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1-Study Program:

Students enrolled in the Associate Degree in Pharmacy Institute (PI) must successfully complete the following (79 credit hours) during four regular semesters

  Type of Requirements (Req. Type) Requirement Nature (Reg. Nature) Number of Credit Hours
University (U) Elective (EL) 3
Obligatory (Ob) 3
College (C) Elective (EL) 9
  Obligatory (Ob) 15
Department (D) Elective (EL) 15
Obligatory (Ob) 34
Total of Credit Hours 79


In the following table, the names of the courses, their credit hours, the type of prerequisites, the nature of those prerequisites, and their previous requirements are listed:

Course Credit Regiments
No. Name Code Prerequisites Theoretical Lab Total Required Nature Type
1 English Language - Writing Skills ENGL1001 - 3 0 3 3 Ob U
2 Islamic Culture HUMA1001 - 3 0 3 3 EL U
3 Arabic Language ARAB1005 - 3 0 3 EL U
4 Humanities HUMA1002 - 3 0 3 EL U
5 General Chemistry CHEM1002 - 2 1 3 15 Ob C
6 Cell Biology BIO1008 - 2 1 3 Ob C
7 General Anatomy MEDI1166 BIO1008 1 1 2 Ob C
8 Nursing Basics NUR1001 - 2 1 3 Ob C
9 Organic Chemistry CHEM1004 - 1 1 2 Ob C
10 Computer Skills COM1001 - 1 1 2 Ob C
11 Biostatistics MCEL1001 - 3 0 3 9 EL C
12 English Language - Speaking Skills ENGL2002 - 3 0 3 EL C
13 General Organ Physiology BIO1218 MEDI1166 2 0 2 EL C
14 Fundamentals of Medicine and Surgery MEDI1056 - 2 0 2 EL C
15 Medical Terminology ENGL1041 - 2 0 2 EL C
16 Turkish Language for Non-Specialists TURK1022 - 3 0 3 EL C
17 Self-Management and Psychology PSY1046 - 3 0 3 EL C
18 Ethics of Medical Professions and Their Laws MCEL1001 - 3 0 3 EL C
19 Communication Skills BUS2004 - 3 0 3 EL C
20 Introduction to Pharmacy PHRM1001 - 2 0 2 34 Ob D
21 Medical Botany BIO1014 - 2 1 3 Ob D
22 General Analytical Chemistry CHEM1003 - 2 1 3 Ob D
23 Pharmaceutics 1 PHRM3110 PHRM1001 2 1 3 Ob D
24 General Toxicology PHRM2006 - 2 0 2 Ob D
25 Immunology BIO2113 BIO1008 2 0 2 Ob D
26 General Pharmacology PHRM3002 - 2 0 2 Ob D
27 Systemic Pharmacology PHRM3111 PHRM3002, MEDI2265 2 1 3 Ob D
28 General Biochemistry CHEM2001 - 2 1 3 Ob D
29 General Pathology MEDI2265 BIO1008 2 0 2 Ob D
30 Bacteriology and Virology BIO1009 BIO1008 2 1 3 Ob D
31 Parasitology and Virology BIO2010 BIO1008 2 1 3 Ob D
32 Internship (Pharmacy Training) PHRM5533 70% 0 3 3 Ob D
33 Food Chemistry and Quality Control CHEM1114 CHEM1002 2 1 3 15 EL D
34 First Aid NUR2003 - 2 1 3 EL D
35 Life Science BIO1012 - 2 1 3 EL D
36 Pharmacognosy PHRM2203 BIO1014 2 1 3 EL D
37 Pharmaceutics 2 PHRM4221 PHRM3110 2 1 3 EL D
38 Healthy Nutrition FOOD2001 - 3 0 3 EL D
39 Pharmaceutics 3 PHRM5227 PHRM4221 3 0 3 EL D
40 Child and Family Health PUBH2003 - 3 0 3 EL D
41 Medical Laboratory Devices and Maintenance MLAB2002 - 2 1 3 EL D
42 Infection Control in Healthcare Facilities BIO1011 - 2 0 2 EL D
43 Public Health PUBH1001 - 3 0 3 EL D
44 General Histology BIOZ115 - 1 1 2 EL D
45 Hematology and Laboratory Analyses MLAB2112 BIO1008 2 1 3 EL D
46 Psychotropic Drugs PHRM4236 PHRM3002 2 0 2 EL D
47 Chemical Treatments PHRM4323 PHRM3002 3 0 3 EL D
Total Credit Hours 79

3-Courses Descriptions:

