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BACHELOR OF PHARMACY (B. PHARM)

Admission Requirements

i. Candidates shall have met the minimum University and School of Health Sciences entry
requirements.

ii. Candidates shall have obtained a mean grade of at least C+ at K.C.S.E. and passed the
subject clusters indicated or 2 principal passes at A level or their equivalents:

Alternative A
Biology B
Chemistry B
Mathematics or Physics C+
English or Kiswahili B

Alternative B
Biological Sciences B+
Physical Sciences B+
Mathematics C+
English or Kiswahili B
OR
iii. Two principal passes in Biology and Chemistry and a subsidiary pass in Physics or
Mathematics
OR
iv. Holders of a Diploma in the following areas from a recognized Training Institution.
The candidate must have attained the minimum University entry requirements of C+at KCSE OR division II at O level. Pharmaceutical Technology, Laboratory
Technology,Clinical Medicine, Radiology, Basic and /or Advanced Nursing, Public
Health/Environmental Health, Dental Sciences,Diploma in Biological Sciences
OR
v. Holders of any degree in Biological Sciences or Chemistry from Kenyatta University or
equivalent qualifications from a recognized University.

Course Duration
The Bachelor of Pharmacy degree course (BPharm) is a full time programme that shall extend
over a period of not less than five academic years of three semesters each.All the courses in the programme are core and must be successfully completed by the student before graduation. A course is designated as one or more units of study.Each course shall comprise the contact hours indicated against it. These will comprise of lectures, practicals, research projects and hospital, industrial and community pharmacy attachments. A unit shall be defined as 35 contact hours.

Examination Regulations
The university examination regulations shall apply.The assessment of students' performance
for every course shall be made up of written, oral, practicals or clinical assessments, and any other mode prescribed by the School.A candidate shall present PIMself/herself for university examinations at the end of each semester of study marked out of 70%, which will be distributed
as follows: Final written 60%, Orals 10%

The distribution of marks for the Final Grade shall be as follows and shall be derived from
Continuous Assessment Tests (CATs) and end of semester examinations: Continuous Assessment Tests 30%, End of Year Examination 70%, The letter grades for the marks scored per course out of 100% shall be indicated as follows for inclusion in the Academic transcripts only:(A) 75 -100 Distinction, (B)65 - 74Credit, (C) 50 - 64Pass,(E) 49 and below Fail.
For the courses offered in the School of Health Sciences, the pass mark shall be 50%. For the courses offered by other Schools, the pass mark in those Schools shall apply. Assessment of the course PPG [Project and Attachment] will comprise of (i) Field assessment (40%) and (ii) Project assessment (60%). A candidate who fails to satisfy the examiners in the units under PPG shall be permitted to re-do the failed unit(s) within a period of not more than three (3) months. A candidate who fails a course shall be eligible for compensation in the failed course. The compensation shall be considered by the Departmental Board of Examiners when processing the end of year examinations, provided that: - The score on the failed course does not fall below 46%; Each mark in the failed course will be compensated by a loss of two marks in a passed course up to a maximum of 8 marks from a single course.The courses from which marks will be borrowed are prescribed for the same year.A candidate who fails to satisfy the examiners in up to 40% of the subjects sat in an academic year shall sit for a supplementary examination in the failed courses.A pass obtained in any supplementary examination shall be recorded as 50% in the candidate's academic record. A candidate who fails to satisfy the examiners in more than 40% of subjects sat or in a supplementary examination, shall be required to repeat the failed subjects.A candidate shall not be allowed to repeat a course or take a supplementary examination on academic ground more than twice in any given year.A candidate who does not satisfy regulation (n) above shall either be discontinued from the degree programme or be required to repeat as appropriateSpecial examinations shall be allowed under specific reasons acceptable to the Board of examiners of the University.In order to proceed to the next year of study, a candidate must have passed in all the prescribed courses for the academic year.A candidate who satisfies the examiners in all examinations for all the years shall, on the recommendation of the board of examiners and approval of senate, be awarded the degree of Bachelor of Pharmacy of Kenyatta University.

Credit Transfer/Exemptions
The credit transfers and exemptions shall depend on the applicant's qualification at the time of
admission. A candidate who wishes to be exempted from a course or a course unit shall follow the procedure set by the University.

