Department of Pharmaceutics and Drug Delivery

The University of Mississippi

Courses offered by the Department of Pharmaceutics and Drug Delivery

Phar 330. Pharmaceutical Calculations. This course introduces the prescription, prescription notation and abbreviations, basic pharmaceutical calculations, statistics and the mathematics of chemical kinetics and pharmacokinetics. 

Phar 331. Basic Pharmaceutics I. This course is designed to teach the basic principles of physical chemistry that are necessary to understand pharmaceutical dosage forms and their design. Prerequisite: PHAR 330. (4)

Phar 332. Basic Pharmaceutics II. This course provides an understanding of various dosage forms and drug delivery systems, and how medicinal and pharmaceutical substances are incorporated into them. The dispensing and extemporaneous compounding of many of these agents are considered. Prerequisite: PHAR 330 and PHAR 331 with a grade of C or better. (4) 

Phar 334. Biopharmaceutics and Pharmacokinetics. This course discusses the physiochemical and biological factors affecting drug bioavailability, time course of drugs and metabolites in the body and individualizing dosage regimens. Prerequisite: PHAR 332. (3) 

Phar 335. Clinical Laboratory Data Analysis. The primary purpose of this course is to enhance skills in clinical lab test interpretation. It will also provide information on common laboratory tests used to screen for or diagnose disease, monitor the effectiveness and safety of treatment, or assess disease severity. The various laboratory tests will be described in terms of its clinical uses, how the lab test relates to the disease, how to interpret the lab rest results and causes for abnormal lab test results. (1)

Phar 432. Concepts in Pharmaceutical Biotechnology. This course provides students with basic concepts, principles and methodologies underlining modern biotechnology and which are applied in the pharmaceutical sciences. (1)

Phar 433. Industrial Pharmacy. This course is designed to introduce students to the manufacturing, documentation and regulatory aspects of pharmaceutical manufacturing. (2)

Phar 435. Pharmaceutical Stability. This course introduces students to the manufacturing, documentation and regulatory aspects of pharmaceutical manufacturing. (2)

Phar 436. Product Development. This course provides an understanding of the development of pharmaceutical dosage forms. Prerequisite: PHAR 332 and consent of instructor. (3)

Phar 541, Phar 542. Problems in Pharmaceutics. These courses provide an opportunity for the investigation of individual problems of current interest in pharmaceutics. Prerequisite: minimum GPA of 2.5 on all professional pharmacy courses attempted and consent of instructor. (1-3)

Phar 534, Phar 544. Seminar in Current Pharmaceutics. (1)

Phar 545. Biopharmaceutics and Pharmacokinetics. This course is designed to provide the student with an understanding of the physiochemical and biological factors affecting drug bioavailability, time course of drugs and metabolites in the body and individualizing dosing regimens. (3)

Phar 547. Veterinary Pharmaceuticals. Physiological action, preparation and dosage of remedial and preventive agents used in the treatment of domestic animals. (3)

Phar 630. Pharmaceutical Protein Design and Development. This course focuses on the chemical and structural characteristics of protein pharmaceuticals which make them different from conventional pharmaceutical products. (3)

Phar 650. Formulation Development. This course involves practical and theoretical principles involved in the development of pharmaceutical formulations, including immediate and modified release oral dosage forms, sterile drug products, transdermal formulations, nasal sprays, ocular formulations, inhalation delivery and semisolid formulations. Emphasis is placed on developing formulations based on the physical and chemical properties of the drug substance and the intended use of the drug product. Development of formulations using experimental design are covered, as well as Quality-by-Design principles. Guest lecturers with expertise in pre-formulation and formulation development will provide students with the opportunity to discuss problems relevant to the industry. The course will require students to critically review and present publications in small groups and complete assignments. (3)

Phar 651. Regulatory Science I. This course involves practical and theoretical principles involved in regulatory approvals of pharmaceutical products, and compliance requirements related to the development and manufacturing of pharmaceutical products. Emphasis is placed on Chemistry Manufacturing and Control (CMC) documents contained in regulatory submission packages and major FDA and ICH guidance documents applicable to product development, manufacturing, post-approval changes and quality assurance. Guest lecturers with expertise in regulatory science will provide students with the opportunity to discuss problems relevant to the industry. The course will require students to critically review and present publications in small groups and conduct other assignments. (3)

Phar 652. Regulatory Science II. This course involves an in-depth analysis of domestic and international laws, regulations and guidance documents involved in the approval and maintenance of pharmaceutical products including branded and generic drug products, personal care products, over-the-counter drug products, dietary supplements and medical devices. Emphasis is placed on global existing regulations and trends. Students will learn how to assemble the most common documents for submission to regulatory agencies and make strategic regulatory decisions based on sound science. The use of tools such as Comparability Protocols, Established Conditions and design space will be covered. Guest lecturers with expertise in regulatory science from a variety of industry settings will provide the students with opportunities to discuss relevant problems and issues. The course will require students to critically review and present publications in small groups and/or conduct other assignments. (3)

Phar 654. Special Problems in Biopharmaceutics. This course covers individual biopharmaceutical problems treating physical and chemical properties of drugs and drug systems as they relate to drug transport systems in vivo. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. (3)

Phar 658. Pharmaceutical Manufacturing. This course involves practical and theoretical principles involved in the process development, scale-up and manufacturing of pharmaceutical drug products in a highly regulated industry. Emphasis is placed on optimizing manufacturing processes in accordance with Quality-by-Design principles and studies required to support post-approval changes for oral and semi-solid dosage forms. Guest lecturers with expertise in pharmaceutical development, manufacturing and quality control will provide the students with the opportunity to discuss problems relevant to the industry. The course will require students to critically review and present publications in small groups and to complete other assignments. (3)

Phar 696. Special Projects. This course involves the planning and conducting of practical, applied projects related to preformulation development, formulation development, analytical method development, process development, scale-up to manufacturing, quality control testing and regulatory affairs of pharmaceutical drug products. (3)

Phar 697. Thesis

Phar 735. Analytical Pharmaceutics. This course is designed to teach the basic analytical pharmaceutics techniques necessary to analyze drugs and dosage forms. Prerequisite: PHAR 332 and consent of instructor. (3)

Phar 741. Advanced Pharmaceutics. This course focuses on ionic equilibria and solubility theory as they relate to pharmaceuticals. Prerequisites: CHEM 332, MATH 262. (4)

Phar 744. Stability of Pharmaceutical systems. This course focuses on principles of chemical and physical stability as applied to pharmaceutical systems. (3)

Phar 749. Product Development. This course addresses problems involved in the development of successful formulations for medicinal products. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. (3)

Phar 750. Applied Pharmaceutics. The course combines theory with practical applications. Emphasis is placed on solving problems that occur during product development in the pharmaceutical industry. (2)

Phar 760. Advanced Pharmacokinetics. This is a comprehensive study of the time course of drug absorption, distribution, metabolism, excretion and the relationship of these processes to the intensity and time course of pharmacologic effects of drugs and chemicals. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. (3)

Phar 797. Dissertation