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rmacy
Pharmacy
College of
Officers of the College
Professor Hamid Al Naimiy
Chancellor
Professor Suleiman El Sharif Dean College of Pharmacy
Professors: Suleiman El Sharif, Abdel Nasser El-Shorbagi, Taleb Al Tel
Associate Professors: Raafat El-Awady, Iman Saad, Abdel Moula Ragab Abdel Karim, Mohammad
Harb Semreen
Assistant Professors: Osama Mohamed Ibrahim, Mohamed Haider
Hany Omar, Mohamad El Gamal (Visiting), Mariam Ali Hassan
Lecturers: Sanah Hasan, Manal Mohammad AL Sha’rawy, Shireen Audeh, Rana M. Ibra
him, Amira Mahrous, Hamadeh Tarazi, Sachin Chaudhary
Adjunct Faculty: Marwa Donia, Ola Ghaleb
Clinical Tutors: Mena Almallah, Ahd Bakri El-Nosh, Razan Basim Al Humaidi, Chefaa Al Hourani, Dana Hilal, Rama Samir
Sawsan Al-Kabissi
Khawla Alnaqbi
Administration Assistant
Administration Assistant
Amal Al Hadrami Farman Khan
College Secretary
Lab Supervisor
Lab Supervisor
Nabeel Baniodeh
Mohammed Mazhar
IT Lab Supervisor
Contact Information
College of Pharmacy Building M-23
College of Pharmacy
Administrative Support Staff
Medical and Health Sciences Campus
University City
Sharjah, UAE
00971-6-5057401
www.sharjah.ac.ae
Accreditation
The Bachelor of Pharmacy program offered in the College of Pharmacy is fully accredited by Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research (MOHSER).
History
The College of Pharmacy at the University of Sharjah was established in 2004, and since its inauguration, the College
has witnessed and continues to make substantial strides in its academic and infrastructural development. The first
batch of students graduated in 2009.
Vision
The vision of the College of Pharmacy is to achieve excellence in pharmaceutical education, research and services to
society and profession and to be recognized in the region for offering a comprehensive pharmacy program of the highest quality that prepares students to meet the health challenges of today and tomorrow.
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Mission
The college of pharmacy is committed to providing its students with a pharmacy education and learning experience of
the highest quality; promoting the personal, social, academic and career growth of pharmacy students to prepare them
for leadership roles in the pharmaceutical care system in Sharjah and the UAE; contributing to the enhancement of human health through engagement in discovery and development of new drugs and drug delivery systems.
Goals
The College of Pharmacy has four goals:
• Provide a creative program for pharmacy students that prepares them with attitudes, knowledge and skills that
ensure competency and recognition in the pharmacy profession.
• Equip pharmacy students with professional skills that optimize interaction with health care providers, patients
and society.
• Prepare pharmacy students to understand the most advanced technologies and research discoveries.
• Contribute to the progress of the pharmacy profession through effective engagement and collaboration with other
institutions, organizations and other public and private pharmacy sectors.
Program Outcomes
The Pharmacy Graduate Profile (PGP) describes the outcome competencies which graduates should have acquired by
the end of the five-year pharmacy program.
The curriculum outcome competencies of the College of Pharmacy are derived from and are based on competencies
identified by national, regional and international pharmacy education organizations. They were adapted with sensitivity
to the cultural context of pharmacy practice as an essential part of the healthcare system of the U.A.E.
The pharmacy graduate competencies are structured around the following six competency domains.
• Knowledge
• Ethics and professionalism
• Interpersonal communication skills
• Evidence-based practice and lifelong learning
• Effective, Safe and Economic Pharmaceutical Care
• Principles of research methods
Knowledge
By the time of graduation the College of Pharmacy graduate should:
1. Have acquired a core of biomedical, pharmaceutical, social, behavioral, administrative, and clinical sciences and
integrate this knowledge with practice skills, professional attitudes and values.
2. Demonstrate a reasoning and analytic thinking approach to the proper and rational utilization of medications for
the prevention and treatment of diseases.
Ethics and Professionalism
The College of Pharmacy graduates will hold personal values and beliefs consistent with their role as responsible members of local, national, international and professional communities
1. Demonstrate compassion, integrity and responsiveness to the needs of patients and society that supersede selfinterest and respect personal, social and cultural differences among patients.
2. Demonstrate a commitment to ethical principles pertaining to provision or withholding of pharmaceutical care,
confidentiality of patient’s information, informed consent, and business practices.
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Interpersonal Communication Skills
The College of Pharmacy graduate will recognize and value communication as a tool for negotiating and creating new
understanding, interacting with others and furthering their own learning.
1. Communicate effectively and professionally with patients, families, and other members of the healthcare team for
the benefit of the patient and community.
2. Use effectively relevant and appropriate technologies to enhance learning, communication, and problem solving.
Evidence-Based Practice and Lifelong Learning
By the time of graduation the College of Pharmacy graduate should be able to:
1. Take evidence-based decisions based on a regular practice of searching, criticizing, appraising and assimilating
evidence from scientific studies related to rational use of medications in prevention and management of diseases.
2. Demonstrate transition from dependent to active self-directed learner and use appropriate learning activities to
ensure personal and professional development.
Effective, Safe and Economic Pharmaceutical Care
1. Co-operate with patients and other professionals in designing, implementing and monitoring a therapeutic plan
that will produce specific therapeutic safe outcomes for the patient.
2. Revise the patient’s list of drug-related problems and refer them to health care professionals when appropriate.
Principles of Research Methods
The University of Sharjah, pharmacy graduate will be able to:
1. Create new knowledge and understanding through the process of research and inquiry
2. Apply principles and ethics of research methods and use results from projects or literature to propose changes
and reevaluate the problem.
