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Curriculum Summary: Bachelor of Pharmacy (B.Pharm)- 2019-2023.

Year 1 (2019-2020)

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English Prerequisites: None

English is a three credit course offered in the 1st semester of the B.Pharm Program. The primary goal of this course is to develop writing skills of pharmaceutical sciences students to generate and express their ideas clearly, correctly and effectively.

It covers college level writing standards, reading for comprehension purposes, prewriting techniques, and organization of material and to express themselves in speech. Students will be able to write fluent and logical compositions from small paragraph to multi paragraph essays for various purposes in the health sciences context. They will also be familiarized with basic medical/ pharmacy terminology. Learning is facilitated through interactive lecture sessions, written test, group discussions, self-directed learning and team based learning.

Theory 3 PEN 103
Health Sciences Communication in Arabic Prerequisites: None

Health Sciences Communication in Arabic is a three credit course offered in the first semester of the B.Pharm program. The foremost goal of this course is to equip the students of pharmaceutical sciences with the basic skills of communicating in Arabic language with patients and healthcare staff. The course also focuses on reading and listening for understanding to prepare them for real life situations. The course gives priority to pronunciation and correct articulation while speaking in Arabic. Learning is facilitated through interactive lecture sessions, written test, group discussions, self-directed learning and team based learning.

Theory 3 PAR 103
Foundations of Pharmacy Prerequisites: None

Foundations of Pharmacy is a two credit course offered in the first semester of the B. Pharm program. The goal of this course is to provide the students an overview of the history and development of pharmacy as an independent profession at different settings such as hospital, community, clinical and industry and the role of pharmacist in healthcare. The course also includes how drugs are discovered and role of pharmacist in dispensing of medicines. They will also learn about the process of communication with other health care professionals and patients and various career opportunities in pharmacy profession. The course also includes visits to hospital, primary health care centers, community pharmacies and pharmaceutical industry to provide early exposure. Learning is facilitated through interactive lecture sessions, written test, group discussions, self-directed learning and team based learning.

Theory 2 PFP 102
Human Biology-1 Prerequisites: None

Human biology-1 is a two credit course offered in the first semester of the B.Pharm program. The main goal of this course is to provide fundamental knowledge on the Anatomy of the musculoskeletal, digestive, cardiovascular, respiratory, reproductive, endocrine and nervous systems of the human body, is imparted from organ level during normal and abnormal body process. Students can apply this knowledge to understand the structural basis of diseases, symptoms and treatment. Further, this becomes a base to understand subsequent part of human biology, pharmacology and therapeutics courses framed for the subsequent years of the program. Learning is facilitated through interactive lecture sessions, demonstrations based on the theory components, self-directed learning, small group sessions, team-based learning etc.

Theory 2 PHB 112
Introduction to Pharmaceutical Chemistry Prerequisites: None

Introduction to Pharmaceutical Chemistry is a four credit course offered in the first semester of B. Pharm program. The goal of the course is to provide the students with the basic knowledge and skills of physical and inorganic chemistry. The course includes the study of structures of atoms, different chemical bond formations and the periodic table, radioisotopes, chemistry and clinical applications of various inorganic metals, organometallic compounds etc. The students are also provided the essentials of chelation therapy, medicinal gases and chemistry of inorganic compounds as gastrointestinal agents, antimicrobial agents, dental agents. Learning is facilitated through interactive lecture sessions, group discussions, self-directed learning, team based learning and practicals.

4 (Theory 3 + Practical 1) PPC 114
Information Technology for Pharmacy Prerequisites: None

Information Technology for Pharmacy is a two credit course offered in the first semester of the B.Pharm program. The main goal of the course is to train competent users of Information Technology in pharmaceutical sciences in an ever changing world. The course focusses on identifying the components of the system namely, the working of computer storage, processes and displays data, use of input/output devices, effective use of networks, Internet, and other communication tools as well as the ethical use of computers in healthcare and society. It also directs them to apply their knowledge to solve problems related to health sciences through the effective utilization of information technology. Learning is facilitated through interactive lecture sessions, written test, group discussions, self-directed learning and team based learning.

2 (Theory 2) PIT 102
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Health Sciences Communication in English Prerequisites: English (PEN 103)

Health Sciences Communication in English is a three credit course offered in the second semester of the B.Pharm program. The primary goal of this course is to equip students with the essential skills and competencies needed for professionals in health care. The course aims to train students to be able to communicate with clarity, sensitivity, and effectiveness in their interaction. It focuses on the soft skills in the English language required by the health science professional to interact with patients and their families. The course focuses on empathy and active listening skills while interacting with patients, their families as well as their own colleagues to achieve desired patient outcomes. It aims to expose students to communicate in different contexts encountered by a health care professional. It also focuses on public speaking skills including conference presentations. Learning is facilitated through interactive lecture sessions, written test, group discussions, self-directed learning and team based learning.

