The courses consist of core subjects and special subjects. The special course starts from the 1st year to learn a wide range of required knowledge for graduation from the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences.
The special subjects taken in each year are shown in the appendix. All subjects in the 1st and 2nd years are common in the 4-year Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences course and the 6-year School of Pharmacy course. The courses mainly cover the special subjects to form the foundation of pharmacology. The Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences is located on the same campus as the School of Medicine and the School of Nursing. Students gain basic communication skills required for team medical care. Team medical care courses start from the 1st year onwards for all three faculties, with the aim of fostering a spirit of respect between the various specialists engaged in healthcare. Practical training is carried out from the second semester of the 2nd year, where the students acquire basic experimental skills and techniques. In addition, in the 1st and 2nd year, students study cultural subjects including foreign languages and information processing offered across the university as a whole.
The subjects covered in the 4-year and 6-year courses diverge from the 3rd year. Students in the 4-year program of the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences take intensive special subjects of life science and pharmaceutical sciences to improve their basic scholastic ability and adaptability required for professional researchers and educators. In addition to classroom learning, students are affiliated with a specific laboratory (see page 14) from the latter half of the second semester of 3rd year to the end of the 4th year, where they pursue special training for research toward their Bachelor’s Thesis. Students who wish to go to the graduate school master’s course after completing undergraduate school take the entrance examination for graduate school around the summer of the 4th year.
In the 6-year program of the School of Pharmacy, students cover the special subjects required for pharmacists and specialists engaged in the clinical development of medicines. From the latter half of the 3rd year second semester, students pursue special training in small groups in their respective laboratories. From the 4th year second semester, students undertake advanced practical training to acquire the skills and knowledge required for practical training. They also take the Common Achievement Test. In the 5th year, students take practical training at a hospital or pharmacy. The practical training undertaken at Chiba University Hospital follows the standard national core curriculum. Students practice at the bedsides of hospitalized patients, learning treatment policies and patient care skills. We also provide a foundation in team care medicine with the School of Medicine. For the practical training at a pharmacy, students undertake training at pharmacies in Chiba City. Since this practical training lasts for a long duration of two and a half months, the university has established a web-based system for students, university academic staff, and the instructing pharmacist to share the progress and achievement of students and any problems during their training. The students, university, and institutions cooperate to ensure effective practical training. In the second semester of the 6th year, special seminars in clinical pharmacy are provided to prepare for the national examination for pharmacists.
As pharmacology/ pharmaceutical sciences span many specialized fields, students pursue their careers in various fields. Upon graduation, students take a wide range of jobs at pharmaceutical companies, medical institutions, universities and research institutions, health services, and so on.
Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences Specialist Subjects for the Students Enrolled in 2021
(School of Pharmacy: 6-year course)
|Academic year||Special subject|
|Year 1||Organic Chemistry I, Organic Chemistry II, Physical Chemistry I, Biological Chemistry I, Analytical Chemistry I, Pharmacology I, Basics of Chemistry and Biology, Anatomy and Physiology, Interprofessional Education I, Study Abroad in Pharmaceutical Sciences|
