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 goal of the program is to train a qualified bachelor of Pharmacy, who will be able to grow professionally and to have the ability to learn at a later stage, who will have basic knowledge of pharmacology, patient-centered rational pharmacotherapy, pharmaceutical assistance and care, using the results of clinical trials in the field of pharmacy, pharmaceutical products and pharmaceutical analysis, as well as an ability to process and issuance of pharmaceutical information based on ethical values, implement the physician-pharmacist-patient model, communication with the public and professional society, management of structural units of pharmaceutical institutions at the appropriate level.

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
    • Knows, describes and defines basic principles and characteristics of physiological and pathological processes in the human body, methods of examination and treatment of internal diseases;
    • Describes, explains, distinguishes, compares and reviews patterns of molecular mechanisms of vital processes, inheritance and variability, main aspects of physiological and pathological processes;
    • Describes, reviews, explains, and predicts peculiarities of pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic processes in different categories of patients (children, adults, the elderly, pregnant women);
    • Knows the methods of production, extraction, standardization of medicinal plant raw materials, separation of medicinal substances and determination of their chemical structure;
    • Can demonstrate basic knowledge of complex issues of pharmaceutical factory and pharmacy technologies: classification of drug forms, dosage, pharmacy and factory technology of medicines, normative-technical documentation;
    • Describes, distinguishes, compares, classifies and develops regimens of pharmacological groups, mechanisms of their action and interaction, prescribing of medications, indications, contraindications, side effects and dosage, taking into account biotransformation and elimination pathways;
    • Has a knowledge of nomenclature of pharmaceutical institutions, management of the pharmacy as a unit, its structure, functions and tasks, selection and provision of medicines, storage and issuance of medicines and medical supplies;
    • Understands the importance of rational pharmacotherapy in conducting polypragmasia, ineffective, toxic and dangerous medication treatment.

  • Skills
    • Prepares medicines according to the rules of extemporal preparation (according to the prescription);
    • Uses the methods of serial production of pharmaceutical products;
    • Performs chemical, biological and toxicological analysis/testing of pharmaceutical products;
    • Provides pharmaceutical care and first aid care to patients based on the “Good Pharmaceutical Practice” (GPP) in inpatient and outpatient settings;
    • Collects, processes, explains, evaluates and formulates relevant conclusions on the data for the implementation of pharmaceutical activities (production and sale of pharmaceutical products, pharmaceutical care);
    • Maintains professional records (reports, proposals) to solve problematic issues related to pharmaceutical activities;
    • Presents detailed written and oral reports to medical staff and health professionals on the issues related to pharmaceutical activities;
    • Provides information and education of the patient, family members and the general public.

  • Responsibility and autonomy
    • Assesses his/her own learning process in the fields of pharmaceutical activities and determines need for further study in pharmacology pharmacokinetics, pharmaceutical technology, pharmaceutical chemistry, pharmaceutical analysis, pharmacognosy, pharmacotherapy and clinical pharmacy, pharmaceutical care, pharmaceutical management;
    • Ensures observance of professional, ethical and legal (both local and international) norms of personal data protection in pharmaceutical practice and research and strives to establish them in practice.
  • Date of approval: 06-27-2014
    Approval protocol number: 27-14
    Date of program update:
    Update protocol number: 36-1/16
    Program details:


    Teaching Process Characteristics:

    Bachelor Pharmacy program in English," covers 240 ECTS credits and consists of the main subjects of 222 ECTS and 18 ECTS credits in elective subjects (which are selected from 57 ECECTS elective credits). The compulsory modules of the core subjects of English-speaking students of 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 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
    MATH1119EIntroduction to Mathematics and Statistics6 1
    NRSI1122EHuman Anatomy-Physiology I9 1
    PHAR1110History of Pharmacy3 1
    DENT1210Medical Physics and Biophysics6 2
    ENGL3219English Language for Medics (C1/2)6 2
    KART1241Georgian, as a second language II6 2
    NRSI1221EHuman Anatomy-Physiology 29 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
    PHAR2211Pharmacokinetics6 4
    PHAR2220Pharmacology I6 4
    PHAR2230Analytical Chemistry6 4
    PSYC1275ESocial Psychology6 4
    DENT3220General Medicine and Diagnostics6 5
    PHAR3110Pharmaceutical Chemistry6 5
    PHAR3130Pharmacognosy6 5
    PHAR3140Pharmacology II6 5
    HELM232210EHealth Care Management6 6
    PHAR3210Pharmacotherapy I6 6
    PHAR3220Pharmaceutical Technology6 6
    PHAR3230Fundamentals of Homeopathy3 6
    PHAR3240Toxicology6 6
    PHAR4110Pharmacotherapy II6 7
    PHAR4120Clinical Pharmacy6 7
    PHAR4131Basics of Pharmaceutical Activities,Organization and Policy,Hygiene and Preventive Medicine6 7
    PHAR4141Pharmaceutical care; First aid and emergency medical 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
    PHAR4260Teaching and Learning in Pharmacy3 8

    Credits sum:


    Program Elective

    Code Subject ECTS
    INFO1133EMS office6
    KART1220EAcademic Writing6
    HELM4150ESPSS: Data Analysis and Formation in healthcare3
    LATN2219Latin Language (For Medics)6
    PHAR3151Pharmaceutical Information and Professional Communication6
    NRSI4140EBioethics and medical law3
    PHAR3251Basic of Nutrition6
    DENT4280Biostatistics and Epidemiology for Dentists6
    HIST1120EIntroduction to World History6
    HIST1230EIntroduction to the History of Georgia6

    Credits sum:


    Matrix Of Privequisites

    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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