  1. English 1 (Writing and Expression Skills): This course is designed to prepare students for writing in the English language, focusing on reading and writing as integrated skills. Students will study and practice reading comprehension, the writing process, and critical thinking. They will develop the necessary skills to write clear and correct sentences while working on crafting a variety of focused, developed, organized, and/or short essays. Students will be responsible for writing several practical paragraphs/essays. The course may include proficiency tests in sections or an achievement portfolio assessment.
  2. Islamic Culture: This course aims to introduce students to the sources of Islamic legislation, the characteristics of Islamic jurisprudence, Islamic systems, the family system, the judicial system, the governance system, and the economic system. It also covers the characteristics of Islamic economic legislation, the nature of Islamic education, the goals and features of Islamic education, religious activities, general educational principles in Islamic education, principles of teaching Islamic education, rules of Tajweed (Quranic recitation), and the steps in teaching branches of Islamic education.
  3. Arabic Language: This course introduces students to verb forms and their types, subjects and predicates, interrogative tools, vocative and exclamation tools, conditional clauses (both affirmative and negative), the oath, “Kana” and its derivatives, “Inna” and its derivatives, prohibited grammatical constructions, numerical values and their writing, and common errors in Arabic language usage.
  4. Humanities: This course introduces students to the concept and significance of civilization. It covers ancient civilizations, Islamic civilization, modern European civilization, the factors contributing to their rise, the achievements of these civilizations in political, economic, social, and scientific fields, and the study of the peoples of these civilizations and their patterns of behavior.
  5. General Chemistry: In this course, students will study atomic theory, atomic structure, linear shapes of the hydrogen atom, the periodic table, periodic properties of elements, chemical bonds, molecular structure, molecular orbitals, equilibrium, solutions and solubility, concentration units, electrolytes, pH calculations for homogeneous solutions, ionic strength, gas phase equilibria, solution pressure, oxidation and reduction reactions, and solubility product.
  6. Biology (Cell Biology): In this course, students will study fundamental aspects of plant cell biology, including the chemical composition of the cell, organic and inorganic compounds, and their uses. Additionally, students will explore methods for studying living cells.
  7. General Anatomy: This course covers fundamental information about various human body systems, including their structure and function. It includes the study of cell structure, body fluids, the nervous system, the digestive system, the circulatory system, the respiratory system, the urinary system, the reproductive system, the muscular system, the skeletal system, metabolic processes, endocrine glands, and the lymphatic system. The course also introduces medical terminology related to each system and connects the basic anatomy knowledge to clinical anatomy.
  8. Foundations of Nursing: This course provides students with theoretical knowledge and fundamental concepts related to nursing practice. Students will be introduced to the basics of health and well-being, medical terminology, mathematics, and the nursing process. They will engage in laboratory and clinical experiences to learn essential nursing skills and incorporate a social dimension into the nursing culture.
  9. Organic Chemistry: In this course, students will study organic reactions, acids and bases, stereochemistry, functional groups, the nature of chemical bonds in organic compounds, saturated and unsaturated hydrocarbons, aromatic compounds, the chemistry of aromatic compounds, and reactions specific to each of them.
  10. Computer Skills: This course discusses basic information related to computer use in education and harnessing the educational computer capabilities in the educational field. It covers working with essential MS Office applications, dealing with digital images, and editing them using computer applications.
  11. Biostatistics: In this course, students will study the role of statistics in the medical field, common statistical terminology for using different types of variables (data types), and will become familiar with the SPSS software. The course covers types of errors, presentation and description of statistical data, types of statistical charts, probabilities, common discrete distributions, measures of central tendency, measures of variation, the normal distribution, and other types of continuous distributions. Additionally, it covers statistical data, estimation, hypothesis testing, randomness, bias, Fisher & Chi-squared tests, basic health indicators used in medical statistics, an introduction to biomedical studies, and health research design.
  12. English Language 2 (Speaking Skills): This course includes conversations, discussions, and presentations on a wide range of concrete, abstract, and specialized topics. It is designed to enhance speaking and listening skills for non-native speakers of English, focusing on pronunciation, intonation, rhythm, and American English speech patterns. Emphasis is placed on oral communication, listening comprehension, and vocabulary development. Students will build their skills through intensive teaching and practice
  13. General Physiology of Organs: In this course, students will study the physiology of organs, cells, blood physiology, proteins, blood composition, blood groups, blood preservation, heart physiology, circulatory system, electrocardiography, arterial blood pressure, lymphatic system, respiratory system physiology, kidney physiology, and renal function.
