Course Description

(0211109) General Physics for Health Sciences (3 Credit hours)

This course introduces students to the basic language and ideas of physics that occur in all branches of science and technology. The course will also provide students with a clear and logical presentation of the basic concepts and principles of physics accompanied with a broad range of interesting applications. This course covers the following topics: space and time; vectors, straight-line kinematics, circular motion; experimental basis of Newton's laws and some application; work, energy and power; elastic properties of materials, heat, temperature and the behavior of gases, thermodynamics, Thermal properties of matter, electric forces, fields and potentials, Mechanics of fluids, Light and geometrical optics.


(0212109) General Chemistry for Health Science(3 Credit hours)  

This course introduces the fundamental principles of chemistry and it covers the following topics: nature of matter, atomic structure, stoichiometry, reactions in aqueous solutions, chemical bonding, gases, liquids, solids and solutions, thermochemistry, chemical equilibria, acids and bases, and chemical kinetics.


0240110 Biology for Health Science students (3 Credit hours)

This course involves studying the basic principles of biology including, structure and function of cells, membranes, energy flow, molecular basis of DNA, and animal anatomy and physiology with emphases on circulatory, respiratory, defense and nervous system.


(0250101) Calculus1 (3 Credit hours)

The following topics will be discussed in this course: Definition of calculus; Functions (The elementary functions, combinations of functions); Limits and Continuity (definition of limit, some limit theorems, trigonometric limits, continuity); The Derivative (definition of derivative, some differentiation rules, derivatives of higher order, the chain rule, differentiating the trigonometric functions, implicit differentiation); Applications of the first and second derivatives (The mean-value theorem, increasing and decreasing functions, local extreme values, absolute extreme values, concavity and points of inflection, vertical and horizontal asymptotes, some curve sketching, velocity and acceleration, speed , related rates); Integration (An area problem, the definite integral of a continuous function, the fundamental theorem of calculus, some area problems, indefinite integrals)


(0250130)  Pharmaceutical Biostatistics

Co-requisite (0510122)

This course is an introduction to basic statistical techniques used to analyze and interpret data, particularly in health sciences and related fields with special emphasis on applications, rather than mathematical derivations of the statistical concepts in the pharmacy and other related areas. This course is contextualized based on descriptive statistics, data collection and data analysis, probability concepts, sampling (sample selection and sample size and power), estimation and hypothesis testing, simple linear regression and correlation and analysis of variance.


(0350242) Pharmaceutical Marketing (3 Credit hours)

Prerequisite (0520530)

This course discusses the field of pharmaceutical marketing principles, environment, and practices. This comprehensive course also covers the history and development of marketing pharmaceuticals in addition to channel systems, legal requirements, budgeting, and product placement. this will help students to prepare for successful careers in the pharmaceutical marketing field. The principles and practical application of vital elements of pharmaceutical marketing are also discussed.


(0510120) Pharmaceutical Organic Chemistry (1) (3 Credit hours)  

Prerequisite (0212109)

This course provides students with the basic knowledge of hydrocarbons (alkanes, alkenes and alkynes) and alkyl halides in addition to stereochemistry including nomenclature, properties, preparation and reactions. Particular emphasis is given on the mechanisms of addition, substitution and elimination reactions.


(0510122) Pharmaceutical Analytical Chemistry (3 Credit hours)

 Prerequisite (0212109)

This course deals with the classical analytical techniques typically used in pharmaceutical industry by exploring the stoichiometric calculations, principles of chemical equilibria, gravimetric analysis, titrimetric analysis including, aqueous and non-aqueous acid-base titrations, precipitation titrations, complex metric titrations, oxidation-reduction, potentiometric titrations, ion-selective electrodes. Emphasis is given to the pharmaceutical analysis applications.



(0510123) Pharmaceutical Analytical Chemistry-Lab (1 Credit hour)

Co-requisite (0510122)

Laboratory sessions of this course explores the analysis of artificial samples and some pharmaceutical products using aqueous and non-aqueous titrimetric methods (acid-base, precipitation, complexation and redox reactions), gravimetric methods and potentiometric methods (ion selective electrodes and Karl Fischer titration).


