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  • University of Ruhuna

    Faculty of Medicine

    Galle, Sri Lanka

    Student Handbook

    Bachelor of Pharmacy

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    CONTENT

    01. Introduction ................................................................................................................................ 2

    02. Administrative Body of the University of Ruhuna .................................................................... 3

    03. Teachers of the Faculty .............................................................................................................. 6

    04. Graduate Profile ....................................................................................................................... 15

    05. Learning Outcomes .................................................................................................................. 15

    06. Academic system ...................................................................................................................... 16

    07. Curriculum structure ................................................................................................................ 17

    08. Subject Descriptions ................................................................................................................. 22

    09. Recommended Text Books ...................................................................................................... 28

    10. Student Evaluation ................................................................................................................... 36

    11. Assessment Criteria .................................................................................................................. 39

    12. Rules for Students ......................................................................................................................... 44

    12.1 General Rules ...................................................................................................................... 44

    12.2 Code of conduct for clinical students of the ruhuna medical faculty ............................... 45

    12.3 Attendance, Examinations .................................................................................................. 47

    12.4 By - laws ............................................................................................................................ 48

    12.5 Examination offences ......................................................................................................... 56

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    01. Introduction

    University of Ruhuna

    The University of Ruhuna was established on 1st

    September 1978, as the Ruhuna University

    College by a special Presidential declaration. At the initiation it comprised of the faculties of

    Agriculture, Arts, Medicine and Science. Those faculties were initially affiliated to the

    Universities of Peradeniya, Kelaniya or Colombo until the Ruhuna University College was

    upgraded to a grown-up University on 1st

    February 1984. Currently the University of Ruhuna

    comprises of seven faculties including the Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Management

    and Finance and the Faculty of Fisheries and Marine Sciences and Technology.

    Faculty of Medicine

    The Faculty of Medicine of the University of Ruhuna was inaugurated in the premises of the

    General Hospital Galle in July 1980. Initially it was affiliated to the University of Colombo. At

    present the Faculty of Medicine hosts six batches of students with approximately 960

    students. The present annual intake of students is approximately 130. The Faculty has

    provision for graduates to read for the Doctor of Medicine, Doctor of Philosophy and Master

    of Philosophy degrees.

    Bachelor of Pharmacy Degree Programme

    Objectives of the course

    Aim of this programme is to produce a pharmacy graduate who is able to communicate and

    deliver the elements of pharmaceutical care and medicines management, conduct research

    in the pharmaceutical field and having relevant skills and knowledge which are based upon

    and underpinned by appropriate and sufficient understanding of the principle and

    techniques of the pharmaceutical sciences.

    The specific objectives of the program are covered under three headings,

    1. Knowledge and understanding

    2. Skills

    3. Attitudes

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    Knowledge & understanding

    The graduate should acquire an adequate knowledge of the following:

    1. Information regarding basic principles of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Pharmaceutics

    including cosmetics, Pharmacology and Pharmacognosy including herbal drugs

    2. The practical aspects of synthesis, formulation and analysis of pharmaceutical and

    herbal medicinal agents

    3. Practical aspects of delivering quality assured products as per pharmacopoeia, WHO

    and ISO standards

    4. Practical aspects of pharmacological screening , biological standardization and in-

    vivo drug interactions

    5. Adequate knowledge to inform and counsel patients to ensure social and physical

    well being on proper drug usage.

    6. Practical and ethical aspects of product detailing and marketing of pharmaceutical

    products

    Knowledge & understanding

    A graduate should acquire the following skills:

    1. Ability to synthesize, purify, identify and analyze medicinal agents

    2. Ability to dispense and analyze prescriptions while ensuring quality safety and

    efficacy of drugs

    3. Ability to formulate ,manufacture and store medicinal agents

    4. Ability to apply quality assurance principles including legal and ethical aspects of

    drugs

    5. Ability to extract , purify and identify the therapeutic value of herbal / crude /

    natural products

    6. Ability to manage pharmacy ensuring uninterrupted supply of quality drugs

    Attitudes

    A graduate should develop the following attitudes:

    1. Willingness to apply current knowledge of pharmacy in the best interest of patients

    and the community

    2. Maintaining a high standard of professional ethics in discharging professional

    obligations

    3. Continuous upgrading of professional information and be conversant with latest

    advances in pharmacy to serve the community better

    4. Willingness to participate in the implementation of National Health Programs

    02. Administrative Body of the University of Ruhuna

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    Chancellor Ven. Rajakeeya pandith Attudawe Sri Rahula Anunayake Thero

    BA (Hon, Lond), (DLit)

    Vice Chancellor Professor Susirith Mendis MBBS (Sri Lanka), PhD (Ruhuna)

    Deputy Vice Chancellor Professor Gamini Senanayake BSc Agri. Peradeniya, PhD (Denmark)

    Deans of Faculties

    Medicine Professor T. R. Weerasooriya MBBS (Ceylon), DMSc (Kyushu)

    Engineering Dr. A. M. N. Alagiyawanne BSc Eng. MEng (AIT), PhD (Japan)

    Agriculture Professor (Mrs). R. T. Serasinghe BSc Agri. Peradeniya, MSc, PhD (Zurich)

    Science Dr. P. A. Jayantha BSc (Kelaniya), MSc (SJP), PhD (Australia)

    Fisheries and Marine Sciences &

    Technology

    Dr. T.P.D.Gamage

    BSc (Ruhuna), Mphil ( Ruhuna), PhD (Japan)

    Management & Finance Ms. M.W.Indrani B.Com(Ruhuna),M.Sc(SJP)

    Humanities and Social Sciences Professor R. M Ranaweera Banda BA (Peradeniya)MA (Colombo)PhD (JNU-New Delhi)

    Registrar Ms. P. S. Kulagama BA (Hons) Econ (SJP), MA (UK)

    Bursar

    Mr. G. Yaddehige

    BSc (SJP), ICA (Asso. I), CIMA, IPFDA (Fellow)

    Deputy Bursar

    (Faculty of Medicine)

    Ms. Deepika Dias

    ACMA (London)

    Librarian (Acting)

    Mr. Ananda Karunaratne

    B. Dev. Studies (Statistics) (Colombo)

    Dip.Lib.& Inf Science (Kelaniya), MSSc.(Kelaniya)

    Actg Chief Medical Officers

    Dr. D. K. Gunawardena (Wellamadama comlex)

    MBBS (Ceylon)

    Senior Assistant Registrars

    Administration Mrs. C. Senevirathna

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    BSc (Ruhuna)

    Faculty of Humanities and Social

    Sciences

    Mr. K. Gunawardena

    BSc (Ruhuna)

    Legal and Documentation

    Examinations

    Mr. G. L. Erathne

    LLB (Sri Lanka)

    Mrs S.K.K. Mudalige

    BSc Agri. (Ruhuna), MSc (Pdeniya)

    Senior Assistants Bursars

    Supplies Mr. A. M. A. Siriwardhana BSc (SJP)

    Faculty Of Engineering Mr. A. Gunathilake

    Assistant Registrars

    Faculty of Medicine Ms. P. L. C. C. P. Alwis BSc (Colombo), MSc (Pdeniya)

    Academic Establishments Ms. H. G. N. Devika, BA (Kelaniya)

    Students affairs Mrs. P. M. S. P. Yapa BSc (Ruhuna)

    Faculty of Science Mr. P. A. Piyal Renuka BA (SJP)

    Faculty of Fisheries Mrs T.D.G Pathirana B.Sc.(Ruhuna)

    Faculty of Engineering Ms. V. Hiroshani Piyadasa BSc Agri. (Ruhuna)

    General Administration Mr. C. Hettige BA (SJP)

    External Examinations Miss. G. Jayantha

    Library Services

    Faculty of Management and

    Finance

    Non Academic Establishment

    Faculty of Agriculture

    Centre for International affairs

    (CINTA & CMLC)

    Mr. P. K. Edirisinhe

    BA (SJP)

    Mr. K.G.N Kumara

    Mr. M. Piyathilaka

    Mr. K.A.A. Kumarasiri

    BSc Agri. (Sri Lanka), MSc (Queensland)

    Mrs. G.A. Jagathi Hemmali

    Senior Assistant Librarians

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    Technical Services Mr. N. Hettiarachchi BSc (Ruhuna)

    MSSc (Lib & Inf. Science, Kelaniya)

    Reader services Mr. U. A. Lal BA (Pdeniya