  14. Fundamentals of Medicine and Surgery: This course equips students with sufficient knowledge to enter the medical field, providing an introduction to medicine, the foundations of medical professionalism, and the basics of surgical procedures for patients. The course also covers an overview of various oral surgeries and explores the relationships between these surgical cases.
  15. Medical Terminology: This course introduces the fundamentals of medical terminology by explaining the basic elements that make up medical terms and how these elements are combined to form medical terminology. It provides appropriate examples and delves into the structural and functional organization of the human body, including its various systems and organs.
  16. Turkish Language for Non-Specialists: This course introduces students to the Turkish language, starting with how to read and pronounce Turkish letters, as well as the grammatical and spelling rules related to this language. It then progresses to listening to and comprehending simplified Turkish texts, developing reading skills, understanding and comprehending simple texts related to daily activities, and eventually engaging in conversations in Turkish. The goal is to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of the language and set them on the right path to mastery.
  17. Self-Management and Medical Psychology: In this course, students study medical psychology, its definition, significance, and purposes. They explore its relationship with other sciences and examine health problems resulting from psychological, cultural, dietary, and lifestyle factors in individuals. The course covers theories explaining deviant behaviors related to health, healthcare behavior, and the practice of healthy behavior in life, as well as its impact on an individual’s physical and psychological health. It also addresses how individuals can regulate themselves and manage their lives and well-being effectively.
  18. Ethics of the Medical Profession and Its Laws: This course provides students with the necessary knowledge and scenarios that enable them to deliver quality nursing care while adhering to ethical principles and using appropriate ethics in decision-making to resolve problems in an ethical manner.
  19. Communication Skills: This course introduces students to communication, its types, and levels. It also covers the concept of self-awareness and empowers students to understand and know themselves better. Throughout this course, students study the foundations, principles, and theories of communication, as well as the factors influencing the effectiveness of communication. They learn how to develop various types of communication skills and focus on the individual’s interaction with both groups and their environment.
  20. Introduction to Pharmacy: This course is designed to introduce new pharmacy students to the field of pharmaceuticals. It covers topics such as drugs, pharmaceutical forms, drug delivery systems, the stages of pharmaceutical development, pharmaceutical standards, and the main principles of drug development and dosages.
  21. Medicinal Plants: In this course, students study medicinal plants, their importance, the main problems in producing medicinal and aromatic plants, their classifications, and their pharmaceutical uses. The course also covers geographic origin, basic morphological characteristics, knowledge of the usable part, and a focus on the biosynthesis of active components used in drug production.
  22. General Analytical Chemistry: The purpose of this course is for students to master the concepts of concentrations, methods of expressing them, and how to navigate between them. They will become proficient in the theoretical principles of various traditional gravimetric analysis methods and the theoretical principles of volumetric analysis methods, classified according to the types of chemical reactions used in volumetric analysis. The course will also cover the appropriate choice of indicator for the end point of titration.
  23. Pharmacy 1: This course provides an introduction to the field of pharmacy. It covers topics such as the classification of drugs, drug dosages, drug compendia, methods of drug administration, the fate of drugs in the body, pharmaceutical processes, pharmaceutical forms, labeling and packaging of drugs, and drug storage and preservation.
  24. General Toxicology: This course introduces students to toxic substances, classify them according to their various forms, and explain their effects. It also covers the methods by which toxic substances enter the body, their metabolism, kinetics, and types of toxins.
  25. Immunology: In this course, students study the principles of immunology, antibodies, the complement system, autoimmunity and its diseases, organ transplantation, blood groups, human white blood cell antigens, vaccines, immunodiagnostic techniques, immunity and tumors, the mechanism of immunity against infections, immunity against bacterial diseases, immunodeficiency diseases, hypersensitivity, chronic inflammation, and immune deficiency disorders.
  26. General Pharmacology: This course introduces students to the fundamentals of pharmacology, discuss issues related to pharmacotherapy, cover the principles of pharmacodynamics, explore the effects of drug interactions, examine principles of pharmacotherapy in children, discuss principles of pharmacotherapy during pregnancy and lactation, explain principles of pharmacotherapy in the elderly, study drugs that affect the autonomic nervous system and their antagonists.
  27. General Biochemistry: In this course, students study several topics including: Water and minerals, Proteins, Enzymes.
  28. Biological energy, Oxidative processes, Carbohydrates and their metabolism, Lipids and their metabolism, Protein metabolism and amino acids.


