Pharmacy Programme Structure
- The 5-year programme is offered in 10 consecutive semesters during 5 years. Module provision involves lectures, tutorials, workshops and practical periods as well as field training. Each semester involves 55-60 credits (equivalent to 16.5-18 credit hours), thus making up a total of 580 credits for the entire programme This is equivalent to 174 credit hours).
- General Non-Core Modules (10.3%): These subjects are given, mostly, to the first-year students and include: Mathematics, English Language, Communication Skills, Psychology and Scientific Thinking. These are especially tailored to meet the needs of pharmacy students and will be coordinated by most relevant pharmaceutical departments, as deems appropriate.
- Core Modules: constitute about 80.2% of the whole provision. They are sequenced and synchronized to permit optimal learning and transition among semesters. Prerequisites are also applied to maximize the benefits gained from these courses.
- Optional or Elective Modules: are provided in the last 4 semesters of the study and comprise 4.3% of the total provisions. A variety of such courses is offered by different departments and covers a broad-range of knowledge. Electives are offered in groups of interest; the choice among which will be linked with the nature of the research project students perform in the final year of the study. This strategy will also enable students to choose the subjects that best match their current and future needs and interests. A list of elective programmes is given at the end of course-description. This grouping can likewise serve as the basis of offering future topics for Masters’ programme or Diplomas.
- Senior Research projects (5.2%): Besides, in its last year of study, the programme encompasses a research project which constitutes a research dissertation work on recent development in pharmaceutical sciences. This course aims to boost the students’ ability to conduct research and surf the literature arena, and also to apply the knowledge they gained in informatics and electives.
- A 300 hrs of summer training programme is enforced throughout the study, particularly after the third and fourth years, so as to ensure timely optimal gain of professional experience. This training will also take place in community and hospital pharmacy stores and in pharmaceutical firms and will be considered a partial requirement of graduation.
- During the ninth semester of the study, placement (externship) in hospitals is an essential requirement of this programme will take place.
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ENGLxxxxxx: English Language 1
This module is offered to the newly-admitted students to reinforce their study skills, with a special emphasis on oral presentations as in seminars, composition as in written exams and extraction of information from reference books and electronic resources. Besides, students will get a flavour of scientific-terms commonly used in learning and practice.
The aims of this module are to:
• Ensure that all students have a basic knowledge and understanding of elementary mathematics and also provide basic cognitive and practical skills for future study.
• Develop the students’ understanding of mathematics and processes in a way that promotes confidence and fosters enjoyment.
• Possess a broad foundational knowledge of mathematics, relevant to pharmacology that will serve as a strong platform for future study.
• Expand their range of mathematical skills and techniques and use them in simple unstructured problems.
• Read and comprehend mathematical arguments and articles concerning applications of mathematics especially with respect to pharmacology problems.
• Take increasing responsibility for their own learning and the evaluation of their own mathematical development.
UCSK01P01: Communication Skills
The aim of this module is to deliver some major concepts to the students like pharmacists’ responsibility, importance of communication in meeting your patients Patients-Centered Care. Clarify active role of pharmacist in Therapeutic Drug Monitoring “TDM”, Educating Children and Parents about Medicines. Deliver pharmacist roles in collaborative patient care adaptive thinking.
PCMS01P01: Physical Chemistry
The aims of this module are to build up knowledge and skills in basic physical chemistry and understand the concepts of some topics such as: Stoichiometry, gases, solutions and thermochemistry. Also, ensure that students acquire the knowledge of basic physical chemistry necessary for understanding further chemistry courses.
PCMS02P01: Organic Chemistry-1
The aim of this course is to give the student detailed knowledge and demonstrate professional competence in application of principles of aliphatic and aromatic organic chemistry.
PPIP01P01: Orientation & History of Pharmacy
The module aims to provide the students with knowledge, skills and information about practice the pharmacy profession in various discipline including community pharmacies, hospitals, clinical pharmacist, industrial plants. In addition to give a chance for students to identify the basic knowledge of different dosage forms and prescription types. Also, the course is intended for the students to acquire widespread information about ancient civilization in the field of pharmacy, Arab scientists, development of the profession, different papyrus used in registration of drugs of different origin and uses.
