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The pharmacy program at the Jerusalem College of Technology works in collaboration with the pharmacy degree program at Hebrew University, and at the end students receive a degree from Hebrew University. 

The first year of study is mainly devoted to basic studies in the fields of chemistry, biology, mathematics, physics, anatomy and statistics.  Beginning the second year, the program examines a more in-depth look at the medical and pharmaceutical professions, including some lab work in pharmacological preparations, drug design, pharmacology, organic chemistry, medicinal chemistry, micro-biology, biotechnology, nanotechnology and disease development.

The first two years of the course are carried out at JCT campus.

The second two years take place at Hebrew University and is more practical and involves much more lab work than the previous year. At the end of the fourth year, a six month practical internship is required and is carried out in medical and pharmacy institutions recognized by the Ministry of Health.

List of courses

The courses in the first two years are taught at the Jerusalem College of Technology.

Mathematics:  Calculus, bio-statistics

Chemistry: General Chemistry, Fundamentals of Analytical Chemistry, Organic Chemistry A + B, Physical Chemistry, Biochemistry, Physiological Biochemistry, Inorganic and Spectral Chemistry and Lab work.

Physics: Physics for bioinformatics A + B

Biology: Introduction to Cell Biology, Cell Biology, Anatomy, Physiology A + B, Genetics, Immunology and Histology.

Advanced Physics and pathology: Courses in nutrition and health

Pharmacy Studies: Introduction to pharmacy, introduction to engineering for pharmacists, pharmacy science, introduction to pharmacology plus workshops, lab work in pharmaceutical technology A.

What does a pharmacist do?

Pharmacists are specialists in medicine and have the knowledge and license required to practice pharmacy in the community, in hospitals and in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries.  Pharmacists are the experts in everything related to the safety and effectiveness of drug treatment, side effects and drug interactions.

Pharmacists who work within industry have great expertise and knowledge in the production process, in supervising the quality of drugs, in setting up-to-date standards, in the development of new drugs and in the development of experimental drugs which will hopefully eventually lead to approval of the drug.

Pharmacy studies and research provide researchers and developers in current areas of drug development, starting with drug prediction and planning, including computerized drug planning, choosing optimal ways to administer the drug and monitoring its half-life in the body.

Who is it suitable for?

  • For those intersted in working as a licensed drug dispenser in a pharmacy
  • For those interested in acquiring an essential profession in the medical service
  • For those seeking to integrate into the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry
  • For those seeking a respected career in the medical field

Upon completion of the degree, students will be

  • Ready to sit the national licensing examinations which will permit them to work as pharmacists in pharmacies,
  • Hold certification to enter an essential profession in the medical service,
  • Prepared to integrate into the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry.

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