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What Are the Courses Available For Professional Postgradauate Program In Faculty Of Pharmacy In UI?

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University of Ibadan runs an undergraduate courses in the faculty of Pharmacy and the numbers of available courses for professional master courses in that faculty may not be known to many. Therefore, this calls for questions such as, what are the available courses for professional master in the faculty of Pharmacy and what are the admission requirements for any of the courses.

This article will discuss and treat them in details.

1. PROFESSIONAL DEGREE MASTER OF PHARMACY (M.PHARM): This is a professional course available in the Department of Clinical Pharmacy and the details of the program is as follows:

(i) Programme:

The main purpose of the Professional Master of Pharmacy (M.Pharm)
degree in the Faculty of Pharmacy, is to offer intensive training to
graduate pharmacists with B. Pharm Degree to acquire expertise in the
dynamic concepts of pharmacy with special reference to Clinical
Pharmacy.

(ii) Admission Requirements: The admission requirements into professional degree master of pharmacy is as follows:
(a) Admission to M.Pharm degree in Clinical Pharmacy is open to
candidates with a degree in Pharmacy of the University of
Ibadan and any other University recognized by the Senate of the
University of Ibadan. 
(b) Such candidates must be registered Pharmacists by the
Pharmacist Council of Nigeria.
In addition to the above requirements, applicants must satisfy
‘O’ Level first degree matriculation requirements of the
University of Ibadan i.e ‘O’ Level Credit passes in five subjects
at not more than two sittings including English Language,
Mathematics, Physics and two other relevant matriculation
subjects. 
(iii) Duration:- Then, what is the duration for the course to be completed?
The minimum periods of study will be 3 and 5 semesters full-time and
part-time, respectively.
 
2. POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA IN HERBAL MEDICINE (PGDHM): This is another postgraduate diploma course available for study in the University of Ibadan in the  Department of Pharmacognosy.
(i) The Programme: 
The philosophy of the programme is to produce healthcare professionals who will
provide health care using locally available resources. The programme will bring to
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bear the knowledge of Science and Technology for sustainable development of
herbal medicine in Nigeria and in the West African sub-region. 
The programme will
focus heavily on standardization of herbal products, introduction of good
manufacturing and formulation practices and also bring to the knowledge of
practitioners the wealth of standardized, safe and efficacious phytomedicines
already in clinical practice within and outside the country.  

(iii) Admission Requirements: Candidates for the Postgraduate Diploma in Herbal Medicine must fulfill the
requirements of the Postgraduate School of the University of Ibadan as well
as meet one of the requirements (a or b) specified below and any other
conditions that may be required by the University of Ibadan Postgraduate
School from time to time. 
A first degree in Pharmacy, Medicine, Nursing, Botany, Chemistry,
Biochemistry, Microbiology, Agriculture/Forestry, Zoology and other
acceptable science related disciplines of the University of Ibadan or
any other recognized University.
Higher National Diploma (HND) at least Lower Credit in acceptable
science – based courses.
3. MASTERS’ OF DRUG DEVELOPMENT AND REGULATORY PHARMACY
(MDDRP) :
(Part-Time)  
Centre For Drug Discovery, Development and Production

(i) The Programme: 
The aim of this programme is to provide professionals working within the pharmaceutical
industry, government, academia, and relevant professions with core knowledge of the scientific,
regulatory, clinical, ethical, and social issues relevant to the discovery, development, production,
evaluation, registration, and promotion of medicines. 
The Programme also aims in building
capacity to enhance local manufacturing and availability of prequalified facilities for drug
manufacturing under internationally acceptable regulatory guidelines. The social goal of the
programme is to improve the quality of health care by developing and promoting skills that
hasten the development and supply of new therapeutic agents, and to assist in optimizing the use
of existing medicines and devices in order to maximize their benefits and minimize risks. 

(ii) Admission Requirements: 
Candidates for admission for the Masters’ degree in Drug Development and
Regulatory Pharmacy (MDDRP) must fulfill the requirements of the Postgraduate
School of the University of Ibadan as well as meet the requirements specified below
and any other conditions that may be required by the University of Ibadan
Postgraduate School from time to time. 
Graduates holding a Postgraduate Diploma in Drug Development (PDDD) with a
minimum CGPA of 4.0 on a scale of 7.0 or its equivalent, in addition to a first
degree (Honours) in Pharmacy, Medicine, Veterinary Medicine, Nursing, Botany,
Chemistry, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Biology, Physiology, Anatomy,
Agriculture/Forestry, Agric. Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Chemical
Engineering, Petroleum Engineering, Food Technology, Zoology and other
acceptable science related disciplines of the University of Ibadan or other
recognised universities are eligible to apply. Candidates must also satisfy the O’
level requirements for their respective degree programmes in accordance with
University of Ibadan regulations; that is five O’ level credit passes at one sitting or
six O’ level credit passes at two sittings including English Language and any other
science subjects.

4. POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA IN DRUG DEVELOPMENT: Centre For Drug Discovery, Development and Production. 

(i) The Programme:
The aim of this programme is to provide professionals working within the pharmaceutical
industry, government, academia, and relevant professions with core knowledge of the scientific,
regulatory, clinical, ethical, and social issues relevant to the discovery, development, production,
evaluation, registration, and promotion of medicines. The Programme also aims in building
capacity to enhance local manufacturing and availability of prequalified facilities for drug
manufacturing under internationally acceptable regulatory guidelines.

The social goal of the
programme is to improve the quality of health care by developing and promoting skills that
hasten the development and supply of new therapeutic agents, and to assist in optimizing the use
of existing medicines and devices in order to maximize their benefits and minimize risks.


(ii) Admission Requirements
Candidates for admission for the Postgraduate Diploma in Drug Development
(PDDD) must fulfill the requirements of the Postgraduate School of the University
of Ibadan as well as meet the requirements specified below and any other conditions
that may be required by the University of Ibadan Postgraduate School from time to
time.
a) A first degree (minimum of a third class) in Pharmacy, Medicine, Veterinary
Medicine, Nursing, Botany, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Microbiology,
Biology, Physiology, Anatomy, Agriculture/Forestry, Agric. Engineering,
Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Petroleum Engineering,
Food Technology, Zoology and other acceptable science related disciplines of
the University of Ibadan or other recognised university. 
b) Higher National Diploma (HND) (at least Lower Credit) in acceptable
science-based subjects. 
c) Candidates must also satisfy the O’ level requirements for their respective
degree and diploma programmes in accordance with University of Ibadan
regulations; that is five O’ level credit passes at one sitting or six O’ level
credit passes at two sittings including English Language and any other
science subjects.

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