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The Faculty of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences at the University of Petra , Amman-Jordan was established in 1991. The Faculty offers three programs: B.Sc. in Pharmacy, B.Sc. in Nutrition, and M.S. Pharmaceutical Sciences. The B.Sc. in Pharmacy consists of 5-year program (165 credit hours) and is made of the following disciplines: medicinal and photochemistry, pharmacognosy, pharmaceutics, pharmaceutical technology, pharmacology, clinical Pharmacy and pharmaceutical communication and marketing skills whereas the M.Sc. in Pharmaceutical Sciences consists of 33 credit hours including 9 credit hours for research thesis.

The Faculty of Pharmacy and Medical Technology has four departments:

  • Department of Pharmaceutics and Pharmaceutical Technology
  • Department of Pharmaceutical Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacognosy
  • Department of Pharmacology and Biomedical Sciences
  • Department of Nutrition  

The B.Sc. in Nutrition consists of 4-year program (135 credit hours).

The Faculty of Pharmacy is aspired to be the Faculty of choice in Jordan and the region for learners and scholars and to provide excellence in pharmaceutical education. The Nutrition Program is aspired to be a recognized at the national and international level for their leadership in developing optimal teaching, learning and research.

The mission statements of the Faculty of Pharmacy are:

  • Exhibiting graduates with the well-balanced knowledge, and moral responsibilities in health care professionals
  • Providing technical information and skills to meet the diverse pharmaceutical care needs in both private and government sectors
  • Becoming a research based teaching institute emphasizing on the collaboration between pharmaceutical science and industry
  • Ensuring the commitment to life-long learning to be able to compete in the marketplace and serving our community.

The mission of Nutrition Program is to graduate competent health care professionals, capable of providing high-quality health care to meet the ongoing development of nutrition educators, skills for utilization of more learner-centered approaches, within the larger collaborative network of community and educators and the commitment to life-long learning to be able to compete in the marketplace.


In order to fulfill our mission for the Faculty of Pharmacy, our goals are:


  •         To provide excellent education and professional development of pharmacy students
  •          To foster intellectual curiosity and a commitment to life-long learning
  •          To encourage and support the development of appropriate pharmacist models for various practice settings
  •          To foster interdisciplinary aspects between faculty of pharmacy and community development needs
  •          To conduct and promote applied research and problem-oriented basic research as a vital element of pharmaceutical sciences
  •          To motivate scholar development in order to maintain high quality teaching and training skills for both undergraduates and postgraduates
  •          To encourage extracurricular activities that enhances faculty image and pride In order to fulfill our mission, the general learning goals for the undergraduate Nutrition are:


1.    To integrate the foundational knowledge of related disciplines (i.e., biological, physical, and behavioral sciences, education, research, technology, communication, and management) into the learning and application nutrition.

2.    To provide a foundation of applied knowledge of normal, clinical, and community nutrition, nutrition education and counseling, food science, and management.

3.    To promote the development of problem solving and critical thinking skills.

4.    To foster intellectual curiosity and a commitment to life-long learning.


Pharmaceutical Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacognosy

The department of medicinal chemistry and pharmacognosy through its academic programs introduces the students to various structural requirements for various drugs used in disease management with the emphasis on the structural-activity relationships and the essential chromophore for that particular activity.More

Pharmacology and Biomedical Sciences

The department of pharmacology and biomedical sciences seeks to integrate both basic and applied pharmaceutical and medical sciences into its academic programs in order to provide students with the information necessary to be competent and successful in the increasingly challenging field of pharmacy.More

Pharmaceutics and Pharmaceutical Technology

This department teaches many core and elective courses such as Physical Pharmacy, Dispensing, Biopharmacy, Pharmacokinetics, Pharmaceutical Micrbiology and Indusrial Pharmacy.More


The Faculty of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences at the Petra University, Amman-Jordan was established in 1991. The Faculty offers three programs: B.Sc. in Pharmacy and Nutrition,More

MSc Program in Pharmaceutical Sciences

The Faculty of Pharmacy at the Petra University has an outstanding reputation as a provider of high quality undergraduate education. It is also known for excellence in the quality of its teaching and research and is consistently ranked in the top of private Universities in the Jordan, More
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Prof. Tawfiq Arafat
The Faculty of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences at University of Petra was established almost 20 years ago with a staff members of not more than 8 faculty members at that time...
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