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Kenyatta University Vice-Chancellor Prof. Paul K. Wainaina with the Phamarcy and Poison Board Members and Kenyatta University Staff from School of Pharmacy. The board visited KU for re-inspection of the University Pharmaceutical Programmes,
Bachelor of Pharmacy curriculum mapping workshop in collaboration with Nottingham University under the SPHEIR project in Naivasha on 8th-10th May 2019,
Students visit to Mission for Essential Drugs and Supplies (MEDS),
Students Practicum in a Medicinal Garden,
The Dean, Dr. Gladys Mwangi with Members of the School in a social event,

The department of Pharmacology and Clinical Pharmacy was created when the former Department of Pharmacy and Complementary/Alternative/Medicine was upgraded to a School of Pharmacy. The department is organized into two sections, namely;

  1. Pharmacology
  2. Pharmacy Practice and Policy

Currently, the department main preoccupation is training and mentoring of Bachelor of Pharmacy undergraduates’ students in key specialty in Pharmacy profession, namely; Pharmacology, Clinical Pharmacy, Pharmacy Management and Pharmaco-economics.

The departmental mission and vision, that is, “To be a center of excellence in training and research in the disciplines of Pharmacology and Clinical Pharmacy Practice” and “ To generate and disseminate Pharmacological and Pharmacy Practice knowledge that is intellectually rigorous through best-practice teaching and innovative research in partnership with local and international professionals and industry”, not only help in realization of the School and University mission, but they are also in line with the Country Vision  2030 and the “BIG 4” agenda.

In particular, through application of pharmacological knowledge, the department trains, mentors and eventually produce a competent Bachelor of Pharmacy graduate who is an innovative researcher able to innovate discovers new medicines or advance the understanding of biological phenomena, such as mechanism of new diseases, therapies (both old and new) or underlying toxicology. This not only help in advancement of affordable healthcare as envisioned in the “BIG 4” agenda but serve as an impetus to country’s industrialization.    

Furthermore, through evolutionary Pharmacy Practice such as a in Clinical Pharmacy, a health professional able to take part in patient centred care via optimization of pharmaceutical and non-pharmaceutical use as well as promoting health, wellness, and prevent diseases.

THE DEPARTMENTAL OBJECTIVES INCLUDE;

  1. Provide patient care in a variety of settings in ways that support research and learning
  2. To prepare Bpharm and PharmD student for practice
  3. To provide advanced training to practitioners through postgraduate residences and clinical scientists through postgraduate fellowships
  4. To develop new drugs and pharmaceutical care tools and products
  5. To strength the capacity of staff in teaching and research

 

 



Prof. Julius W. Mwangi, EBS
PhD (Pharmacy)
MSc (Pharmacy)
B.Pharm
Area of specialization – Pharmacognosy
Department of Pharmacology and Pharmacognosy
School of Pharmacy
College of Health Sciences
University of Nairobi
Tel. 020-2725099/2716962
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Prof. Adosraku Kwame
PhD
M.Pharm
B.Pharm
Area of specialization – Pharmaceutical Chemistry
Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry
Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology
Kumasi, Ghana
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Dr. Kipruto  Arap Sinei
PhD
B.Pharm
Area of specialization - Pharmacology
Department of Pharmacology and Pharmacognosy
School of Pharmacy
College of Health Sciences
University of Nairobi
Tel. 020-2725099
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Dr. Christian Agyare
PhD
M.Pharm
B.Pharm
Area of specialization – Pharmaceutics
Department of Pharmaceutics
Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology
Kumasi, Ghana
Tel: 00233322060374
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Prof. Azuka Cypriacus Oparah
PhD
M. Pharm
B. Pharm
Area of specialization – Clinical Pharmacy
Department of Clinical Pharmacy & Pharmacy Practice
Faculty of Pharmacy
University of Benin
Benin City, Nigeria
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Tel: +2348023328341

 My trip to Limerick, Ireland was one of the most fulfilling journeys I’ve been on. The beautiful, serene environment and the wonderful Irish people will forever be engraved in my memory.

I got selected as one of three winners worldwide to attend a medical exchange elective at the University of Limerick facilitated by the Student Network Organization (SNO) and the Global Educational Exchange in Medicine and the Health Professions (GEMx) from 30th July to 14th August at the University Hospital Limerick. My experience there was remarkable and I acquired extensive and practical knowledge. I was on a renal rotation with a medical team that was very supportive.

I had ward rounds every morning, and interacted with some patients thus actively taking part in their recovery process. I visited the hospital’s main pharmacy and learnt about their prescribing patterns, drug therapy monitoring, and the preparation of antineoplastic formulations for cancer patients. I got a chance to visit the dialysis units (peritoneal and hemodialysis) and attended a few multidisciplinary clinical cases discussions.

