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University of Puthisastra

Faculty of Health Sciences

Building 55, St. 180 & 184, Sangkat Boeung Raing Khan Daun Penh
Phnom Penh
Cambodia

Background: 
The Department of Pharmacy, University of Puthisastra (UP) was established in 2007 and fully recognized by the Royal Government of Cambodia under sub-decree 174, on 15 November 2007. UP has also been awarded full accreditation for its Foundation Year Program, by the Accreditation Committee of Cambodia (ACC). 
Vision: 
Unleash the Power of Knowledge through Constructive forces, Community of learners, and Ownership in development.
Mision:
- Create and disseminate knowledge.
- Collaborate and contribute to national and global prosperity through graduate’ contribution.
- Foster love of learning to transform learners’ habits.
Purposes:
To provide the highest quality of education in the biological, chemical, and physical sciences together with professional instruction to build students to become professional and qualified pharmacists and leaders in pharmacy profession through in-class education and practice, on-field research and clerkship within community pharmacies, hospital pharmacies, laboratories and industrial pharmacies. Thus, they can make contribution to the development of Cambodia’s public health and are well prepared for their future careers.
Objectives:
To educate students with basic and compulsory knowledge related to community pharmacy, hospital pharmacy, industrial pharmacy, biological sciences, basic pharmaceutical sciences and environment.
The overall objectives of the pharmacy programs are:
  1. To introduce pharmacy students to the delivery of patient care services directly through the evaluation and validation of  medication orders and prescriptions, prospective pharmacy review, primary healthcare, health promotion, dispensing of medications and comprehension of the delivery systems involved in outpatient and inpatient health care environments.
  2. To develop pharmaceutical care utilizing introductory and advanced clinical pharmacy skills in the outpatient and inpatient health care settings applying appropriate patient-specific data, pharmacotherapeutic knowledge, and ethical assessment incorporated with basic problem-solving skills.
  3. To introduce and develop critical thinking processes in the student (i.e. assessment, analysis, evaluation and synthesis of medication-related issues) relative to drug informatics, clinical pharmacy consultations and delivery of clinical pharmacy services.
  4. To develop verbal and written communications skills in the clinical setting through application, research, and analysis of medications, pharmacotherapeutic and pharmacologic principles and clinical dilemmas.
  5. To develop progressive clinical pharmacy communication skills emphasizing empathy, education, and ethics in students through interactions with a variety of patients on specific-drug related problems and medical diseases.
  6. To improve  professional communication with other health care providers through on going interactions related to patient care issues
  7. To provide students with knowledge of drug manufacturing, quality control, quality assurance, pharmaceutical marketing, and research and development of new or improved products.