During the early years, the Department introduces students to the various hospital services, the development and use of Hospital Formulary, the policies, laws and regulations pertaining to the use of materials or drugs in health care, the processes and requirements of prescribing, packaging, determining of expiry dates and dispensing with the use of different types of labels.
As the students advance in their study, they are expected to understand the clinical pharmacokinetic aspects of drugs and their relationship to the patient’s treatment, the various factors that determine the choice of drugs for particular patients.
Students will be exposed to practical aspects of pharmacy with regards to patient care and drug therapy in wards, the opportunity to observe and participate in ward rounds, taking medical history from patients, analysis of symptoms, managing and interpreting simple diagnostic tests such as blood glucose, pregnancy test, other laboratory results pertaining to the patients’ condition and the opportunity to put into practice their knowledge in clinical pharmacy and therapeutics.
Students are also expected to understand the relevant administration and management concepts and issues relevant to pharmacy administration and management.
The Pharmacy Practice Department aims to train pharmacists that can work in the various pharmacy services in the hospitals and the community pharmacies.
The Pharmacy Practice Department conducts courses with the Islamic perspective in line with the philosophy of IIUM and the objectives of the Kulliyyah to produce competent pharmacists imbued with Islamic values when conducting their professional duties.