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(0510111) Pharmaceutical Organic Chemistry (1) (3Credit hours)  

Prerequisite (0212101)

This course provides the students with fundamental concepts of hydrocarbons (alkanes , alkenes and alkynes ) alkyl halides and alcohols. This includes nomenclature, properties and their reactions. Particular emphasis is placed on the substitution, elimination reaction mechanisms and their application on pharmaceutical synthesis and the importance of the stereochemistry thought the course.  

(0510112) Pharmaceutical Organic Chemistry (1) Practical (1 Credit hour)

Co-required (0510111)

The course is designed for pharmaceutical students. It covers the principles and applications of organic chemistry techniques. Laboratory experiments includes the basic techniques of melting  point determination, distillation, extraction, purification and  recrystallization of organic compounds. Students will do reactions of the major functional groups and also carrying out a number of organic syntheses.

(0510131) Human Anatomy and Histology (2 Credit hours)

Prerequisite (0240101)

The course is designed to provide the students with extended knowledge about histological appearance of various types of tissues and information build on the previous biology course and enable the student to understand future courses as physiology and pathology. These includes the cells and cell ultra-structure, tissues types, the skeleton system, skin, lymphatic system, Central nervous system, cardiovascular system, Respiratory system, Gastro-intestinal system, endocrine system, Reproductive system, and eye and ear.

(0510211) Pharmaceutical Organic Chemistry (2) (3 Credit hours)

Prerequisite (0510111)

This course continues the systematic studies the properties and reactions of common functional groups including aromatic compounds, aldehydes , ketones, phenols, amines Carboxylic acids and their derivatives. Particular emphasis is placed on multistep synthesis reactions and their mechanisms. Heterocyclic compounds are also discussed.   

(0510113) Pharmaceutical Analytical Chemistry: (2 Credit hours)

Prerequisite (0212101)

Stoichiometric calculations, principles of chemical equilibrium, titrimetric and gravimetric analysis including: acids and bases and buffers, aqueous and non aqueous acid-base titrations precipitation titrations, complexometric titrations, oxidation reduction and potentiometric titrations and principles of gravimetric analysis. Emphasis should be given to the pharmaceutical analysis applications.

(0510114) Pharmaceutical Analytical Chemistry-Practical (1 Credit hour)  

Co-requisite (0510113)

Analysis of artificial samples and some pharmaceutical products using the titrimetric methods of analysis, namely: acid-base, precipitation, complexation and redox reactions.

(0510212)  Instrumental Chemical Analysis (2 Credit hours) 

Prerequisite (0510113)

This course is devoted to the exploration of the instrumental methods of analysis used to check the purity of row material and quality control of pharmaceutical preparations; Statistical treatment of analytical data, chromatographic methods, spectroscopic methods; UV-Visible, IR, NMR, Mass, Atomic absorption, and Flame emission.

(0510213)  Instrumental Chemical Analysis-Practical (1 Credit hour)

Co-requisite (0510112)

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

(0510214) Pharmaceutical Biochemistry (1) (3 credit hours)

Prerequisite (0510111)

This course covers the essential elements and organelles found on human cell, as well as the main constituents of cell membrane and the important biological reactions and metabolic pathways take place inside mammalian cells. Also will study the structure and function of proteins; enzymes, hormones, and receptors, how the body synthesize proteins and nucleic acids.

(0510215) Pharmaceutical Biochemistry (2) (3 Credit hours)

Prerequisite (0510214)

This course focuses in the biochemical reactions in the biological cell (bioenergetics), including the carbohydrate, lipids, amino acids and nucleic acids metabolisms.

(0510217) Phytochemistry and Pharmacognosy (3 Credit hours)

Prerequisite (0510211)

The course is designed to provide the student basic information about pharmacognosy and phytochemistry: nomenclature, taxonomy, monographs, quality control, methods for extraction, characterization, detection of active ingredient in medicinal plants, complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) , pharmacologically active compounds which are obtained from natural origin mainly plant origin, secondary metabolite as glycosides, flavonoids, alkaloids and terpenoids  with their chemical structure, their biosynthesis, pharmacological activity in relation to their structure.

