The USIU-Africa Pharmacy program is designed for students who wish to pursue careers in different pharmacy practice settings, management and research. In particular, both the industrial and hospital arms of our program have been so enhanced as to bring out the best of knowledge, skills, attitudes, ethics, values, style and success in our graduates.

The program focuses on the development, application and effective management of Pharmaceutical technology as a fundamental tool of modern healthcare. This is why USIU-Africa has invested heavily in the best equipped laboratories and library of any pharmacy program in the region.

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS 342.5 UNITS

CORE COURSES: 39 UNITS

STRATEGIES FOR UNIVERSITY SUCCESS 3 UNITS

SUS 1010 Strategies for University Success

CORE CURRICULUM: SYMBOLIC SYSTEMS AND INTELLECTUAL SKILLS 12 UNITS

WRITTEN, ANALYTICAL, CRITICAL THINKING SKILLS 6 UNITS

ENG 1106 Composition I (WI)

ENG 2206 Composition II (WI)

QUANTITATIVE AND TECHNOLOGICAL SKILLS 6 UNITS

IST 1010 Introduction to Information Systems

MTH 1109 College Algebra

LANGUAGE STUDIES 6 UNITS

Students must have credit for a foreign language or must take up to a two-course foreign language sequence of one language.

USIU-Africa offers courses in Arabic, French, Japanese, Spanish, Swahili and Chinese.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OR COMMUNITY PROJECT 3 UNITS

CMS 3700 Community Service

THE SENIOR EXPERIENCE 3 UNITS

The Senior Experience is required for each undergraduate degree program.

SEN 4800 Integrated Senior Seminar

GENERAL EDUCATION ELECTIVES

Students must select two courses from the lists below; one from the School of Humanities & Social Sciences and another from the Chandaria School of Business.

Note: One course may not be used to fulfill requirements for two different areas:-

