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Bachelor of Pharmacy

College
College of Pharmacy
Department
Pharmacy
Level
Undergraduate
Study System
Courses
Total Credit Hours
170 Cr.Hrs
Duration
5
Intake
Fall
Location
Sharjah Main Campus
Language
English
Study Mode
Full Time

Bachelor of Pharmacy

Starting Fall 2021

A Bachelor degree in Pharmacy is conferred upon a student if he/she completes 170 credit hours of courses, attains a minimum CGPA of 2.0, and has been recommended by the College to receive the degree. The curriculum is distributed over 10 semesters. Although the program may normally be completed in 5 academic years, the period of study in the College of Pharmacy may not exceed fifteen semesters. The curriculum is comprised of 24 credits of University requirements (UR) and 146 of College requirements (CR) including 24 credits of clinical training as indicated in the following table.

B. Pharm. (170 Credit Hours)
 URCRTotal
Mandatory Courses18119137
Electives Courses6-6
Clinical Training -
2424
Special Topics in Pharmacy-33
Total24146170


I. University Requirements and Electives

Every student is required to take 24 credit hours of general education courses (8 courses). Eighteen (18) mandatory credit hours are selected from the University Compulsory Courses Group and (6) elective credit hours are selected from Group 1 and Group 2 as indicated below.

University Compulsory Courses Group

0104100Islamic Culture3
0201102Arabic Language3
0202121English For Medical Sciences 13
0302200Fundamental of Innovation & Entrepreneurship3
1501100Introduction to IT(English)3
0204102UAE Society3

 

University Elective Courses Group 1 (Humanities and Arts)

0203100Islamic Civilization3
0602246Human Rights in Islam and International Declarations3
0201140Introduction to Arabic Literature3
0203200History of the Sciences among Muslims3
0203102History of the Arabian Gulf3
0900107History of Medical & Health Sciences3
0710109Arts & Medicine3
0202130French Language3
0206102Fundamentals of Islamic Education3
0206103Introduction to Psychology3
0308150Introduction to Economics3
0302150Introduction to Business Administration3
0800107Media in Modern Societies3
0308131Personal Finance3
0104130Analytical Biography of the Prophet3
0103103Islamic System3

 

University Elective Courses Group 2 (Natural and Health Sciences)

1430101Astronomy and Space Sciences3
0401142Man and the Environment3
0507101Health Awareness and Nutrition3
0505101Fitness and Wellness3
1450100Biology and Society3

 

 

II. College Requirements

The College requirements consist of 119 credits of mandatory courses, 24 credits of clinical training and 3 credits of elective course chosen from a group of selected topics.

Study Plan

The Bachelor of Pharmacy program encompasses 170 Credits distributed over 10 regular semesters that can be completed in five academic years. The following study plan serves as a roadmap for a smooth progression toward graduation.

Year 1, Semester 1 (16 Credits) ​ ​ ​
Course #TitleCr. HrsPrerequisites
1101113Chemistry for Pharmacy3 (2+3) 
1103110Pharmaceutical Calculations1(0+3) 
1102114Human Anatomy & Physiology I3(3+0) 
 General Education3(3+0) 
 General Education3(3+0) 
 General Education3(3+0) 

 

Year 1, Semester 2 (18 Credits) ​ ​ ​
Course #TitleCr. HrsPrerequisites
1102120Human Anatomy & Physiology II3(3+0)1102114
1103121Microbiology3(2+3)1102114
1101120Organic Chemistry I3 (3+0)1101113
 General Education3(3+0) 
 General Education3(3+0) 
 General Education3(3+0) 

 

Year 2, Semester 3 (17 Credits) ​ ​ ​
Course #TitleCr. HrsPrerequisites
1102230Pathophysiology3(3+0)1102120
1101230Organic Chemistry II3 (2+1)1101120
1104230Biostatistics 2(2+0) 
1103230Dosage Forms I3(2+3)1103110
 General Education3(3+0) 
 General Education3(3+0) 

 

Year 2, Semester 4 (15 Credits) ​ ​ ​
Course #TitleCr. HrsPrerequisites
1103240Dosage Forms II3(2+3)1103230
1102240Foundation of Pharmacology4(3+3)1102230
1101240Biochemistry3 (2+3)1102114, 1101230
1104240Introduction to Pharmacy Practice & Drug information2(2+0)1102230
1101249

Pharmaceutical Analysis

 

3(3+0)1101230
Year 3, Semester 5 (17 Credits) ​ ​ ​
Course #TitleCr. HrsPrerequisites
1102350Integrated Pharmacology and Therapeutics IA4(4+0)

1102240, 1104240

Co-request 1104350

1102359Integrated  Pharmacology and Therapeutics IB4(4+0)

1102240, 1104240

Co-request: 1104350

1104350Pharmacy Skills I 1(0+3)

1104240

Co-request: 1102350, 1102359

1104359OTC Therapy3(3+0)1104240
1101350Chemical Basis of Drug Action I3 (3+0)1101240
1103350Sterile Formulations 2(2+0)1103240

 

 

 

Year 3, Semester 6 (18 Credits) ​ ​ ​
Course #TitleCr. HrsPrerequisites
1102360Integrated  Pharmacology and Therapeutics IIA  4(4+0)