(0510205) Pharmaceutical Organic Chemistry – Lab (1 Credit hour)

Prerequisite or Co-requisite (0510210)

The course is an introduction to the practical methods used in separation, purification and identification of organic compounds such as melting point determination, distillation, extraction, crystallization and chromatography. As well as same  qualitative analytical test  


(0510206)  Pharmaceutical Instrumental Analysis (3 Credit hours)

Prerequisite (0510122)           

This course is devoted to the exploration of the instrumental methods of analysis used to check the purity of pharmaceutical products and row materials while validating these methods according to the quality control requirements. These methods include chromatography (liquid and gas) and electrophoresis, molecular and atomic spectroscopy (UV-Visible, IR, NMR, mass spectrometry, atomic absorption and emission).


(0510207) Pharmaceutical Instrumental Analysis-Lab (1 Credit hour)

Co-requisite (0510206)

The experiments are designed to explore the analysis of artificial samples and pharmaceutical products using various instrumental techniques of chemical analysis such as molecular spectroscopy (UV-visible, Infrared, NMR, and Mass spectrometry), atomic spectroscopy (Flame photometry), electrochemical methods and chromatographic methods (GC and HPLC) of analysis.


(0510210) Pharmaceutical Organic Chemistry (2) (3 Credit hours)

Prerequisite (0510120)

This course is a continuation of pharmaceutical organic chemistry (I). It includes the study of the physical properties, nomenclature, preparation methods, identification methods and reactions of the cyclic and acyclic organic compounds:  aromatic compounds, alcohols and phenols, ethers, thiols and sulfides, aldehydes, ketones, carboxylic acids and their derivatives and amines.


(0510220)  Pharmaceutical Biochemistry (3 Credit hours)

Prerequisite (0510210)  

This course provides an overview of the biomolecules structure and characteristics, such as carbohydrates, lipids, amino acids, proteins, enzymes and nucleic acids. The course is contextualized based on these biomolecules and their biological functions, in addition to their relationship with the biochemical reactions that occur in the cells to produce and store energy (bioenergetics).


(0510221) Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry (3 Credit hours)

Prerequisite (0510210)

The course is designed to provide the basic information about pharmacognosy & phytochemistry including nomenclature, taxonomy, monographs, quality control, methods for extraction, phytochemical characterization, detection of pharmacologically active compounds which are obtained from natural origin (mainly plant origin), such as alkaloids, cardiac glycosides and anthraquinones with special emphasis on those products used in pharmacy as prescription medicines, controlled drugs or over the counter (OTC) drugs.


(0510222) Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry-Lab (1 Credit hour)

Prerequisite or Co-requisite (0510221)

The course is designed to provide the student with the basic laboratory skills regarding pharmacognosy and phytochemistry. Experiments will cover microscopic examination of the different plant parts, extraction and identification of anthraquinones and cardiac glycosides including detection of alkaloids by several tests. Application of thin layer chromatography for routine is also covered.


(0510310) Pharmaceutical Medicinal Chemistry (1) (3 Credit hours)

Prerequisite (0510210)

The first part of this course deals with the study of various physicochemical properties such as acidity, basicity, ionization and lipophilicity affecting the overall pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic properties of drugs. The second part of the course discusses Phase-1 and Phase-2 metabolic/biotransformation reactions of the administered drugs and the factors affecting the drug metabolism. The third part of the course includes the applications of the previously discussed principles of drugs acting on cholinergic and adrenergic receptors. Accordingly, intermolecular interactions, mechanism of action, switching receptor on (agonistic) or off (antagonistic), and structure-activity relationships are also discussed extensively.


(0510320) Pharmaceutical Medicinal Chemistry (2) (3 Credit hours)

Prerequisite: (0510310)

The course describes the structural properties, mechanism of action, structure activity relationships, uses and toxicity of different classes of drugs such as β-lactam antibiotics, sulfonamides, tetracyclines, aminoglycosides, quinolones, chloramphenicol, antiviral agents, antifungal agents, anti-tuberculosis agents with special emphasis on the pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic properties of these drugs.


(0510327) Pharmaceutical Medicinal Chemistry-Lab (1 Credit hour)

Prerequisite (0510222 and 0510320) or Co-requisite 0510320

This practical course trains students on the laboratory skills of two major  techniques namely assay and synthesis of drags.  The first technique  includes the assay of marketed drugs (castor oil, Ibuprofen, povidone iodine, ammonium chloride and Rifampicin) using different analytical methods such as UV Spectrophotometry , titration, precipitation, chemical reactions where the actual drug quantities in a given dosage form are measured and compared to those in the  British and US Pharmacopoeia standards. The second technique includes the synthesis of some drugs (such as Aspirin, Benzocaine and Sulfasalazine) and purifying then using purification techniques such as crystallization and extraction.


