MASTER OF PHARMARCY IN CLINICAL PHARMACY

Overview

Award of Degree

A Candidate who passes in both the coursework and dissertation examinations shall be awarded the Degree of Master of Pharmacy in Clinical Pharmacy.

Introduction

Pharmacy services in recent years have expanded significantly beyond drug preparation and distribution. These evolutionary changes are expressed as greater involvement by pharmacists in drug related decision making and patient care activities. The World Health Organization through the concept of pharmaceutical care sees a pharmacist as an integral member of the patient care team. The discipline of Clinical pharmacy is responsible for ensuring the safe, appropriate, and cost-effective use of drugs in patients, through the application of specialized skills and knowledge. The Master of Pharmacy in Clinical Pharmacy programme aims at instilling knowledge and skills that will enhance the provision of pharmaceutical care at patient level. 

The programme is delivered through face-to-face mode that includes:

  1. Didactic lectures
  2. Presentations/seminars
  3. Case studies
  4. Demonstrations in the skills laboratory
  5. Clinical experience

Ward teaching during clinical ward rounds

 

 

The  programme shall run over a minimum of four  semesters and a maximum of ten semesters of  fifteen  weeks each.

The programme is delivered through face-to-face mode that includes:

  1. Didactic lectures
  2. Presentations/seminars
  3. Case studies
  4. Demonstrations in the skills laboratory
  5. Clinical experience

Ward teaching during clinical ward rounds

The common regulations for the Master of Pharmacy degree in the University of Nairobi shall apply. A candidate applying for admission into the programme must satisfy the following eligibility criteria:

  • Holder of Bachelor of Pharmacy degree of the University of Nairobi or an equivalent degree from an institution recognized by the University of Nairobi Senate.
  • Must be registered by the Pharmacy and Poisons Board of Kenya or an equivalent regulatory body in their respective country and be in the retention list.
  • An international candidate shall be required to obtain a temporary practice license from the Pharmacy and Poisons Board of Kenya.
  • The candidate should have worked in a relevant field for at least one year after registration by their regulatory body.
  • Pass an entry examination conducted by the department hosting the programme.
  • Must possess valid evidence of indemnity cover for the entire period of clinical training.
  • Foreign candidates from non-English speaking countries must show evidence of proficiency in English language from a recognized institution.

 

The Master of Pharmacy in Clinical Pharmacy Programme aims at imparting knowledge, skills and attitudes in the biological, biomedical, pharmaceutical, social, behavioral and clinical sciences that will enhance the provision of pharmaceutical care at patient level.

               Year 1              Year 2               TOTALS 
TUITION              648,000.00             648,000.00               1,296,000.00
MEDICAL FEE (PER YEAR)                  6,500.00                  6,500.00                     13,000.00
CAUTION - (ONCE)                  5,000.00                               -                          5,000.00
ICT SERVICES - (PER YEAR)                  7,000.00                  7,000.00                     14,000.00
EXAMINATION (PER UNIT @1000)                10,000.00                               -                        10,000.00
ACTIVITY-( PER YEAR)                  2,000.00                  2,000.00                       4,000.00
LIBRARY (PER YEAR)                  5,000.00                  5,000.00                     10,000.00
ID CARD ( PER YEAR)                  1,000.00                  1,000.00                       2,000.00
REGISTRATION (PER SEMESTER@2250)                  4,500.00                  4,500.00                       9,000.00
STUDENT ORGANISATION(PER YEAR)                  1,000.00                  1,000.00                       2,000.00
THESIS EXAMINATION                               -                  30,000.00                     30,000.00
Grand totals   690,000.00   705,000.00   1,395,000.00