Pharmacy is a multifaceted health-care profession that links health with the applied sciences. The profession is continually evolving to expand its scope of services and responsibilities to meet the needs of patients in a rapidly changing healthcare system. Nowadays, pharmacy has progressed into broader scope with a range of career options including clinical pharmacy, hospital pharmacy, nuclear pharmacy and pharmaceutical industry.

Admission Requirements

  • Pharm.D. requires a minimum of 60% marks in Fsc Pre-Medical.
  • CUST Admission Test or HEC Approved test.

Degree Requirements

Area Cr. Hrs.
(a) Pharmaceutics Courses 56
(b) Pharmaceutical Chemistry Courses 32
(c) Basic Medical Sciences Courses 32
(d) Pharmacognosy Courses 16
(e) Pharmacy Practice Courses 41
(f) Mathematics and Bio-statistics Courses 06
(g) Computer Science Courses 04
(h) Humanities Courses 11
Total 198

Pharmaceutics Courses (56 Cr. Hrs)

Course Title Code Cr. Hrs.
Pharmaceutics-IA (Physical Pharmacy) PH1113 03
Pharmaceutics-IB (Physical Pharmacy) PH1123 03
Pharmaceutics-IIA (Dosage Forms Science) PH2133 03
Pharmaceutics-IIB (Dosage Forms Science) PH2143 03
Pharmaceutics-IIIA (Pharmaceutical Microbiology & Immunology) PH2153 03
Pharmaceutics-IIIB (Pharmaceutical Microbiology & Immunology) PH2163 03
Pharmaceutics-IVA (Industrial Pharmacy) PH4173 03
Pharmaceutics-IVB (Industrial Pharmacy) PH4183 03
Pharmaceutics-VA (Biopharmaceutics & Pharmacokinetics) PH4213 03
Pharmaceutics-VB (Biopharmaceutics & Pharmacokinetics) PH4223 03
Pharmaceutics-VIA (Pharmaceutical Quality Management) PH4233 03
Pharmaceutics-VIB (Pharmaceutical Quality Management) PH4243 03
Pharmaceutics-VIIA (Pharmaceutical Technology) PH5253 03
Pharmaceutics-VIIB (Pharmaceutical Technology) PH5263 03
Pharmaceutics-IA (Physical Pharmacy) Lab PH1111 01
Pharmaceutics-IB (Physical Pharmacy) Lab PH1121 01
Pharmaceutics-IIA (Dosage Forms Science) Lab PH2131 01
Pharmaceutics-IIB (Dosage Forms Science) Lab PH2141 01
Pharmaceutics-IIIA (Pharmaceutical Microbiology & Immunology) Lab PH2151 01
Pharmaceutics-IIIB (Pharmaceutical Microbiology & Immunology) Lab PH2161 01
Pharmaceutics-IVA (Industrial Pharmacy) Lab PH4171 01
Pharmaceutics-IVB (Industrial Pharmacy) Lab PH4181 01
Pharmaceutics-VA (Biopharmaceutics & Pharmacokinetics) Lab PH4211 01
Pharmaceutics-VB (Biopharmaceutics & Pharmacokinetics) Lab PH4221 01
Pharmaceutics-VIA (Pharmaceutical Quality Management) Lab PH4231 01
Pharmaceutics-VIB (Pharmaceutical Quality Management) Lab PH4241 01
Pharmaceutics-VIB (Pharmaceutical Quality Management) Lab PH4241 01
Pharmaceutics-VIIA (Pharmaceutical Technology) Lab PH5251 01
Pharmaceutics-VIIB (Pharmaceutical Technology) Lab PH5261 01

Pharmaceutical Chemistry Courses (32 Cr. Hrs)

