Office of the Registrar
School of Pharmacy (2017/2018)
7.2 Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) for Working Professionals, Part-Time Program
7.2.1 General Information
  1. The Committee on Undergraduate Studies of the School of Pharmacy will determine each student's promotion status at the end of each Academic year.

  2. In addition to meeting the promotion regulations for the School, students must meet the general academic regulations (undergraduate). For further information refer to UNIVERSITY REGULATIONS - General Academic Regulations (Undergraduate).

  3. Success in the program depends on meeting the requirements of all terms.

7.2.2 Promotion Status

A student's promotion status at the end of each Academic year will be in one of the following two categories

7.2.2.1 Clear Promotion

Clear Promotion means a student can proceed to the next Academic year. Clear Promotion will be granted when all of the following criteria are met:

  1. A student has obtained a grade of pass (numeric grade of at least 50% or PAS) in each course as outlined in Table 2 Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) for Working Professionals, Part-Time Program.

  2. In the academic years where PHAR 4900 and 6900 are taken, a student has attended the relevant course (PHAR 4900 or 6900) on-campus and obtained a grade of PAS (pass) in the course.

  3. A student has maintained professional and ethical behaviour consistent with the Student Code of Conduct as outlined at www.mun.ca/student/sscm/conduct/ and with the requirements for conduct and professionalism in the School of Pharmacy as outlined at www.mun.ca/pharmacy.

7.2.2.2 Promotion Denied

Promotion Denied means Clear Promotion is not achieved at the end of the Academic year. Promotion Denied will be granted when any of the following criteria are met:

  1. A student has obtained less than a pass (numeric grade of less than 50% or FAL) in any course as outlined in Table 2 Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) for Working Professionals, Part-Time Program.

  2. In the academic years where PHAR 4900 and 6900 are taken, a student has failed to attend the relevant course (PHAR 4900 or 6900) on-campus and/or has obtained a grade of FAL (fail).

  3. A student has maintained professional and ethical behaviour consistent with the Student Code of Conduct as outlined at www.mun.ca/student/sscm/conduct/ and with the requirements for conduct and professionalism in the School of Pharmacy as outlined at www.mun.ca/pharmacy.

Notwithstanding the above, the School of Pharmacy may offer the student the option to repeat a course on the grounds of academic difficulties. This may be offered only once during the student's program. This restriction may be waived if it has been demonstrated that the student's academic performance has been adversely affected by factors duly authenticated and acceptable to Committee on Undergraduate Studies of the School of Pharmacy.

7.2.2.3 Other Information

To be recommended for graduation, a student must have Clear Promotion after successful completion of all course requirements.

  1. Applied Learning courses (PHAR 4910, 5920, 6930):

    • A student is permitted to repeat only one Applied Learning course. A student who fails an Applied Learning course on a second attempt will be required to withdraw from the program.

    • If a failed grade is received in more than one Applied Learning course, the student will be required to withdraw from the program.

    • In certain circumstances (such as violation of the Student Code of Conduct as outlined at www.mun.ca/student/sscm/conduct/), failure of an Applied Learning course may result in the student being required to withdraw from the program.

  2. Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences courses (PHAR 610P, PHAR 611P):

    • Normally, if a student fails an APPE course, Pharmacy’s Committee on Undergraduate Studies may permit the student to continue to the student’s next scheduled APPE course and require the student to repeat the failed course at a later date. This may extend the duration of the student’s program.

    • A student is permitted to repeat only one APPE course. A student who fails an APPE course on a second attempt will be required to withdraw from the program.

    • If a failed grade is received in more than one APPE course, the student will be required to withdraw from the program.

    • In certain circumstances (such as violation of the Student Code of Conduct as outlined at www.mun.ca/student/sscm/conduct/), failure of an Applied Learning course may result in the student being required to withdraw from the program.

7.2.3 Student Withdrawal

Upon completion of an Academic year, a student with Clear Promotion may elect to withdraw temporarily from studies. Voluntary withdrawal at other times and for other reasons may be permitted in accordance with UNIVERSITY REGULATIONS - General Academic Regulations (Undergraduate) - Registration. In all cases, the intent to withdraw voluntarily should be discussed with the Dean. At the end of this period, the student, in consultation with the Committee on Undergraduate Studies of the School of Pharmacy, should ensure that sufficient revision and preparatory work is undertaken to allow studies to be resumed readily. In the absence of good cause, any such student who does not resume studies on the specified date may be deemed to have left the program.

7.2.4 Leave of Absence

Upon completion of an Academic year, a student with Clear Promotion may elect to withdraw temporarily from studies. Voluntary withdrawal at other times and for other reasons may be permitted in accordance with UNIVERSITY REGULATIONS - General Academic Regulations (Undergraduate) - Registration. In all cases, the intent to withdraw voluntarily should be discussed with the Dean. At the end of this period, the student, in consultation with the Committee on Undergraduate Studies of the School of Pharmacy, should ensure that sufficient revision and preparatory work is undertaken to allow studies to be resumed readily. In the absence of good cause, any such student who does not resume studies on the specified date may be deemed to have left the program.