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MPharm (Pharmaceutical Product Development) Program Aims & Outcomes

The program is intended the graduates to:

  • To equip students with versatile skills in the theoretical understanding, practical execution and critical evaluation of pharmaceutical science principles to underpin their professional careers.
  • To provide with practical and hands-on skills applicable to the development of stable pharmaceutical formulations.
  • To develop within the context of Pharmaceutical formulation development, a comprehensive understanding of communication, research and scientific method;
  • To provide learning opportunities to enable to think critically and to further develop as an autonomous and lifelong learner;
  • To plan and execute major research project.
  • To enable students to develop knowledge and a range of interpersonal, transferable and employability skills.

Program Outcomes
Program outcomes of MPharm (Pharmaceutical Product Development) are specifically aligned with the Level 9 of the Qualifications Framework for the UAE approved by The Board of the National Qualifications Authority (NQA) known as the QFEmirates

MPharm program provides opportunities for the graduate in Pharmaceutical sciences (Pharmaceutical Formulation Development) to develop and demonstrate:

A. Knowledge
B. Skills
C. Competencies-autonomy and responsibility, self-development, role in context
Program Outcomes

Learning/Teaching Methods and strategies Types /Methods of Assessment
Knowledge: On completion of the MPharm program, the graduates will be able to:
A1. Demonstrates specialist and comprehensive pharmaceutical knowledge in development and evaluation of pharmaceutical formulations.
A2. Comprehend the ethical, legal and quality principles of professional practice in the field of specialization.
Lectures, tutorials, office hours, self-study Written & Oral exams, Presentations
Skills: On completion of the MPharm program, the graduates will be able to:
B1. Evaluate physicochemical and pharmacokinetics aspects in stable pharmaceutical product development.
B2. Critically evaluates the available literature in the field of pharmaceutical formulation development.
B3. Demonstrate effective project management skills.
B4. Communicate effectively orally and in writing and deploy a range of presentation techniques and strategies to present, explain and critique information within workplace settings.
Problem based learning, Team based learning, Labs, research project & dissertation, assignments, literature review, demonstrations Practical exams, Assignments Oral exams, Problem based learning, Presentations.
Autonomy and responsibility: On completion of the MPharm program, the graduates will be able to:
C1. Demonstrate self-direction and originality in tackling and solving problems, and act autonomously in planning and implementing tasks at a professional or equivalent level through executing major research project.
Demonstrates ability to use skills to make decisions in complex situations where there are several factors that require analysis, interpretation and comparison.
Role in context
C3. Deal with complex issues both systematically and creatively, make sound judgments in the absence of complete data, and communicate their conclusions clearly to specialist and non- specialist audiences
C4. Undertake major formulation development project dealing with related ethical, quality, regulatory, intellectual property and stability related issues.
C5. Practice self and continuing professional learning through reference books, published data, scientific publications and websites and attendance of seminars, workshop and conferences.
C6. Utilize and contribute to the available scientific literature in the field of pharmaceutical formulation development.
Problem based learning, Team based learning, Labs, research project, assignments, literature review, demonstrations 1.Assignments
2.Lab reports
3.Problem   based learning
5. Research Project
6.Dissertation evaluation & defense