1102240, 1104240

Co-request: 1104360

1102369Integrated  Pharmacology and Therapeutics IIB4(4+0)

1102240, 1104240

Co-request: 1104360

1104360Pharmacy Skills II1(0+3)

1104350

Co-request: 1102360, 1102369

1101360Chemical Basis of Drug Action II3 (3+0)1101350
1104369Pharmacy Management & Marketing2(2+0)1104240
1104364Pharmaceutical Pharmacoeconomics2(2+0)1104240
1104368Introductory Pharmacy Placement I (IPP I)2(0+6)1104359

 

Year 4, Semester 7 (17 Credits) ​ ​ ​
Course #TitleCr. HrsPrerequisites
1103479Immunology and Vaccination2(2+0)1102230
1102470Integrated  Pharmacology and Therapeutics III3(3+0)1102240
1104470Pharmacy Skills III 1(0+3)

1104360

Co-request: 1102470

1103470Pharmacokinetics and Bio-Pharmaceutics 3(3+0)1103350
1104479Pharmacy Ethics and Law2(2+0)1104369
1104478Pharmacy Communication Skills3(2+3)1104369
1104477Introductory Pharmacy Placement II (IPP II)3(0+9)1104368

 

 

 

Year 4, Semester 8 (18 Credits) ​ ​ ​
Course #TitleCr. HrsPrerequisites
1102480Integrated  Pharmacology and Therapeutics IV3(3+0)

1102240

Co- or Pre-requisites: 1102489

1102489Toxicology & Drug Poisoning3(3+0)1102240
1104480Pharmacy Skills IV1(0+3)Co- OR Pre requisites: 1102489, 1102480
1103480Pharmaceutical Biotechnology & Gene Therapy3(3+0)1103470
1104489Clinical Drug literature Evaluation2(1+3)1104240
1101480Phytotherapy and Alternative Medicine3(2+3)1102240
1104488Introductory Pharmacy Placement III (IPP III)3(0+9)1104477

 

Year 5, Semester 9 (18 Credits) ​ ​ ​
Course #TitleCr. HrsPrerequisites
1104590Global Health and Health Policy in Pharmacy2(2+0)1104479
1100590Drug Development and Innovation

2(2+0)

 

Offered only to 4th and 5th Year students
1104599Simulation Pharmacy (Practical)1(0+3)1104470
1100599Graduation Project 3Completion of 131 Cr. Hrs
1104598Informatics in Pharmacy1(0+3)1104489
1104597Clinical Pharmacokinetics Skills 1(0+3)Co- or pre-requisite: 1103470
1103590Drug Delivery Systems31103470

1104596 

Pharmacogenomics & Personalized Medicine2(2+0)

1102240 

 

Special Topics in Pharmacy

3

 Completion of 131 Cr. Hrs

1101590Artificial Intelligence in Drug Discovery

1103595 

Regulatory Affairs and   Drug Registration

1103599 

Cosmetics & Parapharmaceuticals

1101599 

Forensic Pharmacognosy & Plant Poisoning
1104595Parenteral Nutrition

 

Year 5, Semester 10 (16 Credits) ​ ​ ​
Course #TitleCr. HrsPrerequisites
1104501Professional Experiential Placement A4

1104488

Co-request: 1104502, 1104503, 1104504

1104502Professional Experiential Placement B4

1104488

Co-request: 1104501, 1104503, 1104504

1104503Professional Experiential Placement C4

1104488

Co-request: 1104501, 1104502, 1104504

1104504Professional Experiential Placement D4

1104488

Co-request: 1104501, 1104502, 1104503


Courses Description

Competency outcomes acquired in various courses will help attain sound knowledge in pharmaceutical and clinical sciences and enable the students integration of this knowledge with practical skills needed to offer pharmaceutical care for patients. The graduates will acquire analytical thinking processes that help them in communicating within multidisciplinary teams and in making evidence-based decisions about safe, effective and economic utilization of medications in the management and prevention of disease. As the students' progress through these courses, they transition from dependent to active self-directed learners who behave professionally according to ethical principles which governs pharmaceutical practice in their care of patients and in dealing with other professionals. Students are also introduced to different research methods used in conducting research projects along with familiarity with drug information resources available in conducting research projects and in providing patient care.

The following describes the contents of various pharmacy program courses.


Mandatory Core Courses

1101113 

Chemistry for Pharmacy2-3:3

The general chemistry course introduces pharmacy students to the basic concepts of chemistry, including: atomic structure; periodic table; electronic distribution of the atoms; the mole concept; stoichiometric calculations; solutions; acids and bases; buffers, chemical bonding, molecular structures and intermolecular interactions and the properties of liquids and solids. This course also includes practical experiments.

Prerequisite: None.

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1102114Human Anatomy and Physiology I3-0:3

This course provides a comprehensive study of the anatomy and physiology of the human body systems. Topics include: organization of the human body, anatomy and physiology of a generalized cell, the structures and properties of the body tissues. The organ systems covered include: integumentary, skeletal, muscular and lymphatic system.

Prerequisites: None.