College of Pharmacy
By the time of graduation the College of Pharmacy graduate should be able to:
Program Effectiveness
The program evaluation process at the College of Pharmacy is part of the ethos of the College and embedded in all its
educational activities. In this regard the committee of “Program Evaluation and Educational Quality Assurance” ensures
that the program evaluation processes and related measurement tools are implemented; results are collected, analyzed
and sent back to the curriculum committee for action.
To create an environment of common understanding about quality in education and its measurement, continuous faculty development is linked to all activities related to program evaluation and effectiveness.
Career Opportunities
Graduates from the College of Pharmacy program will be prepared to pursue careers in many fields such as community
pharmacy, hospital pharmacy, pharmaceutical industry, drug information center, research and higher education sector
as well as to seek advanced degrees in related field.
Academic Programs
The College of Pharmacy encompasses three departments: Department of Pharmaceutics and Pharmaceutical Technology, Department of Medicinal Chemistry, and Department of Pharmacy Practice and Pharmacotherapies. The College of Pharmacy offers one program that leads to the Bachelor of Pharmacy degree (B.Pharm)
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Admission Requirements
A student must have a minimum average of 80% in the General Secondary School Certificate (Scientific Stream), or its
equivalent for admission in the College of Pharmacy. However, acceptance of students is on competitive basis where
students with 90% and above are accepted immediately and students with 80-89% are registered on a waiting list.
Admission to the College of Pharmacy is subject to satisfying the English proficiency requirement and the necessary
academic preparation as described in the University section on Admission in this bulleting. Applicants should refer to
that section for details on the admission requirements. In addition to satisfying the University requirements, applicants
aspiring to join the College of Pharmacy must submit to a personal interview.
Graduation Requirements
The five-year Bachelor of Pharmacy degree comprises 170 credit hours of study made up as follows:
a. General Education: 24 credit hours.
b. College Requirements: 146 credit hours
Period of Study
A Bachelor degree in Pharmacy is conferred upon a student if he/she completes 170 credit hours of courses, attains a
minimum CGPA of 2.0, and has been recommended by the College to receive the degree. The curriculum is distributed
over 10 semesters. Although the program may normally be completed in 5 academic years, the period of study in the
College of Pharmacy may not exceed fifteen semesters. The curriculum is comprised of 24 credits of University requirements (UR) and 146 of College requirements (CR) as indicated in the following table.
B.Pharm. (170 Credit)
UR
CR
Total
Mandatory Courses
12
143
155
Electives Courses
12
-
12
-
3
3
24
146
170
Special Topics in Pharmacy
Total
I. University Requirements and Electives
Every student is required to take 24 credit hours of general education courses distributed over six domains. Twelve (12)
mandatory credit hours are selected from domains 1, 2, and 3 and (12) elective credit hours selected from domains 4,
5, 6 and 7 as indicated below.
Domain 1: Islamic Studies; take one of the following courses (3 Credits)
0104100
Islamic Culture
3
0104100
Islamic Culture In English (for non-Arabic Speakers)
3
Domain 2: Languages (6 Credits)
Arabic Language, Literature and Culture; take one of the following courses
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0201102
Arabic Language (for Arabic Speakers)
3
0201105
Arabic Language (for non-Arabic Speakers)
3
English Language, Literature and Culture
0202121
English For Medical Sciences
3
Domain 3: IT (3 Credits)
1411100
Introduction to IT(English)
3
Domain 4: Literature and Humanities (3 Credits)
0203100
Islamic Civilization
3
0602246
Human Rights in Islam and International Declarations
3
0201140
Introduction to Arabic Literature
3
0203200
History of the Sciences among Muslims
3
0203102
History of the Arabian Gulf
3
0900107
History of Medical and Health Sciences
3
0710109
Arts and Medicine
3
1430101
Astronomy and Space Sciences
3
0401142
Man and the Environment
3
0500210
Health Awareness and Nutrition
3
Domain 6: Social Sciences and Education (3 Credits)
0206102
Fundamentals of Islamic Education
3
0204102
UAE society
3
0206103
Introduction to Psychology
3
0305110
Introduction to Economics ( for non B)*
3
0302120
Introduction to Business for non-business students
3
0800107
Media in Modern Societies
3
0302327
Personal Finance*
3
0104130
Analytical Biography of the Prophet
3
College of Pharmacy
Domain 5: Applied Sciences, 3 Credits
* Not for students in the College of Business Administration
Domain 7: one 3-credit hour course from Domain 4, 5, or 6
II. College Requirements
The College requirements consist of 143 credits of mandatory courses and three credits of elective course chosen
from a group of selected topics.
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Study Plan
The Bachelor of Pharmacy program encompasses 170 Credits distributed over 10 regular semesters that can be
completed in five academic years. The following study plan serves as a roadmap for a smooth progression toward
graduation.
