Program Educational Objectives (PEOs)

The Pharm.D. program aims to produce graduates who will:

  • Contribute competently in the pharmaceutical industry by applying requisite technical skills.
  • Demonstrate advancement in pharmaceutical profession by enhancing their knowledge and skills
  • Demonstrate ethical values and contribute positively towards the society

Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs)

  • Knowledge: An ability to apply knowledge of Pharmaceutical Sciences, mathematics, computing to the solution of complex Pharmaceutical problems.
  • Problem Analysis: An ability to identify, formulate, research literature, analyze complex Pharmaceutical problems, reaching substantiated conclusions using first principles of Mathematic, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Computer Sciences.
  • System Design: An ability to design solutions for complex Pharmaceutical problems, and design systems, component or processes that meet specified needs while maintaining Pharmaceutical standards, cultural, societal, and environmental considerations.
  • Investigation: An ability to investigate complex Pharmaceutical problems in a methodical way including literature survey, design and development of systems, analysis and interpretation of Pharmaceutical and experimental data, and synthesis of information to derive valid conclusions.
  • Modern Tool Usage: An ability to create, select and apply appropriate techniques, resources, modeling, to complex Pharmaceutical activities with an understanding of the limitations.
  • Impact Analysis: An ability to apply reasoning informed by contextual knowledge to assess societal, legal and cultural issues and the consequent responsibilities relevant to professional Pharmaceutical practice and solution to complex Pharmaceutical problems.
  • Management Skills: An ability to demonstrate management skills and apply Pharmaceutical principles to one’ own work, as a member and/or leader in a team, to manage projects in a multidisciplinary environment.
  • Team Work: An ability to work effectively, as an individual or in a team, on multifaceted and/or multidisciplinary settings.
  • Ethics: Apply ethical principles and commit to professional ethics and responsibilities and norms of Pharmacy practice.
  • Communication: An ability to communicate effectively, orally as well as in writing, on complex Pharmacy activities with the Pharmacy community and with society at large, such as being able to comprehend and write effective reports and design documentation, make effective presentations, and give and receive clear instructions.
  • Lifelong Learning: An ability to recognize importance of, and pursue lifelong learning in the broader context of innovation and technological developments.


  • Higher Secondary School Certificate (FSc Pre-Medical) or Equivalent securing at least 60% marks in aggregate. In case of foreign qualification, equivalence from Inter Board Committee of Chairmen (IBCC) will be required.
  • CUST Admission Test/Interview.


Each candidate for the Pharm.D. degree is required to complete successfully 198 credit hours (Cr. Hrs.). as per the following details:

AreaCr. Hrs.
Pharmaceutics Courses56
Pharmaceutical Chemistry Courses32
Basic Medical Sciences Courses32
Pharmacognosy Courses16
Pharmacy Practice Courses41
Mathematics and Bio-statistics Courses06
Computer Science Courses04
Humanities Courses11

(a) Pharmaceutics Courses

Course TitleCodeCr. Hrs.
Pharmaceutics-IA (Physical Pharmacy)PH111303
Pharmaceutics-IB (Physical Pharmacy)PH112303
Pharmaceutics-IIA (Dosage Forms Science)PH213303
Pharmaceutics-IIIA (Pharmaceutical Microbiology & Immunology)PH215303
Pharmaceutics-IIB (Dosage Forms Science)PH214303
Pharmaceutics-IIIB (Pharmaceutical Microbiology & Immunology)PH216303
Pharmaceutics-IVA (Industrial Pharmacy)PH417303
Pharmaceutics-VA (Biopharmaceutics & Pharmacokinetics)PH421303
Pharmaceutics-VIA (Pharmaceutical Quality Management)PH423303
Pharmaceutics-IVB (Industrial Pharmacy)PH418303
Pharmaceutics-VB (Biopharmaceutics & Pharmacokinetics)PH422303
Pharmaceutics-VIB (Pharmaceutical Quality Management)PH424303
Pharmaceutics-VIIA (Pharmaceutical Technology)PH525303
Pharmaceutics-VIIB (Pharmaceutical Technology)PH526303
Pharmaceutics-IA (Physical Pharmacy) LabPH111101
Pharmaceutics-IB (Physical Pharmacy) LabPH112101
Pharmaceutics-IIA (Dosage Forms Science) LabPH213101
Pharmaceutics-IIIA (Pharmaceutical Microbiology &Immunology) LabPH215101
Pharmaceutics-IIB (Dosage Forms Science) LabPH214101
Pharmaceutics-IIIB (Pharmaceutical Microbiology & Immunology) LabPH216101
Pharmaceutics-IVA (Industrial Pharmacy) LabPH417101
Pharmaceutics-VA (Biopharmaceutics & Pharmacokinetics) LabPH421101
Pharmaceutics-VIA (Pharmaceutical Quality Management) LabPH423101
Pharmaceutics-IVB (Industrial Pharmacy) LabPH418101
Pharmaceutics-VB (Biopharmaceutics & Pharmacokinetics) LabPH422101
Pharmaceutics-VIB (Pharmaceutical Quality Management) LabPH424101
Pharmaceutics-VIIA (Pharmaceutical Technology) LabPH525101
Pharmaceutics-VIIB (Pharmaceutical Technology) LabPH526101