PPTX01P01: Medical Terminology
The aim of this module is to provide students with fundamental knowledge of medical and pharmaceutical terms, empowering them to identify, assemble, interpret and implement medical terms as well as familiarize students with universally accepted abbreviations related to any given health care setting.
ENGLxxxxxx: English Langauage-2
This course will continue reinforcing skills acquired in previous ENGL course. In addition it emphasizes principles of “Medical Terminology” and provides the students with a superb understanding of the medical “language”. The student will have the ability to understand and utilize medical/pharmacy language commonly used in patient care delivery and pharmacy practice. Emphasis is placed on root-words and affixes which have general and frequent occurrence in the communication of medicine, pharmacy, chemistry, and related areas.
PCMS03P01: Organic Chemistry-2
The aims of this module are to ensure that students continue to acquire basic knowledge in organic chemistry in addition to that taught in organic chemistry 1 knowledge. The module also aims to give the student detailed knowledge and demonstrate professional competence in principles and applications of spectroscopy, principles of stereochemistry and principles of heterocyclic chemistry in order to prepare the student to medicinal chemistry, phytochemistry and biochemistry.
PCMS04P01: Analytical Chemistry-1The aims of this module are to:
- Develop knowledge and skills of students in basic inorganic chemistry and understanding the importance of analytical inorganic chemistry in pharmacy.
- Develop the practical skills in detection and separation of various unknown groups of anions and cations that enable the graduate to communicate efficiently and effectively with healthcare professionals.
PPIP02P01: Physical PharmacyThe course aims to give the student good background about physicochemical properties of drugs and drug products and to understand how physicochemical characteristics affect formulation of drug products and describe various processes that governs drug design on delivery to patient.
PPPT01P01: Botany & Medicinal PlantsThe aim of this module is to develop skills and knowledge concerning handling, authentication and/or quality assurance of medicinal plants when present either in entire or powdered forms and provide pharmacy students with different medicinal applications of herbal drugs and their active constituents and to familiarize students with herbal drugs including; Leaves, flowers, and barks currently in use in the market. How to handle the collection and drying of different plants.
PPTX02P01: Anatomy & HistologyThe aim of this module is to enable students to acquire detailed information about general and regional anatomy of the human body, and about the structure of all tissues that, as a whole, constitute an integrated work system. Also enable students to acquire detailed information about systemic and regional anatomy, cell and basic tissues of the human body and their functions. This will help students understand: the anatomy of the human body, the anatomical and structural constitution of the tissues, and how these tissues perform their different functions, which plays an important role in the routes of drug administration, metabolism and excretion from the body.
PMBT01C01: ParasitologyThis course acquaints the students with parasitology which highlights common infections with various parasites, their symptoms, risk, diagnosis, and lines of prophylaxis and management
The course aims at making students appreciate the theoretical perspectives of abnormal behaviour and psychological disorder, understand the development and symptoms of various types of psychological disorder as well as explore the strategies available in the treatment of psychological disorder.
PCMS05C01: Analytical Chemistry-2
The aims of this module are to:
- Provide the students with a quantitative sense in chemical analysis.
- Provide the students with a deep knowledge of volumetric method of analysis.
- Provide knowledge of different reactions in titrations like acid base titrations, precipitate formation titrations, complex formation titrations, and redox titrations.
The aim(s) of this module are to
- Give the students a comprehensive knowledge of the concept of pharmaceutics, different routes of drug administration and basic pharmaceutical calculations.
- Understand the basic principles of solutions (aqueous & non aqueous) and disperse systems (i.e. colloids, suspensions & emulsions) and their properties.
- Understand the processes involve in the development of liquid dosage forms.
- Know the incompatibilities occurring during dispensing and extemporaneous compounding are also considered.
The aims of this module are to develop skills and knowledge concerning handling, authentication and/or quality assurance of medicinal plants when present either in entire or powdered forms and provide pharmacy students with different medicinal applications of herbal drugs and their active constituents and to familiarize students with herbs currently in use in the market.
The aim of this module is to make students aware of the fundamental physiological functions of the different systems in the human body. Build on the anatomical/structural concepts learnt previously in order to study the functions of the various body systems/organs/tissues/cells depending on the topic, in order to maintain homeostasis. In addition to study the effects of some drugs on the body based on the physiological concepts learnt, and learn about some abnormalities of homeostasis. Also sets a foundation for the Pathophysiology and Pharmacology modules.
The aims of this module are to demonstrate the basic concepts and fundamentals of Biochemistry. The course starts with a brief description of cell structure, function of various organelles and transportation across biological membranes. The chemical and biological importance of amino acids & proteins are studied in details. The course also focuses on enzyme action and kinetics. Structures of carbohydrates and lipids are also highlighted in the course. Nucleotides and nucleic acids (DNA and RNA) are studied in details with brief emphasis on various processes such as replication, transcription and translation. The course also includes porphyrin structures and function. The laboratory work deals with the study of both chemistry and function of various molecules using biological fluids and secretions such as milk and urine in addition to studying enzymatic activity and kinetics.
PCMS06C01: Instrumental Pharmaceutical Analysis
The aim of this module is to provide students with the bases of the different methods of instrumental analysis and the various separation techniques. Moreover, the course also provides the students with information on QA and QC concerning the analytical procedures and validation data.
USTH01C01: Scientific Thinking
The aim(s) of this module is / are to:
Install in students a lasting interest in science and technology; to impart some understanding of the value of scientific thinking and its relation to issues of society; and to foster an appreciation of scientific concepts, the process by which science discovers new knowledge and engineering applies that knowledge to practice, and how such understanding is essential to functioning effectively in modern society.
The aim of this module is/are to:
- Make students aware of the fundamental abnormal body functional changes behind the occurrence of disease states in humans, as a result of the failure of homeostasis.
- Build on the physiological concepts learnt previously in order to study the “sequence of events” or the mechanisms that occur during the dysfunction of some major body systems and build a brief background on the intervention measures used clinically in the management of such functional changes.
- Set a background for the coming pharmacology and pharmacotherapy modules.
The aim of this module is to:
- Understand the applications, formulation, manufacturing and evaluation of :
Sterile products & parenteral dosage forms.
Topical & transdermal systems
The module aims to cover the chemistry and biology of natural products; carbohydrates, anthraquinone glycosides, cardiac glycosides, saponins, flavonoids, glucosinolates and cyanogenic glycosides, bitter principles, plant polyphenols, and their applications in therapeutics. This course is designed to deal with different classes of 2ry metabolites. Thus; the course covers different methods of preparation, isolation and identification of these compounds from their natural sources by chemical and chromatographic methods as well as their application in medicine, bioavailability, mechanism of action and side effects. In addition, special emphasis on the biosynthesis of the different classes was also concerned.
The aim of this module is to provide students with basic information about metabolic pathways of carbohydrates, lipids and proteins, as well as integration of metabolism during feeding and fasting cycle across various organs of the body. The laboratory work deals with the study of blood parameters, assessment of disorders of plasma proteins, carbohydrates and lipid metabolism and how to interpret the changes in these parameters’ levels related to different human pathologies.
The module aims to cover the chemistry of natural products mainly; alkaloids and essential oils, and their applications in therapeutics. Thus, the course covers different methods of preparation, isolation and identification of these compounds from their natural sources by chemical and chromatographic methods as well as their application in medicine and pharmaceutical industries. In addition, special emphasis on the biosynthesis of the different classes is also concerned.
In the practical students should deepen their knowledge by analyzing the constituents of the most important herbal drugs through chemical and analytical identification as suggested in the Egyptian and European Pharmacopoeia. By the end of the practical course the students should be able to apply important analytical methods for the analysis of phytopharmaceuticals.
PMBT02C01: Basic Microbiology
The aim of this module is to provide students with concise information about the fundamental aspects of Microbiology which include characterization of microorganisms, the microbial classification and taxonomy and the basics of genetics. The students should also acquire skills of microscopical examination and identification of microorganisms and efficient cultivation of bacteria.
