BACHELOR OF PHARMACY (B. PHARM)
i. Candidates shall have met the minimum University and School of Medicine entry requirements.
ii. Candidates shall have obtained a mean grade of at least C+ at K.C.S.E. and passed the subject clusters indicated or 2 principal passes at A level or their equivalents:
Mathematics or Physics C+
English or Kiswahili B
Biological Sciences B+
Physical Sciences B+
English or Kiswahili B
iii. Two principal passes in Biology and Chemistry and a subsidiary pass in Physics or Mathematics
iv. 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
v. Holders of any degree in Biological Sciences or Chemistry from Kenyatta University or equivalent qualifications from a recognized University.
The Bachelor of Pharmacy degree course (BPharm) is a full time programme that shall extend over a period of not less than five academic years of three semesters each. All the courses in the programme are core and must be successfully completed by the student before graduation. A course is designated as one or more units of study. Each course shall comprise the contact hours indicated against it. These will comprise of lectures, practicals, research projects and hospital, industrial and community pharmacy attachments. A unit shall be defined as 35 contact hours.
The university examination regulations shall apply. The assessment of students’ performance for every course shall be made up of written, oral, practicals or clinical assessments, and any other mode prescribed by the School. A candidate shall present himself/herself for university examinations at the end of each semester of study marked out of 70%, which will be distributed as follows: Final written examination 60%, Orals 10%, practicals and clinical assessments 30%
The distribution of marks for the final grade shall be as follows and shall be derived from Continuous Assessment Tests (CATs) and end of semester examinations: Continuous Assessment Tests 30%, End of Year Examination 70%.
The letter grades for the marks scored per course out of 100% shall be indicated as follows for inclusion in the Academic transcripts only:
Letter grade Range of marks (%) Remarks
A 75 and above Distinction
B 65 – 74 Credit
C 50 – 64 Pass
E 49 and below Fail
For the courses offered in the School of Medicine, the pass mark shall be 50%. For the courses offered by other Schools, the pass mark in those Schools shall apply. Assessment of the course PPG [Project and Attachment]will comprise of (i) Field assessment (40%) and (ii) Project assessment (60%). A candidate who fails to satisfy the examiners in the units under PPG shall be permitted to re-do the failed unit(s) within a period of not more than three (3) months.
A candidate who obtains a final mark of between 46% and 49% in a particular course may be compensated according to the provisions for compensation as determined by the School.
a) Compensation shall be possible but not compulsory.
b) Compensation shall be considered by the departmental Board of Examiners when processing the end of year examinations.
c) Compensation marks shall come from related courses, which shall be identified by the Department Board of Examiners.
d) Candidates who fail with a final mark of 46% and above may be compensated in order to obtain the minimum pass mark of 50%.
e) Marks for compensation shall be obtained by subtracting marks from the related course on the basis of two mark for every one mark compensated.
f) Each mark in the failed course will be compensated by a loss of two marks in a passed course up to a maximum of 8 marks from a single course.
g) The courses from which marks will be borrowed are prescribed for the same year.
A candidate who fails to satisfy the examiners in up to 40% of the subjects sat in an academic year shall sit for a supplementary examination in the failed courses. A pass obtained in any supplementary examination shall be recorded as 50% in the candidate’s academic record.
A candidate who fails to satisfy the examiners in more than 40% of subjects sat or in a supplementary examination, shall be required to repeat the failed subjects. A candidate shall not be allowed to repeat a course or take a supplementary examination on academic ground more than twice in any given year. A candidate who does not satisfy regulation (n) above shall either be discontinued from the degree programme or be required to repeat as appropriate Special examinations shall be allowed under specific reasons acceptable to the Board of examiners of the University. In order to proceed to the next year of study, a candidate must have passed in all the prescribed courses for the academic year. A candidate who satisfies the examiners in all examinations for all the years shall, on the recommendation of the Board of examiners and approval of senate, be awarded the degree of Bachelor of Pharmacy of Kenyatta University.
The credit transfers and exemptions shall depend on the applicant’s qualification at the time of admission. A candidate who wishes to be exempted from a course or a course unit shall follow the procedure set by the University.
HMA 110(P): Human Anatomy I
HMB 110: Biochemistry I
SCH 110: Chemistry I
SMA 110: Mathematics and Statistics
HSU 100: Basic Life Support
HMA 120: Human Anatomy II
HMB 120: Biochemistry II
HMP 120: Medical Physiology I
SCH 120: Chemistry II
HMA 130: Human Anatomy III
HMB 130: Biochemistry III
HMP 130: Medical Physiology II
SCH 130: Chemistry III
HMB 210: Biochemistry IV
HMP 210: Medical Physiology III
HPA 210(P): Pathology I
SCH 210: Chemistry IV
SCH 220: Chemistry V
HMM 220: Microbiology I
HMP 220: Medical Physiology V
HPA 220(P): Pathology II
HMB 230: Biochemistry V
HMP 230: Medical Physiology VI
HMM 230: Microbiology II
PPB 310: Pharmacology I
PPA 310: Pharmaceutics I
PPC 310: Pharmaceutical Chemistry I
PPD 310: Pharmacognosy I
PPB 320: Pharmacology II
PPA 320: Pharmaceutics II
PPC 320: Pharmaceutical Chemistry II
PPD 320: Pharmacognosy II
PPB 330: Pharmacology III
PPC 330: Pharmaceutical Chemistry III
PPD 330: Pharmacognosy III
PPE 330: Social and Behavioural Pharmacy
PPB 410: Pharmacology IV
PPA 410: Pharmaceutics III
PPF 410: Clinical Pharmacy I
PPD 410: Pharmacognosy IV
PPB 420: Pharmacology V
PPA 420: Pharmaceutics IV
PPC 420: Pharmaceutical Chemistry IV
PPF 420: Clinical Pharmacy II
PPF 430: Clinical Pharmacy III
PPT 430: Complementary and Alternative Medicine
PPM 430: Pharmacy Management
PPG 510: Attachment
PPG 510: Attachment
PPG 510: Research Methods and Project
PPA 510: Pharmaceutics V
PPC 510: Pharmaceutical Chemistry V
PPG 510: Project and Attachment
PPB 520: Pharmacology VI
PPA 520: Pharmaceutics VI
PPC 520: Pharmaceutical Chemistry VI
PPL 520: Pharmacy Law and Ethics
PPB 530: Pharmacology VII
PPA 530: Pharmaceutics VII
PPC 530: Pharmaceutical Chemistry VII
PPF 530: Clinical Pharmacy IV
PPF 535: Oncology
Total 188 Units