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Curriculum Summary: Bachelor of Pharmacy (B.Pharm)- 2021-2022

The Curriculum Summary

The B.Pharm program is of 4 ½ year duration with one semester of clinical rotation.

In the 1st year (1st and 2nd semester) of the program, students will be taught general education courses such as English, Health Sciences Communication in English, Health Sciences Communications in Arabic, Islamic Culture & Medicine, Information Technology for Pharmacy, Emirates Society and Biomedical Courses such as Human Anatomy, Human Physiology and other Pharmacy related courses like Foundations of Pharmacy, General Chemistry for Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Analysis-1, Pharmaceutical Organic Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Calculations.

In the 2nd year (3rd and 4th semester) of the program, students will be exposed to courses like Pharmaceutical Microbiology, Pharmacology & Therapeutics-1&2, Pharmaceutical Analysis-2, Pharmaceutics - 1 & 2, Biochemistry & Clinical Chemistry, Introduction to Social Pharmacy, Introduction to Pharmacy Practice, Biostatistics & Research Methodology, Pharmacy Laws & Ethics and Pharmacy Practice - 1.

In the 3rd year (5th and 6th semester) of the program, students will study Innovations & Entrepreneurship in Pharmacy, Herbal Pharmacotherapy, Pharmaceutical Biotechnology-1& 2 Pharmacology & Therapeutics-3 & 4, Pharmacy Practice-2 & 3, Pharmacy Administration, Pharmaceutics-3, Medicinal Chemistry-1 & 2. Practical and hospital visits will make the learning need-oriented, task-based, and achieve specific learning outcomes.

In the 4th year (7th & 8th semester) of the program, students will be taught Pharmaceutics-4, Pharmaceutical Marketing & Management and Pharmacology & Therapeutics-5, Biopharmaceutics & Pharmacokinetics, Research project, Pharmacovigilance, Drug Discovery & Development, Clinical Pharmacokinetics, Complementary & Alternative Medicine and students will undergo Practice School related training in Community Pharmacy and industry.

Most of the courses from the first year to the final year are supplemented with case studies to enhance the knowledge and skills.

In the 9th semester of the B. Pharm program, students will undergo clinical rotations in hospitals. This will expose the students to real-life situations and prepare them to face the different challenges in their profession.

Semester 1

Course Code : PEN 103
Semester : 1
No. of Credits : 3 (Theory 3+Practical 0)
Course Prerequisites : None

Course Summary
The English Course is a three-credit course offered in the first semester of the first-year B.Pharm program. This course covers the basic skills of the English language that are required at the undergraduate level of studies in health sciences. The course teaches health sciences, students to develop writing skills to generate and express their ideas clearly, correctly, and effectively. It covers college-level writing standards, reading for comprehension purposes, prewriting techniques, and the organization of material. Students will be able to write fluent and logical compositions from small paragraphs to multi-paragraph essays for various purposes in the health sciences context.

Moreover, the course teaches the students to express themselves in speech. It also familiarizes them with basic medical/ pharmaceutical terminology. Faculty will facilitate learning through interactive lecture sessions, group discussions, and self-directed learning.

Course Code : PAR 103
Semester : 1
No. of Credits : 3 (Theory 3+Practical 0)
Course Prerequisites : None

Course Summary
Health Sciences Communication in Arabic is a three-credit course offered in the first semester of the B.Pharm program. The goal of the course is to provide the students with the basic knowledge and skills of communication in the Arabic language with patients and healthcare staff. The course also focuses on reading and listening for understanding to prepare them for real-life situations. The course gives priority to pronunciation and correct articulation while speaking in Arabic. Learning is facilitated through interactive lecture sessions, group discussions, self-directed learning, and practice.

Course Code : PFP 102
Semester : 1
No. of Credits : 2 (Theory 2+Practical 0)
Course Prerequisites : None

Course Summary
Foundations of Pharmacy is a two-credit course offered in the first semester of the B. Pharm program. The goal of this course is to provide the students an overview of the history and development of pharmacy as an independent profession in different settings such as hospital, community, clinical and industry, and the role of the pharmacist in health care. The course also includes how drugs are discovered and role of pharmacist in dispensing and management of medicines.

They will also learn about the process of communication with other health care professionals and patients and various career opportunities in the pharmacy profession. The course also emphasizes on the importance of herbal medicines and the general packaging and labeling of pharmaceutical products. The course also includes visits to the hospital, primary health care centers, community pharmacies and pharmaceutical industry to provide early exposure to students. Learning is facilitated through interactive lecture sessions, group discussions, self-directed learning and team-based learning.

Course Code : PHA 103
Semester : 1
No. of Credits : 3 (Theory 2 + Practical 1)
Course Prerequisites : None

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

Course Code : PGC 103
Semester : 1
No. of Credits : 3 (Theory 2 + Practical 1)
Course Prerequisites : None

Course summary
General Chemistry for Pharmacy is a three-credit course offered in the first semester of the B.Pharm program. The goal of the course is to provide the students with the basic knowledge and skills of physical and inorganic chemistry. The course includes the basic principles, concepts, and terminology of chemistry that are essential to understand the biological and medicinal phenomena. It covers basic physical, inorganic and organic chemistry as a foundation for core pharmaceutical chemistry courses. The course involves study of periodic table, atomic structures, chemical bonds, chemical reactions, acids bases and nomenclature, properties of inorganic and organic compounds. Learning is facilitated through interactive lecture sessions, group discussions, case-based learning, self-directed learning, team based learning, audio/visual aids and practicals.

