Accreditation of the first Department of Pharmacy in Cyprus

Frederick University announces the successful evaluation and accreditation of the Department of Pharmacy and its programs by the Cyprus Agency of Quality Assurance and Accreditation in Higher Education (CYQAA).

Frederick University’s department is the only accredited Department of Pharmacy operating in Cyprus and it is equivalent to the three Departments of Pharmacy in Greek Universities (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, University of Patras). The department and its three programs of study were evaluated by the External Evaluation Committee (EEC) constituted within the framework of the CYQAA Council’s competences. Τhe Department of Pharmacy offers the following programs of study: Pharmacy (Integrated Master), the new MSc in Advanced Cosmetic Science and Natural Health Products and a new PhD in Pharmacy, which is the first doctoral program in Pharmacy offered by a University in Cyprus.

The evaluation included a detailed study of the programs by the External Evaluation Committee, meetings of the Committee with the University’s Rectorate, the Internal Quality Committee, the President of the Department and the School of Health Sciences' Dean, the programs' coordinators, members of the academic and administrative staff, students and graduates of the BSc in Pharmacy and MSc in Clinical Pharmacy. The EEC also inspected the University's facilities (library, computer labs, classrooms, etc.) as well as the Department of Pharmacy's Laboratories. The final evaluation report included positive feedback on the Department's specialized academic staff as well as the state-of-the-art laboratories used for educational and research purposes.

Pharmacy (Integrated Master, 5 years)
Graduates of the program acquire a Master's degree and are equipped with all the necessary resources to fully meet the requirements of the pharmaceutical profession. Students are trained in fully equipped laboratories with state-of-the-art equipment.

MSc in Advanced Cosmetic Science and Natural Health Products
It is a uniquely designed program that offers graduates specialized training in Advanced Cosmetic Science and Natural Health Products. These two subjects complement each other, laying the foundations for ensuring the quality of products from nature, with the sole benefit of the general public being sought. The general purpose of the program is to prepare specialists in research and production, quality control and distribution of cosmetics and natural health products.

PhD in Pharmacy
This is the only doctoral program in Pharmacy offered by a University in Cyprus. It focuses on research aiming to expand the limits of knowledge in the field of Pharmacy. Its goal is to equip scientists to follow the latest technological and scientific developments, develop critical thinking based on evidence and promote the field of Health in an interdisciplinary and collaborative manner.
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