Diploma in Pharmacy

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Diploma in Pharmacy program is premised to contribute to developing a robust pharmaceutical workforce required to deliver quality pharmaceutical care services in Zambia, the region and the world. It is a 3-year full-time diploma course designed to prepare candidates to work under the supervision of a licensed pharmacist in hospitals, community pharmacies, and other pharmaceutical-related fields.

Diploma in Pharmacy program at Texila is designed to ensure graduates attain competence in the core behavioral attributes and role descriptors of a pharmacy technologist as outlined by the Health Professions’ Council of Zambia (HPCZ) competency standards (HPCZ, 2018) and the American Society of Health System Pharmacists (ASHP) standards (ASHP, 2015), respectively.


Year Duration

Grade 12 or GCE with Credits or better, four of which must be English, Mathematics, Physics / Chemistry / Science and Biology / Agricultural science

Structure of the program

Year 1 Course Type Credit Units
Human Anatomy and Physiology Full Course 5.0
Communication, Social and Computer Skills Half Course 2.1
Pharmaceutical Chemistry Full Course 4.8
Basic and Metabolic Biochemistry Full Course 5.0
Fundamentals of Pharmaceutics and Calculations Full Course 5.0
Introductory Pharmacy Practice Full Course 2.8
Primary Health Care and Rational Use of Medicines Half Course 2.4

Selection Factors

Students applying for Diploma in Pharmacy at Texila American University Zambia are selected on the basis of their academic, personal and extracurricular abilities. Each student will be assessed based on the educational background, age, and intended course of study. Additionally, students must have the intellectual, physical and emotional capacities to meet the requirements of a successful career in nursing.

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What Do You Gain?

Learning Outcomes
Graduates of the pharmacy course in Texila will be equipped to:

  • The students will benefit from a modern curriculum developed based on latest pedagogy trends. (60% Theoretical & 40% Practical) while others are based on old pedagogy (80-20)
  • Regular interaction with community pharmacy and industrial pharmacy experts
  • Understand and apply drug and medical terminology as well as basic pharmacology
  • Apply the ethics, legislation, and workplace safety regulations applicable to pharmacies
  • Understand drug dosage calculations, commonly used computer systems, compounding, practices and procedures & Much more…

Career Opportunities

  • Pharmaceutical industries
  • Government departments
  • Colleges and universities
  • Hospitals
  • Practice in community pharmacies, clinics, extended care facilities, psychiatric hospitals, and regulatory agencies
  • Investigation and research institute etc.

Further Study Opportunities

One can also opt to further their job prospects by pursuing a Diploma in Pharmacy program. The following programs can be pursued:



Mode of Delivery

On campus (Presently via Virtula Classes due to COVID-19 Pandemic)

Duration of the Program

3 years

Clinical Affiliations


Practical Exposure during the course

Maina Soko Military Hospital
Levy Hospital

Laboratories involved in the program

Pharmaceutical Chemistry
and Industrial Visits

Time spent - Classroom vs Laboratories

Lecture to Lab ratio per week is 3 hrs:2 hrs (3 Lecture & 2 Laboratory)

Tracking the Academic Progress

Through Texila LMS Portal

Special Classes - For Weak students

1. Special classes are arranged based on the needs of the students.
2. Frequent feedback and faculty student interaction sessions are also conducted.

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