School of Pharmacy & Medical Sciences

Welcome to the School of Pharmacy & Medical Sciences (SPMS)

A Message from the Dean

The medical sciences continue to grow and branch. The global trend in medical sciences, academically and in practice, is towards professional specialties. This means that following the trend will produce more professional graduates who are skillful enough to directly serve patients and the community.

The School of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences incorporates three departments: Clinical Pharmacy, Biomedical Science, and Nutrition and Dietetics. We work hard in the school to produce professional graduates who are well trained to provide clinical care in various healthcare settings.

Our school is equipped with the required facilities for efficient learning, in addition to unique, comprehensive hospital-based training programs. Furthermore, and most importantly, the programs in each of the three departments are supervised and delivered by distinguished staff; in fact, they are elite.

Abdullah Aldahbali, MClinPharm, PhD, PostDoc

Dean, School of Pharmacy & Medical Sciences

Email: abdallah.dahbaly@ye.liu.edu.lb

SPMS Vision

To be a nationally leading, globally recognized figure in modernizing and advancing the education of pharmaceutical, biomedical, and nutritional sciences.       

SPMS Mission

To prepare distinguished clinical professionals in pharmacy, biomedical, and nutrition and dietetics for successful careers in healthcare through knowledge-based, practice-oriented, research-directing academic programs that are nationally valued and internationally accredited.     

SPMS Objectives

1. Generating professionals able to work collaboratively within the healthcare team with self-confidence and respect.

2. Adopting and adapting state-of-the art advancements to the school’s academic programs.

3. Promoting development and growth of the faculty, its departments and staff, and its students and alumni.

4. Supporting collaborations for multidisciplinary research, affiliations with various healthcare specialties, and initiatives for community-based health services.

Programs of Study

The School of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences offers programs leading to the degrees in all major areas listed below.

Program Type Program Title Credits
Undergraduate Clinical Pharmacy 173
Undergraduate Biomedical Science 138
Undergraduate Nutrition & Dietetics 129
Graduate Master of Clinical Pharmacy 36

Clinical Pharmacy - Program Specifications and Training Plan

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Clinical Pharmacy


To change the face of traditional pharmacy through providing outstanding pharmaceutical care.


-To improve healthcare outcomes through offering unique, competitive, and high-quality clinical pharmacy education programs.
-To produce outstanding graduates who are able to conduct innovative research and provide exemplary professional and innovative sustainable solutions for community needs.


1.Providing students with the basic principles and fundamentals of pharmacy education.
2.Promoting the correct and appropriate use of medicinal products and devices.
3.Maximizing the clinical effect of medicines, i.e., using the most effective treatment for each type of patient.
4.Providing students with information technology and communication skills to work in harmony with the healthcare team.

The Program’s Intended Learning Outcomes

A. Knowledge and Understanding
A1. Reviewing the knowledge facts and principles of both basic and medical sciences.
A2. Identifying the role of each pharmaceutical science in the development and use of pharmaceutical products.
A3. Discussing disease pathophysiology and the patient’s clinical presentation.
A4. Relating the biologic effects of medicinal substances to their physicochemical properties and their interactions with the living systems.
A5. Recalling the ethics and methods of scientific research.

B. Intellectual Skills
B1. Conceptualizeing pharmaceutical care as the standard framework of clinical pharmacy services in various healthcare settings.
B2. Integrateing patient’s demographic, social, and health data to discover drug-related problems.
B3. Compareing alternative therapeutic plans for each drug-related problem based on evidence of effectiveness, safety, and cost.
B4. Createing a patient-specific pharmaceutical care plan to achieve a definite outcome for each drug-related problem.
B5. Proposeing research ideas based on practice gaps and improvement opportunities.

C. Professional and Practical Skills
C1. Provideing pharmaceutical care professionally in various pharmacy practice settings.
C2. Communicating effectively with patients and other health care professionals.
C3. Contributeing in developing, implementing, and monitoring pharmaceutical care plans.
C4. Counseling patients on the purpose and expectations of drug therapy.
C5. Documenting pharmaceutical care steps in a patient’s medical record.
C6. Responding to drug information requests in a systematic manner. .