Course Code : PIT 102
Semester : 1
No. of Credits : 2 (Theory 2+Practical 0)
Course Prerequisites : None

Course Summary
Information Technology for Pharmacy is a two-credit course offered in the first semester of the first year B.Pharm program. The goal of the course focuses on identifying the components of the information system, namely, the working of information systems storage, processes and displays of data, use of input/output devices, effective use of networks, Internet, and other communication tools. As well as the ethical use of computers in healthcare and society, and an introduction to artificial intelligence, the Internet of things, 5G, and Augmented reality. It also directs them to apply their knowledge to solve problems related to health sciences through the effective utilization of information technology. Learning is facilitated through interactive lecture sessions, group discussions, self-directed learning and demonstrations.

Course Code : PES 202
Semester : 1
No. of Credits : 2 (Theory 2+Practical 0)
Course Prerequisites : None

Course Summary
Emirates Society is a two credit course offered in first semester of the first year B.Pharm program. The course seeks to consolidate national belonging and identity and appreciate national achievements of the United Arab Emirates. The course focuses on introducing students to the main social features of the Emirati community and its core values and heritage and the history and geography of the country. It discusses the internal and foreign policy, social development and services provided by the State, including the empowerment of women and their role in society.

The course also aims to shed light on UAE’s role in building a knowledgeable Emirati society, encouraging multiculturalism, developing solid economic and technological infrastructure, and positioning UAE at a globally competitive level. The course also includes the future visions and challenges towards developing strategic plans as it will discuss Federal Government Vision and Abu Dhabi’s Vision 2030 and the different issues related to future development plans and the expected challenges. Learning is facilitated through interactive lecture sessions, group discussions, and self-directed learning.


Semester 2

Course Code : PEN 203
Semester : 2
No. of Credits : 3 (Theory 3+Practical 0)
Course Prerequisites : English (PEN 103)

Course Summary
The Health Sciences Communication in English course is a three-credit course offered in the second semester of the first year B. Pharm program. The primary goal of this course is to provide students with the essential skills and competencies needed for professionals in health care. The course aims to train students to communicate with clarity, sensitivity, and effectiveness in their interaction as pharmacists to communicate with patients and their families. The course focuses on Empathy and Active Listening Skills while interacting with patients, their families, and their own colleagues to achieve desired patient outcomes. It also focuses on Public Speaking skills, including conference presentations. Faculty will facilitate Learning through interactive lecture sessions, group discussions, self-directed learning and Team Based learning.

Course Code : PIC 203
Semester : 2
No. of Credits : 3 (Theory 3+Practical 0)
Course Prerequisites : None

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

Course Code : PPA 213
Semester : 2
No. of Credits : 3 (Theory 2 + Practical 1)
Course Prerequisites : General Chemistry for Pharmacy (PGC-103)

Course Summary
Pharmaceutical Analysis -1 is a three-credit course offered in the second semester of the B.Pharm program. The goal of this course is to provide the students with the basic knowledge and skills required for the identification and analysis of drugs and pharmaceuticals. The course includes an outline of the pharmaceutical impurities, pharmacopoeial standards, and the significance of errors in analysis. The course is aimed to illuminate the theory and applications of titrimetric methods, gravimetry, automation of wet chemical methods, Kjeldahl analysis, Karl Fisher titration, and electrochemical methods of analysis. Learning is facilitated through interactive lecture sessions, videos, group discussions, case-based learning, self-directed learning, team-based learning, and practicals.

Course Code : PHP 204
Semester : 2
No. of Credits : 4 (Theory 3+Practical 1)
Course Prerequisites : Human Anatomy (PHA -103)

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

Course Code : POC 203
Semester : 2
No. of Credits : 3 (Theory 2+Practical 1)
Course Prerequisites : General Chemistry for Pharmacy (PGC -103)

Course Summary
Pharmaceutical Organic Chemistry is a three-credit course offered in the second semester of the B.Pharm program. The goal of the course is to educate the students with fundamental knowledge of various organic functional groups, with a focus on the biological significance of these functional groups/nuclei in the structural/molecular formulae of drug molecules. The course also includes study of various physical and chemical properties, chemical reactions, methods of preparation, selected reaction mechanisms of organic compounds and their medicinal and pharmaceutical applications. The course also covers the stereo-chemical features of organic compounds, emphasizing their impact on drug activities.

Practical experiments are designed to develop skills required to synthesize, purify, and identify active pharmaceutical ingredient organic compounds. Learning will be facilitated through interactive lecture sessions, group discussion, self-directed learning, case-based learning, team-based learning, audio/visual aids and practicals.

