University of Science and Technology Chittagong

Faculty of Basic Medical and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Curriculum & Courses

Programs Offered by the Department

The Dept. of Pharmacy, USTC offers the following programs:
  • Bachelor of Pharmacy (Hons.) - Four (04) Years
  • Masters of Pharmacy - One (01) Years

Bachelor of Pharmacy (B. Pharm) is a 167 credit undergraduate program over a period of four academic years run by the Department of Pharmacy at USTC. In addition, Masters of Pharmacy (M. Pharm) is a 30 credit graduate program over one academic year. Students get sound knowledge and hands-on training on different areas including basic chemistry, hospital and clinical pharmacology, community pharmacy, toxicology, pharmacy law, drug use management, pharmacotherapy, patient assessment & counseling, pharmaceutical dispensing, etc.

• Teaching for the courses is reckoned in credits and the credits allotted to various courses will be determined as per following guidelines.
Theory Class Practical Class
For 4 Credit Courses: 60 contact hours 30 hours for 1 credit
laboratory courses
For 2 Credit Courses: 30 contact hours
• Distributions of credit hours in B. Pharm program are as follows;
Course Type Credit Hours
Theoretical (Core Courses) 140
Oral Assessment 4
Laboratory 23
Total 167
• Students are required to complete at least one month industrial training in reputed pharmaceutical company at the end of last year of B. Pharm program.

The Grading System

The total performance of student in a given course is based on a scheme of continuous assessment. The distribution of marks for a given course in B. Pharm and M. Pharm program is as follows:
B. Pharm M. Pharm
1. Class Attendance/ Presentation 10% 5%
2. Mid Term Examination 20% 20%
3. Final Examination 70% 75%


Grading System

Numerical grade Letter grade Grade point
80% or above A+ 4.0
75% to less than 80% A 3.75
70% to less than 75% A- 3.5
65% to less than 70% B+ 3.25
60% to less than 65% B 3.0
55% to less than 60% B- 2.75
50% to less than 55% C+ 2.5
45% to less than 50% C 2.25
40% to less than 45% D 2.00
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