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B.Pharm Course Description

Course Description for the BPharm Program

PN701 Organic Chemistry- I

Credit Hours: 2+0

Domain: BS

This course describes the basics of organic chemistry as atomic structure, orbital theory, hybridization, bond characteristics and chemical bonding. This course also describes the role of electronegativity on the polarity of chemical bonding, resonance effect, isomerism, and nomenclature of organic compounds.

MC701 Anatomy and Physiology I

Credit Hours: 3+1

Domain: BBS

The course offers a comprehensive knowledge of the structure and function of the human cell, integumentary, 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.

GE701 Mathematics

Credit Hours: 2+0

Domain: GE

The course will introduce basic mathematical concepts and calculations which are required for the subsequent studies of pharmaceutical and clinical calculations.

GE702 English Language and Study Skills

Credit Hours: 2+0

Domain: GE

This course is designed to enable the students to achieve oral and written communication skills. The course integrates the language skills with emphasis on writing, and it stimulates students’ imagination, and promotes self-expression. Students in this course are trained to apply critical thinking skills to a wide range of challenging subjects from diverse range of topics focusing on healthcare related issues. Course activities include writing various types of academic genre, acquiring vocabulary, and getting involved in group discussions and debates. The course is taught paying attention to small groups and individuals. Students, in this course, are assessed by using diverse tools, such as class presentations, assignments and final exams.

MC702 Medical Terminology

Credit Hours: 1+0

Domain: BBS

Medical terminology is the study of the principles of medical word building to help the student develop the extensive medical vocabulary used in health care occupations. Students receive a thorough grounding in basic medical terminology through a study of root words, prefixes and suffixes. The study focuses on correct pronunciation, spelling, abbreviations and use of medical terms.

GE703 General Psychology

Credit Hours: 2+0

Domain: GE

The aim of this course is to provide the students with the knowledge of the basic fundamentals in Psychology. The content of each session is driven by a set of student-centered learning objectives and targeted feedback.

GE704 Islamic Studies

Credit Hours: 2+0

Domain: GE

The aim of this Islamic Fiqh course is to give the students a comprehensive understanding of the phenomena mentioned in the Holy Qur’an: Revelation and in prophet Mohamed Hadith and sunnah which have been proved and supported by scientists using advanced technology. Explaining to the students what is created in nature are signs to strengthen their faith in their great Lord as which will be reflected in their lives as true Muslims.

CP701 Orientation to Pharmacy

Credit Hours: 1+0

Domain: CS

The goal of the course is to give students an understanding of the principles of human genetics and genomics as they apply to improving the problems in drug therapy optimization and patient care, thus providing basic understanding of discipline of pharmacogenomics. The genetic basis of variability in drug response can contribute to drug efficacy and toxicity, adverse drug reactions and drug-drug interaction. As such, pharmacists need a thorough understanding of the genetic component of patient variability to deliver effective individualized pharmaceutical care.

PN702 Organic Chemistry- II

Credit Hours: 3+1

Domain: BS

This course describes the structural configuration, physical properties, preparation methods, and chemical reactions/reaction mechanism of 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 few selected organic compounds.

PC701 Physical Pharmacy

Credit Hours: 2+1

Domain: PS

The course provides the basic understanding of physicochemical principles of dispersion systems (molecular, colloidal and coarse dispersions) such as pH, rheology, surface and interfacial phenomena. Furthermore chemical stability of drugs and drugs solubility, dissolution and  are also discussed.

MC703 Anatomy and Physiology-II

Credit Hours: 3+1

Domain: BBS

The course offer a comprehensive knowledge of the structure and function of the digestive, blood, 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.

PN703 Natural Products-I

Credit Hours: 2+1

Domain: PS

Natural products is a specific discipline taught only at pharmaceutical faculties deals with the versatile studies of drugs and auxiliary substances of biological origin (plant and animal products) used in human and veterinary medicine.

The aim of this course is to provide the students information about the taxonomic classification of the medicinal plants, the part/s used and the morphological and the histological characters of the different plants organs. Also, the student should be aware with the identification of the drugs, in the whole state and in powdered condition. Suitable examples of different medicinal plants organs. Botanical origin, pharmacological uses, folkloric use, contraindication, side effects and chemical tests for each medicinal plant will be also explained to the students. 

