List of Universities Offering Pharmacy in Nigeria

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This article provides information on the universities offering pharmacies in Nigeria and every other thing you need to know about studying Pharmacy in these Nigerian universities.

Pharmacy can be simply described as the science and use of drugs. It has to do with the practice of formulating, preparing, prescribing, and reviewing drugs, so as to ensure that drugs prescribed are safe, effective, and affordable. Pharmacy has close ties with the health sciences and natural sciences.  Pharmacy is a five Year programme. Students who study Pharmacy are offered a certificate, B.Pharm at the end of their training. Below are Nigerian universities offering Pharmacy.

List of Universities Offering Pharmacy in Nigeria

List of Universities Offering Pharmacy in Nigeria

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  • Faculty of Pharmacy at University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Oyo State

Departments at the Faculty

Pharmaceutical Chemistry

Pharmaceutics and Industrial Pharmacy

Pharmacognosy

Pharmaceutical Microbiology.

Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmacy Administration

Pharmacology & Therapeutics (Basic Medical Science)

  • Faculty of Pharmacy at University of Lagos, Lagos, Lagos State

Departments at the Faculty of Pharmacy

Clinical pharmacy & Bio-pharmacy:  This is the aspect of pharmacy that provides training on issues such as consultancy and advice of patients on the proper use of medicine. It also deals with drug administration, drug performance, interactions, dispensing of prescribed medication and drug supplies to the consumers.

Pharmaceutical Chemistry: This is the aspect of pharmacy that studies the structure and properties of chemical substances (natural or synthetic) used in medicine. It also studies the relationship of these structures to biological activity.

Pharmaceutics and Pharmaceutical Technology: This is concerned with the art and science of preparing medicines from natural sources such as plants, animals, minerals, microorganisms etc and synthetic sources. It also has to do with finding the suitable materials for use of medicine preparation in the treatment and prevention of diseases.

Pharmacognosy: This is the study and application of physical and physicochemical properties of substances used in medicine for the formulation and production of medicinal products. It includes the study of pharmaceutical formulations, technology; quality assurance and controls of drugs.

  • Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences at University of Jos, Jos, Plateau State

Departments

Biotechnology Pharmaceutics

Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmacy Practice

Pharmaceutical Chemistry

Pharmaceutical Microbiology

Pharmaceutical Technology and Industrial Pharmacy

Pharmacognosy and Traditional Medicine

Pharmacology

  • Faculty of Pharmacy at Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State

Departments

Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmacy Administration

Pharmaceutical Chemistry

Pharmaceutics

Pharmacognosy

Pharmacology

  • Faculty of Pharmacy at University of Uyo, Akwa Ibom State

Departments of Pharmacy at University of Uyo

Pharmaceutics and Pharmaceutical Technology

Pharmaceutical and Medical Chemistry

Pharmacognosy and Natural medicine

Pharmacology and Toxicology

Clinical and Biopharmacy

  • Faculty of Pharmacy at Niger Delta University, Wilberforce Island, Bayelsa State

Departments of faculty of Pharmacy at Niger Delta University

Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmacy Practice

Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology

Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry

Department of Pharmaceutical Microbiology & Biotechnology

Department of Pharmaceutics & Pharmaceutical Technology

Department of Pharmacognosy & Herbal Medicine

  • Faculty of Pharmacy at Madonna University, Elele, Rivers State

Departments are:

Department of Pharmaceutics and Industrial Pharmacy

Department of Pharmaceutical Microbiology and Biotechnology

Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry

Department of Pharmacognosy

Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology

Department of Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmacy Practice

  • Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences at Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State

Departments are:

Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmacy Management

Medicinal Chemistry

Microbiology and Biotechnology

Pharmaceutical Technology

Pharmacognosy and Traditional Medicine

Pharmacology and Toxicology

  • Faculty of Pharmacy at Igbinedion University, Okada, Edo State

The faculty of Pharmacy at Igbinedion University is called the Dora Akunyili College of Pharmacy. The College is named after the former vibrant Director-General of NAFDAC and Minister of Information during the Presidents Obasanjo and Yar’Adua regimes respectively. Departments at the Dora Akunyili College of Pharmacy are:

Pharmacology and Toxicology

Pharmaceutical Chemistry

Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmacy Practice

Pharmaceutics and Pharmaceutical Technology

Pharmaceutical Microbiology

Pharmacognosy

  • Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences at University of Port Harcourt, Port Harcourt, Rivers State

Departments are:

