Doctorate in Pharmacy (Pharm D.)

General

Program Description

The Doctorate in Pharmacy (Pharm D.) is a level 8 degree offered by the Department of Pharmacy at the University of Malta, Malta, in collaboration with the College of Pharmacy at the University of Illinois in Chicago (UIC), USA. The Department of Pharmacy at the University of Malta enjoys a long-standing history of experience in clinical pharmacy education and research while the College of Pharmacy at the University of Illinois in Chicago ranks among the top colleges of pharmacy in the USA. This course is unique in that it combines the development and application of advanced clinical pharmacy skills with contextual research. Taught study-units are delivered jointly by both Universities.

Academic Degree

Students who successfully complete the programme are awarded the Doctorate in Pharmacy (Pharm D.) from the University of Malta.

Candidates who complete successfully 90 ECTS and do not wish to proceed further are awarded a Master degree in Advanced clinical pharmacy from the University of Malta.

In addition to the taught component which is the same as that for the Master in Advanced Clinical Pharmacy, Pharm. D. students are expected to undertake a Doctoral Research Dissertation and an Advanced Experiential as outlined in the programme of study.

This course will prepare graduates who are able to deliver a significant contribution to pharmacy practice and policies in clinical pharmacy and applied areas. These graduates will have the potential to lead the direction of new developments in the pharmaceutical profession and provide a significant impact in their respective field.

Learning Outcomes

  • Integrate clinical pharmacy practical aspects with evidence-based pharmacotherapeutic concepts.
  • Develop advanced clinical pharmacy skills.
  • Establish leadership and inter-professional aspects.
  • Develop novel applications for innovative processes and practice scenarios.
  • Identify strategic priorities within specific clinical pharmacy scenarios.
  • Critically assess theoretical knowledge, principles and concepts as applied to specific disciplines.
  • Demonstrate reflective and evaluation skills for service development and research activities.
  • Design and undertake research in clinical pharmacy.

Career Opportunities

The programme will empower pharmacists practising in the professional areas to take up leadership roles that will drive policies, developments in practice and service provision which draw on a scientific and evidence base.

Course intended for

Pharmacists who would like to take up the area of Clinical Pharmacy as their specialisation will now be given the opportunity to take this up within a professional context whilst developing skills and attributes of undertaking research in the field.

Admission Requirements and Registration

  • Pharmacy degree from a recognised institution.
  • Documentation of the ability to practice as a pharmacist.
Last updated Apr 2019

About the School

The University of Malta (UM) is the highest teaching institution in Malta. It is publicly funded and is open to all those who have the requisite qualifications. There are some 11,000 students and abou ... Read More

The University of Malta (UM) is the highest teaching institution in Malta. It is publicly funded and is open to all those who have the requisite qualifications. There are some 11,000 students and about twelve per cent of the student population is international. Read less