The philosophy of the Pharmacy programme is to produce well-educated graduates and trained professionals for a wide range of scientific, professional and managerial functions, which best serve the needs of the community with sufficient adaptability to meet the demands of a changing health care delivery system. Students will be provided with the opportunity to apply pharmaceutical and biomedical knowledge to problems of drug therapy related to patient care. Students will become aware of the use of medicines in order to encourage the concept of pharmaceutical care within the health care delivery system. The ultimate objective is to produce graduate practitioners with knowledge, skills and motivation to contribute meaningfully to proper patient care, public health, teaching research and local drug production. The programme, which is based on an internationally competitive curriculum, will be able to increase the necessary knowledge and manpower that is required to achieve excellence in pharmacy education and mitigate the deplorable drug situation in the country on the long term.
The overall aim of the pharmacy programme is to produce competent pharmacy professional to:
(concepts, principles, association, problem-solving)
|Department||Number of Student|
|Pharmacology and Toxicology||218|
|Pharmaceutics and Pharmaceutical Microbiology||406|
|Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmacy Administration||406|
The Faculty of Pharmacy’s research focus is to identify plants with potentials to treat cancer, diabetes mellitus and HIV/AIDS. The Laboratory acts as an interface between the traditional herbalist and chemical/biology and addresses multiple aspects of drug discovery processes ranging from assay development, identification and structure determination of bioactive constituents
Several herbal preparations obtained from herbalists were screened for anti-cancer and anti-diabetic activities and many were found to have various activities. Work is on going for the identification and isolation of the active ingredients from these plants.
The Faculty also carrys out research in the areas of: