School of Pharmacy

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

In accordance with Senate's Policy Regarding Inactive Courses, courses which have not been offered in the previous three academic years and which are not scheduled to be offered in the current academic year have been removed from the following listing. For information about any of these inactive courses, please contact the Director of the School.

FIRST YEAR OF PHARMACY STUDIES

NOTE: WHERE SPECIFIC PREREQUISITES ARE NOT GIVEN, THE COURSES NORMALLY TAKEN TO MEET THE ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR ADMISSION WILL PROVIDE ANY NECESSARY PREREQUISITES.

Biochemistry 3200. Basic Human Nutrition I (F) (3 cr. hrs.). A study of the nutrients essential to human health and well-being, with emphasis on carbohydrates, proteins and lipids - chemistry, dietary source, dietary requirements, metabolism, physiological importance.
Corequisite: Pharmacy 3110.
Lectures: Three hours per week.

Pharmacy 3011. Orientation to Pharmacy (F) (3 cr. hrs). An introduction to the history, organization and the role of pharmacy in the health care system. Special emphasis will be given to the federal and provincial regulations which govern the practice of pharmacy. The relationship between law and ethics will also be discussed. The laboratory and tutorials cover computer applications in pharmacy, library search techniques and current pharmacy practice issues.
Lectures: Three hours per week.
Laboratory and Tutorial: Three hours per week. Attendance is required.

Pharmacy 3012. Physical Pharmacy (F) (3 cr. hrs.). Physico-chemical aspects of drugs and formulations and their importance in designing efficient dosage forms. Principles of physical chemistry will be applied to understand absorption mechanisms from different dosage forms and routes of administration. Topics covered will include intermolecular forces, solubility, diffusion, ionic equilibria, kinetics, complexation, rheology, interfacial phenomena, colloids and polymers.
Lectures: 3 hours per week
Laboratory: 3 hours per week. Attendance is required.

Pharmacy 3110. Introduction to Biochemistry (F) (3 cr. hrs.).  An introduction to the major organic substances of living organisms, proteins, carbohydrates and lipids: their structure, analysis and biochemical function.  Enzymes.  Biochemistry of membranes: plasma membrane and specialized intracellular membranes.  Biochemistry of selected differentiated cells.
Lectures: Three hours per week.
Tutorials: As required.
NOTE: Credit cannot be received for Pharmacy 3110 and Biochemistry 2101.

Pharmacy 3201.  Anatomy and Physiology I (F) (3 cr. hrs).  This course  presents a survey of human anatomy and physiology throughout the lifespan.  It includes aspects of cytology and histology that form a foundation for the practice of pharmacy.  Special emphasis is given to the skeletal, muscular, nervous and endocrine systems.  The course will include both the vocabulary and concepts of anatomy and physiology with the overall goal being the understanding of the interrelationships and integration of all systems from the cell to whole organism.
Lectures: Three hours per week.
Laboratory: Two hours per week.  Attendance is required
NOTE: Credit cannot be received for Pharmacy 3201 and Nursing 1002 .

Elective (F). Any 3 credit hours chosen from the Calendar with the approval of the Director of the School of Pharmacy (or delegate).
Lectures: Three hours per week

Business 1000. Introduction to Business (W) (3 cr. hrs.). An overview of business in the Canadian environment is presented in the course with emphasis on the stakeholders involved and the issues confronting managers. The course examines the functional areas of enterprise (finance, marketing, production, and human resources management) in addition to providing an overview of the business system. An analysis of actual business situations provides a framework of study.
NOTE: Credit may not be obtained for both Business 2001 and Business 1000.

Pharmacy 3004. Professional Practice (W) (3 cr. hrs).  Introduction to a dispensary and the operations of a dispensary. Application of pharmacy regulations in the dispensing of medications. Pharmacy record keeping using computerized and manual systems. Usage of drug delivery systems and devices. Emphasis is placed on patient counselling and the pharmaceutical care approach. Current topics of interest in professional practice will be offered by faculty, visiting speakers and graduate students.
Lecture/Seminar: Two hours per week.
Tutorials: Up to two hours per week.  Attendance is required
Laboratory: Two hours per week. Attendance is required.
NOTE: The passing grade in Pharmacy 3004 Professional Practice is 70%, failing which the student may be required to withdraw.

