Block I: Drug Delivery

Block I: Drug Delivery

This block introduces students to drug dosage forms, routes of drug administration, practicing pharmacy, and procedures within pharmacy facilities according to law. This block also deals with molecular theory, thermodynamics, atoms bonding, in addition to functional groups, nomenclature, stereochemistry, physical & chemical properties of aliphatic hydrocarbon compounds. This block also provides students with overview of plant’s & animal’s structures and emphasizes the correlation between structure & function of tissues, organs & systems. Problem-based learning strategies are used for this block delivery.

Block II: General Dispensing

Block II: General Dispensing

This block introduces students to basic knowledge of organic aromatic molecules and theories related to stability of atoms and molecules ending with dosage forms. This block also deals with pharmaceutical calculations, compounding, interpretation of prescriptions, dispensing, patient counselling and different patterns in behaviour & communication within an ethical context. Students will also learn about imaging diagnostic devices and radiation exposure. Problem-based learning strategies are used for this block delivery.

Block III: General Basic Sciences

Block III: General Basic Sciences

This block outlines fundamental principles of human physiology, anatomy and histology of different body systems, organs & tissues. This block also deals with nomenclature, stereochemistry, physical & chemical properties of heterocyclic compound. This block also covers main microbiological concepts & principles in addition to practicing different titration methods. Problem-based learning strategies are used for this block delivery.

Block IV: Biomedical Sciences

Block IV: Biomedical Sciences

This block outlines histology, physiology and anatomy of urinary, cardiovascular, digestive and endocrine systems. This block also deals with biochemical aspects of enzymes, vitamins and minerals. This block also covers basic concepts of pharmaceutical microbiology, complexometric and presiptimetric titration and chemistry of six-membered and fused ring compounds. This block also covers electrochemical and spectrophotometric methods of drug analysis. Problem-based learning strategies are used for this block delivery.

Block V: Immunology

Block V: Immunology

This block introduces students to basic principles of pathology, genetics & immunology. This block also deals with structure and mechanism of blood circulation, microcirculation, lymphatics & liver in addition to the metabolism of basic biological molecules. Students will also develop advanced clinical skills. Problem-based learning strategies are used for this block delivery.

Block IV: Pharmacogenomics

Block IV: Pharmacogenomics

This block introduces students to principles of genetic mutation, mapping, cloning, different genetic diseases and immunity disorders. This block also deals with general pathology and different metabolic regulatory mechanisms. This clock also covers main principles and aspects of good pharmacy practice & quality control. Students will also understand the principles of research ethics in human & animals. Problem-based learning strategies are used for this block delivery.

Block VII: Drug Discovery

Block VII: Drug Discovery

This block introduces students to phases of drug development process, novel drug delivery systems, good manufacturing practice and various techniques of biotechnology. This block also covers fundamental concepts of in-vivo & in-vitro experiments, pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics and bioavailability measurement methods. Students will also be introduced to physiological aspects and various drug classes within the nervous system. Problem-based learning strategies are used for this block delivery.

Block VIII: Drug Formulation

Block VIII: Drug Formulation

This block introduces students to different stages, procedures, tests, processes and regulations in pharmaceutical industry. This block also deals with drug design especially computer aided drug design and different applications of biotechnology. This block also covers pharmacokinetics & pharmacodynamics optimization, adverse drug reactions and drug-drug interactions, in addition to physiological and pharmacological aspects of adrenergic drugs and autacoids with emphasis on their structure activity relationship. Problem-based learning strategies are used for this block delivery.

Block IX: Infectious Diseases

Block IX: Infectious Diseases

This block covers aetiology, pathophysiology, clinical presentation, complications, investigations, clinical assessment, management and treatment of infectious diseases. Problem-Based learning and Team-Based learning strategies are utilized in this block to assist in combining clinical expertise, patient characteristics and medical evidence for clinical decision-making.

Block X: Oncology Disorders

Block X: Oncology Disorders

This block covers aetiology, pathophysiology, clinical presentation, complications, investigations, clinical assessment, management and treatment of oncology disorders. Problem-Based learning and Team-Based learning strategies are utilized in this block to assist in combining clinical expertise, patient characteristics and medical evidence for clinical decision-making.

