Pharmacy, along with medicine and nursing forms the backbone of our health care system. We cannot afford to be left behind other developing nations in providing quality drugs to our masses and professional manpower to our health care institutions. We have to cater to the needs of this system by producing well qualified, professionally trained and highly competent pharmacists to perform the specialised tasks in their specific areas of activity, such as drug design, synthesis, manufacturing, quality assurance, marketing and supply system, procurement, storage, distribution and use of drugs in industry, hospital setting or in community practice. In all advanced health care systems the support of a clinical pharmacist, who is a drug therapy consultant and drug information specialist, is considered vital. Realising the importance of Pharmacy education, Ziauddin University started its 5-year Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D) programme in January 2005. The Pharmacy institution of Ziauddin University is following the curriculum approved by Higher Education Commission (HEC) & Pharmacy Council of Pakistan (PCP) based on the semester examination system. This is an accredited and recognised programme of Pharmacy Council of Pakistan.
The programme provides students with core knowledge, skills, abilities, attitudes and values that are necessary to the provision of Pharmaceutical care. The professional courses in the Pharm.D curriculum consist of didactic material, laboratory courses , and practical experience in the patient care environment.