• BACHELOR OF PHARMACY (HONS)

Curriculum

Course Structure

A 4-year (8 semesters) Pharmacy undergraduate programme has been designed including topics of recent trends in this field. The principal objectives of this curriculum are:

1) To impart scientific knowledge for the identification, formulations, preparation, standardization, quality control and uses of drugs and medicines and effective management of their distribution and sale.
2) To produce a skilled manpower to manage the affairs of hospital pharmacies, pharmaceutical industries, community pharmacy services, drug administration and other organizations in drug research, marketing, sales and administration.
3) To encourage research on different fields of pharmacy so as to develop newer techniques of formulation, quality control and standardization of drugs.

The core courses of the curriculum consist of the following subjects:

1. Pharmaceutics includes Pharmaceutical Technology, Industrial Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Microbiology, Hospital Pharmacy, Dispensing, Pharmaceutical Marketing and Sale, Management, Pharmacy law and Administration, Physical Pharmaceutics, Dosage Form Design, Pharmaceutical Engineering, Cosmetology and Biopharmaceutics & Pharmacokinetics.
2. Pharmaceutical Chemistry includes both Inorganic and Organic chemistry, Physical chemistry, synthetic and natural medicinal products, Pharmaceutical analysis and quality control.
3. Pharmacology includes General Pharmacology, Clinical Pharmacy, Community Pharmacy, Drug Interaction and Toxicology.
4. Pharmacognosy includes various aspects of natural crude drugs and other economic products of pharmaceutical importance, Traditional Medicine and Forensic Pharmacy.
5. Physiology & Pathology are considered as the basis of the Pharmacology course given in advance years of study.
6. Mathematics and Biostatistics are required for pharmaceutical calculations of formulation and statistical analysis and interpretation of biological studies and experimental results.
7. Computer course is included for understanding practical uses of computers in health services, research, manufacturing and quality assurance activities.

The total credit requirements for the degree of Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours) are 164. Out of these 18 credits are on general educations, which is compulsory as per requirement of the BRAC University. The departmental core courses account for 140 credits (theoretical, practical, Pharmacy internship and thesis /project). In addition a student may have to undertake a few courses (not exceeding 6 credits in total) from outside the major specialization as per the University rules.

Courses for the Degree of Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours)

1. General Education (18 Credits)

MAT 101 Fundamentals of Mathematics 3.0
DEV 101 Bangladesh Studies 3.0
ENG 091 Foundation Course Non Credit
ENG 101 English Fundamentals 3.0
ENG 102 Composition 1 3.0
CSE 101 Introduction to computer Science 3.0
HUM 103 Ethics and Culture 3.0

2. Departmental Core Courses (140 Credits)

Theoretical
PHR 101 Inorganic Pharmacy-I 3.0
PHR 102 Organic Pharmacy 3.0
PHR 103 Pharmacognosy-I 3.0
PHR 107 Inorganic Pharmacy-II 3.0
PHR 108 Physical Pharmacy-I 3.0
PHR 109 Physiology-I 3.0
PHR 110 Pharmaceutical Microbiology-I 3.0
PHR 111 Basic Anatomy 2.0
PHR 112 Oral Assessment-I 1.0
PHR 201PHR 202 Physical Pharmacy-IIBiochemistry and Molecular Biology 3.03.0
PHR 203 Pharmaceutical Microbiology-II 3.0
PHR 204 Physiology-II 3.0
PHR 205 Pharmacognosy-II 3.0
PHR 210 Pharmaceutical Analysis-I 3.0
PHR 211 Biostatistics 3.0
PHR 212 Pharmaceutical Technology-I 3.0
PHR 213 Pharmacology-I 3.0
PHR 214 Pathology 2.0
PHR 215 Oral Assessment-II 1.0
PHR 301 Medicinal Chemistry-I 3.0
PHR 302 Pharmacology-II 3.0
PHR 303 Pharmaceutical Technology-II 3.0
PHR 304 Biopharmaceutics & Pharmacokinetics-I 3.0
PHR 305 Pharmaceutical Marketing 3.0
PHR 310 Pharmaceutical Analysis-II 3.0
PHR 311 Medicinal Chemistry-II 3.0
PHR 312 Pharmaceutical Engineering 3.0
PHR 313 Biopharmaceutics & Pharmacokinetics-II 3.0
PHR 314 Pharmaceutical Management 2.0
PHR 315 Oral Assessment-III 1.0
PHR 401 Medical Chemistry-III 3.0
PHR 402 Pharmaceutical Technology-III 3.0
PHR 403 Pharmaceutical Biotechnology 3.0
PHR 404 Cosmetology 3.0
PHR 405 Chemical Pharmacy 2.0
PHR 406 Industrial Training 1.0
PHR 410 Advanced Pharmaceutical Analysis 3.0
PHR 411 Pharmacology-III 3.0
PHR 412 Hospital and Community Pharmacy 3.0
PHR 413 Pharmaceutical Regulatory Affairs 3.0
PHR 414 Thesis of Project 2.0
PHR 415 Oral Assessment-IV 1.0

