Doctor of Pharmacy

Doctor of Pharmacy

Description

The Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) is a two-year professional post-baccalaureate degree program that combines pedagogical and experiential learning. It provides a specialization in evidence-based pharmacotherapy and administrative pharmacy services. The program focuses on outstanding patient care, as well as pharmacy education and leadership, in various pharmacy settings. The experiential learning includes a unique Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE) in local and international partner institutions.

The PharmD program was designed in consultation with the College of Pharmacy of the University of Illinois at Chicago, United States of America.

Identity​

Becoming Part of the Program

Identity​

The University of Santo Tomas, in pursuit of truth, guided by reason and illumined by faith, dedicates herself to the generation, advancement, and transmission of knowledge to form competent and compassionate professionals committed to the service of the Church, the nation, and the global community.

I am a Thomasian. I carry the SEAL of Thomasian education. I am a Servant leader, an Effective communicator and collaborator, an Analytical and creative thinker, and a Lifelong learner. With Christ at the center of my formation as a Thomasian, I am expected to demonstrate the following Thomasian Graduate Attributes (ThoGAs): 

SERVANT LEADER 

  • Show leadership abilities to promote advocacies for life, freedom, justice, and solidarity in the service of the family, the local and global communities, the Church, and the environment. 
  • Implement relevant projects and activities that speak of Christian compassion to the poor and the marginalized in order to raise their quality of life. 
  • Show respect for the human person, regardless of race, religion, age, and gender. 

EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATOR AND COLLABORATOR 

  • Express myself clearly, correctly, and confidently in various environments, contexts, and technologies of human interaction.
  • Work productively with individuals or groups from diverse cultures and demographics. 
  • Show profound respect for individual differences and/or uniqueness as members of God’s creation. 

ANALYTICAL AND CREATIVE THINKER 

  • Show judiciousness and resourcefulness in making personal and professional decisions. 
  • Engage in research undertakings that respond to societal issues. 
  • Express personal and professional insights through an ethical and evidence-based approach. 

LIFELONG LEARNER 

  • Engage in reflective practice to ensure disciplinal relevance and professional development. 
  • Exhibit preparedness and interest for continuous upgrading of competencies required by the profession or area of specialization. 
  • Manifest fidelity to the teachings of Christ, mediated by the Catholic Church, in the continuous deepening of faith and spirituality in dealing with new life situations and challenges. 

  • Exhibit Catholic values and moral principles reflective of the Thomasian identity as healthcare leaders in the formation of a humanely progressive and healthy society
  • Apply effective communication competencies through interpersonal skills and utilize information technology responsibly as an effective tool in exploring and expressing ideas
  • Integrate the critical application of principles and processes in pharmacy using logical, systematic and evidence-based methods to provide comprehensive clinical solutions in real-life situation
  • Engage in life-long learning to generate new discoveries and innovations that will contribute, revolutionize, and transform the future of pharmaceutical care
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Becoming Part of the Program

Go to THIS PAGE and look for the “Faculty of Pharmacy” tab for the tuition fees.

Career Opportunities

This program aims to produce graduates who may pursue a career in any of the following areas of the pharmacy practice:

Clinical Pharmacy

Hospital Pharmacy

Community Pharmacy

Pharmacy Education

Clinical Drug Research

Pharmacoeconomics

Pharmaceutical Industry

Pharmacovigilance

Specialized Area Opportunities

Student Experience and Support

The Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy program provides not just theoretical input, but also practical applications of learned concepts and skills to best prepare students for the world of work. To do so, the program uses facilities such as laboratories for their learning experiences.

The University of Santo Tomas provides student services that cater to academic, spiritual, and wellness concerns of students. These support units are found in the different parts of the campus and can be accessed by Thomasians. When the University shifted to distance learning, the services also transitioned to online services to continue addressing the needs of Thomasians.

Program Curriculum

Effectivity: 2021-2022

First Term
Abbreviation
Description
Lec. Hrs.
Lab. Hrs.
Units
Pre-Requisites
Co-Requisites
PHARMD 01
Evidence-Based Pharmacotherapy 1
2
3
3
 
PHARMD 02,
PHARMD 04,
PHARMD 06,
PHARMD 07,
PHARMD 18,
PHARMD 19
PHARMD 02
Evidence-Based Pharmacotherapy 2
2
3
3
 
PHARMD 01,
PHARMD 04,
PHARMD 06,
PHARMD 07,
PHARMD 018,
PHARMD 019
PHARMD 03
Seminar 1
4
0
4
  
PHARMD 04
Pharmacovigilance
3
0
3
  
PHARMD 06
Clinical Aspects of Parenteral and Enteral Therapy
2
3
3
 
PHARMD 01,
PHARMD 04,
PHARMD 06,
PHARMD 07,
PHARMD 018,
PHARMD 019
PHARMD 07
Non-Prescription Therapeutics 
3
0
3
  
TOTAL
 
16
9
19
  

Second Term
Abbreviation
Description
Lec. Hrs.
Lab. Hrs.
Units
Pre-Requisites
Co-Requisites
PHARMD 08
Clinical Pharmacokinetics
3
0
3
  