Course Code : PPC 203
Semester : 2
No. of Credits : 3 (Theory 2 + Practical 1)
Course Prerequisites : None

Course Summary
Pharmaceutical Calculations is a three-credit course offered in the second semester of B.Pharm program. The goal of this course is to teach pharmacy students to develop the skills necessary to perform precise calculations when dealing with medications. Students will be trained to make calculations involving ratio and proportion, dosage determinations, percentage preparations, reducing and enlarging formulas, dilution and concentration, aliquots, specific gravity and density, and flow rates of intravenous solutions. This course emphasizes the calculations required to fill prescriptions and prepare pharmaceutical products in a hospital accurately and industrial setting.

The students will also be taught calculations involving mole fraction, theoretical yield calculations in synthesis, chemical quantities, empirical formula and calculations in analysis of compounds. Learning is facilitated through interactive lecture and practical sessions, self-directed learning, small group sessions, team based learning, case studies, and practical sessions.


Semester 3

Course Code : PMI 303
Semester : 3
No. of Credits : 3 (Theory 2+Practial 1)
Course Prerequisites : None

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

Course Code : PPT 314
Semester : 3
No. of Credits : 4 (Theory 3+Practial 1)
Course Prerequisites : Human Anatomy (PHA -103)
Human Physiology (PHP -204)

Course Summary
Pharmacology & Therapeutics-1 is a four-credit course offered in the third semester of the B.Pharm program. The goal of this course is to focus on general aspects of pharmacology, cell injury & adaptation, inflammation and repair, hypersensitivity and autoimmunity and drugs acting on the autonomic nervous system. They also will learn about the various aspects of therapeutics such as general prescribing guidelines in special populations, nutrition support, vaccines, drug allergies and disorders of hemostasis and coagulation. Learning is facilitated through interactive lecture sessions, case based learning, group discussions, self-directed learning and team based learning.

Course Code : PSP - 302
Semester : 3
No. of Credits : 2 (Theory 2 + Practical 0)
Course Prerequisites : Foundations of Pharmacy (PFP-102)
: Emirates Society (PES-102)

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

Course Code : PPH 312
Semester : 3
No. of Credits : 3 (Theory 2 + Practical 1)
Course Prerequisites : Foundations of Pharmacy (PFE – 102)
Pharmaceutical Calculations (PPC-203)

Course Summary
Pharmaceutics-1 is a three-credit course offered in the third semester of B. Pharm program. The goal of this course is to train the students in the preparation and dispensing of dosage forms based on sound scientific principles. The course deals with the fundamental physicochemical principles of dosage form design. Students are taught on areas like the different states of matter and their physical properties and influence on the solubility, dissolution and distribution of drugs. The course will also focus on the basic design and formulation of different liquid and powder dosage forms based on the principles of physical properties and compatibility of different excipients.

Different aspects of dispensing of dosage forms preparation are also covered. The course is designed to educate students about the theoretical aspects involved in the formulation of solutions, powders and granules. Lectures and practical sessions will help to understand the use and importance of different excipients in the formulation of different liquid and powder dosage forms. Learning is facilitated through interactive lecture sessions, practicals group discussions, self-directed learning, case studies and team based learning.

Course Code : PBC 303
Semester : 3
No. of Credits : 3 (Theory 2+Practical 1)
Course Prerequisites : Human Anatomy (PHA-103)
Human physiology (PHP-204)

Course Summary
Biochemistry and Clinical Chemistry is a three credit course offered in the third semester of the second year. The biochemistry part of the course deals with complete understanding of the molecular level of the chemical process associated with living cells, while clinical chemistry deals with the study of biochemical aspects of human life in health and illness and also about the application of biochemical methods of diagnosis of various abnormalities and principles behind such tests.

The course goal is to provide fundamental knowledge of the biochemical bases of normal and abnormal conditions at cellular level. The course topics are so coordinated to reinforce the topics that students studied in anatomy and physiology and help understand the mechanism of action of drug substances at a cellular level studied in pharmacology and medicinal chemistry. Learning is facilitated through interactive lecture and practical sessions, group discussions, self-directed learning, team based and case based learning.

Course Code : PPP 302
Semester : 3
No. of Credits : 2 (Theory 2 + Practical 0)
Course Prerequisites : Foundations of Pharmacy (PFP 102)

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


Semester 4

Course Code : PBR 402
Semester : 4
No. of Credits : 2 (Theory 2 + Practical 0)
Course Prerequisites : None

Course Summary
Biostatistics and Research Methodology is a two-credit course offered in the fourth semester of B.Pharm program. The goal of this course is to provide an understanding of the theory and applications of biostatistics and research in matters related to professional practice. The students are taught various aspects of data handling and analysis. The course enables students to develop abilities to apply statistical methods and critically interpret issues encountered in practice. The course is also designed to assist the students in acquiring an understanding of the principles of research methodology for identifying research problems, planning and implementing a research plan.

It will further enable the students to critique research studies and recognize the value of utilizing research findings to improve the quality of pharmaceutical and health science practices, education and management. Basic aspects of pharmacy practice research are taught in this course. The course also deals with the aspects of writing a research proposal. Learning is facilitated through interactive lecture sessions, group discussion, self-directed learning and team based learning.

