B.Pharm Course Description
|GENERAL EDUCATION (GE)
|Mathematics and Statistics
|The course will introduce basic mathematical concepts and calculations required for the subsequent studies of pharmaceutical and clinical calculations. The course includes introduction of critical mathematical concepts through the development of mathematical techniques such as measurement systems and logarithms. Students will be equipped with the skills needed to apply mathematical techniques correctly. Moreover, statistical concepts will be introduced helping students to understand statistical concepts such as collection of data, data types, analysis of data and sampling techniques.
|Medical & Pharmaceutical Terminology and Information Literacy
|Medical & pharmaceutical Terminology is the study of the rules of medical and pharmaceutical word building. Students receive a thorough grounding in basic Medical & pharmaceutical terminology through a study of root words, prefixes, suffixes, and abbreviations. The study also focuses on correct pronunciation, spelling, abbreviations and use of medical & pharmaceutical terms. By the end of this course learners will be expected to have a basic comprehension of medical & pharmaceutical terms and be able to communicate accurately to the peers in the field. The course is also designed to enable students skillfully analyze, evaluate, access, apply and synthesize information rather than merely memorizing and repeating it. This would help in the development of their critical thinking skill to solve problems, make decisions, and deal effectively with social, scientific and practical problems of their academic, non – academic and professional lives. The course helps in making students lifelong learners.
|The aim of this course is to provide students, the ability to access e-learning tools with the help of the Learning Management System to facilitate remote online learning. It will provide students, the ability to format and document text, numeric data, referencing methods, presentation skills using MS. office applications while using technology to support educational goals and reinforcing skills that help them to demonstrate the responsible use of technology and an understanding of ethics and safety issues in using electronic media.
|This Islamic studies course aims to give the students a comprehensive understanding of the main two sources of Islamic Legislation: Holy Qur'an and sunnah (Prophet Mohamed Hadith). This course deals with the definition of the Holy Qur’an with an explanation of selected Qur'anic verses, the definition of Sunnah with an explanation of selected Prophet's sayings (Hadith), study sections of the biography of the prophet (PBUH), and the definition of schools of jurisprudence and the reasons for their differences, with an indication of the most important sources and references of Islamic studies.
|History of Pharmacy
|This course introduces the student to the profession of pharmacy and the role of the pharmacist within health care delivery systems, it gives a preview of the history of pharmacy and the different historical Eras, the important contributions of the ancient people and cultures to the evolution of the profession. Also, it describes the legislative, ethical, and professional standards in which the profession of pharmacy operates.
|The proposed course aims at enriching the students regarding a positive aspect of human nature. Positive Psychology concentrating on optimal human functioning what makes people happier, more productive, and more successful, and relationship between psychological wellbeing and an able to Build happiness through Increase positive emotions, Develop More Resilience of Being Prepared to Set priorities and goals building skills needs to be a way of life. Creates personal growth identifying sources of stress in life and coping through practicing mindfulness. It also introduces students to the personality, personality types that related to happiness and the relationship between happiness, human connections, and social qualities, such as compassion, cooperation, mindfulness, and Gratitude. It also covers subjective state of well-being, optimism and emotional intelligence that facilitates the development of human resource in any society. In the course, students will have the opportunities to reflect on their life experiences and will be encouraged to apply the learned skills and attitudes to contribute to their present and future life contexts, such as family, schools, communities, and workplaces.
|Green & Sustainable Pharmacy
|The course is designed to introduce the Importance of green and sustainable pharmacy practice. The course is equipping pharmacy students with the knowledge, skills and attributes needed to work and live in a way that safeguards environmental wellbeing, both in the present and for future generations. Educating pharmacy students on how to work sustainably in their future careers will increase awareness of climate change and allow for effective mitigation strategies in the profession.
