Description of the program
The training program of Pharmacy was developed on the basis of the curriculum framework in the health sector of the Ministry of Education and Training. The program is regularly updated, reviewed, and revised to meet the new requirements of university education, learners, and stakeholders. Students studying at the Faculty of Pharmacy are trained in the knowledge, skills, and attitudes toward science, technology, and profession to become a high-qualified pharmacist who can take over jobs in the pharmaceutical profession.
The program aims to train pharmacists in good ethics, basic knowledge of science, medicine, and pharmacy, and professional knowledge and skills to provide counseling on the rational, safe and effective use of drugs; to produce, manage and supply good drugs; have the ability to carry out scientific research and self-study to improve professional qualifications, making a contribution to meeting people’s needs on healthcare, health protection, and health promotion.
Employment after completing the program
Graduates from the program have plenty of job opportunities. They can work at state pharmaceutical management units, public and private health facilities, domestic and international companies manufacturing and distributing pharmaceutical products, or training institutes for pharmacists. Their specific roles are as follows:
At hospitals: Clinical pharmacists support physicians in prescription to maximize the desired effect of the drugs and minimize the adverse effects of the drugs. They also take part in medication quality management at hospitals.
At pharmaceutical manufacturers: They can take over the positions as researchers who develop drug formulas, study new active ingredients used in drug production or participate in dispensing, monitoring the manufacturing process, and ensuring medication quality.
At universities and research institutes: They can work as lecturers, of researchers in the pharmaceutical field.
At centers of the laboratory: They are assigned duties such as assessing medication quality, identifying fake medicines and poor-quality drugs.
At business establishments: A pharmacist can work for retail establishments (drugstores), wholesalers (distribution companies), or import companies.
On the other hand, people working in the pharmaceutical industry have opportunities to assert themselves and develop their ability in business administration, build independent business systems. One of the most prioritized trends today is establishing manufacturers and businesses on pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, western medicines, traditional medicine, and functional foods or founding a network of drugstores