The University Of Georgia
Program name: Pharmacy
Study Level: Undergraduate
Program leader: Elza Nikoleishvili
Study language: English
Qualification: Bachelor of Pharmacy
Program capacity: 240
Program permission: English language requirement ( B2 Level ) and other legal requirements. In particular, Georgian citizens must successfully pass Unified National Exams and A)For Foreign citizens and stateless persons who have received general education or equivalent education in a foreign country, B) For the citizens of Georgia who have received general education or equivalent education and Studied abroad in the last 2 years of general education, C) persons who are studying / have studied and earned credits in a foreign country recognized by the laws of this country's higher education institutions will be able to transfer to this program without passing Unified National Exams according to the order (№ 224 / N Ministry of Education and Science, December 29, 2011). In the case if applicants do not have an English language certificate FCE (First Certificate in English) their English language competence is defined by the university through the university exams, with a minimum threshold of 60%.
Program goals: The aim of this program is to prepare a qualified bachelor pharmacist who will be able to develop professionally and continue with the next stage of education, who will have the basic knowledge in: pharmaceutical care, patient-centered pharmacotherapy, use of the results of clinical trials in pharmacy, production and manufacturing of medical products, and pharmaceutical analysis; Management skills necessary for: promoting pharmaceutical research based on ethical values, processing and delivering of pharmaceutical information, implementation of physician-pharmacist-patient model, communication with professional societies and general community, also skills for management of the structural units at appropriate (intermediate) level in the pharmaceutical organizations. The graduates of this program may be employed in pharmaceutical companies, drug stores and health care facilities, public health organizations, drug quality control and toxicological laboratories, also in insurance companies who carry out health insurance, on the positions of a pharmacist and / or a manager in pharmacy issues.
Methods for Attaining Learning Outcomes:
  • Lectures and seminars;
  • Methods of working with books;
  • Discussion;
  • The explanatory method;
  • Demonstration methods;
  • Usage of video and audio learning materials;
  • Interactive lessons;
  • Situational tasks;
  • Role-playing tasks;
  • Practical work;
  • Laboratory work;
  • Teamwork
  • Formulation of problems and their solutions;
  • Critical analysis;
  • Group assignments;
  • Projects;
  • Problem-oriented activities;
  • Case study and analysis
  •  Literature review; 
  • Searching for  materials in the library or in electronic format;
  • Methods of written work
  • Methods of essay writing  ;
  • Presentation;
  • Verbal or oral method;
  • Observation method;
  • Electronic and non-electronic medical records;
  • Clinical, practical lessons
Learning outcomes:
Knowledge and understanding
    • Basic knowledge of chemical, biochemical, molecular and histological processes of the human body during normal and pathological conditions
    • Basic of theoretical knowledge of the business legal organizational organization structure; Leadership and management styles, leadership and ethical - legal environment, human resource management and 
    • Knowledge of measures of central tendency, location and  arithmetic operations with sets
    • Basic knowledge of human anatomy and physiology;
    • Basic knowledge of the functions and management of the health care system;
    • Knowledge of the principles of diseases, their prevention and management (health requirements, infection control, etc.);
    • Basis knowledge of environmental health, hygiene, and preventive medicine;
    • Basic knowledge of quantitative and qualitative analysis methods;
    • Basic knowledge of biostatistics and epidemiology research methods;
    • Knowledge of basic principles of bioethics and ethical code for pharmacists;
    • Basic knowledge of the main groups of drugs, their action and interaction;
    • Basic knowledge of Social Psychology, Medical Physics and Biophysics;
    • Basic Knowledge of general, inorganic, organic, analytical chemistry;
    • Basic Knowledge of the human body, organs, organ systems design, integration of cell and tissue formation, structural and functional organization;
    • Knowledge of basic biological processes on molecular and cellular level;
    • Basic Knowledge of Molecular mechanisms of life processes, heredity and variation regularities and irregularities in the normal processes ;
    • Basic knowledge of changes and composition of the major classes of compounds (carbohydrates, proteins, lipids) of living organisms during normal and pathological conditions;
    • Basic Knowledge of pharmacological groups, their actions, the effectiveness, biotransformation and elimination routs;
    • Basic Knowledge of rational pharmacotherapy methods
    • Basic Knowledge of processing and analysis of physical, mechanical, chemical and biological foundations of The pharmaceutical damp materials production;
    • Basic Knowledge of pharmaceutical chemistry and pharmaceutical analysis;
    • Basic knowledge Pharmacognosy, Pharmaceutical Technology;
    • Basic Knowledge of pharmacokinetics, clinical pharmacy and pharmaceutical care;
    • Basic Knowledge of Toxicology, Biochemistry and Homeopathy
    • Basic knowledge of general medicine and diagnostics;
    • Knowledge of the principles and rules of primary and emergency medical care;
    • Basic knowledge of the rules and standards of the pharmaceutical raw material drying, processing and storage methods,;
    • Basic Knowledge of the necessity of international standards of pharmacy practice, pharmaceutical institutions, organizational structure and the market economy;
    • Basic knowledge of pharmaceutical policies and the organizational activities;
    • Understanding of medical and non-medical fields / areas (Business, Economics, and Social Sciences) the nature and importance of applied professional activities; 
    • Knowledge of information systematization, generalization, and commenting Paraphrasing methods and techniques, as well as various types of rhetorical strategies for creation and development of academic text;