SCHOOL OF HUMANITIES & SOCIAL SCIENCES ELECTIVES

SOC 2201 Introduction to Sociology

PHL 3310 Ethics and Value Theory

CHANDARIA SCHOOL OF BUSINESS LIST OF ELECTIVES

ENT 1010 Introduction to Entrepreneurship

BUS 4090 Strategic Management

CORE COURSES 303.5 UNITS

PRE-CLINICAL CORE COURSES 138 UNITS

BCM 1341 Cellular Biology 3 Units

BCM 1342 Biochemistry of Biomolecules 4.5 Units

BCM 1343 Metabolic Processes & Disorders 4.5 Units

BCM 2344 Biochemistry of Specialized Tissues 4.5 Units

BCM 2345 Enzymology 3 Units

BCM 2346 Molecular Biology 3 Units

BCM 3347 Introduction to Pharmaceutical Biotechnology 3 Units

BOT 3351 Botanical Techniques 7.5 Units

CHE 1301 Inorganic Chemistry 7.5 Units

CHE 2302 Physical & Nuclear Chemistry 7.5 Units

CHE 2303 Organic Chemistry 4.5 Units

CHE 2304 Chromatographic & Voltametric Methods 4.5 Units

ENV 2001 Sustainable Resource Management 3 Units

HAN 1321 Human Anatomy I 4.5 Units

HAN 1322 Human Anatomy II 4.5 Units

HAN 1323 Human Anatomy III 4.5 Units

HSC 2391 Health Economics 3 Units

MIC 2361 Bacteriology and Mycology 4.5 Units

MIC 2362 Parasitology and Entomology 4.5 Units

MIC 2363 Virology and Immunology 3 Units

NSC 2215 Introduction to Physical Mechanics 3 Units

PAT 3371 General Pathology 3 Units

PAT 3372 Haematology 4.5 Units

PAT 3373 Clinical Chemistry 4.5 Units

PHY 1331 Introduction to Medical Physiology 3 Units

PHY 1332 Muscle and Sensory Physiology 4.5 Units

PHY 1333 Respiratory and Gastrointestinal Physiology 4.5 Units

PHY 2334 Cardiovascular & Renal Physiology 4.5 Units

PHY 2335 Endocrine and Reproductive Physiology 3 Units

PHY 2336 Nervous and Sensory Physiology 4.5 Units

CLINICAL CORE COURSES 165.5 UNITS

HSC 4493 Research Methods & Biostatistics 3 Units

PHM 3401 Introduction to Analytical Chemistry 3 Units

PHM 3402 Instrumental Methods of Analysis 3 Units

PHM 3403 Medicinal Chemistry I 7.5 Units

PHM 3411 Introduction to Pharmacy 3 Units

PHM 3412 Biopharmaceutics 3 Units

PHM 3413 Physical Pharmaceutics 4.5 Units

PHM 3451 General Pharmacognosy 4.5 Units

PHM 3471 Basic Pharmacology and Toxicology 3 Units

PHM 3472 Anti-Infective Drugs 3 Units

PHM 3473 Respiratory and Gastrointestinal Pharmacology 4.5 Units

PHM 3481 Introduction to Clinical Pharmacy 3 Units

PHM 3482 Infectious Diseases 7.5 Units

PHM 3483 Respiratory and Gastrointestinal Disorders 3 Units

HSC 3492 Law and Ethics in Research 3 Units

PHM 4404 Medicinal Chemistry II 7.5 Units

PHM 4405 Pharmaceutical Analysis I 4.5 Units

PHM 4406 Pharmaceutical Analysis II 6 Units

PHM 4414 Unit Operations 4.5 Units

PHM 4415 Powder Technology 3 Units

PHM 4416 Dispensing and Pharmacy Practice 4.5 Units

PHM 4452 Elements of Phytochemistry 6 Units

PHM 4474 Cardiovascular and Renal Pharmacology 4.5 Units

PHM 4475 Endocrine and Reproductive Pharmacology 4.5 Units

PHM 4476 Nervous and Musculoskeletal Pharmacology 4.5 Units

PHM 4484 Cardiovascular and Renal Disorders 3 Units

PHM 4485 Endocrine and Reproductive System Disorders 4.5 Units

PHM 4486 Nervous and Musculoskeletal Disorders 4.5 Units

PHM 4491 Social and Behavioral Pharmacy 6 Units

PHM 5477 Cancer, Ocular and Skin Pharmacology 3 Units

PHM 5478 Veterinary Pharmacology 3 Units

PHM 5407 Pharmaceutical Quality Control 3 Units

PHM 5417 Dosage Forms 4.5 Units

PHM 5418 Pharmaceutical Microbiology 4.5 Units

PHM 5487 Neoplastic Disorders 4.5 Units

PHM 5488 Ocular, Ear and Skin Disorders 4.5 Units

PHM 5492 Pharmaceutical Marketing Management 3 Units

PHM 5493 Pharmacy Management 3 Units

PHM 5494 Elective Industrial & Hospital Attachment 8 Units

PHM 5495 Research Project and Thesis 6 Units

PHM 5496 Pharmacy, Law & Ethics 3 Units

Applicants must have obtained a minimum average weight of B- provided that NO subject in this cluster shall have a grade below C+

Option A

Chemistry
Biology
Mathematics/Physics
English/Kiswahili

Option B

Biological Sciences
Physical Sciences
Mathematics
English/Kiswahili

Or

For A level graduates, a minimum of two (2) Principal passes (C) in Biology and chemistry and a subsidiary pass (or credit pass at O’level) in Physics or Mathematics

UNDERGRADUATE PER SEMESTER**

*Kshs

Tuition (23 units @ 5,150)

118,450

Library Fee

5,000

Medical Fee

1,550

Laboratory Fee

10,150

Student Activity Fee

500

Total

135,650

   

NOTE: THE FOLLOWING CHARGES SHALL APPLY TO ALL PROGRAMS

 

Health Insurance-Boarding & Non Kenyan Students

6,800

Caution Money (Refundable & payable once)

USIU-Africa Hostel residents

4,550

Non-resident students

2,000

   

Other Fees

 

Room & Board Per Semester

Room Only (Double)

26,460

7 Day Meal plan @ 470 per day

46,060

Medical Fee for USIU-Africa Hostel residents and International Students

6,800

   

Others

 

Add/ Drop Fee per course

500

Admission Application Fee (Non-Refundable)

3,000

Re-admission Application Fee

3,000

Late Registration Fee

2,000

Alumni Association Fee (Annual)

1,000

Audit Fee (per course)

50% of Tuition

Computer Lab Fee

3,200

GMAT Prep Course

12,000

Graduation Fee

5,000

Hotel & Restaurant Management Lab Fee

4,500

ID Card Replacement

1,500

Journalism Lab Fee

4,500

Pupil's Pass Fee (Non-East Africans Only)

5,000

Re-Entry Visa Fee

1,000

Alien Registration Fee

2,000

Transcript Fees: Official

500

Transcript Fees: Unofficial

250

Transcript Postage Fees: Africa

400

Transcript Postage Fees: Outside Africa

800

   
   

*Non-East Africans will pay 25% above local rates for tuition and all mandatory charges i.e. tuition, Library, Medical and Student Activity fees

**Fees are subject to an annual review

Fee balances: an interest of 1.5% per month will be charged on fees outstanding after the beginning of the semester.

USD Exchange Rate: will vary every semester for Non-East Africans and daily for East-Africans, based on bank rates.

Disclaimer: USIU-Africa reserves the right to modify entries in this publication. Any policy, if changed, may be republished in an appendix or distributed to all students and relevant parties.

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