Bachelor of Science in PHARMACY

 

Pharmacy education is a 4 years Bachelors degree which provides a broad spectrum of scientific training and can lead to employment in a wider range of scientific fields principally in higher education institutions, drug stores, hospitals, in government agencies, research establishments, public health and pharmaceutical industry. (CMO No.3 s 2006)

Aside from drugs and medicines, it also covers cosmetics, household products drug devices and veterinary medicines.

 

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BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN PHARMACY
Effective SY 2010 – 2011

COURSE DESCRIPTION

English 1: Study and Thinking Skills
This course aims at developing habits of thinking, listening, reading and writing skills. Emphasis is laid on mastering of basic grammatical structure in English.
Pre- requisite: none
Credits: 3 units

English 2: Writing in the Discipline
This course aims to reinforce and broaden the students’ listening, speaking, reading and writing skills. It deals with the forms of oral communication, building word power, sentences construction, paragraph composition writing and preparing a term paper.

Pre- requisite: English 1
Credits: 3 units

Filipino 1: Komunikasyon sa Akademikong Filipino
Ang Filipino 1 ay isang metalinggwistik na pag aaral sa gamit ng akademikong Filipino sa iba’t ibang sitwasyon at larangan. Sa paraang interdisiplinaryo at interaktivo, inaasahang mauunawaan at malilinang sa mga studyante ang mga kailangang kaalaman at kasanayan sa paggamit ng Filipino sa lalong mataas na edukasyon.
Pre- requisite: none
Credits: 3 units

Filipino 2:Pagbasa at Pagsulat tungo sa Pananaliksik
Nagbibigay ng focus ang kursong ito sa pagbasa at pagsulat bilang instrumento sa pagkatuto. Pag – aaralan ditto ang mga estratehiya sa kritikal na pagbasa ng iba’t ibang genre ng mga tekstong nakasulat. Idedebelop din ang mga kasanayan sa pag unawa lalo na ang kasanayan sa pagsulat ng iba’t ibang akademiko. Magiging batayan ng paksa ang ukol sa Humanidades, Agham Panlipunan at Agham Teknolohiya.
Pre- requisite: Filipino 1
Credits: 3 units

Logic: Logic with Critical Thinking
This course is designed to introduce students to the basic concepts of logic, and the applications used. It discusses the nature, functions and applications of reasoning, the uses of daily language.
Pre- requisite: none
Credits: 3 units

Philo 1: Philosophy of Man
An initiation to the existential awareness of the human predicament: embodiment, historicity, freedom, love, knowledge, work and death.
Pre- requisite: none
Credits: 3 units

Lit 1: Philippine Literature
A 3-unit course which traces the development of Philippine Literature from ancient to contemporary period. It includes the study of literary devices and techniques used in representative literary types specifically, short stories, poem, essays and plays.
Pre- requisite: none
Credits: 3 units

MATH 1: College Algebra
Mathematics is a set of procedure of thinking. College Algebra deals on signed numbers, definitions, theorems, and methods of elementary algebra. It aims primarily to strengthen and amintaib previously learned skill foundation laid in the high school years and enabling the students to be better prepared for more high standard kind of algebra.
Pre- requisite: none
Credits: 3 units

MATH 6A: Basic Statistics
This subject deals with the importance and uses of statistics in our lives, concepts, or items used in statistics, measures of central tendency, measures of variability, testing hypothesis, correlations and any other statistical tools needed to treat a certain research problems with its applications.
Pre- requisite: Math 1
Credits: 3 units

PHYS 1: General Physics
An introduction to the major concepts and principles of physics. This subject deals with the principles of motion, heat energy and temperature. The students will be taught on how to apply math skills in solving problems in physics.
Pre- requisite: Math 1
Credits: 5 units (3 units lecture/ 2 units laboratory)

Chem 1PH: General and Inorganic Chemistry
This course deals with the study of the basic principles in Chemistry, it covers the tests and measurements, the atomic structure of chemicals, the oxidation reduction reactions of substances. The course also contains a variety of problems in the field of Chemistry where students will be trained to think critically to analyze problems and to approach problems logically and systematically using scientific attitudes.
Pre- requisite: none
Credits: 5 units (3 units lecture/ 2 units laboratory)

Comp 1: Intro to Information Technology
The course deals with the fundamental concepts of computer. It consists of the introduction to data processing, history of computers and facts about computer developments. It will also cover partly some concepts on word processing and introduces the Turbo Basic language.
Pre- requisite: none
Credits: 3 units