Pharmacy 3005. Pharmaceutical Preparations (W) (3 cr. hrs.). An introduction to the theory and formulation of pharmaceutical dosage forms as they apply to pharmacy practice. The laboratory consists of exercises in the compounding of various types of preparations studied in the classroom. Examples of calculations employed in pharmacy practice are studied where appropriate.
Lectures: Three hours per week.
Laboratory: Three hours per week. Attendance is required.

Pharmacy 3103. Microbiology of Infectious Diseases (W) (3 cr. hrs.). The various types of micro-organisms (bacterial, viral, parasitic and fungal), the environment in which they are able to multiply and their relationship to human diseases. The classifications of their morphology, mode of reproduction and the metabolic process, the physiological and epidemiological principles of infectious diseases and their manifestations are discussed including the principles of immunization.
Lectures: Three hours per week.
Laboratory: One hour per week.

Pharmacy 3111. General Biochemistry (W) (3 cr. hrs.).  The catabolism of carbohydrates, lipids and amino acids.  Mitochondria, chloroplasts and ATP synthesis.  Biosynthesis of carbohydrates and lipids.  Metabolic specialization of differentiated cells and tissues.  Integration of metabolism.
Lectures: Three hours per week.
Tutorials: As required.
NOTE: Credit cannot be received for Pharmacy 3111 and Biochemistry 3106.

Pharmacy 3202.  Anatomy and Physiology II (W) (3 cr hrs).  This course  presents a survey of human anatomy and physiology throughout the lifespan.  It includes aspects of cytology and histology that form a foundation for the practice of pharmacy.  Special emphasis is given to the endocrine, circulatory, respiratory, urinary, digestive and reproductive systems.  The course will include both the vocabulary and concepts of anatomy and physiology with the overall goal being the understanding of the interrelationships and integration of all systems from the cell to whole organism.
Prerequisite: Pharmacy 3201
Lectures: Three hours per week.
Laboratory: Two hours per week. Attendance is required
NOTE: Credit cannot be received for Pharmacy 3202 and Nursing 1012

Pharmacy 300W. Studentship (S). Non-credit course. Practical training in a pharmacy after classes and examinations in the Winter Semester have ended.
Prerequisites: All courses required in the Fall and Winter Semesters of the First Year. Twelve weeks, 35 hours per week. Attendance is required.

SECOND YEAR OF PHARMACY STUDIES

NOTE: WHERE SPECIFIC PREREQUISITES ARE NOT GIVEN, THE COURSES NORMALLY TAKEN TO MEET THE REQUIREMENTS FOR PROMOTION FROM FIRST TO SECOND YEAR WILL PROVIDE ANY NECESSARY PREREQUISITES.

Medicine 4300. Introduction to General and Autonomic Pharmacology (F) (3 cr. hrs.). This course will deal with the general principles of pharmacology (receptors, absorption, distribution, metabolism, pharmacokinetics), drugs affecting peripheral nerve transmission, the central nervous system and the cardiovascular system.
Prerequisite:  Pharmacy 3201 and Pharmacy 3202
Lectures: Three hours per week.
Laboratory: Three laboratories of three hours each. Attendance is required.

Pharmacy 401W (F). Non-credit course. This course consists of seminars given by students, and occasional visiting speakers, on pharmacy related topics. The final grade of Pass with Distinction, Pass or Fail is based on performance, attendance and participation. Attendance is required.

Pharmacy 4004. Pathophysiology (F) (3 cr. hrs.). The nature of disease, causes and effects, and alteration in structure and function of cells, inflammation, neoplasia, genetic and chromosomal diseases, healing and repair, stress and disease.
Lectures: Three hours per week.

Pharmacy 4005. Chemotherapy (F) (2 cr. hrs.). The structure, mechanism of action, selected chemical and physical properties and structure-activity relations of antibiotics and anti-fungal, anti-viral, anti-protozoal, and anti-neoplastic agents. Isolation and history of chemotherapeutic agents. Host defence mechanisms, selectivity, sensitivity and resistance. Interferon, immunosuppressants and immunostimulants.
Corequisite: Pharmacy 4010
Lectures: Two per week.
Tutorials: One hour every other week

Pharmacy 4006. Applied Pharmacokinetics (F) (3 cr. hrs.). Introduction to biopharmaceutical and pharmacokinetic principles useful in the selection, monitoring and evaluation of drug therapy. Application of these principles in evaluating drug literature and developing drug dosage regimens of selected classes of drugs for individual patients.
Prerequisite: Pharmacy 3012.
Lectures: Three hours per week.
Laboratory Hours: Up to three hours per week. Attendance is required.

