School of Pharmacy

COURSE LIST

COURSES IN THE 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.

Pharmacy 3004. Professional Practice (W). Application of pharmacy regulations in the dispensing of medications. Pharmacy record keeping using computerized and manual systems. Dispensing of proprietary and extemporaneous prescriptions. Usage of drug delivery systems and devices.
Lecture: One hour per week.
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). An introduction to the theory and formulation of pharmaceutical dosage forms as they apply to pharmacy practice. The laboratory consists of exercises in compounding representative examples of the various types of preparations studied in the classroom. Examples of calculations employed in pharmacy are studied where appropriate.
Lectures: Three hours per week.
Laboratory: Three hours per week. Attendance is required.

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.

Pharmacy 3011. Orientation to Pharmacy (F). 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 consists of computer applications as they pertain to pharmacy practice.
Lectures: Two hours per week.
Laboratory: Three hours per week. Attendance is required.

Pharmacy 3101. Human Anatomy (F). Cell biology, histology and gross anatomy including lymphoid, nervous, respiratory, digestive, reproduction, renal and endocrine systems. The laboratory consists of slide demonstrations of certain systems.
Lectures: Three hours per week.
Laboratory: Four two-hour laboratories. Attendance as required by the instructor.

Pharmacy 3103. Microbiology of Infectious Diseases (W). 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 3105. Immunology (F). 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.
Lectures/tutorials: Three per week.

Pharmacy 3110. Introduction to Biochemistry (F). An introductory course dealing with the chemistry and metabolism of proteins, carbohydrates, lipids and nucleic acids. Emphasis will be given to enzyme systems and utilization of energy.
Lectures: Three hours per week.
Tutorials: As required.
NOTE: Credit cannot be received for Pharmacy 3110 and Biochemistry 2101.

Pharmacy 3111. General Biochemistry (W). Metabolism of amino acids and complex lipids. Coenzyme function of vitamins. Metabolic and functional specialization of different cells and tissues.
Lectures: Three hours per week.
Tutorials: As required.
NOTE: Credit cannot be received for Pharmacy 3111 and Biochemistry 3106.

Biochemistry 3200. Basic Human Nutrition I. A study of the nu-trients 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.

Chemistry 3100. Analytical Chemistry I (W). Treatment of data, gravimetric analysis, volumetric analysis including oxidation-reduction titrations using electrochemical techniques, the use of specific ion electrodes, and titrations in non-aqueous systems. Spectrophotometric trace analysis and titration.
Prerequisite: Chemistry 2300.
Lectures and Laboratories: Not more than seven hours per week.
Attendance at laboratories is required.

Medicine 310A/B. Human Physiology (F)(W). Topics covered are the properties of nerves and muscle cells, the nervous system, the special senses, blood and body fluids, the cardiovascular system, digestion, respiration, renal function, endocrinology and reproduction. Integration of the body's systems in maintaining homeostasis will be emphasized.
Prerequisites or Corequisite: Pharmacy 3110. Permission of Instructor or Associate Dean of Basic Sciences for students other than Biochemistry Majors.
Lectures: Three hours per week.
Laboratory: Up to three hours per week.

COURSES IN THE SECOND YEAR OF PHARMACY STUDIES

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

Pharmacy 4002. Physical Pharmacy (F). The physical chemistry of pharmaceutical dosage forms. Factors which influence the design and efficacy of pharmaceutical formulations. Physical chemistry and properties of solutions, solids, emulsions, ointments, suspensions.
Lectures: Three hours per week.
Laboratory: Three hours per week. Attendance is required.

Pharmacy 4003. Pharmacy Administration (W). Management prin-ciples useful in operating a pharmacy. General concepts of pharmaceutical marketing and an examination of how health care is provided.
Prerequisite: Business 1000.
Lectures: One hour per week.

Pharmacy 4004. Pathophysiology (F). 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). 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.
Lectures: Two per week.

Pharmacy 4006. Applied Pharmacokinetics (W). 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 4002.
Lectures: Three hours per week.
Laboratory: Three hours per week. Attendance is required.

Pharmacy 4009. Pharmacology (W). This course will follow Medicine 4300 and will consist of lectures and laboratory demonstrations designed to explore in depth topics in general pharmacology. Topics will include: drugs affecting the central nervous system, endocrine pharmacology, chemotherapy, anti-coagulants, diuretics, broncho-dilators and anti-inflammatory drugs.
Prerequisite: Medicine 4300
Lectures: Three hours per week.
Laboratory Hours: Up to three hours per week. Attendance is required.

Pharmacy 4010. Medicinal Chemistry I (F). 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.

Pharmacy 4011. Medicinal Chemistry II (W). The structures, se-lected 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.

Pharmacy 401W (F). Non-credit course. Seminars in Pharmaceutical Sciences. Presentations by faculty and visiting scientists on topics of current importance.
The final grade, Pass or Fail, will be based on attendance and participation. Attendance is required.
NOTE: This course is a necessary prerequisite for Pharmacy 402W .

Pharmacy 402W (W). Non-credit course. Seminars in Pharmaceutical Sciences. Presentations by faculty and visiting scientists on topics of current importance.
The final grade, Pass or Fail, will be based on attendance and participation. Attendance is required.
NOTE: This course is a necessary prerequisite for Pharmacy 501W .

