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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


No DISCIPLINE AND SUBJECT QTY. HOURS DIST. BY YEARS DIST. OF HOURS PER YEAR ACAD.
TOTAL CLASS PRACT. LAB. E INVEST. EXAMINATION END OF ASIGN. TROT. OF COURSE 1 2 3 4
1 MARXISM – LENINISM 150 150
1.1 Philosophy and Society 32 32 32
1.2 Economics 54 54 54
1.3 Sociopolitical theory 32 32 32
1.4 Social Problems of Science and Technology 32 32 32
2 HISTORY OF CUBA 50 50
2.1 History of Cuba 50 50 1 50
3 PREPARATION FOR THE DEFENSE 68 68
3.1 National Security and Defense 68 68 68
4 PHYSICAL EDUCATION 112 112
4.1 Physical Education I 28 28 28
4.2 Physical Education II 28 28 28
4.3 Physical Education III 28 28 28
4.4 Physical Education IV 28 28 28
4 MATHEMATICS 210 210
4.1 Mathematics I 80 80 1 80
4.2 Mathematics II 80 80 1 80
4.3 Biostatistics 50 50 1 50
5 PHYSICS 136 136
5.1 Physics I 67 67 1 67
5.2 Physics II 69 69 1 69
6 CHEMISTRY 243 243
6.1 General Chemistry 128 128 1 128
6.2 Physical Chemistry I 55 55 1 55
6.3 Physical Chemistry II 60 60 60
7 PREPARATION FOR THE DEFENSE 68 68
7.1 National Security and Defense 68 68 68
8 BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES 220 220
8.1 Cell biology 40 40 40
8.2 Biochemistry 80 80 1 80
8.3 Anatomy and physiology I 50 50 50
8.4 Anatomy and physiology II 50 50 1 50
9 PHARMACEUTICAL TECHNOLOGY 227 227
9.1 Pharmaceutical Technology I 55 55 55
9.2 Pharmaceutical Technology II 80 80 1 80
9.3 Pharmaceutical Technology III 92 92 92
10 PHARMACEUTICAL ANALYSIS 200 200
10.1 Pharmaceutical Chemical Analysis 60 60 60
10.2 Pharmaceutical Instrumental Analysis 60 60 1 60
10.3 Biopharmaceutical control and analysis 80 80 80
11 PHARMACOLOGICAL SCIENCES 206 206
11.1 Pharmacology I 46 46 1 46
11.2 Pharmacology II 48 48 1 48
11.3 Biofarmacia 64 64 64
11.4 Toxicology 48 48 1 48
12 PHARMACEUTICAL CHEMISTRY 240 240
12.1 Pharmaceutical Organic Chemistry I 80 80 1 80
12.2 Pharmaceutical Organic Chemistry II 80 80 1 80
12.3 Medicinal Chemistry 80 80 80
13 SOCIAL PHARMACY 62 62
13.1 Pharmaceutical Services 62 62 1 62
14 MICROBIOLOGY AND BIOTECHNOLOGY 106 106
14.1 Microbiology 64 64 64
14.2 Pharmaceutical Biotechnology 42 42 42
15 LABOR PRACTICE PHARMACIST 534 30 504
15.1 Introduction to Science Pharmaceutical 32 32 1 32
15.2 Community Pharmacy 32 32 1 32
15.3 Good manufacturing practices 20 10 10 1 20
15.4 Clinical and hospital pharmacy 120 120 1 120
15.5 Research methodology 30 10 20 1 30
15.6 Diploma Thesis 300 300 300
TOTAL CURRICULUM HOURS BASE BY FORM AND YEAR 2652 2148 504 761 713 584 594
TOTAL FINAL EXAMS OF THE BASE CURRICULUM AND PER YEAR 15 6 5 3 1
TOTAL COURSEWORK OF THE BASE CURRICULUM AND PER YEAR 7 2 2 1 2
OWN CURRICULUM
10 PHARMACEUTICAL ANALYSIS 40 40
10.1 Quality in the pharmaceutical industry 40 40 40
11 PHARMACOLOGICAL SCIENCES 30 30
11.1 Pharmacotherapeutics 30 30 1 30
12 MEDICINAL CHEMISTRY 110 110
12.1 Pharmaceutical Structural Analysis 50 50 1 50 0 0
12.2 Pharmacognosy and Chemistry of Natural Products 60 60 1 60
13 SOCIAL PHARMACY 112 112
13.1 Drug logistics and pharmacoepidemiology 64 64 64
13.2 Pharmaceutical Care 48 48 1 48
14 MICROBIOLOGY AND BIOTECHNOLOGY 48 48
14.1 Immunology 48 48 48
15 LABOR PRACTICE PHARMACIST 140 140
15.1 Production of medicines 140 140 1 140
TOTAL CURRICULUM HOURS OWN BY FORM AND YEAR 480 340 0 50 288 142
TOTAL NUMBER OF FINAL EXAMS OF THE OWN CURRICULUM AND PER YEAR 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL COURSEWORK OF THE OWN CURRICULUM AND PER YEAR 5 0 1 2 2
ELECTIVE AND ELECTIVE CURRICULUM
16 SUBJECTS 180 180
16.1 Elective 1/ Elective 32 32 32
16.2 Elective 2 32 32 32
16.3 Elective 3 32 32 32
16.4 Optional 4 32 32 32
16.5 Elective 5 32 32 32
16.6 Elective 6 32 32 32
TOTAL CURRICULUM HOURS
OPTIONAL AND ELECTIVE BY FORM AND YEAR
192 192 32 0 0 160
TOTAL FINAL EXAMS OF THE ELECTIVE AND ELECTIVE CURRICULUM
TOTAL COURSEWORK OF THE ELECTIVE AND ELECTIVE CURRICULUM
TOTAL
TOTAL CURRICULUM HOURS BY FORM AND YEAR 3324 2680 644 793 763 872 896
TOTAL FINAL EXAMS OF THE CURRICULUM AND PER YEAR 15 6 5 3 1
TOTAL COURSEWORK IN THE CURRICULUM AND PER YEAR 12 2 3 3 4
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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