D. General and Transferable Skills
D1. Advocating leadership by initiating and advocating change to develop new opportunities in response to problems they identify.
D2. Developing presentation, promotion, marketing, business administration, as well as numeric and computation skills.
D3. Developing time management, critical thinking, problem solving, decision-making, and teamwork capabilities.
D4. Communicating clearly by verbal and written means.

Biomedical Science


To achieve leadership and excellence in the field of education and qualification of medical laboratory science and research at the national and regional levels.


To provide advanced education and training to prepare highly competent medical laboratory scientists to serve patients and healthcare professionals while demonstrating high ethical standards.


1. To provide a superior and comprehensive educational program in medical laboratory sciences to students.
2. To enhance critical thinking skills.
3. To gain practical skills related to the laboratory field.
4. To employ modern information technology related to the health and research fields.
5. To collaborate with internal and external partners to achieve the research needs of the profession.
6. To graduate individuals with a sense of commitment to the ethical and humane aspects of patient care and with recognition of their role in assuring quality health care.
7. To facilitate the transfer of knowledge and skills to adapt to the current and evolving scope of biomedical science.

The Program’s Intended Learning Outcomes

A. Knowledge and Understanding
A1. Demonstrating basic knowledge in both basic sciences (biology, chemistry, and statistics) and medical sciences (anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, and microbiology).
A2. Discussing the theoretical basis as well as the practical applications of biomedical sciences, such as immunology, parasitology, hematology, homeostasis, and blood bank.
A3. Understanding pathophysiological changes in disease states to abnormalities in various medical lab test results.
A4. Describing the principles and techniques of various laboratory procedures and principles of instruments’ operation.
A5. Explaining the role of medical labs to detect, diagnose, treat, and monitor diseases’ treatment.
A6. Relating the principles of communication, social, and administrative sciences to medical laboratory practice.
A7. Understanding the concepts of safety and quality assurance management and their importance in medical laboratory practice.
A8. Recognizing biological and analytical factors that affect the accuracy of laboratory tests results or interfere with them.

B. Intellectual Skills
B1. Integrating knowledge from basic biomedical sciences into laboratory data interpretation.
B2. Differentiating disease-related abnormal lab test results from those caused by errors and interferences.
B3. Combining patient information, clinical scenario, and technical skills to avoid misinterpretation of lab test results.
B4. Merging evidence-based information and critical thinking for proper decision-making in medical laboratory practice.
B5. Designing research proposals in various fields of medical laboratory practice.

C. Professional and Practical Skills
C1. Collecting, transporting, preserving, storing, and disposing of common clinical samples according to “Standard Operating Procedures.”
C2. Performing laboratory diagnostic tests commonly encountered in a hospital laboratory and research field.
C3. Applying scientific knowledge and technical skills to operate and maintain laboratory equipment and tools.
C4. Applying the principles of medical laboratory knowledge and technical skills in promoting accurate, precise, timely, and cost-effective medical laboratory services.
C5. Applying computer technology in clinical laboratory data processing, data reporting, and information retrieval.
C6. Conducting research projects in the field of biomedical science with a sense of social responsibility.
C7. Preparing process and interpreting and presenting data using appropriate qualitative and quantitative techniques, statistical programs, and spreadsheets for presenting data.
C8. Applying principles of finance, marketing, and human resources to manage difference medical laboratory practices and services.

D. General and Transferable Skills
D1. Demonstrating ethical behavior with patients, colleagues, and health care workers.
D2. Applying the skills acquired in the program for effective leadership and advocating change to develop new opportunities for improvement.
D3. Developing presentation, promotion, marketing, business administration, numeric, and computation skills in biomedical science.
D4. Developing independence, critical thinking, problem solving, decision-making, and teamwork.
D5. Communicating effectively with other healthcare professionals and patients and exhibiting professional ethics, attitudes, behaviors, and respect for others.
D6. Engaging in continuous education and long-life learning.
D7. Managing time efficiently to accomplish the tasks and technical work under pressure to reach a correct diagnosis of the patient's condition.