Course Code : PPT 424
Semester : 4
No. of Credits : 4 (Theory 3+Practical 1)
Course Prerequisites : Pharmacology and Therapeutics-1 (PPT 313)

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

Course Code : PPA 423
Semester : 4
No. of Credits : 3 (Theory 2+Practical 1)
Course Prerequisites : Pharmaceutical Analysis 1 (PPA-213)

Course Summary
Pharmaceutical Analysis-2 is a three-credit course offered in the fourth semester of B. Pharm program. The goal of the course is to provide the students with the basic knowledge and skills of various instrumentation techniques. The course includes principle, theory, instrumentation, and pharmaceutical applications of the chromatographic, spectroscopic, electrophoresis thermoanalytical techniques used in the identification and analysis of pharmaceuticals. The course also includes an overview of quality control and quality assurance in the analysis of pharmaceuticals. Learning is facilitated through interactive lecture sessions, group discussions, videos, self-directed learning, team-based learning, workshops and practical.

Course Code : PPH 423
Semester : 4
No. of Credits : 3 (Theory 2+Practical 1)
Prerequisite : Pharmaceutics-1 (PPH 313)

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

Course Code : PLE 402
Semester : 4
No. of Credits : 2 (Theory 2+Practical 0)
Prerequisite : None

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

Course Code : PPP 413
Semester : 4
No. of Credits : 3 (Theory 2+ Practical 1)
Prerequisite : Introduction to Pharmacy Practice (PPP 302)

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


Semester 5

Course Code : PIE 503
Semester : 5
No. of Credits : 3 (Theory 3+Practical 0)
Prerequisite: : None

Course Summary
Innovation and entrepreneurship in pharmacy is a three credit course offered in the fifth semester of B.Pharm program. The goal of this course is to provide an overview of entrepreneurship in general, the traits of an entrepreneur, current topics in entrepreneurship with a specific focus on innovative pharmacy practice and patient care programs. The course also introduces students to innovative practices in the delivery of the professional responsibilities. This course is designed to provide the students the personal and business tools to make the transition from the academic environment to the daily practice of pharmacy. Learning is facilitated through interactive lecture sessions, group discussions, self-directed learning, guest lectures and team based learning and visits to industrial and pharmacy business establishments to learn about the skills of entrepreneurship and innovative practices

Course Code : PHP 502
Semester : 5
No. of Credits : 2 (Theory 2+Practical 0)
Prerequisites : Foundations of Pharmacy (PFP-102), Pharmacology & Therapeutics -1 (PPT-314), Pharmacology & Therapeutics -2 (PPT-424)

Course summary
Herbal Pharmacotherapy is a two-credit course offered in the fifth semester of the B.Pharm program. The goal of the course is to provide the students with the basic knowledge of herbal medicines, history, and their clinical significance in modern pharmacy practice and nutraceuticals. The course includes essential herbal medicines describing their historical background, sources, chemical constituents, therapeutic uses, toxicity, adverse effects, metabolomics applications, and quality control. In addition, this course also covers approaches to predict the nature and type of potential herb-drug interactions.

Learning is facilitated through interactive lecture sessions, group discussions, audio-visual, self-directed learning, case studies, team-based learning, guest lectures, and a visit to the herbal pharmaceutical industry.

Course Code : PBT 513
Semester : 5
No. of Credits : 3 (Theory 2 + Practical 1)
Prerequisites : Pharmaceutical Microbiology (PMI-303), Biochemistry & Clinical Chemistry (PBC-303)

Course summary
Pharmaceutical Biotechnology-1 is a three -credit course offered in the fifth semester of the B.Pharm program. The goal of this course is to teach principles of biotechnology to produce drugs and pharmaceuticals. The course teaches on various aspects of blood products, glandular products, and enzyme biotechnology, downstream for biopharmaceuticals. The students will be taught about the recent developments & application of biotechnology, which produce wonder drugs, especially in replacement therapy, hormonal products & immunological products.

Opportunity will be provided for the students to integrate the knowledge of pharmaceutical biotechnology along with medicinal chemistry, pharmacology and pharmacy practice. Learning is facilitated through interactive lecture and practical sessions, group discussions, self-directed learning and integrated team and case-based learning. The teaching, learning is supported by the industrial visits, guest lectures and submission of report, to complement the learning and understanding the course.

Course Code : PPT 534
Semester : 5
No. of Credits : 4 (Theory 3+Practical 1)
Prerequisites : Pharmacology & Therapeutics-1 (PPT-313), Pharmacology & Therapeutics-2 (PPT-423)

Course summary
Pharmacology & Therapeutics-3 is a four-credit course offered in the fifth semester of B.Pharm program. The goal of this course is to provide the knowledge pertaining to the etiology, pathogenesis, pharmacology and therapeutics of dermatology, musculoskeletal, respiratory and ophthalmic diseases/disorders. In addition, opioids, autacoids, local anesthetics and principles of bioassay and toxicology will also be covered during the course. Students will acquire the necessary skills required to deal with patients suffering from these disease conditions in the process. Learning is facilitated through interactive lecture sessions, case based learning, group discussions, self-directed learning and team based learning.