Pharmacy 4010. Medicinal Chemistry I (F) (3 cr. hrs.). The structures, selected chemical and physical properties, mechanisms of action, and structure-activity relationships of drugs other than chemotherapeutic agents. Theoretical aspects of drug design and drug metabolism. Medicinal agents of plant origin and inorganic pharmaceuticals are also included.
Lectures: Three hours per week.
Tutorial: One hour per week

Pharmacy 4105. Immunology (F) (3 cr. hrs.). Introduction to the molecular and cellular basis of immunity and hypersensitivity. Discussion of the manipulation of the immune system in the management and treatment of disease.
Prerequisite: Pharmacy 3201 and 3202.
Lectures/Tutorials: Three hours per week.

Biochemistry 3201. Basic Human Nutrition II (W) (3 cr. hrs.). A study of the vitamins, minerals and trace elements essential to human health and well being - chemistry, dietary source, dietary requirements, physiological role, deficiency syndromes.
Prerequisite: Biochemistry 3200
Corequisite: Pharmacy 3111
Lectures: Three hours per week.

Pharmacy 402W (W). Non-credit course. This course consists of seminars given by students, and occasional visiting speakers, on pharmacy related topics. The final grade of Pass with Distinction, Pass or Fail is based on performance, attendance and participation. Attendance is required.

Pharmacy 4003. Pharmacy Administration (W) (1 cr. hr.).  This course will discuss the management principles required in contemporary pharmacy practice.  The focus will be primarily in the areas of financial and human resource management and organizational and ownership models of pharmacies.
Prerequisite:  Business 1000.
Lectures: One hour per week.

Pharmacy 4009. Pharmacology (W) (3 cr. hrs.).  The course explores topics in general pharmacology including drugs used in the treatment of inflammatory diseases, renal pharmacology, anticoagulant and antithrombotic drugs, antihyperlipidemics, drugs used in the treatment of anemia, and endocrine pharmacology.
Prerequisite: Medicine 4300 (or equivalent)
Lectures: Three hours per week
Laboratory/Tutorial Hours: Up to three hours per week. Attendance is required.

Pharmacy 4011. Medicinal Chemistry II (W) (3 cr. hrs.). The structures, selected chemical and physical properties, mechanisms of action, and structure-activity relationships of drugs other than chemotherapeutic agents. Theoretical aspects of drug design and drug metabolism. Medicinal agents of plant origin and inorganic pharmaceuticals are also included.
Prerequisite: Pharmacy 4010.
Lectures: Three hours per week.
Tutorials: One hour per week

Pharmacy 4104. Therapeutics I (W) (3 cr. hrs.). This course will provide an understanding of the therapeutic management of common disease states.  The student is introduced to the pathophysiologies of common disease states, current drug (prescription and non-prescription) and non-drug therapies, procedures used to monitor drug therapy for clinical response, adverse reactions, drug interactions and contraindications, and the process for  distinguishing the rational from the irrational use of drugs. The appropriateness and effectiveness of self-medication treatments will also be discussed.
Lectures: Three hours per week.
Tutorials: Two hours per week.
Prerequisite: Medicine 4300
Corequisite: Pharmacy 4009

Philosophy 2803. Health Ethics. Concepts of health and illness and their ethical application.
Lectures: Three hours per week.

Elective (W). Any 3 credit hours chosen from the Calendar with the approval of the Director of the School of Pharmacy (or delegate).
Lectures: Three hours per week.

Pharmacy 410W. Studentship (S). Non-credit course. Practical training in a pharmacy after classes and examinations in the Winter Semester have ended.
Prerequisite: All courses required in the Fall and Winter Semesters of the Second Year.
Twelve weeks: 35 hours per week. Attendance is required.
 

