The conceptual framework of Pharmaceutical Care, as proposed by the World Health Organization, has now spread globally emphasizing the important role of the pharmacist in disease management. The concept stresses the welfare of the patient and the pharmacists’ aim to provide the most effective treatments and comprehensive healthcare to the community. The pharmacist is expected to expand his/her expertise from the individual patient to the entire community.
Since the introduction of the 6-year program in 2006, the School of Pharmaceutical Sciences has fostered the development of pharmaceutical professionals in an ideal environment for practical training. The School’s vast Medicinal Botanic Garden (approx. 2,900 m2) includes the Northern Traditional Medicine Research Center, offering an opportunity for education and research in northern traditional medicines.
In addition, the School offers training programs at universities overseas to nurture pharmacists able to play a leading role in international educational and research activities.
Students are offered tailored guidance and assisted to improve their knowledge using the wonderful learning environment and unique systems already in place. Consequently, the School has maintained high pass rates in the Japanese national license examination for pharmacists.
The Life Sciences and Pharmaceutical Master’s Program is divided in 6 courses namely Drug Development Sciences, Physical and Life Sciences, Hygienic Pharmaceutic s, Molecular Life Science, Pharmacology, and Pharmaceutics. The Master’s Program, with a strong focus on life sciences, develops the specialist knowledge and research skills necessar y for pharmaceutical research and development.
The Doctoral Program trains students in pharmaceutical research via 2 courses: Basic Pharmaceutical Sciences and Clinical Pharmaceutical Sciences which includes a Cancer Specialist Pharmacy specialization.