HLTHECO 1: Health Economics with Taxation
It encompasses the basic principles and concepts of economics, which is relevant in the decisions concerning the production, distribution and evaluation of health and health care. It also includes the basics of taxation focusing mainly on taxation on individual taxpayer. And lastly, the underlying factors for the implementation of land reform, agrarian reform and comprehensive agrarian reform.
Pre- requisite: none
Credits: 3 units

SocAnthro: Sociology and Anthropology
Sociology – Anthropology is a 3 0 unit course which incorporates two areas relevant in studying culture and society in general. It aims to emphasize application of the finding in terms of social living and social interrelationships with man and his society as the subject matter. Anthropology will be dealing on what happened in the past and sociology tackles what is going on the present times.
Pre- requisite: none
Credits: 3 units

Ethics 3: Health Ethics
This course encompasses the study of ethics which is relevant in the decisions concerning the production, distribution and evaluation of health and health care. It also includes the basic ethical concepts and principles and its applications on issues affecting the various health care sciences and how these concepts and principles are used in sound ethical decision making.
Pre- requisite: none
Credits: 3 units

Psycho1: General Psychology with Drug Education
The course deals with the study human behavior. It is particularly focused on the what, why and how of the human behavior. Drug Education and prevention has been incorporated in the subject matter. Practical applications of the different learning experiences conducted with the students.
Pre- requisite: none
Credits: 3 units

Rizal: Rizal’s Life, works & Writings
This course deals with the life, works and writings of Dr. Jose Protacio Mercado Rizal. It aims to present to the students the different attribute that made him acclaimed, “Great Malayan”. It presents the richness of Rizal’s thought and teaching which are his living legacies to the human race. The course further aims to let the students see themselves in Rizal’s life they may realize the essence of their being a Filipino and that their national consciousness be awakened and help the Philippine attain greater heights. It is within the aim of this course that these young citizens develop in them a perspective and horizons patterned with that of Rizal that is worth emulating.
Pre- requisite: none
Credits: 3 units

Pol Sci 2: Philippine History & New Constitution
This course deals with the history and government of the Philippines that serves as the guiding charter of the present Philippine government as well as the concerned individuals embodied in it. It reveals not only the kind of leadership, the political experience, the socio – moral values and the cultural heritage that we have, but also the aspirations and details of our country. The details on the history of our country can be shown ancient to present.
Pre- requisite: none
Credits: 3 units

PE 1:Physical Fitness
This course includes instruction and practice of alignment positions, facing, posture and gymnastic free hand and other physical fitness exercise and skills.
Pre- requisite: none
Credits: 2 units

PE2: Rhythmic Activities
It includes steps, movements and music related to dance particularly social dances, foreign dances and also the Philippine Folk dances. These social dances when learned by the students foster camaraderie and sociability among the different members of the society. Learning the foreign folk dances also teach the culture of their foreign brothers. On the other hand, students learning the Philippine folk dances develop patriotism and it also preserves the culture of the early Filipinos. These dances aim to keep individual’s suppleness and develop coordination, flexibility and to keep the body graceful.
Pre- requisite: PE1
Credits: 2 units

PE3: Individial / Dual Sports
Practice in fundamental skills and study rules in Badminton, Table Tennis and other individual and dual sports.
Pre- requisite: PE 1
Credits: 2 units

PE4: Team / Group Sports
This course deals on tem sports and events competed or contested among groups or teams.
Pre- requisite: PE 1
Credits: 2 units

NSTP I: National Service Training Program I
NSTP is a program aimed at enhancing civic consciousness and defense preparedness in the youth. It is attained by developing the ethics of service and patriotism specifically designed to enhance the youth’s active contribution to the general welfare. NSTP 1 is designed to train, encourage and help students to plan, implement, and evaluate community projects and activities. This will contribute to the general welfare and betterment of the life of community members that will lead to community development. It is intended for improving health, education, safety, livelihood, environment, entrepreneurship, arts, recreation, morals of the citizenry and other social welfare services.
Pre- requisite: none
Credits: 3 units

NSTP II: National Service Training Program II
National Service Training Program (NSTP) is a program aimed at enhancing civic consciousness and defense preparedness in the youth. It is attained by developing the ethics of service and patriotism specifically designed to enhance the youth’s active contribution to the general welfare. NSTP 2 is a continuation of NSTP 1 designed to train, encourage and help students to plan, implement, and evaluate community projects and activities. This will contribute to the general welfare and betterment of the life of community members that will lead to community development. It is intended for improving health, education, safety, livelihood, environment, entrepreneurship, arts, recreation, morals of the citizenry and other social welfare services.
Pre- requisite: NSTP 2
Credits: 3 units