  • Skills
    • Produce the compounds and make chemical analysis by using standard methods
    • Have Skills for production, processing and storage of Natural (plant, animal or mineral) and synthetic raw materials
    • Perform Pharmaceutical products’ chemical, biological and toxicological analysis
    • Obtain skills for medication (Extemporary production according to recipe) and pharmaceutical production manufacturing.
    • Achieve a rational pharmacotherapy
    • Skills for first aid in emergency situations
    • Obtain skills for locating drugs, registration and other pharmaceutical practices according to state standards and normative-technical documentation
    • Obtain skills for Subject to treatment registration and issuance of special control drug (psychotropic drugs);
    • Use hygiene standards in pharmacy practice;
    • Use Pharmaceutical care practice methods (physician-pharmacist-patient model)
    • Predefined instructions, Perform damp material, substance and quality evaluation of pharmaceutical products, by using research methods;
    • perform accounting of the simple business transactions, calculate profit, construct simple financial statements, calculate cost of the product, identify break-even point, according of previous direction  and make a budget;
    • The ability to create text with a different purpose and preliminary indications based on simple statistical research methods;
    • Perform pharmaceutical work implementation, data collection, processing and interpretation and to formulate conclusions;
    • Perform preliminary evaluation of the factors causing the problems at pharmaceutical activities (pharmaceutical products, sales, and management of pharmaceutical care) the and the ability to make sound judgment;
    • Assess the clinical efficacy of the drug;
    • Perform Non prescription drugs rational selection
    • Use of pharmacological products and pharmaceutical activities, including effective implementation of pharmaceutical care of appropriate data collection, analysis of the actions, the interpretation and the ability to make a conclusion.
    • Make conclusion about company's strengths and weaknesses, opportunities and threats
    • Reports and data about of pharmaceutical topics, make verbal, written, or electronic (including online) presentation skills  in academic and professional circles;  
    • Obtain professional reports preparation and transferring skills According pharmaceutical (pharmaceutical, industrial, laboratory, consulting organization) activities,;
    • Obtain skills issuing the drug dosage, drug prescriptions, and the ability to provide information about side effects;

  • Responsibility and autonomy
    • Ability to coherent and comprehensive evaluation of their own learning process in the basic disciplines 
    • Determine the need for Continuing pharmaceutical education, and professional growth in pharmacology, pharmacokinetics, Pharmaceutical Technology, Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Analysis, Pharmacognosy, pharmocotherapies, clinical pharmacy, pharmaceutical care, pharmaceutical management
    • Participate in the pharmaceutical practice and research process, promote ethics formation
  • Date of approval: 06-27-2014
    Approval protocol number: 27-14
    Date of program update: 09-09-2014
    Update protocol number: 38-14
    Program details: ...
    Teaching Process Characteristics: Bachelor Pharmacy program in English," covers 240 ECTS credits and consists of the main subjects of 225 ECTS (12 ECTS credits of required 213 ECTS elective and core) and elective courses of the program 15 ECTS (39 ECTS-elective selected from the program). Study duration of 4 years.The compulsory modules of the core subjects of English-speaking students of 213 ECTS credits and 12 ECTS credits (KART1141 Georgian as a Foreign Language I (6 ECTS) and KART1142 Georgian as a Foreign Language II (6 ECTS)); Georgian students to major in 213 ECTS credits and 12 ECTS credits (ENGL3218 English Language doctors (C 1/1) (6 ECTS) ENGL3219 English Language and doctors (C 1/2) (6 ECTS) compulsory subject. Students are offered semester courses, intensive cycle system hands-on exercises are carried out in pharmaceutical companies (enterprise practice) and facilities (pharmacy chain, health care clinics), also practical lessons are given in the University –owned simulation pharmacy and in the appropriate laboratories.