|Arabic Language Skills
|The course provides the students to acquire basic language skills (e.g., grammar, eloquence, and spelling) and pay attention to linguistic methods, and correct mistakes. The purpose of the course is to achieve advanced language proficiency in the four areas of language performance: speaking, listening, reading, and writing. The course will pursue work in one of two academic disciplines: literature or linguistics to enhance communicative skills and intellectual background necessary for a meaningful engagement with the Arab world and its cultural and intellectual traditions.
|This course provides basic information concerning contemporary life in the UAE and the major social change taking place since the establishment of the federation until this day. The students will be able to know the historical framework to the inception of UAE, its political system, economy, family, migration, population, woman, youth, and the development of civil society.
|Innovation and Entrepreneurship
|This Innovation and Entrepreneurship course focuses on the interconnection between entrepreneurial thinking and innovation. Entrepreneurship education prepares students to identify and address challenges and opportunities. This course aims to provide the students with an overview of the key concepts of strategic planning as a fundamental component of the Innovation & Entrepreneurship. It addresses critical areas for successful growth, including design thinking, open innovation, business models, product-market fit, and financing. This course will teach, how to think like an entrepreneur and provides the models, tools and frameworks to further develop business or idea. An emphasis will be placed on the pharmaceutical industry.
|General Education/ Clinical Sciences (GE/CS)
|Research Methodology & Biostatistics
|This is an intensive introductory course to understand the basic concepts of pharmaceutical, clinical research & statistical methods used in applied research. This helps the students in getting acquainted with different research strategies and identifying potential research plans that will help them in their future research projects. This course helps the students to develop the writing skills of the research proposal, reports, thesis & articles in international standards. The course familiarizes the students with the use of a statistical package and gives them the skills needed for effective data management, data manipulation, data analysis at a basic level. The course will develop basic skills in the use of a statistical package through classroom demonstrations and independent lab.
BASIC BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES
|Anatomy and Physiology-I
|The course offers a comprehensive knowledge of the structure and function of the human cell, integumentary, Blood, skeletal, muscular and nervous systems. The information offered by the course forms the foundations for further understanding of pharmacology, pathology, pathophysiology, and medicine. It gives the student an opportunity to develop into an independent learner and researcher.
|Anatomy and Physiology-II
|The course offers a comprehensive knowledge of the structure and function of the digestive, cardiovascular, respiratory, renal system, endocrine and reproductive systems. The information offered by the course forms the foundations for further understanding of pharmacology, pathology, pathophysiology, and medicine. It gives the student an opportunity to develop into an independent learner and researcher.
|The course provides the Pharmacy students with the knowledge to understand the mechanisms of life, acid-base balance, structure-function relationship and clinical correlation of different bio molecules including carbohydrate, lipids, amino acids, proteins, enzymes, haemoglobin and fibrous proteins and ultimately energy production through oxidative phosphorylation reactions in the mitochondrial electron transport chain.
|Microbiology & Immunology
|The aim of this course is to establish the student’s basic understanding in the principles of microbiology and immunology. This course delivers information about different microbial species that cause human disease such as bacteria, fungi, and viruses and discusses current topics including antibiotic resistance and public health threats. Various issues related to sterilization & sterility-testing of pharmacopeial preparations will also be reviewed. The course also provides the student an understanding of immune system, important theories of immunology and the different types of failures of immune system. Laboratory focuses on the fundamental microbiological techniques.
|The course provides the students with the basic knowledge and conceptual understanding of the pathology of various diseases. Thus the student will be familiar with the names, classification, pathogenesis and pathological changes in the various body tissues in different diseases.
PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCES (PS)
|Pharmaceutical Organic Chemistry- I
|This course describes the structure of atoms, atomic orbital, hybridization, types of chemical bonding, the polarity of bond and its relationship with the electronegativity of the element. It also covers the reaction mechanism involves homolytic and heterolytic bond cleavages in a chemical reaction, production of free radicals and their stability. This course also describes the resonance structure, substituents effect on the resonance, types of isomerism and their effect on the optical activity of organic molecules.
|Pharmaceutical Organic Chemistry- II
|This course describes the structural configuration, nomenclature, physical properties, preparation methods, and chemical reactions/reaction mechanism of different functional groups as an aliphatic, aromatic hydrocarbon, substituted hydrocarbons, polynuclear hydrocarbons, esters, ethers, thioethers, alcohols, carboxylic acids, aldehydes, ketones, amines, diazonium salts and heterocyclic compounds. Laboratories include identification of functional groups of different organic molecules and preparation of selected organic compounds, their separation, purification and identification.
|Medicinal chemistry is the application of chemistry in the context of human medicine. This course describes the physiochemical, stereo-chemical aspects of drug action and biotransformation chemical reactions of phase I and phases II. This course also describes the chemistry of pharmacophore and structure-activity relationship of several classes of drugs that affecting the cardiovascular system (cardiac glycosides, antianginal, antiarrhythmic and antilipidemic agents, anticoagulants, antiplatelets, and diuretics), cholinergic, adrenergic neurotransmission, and stimulating central nervous system. In this course, a student will gain knowledge about how the structure of a drug relates to its intermolecular drug-receptor interactions/biological activity and metabolism. Students will also gain knowledge about drug designing and synthesis of different classes of medicinal agents.
|This course describes the medicinal chemistry of centrally acting drugs that includes opiate analgesics, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents analgesic-antipyretics, sedatives-hypnotics, antiepileptics, general anaesthetics, psychotherapeutic drugs, antiparkinsonian and skeletal muscle relaxant. It also describes the drugs that affect neuronal transmission as local anaesthetics. In this course student will gain knowledge about how the structure of a drug relates to its physicochemical properties, intermolecular drug-receptor interactions lead to pharmacological activity and metabolism. Students will also gain knowledge and skills about drug designing, synthesis and analysis of different classes of medicinal agents.
|This course describes the medicinal chemistry of beta-lactam antibiotics, antimicrobial agents, antimalarial, antifungal, antiviral and antineoplastic agents. It also describes the drugs affecting the immune system as antihistamines and antiulcer agents, the endocrine system as insulin and oral hypoglycemic drugs, steroid hormones and therapeutically related drugs (corticosteroids, sex hormones) and thyroid drugs. In this course student will gain knowledge about the development of lead compound and how the structure of a drug relates to its physicochemical-pharmacokinetic properties, drug-receptor interaction leads to biological activity and pharmacological-clinical uses.
|This course is an introduction to modern instrumental methods of chemical and pharmaceutical analysis. It describes the theory of operation, instrument design and methodology, and applications of spectroscopic techniques of UV/VIS, Fluorescence, FTIR, AAS, MS, and NMR, and chromatographic methods that include gas and liquid chromatography. Laboratory includes the application of instruments in the analysis of chemicals, drugs, supplements and medicinal agents.
|Introduction to Pharmacy
|This course introduces basic concepts in pharmaceutics including briefing the different dosage forms, routes of drug administration, prescription, labelling of medications and pharmaceutical Latin abbreviations. Besides, the course teaches extemporaneous dispensing and the fundamentals in the calculation of concentration expressions.
|The course is designed to provide the students with the theoretical and practical principles of the pharmaceutical dosage forms concerning their advantages and limitations, types and functions of excipients, preparation techniques, formulation strategies, and final product packaging and stability. The course deals with liquid dosage forms as aqueous and non-aqueous solutions, suspensions, emulsions, and sterile parenteral and ophthalmic dosage forms. The basic physical characteristics and calculations required in the formulation of the mentioned dosage forms are also discussed. Besides, students are initially exposed to modern formulation technology and innovations in pharmaceutical dosage forms and drug delivery systems.
