The School of Pharmacy started in 2010 with thirty six students at Catholic University of Health and Allied Sciences- Bugando. Before then the country had two universities with the School of Pharmacy which were Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (a Public University) and St John’s University, a Private University found in Dodoma. Pharmacy is dynamic, information driven, product-and patient-orientated profession.
n accordance with the requirements laid down by the Tanzania Pharmacy Council, the Bachelor of Pharmacy degree is designed to produce healthcare professionals who are committed to meet the pharmaceutical needs of all health seeking communities. Pharmacists are responsible for distributing prescription drugs to patients and teaching them how to use their medication properly. They keep a careful watch on patients to make sure they are using their prescriptions properly. They also advise doctors on the side effects, dosages, selection, and interactions of certain medication. Pharmacists have a good understanding of the physical, chemical, and biological characteristics of each drug as well as the clinical effects and proper uses.
To produce pharmacists who have excellent academic knowledge and competence in order to meet the pharmaceutical requirements and standards in the country.
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