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BACHELOR OF PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCES

The program has a mandatory pre-medical Spanish proficiency course for non-Spanish speaking students unless showing the mastery of the Spanish language, demonstrated through a proficiency test (oral and written) at a price of 75.00 USD which is not included in the price of any of the under-grade careers.

The purpose of the course is to arm the student with deep knowledge of the Spanish language and all relevant vocabulary related to Biomedical Sciences. It also prepares students in the development of the teaching process including evaluations.



Non-Spanish speaking Student:

The program’s duration is 5 years. It includes 1 year of Spanish pre-med training in addition to the standard 4-year degree program.

Total cost of the program, including premedical and Spanish language courses, is 43,590.00 USD and is divided as follows:


Accommodation in CubaHeal students’ residence for the 1st year of Spanish Pre-med program is included.

Spanish speaking Student:

The program’s duration is 4 years. Total cost of the program is 40,590.00 USD and is divided as follows:


Accommodation in CubaHeal students’ residence for the 1st year of Pre-med program is included.

Important Notices:

  • All non-Spanish speaking students are required to enroll in a 1-year pre-med program intended to deepen students’ knowledge of the Spanish language related to Biomedical Sciences and also to train the students in the development of the teaching process.
  • Upon submitting your application, it will be recorded in a database and is only valid for the academic year in which it was requested. Otherwise, if you do not attend in that period, you must make a new formal request.

The above prices include the following:

  • Enrollment
  • Right of attendance to all practical and theoretical teaching activities
  • Right to all the exams including the final state examination.
  • Marks certification.
  • Title duly legalized by the University of Medical Sciences where the student has attended studies at the end of the program.
  • Use of library services during the studies.
  • Access to sport and cultural areas of the University of Medical Sciences
  • Participation in its various manifestations and scientific advisory for research works.

The above prices do not include the following:

  • Accommodation for year 2nd – 4th year
  • Meals (unless indicated otherwise)
  • Learning materials
  • National or international transportation
  • Telephone services and/or internet services
  • Books
  • Printing
  • Immigration procedures in Cuba
  • Change of migratory status
  • Identity document for year 1st – 6th year
  • Translations and legalization at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs or embassies
  • Health insurance or medical care
  • Paperwork and transfer of the deceased in case of death. 

SUMMARY OF THE MEDICAL DEGREE CURRICULUM:

Faculty: Institute of Pharmacy and Food (IFAL)

Career: Pharmaceutical Sciences

Qualification: Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Certification: Excellence (National Accreditation Board)

Modality: Daytime, Face-to-face (4 years). Course by Encounters-Blended (4 years)

Work object

 The pharmacist’s object of work includes drugs, supplements, cosmetics and diagnostics, as well as complex matrices that interact with the living organism and the environment.

To clarify this general concept, it is valid to point out that the pharmacist obtains and characterizes substances of therapeutic interest, whether synthetic or of natural origin, designs and develops medicines in different pharmaceutical forms and establishes the systems of quality assurance so that it satisfies the internationally established standards in the most economical way and without affecting the environment; evaluates the pharmacological action through preclinical and clinical studies, its biodistribution, toxicity and its rational use.

It works directly linked to the Health Services and is an integral part of primary health care, as it is closely linked with the doctor and the patient, manages the Health Unit and is the maximum responsible for the dispensing of the medicine.

Modes of action

 The Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Sciences is a graduate of broad profile. A professional who must contribute to the socioeconomic development of the country and the improvement of health through his/ her activity in pharmaceutical services and in the design, development, production and control of medicines, supplements, diagnostics and cosmetics. To do this, they must apply and integrate the knowledge acquired during their university studies, as well as the new ones generated from scientific-technical development, through basic and applied scientific research. All this must be done responsibly with society and the environment, attending to the principles of professional ethics and interacting with other professionals in multidisciplinary work teams.

The Career is based on the study of basic subjects, mainly in the first two years, which serve as a theoretical basis for specialty subjects. The upper years are characterized by a solid and comprehensive training in the theoretical aspects of the different subjects that comprise the specialty and a wide practical activity for the formation of skills in the future graduate, which are complemented by the integrating subject of the career: Pharmaceutical Labor Practice, in which students receive professional training in Dispensary Pharmacies,  Hospitals, Pharmaceutical Industry and Research Centers. The studies culminate, with the Defense of a Diploma Work, experimental.

The Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Sciences is qualified to perform among others the following functions:

  • Program, direct and execute the technical and organizational tasks of the Community and Hospital Pharmaceutical Services and pharmaceutical production.
  • Participate in research, teaching, development, production and services.
  • Obtain and characterize active ingredients and other products of pharmaceutical interest, through chemical synthesis, biotechnology and / or isolation from natural sources.
  • Design, develop and consistently produce medicines, supplements, cosmetics and diagnostics at both the dispensary and industrial levels.
  • Manage, ensure and control the quality of medicines, supplements, cosmetics and diagnostics during the processes of preparation, release, storage, distribution and dispensing.
  • Evaluate from the pharmacological, biopharmaceutical and toxicological point of view medicines and other products of pharmaceutical interest through preclinical and clinical studies.
  • Participate in scientific- technical information and/or commercialization tasks, related to their fields of action.
  • Schedule and execute the own tasks to guarantee the supply of medicines in situations of natural disasters.
  • Provide patient-oriented pharmaceutical services related to drug-therapeutic follow-up and the rational use of medications.
  • Ensure compliance with the current regulatory framework, through its participation in state pharmaceutical inspections, the sanitary authorization of new products and their surveillance in the market.

Professional model:

Areas of action

The pharmacist can develop his functions in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry, in the cosmetics industry, in the control of medicines and the pharmacological evaluation of their action, interacting in multidisciplinary teams with other professionals.

Fields of action

The essence of the pharmacist’s object of work derives from his fields of action in: biomedical sciences, pharmaceutical chemistry, pharmaceutical technology, pharmaceutical analysis, pharmacological sciences, pharmaceutical biotechnology, social pharmacy and education.

An exclusive field of action of the pharmacist is the Pharmaceutical Services: Community and Hospital, since he is the only professional with the training required to be able to interact with the other members of the health team, as the maximum responsible for the medicine.

Due to their solid and comprehensive training, and the high development of health services, the pharmaceutical industry and the biotechnology industry fundamentally, there is currently a high demand for these professionals. His participation in research and teaching groups stands out.


TEACHING PROCESS PLAN

CAREER: PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCES

QUALIFICATION: BACHELOR OF PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCES

TYPE OF COURSE: DAY TIME COURSE

DURATION OF THE DEGREE: 4 YEARS


NoDISCIPLINE AND SUBJECTQTY. HOURSDIST. BY YEARSDIST. OF HOURS PER YEAR ACAD.
TOTALCLASSPRACT. LAB. E INVEST.EXAMINATION END OF ASIGN.TROT. OF COURSE1234
1MARXISM – LENINISM150150
1.1Philosophy and Society323232
1.2Economics545454
1.3Sociopolitical theory323232
1.4Social Problems of Science and Technology323232
2HISTORY OF CUBA5050
2.1History of Cuba5050150
3PREPARATION FOR THE DEFENSE6868
3.1National Security and Defense686868
4PHYSICAL EDUCATION112112
4.1Physical Education I282828
4.2Physical Education II282828
4.3Physical Education III282828
4.4Physical Education IV282828
4MATHEMATICS210210
4.1Mathematics I8080180
4.2Mathematics II8080180
4.3Biostatistics5050150
5PHYSICS136136
5.1Physics I6767167
5.2Physics II6969169
6CHEMISTRY243243
6.1General Chemistry1281281128
6.2Physical Chemistry I5555155
6.3Physical Chemistry II606060
7PREPARATION FOR THE DEFENSE6868
7.1National Security and Defense686868
8BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES220220
8.1Cell biology404040
8.2Biochemistry8080180
8.3Anatomy and physiology I505050
8.4Anatomy and physiology II5050150
9PHARMACEUTICAL TECHNOLOGY227227
9.1Pharmaceutical Technology I555555
9.2Pharmaceutical Technology II8080180
9.3Pharmaceutical Technology III929292
10PHARMACEUTICAL ANALYSIS200200
10.1Pharmaceutical Chemical Analysis606060
10.2Pharmaceutical Instrumental Analysis6060160
10.3Biopharmaceutical control and analysis808080
11PHARMACOLOGICAL SCIENCES206206
11.1Pharmacology I4646146
11.2Pharmacology II4848148
11.3Biofarmacia646464
11.4Toxicology4848148
12PHARMACEUTICAL CHEMISTRY240240
12.1Pharmaceutical Organic Chemistry I8080180
12.2Pharmaceutical Organic Chemistry II8080180
12.3Medicinal Chemistry808080
13SOCIAL PHARMACY6262
13.1Pharmaceutical Services6262162
14MICROBIOLOGY AND BIOTECHNOLOGY106106
14.1Microbiology646464
14.2Pharmaceutical Biotechnology424242
15LABOR PRACTICE PHARMACIST53430504
15.1Introduction to Science Pharmaceutical3232132
15.2Community Pharmacy3232132
15.3Good manufacturing practices201010120
15.4Clinical and hospital pharmacy1201201120
15.5Research methodology301020130
15.6Diploma Thesis300300300
TOTAL CURRICULUM HOURS BASE BY FORM AND YEAR26522148504761713584594
TOTAL FINAL EXAMS OF THE BASE CURRICULUM AND PER YEAR156531
TOTAL COURSEWORK OF THE BASE CURRICULUM AND PER YEAR72212
OWN CURRICULUM
10PHARMACEUTICAL ANALYSIS4040
10.1Quality in the pharmaceutical industry404040
11PHARMACOLOGICAL SCIENCES3030
11.1Pharmacotherapeutics3030130
12MEDICINAL CHEMISTRY110110
12.1Pharmaceutical Structural Analysis505015000
12.2Pharmacognosy and Chemistry of Natural Products6060160
13SOCIAL PHARMACY112112
13.1Drug logistics and pharmacoepidemiology646464
13.2Pharmaceutical Care4848148
14MICROBIOLOGY AND BIOTECHNOLOGY4848
14.1Immunology484848
15LABOR PRACTICE PHARMACIST140140
15.1Production of medicines1401401140
TOTAL CURRICULUM HOURS OWN BY FORM AND YEAR480340050288142
TOTAL NUMBER OF FINAL EXAMS OF THE OWN CURRICULUM AND PER YEAR000000
TOTAL COURSEWORK OF THE OWN CURRICULUM AND PER YEAR50122
ELECTIVE AND ELECTIVE CURRICULUM
16SUBJECTS180180
16.1Elective 1/ Elective323232
16.2Elective 2323232
16.3Elective 3323232
16.4Optional 4323232
16.5Elective 5323232
16.6Elective 6323232
TOTAL CURRICULUM HOURS
OPTIONAL AND ELECTIVE BY FORM AND YEAR
1921923200160
TOTAL FINAL EXAMS OF THE ELECTIVE AND ELECTIVE CURRICULUM
TOTAL COURSEWORK OF THE ELECTIVE AND ELECTIVE CURRICULUM
TOTAL
TOTAL CURRICULUM HOURS BY FORM AND YEAR33242680644793763872896
TOTAL FINAL EXAMS OF THE CURRICULUM AND PER YEAR156531
TOTAL COURSEWORK IN THE CURRICULUM AND PER YEAR122334
NOTE: To be entitled to the completion of studies, the student must have passed the English Language requirement at a B1+ level. A ratio of one hour of independent study must be achieved for at least one hour of class.
OBSERVATIONS: This official document is an integral part of the Study Plan of the career, as well as the model of the professional and the programs of the disciplines. The type of completion of studies is Diploma Work.

CUBAHEAL’S SERVICES:

Prior and upon the student’s arrival to the Republic of Cuba, CubaHeal Inc will be responsible for coordinating and concluding the following logistical issues:

Prior to the student’s arrival:

  1. Ensure adequate accommodation in or near the school.
  2. Keep constant line of communication with the university’s administration to confirm seat reservation.
  3. Arranging for airport pickup

Upon the Student’s Arrival:

  1. Airport pickup
  2. An orientation session to familiarize the student with:
    • CubaHeal team.
    • local transportation.
    • Other aspects relating to and city’s facilities as well as relevant immigration and legal laws that must be adhered to in the Republic of Cuba.
  3. Establishment of bank
  4. Stand as a permanent point of reference for the student should a need arises.
  5. Stand as a permanent point of reference to the student’s relatives overseas should the need arises.

For students interested in the above program, kindly note the following:

Click on and fill out STUDENT APPLICATION FOR ADMISSION INTO A MEDICAL PROGRAM form;

CubaHeal requests an initial deposit of CA $ 135.00 for the submission of all university admittance forms. To that end, please be aware of the following:

  • Should the Cuban Academic Services Authorities (CASA) approve a student, and should the student agree to the enrollment’s terms and conditions, the initial deposit will be deducted from the total cost of the 1st year of the program.
  • Should the Cuban Academic Services Authorities (CASA) refuse the enrollment of a student, CubaHeal will refund the full amount less any applicable transfer fees.
  • Should the student reject the educational program proposed by the Cuban Academic Services Authorities (CASA), CubaHeal reserves the right to retain the deposit and treat it as a consultation fee.

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