Academic Programmes

Pharmacy, B.Sc

Philosophy of the Programme

  1. The philosophy of practice is the most important concept of a professional practice, but the most difficult to grasp because it is the only component that is not tangible.
  2. A philosophy of practice is the set of values that guides a practitioner's behavior to be ethically appropriate, clinically accurate, and legal. It defines the rules, roles, relationships, and responsibilities of the practitioner.
  3. A philosophy of practice is specific to a practice, not the practitioner. A practitioner's philosophy of life is different and separate from the practice philosophy.
  4. The philosophy of pharmaceutical care establishes the purpose for the practice that is to meet the social need to control drug-related morbidity and mortality by managing medications well.
  5. The professional responsibilities defined by the philosophy of pharmaceutical care are to identify drug therapy problems, resolve them, and most importantly, prevent them from occurring in patients.
  6. The philosophy of pharmaceutical care states that these responsibilities will be carried out in a patient-centered manner using the caring paradigm that has been defined by the professions of medicine and nursing. This paradigm requires that the practitioner comprehensively assess a patient's drug-related needs, that he develops a care plan that can address these needs, and that he follows up to determine that the desired outcomes are achieved and no harm has been done.
  7. There are standards of professional behavior that determine if a practitioner is applying the philosophy of practice in practice. These standards should be met each time a patient is cared for by the practitioner.