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Medicinal Chemistry-I
This course deals with many aspects related to the molecular properties of the drug that have great impact on both pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamics properties. This includes the physicochemical properties covering the lipophilicity, water solubility, acidity and basicity, dissociation constant and chemical and biological stability. The course also concerns about the different metabolic transformation the drug will undergo inside the body, these reactions will affect the absorption, distribution, excretion, toxicity, duration of action and effectiveness of drugs. The course will also cover some drug groups such as those acting on cholinergic, adrenergic and histaminic receptors. For each drug class mentioned, drug-target, chemical structure and properties, structure-activity relationships, metabolism, and therapeutic uses are discussed.
4th year
Medicinal Chemistry-II
Deals with many drug groups such as antibacterial agents, antiviral agents, antifungal agents, Antimycobacterial agents. Many drug aspects will be studied here, including the physiological and biochemical background of the drug, the mechanism of pharmacological action, the physicochemical properties, the structure activity relationship of each group; in addition to the pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamics properties of the drugs and the effect of the chemical structure on all these properties
4th year
Pharmaceutical Organic Chemistry
- This course covers organic chemistry concepts specialized in pharmaceutical products.
- The course includes studying the major functional groups; the chemistry of alcohols and phenols, ethers and epoxies, carbonyl compounds, amines, and biomolecules (amino acid and peptides) and their reactions including substitution and elimination reactions. Also, the course will go in details about heterocyclic compounds and polyromantic compounds in pharmacy. Nomenclature, properties, synthesis, classification, characteristics and importance in pharmaceutical applications will be clarified in this course.
- Upon the completion of this course, the students expected to:
-- Understand different reactions mechanism and multi-step synthetic planning.
-- Differentiate between functional groups; alcohols and phenols, ethers and epoxy, carbonyl compounds, amines, amino acid and peptides, their properties, their synthesis and study their reactions.
-- Understand the chemistry of aromatic and heterocyclic compounds; from synthesis and reaction to pharmaceutical applications.
2nd year
Pharmacy Training
Pharmaceutical field training course (PHAR 430) is a both theoretical and practical course. Students receive weekly lectures for important topics in Pharmacy practice and spend the rest of the week in intensive practical training in real community or hospital pharmacy. In this course students achieve good experience in daily pharmacy practice including direct contact with patients, listening to their problems, answering their questions and act professionally with them. Additionally, students will learn more about OTC and prescription drugs available in pharmacy. This includes drugs indications, drugs side effects, and drug-drug and drug-food interactions. Students are expected to learn how to provide effective patient education.
4th year