(0510410) Pharmaceutical Medicinal Chemistry (3) (3 Credit hours)

Prerequisite: (0510320)

The first part of this course deals with drugs used in cancer with main emphasis on alkylating agents, platinum based drugs, antimetabolites, antibiotics, mitotic inhibitors and combination therapy. The second part of the course covers diuretics and respiratory drug development. The last part of the course describes the design and development of cardio vascular drugs that are specially used in the treatment of hypertension such as β-blockers, angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEIs), angiotensin-II receptor blockers and calcium channel blockers along with the design and development of gastric proton pump inhibitors. All the above mentioned classes of drugs are contextualized based on their possible mechanism of action, structure activity relationships (SAR), uses, toxicity as well as the factors affecting their pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamics properties.


(0510415) Clinical Biochemistry (3 Credit hours)

Prerequisite (0510220)

This course discusses the biological methods for the diagnosis of different metabolic disorders of human body that occur from different diseases. Topics include the role of plasma enzymes, plasma proteins, carbohydrates, lipids, and hormones in diagnosis. Kidney function tests, liver function test and tumor markers are also covered in this course.


(0510416) Clinical Biochemistry - Lab (1 Credit hour)

Prerequisite (0520302 and 0510415) or Co-requisite (0510415)

This course is designed to develop the student’s skills in certain essential basic biochemical assays and techniques including spectrophotometric assays, gel filtration, electrophoresis, ELISA, immunoinhibition, and enzyme kinetics. Most of these techniques will be correlated and applied in running clinical biochemical tests for disorders of Iron metabolism, liver disease, myocardial infarction, kidney function, carbohydrate and lipid metabolism.


(0510510) Phytotherapy (2 Credit hours)

Prerequisite (0520400)

This course builds upon and consolidate the knowledge gained from the courses of pharmacology, phytochemistry and pharmacognosy. It gives a basic idea about treatment using medicinal plants or what is known as phytotherapy. It includes definition of phytotherapy, terminology, historical background, available dosage form in the market, toxicity, precaution, regulation and legislation. The effects of common food ingredients and standardized plant extracts directly pertinent to the pharmacological effects or overall safety of plant based medicines are also discussed. Scientific evidences ascertaining clinical applications of herbs and natural products in medicine, from case histories to full clinical trials are also emphasized including herb-herb interaction and herb-drug interaction and other aspects of the safety of herbal medicines.


(0510513) Pharmaceutical Biotechnology (3 Credit hours)

Prerequisite (0510415)

The course introduces the nucleic acid (DNA and RNA) manipulation and in vitro genes expression. It explains the tools and techniques required for working with nucleic acids as well as for the diagnosis of genetic mutation (genetic diseases). The course also deals with the meaning of biotechnology, various classes of biotechnology products and processes highlighting the modern biotechnology processes. The key developments in the technologies of biotechnology like fermentation, upstream and downstream processing, recombinant methods, monoclonal antibody, immunology, cytokines, analysis and verification, genomics, proteomics, metabolomics are also discussed. In addition to the basics of pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of protein based drugs, this course also covers the formulation aspects as well as the basics of protein and gene therapy.


(0510518) Drug Design   (3 Credit hours)

Prerequisite (0510410)

This course covers the scientific approach for developing new drug molecules based on studying basic methodology in the pharmaceutical medicinal chemistry and drug design especially by exploring structure activity/toxicity relationships of drugs. A study of the lead molecule and its optimization techniques will be broadly discussed for the design of new chemical entities (NCEs) or to improve the potency of a lead. In particular, the study of receptor-drug and enzyme-drug interactions is extensively covered at the molecular levels emphasizing all the physico-chemical factors affecting the binding of drugs. The course will focus also on the design of DNA intercalating agents and prodrug approaches in drug design. This course also introduces  students to use the computational modeling software in studying the crucial interactions observed between the ligand and biological target (receptor/enzyme/nucleic acids) for the prediction of the binding affinity/orientation of the ligand. Finally, various ligand-based and structure-based drug design strategies for virtual screening of novel drugs are also discussed with suitable case studies.


