Diploma in Clinical Pharmacy

Overview

The Diploma is a credit hours-based postgraduate program that is offered by the Faculty of Postgraduate Studies and Scientific Research and the Faculty of Pharmacy and Biotechnology at the German University in Cairo. The program is carefully designed to target the different fields of clinical pharmacy, including pharmacotherapy, pharmacokinetics, pharmacy practice, clinical nutrition, pharmacovigilance, and pharmacoeconomics, from the theory as well as practice perspectives. Moreover, the program has a continuous follow up and evaluation plan for the candidates through assignments, practice-based activities, journal club, final exams, and a graduation research project. Other remarks that make this program unique include: Placement test for candidate selection and prominent national and international instructors

Eligibility

The Diploma in “Clinical Pharmacy” is intended for those who have earned a “Bachelor in Pharmacy” degree, or equivalent.

Employability of the Diploma in “Clinical Pharmacy”

Employability

The Diploma in “Clinical Pharmacy” graduate can be employed in widely varied fields including:

  • Healthcare settings, like hospitals, among others
  • Pharmaceutical industry (Training and clinical research)
  • Regulatory authorities
  • Clinical research organizations
  • Academia

Objectives of the Diploma in “Clinical Pharmacy”

At the completion of the Diploma in “Clinical Pharmacy” a graduate will be able to:

  • retrieve and professionally communicate the optimum up-to-date management plans for different disease areas with the healthcare team members
  • communicate with the patient for proper education and counseling related to the drug therapy
  • conduct clinical research, and criticize and interpret the published literature
  • represent the mandatory role of the pharmacy profession in the different areas of practice

Offered Courses per semester:

The first semester contains 4 courses (all are mandatory). The second semester contains 4 course (3 mandatory courses and 1 elective course).

Program Structure

FIRST SEMESTER:

Code Status Course No. of weekly hours ECTS
CLPH 111 Compulsory Pharmacotherapy-I 2 4
CLPH 112 Compulsory Clinical Pharmacokinetics 2 4
CLPH 113 Compulsory Pharmacotherapy-II 2 4
CLPH 114 Compulsory Selected Clinical Topics I 2 4
Compulsory Graduation research project 1 1
Total ECTS = 17 CPs

SECOND SEMESTER:

Code Status Course No. of weekly hours ECTS
CLPH 115 Compulsory Pharmacotherapy-III 2 4
CLPH 116 Compulsory Pharmacotherapy-IV 2 4
CLPH 117 Compulsory Selected Clinical Topics II 2 4
CLPH 118
or
CLPH 119
Elective Clinical Nutrition or
Drug Information and Evidence
Based Medicine
2 4
Compulsory Graduation research project 1 1
Total ECTS = 17 CPs

The student can take only one or more of the Diploma courses and have a certificate of attendance and completion after successfully passing the individual course(s).

Attendance of 75% of the sessions is mandatory for issuing any certificate.

Admission Requirements

According to German University in Cairo admission to this program is competitive. The admission criteria are:

  1. Bachelor degree from a recognized University.
  2. An acceptable score on the GUC English admission test.

Admission Steps:

The German University in Cairo admits the diploma’s students two times a year; winter (admission in May– the semester starts in October) and spring semester (admission in November – the semester starts in February) The admission procedures are as follows:

  1. Applicants complete online application Apply Now !
  2. Applicants that fulfill the requirements will be invited via e-mail to take the GUC English admission test (GUC graduates are exempted from this test).
  3. Applicants who are accepted will be invited to attend an orientation session. Applicants not accepted may reapply in future semesters.

Documents Needed:

The applicant must bring all documents mentioned below:

  1. Curriculum vitae
  2. University transcript (with grades of each subject)
  3. Graduation certificate
  4. Two passport-sized photos
  5. Birth certificate
  6. Military status for male applicants
  7. Copy (front & back) of the National ID Card/ or passport for non Egyptian students
  8. Visa and residency documents for non-Egyptians

Tuition & Fees:

  1. Program application fee of 700 EGP.
  2. Program Insurance Fees of 2500 EGP “Refundable in case no damages are done or books are lost”.
  3. Tuition fees are 22,500 EGP per semester, paid in two installments during each semester. Tuition and fees are announced at the beginning of each academic year for the new entrants. However, for those already enrolled, tuition and fees might be increased annually.
  4. A graduation fee of 300 EGP is to be paid at the end of the program before graduation.
  5. 10% discount is granted for GUC graduates