The University Of Georgia
Program name: ფარმაცია
Study Level: Undergraduate
Program leader: Marina Darakhvelidze
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
    • 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;
    • Determines data defining chemical processes in living or non-living systems, functional groups of organic compounds, instrumental methods of chemical analysis
    • 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);
    • Can describe 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;
    • Provides patient pharmaceutical care and primary medical care in inpatient and outpatient facilities in accordance with international standards of pharmaceutical careMaintains 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 and defines his/her own learning process in the field of pharmaceutical activity and ensures the formulation of the main issues of quantitative methods in pharmaceutical practice and research, perfecting language competence, 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: 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 198 ECTS credits of basic subjects, 12 ECTS credits of the humanitarian-social block of compulsory elective subjects (which are selected from 54 ECTS credits of the humanitarian-social block), 12 ECTS credits of optional subjects of the program (which are selected from 42 of ECTS elective credits) and free of 18 ECTS credits.

    B2/2 (basic subject) is defined as the starting level of English language teaching, however, according to the level of English language proficiency, students also have the opportunity to study English at the B1/1, B1/2, B2/1 level as part of a free choice of credits.

    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.

    Humanitarian-Social Block

    Code Subject ECTS Semester
    ANTH3130Basics of Cultural Anthropology6 1
    BUSN4433Economy, business, management6 1
    HIST1118Civilizations and Mankind Development6 1
    HIST1222History of Russian occupation in Georgia6 1
    LAWB1155Debates and Critical Thinking6 1
    LAWB1177Thinking and Morality6 1
    LAWB1195Citizenship in the modern world6 1
    LITR1212The great Books6 1
    POLI2260Basics of Political Ideologies6 1

    Credits sum:


    Program Core

    Code Subject ECTS Semester
    ENGL3213English Language VI (B2/2)6 1
    PHAG1101Human anatomy-physiology for pharmacists 16 1
    PHAG1120History of pharmacy and the beginnings of pharmaceutical information6 1
    PHAG1110Histology and Embryology6 2
    PHAG1201Human anatomy-physiology for pharmacists 26 2
    PHAG1220Medical Physics and Biophysics6 2
    PHAG1230General and Inorganic Chemistry6 2
    NRSI2140Microbiology6 3
    PHAG2110Biochemistry6 3
    PHAG2140Organic Chemistry6 3
    PHAG2130Molecular Biology and Genetics6 4
    PHAG2210Pharmacokinetics6 4
    PHAG2220Pharmacology I6 4
    PHAG2230Analytical Chemistry6 4
    PHAG2120Pathological Anatomy and Physiology6 5
    PHAG3110General Medicine and Diagnostics6 5
    PHAG3121Pharmaceutical chemistry16 5
    PHAG3131Pharmacognosy 16 5
    PHAG3240Toxicology6 5
    PHAG3122Pharmaceutical chemistry 26 6
    PHAG3132Pharmacognosy 26 6
    PHAG3140Pharmacology II6 6
    PHAG3210Pharmacotherapy I6 6
    PHAG3220Pharmaceutical Technology6 6
    PHAG3250Pharmacotherapy II6 7
    PHAG4110Clinical Pharmacy6 7
    PHAG4120Basics of pharmaceutical activities, organization and policy6 7
    PHAG4130Pharmaceutical care; First aid and emergency medical care6 7
    PHAG4141Bioethics in Pharmacy3 7
    PHAG4281Fundamentals of Pharmacy Management3 7
    PHAG4210practice I - pharmaceutical care6 8
    PHAG4220Practice II - Clinical pharmacy6 8
    PHAG4230practice III pharmaceutical technology6 8
    PHAG4240practice IV pharmaceutical analysis6 8

    Credits sum:


    Program Elective

    Code Subject ECTS
    HELM1210Health, Principles of Healthcare Systems and Policy6
    HELM2210Fundamentals of Healthcare Management6
    HELM4151SPSS: Data Formation and Analysis in Healthcare Management6
    LATN2217Latin Language6
    PHAG3232Fundamentals of alternative medicine3
    PHAG4251Teaching and Learning in Pharmacy3
    PHAG4271Fundamentals of nutrition3
    PHAG4291Fundamentals of Hygiene and Preventive Medicine3
    PUBH3110Professional communication in healthcare6

    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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