Block XI: Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Disorders

Block XI: Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Disorders

This block covers aetiology, pathophysiology, clinical presentation, complications, investigations, clinical assessment, management and treatment of cardiovascular and pulmonary disorders. Problem-Based learning and Team-Based learning strategies are utilized in this block to assist in combining clinical expertise, patient characteristics and medical evidence for clinical decision-making.

Block XII: Gastrointestinal and Liver Disorders

Block XII: Gastrointestinal and Liver Disorders

This block covers aetiology, pathophysiology, clinical presentation, complications, investigations, clinical assessment, management and treatment of gastrointestinal and liver disorders. Problem-Based learning and Team-Based learning strategies are utilized in this block to assist in combining clinical expertise, patient characteristics and medical evidence for clinical decision-making.

Block XIII: Renal Disorders

Block XIII: Renal Disorders

This block covers aetiology, pathophysiology, clinical presentation, complications, investigations, clinical assessment, management and treatment of renal disorders. Problem-Based learning and Team-Based learning strategies are utilized in this block to assist in combining clinical expertise, patient characteristics and medical evidence for clinical decision-making.

Block XIV: Endocrine and Reproductive Disorders

Block XIV: Endocrine and Reproductive Disorders

This block covers aetiology, pathophysiology, clinical presentation, complications, investigations, clinical assessment, management and treatment of endocrine and reproductive disorders. Problem-based learning and Team-based learning strategies are utilized in this block to assist in combining clinical expertise, patient characteristics and medical evidence for clinical decision-making.

Block XV: Neurological and Psychological Disorders

Block XV: Neurological and Psychological Disorders

This block covers aetiology, pathophysiology, clinical presentation, complications, investigations, clinical assessment, management and treatment of neurological and psychological disorders. Problem-Based learning and Team-Based learning strategies are utilized in this block to assist in combining clinical expertise, patient characteristics and medical evidence for clinical decision-making.

Block XVI: Eye and Skin Disorders

Block XVI: Eye and Skin Disorders

This block covers aetiology, pathophysiology, clinical presentation, complications, investigations, clinical assessment, management and treatment of eye and skin disorders. Problem-Based learning and team-based learning strategies are utilized in this block to assist in combining clinical expertise, patient characteristics and medical evidence for clinical decision-making.

Block XVII: Musculoskeletal Disorders

Block XVII: Musculoskeletal Disorders

This block covers aetiology, pathophysiology, clinical presentation, complications, investigations, clinical assessment, management and treatment of musculoskeletal disorders. Problem-Based learning and team-based learning strategies are utilized in this block to assist in combining clinical expertise, patient characteristics, and medical evidence for clinical decision-making.

Block XVIII: Life Stages

Block XVIII: Life Stages

This block covers aetiology, pathophysiology, clinical presentation, complications, investigations, clinical assessment, management and treatment in pregnancy and lactation, paediatrics, geriatrics, and menopause life stages. Problem-Based learning and Team-Based learning strategies are utilized in this block to assist in combining clinical expertise, patient characteristics and medical evidence for clinical decision-making.

Block XIX: Hospital Pharmacy

Block XIX: Hospital Pharmacy

This block introduces students to hospital pharmacy practice and the pharmacist & pharmacy technician’s role in providing pharmacy services. Topics include policies and procedures, drug distribution systems, record keeping, sterile compounding, first aid, drug chain management & health care economics. Course also Focuses on patient nutrition/ fluid/ electrolyte requirements. Team-based learning strategies are utilized in this block to assist in combining clinical expertise, patient characteristics and medical evidence for clinical decision-making.

Block XX: Professional Development

Block XX: Professional Development

This block introduces students to pharmacy operations management, pharmacy financial resources oversight, personnel management and Basic and applied economic theory and principles, pharmacoeconomic analysis of the cost of drug therapy to health care systems and society, and application of pharmacoeconomic research principles in the determination of alternatives producing the best health outcomes for invested resources. This block also covers human resources, medication-use process management, developing and marketing of services, innovative services provision and related issues in professional pharmacy practice. Problem-based learning strategies are utilized in this block to assist in combining clinical expertise, patient characteristics and medical evidence for decision-making.