MPharm (Pharmaceutical Product Development) Course Descriptions

PPD901 INSTRUMENTAL ANALYSIS OF DRUGS AND DRUG PRODUCTS (3+1 CH, First Semester)

Course Coordinator: Dr. Fazilatun Nessa

This course prepares the students with knowledge and skills required in analysis of drugs and formulations through commonly employed techniques, UV – Visible spectroscopy; Florescence and phosphorescence spectrometry; High performance liquid chromatography; Infrared spectroscopy; Thermal methods of analysis; X-ray diffraction, particle size determination using Laser diffraction, determination of zeta potential using zeta-sizer, in pharmaceutical industries. The theory and practical of the instrumental methods is supported by analytical method validation, proper interpretation of analytical data and mathematical techniques for preparing standards and samples.

 

PPD902 PRINCIPLES OF PHARMACOKINETICS & DRUG DELIVERY DISPOSITION (2 CH, First Semester)

Course Coordinator:  Prof. Bazigha Kadhim Abdul Rasool

This course provides knowledge and understanding of biopharmaceutical and pharmacokinetic considerations in safe and effective pharmaceutical product development. The course emphasizes the impact of the physiological factors, pharmacokinetic parameters and physicochemical properties on drug pharmacokinetics and bioavailability. Students are also exposed to the concepts and procedures related drug diffusion and dissolution, in-vitro in-vivo correlations, biopharmaceutical classification system and biowaivers.

 

PPD903 DOSAGE FORM DESIGN & TECHNOLOGY (2+1, First Semester)

Course Coordinator: Prof. Heyam Saad Ali

This course covers basics and recent developments in pharmaceutical dosage forms, specifically, designing, manufacturing, and evaluations of solid dosage forms, parenteral dosage forms, liquids, and semisolids. The Lab component of this course is designed to provide extensive practical exposure in development & evaluation of such dosage forms.

 

PPD904 PHARMACEUTICAL QUALITY CONTROL & ASSURANCE (3 CH, Second Semester)

Course Coordinator: Prof. Heyam Saad Ali

This course mainly deals with the quality and regulatory aspects involved in pharmaceutical product development. It mainly describes concepts related to quality assurance, quality control and good manufacturing practice. During the course, students are also provided with the exposure to quality assurance and quality control department of the pharmaceutical industry.

 

PPD905 ADVANCE DRUG DELIVERY SYSTEMS (3+1 CH, Second Semester)

Course Coordinator: Prof. Bazigha Kadhim Abdul Rasool

This course covers recent developments in drug delivery systems including transdermal drug delivery systems, mucosal drug delivery systems (buccal, nasal, ocular, rectal and vaginal routes of administration),  site-specific and targeted drug delivery systems with respect to their designing, manufacturing, and evaluations of, in addition to. This course also provides extensive practical exposure in development & evaluation of such delivery systems.

 

PPD906 PHARMACEUTICAL PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT (2 CH, Second Semester)

Course Instructor: Dr. Mohammed Shuaib Khan; Course Coordinator: Prof. Aliasgar Shahiwala

This course prepares the students with latest knowledge of pharmaceutical product development process starting from most appropriate excipient selection, Preformulation studies, packaging development and finally scale up issues. The exposure to intellectual property rights helps the students in tackling product infringement related issues.

 

PPD907: BIOTECHNOLOGY BASED PRODUCTS (2 CH, Second Semester)

Course Coordinator: Dr. Ghazala Khan

This course is designed to provide latest knowledge about different biotechnological processes involved in development of therapeutic proteins, peptides and gene products. This course also discusses various issues related to development of stable biotechnological products and delivery considerations of these products in human.

 

PPD908: RESEARCH METHODOLOGY AND BIOSTATISTICS (3 CH, Third Semester)

Course Coordinator: Prof. Aliasgar Shahiwala

This course expose the students to a systematic process of identifying the research problems; defining the problems; identifying the variables/ indicators to address these problems; collecting, compiling, processing and analyzing data using various statistical methods; tools to assess the fundamental characteristics of the topics under study; and preparation of the report or presentation of results-formal write ups of conclusions reached. The course maximizes the use of self-directed studies by making use of assignments, presentations and statistical software using skills.

 

PPD909: DRUG REGULATORY AFFAIRS (2CH, Third Semester)

Course Instructor: Dr. Abobakar Abasaeed; Course Coordinator: Prof. Aliasgar Shahiwala

In this course students will acquire or further develop knowledge relating to the Regulatory Affairs in a Pharmaceutical industry, as a profession which acts as the interface between the pharmaceutical industry and Drug Regulatory authorities across the world.

 

PPD910: SEMINARS/JOURNAL CLUB (1 CH, Third Semester)

Course Coordinator: Prof. Aliasgar Shahiwala

Seminars/Journal Club exercises expose the student to systemic review of published literature in selected topics related to pharmaceuticals. Presentations during the course foster communication skills, presentation skills and IT skills. Through the questions & answers and peer evaluation, students would be able to identify the need of their own self development.

 

PPD-RP: RESEARCH PROJECT & DISSERTATION (Third Semester (2CH) & Fourth Semester  (8 CH))

This is one year long research project during second year in the field of pharmaceutical product development to be conducted under the supervision of DPC faculty. Each student is responsible for developing and performing their own research project. Students develop technical writing and oral presentation skills by writing a final report on their project, and by defending their work in a final presentation before experts.