(0510218) Phytochemistry and Pharmacognosy,  Practical (1 Credit hour)

Co-requisite (0510217)

The course is designed to provide the student with basic information about practical pharmacognosy and phytochemistry: microscopical examination for the different plant parts, extraction and identification for: anthraquinone, saponin, anthocyanins and cardiac glycosides from pharmaceutical product, detection for alkaloid. Application of thin layer chromatography for volatile oil and detection of the isolated spots by appropriate spraying reagent.

(0510219) Physical Pharmacy (2 Credit hours )

Prerequisite (0211105)

The student will be familiar with the basics of physical pharmacy like solubility, dissolution, etc….  This knowledge is important to understand the pharmaceutical dosage forms regarding their physicochemical aspects, simple formulation, compounding, procedures.  Also To provide the student with basic knowledge and understanding of the phase rule and its applications to different systems containing multiple components, understanding the properties of electrolytes and nonelectrolytes solutions and explaining the different types of interfaces, the term surface tension and interfacial tension and the mechanism of adsorption at interfaces, classifying the surface active agents and appreciating their application in pharmacy ,In addition to exposing the students to  the concepts of zero and first order decomposition reactions of drugs which are important in the stabilization of pharmaceutical systems. 

(0510231) Physiology (1) (3 Credit hours)

Prerequisite (0510131)

The course is designed to provide the students with knowledge about the normal functions and mechanism of various physiological systems basis on the anatomical and histological correlation, including: blood cells and blood clotting, nerves and muscles, contractions of skeletal muscles, excitation contraction coupling. Neuromuscular transmission, Autonomic nervous system, Digestive system, renal system, finally, acid &base balance and electrolytes balance & imbalance.

(0510232) Physiology (2) (3Credit hours)

Prerequisite (10510231)

The course is designed to provide the students with knowledge about the normal functions and mechanism of various physiological systems basis on the anatomical and histological correlation, including: physiology of the kidney and other parts of renal system, and its relation to acid –base balance, acid base imbalance and, respiratory system. Physiology of the gastrointestinal system in relation to the mechanisms of digestion and absorption. Physiology of different endocrinal glands which includes their relation to other body systems.

(0510233) Physiology (2) Practical:(1 Credit hour)

Co-requisite (0510232)

The course of practical physiology (2) is designed to allow the student to conduct experiments on human subjects. The program included hematology course by performing red blood and white blood cells count, estimating the hemoglobin concentration, determining blood grouping and measurement of erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) and bleeding time. The other part of the course included experiments on evaluation of the vision by determining the visual acuity on human subjects using Snallen chart. Also the course gives the students the opportunity to examine hearing on human by applying Rinne's and Weber test. Finally, the course also included experiment on measurement of blood pressure using mercury sphygmomanometer.

(0510311) Pharmaceutical Medicinal Chemistry (1) : (2 Credit hours)

Prerequisite (0510217)

The course studies the physicochemical properties of drug molecules, the pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic characteristics of drugs. The second part covers drug metabolism and the most important biotransformations of drugs inside the body. The last part will study three groups of drugs in terms of pharmacological actions, structure activity relationships; cholinergic acting drugs, adrenergic acting drugs and anti-histaminic agents.

(0510312) Pharmaceutical Medicinal Chemistry (2) (3 Credit hours)

Prerequisite: ( 0510311)

The course describes the most important structural features of different drug groups and the effect of structural modification on activity as well as toxicity. The drug groups covered by this course are β-lactam antibiotics, sulfonamides, tetracyclines, aminoglycosides, quinolones, chloramphenicol, antiviral agents, antifungal agents, anti-tuberculosis agents. The pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic properties for the mentioned drug groups will be extensively studied during the course

(0510313) Pharmaceutical Medicinal Chemistry (2)  Practical (1 Credit hour)

Co-requisite: ( 0510312 )

