Moi University Pharmacy Course Description

Moi University Pharmacy Course Description

The Moi University Pharmacy Course. See Details of Moi University Pharmacy Course Description.

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The Pharmacy Course is offered under the School – Pharmacy among other various courses.

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Moi University Pharmacy Course Introduction

Clinical Pharmacy is a branch of pharmacy where Pharmacists provide patient care that optimizes medication therapy and promotes the rational use of drugs. Other postgraduate programmes offered in Kenya include Masters of Pharmacy in Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Pharmaceutics, Pharmacognosy and Pharmacology.

Clinical Pharmacy is more oriented to the analysis of population needs with regards to medicines, ways of administration, patterns of use, and effects of drugs on patients. The postgraduate course in Clinical Pharmacy provides a general understanding of the factors involved in the safe, effective and economic use of medicines for therapeutic and diagnostic purposes in humans. It concentrates on the aspects of importance to pharmacists undertaking clinical duties in hospitals and clinics so that they are competent to advise on the selection of appropriate dose, form, frequency, duration and method of administration of drugs for individual patients. They are also trained to provide up-to-date data on the pharmaceutical, therapeutic and toxicological properties of drugs and to educate health care professionals to promote safe, effective and appropriate use of drugs. In addition, they are trained to participate in the design, methodology and implementation of clinical trials in order to evaluate new drugs or new uses of old drugs and all issues related to the use of drugs. This program emphasizes the transition of the pharmacist’s role from being product-focused to patient-focused.

The incidences of therapeutic failures that are related to drugs are now quite common. They may arise from the pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic properties of drugs such as drug-drug interactions and genetic predisposition. There is, therefore, a need for trained Clinical Pharmacists to provide integrated patient care and information on the risks and benefits of drug therapy. Currently, there are very few trained clinical pharmacists in Kenya, less than 20, with most of them working in Nairobi. The Pharmacy and Poisons Board has encouraged the training of more Clinical Pharmacists. Creating a master’s program in clinical pharmacy address the following issues:

  1. The need to produce pharmacists who are experts in the detection of medication errors and efficient utilization of drugs
  2. A need for increased clinical services provided by pharmacists in governmental facilities
  3. A need for pharmacists to provide a safe environment in which patients can use medications
  4. The desire for pharmacists to further their education, skills and therefore, the services that they can provide patients and other health care, professionals

Moi University Pharmacy Course Admission Requirements

  1. Be a holder of a Bachelor of Pharmacy (BPharm) degree or equivalent recognized by Moi University Senate
  2. Be registered or registrable as a Pharmacist by the Pharmacy and Poisons Board (PPB).
  3. Meet the common Moi University Graduate Studies and MUSOM rules governing entry to the Master of Medicine programmes
  4. International applicants from non-English speaking countries should provide evidence of proficiency in English
  5. Pass admission interview administered by the departmental admission committee

Moi University Pharmacy Course Duration

The MPharm (Clin. Pharm) degree programme shall normally take three (3) years but not exceed six (6) years unless the School of Medicine recommends and Senate approves. Each academic year comprises 42 units making a total of 126 units.

Moi University Pharmacy Course Credit Transfer

Course credits may be considered for transfer at the discretion of the admitting committee and approved by the senate. Credit transfers may be permitted up to a maximum of 49% of the core course units for similar programmes at the same level.

Moi University Pharmacy Course Course Structure

Part1 Year1

Common Courses
Course Code course title UNITS
HII 813 Introduction to Information Technology 3
MMB 802 Epidemiology 3
MMB 803 Applied Biostatistics 3
MMB 804 Good Laboratory Practices and Biorisk Management 2
MMC 806 Medical Ethics and Physicians 2
MME 801 Innovative Medical Education 2
MMR 805 Bio-Medicine Literature Appraisal 2
MMR 807 Research Methods 3
MMR 898 Research Proposal Writing 2
Total 22
Core Courses
MCP810 Translational medicine 3
MCP811 Infectious diseases 2
MCP812 Respiratory disorders 2
MCP813 Gastrointestinal disorders 2
MCP814 Cardiovascular and haematological disorders 3
MCP815 Biopharmaceutics and Clinical Pharmacokinetics I 2
MCP816 Clinical Toxicology I 2
MCP817 Clinical Laboratory diagnosis I 2
18
Total 40

Part1 Year2

Course Code course title Units
MCP820 Renal, Fluids/Electrolytes and nutrition 3
MCP821 Endocrine disorders 3
MCP822 Neoplastic disorders 4
MCP823 Skin, musculoskeletal and connective tissue disorders 3
MCP824 Pain management 2
MCP825 CNS Disorders 4
MCP826 Vaccines 1
MCP827 Pharmacokinetic Considerations in Therapeutics II 2
MCP828 Clinical Toxicology II 2
MCP829 Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis II 3
MCP830 Pharmacovigilance 2
MMR898 Research Project 6
MCP831 Clinical Pharmacy Electives (Students select any two)

  • Medication safety
  • Therapeutic drug monitoring
  • Pharmacovigilance
  • Clinical Trials
  • Health Outcomes Research
  • Public Health
  • Teaching Methodology
6
Total 41

Part2 Year3

Course Code Course Title Units
Core Courses
MCP832 Tracking course in any one of the following:

  • Therapeutic drug monitoring
  • Hematology/Oncology
  • Infectious diseases
  • Noncommunicable diseases
  • Critical care medicine
     26
MMR898 Research-Thesis submission and defense 6
Total 36

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