3 (Theory 3) PEN 203
Islamic Culture & Medicine Prerequisites: None

Islamic Culture and Medicine is a two credit course offered in the second semester of the B.Pharm program. The main goal of this course is to discuss the current medical and scientific issues through the Islamic perspective. It focusses on developing an understanding and appreciation of Islamic contribution to medicine in particular and science in general. The course aims at engaging in students’ awareness about Islamic codes related to health and medicine. Learning is facilitated through interactive lecture sessions, written test, group discussions, self-directed learning.

2 (Theory 2) PIC 202
Introduction to Social Pharmacy Prerequisites: None

Introduction to social pharmacy is a two credit course offered in the second semester of the B. Pharm program. The goal of this course is to emphasize the responsibility of pharmacy profession related to drug matters in local population. The course highlights the social factors that influence drug use and allows the students to understand their active role in health care and health promotion. It helps students to understand the attitudes and beliefs of the patient and play an active role in providing the best health care services. The course also helps students to understand the UAE healthcare system, social & behavioral factors governing health, social inequalities in health and how social and behavioral sciences are applied to problems in pharmacy profession. Learning is facilitated through interactive lecture sessions, written test, group discussions, self-directed learning and team based learning.

2 (Theory 2) PSP 202
Human Biology-2 Prerequisites: PHB 112-Human Biology 1

Human Biology-2 is a three-credit course offered in the second semester of the B.Pharm program. The course covers all major aspects of Human Physiology, including cellular structure and function, blood, digestive, cardiovascular, respiratory, urinary, endocrine, reproductive, and nervous systems of the human body. The course provides a system approach to the normal physiological processes of the body that maintain homeostasis. Students can apply this knowledge to understand the physiological adaptations to special conditions, and to explain the physiological basis of medical practice, including the effects of certain drugs and fundamentals of treatment. The course is facilitated through interactive lecture sessions, self-directed learning, small group discussion, practical sessions and course examinations.

3 (Theory 2+Practical 1) PHB 203
Pharmaceutical Chemistry-1 Prerequisites: Introduction to Pharmaceutical Chemistry

Pharmaceutical Chemistry-1 is a four credit course offered in the second semester of the B.Pharm program. The course goal is to provide the students with basic knowledge and foundations in organic chemistry. The course includes the chemical structure, IUPAC nomenclatures, physico-chemical properties, stereochemistry and mechanism of action of various classes of organic compounds such as hydrocarbons, carbonyl compounds, phenol, alcohols, esters, amides, alkyl/aryl halides and mono/bicyclic heterocyclic compounds. Practical experiments are designed to develop skills required for synthesis, purification and identification of organic compounds. Learning is facilitated through interactive lecture sessions, group discussions, self-directed learning, team based learning and practicals.

4 (Theory 3+Practical 1) PPC 224
Pharmaceutical Calculations Prerequisites: None

Pharmaceutical calculations is a two credit course offered in the second semester of the B.Pharm program. The goal of this course is to assist the pharmacy students in developing the skills necessary to perform precise calculations when dealing with medications. Students will be trained to make calculations involving ratio and proportion, dosage determinations, percentage preparations, reducing and enlarging formulas, dilution and concentration, aliquots, specific gravity and density, and flow rates. This course emphasizes the calculations required to accurately fill prescriptions and prepare pharmaceutical products in a hospital and industrial setting. Learning is facilitated through interactive lecture sessions, written test, group discussions, self-directed learning and team based learning.

2 (Theory 2) PPC 202

Year 2 (2020-2021)

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Pharmaceutical Microbiology Prerequisites:None

Pharmaceutical Microbiology is a three credit course offered in the third semester of the B.Pharm program. The goal of this course is to make students become familiar with the microbiological aspects related to the practice of pharmacy profession. The students are introduced to morphological and cultural aspects of the bacterial and fungal species that are of importance in pharmacy and medicine. The course covers their structure, isolation, characterization, cultivation and identification. The course also deals with sterilization and disinfection techniques. The students are taught on the role of microorganisms in the pharmaceutical industry and significance of antibiotic resistance and role of pharmacist in antibiotic stewardship. The basic and applied aspects of immunology are also covered in this course. Learning is facilitated through interactive lecture sessions, practicals, group discussions, self-directed learning and team based learning.

3 (Theory 2+Practial 1) PMI 303
Pharmacology & Therapeutics-1 Prerequisites: Human Biology 1 & 2 (PHB 112 & PHB 203)

Pharmacology and Therapeutics-1 is a three credit course offered in the third semester of the B. Pharm program. The goal of this course is to focus on topics such as cell injury & adaptation, inflammation and repair, hypersensitivity and auto immunity, general aspects of pharmacology and drugs acting on the autonomic nervous system. They also will learn about the various aspects of therapeutics such as general prescribing guidelines in special population, nutrition support and drug induced illness. Learning is facilitated through interactive lecture sessions, case based learning, written test, group discussions, self-directed learning and team based learning.