Year 1, Semester 1 (16 Credits)
Course #
Title
CrHrs
1101116
Chemistry for Pharmacy
3
1101117
Chemistry for Pharmacy Lab
1
1102110
Human Biology
3
1430113
Physics for Medical Sciences
3
General Education
3
General Education
3
Prerequisites
Co: 1101116
Year 1, Semester 2 (15 Credits)
Course #
1103111
Title
CrHrs
Pharmaceutics A
3
1440135
Calculus for Pharmacy
3
1102113
Pathophysiology I
3
General Education
3
General Education
3
Prerequisites
1102110
Year 2, Semester 3 (17 Credits)
Course #
Title
CrHrs
Prerequisites
1440135
1440136
Statistics for pharmacy
3
1104251
Introduction to Pharmacy Practice
2
1101213
Medicinal Chemistry IA
3
1101116; 1101117
1103213
Pharmaceutics B
3
1103111
1102214
Pathophysiology II
3
1102113
General Education
3
Year 2, Semester 4 (19 Credits)
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Course #
Title
CrHrs
Prerequisites
1104252
Health System Pharmacy
3
1104251
1101214
Medicinal Chemistry IB
3
1101213
1102241
Pharmaceutical Microbiology I
3
1102231
Biochemistry
4
1102321
Pharmacology IA
3
General Education
3
Co: 1102231
Prereq. 1102214
Year 3, Semester 5 (19 Credits)
Course #
Title
CrHrs
Prerequisites
1104351
Social Pharmacy
3
1104252
1101311
Medicinal Chemistry IIA
3
1101214
1103311
Pharmaceutics IA
3
1103213
1102322
Pharmacology IB
3
1102321
1102351
Pharmacognosy
4
General Education
3
Title
CrHrs
Prerequisites
1104352
1101312
Pharmacy Management
2
1104351
Medicinal Chemistry IIB
3
1101311
1103312
Pharmaceutics IB
3
1103311
1102421
Pharmacology IIA
3
1102321
1102341
Pharmaceutical Microbiology II
3
1102241
General Education
3
Year 4, Semester 7 (15 Credits)
Course #
Title
CrHrs
Prerequisites
1104451
Drug literature Evaluation and Pharmacoeconomic
3
1104352
1101411
Medicinal Chemistry IIIA
3
1101312
1103411
Pharmaceutics IIA
3
1103312
1102422
Pharmacology IIB
3
1102321; Co:1102231
1104421
Clinical Pharmacy IA
3
1102421
College of Pharmacy
Year 3, Semester 6 (17 Credits)
Course #
Year 4, Semester 8 (17 Credits)
Course #
Title
CrHrs
Prerequisites
1104452
Principle of OTC Therapy
3
1104451
1101412
Medicinal Chemistry IIIB
3
1101312
1103412
Pharmaceutics IIB
3
1103411
1102521
Pharmacology III
3
1102321; 1102341
1104422
Clinical Pharmacy IB
3
1104421
1104453
Law & Ethics
2
1104451
Course #
Title
CrHrs
Prerequisites
Year 5, Semester 9 (15 Credits)
1103511
Pharmaceutics III
3
1103412
1104521
Clinical Pharmacy II A
3
1104422, Co: 1104522
1104522
Clinical Pharmacy II B
3
1104422, Co: 1104521
1101521
Drug Development
3
110x5xx
Special Topics in Pharmacy
3
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Year 5, Semester 10 (20 Credits)
Course #
560
Title
CrHrs
Prerequisites
1104551
Professional Experiential Placement A
8
1104451, 1104452,
1104453
Co: 1104552
1104552
Professional Experiential Placement B
8
1104451, 1104452,
1104453
Co: 1104551
1105512
Graduation Project
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Course Coding
Accounting program courses are designated by numbers of the form 110XABC where:
X
Area (as follows)
1: Medicinal Chemistry
2: Pharmacology
3: Pharmaceutics
4:Pharmacy Practice and Clinical Pharmacy
ABC
Year, term and course sequence in area
Competency outcomes acquired in various courses will help attain sound knowledge in pharmaceutical and clinical
sciences and enable the students integration of this knowledge with practical skills needed to offer pharmaceutical care
for patients. The graduates will acquire analytical thinking processes that help them in communicating within multidisciplinary teams and in making evidence-based decisions about safe, effective and economic utilization of medications
in the management and prevention of disease. As the students progress through these courses, they transition from
dependent to active self-directed learners who behave professionally according to ethical principles which governs
pharmaceutical practice in their care of patients and in dealing with other professionals. Students are also introduced to
different research methods used in conducting research projects along with familiarity with drug information resources
available in conducting research projects and in providing patient care.
The following describes the contents of various pharmacy program courses.
Mandatory Core Courses
1430113
Physics for Medical Sciences
3-0:3
This introductory course covers topics in physics in life sciences, specifically in medicine, pharmacy, and other applied health fields. It discusses biological systems that can be analyzed quantitatively and how life sciences have
been aided by physical or engineering analysis. The course includes a collection of problems, examples, and discussions at the boundary between physics and biology/medicine. Review of the basic concept in Mechanics, fluids
motion, heat and thermodynamics, waves and sound, electricity and its application in biology and medicine, optics,
the nature of atom, atomic spectra, nuclear physics and radioactivity, X-ray applications in biology and medicine.
Applications of basic physics concepts in Medical Sciences including mechanics, fluids, heat and thermodynamics,
waves and sound, electricity and magnetism, geometrical optics, atomic spectra and radiation. Prerequisite: None.
1101116
Chemistry for Pharmacy
College of Pharmacy
Course Description
3-0:3
This one semester course reviews basic facts, concepts, and terminology of chemistry that are essential to an understanding of biological and medical phenomena. It covers organic and inorganic chemistry and biochemistry, from
atomic structure through oxygen-carbon dioxide transport in blood. The course emphasizes the practical aspects of
general, organic, and biological chemistry with applications to health-related situations. It emphasizes the chemical
background necessary to understand the various medical tests and procedures. The course stresses the relationship between inorganic chemistry and the life processes with discussions of acids and bases, oxi-dation-reduction,
nuclear chemistry and radio-activity, and more. It also explains the various chemical processes taking place in the
body during normal and abnormal metabo¬lism.