Pharmacy 410W. Studentship (S). Non-credit course. Practical training in a pharmacy after classes and examinations in the Winter Session 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.

Biochemistry 3201. Basic Human Nutrition II. 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.

Business 1000. Introduction to Business. 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 the 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.

Medicine 4300. Introduction to General and Autonomic Pharmacology (F). 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: Medicine 310A/B.
Lectures: Three hours per week.
Laboratory: Three laboratories of three hours each. Attendance is required.

Elective (F). Any three credit hours chosen from the Calendar with the approval of a faculty member of the School of Pharmacy. (At least one of the Pharmacy elective courses must be completed to satisfy the elective requirement in the pharmacy programme.)
Lectures: Three hours per week.

Elective (W). Any three credit hours chosen from the Calendar with the approval of a faculty member of the School of Pharmacy. (At least one of the Pharmacy elective courses must be completed to satisfy the elective requirement in the pharmacy programme.)
Lectures: Three hours per week.

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

Pharmacy 502X (15 credit hours). Consists of courses 5001, 5003, 5004, 5005, 5008, 5009 and 5017 described below. The grade for 502X will be the weighted average of those for the constituent courses. The weighting factor, per course, will be the number of lecture hours for that course divided by the total number of lecture hours for all courses. To obtain credit for 502X, a student must pass all the constituent courses and obtain a weighted average of not less than 65%.

Pharmacy 5001. Human Toxicology (F). 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; 3) how new drug entities are assessed and regulated for safety.
Lectures: Three hours per week.

Pharmacy 5003. Therapeutics (F). 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 and non-drug therapies, procedures used to monitor drug therapy for clinical response, adverse reactions, drug interaction and contraindications, and the process for distinguishing rational from irrational use of drugs.
Lectures: Five hours per week.

Pharmacy 5004. Self-Medication (F). An overview of non- prescription medications with discussion of their uses, effectiveness, and appropriateness for self medication treatments.
The pharmacist's role as a health information resource person is emphasized.
Lectures: Three hours per week.

Pharmacy 5005. Communication & Patient Counselling (F). The aim of this course is to help the student develop self-confidence and interpersonal communication skills, with particular emphasis on situations that he/she might encounter when practising pharmacy.
Lectures: Two hours per week for four weeks.

Pharmacy 5008. Radiopharmacy (F). An introductory course which discusses both radiopharmaceuticals and nuclear pharmacy practice. The design of the radiopharmaceutical is developed followed by a description of the chemistry and clinical uses of the individual drugs. A laboratory section emphasizes those operations which will enable the pharmacist to meet basic contemporary practice situation.
Lectures: Twelve hours.
Laboratory: Six hours. Attendance is required.

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

Pharmacy 500X. Clinical Clerkship (W). (15 credit hours). Provides experience in clinical practice. The student will participate as a member of a patient care team and will have supervised responsibilities. Students will be required to do inservices, attend work rounds and complete a written exam at the completion of the course. Emphasis will be placed on the therapeutics of general medicine, infectious disease, pharmacokinetics and cardiology.
Prerequisite: Pharmacy 502X
Two six week modules, 35 hours per week. Attendance is required.

Pharmacy 501W. Non-credit course (F). Seminars in Pharmaceutical Sciences. Presentations by faculty and visiting scientists on topics of current importance.
The final grade, Pass or Fail will be based on attendance and participation. Attendance is required.

Pharmacy 5017. Pharmaceutical Technology (F). The principles of development and evaluation of novel delivery systems for drugs including therapeutic proteins and peptides. The course objectives are to provide knowledge of the physiochemical 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.
Lectures: Three hours per week.
Laboratory: Up to three hours per week. Attendance is required.
NOTE: Credit may not be obtained for Pharmacy 5017 and the former Pharmacy 5007.

Elective (F). Any three credit hours chosen from the Calendar with the approval of a faculty member of the School of Pharmacy. (At least one of the Pharmacy elective courses must be completed to satisfy the elective requirement in the pharmacy programme.)
Lectures: Three hours per week.

The following Pharmacy Elective courses may be completed to satisfy the elective requirement:

Pharmacy 5010. Pharmaceutical Analysis (F). Spectral (UV-Vis, fluorescence, IR, NMR and MS) and chromatographic (TLC, GC and HPLC) analysis for pharmaceutical agents and their metabolites. The laboratory consists of problem-solving exercises in pharmacopoeial techniques widely employed in the pharmaceutical industry.
Prerequisite: Chemistry 3100 or equivalent.
Lectures Three hours per week.
Laboratory: Three hours per week.

Pharmacy 5011. Pharmaceutical Biotechnology (F). Principles of molecular biological technologies, particularly those of recombinant DNA, in the production of pharmaceuticals, especially proteins, peptides, monocional antibodies, vaccines and cytokines as well as those for gene therapy. Drug-receptor interactions and molecular modeling in drug design. Stability and delivery of protein-peptide products. Clinical and therapeutical aspects of biotechnology products.
Prerequisites: Pharmacy 3101, 3105, 3110 and 3111 or equivalents.
Lectures Three hours per week.

Pharmacy 501A/B. Pharmaceutical Research (F & W). A two semester course involving supervised laboratory research on an original scientific problem in pharmaceutics, pharmacology or toxicology. 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 Undergraduate Studies Committee.


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