This practical course concerns about two major procedures; the first is the bioassay of marketed drug by using different analytical methods such as UV, titration, precipitation, chemical reactions to measure the actual drug constituent in a given dosage form and compare that with British and US Pharmacopoeia. The second procedure is the synthetic part at which students will be able to prepare and purify group of drugs using different purification techniques such as crystallization and extraction

(0510321) Pharmaceutics  (1) ( 3Credit hours )

Prerequisite (0510219 )

The student will be familiar with the basics of solutions dosage form, Defining and understanding the concepts of different types of solution dosage forms. Understanding the concepts of pharmaceutical suspensions and emulsions, factors that affect their stability and describing approaches used in preparing physically stable formulations ,in addition to Familiarizing students with the basic Pharmaceutical calculations .

(0510322) Pharmaceutics (1) Practical (1 Credit hour)

Co-requisite (0510321)

The course concerns about studying different dosage forms for drugs; how to prepare, physicochemical properties and the major role for the main constituents and ingredients included in the Pharmaceutical preparations especially coating materials, binders and preservatives as well as principles of packaging, labeling and storage of finalized pharmaceutical products in order to ensure the stability and efficacy of the product.

(0510323) Pharmaceutics (2) (3 Credit hours)

Prerequisite (0510321)

This course is intended to provide the Knowledge and skills necessary for the continued developing roles of pharmacist. The course will cover the formulation of different types of Semisolid dosage forms as skin drug delivery system, pharmaceutical inserts suppositories and pessaries, arosoles and sterile dosage forms as ophthalmic products and potential Products.

(0510324) Pharmaceutics (2) practical  (1 Credit hour)

Co-requisite (0510323)

This course introduces the student to the different aspects of compounding of liquid and semisolid dosage forms such as suspensions, emulsions, suppositories, creams and ointments. The storage of these products will be also addressed to ensure the stability and efficacy of the product.

(0510331) Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics (1)   (2 Credit hours)

Prerequisite (0510335)

Students should learn about different cases as (GI diseases, cardiovascular diseases, bronchial cases and asthma, arthritis and pain managements) mainly to be able to give the suitable treatment for each case individually, and to be able to handle the drug interaction, adverse drug interaction, and giving the suitable doses. 

(0510332) Microbiology &  Immunology (2 Credit hours)

Pre-requisite (0240101)

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 covers a clear ideas about immunity to microbial infections, the principles of innate immunity (phagocytosis, complement system, interferon), and adaptive immunity (passive and active immunity), cell-mediated & humeral immune responses are also considered.

(0510333) Microbiology and Immunology Practical (1 Credit hour)

Co-requisite (0510332)

The course will cover the proper use of light microscope to study microorganism. Also at the end of the course students will be able to cultivate different types of bacterial strains, stain them with different types of chemical stains to characterize them and study the biochemical activity of these bacteria; moreover they will study the most common fungi and parasites and identify the differences between all these organisms.

(0510334) Pharmaceutical  Microbiology (2 Credit hours)

Prerequisite (0510332)

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, microbial growth and factors affecting growth, control of microbial growth. There is a special emphasis on the microbial aspects of Pharmaceutical processing, sterilization control and sterility assurance, (preservative effectiveness test), sterile Pharmaceutical products. In addition a full details concentrating 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, factors affecting the activity of non antibiotic antimicrobial agents.

(0510335) Pharmacology (1) (3 Credit hours)

Prerequisite: (0510331)

This course will thoroughly study drugs affecting gastro-intestinal tract, respiratory, urinary, endocrine and genital systems from many aspects such as biochemical functions, abnormalities, drugs acting on these physiological body systems in addition to the proper dose regimens, toxic levels as well as the expected pharmacokinetic and Pharmacodynamic properties.

(0510336) Pharmacology (2) Practical (1 Credit hour)

Co-requisite  (0510335)

This is the practical course for Pharmacology in which students will be able to deal with Laboratory animals such as mice, rats and rabbits and do some experiments to study the effect of some drugs such as cholinergic agents, CNS stimulants and depressants.