PC702 Pharmaceutical Calculations

Credit Hours: 2+0

Domain: PS

This course aims to provide students with an introductory knowledge in pharmaceutical calculations including medical prescription, systems of measurements, Roman numerals and Latin abbreviations, dose calculation according to the patient’s age, body weight and body surface area, calculation of the ratio and proportion, percentage preparations, PPM and units conversion. In addition to dilution and concentration of pharmaceutical preparations, reducing and enlarging formulas, alligation of semisolids and reconstitution of powdered dosage forms.

PN704 Analytical  Chemistry

Credit Hours: 2+1

Domain: BS

This course describes the classical analytical chemistry techniques. Topics covered in this course include the statistical evaluation of data, stoichiometry, gravimetric and titrimetric methods of analysis, acid-base chemistry involves in titration, complexation titration, and redox titration.

Laboratory includes practical examples of the methods covered in this course.

GE706 History of Pharmacy

Credit Hours: 2+0

Domain: GE

This course aims to introduce students to the roots and historical development of pharmacy and the important contributions of the ancient people and cultures to the evolution of the profession. Moreover, an important aspect of this course will be discussions concerning the development of critical therapeutic agents that revolutionized the treatment of diseases and how these discoveries affected the pharmacy profession. The student will also be exposed to developmental stages of pharmacy education worldwide and discuss the important factors and events that shaped the profession of pharmacy in Gulf countries particularly in the UAE.

PT701 Fundamentals of Pharmacology

Credit Hours: 3+1

Domain: PS

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 autonomic nervous system and drugs acting on it are discussed. Autacoids and anti-inflammatory medications (NSAIDs & Corticosteroids) are also covered. The course will be taught concurrently with Pharmaceutical and Medicinal Chemistry-I and Biochemistry-I courses to offer the maximum benefit of integrated knowledge.

PN705 Pharmaceutical & Medicinal Chemistry -I

Credit Hours: 2+0

Domain: PS

Medicinal chemistry is the application of chemistry in the context of human medicine. This course describes the physiochemical and stereo-chemical aspects of drug action, chemistry of drug and structure activity relationship of several classes of drugs that affecting cholinergic and adrenergic neurotransmission, and stimulating central nervous system. In this course student will gain knowledge about how the structure of a drug relates to its activity and metabolism. Students will also gain knowledge about drug designing, synthesis and analysis of different classes of medicinal agents.

PN706 Natural Products-II

Credit Hours: 3+0

Domain: PS

Natural Products II course provides the students international guidelines for assessing the quality of natural products according to WHO. It also provides information about the scientific progress in the field of biosynthesis and tissue culture for the production of secondary metabolites of medicinal importance. It demonstrates a comprehensive knowledge and clear understanding of the different sources of natural drugs and the methods of their conservation and production and it provides information about the bioactive metabolite of marine plants and animals. It also provides some examples of medicinal plants used to treat some diseases.

MC704 Biochemistry –I

Credit Hours: 2+1

Domain: BBS

The course provides the Pharmacy students with the knowledge to understand the basic mechanisms of life, acid base balance, structure- function relationship and clinical correlation of different biomolecules including carbohydrate, lipids, amino acids, proteins, enzymes, hemoglobin and fibrous proteins and ultimately energy production through oxidative phosphorylation reactions in mitochondrial electron transport chain.

PC703 Pharmaceutics- I

Credit Hours: 2+1

Domain: PS

This course is centered on imparting an understanding of the types and characteristics of conventional solid (powders, tablets & capsules), liquid (suspension & emulsion) and semisolids (ointment, cream, paste, gel & suppositories) pharmaceutical dosage forms in details. It encompasses, definition, types, preparation, additives, vehicles, problems encounter preparation, and factors affecting stability; storage, packaging and specific quality control tests of each.  This course also provides extensive practical exposure which enables the students to acquire technical, calculation, communication & dispensing skills. In addition of developing professional attitudes such as team work & values.

MC705 Pathology

Credit Hours: 2+1

Domain: BBS

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.

