The responsible provision of drug therapy by pharmacists, to achieve definite outcomes that improve a patient's quality of life i.e., pharmaceutical care, is the cornerstone of professional practice for pharmacists. I view pharmaceutical care as extending beyond clinical practice, I find application for it throughout the pharmaceutical the value chain, from good practices in development and trials, manufacturing and distribution, storage, right through to the patient. It has broad application because regardless of the sector, responsible drug therapy which encompasses safety, efficacy and quality should be at the forefront of all we do as professionals.

At the Pharmacy Department of the Nelson Mandela University, we take pride in the undergraduate program offered to students. Our vision is to be the leaders in developing and innovating world class pharmaceutical personnel, products and systems for the benefit of society. Strong relationships with industry partners, allow student placement in the pharmaceutical manufacturing environment for work-based learning, giving them unique exposure to that sector. We are equally proud of the clinical pharmacy skills that our graduates attain through extensive work-based learning at various clinical sites.

Details of the department’s research areas are provided in the pharmacy research page. I encourage you to engage with it to see the good work being conducted by our passionate and dynamic team.