Clinical Pharmacy & Management

Pharmaceutical & Medicinal Chemistry

Pharmaceutical Microbiology and Biotechnology

Experimental Pharmacology & Toxicology

Pharmacognosy & Phylotherapy

Pharmaceutics and Pharmaceutical Technology

  • Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences at Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto State
  • Faculty of Pharmacy at Delta State University, Abraka, Delta State
  • Faculty of Pharmacy at University of Maiduguri, Borno State

Departments in this faculty are:

Pharmaceutical Chemistry

Pharmacology & Toxicology

Clinical Pharmacy & Pharmacy Administration

Pharmacognosy & Traditional Medicine

Pharmaceutics & Industrial Pharmacy

Pharmaceutical Microbiology and Biotech

  • Faculty of Pharmacy at University of Ilorin, Ilorin, Kwara State
  • Faculty of Pharmacy at Gombe State University, Gombe State

Department of Pharmaceutics and Pharmaceutical Technology

  • Faculty of Pharmacy at Kaduna State University, Kaduna State
  • Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences at Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Kaduna State
  • Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences at University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Enugu State
  • Faculty of Pharmacy at Olabisi Onabanjo University, Sagamu, Ogun State
  • Faculty of Pharmacy at University of Benin, Benin City, Edo State

General Entry Requirements to study Pharmacy in Nigerian Universities

In order to be considered for admission to study a first degree in Pharmacy, candidate must meet the following requirements:

  • Candidate must have obtained five credit passes in not more than two sittings in the following examinations:

General Certificate of Education (GCE) Ordinary level Examination

West African School Certificate Examination (WASCE)

National Examination Council

National Business and Technical Examination Board or other equivalent examinations

  • Candidate must have obtained the minimum cut-off score in UME conducted by JAMB
  • Candidate must meet the particular department’s requirement under the faculty of Pharmacy

Candidates seeking admission into the five-year scheduled Pharmacy programme via Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) are required to have obtained credit passes credit passes in the following subjects: English Language, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics and Biology at (SSCE) Senior Secondary School Certificate or its equivalent. This is in addition to meeting other minimum University entry requirements such as appropriate screening exercises for candidates.

  • Four Year Programme- Pharmacy via direct entry

Students seeking admission via Direct Entry are admitted into the four-year programme. Such candidates must have obtained the following requirements:

A pass in Chemistry, Physics and Biology or Botany or Zoology at the Higher School Certificate (Principal Level), in addition to credit passes in English language and Mathematics in (SSCE) Senior Secondary School Certificate or its equivalent.

Candidates with passes at the Advanced Level should must have been obtained the biological sciences at not more than two sittings.

A candidate who already holds a first degree or Higher National Diploma (HND) in the biological sciences or medical sciences such as veterinary medicine may be admitted via direct entry.

Candidates seeking admission via direct entry into 200 level of the Pharmacy programme must in addition to the requirements above, have obtained credit passes in the following:  Chemistry, Biology, and Physics, at the GCE “A” Level or HSC. Results must be obtained at not more than two sittings.

  • Candidates with a first degree in science courses such as Botany or Zoology may be considered for admission in place of a credit in Biology.

Ensure you find out the admission requirements for the particular school you are interested in.

Job Opportunities in Pharmacy Practice

Students of Pharmacy have career prospects in various branches of practice in the profession of Pharmacy. These include: Hospital, Pharmaceutical Industry, the Academia, Pharmaceutical Research Institutes, Government Services and health-related NGOs.

  • Pharmacy is a science that links with health sciences and natural sciences. Pharmacists work in pharmacies such as in general merchandise, grocery stores, hospitals and other healthcare facilities.
  • Community pharmacists work as consultants dispensing medications to patients and offering advice or answers to any questions that patients may have about prescriptions, over-the-counter medications, or other health concerns.
  • Pharmacists may also provide some primary care services.
  • Clinical pharmacists work in hospitals, clinics, and other healthcare settings. These ones spend little time prescribing drugs. Instead, they are involved in direct care of patients. Clinical pharmacists just like Doctors may go on rounds in a hospital or healthcare facility. These ones can also recommend medications to patients and oversee the dosage and timing of the delivery of those medications. Clinical Pharmacists can also conduct some medical tests and offer advice to patients.
  • Consultant pharmacists: Pharmacists in this role advise healthcare facilities and individual patients on patient medication use or how to improve pharmacy services.

Pharmacists may also help to establish safety regulations and ensure quality control for drugs.

  • Pharmaceutical industry pharmacists work in research institutes to help in conducting and designing appropriate drugs
  • Pharmacists are also involved in areas such as marketing, sales.
  • Academia: Some pharmacists can work as university lecturers. Here, they may teach pharmacy students or be involved in research work.
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