OVERVIEW of Pharmacy in University of Benin: Before applying for Pharmacy in the University of Benin (UNIBEN), students must first be familiar to answers to some questions relating to the Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) program, some of these questions include…
Do Uniben offer Bachelor of Pharmacy or Doctor of Pharmacy program?, How many years to study Pharmacy in Uniben, Uniben pharmacy course outline and many other similar questions…
Access to correct answers to these questions can sometimes be very difficult, hence the reason for this review today, at the end of this article you should be able to answer most of the questions asked above concerning Uniben and her faculty of Pharmacy.
Mathematics is not needed in Jamb for those who want to study Pharmacy
Jamb and Post Utme Score
Students who wish to be admitted to study Pharmacy in Uniben must score at least 200 to qualify for Post Utme. But scoring 200 in jamb still won’t guarantee your admission into the Faculty of Pharmacy in Uniben.
Pharmacy being a very competitive course in Nigeria would require you Score very well in jamb, by scoring very well, I mean very well, like from 270 and above, and also doing very well in the Post Utme Exam.
You may be asking, why do I need to score that high in jamb and still do well in Post Utme?, well, the truth is, admission to student is dependent on varying factors, such as Merit, ELDS, e.t.c.
Students admitted on the merit list must score well above the aggregate score for Pharmacy. On a norm the aggregate score for pharmacy in Uniben is 70, now let’s both analyse the Jamb and Post Utme score you will need to get to score above the aggregate 70.
To calculate aggregate, you will divide your Jamb Score by 8 and your post Utme score by 2, then we can say that your aggregate score is the summation of your Jamb score divided by 8 and your post utme score divided by 2.
Lets say, a student who wishes to study pharmacy in uniben scored 270 in jamb and then 80 in Post Utme, the aggregate score can then be calculate as thus;
270/8 + 80/2 = 33.75 + 40
Making the stduent’s aggregate score 73.75
So you see that the higher your Jamb and Post Utme score the higher your average aggregate score.
O’ level Requirement
Like every other health courses, you will need a minimum of five (5) credits in your core courses which in this case include;
If you observe closely, for Jamb, Maths is not required but for your O’ level i.e WAEC, NECO or NABTEB, maths becomes necessary. The student must pass the subject listed above at not more than two sittings.
Aside the use of jamb, you can also be admitted into pharmacy using JUPEB (Joint Universities Preliminary Examinations Board), to kick start this process you will first need to buy the form #15,000 and sit for the entrance exam.
There is really no passing or failing in the entrance exam, it’s actually just a formality as most student if not all will be allowed to participate in the Jupeb program.
The program spans for 1 year (Two semesters) and successful candidates would be admitted to study pharmacy beginning from 200 level. During the course of the program you will need to pay a fee of #150,000, this can be paid in installment.
Jamb Direct Entry
For student who have studied other courses before now and want to study pharmacy, you can apply through jamb direct entry and be admitted to 200 level.
The student must hold at least a Bachelor’s degree (second class Hons) from a recognized University in chemistry or the biological sciences.
Uniben Pharmacy Syllabus
Unlike other schools, Uniben offers the Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm D) program hence, have a longer study duration when compered to schools that offers the Bachelor of Pharmacy program.
Pharmacy Departments in Uniben
The courses offered is somewhat different from those schools offering the B Pharm program. Below is the list of department in the Faculty of Pharmacy in Uniben.
Department of Pharmacognosy
Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry
Department of Pharmaceutical microbiology
Pharmaceutics and Pharmaceutical technology
Pharmacology and toxicology
Clinical Pharmacy and pharmacy practice
Courses Offered in pharmacy, Uniben
Below are the list of courses offered in Uniben pharmacy…
100 Level Uniben Pharmacy Courses:
Course Code Course Title (credits)
PHY100- Practical Physics (- credit)
PHY111-Mechanics, Thermal Physics & Properties of Matter (3 credits)
PHY113-Vibrations, Waves & Optics (3 credits)
CHM101-General Chemistry I (3 credits)
CHM103- Organic chemistry I (3 credits)
BOT101- Diversity of Organisms(3 credits)
ZOO101- Introductory Ecology, Genetics and Evolution (4 credits)
GST111- Use of English I (2 credits)
GST112- Philosophy and Logic (2 credits)
PHY100- Practical Physics (2 credits)
PHY124-Electromagnetism & Modern Physics(4 credits)
PCN 620 – Drug Information Service (2 credits, 60hr)
PCN 621 – Clinical Pharmacy Clerkship III (7 credits, 315hr)
PCN 622 – Introduction to Public Health (2 credits, 30hr)
PCH 622 – Pharmaceutical Analysis II (2 credits, 30 hr)
PCN 625 – Seminar (1 credit, 15hr)
Total of 41 credits
Uniben Admission To Pharm D
Upon admission to the faculty of Pharmacy in Uniben, the student will have to spend six (6) Years of intensive study and practicals. After admission, the first thing to do would be to pay acceptance fee and school fee.
Uniben acceptance fee for Pharmacy Student:
Acceptance fee for Pharmacy Student is 60,000.00, this payment can be done online.