For admission through UTME to first year (100 Level
Prospective candidates for admission into the first year (100 Level) must possess a minimum score of credit at ordinary Level (G.C.E or S.S.C.E.) in five subjects namely: Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Mathematics and English Language at not more than two sittings. In addition, the general University admission requirement must be satisfied by all prospective candidates.
For direct entry into the first professional year (200 Level), candidates, apart from ordinary level credit in English Language and Mathematics, must obtain passes at advanced level (G.C.E. or H.S.C.) in Chemistry, Biology and Physics or Bachelors degree (2nd Class Hon., and above) in sciences within the last five years.
(d) Programme/Sub-Discipline/Discipline Structure to include period of formal studies in the Universities, Industrial training, planned visit and projects.
- An integrated programme of courses is provided leading to the Bachelor of Pharmacy degree, denoted by the letter “B.Pharm”
- (i) The integrated programme shall extend over a period of five (5) academic years (including preliminary year) or four academic years for Direct Entry into the professional courses.
- The minimum load per semester is 15 units, whilst the maximum
load is 24 units
- Senate may, on the recommendation of the Academic Board permit
students to carry less than the minimum load or more than the maximum load.
- Instruction is by courses quantified into course units.
- Definition of course/course units:
One course unit is defined as a series of fifteen one-hour lectures or tutorials or series of fifteen three/four hours laboratory or practical classes, or equivalent combination of these types of courses.
- Course levels:
There shall be four levels of professional undergraduate courses, as follows:
(a) 200-299 leading to Part II Bachelor Degree Programme
300-399 leading to Part III Bachelor Degree Programme
400-499 leading to Part IV Bachelor Degree Programme
500-599 leading to Part V Bachelor Degree Programme
(b) Students admitted for the Four-year Bachelor of Pharmacy Degree shall normally start at the 200 level courses.
(c) Senate may, on the recommendation of the Academic Board permit students to start at the other levels of course.
- Course codes: Courses offered in the Faculty of Pharmacy are identified by three letter codes as follows:
(a) Course code
Pharmaceutical and Medicinal Chemistry PMC
Pharmaceutical and Pharmaceutical Technology PCT
Biopharmacy and Clinical Pharmacy PCL
Pharmaceutical Microbiology PCM
General Nigerian Studies GN
(b) Courses, which are not being taught in the Faculty of Pharmacy, shall be given by other Departments in the Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences of the University.
- Course Loading:
No course shall carry less than one or more than four course units.
- Pre-requisites Courses:-
(a) A pre-requisite is one that must be taken before a higher level course. A pre-requisite course may be waived for a suitable qualified candidate by the senate upon the recommendation of the Academic Board.
(b) A compulsory course is one that must be registered for and passed by a student to obtain the degree.
(c) A University course requirement is a course which must be registered for and passed before a degree is awarded, but it is not counted towards the degree classification e.g. General Nigerian Studies (G.N.S.)
- Graduation Requirements:-
To be eligible for the award of a Bachelor of Pharmacy Degree, a student must obtain passes in all professional courses, in the Four year programme, inclusive of the University courses requirement.
- Planned Visit – Field Trip, Hospital visit and Industrial Training
Students are sent into Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital wards for Clinical Pharmacy Clerkship and also to Pharmacies in town for community pharmacy practice. Students also go to other pharmaceutical industries for Industrial visit. The students also go on Field Trips and carry out a six month Industrial Training (IT) programme in various pharmaceutical companies at the end of 400 level.
Students also carry out projects in the various departments in the 500 Level. A list of Titles of Degree projects in each department is attached. (Appendix II)
(e) Course content specification of all courses in the Programme/Student Discipline/ Discipline.