Prerequisite: None.
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1101117
Chemistry for Pharmacy Lab
0-1:1
This course covers experiments on qualitative and quantitative aspects of chemistry as applied to medical and health
science, such as separation, identification, purification, and synthesis procedures.
Prerequisite: Pre/Co 1101116.
1102110
Human Biology
3-0:3
This course gives students the chance to learn basic concepts and applica-tions related to the human body. The
course includes the structure and function of the normal cell; tissues in general, their different types, mi-croscopic
characteristics, locations, distribution and functions in the human body and of the different organ system and their
respective roles and function in the organization of the body. The course is supported by multimedia and simulations
to enhance student self-learning. Prerequisite: None.
1103111
Pharmaceutics A
2-3:3
This course covers several topics including basic pharmaceutical calculations, acids/ bases and buffer solutions,
thermodynamics and heat capacity, phase equilibrium and the phase rule, solubility and distribution phenomena.
Factors affecting solubility and dissolution. Formulation of solutions as dosage forms. Prerequisite: None.
1102113
Pathophysiology I
3-0:3
Basics of physiology, anatomy, histology and biochemistry. Patho¬physiology of organ/ system. Synaptic transmission. Nervous system. Skeletal smooth and cardiac muscle. Circulation. Special senses. In addition to cells and
tissue function and integrative body function. Prerequisite: 1102110.
1440135
Calculus for Pharmacy
3-0:3
Methods of differentiation; first and second derivatives and their application to maxima and minima problems. Integration methods and their application to rate equations (zero and first order) and chemical kinetics. Half-life. Exponential
and power functions; plots using logarithmic scale graph papers. Triangular graph paper; plots and calculations.
Integration methods and the solution of simple ordinary differential equations. The principles of partial differentiation,
first and second derivatives, with an emphasis on application to thermodynamics and diffusion theory. Students will
gain and appreciation of the application of calculus to physical chemistry, pharmaceutics and formulation. Prerequisite: None.
1104251
Introduction to Pharmacy Practice
2-0:2
This course provides a background and introduction to the profession of pharmacy. It covers history of the medical
and pharmacy professions and their relationship over time. The course also covers general topics related to pharmacy including pharmaceutical and medical abbreviations used in practice, the prescription and its anatomy as well
as its legal requirements. The course also gives students a view of the pharmacist career options in the settings of
retail, hospital, industry, research and academia. This course will also offer some concepts of pharmaceutical calculations used in practice. Prerequisite: None.
1101213
Medicinal Chemistry IA
2-3:3
The course aims to provide students with advanced knowledge about different functional groups their properties,
synthesis, reactions and nomenclature. At this level they study: the reactions, spatial features of alkanes, cycloalkanes and their conformational changes and the free radical reaction mechanisms. The preparation and reactivity of
halo alkanes and the mechanisms of SN1, SN2, E1 and E2. The preparation and mechanisms of addition reactions
in alkenes and alkynes. The stereochemistry, chirality, and the 3D features of molecules. Reactions of alcohols and
ethers. The IR, and NMR-spectroscopy and their applications for structural determination. This course also includes
practical part that introduces students to Molecular modeling and stereochemistry, preparation of some organic
molecules that are used as drugs as well as undergoing functional groups identification. Tutorial classes alternating
the labs for applications to cover the theoretical parts of labs and for applications in some parts of the course. Prerequisite: 1101116, 1101117.
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1103213
Pharmaceutics B
2-3:3
This course provides the student with good knowledge to study some physical pharmacy principles such as: colligative properties of solutions, isotonic solutions and Van't hoff factor. Rheology and flow properties of liquids and semisolids. Surface tension and interfacial phenomena. Physicochemical properties of disperse-systems and electrical
and steric stabilization of colloidal dispersions.
Prerequisite: 1103111.
1102214
Pathophysiology II
2-3:3
Pathophysiology of each organ/system. Endocrine function. Skin. Respiration. Feeding, digestion and absorption.
Liver, kidney and excretion. Temperature regulation. Re¬production and early embryological development. Blood and
body fluids. Cellular reproduction and genetics. Prerequisite: 1102113.
1440136
Statistics for Pharmacy
3-0:3
1104252
Health System Pharmacy
2-3:3
This course covers hospital pharmacy services and health systems, introduction to public health, definition, principles, the role of pharmacist in public health, health promotion and disease prevention and the role of pharmacist in
their promotion. Alternative and complementary medicine – The nature and place of alternative and complimentary
therapies in the health care system will also be covered in this course. Practical component covers aspects of compounding and proper dispensing. Prerequisite: 1104251.
1101214
Medicinal Chemistry IB
2-3:3
This course is a continuation to Med. Chem. IA and covers the following topics: Ultraviolet spectrophotometry (UV),
mass spectrometry (MS), aromatic compounds, aldehydes and ketones, amines, carboxylic acid and their derivatives, aldol reactions. Chromatographic techniques (e.g. HPLC, GC) will also be introduced. The practical part of this
course includes the Preparation of methyl salicylate, Chromatographic techniques (HPLC, TLC and gas chromatography), Mass spectroscopy, UV-Vis and IR. Prerequisite: 1101213.
1102241
Pharmaceutical Microbiology I
College of Pharmacy
Presentation of statistical data. The binomial, normal and log normal dis-tribution. Normal probability and log probability graph papers. Sampling distributions. Confidence intervals. Student’s t-distribution. Confidence intervals for
the mean and for the difference of two means. Confidence interval for a proportion and for the difference of two
proportions. Con-fidence interval for the variance, the chi square distribution. The confidence interval for paired data.
