The University Of Georgia
Program name: Pharmacy
Study Level: Undergraduate
Program leader: Elza Nikoleishvili
Study language: Georgian
Qualification: Bachelor of Pharmacy
Program capacity: 240
Program permission: Enrollment of students in the first level of academic higher education (undergraduate programs) is carried out in accordance with the results of the Unified National Examinations or the order of the Minister of Education and Science of Georgia №224/N (December 29,2011).
Program goals:

The goal of the program is to train a qualified, professional growth and postgraduate pharmacist who will have pharmacology, patient-centered rational pharmacotherapy, pharmaceutical assistance and care, using the results of clinical trials in the field of pharmacy, basic knowledge of pharmaceutical products and pharmaceutical analysis; Ability to process and disseminate pharmaceutical information based on ethical values, Implement the physician-pharmacist-patient model, professional circles, public relations, management of structural units of pharmaceutical institutions at the appropriate level.

Methods for Attaining Learning Outcomes:
  • Lecture-seminar;
  • Discussion;
  • Explanation method;
  • Demonstration method;
  • Using of audio-video learning material;
  • Interactive classes;
  • Situational exercises;
  • Role-playing games;
  • Practical work;
  • Laboratory work;
  • Teamwork skills;
  • Posing and solving the problems;
  • Group exercises;
  • Exercises oriented on solving of the problems;
  • Case study;
  • Literature review;
  • Searching the files in electronic format or library ;
  • Written work method;
  • Writing topics;
  • Introduction of presentations;
  • Verbal method;
  • Clinical practical studies;
Learning outcomes:
Knowledge and understanding
    • Have a knowledge of physiological and pathological processes in the human body, methods of examination and treatment of internal diseases;
    • Have a knowledge of the molecular mechanisms of vital processes, the normal processes and disorders of the patterns of inheritance and variability;
    • Have a knowledge about peculiarities of pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic processes in different categories of patients (children, adults, the elderly, pregnant women);
    • Have a knowledge of methods of production, extraction, standardization of medicinal plant raw materials, separation of medicinal substances and determination of their chemical structure;
    • Have a basic knowledge of complex issues of pharmaceutical enterprise and pharmacy technologies: classification of drug forms, dosage, pharmacy and factory technology of medicines, normative-technical documentation;
    • Have a knowledge of pharmacological groups, mechanisms of their action and interaction, prescribing medications, indications, contraindications, side effects and dosage regimens, considering biotransformation and elimination pathways;
    • Understand the importance of rational pharmacotherapy in conducting polypragmasia, ineffective, toxic and dangerous medical treatment;
    • Have a knowledge of nomenclature of pharmaceutical establishments, management of the pharmacy as a unit, of its structure, functions and tasks, of selection and provision of medicines, preservation and issuance of medicines and medical supplies.


  • Skills
    • Master the methods of serial production of pharmaceutical products, conduct chemical, biological and toxicological analysis of these products;
    • Provide pharmaceutical care and assistance, as well as provide first aid care to patients on the “Good Pharmaceutical Practice” (GPP) basis in inpatient and outpatient settings;
    • Collect, process, explain and formulate data for the implementation of pharmaceutical activities (production, sale, pharmaceutical care and maintenance of pharmaceutical products);
    • Assess the need for further training in pharmacology, pharmacokinetics, pharmaceutical technology, pharmaceutical chemistry, pharmaceutical analysis, pharmacognosy, pharmacotherapy and clinical pharmacy, pharmaceutical care, pharmaceutical skills management, pharmaceutical activity management in order to obtain continuous professional education and professional growth.

  • Responsibility and autonomy
    • Prepare reports on pharmaceutical activities in academic and professional circles and submit them orally, in print or electronically;
    • Promot the formation of pharmaceutical ethics in pharmaceutical practice and research and participating in the establishment process.
  • Date of approval: 02-27-2017
    Approval protocol number: 07/17
    Date of program update:
    Update protocol number: 38/17
    Program details:
    Teaching Process Characteristics:

    The undergraduate program "Pharmacy" includes 240 ECTS credits and consists of 222ECTS credits in basic subjects and 18 ECTS credits in elective subjects (which are selected from 78 ECTS elective credits). English Language IV (B 1/2) (6 ECTS), English Language V (B 2/1) (6 ECTS) and English Language VI (B 2/2) (6 ECTS) are compulsory subjects. Students study subjects semesterly, intensive practical trainings in pharmaceutical enterprises (manufacturing practice) and institutions (pharmaceutical and medical institutions) are studied through the curative system, practical courses are also taught at the University simulation Pharmacy, and laboratory courses are taught at relevant profile laboratories.

    Program Core

    Code Subject ECTS Semester
    ENGL2217English language IV (B1/2)6 1
    MATH1214Fundamentals of quantitative research methods6 1
    NRSI1111Human Anatomy-Physiology 19 1
    ENGL3118English Language for Pharmacy6 2
    NRSI1221Human Anatomy-Physiology 29 2
    PHAG1110Histology and Embryology6 2
    PHAG1120History of pharmacy and the beginnings of pharmaceutical information6 2
    PHAG1220Medical Physics and Biophysics6 2
    PHAG1230General and Inorganic Chemistry6 2
    NRSI2140Microbiology6 3
    PHAG2110Biochemistry6 3
    PHAG2120Pathological Anatomy and Physiology6 3
    PHAG2130Molecular Biology and Genetics6 3
    PHAG2140Organic Chemistry6 3
    ENGL3318English Language for Pharmacy B2/26 4
    PHAG2210Pharmacokinetics6 4
    PHAG2220Pharmacology I6 4
    PHAG2230Analytical Chemistry6 4
    PHAG3110General Medicine and Diagnostics6 5
    PHAG3120Pharmaceutical Chemistry6 5
    PHAG3130Pharmacognosy6 5
    PHAG3140Pharmacology II6 5
    HELM2210Fundamentals of Healthcare Management6 6
    PHAG3210Pharmacotherapy I6 6
    PHAG3220Pharmaceutical Technology6 6
    PHAG3240Toxicology6 6
    PHAG3250Pharmacotherapy II6 7
    PHAG4110Clinical Pharmacy6 7
    PHAG4120Basics of pharmaceutical activities, organization and policy6 7
    PHAG4130Pharmaceutical care; First aid and emergency medical care6 7
    PHAG4140Bioethics in Pharmacy6 7
    PHAG4210practice I - pharmaceutical care6 8
    PHAG4220Practice II - Clinical pharmacy6 8
    PHAG4230practice III pharmaceutical technology6 8
    PHAG4240practice IV pharmaceutical analysis6 8
    PHAG4250Teaching and Learning in Pharmacy6 8

    Credits sum:


    Program Elective

    Code Subject ECTS
    BUSN1210Basics of Business and Economics6
    ENGL2147English Language III (B1/1)6
    HELM1210Health, Principles of Healthcare Systems and Policy6
    LATN2217Latin Language6
    PHAG3230Fundamentals of homeopathy6
    PHAG4270Basic of nutrition6
    PHAG4280Fundamentals of Pharmacy Management6
    PHAG4290Basics of Hygiene and Preventive Medicine6
    PSYC1265Introduction to Social Psychology6
    PUBH3110Professional communication in healthcare6
    ENGL1247English Language II (A2)6
    KART1220Academic Writing6

    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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