CP702 Social Behavioural and Ethical Aspect in Pharmacy

Credit Hours: 2+0

Domain: CS

The course focus on professional code of conduct prescribing all the ethical responsibilities expected of licensed pharmacists in the UAE. The course introduces core concepts in sociology and illustrates how the field is dynamic and relevant to the pharmacy profession, based on sound ethical values. This relationship focuses on promoting health, preventing illness, restoring health and alleviating suffering. 

It emphasizes the role of sociology in the development, structure, interaction, foster sensitivity to the facility with personal and societal values, collective behavior of social relationships, interpersonal and decision-making processes associated with the provision of pharmaceutical care to culturally diverse populations.

PN707 Pharmaceutical & Medicinal Chemistry -II

Credit Hours: 2+1

Domain: PS

This course describes the medicinal chemistry of drugs affecting cardiovascular system (cardiac glycosides, antiagnial, antiarrythmic and antilipidemic agents, anticoagulants, antiplatelets, and diuretics). This course also describes opioid analgesic, antitussive, non steroidal anti-inflammatory agents and drugs affecting immune systems as antihistamines and antiulcer agents. In this course student will gain knowledge about the physicochemical/stereochemical /pharmacokinetics properties of drugs and their structure activity relationship. Students will also gain knowledge and skills about drug designing, synthesis and analysis of different classes of medicinal agents.

PT702 Pharmacology and Therapeutics- I

Credit Hours: 3+1

Domain: PS

The course first deals with the principles of the common cardiovascular diseases describing the causes of hypertension, the major determinants which control coronary blood flow, and the most likely etiology of heart failure.

Then, the course provides the clinical characteristics (mechanism of action, benefits, adverse effects, interactions, and contraindications) of beta blockers, diuretics, vasodilators, calcium channel blockers, nitrates, ACE inhibitors, ARBs, cardiac glycosides and antiarrhythmics.

Finally, the therapeutic benefits of medications, the management guidelines, treatment algorithms, and patient educations of the studied disorders are fully covered. The course will be taught concurrently with Pharmaceutical and Medicinal Chemistry-II course to offer the maximum benefit of integrated knowledge.

PN708 Phytochemistry

Credit Hours: 3+1

Domain: PS

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. Therapeutic and toxicological activities of the secondary metabolites are also discussed in this course.

PC704 Pharmaceutics –II

Credit Hours: 2+1

Domain: PS/CS

The course is designed to extend the knowledge of the design and formulation of advanced pharmaceutical dosage forms including sterile dosage forms (parenteral, ophthalmic), oral sustained and controlled-release systems, & new drug delivery systems (The course also will focus on the application of the physicochemical properties of drugs and excipients in dosage form design, drug formulation, product stability and drug delivery systems. This course also provides extensive practical exposure which enables the students to acquire skills (technical, calculation, communication ) attitudes & values such as punctuality & honesty.

PC705 Microbiology-I

Credit Hours: 2+1

Domain: PS

Microbiology is an exciting discipline with far-reaching impacts in human health and disease. This course focuses on the general principles of microbiology and includes the following topics: bacterial morphology, physiology, Identification, cultivation, resistance and introduction to viruses and fungi. It also discusses various issues related to Sterilization, Disinfection, Sterility testing and Microbial spoilage & preservation of pharmaceutical products. Laboratory focuses on the Fundamental microbiological techniques.

This course is therefore intended to provide basic knowledge in Microbiology and students will gain both background and experimental experience in the broad field of microbes setting foundation needed for more advanced and specialized courses.

MC706 Biochemistry –II

Credit Hours: 2+0

Domain: BBS

The course provides to the pharmacy students the knowledge and advance understanding of the basic metabolic pathways of different biomolecules and related clinical correlations in addition to integration of metabolic reactions in different human tissues and different physiological and pathological conditions.

GE705 Computer Applications and Informatics

Credit Hours: 1+1

Domain: CS

The aim of the Computer Applications course is to provide the students with the ability to format and document source material in properly constructed papers, presentations and a variety of visual formats

Upon completion of the Informatics course the student should have the knowledge and experience that enable them to comprehend the hospital information system including Electronic medical record and drug information system in addition to using ICT (information communication technology) in the applied fields of pharmacy.

PN709 Pharmaceutical & Medicinal Chemistry-III

Credit Hours: 2+0

Domain: PS

This course describes the medicinal chemistry of antibiotic and antimicrobial agents, antifungal, antiviral and antineoplastic agents. In this course student will gain knowledge about drug discovery, design, synthesis, development and how the structure of a drug relates to its physicochemical, pharmacokinetic properties and pharmacological activity.

