PHR 512 – Advanced Pharmaceutics
Course lecturer :
- Ass. Prof. Ragwa M. Farid
- Ass. Prof. Yosra El-Naggar
Course assistant :
Course objectives :
- After completing this course, students should be able to: • Define the fundamental concepts of drug delivery, organ targeting, therapeutic equivalence, Biowaviers and biosimilars. • Summarize the biophysiological and formulation factors affecting drug absorption. • Discuss specific formulation design in the pharmaceutical practice involving Biopharmaceuticals and Radiopharmaceuticals. • Differentiate between conventional, advanced and targeted drug delivery systems. • Describe relevant examples in the pharmaceutical practice involving cancer treatment and organ targeting as Gastroretentive delivery systems and colon targeting systems and others • Describe the different types of new drug delivery systems.
Course description :
The course deals with the fundamental principles of therapeutic equivalence, new drug delivery systems and targeted drug delivery for conventional drugs, biopharmaceuticals and radiopharmaceuticals.
Course assessment :
Item Marks Percent CW 40 20% Interactive learning 20 10% Midterm Exam 40 20% Final Exam 100 50%
Recommended text books :
Alexander T. Florence and Juergen Siepmann, ed. Modern Pharmaceutics, fifth ed., Basic principles and systems (vol.1), 2012.
Mintra, Ashim K., Deep Kwatra and Aswani Dutt Vadlapudi. Drug Delivery. First ed. Jones & Bartlett Learning, 2015.
Recommended refrences :
Felton, Linda A., ed. Remington-Essentials of Pharmaceutics. Pharmaceutical Press, 2013.