Course Title Code Cr. Hrs.
Pharmaceutical Chemistry-IA (Organic) PH1313 03
Pharmaceutical Chemistry-IB (Organic) PH1323 03
Pharmaceutical Chemistry-IIA (Biochemistry) PH1333 03
Pharmaceutical Chemistry-IIB (Biochemistry) PH1343 03
Pharmaceutical Chemistry-IIIA (Pharmaceutical Analysis) PH3353 03
Pharmaceutical Chemistry-IIIB (Pharmaceutical Analysis) PH3363 03
Pharmaceutical Chemistry-IVA (Medicinal Chemistry) PH5373 03
Pharmaceutical Chemistry-IVB (Medicinal Chemistry) PH5383 03
Pharmaceutical Chemistry-IA (Organic) Lab PH1311 01
Pharmaceutical Chemistry-IB (Organic) Lab PH1321 01
Pharmaceutical Chemistry-IIA (Biochemistry) Lab PH1331 01
Pharmaceutical Chemistry-IIB (Biochemistry) Lab PH1341 01
Pharmaceutical Chemistry-IIIA (Pharmaceutical Analysis) Lab PH3351 01
Pharmaceutical Chemistry-IIIB (Pharmaceutical Analysis) Lab PH3361 01
Pharmaceutical Chemistry-IVA (Medicinal Chemistry) Lab PH5371 01
Pharmaceutical Chemistry-IVB (Medicinal Chemistry) Lab PH5381 01

Basic Medical Sciences Courses (32 Cr. Hrs)

Course Title Code Cr. Hrs.
Physiology-A PH1513 03
Physiology-B PH1523 03
Anatomy & Histology PH1533 03
Pharmacology and Therapeutics-IA PH2543 03
Pharmacology and Therapeutics-IB PH2553 03
Pharmacology and Therapeutics-IIA PH3563 03
Pharmacology and Therapeutics-IIB PH3573 03
Pathology PH3583 03
Physiology-A Lab PH1511 01
Physiology-B Lab PH1521 01
Anatomy & Histology Lab PH1531 01
Pharmacology and Therapeutics-IA Lab PH2541 01
Pharmacology and Therapeutics-IB Lab PH2551 01
Pharmacology and Therapeutics-IIA Lab PH3561 01
Pharmacology and Therapeutics-IIB Lab PH3571 01
Pathology Lab PH3581 01

Pharmacognosy Courses (16 Cr. Hrs.)

Course Title Code Cr. Hrs.
Pharmacognosy-IA (Basic) PH2713 03
Pharmacognosy-IB (Basic) PH2723 03
Pharmacognosy-IIA (Advanced) PH3733 03
Pharmacognosy-IIB (Advanced) PH3743 03
Pharmacognosy-IA (Basic) Lab PH2711 01
Pharmacognosy-IB (Basic) Lab PH2721 01
Pharmacognosy-IIA (Advanced) Lab PH3731 01
Pharmacognosy-IIB (Advanced) Lab PH3741 01

Pharmacy Practice Courses (41 Cr. Hrs)

Course Title Code Cr. Hrs.
Pharmacy Practice-IIA (Dispensing Pharmacy) PH3813 03
Pharmacy Practice-IIB (Community, Social & Administrative Pharmacy) PH3823 03
Pharmacy Practice-IVA (Hospital Pharmacy) PH4833 03
Pharmacy Practice-IVB (Hospital Pharmacy) PH4843 03
Pharmacy Practice-VA (Clinical Pharmacy-I) PH4853 03
Pharmacy Practice-VB (Clinical Pharmacy-I) PH4863 03
Pharmacy Practice-VIA (Advanced Clinical Pharmacy-II) PH5873 03
Pharmacy Practice-VIB (Advanced Clinical Pharmacy-II) PH5883 03
Pharmacy Practice-VIIA (Forensic Pharmacy) PH5913 03
Pharmacy Practice-VIIB (Forensic Pharmacy) PH5923 03
Pharmacy Practice-VIIIA (Pharmaceutical Management & Marketing) PH5933 03
Pharmacy Practice-VIIIB (Pharmaceutical Management & Marketing) PH5943 03
Pharmacy Practice-IIA (Dispensing Pharmacy) Lab PH3811 01
Pharmacy Practice-VA (Clinical Pharmacy-I) Lab PH4851 01
Pharmacy Practice-VB (Clinical Pharmacy-I) Lab PH4861 01
Pharmacy Practice-VIA (Advanced Clinical Pharmacy-II) Lab PH5871 01
Pharmacy Practice-VIB (Advanced Clinical Pharmacy-II) Lab PH5881 01