Course Code : PPP 523
Semester : 5
No. of Credits : 3 (Theory 2+Practical 1)
Course Prerequisites : Introduction to Pharmacy Practice (PPP-302)

Course summary
Pharmacy Practice-2 is a three-credit course offered in the fifth semester of the B.Pharm program. This course aims to provide knowledge of various areas of pharmacy practice such as hospital, community, and clinical pharmacy services. This course also includes specialized fields of pharmacy practice like pharmacovigilance, medication adherence, medication therapy management, automated dispensing, drug utilization review, pharmacoepidemiology, pharmacoeconomics, personalized medicine, pharmacoinformatics, etc. During this course, students will be trained in different areas of pharmacy practice and will develop skills required to perform the professional role. Learning is facilitated through interactive lecture sessions, case-based learning, group discussions, self-directed learning, team-based learning.

Course Code : PMC 514
Semester : 5
No. of Credits : 4 Theory (Theory 3 + Practical 1)
Prerequisite : Pharmaceutical Organic Chemistry (POC-203)

Course Summary
Medicinal Chemistry-1 is a four credit course offered in the fifth semester of the B.Pharm program. The goal of the course is to provide the students with a thorough understanding of structure activity relationships, thereby introducing students to structure based therapeutic evaluation. The course is designed to illustrate the significance of chemical structure, physicochemical properties and pharmacophore requirements in drug action and metabolism. The course includes the development, chemical classification, synthesis, analysis and chemical significance of important classes of medicinal compounds. Learning is facilitated through interactive lecture sessions, group discussions, self-directed learning, team based learning, audio visual, practical and case based learning.


Semester 6

Course Code : PPH 633
Semester : 6
No. of Credits : 3 (Theory 2 + Practical 1)
Prerequisites : Pharmaceutics-1 (PPH -312), Pharmaceutics-2 (PPH -423)

Course Summary
Pharmaceutics-3 is a three credit course offered in the sixth semester of B.Pharm program. The goal of this course is to provide the information related to formulation aspects of solid oral and parenteral, ophthalmic and semi-solid dosage forms. This course will focus on physical properties of the powders and granules for tablet production, excipients and granulation techniques. It will focus on the formulation of different types of capsules, production, and filling of gelatin capsules, quality control tests for capsules and tablets.

The course will also highlight the modified-release (per oral and parenteral) delivery systems for targeting specific sites, their design and formulation. Fundamental aspects of radioactive products and their quality control are taught in this course. Learning is facilitated through interactive lecture sessions, practicals, group discussions, self-directed learning and integrated team based learning. The teaching, learning is supported by the industrial visits and submission of the report, to enable students to observe and learn industrial practices.

Course Code : PAP 602
Semester : 6
No. of Credits : 2 (Theory 2 + Practical 0)
Prerequisite : None

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

Course Code : PBT 623
Semester : 6
No. of Credits : 3 (Theory 2+Practical 1)
Prerequisite : Pharmaceutical Biotechnology-1 (PBT 513)

Course Summary
Pharmaceutical Biotechnology-2 is a three credit course offered in the sixth semester of the B.Pharm program. The goal of the course is to provide the knowledge of fermentation technology, recombinant DNA technology (rDNA technology) and related biotechnological processes. The students will be taught theoretical principles involved in genetic engineering, animal tissue culture, proteomics and antisense technologies. The recent developments & application of biotechnology in pharmacogenomics and personalized medicine will be taught.

The regulatory and financial issues of biopharmaceuticals will be dealt in this course. Opportunity will be provided for the students to integrate the knowledge of pharmaceutical biotechnology along with medicinal chemistry, pharmacology and pharmacy practice. Learning is facilitated through interactive lecture and practical sessions, practicals, group discussions, self-directed learning and team and case-based learning. The teaching, learning is supported by the industrial visits, guest lectures and submission of report, to better understand the course related to the practice of industrial biotechnological processes

Course Code : PPT 644
Semester : 6
No. of Credits : 4 (Theory 3+Practical 1)
Prerequisites : Pharmacology and Therapeutics - 1 (PPT-314), Pharmacology and Therapeutics - 2 (PPT-424),Pharmacology and Therapeutics - 3 (PPT-534)

Course Summary
Pharmacology & Therapeutics-4 is a four-credit course offered in the sixth semester of the B.Pharm program. This course aims to provide knowledge related to etiology, pathogenesis, pharmacology, and therapeutics of endocrine and infectious diseases. In addition to this, the students will also acquire knowledge of antimicrobial resistance and different approaches to tackle antimicrobial resistance, including antibiotic stewardship. Students will acquire the necessary skills required to deal with patients suffering from these disease conditions in the process. Learning is facilitated through interactive lecture sessions, practicals, case-based learning, group discussions, self-directed learning, and team-based learning.