(0510525) Pharmaceutical Quality Control and Assurance (3 Credit hours)

Prerequisite (0520420)

This course deals with the quality assurance programs applied in pharmaceutical practice and validation of these programs. This course also discusses the practical experiences in quality control through skills gained in areas such as raw material testing, in-process testing, finished product testing, method and instrumental validation, process validation, drug stability, pharmaceutical statistics, quality control charts, process capability analysis, acceptance sampling plans and cGMP/GLP Compliance. Quality management systems and standards such as TQM, ISO, GMP are also included.


(0520121) Human Anatomy and Histology (2 Credit hours)

Prerequisite (0240110)

The course is designed to provide students with extended knowledge about the histological appearance of various types of tissues which consolidate the knowledge gained in biology course that further enable the students to gain the knowledge needed in the advanced courses of physiology and pathophysiology. This course is contextualized based on the knowledge and understanding of the cells, tissues type, skeletal system, skin, lymphatic system, central nervous system (CNS), cardiovascular system (CVS), respiratory system, gastrointestinal tract system (GI), endocrine system, reproductive system, eye and ear.


(0520200) Physiology (1) (3 Credit hours)

Prerequisite (0520121)    

This course covers the importance of homeostasis in achieving normal functions of the human body. the course provides the students with knowledge about the functions of blood, neuron, peripheral nervous system, muscles (skeletal, smooth and cardiac), gastrointestinal system, liver, renal system and fluid balance.Furthermore, the students are exposed to short review of anatomical and histological characters of particular importance to the above mentioned functions.


(0520223) Physiology (2) (3 Credit hours)                                       

Prerequisite (0520200)

This course is designed to provide students with knowledge regarding the functions and physiological mechanisms of different human body systems. It specially, emphasizes the cardiovascular system including pulmonary and systemic circulation, while covering electrical and mechanical properties of the heart and blood pressure. This course also discusses the physiology of the respiratory system with particular to use on different lung volumes and capacities, and mechanism of breathing and controlling of blood gases. Furthermore, the physiology of the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord) including the relationship and functions of the different parts of the brain are also covered. In addition, the course also broadly covers the endocrine glands and the functions of its hormones, the physiology of special senses including the vision, hearing, taste and smell.


(0520224) Physical Pharmacy (3 Credit hours)

Prerequisite (0510206)

This course is designed to familiarize the students with the basics of physical pharmacy like states of matter, solubility, dissolution, colligative properties of electrolyte and non- electrolyte solution, diffusion, buffers, and chemical kinetics. The knowledge gained in the above mentioned topics is important to understand the pharmaceutical dosage forms regarding their physicochemical aspects, simple formulation, and compounding procedures. Detailed examples and applications pertinent to the studied topics are also covered.


(0520225) Physical Pharmacy-Lab (1 Credit hour)

Prerequisite (0510123+0520224)  or Co-requisite (0520224)

This course consolidates the knowledge gained from the theoretical lectures of Physical Pharmacy. This course covers the detailed knowledge concerning basic tools required to analyze and interpret data sets, plotting phase diagrams and extract related data the covered topics include: preparation of  pharmaceutical buffers, making isotonic solutions, enthalpy change of solutions, diffusion, rate and order of reactions, effect of temperature on reaction rate and distribution phenomena.


(0520300)  Pathophysiology (3 Credit hours)

Prerequisite (0520223)

This course is designed to provide students with knowledge about causes and mechanisms of various diseases from anatomical and physiological perspectives. The course will be contextualized in detail about the root causes and mechanisms of various diseases of different parts and systems of the human body including cellular injury, cellular death, infection, neoplasia, blood, cardiovascular system, respiratory system, gastrointestinal system, liver, endocrine system, renal system, male and female genital system and central nervous system.   


(0520301) Microbiology and Immunology (3 Credit hours)

Prerequisite (0510220)

The course covers the morphology of microorganisms(size, shape, staining reaction and structure), physiology (reproduction, growth, nutrition, cultivation, metabolism), physical factors affecting growth, host parasite relationship, virulence factors, disease development and host response to microbial invasion, and mechanisms of resistance. Relevant groups of microorganisms i.e. bacteria, fungi, viruses and parasites are considered. The course also provide knowledge on immunity to microbial infections, the principles of innate immunity (phagocytosis, complement system, interferon), adaptive immunity (passive and active immunity) along with cell-mediated and humoral immune responses.


