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Curriculum Summary – MS in Clinical Pharmacy

Year 1

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Advanced Pharmacotherapeutics 1 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 cardiovascular diseases, respiratory diseases, hematological and inflammatory disorders; 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 of small group sessions, case based learning, assignments, problem based learning, seminar and course examinations. (2+2=4) PAPT 611
Principles of Clinical Pharmacy & Patient Data Analysis 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 un biased drug information to the prescribes and counseling to the patients. Monitoring of drug therapy of patients through medication and clinical review, obtaining medication history and counseling the patients, identifying and resolving drug related problems, detecting, assessing and monitoring adverse drug reactions, and interpreting selected laboratory results (as monitoring parameters in therapeutics) of specific disease states. Retrieval, analysis, interpretation and formulation of drug/medicines is also covered. (2+2=4) PCPP 612
Advanced Hospital Pharmacy The main goal of the course is to prepare the student to understand the professional roles of hospital pharmacist and delegate the same diligently 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 drug therapy monitoring for improved patient care. (2+2=4) PAHP 613
Modern Community Pharmacy The aim of the course is to enable the student to: effectively manage a community pharmacy through proper layout and design of the pharmacy; effective inventory control to ensure business profitability; pharmaceutical care concept; patient counseling and its influence on patient medication adherence; and importance of health screening services in drug therapy management. Dispensing of drugs, responding to minor ailments by providing suitable safe medication, patient counseling, and health screening services for improved patient care in the community set up will also be included. (2+2=4) PMCP 614
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Advanced Pharmacotherapeutics II 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 infections 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). (2+2=4) PAPT 621
Advanced Clinical Pharmacy 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 pharmaco-economics, pharmaco- epidemiology, ADR, Drugs and poison information and pharmacogenetics. Monitoring of drug therapy of patients through medication and clinical review, obtaining medication history and counseling the patients, identifying and resolving drug related problems, detecting, assessing and monitoring adverse drug reactions, and interpreting selected laboratory results (as monitoring parameters in therapeutics) of specific disease states. Retrieval, analysis, interpretation and formulation of drug/medicines is also covered (2+2=4) PACP 622
Clinical Pharmacokinetics & Toxicology Clinical Pharmacokinetics & clinical Toxicology designed to prepare the student to learn and understand the significance of the various pharmacokinetic parameters and apply this in various clinical situations. The course aims at the students 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 will also learn the different poisoning cases that are encountered in the hospital in UAE, their clinical manifestations and management. (2+2=4) PPTX 623
Clinical Research & Biostatistics The course is designed to learn the different steps involved in drug development process, preclinical and clinical screening including the various toxicity studies. The course also provides information about ICH GCP guidelines and its relevance in clinical research. The students are also required to learn about the basic biostatistics and its importance in clinical research (2+2=4) PCRB 624

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Dissertation & seminar for Clinical Pharmacy The dissertation is aimed to train a Post graduate student in research methods and techniques under the guidance of a recognized guide. 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 in 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, team work and leadership qualities. 6+6