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Bachelor of pharmacy programs in United Arab Emirates
Published in Horizon Research Publishing
2019
Volume: 7
   
Issue: 8
Pages: 1650 - 1662
Abstract
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) pharmacy education has undergone significant reform in recent years to introduce more clinical and social pharmacy courses to replace many traditional pharmaceutical sciences courses that were typically dominate pharmacy curricula. The aim of this work was to carry out a comprehensive comparative analysis on all Bachelor of Pharmacy (BPharm) programs in the UAE and to describe the developments of BPharm curricula offered by UAE colleges of pharmacy after increasing the number of credit hours allocated for clinical and social pharmacy courses. BPharm curricula offered by all pharmacy colleges in the UAE were retrieved from their official websites. A comparative study on different curricula was carried out to investigate the structure of BPharm curricula after incorporating more patient-centered courses. Clinical and social pharmacy courses represent between 22% and 51% of the total BPharm credit hours. Non-clinical/social courses are no longer representing the majority of BPharm courses. PharmD degree program is offered by only one university. The course credit hour distribution of different BPharm programs is varied from one program to another. More clinical and social pharmacy courses are increasingly replacing the traditional pharmaceutical sciences subjects such as pharmaceutics, chemistry, biomedical, and basic sciences. © 2019 by authors, all rights reserved.
About the journal
JournalUniversal Journal of Educational Research
PublisherHorizon Research Publishing
ISSN23323205
Open AccessNo
Concepts (8)
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    ACPE
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    Bpharm
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    CAA
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    Clinical pharmacy
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    Pharmacy education
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    Pharmd
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    Social pharmacy
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    UAE