The department was officially established in the 200/2001 academic year. It has a vision to be the premier department in Africa; for teaching and research in drug utilization and policy. While it has been contributing to the Bachelor of Pharmacy degree programme.
The activities of the department are greater at the postgraduate level and pharmacy practice development Pharmaceutical care which is the primary mission of pharmacy is our focus. Teaching in the department therefore seeks to provide students with the core skills and knowledge required for the practice of pharmacy at all levels of health care delivery.
The Department aims to achieve excellence in teaching and research. Patient-oriented pharmacy and pharmaceutical care, now the primary mission of pharmacy, is our focus. Teaching in the Department therefore seeks to provide students with the core skills and knowledge required for the practice of pharmacy at all levels of health care delivery. The Department has a popular M.Sc. programme in Clinical Pharmacy that continues to contribute to pharmacy practice and drug policy development.
- M.Sc in Clinical Pharmacy (distance learning)
- Clinical and Social Pharmacy courses as part of composite degree in Pharmacy.
The department offers clinical services to the department of Medicine at Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital and the KNUST Hospital. Members of the department have close working relations with the Ministry of Health and have therefore have been involved with workshops for training of practitioners and revision of drugs policy documents for the Ministry. There is also an ongoing collaboration between the Health Research Unit, MOH and and some members of the department to study "Adverse drug reactions from anti-tuberclusis drugs among patients with pulmonary TB"
Benefactors and International Affiliations
An agreement signed with the Robert Gordon University, Arberdeen, Scotland, to enhance course delivery in the department; facilitates the use of their course materials in the M.Sc programme. The Department has obtained a Higher Education Link (HEL) grant from DFID administered by the British Council, to develop social and clinical pharmacy research and education to meet local population needs; with the Department for Practice and Policy, University of London, School of Pharmacy.
The Department has a memorandum of understanding with the Ministry of Health, Ghana, through its Drug Policy Unit, for the training in clinical Pharmacy for Pharmacists in the Ghana Health Service.
- Establishment of a model Pharmacy and practice Center for demonstrating practical lessons in the clinical pharmacy practice to postgraduate and undergraduate students.
- Drug use evaluation studies at Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) and KNUST Hospital.
- Projects to identify the pharmaceutical care needs of patients with hypertension and related complications at KATH.