SCHOOL OF GRADUATE STUDIES

REGULATIONS GOVERNING THE DEGREE OF MASTER OF SCIENCE IN PHARMACY

Professor and Director of Pharmacy C. Loomis

The degree of Master of Science in Pharmacy is offered to qualified full-time and part-time students by the School of Pharmacy. The General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies of Memorial University outlined in the current Calendar, and the Degree Regulations of the School of Pharmacy outlined below will apply to the M.Sc. Pharm. programme. Every candidate in graduate studies shall comply with the General Regulations, the Degree Regulations and all additional requirements of the School of Pharmacy.

A) QUALIFICATIONS FOR ADMISSION

B) FORMULATION OF PROGRAMME OF STUDY

C) PROGRAMME OF STUDY

COURSES

M.Sc. PHARM. THESIS


A) QUALIFICATIONS FOR ADMISSION

Admission to the M.Sc. Pharm. programme will be offered on the basis of academic excellence. The basic requirements for admission are those established by the School of Graduate Studies of Memorial University. The minimum qualification for admission is a recognized four-year undergraduate degree in Pharmacy, or a recognized four-year undergraduate degree in physical, chemical or biological science, or equivalent, with an overall B average.

Applications submitted through the School of Graduate Studies will be evaluated by the Graduate Studies Committee of the School of Pharmacy. No candidate will be admitted to the programme without a recommendation of acceptance by the Graduate Studies Committee. Admission of a candidate to the M.Sc. Pharm. programme shall be made by the Dean of Graduate Studies.

B) FORMULATION OF PROGRAMME OF STUDY

Upon acceptance to the programme, the supervisor will assess the student's research interests, background, strengths and weaknesses. The supervisor will formulate a programme of study (see below) and select a supervisory committee for the student. The programme of study will be selected on the basis of the thesis research, the background of the student, and the perceived need for specific graduate courses that will complement the student's working knowledge in his/her area of research. The supervisory committee will include the supervisor, one other academic staff person from the School of Pharmacy, and one external academic staff person from Memorial University. This committee will advise the student about his/her thesis research. Accordingly, they will meet with the student within two months of his/her initial registration, at the end of the second semester (8th month of study), at the end of the fourth semester (16th month), and immediately before the student begins to write the thesis. Both the programme of study and the supervisory committee must be approved by the Graduate Studies Committee.

C) PROGRAMME OF STUDY

1. Minimum requirements for the M.Sc.Pharm. degree will be the successful completion of:

a) Six credit hours in programme graduate courses chosen from those available in Pharmacy, Medicine, Biochemistry or Toxicology.
b) Pharmacy Seminar
c) A thesis embodying original research

2. Graduate courses will be chosen based on the academic background of the student and the area of his/her thesis research.

NOTE: Qualified students accepted into the programme who are considered to have an insufficient background for their thesis research may be required to successfully complete additional courses as selected by their supervisor.

3. Pharmacy Seminar: All candidates for the Degree of M.Sc. (Pharm.) will be required to participate in the Pharmacy Seminar during the first two years of their programme. Selected topics in pharmaceutical sciences will be presented and discussed by faculty, students and visiting speakers. Graduate students will be required to present one seminar each year. In the second year of study, the graduate student will present a progress report of his/her research in the seminar. Upon successful completion of the seminar the Chair of the Graduate Studies Committee will so notify the Dean of Graduate Studies.

COURSES

Permission of the instructor and the Graduate Studies Committee of the School of Pharmacy is required for admission to any of the graduate Pharmacy courses.

6000. Medicinal Chemistry
6001. Advanced Physical Pharmacy
6002. Dosage Form Design & Novel Drug Delivery Systems
6003. Pharmacokinetic Modeling
6004. Principles of General Pharmacology
6005. Toxicology of Therapeutic Agents and Chemicals

M.Sc. PHARM. THESIS

Every candidate shall submit a thesis to the School of Graduate Studies. The thesis shall contain original research conducted by the candidate and approved by the supervisory committee.

In preparation for the thesis examination, the candidate will provide a copy of the thesis to each member of the supervisory committee. Each member of this committee will submit a written report to the Chairman of the Graduate Studies Committee.

Before the thesis is submitted, the student shall present an open seminar on the topic of investigation to the School of Pharmacy. Any serious deficiencies noticed at this stage should be carefully considered, in consultation with the Supervisory Committee, for revision.

Three copies of the thesis shall be submitted to the School of Graduate Studies through the School of Pharmacy, in a form and format as specified by the School of Graduate Studies.

As specified in General Regulation 'J' of the School of Graduate Studies, the written thesis will be reviewed by examiners appointed by the Dean of Graduate Studies on the recommendation of the Director of the School of Pharmacy or the Chairman of the Graduate Studies Committee.


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