3 (Theory 2+Practial 1) PPT 313
Pharmaceutical Chemistry-2 Prerequisites: Pharmaceutical Chemistry-1 (PPC 114)

Pharmaceutical Chemistry-2 is a three credit course offered in the third semester of the B. Pharm program. The goal of the course is to provide the students with basic knowledge and skills required for the identification and analysis of drugs and pharmaceuticals. The course includes pharmaceutical impurities, pharmacopoeial standards and specifications, theory and applications, volumetric methods/gravimetric analysis and modern electrochemical methods of analysis. Learning is facilitated through interactive lecture sessions, group discussions, self-directed learning, team based learning and laboratory practical.

3 (Theory 2+Practial 1) PPC 333
Pharmaceutics – 1 Prerequisites:None

Pharmaceutics-1 is a two credit course offered in the third semester of the B.Pharm program. The goal of this course is to train the students on the preparation and dispensing of dosage forms based on sound scientific principles. The course deals with the physicochemical principles of dosage form design. Students are taught on areas like different states of matter and their physical properties and influence on the solubility, dissolution and distribution of drugs. Course will also focus on the basic design and formulation of different dosage form based on the principles of physical pharmacy such as chemical kinetics, decomposition and stability testing. The course is designed to educate students regarding theoretical aspect of formulation of solutions, powders and granules. Lectures will help to understand the use and importance of different excipients in the formulation of different liquid and powder dosage forms. Learning is facilitated through interactive lecture sessions, group discussions, self-directed learning and team based learning.

2 (Theory 2) PPH 312
Biochemistry & Clinical Chemistry Prerequisites: Human Biology 1 & 2

Biochemistry and Clinical Chemistry is a three-credit course offered in the third semester of B.Pharm Program. The course deals with complete understanding of the molecular level of the chemical process associated with living cells, while clinical chemistry deals with the study of chemical aspects of human life in health and illness and also about the application of chemical methods of diagnosis of various abnormalities and principles behind such tests. The course goal is to provide fundamental knowledge of the biochemical bases of normal and abnormal conditions at cellular level. The course topics are so coordinated as to reinforce the topics in Human biology and also help to understand the mechanism of action of drug substances at cellular level which will be studied in medicinal chemistry. Learning is facilitated through hospital visits, demonstrations, lecture sessions, group discussions, self-directed learning and team based learning.

3 (Theory 3) PBC 303
Introduction to Pharmacy Practice Prerequisites: Foundations of Pharmacy (PFP 102)

Introduction to pharmacy practice is a two credit course offered in the third semester of the B. Pharm program. The goal of this course is to provide the students with the fundamental knowledge of core pharmacy practice area such as hospital, community and clinical pharmacy. The students will be taught about the different roles and responsibilities of hospital, community and clinical pharmacist. The course also focuses on various components of hospital pharmacy & community pharmacy management and basic clinical pharmacy activities required to be a competent pharmacist. The teaching and learning is also supported by the hospital and community pharmacy visits and submission of a report. Learning is facilitated through interactive lecture sessions, written test, group discussions, self-directed learning and team based learning.

2 (Theory 2) PPP 302
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Biostatistics & Research Methodology Prerequisites:None

Biostatistics and Research Methodology is a three credit course offered in the fourth semester of the B.Pharm program. The goal of this course is to provide an understanding of the theory and applications of biostatistics and research in matters related to professional practice. The students are taught various aspects of data handling and analysis. The course enables students to develop abilities to apply statistical methods and critically interpret issues encountered in practice. The course is also designed to assist the students to acquire an understanding of the principles of research methodology for identifying research problems, planning and implementing a research plan. It will further enable the students to critique research studies and recognize the value of utilizing research findings to improve quality of pharmaceutical and health science practices, education and management. Basic aspects of pharmacy practice research are taught covering ethical issues involved in carrying out research in pharmaceutical sciences. The course also deals with the aspects of communicating the research results for publication. Learning is facilitated through interactive lecture sessions, group discussions, self-directed learning and team based learning.