Hypotheses testing. Regression and correlation. Contingency tables. Prerequisite: 1440135.
2-3:3
This course will introduce the basic concepts of microbiology in which the biology and ecology of microorganisms is
focused around interactions with humans or industrial uses. This approach is designed to integrate the concepts of
microbiology and discourage rote learning. Prerequisite: None.
1102231
Biochemistry
3-3:4
The subject will introduce the basic concepts of biochemistry and their application to biology and chemistry focused
around interactions with hu-mans or applied uses. This approach is designed to integrate the concepts of biochemistry and discourage rote learning. The specific topics that will be addressed are as follows: Structure and molecular properties of bio-molecules; Receptors, hormones and signaling processes; Metabolism; Catabolic pathways,
synthetic pathways, energy production, control of metabolism; Information transfer (gene structure and regulation);
Protein synthesis; and Molecular biology. Prerequisite: None.
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1103311
Pharmaceutics 1A
2-3:3
Pharmaceutics 1A progresses both physical pharmacy aspects in terms of an expansion of basic knowledge in
colloidal, and also applies these principles in a more formulation specific manner to the design of dosage forms
such as suspensions, ointments, emulsions, microemulsions, gels, aerosols, foams and suppositories. Prerequisite:
1103213.
1104351
Social Pharmacy
2-3:3
This course covers counseling and communications, communication skills, professional-patient communication, interviewing skills, listening skills and barriers to communications. Consumer Medicine Information Leaflets The course
also covers patient centered care concept and pharmaceutical care definition, process and steps for pharmaceutical
care application. Social pharmacy issues like adherence, the problem of noncompliance, placebo effect and illness
behavior, men's and women's health are covered in this course. The hospital admission and discharge process is
also included.
Tutorials will cover the hands on experience for counseling, role playing, oral and written communications, and the
use of computer programs to retrieve information. Prerequisite: 1104252.
1101311
Medicinal Chemistry IIA
2-3:3
This course introduces students to the heterocyclic organic chemistry with examples from medicinal and pharmaceutical industry that are having heterocyclic structures. This course covers the nomenclature, synthesis and reactions
of six-membered aromatic heterocyclic with one and two heteroatoms, five-membered aromatic hetrocycles with
one and two heteroatom, heterocyclic systems fused to benzene ring like quinoline, indoles and others. Practical experiments that allow students to master the synthetic methodology related to drug synthesis and process chemistry.
Therefore, the students will be trained on the synthesis, purification, separation and analysis of organic compounds
in six different experiments. Prerequisite: 1101214.
1102321
Pharmacology 1A
2-3:3
Introduction to pharmacology, general aspects of pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics, the pharmacological
actions and therapeutic uses of drugs acting on the sympathetic and parasympathetic divisions of the autonomic
nervous system, the therapeutically useful neuromuscular blocking drugs and the respiratory system. In studying
therapeutic agents, emphasis is made on their pharmacokinetics, mechanisms of action, therapeutic indications, adverse effects, and contraindications. Practical classes using in vitro and in vivo experiments related to auto¬nomic
nervous system and formulation of parenteral. Prerequisite: 1102214; Co-requisite: 1102231.
1102351
Pharmacognosy
3-3:4
This course will cover fixed and volatile oils, fibers, statures and ligatures, glycosides, alkaloids, ethnopharmacology,
marine pharmacology, aromatherapy, homeopathy and alternative medicines and drug registration and bioassays.
Prerequisite: None.
1104352
Pharmacy Management
2-0:2
Principles and components of pharmacy management are covered in this course. Management topics covered include general operations; personnel and human resource; financial and business, goods and merchandizing; valueadded services; medicine safety, prevention of medication errors and risk management. Conditions and factors
relevant to employment; working effectively within an organization; planning of pharmacy services and resources;
safety in the work environment are detailed in this course. Prerequisite: 1104351.
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1101312
Medicinal Chemistry IIB
2-3:3
This course aims to introduce students to concrete knowledge about medicinal Chemistry, drug-enzyme and drugreceptor interactions including the design and types of agonists, antagonists, inverse agonists and partial agonists,
types of inhibitors, qualitative structure activity relationships. Qualitative, quantitative structure-activity relationships
(QSAR). Case studies in relation to qualitative and quantitative optimization of lead molecules. The medicinal chemistry aspects of metabolic biotransformation of drugs are covered in this course. Furthermore, providing information
on the medicinal chemistry of adrenergic, cholinergic CNS. This course is also encompasses practical experiments
that are related to the synthesis, purification, analysis and identification of anti-bacterial agents, beta-blockers, sulfa
drugs, penicillin…etc. Furthermore, the students are also exposed to entry level computer-aided modeling, 2D and
3D drawings as well as physicochemical calculations.
Prerequisite: 1101311.
1103312
Pharmaceutics 1B
2-3:3
The course discusses topics related to solid dosage forms in terms of their production, manufacturing methods, machinery and evaluation of the final product. The general topics covered in this course include: micromeritics, tablets,
soft and hard capsules, modified release formulations, and microencapsulation. Prerequisite: 1103311.
Pharmacology IB
2-3:3
1102341
Pharmaceutical Microbiology II
2-3:3
Antisepsis. Sterilization. Contamination control. Anti-infective agents. Chemistry of anti-infective agents. Applied immunology. Pharmacy of anti-infective agents Practical class¬es related to the preparation of sterile pharmaceutical
products. Prerequisite: 1102241.