|This course is designed to cover different pharmaceutical dosage forms, their properties, characterization and methods for the production of finished pharmaceuticals. It includes semisolid dosage forms, including creams, ointments, gels, and pastes. Furthermore, the course discusses topics related to solid dosage and modified solid dosage forms in terms of their production, manufacturing methods, machinery and evaluation of the final product. Also, it provides background knowledge in respiratory dosage forms and some advanced nanoparticles. The Lab component of this course is designed to provide extensive practical exposure in development & evaluation of such dosage forms.
|Biopharmaceutics and 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 liberation, absorption, distribution, metabolism, excretion with the purpose of evaluation of drug delivery systems, and the therapeutic management of patients. The pharmacokinetics section of the course provides a conceptual and quantitative background in pharmacokinetic theory and applications needed to pursue advanced studies in clinical pharmacokinetics.
|The course is designed to provide students with proper knowledge in various aspects in the pharmaceutical technology including pre-formulation studies of solid dosage forms, manufacturing processes as granulation, drying and filtration. Packaging technology and its effect on medicine safety, effectiveness, and patients’ compliance are also discussed. The course also focuses on the development of new drug delivery systems such as matrix solid dispersions, transdermal patches, and microspheres
|This course delivers up-to-date information about different biotechnological processes (Recombinant DNA, enzyme, hybridoma, and fermentation technology) involved in the development of therapeutic proteins, peptides, vaccines (DNA and RNA vaccines) and gene products. It also discusses various issues related to the development and delivery of these stable biotechnological products in humans.
CLINICAL SCIENCES (CS)
|Social & Behavior Aspects in Pharmacy
|The course introduces sociological, psychological, and behavioural aspects of pharmacy practice regarding patients’ perspectives of health and illness, as well as their implications for pharmacists’ roles. Variability in patients’ individual needs and relationships with health care providers. It brings more knowledge of human behaviour to the students. It provides improved ways and means for students to learn about the nature of the multiple factors: social, culture & psychological, which affect the maintenance of health and the prevention of disease and disability. This will help in promoting health, preventing illness, restoring health and alleviating suffering.
|Pharmacology & Therapeutics-I
|The course provides knowledge of basic principles of pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of medications and their therapeutic application. An in-depth discussion of concepts of importance in pharmacology is emphasized. The principles of the drugs affecting autonomic nervous system are discussed. Autacoids and anti-inflammatory medications (NSAIDs & Corticosteroids) are also covered. In addition, the course provides the clinical characteristics of peptic ulcer and inflammatory bowel disease. Finally, the pharmacologic benefits of medications in each disease, the management guidelines, treatment algorithms, and patient educations of the studied disorders are fully covered.
|The course provides to the pharmacy students the knowledge and advances understanding of the metabolic pathways of different biomolecules and related clinical correlations in addition to the integration of metabolic reactions in different human tissues and different physiological and pathological conditions.
|Pharmacology and Therapeutics-II
|The course deals with the principles of the common cardiovascular diseases describing the causes of hypertension, the major determinants which control coronary blood flow, and the etiology of heart failure. Then, the course provides the clinical characteristics (mechanism of action, benefits, adverse effects, interactions, and contraindications) of beta blockers, α-blocker, diuretics, vasodilators, calcium channel blockers, nitrates, ACE inhibitors, ARBs, cardiac glycosides and antiarrhythmics. Finally, the pharmacologic benefits of medications in each disease, the management guidelines, treatment algorithms, and patient educations of the studied disorders are fully covered.
|This course introduces students to various aspects of pharmacy practice. It covers the knowledge of minor diseases that can be managed by the pharmacist concerning aetiology, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, management and counselling. Moreover, the student will learn the different types of over-the-counter (OTC) medications used for a variety of medical cases, such as respiratory and GIT systems, skin and dental care, ears, eyes, nose and throat (ENT) problems, as well as pain management. Further areas of learning are women's health, children's care, and smoking cessation. This course will also provide the student with professional communication skills needed to deal with patients in the hospital and community pharmacy settings during an OTC therapeutic dialogue.