3 (Theory 3) PBR 403
Pharmacology & Therapeutics-2 Prerequisites:Pharmacology and Therapeutics-1 (PPT 313)

Pharmacology & Therapeutics-2 course is a three credit course offered in the fourth semester of the B. Pharm program. The goal of this course is to provide the knowledge pertaining to etiology, pathogenesis, pharmacology and therapeutics of cardiovascular, renal and hematological diseases/disorders. The basic objective of this course is to provide necessary professional skills required for resolving drug related problems and suggest alternative options for the diseases/disorders covered in the course. Learning is facilitated through interactive lecture sessions, case based learning, written test, group discussions, self-directed learning and team based learning

3 (Theory 2+Practical 1) PPT 423
Pharmaceutical Chemistry – 3 Prerequisites: Pharmaceutical Chemistry 1 & 2 (PPC 114 & PPC 224)

Pharmaceutical Chemistry-3 is a three credit course offered in the fourth semester of the B. Pharm program. The goal of the course is to provide the students with the basic knowledge and skills. The course includes principle, theory, instrumentation and pharmaceutical applications of the chromatographic (HPLC, HPTLC, GC) and spectroscopic (UV, FTIR, NMR, MASS) techniques used in the identification, quality control and analysis of pharmaceuticals. The course also includes the overview of analytical method validation and stability indicating studies of pharmaceuticals. Learning is facilitated through interactive lecture sessions, group discussions, self-directed learning, team based learning, workshops and practical.

3 (Theory 2+Practical 1) PPC 443
Pharmaceutics – 2 Prerequisites:Pharmaceutics-1 (PPH 312)

Pharmaceutics-2 is a three credit course offered in the fourth semester of the B.Pharm program. The goal of this course is to equip the students with advanced physico- chemical principles related to dosage form design. It will focus on theories of surface and interfacial tension, rheological characteristics of different systems, crystal state, polymorphism, amorphous state, crystal hydrates and importance of these in formulation, production, efficacy, stability of the disperse pharmaceutical dosage forms. The course exposes students to physical properties and formulation of suspensions, emulsions, suppositories. Lectures and practical class focus on physico-chemical properties such as thermodynamic and colligative properties and the methods of formulation of pharmaceutical biphasic preparations and semi solid products. Learning is facilitated through interactive lecture sessions, practicals, group discussions, self-directed learning and team based learning.

3 (Theory 2+Practical 1) PPH 423
Pharmacy Laws & Ethics Prerequisites:None

Pharmacy laws and ethics is a two credit course offered in the fourth semester of the B.Pharm program. The goal of this course is to provide the students with knowledge of legal activities related to the pharmacy profession and other functions performed with members of health care team and understand the ethical decision making process in various settings to guard public health. As part of the curriculum, the students are taught about ethical theory, key moral concepts in healthcare, moral reasoning, professionalism, accountability and professional decision making process. The students will also be exposed to case studies in decision making. In addition, this course also provides knowledge relating to drugs, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics and other different professional matters as per the UAE laws and regulations. Learning is facilitated through interactive lecture sessions, group discussions, self-directed learning and team based learning.

2 (Theory 2) PLE 402
Pharmacy Practice – 1 Prerequisites:Introduction to Pharmacy Practice (PPP 302)

Pharmacy Practice-1 is a three credit course offered in the fourth semester of the B. Pharm program. The goal of this course is to provide the knowledge of various laboratory parameters and its interpretation. In addition, students will understand the procedure and components of patient counseling. Students will also be exposed to the concept of total parenteral nutrition and its role in pharmaceutical care. In the process, students will learn about patient assessment including vitals, general and physical examination. The course also includes case based discussion sessions and hands on training sessions. Learning is facilitated through interactive lecture sessions, case based learning, written test, group discussions, self-directed learning and team based learning.

3 (Theory 2+ Practical 1) PPP 412

Year 3 (2021-2022)

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Biopharmaceutics & Pharmacokinetics Prerequisites:None

Biopharmaceutics & Pharmacokinetics is a three credit course offered in the fifth semester of the B.Pharm program. The goal of the course is to provide students with the basic understanding of the principles of biopharmaceutics and pharmacokinetics that can be applied to both drug product development and effective drug therapy. In addition, the course will discuss the pharmacokinetics of drug disposition following one, two, multiple and non-linear pharmacokinetics models. Calculation of disposition parameters of the drugs using the different models for different routes of administration and for both single and multiple dosage regimen models will be covered to assess therapeutic dosage adjustment. Practical aspects of the course will enable students learn about the biopharmaceutical aspects of dosage form development and trains them to perform various pharmacokinetic calculations. Learning is facilitated through interactive lecture sessions, practicals, group discussions, self-directed learning and team based learning.

3 (Theory 2+Practical 1) PBK 503
Pharmacognosy & Phytochemistry Prerequisites:None

Pharmacognosy & phytochemistry is a three credit course offered in the fifth semester of the B. Pharm program. The goal of the course is to provide the students with the basic knowledge of herbal medicines, its history and significance in modern pharmacy practice and nutraceuticals. The course includes history of pharmacognosy, local medicinal plants, ethnobotany and herbal medicine in modern complementary and alternative medicine. The course also includes nomenclature, taxonomy, monograph and standardization of herbal plants, phytochemistry and therapeutic uses of metabolites such as alkaloids, glycosides, volatile oils, terpenoids and carbohydrates etc. The practical aspect comprises of natural product characterization, extraction, separation, isolation and preliminary identification tests. Learning is facilitated through interactive lecture sessions, group discussions, self-directed learning, team based learning and practical.