The aim of this module is to: understand the applications, formulation, manufacturing and evaluation of :
- Pharmaceutical aerosols
- Rectal preparations
- Oral solid dosage forms as tablets & capsules.
- Oral liquid dosage forms as effervescent granules.
The module aims to: provide basic qualitative description of biopharmaceutics of drugs and to understand the fundamental of pharmacokinetics. The major focus in biopharmaceutics will be concentrated on the various in vitro and in vivo factors that can affect drug performance in the body during the processes of absorption, distribution, metabolism, excretion and achievement of response.
The aim of this module is to provide the students with the necessary knowledge and skills enabling them to develop professional competence in the recognition, analysis and discussion of the pharmacological aspects of drugs affecting the major body organs and system pertinent to this course and the application of these competencies in the specialist areas.
PCBB03I01: Clinical Biochemistry
Upon the end of this course, the students should be familiar with the biochemical changes associated with carbohydrate, protein, lipids disorders and the mechanisms of specific diseases state. Besides, they will will be able to illustrate the use of certain biochemical molecules as enzymes, proteins, tumor markers in efficient diagnosis of various diseases such as liver, heart and kidney diseases together with other clinical features in diagnosis. In addition, the various inborn errors, their mechanisms, and methods of diagnosis are discussed. Also, they should be alert of recent development in diagnosis as molecular biology and genetic engineering.
PCMS07I01: Pharmaceutical Chemistry-1
The aim of this module is to highlight the chemistry, nomenclature, synthesis, analysis, and metabolism of various drug categories based on their clinical use including GIT, Antidiabetic, Antibiotics, Antifungal, Antiparasitic, Anticancer & Antiviral drugs. Moreover, introduction to drug metabolism strategies are covered including phase I & phase II metabolic pathways. Students will develop skills that relate the drug chemical structures with its activity and potency, as well as predictions of metabolic fates based on the existing structural determinants. Therefore, structure recognizing skills, structure-activity-relationships (SARs) and mechanism of action (M.O.A) will be eventually inferred.
PMBT03I01: Clinical Microbiology
The aim of this module is to provide students with concise information about most medically important infectious diseases related to different groups of microorganisms. Students should also acquire practical skills for investigation of the infectious agent in clinical specimens.
The aims of this module are to:
- Provide students with the main concepts and central mechanisms of the human immune response, basic cellular and molecular aspects of immunology including innate immunity, antibodies, T cells, B cells, complement, antigen presentation and the cytokine network.
- Help the students understand how humans, react to antigens and attacked by pathogens, they are introduced to the main forms of inmmunopathology and will gain knowledge on how vaccines are produced.
PPCP02I01: Pharmacy Ethics & Legislations
The aim(s) of this module is / are to clarify how to apply ethical principles in pharmacy profession and in the daily life & to have a fair knowledge on diversity of laws and legislations that govern pharmacy profession in many countries.
The aims of this module are to study drugs used in special patient populations, recognize the etiology, diagnosis of some disorders and treatment, and practice case study of certain diseases.
The aim of this module is to provide the students with the necessary knowledge and skills enabling them to develop professional competencies in the recognition, analysis and discussion of the pharmacological aspects of drugs affecting the major body organs and systems pertinent to this course and the application of these competencies in the specialist
PMBT05I01: Public Health
The aim of this module is to provide pharmacy students with the basic knowledge on the impact of public health in order to develop the attitude of the students as to health promotion, prevention of diseases and the impact of environment on health. Students should understand the relationship between health and environmental quality such as water, sewage disposal, air, industrial and toxic wastes, occupational hazards, nutrition, child and mother care and genetic counselling.
PMBT06I01: Pharmaceutical Microbiology
The aims of this module are to provide students with comprehensive knowledge, clear understanding of antimicrobial therapeutic agents and the medical and pharmaceutical aspects of non- antibiotic antimicrobial agents. This is in addition to the principles of microbial control and appropriate methods of sterilizing pharmaceutical products. The students should also acquire outstanding skills of evaluating sterilization process, the microbial level in a sample besides evaluating the effectiveness of antibiotics and non-antibiotic agents under safe and aseptic condition.
PPCP04I01: Hospital Pharmacy
The aim(s) of this module is / are to:
1. Describe the role and organizational structure of hospitals and hospital pharmacies in providing health care services
2. Understand all the services and tasks of the hospital pharmacists
3. Let the students understand the concept of pharmaceutical care and practice of patient-oriented approach
The aims of this module are to study drugs used in special patient populations., recognize the etiology, diagnosis of some disorders and treatment and practice case study of certain diseases.
PCMS08I01: Pharmaceutical Chemistry-2
The aim of this module is to highlight the chemistry, nomenclature, synthesis, analysis, and metabolism of various drug categories based on their clinical use including Autonomic, CNS, CVS, Diuretics, Antihistaminic, NSAID drugs & Drug design. Students will develop skills that relate the drug chemical structures with its activity and potency, as well as predictions of metabolic fates based on the existing structural determinants. Therefore, structure recognizing skills, structure-activity-relationships (SARs) and mechanism of action (M.O.A) will be eventually inferred. Ultimately, students would be ready to appreciate/apply recent concepts in drug design and the use of computational software to analyse and predict drug activity.
The aim of this module is to ensure that students have the necessary knowledge & skills related to the principles of chemotherapy of microbial diseases, neoplastic diseases and parasitic infestations with emphasis on the properties of drugs and the patient factors that influence the therapeutic events. A part of the course is devoted to endocrine disorders, and drugs used in their treatments. The course also introduces aspects of adverse drug reactions, their types, mechanisms and hazards, as well as drug-drug interactions and their consequences, and altered drug responsiveness in special populations.
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PPCP06I01: Pharmacy Management
The aim(s) of this module is / are to
Learning objectives: After completing this course of Pharmacy Management, students should be able to:
1. Identify changes in the roles of pharmacists since the early 1900s.
2. Describe how pharmacy practitioners need for management skills as the roles of pharmacists evolved.
3. Identify principal domains of pharmacy care. Describe the practices of pharmaceutical care and medication therapy management as a series of management functions.
4. Identify myths surrounding the practice of pharmacy and health care as a business.
5. Evaluate the need for a management perspective to better serve patients and improve outcomes to drug therapy.6. List the managerial sciences, and describe their use as tools to assist pharmacists in practice.
PPCP07I01: Community Pharmacy
This course will be tailored to build and develop the skills and knowledge of students to be prepared for working within the community pharmacy sector.
The aim of this module is to increase the clinical knowledge about oncotherapy & malignant complications, as well as bacterial infections (upper and lower respiratory tract infections, urinary tract infections, gastro-intestinal infections) to help the student to be an effective member of the health team strategy. It promotes the student's ability to identify problems and to reach logical decisions taking into account the patient's history of medications as well as patient education about the nature of their diseases, possible complications, drug administration, precaution and importance of compliance. For a specific disease state, the student should recognize possible drug interactions, managing and monitoring adverse drug reactions.
The aim of this module is to ensure that the students have the necessary understanding of data analysis, descriptive statistics, elementary probability theory, sampling methods, statistical inference, hypothesis testing, correlation and regression, analysis of variance along with applying this knowledge in bioassays and clinical settings/problems.
The aim of this module is to set-up the concept of toxicology with relation to defining its general rules, measurement, types of toxic agents; environmental pollutants, drugs; house-hold stuff; heavy metals, etc. Antidotes and measures/regulations to minimize toxicity will be likewise driven. Identification and managements of toxic agents will be also studied. Also, an overview will be provided on teratology and common drugs posing such a risk during pregnancy. By the time the student takes this course, he/she have already finished all basic and clinical pharmacology modules and is ready to study and understand how substances may behave on a toxic level. After finishing this course, the student should be able to realize and conduct the duties of toxicologists as well as the application of toxicology disciplines.
The student can choose one of the elective modules that are listed below.
The aim of this Module is to provide students with the fundamental aspects of biotechnology and its importance to humankind in a concise and lucid explanation of this newly founded science. This course explores the fundamental issues of fermentation, Microbial growth processes, bioconversion processes, biodegradation and bioremediation. Lectures will also underline the recent advances techniques in applied genetic engineering, gene therapy and biotechnological products with emphasis on pharmaceutical production of drugs and their clinical application.
