Doctor of Pharmacy


10 Semesters, 5 years

credit hours



Intermediate (Pre-Medical) with a minimum of 60% marks or its equivalent. GIU Admission test is required.


To rescue the host from unfavourable drug responses and economic consequences, enthusiasm and competence, the two wheels on which contemporary civilisation's chariot needs fast recovery and innovative medication delivery systems. Pharm-d is a Ali Fatima Hospital Lahore based comprehensive patient care training programme that creates professionally educated pharmacists for national and international health care settings. Extemporaneous and non-extemporaneous pharmacy training will satisfy the needs of both classical and contemporary schools of thinking when it comes to patient care. In addition, exposure to the forensic pharmacy and a strong understanding of management skills will undoubtedly help handle restricted goods and pharmaceutical sales promotion.

Role and Scope

  • Pharmacists' involvement in the healthcare system grows as new medicines are developed, new resistant bacteria arise, and healthcare delivery methods change.
  • Pharmacists are the world's third-biggest professional healthcare group, but they still have a long way to go in playing a significant role in Pakistan's healthcare system.
  • Hospital pharmacy services: dispensing and formulation of medications, drug acquisition, distribution, and therapeutic monitoring are all available to pharmacists. They advocate for reasonable drug usage. GUI Lahore 28 and patient-centred treatment with appropriate training in the areas. They also operate in Pakistani army hospitals and pharmaceutical centres outside the nation.
  • industrial pharmacy: pharmacists work in procurement of raw materials, quality control, production, and quality assurance departments in industrial units to create safe and productive pharmaceutical products using a cost-effective method.
  • University teaching: this is a highly specialised profession that requires knowledge these days. During studies, the teaching approach includes theory, practical practice, and research.
  • Pharmaceutical marketing: pharmacists have progressed to high-ranking executives at the national level thanks to their excellent administrative and managerial abilities. They also work and occupy high-ranking jobs outside of the nation. This is a well-paying profession that contributes to the marketing of pharmaceutical goods to generate foreign currency. Three courses in pharmaceutics marketing, management, and quality management in this programme of study would assist in building a solid foundation for achieving this goal.
  • Regulatory services: pharmacists also work with provincial and federal regulatory departments to ensure that the quality, price, import and export of medicines and raw materials used in the pharmaceutical industry are all under strict supervision.
  • Community services: pharmacists also work in community pharmacies, where they handle extemporaneous and non-extemporaneous pharmaceuticals. They are reducing the workload for doctors and surgeons. They also provide counselling and advice to the patients. They also help with epi (expanded program on immunization) and emergency services, such as poison control and adverse medication reactions, among other things.
  • Research and development: this is a critical area that requires a high level of knowledge to create medication delivery methods. It's designed for a quick recovery, the host's safety, and a lower patient financial load. Our physical facilities and staff are up to the task of educating these professionals.
  • Drug information centres: the sensible use of medicines is a pressing issue, and pharmacists may play a critical role in this respect by creating these centres. People sitting in any part of our global community may share their experiences and get professional advice. This is unquestionably a new arena for e-commerce and customer service.
  • Drug testing laboratories: these are services provided by pharmacists at provincial and federal drug testing laboratories, who analyse drug samples collected from medical shops, pharmacies, and pharmaceutical companies.
  • Drug courts: high-profile experts are required as technical members of provincial or federal drug courts for case assessments and recommendations of punishments by the drug act.
  • Clinical services: clinical pharmacists assess effective medicines and ensure their reasonable usage in various healthcare settings. In this manner, pharmaceutical mistakes are reduced or eliminated, saving the general population from health risks.

semesters and courses




Semester 1

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
ISL-102 Islamic Studies 3(3-0)
ENG-101 English-A (Functional English) 2(2-0)
ISL-103 Teaching of Holy Quran with Translation I 1(1-0)
PHARM-310 Pharmaceutics-IA (Physical Pharmacy) 4(3-1)
PHARM-311 Pharmaceutical Chemistry-IA (Organic) 4(3-1)
PHARM-312 Pharmaceutical Chemistry-IIA (Biochemistry) 4(3-1)
PHARM-313 Physiology-A 4(3-1)
  Credit Hours 22

Semester 2

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
PS-101 Pakistan Studies 2(2-0)
ENG-102 English-B (Communication & Writing Skills) 4(4-0)
ISL-104 Teaching of Holy Quran with Translation II 1(1-0)
PHARM-315 Pharmaceutics-IB(Physical Pharmacy) 4(3-1)
PHARM-316 Pharmaceutical Chemistry-IB (Organic) 4(3-1)
PHARM-317 Pharmaceutical Chemistry-IIB (Biochemistry) 4(3-1)
PHARM-318 Physiology-B 4(3-1)
  Credit Hours 23



