The 1st UK Pharmacy Programme in Egypt

Pharmacists have a unique mix of scientific and professional knowledge that make them some of the most well-rounded healthcare experts on medicines. They play a vital role in the development of new medicines from initial discovery through to its formulation, development, manufacturing, testing and beyond.

GAF and UH have collaborated to bring the 1st UK Pharmacy programmes to Egypt. The programmes help build a strong foundation to equip students with the core skills and competencies to be confident in today’s pharmaceutical field.

Students will be able to apply theory into practice and use state-of-the-art labs that will provide them with the ability to experience and develop their understanding of pharmacology, core clinical pharmacy and therapeutic skills.

GAF students graduate with a degree from the University of Hertfordshire, directly from the UK campus.

Having a UH degree comes with several benefits

• Global Reputation as one of the top 200 universities under 50 in the world
• Global Employability with 96.5% of UH graduates are hired or in further studies within 6 months after graduation
• Access to major work opportunities through UH-GAF connections in various industries

GAF students are officially registered at the UK University campus with full access to all on-line resources and can attend the graduation ceremony in the UK.

Our degrees and lesson plans are approved by the University of Hertfordshire. For certain programmes, GAF students may be able to meet some requirements for career-specific certifications in the UK.

There will be opportunities for student exchange/summer school at UH in UK to provide you with the insight and experience of pharmacy practice in UK.

With a world-class infrastructure and a cutting-edge modern campus, the University of Hertfordshire is uniquely designed to provide learning, research and social spaces for all students aiming to offer a balanced college experience that goes beyond study and extends to be an inspiring community experience.

With students enrolled from nearly 90 different countries, UH is dedicated to ensuring an inclusive university culture that respects everyone from all backgrounds.

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Pharmaceutical Sciences

About the Degree

Pharmaceutical scientists play a vital role in the development of new medicines and vaccines, and are a trusted source of advice and treatment.

During your studies, you will explore medicine actions and reactions on living systems and its effects. To understand how medicines are metabolised, what they do, how they act and where they work requires studying drug actions at levels ranging from the single molecule to the whole organism.

You will learn the science behind the use of medicines, including the physiology and anatomy of the human body, the effect of medicines, and how medicines are designed. 

Our programme covers the fundamental understanding of chemistry, biochemistry, biology and pharmacology, before building your specialist knowledge in drug design, formulation development and clinical testing.

Why choose this programme?

• Placement visits.
• Mentoring programme between students of all years.
• Summer Scholarships/Summer Research Projects with researchers from the university.
• GAF and UH maintains a strong connection with local healthcare providers and pharmaceutical industries for work-study placements, internships and employment fairs.
• Opportunity to study abroad to develop confidence, experience and practical language skills.

Progression Requirements: From IFP to Level 4

Students are expected to demonstrate a satisfactory progress toward completion of their major degree; accordingly, they must satisfy the following requirements in the International Foundation Program (IFP) to progress to Level 4.

• Achieve a grade of 60% or more in Advanced Chemistry.
• Achieve a grade of 40% or more in all other modules.

What will I study?

The modules you will study include Biology and Biochemistry, Analytical Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Human Physiology with Pharmacology.

Foundation Year
Module credits Compulsory/optional
Chemistry 1 15 credits Compulsory
Biology 1 15 credits Compulsory
Intensive English for Academic Study 1 / Standard English for Academic study 1 30 credits Compulsory
Advanced Chemistry 15 credits Compulsory
Biology 2 15 credits Compulsory
Intensive English for Academic Study 2/ Standard 2 + Project 30 credits Compulsory
Level Four
Module credits Compulsory/optional
Foundations of Pharmaceutical Chemistry 30 credits Compulsory
Fundamentals of Analytical Chemistry 30 credits Compulsory
Human Physiology and Pharmacology 30 credits Compulsory
Biology and Biochemistry 30 credits Compulsory
Level Five
Module credits Compulsory/optional
Dosage, Form, Design and Manufacture 30 credits Compulsory
Pharmacology 30 credits Compulsory
Advanced Analytical Techniques and Quality Assurance 30 credits Compulsory
Methods in Drug Design 30 credits Compulsory
Level Six
Module credits Compulsory/optional
Applied and Integrated Pharmacological Science 15 credits Compulsory
Project 60 credits Compulsory
Pharmaceutical Industry Practice 15 credits Compulsory
Topics in Medicine Design 30 credits Optional
Advances in Pharmaceutical Formulation and Drug Delivery 30 credits Optional

What can I work as?