Dr. Hilda Nderitu, Department of Pharmacology and Clinical Pharmacy at the Africa Regional Oncology Pharmacy Symposium that was held in Nairobi.

L-R: Dr. Joseph Muriu (MEDS, Past KU Student),, Dr. Isaac Mulwa (MEDS, Past KU Student),, Elizabeth Mwaura (Past KU Student), Dr. Erick Opondo (Jocham Hospital, Past KU student) Dr. Winnie Owila (Gertrude's Childrens Hospital, past KU student) Dr. Eric Muringu (PSK, Past KU Student) Dr. Samuel Were (MEDS, past KU Student) Dr. Samuel Magima (Past KU Student), Dr. Denish Maisiba (Sunpar Pharmaceuticals, past KU Student), Dr. Diana Ogutu (MEDS, Past KU Student), Prudence Baliach (BPharm Level V), Dr. Benard Kibet (Bomet County, Past KU student)..................
Seated: Dr. Felix Mochache (Novartis, Past KU Student) Josphine Kanyari (BPharm Level IV), Dr. Hilda Nderitu (Department of Pharmacology & Clinical Pharmacy), Dr. Gladys Mwangi (Dean, School of Pharmacy), Dr. Dr. Daisy Cheptoo (CHMP, Past KU student)
It was a pleasure to meet past KU students who are now working with different companies in the pharmaceutical sector at the recently concluded 39th Annual Pharmaceutical Society of Kenya Scientific Symposium in Mombasa.

L-R: Dr. Isaac Mulwa (MEDS, Past KU Student), Dr. Wycliffe Nandama (MEDS), Dr. Hilda Nderitu (Department of Pharmacology & Clinical Pharmacy), Dr. Jane Masiga (Managing Director, MEDS), Dr. Gladys Mwangi (Dean, School of Pharmacy), Dr. Samuel Were (MEDS, Past KU Student), Dr. Diana Ogutu (MEDS, Past KU Student) & Dr. Joseph Muriu (MEDS, Past KU Student).
It was a pleasure to meet past KU students who are now working with Mission for Essential Drugs and Supplies (MEDS) at the recently concluded 39th Annual Pharmaceutical Society of Kenya Scientific Symposium in Mombasa.

Dr. Joseph Musau (Left), Department of Pharmacology and Clinical Pharmacy, with Level IV BPharm students on a learning visit about the pharmaceutical supply chain at Mission for Essential Drugs and Supplies (MEDS) in May 2019.

Level IV BPharm students on a learning visit about the pharmaceutical supply chain at Mission for Essential Drugs and Supplies (MEDS) in May 2019.

Dr. Hilda Nderitu (Department of Pharmacology & Clinical Pharmacy) with current BPharm students at the recently concluded 39th Annual Pharmaceutical Society of Kenya Scientific Symposium in Mombasa.

Bachelor of Pharmacy

Currently, the Department participates in training the Bachelor of Pharmacy students by teaching courses in Pharmacology, Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmacy Practice
The Bachelor of Pharmacy degree course (B. Pharm) is a fulltime programme that extends over a period of not less than five academic years of three semesters each.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
In addition to meeting the university entry requirements, candidates for admission into the BPharm degree course shall be required to have obtained

ALTERNATIVE A

BIOLOGY

B

Chemistry

B

Mathematics or Physics

C+

English or Kiswahili

B

ALTERNATIVE B

Biological Sciences

B +

Physical Sciences

B+

Mathematics

C+

English or Kiswahili

B+

ALTERNATIVE C 
Two principal passes in Biology and Chemistry and a subsidiary pass In Physics or Mathematics

OR
Holders of a Diploma in the following areas from a recognized Training Institution. The candidate must have attained the minimum University entry requirements of C+ at KCSE OR division II at O level.

  • Pharmaceutical Technology
  • Laboratory Technology
  • Clinical Medicine
  • Radiology
  • Basic and /or Advanced Nursing
  • Public Health/Environmental Health
  • Dental Sciences
  • Diploma in Biological Sciences
  1. e) Holders of any degree in Biological Sciences or Chemistry from Kenyatta University or equivalent qualifications from a recognized University.

DURATION/MODE OF STUDY/CAMPUS

Mode of study: Full-Time

Duration: 5 Years (3 Trimesters per academic year)

Campus: Main

 Masters Programmes

  • MSc Pharmacology

 Proposed Programmes

  • Pharm D (Doctor of Pharmacy)
  • Post-graduate Diploma in Analytical and Experimental Pharmacology
  • PhD Pharmacology
  • PhD Clinical Pharmacy

                                   

 

 

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