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DHA Exam Sample Questions for Pharmacists

Dubai Health Authority (DHA) regulates Dubai's healthcare sector. One of the requirements for pharmacists who wish to practice there is passing the DHA exam. This exam assesses knowledge and skills to make sure they meet the standards set forth by DHA. If you are thinking about how the DA exam for pharmacists is going to be, then we have it covered for you. In this post, we will go over various aspects of the DHA examination for Pharmacists, such as its format, common topics covered, as well as tips for success in this article. Let’s get started.

Guide To DHA Exam Questions for Pharmacists

Below, we have covered all the prospects in terms of DHA exam questions for pharmacists. Check it out:

Understanding the DHA Exam Format:

  • Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs):The DHA exam for pharmacists includes multiple-choice questions that assess knowledge of pharmaceutical concepts, drug interactions, dosage calculations and any relevant topics.
  • Time Limit: Candidates have an allotted time frame of typically two to three hours in which they need to complete the examination 
  • Passing Score:For pharmacists aiming to pass the DHA exam, an effective passing score set by the DHA must be met in order to pass.

Common Topics Covered in the DHA Exam:

  • Pharmaceutical Sciences:This section addresses topics including pharmacology, pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, drug interactions, adverse drug reactions and classification of medications.
  • Clinical Pharmacy:This section tests knowledge in areas like therapeutic drug monitoring, evaluation of drug utilization patterns and safety concerns with medications used. 
  • Pharmaceutical Calculations:Pharmacists must possess an expert grasp on dosage calculations such as conversions, dilutions and compounding calculations in order to provide effective medical advice to their clients.
  • Regulatory Guidelines:Candidates should be familiar with the local and international regulations governing the practice of pharmacy. This includes drug laws, dispensing guidelines, and pharmacy ethics.

DHA Exam Sample Questions for Pharmacists

1. African American women take lisinopril and another hypertensive drug suffer from nose swelling and other symptoms what make her more suspected to this


A. age

B. Gender

C. Drug combination

D. Ethnicity

2. 61-A 35 year old patient with megaloblastic anemia which of the following is

appropriate for treatment

A. Ferrous gluconate

B. Vit. C

C. Folic acid

D. Folic acid & Vit. b12

3. A pregnant women is sensitive to amoxicillin which is the Drug of Choice for her disease ... what will be the suitable alternative anti-biotic for her?

A. Erythromycin

B. Sulfacetamide

C. Cefixime

4. The summary of a case that woman suffers from pain in menses and during intercourse. Which is finally found that she had something like a tumor or a solid mass What is the best medication to fast relief her pain?

A. Oral contraceptives

B. Surgical

C. Danazol

D. Estrogen

5. Anemic patient refuses to take injection so DOC +is:

A. Iron sucrose

B. ferrous gluconate

C. Vit. b12

6. 70-A 14 year-obese girl comes to the clinic with severe rash. She was initiated on oxcarbazepine about 3 weeks ago for management of partial seizures. Her medical history is significant only for seizures. She has recently become sexually active and admits to inconsistent contraceptive use.

Which one of the following interventions is best for her?

A. Change to carbamazepine.

B. Change to topiramate.

C. Change to valproic acid.

D. No change in therapy i

7. Which process does Insulin work on or increase?

A. Glycogenolysis

B. Glyconeogenesis

C. Glucogensis

D. Ketogenesis

8. Which of the following studies are more susceptible to recall bias?

A. Retrospective cohort

B. Prospective cohort study

C. Randomized controlled trial.

D. Non-randomized controlled trial

9. Which of the following have means that individuals have the capacity to understand basic health information to make appropriate health decisions?

A. Health literacy

B. Cultural competency

C. Communication skills

D. Professional communication

1. Which of the following pharmacoeconomic studies is the simplest because the outcomes are assumed to be equivalent and only the costs of intervention are compared?

A. Cost-utility analysis

B. Cost-benefit analysis

C. Cost-minimization analysis

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