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1103110Pharmaceutical Calculations0-3:1

This course provides the student with the knowledge and skills to accurately perform a variety of pharmaceutical calculations required to prepare and dispense medications. Emphasis will be placed on basic computations, use of measuring tools, dosage computations, compounding calculation, interpreting prescriptions & medication orders and medical abbreviations & conversions. Topics covered also include electrolytes solutions, isotonic & buffer solutions, and selected calculations involving active drug moiety, contemporary compounding, intravenous infusions and parenteral nutrition calculations.

Prerequisites: None.

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1102120Human Anatomy & Physiology II3-0:3

This course is a continuation of Human Biology. It provides a comprehensive study of the anatomy and physiology of the following human body systems (nervous, cardiovascular, respiratory, endocrine, urinary, digestive and reproductive) in addition to the special sense organs. 

Prerequisites: 1102114

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1103121Microbiology 2-3:3

This course covers fundamental features of microbiology related to bacteria, viruses, fungi and protozoa, Interaction between pathogens and host responses, principles of microbial pathogenicity, epidemiology. Mechanisms of action of antimicrobial agents and antibiotic resistance will be overviewed. the course covers the microbial contamination and infection control of pharmaceutical drugs. Microbial spoilage, sources of contamination, contamination control, chemical disinfectants, antiseptics, preservatives, sterilization procedures and sterility assurance are discussed.

Prerequisites: 1102114

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1101120Organic Chemistry I3-0:3

This course introduces students to the chemistry of organic compounds, their properties, synthesis, reactions and nomenclature. The functional groups covered in this course includes, alkane, chemical reaction, stereochemistry, alkyl halides, alkenes, alkynes, alcohols, ethers, aromatic compounds, amines, aldehydes and ketones.

Prerequisites: 1101113

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1102230Pathophysiology   3-0:3

This course covers the basic mechanisms of disease, specifically mechanisms of cell injury, cell death, inflammation and healing, neoplasia, fluid, electrolytes and acid-base imbalances as well as physiology of pain. These principles are then applied to dysfunction of the major organ systems (covered in the integrated therapeutic courses). 

Prerequisites: 1102120

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1101230 

Organic Chemistry II2-3:3

This course is a continuation of organic chemistry I. It introduces students to the chemistry of organic compounds, their properties, synthesis, reactions and nomenclature. The functional groups covered in this course include amines, carboxylic acid, carboxylic acids derivatives as well as condensations and substitution of carbonyl compounds; selected classes of 5 & 6-membered rings heterocyclic compounds, their reactions, synthesis and applications in drugs. This course also introduces NMR and IR spectroscopic techniques. This course also includes practical experiments that allow students to master the synthetic methodologies related to some functional groups preparation, their purification, separation and structure elucidation.

Prerequisites: 1101120

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1104230Biostatistics 2-0:2

This course covers the descriptive statistics and its use in medical research. Normality check and its importance. Inference statistics and hypothesis testing (t-test, paired t-test, chi square, ANOVA, etc.). Linear and logistic statistics and modeling will be also discussed. Application on real medical data using SPSS software.

Prerequisites: None.

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1103230Dosage Forms I2-3:3

This course introduces the students to the fundamentals of physical pharmacy related to solubility and solutions, surface tension and interfacial phenomena, in addition to rheology and flow properties of liquids and semisolids. The rest of the course deals with the formulation of pharmaceutical oral solutions such as syrups and elixirs and different types of semisolid (disperse) dosage forms such as suspensions, emulsions, microemulsions, gels, ointments, creams, aerosols and foams.

Prerequisites: 1103110.

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1103240Dosage Forms II2-3:3

This course provides the students with advanced knowledge and practical skills in the area of pharmaceutical technology and unit operations in the manufacture of solid dosage forms. The formulation principles, role of excipients, production, manufacturing methods, machinery, stability, packaging, evaluation and use of pharmaceutical solid dosage forms such as powders, granules, hard gelatin capsules, soft gelatin capsules, tablets and modified-release dosage forms. The formulation of suppositories will be discussed.

Prerequisites: 1103230

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1101240Biochemistry2-3:3

The subject will introduce the basic concepts of biochemistry and their application to biology and chemistry focused around interactions with humans or applied uses. This approach is designed to integrate the concepts of biochemistry and discourage routine learning. The specific topics that will be addressed are as follows: Structure and molecular properties of biomolecules. Receptors, hormones and signaling processes. Metabolism. Catabolic pathways, synthetic pathways, energy production, control of metabolism. Information transfer (gene structure and regulation). Protein synthesis. Molecular biology. This course also includes practical experiments.