Units
Level I
Semester I
HMA 110: Human Anatomy I
HMB 110: Biochemistry I
SCH 110: Chemistry I
SMA 110: Mathematics & Statistics

Semester I I
HMA 120: Human Anatomy II
HMB 120: Biochemistry II
HMP 120: Medical Physiology I
SCH 120: Chemistry II

Semester III
HMA 130: Human Anatomy III
HMB 130: Biochemistry III
HMP 130: Medical Physiology II
SCH 130: Chemistry III

Level II
Semester I
HMB 210: Biochemistry IV
HMP 210: Medical Physiology III
HPA 210: Pathology I
SCH 210: Chemistry IV

Semester II
SCH 220: Chemistry V
HPA 220: Microbiology I
HMP 220: Medical Physiology V
HPA 220: Pathology II

Semester III
HMB 230: Biochemistry V
HMP 230: Medical Physiology VI
HPA 230: Microbiology II

Level III
Semester I
PPB 310: Pharmacology I
PPA 310: Pharmaceutics I
PPC 310: Pharmaceutical Chemistry I
PPD 310: Pharmacognosy I

Semester II
PPB 320: Pharmacology II
PPA 320: Pharmaceutics II
PPC 320: Pharmaceutical Chemistry II
PPD 320: Pharmacognosy II
Semester III
PPB 330: Pharmacology III
PPC 330: Pharmaceutical Chemistry III
PPD 330: Pharmacognosy III
PPE 330: Social & Behavioural Pharmacy

Level IV
Semester I
PPB 410: Pharmacology IV
PPA 410: Pharmaceutics III
PPF 410: Clinical Pharmacy I PPD 410: Pharmacognosy IV

Semester II
PPB 420: Pharmacology V
PPA 420: Pharmaceutics IV
PPC 420: Pharmaceutical Chemistry IV
PPF 420: Clinical Pharmacy II

Semester III
PPF 430: Clinical Pharmacy III
PPT 430: Complementary and Alternative Medicine
PPM 430: Pharmacy Management
PPG 510: Attachment
Semester IV
PPG 510: Attachment

Level V
Semester I
PPG 510: Research Methods and Project
PPA 510: Pharmaceutics V
PPC 510: Pharmaceutical Chemistry V

Semester II
PPG 510: Research Methods and Project
PPB 520: Pharmacology VI PPA 520: Pharmaceutics VI
PPC 520: Pharmaceutical Chemistry VI
PPL 520: Pharmacy Law & Ethics

Semester III
PPB 530: Pharmacology VII
PPA 530: Pharmaceutics Vii
PPC 530: Pharmaceutical Chemistry Vii
PPF 530: Clinical Pharmacy IV

Total 188 Units
Level I
Semester I
Course: SCH 110: Chemistry I
Units under the Course
SCH 100: Fundamentals of inorganic chemistry
SCH 101: Introduction to physical chemistry
SCH 102: Organic chemistry I

Course: SMA 110: Mathematics & Statistics
Units under the Course
SMA 102: Basic Mathematics
SMA 104: Calculus
SMA 160: Probability and statistics
SMA 190: Introduction to Computers

Course: HMB 110: Biochemistry I
Units under the Course
HMB 100: Introduction to Medical Biochemistry
HMB 101: Biomolecules HMB 102: Enzymology

Course: HMA 110: Human Anatomy I
Units under the Course
HMA 100: Introduction to human anatomy
HMA 101: Anatomy of gluteal region, hip joint and the thigh

Semester II
Units
Course: SCH 120: Chemistry II
Units under the Course
SCH 103: Introduction to classical analysis and separation techniques
SCH 201: Chemical thermodynamics
SCH 200: Atomic structure and chemical bonding

Course: HMB 120: Biochemistry II
Units under the Course
HMB 103: Metabolism: Basic Concept and Design
HMB 104: Carbohydrate Metabolism
HMB 105: Lipid Metabolism

HMA 120: Human Anatomy II 

Units under the Course 

HMA 102: Anatomy of the leg
HMA 103: Anatomy of the pectoral region, shoulder and arm
HMA 104: Anatomy of the Head and neck region

Course: HMP 120: Medical Physiology I
Units under the Course
HMP 100: Introduction to Medical Physiology
HMP 101: Membrane and Excitable tissue physiology
HMP 102: Physiology of circulating body fluids

Semester III
Course: SCH 130: Chemistry III
Units under the Course
SCH 202: Organic Chemistry II
SCH 203: Theory of Spectroscopic Methods
SCH 302: Chemistry of Aromatic Compounds

Course: HMB 130: Biochemistry III
Units under the Course
HMB 106: Protein Metabolism
HMB 107: Special Metabolism of Amino Acids
HMB 108: Nucleic Acid Metabolism

Course: HMA 130: Human Anatomy III
Units under the Course
HMA 107: The Thoracic Wall and Mechanisms of Breathing
HMA 108: The Abdominal Cavity and Viscera
HMA 110: The Urinary System and Kidneys
HMA 200: The Reproductive System

Course: HMP 130: Medical Physiology II
Units under the Course
HMP 103: Physiology of the Heart
HMP 104: Physiology of Vascular System

Level II
Semester I
Course: SCH 210: Chemistry IV
Units under the Course

SCH 303: Stereochemistry, Conformational Studies and Reaction Mechanisms
SCH 300: Comparative Study of S and P Block Elements
SCH 306: Chemistry of Carbohydrates and Proteins

