Dear students and colleagues,

Our Faculty has a five-year undergraduate programme that includes English language training. The Faculty Education Team is, I think, the most important feature of a university offering research and innovation taught by qualified, productive staff using a multidisciplinary approach that will benefit the students. CIU Pharmacy education and research activities are undertaken in collaboration with members of staff of the faculty of Pharmacy in Marmara University.

The first year of the educational programme is founded on basic sciences and an introduction to the profession of pharmacy itself. The second year sees current pharmaceutical practice of ‘application pharmacy – pharmaceutical care unit’ added to the courses in Basic Pharmaceutical Sciences. At the start of a student’s training the Faculty creates professional awareness.

In addition to the required courses the course includes variety of scientific and social developmental activities as well as the students’ summer internships and their elective courses.

The profession of pharmacy can lead to industrial training programmes, apprenticeships and careers in hospitals, pharmacies, pharmaceutical industries, health consultancies, clinical pharmacy and pharmaceutical management. In their fifth year students receive a graduation project as well as completing their intensive training programmes. The principle behind this programme, aiming to educate the future chemist, is based on the individual as well as on teamwork performance.

During the 2011 – 2012 academic year the Faculty implemented the project entitled ‘To Be a Pharmacist’ to students in Cyprus. I see the project as the first step in the formation of awareness and as a good example of advanced student projects now in use. As a Faculty of Pharmacy family, I wish a successful education to all new students who join us and the faculty members.

Prof. Dr. Zehra Günay SARIYAR

Dean of Faculty of Pharmacy