Bible 1A: Christian Foundation
This course introduces a brief study of the Old Testament books, the power of the Bible writing as applied in one’s life, the social behavior of man or influences of a group or individual, which affects his personality, leadership, group participation, attitudes and prejudices. It is an analysis of religion as an important institution of society with the emphasis of the life, person and ministry of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Pre- requisite: none
Credits: 3 units

Bible 2A: Christian Life & Ethics
This course is an analysis of religion as an important institution of society with the emphasis of the life, person and ministry of the Lord Jesus Christ. It also introduces the basic knowledge of love, selection and marriage preparation components of marital adjustments, parenting and marital problems.
Pre- requisite: Bible 1A
Credits: 3 units

Ph Sci 1: PHARMACEUTICAL BOTANY WITH TAXONOMY
The course is an extensive presentation of plant life and related living forms, inclusive of morphoanatomy and hierarchical organization and its value an integral part of the ecosystem and the pharmaceutical field.
Pre- requisite: none
Credits: 5 units (3 units lecture/2 units laboratory)

Chem 2PH: ORGANIC CHEMISTRY
Organic Chemistry is a branch of Chemistry that deals with the study of carbon compounds and their properties, structures and reactions. It emphasizes the study of the principal classes of aliphatic and aromatic compounds, which in conjunction with elected experiments, give an understanding of the mechanisms of organic reactions.
Pre- requisite: Chem 1PH
Credits: 5 units (3 units lecture/ 2 units laboratory)

Ana 1PH: HUMAN ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY WITH PATHOPHYSIOLOGY
This course deals with the basic physiological concepts with anatomical facts of the human body. Discusses the human body as organized system, body regions, organs, tissues and cells.
Pre- requisite: Chem 1PH
Credits: 5 units (3 units lecture/ 2 units laboratory)

Pharm 1: INTRODUCTION TO PHARMACY
The course orients the students in the history and development of pharmacy and the standards of its practice.
Pre- requisite: none
Credits: 3 units

Comp 2PH: PHARMACY INFORMATICS
An introduction to methods of gathering and using drug and health – related information from various sources with focus on Information Communication Technology (ICT) using different web sites and search engines.
Pre- requisite: Comp 1
Credits: 3 units

Phar Care 1: GENERAL CONCEPTS OF THE HEALTH CARE SYSTEM
The course deals with the holistic approach in the promotion of health. It includes the discussions on the human life cycle, health problem identification, health care strategies, essential health intervention, and health sectors that support health related issues and policies.
Pre- requisite: none
Credits: 3 units

Phar Care 2: COMMUNICATION &INTERPERSONAL SKILLS
The course deals with the study of basic concepts of interpersonal relationships and effective communication. It covers a variety of areas of learning interpersonal communications and acquiring skills needed by pharmacists to meet the responsibilities of a patient – centered pharmaceutical care services.
Pre- requisite: English 1 & 2, Psycho 1, Philo 1
Credits: 3 units

Engl 3D: TECHNICAL WRITING
This three unit course reinforces the lessons in English 1 and 2 by letting the students put the knowledge they learned in the above mentioned subjects to functional use through writing compositions, reports, letters and researches. The English language is used in specialized fields according to the course of the students.
Pre- requisite: English 1
Credits: 3 units

Phar Care 3: PUBLIC HEALTH
The course will introduce the students to community health which includes both the private and public (government) efforts of individuals, groups and organizations to promote, protect and preserve the health of those in the community.
Pre- requisite: Micro 1PH, Pharm Care 1
Credits: 3 units

Pharmaceutics 1: DRUG DELIVERY SYSTEMS
The course deals with the basic pharmaceutic principles and technologies applied in the preparation of pharmaceutic principles and technologies applied in the preparation of pharmaceutical dosage forms and drug delivery system.
Pre- requisite: Pharm 2
Credits: 5 units (3 units lecture/ 2 units laboratory)

Chem 3PH: PHARMACEUTICAL BIOCHEMISTRY
The course deals with the molecular hierarchy of the living cell. It covers the study of the biomolecules carbohydrates, proteins, lipids, and nucleic acids in relation to their structure and functions in the living system, the generation and storage of metabolic energy, biosynthesis of biomolocules and the transmission and expression of genetic information. It also discusses the importance and correlation of biomolecules to health and diseases.
Pre- requisite: Chem 2PH, Ana 1PH
Credits: 5 units (3 units lecture/ 2 units laboratory)

