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Curriculum Summary – MS in Clinical Pharmacy

Year 1

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Advanced Pharmacotherapeutics -I Prerequisites: Pharmacology/Pharmacotherapeutics/Clinical pharmacy related courses

Advanced Pharmacotherapeutics- I is a four credit course offered in the first semester of the First year of MS clinical pharmacy curriculum. The aims of this course are to develop the necessary professional skills in the student for the drug therapy management of different diseases, such as cardiovascular, respiratory, renal, gastrointestinal, endocrine and hematological and disorders; to resolve drug related problems; and appreciate the quality use of medicines. This knowledge helps the students to apply therapeutic skills and rational selection of drugs in the management of diseases. Learning is facilitated through ward rounds, case discussions, and interactive lecture sessions, self-directed learning (small group sessions, assignments, problem based learning, seminar and course examinations).

Theory 2 + CBL/ Case Presentation 2 = 4 PAPT 611
Principles of Clinical Pharmacy & Patient Data Analysis Prerequisites: Pharmacotherapeutics/Clinical pharmacy related courses

Principles of clinical pharmacy & Patient Data Analysis is a four credit course offered in the first semester of first year MS clinical pharmacy curriculum. The main goal of the course is to prepare the student to understand the professional roles of clinical pharmacist. During the course, the students are taught about the importance of ward round participation, collecting medication history to monitor the drug therapy by analyzing the lab profiles of the patient, provision of unbiased drug information to the prescribers and counseling of patients. The educational objectives of this course will be achieved through interactive learning, assignments, seminars, and the course examinations.

Theory 2 + CBL/ Case Presentation 2 = 4 PCPP 612
Advanced Hospital Pharmacy Prerequisites: None

Advanced Hospital Pharmacy is a four credit course offered in the first semester of the first year MS curriculum. The main goal of the course is to prepare the student to understand the professional roles of hospital pharmacist and delegate the same diligence to provide effective services to the clinicians and patients. The students are taught about various hospital pharmacy services such as drug dispensing, distribution, patient counseling and prevention of medication errors for improved patient care. The educational objectives of this course will be achieved through hospital pharmacy postings, assignments and seminars.

Theory 3 +CBL 0 = 3 PAHP 613
Modern Community Pharmacy Prerequisites: None

This course deals with the questions to be asked by a community pharmacist in a number diseases in a community setting. Differentiates between different aspect of certain diseases and describe effective therapy management in community pharmacy. Importance of health screening services in drug therapy management and home medication review, in addition to build up full background knowledge about the use of medication in retail pharmacy and to interpret this information into the actual counseling process and management. Learning is facilitated through interactive lecture sessions, self-directed learning (small group sessions, case based learning, assignments, problem based learning, seminar and course examinations). The course will also involve a minimum of 4 rotations in PHCs in RAK.

Theory 2 + CBL 2 = 4 PMCP 614
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Advanced Pharmacotherapeutics – II Prerequisites: Pharmacology/Pharmacotherapeutics/Clinical pharmacy related courses

Advanced Pharmacotherapeutics – II is a four credit course offered in the second semester of the First year of MS curriculum. The aims of the course are to develop the necessary professional skills in the student for the drug therapy management of different diseases, such as Bone and joint disorders, Neurological disorders, psychiatric disorders, dermatological disorders, oncology and infectious diseases; resolving drug related problems; and appreciate the quality use of medicines. This knowledge helps the students to apply therapeutic skills and rational selection of drugs in the management of diseases. Learning is facilitated through interactive lecture sessions, self-directed learning (small group sessions, case based learning, assignments, problem based learning, seminar and course examinations).

Theory 2 + Case Presentation / Assignment 2 = 4 PAPT 621
Advanced Clinical Pharmacy Prerequisites: All the courses of previous semester

Advanced Clinical Pharmacy is a four credit course offered in the second semester of the first year MS curriculum. The main goal of the course is to prepare the student to understand the professional roles of clinical pharmacist. During the course, the students are taught about pharmacoeconomics, pharmacoepidemiology, adverse drug reaction monitoring and reporting, drugs & poison information, evidence based medicine and biomedical literature evaluation. The educational objectives of this course will be achieved through interactive learning, assignments, seminars, case-based learning (CBL) and the course examinations.

Theory 2 + Case Presentation / Assignment 2 = 4 PACP 622
Clinical Pharmacokinetics & Toxicology Prerequisites: All the courses of previous semester

Clinical Pharmacokinetics & Toxicology are a four credit course offered in the first semester of the first year MS curriculum. The main goal of the course is to prepare the student to learn and understand the significance of the various pharmacokinetic parameters in a clinical situation. The course aims at the student’s ability to plan the dosage adjustments based on the drug levels. Students also will be learning bioavailability and bioequivalence studies and its clinical significance. Students are required to understand and learn the different poisoning cases that are encountered in the hospital, its clinical manifestations and management.

Theory 2 + Case Presentation / Assignment 2 = 4 PPTX 623
Clinical Research & Biostatistics Prerequisites: All the courses of previous semester

Clinical research and biostatistics is a four credit course offered in the second semester of the first year MS curriculum. The main goal of the course is to prepare the student to learn and understand the various stages of clinical drug development process and research. The course also covers important aspects of biostatics.

Theory 2 + Case Presentation / Assignment 2 = 4 PCRB 624

Year 2

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Dissertation and seminar for Clinical Pharmacy Prerequisites:All the courses of previous semester

The dissertation is aimed to train a master student in research methods and techniques under the guidance of a recognized guide. The student will be trained in literature review, design of research, study, data collection, critical analysis, comparison of results, drawing conclusions and making recommendations. A total of 4 credits is assigned to the 3rd and 4th semesters for different areas of dissertation work mentioned above. Along with this 2 credit hours are assigned for the research seminar related to the dissertation work. The dissertation submitted will be evaluated by the external examiners appointed by the university. Seminars and progress reports given by the students will help in problem solving, teamwork and leadership qualities.

The goals of the MS program research work are to:

    1. Provide advanced training in Pharmaceutical sciences based research work.
    2. Offer an opportunity for candidates to advance their knowledge in specific areas of pharmaceutical sciences through research.
    3. Prepare individuals for research and teaching positions needing a strong background in the pharmaceutical sciences.
    4. Develop individuals with the research skills needed to carry out basic and applied studies in pharmaceutical sciences/pharmacy practice.
    5. Prepare graduates to function as independent scholars, who are capable of contributing to the body of knowledge in their areas of specialization through original research.
    6. Address the pharmaceutical and healthcare needs of U.A.E.
6 + 6 = 12 PDRS 716 & PDRS 826