Course Code : PPP 633
Semester : 6
No. of Credits : 3 (Theory 2+Practical 1)
Course Prerequisites : Introduction to Pharmacy Practice (PPP-302), Pharmacy Practice -1 (PPP-41), Pharmacy Practice - 2 (PPP-523)

Course Summary
Pharmacy Practice-3 is a three-credit course offered in the sixth semester of the B.Pharm program. This course aims to provide the knowledge and skills required to provide various pharmaceutical care services in a community pharmacy set-up, such as health screening and responding to different minor ailments or disease conditions commonly encountered. The course also attempts to familiarize the students regarding different categories of medications like over-the-counter, prescription-only, and pharmacist-only medications based on the United Arab Emirates health care system and the role of artificial intelligence in pharmacy. The teaching and learning is also supported by the community pharmacy visit and submission of a report also through interactive lecture sessions, case-based learning, group discussions, self-directed learning, and team-based learning.

Course Code : PMC 624
Semester : 6
No. of Credits : 4 (Theory 3 + Practical 1)
Prerequisites : Pharmaceutical Organic Chemistry (POC-203), Medicinal Chemistry-1 (PMC-514)

Course Summary
Medicinal Chemistry-2 is a four credit course offered in the sixth semester of the B. Pharm program. The goal of the course is to provide the students with a thorough understanding of structure activity relationships, thereby introducing students to structure based therapeutic evaluation. The course is designed to illustrate the significance of chemical structure, physicochemical properties and pharmacophore requirements in drug action and metabolism. The course includes the development, chemical classification and chemical significance of various prodrugs, medicinal and chemotherapeutic agents. Learning is facilitated through interactive lecture sessions, group discussions, self-directed learning, team based learning, computer-assisted learning, audio visuals, case based learning and practical.


Semester 7

Course Code : PPH 744
Semester : 7
No. of Credits : 4 (Theory 3+Practical 1)
Prerequisites : Pharmaceutics-1 (PPH-313), Pharmaceutics- 2 (PPH-423), Pharmaceutics-3 (PPH-633)

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

Course Code : PMM 703
Semester : 7
No. of Credits : 3 (Theory 3+Practical 0)
Prerequisites : Innovations & Entrepreneurship in Pharmacy (PIE- 503), Pharmacy Administration (PAP-602)

Course Summary
Pharmaceutical Marketing and Management is a three credit course offered in the seventh semester of B.Pharm program. The goal of the course is to provide an insight into the management aspects applicable to pharmaceutical operations and marketing. Students are taught the theoretical principles of planning and organization. Students are exposed to principles of material management, purchase and inventory control. The basic issues of marketing pharmaceutical products and elements required to be a successful sales person are taught.

The course teaches students about selection of proper channel of distribution and managing a team of marketing personnel to achieve the desired targets. Students are also taught about the basics of accountancy to handle different financial documents such as cash book and profit & loss account. Learning is facilitated through interactive lecture sessions, group discussions, self-directed learning, case studies, guest lectures and team based learning. Students will be taken to field visits with professionals in pharmaceutical marketing to augment their learning.

Course Code : PPT - 754
Semester : 7
No. of Credits : 4 (Theory 3 + Practical 1)
Prerequisites : Pharmacology & Therapeutics-1 (PPT-313), Pharmacology & Therapeutics-2 (PPH-423), Pharmacology & Therapeutics-3 (PPT-533), Pharmacology & Therapeutics-4 (PPT-643)

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

Course Code : PRP 704
Semester : 7
No. of Credits : 4 (Theory 0 + Practical / Clinical 4)
Prerequisites : Biostatistics & Research Methodology (PBR - 402)

Course Summary
Minor Research Project is a three-credit course offered in the seventh semester of the B.Pharm program. The goal of this course is to provide pharmacy students with a means to explore and develop research skills through identifying a research topic, conducting a literature review, writing a research proposal, carrying out, writing, and presenting the research project. In addition, the course will help students to recognize the nature and significance of the research, provide the foundation for future research endeavors, and improve their abilities to work as members of a team and communicate research results. Furthermore, the college intends for the research to be of high enough quality in the field of pharmaceutical sciences.

Each student must undertake a project that involves investigation into a specific research topic in some aspect of pharmaceutical / clinical sciences. This can take the form of a literature-based review, laboratory-based work, or a small-scale questionnaire-based epidemiological, hospital, or community-based study. Each student or a group of students will be assigned to a faculty supervisor/s who will provide the relevant framework for a suggested study. The students will be encouraged to formulate their own ideas. The aims/objectives will be designed jointly with their supervisors. The research project will be evaluated based on the report and presentation, which can be either oral/ poster presentation.

Course Code : PBK- 703
Semester : 7
No. of Credits : 3 (Theory 2 + Practical 1)
Prerequisites : Pharmaceutics – 2 (PPH 423), Pharmaceutics – 3 (PPH-633)

Course Summary
Biopharmaceutics and Pharmacokinetics is a three-credit course offered in the seventh semester of B.Pharm program. The goal of this course is to provide students with the basic understanding of the principles of biopharmaceutics and pharmacokinetics that can be applied to both drug product development and effective drug therapy. The course will discuss the pharmacokinetics of drug disposition following one, two, multiple and non-linear pharmacokinetic models. The students are trained on calculation of disposition parameters of the drugs using the different models for different routes of administration.