Prerequisites: 1102114, 1101230

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1102240Foundation of Pharmacology3-3:4
This course is designed to provide an introduction to basic concepts of pharmacology and pharmacotherapy. A thorough grounding in pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamics principles will be given. The pharmacological actions and therapeutic uses of drugs acting on the sympathetic and parasympathetic divisions of the autonomic nervous system will be discussed. Therapeutically useful neuromuscular blocking drugs and drugs used in respiratory system will be discussed as well. In addition, the course covers aspects of pharmacogenomics and pharmacogenomics. Autacoids and selected neurotransmitter substances are also covered including histamine, 5-HT, PGs, NO and endothelin. In studying pharmacotherapeutics agents, emphasis is made on their mechanisms of actions, pharmacokinetics, therapeutic indications, adverse effects and contraindications. This course also includes practical experiments.
Prerequisites: 1102230 ​ ​

 

1104240Introduction to Pharmacy Practice and Drug Information 2-0:2

The course provides second-year pharmacy students with important knowledge of topics related to pharmacy history, aspects of pharmacy profession practice, assessment techniques, components of patient care presentation and documentation (SOAP system), pharmaceutical care planning, types and identification of drug-therapy problems, and follow-up. Concepts of health literacy, health outcomes, and quality of life of patient, medication safety, pharmaceutical care for special populations (Pediatrics, geriatrics, and pregnant women) will also be covered. The course also includes basic skills and abilities needed to identify various pharmaceutical incompatibilities and basic techniques needed for identify different drug interactions and adverse drug effects in patient centered care in management.

This course will include drug information, fundamentals of the practice of drug information, types of drug information resources with evaluation for each, application of drug information skills for the delivery of pharmaceutical care, understanding the practical implications of the drug information, technology of drug information, and retrieval for quality assurance.

Prerequisites: 1102230 

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1101249Pharmaceutical Analysis3-0:3

This course introduces students to the main instrumental methods used for the separation, identification, and quantification of pharmaceutical products. The course addresses both the theoretical and practical aspects of UV-Visible Spectroscopy, Liquid Chromatography, Gas Chromatography, Mass Spectrometry and Thin Layer Chromatography.  It covers also different titrimetric methods used in the analysis of drugs and the criteria used for the validation of analytical procedures.

Prerequisites: 1101230

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1102350Integrated Pharmacology & Therapeutics IA4-0:4

This course covers the pathophysiology, pharmacology, and therapeutics of cardiovascular disorders including hypertension, coronary heart disease, heart failure, acute coronary syndrome (STMI and NSTMI), arrhythmias, hyperlipidemia, stroke, and shock. 

Prerequisites: 1102240, 1104240.

Co-request, 1104350

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1102359Integrated Pharmacology & Therapeutics IB4-0:4

This course covers the pathophysiology, pharmacology and therapeutics of respiratory and infectious diseases. Topics covered include upper respiratory tract diseases, asthma, COPD, and Cystic fibrosis, antimicrobial regimen selection process, laboratory tests to direct antimicrobial pharmacotherapy, lower and upper respiratory tract infections, Urinary Tract Infections, Skin and Soft Tissue Infections, Central Nervous System Infections, Invasive Fungal Infections, antimicrobial stewardship, and antiviral drugs and viral infections.

Prerequisites: 1102240, 1104240

Co-request, 1104350

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1104359Self-Care & OTC Therapy3-0:3

The course will describe the different ways for responding to symptoms in community pharmacy. The major classes of Over-The-Counter medications and self-care remedies (analgesics, dermal preparations, gastrointestinal medicine, vitamins and minerals, etc.). Additionally, different OTC therapy for minor eye and respiratory conditions will be discussed in this course. The classification of OTC medicine according to FDA and scheduling of OTC will be also explained in details. The concepts and practices of self-care via pharmaceuticals will be introduced.

Prerequisites: 1104240

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1104350Pharmacy Skills I (Practical)  0-3:1

Clinical cases related to cardiovascular, respiratory, and infectious diseases will be thoroughly presented and discussed. This course is designed to develop and practice clinical skills necessary to solve problems related to supplying patients with cost-effective and safe treatment through discussion of clinical cases of patients. Students will learn through this course how to interpret patient's laboratory data pertinent to these diseases and patient's medical history data. This course will involve utilizing drug information references, understanding and reading medical prescription, writing drug labeling, and drug dispensing. Through the course, the students will use drug references books and drug electronic databases. In addition, the students in this course will practice drug labeling, reading various medical prescriptions and preparing label and dispensing using a simulation dispensing programs. The course will include hands on experience for education, counseling, history taking and role playing related to asthma devices, glucose meter, blood pressure machine, peak flow meter, and others.

Prerequisites: 1104240

Co-requisites: 1102350 &  1102359

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1101350Chemical Basis of Drug Action I3-0:3

This course aims to introduce students to concrete knowledge about Medicinal Chemistry, drug-enzyme and drug-receptor interactions including the design and types of agonists, antagonists, inverse agonists and partial agonists, types of inhibitors, qualitative structure activity relationships, and quantitative structure-activity relationships (QSAR). Case studies in relation to qualitative and quantitative optimization of lead molecules. The medicinal chemistry aspects of metabolic biotransformation of drugs are covered in this course. Furthermore, providing information on the medicinal chemistry of adrenergic and cholinergic drugs. Classes of therapeutic agents such as angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors, antianginal, antiarrhythmic, antidiabetic, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agents as well as hormones are covered in this course.

Prerequisites: 1101240

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1103350Sterile Formulations2-0:2

This course aims to provide the students with scientific and applied knowledge about compounding and manufacturing procedures of sterile dosage forms including formulation design, role of excipients, vehicles, stability, and quality control testing. The adjustment of isotonicity of sterile formulations, issues related to microbial contamination and physical and chemical incompatibilities of pharmaceutical sterile products will be discussed. Sterility testing and design and operation of manufacturing facilities of sterile products will be elaborated (Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs).