PPCP09H01: Professional Practice Externship
The aim of this module is to educate and train the students about applying professional pharmacy practice concepts in hospitals through conducting patients’ bedside rounds in different medical wards and in the pharmacy department. The other major aim is to assist the students to gain clinical experiences in applying the theoretical concepts of clinical pharmacy services through collecting patients’ histories, assessment of laboratory test results, applying SOAP format and designing a pharmaceutical care plan for real hospital cases
The aims of this module are to study drugs used in special patient populations, recognize the etiology, diagnosis of some disorders and treatment and practice case study of certain diseases.
PPCP11H01: Pharmacy Practice
The aim of this module is to promote the standards of professionalism in pharmacy practice and to educate students about various aspects of patient-centered pharmaceutical care including performing different pharmacy practice-related calculations, physical examination and diagnostic procedures, drug administration techniques, adherence and compliance issues, managing adverse drug reactions and allergies, clinical drug monitoring, patient counseling, pain management and immunizations.
PPCP12H01: First Aid
The aim of this module is to get the students acquainted with induced human body changes in response to sudden/ emergent health disorders like chock, trauma & poisoning. Students will also learn necessary general first aid procedures of providing quick, effective & professional life saving premedical aid.
PRMT01H01: Research Methodology
The aim(s) of this module is / are to:
1-train the students to conduct biomedical pharmaceutical research either basic or clinical research.
2-deliver main fundamental steps for any research project.
3-enable the students to explore the resources and literature for generation of hypothesis.
The student can choose one of the elective modules that are listed below.
The aims of this module are to
- Study ways, channels and aspects of drug marketing and pharmacoeconomics.
- Recognize the full impact of new therapy to optimizing healthcare results and to make the best use of limited resources.
- Practice how to evaluate the cost and effectiveness of medical treatments, interventions and technologies through outcomes research, which studies the end results of medical care.
PPCP14H01: Clinical Pharmacokinetics
The aims of this module are to enable the students to understand the kinetics of drug absorption, distribution, metabolism and elimination. Different pharmacokinetic models of different drugs (antibiotics, cardiovascular medications, antiepileptic, chemotherapy and immunosuppressant) will be discussed. This course prepares the students to utilize the pharmacokinetic parameters to individualize patient therapy more rationally. Specialized software applications will be employed to learn scientific means to assess doses, their time intervals and frequency via various routes of administration.
PPTX10H01: Drug & Poison Information
The aims of this module are to:
- Identify the concept of drug information services
- Utilize skills in receiving, classifying and analyzing a request in a logical order to determine their actual needs
- Differentiate among primary, secondary, and tertiary sources of biomedical information and select the appropriate resource
- Retrieve, analyze and interpret professional and scientific literature
- Define clinical practice guidelines & evidence-based medicine
PPIP07H01: Dosage Form Design
After the completion of this course the student will be able to:
- Describe professionally the interrelationship among disciplines of the pharmaceutical sciences
- Apply efficiently the basic theoretical background essential for identifying molecules for development process and for design of controlled and targeted drug and protein delivery systems.
- Design and implement the preformulation studies needed for medicines development.
- Understand how to represent molecules in computers.
- Understand and describe how bio/chemo informatics tools can be used in drug delivery and targeting research.
- Study the basics of computer assisted dosage form design as a new approach in drug delivery.
- Calculate the properties (descriptors) of potential drugs, and correlate these to target protein interactions through bio/chemo-informatical modeling.
- Interpret and validate results of above-mentioned methods.
The aim(s) of this module are to:
1- Make the students apply their previously gained information on pharmacognosy and phytochemistry courses to assist in counselling the patients.
2- Help the pharmacy students understanding the importance of the herbal products and their secondary metabolites in treatment of different ailments.
3- Identify the main medicinal uses of different herbs and their side effects as well.
The aim of this module is to deliver basic knowledge to the students on Pharmacovigilance and risk benefit balance of marketed products based on their knowledge of the pharmacological background of the drugs. Also students are educated about strategies for the best therapeutic outcomes with minimum risks. Applying the aforementioned knowledge, the students should know the updated advancements in this new science to be skilled enough to cope with the new era of medicines control.