|Pharmacology and Therapeutics-III
|This course is designed to provide students with broad understanding of central nervous system pharmacology in addition to the pharmacology, pathophysiology, clinical pharmacokinetic and pharmacotherapy in major area of endocrinology with special emphasis on the thyroid disorders. The course includes practical classes using case-based approaches related to the topics of this course. The course will be taught concurrently with Applied Pharmacokinetics to offer the maximum benefit of integrated knowledge.
|The course deals with the concepts of the clinical pharmacokinetics of certain drugs and calculation of doses of drugs during organ impairment and clinical transplant pharmacokinetics and therapeutic drug monitoring, drug administration, alteration of dosage form and doses based on individualization and population data, approach to therapeutic drug monitoring, a case study of drugs requiring therapeutic monitoring.
|Alternative and Complementary Medicines
|Alternative and Complementary Medicines course provides the students a broad range of complementary therapies and how these can be utilized to enhance health. The students will be able to locate and evaluate credible information about complementary therapies and wellness. This course also covers the treatment of different diseases by herbal therapy, dietary health supplements, aromatherapy, relaxation therapy, minerals and vitamins supply, acupressure, ayurvedic medicine therapy, homoeopathy and hydrotherapy.
|This course provides the knowledge and experience that enables the students to understand and describe clinical pharmacy and pharmaceutical care practice aspects. The aim of this course is to provide the students with the skills of treatment assessment, care plan developing and follow up evaluation. Also, the student will be provide with the skills of identifying different types of patients drug related needs, different types of drug related problems and taking decision with ethical considerations in the practice of clinical pharmacy.
|Pharmacology and Therapeutics-IV
|This course is designed to provide students with integrated knowledge of basic pharmacology of various classes of antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal and chemotherapeutic agents. Focus is emphasized on main indication of each antimicrobial, its significant adverse effect and precautions to avoid drug resistance. Furthermore, the course covers the management of selected infectious diseases based on evidence‐based guidelines including lower respiratory tract, urinary tract, CNS, opportunistic infections as well as HIV.
|Pharmacogenomics & Precision Medicine
|The goal of the course is to give students an understanding of the principles of human genetics and genomics as they apply it to find solutions in drug therapy optimization and patient care, thus providing basic understanding of discipline of pharmacogenomics. This course discusses genetic basis of variability in drug response that contribute to drug efficacy and toxicity, adverse drug reactions and drug-gene interaction. As such, pharmacists need a thorough understanding of the genetic component of patient variability to deliver effective individualized pharmaceutical care.
|The aim of this course is to provide the students with knowledge of the principles of pharmacy practice in a hospital setting. It aims to enable students to gain knowledge to practice in various areas of hospital pharmacy including understanding the basic layout of the pharmacy department in a hospital setting; understanding the roles of the pharmacist in hospital practice including the distribution of medications, medication compounding, collaborations as a member of the healthcare team, and other patient care services, identifying and reporting any possible drug interactions and mastering the administrative part of hospital pharmacy services including drug distribution control system & unit Dose Systems.
|Pharmacy Laws and Drug Regulations
|The course covers various policies, laws & regulations related to pharmacy practice and pharmacy professionals dealing with licensing, pharmacy operations, controlled substances, and operations in institutions. A Brief overview of the legal system including nature and sources of UAE laws on practicing pharmaceutical profession and trading in a medicine profession.
|Pharmacoepidemiology & Pharmacovigilance
|This is an introductory course, which equips students with a basic understanding of the concepts and practice of pharmacoepidemiology and pharmacovigilance in areas related to the assessment of drug safety and risk-benefit of drug use. This course will meet the needs of a wide variety of practitioners in detecting, managing, reporting of Adverse Drug Events/Reactions.
|The course is intended to empower students with basic knowledge of Clinical Toxicology. The major focus of the course is on basic principles, mechanisms, and common approaches for the management of poisoned patients. Selected topics are covered in this course that includes occupational, heavy metals and drug toxicities. Students will gain knowledge of how selected chemicals/drugs exert toxic effects, present and managed clinically.