Prerequisites: 1103240

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1102360Integrated Pharmacology &Therapeutics IIA4-0:4

This course covers the pathophysiology, pharmacology, and therapeutics of neurological, psychiatric, and geriatric diseases. Topics covered neurology include epilepsy, headache, pain management, Alzheimer's diseases, and Parkinson's disease. Topics covered in psychiatric diseases are major depression, anxiety disorders, bipolar disorders, sleep-disorders and substance abuse. The course will provide with the ability to critically appraise therapeutic intervention. In addition, the pharmacy practice issues relating to neuropsychiatry and neurology will be addressed in a manner that highlights how neurological and psychotropic drugs can ameliorate the various disease states, and how they affect the overall condition of the patient.

Prerequisites: 1102240, 1104240

Co-request: 1104360

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1102369Integrated Pharmacology & Therapeutics IIB4-0:4

This course covers the pathophysiology, pharmacology, and therapeutics of endocrine, renal diseases. Specifically, the course will cover the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis, thyroid, parathyroid and adrenocortical dysfunction, diabetes, men's and women's health, acute, and chronic and drug-induced renal disease. Students will perform a number of tasks that will foster the development of critical thinking and oral and written communication skills.

Prerequisites: 1102240, 1104240

Co-request: 1104360

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1104360Pharmacy Skills II      0-3:1

This course is designed to develop and practice clinical skills necessary to solve problems related to supplying patients with cost-effective and safe treatment through discussion of clinical cases of patients suffering from neurologic and psychiatric diseases/disorders, endocrine, renal, and geriatric diseases. Students will learn through this course how to interpret patient's laboratory data pertinent to these diseases and patient's medical history data. In addition, this practical course will cover topics related to patient centered care concept and pharmaceutical care process including steps for pharmaceutical care application.

Prerequisites: 1104350.

Co-request: 1102360, 1102369

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1101360Chemical Basis of Drug Action II3-0:3

This course discusses CNS drugs including antipsychotics, antiparkinsonian, opioid analgesics, and antidepressant agents. The anti-infective agents including antibacterial, antifungal, and antiviral drugs are covered in this course in addition to the chemotherapeutic anticancer agents.

Prerequisites: 1101350

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1104369Pharmacy Management & Marketing2-0:2

Principles and components of pharmaceutical business management in pharmacy practice and marketing are covered in this course. Management topics covered include general operations; personnel and human resource management; strategic, financial and business planning, goods and merchandizing; value-added services; drug utilization studies, medicine safety, prevention of medication errors and risk management.  Students will be given chance to learn about the importance of strategic planning pharmacy practice and they will be asked to work in-group to develop SWOT analysis comparing different colleges of pharmacy locally and internationally.  Conditions and factors relevant to employment; working effectively within an organization; planning of pharmacy services and resources; safety in the work environment will discussed throughout the course different chapters.  Pharmaceutical Marketing covering functions of pharmaceutical marketing department, selling, transport, distribution, storage and order system, principles of promotion. This prepares future pharmacy practitioners with the fundamentals of analytical and decision-making skills to create basic marketing strategies.

Prerequisites: 1104240.

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1104364Pharmaceutical Pharmacoeconomics2-0:2

The course will describe the basic concepts in pharmacoeconomics and its use in clinical decision making. The different types of pharmacoeconomics analysis and its use in medical literatures. The appraisal of pharmacoeconomics literature and the appropriate interpretation of its results will be also covered.

Prerequisites: 1104240.

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1104368Introductory Pharmacy Placement I (IPP-I)0-6:2

Students will shadow a registered pharmacist to understand the role of community pharmacist in primary care.

Prerequisites: 1104359.

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1102470Integrated Pharmacology & Therapeutics III3-0:3

The student will cover the pathophysiology, pharmacology and therapeutics of immunological, joint and bone disorders, and gastrointestinal diseases. The topics covered in this course systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Drug Allergy, solid organ transplantation, gout and hyperuricemia, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and osteoporosis. For gastrointestinal: cirrhosis, GERD, peptic ulcer, diarrhea, constipation, IBD, and Nausea and vomiting.

Prerequisites: 1102240

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1103479Immunology and Vaccination2-0:2

This course introduces students to the concepts of immunology and their relation to diseases and therapy. Types of vaccines and their mechanism of action. Vaccination related therapeutic implications and pharmaceutical care.

Prerequisites: 1102230

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1104470Pharmacy Skills III      0-3:1

This course is designed to develop and practice clinical skills necessary to solve problems related to supplying patients with cost-effective and safe treatment through discussion of clinical cases of patients suffering from immune, bone and joint, and gastrointestinal diseases/disorders. Through. Students will learn through this course how to interpret patient's laboratory data pertinent to these diseases and patient's medical history data. In addition, the course will involve developing students' ability of problem solving and using analytical thinking skills in pharmacy practice. This is through using problem solving techniques and effective utilization of available resources.