(b) Pharmaceutical Chemistry Courses

Course TitleCodeCr. Hrs.
Pharmaceutical Chemistry-IA (Organic)PH131302
Pharmaceutical Chemistry-IIA (Biochemistry)PH133303
Pharmaceutical Chemistry-IB (Organic)PH132303
Pharmaceutical Chemistry-IIB (Biochemistry)PH134303
Pharmaceutical Chemistry-IIIA(Pharmaceutical Analysis)PH335303
Pharmaceutical Chemistry-IIIB (Pharmaceutical Analysis)PH336303
Pharmaceutical Chemistry-IVA (Medicinal Chemistry)PH537303
Pharmaceutical Chemistry-IVB (Medicinal Chemistry)PH538303
Pharmaceutical Chemistry-IA (Organic) LabPH131101
Pharmaceutical Chemistry-IIA (Biochemistry) LabPH133101
Pharmaceutical Chemistry-IB (Organic) LabPH132101
Pharmaceutical Chemistry-IIB (Biochemistry) LabPH134101
Pharmaceutical Chemistry-IIIA (Pharmaceutical Analysis) LabPH335101
Pharmaceutical Chemistry-IIIB (Pharmaceutical Analysis) LabPH336101
Pharmaceutical Chemistry-IVA (Medicinal Chemistry) LabPH537101
Pharmaceutical Chemistry-IVB (Medicinal Chemistry) LabPH538101

(c) Basic Medical Sciences Courses

Course TitleCodeCr. Hrs.
Anatomy & HistologyPH153303
Pharmacology and Therapeutics-IAPH254303
Pharmacology and Therapeutics-IBPH255303
Pharmacology and Therapeutics-IIAPH356303
Pharmacology and Therapeutics-IIBPH357303
Physiology-A LabPH151101
Anatomy & Histology LabPH153101
Physiology-B LabPH152101
Pharmacology and Therapeutics-IA LabPH254101
Pharmacology and Therapeutics-IB LabPH255101
Pharmacology and Therapeutics-IIA LabPH356101
Pathology LabPH358101
Pharmacology and Therapeutics-IIB LabPH357101

(d) Pharmacognosy Courses

Course TitleCodeCr. Hrs.
Pharmacognosy-IA (Basic)PH271303
Pharmacognosy-IB (Basic)PH272303
Pharmacognosy-IIA (Advanced)PH373303
Pharmacognosy-IIB (Advanced)PH374303
Pharmacognosy-IA (Basic) LabPH271101
Pharmacognosy-IB (Basic) LabPH272101
Pharmacognosy-IIA (Advanced) LabPH373101
Pharmacognosy-IIB (Advanced) LabPH374101