|Pharmacology and Therapeutics - V
|This course is designed to provide students with comprehensive understanding of respiratory system disorders (i.e. asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease; COPD), diabetes mellitus, rheumatologic diseases (i.e. osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, gout & hyperuricemia) and osteoporosis. In the scope of these domains, the students will be learning the pharmacology, pathophysiology, clinical pharmacokinetic and pharmacotherapy in each domain with special emphasis on the diabetes mellitus and asthma. The course includes practical classes using case-based approaches related to the topics of this course. The course will provide the students with solid background about the different clinical practice essentials when multiple co-morbidities are existing.
|Natural Medicines Safety and Efficacy
|Natural medicines are types of medicines that are obtained from natural sources like plants, animals, fungi, or marine products for the treatment of some Diseases. Natural medicines are considered as important alternative to modern medicine. The aim of this course is to provide the students information about the international guidelines for assessing the quality, safety and the efficacy of natural medicines that present in the pharmaceutical markets, according to WHO. In addition, it provides the students information on the potential health benefits of natural medicines, their pharmacological action, folkloric uses, clinical studies, contraindications, side effects, interaction with other drugs, name of the supplement/s methods of preparation and the safe doses.
|Pharmaceutical Administration and Pharmacoeconomics
|The aim of this course is to provide the students with the working knowledge and fundamental principles of management related to pharmacy practice leadership. During this course, students are exposed to various administrative skills, strategic planning, motivational theories and risk management, which enable them to efficiently manage health care sectors. This course also covers the introduction of macoeconomics pharmacoeconomics, need and practice of pharmacoeconomic analyses in drug management, basic types of pharmacoeconomic analyses, drug utilization studies.
|Pharmacy Automation & Informatics
|This course will be conducted in collaboration with automation industry to introduce the concept of automation in pharmacy like robotic pharmacy, use of mobile health tools, clinical software applications ("clinical apps"), and other associated devices used by clinicians and patients for patient care. This course acquaints with cyber-security systems and procedures for vulnerabilities. This course also supports key decision-making roles for pharmacists in the planning, selection, design, implementation, and maintenance of medication-use information systems, electronic health records.
|Professional Skills in Practice
|The aim of this course is to provide the students with the knowledge of the various health care providers, rapidly evolving types of healthcare delivery systems, and complexities of relationships among the various health care professionals working within the health care system. Students should be aware of the basic clinical skills required by pharmacists to get the insight they need to cultivate informed, compassionate and effective patient care.
|This course helps in exploring the creativity of the students with a variety of realistic requirements and constraints in developing clinical pharmacy activities. The course is clinically oriented to emphasize the safety and efficacy in patient care. This course works with various elements of pharmaceutical care identified in the courses learned in all semesters to arrange and combine them to form a new concept (i.e., thinking outside the box), developing a creative, unique solution to the problem. This course integrates the problem based and project-based learning such as the challenges, effective learning through enquiry. This course collaboratively applies real world and theoretical knowledge to solve a problem.
|Calculation in Practice
|The aim of this course is to provide clear instructions of calculations to pharmacy students with thorough revision, and enabling them to perform flawless calculations accurately which develops confidence in them. Since pharmacist use calculations regularly in their practice, it is vital that they are able to employ calculation skills precisely so as not to compromise patient safety. Therefore the students should get a mandatory pass in this course before getting graduation.
|Professional Practice Experience (PPE)
|IPPE01: Introductory Professional Practice Experience for 200 hours during the summer semester in the second year of BPharm.
|IPPE02: Introductory Professional Practice Experience-Healthcare setting for 120 hours ( Health Care) Summer semester Year 3.
|APPE: Advanced Professional Practice Experience 640 hours during the Fall semester of the fifth year of BPharm.