Prerequisites: 1104360 Co-requisite: 1102470

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1103470Pharmacokinetics & Biopharmaceutics2-3:3

This course introduces students to the concepts of pharmacokinetics and biopharmaceutics. The course covers the structure of membranes and drug movement across membranes, distribution and absorption mechanisms and formulation factors affecting physiological outcomes in terms of bioavailability and drug product selection. The pharmacokinetics topics covered in this course include: pharmacokinetics of intravenous and extravascular administrations; compartmental PK modelling; multiple dosing kinetics; hepatic and renal clearance; and bioequivalence.

Prerequisites: 1103350

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1104479Pharmacy Ethics & Law2-0:2

The purpose of this course is to introduce pharmaceutical law and principles of ethics in pharmacy. The course covers the UAE federal law and regulations related to medical products and pharmacy profession and their impact on the practice of pharmacy.  In the law section, the students will learn the legislative framework which pharmacy is practiced, as well as acquire an understanding of the laws, regulations, and the ethical responsibilities applicable to pharmacists so that they will be able to protect the public and ensure patients' well-being. It also covers the laws and regulations that control importing, exporting, storing, handling, promoting, and manufacturing of pharmaceutical products. In the ethics part, the course covers many topics in pharmacy practice such as ethical principles and ethical dilemma in pharmacy practice, code of ethics for pharmacists, professionalism, and major ethical problems in the pharmacy practice and the appropriate interventions.

Prerequisites: 1104369.

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1104478Pharmacy Communication Skills2-3:3
The course is designed to develop and enhance students' oral communication skills (listening, speaking, questioning, and presentation) and written communication skills that are essential for the implementation of pharmaceutical care. The course aims at providing students with tools and techniques for effective interpersonal communication with introducing students to the main components of communication (verbal and nonverbal). It also provides the student with professional communication skills needed to improve and utilize their skills to deal with patients in diverse pharmacy practice settings in everyday encounters. In addition, it will cover professional communications including the inter- and intra-professional communication. Moreover, the students will learn the communication skills required to provide telepharmacy services. Prerequisites: 1104369.
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1104477Introductory Pharmacy Placement II (IPP-II)0-9:3

Students will shadow and help a registered pharmacist to dispense OTC medications to patients in the community pharmacy setting.

Prerequisites: 1104368

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1102480Integrated Pharmacology & Therapeutics IV3-0:3

The relationship between pathophysiology, pharmacology and therapeutics of hematological disorders and oncological disorders. Hematological disorders include anemias, coagulation disorders, DVT, pulmonary embolism. Oncology pharmacotherapy and the different types of tumors (solid and non-solid tumors) and their treatment protocols. 

Prerequisites: 1102240 

Co- or Pre-requisites:  1102489.

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1102489Toxicology & Drug Poisoning3-0:3

Topics covered in this course are: the type and nature of the toxic materials, factors affecting toxicity, effects of toxic substances on different systems of the body and their mechanism of action and how these effects are produced, the clinical symptoms of toxicity by different chemicals and drugs, the laboratory investigations required for diagnosis of toxicity, the pharmacology of available general and specific antidotes, the general lines of treatment of toxicity. Moreover, some clinical cases of poisoning with different agents will be discussed with the students including symptoms, investigations needed and management plan.

Prerequisites: 1102240

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1104480Pharmacy Skill IV0-3:1

This course is designed to develop and practice clinical skills necessary to solve problems related to supplying patients with cost-effective and safe treatment through discussion of clinical cases and clinical toxicology and pharmacology simulation labs of patients/cases suffering from various illnesses pertaining to drug poisoning and toxicology. Through. Students will learn through this course how to interpret patient's laboratory data pertinent to these diseases and patient's medical history data. In addition, the course will involve developing students' ability of problem solving and using analytical thinking skills in pharmacy practice. This is through using problem solving techniques and effective utilization of available resources.

Co- or Pre-requisites:: 1102489, 1102480

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1103480Pharmaceutical Biotechnology and Gene Therapy3-0:3

Pharmaceutical biotechnology introduces the students to basic concepts, theories, and principles of biotechnology to produce therapeutic and diagnostic agents. Students will learn about various cellular and molecular biotechnology techniques such as recombinant DNA technology, polymerase chain reaction and related biotechnological processes as well as the method used in formulation and characterization of biopharmaceuticals. The recent application of biotechnology especially in treatment of infectious disease, hormone replacement therapy, immunological products, gene therapy and cell-based therapy will be discussed to increase the knowledge and expertise of pharmacy students in the development, application and therapeutic use of 'biotech' drugs.

Prerequisites: 1103470

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1104489Clinical Drug Literature Evaluation 1-3:2

The course will describe the hierarchy of evidence and the level of evidences. How to critically appraise the literature clinical and statistically. The important parts of the literature and the importance of selecting appropriate study design. The course will also the philosophy of research, research question, research subjects, variables, sample size, exclusion/inclusion criteria, and different research methods (cohort studies, surveys, case studies, case-control studies and randomized clinical trials etc.). The use of the appropriate statistical tests to analyze the results of the literature.

Prerequisites:.1104240

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1101480Phytotherapy and Alternative Medicine2-3:3

The aim of this course is to provide Pharmacy students with a descriptive knowledge of locally and internationally registered drugs from natural sources and alternative medicines used for diseases and disorder of various body systems including   the cardiovascular, nervous, respiratory, GI, renal, endocrine, dermatological and muscuskeletal systems. Pharmacological properties, therapeutic uses, method and duration of use, drug interactions, and adverse effects will be covered. This course also includes practical component of clinical cases discussion related to phytotherapy and alternative medicine use.