THIRD YEAR OF PHARMACY STUDIES

NOTE: WHERE SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS ARE NOT GIVEN, THE COURSES NORMALLY TAKEN TO MEET THE REQUIREMENTS FOR PROMOTION FROM SECOND TO THIRD YEAR WILL PROVIDE ANY NECESSARY PREREQUISITES.

Pharmacy 501W. Non-credit course (F). This course consists of seminars given by students, and occasional visiting speakers, on pharmacy related topics. The final grade of Pass with Distinction, Pass or Fail is based on performance, attendance and participation. Attendance is required.

Pharmacy 5001. Human Toxicology (F) (3 cr. hrs.). This course will cover: 1) the basic principles of toxicology, including toxicokinetics, mechanisms of toxicity and the major causes of mortality; 2) the toxicology and treatment of the drugs that are the most important human poisons; and 3) how new drug entities are assessed and regulated for safety.
Lectures: Three hours per week.

Pharmacy 5005. Communication & Patient Counselling (F) (1 cr. hr.). This course focuses on the elements of effective interviewing and communication with patients, both written and verbal. Special approaches to selected patient populations will be discussed. Communication sessions are intended to develop self-confidence and interpersonal communication skills.
Lectures/Communication sessions: Two hours per week for six weeks.

Pharmacy 5009. Pharmacoepidemiology (F) (3 cr. hrs.). This course will cover: 1) the principles of epidemiology and its application in public health and the health services delivery system; 2) the methods used in pharmacoepidemiologic studies; 3) the use of pharmacoepidemiology to study the benefit risk and effectiveness of drugs; and 4) the use of clinical trials to establish the efficacy of new drugs.
Lectures:  Three hours per week

Pharmacy 5017. Pharmaceutical Technology (F) (3 cr. hrs.). The principles governing the development and evaluation of novel delivery systems for drugs including therapeutic proteins and peptides. The course objectives are to provide knowledge of the physicochemical and biopharmaceutical aspects of the design, use and evaluation of novel drug delivery systems with emphasis on controlled release systems for oral and percutaneous delivery.  The basic principles of the application of radiation and radioactive compounds in medical diagnosis and therapy, rationale for the use, preparation and quality control of radiopharmaceuticals is also discussed.
Lectures: Three hours per week.
Laboratory: Up to three hours per week. Attendance is required.

Pharmacy 5104. Therapeutics II (F) (8 cr. hrs.). will provide an understanding of the therapeutic management of common diseases. The student is introduced to the pathophysiologies of common disease states, current drug (prescription and non-prescription) and non-drug therapies, procedures used to monitor drug therapy for clinical response, adverse reactions, drug interactions and contraindications, and the process for distinguishing the rational from the irrational use of drugs. The appropriateness and effectiveness of self-medication treatments will also be discussed.
Lectures: Eight hours per week.
Tutorials: Two hours per week.

Pharmacy 500X. Clinical Clerkship (W).  (18 cr. hrs).  Provides experience in clinical practice. Students will participate as members of the health care team. They will be responsible for providing pharmaceutical care to patients. Activities will include attending patient care rounds, providing in-services and drug information, and participating in case presentations. Students will be evaluated periodically throughout the clerkship and will also be required to pass an exam.
Prerequisite: Successful completion of all course requirements for the degree, pass in all courses in the fall semester of the final year and attainment of an overall average of 65% in these courses.
Two six week modules, 35 hours per week. Attendance is required.

Pharmacy Electives

Pharmacy 501A/B. Pharmaceutical Research (F & W) (6 cr. hrs.).  A two semester course involving supervised laboratory research on an original scientific problem in pharmaceutics, pharmacology, medicinal chemistry, pharmaceutical technology, or therapeutics. A thesis is to be submitted as a formal written document before the end of the 11th week of the Winter Semester. In addition, an oral presentation is to be given to the School before the end of the Winter Semester.
Prerequisite: Consent of the Committee on Undergraduate Studies

Pharmacy 5013. Hospital Pharmacy Administration (F) (3 cr. hrs.). This course will cover the organization, financial controls and human resources management of hospital pharmacy services and their development. New trends affecting hospital pharmacy services will be discussed.
Lectures/Tutorials: Three hours per week.
Prerequisite: No prerequisite but a studentship in hospital pharmacy would be an asset. Permission of the instructor is required.


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