1104451
Drug literature Evaluation and Pharmacoeconomics
College of Pharmacy
1102322
Renal physiology, diuretics and Pharmacotherapeutics of gout. Physiological consideration of the cardiovascular
system. Pharmacotherapeutics of arrhythmias, hypertension, congestive heart failure, and angina. Drug treatment of
hyperlipidemia, and anemia. Drugs affecting blood. Practical classes using in vitro and in vivo experiments and also
tutorial classes. Prerequisite: 1102321.
3-0:3
Drug Information / Literature Evaluation. Sources of drug information, internet searching, study and research design
and biostatistical analysis are concepts covered in this course. An introduction to Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoeconomics including cost determination and analysis (cost-benefit, cost-effectiveness, cost-utility, cost minimizations and cost-of-illness) is covered. Health-related quality of life analysis is also included. Prerequisite: 1104352.
1101411
Medicinal Chemistry IIIA
3-0:3
This course covers the medicinal chemistry aspects of, antipsychotics, antiparkinsons, narcotic and non-narcotic
drugs, antidepressants, pschotropic agents, antidiabetic agents, antiarrythmic agents, antianginal agents as well as
ACE-inhibitors. The structure activity relationship, metabolism, synthesis and biochemical mechanism of action of
each class is discussed. Prerequisite: 1101312.
1103411
Pharmaceutics IIA
2-3:3
This course introduces students to the concepts of pharmacokinetics and biopharmaceutics. Students cover structure of membranes and drug movement across membranes, distribution and absorption mechanisms and formulation
factors affecting physiological outcomes in terms of bioavailability and drug product selection. The general topics
covered in this course include: Pharmacokinetics of IV and extravascular administrations; Compartmental PK modelling; multiple dosing kinetics; Hepatic and renal clearance; Bioequivalence. Prerequisite: 1103312
565
1102421
Pharmacology IIA
2-3:3
The course focuses on CNS and covers physiological aspects and neurochemistry of the brain, movement disorders,
and pharmacotherapeu-tics of Parkinson’s disease, epilepsy, psychoses, depression, anxiety, autacoids and treatment of migraine, sleep disorders, and appetite disorders. General and local anesthesia, physiology and management of pain. Opioid analgesics and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. The pharmacology of alcohol, drug abuse
and drug dependence. The course also include practical classes using in vitro and in vivo experiments to illustrate
some of the theoretical aspects and also tutorial classes to interactively revise the various topics covered in theory
classes. Prerequisite: 1102321.
1104421
Clinical Pharmacy IA
3-0:3
Topics covered in general are: Approach to clinical pharmacy, introduction to laboratory data, electrolyte homeostasis, arterial blood gases, drug use in pregnancy and breastfeeding, topics in child health. Disease states include
respiratory disorders such as asthma, COPD and cystic fibrosis. Cardiovascular disorders such as hypertension,
coronary heart disease, heart failure and arrhythmias. Prerequisite: 1102322
1104452
Principles of Over the Counter (OTC) Therapy
3-0:3
OTC pharmacy and primary health care, the role of the pharmacist in responding to symptoms and helping patients
self-care as an essential contribution to good health is covered in this course. Topics include: eye lid disorders, ear
problems, nausea and vomiting, constipation and hemorrhoids, diarrhea, cold and flu, fever and pain, analgesics,
Eczema, Acne, allergic rhinitis, dermatitis, contraception, smoking cessation, vitamins and supplements. Prerequisite: 1104451
1101412
Medicinal Chemistry IIIB
3-0:3
This course discusses the important medicinal chemistry aspects of chemotherapeutic agents: anticancer, antibacterial agents, antifungal, antiviral agents. Drugs affecting the hormones like steroid, thyroid hormones, prostaglandins
and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agents. The focus will be on structure activity relationships, synthesis, metabolism, and biochemical mechanism of action. Prerequisite: 1101312
1103412
Pharmaceutics IIB
2-3:3
This course aims to equip students with the fundamental knowledge required to understand and assess drug product stability including the kinetics of drug degradation and determination of shelf life. General topics covered in this
course also include: drug and dosage form stability, pre-formulation and formulation factors affecting drug development and pharmaceutical packaging. Prerequisite: 1103411
1102422
Pharmacology IIB
2-3:3
Drugs affecting endocrine system including the anti-inflammatory adreno-corticosteroids, and drugs affecting calcium
metabolism emphasizing the role of parathyroid hormone, vitamin D and Calcitonin in regulation of calcium. Pharmacotherapeutics of diabetes mellitus including insulin and oral hypoglycemic agents. Drugs used in the management
of thyroid gland disorders. Gonadal hormones and hormonal contraceptives and their antagonists. Drugs acting on
uterus. Drugs used in gastro-intestinal disor¬ders including pharmacotherapeutics of peptic ulcer, diarrhea, constipation and emesis. Tutorial classes and seminars to interactively revise the various theoretical topics. Prerequisite:
1102321; 1102231
1104422
Clinical Pharmacy IB
3-0:3
Topics covered in general are: Geriatrics, musculoskeletal disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis, gout, and osteoarthritis, clinical pharmacokinetics of commonly used drugs, common eye disorders including glaucoma. Endocrine
diseases such as parathyroid, thyroid, diabetes, Cushing’s disease, etc…) will also be covered. Infectious disease
such as respiratory, skin, bone and soft tissue, Urogenital, CNS) will also be covered. Prerequisite: 1104421
566
1103511
Pharmaceutics III
3-0:3
The course covers topics related to novel drug delivery systems. The course focuses on the novel aspects in drug
formulation designs such as prodrugs, drug delivery by different routes of administration such as per oral, transdermal, ocular, vaginal, and parenteral; and the development of new drug delivery systems such as microencapsulation, liposomes and drug-loaded resealed erythrocytes. The course also discuss the pharmaceutical applications of
biotechnology and methods used in delivery of peptides and proteins and therapeutic genes. Prerequisite: 1103412.
