The University Of Georgia
Program name: Pharmacy Program
Study Level: Graduate
Program leader: Elza Nikoleishvili
Study language: Georgian
Qualification: Master of Pharmacy
Program capacity: 120
Program permission: Enrollment of students in the second level of higher education (master's program) is carried out in accordance with the results of the Unified Master's exams or the order of the Minister of Education and Science of Georgia №224 / N (December 29, 2011), as a result of passing the internal university exam (English language level B2) and passing the oral interview in the specialty, on the basis of passing the administrative registration and the order of the President. Confirmation of English language proficiency is possible by presenting an international language certificate (TOEFL (87), IELTS (6.5) or other relevant B2 level score) or by exceeding the 70% threshold of the university's institutional test. Bachelors in Pharmacy, Nursing, Occupational Medicine, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, applicants with a single-cycle education in Medicine and Dentistry can be admitted to the specialization of Pharmacy, after passing national exams in accordance with the legislation established in the country.
Program goals:

Training of a modern specialist responsible for global and global challenges in the field of practical and clinical pharmacy, who will have in-depth and systematic knowledge of medical pharmacology, clinical pharmacy and rational pharmacotherapy, clinical toxicology, patient-centered pharmaceutical research methods, as well as appropriate pharmaceutical practice; Also, give the student systematic knowledge about the main chemical and pharmacological groups of medicines, ways of their introduction into the body, pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, side effects and therapeutic significance of medicines.

The Master's student will be able to independently conduct subject scientific research, conduct activities in accordance with international standards of pharmaceutical practice and carry out rational pharmacotherapy in both outpatient and inpatient services, in accordance with internationally recognized principles.

Methods for Attaining Learning Outcomes:
  • Lecture-seminar;
  • Demonstration method;
  • Using of audio-video learning material;
  • Interactive classes;
  • Situational exercises;
  • Research production;
  • Exercises oriented on solving of the problems;
  • Critical analysis;
  • Group exercises;
  • Case study;
  • Literature review;
  • Searching the files in electronic format or library;
  • Presentation;
  • Project;
  • Verbal method;
  • Writing topics;
  • Simulation;
  • Production of electronic and non-electronic medical records;
  • Teaching in a clinical setting;
  • Practical work;
Learning outcomes:
Knowledge and understanding
  • Know the universal functions of management, the peculiarities of the management process of the healthcare organization, the stages of teamwork and leadership, decision-making and implementation, which lead to the development of new ideas or proposals for the management of the system, each segment;

    Have system knowledge of issues of Pharmaceutical Economics and Pharmaceutical Policy, such as pharmaceutical industry, other market-sharing cluster stakeholders, regulations, oversight and administration - direct and indirect intervention by the state, the influence of the research solutions related to the pharmaceutical services and health productivity optimization, pharmacoepidemiology;

    Understand the benefits and risks, identify the causes, collect evidence for clinical and individual safety data, and find ways to solve individual problems with side effects and complications when using medications and develop new ideas when finding these ways;

    Know the main chemical and pharmacological groups of medicines, pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics, identify the therapeutic indications and contraindications, interaction with side effects and other drugs;

    Know the specific poisons and toxic doses, levels of poisoning, complications associated with poisoning - coma, seizures, shock, and more, have basic theoretical knowledge of decontamination, dialysis and appropriate treatment measures;

    Understanding how to improve the quality of appropriate pharmaceutical practice (Good Pharmacy Practice) and drug therapy, as well as ways to solve the problem of achieving a positive clinical solution to the disease;

  • Skills
  • Assess and identify the functioning of the healthcare organization;
    Independently develop the projects, oriented to identify and solve the problematic issues such as low patient satisfaction, low income, untimely delivery of services, inefficient management, structural and infrastructural problems);
    Conduct pharmacological research independently in both clinical and epidemiological directions;

    Use the latest methods and approaches of research for pharmaceutical’s utilization and pharmacoepidemiological research of safety of vaccines;

    Find the original path to take anti-poisoning preventive measures and solve the problem that has arisen in an unforeseen and multidisciplinary environment;
    Act in a multidisciplinary or unforeseen environment (pharmacy, outpatient or inpatient facility, laboratory) to ensure the pharmacotherapeutic aspect of a particular case;

    Independently conduct research and find ways to implement it in the process of appointing over-the-counter medications, monitoring drug therapy, or changing medications, within the scope of competence;