The course also covers factors influencing the design of both single and multiple dosage regimen. Practicals performed in this course will enable students to learn about the biopharmaceutical aspects of dosage form development and train them to perform various pharmacokinetic calculations. Learning is facilitated through interactive lecture sessions, practicals, group discussions, self-directed learning and team based learning.


Semester 8

Course Code : PPV 802
Semester : 8
No. of Credits : 2 (Theory 2 + Practical 0)
Prerequisites : Introduction to Pharmacy Practice (PPP-302), Pharmacy Practice-1 (PPP-412), Pharmacy Practice-2 (PPP-523), Pharmacy Practice-3 (PPP-633)

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

Course Code : PDD - 802
Semester : 8
No. of Credits : 2 (Theory 2 + Practical 0)
Prerequisites :Medicinal Chemistry-1(PMC-514), Medicinal Chemistry-2(PMC-624), Pharmacology and Therapeutics-1(PPT-313), Pharmacology and Therapeutics-3 (PPT 423)

Course Summary
Drug Discovery & Development is a two credit course offered in the eighth semester of the B.Pharm program. The goal of the course is to provide the students with fundamental knowledge of evolution of drug from bench to clinic. The course includes the methods of lead discovery and drug design strategies for optimization of target interactions and drug access to the target using analogue and structure based drug design approaches, preclinical and clinical studies based on the regulatory considerations. The course also includes an overview of the use of computers in drug design. Learning is facilitated through interactive lecture sessions, group discussions, self-directed learning, team based learning, audio visual, and case based learning.

Course Code : PCP 803
Semester : 8
No. of Credits : 3 (Theory 2 + Practical 1)
Prerequisites : Biopharmaceutics & Pharmacokinetics (PBK-503)

Course Summary
Clinical Pharmacokinetics is a three-credit course offered in the eighth semester of B.Pharm program. The goal of this course is to teach principles and applications of pharmacokinetics in determining and modifying the clinical outcomes. The course deals with application of pharmacokinetic principles on drug disposition following one compartment and multi compartment models and students are trained to perform calculations related to therapeutic drug monitoring and understand its clinical significance.

The students are taught about the design of drug therapy regimen for individual patient, interpret and correlate the plasma drug concentration with patient’s therapeutic outcome and recommend dosage adjustment for patients with renal/ hepatic impairment. The course teaches on how biopharmaceutical aspects of different dosage forms influence in achieving optimal therapeutic benefits especially in special populations. Students are also exposed to critical issues involved in the pharmacokinetics of biologicals. Learning is facilitated through interactive lecture sessions, practicals, group discussions, cases studies, self-directed learning, integrated team based and case based learning and hospital visits.

Course Code : PCM-802
Semester : 8
No. of Credits : 2 (Theory 2 + Practical 0)
Prerequisites : Herbal Pharmacotherapy (PHP-503)

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

Course Code : PSC - 806
Semester : 8
No. of Credits : 6
Prerequisites : All Pharmacy Practice related courses of the earlier semesters

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

This rotation will be offered in defined time blocks, and the student will receive intensive training about 210 hours by participating on the site and in the discussion/reflection sessions at the site of rotation and/or college. In addition, the student will complete a checklist of activities and reflection paper to ensure sufficient breadth of experience, exposure to necessary components and activities in a private community pharmacy setting and primary health care centers (PHCs).

Course Code : PSI - 802
Semester : 8
No. of Credits : 2
Prerequisites : Pharmaceutics - 2 (PPH -423), Pharmaceutics - 3 (PPH -633), Pharmaceutics - 4 (PPH -744), Pharmaceutical Biotechnology-1(PBT-513), Pharmaceutical Biotechnology-2 (PBT-623)

Course Summary
Practice school (Industry) is a two credit industrial rotation offered in the eighth semester of the B. Pharm program. The goal of the industry rotation is to train the students to learn the skills about manufacturing of various dosage forms such as, tablets, capsules and injections and to understand the operation of different types of equipment employed and the unit operations carried out in pharmaceutical industry. They also will be taught about the scale up processes from pilot plant to production scale of manufacture, the analytical and quality control procedures employed in stability testing and for the assay of the various products. This rotation also helps them to learn about the current Good Manufacturing Practices adopted to prepare quality pharmaceutical products and the different regulatory guidelines that govern the drug manufacture in an industrial set up. They will have a good exposure in documenting different processes related to validation and quality assurance.

All parts of the practice school rotation will be done in approved pharmaceutical industries. Practice school training will be delivered as per the rotation schedule provided by the industry and the student will receive an intensive training of 70 hours by rotating at different units of the industry such as raw materials, production, quality control, R & D and regulatory affairs departments. It also includes discussion/reflective sessions at the site of training and/or college. The students will gain practical experience in industrial operations. The students are assessed daily during the rotations and at the end by written tests, reports and seminars.

