Clinical pharmacy is the branch of Pharmacy where pharmacists provide patient care that optimizes the use of medication and promotes health, wellness, and disease prevention. The practice of clinical pharmacy embraces the concepts of both pharmaceutical care and medicines management, which encompasses the entire way in which medicines are selected, procured, delivered, prescribed, administered and reviewed to optimise the contribution that medicines make to producing informed and desired outcomes of patient care. Clinical pharmacy is a comprehensive health subject that embraces pharmaceutical care as integral part of patient care as desired. 


The Department of Pharmacy, with the help of collaborating partners developed and initiated the postgraduate training program in clinical pharmacy. This is in line with Zambian government’s vision to provide and actively support the development of pharmacy for the country in order to provide the pharmaceutical services with appropriately trained personnel. Also, this vision is in line with that of the university to develop a pool of staff that can be utilized in different fields of university activities through its staff development fellowship (SDF).


The graduates from this program must possess specialized knowledge of pharmacy in specific fields of clinical settings and able to demonstrate the following:

  • High quality clinical and technological services within the scope of pharmaceutical care services to the people requiring it.
  • Ability to solve clinical and related social problems and make expert decisions in their professional career.
  • Effective expert communication with other health colleagues on issues of pharmaceutical care services.
  • Effective contribution of expert healthcare service in general and pharmaceutical services in particular for a multidisciplinary vocation.
  • Be a pharmaceutical care provider whose ability is to manage the specialized necessary requisites of pharmacotherapy and other related clinical attributes within the scope of pharmaceutical care services.
  • Have a general focus for students at developing clinical skills necessary to promote or enable the provision of expert service during the pharmaceutical care services.
  • Train and gain knowledge, skills and behavioural characteristics for the exhibition of expertise in any clinical setting.
  • As a requirement for Lifelong learning with a propensity for continuing education. 

Overall the profession of pharmacy practice is a dynamic science requiring lifelong continuous learning, so as to invest time in the maintenance and further development of one’s own knowledge and skills, over and above the pursuit of higher professional qualification.


2 Years (Full Time)

3 Years (Part Time) years with additional six (6) months on each of the two modes for field data collection, compilation and oral defense for either of the two modes of study.

An appropriate period of residency will be attached to the training depending on the expert field being undertaken.

The applicant must possess

(i) Bachelor of Pharmacy degree (BPharm) or BSc. in Pharmacology from the University of Zambia or an equivalent qualification from a recognized University with a minimum of credit or better.

(iii) Bachelor’s degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences or Pharmaceutical Technology from a recognized University with a minimum of Merit.

(iv) A minimum of two (2) years professional work experience in Pharmacy will be added advantage.

(v) Work experience in any area of Clinical Pharmacy will be an added advantage.

(vi) Full registration with the Health Professions Council of Zambia (HPCZ).

(vii) Relevant supporting reference from the employer (for in-service applicants).

Tuition Fees

Course Work Programmes - PART I

Category Zambian Non-SADC Candidates
Category C: Per Academic Year K16,000.00 $9,310.00

Master by Research and Part II of Course Work Programmes

Category Zambian Non-SADC Candidates
Category C: Per Academic Year K15,400.00 $11,560.00

Part Time Fees

  • Part-time fees for postgraduate programmes are charged at 50% of the full-time rate.

Non Tuition Fees

Registration Fees

  Zambian Non-SADC Candidates
Registration K500.00 $80.00
Late Registration K200.00 $30.00

NB: Late registration shall be K200 per additional month after registration period

Examination Fees

  Zambian Non-SADC Candidates
Part I
Masters Degree/Diploma
K1,000.00 $500.00
Part II/Research
Master (Thesis)
K4,500.00 $800.00
Part II/Taught
Master (Dissertation)
K3,000.00 $700.00
Doctor (Thesis) K6,000.00 $900.00
Supplementary (Part I)
Examinations (Per Course)
K500.00 $120.00
Re-examination (Internal Examiners)
K2,500.00 $400.00
Re-examination (Internal Examiners)
K1,000.00 $250.00
Re-examination (All Examiners)
K4,000.00 $800.00
Re-examination (All Examiners)
K2,000.00 $500.00

Other Fees

  Zambian Non-SADC Candidates
Student Amenities K150.00 $50.00
Medical K200.00 $60.00
Union K150.00 $50.00
Maintenance K200.00 $60.00
Internet Connectivity K150.00 $50.00
Student Handbook K200.00 $60.00
Library K200.00 $60.00

Suggested Student Upkeep and Research Costs (Payable to the student)

  Zambian & Non-SADC
Hostel Accommodation (Per month) K700.00
Student Stipend (Living on campus per day) K90.00
Student Stipend (Living outside campus per day) K120.00
Research Cost: Masters ~ 70% Tuition fees
Book Allowance K5,000.00

Here is how to apply for the course.