Lab

PHR 104 Inorganic Pharmacy-I Lab 1.0
PHR 105 Organic Pharmacy Lab 1.0
PHR 106PHR 113 PHR 114PHR 115PHR116 Pharmacognosy-I Lab Inorganic Pharmacy-II Lab Physical Pharmacy-I LabPhysiology-I LabPharmaceutical Microbiology –I Lab 1.01.01.01.01.0
PHR 206 Physical Pharmacy-II Lab 1.0
PHR 207 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Lab 1.0
PHR 208 Physiology-II Lab 1.0
PHR 209 Pharmacognosy-II Lab 1.0
PHR 216PHR 217 Pharmaceutical Analysis-I Lab Biostatistics Lab 1.01.0
PHR 218 Pharmaceutical Technology-I Lab 1.0
PHR 219 Pharmacology-I Lab 1.0
PHR 306 Medical Chemistry-I Lab 1.0
PHR 307 Pharmacology-II Lab 1.0
PHR 308PHR 309 Pharmaceutical Technology-II Lab Biopharmaceutics & Pharmacokinetics-I Lab 1.01.0
PHR 316PHR 317PHR 318 Pharmaceutical Analysis-II LabMedical Chemistry-II LabBiopharmaceutics & Pharmacokinetics-II Lab 1.01.01.0
PHR 407 Medical Chemistry –III Lab 1.0
PHR 408PHR 409 PHR 416 Pharmaceutical Technology-III Lab Cosmetology LabPharmacology-III Lab 1.01.01.0

3. Elective Courses outside major (6 credits)

BTE 401 Bioinformatics 3.0
ECO 103 Principles of Economics 3.0
HUM 101 World Civilization and Culture 3.0
HUM 102 Introduction to Philosophy 3.0
HUM 111 History of Science 3.0
SOC 401 Gender and Development 3.0

Semester wise Distribution of Courses for the Degree of Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours)

THEORY & PRACTICAL COURSES

FIRST YEAR, FIRST SEMESTER

MAT 101 Fundamentals of Mathematics Credit 3
ENG 091 Foundation course Non credit
ENG 101 English Fundamentals Credit 3
CSE 101 Introduction to Computer Science Credit 3
PHR 101 Inorganic Pharmacy-I Credit 3
PHR 104 Inorganic Pharmacy-I-Lab Credit 1
PHR 102 Organic Pharmacy Credit 3
PHR 105 Organic Pharmacy-Lab Credit 1
PHR 103 Pharmacognosy-I Credit 3
PHR 106 Pharmacognosy-I-Lab Credit 1
TOTAL Credit 21