    Draw evidence based on a critical analysis of the structure, funding, organization and delivery of primary, secondary and tertiary services in healthcare policy and public health in general;

    Make substantiated conclusions on current issues of pharmacovigilance and pharmacoepidemiology - the observation and integrated analysis of vital signs and physical indicators, spontaneous reporting, data automation systems based on critical analysis;

    Make evidence-based decisions to implement rational pharmacotherapy, improve pharmaceutical care and quality of pharmaceutical services, based on the critical analysis of the latest pharmaceutical and clinical studies;

  • Responsibility and autonomy
  • Master ethical attitude towards social, academic or national factors and values;

    Maintain the balance of interests of the parties;

    Formate new values ​​in the medical and/or managerial activities in both outpatient and inpatient sectors, as well as at the community level, in a clinical pharmacy during scientific and practical activities.

  • Date of approval: 02-26-2016
    Approval protocol number: 07-16
    Date of program update:
    Update protocol number: 19/16
    Program details:

    Training cases (clinical, laboratory, pharmaceutical) will be studied/differentiated at the Simulation Pharmacy of the University of Georgia.

    Training practice will be provided in that direction, which was chosen by the Master's student (based on subject matter interest), such as PHC, hospital, outpatient clinic, mental health institution, clinical lab.

    Training practice will be provided in the medical establishments with the appropriate infrastructure and management,  which are providers of the state health programs, and/or have agreements with the insurance companies.

    At the end of the practical course, the graduate completes a self-assessment and development project.

    The Master selects 18 ECTS credits from the offered 60 ECTS elective credits, including 6 ECTS credits in the second semester. The elective block of this semester provides 24 ECTS credits in the fields of epidemiology, lifestyle and behavior, ethics and information medical- social systems. In the third semester, out of 36 credits in the elective block, a student chooses 12 ECTS credits. This block mainly presents clinical directions.
    The master's thesis should be done in direction of pharmacy, based on pharmacoepidemiological and other subject research methods.

    Teaching Process Characteristics:

    To obtain the academic degree of Pharmacy Master, a student needs to accumulate 120 ECTS, which includes the main subjects of the program - 102 ECTS including - master's thesis - 30 ECTS and elective subjects - 18 ECTS, which the student chooses from 60 ECTS of the electives.
    In the field of pharmacy, the student will perform research work, write abstracts and projects, undergo internships, present the results obtained, and perform a master's thesis.


    Program Core

    Code Subject ECTS Semester
    CLPH5110Pharmaco epidemiology and Pharmacovigilance6 1
    CLPH5120Medical Pharmacology I6 1
    PHAR5110Pharmacoeconomics and Policy (PEP)6 1
    PHMA5110Public Health and Health care Policy6 1
    PHMA5210Health Management6 1
    CLPH5210Clinical Pharmacy &Pharmacotherapy I6 2
    CLPH5220Medical Pharmacology II6 2
    CLPH5230Features of pharmacotherapy in age groups (pediatric and geriatric pharmacotherapy)6 2
    CLPH5240Clinical Trials: Design, Results, biomarkers, drug safety6 2
    CLPH 6110clinical Pharmacy &pharmacotherapy II6 3
    CLPH6120Clinical Toxicology6 3
    CLPH6130Pharmaceutical Care & good pharmacy practice6 3
    CLPH6210Master’s Thesis in Pharmacy30 4

    Credits sum:


    Program Elective

    Code Subject ECTS
    PHAR6110Drugs-ethics and practice6
    PHMA5240Epidemiological and Socio-statistical Research Methods6
    PHMA6120Healthy Lifestyle and Behavior Changes6
    PHMA6140Health and Social Information Systems and Management6
    CLPH6140Pharmaceutical practice of hospital services6
    CLPH6150Pharmaceutical practice in primary health care services and in pharmacies6
    CLPH6160Pharmaceutical practice in mental health services6
    CLPH6170Laboratory data interpretation for pharmacists6
    CLPH6180Pharmaceutical Care -practical course6
    CLPH6190Alternative and complementary medicine6

    Credits sum:


    Matrix Of Privequisites

    Evaluation system

    Weekly review

    24 point / 24%;

    Research Paper

    16 point/ 16%;

    Midterm exams

    25 point / 25%;

    Final exam

    35 point / 35%

    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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