College of

College of Pharmacy

The College of Pharmacy at the Catholic University in Erbil was founded in 2022, and
the first batch of students will be admitted in the academic year 2022-2023. Through a
modern and innovative academic program, the College of Pharmacy will provide the
students with the necessary knowledge, skills, and competencies that will enable them
to improve the health and well-being of the people and the community. The study
program will also help them enhance their critical thinking, creativity, and other soft
skills. After five years of study, the graduates will attain a Bachelor’s degree in
Pharmacy. The degree will enable them to work in different health facilities in the public
and private sectors. The College is well-equipped with the required facilities for
theoretical, laboratory, and practical education and training. The latter will be carried out
at several well-established health facilities such as Marayamana Hospital.


Level Semester No. M Code Module Title ECTS
UGI One 1 CUEPH1101 General Chemistry 7
2 CUEPH1102 Principles of Pharmaceutical Calculations 5
3 CUEPH1103 Human Biology & Genetics 5
4 CUEIR1105 Kurdology / Kurdish Language 4
5 CUEIR1104 Academic Debate 4
6 CUEEN1106 General English 5
Semester No. M Code Module Title ECTS
Two 1 CUEPH1201 Histology 5
2 CUEPH1202 Analytical Chemistry 7
3 CUEPH1203 Pharmaceutical Calculations I 7
4 CUEPH1204 Genetics 4
5 CUEEN1206 Computer Skills 5
6 CUEPH1205 Medical Terminology 2
Level Semester No. M Code Module Title ECTS
UGII Three 1 CUEPH2301 Organic Chemistry I 7
2 CUEPH2302  Human Physiology I 5
3 CUEPH2303 Pharmaceutical Calculations  II 6
4 CUEPH2304  Physical Pharmacy I 3
5 CUEPH2305 Microbiology I 4
6 CUEPH2306 Anatomy 5
Semester No. M Code Module Title ECTS
Four 1 CUEPH2401 Organic Chemistry II 6
2 CUEPH2402 Microbiology II 6
3 CUEPH2403 Physical Pharmacy II 6
4 CUEPH2404 Immunology 3
5 CUEPH2405  Human Physiology II 5
6 CUEPH2406 Pathology 4
Level Semester No. M Code Module Title ECTS
UGIII Five 1 CUEPH3501 Pharmaceutical Technology-I 6
2 CUEPH3502 Pharmacognosy-I 4
3 CUEPH3503 Pharmacology-I 5
4 CUEPH3504 Medicinal Chemistry I 5
5 CUEPH3505 Biochemistry I 6
6 Elective 4
Semester No. M Code Module Title ECTS
Six 1 CUEPH3601 Pharmaceutical Technology-II 6
2 CUEPH3602 Pharmacognosy-II 5
3 CUEPH3603 Biochemistry II 5
4 CUEPH3604 Pharmacology-II 5
5 CUEPH3605 Medicinal  Chemistry II 5
6 CUEPH3606 Pathophysiology 4
Level Semester No. M Code Module Title ECTS
UGIV Seven 1 CUEPH4701 Clinical Pharmacy I 7
2 CUEPH4702 Medicinal Chemistry III 7
3 CUEPH4703 Biopharmaceutics 4
4 CUEPH4704 Pharmacy Training I 3
5 CUEPH4705 Pharmacology III 4
6 CUEPH4706 Research Methods 5
Note 1: The student should complete the Summer Internships to fulfill the Bachelor of Science degree requirements (after completing the Eighth Semester)
Semester No. M Code Module Title ECTS
Eight 1 CUEPH4801 Clinical Pharmacy II 7
2 CUEPH4802 Pharmacy Training II 4
3 CUEPH4803 Pharmacokinetics 6
4 CUEPH4804 Toxicology 6
5 CUEPH4805 Community Pharmacy 3
6 CUEPH4806 Public health & First Aid 4
UGV  Note 2: The student should start with the graduation project at the beginning of the ninth semester
Semester No. M Code Module Title ECTS
Nine 1 CUEPH58901 Industrial Pharmacy I 7
2 CUEPH58902 Clinical Toxicology 5
3 CUEPH58903 Clinical Biochemistry 6
4 CUEPH58904 Phytotherapy 3
5 CUEPH58905 Patient Assessment & Communication 3
6 CUEPH58906 Pharmacotherapeutics I 6
Semester No. M Code Module Title ECTS
Ten 1 CUEPH581001 Industrial Pharmacy II 7
2 CUEPH581002 Pharmacotherapeutics II 6
3 CUEPH581004 Hospital & clinical lab training 2
4 CUEPH581005 Pharmacy Management & Cosmetics 4
5 CUEPH581006 Pharmacy Law & ethics 3
6 CUEPH581007 Prodrugs & Drug Discovery 4
7 CUEPH581008 Graduation Project 4

Graduate qualified pharmacists work in international health institutions and industry; preparing specialist staff for teaching and college activities should be within the pharmaceutical industry’s development.

The College seeks to be unique in pharmaceutical education, research achievement, and community service. The College’s current attention is to achieve quality standards and be within the premium colleges on the level of Iraq in the field of quality. The vision will be achieved by delivering excellent teaching methods and training courses for the students as well as commencing high-quality research through encouraging cooperation with other research centers worldwide.

  • To prepare Pharmacists who are qualified to work in various professional fields and can keep pace with developments in the field of professional development.
  • To establish postgraduate studies in the future.
  • To provide scientific consultations and cooperation with pharmaceutical laboratories in the field of development and the creation of new drugs.
  • To cooperate with the Pharmacists Syndicate regarding pharmacists’ profession, hold conferences and seminars, and work on connecting university education with reality and application.
  • To reach quality standards in pharmaceutical education and seek reliability.
  • To teach individuals who can do independent research and in-depth studies and specialize in any branch of the pharmacy branches with plans to provide students with educational and technical laboratories in the fields of industry, academia, government, or other areas.
  • To activate the role of Pharmaceutical Sciences and the creation of student work as a collective Specialist and communicate with the community.
  • To train students and graduates and manage leadership skills for pharmacy institutions to qualify them to become leaders in their communities.
  • Activating the role of pharmacists to serve patients and the advancement of Iraqi society.

Graduates will be able to work in various professional fields such as community pharmacy, clinical pharmacist in hospitals, researchers at research centers, and pharmaceutical companies.