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Pharmaceutical Sciences (Pharmaceutics)

Fall 2016 Course Offerings
PHAC 800 Master's Thesis and Research Hassan Almoazen
Start date:  2016-08-15    End date:  2016-12-16
Time:     Place:     Duration:  Credit:  variable
Research performed under the direction and supervision of the respective student’s Research Advisor, in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Science. (didactic, research)
PHAC 808-001 Introduction to Research in Pharmaceutical Sciences - Research in Pharmaceutics Hassan Almoazen
Start date:  2016-08-15    End date:  2016-12-16
Time:     Place:     Duration:  Credit:  2
This course is a lab based experience designed for dual degree PharmD/PhD students who have joined the PhD program in Pharmaceutical Sciences and are conducting research with their mentors. Each dual degree student will earn one academic credit per semester as he/she begins to learn about research methodology and techniques while working in the laboratory with the mentor. (didactic, research)
PHAC 808-002 Introduction to Research in Pharmaceutical Sciences - Research in Medicinal Chemistry Hassan Almoazen
Start date:  2016-08-15    End date:  2016-12-16
Time:     Place:     Duration:  Credit:  2
This course is a lab based experience designed for dual degree PharmD/PhD students who have joined the PhD program in Pharmaceutical Sciences and are conducting research with their mentors. Each dual degree student will earn one academic credit per semester as he/she begins to learn about research methodology and techniques while working in the laboratory with the mentor. (didactic, research)
PHAC 808-003 Introduction to Research in Pharmaceutical Sciences - Research in Pharmacokinetics Hassan Almoazen
Start date:  2016-08-15    End date:  2016-12-16
Time:     Place:     Duration:  Credit:  2
This course is a lab based experience designed for dual degree PharmD/PhD students who have joined the PhD program in Pharmaceutical Sciences and are conducting research with their mentors. Each dual degree student will earn one academic credit per semester as he/she begins to learn about research methodology and techniques while working in the laboratory with the mentor. (didactic, research)
PHAC 808-004 Introduction to Research in Pharmaceutical Sciences - Research in Biological Sciences Hassan Almoazen
Start date:  2016-08-15    End date:  2016-12-16
Time:     Place:     Duration:  Credit:  2
This course is a lab based experience designed for dual degree PharmD/PhD students who have joined the PhD program in Pharmaceutical Sciences and are conducting research with their mentors. Each dual degree student will earn one academic credit per semester as he/she begins to learn about research methodology and techniques while working in the laboratory with the mentor. (didactic, research)
PHAC 810 Research Techniques in Pharmaceutics Bernd Meibohm
Start date:  2016-08-15    End date:  2016-12-16
Time:     Place:     Duration:  Credit:  variable 1-3
An introductory course designed to acquaint the beginner with the principal research techniques and procedures in the physical, chemical, and biological evaluation of therapeutic agents. Content is tailored to the specific needs of students majoring in this field. (didactic, lecture lab)
PHAC 811 Nanomedicine and Nanopharmaceuticals Tao L. Lowe
Start date:  2016-08-15    End date:  2016-12-16
Time:     Place:     Duration:  Credit:  4
Nanomedicine and nanopharmaceuticals are two rapidly emerging multidisciplinary fields that can potentially lead to revolutionary industrial changes for improving health care and health outcomes. They integrate physical, chemical, applied and clinical principles to develop nanomaterials and nanodevices to enhance therapeutics and diagnostics in medicine and pharmaceutical care. This graduate level course will introduce the students to the concepts of nanomedicine and nanopharmaceuticals; current advances and innovations in design, synthesis/fabrication, and characterization of a variety of nanomaterials and nanodevices; applications of nanomedicine and nanopharmaceuticals for diagnosing and treating human diseases; and toxicology, ethical, regulatory, and commercialization challenges associated with the development and registration of nanomedicine and nanopharmaceutical products. Upon completion of the course, the students are expected to have advanced knowledge and ability to critically evaluate the basis for nanomedicine and nanopharmaceuticals development, and become competent in the subject areas. Teaching and learning methods consist of lectures, videos, problem-solving exercises, discussions, literature reviews, oral presentation, written essay, and exams with feedbacks. (didactic, lecture)
PHAC 817 Drug Metabolism Erin Schuetz
Start date:  2016-08-15    End date:  2016-12-16
Time:     Place:     Duration:  Credit:  3
Fundamental principles underlying human drug metabolism and the major drug metabolizing enzymes will be reviewed. One-third of the course will cover kinetic models, factors regulating drug metabolism, and methods for studying human enzymes. Two-thirds of the course will cover the biochemistry, substrate specificity, tests of phenotype and/or genotype in vitro and in vivo, population distribution, regulation, tissue distribution, and clinical and biologic significance for the P450s and several other important phase I and phase II enzymes. (didactic, lecture)
PHAC 819 Seminars in Pharmaceutics Hassan Almoazen
Start date:  2016-08-15    End date:  2016-12-16
Time:     Place:     Duration:  Credit:  1
Current journal articles in Pharmaceutics will be presented by students followed by a question and answer session. (didactic, lecture)
