COURSES TAUGHT IN AREA OF PHARMACEUTICS

 

Pharmaceutics I
Prerequisites:
MATH 109, CHEM 105, CHEM 106
Course No: PHT 242
Credits: 3

Description: This course is designed to introduce the quantitative and theoretical physical principles of science to pharmacy students that can be applied to pharmacy practice. Principles of chemistry, physics and mathematics are applied to the pharmaceutical sciences. The following subjects will be covered: fundamentals of measurement and calculation, interpretation of prescription and calculation of doses, states of matter, solubility and distribution phenomena, Rheology, surface phenomenon, crystals and Polymorphism, stability of pharmaceuticals and basic reaction kinetics, diffusion and dissolution phenomena, buffered and isotonic solution, colligative properties of solutions.

Textbooks:

- Pharmaceutical Calculations by Howard Ansel& Mitchel Stoklosa.

- Physical Pharmacy by Martin A., Swarbrick J., and Cammarata A. Lea & Febiger, USA

 

Pharmaceutics II
Prerequisites: PHT 242
Course No: PHT 311
Credits:
3

Description:

This course deals with preparation of liquid pharmaceutical dosage forms. It has been designed to help student in pharmacy to understand the concepts of the liquid dosage forms, the types of these dosages, methods of preparations, rationales of uses, applications, advantages and drawbacks. In addition, semisolids also are included in this course. The following main subjects are going to be covered: pharmaceutical solutions, pharmaceutical suspensions, pharmaceutical emulsions, colloidal systems, liposomal and nanoparticles preparations, aerosols, ointments, creams, gels and pastes.

Textbooks:

- Physical Pharmacy by Martin A., Swarbrick J., and Cammarata A. Lea & Febiger, USA.

- Pharmaceutical Dosage Forms and Drug  Delivery by H. C.Ansel, N. G. Popovich

 

Pharmaceutics IV
Prerequisites:
PHT 322
Course No:
PHT 411
Credits:
3
Description:
Biopharmaceutics is the science that considers the interrelationship of the physicochemical properties of the drug, the dosage form in which the drug is given, and the route of administration on the rate and extent of drug absorption. Material in this course is designed to: familiarize students with the biological factors that influence drug absorption; show how the physiochemical characteristics of the drug influence absorption from the GIT; emphasize the importance of dosage form selection and how it affects the clinical outcome; study the factors affecting bioavailability of drugs including pharmacokinetics variability; study the biopharmaceutics of sustained release and new drug delivery systems.

Textbooks:

- Applied Biopharmaceutics and Pharmacokinetics by Leon Shargel and Andrew B.C. Yu

 

 

Pharmaceutical Biotechnology
Course No: PHT 424
Credits: 3

Description: Introduction of pharmaceutical biotechnology. Genetic basis of disease. Stability and purity of biotech products. Nano-biotechnology and biosensors, Biotechnology-drug targeting concepts. Protein-protein interactions; Formulation and delivery of biotech products drugs. Pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of peptide and protein drugs. Gene therapy and gene delivery. Antisense oligonucleotides as drugs. Small interfering RNA. Vaccines, traditional and DNA vaccines. Economic considerations in medical biotechnology.

Textbooks:

- Pharmaceutical Biotechnology by Daan J. A. Crommelin (Author), Robert D. Sindelar