|Year 2||Physical Chemistry II, Biological Chemistry II, Organic Chemistry III, Organic Chemistry IV, Physical Chemistry III, Biological Chemistry III, Analytical Chemistry II, Pharmacology II, Pharmacology III, Pharmaceutics I, Pharmaceutics II, Public Health and Nutritional Chemistry, Immunology I, Basic Clinical Pharmacy, Pharmacognosy, Microbiology, Statistics, Pharmacist and Medicinal Care, Pharmaceutical Researcher in Society, Exercise in Organic Chemistry, Exercise in General Pharmaceutical Sciences, Interprofessional Education II, General Practical Training (Practice in Basic Organic Chemistry, Practice in Medicinal Resources, Practice in Basic Biological Chemistry), Internship program(After Year 2)|
|Year 3||Organic Chemistry V, Organic Chemistry for Drug Development, Physical Chemistry IV, Physical Chemistry V, Pharmaceutics III, Pharmaceutics IV, Toxicology and Food Safety II A, Toxicology and Food Safety II B, Immunology II, Clinical Pharmacy I, Synopsis of Clinical Medicine I, Synopsis of Clinical Medicine II, Drug Safety, Clinical Pharmacokinetics, Clinical Pharmacology, Pharmaceutical Sciences of Clinical Laboratory and Diagnosis, Clinical Infectious Disease, Infection Control, Tumor Control, Pharmaceutical Technology I, Pharmaceutical Technology II, Medicinal Chemistry, Natural Products Chemistry, Chemistry of Biofunctional Natural Molecules, Synthetic Organic Chemistry, Advanced Physical Chemistry, Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, Pharmaceutics for Molecular Imaging, Exercise in Clinical Pharmacy, Interprofessional Education III, Introduction to Clinical Research, Introduction to Research Ethics, General Training (Practice in Physical Chemistry and Pharmaceutics, Practice in Analytical Chemistry, Food Chemistry, Environmental Health, Radiochemistry and Radiopharmaceuticals, Practice in Pharmacology, Practice in Medical Pharmacy and Clinical Pharmacology)|
|Year 4||Environmental Health and Regulatory Sciences, Clinical Pharmacy II, Applied Therapeutics I, Applied Therapeutics II, Dispensing Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Laws/The Japanese Pharmacopoeia, Clinical Pharmacy/Medical Administration, Pathophysiology and Therapeutics, Clinical Drug Development, Interprofessional Education IV, Analysis of Pharmacotherapy I, Analysis of Pharmacotherapy II, Analysis of Pharmacotherapy III, Exercise in Business Study for Medical Management, Exercise in Practical Social Pharmacy, Exercise in Cutting-Edge Basic Pharmaceutics I, Exercise in Cutting-Edge Basic Pharmaceutics II, Basic Exercise in Clinical English, Basic Exercise in Research English, Advanced Laboratory in Pharmaceutical Sciences I, Practice in Introductory Training to Community/Hospital Externship,|
|Year 5||Practical Exercise of Clinical English, Practical Exercise of Research English, Practical Training in Hospital Pharmacy, Practical On-site Training in Community Pharmacy, Advanced Laboratory in Pharmaceutical Sciences II|
|Year 6||Advanced Practice in Clinical Pharmacy I, Advanced Practice in Clinical Pharmacy II, Advanced Laboratory in Pharmaceutical Sciences III|
Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences Specialist Subjects for the Students Entered in 2021
(Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences: 4-year course)
|Academic year||Core subjects|
|Year 1||Common with 6-year courses|
|Year 2||Common with 6-year courses + Introduction to the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences|
|Year 3||Organic Chemistry V, Organic Chemistry for Drug Development, Physical Chemistry IV, Physical Chemistry V, Pharmaceutics III, Pharmaceutics IV, Toxicology and Food Safety II A, Toxicology and Food Safety II B, Immunology II, Clinical Pharmacy I, Synopsis of Clinical Medicine I, Synopsis of Clinical Medicine II, Drug Safety, Clinical Pharmacokinetics, Clinical Pharmacology, Pharmaceutical Sciences of Clinical Laboratory and Diagnosis, Clinical Infectious Disease, Infection Control, Tumor Control, Pharmaceutical Technology I, Pharmaceutical Technology II, Medicinal Chemistry, Natural Products Chemistry, Chemistry of Biofunctional Natural Molecules, Synthetic Organic Chemistry, Advanced Physical Chemistry, Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, Pharmaceutics for Molecular Imaging, General Training (Practice in Physical Chemistry and Pharmaceutics, Practice in Analytical Chemistry, Food Chemistry, Environmental Health, Radiochemistry and Radiopharmaceuticals, Practice in Pharmacology), Basic Practice for the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences)|
|Year 4||Environmental Health and Regulatory Sciences, Applied Therapeutics I, Applied Therapeutics II, Pharmaceutical Laws/The Japanese Pharmacopoeia, Clinical Drug Development, Exercise of Research English, Advanced Laboratory in Pharmaceutical Sciences|