Our faculty has a five-year undergraduate program inclusive of the intensive English program. CIU Pharmacy education and research activities are undertaken in collaboration with members of staff from the Faculty of Pharmacy in Marmara University.
The first year of the educational program is founded on basic sciences and an introduction to the profession of pharmacy itself. The second year concentrates on current pharmaceutical practices of ‘application pharmacy – pharmaceutical care unit’ added to the courses in Basic Pharmaceutical Sciences. This establishes professional awareness for the students at the initial stages of their education.
In addition to the required courses, the program includes a variety of scientific and social activities as well as summer internships and elective courses.
The profession of pharmacy can lead to industrial training programs, apprenticeships and careers in hospitals, pharmacies, pharmaceutical industries, health consultancies, clinical pharmacy and pharmaceutical management. In their fifth year, the students receive a graduation project along with their regular courses. The rationale behind this program, aiming to educate future chemists, is to help students work as both individuals and as part of a team.
During the 2011 – 2012 academic year, the Faculty implemented the project titled ‘To Be a Pharmacist’ for the students in Cyprus. I see this project as the first step in the formation of awareness and as a good example of advanced student projects that are now in use. On behalf of the Faculty of Pharmacy family, I wish a successful education to all new students who joined us.