PHR 512 – Advanced Pharmaceutics

Course lecturer :

  • Ass. Prof. Ragwa M. Farid
  • Ass. Prof. Yosra El-Naggar

Course assistant :

  • N/A

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.

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