(e) Pharmacy Practice Courses

Course TitleCodeCr. Hrs.
Pharmacy Practice-IIA (Dispensing Pharmacy)PH381303
Pharmacy Practice-IIB (Community, Social & Administrative Pharmacy)PH382303
Pharmacy Practice-IVA (Hospital Pharmacy)PH483303
Pharmacy Practice-IVB (Hospital Pharmacy)PH484303
Pharmacy Practice-VA (Clinical Pharmacy-I)PH485303
Pharmacy Practice-VB (Clinical Pharmacy-I)PH486303
Pharmacy Practice-VIA (Advanced Clinical Pharmacy-II)PH587303
Pharmacy Practice-VIB (Advanced Clinical Pharmacy-II)PH588303
Pharmacy Practice-VIIA (Forensic Pharmacy)PH591303
Pharmacy Practice-VIIB (Forensic Pharmacy)PH592303
Pharmacy Practice-IIA (Dispensing Pharmacy) LabPH381101
Pharmacy Practice-VA (Clinical Pharmacy-I) LabPH485101
Pharmacy Practice-VB (Clinical Pharmacy-I) LabPH486101
Pharmacy Practice-VIA (Advanced Clinical Pharmacy-II) LabPH587101
Pharmacy Practice-VIB (Advanced Clinical Pharmacy-II) LabPH588101
Pharmacy Practice-VIIIA (Pharmaceutical Management & Marketing)PH593303
Pharmacy Practice-VIIIB (Pharmaceutical Management & Marketing)PH594303

(f) Mathematics and Biostatistics Courses

Course TitleCodeCr. Hrs.
Pharmacy Practice-IA (Pharmaceutical Mathematics)MTPH201303
Pharmacy Practice-IB (Bio-statistics)MTPH202303

(g) Computer Science Courses

Course TitleCodeCr. Hrs.
Pharmacy Practice-III (Computer and its Applications in Pharmacy)CSPH311303
Pharmacy Practice-III (Computer and its Applications in Pharmacy) LabCSPH311101

(h) Humanities Courses

Course TitleCodeCr. Hrs.
English-A (Functional English)HMPH101202
English-B (Communication & Writing Skills)HMPH102404
Islamic StudiesHMPH203303
Pakistan StudiesHMPH204202

(i) Community Services (VIS4000)

It is mandatory for every student to get involved in 65 hours community service during summer (not allowed when student is registered for internship) following their 4th semester or after completion of 50 Cr. Hrs.

(j) CGPA Requirement

A student is required to earn a minimum 2.00/4.00 CGPA on the completion of his/her degree requirement.

(k) Program Duration

This is a five-year degree program comprising of 10 semesters with minimum of 198 Cr. Hrs. There will be a Fall and a Spring semester in each year. The summer session will be utilized for internships or deficiency courses. The maximum duration to complete Pharm.D. is 8 years.


Semester - I (22 Cr. Hrs.)

Course CodeCourse TitleMajor AreaLec. HrsLab. HrsCr. Hrs.
HMPH1012English – A (Functional English)Humanities202
PH1113Pharmaceutics-IA (Physical Pharmacy)Pharmaceutics303
PH1313Pharmaceutical Chemistry-IA (Organic)Pharmaceutical Chemistry303
PH1333Pharmaceutics Chemistry-IIA (Biochemistry)Pharmaceutical Chemistry303
PH1513Physiology-ABasic Medical Sciences303
PH1533Anatomy & HistologyBasic Medical Sciences303
PH1111Pharmaceutics-IA (Physical Pharmacy) LabPharmaceutics031
PH1311Pharmaceutical Chemistry-IA (Organic) LabPharmaceutical Chemistry031
PH1331Pharmaceutics Chemistry-IIA (Biochemistry) LabPharmaceutical Chemistry031
PH1511Physiology-A LabBasic Medical Sciences031
PH1531Anatomy & Histology LabBasic Medical Sciences031

Semester - II (20 Cr. Hrs.)

Course CodeCourse TitleMajor AreaLec. HrsLab. HrsCr. Hrs.
HMPH1024English-B (Communication & Writing skills)Humanities404
PH1123Pharmaceutics-IB (Physical Pharmacy)Pharmaceutics303
PH1323Pharmaceutical Chemistry-IB (Organic)Pharmaceutical Chemistry303
PH1343Pharmaceutics Chemistry-IIB (Biochemistry)Pharmaceutical Chemistry303
PH1523Physiology-BBasic Medical Sciences303
PH1121Pharmaceutics-IB (Physical Pharmacy) LabPharmaceutics031
PH1321Pharmaceutical Chemistry-IB (Organic) LabPharmaceutical Chemistry031
PH1341Pharmaceutics Chemistry-IIB (Biochemistry) LabPharmaceutical Chemistry031
PH1521Physiology-B LabBasic Medical Sciences031

Semester - III (22 Cr. Hrs.)