(0520302) Microbiology and Immunology - Lab (1 Credit hour)

Prerequisite (0510207 + 0520301) or Co-requisite (0520301)

This course provides a practice using the microscope for observing, identification and isolation of different types of microorganisms ( Bacteria ,fungi ,protozoa ).In this course the students are introduced to the physical and chemical methods used for sterilization and disinfection. This course also provides the practical methods in the identification of different pathogens, and the antimicrobial sensitivity test.


(0520303) Pharmaceutics (1) (3 Credit hours)

Prerequisite (0520224)

This course provides an introduction about the different types of pharmaceutical dosage forms the course also discusses different aspects for the formulation of solutions and coarse dispersions (suspensions and emulsions) it also provides basic knowledge and understanding of the different types of interfaces, surface tension, interfacial tension, mechanism of adsorption at different interfaces, classification of the surface active agents and their application in pharmacy, along with the basic knowledge of rheology.


(0520322) Pharmaceutics (2) (3 Credit hours)

Prerequisite (0520303)

This course is designed to provide the students with the knowledge and skills, necessary for the dosage forms developing and compounding.  The course also covers the formulation of different types of semisolid dosage forms as topical and transdermal drug delivery systems, pharmaceutical inserts such as suppositories and pessaries along with aerosols and metered dose inhalers with special emphasis on general aspects of pharmaceutical products stability and stability testing.


(0520324) Pharmaceutics - Lab (1 Credit hour)

(0520322) or Co-requisite 0520322 and 0520225

In this course, students will be familiarized with the practical applications of the topics taught in the pharmaceutics courses such as pharmaceutical measurements, prescription handling and preparation of liquid and semi solid dosage forms. The course will also cover the pharmaceutical dosage forms regarding their physicochemical aspects, simple formulation, compounding and procedures. Detailed examples and applications are given at the end of each experiment.

(0520325) Pharmaceutical Microbiology (2 Credit hours)

Prerequisite (0520301)

The course covers the anatomy and physiology of some microorganisms likely to be of importance to the applied field of pharmacy, the principles of microbial pathogenicity and epidemiology, factors affecting growth, control of microbial growth, and recombinant DNA technology. There is a special emphasis on the microbial aspects of pharmaceutical processing, sterilization control, sterility assurance and sterile pharmaceutical products. In addition, this course also provides detailed study on antimicrobial agents (types and mode of action of antibiotics and synthetic antimicrobial agents), clinical uses of antimicrobial drugs, bacterial resistance to antibiotics, chemical disinfectants, antiseptics and preservatives.


(0520328) Pharmacology (I)   (3 Credit hours)

Prerequisite (0520300)

This course is designed to provide students with the basic principles of the science of pharmacology and familiarizes them with the necessary terminology. This course is contextualized based on reflective, interactive and analytical learning. It deals with the concepts of drug receptor interaction, mode of action of drugs, adverse effects, dose-response relationship, drug toxicity, drug absorption, distribution, protein binding, metabolism and excretion. It also covers the detailed information about drugs acting on the autonomic nervous system (adrenergic and cholinergic) as well as drugs acting on central nervous system including the histaminergic and serotonergic drugs with special emphasis on drug abuse.


(0520400) Pharmacology (2) (3 Credit hours)

Prerequisite (0520328)

This course deals with the study of the mechanism of action, metabolism, excretion, clinical use and toxicities of drugs that act on the endocrine systems and gastrointestinal system. It also includes the antibiotics and other antibacterial agents together with the antivirals, antimycotic agents and antitubercular agents.


(0520402) Pharmacology - Lab (1 Credit hour)

(0520302+ 0520400) Prerequisite or Co-requisite (0520400)   

This course is designed to introduce students into the ways and means on how to behave with animals by knowing the mechanism of handling them and do some experiments pertinent to different routes of administration of drugs and the onset of action by each route as well as  carrying out studies on the methods of evaluation of the effect of some drugs such as antidiabetics, diuretics, analgesics and antihypertensive drugs.