Pharm 2: PHARMACEUTICAL CALCULATIONS
The course covers metrology and calculations applied in the practice of pharmacy.
Pre- requisite: Pharm 1
Credits: 3 units

Ph Chem 1: PHARMACY & CHEMISTRY OF MEDICINALS I
The course covers the chemistry and pharmacy of inorganic and organic medicinals, with emphasis on those official in the USP and NF, their preparations, properties, tests and uses. It includes the concepts and chemical reactions related to qualitative analysis of inorganic compounds. This also includes the study of structure and physico – chemical properties in relation to biological activity, preparation and/or synthesis, uses and doses of organic medicinals.
Pre- requisite: Chem 1PH, Pharm 1
Credits: 4 units (3 units lecture/ 1 unit laboratory)

Pharm 3: PHYSICAL PHARMACY
The course involves an analysis of application of basic physicochemical principles and methodology as they relate to drug dosage form design, preparation, stabilization and evaluation. It also considers the relationship of these principles to selected therapeutic problems.
Pre- requisite: Phys 1PH, Chem2PH, Pharmaceutics1
Credits: 4 units (3 units lecture/ 1 unit laboratory)

Pharm 4: BIOPHARMACEUTICS & PHARMACOKINETICS
This course deals with the basic principles and factors affecting drug liberation, absorption, distribution, metabolism, and excretion, including the appropriate mathematical models that describe drug behavior in the body in both normal and altered physiologic states which are necessary for the design of a rational dosage regimen.
Pre- requisite: Pharm 2, Ana1PH,
Co – requisite: Pharm 3
Credits: 3 units

Ph Sci 2: PHARMACOGNOSY & PLANT CHEMISTRY
This course deals with the basic principles and factors affecting drug liberation, absorption, distribution, metabolism, and excretion, including the appropriate mathematical models that describe drug behavior in the body in both normal and altered physiologic states which are necessary for the design of a rational dosage regimen.
Pre- requisite: Ph Sci1, Chem2PH, Chem 3PH
Credits: 5 units (3 units lecture/ 2 units laboratory)

Micro 1PH: PHARMACEUTICAL MICROBIOLOGY & PARASITOLOGY
A course which deals with microorganisms, particularly those pathogenic to man, and the parasitic helminthes of man – their biology, the infections they cause, host response to these infections, and their mode of transmission, prevention and treatment. The course provides laboratory experience in studying microorganisms and parasitic helminthes, and in utilizing aseptic techniques for microbial control. It also discusses microbiological aspects of the pharmaceutical industry. Special attention is given to sterilization and disinfection, antibiotics and chemotherapeutic agents.
Pre- requisite: Ana1PH, Chem 3PH,
Credits: 5 units (3 units lecture/ 2 units laboratory)

Ph Chem 2: PHARMACY & CHEMISTRY OF MEDICINALS II
This course puts emphasis on the study of structure , physicochemical properties of organic medicinals in relation to biological activity, preparation and/or synthesis, together with their corresponding uses and doses.
Pre- requisite: Chem 3PH
Credits: 5 units (3 units lecture/ 2 units laboratory)

Pharmaceutics 2: MANUFACTURING PHARMACY
This course presents the basic principles, methods and technology involved in the production of various drug dosage forms and delivery systems, from the initial design of the dosage forms to their actual manufacture including the requirements for packaging, equipment and facilities
Pre- requisite: Pharm 3, Pharmaceutics1
Credits: 5 units (3 units lecture/ 2 units laboratory)

Pharm Bio Sci 1: PHARMACOLOGY I
The course deals with the study of drugs and their biochemical and physiological effects, mechanisms of action, pharmacokinetic properties, therapeutic uses, adverse reactions, toxicological, effects, and interactions.
Pre- requisite: Ana 1PH, Ph Chem 1 & 2
Co – requisite: Micro 1PH
Credits: 4 units

Pharm 5: HOSPITAL PHARMACY
An introductory course to the practice of pharmacy in a hospital setting. It includes organizational structure of the pharmacy department and its relation to other departments. It covers the different drug distribution systems, bulk compounding methods, parenteral admixtures, practice standards, pharmacy and therapeutics committee and general pharmacy administration.
Pre- requisite: Pharm 3, Pharmaceutics1
Credits: 3 units (2 units lecture/ 1 unit laboratory)

Ph Chem 3: QUALITY CONTROL 1 – DRUG TESTING & ASSAY
This course deals with the important theories, principles, techniques and applications of various quantitative pharmaceutical analyses, as applied in the quality control of raw materials and drug products.
Pre- requisite: Pharmaceutics1
Credits: 5 units (3 units lecture/ 2 units laboratory)