Course: HMB 210: Biochemistry IV
Units under the Course
HMB 200: Biochemical Genetics
HMB 201: Biochemical Endocrinology
HMB 202: Biochemistry of Haemoglobin

Course: HMP 210: Medical Physiology III
Units under the Course
HMP 200: Respiratory Physiology: Mechanics of Respiration
HMP 201: Transport of gasses and respiratory control

HMP 202: Physiology of Endocrine system & metabolism
HMP 105: Physiology of special circulation

Course: HPA 210: Pathology I
Units under the Course
HPA 100: General Pathology I
HPA 200: General Pathology II

Semester II
Course: SCH 220: Chemistry V
Units under the Course
SCH 305: Chemical kinetics
SCH 301: Coordination and organometallic chemistry
SCH 310: Radiochemistry and radiation

Course: HPA 220: Microbiology I
Units under the Course
HPA 101: Basics of Immunology
HPA 102: Introduction to Medical Microbiology HPA 103: Introduction to Medical Parasitology

Course: HMP 220: Medical Physiology V
Units under the Course
HMP 203: Physiology of Reproduction
HMP 204: Peripheral Nervous Physiology
HMP 205: Motor System and Equilibrium Physiology

Course: HPA 220: Pathology II
Units under the Course
HPA 206: Basics of Chemical Pathology
HPA 207: Introduction to Histopathology, Cytology
HPA 205: Immunity and Immunopathology of infections

Semester III
Course: HMB 230: Biochemistry V
Units under the Course
HMB 203: Biochemistry of Vitamins
HMB 204: Biochemistry of Specialized Tissues
HMB 205: Biochemistry of Micro Organisms
HMB 206: Special Topics in Biochemistry

Course: HMP 230: Medical Physiology VI
Units under the Course
HMP 207: Physiology of Higher Cerebral functions
HMP 208: Gastrointestinal and Autonomic nervous system Physiology
HMP 209: Renal Physiology & Body fluid Homeostasis
HMP 206: Physiology of Special Senses

Course: HPA 230: Microbiology II
Units under the Course
HPA 201: Clinical Bacteriology and Mycology
HPA 202: Medical Protozoology and helminthology
HPA 203: Medical Entomology
HPA 204: Introduction to Medical Virology

Level III
Semester I
Course: PPB 310: Pharmacology I
Units under the Course
PPB 311: Basic Principles in Pharmacology
PPB 312: Drug Development
PPB 313: Autocoids, Pain and Inflammation

Course: PPA 310: Pharmaceutics I
Units under the Course
PPA 311: Introduction to Pharmaceutical dosage forms
PPA 312: Pharmaceutical Calculations
PPA 313: Unit Operations I

Course: PPC 310: Pharmaceutical Chemistry I
Units under the Course
PPC 311: Physicochemical properties of drugs
PPC 312: Drug development and design
PPC 313: Principles of drug quality control

Course: PPD 310: Pharmacognosy I
Units under the Course
PPD 311: Pharmaceutical Botany
PPD 312: Commerce and Production of Medicinal Plants
PPD 312: Carbohydrates

Semester II
Course: PPB 320: PharmacologY II
Units under the Course
PPB 321: Autonomic Nervous System
PPB 322: Central Nervous System I PPB 323: Central Nervous System II

Course: PPA 320: Pharmaceutics II
Units under the Course
PPA 321: Unit Operations II
PPA 322: Physical Pharmaceutics I PPA 323: Physical Pharmaceutics II

Course: PPC 320: Pharmaceutical Chemistry II
Units under the Course
PPC 321: Introductory Pharmaceutical Analysis
PPC 322: Inorganic substances used as drugs I
PPC 323: Inorganic substances used as drugs II


Course: PPD 320: Pharmacognosy II
Units under the Course
PPD 321: Oils, Fats and Waxes
PPD 322: Glycosides
PPD 323: Alkaloids

Semester III
Course: PPB 330: Pharmacology III
Units under the Course
PPB 331: Renal System and Electrolyte Regulation
PPB 332: Gastrointestinal System
PPB 333: The Endocrine System

Course: PPC 330: Pharmaceutical Chemistry III
Units under the Course
PPC 331: Radiopharmacy
PPC 432: Drug metabolism
PPC 433: Synthetic methods in pharmacy

Course: PPD 330: Pharmacognosy III
Units under the Course
PPD 331: Introduction to Chromatographic Techniques
PPD 332: Column Chromatography I PPD 333: Column Chromatography II

Course: PPE 330: Social & Behavioural Pharmacy
Units under the Course
PPE 331: Communication Skills for Pharmacists
PPE 332: Elements of Sociology for Pharmacists
PPE 333: Sociology of Drug Use