Mathematics and Bio-statistics Courses (06 Cr. Hrs)

Course Title Code Cr. Hrs.
Pharmacy Practice-IA (Pharmaceutical Mathematics) PHG2513 03
Pharmacy Practice-IB (Bio-Statistics) PHG2523 03

Computer Science Courses (04 Cr. Hrs)

Course Title Code Cr. Hrs.
Pharmacy Practice-III (Computer and its Applications in Pharmacy) PHG3613 03
Pharmacy Practice-III (Computer and its Applications in Pharmacy) Lab PHG3611 01

Humanities Courses (11 Cr. Hrs)

Course Title Code Cr. Hrs.
Functional English/English – A (Functional English) PHG1112 02
Expository Writing/English – B (Communication & Writing Skills) PHG1124 04
Islamic Studies/Ethics PHG1013 03
Ideology and Constitution of Pakistan/Pakistan Studies PHG1022 02

Pharmacognosy Study Tour

A pharmacognosy study tour is an integral part of the syllabus and is usually arranged after 2nd semester for the collection of medicinal plants from the country. It is mandatory for the students to prepare and submit a report about the medicinal plants. The report is formally evaluated in final examination.

Pharmaceutical Industry Visit

A visit to the pharmaceutical industry following 6th semester is an integral part of the syllabus. Students are required to prepare and submit a report about operations in Pharmaceutical industry. The report is formally evaluated in final examination.

Clerkship in the Clinical Setting

Clerkships are mandatory for clinical training of students during 7th, 8th, 9th and 10th semester in a well reputed hospital. Students are required to prepare and submit a report during 7th and 8th semester and a project during 9th and 10th semester. The report and project are formally evaluated in final examination.

Community Service (VIS4000)

It is mandatory for every student to complete 65 hours of community service during summer usually after 4th semester which is prerequisite for the award of degree.

CGPA Requirement

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

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. degree is eight years.

Semester - 1

Course Code Course Title Cr. Hrs.
PHG 1112 Functional English/English – A (Functional English) 2
PH 1113 Pharmaceutics-IA (Physical Pharmacy) 3
PH 1111 Pharmaceutics-IA (Physical Pharmacy) Lab 1
PH 1313 Pharmaceutical Chemistry-IA (Organic) 3
PH 1311 Pharmaceutical Chemistry-IA (Organic) Lab 1
PH 1333 Pharmaceutical Chemistry-IIA (Biochemistry) 3
PH 1331 Pharmaceutical Chemistry-IIA (Biochemistry) Lab 1
PH 1513 Physiology-A 3
PH 1511 Physiology-A Lab 1
PH 1533 Anatomy & Histology 3
PH 1531 Anatomy & Histology Lab 1

Semester - 2

Course Code Course Title Cr. Hrs.
PHG 1124 Expository Writing/English – B (Communication & Writing Skills) 4
PH 1123 Pharmaceutics-IB (Physical Pharmacy) 3
PH 1121 Pharmaceutics-IB (Physical Pharmacy) Lab 1
PH 1323 Pharmaceutical Chemistry-IB (Organic) 3
PH 1321 Pharmaceutical Chemistry-IB (Organic) Lab 1
PH 1343 Pharmaceutical Chemistry-IIB (Biochemistry) 3
PH 1341 Pharmaceutical Chemistry-IIB (Biochemistry) Lab 1
PH 1523 Physiology-B 3
PH 1521 Physiology-B Lab 1

Semester - 3

Course Code Course Title Cr. Hrs.
PHG 1013 Islamic Studies/Ethics 3
PH 2133 Pharmaceutics-IIA (Dosage Forms Science) 3
PH 2131 Pharmaceutics-IIA (Dosage Forms Science) Lab 1
PH 2153 Pharmaceutics-IIIA (Pharmaceutical Microbiology & Immunology) 3
PH 2151 Pharmaceutics-IIIA (Pharmaceutical Microbiology & Immunology) Lab 1
PH 2543 Pharmacology and Therapeutics-IA 3
PH 2541 Pharmacology and Therapeutics-IA Lab 1
PH 2713 Pharmacognosy-IA (Basic) 3
PH 2711 Pharmacognosy-IA (Basic) Lab 1
PHG 2513 Pharmacy Practice-IA (Pharmaceutical Mathematics) 3

