Pharmaceutical Sciences

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PHSC.610 Principles of Pharmaceutical Sciences Credits: 4

Course Details
Min Credits 4
Max Credits 4
Course ID 37990
Status Active

The purpose of this introductory course in the pharmaceutical sciences is to provide an overview of the drug development process, involving drug discovery, drug action, and drug delivery. The student will become acquainted with cutting-edge research in discovery, action, and delivery and will gain laboratory experience. This course provides a foundation in pharmaceutical sciences along with theoretical, practical, regulatory, and professional issues in the pharmaceutical sciences.

PHSC.620 Pharmacokinetics Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 37932
Status Active

This course focuses of the study of the biochemical and physiological effects of drugs and the mechanisms of their actions. The quantitative aspects of drug absorption, distribution, metabolism, and excretion will be explored. The philosophy of pharmacokinetic modeling and its application in practice will be introduced.

PHSC.630 Pharmaceutical Research Design and Ethics Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 37985
Status Active

This course explores research methodologies and statistics that are commonly used in pharmaceutical research. Scientific integrity in research will be discussed, as well as ethical issues in conducting pharmaceutical research in the laboratory.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-req: PHSC.610 Principles of Pharmaceutical Sciences.

PHSC.640 Pharmaceutical Analysis Credits: 4

Course Details
Min Credits 4
Max Credits 4
Course ID 37992
Status Active

Students in this course analyze the purity, strength, and quality of drugs and pharmaceutics by applying modern analytical methods. Raw materials and completed dosage forms will also be analyzed in the laboratory.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-req: PHSC.610 Principles of Pharmaceutical Sciences.

PHSC.641 Drug Delivery Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 37931
Status Active

The biological, biophysical and chemical factors that influence drug delivery systems will be analyzed. Principles of cellular drug transport, in vivo drug transport, and modern drug delivery, including drug targeting will be explored. The course will also address membrane trafficking and intracellular transport and the utilization of these mechanisms in drug delivery and targeting.

PHSC.710 Advanced Topics in Pharmaceutical Sciences Credits: 2

Course Details
Min Credits 2
Max Credits 2
Course ID 37993
Status Active

Select advanced topics and the evaluation of scientific literature in pharmaceutical sciences will be discussed in this seminar.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-req: PHSC.610 Principles of Pharmaceutical Sciences.

PHSC.711 Clinical Research Design and Methodology Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 37994
Status Active

Experimental research methodologies and the ethical issues in clinical pharmaceutical research will be analyzed. Principles of translational research will be discussed. Students will develop a pharmaceutical clinical trial protocol.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-req: PHSC.610 Principles of Pharmaceutical Sciences.

PHSC.712 Pharmacoepidemiology Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 37996
Status Active

In this course the student applies epidemiological knowledge, reasoning, and research methods to the examination of the use and effectiveness of pharmacotherapy in human populations.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-req: PHSC.610 Principles of Pharmaceutical Sciences.

PHSC.713 Applied Clinical Pharmacokinetics Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 37997
Status Active

This course reviews the major methods, models, and equations used in pharmacokinetics with their physicochemical and physiological assumptions and limitations. Current graphic and computer methods of applying pharmacokinetics experimental and clinical data will be explored. Clinical research literature and approaches to the design of studies will be explored.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-req: PHSC.610 Principles of Pharmaceutical Sciences, and PHSC.620 Pharmacokinetics.

PHSC.714 Nanotechnology and Drug Delivery Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 37951
Status Active

A multidisciplinary course covering nanotechnology based drug delivery, materials and processes for novel drug delivery systems, synthesis of biocompatible nanoparticles for healthcare, product design, products today and regulatory issues.