|Industrial Training: INTR, 40 hours in spring semester Year 4.
|In the final phase of their studies, students have to present a project based on all-round knowledge they have acquired in different areas of pharmaceutical sciences. The presented project is evaluated, and the students are assessed for their knowledge by a panel of internal and external examiners.
|Organizational Behavior and Cultural Diversity
|This course exposes students to behavioural science theories and applications in management. Organizational behavior is an interdisciplinary field drawing from numerous disciplines including psychology, sociology, economics, organization theory and many others. Organization behavior helps the student to learn the value-added of "soft" management interventions. Understand and articulate how culture, society, and diversity shape the role of the individual within society and human relations across cultures. In addition, the course aims to provide the students with an overview of the key concepts of strategic planning as a fundamental component of the Innovation & Entrepreneurship.
|Emotional Intelligence and Leadership
|The course is designed to enable students to equip with the knowledge, skills, perspectives, and attitudes to achieve desired leadership outcomes across the three EIL facets which are the consciousness of self, consciousness of others, and consciousness of context. Across three EIL facets are nineteen capacities. Through the idea of EI and leadership, this course provides students a framework, a toolbox, and a guide for seeing the unique capacity in themselves to make a difference in the lives of others.
|Nuclear pharmacy is a specialty area of pharmacy practice dedicated to the compounding and dispensing of radioactive materials for use in nuclear medicine procedures. This course covers basic concepts involved with radioactivity, different types of radiations, radiation dose, nuclear medicines, and diagnostic & therapeutic applications of nuclear medicines and safety measures in nuclear pharmacy practice.
|Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry
|Pharmacognosy & Phytochemistry course introduces the pharmacy students to the concept of the drugs derived from natural resources according to their biosynthetic origin as well to impart an understanding of natural product structures and the way they are put together in living organisms. The student should be aware with different methods of extraction, isolation/identification as well as with the biological activities of the plant constituents of the acetate-malonate and shikimic acid pathways and the drugs containing these constituents.
|This course introduces students to various aspects of Regulatory affairs. It covers the knowledge of the regulations and guidelines related to health care products (pharmaceuticals, medical devices and cosmetics) and the related component authorities/ agencies in Europe, USA and GCC countries. This course will offer the B. Pharm graduate to work as Regulatory affairs specialist in health care entities.
|This course provides a comprehensive overview on the Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) in manufacturing process and quality control testing of the pharmaceutical products. It covers various aspects of quality control and quality assurance as well as industry standards in the areas of contamination control and microbiology in the workplace, warehousing, production, packaging cleaning and sanitation, documentation and records archiving. Students will also be introduced to GMP audit plan and techniques in addition to the key concepts, facilities and requirements to Good Laboratory Practice (GLP). The instructor will deliver the course contents by multiple learning activities such as didactic lectures, self-learning, class discussion and tutorials. While students’ performance will be evaluated via different assessment instruments including class activity, quizzes and written exams.
|Nutrition and Health
|Nutrition and Health course provides the pharmacy students basics of nutrition by discussing the nutrients, their function in the human body and their sources in the diet. This course gives the students an understanding of the causes behind health issue related to nutrition. The course makes the students aware about what to eat and how to choose healthy foods. The course also makes the students to solve nutrition-related problems and make healthy food and nutrition decisions.
|Bioassay and Screening in Drug Development
|The course provides basics of tests applied in screening and bioassay of new substances for the drug discovery and development. It also focuses on clarification of the basic concepts of biological assay of drugs based on their pharmacological classification. Experiments applied to assess many drug classes like autonomic-acting agents, anti-inflammatory, analgesics, Cardiac glycosides, antihypertensive agents are fully discussed. In vivo and invitro antitumor assay (cell-based assay MTT and SRB assay), flow cytometry, high throughput screening, cardiovascular risk assessment in modern drug development, preclinical safety and toxicity testing of drugs in addition to target identification, validation and biological evaluation will be covered.