In Biruni University Faculty of Pharmacy, a five-year education program is implemented based on the predictions of the European Com- mission Pharmacy Education Advisory Committee. Within the scope of this program, the Core Education program adopted by the Euro- pean Union is implemented in the first four years. We cooperate with our students, educators, administrative staff, industry consul- tants and solution partners. In addition, scientific meetings and events, seminars and in-house trainings and stakeholder meetings with broad participation are organized, which strengthen the curriculum and make a difference. Thus, our students are given support in every field they need throughout their education.
Students take the basic courses in the first two years of their five-year education. From the third year on, they take basic vocational courses practically in well-equipped laboratories. Thus, they have the opportunity to develop their practical experiences in the presence of experienced faculty members. Their professional achievements are increased with the Clinical Pharmacy Practice course in Clinical Pharmacy applied in the university hospital. In addition to clinical pharmacy practices, our students are also given various new infor- mation on current and new topics. In the course of radiopharmacy, information about subatomic particles, modern pharmaceutical sys- tems, and various information about nanotechnology are given.
As a first in the world, “Air and Space Pharmacy” course was opened in the 2018-2019 academic year. In this course, the changes that need to be made in the drugs to be used with the change of human physiology in air and space; Topics such as the effect of air and space environment on drug stability are covered. In addition, vocational elective courses allow students to graduate from our faculty with unique equipment and find a job by directing them to the fields they are interested in. A large number of interdisciplinary research activities are carried out in our faculty.
As an important training center after graduation, “Drug Design and Development” doctorate program is given in our faculty, which is a first in Turkey. Pharmaceutical Technology doctorate program is also carried out in our faculty. In addition, continuous vocational trai- ning activities are organized that enable pharmacists to renew their knowledge after graduation and to be successful in their professio- nal lives.
Since our faculty, which provides education with its rich academic staff, is included in the University of Health Sciences, it also receives educational support from the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences faculty members in various elective courses and basic sciences courses.