    Program Core

    Code Subject ECTS Semester
    DENT1220Histology and Embryology6 1
    ENGL3218English Language for Medics (C1/1)6 1
    KART1141Georgian, as a second language I6 1
    KART1220EAcademic Writing6 1
    MATH1119EIntroduction to Mathematics and Statistics6 1
    NRSI1110EHuman Anatomy6 1
    PHAR1110History of Pharmacy3 1
    DENT1210Medical Physics and Biophysics6 2
    ENGL3219English Language for Medics (C1/2)6 2
    INFO1113EMS Office3 2
    KART1241Georgian, as a second language II6 2
    NRSI1220EHuman Physiology6 2
    PHAR1210General and Inorganic Chemistry6 2
    DENT1230Biochemistry6 3
    DENT2120Pathological Anatomy and Physiology6 3
    DENT2130Molecular Biology and Genetics6 3
    NRSI2140EMicrobiology6 3
    PHAR2110Organic Chemistry6 3
    BUSN1210EBasics of Business and Economics6 4
    PHAR2210Pharmacokinetics3 4
    PHAR2220Pharmacology I6 4
    PHAR2230Analytical Chemistry6 4
    PSYC1275ESocial Psychology6 4
    DENT3220General Medicine and Diagnostics6 5
    PHAR3110Pharmaceutical Chemistry6 5
    PHAR3120Basics of Hygiene and Preventive Medicine3 5
    PHAR3130Pharmacognosy6 5
    PHAR3140Pharmacology II6 5
    HELM2210EHealth Care Management6 6
    PHAR3210Pharmacotherapy I6 6
    PHAR3220Pharmaceutical Technology6 6
    PHAR3230Fundamentals of Homeopathy3 6
    PHAR3240Toxicology6 6
    PHAR4110Pharmacotherapy II6 7
    PHAR4120Clinical Pharmacy6 7
    PHAR4130pharmaceutical activities, organization and policy3 7
    PHAR4140Pharmaceutical care6 7
    PHAR4150Bioethics in Pharmacy3 7
    PHAR4210practice I - pharmaceutical care6 8
    PHAR4220Practice II - Clinical Pharmacy6 8
    PHAR4230practice III pharmaceutical technology6 8
    PHAR4240practice IV pharmaceutical analysis6 8
    PHAR4250First aid and emergency medical care3 8
    PHAR4260Teaching and Learning in Pharmacy3 8

    Credits sum:


    Program Elective

    Code Subject ECTS
    DENT2220Professional Communication3
    HELM4150ESPSS: Data Analysis and Formation in healthcare3
    LATN2219Latin Language (For Medics)6
    PHAR3150Pharmaceutical Information3
    NRSI4140EBioethics and medical law3
    PHAR3250 Nutrition3
    DENT4280Biostatistics and Epidemiology for Dentists6
    HIST1120EIntroduction to World History6
    HIST1230EIntroduction to the History of Georgia6

    Credits sum:


    Matrix Of Privequisites

    Evaluation system

    Weekly review

    36 point / 36%;

    Research Paper

    10 point/ 10%;

    Midterm exams

    24 point / 24%;

    Final exam

    30 point / 30%

    Point GPA The university assessment   The general assessment in Georgia
    97-100 4,00 A+ A Excellent
    94-96 3,75 A
    91-93 3,50 A-
    87-90 3,25 B+   Very good
    84-86 3,00 B B
    81-83 2,75 B-  
    77-80 2,50 C+   C good
    74-76 2,25 C
    71-73 2,00 C-
    67-70 1,75 D+   D Satisfactory
    64-66 1,50 D
    61-63 1,25 D-
    51-60 1,00 E E Sufficient
    Not passed
    41-50   FX FX Insufficient
    <40   F F Failed

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