Course CodeCourse TitleMajor AreaLec. HrsLab. HrsCr. Hrs.
HMPH2033Islamic StudiesHumanities303
PH2133Pharmaceutics-IIA (Dosage Forms Science)Pharmaceutics303
PH2153Pharmaceutics-IIIA (Pharmaceutical Microbiology & Immunology)Pharmaceutics303
PH2543Pharmacology and Therapeutics-IABasic Medical Sciences303
PH2713Pharmacognosy-IA (Basic)Pharmacognosy303
MTPH2013Pharmacy Practice-IA (Pharmaceutical Mathematics)Mathematics and Bio-statistics303
PH2131Pharmaceutics-IIA (Dosage Forms Science) LabPharmaceutics031
PH2151Pharmaceutics-IIIA (Pharmaceutical Microbiology & Immunology) LabPharmaceutics031
PH2541Pharmacology and Therapeutics-IA LabBasic Medical Sciences031
PH2711Pharmacognosy-IA (Basic) LabPharmacognosy031

Semester - IV (21 Cr. Hrs.)

Course CodeCourse TitleMajor AreaLec. HrsLab. HrsCr. Hrs.
HMPH2042Pakistan StudiesHumanities202
PH2143Pharmaceutics-IIB (Dosage Forms Science)Pharmaceutics303
PH2163Pharmaceutics-IIIB (Pharmaceutical Microbiology &Immunology)Pharmaceutics303
PH2553Pharmacology and Therapeutics-IBBasic Medical Sciences303
PH2723Pharmacognosy-IB (Basic)Pharmacognosy303
MTPH2023Pharmacy Practice-IB (Bio-statistics)Mathematics and Bio-statistics303
PH2141Pharmaceutics-IIB (Dosage Forms Science) LabPharmaceutics031
PH2161Pharmaceutics-IIIB (Pharmaceutical Microbiology &Immunology) LabPharmaceutics031
PH2551Pharmacology and Therapeutics-IB LabBasic Medical Sciences031
PH2721Pharmacognosy-IB (Basic) LabPharmacognosy031

Semester - V (20 Cr. Hrs.)

Course CodeCourse TitleMajor AreaLec. HrsLab. HrsCr. Hrs.
PH3813Pharmacy Practice-IIA (Dispensing Pharmacy)Pharmacy Practice303
PH3353Pharmaceutical Chemistry-IIIA (Pharmaceutical Analysis)Pharmaceutical Chemistry303
PH3563Pharmacology and Therapeutics-IIABasic Medical Sciences303
PH3733Pharmacognosy-IIA (Advanced)Pharmacognosy303
PH3583PathologyBasic Medical Sciences303
PH3811Pharmacy Practice-IIA (Dispensing Pharmacy) LabPharmacy Practice031
PH3351Pharmaceutical Chemistry-IIIA (Pharmaceutical Analysis) LabPharmaceutical Chemistry031
PH3561Pharmacology and Therapeutics-IIA LabBasic Medical Sciences031
PH3731Pharmacognosy-IIA (Advanced) LabPharmacognosy031
PH3581Pathology LabBasic Medical Sciences031

Semester - VI (19 Cr. Hrs.)

Course CodeCourse TitleMajor AreaLec. HrsLab. HrsCr. Hrs.
PH3823Pharmacy Practice-IIB (Community, Social & Administrative Pharmacy)Pharmacy Practice303
PH3363Pharmaceutical Chemistry-IIIB(Pharmaceutical Analysis)Pharmaceutical Chemistry303
PH3573Pharmacology and Therapeutics-IIBBasic Medical Sciences303
PH3743Pharmacognosy-IIB (Advanced)Pharmacognosy303
CSPH3113Pharmacy Practice-III (Computer and its Applications in Pharmacy)Computer Science Courses303
PH3361Pharmaceutical Chemistry-IIIB (Pharmaceutical Analysis) LabPharmaceutical Chemistry031
PH3571Pharmacology and Therapeutics-IIB LabBasic Medical Sciences031
CSPH3111Pharmacy Practice-III (Computer and its Applications in Pharmacy) LabComputer Science Courses031
PH3741Pharmacognosy-IIB (Advanced) LabPharmacognosy031

Semester - VII (19 Cr. Hrs.)