(0520404) Pharmacy Training (1) (1 Credit hour)

Prerequisite (0520328and passing 60 credit hours)

The course comprises lecture material and practical training. The lectures will cover the proper customer service, communication skills, directions for memorizing brand names, dosage forms and their strength. These lectures will also cover purchasing, merchandizing and budgeting in addition to marketing tips in community pharmacy. The lectures will also cover patient counseling on the use of antibiotics, anti-hypertensives, hypoglycemic and cardiovascular drugs. The practical training will be carried out in the University’s Virtual Pharmacy. This training will focus on how to use the accounting software packages and role-plays covering customer service and proper communication skills according to patient’s personality. On the other hand the training covers wide range of clinical cases, Communicating with different patient personalities as well as reading many prescriptions.


(0520420) Industrial Pharmacy (3 Credit hours)

Prerequisite (0520322)

This course is designed to introduce students to the basic concepts of particle sizing, its importance in pharmaceutical technology and methods used to either achieve that or measure it. Some of pharmaceutical industrial processes will be discussed in details like drying, mixing, clarification and powder flow ability. The course will also provide the students with basic knowledge and understanding of the different machines and techniques, used for the formulation of dosage forms. The course will emphasizes the link between basic scientific background and the  pharmaceutical industry.


(0520424) Advanced Pharmaceutical Technology (2 Credit hours)

Prerequisite (0520420)

It is a major requirement course which provides a comprehensive understanding of the theory and practice for the production of tablets and capsules. In this course, tablet manufacturing, excipients and quality attributes will be discussed in addition to other related issues along with the detailed explanation on manufacture and formulation of hard and soft gelatin capsules. The course will also briefly discuss modified release technologies in addition to some focus on pharmaceutical preformulation studies.


(0520425) Pharmaceutical Technology – Lab (1 Credit hour)

Prerequisite (0520324 and 0520424) or Co-requisite (0520424)

This course complements the theoretical   material of   the Industrial Pharmacy and Advanced Pharmaceutical Technology courses. The course is designed to give the students a detailed knowledge concerning powders used in pharmaceutical formulations including powder mixing, milling, and characterization of flowability, compressibility and particle size analysis.  Also, the course covers the granulation of powders as one of the main prerequisite steps for tablet   compression. Quality control of some solid dosage forms are also covered in the course. The process of Tablet film coating and problems encountered during the process is also included.


(0520430) Cosmetics (2 Credit hours)

Prerequisite (0520322)

This course provides an introduction to the knowledge of cosmetic products. In this course, students will learn the anatomy of the skin and hair, their functions, and relevant care preparations. Furthermore, students will study the most effective cosmetic active ingredients and their medical effects on skin and hair. Also students will recognize the inactive ingredients for the preparation of cosmetic formulations. Moreover, students will learn baby care products and cosmetic products for oral and dental care


(0520431) Biopharmaceutics and Pharmacokinetics (3 Credit hours)

Prerequisite (0520400)

This course is devoted to the exploration and examination of the physical and physicochemical behavior of drugs, dosage forms, and drug delivery systems from the pharmacokinetic view point. Drug absorption processes, bioavailability, and bioequivalence study is also highlighted. This course also introduces pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics concepts including absorption kinetics, volume of distribution, and various compartmental models.

(0520432) Pharmacology (3) (3 Credit hours)

Prerequisite (0520400)

This course deals with study of the modes of action, adverse effects, clinical applications and toxicity of drugs used for the treatment of various cardiovascular diseases such as antianginal hypertensive agents,  pectoris, heart failure and cardiac arrhythmias as well as diuretic drugs and  anticancer agents along with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and anti-hyperlipidemic drugs with special emphasis on the drug-drug interactions.


(0520440) Pharmacy Training (2) (1 Credit hour)

Prerequisite (0520400 and passing 100 credit hours)

This course is a continuation of the Pharmacy training (1). In this course lecture material will cover the concepts of Pharmacovigilance, drug information provision, communication skills and customer service. The patient counseling lectures will focus on the use of cosmetics, cold and cough preparations, anti-asthmatics, anti-histaminics and GIT agents. The proper use of drugs during pregnancy, lactation, as well as for elderly and pediatrics will be also discussed. The practical component should be a continuation of practical training in the Pharmacy Training (1) covering prescriptions, communication skills, purchasing and marketing skills. Also a project pertinent to the field training will be assigned to each student. The University's Virtual Pharmacy will be used for the practical activities.