1102521
Pharmacology III
3-0:3
General aspects and mechanisms of action of chemotherapeutic agents and development of resistance. Inhibitors
of cell wall synthesis, penicillins, cephalosporins, monobactams and vancomycin. Drugs inhibiting protein synthesis,
aminoglycosides, tetracyclines, erythromycin and chloramphenicol. Inhibitors of DNA gyrase, quinolones and inhibitors of RNA polymerase rifampicin. Inhibitors of folic acid synthesis metabolism, trimethoprim and sulfonamides. Antifungal, ant tubercular and antileprosy. Anti-viral agents. Cancer chemotherapy. Prerequisite: 1102321 and 1102341.
1104521
Clinical Pharmacy II A
3-0:3
1104522
Clinical Pharmacy II B
3-0:3
Topics covered in general are: Oncology-principles of chemotherapeutic agents. Psychiatry (depression, anxiety, bipolar disease, manic-depressive disorder, schizophrenia). Drug abuse and Harm reduction. Transplant issues, Clinical toxicology. Palliative and end-of life supportive care. Acute and chronic renal diseases. Prerequisite: 1104422;
Co-requisite: 1104521
1104453
Law and Ethics
2-0:2
The course will cover ethical principles and codes that govern the practice of pharmacy and medicine in patient
care; the different ethical issues pharmacists encounter in daily pharmacy practice; competency of pharmacists and
standards of practice expected to be met by regulatory and licensing bodies locally and internationally; the laws and
regulations governing pharmacy practice and drug control in the UAE. Prerequisite: 1104451.
1104551
Professional Experiential Placement A
College of Pharmacy
Topics covered in general are: Nutrition (enteral, parenteral feeding). Dermatology (common skin conditions, psoriasis). Hematology (anemia, coagulation disorders). Gastrointestinal diseases (PUD, liver disease, IBS, IBD). Neurology (stroke, migraine, epilepsy). Prerequisite: 1104422 Co-requisite: 1104522.
0-24:8
The Professional Experiential Placement A (PEP-A) provides B. pharm students a structured, supervised program
of participation in the practice of pharmacy. Students gain experience in problem solving and providing patient care
services while applying the basic and pharmaceutical sciences learned in the classroom and practice laboratories.
Under the supervision of faculty and selected preceptors, the student learns to make decisions based on professional
knowledge and judgment. Broad exposure to as many pharmacy activities as possible, as well as significant personal
study and reflection, facilitate this transition. Prerequisites: 1104451, 1104452 and 1104453, Co-requisite: 1104552.
1104552
Professional Experiential Placement B
0-24:8
The Professional Experiential Placement B (PEP-B) provides B. pharm students a structured, supervised program
of participation in the practice of pharmacy. Students gain experience in problem solving and providing patient care
services while applying the basic and pharmaceutical sciences learned in the classroom and practice laboratories.
Under the supervision of faculty and selected preceptors, the student learns to make decisions based on professional
knowledge and judgment. Broad exposure to as many pharmacy activities as possible, as well as significant personal
study and reflection, facilitate this transition.
Prerequisites: 1104451, 1104452, and 1104453; Co-requisite: 1104551.
567
1101521
Drug Development
3-0:3
This subject will provide students with an appreciation of the steps taken to develop a molecule into a pharmaceutical product. The purpose of this course is to provide a current and modern overview relevant to drug development
process including: Measures used in target and drug validation, lead identification through high throughput screening, combinatorial chemistry, parallel synthesis and natural products. Pharmacology and toxicity of drug candidates,
phases in drug development, ethical issues related to different phases, patenting, registration, marketing and post
marketing studies. Prerequisite: offered only for 5th and 4th year students
1105512
Graduation Project
4-0:4
This course provides the students with skills needed to deal with a scientific problem and how to solve it (or write a
review article with updated information about a specific problem). It consists of a literature review, the proper use of
equipment and instruments, performing an experiment that deals with the research topic, analyzing the data obtained
from the experiments, writing the dissertation and present¬ing a seminar about the work which is evaluated by faculty
members. Prerequisite: offered only for fifth-year students.
Special Topics in Pharmacy
1102561
Toxicology
2-3:3
This course deals with poisons that cause harmful effects to the living or-ganism. This includes the following items:
study the source of poisons or toxic agent, its absorption, distribution, as well as its metabolism. Clas¬sification of
toxic agents according to the target organs that may be affected by these toxicants Examination of chemical toxicant
according to exposure or specific use categories. Accordingly, it deals with toxicant found in air, soil, water, food, and
the work place as well, chemicals encountered in specific use categories such as pesticides, drugs, and solvent.
Prerequisite: None
1103521
Pharmaceutical Technology and Dosage Forms
3-0:3
This course provides the students with the recent and more advanced pharmaceutical technology. Dosage forms studied during this course including the following: Sustained release technology, therapeutic rate controlling delivery system,
ambulatory infusion devices, solubilization tech-nology, including: cyclodextrin inclusion complexes and supercritical
fluids. Packaging technology and sterilization and Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP). Prerequisite: None
1101522
Analytical Methods of Nutraceuti¬cals and Food Additives
2-1:3
This course expose the students to various analytical methods used in analysis of food supplements, food additives
and preservatives, coloring agents and nutraceuticals in order to ensure safe and high quality assurance standard.