3 (Theory 2+Practical 1) PCG 503
Pharmaceutical Biotechnology – 1 Prerequisites:Pharmaceutical Microbiology (PMI 303)

Pharmaceutical Biotechnology-1 is a two credit course offered in the fifth semester of the B.Pharm program. The goal of this course is to teach principles of biotechnology to produce drugs and pharmaceuticals. The course teaches on various aspects of blood products, glandular products, enzyme biotechnology, downstream processes and the materials needed for the construction of the manufacturing plant for biopharmaceuticals. The students will be taught about the recent developments & application of biotechnology, which produce wonder drugs especially in replacement therapy, hormonal products & immunological products. The principles and application of biotechnology in the pharmaceuticals will be dealt in this course. Opportunity will be provided for the students to integrate the knowledge of pharmaceutical biotechnology along with medicinal chemistry, pharmacology, phamacognosy and pharmacy practice. Learning is facilitated through interactive lecture sessions, group discussions, self-directed learning and team based learning. The learning is supported by industrial visits and submission of report to complement the learning and understanding of the course.

2 (Theory 2) PBT 512
Pharmacology & Therapeutics – 3 Prerequisites:Pharmacology & Therapeutics – 1 & 2 (PPT 313 & PPT 423)

Pharmacology & Therapeutics-3 is a three credit course taught in the fifth semester of the B. Pharm program. The goal of this course is to provide the knowledge pertaining to etiology, pathogenesis, pharmacology and therapeutics of dermatology, musculoskeletal, respiratory and ophthalmological diseases/disorders. In addition, local hormones (autacoids) and toxicology of drugs will also be covered during the course. In the process, students will acquire necessary skills required to deal with patients suffering from these disease conditions. Learning is facilitated through interactive lecture sessions, case based learning, written test, group discussions, self-directed learning and team based learning.

3 (Theory 2+Practical 1) PPT 533
Pharmacy Practice-2 Prerequisites:Introduction to Pharmacy Practice & Pharmacy Practice-1 (PPP 302 & PPP 412)

Pharmacy Practice-2 is a three credit course offered in the fifth semester of the B. Pharm program. The goal of this course is to provide the knowledge of various specialized fields of pharmacy practice such as pharmacovigilance, medication adherence, medication therapy management, drug utilization review, pharmacoepidemiology, pharmacoeconomics, personalized medicine, medication reconciliation, medical or bioinformatics etc. During the course, students will be trained in different components and procedure of specialized area and will develop skills required to perform the professional role of pharmacist in these fields. Learning is facilitated through interactive lecture sessions, case based learning, written test, group discussions, self-directed learning and team based learning.

3 (Theory 2+Practical 1) PPP 523
Pharmacy Administration Prerequisites:None

Pharmacy Administration is a two credit course offered in the fifth semester of the B. Pharm program. The goal of this course is to provide the knowledge of various administrative services related to pharmacy including health care system and policies followed in hospitals, clinical settings and pharmaceutical industries. The various topics covered in this course are healthcare finance and reimbursement, consumer behavior, regulatory and administrative issues, leadership and management skills etc. Learning is facilitated through interactive lecture sessions, written test, group discussions, self-directed learning and team based learning.

2 (Theory 2) PAP 502
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Pharmaceutics – 3 Prerequisites:Pharmaceutics 1 & 2 (PPH 312 & PPH423)

Pharmaceutics-3 is a three credit course offered in the sixth semester of B.Pharm program. The goal of this course is to provide the information related to formulation aspects of solid oral, parenteral and other dosage forms. This course will focus on physical properties of the powders and granules for tablet production, tablet excipients and granulation techniques. It will focus on formulation of different types of capsules, production and filling of gelatin capsules, and quality control tests for capsules and tablets. Course will also focus on the basic design and formulation of different parenteral products and concepts on stability calculation. The course will also highlight the modified-release, peroral and parenteral, delivery systems for targeting specific sites, their design and formulation. This course also helps students to understand nuclear pharmacy and its therapeutic applications, characterization of radioactive substances, diagnostic application of isotopes, dosing and radiation protection. Learning is facilitated through interactive lecture sessions, practicals, group discussions, self-directed learning and integrated team based learning. The teaching learning is supported by the industrial visits and submission of report, to enable students to observe and learn industrial practices

3 (Theory 2+Practical 1) PPH 633
Medicinal Chemistry-1 Prerequisites:Pharmaceutical Chemistry 1 & 2 (PPC 114 & PPC 224)

Medicinal Chemistry-1 is a three credit course offered in the sixth semester of the B. Pharm program. The goal of the course is to provide the students with thorough understanding of structure activity relationships thereby introducing students to structure based therapeutic evaluation. The course is designed to illustrate the significance of drug structure and physico-chemical properties, drug metabolism, mechanism of action at molecular level and pharmacophore requirements of important classes of drugs acting on central nervous system, autonomic nervous system, cardiovascular system etc. Learning is facilitated through interactive lecture sessions, group discussions, self-directed learning, team based learning, computer-assisted learning and case based learning.

