemporary academic background, the scientific knowledge and all skills needed to become a successful pharmacist.
The course aims to provide all the pharmaceutical knowledge, related to the chemistry, the technology, the activity and safety of drugs, in order for the graduates to be able to apply their knowledge to therapeutics for the benefit of patients.
Potential employment opportunities include a community pharmacy, hospital pharmacy, pharmaceutical industry, cosmetics industry, regulatory affairs.
Access to Further Studies
Graduates will be able to continue for postgraduate studies in the field of their choice. At present, the University of Nicosia does not offer graduate programmes in pharmacy.
Course assessment usually comprises of a comprehensive final exam and continuous assessment. Continuous assessment can include amongst others, mid-terms, projects, and class participation.
Letter grades are calculated based on the weight of the final exam and the continuous assessment and the actual numerical marks obtained in these two assessment components. Based on the course grades the student’s semester grade point average (GPA) and cumulative point average (CPA) are calculated.
The student must complete 300 ECTS and all program requirements. A minimum cumulative grade point average (CPA) of 2.0 is required. Thus, although a ‘D-‘ is a PASS grade, in order to achieve a CPA of 2.0 an average grade of ‘C’ is required.
Upon completion of the program students will be able to:
- Become specialists in the field of pharmacy and drugs and to be able to offer their expertise to patients and other healthcare professionals and advise them on the proper and effective use of medicines
- Have a complete and modern knowledge in the field of pharmacy through a comprehensive academic and practical background in pharmacy and to be able to adapt to the rapid scientific and technological developments
- Be able to dispense medicines in a safe way
- Know and apply the laws and codes of ethics of pharmacy
- Be ready to attend the exams for the professional licensure (E.U citizens)
- Develop personal skills related to the profession of pharmacy
- Evaluate the drug industry and market.
- Practice in a modern pharmaceutical environment
- Be good health care professionals and be able to combine the theory with practical experience in order to reinforce the social role of the pharmacist, and be able to intervene in therapeutics
- Have a theoretical basis for further studies and/or research