College Evolution

The issue of educational development is of growing international interest. It has also become of increasing concern to different sectors of the society. AASTMT administration has realized the importance of educational innovation and development, since the early days of its establishment in 1972. In 1975, AASTMT adopted the Credit-Hour System in many of its educational programs.

Since its establishment, the AASTMT started to develop its teaching programs according to two basic principles. First, that the student body, staff members and administrators are the main driving force of the educational process and its source of creativity and innovation. Second, that the educational activities should challenge students’ intellectual abilities and stimulate discussion and new ideas, whether these educational activities are carried out in university lecture rooms, laboratories or workshops. In the future, the College of Pharmacy will be able to maintain sound relationships with a number of universities in USA, UK, Canada, and Egypt for joint supervision of postgraduate studies and research work through possible agreements for conducting joint research and regular visits by academic staff.

After completion of the building of The College of Pharmacy in AbuKir Campus the College will be able to maintain an array of laboratories and computing facilities to secure the practical aspects and hands-on experience of the technology education in many areas of pharmaceutical sciences and pharmacy practice.

The Bachelor of Pharmacy program spans five study levels with 10 different semesters. Three experiential learning rotations are placed in summer semesters between levels 3 and 4, levels 4 and 5, and after level 5. In addition to the mandatory core courses that cover the minimum requirements to meet the targeted educational outcomes of the program, the Bachelor of Pharmacy offers a collection of elective courses that are intended to advance the students’ knowledge and expertise in an area of their choice. The presence of the College of Pharmacy with the Arab Academy of Science and Technology and Maritime Transport affords this program a unique opportunity to offer courses in the fields of business and quality management, informatics, and logistics that are designed and delivered by world renowned experts in these fields.

This program offers several unique features among other pharmacy programs in Egypt:

  • The program 195 credits are distributed among courses that employ a variety of educational and assessment techniques including the traditional didactic lectures in addition to the nontraditional problem-based and team-based learning modules aiming to maximize student engagement and broaden the scope of learning.
  • The course content is designed to offer the students a stepwise exposure to the different professional competencies with increasing depth as study levels progress. A single competency will be targeted by several courses in a spiral manner and integrated within a matrix of other relevant competencies to achieve the desired practice and knowledge educational outcomes.
  • Different courses are grouped into knowledge and competency clusters in order to link related scientific fields and highlight the interdisciplinary nature of the pharmacy profession. The contents of different courses in the same cluster are fully integrated so that topics are interrelated to make the best use of time, eliminate redundancy, and enhance the achievement of educational outcomes.