Semester 3

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
ISL-201 Teaching of Holy Quran with Translation III 1(1-0)
PHARM-410 Pharmaceutics-IIA (Dosage Form Science) 4(3-1)
PHARM-411 Pharmaceutics-IIIA (Pharmaceutical Microbiology & Immunology) 4(3-1)
PHARM-412 Pharmacology and Therapeutics-IA 4(3-1)
PHARM-413 Pharmacognosy-IA (Basic) 4(3-1)
PHARM-414 Pharmacy Practice-IA (Pharmaceutical Mathematics) 3(3-0)
PHARM-314 Anatomy & Histology 4(3-1)
  Credit Hours 24

Semester 4

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
ISL-202 Teaching of Holy Quran with Translation IV 1(1-0)
PHARM-415 Pharmaceutics-IIB (Dosage Forms Science) 4(3-1)
PHARM-416 Pharmaceutics-IIIB (Pharmaceutical Microbiology & Immunology) 4(3-1)
PHARM-417 Pharmacology and Therapeutics-IB 4(3-1)
PHARM-418 Pharmacognosy-IB (Basic) 4(3-1)
PHARM-419 Pharmacy Practice-IB (Bio-statistics) 3(3-0)
  Credit Hours 20


Semester 5

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
PHARM-510 Pharmacy Practice- IIA (Dispensing Pharmacy) 4(3-1)
PHARM-511 Pharmaceutical Chemistry-IIIA (Pharmaceutical Analysis) 4(3-1)
PHARM-512 Pharmacology and Therapeutics-IIA 4(3-1)
PHARM-513 Pharmacognosy- IIA (Advanced) 4(3-1)
PHARM-514 Pathology 4(3-1)
  Credit Hours 20

Semester 6

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
PHARM-515 Pharmacy Practice- IIB (Community Social & Administrative Pharmacy) 3(3-0)
PHARM-516 Pharmaceutical Chemistry-IIIB (Pharmaceutical Analysis) 4(3-1)
PHARM-517 Pharmacology and Therapeutics-IIB 4(3-1)
PHARM-518 Pharmacognosy-IIB (Advanced) 4(3-1)
PHARM-519 Pharmacy Practice-III (Computer and its Applications in Pharmacy) 4(3-1)
  Credit Hours 19


Semester 7

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
PHARM-610 Pharmacy Practice-IVA (Hospital Pharmacy) 3(3-0)
PHARM-611 Pharmacy Practice- VA (Clinical Pharmacy) 4(3-1)
PHARM-612 Pharmaceutics-IVA (Industrial Pharmacy) 4(3-1)
PHARM-613 Pharmaceutics-VA (Biopharmaceutics& Pharmacokinetics) 4(3-1)
PHARM-614 Pharmaceutics-VIA (Pharmaceutical Quality Management) 4(3-1)
  Credit Hours 19



Semester 8

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
PHARM-615 Pharmacy Practice-IVB (Hospital Pharmacy) 3(3-0)
PHARM-616 Pharmacy Practice- VB (Clinical Pharmacy) 4(3-1)
PHARM-617 Pharmaceutics-IVB (Industrial Pharmacy) 4(3-1)
PHARM-618 Pharmaceutics-VB (Biopharmaceutics & Pharmacokinetics) 4(3-1)
PHARM-619 Pharmaceutics-VIB (Pharmaceutical Quality Management) 4(3-1)
  Credit Hours 19


Semester 9

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
PHARM-710 Pharmaceutics-VIIA (Pharmaceutical Technology) 4(3-1)
PHARM-711 Pharmacy Practice-VIA (Advanced Clinical Pharmacy-II) 4(3-1)
PHARM-712 Pharmacy Practice-VIIA (Forensic Pharmacy) 3(3-0)
PHARM-713 Pharmacy Practice-VIIIA (Pharmaceutical Management & Marketing) 3(3-0)
PHARM-714 Pharmaceutical Chemistry-IVA (Medicinal Chemistry) 4(3-1)
  Credit Hours 18


Semester 10

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
PHARM-715 Pharmaceutics- VIIB (Pharmaceutical Technology) 4(3-1)
PHARM-716 Pharmacy Practice-VIB (Advanced Clinical Pharmacy-II) 4(3-1)
PHARM-717 Pharmacy Practice-VIIB (Forensic Pharmacy) 3(3-0)
PHARM-718 Pharmacy Practice-VIIIB (Pharmaceutical Management & Marketing) 3(3-0)
PHARM-719 Pharmaceutical Chemistry-IVB (Medicinal Chemistry) 4(3-1)
  Credit Hours 18
  Total Credit Hours 202