Graduates will be able to work in the pharmaceutical industry, academia, drug development, and marketing within the pharmaceutical industry.

They will also be equipped to enter the pharmaceutical and biotechnology sectors in a variety of disciplines, including formulation science, analytical chemistry, medicinal chemistry, and regulatory affairs.

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About the Degree

Pharmacists are experts in medicines and a trusted source of advice and treatment. The role of pharmacists is developing innovative ways to support patients through medication management and non-medical prescribing, as well as drug development.

Using state-of-the-art facilities, you’ll gain the scientific knowledge to become a skilled and confident pharmacist.

You will learn the science behind the use of medicines, including the physiology and anatomy of the human body, the effect of medicines, and how medicines are designed. You will develop an understanding of normal and abnormal bodily functions and how to apply what you’ve learned to the treatment of patients.

You’ll also study the role of the pharmacist in healthcare and industry and develop vital skills such as clinical communications and problem-solving. Work placements and internships essential and you will have opportunities every year of the course to apply.

Why choose this programme?

• Placement visits.
• Mentoring programme between students of all years.
• GAF and UH maintains a strong connection with local healthcare providers and pharmaceutical industries for work-study placements, internships and employment fairs.

Progression Requirements: From IFP to Level 4

Students are expected to demonstrate a satisfactory progress toward completion of their major degree; accordingly, they must satisfy the following requirements in the International Foundation Program (IFP) to progress to Level 4.

• Achieve a grade of 70% or more in Advanced Chemistry.
• Achieve a grade of 40% or more in all other modules.

What will I study?

The modules you will study include Biology and Biochemistry, Analytical Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Human Physiology with Pharmacology, Introduction to Medicines and Clinical Practice, Advanced Pharmacotherapeutics, Drugs and Medicine Development and Public Health and Patient Safety.

 

Foundation Year
Module credits Compulsory/optional
Chemistry 1 15 credits Compulsory
Biology 1 15 credits Compulsory
Intensive English for Academic Study 1 / Standard English for Academic study 1 30 credits Compulsory
Advanced Chemistry 15 credits Compulsory
Biology 2 15 credits Compulsory
Intensive English for Academic Study 2/ Standard 2 + Project 30 credits Compulsory
Level Four
Module credits Compulsory/optional
Fundamentals of Analytical Chemistry 30 credits Compulsory
Foundations of Pharmaceutical Chemistry 30 credits Compulsory
Human Physiology and Pharmacology 30 credits Compulsory
Biology & Biochemistry 30 credits Compulsory
Level Five
Module credits Compulsory/optional
Introduction to Medicines and Clinical Practice 30 credits Compulsory
Pharmacotherapeutics 1 30 credits Compulsory
Pharmacotherapeutics 2 30 credits Compulsory
Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Analysis 30 credits Compulsory
Level Six
Module credits Compulsory/optional
Essential Medicines and Clinical Practice 30 credits Compulsory
Advanced Pharmacotherapeutics 30 credits Compulsory
Drugs and Medicine Development 30 credits Compulsory
Law, Ethics and Professionalism 15 credits Compulsory
Research Methods 15 credits Compulsory
Level Seven
Module credits Compulsory/optional
Advanced Medicines and Clinical Practice 30 credits Compulsory
Public Health and Patient Safety 30 credits Compulsory
Project 30 credits Compulsory
Year 6 ( Work Placement Year)
Module credits Compulsory/optional
Project 30 credits Compulsory

What can I work as?

Graduates will be able to work in community pharmacies and hospitals, as well as in the pharmaceutical industry, academia, drug development and marketing within the pharmaceutical industry.