(0510411) Pharmaceutical Medicinal Chemistry (3) (3 Credit hours)

Prerequisite  (0510312)

This course is a continuation of Medicinal chemistry-2 at which it will continue studies pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic properties as well as structure activity relationships of the following drug groups: anticancer, hypoglycemic, anti-hypertensive, diuretics, corticosteroids anti-inflammatory, sex hormones and Hypolipidemic agents. It will also cover the synthetic schemes for synthesizing some of these drugs.

(0510412) Computer Aided Drug design (2 credit hours)

Prerequisite (0510411)

The course covers the scientific approach for developing new drug entities based on studying basic methodology in Pharmaceutical Medicinal Chemistry and Drug Design especially the use of structure activity/ toxicity relationships. The course also will concern about the use of modeling softwares to study drug target interactions for binding prediction.

(0510413) Clinical Biochemistry  (3 Credit hours)

Prerequisite (0510215)

This course focuses in the biochemical reactions in the biological cell (bioenergetics), including the carbohydrate, lipids, amino acids and nucleic acids metabolisms.

(0510414) Clinical Biochemistry Practical  (1 Credit hour)

Co-requisite (0510413)

This course gives the student practical experience to measure different biochemical parameters, and to interpret ate the result of measurement. These parameters include proteins, enzymes, and metabolic products.

(0510421) Cosmetics: (2 Credit hours)

Prerequisite (0510323)

This course provides students with an introduction to the knowledge of cosmetics products. It will provide the student with in-depth studies of skin, mechanistic analysis of the relevant skin functions, percutaneous absorption, and rationale for dermatologic formulations, physicochemical principles used performance criteria and evaluation of the topical systems. The courses cover all types of skin care products and colored make-up preparation (lipstick, rouge, eye makeup). It will cover structure and functions of hair, disorders of skin and hair, formulation and manufacture of cosmetic preparations.

(0510422) Cosmetics Practical (1 Credit Hour)

Co-requisite (0510422)

Students learn how cosmetics are created and manufactured for the marketplace and study the natural and synthetic raw materials used in the process. The lab covers different types of skin care, hair care products including creams, lotions, shampoos, gels, fluids, makeups, sunscreens and pharmaceutical dermatologicals. A strong emphasis is placed upon the student's ability to formulate and prepare common cosmetic preparations in the laboratory sessions

(0510423) Biopharmaceutics and Pharmacokinetics (1) (3 Credit hours)

Prerequisite  (0510335)

Introduces the students to the concepts of biopharmaceutics, and pharmacokinetics, the processes of absorption, distribution, metabolism, and excretion of drugs are , and the therapeutic management of patients. . Mathematical modeling of the plasma concentration time curves following drug administration will constitute a major part of the course. Finally, the relationship among physiology, pharmacokinetics, toxic kinetics and pharmacodynamics is explored to help understand clinical variability to drug response

(0510424 ) Biopharmaceutics and Pharmacokinetics (2) (2 Credit hours)

Prerequisite (510335)

This course will examine how physiologic and biochemical processes influence the fate of drugs in the body. The interrelationship between the physicochemical properties of the drug and the rate/extent of absorption will be explored. Fundamental pharmacokinetic principles and quantitative relationships will be used to determine approaches in designing dosage regimens, evaluating pharmacologic response and explaining mechanisms of drug-drug interactions. The resulting theory will form the basis for selecting a particular route of drug administration, determining the frequency of administration and identifying patient factors which require a modification of normal drug dosing regimen

(0510425) Biopharmaceutics and Pharmacokinetics (2) practical (1 credit hour)

Co-requisite (0510424)

Study the mathematical modeling of the plasma and urine concentration time curves following drug administration to measure different   kinetic parameters and to determine the suitable route of drug administration. Measurement of drug concentration in the blood, to determine and regulate the dosage level and effectiveness of the drug to reduce the side effects

(0510426) Industrial Pharmacy (3 Credit hours)

Prerequisite (0510323)

This course will introduce the student to the basic concepts of particle sizing, its importance in pharmaceutical technology and methods used to either achieve that or measure it. Pharmaceutical industrial process will be discussed in some details like drying, mixing, filtration and powder fluidity. The student will apply the knowledge to the pharmaceutical technology methods used in formulating and pre-formulating of several dosage forms.