3 (Theory 2+Practical 1) PMC 612
Pharmaceutical Biotechnology-2 Prerequisites:Pharmaceutical Biotechnology-1 (PBT 512)

Pharmaceutical Biotechnology-2 is a three credit course offered in the sixth semester of the B.Pharm program. The goal of the course is to provide the knowledge of fermentation technology, recombinant DNA technology (rDNA technology) and related biotechnological processes. The students will be taught theoretical principles involved in genetic engineering, animal tissue culture proteomics and antisense technologies. The recent developments & application of biotechnology in pharmacogenomics and personalized medicine will be covered. The regulatory and financial issues of biopharmaceuticals will be dealt in this course. Opportunity will be provided for the students to integrate the knowledge of pharmaceutical biotechnology along with medicinal chemistry, pharmacology, Pharmacognosy and pharmacy practice. Learning is facilitated through interactive lecture sessions, practicals, group discussions, self-directed learning and integrated team based learning. The teaching learning is supported by the industrial visits and submission of report, to better comprehend the course related to the practice of industrial biotechnological processes.

3 (Theory 2+Practical 1) PBT 623
Pharmacology & Therapeutics-4 Prerequisites:Pharmacology & Therapeutics – 1, 2 & 3 (PPT 313, PPT 423 & PPT 533)

Pharmacology and Therapeutics-4 is a three credit course in the sixth semester of the B. Pharm program. The goal of this course is to provide the knowledge related to etiology, pathogenesis, pharmacology and therapeutics of endocrine, gastrointestinal and infectious diseases. In the process, students will acquire necessary skills required to deal with patients suffering from these disease conditions. Learning is facilitated through interactive lecture sessions, case based learning, written test, group discussions, self-directed learning, team based learning and CBLs.

3 (Theory 2+Practical 1) PPT 643
Pharmacy Practice-3 Prerequisites:Introduction to Pharmacy Practice & Pharmacy Practice – 1 & 2 (PPP 303, PPP 412 & PPP 523)

Pharmacy Practice-3 is a three credit course offered in the sixth semester of the B. Pharm program. The goal of this course is to provide the knowledge and skills required for the provision of various pharmaceutical care services in a community pharmacy set-up such as health screening and responding to different minor ailments or disease conditions commonly encountered. The course also makes an attempt to familiarize the students regarding different categories of medications like OTC, prescription only and pharmacist only medications based on UAE health care system. The teaching and learning is also supported by the community pharmacy visit and submission of a report. Learning is facilitated through interactive lecture sessions, case based learning, written test, group discussions, self-directed learning and team based learning.

3 (Theory 2+Practical 1) PPP 633
Innovations & Entrepreneurship in Pharmacy Prerequisites:None

This is a two credit course offered in the sixth semester of the B.Pharm program. The goal of this course is to provide an overview of entrepreneurship in general, the traits of an entrepreneur, current topics in entrepreneurship with a specific focus on innovative pharmacy practice and patient care programs. The course also deals with training students to innovative practices in the delivery of the professional responsibilities. The course will sharpen the innovating thinking skills of students to face the challenges encountered in practice. The students are taught a comprehensive set of critical skills needed to develop a profitable business project. Learning is facilitated through interactive lecture sessions, group discussions, self-directed learning, team based learning, industrial visits and business establishments to learn about the skills of entrepreneurship and innovative practices.

2 (Theory 2) PIE 602

Year 4 (2022-2023)

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Medicinal Chemistry-2 Prerequisites:Pharmaceutical Chemistry-1&2 (PPC 114, PPC 224)

Medicinal Chemistry-2 is a three credit course offered in the seventh semester of the B. Pharm program. The goal of this course is to provide the students with thorough understanding of structure activity relationships thereby introducing students to structure based therapeutic evaluation. The course is designed to illustrate the significance of drug structure and physico-chemical properties in drug action, drug metabolism, mechanism of action at molecular level and pharmacophore requirements. The course includes prodrugs, design and development, chemical classification, synthesis, analysis, mechanism of action and chemical significance of various medicinal and chemotherapeutic agents. Learning is facilitated through interactive lecture sessions, group discussions, self-directed learning, team based learning, case based learning, computer-assisted learning and practicals.

