The Department was established at 1399/1400 .and since that date - with the rest of the college’s departments. the department has been preparing pharmacists able to work in all regions of the Kingdom and providing pharmaceutical and health services to citizens in all public and private fields. The department makes changes and assessments according to Study plan. The department also aims to educate and provide professional pharmacists with the best education, to contribute at research areas in the field of clinical pharmacology,
And an active contribution in development health services and community awareness. The department seeks to be a leader in clinical pharmacology teaching and research locally and regionally. while providing the best clinical services to hospitals, health institutions and the community. The department provides clinical subjects that prepare the student to play an effective role within the health team after graduation. The department focus on providing the student with initial information about diseases, their causes, symptoms, and methods of prevention and treatment them.
It is to enable the student to learn about methods of treating diseases and discuss the side effects various drugs, through clinical tests, and the ability to recognize the side effects of medications and its toxicity. Beside training students in the field of clinical pharmacy at hospital pharmacy, drug and toxicology information centers, through intensive practical training programs. The department offers postgraduate studies in clinical pharmacy, which include masters in clinical pharmacy, general and specialized residency in cooperation with King Saud University Medical City, and clinical fellowship programs. The department also contains pharmacogenomics research unit and a community pharmacy unit, which aim to research and development in the concerned fields. The department also seeks to expand its post- graduate studies programs to include Doctor of philosophy and master's programs in a variety of fields during the next few years.