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Bachelor of Science in Clinical Pharmacy (Five-Year Program) leading to the Degree Doctor of Pharmacy

Program Description

This program requires the completion of the BS Pharmacy program which offers a good mix of general education courses relevant in the  application of the pharmacy profession, and professional courses that will help prepare the graduates in acquiring competencies necessary in the workplace. An additional one year is required to earn the degree Bachelor of Science in Clinical Pharmacy. In the program prescribed curriculum, the fifth year level offers courses that are fully focused on the acquisition of competencies required as clinical pharmacist which is a more patient-centered practice in the delivery of pharmaceutical care.

After taking this program, graduates can choose from a variety of enriching employment opportunities where they can practice their chosen profession.

The program is  Level IV Reaccredited by the Philippine Association of Colleges and Universities Commission on Accreditation (PACUCOA) as certified by the Federation of Accrediting Agencies of the Philippines (FAAP) and is ASEAN University Network Quality Assurance (AUN-QA) certified.


Program Specification for Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy

Program Title:Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy (BSP)
Awarding Body/ Institution:Centro Escolar University
Details of Accreditation:Level IV Reaccredited status granted by the Philippine Association of Colleges and Universities Commission on Accreditation (PACUCOA) certified by Federation of Accrediting Agencies of the Philippines (FAAP)
Name of Final Award:Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy
Admission Criteria:Students seeking admission to BS Pharmacy must be a senior high school graduate. Applicants shall obtain a score of at least 61 or belong to the 39th percentile and above in the CEU entrance examination.
Program Structure:Including levels, courses, units, hours are clearly reflected in the curriculum checklist.
Program Specification:At present the curriculum used by the BSP was developed and designed based on the provisional curriculum issued by PACOP while awaiting for the approval of the CMO, PSG for Pharmacy Education.
Total Number of Units:215 credit units
Duration:4 years (8 semesters)
Nature of the Program:

Consists of core courses and professional courses which have relevant application in the pharmacy profession and professional courses that will help prepare the graduates in acquiring competencies necessary in the chosen workplace.

The internship program is to be taken in the last year that involves assigning students to different CHED accredited affiliation establishments covering a minimum of 1,200 hours.

Program Objectives:The program aims to produce versatile graduates who can portray professional pharmacist, pharmaceutical care provider, researcher, manager and entrepreneur, and educator.
Specific Professions/ Careers/ Occupations for Graduates:

The graduates of BSP program may pursue a career in any of the following areas of pharmacy practice in the:

a.     pharmaceutical manufacturing company in the production, planning and inventory control, quality assurance, research and drug development, sales and marketing and regulatory affairs;

b.     academe;

c.      hospital as hospital pharmacy department staff , chief pharmacist and as clinical pharmacist;

d.     community pharmacy or drugstore as owner or employees;

e.     cosmetics industry;

f.       veterinary industry;

g.     clinical research;

h.     government service;

i.       health publications; and

j.       institutional pharmacy.


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