(0510427) Industrial pharmacy Practical (1 Credit hour)

Co-requisite (0510426)

This course is designed to give the student a practical knowledge concerning powders used in pharmaceutical formulations including: powder mixing, milling, characterization of flowability, compressibility and particle size analysis. The second part of this course is concerned with granulation of powders as one of the main prerequisite steps for tablet compression. 

(0510431) Pharmacology-3- (3 Credit Hours)

Prerequisite (0510335)

This course is a continuation of Pharmacology-2 at which students will study the pharmacological, pharmacokinetic and metabolic fate of the following drug groups: Cardiovascular acting drugs, anti-hypertensive agents, chemotherapeutic agents, antibiotics, hormones, Antimetabolites, immunotherapy.

(0510432) Pathophysiology (2 credit hours)

Prerequisite (0510232)

This course develops an understanding of disease and dysfunction from an anatomical and physiological perspective, with emphasis on integrating knowledge of tissues and organ systems into a holistic framework of body function and dysfunction. It will provide the student with a strong theoretical perspective on the mechanisms of normal and altered functioning of human cells, organs and organ systems. Using a comprehensive study guide with reference to additional readings, course content is presented in a way that fosters a critical and conceptual foundation emphasizing the integration of organ systems and their functioning within the body. Particular emphasis is placed on the widespread effects upon other systems following dysfunction of a particular organ or system of the human body and the ability to discuss specific disorders in relation to general concepts of dysfunction. Topics to be covered include disorders of the: digestive, respiratory, cardiovascular, endocrine and renal systems, blood disorders, obesity, bone disorders, SLE, and some neuronal disorders.

(0510521) Pharmcoeconomics (1 credit hour)

Prerequisite (0510323)

Pharmacoeconomics involves the evaluation of the 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. Applications within clinical treatment protocols will be discussed, in addition to drug pricing policies, and controlling drug treatment costs.

(0510522) Pharmaceutical legislation and Ethics (1 credit hour)

Prerequisite (0510431)

The study of pharmaceutical dispensing law, which includes laws, legislation and ethics to practice the profession of pharmacy as a humanitarian profession focusing on serving the patient.

(0510531) Clinical pharmacy and therapeutics (1) (2 Credit hours)

Prerequisite (0510335)

Students should learn about different cases as (different types of infection as respiratory tract infections, urinary tract infections, obstetrics and gynecology diseases and treatments, skin diseases, cancer specially breast cancer) mainly to be able to give the suitable treatment for each case individually, and to be able to handle the drug interaction, adverse drug interaction, and giving the suitable doses. 

(0510535)  Clinical pharmacy and therapeutics (1)Practical (1 credit hour)

Co-requisite (0530531)

This course provides an introduction to integrative therapeutic modalities which are used in health care. Clinical cases from different medical branches each session will be used to develop the students ability to assess a patient’s condition, determine reasonable treatment alternatives, select appropriate therapy (pharmacological and non-pharmacological therapy), monitoring parameters and to justify those choices by utilizing knowledge and skills acquired in pharmacotherapy I, for different cases as (GI diseases, cardiovascular diseases, bronchial cases and asthma, arthritis and pain managements).

(0510532) Clinical pharmacy and therapeutics (2) (2 Credit hours)

Prerequisite (0510531)

The course will give the students more details and practice for  clinical therapeutics, the students ability to analyze patient case will be improved, they will know more details about the best drug of choice, best dose, best route of administration and duration of therapy for certain disease according to the different cases. The course will cover Infectious agents/ Respiratory tract infection/upper(common cold, tonsillitis, otitis media, sinusitis) / lower (pneumonia all types, SARS, pulmonary TB, COPD) / Urinary Tract Infection(upper, lower) acute and chronic renal failure / sexual transmitted diseases (gonorrhoea, syphilis, HIV, pelvic inflammatory diseases) / meningitis / sepsis / Skin disorders (Acne, psoriasis) / Obstetrics and gynaecology (menstrual cycle, oral contraceptives, infertility, PCO, Menopause, OP) and other Gynaecological disorders / Cancer (Breast cancer).