Course CodeCourse TitleMajor AreaLec. HrsLab. HrsCr. Hrs.
PH4833Pharmacy Practice-IVA (Hospital Pharmacy)Pharmacy Practice303
PH4853Pharmacy Practice-VA (Clinical Pharmacy-I)Pharmacy Practice303
PH4173Pharmaceutics-IVA (Industrial Pharmacy)Pharmaceutics303
PH4213Pharmaceutics-VA (Biopharmaceutics & Pharmacokinetics)Pharmaceutics303
PH4233Pharmaceutics-VIA (Pharmaceutical Quality Management)Pharmaceutics303
PH4851Pharmacy Practice-VA (Clinical Pharmacy-I) LabPharmacy Practice031
PH4211Pharmaceutics-IVA (Industrial Pharmacy) LabPharmaceutics031
PH4211Pharmaceutics-VA (Biopharmaceutics & Pharmacokinetics) LabPharmaceutics031
PH4231Pharmaceutics-VIA (Pharmaceutical Quality Management) LabPharmaceutics031

Semester – VIII (19 Cr. Hrs.)

Course CodeCourse TitleMajor AreaLec. HrsLab. HrsCr. Hrs.
PH4843Pharmacy Practice-IVB (Hospital Pharmacy)Pharmacy Practice303
PH4863Pharmacy Practice-VB (Clinical Pharmacy-I)Pharmacy Practice303
PH4183Pharmaceutics-IVB (Industrial Pharmacy)Pharmaceutics303
PH4223Pharmaceutics-VB (Biopharmaceutics & Pharmacokinetics)Pharmaceutics303
PH4243Pharmaceutics-VIB (Pharmaceutical Quality Management)Pharmaceutics303
PH4861Pharmacy Practice-VB (Clinical Pharmacy-I) LabPharmacy Practice031
PH4181Pharmaceutics-IVB (Industrial Pharmacy) LabPharmaceutics031
PH4241Pharmaceutics-VIB (Pharmaceutical Quality Management) LabPharmaceutics031
PH4221Pharmaceutics-VB (Biopharmaceutics & Pharmacokinetics) LabPharmaceutics031

Semester – IX (18 Cr. Hrs.)

Course CodeCourse TitleMajor AreaLec. HrsLab. HrsCr. Hrs.
PH5253Pharmaceutics-VIIA (Pharmaceutical Technology)Pharmaceutics303
PH5873Pharmacy Practice-VIA (Advanced Clinical Pharmacy-II)Pharmacy Practice303
PH5913Pharmacy Practice-VIIA (Forensic Pharmacy)Pharmacy Practice303
PH5933Pharmacy Practice-VIIIA (Pharmaceutical Management & Marketing)Pharmacy Practice303
PH5373Pharmaceutical Chemistry-IVA (Medicinal Chemistry)Pharmaceutical Chemistry303
PH5251Pharmaceutics-VIIA (Pharmaceutical Technology) LabPharmaceutics031
PH5871Pharmacy Practice-VIA (Advanced Clinical Pharmacy-II) LabPharmacy Practice031
PH5371Pharmaceutical Chemistry-IVA (Medicinal Chemistry) LabPharmaceutical Chemistry031

Semester – X (18 Cr. Hrs.)

Course CodeCourse TitleMajor AreaLec. HrsLab. HrsCr. Hrs.
PH5263Pharmaceutics-VIIB (Pharmaceutical Technology)Pharmaceutics303
PH5883Pharmacy Practice-VIB (Advanced Clinical Pharmacy-II)Pharmacy Practice303
PH5923Pharmacy Practice-VIIB (Forensic Pharmacy)Pharmacy Practice303
PH5943Pharmacy Practice-VIIIB (Pharmaceutical Management & Marketing)Pharmacy Practice303
PH5383Pharmaceutical Chemistry-IVB (Medicinal Chemistry)Pharmaceutical Chemistry303
PH5261Pharmaceutics-VIIB (Pharmaceutical Technology) LabPharmaceutics031
PH5881Pharmacy Practice-VIB (Advanced Clinical Pharmacy-II) LabPharmacy Practice031
PH5381Pharmaceutical Chemistry-IVB (Medicinal Chemistry) LabPharmaceutical Chemistry031