Experimental laboratories will be included. Prerequisite: None
1103221
Cosmetics and Parapharmaceu¬ticals
3-0:3
The course is designed to provide the students with the knowledge of the science and technology of cosmetic and
personal care products. Theoretical lectures focus on the cosmetic ingredients and active substances and the technology used in formulation and characterization of cosmetic products. Cosmetic GMP standards and requirements
for optimal and sustainable quality control and management will be also covered as the quality and safety of these
products used in our daily routine is essential for human safety. Prerequisite: None
1104532
Therapeutic Drug Monitoring (TDM)
3-0:3
This course TMD, specifically, is a practice applied to a small group of drugs in which there is a direct relation between
serum drug concentration and pharmacological response, as well as a narrow therapeutic range and for which serum
drug concentrations are used in conjunction with other measures of clinical observation to assess patient status.
The student should learn how to use serum drug concentrations, Pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics to individualize and optimize patient responses to drug therapy by maintaining serum drug concentration with in therapeutic range
above which drug induced toxicity occurs too after and below which the drug is too after ineffective. Prerequisite: None
568
1103241
Quality Control
3-0:3
This course exposes the students to the current good manufacturing practice techniques of quality control of the following: the injections, solutions, suspension, emulsions, suppositories, topical preparations, transdermal therapeutic
system, aerosols, and tablets. Packaging and labeling control, holding and distribution and laboratory control are to
be studied. The current good manufacturing practice (CGMP) of Building and Facilities as well as, Sterile and aseptic
manufacturing facilities and design. Prerequisite: None
1103222
Biopharmaceutical Technology
3-0:3
This course is designed to provide student with the basic information about enzymes, their production, immobilization technology and its application and fermentation; covering general consideration to industrial applications. Basic
genetics is given to prime up the existing familiarity and knowledge in this rapidly expanding science, recombinant DNA technology where gene engineering, cloning and expression as well as various applications are also discussed.
Prerequisite: None
1104531
Drug Information
2-3:3
College of Pharmacy
The purpose of this course is to provide a current comprehensive overview of relevant information and concepts for
students and pharmacists involved in providing drug information and evaluating scientific literature in the patient care
setting. Prerequisite: None.
FACULTY LIST 2014-2015
• Suleiman El Sharif, Professor and Dean, PhD in Pharmacology, University of Nottingham, UK, 1980.
• Abdel Nasser El-Shorbagi, Professor, PhD in Medicinal Chemistry, University of Assiut/University of Chiba, 1989.
• Taleb Al Tal, Professor, PhD in Organic Medicinal Chemistry, Tuebingen University, Germany, 1995.
• Raafat El-Awady, Associate Professor, PhD in Pharmacology, Cairo University and Hamburg University, 2000.
• Iman Saad, Associate Professor, PhD in Pharmaceutics, Oregon State University, USA, 2002.
• Abdel Moula Ragab Abdel Karim, Associate Professor, Ph.D. in Clinical Pharmacy, Sunderland University,
UK, 2005.
• Mohammad Harb Semreen, Associate Professor, PhD in Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Messina University,
Italy, 2001.
• Osama Mohamed Ibrahim, Assistant Professor, PhD in Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmacy Practice, Oregon State
University, USA, 2004.
• Mohamed Haider, Assistant Professor, PhD in Pharmaceutics, University of Maryland, USA, 2004.
• Hany Omar, Assistant professor, PhD in Molecular Pharmacology and therapeutics, Ohio State University, USA, 2010.
• Mohamed El Gamal, Assistant professor, PhD in Medicinal Chemistry, South Korea, 2012.
• Mariame Ali Hassan, Assistant Professor, PhD in Pharmaceutics, University of Toyama, Japan, 2011.
• Sanah Hasan, Lecturer, PhD in Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmacy Practice, Monash University, Australia, 2013.
• Manal Mohammad AL Sha’rawy, Lecturer, MS in Analytical Toxicology, University of Jordan, 2003.
• Shireen Audeh, Lecturer, MS in Quality Control, Damascus University, Syria, 2007.
• Rana M. Ibrahim, Lecturer, Pharm. D, University of Florida, USA, 2007.
• Feras Jassim Jirjees, Lecturer, M. Pharm. in Clinical Pharmacy, University Sains Malaysia, Malaysia, 2007.
• Amira Mahrous, Lecturer, MS in Pharmaceutical biotechnology, Alexandria University, Egypt, 2010.
• Hamadeh Tarazi, Lecturer, MS in Medicinal Chemistry and drug design, University of Jordan, Jordan, 2003.
• Sachin Chaudhary, Lecturer, M. Pharm. in Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Uttar Pradesh Technical University,
India, 2009.
• Marwa Donia, Adjunct Faculty, PhD in Pharmacognosy, University of Mississippi, USA, 2005.
• Ola Ghaleb, Adjunct Faculty, PhD Pharmacoeconomic, Queen’s University Belfast, UK, 2008.
• Mena Almallah, Clinical Tutor, MS in Pharmaceutical Science (Clinical Pharmacy, Clinical Tutors), Ajman University, UAE, 2013.
• Ahd Bakri El-Nosh, Clinical Tutor, Bachelor of Pharmacy, University of Sharjah, UAE, 2009.
• Razan Al Humaidi, Clinical Tutor, BS in Bachelor of Pharmacy, University of Sharjah, 2012.
• Chefaa Al Hourani, Clinical Tutor, Bachelor of Pharmacy, University of Sharjah, UAE, 2011.
• Dana Hilal, Clinical Tutor, Bachelor of Pharmacy, University of Sharjah, UAE, 2011.
• Rama Samir, Clinical Tutor, Bachelor of Pharmacy, University of Sharjah, 2013.
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