Pharm Bio Sci 2: PHARMACOLOGY & THERAPEUTICS II
This course, a continuation of Pharmacology I, deals with the pharmacodynamic, pharmacokinetic, toxicological and therapeutic properties of drugs used in the management of cardiovascular, respiratory, gastrointestinal, renal, endocrine, metabolic, coagulative, CNS, immunologic, oncologic, and infectious conditions.
Pre- requisite: Pharm Bio Sci 1
Credits: 4 units (3 units lecture/ 1 unit laboratory)

Ph Chem 4: QUALITY CONTROL 2 – DRUG TESTING & ASSAY WITH INSTRUMENTATION
This is a continuation of Quality Control I with application of instrumental methods of analysis. It includes the principles, organization and function of quality control in the pharmaceutical and cosmetic industry. In-process test, the use of quality control charts for solid pharmaceuticals, stability testing as well as quality assurance functions in various stages of manufacture are discussed.
Pre- requisite: Ph Chem 3, Pharmaceutics 2
Credits: 4 units (3 units lecture/ 1 unit laboratory)

Phar Care 4: DISPENSING & MEDICATION COUNSELING
This course deals with the basic concepts of dispensing, dispensing techniques and the ethical policies that govern this important facet of the professional practice of pharmacy. It also deals with the study of theoretical perspective and contemporary issues relevant to social and behavioral aspects of concerning therapeutic medication counseling. Furthermore, this course provides opportunities for experiential learning of the techniques and skills of patient medication counseling roles of pharmacists.
Pre- requisite: Phar Care2
Credits: 3 units

Phar Ad & Mgmt 1: PRINCIPLES OF PHARMACY ADMINISTRATION & MANAGEMENT
An introductory course designed to teach the concepts, principles, and fundamentals of pharmaceutical administration and management. This includes the basic functions of planning, organizing, staffing, directing and controlling as they relate to fiscal, personnel and merchandizing management. The course is also intended to provide the students with the tools and skills necessary to effectively manage themselves and to participate fully in their organizations in a changing world environment.
Pre- requisite: Senior standing
Credits: 3 units

Juris & Ethics: PHARMACEUTICAL JURISPRUDENCE & ETHICS
The course deals with the study of legal rules and regulations as applied to Pharmacy and Pharmacy and practice. It also embodies a code of ethics of the profession.
Pre- requisite: Ethics 3, Pharm 5,Pharmaceutics 2
Credits: 3 units

Ph Chem 5: CLINICAL TOXICOLOGY
The fundamentals of clinical toxicology including a study of the general classes of toxic agents, mechanism of toxicity, target organ toxicity, management and their detection.
Pre- requisite: Pharm Bio Sci 1
Co – requisite: Pharm Bio Sci 2
Credits: 3 units (2 units lecture/ 1 unit laboratory)

Phar Care 5: CLINICAL PHARMACY
This course defines the role of pharmacists in drug therapy, which includes P – R – I – M – E, C – O – R – E and F – A – R – M.
Pre- requisite: Pharm 5, Phar Care 3
Credits: 4 units (3 units lecture/ 1 unit laboratory)

Phar Ad & Mgt 2: MARKETING and ENTREPRENEURSHIP
This course covers the concepts, theories and principles o marketing i.e. promotion and place of distribution. It includes application through case study methods. It deals with the concepts, theories and principles of marketing such as product, price, promotion and place of distribution combined with learning about entrepreneurship. It includes application through case study methods and business planning, and marketing strategy ad elements of display.
Pre- requisite: Phar Ad & Mgt 1
Credits: 3 units

Research 1: PHARMACY RESEARCH AND THESIS WRITING I
Research 2: PHARMACY RESEARCH AND THESIS WRITING II
This course deals with the specific problem related to pharmaceutical sciences that would be worthwhile to investigate during the laboratory work. It will comprise actual pharmaceutical and pharmacologic principles and animal testing which will be conducted inside the laboratory. It also includes the thesis writing after experimental results are completed.

Research 1:
Pre- requisite: Senior standing
Credits: 3 units (1 unit lecture/ 2 units laboratory)

Research 2:
Pre- requisite: Senior standing
Credits: 1 unit

Pharm 6: PHARMACY SEMINAR
This course deals with the major subjects in the Pharmacy Curriculum. It presents all the subjects in a manner that the student can have an easier grasp of the principles, objectives and application in the practice of the Pharmacy profession.
Pre- requisite: Graduating
Credits: 3 units

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