Department of Pharmacy Assistant

Department of Pharmacy Assistant

Pharmacy Assistant Diploma Program Information (introduction)

NOBLE institute’s Pharmacy Assistant Diploma Program is a comprehensive program designed to prepare students with all of the skills and knowledge they will require to become a professional Pharmacy assistants. Students are uniquely and effectively prepared to succeed in this rewarding and exciting career opportunity

The course provides an opportunity to interact with and learn from highly qualified and experienced professionals. The retail pharmacy is a vital health advisory center in which graduates play an important role in.

The course assists you to enter a respected profession which continues to grow from strength to strength. Students will complete the following units:

Course Components

  1. Pharmacology

Course Description: This course provides concrete knowledge on different drugs, and focuses on a practical and applied approaches to Pharmacology. The primary focus is on the brand name and generic names of drugs, which is essential for a pharmacy assistant when working in the pharmacy. Knowledge on different classifications, look-alike and sound-alike drugs, and their adverse effects will help in reducing the duplication of medication from the same class and thus reducing dispensing errors

  1. Anatomy and Physiology

Course Description: Anatomy is defined as the study of the body structures, and Physiology is the function of the body structures. It is important for a pharmacy assistant to have a brief idea of the body systems and how they work. This course will help them in understanding Pharmacology, and where and how medications act in the body.

  1. Industrial Pharmacy and Pharmaceutics

deals with studying all the unit operations involved in drug delivery manufacturing, the scaling up, processing and development of these drug delivery systems and dosage forms at the industrial level and encompassing quality assurance with its branches quality control and Good Manufacturing Practice in its context. Additionally, the students will learn an application of unit processes in mixing, granulation, tableting, coating, and capsule filling and evaluation

  1. Pharmacognosy

This course focuses on study of basic information on pharmacognosy and medicinal plants regarding classification and identification of their components, providing information on different naturally occurring secondary metabolites. The course will emphasize the chemical, biological and therapeutic activities of these compounds.

  1. Pharmaceutical Microbiology and immunology

The students will learn about the infections related to each of the human systems. The students will study the different methods of sterilization, disinfection, anti-sepsis, preservation and control of contamination. Antimicrobial efficacy and potency evaluation will be studied

  1. General chemistry

This course is a fundamental course for most undergraduate students. It gives an introduction to chemical facts and concepts as a mean to help understanding the world around us. Basic concepts: matter, units of measurements, uncertainty in measurements, stoichiometery equations, atomic and molecular weights, chemical calculation, reaction in solution and their calculations, structure of the atom, periodic properties of the elements, chemical bonding, molecular geometry and gases.

  1. Clinical Pharmacy

This course includes the study of the principles of general medicine and the factors influencing the selection of the appropriate medicine and the knowledge of clinical uses, pharmacokinetics, clinically significant side effects & drug interactions and contraindications to medications the dosage necessary a number of common diseases. The course also includes an explanation of the best treatment forms for the diseases according to the specific needs of each case.

  1. Adverse Drug reaction

This module discusses risk factors for allergy/anaphylaxis, lists medicines that are commonly implicated in allergic reactions, explains how to identify and characterise an allergic drug reaction, explains the importance of accurate diagnosis and recording of allergic reactions to drugs and the precautions that should be taken to prevent allergic reactions

  1. Common illness and nutrition

Basic facts and principles of human nutrition are presented. Study includes the physiological and psychological factors of food intake and utilization with emphasis on nutrition education for dietary improvements of groups and individuals. Emphasis is placed on the science of nutrition, the study of nutrients and of their ingestion, digestion, absorption, transport, metabolism, interaction, storage and excretion. Food group plans, the Dietary Guidelines, Food Exchange System, Recommended Dietary Allowances and other standards are reviewed to serve as a foundation for food selection.

  • Quality control

A theoretical course deals with the quality control programs and methods used for the validation and assurance in pharmacy. The quality and services provided by the pharmacist in different pharmaceutical establishments will be discussed with emphasis on the quality control in pharmaceutical industry

  • Practicum

Students gain practical and hands-on experience to apply the knowledge and skills learned in class to real-world experiences in a professional capacity.

Department of Pharmacy Assistant Mission and Vision


To provide safe, high quality students center approach in an atmosphere of professionalism, respect, and effective communication. As well as providing our students with a strong foundation enabling them to begin a successful career as an outstanding professional.

Vision:  The Department of Pharmacy assistant is committed to:

  • Excellence and students Care
  • Honesty and Integrity
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Respect and Teamwork

Messages of Head of Pharmacy Assistant department

It gives me immense pleasure to lead the Department of Pharmacy assistant. Our NOBLE Institute is one of the best institution among Pharmacy institutes running Diploma in Pharmacy Course in Erbil-Kurdistan region.

Department of Pharmacy assistant is working very hard towards the goal of providing innovative and quality education with high standard to achieve academic excellence in field of Community Pharmacy and to provide the highly skilled Pharmacy technician in the service of our region.

The prime motive of our Department is to provide quality education to our students. The process of learning is extremely important in life. What you learn, how you learn and where you learn play a crucial role in developing ones’ intellectual capability, besides career. The excellent infrastructure, teaching faculty of the best kind ensuring quality education such as interaction among students, and staff.

Lecture assistant Narmin Barzingy

MSc. Pharmaceutical science /Leiden University-Netherland

Email: [email protected]

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