Level IV
Semester I
Course: PPB 410: Pharmacology IV
Units under the Course
PPB 411: Reproductive System
PPB 412: Chemotherapy of parasitic infections PPB 413: Chemotherapy of Microbial Diseases

Course: PPA 410: Pharmaceutics III
Units under the Course
PPA 411: Sterilization Disinfection and antisepsis
PPA 412: Biopharmaceutics
PPA 413: Routes of Drug Administration

Course: PPF 410: Clinical Pharmacy I
Units under the Course
PPF 411: Introduction to Clinical Pharmacy
PPF 412: Institution and community pharmacy practice
PPF 413: Introduction to Toxicology
Course: PPD 410: Pharmacognosy IV
Units under the Course
PPD 411: Biosynthesis & Chemotaxonomy
PPD 412: Biotechnology
PPD 413: Plant Drugs of Abuse and Toxic Plants

Semester II
Course: PPB 420: Pharmacology V
Units under the Course
PPB 421: Antifungal and Antiviral Agents
PPB 422: Dermatological and Ocular Diseases
PPB 423: Neoplastic Diseases and Anticancer Drugs

Course: PPA 420: Pharmaceutics IV
Units under the Course
PPA 421: Drug Distribution and elimination
PPA 422: Suspensions and Emulsions
PPA 423: Semi-solid preparations

Course: PPC 420: Pharmaceutical Chemistry IV
Units under the Course
PPC 421: Spectroscopy I
PPC 422: Spectroscopy II
PPC 423: Electrochemical methods

Course: PPF 420: Clinical Pharmacy II
Units under the Course
PPF 421: Infectious diseases I
PPF 422: Infectious disease II
PPF 423: Respiratory disorders

Semester III
Course: PPF 430: Clinical Pharmacy III
Units under the Course
PPF 431: Gastrointestinal disorders
PPF 432: Endocrine and Haematopoietic disorders
PPF 433: Neurological and musculoskeletal disorders

Course: PPT 430: Complementary And Alternative Medicine
Units under the course
PPT 431: Introduction to Complementary and Alternative Medicine
PPT 432: Plant drugs in Complementary and Alternative Medicine
PPT 433: Quality control techniques of herbal drugs
PPT 434: Integrating Traditional and Complementary Medicine into National Health Care

Course: PPM 430: Pharmacy Management
Units under the Course
PPM 431: Economics for Pharmacists
PPM 432: Pharmaceutical Supplies Management I PPM 433: Pharmaceutical Supplies Management II
PPG 510: Attachment (2 UNITS)

Semester IV
PPG 510: Attachment (8 Units)

Level V
Semester I
PPG 510: Research Methods and Project (6 UNITS)

Course: PPA 510: Pharmaceutics V
Units under the Course
PPA 511: Formulation of Sterile preparations
PPA 512: Oral Solid Dosage Forms
PPA 513: Solutions Powders and Aerosols

Course: PPC 510: Pharmaceutical Chemistry V
Units under the Course
PPC 511: Central nervous system agents
PPC 512: Autonomic drugs
PPC 513: Cardiovascular Drugs

Semester II
PPG 510: Research Methods and Project (2 Units)

Course: PPB 520: Pharmacology VI
Units under the Course
PPB 521: Drug Allergy and Adverse Drug Reactions
PPB 522: Cardiovascular system
PPB 523: Respiratory System Disorders

Course: PPA 520: Pharmaceutics VI
Units under the Course
PPA 521: Pharmacy Practice
PPA 522: Containers and Packaging
PPA 523: Pharmacokinetics

Course: PPC 520: Pharmaceutical Chemistry VI
Units under the course
PPC 521: Pharmacodynamic Agents I`
PPC 522: Pharmacodynamic Agents II
PPC 523: Hormonal agents

Course: PPL 520: Pharmacy Law & Ethics
Units under the Course
PPL 521: Pharmacy Law & Ethics

Semester III
Course: PPB 530: Pharmacology VII
Units under the Course
PPB 531: Haematopoetic and Nutritional
PPB 532: Toxicology and Diagnostics

Course: PPA 530: Pharmaceutics VII
Units under the Course
PPA 531: Dose regimens
PPA 532: Pharmaceutical Microbiology

Disorders

PPA 533: Biological and Immunological Products

Course: PPC 530: Pharmaceutical Chemistry VII
Units under the Course
PPC 531: Chemotherapeutic agents I
PPC 532: Chemotherapeutic agents II

Course: PPF 530: Clinical Pharmacy IV
Units under the Course
PPF 531: Cardiovascular Disorders
PPF 532: Renal Disorders
PPF 533: Skin and Ocular Disorders
PPF 534: Women and Paediatric Pharmacy
PPF 535: Oncology

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