Course Code : APSI- 914
Semester : 9
No. of Credits : 4 (Theory 0+Practical 4)
Prerequisites : All Pharmacy Practice related courses of previous semesters

Course Summary
Advanced Practice School – Internal Medicine is a four-credit rotation offered in the ninth semester of the B. Pharm program. This course is a part of the Practice School – Hospital and is a core rotation which the students have to complete compulsorily. The goal of this hospital rotation is to prepare the students to provide pharmaceutical care services related to common disease conditions encountered in the internal medicine department. In the process, students will acquire knowledge and skills related to treatment, patient education, identifying and resolving pharmaceutical care in general medicine patients as a part of pharmaceutical care services. The rotation will be carried out in approved MOHAP hospitals. The rotation will also include discussion/reflection sessions at the site of rotation and/or college. The students will gain practice experience providing care to a diverse patient population in general medicine settings. The student will complete a checklist of activities and assessments to assure sufficient breadth of experience, exposure to necessary components and activities in a hospital set-up.

Course Code : APSI - 924
Semester : 9
No. of Credits : 4 (Theory 0+Practical 4)
Prerequisites : All Pharmacy Practice related courses of previous semesters

Course Summary
Advanced Practice School – Internal Medicine Specialty is a four-credit rotation offered in the ninth semester of the B. Pharm program. This course is a part of the Practice School – Hospital and is a core rotation which the students have to complete compulsorily. The goal of this hospital rotation is to prepare the students regarding pharmacotherapy of common disease conditions encountered in specialty areas like cardiology, nephrology, neurology, psychiatry and pediatrics. In the process, students will acquire knowledge and skills related to treatment, patient education, identifying and resolving pharmaceutical care issues in specialty medicine patients as a part of pharmaceutical care services. The rotation will be carried out in approved MOHAP hospitals. The rotation will also include discussion/reflection sessions at the site of rotation and/or college. The students will gain practice experience providing care to a diverse patient population in specialty areas like cardiology, nephrology, neurology, psychiatry and pediatrics. The student will complete a checklist of activities and assessments to assure sufficient breadth of experience, exposure to necessary components and activities in a hospital set-up.

Course Code : APSA - 934
Semester : 9
No. of Credits : 4 (Theory 0+Practical 4)
Prerequisites : All Pharmacy Practice related courses of previous semesters

Course Summary
Advanced Practice School – Ambulatory Care is a four-credit rotation offered in the ninth semester of the B. Pharm program. This course is a part of the Practice School – Hospital and is a core rotation which the students have to complete compulsorily. The goal of this hospital rotation is to prepare the students regarding pharmacotherapy of common disease conditions encountered in ambulatory care setting. In the process, students will acquire knowledge and skills related to treatment, patient education, identifying and resolving pharmaceutical care in specialty medicine patients as a part of pharmaceutical care services. The rotation will be carried out in approved MOHAP teaching hospitals. The rotation will also include discussion/reflection sessions at the site of rotation and/or college. The students will gain practice experience providing care to a diverse patient population in ambulatory care setting. The student will complete a checklist of activities and assessments to assure sufficient breadth of experience, exposure to necessary components and activities in a hospital set-up.

Course Code : APSH - 942
Semester : 9
No. of Credits : 2 (Theory 0+Practical 2)
Prerequisites : All Pharmacy Practice related courses of previous semesters

Course Summary
Advanced Practice School – Hospital Pharmacy and Drug Information is a two-credit rotation offered in the ninth semester of the B. Pharm program. This course is a part of the Practice School – Hospital and is a core rotation which the students have to attend compulsorily. The goal of this rotation is to make the student understand the professional roles of hospital pharmacist and delegate the same diligently to provide effective services to the healthcare personnel and the patients. The students will acquire knowledge and skills related to various hospital pharmacy services such as drug dispensing, drug distribution, drug procurement, hospital formulary, information technology, medication errors and provision of drug information services. The rotation will be carried out in approved MOHAP teaching hospitals. The rotation will also include discussion/reflection sessions at the site of rotation and/or college. The students will gain practice experience providing care to a diverse patient population in hospital pharmacy setting. The student will complete a checklist of activities, assessments and reports to assure sufficient breadth of experience, exposure to necessary components and activities in a hospital set-up.

Course Code : APSE - 952
Semester : 9
No. of Credits : 2 (Theory 0+Practical 2)
Prerequisites : All Pharmacy Practice related courses of previous semesters

Course Summary
Advanced Practice School – Electives is a two-credit rotation offered in the ninth semester of the B. Pharm program. These elective rotations are part of the Practice School – Hospital and students can choose any of the two given five elective rotations namely; Geriatric Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Ophthalmology, ENT and Nutrition. Each of the elective rotation will be conducted over one week. During the course of these electives, students will acquire knowledge and skills related to pharmacotherapy of common disease conditions encountered in Geriatric Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Ophthalmology, ENT and significance of Nutrition in drug therapy. In the process, students will acquire knowledge and skills related to treatment, patient education, identifying and resolving pharmaceutical care in specialty medicine patients as a part of pharmaceutical care services. The rotation will be carried out in approved MOHAP teaching hospitals. The rotation will also include discussion/reflection sessions at the site of rotation and/or college. The students will gain practice experience providing care to a diverse patient population. The student will complete a checklist of activities and assessments to assure sufficient breadth of experience, exposure to necessary components and activities in a hospital set-up.