The Bachelor of Pharmacy Program at the University of Petra is accredited by the Jordanian Higher Education Accreditation Commission (HEAC) and complies with all HEAC regulations.

The program covers a broad range of disciplines and provides students with strong quantitative, analytical, and communication skills, and most importantly, the clinical and practical experiences that qualify them to work in the different pharmaceutical settings.
Students graduating from the Bachelor of Pharmacy Program must be able to demonstrate competence in the following areas:

 1- Pharmacy Practice Competencies:

  • Interpret medication orders and drug prescriptions.
  • Analyze relevant patient information concerning all drug therapies.
  • Evaluate medication prescriptions for errors and interactions.
  • Integrate basic and pharmaceutical sciences knowledge to make medication therapy related decision.
  • Compound extemporaneous medicine formulations.
  • Apply appropriate standards for medications storage, preparation, and dispensing.
  • Apply standard practices for preparation, storage, and administration of sterile dosage forms.
  • Ensure comprehensive labeling of dispensed medicines to include all necessary information, instructions, and precautions.
  • Recommend appropriate drug therapy.
  • Determine appropriate duration of therapy.
  • Advise about monitoring parameters and tests to ensure therapeutic efficacy and to prevent toxicity.
  • Document and update patient's medical records.
  • Identify and resolve medication related problems.
 2- Patient Care Competencies:
  • Assess patient’s medical and pharmaceutical needs.
  • Interpret patient’s therapeutic database or medication profile.
  • Evaluate information obtained from the patient’s history and physical assessment.
  • Evaluate laboratory test results and interpret pharmacokinetic parameters to calculate appropriate dose.
  • Recognize patient education level and use appropriate language for the patients.
  • Consult patients of the symptoms, signs, and management of medications side effects.
  • Assess the ability of the patient or caregiver to cope with or employ the necessary medical devices.
  • Educate patients, caregivers, and other health care professionals regarding prescription medications, nonprescription medications, and the proper use of medical devices.
  • Evaluate data and propose the most cost effective therapeutic options for the patients.
  • Initiate follow-up contact with patients to evaluate the effectiveness of the care plan.
 3- Pharmaceutical Formulation and Industrial Competencies:
  • Know the physiochemical properties of pharmaceutical ingredients.
  • Characterize and formulate different pharmaceutical dosage forms.
  • Perform pharmaceutical analysis and calculations.
  • Know the principles for the development and formulation of different pharmaceutical dosage forms.
  • Determine drug stability and expected shelf-life of different pharmaceutical dosage forms.
  • Be familiar with quality assurance and quality control principles
  • Be familiar with large-scale drug manufacturing processes.
  • Work in accordance with good manufacturing practice (GMP) and good laboratory practice (GLP) principles.
 4- Pharmacy and Medication Systems Management Competencies:
  • Illustrate effective leadership.
  • Apply the principles of good management throughout pharmacy practice experience.
  • Reliably complete tasks and assignments.
  • Demonstrate efficient time management and have the ability to prioritize important tasks.
  • Apply good stock management systems.
  • Maintain proper stock records and documentations.
  • Apply pharmaceutical marketing strategies.
  • Demonstrate awareness of different pharmacoeconomic aspects and financial management relating to pharmacy practice.
 5- Drug Information Competencies:
  • Identify the educational needs for health care professionals.
  • Educate and give support to other health care professionals in a manner suitable to their training, skills, and work experience.
  • Design different educational materials appropriate to different target groups.
  • Educate the public about proper utilization of medical devices.
  • Educate the public about the importance of adherence.
  • Promote wellness and healthy lifestyle modifications.
 6- Communication Competencies:
  • Effectively use written, visual, verbal, and nonverbal communication skills.
  • Transmit accurate, relevant, and concise drug information to patients and healthcare professionals.
  • Communicate effectively using specific, clear, and appropriate terminology at a level appropriate to the audience.
  • Communicate in a logical, organized, and concise manner.
  • Display an appropriate level of confidence.
  • Answer questions in a clear comprehensive way.
  • Evaluate and refer to medical evidence when needed.
  • Choose the appropriate method to communicate effectively.
  • Conduct oral presentations with appropriate clarity.
 7- Professional Development Competencies:
  • Demonstrate the commitment to become a lifelong learner.
  • Identify personal learning style and preferences.
  • Determine areas of deficiencies and interests.
  • Performs regular self-assessments and commit to ongoing personal and professional growth activities.
  • Define new questions to be answered or problems to be solved.
  • Use different search strategies to retrieve information form literature.
  • Evaluate research studies with regard to study design, methodology, statistical analysis, significance, and validity of data reported.
  • Use multiple drug information sources.
 8- Pharmacy Ethics and Pharmacy Jurisprudence Competencies:
  • Give the highest consideration for the patient’s well-being.
  • Provide pharmaceutical care ethically and compassionately.
  • Commit to legal and ethical guidelines.
  • Maintain personal and professional manners.
  • Respect the dignity and autonomy of patients.
  • Protect and respect the confidentiality of patient information.
  • Protect intellectual properties.
  • Accept constructive criticism and modify behavior if necessary.
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