  1. Pathology: This course explores the field of pathology, including disease studies, disease transmission methods, types of diseases, and their classification according to organ systems and categories.
  2. Bacteriology and Mycology: This course is dedicated to the study of different aspects related to bacteria and fungi, including: Examination of Gram-positive and -negative bacteria, Classification of bacterial groups, Understanding of internal bacteria, Study of bacterial nutrition, and Identification of actinomycetes, which bridge the gap between bacteria and fungi, highlighting the similarities between both types.
  3. Parasitology and Virology: It covers general Parasitology, Protozoa (Introduction, Flagellates, Ciliates, Sporozoans, Apicomplexans), Helminths (Introduction, Trematodes, Cestodes, Nematodes), Arthropods (Introduction, Insects, Arachnids, Crustaceans, Myriapods), Fungi (Introduction, Surface Fungi, Subcutaneous Fungi, Deep Fungi).
  4. Pharmacy Internship: During this internship, students are allowed to spend approximately 50 training hours in pharmaceutical factories and laboratories, subject to approval by the college dean.
  5. Food Chemistry and Monitoring: This course introduces students to the importance of food, its role, basic components, and the technological requirements for its manufacturing. It also covers various factors that affect food stability and ensure its safe delivery to consumers. Additionally, the course includes key principles of food preservation techniques and packaging used in the food industry.
  6. First Aid: This course provides an opportunity to study emergency situations that individuals may encounter, whether at home, work, or other public places. It covers the proper actions to take during emergency situations to provide first aid based on sound scientific principles. Topics include how to provide first aid for bleeding, fractures, wounds, choking, fainting, burns, and emergency childbirth, among others.
  7. Biology: In this course, students study methods for examining animal cells, including microscopy and its applications. They explore living cells and the chemical composition of cells. Topics covered include cell structure, its shapes, and components such as the plasma cell membrane, cytoplasmic reticulum, nucleus, and its constituents.
  8. General Botany: This course encompasses the classification, anatomy, constituents, and uses of medicinal plants. It involves identifying plants and their chemical components, as well as conducting field research trips.
  9. Pharmacognosy 2: This course introduces pharmacy students to the field of pharmacognosy by familiarizing them with relevant terminology. It covers pharmaceutical dosage forms, drug classification, drug identification, and methods of drug administration and dosages.
  10. Healthy Nutrition: This course delves into the chemistry of essential substances for the human body, such as vitamins, minerals, carbohydrates, and water. It explores the impact of these substances on the human body, addressing essential nutrients in both normal and different pathological conditions. The course emphasizes the importance of proper nutrition in maintaining individual health.
  11. Pharmaceutics 3: This course covers the fluidity of liquids, solutions, oral rinses, gargles, syrups, and dispersed systems. It also deals with sterile liquid pharmaceutical forms.
  12. Child and Family Health: This course provides students with knowledge about improving the health of women, children, and families. This is achieved by acquainting students with the needs of society and addressing them based on individual and community priorities using specialized scientific and research-based approaches.
  13. Laboratory Medical Devices and Maintenance: This course focuses on understanding the devices found in medical laboratories, their types, specializations, how to use each of them, and how to manage and handle these laboratories. It covers methods for inspecting and maintaining these devices and monitoring and controlling their quality standards.
  14. Infection Control in Healthcare Facilities: This course provides an overview of the types of infections that can occur within healthcare facilities, their impact on humans, and methods of prevention to limit their spread.
  15. Public Health: In this course, students study the concept and objectives of public health, public health activities, epidemiology, and the epidemiological triad (causative agent, host, environment). It covers topics such as health and the environment, influenza, health supervision of food, solid and liquid waste, smoking, health education, primary healthcare, vital statistics, maternal and child care, and family planning.
  16. General Histology: In this course, students study the definition of histology and its relationship with basic medical sciences. It covers the fundamental components of the human body, cell structure, cellular life phenomena, cell differentiation, major tissues in the body, embryonic tissue formation, surface tissue, glands, nourishing and supporting connective tissues, muscle tissue, and nerve tissue.
  17. Hematology and Laboratory Analyses: This course introduces students to the science of blood, its composition, red blood cells, hemoglobin, white blood cells, platelets, bone marrow, and the lymphatic system.
  18. Psychopharmacology: This course covers various medications related to Alzheimer’s, sedatives, mood stabilizers, antidepressants, schizophrenia; sleep disorders, drugs of abuse, opioids, and central pain relievers.
  19. Chemical Treatments: This course includes antibiotics, antiviral drugs, antifungal drugs, antiparasitic drugs, anticancer drugs, immunosuppressive drugs, corticosteroids, and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).