(0520442) Parasitology (3 Credit hours)

Prerequisite (0520325)

The course is designed to provide students with an introduction to human animal-parasitic diseases including worms and protozoan infections, as well as the basic concepts and terminology needed  to discuss parasites (protozoa and helminths), vectors, and the (human) host and their relationship to each other. The critical aspects of the biology particularly those pathogenic to man and the parasitic helminths of man will be highlighted emphasizing the infections they cause, epidemiology, host response to these infections, and their mode of transmission, prevention and treatment of parasitism, chemotherapy and parasitic diseases.


(0520500) Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics (1) (3 Credit hours)

Prerequisite (0520432)

This course provides an introduction to integrative therapeutic modalities which are used in health care. It focuses on various aspects of clinical therapeutics, where students receive information about important areas in therapeutics including the gastrointestinal, cardiovascular, pulmonary and endocrine systems. Various clinical cases of different diseases are also discussed to assess the patient’s condition, determine reasonable treatment alternatives as well as to select appropriate therapy (pharmacological and non-pharmacological) including monitoring parameters. The course also covers an introduction to SOAP method and diseases of constipation, diarrhea, peptic ulcer, IBS, hypertension, angina, myocardial infarction, asthma and diabetes.

(0520514) Pharmaceutical Ethics and Legislations (1 Credit hour)

Prerequisite (0520432)

This course aims at introducing students to the pharmaceutical legislations and laws in Jordan. This course enables students to explore the Laws and Regulations of the Jordanian Pharmaceutical Association (JPA) and realize what rights they have as pharmacists and what duties they have towards patients and society. In addition to that, they will gain the knowledge on registering the pharmaceutical products in Jordan as well as how to ensure the safe and effective delivery of medicines to patients within laws. 


(0520515)  Pharmaceutical Communication Skills (1 Credit hour)

Prerequisite (0520328)

Pharmacists have a responsibility to not only dispense appropriate medications but also to ensure patient understanding of the medications they use. Pharmacists must acknowledge the value of interpersonal communication as an essential element in building trust between patients and the pharmacy community. The following topics may be emphasized:  patient-centered communication in pharmacy practice, principles and elements of interpersonal communication, nonverbal communications, listening and responding to patients, interviewing and assessment, helping patients manage therapeutic regimens, medication safety and communication skills, and electronic communication in health care.


(0520516) Clinical Pharmacokinetics (2 Credit hours)

Prerequisite (0520431)

This course deals with the drugs absorption, distribution, excretion, metabolism, and pharmacological effects in mammalian systems. It also covers compartmental and physiologically-based pharmacokinetic models as well as non-compartmental approaches. Drug disposition studies in a physiologically realistic context are also covered taking into account the nonlinear events along with the evaluation in biological systems. This course also covers the dose adjustment methods in renal and hepatic diseases.


(0520517) Clinical Applications in Pharmacokinetics – Lab (1 Credit hour)

Prerequisite or Co-requisite (0520516)

This course is a complementary part to the theoretical lectures provided by the co-requisite course (0520516), where the students will gain knowledge of practical techniques used to solve the drug kinetic cases. This course gives an overview of fundamental pharmacokinetic concepts regarding rate and order of processes, parameters usually utilized in classical pharmacokinetic (compartmental), and non-linear pharmacokinetics.  In addition, this course highlights in short some recent models such as physiologic and population kinetics and their mathematical backbone and its relation to logical conclusions of drug time course in the body. During the laboratory sessions/workshops, the student will use plasma concentration raw data to derive the pharmacokinetic models that best describe the process of drug absorption, distribution and elimination, then they will extract specific pharmacokinetic parameters through a number of important practical techniques and also gained experiences regarding calculating and extracting of such parameters. This course also discusses how to use the new pharmacokinetics computer programs, and expose students to applications in a specialized computer laboratory.


(0520519) Drug Delivery Systems (3 Credit hours)

Prerequisite (0520420)

This course provides a comprehensive understanding of biopharmaceutical and physicochemical aspects of dosage form design in an integrative manner, utilizing the amount of knowledge that the student has acquired from the previous relevant courses. In addition, this course also discusses the parenteral, nasal and ocular drug delivery. The fundamentals of pharmaceutical nanotechnology as drug delivery systems and the basic principles of delivery of biopharmaceuticals, protein and nucleic acids, will also be briefly cover.