PHARMD 09
Biologics
2
3
4
PHARMD 06
 
PHARMD 10
Evidence-Based Pharmacotherapy 3
2
3
4
PHARMD01,
PHARMD02
 
PHARMD 11
Evidence-Based Pharmacotherapy 4
2
3
3
PHARMD 01,
PHARMD 02
 
PHARMD 13
Seminar 2
4
0
3
  
TOTAL
 
13
9
19
  

First Term
Abbreviation
Description
Lec. Hrs.
Lab. Hrs.
Units
Pre-Requisites
Co-Requisites
PHARMD 14
Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE) 1
3
48
19
PHARMD 01,
PHARMD 02,
PHARMD 04,
PHARMD 06,
PHARMD 07,
PHARMD 08,
PHARMD 09,
PHARMD 10,
PHARMD 11,
PHARMD 12,
PHARMD 17,
PHARMD 18,
PHARMD 19,
PHARMD 20
 
PHARMD 21
Capstone Research Writing 2 (Colloqium)
2
0
2
 
PHARMD 01,
PHARMD 02,
PHARMD 04,
PHARMD 06,
PHARMD 07,
PHARMD 08,
PHARMD 09,
PHARMD 10,
PHARMD 11,
PHARMD 12,
PHARMD 17,
PHARMD 18,
PHARMD 19,
PHARMD 20
 
PHARMD 22
Journal Club 1
1
0
1
 
PHARMD 01,
PHARMD 02,
PHARMD 04,
PHARMD 06,
PHARMD 07,
PHARMD 08,
PHARMD 09,
PHARMD 10,
PHARMD 11,
PHARMD 12,
PHARMD 17,
PHARMD 18,
PHARMD 19,
PHARMD 20
 
Total
 
3
48
19
  
Second Term
Abbreviation
Description
Lec. Hrs.
Lab. Hrs.
Units
Pre-Requisites
Co-Requisites
PHARMD 15
Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE) 2
3
48
16
PHARMD 01,
PHARMD 02,
PHARMD 04,
PHARMD 06,
PHARMD 07,
PHARMD 08,
PHARMD 09,
PHARMD 10,
PHARMD 11,
PHARMD 12,
PHARMD 17,
PHARMD 18,
PHARMD 19,
PHARMD 20
 
PHARMD 23
Capstone Research Writing 3 (Defense)
2
0
2
PHARMD 01,
PHARMD 02,
PHARMD 04,
PHARMD 06,
PHARMD 07,
PHARMD 08,
PHARMD 09,
PHARMD 10,
PHARMD 11,
PHARMD 12,
PHARMD 17,
PHARMD 18,
PHARMD 19,
PHARMD 20
 
PHARMD 24
Journal Club 2
1
0
1
PHARMD 01,
PHARMD 02,
PHARMD 04,
PHARMD 06,
PHARMD 07,
PHARMD 08,
PHARMD 09,
PHARMD 10,
PHARMD 11,
PHARMD 12,
PHARMD 17,
PHARMD 18,
PHARMD 19,
PHARMD 20
 
Total
 
3
48
19
  
 

Effectivity: 2019-2020

First Term
Abbreviation
Description
Lec. Hrs.
Lab. Hrs.
Units
Pre-Requisites
Co-Requisites
PHARMD 01
Evidence-Based Pharmacotherapy 1
2
3
3
 
PHARMD 02,
PHARMD 03,
PHARMD 04,
PHARMD 06,
PHARMD 07
PHARMD 02
Evidence-Based Pharmacotherapy 2
2
3
3
 
PHARMD 02,
PHARMD 03,
PHARMD 04,
PHARMD 06,
PHARMD 07
PHARMD 03
Seminar 1
4
0
4
  
PHARMD 04
Pharmacovigilance
3
0
3
  
PHARMD 06
Clinical Aspects of Parenteral and Enteral Therapy
2
3
3
  
PHARMD 07
Non-Prescription Therapeutics 
3
0
3
  
TOTAL
 
16
9
19
  

Second Term
Abbreviation
Description
Lec. Hrs.
Lab. Hrs.
Units
Pre-Requisites
Co-Requisites
PHARMD 08
Clinical Pharmacokinetics
3
0
3
  
PHARMD 09
Biologics
2
3
4
  
PHARMD 10
Evidence-Based Pharmacotherapy 3
2
3
4
PHARMD01,
PHARMD02
 
PHARMD 11
Evidence-Based Pharmacotherapy 4
2
3
3
PHARMD 01,
PHARMD 02,
PHARMD 03
 
PHARMD 13
Seminar 2
4
0
3
  
TOTAL
 
13
9
19
  

First Term
Abbreviation
Description
Lec. Hrs.
Lab. Hrs.
Units
Pre-Requisites
Co-Requisites
PHARMD 14
Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE) 1
3
48
19
  
Total
 
3
48
19
  
Second Term
Abbreviation
Description
Lec. Hrs.
Lab. Hrs.
Units
Pre-Requisites
Co-Requisites
PHARMD 15
Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE) 2
3
48
19
  
Total
 
3
48
19
  
 

Local Linkages

International Linkages

Local Linkages

  • Cardinal Santos Medical Center
  • Celltrion
  • De Los Santos Medical Center
  • Makati Medical Center
  • Manila Doctors Hospital
  • Philippine Heart Center
  • St. Luke’s Medical Center – QC
  • St. Luke’s Medical Center – Global
  • The Medical City – Ortigas
  • United Laboratories
  • University of Santo Tomas Hospital
  • Watsons Healthcare

International Linkages

  • Mahidol University, Thailand
  • Management and Science University, Malaysia
  • Mercy Pharmacy Group, United States of America
  • Thammasat University, Thailand
  • Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Malaysia
  • Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia
  • University of Illinois at Chicago, United States of America
  • University of Malta, Malta

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