PHAC 827 Pharmacokinetics & Dose Optimization Bernd Meibohm
Start date:  2016-08-15    End date:  2016-12-16
Time:     Place:     Duration:  Credit:  4
A graduate level introduction to the concepts and techniques involved in quantitative processes associated with the absorption, distribution, metabolism, and elimination of drugs. The course will rigorously develop basic pharmacokinetic concepts based on appropriate model systems and will introduce the student to pharmacometric analysis approaches. It will furthermore introduce to the mechanistic basis of between-subject variability in pharmacokinetics and approaches to use this information for dose selection in drug development and applied pharmacotherapy. (didactic, lecture research)
PHAC 828 Principles of Radionuclide Methodology Vivian Loveless
Start date:  2016-08-15    End date:  2016-12-16
Time:     Place:     Duration:  Credit:  1
Principles of working with radionuclides in the research environment with emphasis on instrumentation and safe handling practices and procedures (didactic, lecture)
PHAC 900 Doctoral Dissertation and Research Hassan Almoazen
Start date:  2016-08-15    End date:  2016-12-16
Time:     Place:     Duration:  Credit:  variable
Research performed under the direction and supervision of the respective student’s Research Advisor. (didactic, research)
PHAC 919 Seminar Hassan Almoazen
Start date:  2016-08-15    End date:  2016-12-16
Time:     Place:     Duration:  Credit:  1
Seminar presentation required of Ph.D. student candidates. (didactic, lecture)
Spring 2017 Course Offerings
PHAC 800 Master's Thesis and Research Hassan Almoazen
Start date:  2017-01-03    End date:  2017-06-30
Time:     Place:     Duration:  Credit:  variable
Research performed under the direction and supervision of the respective student’s Research Advisor, in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Science. (didactic, research)
PHAC 808-001 Introduction to Research in Pharmaceutical Sciences - Research in Pharmaceutics Hassan Almoazen
Start date:  2017-01-03    End date:  2017-06-30
Time:     Place:     Duration:  Credit:  2
This course is a lab based experience designed for dual degree PharmD/PhD students who have joined the PhD program in Pharmaceutical Sciences and are conducting research with their mentors. Each dual degree student will earn one academic credit per semester as he/she begins to learn about research methodology and techniques while working in the laboratory with the mentor. (didactic, research)
PHAC 808-002 Introduction to Research in Pharmaceutical Sciences - Research in Medicinal Chemistry Hassan Almoazen
Start date:  2017-01-03    End date:  2017-06-30
Time:     Place:     Duration:  Credit:  2
This course is a lab based experience designed for dual degree PharmD/PhD students who have joined the PhD program in Pharmaceutical Sciences and are conducting research with their mentors. Each dual degree student will earn one academic credit per semester as he/she begins to learn about research methodology and techniques while working in the laboratory with the mentor. (didactic, research)
PHAC 808-003 Introduction to Research in Pharmaceutical Sciences - Research in Pharmacokinetics Hassan Almoazen
Start date:  2017-01-03    End date:  2017-06-30
Time:     Place:     Duration:  Credit:  2
This course is a lab based experience designed for dual degree PharmD/PhD students who have joined the PhD program in Pharmaceutical Sciences and are conducting research with their mentors. Each dual degree student will earn one academic credit per semester as he/she begins to learn about research methodology and techniques while working in the laboratory with the mentor. (didactic, research)
PHAC 808-004 Introduction to Research in Pharmaceutical Sciences - Research in Biological Sciences Hassan Almoazen
Start date:  2017-01-03    End date:  2017-06-30
Time:     Place:     Duration:  Credit:  2
This course is a lab based experience designed for dual degree PharmD/PhD students who have joined the PhD program in Pharmaceutical Sciences and are conducting research with their mentors. Each dual degree student will earn one academic credit per semester as he/she begins to learn about research methodology and techniques while working in the laboratory with the mentor. (didactic, research)
PHAC 809 Pharmaceutics Tao Lu Lowe
Start date:  2017-01-03    End date:  2017-06-30
Time:     Place:     Duration:  Credit:  4
This course will provide a graduate level introduction to the concepts and techniques on how to integrate physical, chemical, applied and clinical principles to design, prepare, and formulate solid and semi-solid pharmaceutical dosage forms, and conventional and novel drug delivery systems, pharmaceutical biotechnology, nuclear pharmacy and pharmacy dispensing. Teaching and learning methods consist of lectures, problem-solving exercises, discussions, multiple choice exams, quizzes, literature reviews, and oral presentation with feedbacks. (didactic, lecture)
PHAC 810 Research Techniques in Pharmaceutics Hassan Almoazen
Start date:  2017-01-03    End date:  2017-06-30
Time:     Place:     Duration:  Credit:  variable 1-3
An introductory course designed to acquaint the beginner with the principal research techniques and procedures in the physical, chemical, and biological evaluation of therapeutic agents. Content is tailored to the specific needs of students majoring in this field. (didactic, lecture lab)
PHAC 811 Nanomedicine and Nanopharmaceuticals Tao L. Lowe
Start date:  2016-08-15    End date:  2016-12-16
Time:     Place:     Duration:  Credit:  4
