Master of Pharmacy Kathmandu University

Master of Pharmacy Kathmandu University KU
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Master of Pharmacy Kathmandu University

Department of Pharmacy at Kathmandu University was established in 1994, first of its kind in Nepal, in response to acute shortage of graduate pharmacists in the national health care systems in the country with a mission to cater and supply steady stream of highly competent pharmacy graduates required for the country and to contribute knowledge in pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences. In order to achieve the mission the programs and activities of the Department of Pharmacy are designed to achieve the following objectives:

  • Provide educational facilities to students for careers in pharmacy profession.
  • Study and strengthen the existing pharmacy practices in the private and public sector organizations through continuing education and training programs.
  • Assist pharmaceutical and related organizations in solving their problems by providing consultancy services.

Master in Pharmacy (MPharm.) is a two year: Four semester course run by Kathmandu University. Currently there are two specialization areas:

  1. Industrial Pharmacy
  2. Pharmaceutical Care

There are total 30 seats available in MPharm program, 15 in each specialization. In each group, 13 students will be selected exclusively on merit basis* and 2 are corporate seats.

From the received applications for the corporate seats, selection will be on merit basis. If corporate seat admissions are less than allotted, remaining will be fulfilled from the merit list.

Multiple choice questions from following courses will be included in the entrance exam

MPharm (Industrial Pharmacy) MPharm (Pharmaceutical Care)
  • Industrial pharmacy
  • Pharmacotherapeutics
  •  Physical pharmacy
  • Clinical pharmacy
  •  Instrumental analysis
  • Hospital pharmacy
  •  Quality assurance
  • Pharmacy practice
  •  Biopharmaceutics and pharmacokinetics
  • Biopharmaceutics and pharmacokinetics
  • Pharmacology and toxicology
  •  Pharmacology and toxicology
  • Pharmaceutical jurisprudence
  • Pharmaceutical jurisprudence

Required Documents

  • Self-attested photocopies of academic and character certificates from SLC onward
  • Self-attested photocopy of citizenship or passport
  • Two recommendations (preferably one from the academic supervisor and another from the present employer and in case of unemployed candidate, both can be from academic supervisors of institution of recent graduation)
  • Work experience letter (if applicable)
  • Three recent passport size photographs
  • Self-attested photocopy of migration certificate (submission of original is required at the time of admission)
  • Bank voucher of application processing fee payment
  • Sponsorship letter (compulsory if applying for corporate seat)

Eligibility

To be eligible for applying to the program, the candidate shall possess BPharm or equivalent degree with minimum CGPA of 2.0 out of 4 or 50% in aggregate.

Admission Procedure

Notification for admission to graduate programs offered by the university under the Pharmacy department is published in major dailies and is within the website: www.ku.edu.np/pharmacy within the month of July seeking applications from eligible candidates. Collection of applications is followed by an interview/test. The interview/test is aimed toward testing individual’s aptitude academic status and diligence within the field during which one is seeking admission and is taken by the relevant department.

Scholarship Scheme:

  • Need based and merit based partial tuition fee waiver scholarships as per KU provision.
  • Loan Scholarships.

Silver Jubilee Graduate Assistantship:

  • Department also provides Silver Jubilee Graduate Assistantship for needy and deserving MPharm students.
  • University Grants Commission (UGC), Nepal provides Formula Based Funding Scholarship to sizeable number of deserving MPharm students.

MPHARM COURSE STRUCTURE
Semester wise course structure

 MPharm in Industrial Pharmacy

S. N
Number of Courses
Semester-I
Cr
Semester -II
Cr
Semester -III
Cr
Semester -IV
Cr
A. Common course (1 in first and 2 in second semester) 4 4
B. Branch courses (3) 9 9
C. Elective course (1) 3 3
D. Practice school (1) 06
E. Additional subject (1) 03
F. Feasibility studies (1) 03
G. Seminars (1) 02
H. Dissertation work & Viva voce (1) 10
Total Cr – Semester wise 16 16 12 12

MPharm in Pharmaceutical Care

S. N
Number of Courses
Semester-I
Cr
Semester -II
Cr
Semester -III
Cr
Semester -IV
Cr
A. Common course (2 in second semester) 4
B. Branch courses (4 in first and 3 in second semester) 13 9
C. Elective course (1) 3 3
D. Practice school training (1) 2 2 06
E. Additional subject (1) 03
F. Feasibility studies (1) 03
G. Seminars (1) 02
H. Dissertation work & Viva voce (1) 10
Total Cr – Semester wise 18 18 12 12

Cr: Credit Hours

Note:
1. All courses shall be offered as integrated courses including theory and practical work
2. Number in bracket ( ) designates number of courses.

 

I. Common Courses:

Course Number
Course
Semester –I
Cr
Semester –II
Cr
PHAM 500 Quality Assurance 4
PHAM 588 Statistical Application and Research Methodology 3
PHAM 589 Pharmaceutical Jurisprudence 1

 

II. Branch Courses:

I. Pharmaceutical Care
Course Number
Course
Semester –I
Cr
Semester –II
Cr
PHAM 515 1. Pharmaceutical Care 3
PHAM 502 2. Pharmaceutical Practice 3
PHAM 503 3. Pharmacotherapeutics-I 4
PHAR 604 4. Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoeconomics 3
PHAM 552 5. Clinical Pharmacy 3
PHAM 553 6. Pharmacotherapeutics-II 4
PHAR 605 7. Clinical Research 2
II. Industrial Pharmacy
PHAM 504 1. Industrial Pharmacy-I 3
PHAM 505 2. Drug Delivery Systems-I 3
PHAM 506 3. Unit Operations 3
PHAM 554 4. Industrial Pharmacy-II 3
PHAM 555 5. Drug Delivery Systems-I1 3
PHAM 556 6. Pharmaceutical Biotechnology 3

 

III. Elective Courses: 3 Cr (One course each in Semester-I and II):

Course Code
Course
PHAM 575 Biopharmaceutics and Pharmacokinetics
PHAM 576 Immuno Pharmaceuticals
PHAM 577 Pharmaceutical Adjuncts
PHAM 578 Advance Pharmaceutical Organic Chemistry
PHAM 579 Tablet Technology
PHAM 580 Biological and Clinical Evaluation of Drugs
PHAM 581 Chemistry of Polymers
PHAM 582 Industrial Pharmacognosy
PHAM 583 Parenteral Technology
PHAM 584 Disinfectants and Antiseptics
PHAM 585 Drug Surveillance
PHAM 586 Clinical Pharmacokinetics
PHAM 587 Medicinal chemistry & Natural Products

The content and list of Electives shall be updated as per the need by the Department

 

Semester -III: 12 credits

Course Code
Course
PHAM 601 Practice School (6)
PHAM 602 Feasibility Studies (3)
PHAM 603 Pharmaceutical Management (3)

Semester -IV: 12 credits

Course Code
Course
PHAM 611 Seminars (2)
PHAM 612 Dissertation & Viva-Voce (10)

Figures in brackets ( ) indicate number of credits

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