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The School of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences is a newly established school and one of four (4) Schools in the College of Health and Allied Sciences (CoHAS).The School was established in August 2018  to train students to obtain Doctor of Pharmacy degree (PharmD) in order to expand the healthcare delivery team of professionals. It is an undergraduate professional (first degree) program. The school has admitted its third batch of students into the PharmD program.

The basic requirement is that applicants should have credit passes (A1-C6) in six (6) subjects to be shortlisted. The passes must be in the three core subjects (English, Core Mathematics, and Integrated Science/Social Studies) and three electives in the sciences (Biology, Chemistry, and Physics or Mathematics).

The school has five (5) Departments: Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Microbiology, Pharmaceutics, Pharmacognosy & Herbal Medicine, Pharmacotherapeutics & Pharmacy Practice. The School has a total of thirty-one (31) staff comprising eighteen (18) teaching staff and thirteen (13) non-teaching staff. The School is strategically positioned in the University of Cape Coast for the academic and professional development of not only professional pharmacists but the capacity building of future generations of academics and scholars in the field of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences.

A School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences with global recognition.

The goal of the School is to facilitate the training of students to acquire clinical, industrial, and community-based experience in pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences.

To train innovative and unique pharmacists with the highest professional standards to deliver quality pharmaceutical care.

The Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) is a six years entry-level professional degree program guided by its core values,

  • Excellence
  • Professionalism
  • Innovation
  • Service

The curriculum is designed to prepare future practitioners to provide patient-oriented pharmaceutical care in contemporary settings including community pharmacy practice, hospital environments, industrial pharmacy practice, manufacturing pharmaceutical companies, academia, regulatory agencies, research, long-term care facilities. To meet these demands, the University of Cape Coast School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (UCC-SoPPS) uses innovative teaching and learning methodologies such as

  • Problem Based Learning (PBL)
  • Community Based Experiential Practice (COBES)
  • Industry-Based Experiential Practice (INBEP)
  • Community-Based Pharmacy Experience (COBPE)

to produce competent pharmacists with the knowledge and skills required to address pharmacy-related needs of the society. UCC-SoPPS has several local and international collaborators who assist in producing the next generation pharmacists.

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