PT703 Pharmacology and Therapeutics- II

Credit Hours: 3+1

Domain: PS/CS

The course covers the pathophysiology, clinical presentation, diagnostic tools and factors contributing to the most encountered respiratory, gastrointestinal and rheumatologic disorders.

The goals of therapy, medications used, treatment algorithms, management guidelines and patient education of the studied disorders are fully covered.

PT704 Pharmacology and Therapeutics- III

Credit Hours: 3+1

Domain: PS/CS

This course is designed to provide students with integrated knowledge of basic Pharmacology of various classes of antimicrobial and chemotherapeutic agents. Furthermore, the course covers the management of selected infectious and neoplastic diseases based on evidence‐based guidelines including lower respiratory tract, urinary tract, endocarditis, gastrointestinal, CNS infections. Additionally the course will cover antineoplastic pharmacology with various applications in neoplasm management, including breast cancer and lymphomas. The course will be taught concurrently with Pharmaceutical and Medicinal Chemistry-III and Microbiology-II courses to offer the maximum benefit of integrated knowledge.

CP703 Microbiology-II

Credit Hours: 2+1

Domain: CS

The aim of this course is to provide the students knowledge of the morphology, cultural characteristics, antigenic structure, pathogenesis, diagnostic lab tests (conventional and molecular), epidemiology, prevention and treatment of some important pathogenic bacteria and viruses and fungi.Throughout this course, attempts are made at emphasizing those pathogenic bacteria, viruses and fungi that are of actual or potential importance to humans.Also, the student will be aware of bacteriophages and the mechanism of antibiotics, drug resistance and antibiotic susceptibility testing.

PC706 Biopharmaceutics and Pharmacokinetics

Credit Hours: 3+0

Domain: PS

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.

PN710 Pharmaceutical Analysis

Credit Hours: 3+1

Domain: PS

This course is an introduction to modern instrumental methods of chemical 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 includes gas and liquid chromatography. Laboratory includes practical examples of the methods covered in lecture.

 

MC707 Basic Genetics

Credit Hours: 2+0

Domain: BBS

This course is designed to provide the students with an understanding of basic concepts of genetics which includes the chromosomal basis of heredity, Nucleic acids (DNA and RNA), replication and repair mechanisms of DNA, genes, gene families, gene frequencies gene expression, regulation and gene mutations. Also, the students will be aware of single gene and multifactorial inheritance and the treatment of genetic diseases. This course will provide solid foundation needed to be successful in the subsequent courses within the program

PN711 Pharmaceutical & Medicinal Chemistry-IV

Credit Hours: 3+0

Domain: PS

This course describes the medicinal chemistry of centrally acting drugs that includes sedatives-hypnotics, antiepileptics, general anesthetics, psychotherapeutic drugs, antiparkinsonian and skeletal muscle relaxant. It also describes the drugs that affect neuronal transmission as local anesthetics, drugs affecting 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 how the structure of a drug relates to its physicochemical properties, pharmacological activity and metabolism. Students will also gain knowledge about drug designing and synthesis of respective classes of pharmacodynamic agents.

PT705 Pharmacology and Therapeutics- IV

Credit Hours: 3+1

Domain: PS/CS

This course is designed to provide students with broad understanding of Pharmacology Pathophysiology, Clinical pharmacokinetic and Pharmacotherapy in major areas of neurology and endocrinology with special emphasis on anxiety and sleep disorders, epilepsy, psychoses, depression and some neurodegenerative diseases including: dementia, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’ diseases. Additionally, this course also focuses on the thyroidal, adrenal, gonadal glands disorders, the Pharmacology of antidiabetic agents and management of diabetes mellitus. The course includes practical classes using in vivo experiments, animal simulator and case-based approaches related to the topics of this course.

The course will be taught concurrently with Pharmaceutical and Medicinal Chemistry-IV to offer the maximum benefit of integrated knowledge.