3 (Theory 2+Practical 1) PMC 723
Pharmaceutics–4 Prerequisites:Pharmaceutics-1, 2 & 3

Pharmaceutics-4 is a four credit course offered in the seventh semester of the B.Pharm program. The goal of this course is to provide the students with the knowledge of the science and technology of formulation and manufacture of cosmetics and personal care products. Lectures will focus on the cosmetic ingredients, active substances in cosmetic products, cosmetic product formulation and technology. The course also covers formulation of decorative cosmetic such as face powders, lipsticks, mascara, and hair care products such as shampoos. The principles of aerosol formulation and manufacture will be covered in this course. The various unit operations involved in cosmetic manufacture like size reduction, mixing and evaporation are taught. Students will be introduced to the concepts of stability testing and quality control of cosmetic products. Learning is facilitated through interactive lecture sessions, practicals, group discussions, self-directed learning and integrated team based learning. The teaching learning is supported by the visits to cosmetic industry and submission of report, to augment the understanding of the course.

4 (Theory 3+Practical 1) PPH 744
Pharmaceutical Marketing and Management Prerequisites:None

Pharmaceutical Marketing and Management is a two credit course offered in the seventh semester of the B.Pharm program. The goal of this course is to provide an insight into the management aspects applicable to pharmaceutical operations and marketing. Students are taught the theoretical principles of planning and organization. Students are exposed to principles of material management, purchase and inventory control. The basic issues of marketing pharmaceutical products and elements required to be a successful sales person are taught. The course covers topics such as selection of proper channel of distribution and team management to achieve the desired targets. Students are also taught about the basics of financial accountancy to handle different financial documents such as cashbook and profit & loss account etc. Learning is facilitated through interactive lecture sessions, group discussions, self-directed learning and integrated team based learning.

2 (Theory 2) PMM 702
Pharmacology & Therapeutics-5 Prerequisites:Pharmacology & Therapeutics -1,2,3 & 4 PPT 313, PPT 423, PPT 533 & PPT 643 –

Pharmacology & Therapeutics-5 is a four credit course offered in the seventh semester of the B. Pharm program. The goal of this course is to provide the knowledge and skills in the area of etiology, pathogenesis, pharmacology and therapeutics related to central nervous system (CNS) and infectious diseases pertaining to CNS and urinary tract. In addition, it provides the knowledge of basic principles of general anesthesia, oncology and drugs acting on the immune system. Learning is facilitated through interactive lecture sessions, case based learning, written test, group discussions, self-directed learning and team based learning.

4 (Theory 3+Practical 1) PPT 754
Drug Discovery & Development (Elective Course) Prerequisites: Pharmaceutical Chemistry-1 & 3 Chemistry-1

Drug discovery and development is two credit course offered in the seventh semester of the B.Pharm program. The goal of the course is to provide the students with fundamental knowledge of the different phases involved in discovery and development of drugs. The course includes the methods of lead identification and lead development using analogue and structure based drug design approaches, preclinical studies, which include the experimental models employed in biological standardization of drugs and different bioassay and immunoassay methods, clinical trials, ethical considerations and regulations. Learning is facilitated through interactive lecture sessions, group discussions, self-directed learning, team based learning and computer-assisted learning.

2 (Theory 2) PED 702
Pharmacovigilance (Elective Course) Prerequisites:Pharmacology & Therapeutics-1-4 (PPT 1 – 4) & Pharmacy Practice-1-3 (PPP 1 – 3)

Pharmacovigilance is a two credit elective course offered in the seventh semester of the B. Pharm program. The goal of this course is to provide the students with the comprehensive knowledge and skills related to various concepts and methodologies of pharmacovigilance. The students will be taught about the monitoring, detection, reporting of adverse drug reactions. The course also focuses on various components of pharmacovigilance like coding, indicators and tools for reporting and documentation of adverse drug reactions. The teaching and learning is also supported by the hands on workshop, webinar, computer assisted learning and submission of a report/presentation. Learning is facilitated through interactive lecture sessions, group discussions, workshop, self-directed learning and team based learning.