FIRST YEAR, SECOND SEMESTER

ENG 102 Composition 1 Credit 3
PHR 107 Inorganic Pharmacy-II Credit 3
PHR 113 Inorganic Pharmacy-II-Lab Credit 1
PHR 108 Physical Pharmacy-I Credit 3
PHR 114 Physical Pharmacy-I-Lab Credit 1
PHR 109 Physiology-I Credit 3
PHR 115 Physiology-I-Lab Credit 1
PHR 110 Pharmaceutical Microbiology-I Credit 3
PHR 116 Pharmaceutical Microbiology-I-Lab Credit 1
PHR 111 Basic Anatomy Credit 2
PHR 112 Oral Assessment-I Credit 1
TOTAL Credit 22

SECOND YEAR, FIRST SEMESTER

PHR 201 Physical Pharmacy–II Credit 3
PHR 206 Physical Pharmacy-II-Lab Credit 1
PHR 202 Biochemistry and Molecular biology Credit 3
PHR 207 Biochemistry and Molecular biology-Lab Credit 1
PHR 203 Pharmaceutical Microbiology -II Credit 3
PHR 204 Physiology–II Credit 3
PHR 208 Physiology-II-Lab Credit 1
PHR 205 Pharmacognosy–II Credit 3
PHR 209 Pharmacognosy–II Lab Credit 1
Elective Course-I Credit 3
TOTAL Credit 22

SECOND YEAR, SECOND SEMESTER

DEV 101 PHR 210 Bangladesh Studies Pharmaceutical Analysis -I Credit 3 Credit 3
PHR 216 Pharmaceutical Analysis-I-Lab Credit 1
PHR 211 Biostatistics Credit 3
PHR 217 Biostatistics Lab Credit 1
PHR 212 Pharmaceutical Technology-I Credit 3
PHR 218 Pharmaceutical Technology-I-Lab Credit 1
PHR 213 Pharmacology-I Credit 3
PHR 219 Pharmacology-I-Lab Credit 1
PHR 214 Pathology Credit 2
PHR 215 Oral Assessment-II
TOTAL Credit 1 Credit 22

THIRD YEAR, FIRST SEMESTER

HUM 103PHR 301 Ethics and Culture Medicinal Chemistry -I Credit 3Credit 3
PHR 306 Medicinal Chemistry-I-Lab Credit 1
PHR 302 Pharmacology-II Credit 3
PHR 307 Pharmacology-II-Lab Credit 1
PHR 303 Pharmaceutical Technology-II Credit 3
PHR 308 Pharmaceutical Technology-II-Lab Credit 1
PHR 304 Biopharmaceutics & Pharmacokinetics-I Credit 3
PHR 309 Biopharmaceutics & Pharmacokinetics-I-Lab Credit 1
PHR 305 Pharmaceutical Marketing Credit 3
TOTAL Credit 22

THIRD YEAR, SECOND SEMESTER

PHR 310 Pharmaceutical Analysis-II Credit 3
PHR 316 Pharmaceutical Analysis-II-Lab Credit 1
PHR 311 Medicinal Chemistry–II Credit 3
PHR 317 Medicinal Chemistry–II-Lab Credit 1
PHR 312 Pharmaceutical Engineering Credit 3
PHR 313 Biopharmaceutics & Pharmacokinetics-II Credit 3
PHR 318 Biopharmaceutics & Pharmacokinetic-II-Lab Credit 1
PHR 314 Pharmaceutical Management Credit 2
PHR 315 Oral Assessment-III Credit 1
Elective Course-II Credit 3
TOTAL Credit 21

FOURTH YEAR, FIRST SEMESTER

PHR 401 Medicinal Chemistry-III Credit 3
PHR 407 Medicinal Chemistry–III-Lab Credit 1
PHR 402 Pharmaceutical Technology-III Credit 3
PHR 408 Pharmaceutical Technology-III-Lab Credit 1
PHR 403 Pharmaceutical Biotechnology Credit 3
PHR 404 Cosmetology Credit 3
PHR 409 Cosmetology-Lab Credit 1
PHR 405 Clinical Pharmacy Credit 2
PHR 406 Industrial Training Credit 1
TOTAL Credit 18

