Entrance – Year 3
In both the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences and the Department of Pharmacy, students during the first year and a half after entrance study general education courses such as languages at the Toyonaka Campus. Beginning from the second semester in Year 2, they attend basic pharmaceutical education at the Suita Campus.
Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Years 4
When a student in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences acquires the designated credits by the end of the second semester in Year 3, he or she will be assigned to a research laboratory in Year 4 to begin one year of graduation research. The student presents the research results before graduation, and graduates with a Bachelor's degree (Pharmaceutical Sciences).
Nearly all students in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences intend to advance to graduate school, and take the graduate school entrance examination in August of Year 4. The graduate school (Advanced Pharmaco-Science major) is composed of a two-year Master's course and a three-year Doctorate course. Upon completion, the graduates are awarded the title of Master (Pharmaceutical Sciences) or Doctor (Pharmaceutical Sciences). Graduates are expected to be active as university faculty, as researchers at national research institutions, and in R&D positions at pharmaceutical companies.
Meeting in the Laboratory
Department of Pharmacy Year 4 - 6
Students in the Department of Pharmacy are assigned to a research laboratory for three years from Year 4 to Year 6 of their studies, where they carry out research for long-term subjects. During the second semester in Year 4, students take the Common Achievement Tests (OSCE and CBT) and only those who pass move on to an on-site pharmacological practical training in a hospital and pharmacy for 11 weeks each in Year 5. When students obtain the medical pharmaceutical research course credits, they graduate with a Bachelor's degree (Pharmacy), and upon passing the national examination may acquire a pharmacist's license.
We established a 4-year graduate school (Medical Pharmacy major) for students in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences. Students who complete the curriculum for medical pharmaceutical research will be awarded the title of Doctor (Pharmacy). Graduates are expected to be active in leadership positions in facilities such as hospital pharmacies and pharmaceutical science universities.