Semester - 4

Course Code Course Title Cr. Hrs.
PHG 1022 Ideology and Constitution of Pakistan/Pakistan Studies 2
PH 2143 Pharmaceutics-IIB (Dosage Forms Science) 3
PH 2141 Pharmaceutics-IIB (Dosage Forms Science) Lab 1
PH 2163 Pharmaceutics-IIIB (Pharmaceutical Microbiology & Immunology) 3
PH 2161 Pharmaceutics-IIIB (Pharmaceutical Microbiology & Immunology) Lab 1
PH 2553 Pharmacology and Therapeutics-IB 3
PH 2551 Pharmacology and Therapeutics-IB Lab 1
PH 2723 Pharmacognosy-IB (Basic) 3
PH 2721 Pharmacognosy-IB (Basic) Lab 1
PHG 2523 Pharmacy Practice-IB (Bio-statistics) 3

Semester - 5

Course Code Course Title Cr. Hrs.
PH 3813 Pharmacy Practice-IIA (Dispensing Pharmacy) 3
PH 3811 Pharmacy Practice-IIA (Dispensing Pharmacy) Lab 1
PH 3353 Pharmaceutical Chemistry-IIIA (Pharmaceutical Analysis) 3
PH 3351 Pharmaceutical Chemistry-IIIA (Pharmaceutical Analysis) Lab 1
PH 3563 Pharmacology and Therapeutics-IIA 3
PH 3561 Pharmacology and Therapeutics-IIA Lab 1
PH 3733 Pharmacognosy-IIA (Advanced) 3
PH 3731 Pharmacognosy-IIA (Advanced) Lab 1
PH 3583 Pathology 3
PH 3581 Pathology Lab 1

Semester - 6

Course Code Course Title Cr. Hrs.
PH 3823 Pharmacy Practice-IIB (Community, Social & Administrative Pharmacy) 3
PH 3363 Pharmaceutical Chemistry-IIIB (Pharmaceutical Analysis) 3
PH 3361 Pharmaceutical Chemistry-IIIB (Pharmaceutical Analysis) Lab 1
PH 3573 Pharmacology and Therapeutics-IIB 3
PH 3571 Pharmacology and Therapeutics-IIB Lab 1
PH 3743 Pharmacognosy-IIB (Advanced) 3
PH 3741 Pharmacognosy-IIB (Advanced) Lab 1
PHG 3613 Pharmacy Practice-III (Computer and its Applications in Pharmacy) 3
PHG 3611 Pharmacy Practice-III (Computer and its Applications in Pharmacy) Lab 1

Semester - 7

Course Code Course Title Cr. Hrs.
PH 4833 Pharmacy Practice-IVA (Hospital Pharmacy) 3
PH 4853 Pharmacy Practice-VA (Clinical Pharmacy-I) 3
PH 4851 Pharmacy Practice-VA (Clinical Pharmacy-I) Lab 1
PH 4173 Pharmaceutics-IVA (Industrial Pharmacy) 3
PH 4171 Pharmaceutics-IVA (Industrial Pharmacy) Lab 1
PH 4213 Pharmaceutics-VA (Biopharmaceutics & Pharmacokinetics) 3
PH 4211 Pharmaceutics-VA (Biopharmaceutics & Pharmacokinetics) Lab 1
PH 4233 Pharmaceutics-VIA (Pharmaceutical Quality Management) 3
PH 4231 Pharmaceutics-VIA (Pharmaceutical Quality Management) Lab 1

Semester - 8

Course Code Course Title Cr. Hrs.
PH 4843 Pharmacy Practice-IVB (Hospital Pharmacy) 3
PH 4863 Pharmacy Practice-VB (Clinical Pharmacy-I) 3
PH 4861 Pharmacy Practice-VB (Clinical Pharmacy-I) Lab 1
PH 4183 Pharmaceutics-IVB (Industrial Pharmacy) 3
PH 4181 Pharmaceutics-IVB (Industrial Pharmacy) Lab 1
PH 4223 Pharmaceutics-VB (Biopharmaceutics & Pharmacokinetics) 3
PH 4221 Pharmaceutics-VB (Biopharmaceutics & Pharmacokinetics) Lab 1
PH 4243 Pharmaceutics-VIB (Pharmaceutical Quality Management) 3
PH 4241 Pharmaceutics-VIB (Pharmaceutical Quality Management) Lab 1