CP704 Applied Pharmacokinetics

Credit Hours: 2+1

Domain: CS

The course deals with the concepts of clinical pharmacokinetics of certain drugs and calculation of doses of drugs during organ impairment and transplant clinical pharmacokinetics and therapeutic drug monitoring, drug administration, alteration of dosage form and doses based on individualization and population data, approach to therapeutic drug monitoring, case study of drugs requiring therapeutic monitoring.

MC708 Immunology

Credit Hours: 2+0

Domain: BBS

The aim of this course is to provide the students an understanding of immune system, familiarize them the important theories of immunology and the different types of failures of immune system.Also, the students should be aware with different types of immunoglobulins and immunogens and their functions, immunohematology and immune therapy which is a rapidly evolving area that will emphasize Biotherapeutics, Immune stimulants, Immune suppressants and Monoclonal antibodies.

CP705 Pharmacy Practice

Credit Hours: 2+0

Domain: CS

The aim of this course is to provide the students with the knowledge of the minor diseases that can be managed by the pharmacist concerning etiology, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, management and counseling. Also, the student should be aware with different types of OTC medications used for medical cases of respiratory and GIT systems, skin and dental care, children health, ENT problems and pain cases. Also it supplies the student with the professional communication skills needed to deal with patients in the hospital and community pharmacy settings during an OTC drug therapeutic dialogue

CP706 Pharmaceutical Management

Credit Hours: 3+0

Domain: CS

The aim of this course is to provide the students with the principles of management related to pharmacy practice. During this course, students are exposed to various management principles which enable them to efficiently manage pharmacy store.

PC707 Pharmaceutical Biotechnology

Credit Hours: 2+0

Domain: PS

This course provides a balanced and comprehensive knowledge of the basic as well as applied aspects related torecombinant DNA technology, hybridoma technology and fermentation technology in pharmaceutical   sciences, the use of hybridoma technology to produce monoclonal antibodies as potential antitumor agents, and the use of recombinant DNA technology to produce several drugs such as insulin, human growth hormone, hepatitis B vaccine, tissue plasminogen activator.Also, the student will be aware ofcharacteristics of different types of Biotechnology Based Pharmaceuticals(Nucleic Acid Based Pharmaceuticals and Protein Based Pharmaceuticals) and delivery considerations, purification and stability of biotechnological drugs.

 

PC708 Pharmaceutical Technology

Credit Hours: 2+1

Domain: PS

This course designed to train students in various aspects of pharmaceutical industry and to provide a proper understanding in pharmaceutical pre-formulation studies, basic industrial processes (milling, mixing, drying, filtration and granulation), products packaging and good manufacturing practices in drugs manufacturing. In addition, the course stresses upon the technology of some advanced pharmaceutical dosage forms including transdermal patches and microencapsulation.

CP707 Hospital Pharmacy

Credit Hours: 2+0

Domain: CS

The aim of this course is to provide the students with the 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.

CP708 Professional Skills in Practice

Credit Hours: 2+1

Domain: CS

 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 relationshipsamong the various health care professionals workingwithin 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.

CP709 Clinical Pharmacy and  Pharmaceutical Care

Credit Hours: 3+1

Domain: CS

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.

PT706 Toxicology

Credit Hours: 2+0

Domain: PS

The course is intended to empower students with basic knowledge of 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.

PT707 Pharmacogenomics

Credit Hours: 2+0

Domain: CS

The goal of the course is to give students an understanding of the principles of human genetics and genomics as they apply to improving the problems in drug therapy optimization and patient care, thus providing basic understanding of discipline of pharmacogenomics. The genetic basis of variability in drug response can contribute to drug efficacy and toxicity, adverse drug reactions and drug-drug interaction. As such, pharmacists need a thorough understanding of the genetic component of patient variability to deliver effective individualized pharmaceutical care.

CP710 Public Health Pharmacy

Credit Hours: 2+0

Domain: CS

This course introduces students to various aspects of public health pharmacy includingrole of a pharmacist in public health systems,pharmacist's services in society health promotion and patients’ education in various areas such as women’s health, children’s care, effect of nutrition on public health, home diagnostic devices for healthcare monitoring, and smoking cessation.

CP711 Pharmacoepidemiology & Pharmacovigilance

Credit Hours: 2+0

Domain: CS

This courseis equip 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.This course covers the basic principles of epidemiological study designs.  The process of drug development and limitation to the clinical trials are discussed in this course. The status of Pharmacovigilance System in the UAE is correspondingly discussed with the principles of pharmacovigilance. This course also introduces the students to the principles and techniques of pharmacoeconomics and health outcome evaluation.