(0510533) Clinical pharmacy and therapeutics (2) Practical (1 credit hour)

Co-requisite  (0510532)

This course is a continuity course for therapeutic 1 course Various clinical cases of different diseases will be discussed each to assess a patient’s condition, determine reasonable treatment alternatives, select appropriate therapy (pharmacological and non-pharmacological therapy), and monitoring parameters and to justify those choices by utilizing knowledge and skills acquired in pharmacotherapy I, for different types of infection as respiratory tract infections, urinary tract infections, obstetrics and gynecology diseases and treatments, skin diseases, cancer specially breast cancer.

(0510534) Toxicology (3 Credit Hours)

Prerequisite (0510335)

The course will cover the toxicological behavior or drugs inside human body, what are the major mechanisms of toxicity for drugs, natural products and metals especially that result from drug metabolism and drug accumulation in definite body compartment. Also it will concern about the toxic dose and the main characteristic signs and symptoms of toxicity as well as the first aid and long term treatment of toxicity.

(0510541) Pharmaceutical Biotechnology (3 credit hours)

Prerequisite (0510215)

The course is an Introduction to DNA divisions and gene expression in primary and developed cells. It will explain nucleic acid technology and gene cloning technology to prepare a protein drugs and other pharmaceutical substances used for treat and diagnose diseases.

(0510542) Phytotherapy (3 Credit hours)

Prerequisite (0510217)

This course includes the study of the different medicinal plants, their active constituents and medicinal uses of these plants according to the pharmacological effect and therapeutic activity. Also the course will discuss the possible interaction of these plants with other herbs or drugs. Special emphasis will be paid to the Jordanian medicinal plan.

(0510543) Advanced Pharmaceutical Technology (3 credit hours )

Prerequisite (0510426)

This course is based on the operating system inside a pharmaceutical factory as drying and grinding, mixing, separation, filtration, distillation and polymerization processes, In addition to the quantitative thermal transitions processes, fluid flow , cooling system and humidifying system. This course involves the study of the equipment and materials used in Coating as well as the Coating processes and Coating technology, function and the need for all kinds of coating types. Measuring internal factory conditions as the ventilation system, temperature, humidity, and insulation Technology, sterilization Technology, and general concepts for Good Manufacturing practice also will be covered in this course

0510544 Advanced Pharmaceutical Technology practical:(1 credit hour)

Co-requisite (0510543)

Practical application to the study of different types of tablets coating ( film coating and enteric coating ) with the design coating process and coated tablets. As well as the design and evaluation of pharmacological sustained released preparations

(0510545) Pharmaceutical Marketing (3 credit hour)

Prerequisite (0510323)

In the field of Pharmaceutical Marketing Principles, Environment, and Practice will be discussed. From the history and development of marketing pharmaceuticals to channel systems, legal requirements, budgeting, and product placement, this comprehensive course will help students prepare for successful careers in this expanding field. This course is based on the premise that marketing follows certain principles and that pharmaceutical marketing is affected by a variety of environmental influences which lead to a rich array of marketing practices. These practices are presented to demonstrate how the successful application of marketing principles--with appropriate adaptation to environmental forces--can lead to success in the marketplace. The principles and practical application of vital elements of pharmaceutical marketing will be discussed, including: product pricing--with sections on trends, competition, reimbursement programs, public policy, and more research and development--including strategies relating to new products, product scope, positioning and repositioning, product elimination, diversification, and a fascinating case study about Ibuprofen promotion--rational and nonrational appeals, advertising prescription drugs to consumers, strategic choices among media types, budgeting, and more place factors, channel systems and physical distribution.

(0510451) Parasitology (3 Credit hours)

Prerequisite (0240101)

The course is designed to provide the students with an introduction to human animal-parasitic diseases including worms and protozoan infections and the basic concepts and terminology to discuss parasites (protozoa and Helminthes), 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 helminthes of man will be highlighted– their biology, the infections they cause, epidemiology, host response to these infections, and their mode of transmission, prevention and treatment of parasitism, chemotherapy and parasitic disease.