Semester - 9

Course Code Course Title Cr. Hrs.
PH 5253 Pharmaceutics-VIIA (Pharmaceutical Technology) 3
PH 5251 Pharmaceutics-VIIA (Pharmaceutical Technology) Lab 1
PH 5873 Pharmacy Practice-VIA (Advanced Clinical Pharmacy-II) 3
PH 5871 Pharmacy Practice-VIA (Advanced Clinical Pharmacy-II) Lab 1
PH 5913 Pharmacy Practice-VIIA (Forensic Pharmacy) 3
PH 5933 Pharmacy Practice-VIIIA (Pharmaceutical Management & Marketing) 3
PH 5373 Pharmaceutical Chemistry-IVA (Medicinal Chemistry) 3
PH 5371 Pharmaceutical Chemistry-IVA (Medicinal Chemistry) Lab 1

Semester - 10

Course Code Course Title Cr. Hrs.
PH 5263 Pharmaceutics-VIIB (Pharmaceutical Technology) 3
PH 5261 Pharmaceutics-VIIB (Pharmaceutical Technology) Lab 1
PH 5883 Pharmacy Practice-VIB (Advanced Clinical Pharmacy-II) 3
PH 5881 Pharmacy Practice-VIB (Advanced Clinical Pharmacy-II) Lab 1
PH 5923 Pharmacy Practice-VIIB (Forensic Pharmacy) 3
PH 5943 Pharmacy Practice-VIIIB (Pharmaceutical Management & Marketing) 3
PH 5383 Pharmaceutical Chemistry-IVB (Medicinal Chemistry) 3
PH 5381 Pharmaceutical Chemistry-IVB (Medicinal Chemistry) Lab 1
  • Contribute competently in the pharmaceutical profession by applying requisite knowledge and skills.
  • Exhibit quest for learning and initiative through elevation in education or growth in professional status.
  • Demonstrate ethical values and contribute positively towards the society.
  • Knowledge: An ability to develop, integrate and apply knowledge from the pharmaceutical, basic medical, social/behavioral and clinical sciences to execute various services in pharmacy profession.
  • Problem Analysis and Decision Making: An ability to identify and systematically analyze problems, synthesize and interpret information, explore and prioritize potential strategies and make logical and appropriate decision to reach a viable solution.
  • Medication Use System Management: An ability to manage healthcare system using human, financial, technological and physical resources, appropriate techniques and tools to optimize quality, safety and efficacy of medications.
  • Pharmaceutical Care: An ability to deliver customized pharmaceutical care to the patients by identifying patient needs, cultural sensitivity, socio-economic conditions and understand how population-based care in uences patient-centered care to develop evidence-based guidelines and provide best pharmaceutical care for individuals and communities.
  • Drug Design and Development: An ability to demonstrate appropriate professional skills and techniques involved in drug manufacture, design, development and screening, quality control and quality assurance of pharmaceutical products.
  • Sustainability: An ability to understand the impact of pharmaceutical solutions in societal contexts and demonstrate knowledge and need for sustainable development.
  • Professionalism and Ethics: An ability to practice pharmacy in legal, ethical and professional ways and exhibit corporate social responsibility, behaviors and values that are consistent with the trust given to the profession by patients, other healthcare providers and society.
  • Individual and Team Work: An ability to work effectively as an individual, team member or leader in multifaceted and/or multidisciplinary settings.
  • Communication: An ability to effectively communicate verbally and nonverbally and use appropriate technologies when interacting with individuals, groups and organizations.
  • Research, Innovation and Entrepreneurship: An ability to engage in research, innovation and entrepreneurship in pharmacy profession by using creative thinking to envision better ways of accomplishing professional goals.
  • Lifelong Learning: An ability to demonstrate independent study skills to pursue lifelong learning by engaging in experiences and activities that challenge them to continuously update their knowledge and develop new abilities for their personal and professional growth.