Prerequisites: 1102240

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1104488Introductory Pharmacy Placement III (IPP III)0-9:3

Students will shadow and help a registered pharmacist to dispense OTC and prescription medications and counsel the patients in the community pharmacy setting.

Prerequisites: 1104477

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1104590Global Health and Health Policy in Pharmacy2-0:2

The course is intended to introduce pharmacy students for the area of global health and international health policy. It will focus on a role of the pharmacist as a healthcare professional at the global level by go in-depth in global pharmacy practice and other health professional interests through covering the following topics: the burden and distribution of disease and mortality, history and current diseases and health care problems worldwide, the determinants of global health disparities, the making of global health policies, and the outcomes of global health interventions. In addition, it covers the knowledge and skills needed to develop of tomorrow's pharmacists at local and global levels. The course also introduces the students to the environmental, social, political and economic factors that shape patterns and experiences of illness and healthcare across societies.

Prerequisites: 1104479

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1100590Drug Development and Innovation 2-0:2

 This course covers the early stages of drug development process. It includes innovative stages of drug discovery and development, and the reasons for continuous need of new drugs. Success and failure stories in drug discovery and development are taught to emphasize on importance of drug discovery and lead optimization processes for fixing the physicochemical and biopharmaceutical issues. Furthermore, importance of primary and secondary literature & patents for innovation, IND, NDA, ANDA, and CTD, market authorization approvals from different countries will be also discussed. The opportunities and challenges associated with the creation and management of entrepreneurial pharmaceutical startup and pharmacy facility will be discussed. The course provides pharmacists interested in new ideas related to pharmaceutical products or services with the basic understanding of the processes used to translate new pharmaceutical technologies and inventions into marketable innovations and new pharmaceutical ventures. The course also provides an overview of pharmaceutical business concepts, including topics such as: theories of entrepreneurship, types and characteristics of entrepreneurship, entrepreneurial economics, accounting and financial management, pharmacy staff management, pharmacy ethics and responsibilities towards patients, intellectual properties, drug life cycle, marketing research and planning, and use of technology.

Prerequisites: Offered only to 4th  and 5th  Year students.

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1104598Informatics in Pharmacy0-3:1

The course will introduce the concept of informatics as they pertain to Pharmacy practice including managing medication-related information, electronic health records, pharmacy information systems, and automated systems. The course introduces the concept of automation and the use of artificial intelligence in pharmacy and how this can affect the medication dispensing pathway and improve patient safety. Topics covered include Knowledge Management in Health Systems, computerized provider order entry, electronic prescribing in both inpatient and outpatient settings, electronic medication administration records, barcoded medication

administration, and smart pumps, management and optimization of pharmacy automation in hospital setting, informatics for pediatrics and blockchain Technology in Pharmacy.

Prerequisites: 1104489

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1104597Clinical Pharmacokinetics0-3:1

This course introduces students to the practical aspects of clinical pharmacokinetic (therapeutic drug monitoring) using simulation clinical cases. Clinical pharmacokinetics calculations, drug dosing for special population (renal and hepatic diseases, dialysis, and heart failure).  Each session will deal with cases related to certain drug/s including antibiotics, cardiovascular agents, anticonvulsants, immunosuppressants, lithium, theophylline etc..

Co- or Pre-requisites: 1103470

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1104599Simulation Pharmacy (Practical)0-3:1

This course will include practical skills required for pharmacists in clinical pharmacy. Through clinical cases and role-play, the students will practice communication with patients and healthcare professionals, while using medical data related to therapeutic treatment. In addition, this course includes Interprofessional collaborative practice with students from other medical colleges such as medicine and health sciences. Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) will be used in this course as part of student's assessment. The course involves using simulating programs such Med+Safe, and My Dispense.

Prerequisites: 1104470

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1100599Graduation Project3-0:3

This course provides the students with the skills needed to deal with a scientific problem and how to solve it (or write a review article with updated information about a specific problem). It consists of a literature review, the proper use of equipment and instruments, per­forming an experiment that deals with the research topic, analyzing the data obtained from the experiments, writing the dissertation and present­ing a seminar about the work which is evaluated by faculty members.

Prerequisites: Completion of 131 credit hours.

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1103590Drug Delivery Systems                3-0:3

The course covers topics related to novel drug delivery systems. The course focuses on the novel aspects in drug formulation designs and administrations such as controlled drug delivery by different routes of administration such as per oral, parenteral, transdermal, vaginal, ocular and pre-gastric routes. The course also covers novel approaches for the development of novel delivery systems such as nano and microencapsulation, liposomes and resealed erythrocytes for the targeted delivery of small and large molecules.

Prerequisites: 1103470

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1104596Pharmacogenomics and Personalized Medicine2-0:2

Introduction of the theory and concepts of pharmacogenomics and personalized medicine for professional pharmacy students. The applications of pharmacogenomics knowledge into pharmacy practice and comprehensive pharmaceutical care.

Prerequisites: 1102480.