CP712 Pharmacy Laws and Drug Regulations

Credit Hours: 1+0

Domain: CS

The course covers various policies, laws®ulations related to pharmacy practice and pharmacy professionals dealing with licensing, pharmacy operations, controlled substances, and operations in institutions. Brief overview of the legal system including nature and sources of UAE laws on practicing pharmaceutical profession and trading in a medicine profession.

CP713 Biostatistics

Credit Hours: 1+0

Domain: CS

This is an intensive introductory course in statistical methods used in applied research. The course emphases on principles of statistical reasoning, underlying assumptions, and careful interpretation of results. The coursefamiliarize the students with the use of a statistical package and give them the skills needed for effective data management, data manipulation, a 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.

PT708 Integrated Problem Based Learning

Credit Hours: 1+0

Domain: CS

The course is clinically oriented to emphasize the pharmacotherapy in patient care. The studentsdiscuss different scenarios of patient cases where medical history, symptoms, clinical presentation and laboratory values are stated. The students are directed to raise the objectives of their study in order first to assess the possible drug-related problems, second to suggest possible solutions of these problems and finally to evaluate these solutions based on clinical evidence. This course will enhance the students’ oral and written communicationskills, and their abilities to extract information from medical records, search, sort, critically think and analyze drug-related information.

CP714 Calculations in Practice

Credit Hours: 0

Domain: CS

The aim of this course is to provide the students with the principles of management related to pharmacy practice. During this course, students are exposed to various management principles which enable them to efficiently manage pharmacy store.

ELECTIVE COURSES

EC 711 Islamic Culture and Science

Credit Hours: 2

Area : I

This course covers comprehensive concept of Islamic culture, resources, and its characteristics compared to other cultures.  It shows how traditions, believes, thoughts and faith can frame people lives.  Islamic culture source from divine teachings calling for honorable manners, good tidings & pure, peaceful Islamic community,   commanding Muslims differentiate between permissible and prohibited. In addition to that, the course focus on the Basic Concepts of Islam & Science, contributions of Muslims in the development of science, ancient civilization ( AD & Thamoud) & Islamic civilization. In addition, the course develops reflection ability aiming to increase students’ faith by revealing some phenomena mentioned in the holy qur'an that are supported by man-made theories and observations & advanced technology, in the fields of physiology, chemistry, biology, botany etc. 

EC 712 Organizational Behavior and Cultural Diversity

Credit Hours: 2

Area : I

This course exposes students to behavioral science theories and applications in management. Organizational behavior is an interdisciplinary field drawing from numerous disciplines including psychology, sociology, economics, organization theoryand 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.

EC 713 Basic Aspects of Social Sciences

Credit Hours: 2

Area : I

This course examines the perspectives and methods of sociology and analyzes human interactions in contemporary society. The development of sociology, culture, social structure, socialization, and social groups will be studied.

EC 721 Nutrition and Health

Credit Hours: 2

Area : II

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.

EC 722 Alternative and Complimentary Medicine

Credit Hours: 2

Area : II

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, homeopathy and hydrotherapy

EC 723 Fundamental of Cosmetic Science

Credit Hours: 2

Area : II

This course is extensive integration of pharmaceutical basic s with clinical applied science. This will enable Students to emerge from this course with knowledge of cosmetic products regarding skin nature as well as formulations, indications and unwanted effects, safety, action, uses & ingredients , vehicles,  used in cosmetics & dentifrices   products . This information is of particular interest for conveying proper counseling to consumers looking for Pharmacist’s consultation in pharmacy practice. In addition to information regarding actions, safety & different cosmetic preparations, method of production, organoleptic properties, stability & evaluation tests allow them to be as a drug expert in the field of industrial pharmacy for manufacture of these products.

EC 731 Nuclear Pharmacy

Credit Hours: 2

Area : III

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.

EC 732 Bioassay

Credit Hours: 2

Area : III

The course provides basics of tests applied in screening of new substances or herbal extracts.

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-histaminics, anti-inflammatory, antihypertensive agents, analgesics and neuroleptics are fully discussed.