(0510452) Molecular Pharmacology (3 credit hour)

Prerequisite (0510331)

This course will examine the molecular basis of drug action and explore how cutting edge biotechnology and biomedical research can advance pharmacological knowledge, increasing our understanding of how drugs work. The following areas will be studied in detail; genetic variability in drug action, protein structure-activity relationships, receptor-ligand interactions, signal transduction, biochemical and molecular aspects of G-protein coupled receptors and their signaling mechanisms. Research and analytical skills will be developed in practical classes.

(0510453) Gene Therapy (3 credit hour)

Prerequisite (0510215)

The molecular basis of gene therapy and the use of viral gene delivery systems for the treatment of human disease are examined. Gene therapy strategies are contrasted with various diseases, including cancer and aids.

(0510551) Community Pharmacy (3 Credit hours)

Prerequisite (0510335)

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.

(0510552) Pharmaceutical quality control and assurance (3 credit hours)

Prerequisite (0510323)

This course deals with the quality assurance programs applied in pharmaceutical practice and validation of these programs. Discuss the Practical experience 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 is also included.

(0510553) Special Topics  (3 credit hours)

Prerequisite (Faculty approval)

To be set and approved by the Faculty.

(0530271) Pharmacology for Nursery (3 Credit Hours)

This module is a major requirement that is designed to provide the students with the unit processes taking place in pharmacology at this level, the student has been exposed to pathophysiology. It deals with the study of the pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, Pharmacology of autonomic nervous system, Pharmacology of central nervous system, mechanism of action, metabolism and excretion, clinical use and toxicities of drugs that act on the endocrine system, gastrointestinal system & respiratory system. It also studies the chemotherapeutic agents, pharmacology of cardiovascular system and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.

(511145) Physiology for nursing (3 credit hours )

This course is designed to provide students with an understanding of the function & regulation of the organ systems of the body and physiological integration of the systems to maintain homeostasis. Course content will include neural and hormonal homeostatic control mechanisms, and study of the musculoskeletal, circulatory, respiratory, digestive, special senses, urinary, nervous and endocrine systems. The response of the body to exercise and integration of organ system function to meet the demands of exercise performance will be emphasized throughout the semester.

(0511261) Pathophysiology for nursing (3 credit hours)

This course develops an understanding of disease and dysfunction from an anatomical and physiological perspective, with emphasis on integrating knowledge of tissues and organ systems into a holistic framework of body function and dysfunction. It will provide the student with a strong theoretical perspective on the mechanisms of normal and altered functioning of human cells, organs and organ systems. Using a comprehensive study guide with reference to additional readings, course content is presented in a way that fosters a critical and conceptual foundation emphasizing the integration of organ systems and their functioning within the body. Particular emphasis is placed on the widespread effects upon other systems following dysfunction of a particular organ or system of the human body and the ability to discuss specific disorders in relation to general concepts of dysfunction. Topics to be covered include disorders of the: digestive, respiratory, cardiovascular, endocrine and renal systems, blood disorders, obesity, bone disorders, SLE, and infectious disorders.

(0511142) Anatomy and Histology for nursing (3 credit hours)

Prerequisite (0240101)

The course is designed to provide the students with extended knowledge about histological appearance of various types of tissues and information build on the previous biology course and enable the student to understand future courses as physiology and pathology. These includes the cells and cell ultra-structure, tissues types, the skeleton system, skin, lymphatic system, Central nervous system, cardiovascular system, Respiratory system, Gastro-intestinal system, endocrine system, Reproductive system, and eye and ear.

(0511147) Anatomy and Histology lab for nursing (3 credit hours)

In this course, students will understand the various histological structures of humans organs .This is based on the previous knowledge obtained from biology. This course will enable student to have better understanding about future course such as physiology and pathology, and will discuss the histological microscopical appearance of all human types of human tissues, the skeleton, musculature system, respiratory system, digestive system, circulatory system, and the endocrine system.