Nanomedicine and nanopharmaceuticals are two rapidly emerging multidisciplinary fields that can potentially lead to revolutionary industrial changes for improving health care and health outcomes. They integrate physical, chemical, applied and clinical principles to develop nanomaterials and nanodevices to enhance therapeutics and diagnostics in medicine and pharmaceutical care. This graduate level course will introduce the students to the concepts of nanomedicine and nanopharmaceuticals; current advances and innovations in design, synthesis/fabrication, and characterization of a variety of nanomaterials and nanodevices; applications of nanomedicine and nanopharmaceuticals for diagnosing and treating human diseases; and toxicology, ethical, regulatory, and commercialization challenges associated with the development and registration of nanomedicine and nanopharmaceutical products. Upon completion of the course, the students are expected to have advanced knowledge and ability to critically evaluate the basis for nanomedicine and nanopharmaceuticals development, and become competent in the subject areas. Teaching and learning methods consist of lectures, videos, problem-solving exercises, discussions, literature reviews, oral presentation, written essay, and exams with feedbacks. (didactic, lecture)
PHAC 813 Advanced Pharmacokinetics Bernd Meibohm
Start date:  2017-01-03    End date:  2017-06-30
Time:     Place:     Duration:  Credit:  4
Advanced analysis and modeling techniques in pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics relevant to preclinical and clinical drug development. Includes didactic lectures and practical analysis and interpretation of pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamic data. (didactic, lecture)
PHAC 819 Seminars in Pharmaceutics Hassan Almoazen
Start date:  2017-01-03    End date:  2017-06-30
Time:     Place:     Duration:  Credit:  1
Current journal articles in Pharmaceutics will be presented by students followed by a question and answer session. (didactic, lecture)
PHAC 821 Advanced Pharmaceutics and Drug Stability Hassan Almoazen
Start date:  2017-01-03    End date:  2017-06-30
Time:  TBD   Place:  TBD   Duration:  Two times a week for one hour and thirty minutes Credit:  3
This course is designed to provide graduate students in pharmaceutical sciences with advanced knowledge in pharmaceutics. This includes an in depth understanding of the physical state of pharmaceutical compounds including amorphous and crystalline states. Techniques used by the pharmaceutical industry to enhance the solubility of poorly soluble compounds, enhancing membrane permeability of poorly permeable compounds, and vivid discussion about the factors that influence the physical and chemical stability of pharmaceutical dosage forms such as humidity, oxygen, and light in the liquid and the solid states. A specific section of the course will be dedicated to study the influence of excipients on the stabilization process of small and large molecules (polypeptide and proteins) including the lyophilization process. (didactic, lecture)
PHAC 826 Pharmaceutical Analysis Sarka Beranova-Giorianni
Start date:  2017-01-03    End date:  2017-06-30
Time:     Place:     Duration:  Credit:  3
This course will discuss analytical methods used in pharmaceutical sciences, including chromatography, electrophoresis, and mass spectrometry. Basic theoretical aspects, typical instrumentation, and selected applications for each technique will be covered. (didactic, lecture)
PHAC 832 Entrepreneurship in Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences Richard Magid
Start date:  2017-01-03    End date:  2017-06-30
Time:     Place:     Duration:  Credit:  2
This course will introduce fundamental concepts of business and entrepreneurship in the biomedical and pharmaceutical industries. The focus of the course will be on how to evaluate an idea for a new product or service, fundamentals of finance and law, how to prepare a business plan and elevator pitch, types of funding that are available for a new business, and how life science product development differs from research. Throughout the semester students will develop an elevator pitch and business plan based around an idea of their choice, culminating in presentations to the class and an outside panel. (online, lecture)
PHAC 840-008 Special Topics - Population Pharmacokinetics Bernd Meibohm
Start date:  2017-01-03    End date:  2017-06-30
Time:     Place:     Duration:  Credit:  variable
Directed readings or special course in topics of current interest. (didactic, lecture)
PHAC 900 Doctoral Dissertation and Research Hassan Almoazen
Start date:  2017-01-03    End date:  2017-06-30
Time:     Place:     Duration:  Credit:  variable
Research performed under the direction and supervision of the respective student’s Research Advisor. (didactic, research)
PHAC 911 Delivery and Biocompatibility of Protein and Nucleic Acid Drugs Subhash Chauhan
Start date:  2017-01-03    End date:  2017-06-30
Time:     Place:     Duration:  Credit:  3
This course is designed to teach students about the use of biomaterials for delivery and biocompatibility of proteins, peptides, and various nucleic acid drugs. It will cover (1) design, synthesis, and characterization of polymers; (2) biocompatibility; (3) various approaches to proteins and peptide delivery; (4) introduction to different types of nucleic acid drugs; and (5) antisense and nonviral gene therapy. (didactic, lecture)
PHAC 919 Seminar Hassan Almoazen
Start date:  2017-01-03    End date:  2017-06-30
Time:     Place:     Duration:  Credit:  1
Seminar presentation required of Ph.D. student candidates. (didactic, lecture)
Event times are U.S. Central time zone

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