Bachelor of Pharmacy

Upon successful completion of the B.Pharm degree programme, a graduate will be able to:

  • acquire an understanding of the theoretical and applied knowledge of the direction and administration of the pharmaceutical services and drug procurement
  • acquire knowledge and skills in drug regulation and control, formulation and quality control of pharmaceutical products, inspection and assessment of drug manufacturing facilities and assurance of product quality throughout the distribution chain
  • use appropriate communication skills in the provision of drug information
  • practice effective teaching and research skills
  • participate in national and institutional formulary committees
  • acquire necessary skills to train other healthcare workers
  • work as clinical pharmacists
  • understand the value and ethics of society and the profession

Programme content: General Chemistry, Human Anatomy and Physiology, Pharmacognosy, Pharmaceutics (Dosage Forms, Pharmacy Practice, Unit Operations, Industrial Pharmacy), Pharmaceutical Organic Chemistry, Computer Skills, Biostatistics, Health Communications, Biochemistry, Pathophysiology, Pharmaceutical Microbiology, Pharmacology, Pharmaceutical Management, Physical Pharmacy, Forensic Pharmacy, Pharmacoeconomics, Pharmaceutical Analysis, Medicinal Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering, Clinical Pharmacy, Project (Research Methodology & Research Project), English for General Academic Purposes (EGAP)

Programme Code :
Programme Category :
Undergraduate Programme
Conducted by :
Dept. of Pharmacy, Faculty of Health Sciences
Programme duration :
Minimum 04 years
Discipline(s) / Course(s) :
Pharmaceutical Chemistry , Clinical Pharmacy , Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacognosy , Pharmaceutics
  1. Obtained registration as a Registered Pharmacist with the Sri Lanka Medical College Council or Sri Lanka Medical Council or any other Regulatory Body related to Pharmacy acceptable to the university and
  2. Obtained two years of post-qualifying experience as a Pharmacist and
  3. Obtained any one of following:
  • Three passes at the General Certificate of Education (Advanced Level) in the science stream with at least a C pass in Chemistry or
  • Complete the Foundation Courses (including B- passes for Chemistry I and Chemistry II) conducted by the OUSL or
  • Obtained requirements in combination of the above two sections or
  • Obtained an equivalent or higher qualification acceptable to the Senate.

The university may select students to the programme from among those deemed to be eligible for admission under Regulation 1, 2 and 3 on the basis of their performance at a test conducted for the purpose of admission


Issuing of Applications:
05th March 2017
Closing Date for Applications :
05th April 2017
Selection Test Date :
23rd April 2017

This Undergraduate programme is conducted by the Department of Pharmacy, Faculty of Health Sciences. Download Student's Handbookor Contact Head, Department of Pharmacy, Mrs. P.W.G.D.P. Samarasekara for further details.
Address :
Dept. of Pharmacy, Faculty of Health Sciences, Open University of Sri Lanka, Nawala, Nugegoda
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