PRGP01H01: Research Project
The main aim is to guide the student about the methods & criteria in writing scientific clinical research. This is a continuation of the first research project. The student starts to perform the experimental part of his project by establishing the methods, collecting data, presenting his work as tables & figures, performing statistical analysis, writing a final report with a discussion and a conclusion. The course ends up by presenting a written report as well as a power point presentation
PPIP08H01: Industrial Pharmacy-1
This course complements "Industrial Pharmacy-I. It discusses other imperative unit operations of industrial significance such as mixing, milling, extraction, crystallization, size enlargement and evaporation. Focus is also given to further implement on advanced perspective on the study of machine equipment and peripherals.
PPIP09H01: Industrial Pharmacy-2
The course is designed to familiarize students with machinery, factory design, industrial safety measures in drug industry, concepts of large scale manufacturing, the principles of GMP guide line for premises, production, and quality control and enhance the students' capability of choosing the best constructive materials and machinery to be used in the production of drugs. Emphasis is also given about the general outline of packaging technology including the influence of packaging materials on the pharmaceutical dosage form, packaging stability, packaging area and GMP of packaging technology.
PPIP14H01: Quality Control & Quality Assurance of Pharmaceuticals
This is fundamental, applicable course for pharmacy students. The course integrates principles of Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) with emphasis on the physicochemical, microbiological and biopharmaceutical criteria used in evaluation of dosage forms. Essentially, students study pharmaceutical process validation, GMP guidelines on pharmaceutical manufacturing viz, GMP of starting materials, sterile products, biological products, herbal pharmaceuticals, GMP of drug discovery and clinical trials as well as GMP guidelines on auditing and self-inspection. Moreover, this course enables students to distinguish the importance of Quality Control (QC) process, to develop an analytical method, interpret and assess statistical data.
PPIP15H01: New Drug Delivery & Nano-pharmaceuticals
The aim of this module is helping students to understand what Nano-sciences and Nanotechnologies mean, and how they are at the forefront of today’s science and technology. Moreover, how engineering both matter and living systems at the scale of molecules and atoms and to what extent Pharmaceutical Nanotechnology embrace applications of nanoscience to Pharmacy. Such applications comprise nanomaterials, diagnostic, imaging and biosensor devices, in addition to advanced drug carriers, which provide intelligent and smart targeted drug delivery systems that expected to be most important and powerful tool as alternate to conventional dosage form. In addition to their profitable revenue sources that can bring new benefits and challenges to both society and economy.
The main aim is to guide the student about the methods & criteria and precautions for preparation of various cosmetic preparations
PPIP13H01: Veterinary Pharmacy
The main aim is to guide the student about the types of formulations, dosage forms used in veterinary medicine.
PPTX11H01: Biological Screening of Drug Activities
This course deals with the biological methods employed in the identification (screening) and quantitative estimation (bioassay) of pharmacological activities of new molecules. Pharmacopieal bioassay procedures of hormones and other biological materials will be also studied. The course includes also the pharmacopeial, legal and ethical requirements of these procedures and their limitations.
PPTX12H01: High-Throughput Screening of Drug Activities
High-throughput screening (HTS) is a method for scientific experimentation especially used in drug discovery. High-Throughput Screening allows a researcher to quickly conduct millions of chemical, genetic or pharmacological tests. Through this process one can rapidly identify active compounds, antibodies or genes which modulate a particular biomolecular pathway. The results of these experiments provide starting points for drug design and for understanding the interaction or role of a particular biochemical process in biology. A screening facility typically holds a library of stock plates, whose contents are carefully catalogued, and each of which may have been created by the lab or obtained from a commercial source.
PPTX13H01: Evaluation of Safety of Drugs
This course will deal with all required preclinical experimental studies performed on new investigational drugs and chemicals. This include acute, dermal, sub-acute, chronic toxicity tests including testing for mutagenic, teratogenic and carcinogenic potential of chemicals and drugs.