2 PEP 702
Clinical Pharmaceutics (Elective Course) Prerequisites: Pharmaceutics 1, 2, 3 and Biopharmaceutics & Pharmacokinetics

Clinical Pharmaceutics is a two-credit course offered in the seventh semester of B.Pharm program. The goal of this course is to teach applications and principles of pharmaceutics in determining and modifying the clinical outcomes. The course teaches the role of excipients to influence outcomes of medication and their possible adverse reactions and the incompatibilities which can directly affect the clinical outcome which will be supported with real case scenarios. The students will be taught, how formulations aid in the delivery of reproducible doses , how adverse events are associated with badly formulated dosage forms and the way in which they can influence outcomes. They also will be taught about the pediatric, geriatric and special population formulation for individual cases. The different approaches adopted by generic manufacturers in comparison with innovator products will be dealt in this course. Opportunity will be provided for the students to integrate the knowledge of clinical pharmaceutics along with medicinal chemistry, pharmacology and pharmacy practice. Learning is facilitated through interactive lecture sessions, group discussions, cases studies, workshops. self-directed learning, integrated team based learning , industry and hospital visits and submission of a report

2 (Theory 2) PEC-702
Complementary & Alternative Medicine (Elective Course) Prerequisites: Pharmacognosy & Phytochemistry (PCG-503); Chemistry-1 (PMC-612)

Complementary & Alternative Medicine (CAM) is a two-credit elective course offered in the seventh semester of B. Pharm program. The goal of the course is to provide the students with comprehensive knowledge and skills related to complementary and alternative medicines. The students will be taught about the foundation of CAM, various CAM practices in GCC, history and types of prophetic medicine, aromatherapy, nutritional therapy and apitherapy. The course also focuses on various research models in CAM, Frauds and misconceptions related to CAM products. This teaching and learning is supported by workshops, seminars and submission of report or presentations. Learning is facilitated through interactive lecture sessions group discussions, self-directing learning and team base learning, case base learning and field visits.

2 (Theory 2) PCAM-702
Practice School – Community Pharmacy Prerequisites: All courses of previous semester

Practice School – Community Pharmacy is a seven credit training course offered in the eighth semester of the B. Pharm program. The goal of this community pharmacy training is to train the students in the area of provision of pharmaceutical care in a community pharmacy /primary health care setting, which is done under the guidance of an experienced preceptor. The rotation prepares the students to dispense, counsel and identify, resolve and prevent drug-related problems commonly encountered in a community pharmacy set-up. The training program integrates science with practice and prepares the students to become competent pharmacy practitioners.

This rotation will be delivered in defined time blocks and the student will receive an intensive training of 210 hours by participating at the site and in the discussion/reflection sessions at the site of training and/or college. The student will complete a checklist of exercises and reflection paper to assure satisfactory breadth of experience, exposure to necessary components and activities in private pharmacy setting primary health care centers (PHCs).

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Practice School – Industry Prerequisites: Pharmaceutics 3, 4 Pharmaceutical Biotechnology 2 (PPH 312, PPH 423 & PBT 623)

Practice school -Industry is a seven credit training course offered in the eighth semester of the B. Pharm program. The goal of the industry rotation is to train the students to learn the skills about manufacturing of various dosage forms such as, (tablets, capsules and injections) to understand the operation of different types of equipment employed and the unit operations carried out in the pharmaceutical industry. They also will be taught about the scale up processes from pilot plant to production scale of manufacture, the analytical and quality control procedures employed in stability testing and for the assay of the various products. This rotation also helps them to learn about the current Good Manufacturing Practices adopted to prepare quality pharmaceutical products and the different regulatory guidelines that govern the drug manufacture in an industrial set up. They will have a good exposure in documenting different processes related to validation and quality assurance.
All parts of the practice school rotation will be done in approved pharmaceutical industries. Practice school training will be delivered as per the training schedule provided by the industry and the student will receive an intensive training of 210 hours by rotating at different units of the industry such as raw materials, production, quality control, R & D and regulatory affairs departments. It also includes discussion/reflective sessions at the site of training and/or college. The students will gain practical experience in industrial operations. The students are assessed periodically during training and at the end by written tests, reports and seminars.

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Practice School – Hospital Prerequisites:All courses of previous semester

Practice School – hospital is a seven credit training course offered in the eighth semester of the B. Pharm program. The goal of this hospital rotation is to train the students regarding pharmacotherapy, clinical and hospital pharmacy services. In the process, students will acquire knowledge and skills related to patient counseling, drug information services, identification of drug-drug interaction, monitoring and reporting of ADRs and other drug related problems as a part of pharmaceutical care services. All parts of the practice school rotation will be done in approved MOHP teaching hospitals. The training also includes exposure to drug purchase, storage, drug distribution and record keeping in a hospital pharmacy set-up.

This rotation will be delivered in defined time blocks and the student will receive an intensive training of 210 hours by rotating at different specialties such as cardiology, internal medicine, nephrology, neurology, psychiatry, geriatrics, nutrition, hospital pharmacy etc. It also includes discussion/reflection sessions at the site of training and/or college. The students will gain practice experience providing care to a diverse patient population in inpatient and outpatient settings. The student will complete a checklist of exercises and reflection paper to assure satisfactory breadth of experience, exposure to necessary components and activities in a hospital set-up.

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