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 1104501 Professional Experiential Placement A0-12:4

This training course should provide B. pharm students a structured, supervised program of participation in the practice of pharmacy. Students gain experience in problem solving and providing patient care services while applying the basic and pharmaceutical sciences learned in the classroom and practice laboratories. Under the supervision of faculty and selected preceptors, the student learns to make decisions based on professional knowledge and judgment. Broad exposure to as many pharmacy activities as possible, as well as significant personal study and reflection, facilitate this transition.

Prerequisites: 1104488   Co-requisites: 1104502, 1104503, 1104504.

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1104502

Professional Experiential Placement B 
0-12:4


This training course should provide B. pharm students with a structured, supervised program of participation in the practice of pharmacy. Students gain experience in problem solving and providing patient care services while applying the basic and pharmaceutical sciences learned in the classroom and practice laboratories. Under the supervision of faculty and selected preceptors, the student learns to make decisions based on professional knowledge and judgment. Broad exposure to as many pharmacy activities as possible, as well as significant personal study and reflection, facilitate this transition.

Prerequisites: 1104488. Co-requisites: 1104501, 1104503, 1104504.


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 1104503Professional Experiential Placement C ​​
 0-12:4

This training course should provide B. pharm students a structured, supervised program of participation in the practice of pharmacy. Students gain experience in problem solving and providing patient care services while applying the basic and pharmaceutical sciences learned in the classroom and practice laboratories. Under the supervision of faculty and selected preceptors, the student learns to make decisions based on professional knowledge and judgment. Broad exposure to as many pharmacy activities as possible, as well as significant personal study and reflection, facilitate this transition.

Prerequisites: 1104488 Co-requisites: 1104501, 1104502, 1104504

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 1104504Professional Experiential Placement D0-12:4

This training course should provide B. pharm students a structured, supervised program of participation in the practice of pharmacy. Students gain experience in problem solving and providing patient care services while applying the basic and pharmaceutical sciences learned in the classroom and practice laboratories. Under the supervision of faculty and selected preceptors, the student learns to make decisions based on professional knowledge and judgment. Broad exposure to as many pharmacy activities as possible, as well as significant personal study and reflection, facilitate this transition.

Prerequisites: 1104488. Co-requisites: 1104501, 1104502, 1104503

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Special Topics in Pharmacy.

1101590Artificial Intelligence in Drug Discovery3-0:3

This course introduces students to new approaches to drug discovery. The course addresses the molecular modeling tools that are used in drug discovery and design with the emphasis on the application of computational software to simulate different bioprocesses, which include creating  and modifying starting structures for computation, visualizing protein-ligand interactions, docking to determine Protein-Ligand poses (activity scoring), ligand-based virtual screening, combining modeling and experimental data for SAR development, quantitative structure-activity relationship (QSAR) analysis, de novo drug design,  in silico evaluation of absorption, distribution, metabolism, excretion and toxicity (ADME/T) properties, and Drug Discovery Case Studies.

Prerequisites: Completion of 131 credit hours.

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1101599Forensic Pharmacognosy & Plant Poisoning3-0:3

The course is designed to provide the student with the basic knowledge about different chemical classes of natural medicines/ toxins and their botanical sources. Furthermore, it will provide the students with brief methods of production, pharmacological activities and abuse. This also includes methods of extraction, characterization, and detection either ex vivo from medicinal plants or as pure chemicals. The course also aims at providing the pharmacy students with sufficient knowledge concerning the investigation of a crime scene and intoxication caused by natural toxins. In addition, methods related to examination and identification of the collected evidence are provided, real-life applications will be discussed.

Prerequisites: Completion of 131 credit hours.

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1103599Cosmetics and Parapharmaceu­ticals3-0:3

The course is designed to provide the students with the knowledge of the science and technology of cosmetic and personal care products. Theoretical lectures focus on the cosmetic ingredients and active substances and the technology used in formulation and characterization of cosmetic products. Cosmetic GMP standards and requirements for optimal and sustainable quality control and management will be also covered as the quality and safety of these products used in our daily routine is essential for human safety.  

Prerequisites: Completion of 131 credit hours.

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1103595Regulatory Affairs and Drug Registration3-0:3

This course will cover fundamentals and concepts of regulation of pharmaceuticals prevailing in different countries. The course will introduce major international and local regulatory agencies like FDA, EMA, and MOHAP and their regulatory roles. The course will focus on the different types of applications including IND, NDA, ANDA, and CTD to obtain market authorization approvals from different countries. Regulations and requirements for non-clinical studies, clinical trials, submission and review processes, and current good manufacture practice (cGMP) will be discussed.

Prerequisites: Completion of 131 credit hours.

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1104595Parenteral Nutrition3-0:3

This course covers concepts in parenteral nutrition. The importance of feeding routes & feeding methods and nutritional support, enteral nutrition, parenteral nutrition, indications for uses & contraindication. This course also will introduce the role of enteral formulas leading to better health outcomes and improved quality of life.  The course focuses on the advantages of enteral feeding over parenteral feeding. It also provides students with the knowledge needed to complete some nutritional calculations and reduce and managing complications of nutritional support, enteral nutrition and parenteral nutrition.

Prerequisites: Completion of 131 credit hours.

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