Pharmacy program launches specialty degrees
UNIVERSITY students studying to earn a master’s degree in pharmacy will in future be able to choose from among four specialisations, a health official has confirmed.
The four specialisations – in pharmaceutics, clinical pharmacology, pharmaceutical chemistry and pharmacognosy – will be offered beginning in 2018, said the official from the Department of Health Professional Resources Development and Management, who added that the specialisations would be offered at the country’s two institutions of higher learning for pharmacy, the University of Pharmacy, Yangon and the University of Pharmacy, Mandalay.
Dr San San Nwe, rector of the Yangon pharmacy school, said, “In order to be more skilled in their specific field, we plan to divide into four major [fields] for master’s degrees.”
While the clinical pharmacology specialisation will take three years to complete, the two universities are still determining course durations for the other three specialisations.
“It may be two or two-and-half years for the other courses. But it is not confirmed yet. We have to negotiate between the two universities,” said Dr Sein Hla Tun, rector of Mandalay’s pharmacy school.