Second Cycle Programmes    (Master's Degree)
Master (with thesis) - Institute of Health Sciences - Pharmacology (PHA) - Clinical Pharmacy
General Description  |  Key Learning Outcomes  |  Course Structure Diagram with Credits
General Description ^
The Clinical Pharmacy Master’s program with thesis at the Institute of Health Sciences, began accepting students effective from the academic year 1991-1992. The program aims to develop qualified specialist pharmacists in order to enhance the dissemination of clinical pharmacy services in our country and therefore ensure rational drug use. In addition, the program includes preparatory work for the Ph.D. program through which new academicians of clinical pharmacy are produced.
Qualification Awarded
Students who successfully complete the Clinical Pharmacy Master’s program with thesis get the title of “master of pharmacy”.
Specific Admission Requirements
Being graduated from Faculty of Pharmacy, to score at least 60 points (quantative field) at the ALES Exam (Akademik Personel ve Lisansüstü Eğitimi Giriş Sınavı - Academic Personnel and Postgraduate Education Entrance Exam), to be successful at the Scientific Assessment and the interview.
Specific Arrangements For Recognition Of Prior Learning (Formal, Non-Formal and Informal)
According to the Higher Education Legislation formal education is performed. Students enrolled in the clinical pharmacy graduate programs of other universities’ may apply for transfers. In the case the student is enrolled in a graduate program at our University, which of the courses the student has taken while enrolled in a graduate program at another university, would be considered to be of the minimum course load will be decided upon the proposal of the supervisor and the relevant Department Board; and the approval of the Institute's Board of Directors.
Qualification Requirements and Regulations
The program consists of a minimum of seven courses of not less than a total of 21 local credits, a seminar course and thesis work. Graduate study program consists of compulsory and elective courses. The program is 60 ECTS credits in total. Students who successfully completed the courses and hospital practices; and successfully defended their master’s thesis in front of the jury; and scored at least an average of 2.5 (over 4) are entitled to receive the master’s diploma.
Profile of The Programme
This program, is structured to introduce the enrolled student to advanced concepts, original research areas, research techniques and current education and training applications regarding clinical pharmacy and pharmaceutical care; as well as to allow the students undertake a research project that will contribute to their academic development, and to contribute to the education of new specialists while preparing them for the doctoral level of education
Occupational Profiles of Graduates With Examples
As academic staff at national and international higher education institutions, as clinical pharmacists at hospitals of the Ministry of Health, as community pharmacists, as hospital pharmacists, at oncology units, at pharmaceutical industry.
Access to Further Studies
Upon successful completion of a master's degree, graduates may apply to doctoral programs in their fields or in multi-disciplinary areas provided that they scored enough points at the ALES test and have English language competency; and are accepted if they are successful in the interview.
Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading
In general, 40% of in-year assessments (mid-term exams, assignments, hospital practices, 60% of year-end assessments (final exam, assignments, projects, etc.); and the master’s thesis of the student should be considered as successful by the academic jury.
Graduation Requirements
To successfully complete the courses (at least 21 credits) and hospital practices; and to successfully defend their master’s thesis in front of the jury; and to score at least an average of 2.5 (over 4)
Mode of Study (Full-Time, Part-Time, E-Learning )
Address, Programme Director or Equivalent
Prof. Dr. Fikret Vehbi İzzettin, M.U.Faculty of Pharmacy, Clinical Pharmacy Department, Tıbbiye Cd. Haydarpaşa 34668, İstanbul. E-mail:
The program will enable interaction at national and international levels in order to reinforce the education and training of the students. Cooperation with foreign universities and research organizations on the basis of student exchange will be supported. At the department, there are necessary equipment and experience needed to perform both clinical studies and experimental animal studies.
Key Learning Outcomes ^
1 Fullfills the responsibilities of the clinical pharmacy philosophy.
2 Besides the provision of traditional pharmacy services, provides patient-oriented services such as pharmaceutical care at the community and hospital pharmacy settings using rational drug use principles.
3 Demonstrates proficiency in searching the biomedical literature using a variety of resources, in analyzing the data obtained for relevancy to the research question at hand, for potential biases and conflicts of interest.
4 Provides drug information service to patients, their families and other involved health care providers through retrieving, analyzing and interpreting the professional, lay, and scientific literature.
5 Solves patient care issues through systematic approach.
6 At the hospital setting, contributes to patient care through communication and collaboration with the patient, caregiver(s), physician(s) and other involved professionals at clinical rounds.
7 Identifies and solves drug-induced problems and medication-errors.
8 Prepares and delivers patient case presentations incorporating a critical analysis of the drug therapy and subsequent therapeutic outcomes, through problem-based learning experiences.
9 As a clinical pharmacy specialist, takes active responsibility for the pharmacotherapy of acute and chronic diseases.
10 Contributes to public-health maintenance through provision of information regarding disease prevention and detection, prescription / non-prescription medications and medicinal devices and diet / nutrition.
11 Takes a responsible role in monitoring, evaluating and adjusting patient-specific pharmacotherapy, utilizing knowledge of clinical biochemistry and clinical pharmacokinetics.
12 Adjusts medication dosages according to individual needs of a specific patient in cases of any renal and/or hepatic failure utilizing basic and clinical knowledge of pharmacokinetics and biopharmacy.
Course Structure Diagram with Credits ^
T : Theoretical P: Practice
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P ECTS
1 KLF701 Case Presentation I Compulsory 3 2 8
2 KLF703 The role of Clinical Pharmacist Compulsory 3 0 6
3 KLF705 Applied Clinical Pharmacy I Compulsory 0 8 8
4 KLF-S1,2-YL Elective - 1-2 Elective 6 0 8
Total 12 10 30
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P ECTS
1 KLF700 Seminar Compulsory 0 2 2
2 KLF702 Case Presentation II Compulsory 3 2 6
3 KLF704 Clinical Pharmacy and Drugs Compulsory 3 0 4
4 KLF706 Applied Clinical Pharmacy II Compulsory 0 8 6
5 KLF-S3,4-YL Elective - 3-4 Elective 6 0 12
Total 12 12 30
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P ECTS
1 Thesis Compulsory 60