FOURTH YEAR, SECOND SEMESTER

PHR 410 Advanced Pharmaceutical Analysis Credit 3
PHR 411 Pharmacology-III Credit 3
PHR 416 Pharmacology-III-Lab Credit 1
PHR 412 Hospital and community pharmacy Credit 3
PHR 413 Pharmaceutical Regulatory Affairs Credit 3
PHR 414 Thesis or Project Credit 2
PHR 415 Oral Assessment-IV Credit 1
TOTAL Credit 16

Total Credits in eight semesters/four years
First Year = 43.0
Second Year = 44.0
Third Year = 43.0
Fourth Year = 34.0Total = 164 Credits

Academic System & Evaluation Method

a. Academic Standards

In keeping with the mission and goals in mind, the Undergraduate programme in Pharmacy will strive to ensure high academic standards by implementing well-designed curricula, carefully selecting high quality students and faculty, utilizing modern and effective instructional methods and aides, and by continuously monitoring and rigorously evaluating all the pertinent activities and systems. A special feature of teaching will be the tutorial/ lab/ workshop sessions designed to assist students in learning application of the concepts and theories.

b. Courses and Credit Requirements

The Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours) programme will follow the model of higher education consisting of semesters, courses, credit hours, continuous evaluation and letter grading as in all other courses of BRAC University. There are two regular semesters: Fall and Spring, each with a duration of 14 weeks and a Summer semester of 9 weeks. The undergraduate curriculum consists of general education courses, major courses, elective courses and non-major area courses.

Credit hours for a course are assigned on the basis of a 14 – week semester. One (1) credit hour means that the course meets for 60 minutes in a class each week; 3 credits mean that it will meet three times every week.

c. Examination, Evaluation and Grading

The grading process will undoubtedly be transparent. The performance of the students is evaluated throughout the semester through class tests, quizzes, assignments, and midterm exams. End of semester evaluation includes final examinations, term papers, project reports etc. Numerical scores earned by a student in tests, examinations, assignments etc. are cumulated and converted to letter grades.

d. Distribution of Marks & GPA Computation
The distribution of marks for the performance evaluation is as follows:

i. Theory Courses

Section Marks %
1. Quizzes/ Class Tests/ Assignments/ Participation/ Attendance 20
2. Mid Term Examination 30
3. Final Examination (comprehensive), Projects 50
Total Marks 100

ii. Lab Courses

Section Marks %
1. Reports/ Class Tests/ Participation / Viva-Voce 30
2. Lab Experiments 30
3. Final Examination 40
Total Marks 100

iii. Thesis / Project

Thesis / Project work will be spread over two semesters (7th & 8th).

Class attendance is compulsory for every student. 5% of total marks in every course is allocated for attendance in classes including tutorials and labs. The basis for awarding marks for attendance is as follows:

Attendance Marks

90% and above 5
85% to less than 90% 4
80% to less than 85% 3
75% to less than 80% 2
70% to less than 75% 1
Less than 70% 0

If a student does not attend a minimum of 70% of the total classes including tutorials and labs, s/he will not be allowed to take the final exam.

Marks earned by the students in Class Tests, Quizzes, Assignments, Participation, Attendance, Midterm Exam, Final Exam, Projects, Term Papers etc are to be cumulated and the total is to be graded as per the scale given below:

Letter Grade GP

90 - 100 = A (4.0) Excellent
85 - < 90 = A- (3.7)
80 - < 85 = B+ (3.3)
75 - < 80 = B (3.0) Good
70 - < 75 = B- (2.7)
65 - < 70 = C+ (2.3)
60 - < 65 = C (2.0) Fair
57 - < 60 = C- (1.7)
55 - < 57 = D+ (1.3)
52 - < 55 = D (1.0) Poor
50 - < 52 = D- (0.7)
<50 = F (0.0) Failure

P: Pass
I: Incomplete
W: Withdrawal
R: Retaken

GPA Computation

The Grade Point Average (GPA) is computed in the following manner:
GPA = Sum of (Grade points x Credits)/ Sum of Credits Attempted