Pharmaceutical Sciences : Courses

PHC 250 Apothecarial Adventures

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Fall
Type: SEM
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Honors seminar focusing on the pharmaceutical and pharmacotherapuetic sciences behind well known (and not so well known) drugs that are widely used by society.

PHC 331 Case Studies in Pharmaceutical Sciences

Credits: 2
Semester(s): Fall
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Introduces pharmaceutical sciences as a scientific discipline; also explores pharmaceutical organizations, pharmaceutical resources, research ethics and scientific misconduct, elements of the scientific method, and contemporary issues facing the discipline.

PHC 332 Introduction to Research

Credits: 1
Semester(s): Spring
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Introduces research methods and hypothesis testing; the role of research methods in experimental design, execution, and data analysis; and consideration of the research process in research proposals.

PHC 407 Selected Topics

Credits: 1
Semester(s): Fall, Spring
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
The content of this course is variable and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply.
Covers selected topics, particularly the more recent advances in pharmaceutics.

PHC 409 Pharmacy Calculations

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Fall
Type: LR
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Applies pharmaceutical mathematical concepts and techniques to contemporary pharmacy practice. Explores problem solving and covers descriptive and inferential statistical techniques, applying them to pharmaceutical study and practice.

PHC 410 Physical Pharmacy

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Spring
Pre-requisite: PHC 311 Or PHM 311
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Covers physical chemical properties of drugs, theory and practice applicable to design and evaluation of drug dosage forms, principles of solubility, solution equilibria, chemical kinetics, heterogenous systems, and solids.

PHC 411 Introduction to Pharmacokinetics and Biopharmaceutics I

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Fall
Type: LR
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Examines factors influencing the absorption, distribution, excretion, and metabolism of drugs in humans; also studies the roles these processes play in therapeutic and adverse effects of drug products.

PHC 412 Introduction to Pharmacokinetics and Biopharmaceutics II

Credits: 2
Semester(s): Spring
Pre-requisite: PHC 411
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Continuation of PHC 411. Presents examples of the rationale for therapeutic monitoring.

PHC 413 Pharmaceutics Seminar

Credits: 1
Semester(s): Fall
Type: SEM
Grading: Pass/Fail
Students, faculty, and visiting scientists discuss the latest developments in pharmaceutical research.

PHC 414 Pharmaceutics Seminar

Credits: 1
Semester(s): Spring
Type: SEM
Grading: Pass/Fail
Students, faculty, and visiting scientists discuss the latest developments in pharmaceutical research.

PHC 420 Pharmaceutical Analysis

Credits: 1
Semester(s): Spring
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Reviews modern methods used in analyzing drugs and drug products, focusing on HPLC.

PHC 421 Pharmaceutical Principles

Credits: 2
Semester(s): Spring
Co-requisite: Student must register for LEC and LAB in the same term.
Type: LAB
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Examines drug degradation kinetics, drug dosage formulation, solid drug dosage form dissolution kinetics, and pharmacokinetics.

PHC 425 Pharmaceutical Biotechnology: from Bench to Bedside

Credits: 2
Semester(s): Spring
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Overview of recombinant DNA techniques relevant to pharmaceutical biotechnology. Covers pharmaceutical chemistry, basic pharmaceutical sciences, pharmacokinetics, pharmacology, and pharmacotherapeutics of selected biopharmaceuticals.

PHC 426 Pharmaceutical Biotechnology Virtual Laboratory

Credits: 1
Semester(s): Spring
Type: DIS
Grading: Graded (A-F)
A discussion-based course that incorporates a virtual, interactive software program to illustrate the biopharmaceutical drug discovery, research, and development process.

PHC 431 Important Advances in Pharmaceutical Sciences

Credits: 2
Semester(s): Fall
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Examines classical and contemporary advances in the drug-development process, including drug analysis, drug delivery, biopharmaceutics, pharmacokinetics, and pharmacodynamics.

PHC 432 Methods of Scientific Communication

Credits: 1
Semester(s): Spring
Type: DIS
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Students learn how to communicate their research project results using the scientific poster and paper as a communication tool.

PHC 488 Faculty Research Seminar

Credits: 1
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: SEM
Grading: Pass/Fail
Faculty members of the department will present their research to facilitate research mentorships and laboratory selection.

PHC 497 Departmental Honors Thesis or Project

Credits: 1
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: TUT
Grading: Graded (A-F)
The content of this course is variable and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply.
Department honors or thesis project.

PHC 498 Undergaduate Research and Creative Activity

Credits: 1 - 8
Semester(s): Fall, Spring
Type: TUT
Grading: Graded (A-F)
The content of this course is variable and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply.
Involves lab and/or literature research participation on current problems.

PHC 499 Independent Study

Credits: 1 - 5
Semester(s): Fall, Spring
Type: TUT
Grading: Graded (A-F)
The content of this course is variable and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply.
Involves development and assessment, through literature review and discussions, of a topic of student interest.

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