Undergraduate Programme

Bachelor of Pharmacy

CHS – PHRM 1 Selection for the Bachelor of Pharmacy

Candidates are eligible to apply for selections to register for the qualification of Bachelor of Pharmacy provided they have

  1. a) an NSC degree pass with English and Life Orientation and Mathematics and Life Sciences and Physical Science all at Level 4

(b)            33 points excluding Life Orientation

CHS – PHRM 2 Curriculum for the Bachelor of Pharmacy

The curriculum for the qualification Bachelor of Pharmacy, comprising modules with a total credit point value of 512 credits as approved by the Senate, shall extend over eight semesters of full-time study. All modules in the curriculum shall be compulsory.

CHS – PHRM 3 Progression requirements

To maintain their good standing, and to avoid either warning for slow academic progress or exclusion from the University, students must maintain minimum rates of progression through their qualifications. Minimum rates of acceptable progression for this qualification are set out below.


CHS – PHRM 4 Attendance

Attendance to all practical and clinical modules are compulsory.

CHS – PHRM 5 Statutory Body Requirements

A student is required to have completed 400 hours of experiential training before being awarded the degree.

Number Semesters


Min. Progression


“At Risk” threshold

(75% of Maximum)

Normal progression
Curriculum for Bachelor of Pharmacy (B-PHAM)
CodeName of ModuleCreditsSem
Level 1
BIOL103Introductory Biology for Health Sciences161
MATH150Mathematics for Natural Sciences161
PHRM141Pharmaceutical Chemistry 1161
PHYS131Intro Physics for Life Sciences & Agriculture161
PHRM102Introduction to Pharmacy162
BHME222Health and Illness Behaviour162
PHRM142Pharmaceutical Chemistry 2162
Choose ONE of the following isiZulu Modules:
ZULN101Basic isiZulu languages Studies A162
ZULM105Academic Writing162
ZULN101 (non-Zulu speaking students) ZULM105 (Zulu speaking students)
 Total Credits for level 1128 
Level 2
ANAT101Introduction to Anatomy and Neuroanatomy161
PHRM245Physico-chemical Principles for Medicines161
PHRM251Pharmaceutical Chemistry 3161
HPHS222Integration and Communication162
PHRM252Introduction to Pathology162
PHRM242Design and Manufacturing of Medicines.162
PHRM246Introduction to Biochemistry and Pharmacology162
 Total Credits for level 2128 
Level 3
PHRM355Health Law Ethics161
PHRM353Pharmaceutical Analysis161
PHRM321Pharmaceutical Microbiology161
PHRM301Pharmacology 11161
PHRM311Medicinal Chemistry162
PHRM351Pharmaceutical Care162
PHRM352Pharmaceutical Logistics Economics and Management.162
PHRM302Pharmacology III.162
 Total Credits for level 3128 
Level 4
PHRM453Applied Pharmaceutical Care161
PHRM401Pharmacology IV161
PHRM452Advanced Pharmaceutics162
PHRM454Natural Products and Evidence Based Medicine162

Pharmacology V162
PHRM440Research Project32Year

Total Credits for level 4

Total Credits for the Degree





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