(0520520) Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics (2) (2 Credit hours)

Prerequisite (0520500)

This course is an expansion of clinical pharmacy and therapeutic I and focuses on various aspects of clinical therapeutics. In this course students will receive information about important areas in therapeutics including the infections management, women health care, and acne cares. Various clinical cases of different diseases will be discussed to assess the patient’s condition, determine reasonable treatment alternatives as well as to select appropriate therapy (pharmacological and non-pharmacological therapy), including monitoring parameters to justify those choices. The various diseases covered in this course include upper and lower respiratory infections, lower and upper urinary infections, meningitis, tuberculosis, women contraceptives, sexual transmitted diseases, soft tissue infections and acne, leukemia and lymphoma.


(0520521) Clinical Case Studies - Lab (1 Credit hour)

Prerequisite (0520402  and  0520520) or Co-requisite (0520520)

This course cover Various clinical case studies of different diseases and in each case, an assessment will be made to a patient’s condition regarding the reasonable treatment alternatives, selection of appropriate therapy (pharmacological and non-pharmacological therapy), and identifying the important monitoring parameters needed to evaluate the patient’s care plan. The course will cover diseases of gastrointestinal tract (peptic ulcer, irritable bowel syndrome), cardiovascular system (hypertension, angina and myocardial infarction), respiratory system (asthma), upper respiratory tract infections (pharyngitis, otitis media, and sinusitis), lower respiratory tract infections (pneumonia), urinary tract infections, contraceptives, and skin (acne and soft skin tissues infections). On the other hand various issues will be discussed in the virtual pharmacy such as introducing the applications of cost-effectiveness methodologies into different clinical aspects, recognizing different  brand, generic and trade names of antibiotics, and the difference between cost and public price and how to calculate the public price.


(0520522) Toxicology (2 Credit hours)

Prerequisite (0520432)

This course deals with the various aspects of toxicology. In this course, students will receive basic background information about important areas in toxicology including the principles of toxicology, dose-response relationships and mechanisms of toxicity. This course also discusses the appropriate detoxification methods for general toxicology, toxicological effects of heavy metals, products like pesticides, household materials such as various types of alcohols, hydrocarbons arachnids, scorpions, and snakes venoms and different groups of medications and compounds on human health and their antidotes and mechanism of action.


(0520524) Community Pharmacy (3 Credit hours)

Prerequisite (0520432)

This course is intended toward exposing students to multiple aspects of the profession of pharmacy at the community setting. Emphasis is placed on developing and reinforcing key communications skills (both written and verbal, with patients and other health care providers) to deliver pharmaceutical care in a timely fashion. The course will also help students to develop and gain confidence in clinical decision making skills for managing the pharmacotherapy of patients from different backgrounds as well as identifying proper procedures for a variety of medical emergencies. A focus is equally given to present some of the principles of pharmacy management, including handling of prescriptions, identifying prescription and dispensing errors, developing professional competencies, together with improving work environment within legal and ethical guidelines to ensure the correct and safe supply of medical products to the general public.


(0520526) Special Topics (3 Credit hours)

Prerequisite (0520500)

This course comprises emerging topics related to pharmaceutical sciences such as pharmacy practice, pharmaceutics, clinical pharmacy and therapeutics among others. Topics can vary from semester to semester. The course description and syllabus must be prepared and approved by the Faculty Council in the semester preceding that in which the subject matter will be served.


(0520530) Pharmacoeconomics (2 Credit hours)

Prerequisite (0520432)

This course is designed to introduce principles and techniques of pharmacoeconomics. It involves evaluation of various analysis techniques usually applied to health sector, with the purpose of evaluating costs and benefits of drugs, medical technologies and health programs. Analysis comprises, comparison of the pros and cons of the various options when there is a choice that has to be made; making decisions on the best medicines to use within restricted budgets using multiple types of cost analysis techniques. Cost-benefit analysis, cost-effective analysis, cost-utility analysis, cost-minimization analysis, and cost-consequence analysis will be discussed. Applications within clinical treatment protocols will be discussed, in addition to drug pricing policies, and controlling drug treatment costs.

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Jarash Road, 20 KM out of Amman, Amman Jordan


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