Master of Science in Clinical Pharmacy (MSc in Clinical Pharmacy)

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Dr Sanah Hasan

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Program Overview


The MSc in Clinical Pharmacy Program is consistent with university’s mission and aims to provide students with the knowledge and skills that will enhance their competency as health care professionals. This program prepares students to become eligible for the clinical pharmacist license.

The program also promotes the mission of COPHS in creating an environment that promotes excellence in pharmaceutical education, practice, and research. It is committed to the continuous improvement of its programs to keep abreast with the rapid advances in the profession of pharmacy and the provision of pharmaceutical care. It strives to prepare students to become competent, reliable, and ethical health care professionals. In addition, it contributes to improvement of the clinical pharmacy profession in the United Arab Emirates and the Arabian Gulf region.


The MSc in Clinical Pharmacy program is designed to equip pharmacists with the advanced clinical knowledge and skills to practice clinical pharmacy in various practice settings including ambulatory care, acute care, intensive care and long-term care facilities.

 Program Objectives

The MSc in Clinical Pharmacy Program is designed for graduates holding a bachelor degree in pharmacy

The program aims to offer:

  • In-depth knowledge of pathophysiological underpinning of disease.
  • Knowledge to recognize the principles of safe and effective use of medicine in healthcare systems.
  • Advance skills in designing pharmaceutical care plans.
  • Life-long learning skills, critical thinking and problem solving abilities.
  • The ability to conduct applied research in the field of health sciences.

 Program Features

  • The MSc in Clinical Pharmacy program provides pharmacists with the opportunity to contribute to the optimization of medicines use and pharmacy practice in diverse healthcare settings.
  • Offers an excellent job opportunity in various private and government healthcare institutions.
  • Taught by expert faculty in clinical practice, social pharmacy and leadership experienced in offering CME programs for practicing pharmacists
  • Delivered by experts with diverse experiences from America, Australia, Great Britain, New Zealand and other countries.
  • Competitive and affordable program with simple admission procedure
  • Offered in flexible timings including evenings and weekends
  • Graduates gain expertise in patient care, research and administrative skills
  • Modern curriculum with courses in Pharmacoinformatics and telehealth, Pharmacy management and leadership, in addition to advance therapeutic courses
  • Possibility of specialization in various clinical pharmacy fields
  • Variety of Joint Commission International (JCI) accredited clinical training sites with board certified preceptors
  • Suitable for both employed candidates and full-time students
  • Entry to practice with strong clinical pharmacy skills for new graduates
  • Accredited by the UAE Ministry of Education (MOE) and Commission of Academic Accreditation (CAA) 

Admission Requirement

Admission to the MSc in Clinical Pharmacy program is open for graduates of accredited undergraduate degree in Pharmacy. For admission requirements, please click here

Degree Completion Requirements

The MSc in Clinical Pharmacy Program is taught in 39 credit hours spread over four semesters (full-time students) with the  possibility of part-time enrollment. These include 37 credit hours of core courses (21 credit hours of college didactic requirements, 6 credit hours of thesis, 10 credit hours of experiential training) and 2 credit hours of program elective in experiential training. 

Program Learning Outcomes

The following are the PLOs for the MSc. in Clinical Pharmacy program:

1) Knowledge:

K1. Discuss the pathophysiological underpinning of disease.

K2. Recognize the principles of safe and effective use of medicine in health care systems

2) Skills:

S1. Critique the literature and drug information from available resources.

S2. Design pharmacological and nonpharmacological, patient specific, pharmaceutical care plans.

S3. Employ evidence-based practice in clinical decision making.

S4. Implement a research project in pharmacy practice including designing, conducting, analysis of data and communication of results.

3) Aspects of competence:

Autonomy and Responsibility:

C1. Demonstrate leadership skills and innovative practice.

C2. Propose new and/or updated professional pharmacy practice services

Role in Context:

C3. Collaborate effectively with peers, research collaborators and other healthcare team members.

C4. Maintain ethical and professional conduct in learning, research, and practice


C5.  Demonstrate skills for independent and life-long learning for continuous professional development.