PCBB05H01: Molecular Biology & Gene Therapy
This module provides students with basic information about gene therapy as a promising tool for treating various gene dysregulation associated diseases such as cancer. FDA approved drugs for gene therapy will also be discussed. The module also covers a wide range of recent molecular biology tools that have been introduced for DNA manipulation. Genetic mutations and SNPs, chromosomal abnormalities, DNA repair, DNA and RNA extraction and PCR related techniques will be explained.
PCMS09H01: Computer Aided Drug Design
This is more applicable pharmaceutical drug design course for fourth year pharmacy students. The course is designed so that students gain understanding on the concept of the drug discovery process, sources of lead compounds, drug-receptor interactions, and design of agonists, antagonist, and partial agonist, method of lead optimization as well as steric features of drugs. Essentially students will thoroughly study pro drug approach (drug latenation), quantitative structure- activity relationship (QSAR) and molecular modeling (computer aided drug design CADD)
The aim of the course is to give an overview of nanotechnology and its application in biopharmaceutical and pharmaceutical research and drug delivery. This course addresses the basic principle of nanotechnology, novel nanomaterials and their use as drug delivery nano-carriers with interesting clinical applications. This course focuses on drug delivery frameworks; novel nanomaterials that are suitable as “smart” drug delivery systems; the synthesis, chemical properties and characterization techniques of different categories of nanostructures such as: nanoparticles, polymers, carbon nanoubes (CNT), nanfibres, fullerenes; colloids; dendrimers and other macromolecules; metallic and inorganic nanotubes, nanoporous materials; and nanocomposites. For each category examples of applications would be given to demonstrate the applicability of the properties discussed
The course describes how the brain works and how much there is still to learn. Its study involves scientists and medical doctors from many disciplines, ranging from molecular biology through to experimental psychology, as well as the disciplines of anatomy, physiology and pharmacology as well as neuro degenerative diseases. Their shared interest has led to a new discipline called neuroscience – the science of the brain.
This course complements Neuroscience-I. It discusses how the brain develops; especially clear insights have emerged in recent years by virtue of the genetic revolution. Special focus is also given to elucidating various mechanisms of plasticity, the neurobiology of memory and learning as well as the information retrieval. Shedding light upon the brain-immune system interactions, besides how the brain generates a coordinated chemical response to stress. Explaining the importance of the sleep/wake cycle as one of a number of rhythmic activities of the body and brain.
PPCP15H01: Health Media-1
This module offers students the opportunity to critically examine the intersection of the fields of health communication. The module will critically evaluate the impact of communication and media on the health communication process from different perspectives. This Module focuses on the use of mass media to help health workers expand their audience reach, which is crucial considering the fact that face-to-face channels of communication often require too many human resources and reach only a small number of people in large, underserved rural areas.
PPCP16H01: Health Media -2
This module focuses on using Social Marketing and Advocacy strategies in Health Communication to inform and influence individual and community decisions that enhance health. Students who will be interested to study this module will be able to understand theoretical frameworks of using both two approaches in Health Communication. Also, they will be able to draft such sample for Social Marketing and Advocacy campaigns. This module gives students the opportunity to compare among different types of using Social Marketing and Advocacy strategies by studying and analyzing various international case studies in the Health Communication practices.
The aim of psychotherapy course is to contribute to the training of future pharmacists who are psychotherapeutically informed, display advanced emotional literacy and can deliver some psychological treatments and interventions. Such pharmacists will be able to account for clinical phenomena in psychological terms; deploy advanced communication skills; display advanced emotional intelligence in dealings with patients and colleagues and themselves; refer patients appropriately for formal psychotherapies; jointly manage patients receiving psychotherapy and deliver basic psychotherapeutic treatments and strategies where appropriate.
PPCP18H01: Pharmaceutical Marketing Research
The aim of this module is to be able to systemic and objective identification, collection, analysis, dissemination, and use of information for the purpose of assisting management in decision making related to the identification and solution of problems (and opportunities) in pharmaceutical marketing.
PCMS11H01: Applied Analysis
The course gives the principle for analysis of water samples, oils and fats and vitamins. use educational methods that make graduates be life-long learner, creative researcher and effective participant in healthcare of the community. Apply the studied methods for analysis of water samples, oils.