Nutrition and Dietetics


To achieve excellence in the field of nutrition and dietetics locally and regionally.


To contribute to health and well-being by providing highly qualified nutrition and dietetic professionals.


1. Creating a suitable environment for educational and practical purposes in the field of nutrition and dietetics. 2. Supplying the medical professions with competent graduates. 3. Contributing to community services. 4. Increasing awareness about the role of nutrition.

The Program’s Intended Learning Outcomes

A. Knowledge and Understanding
A1. Illustrating fundamental knowledge in the basic and medical sciences in relation to food and nutrition.
A2. Reviewing the basics of diseases pathophysiology and explaining the role of nutrition, nutrients, and dietetics in disease prevention and treatment.
A3. Identifying the principles of communication, social, and administrative sciences and relating them to clinical nutrition and dietetics practices.
A4. Listing the properties and composition of different food products and explaining their values in both health and disease states.
A5. Describing the basic principles for designing and conducting research related to production, use, and quality of nutritive products.

B. Intellectual Skills
B1. Merging knowledge from basic and medical sciences in the formulation and implementation of safe and effective nutritional therapy.
B2. Integrating knowledge from nutritional and non-nutritional sciences to evaluate the nutritional needs in a patient-centered plan.
B3. Appraising concepts, literature, and technologies critically.
B4. Consolidating the principles of nutritional, medical, and nonmedical sciences for proper regimen selection among alternatives.
B5. Proposing steps of calculating and modifying the required values of various macro and micro-nutrients and calories.
B6. Appraising evidence-based information in the practice of nutritional sciences.

C. Professional and Practical Skills
C1. Applying principles of economics and sociology in food service management.
C2. Developing educational services and disseminating information to community and patients about the importance of correct nutritional behaviors.
C3. Communicating effectively with other healthcare professionals and patients with professional ethics, attitudes, and behaviors.
C4. Developing public awareness of the importance of optimal nutrition.

D. General and Transferable Skills
D1. Advocating leadership by initiating changes in response to problems.
D2. Developing presentation, promotion, marketing, business administration, numeric, and computation skills.
D3. Developing time management skills, critical thinking, problem solving, decision-making, and teamwork.
D4. Communicating clearly by verbal, non-verbal, and written means.

Master of Clinical Pharmacy


To produce highly qualified, practically-oriented, patient-centered, lifelong learning pharmacists with leadership capabilities to shape the future practice of pharmacy.


1. Creating, evaluating, improving, and disseminating innovative and transformative pharmacy practice models that result in safe, cost-effective, and morally driven patient-centered care.
2. Preparing graduates to become leaders capable of improving the health and wellness of individuals and communities and advancing pharmacy practice into the future.
3. Stimulating a culture that promotes diversity of thought and lifelong learning within an exceptional community of students, faculty, and staff.

The Program’s Intended Learning Outcomes

A. Knowledge and Understanding
A1. Explaining pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics information, especially those related to clinical use.
A2. Outlining patients’ health-related data in disease states.
A3. Understanding the basic principles and ethics of clinical research.

B. Intellectual Skills
B1. Integrating drug and disease knowledge with patient-specific characteristics.
B2. Identifying, classifying, prioritizing, and solving/preventing drug-related problems in each individual patient.
B3. Rationalizing each drug in each individual patient.
B4. Incorporating evidence and best practices when making decisions.

C. Professional and Practical Skills
C1. Presenting information in an organized and logical fashion, with an assessment and plan appropriate for the clinical situation.
C2. Providing patient-centered care as a drug expert and documenting and communicating such care with team members.
C3. Educating patients and responding to drug information queries responsibly and professionally.
C4. Conducting and participating in clinical research and implementing policies to improve drug use.

D. General and Transferable Skills
D1. Effectively communicating verbally and nonverbally when interacting with an individual, group, or organization.
D2. Adopting, exercising, promoting, and appraising the culture of critical thinking.






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