Department of Pharmaceutics and Drug Delivery
The University of Mississippi


Courses offered by the Department of Pharmaceutics and Drug Delivery

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

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

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)

434. 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)

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

535. 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. (4)

541, 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)

543, 544. Seminar. These courses are required for all graduate students. (1)

555. Radiopharmaceuticals. Introduction to radioactivity and the application of radioisotopes to pharmacy. Prerequisite: Fifth-year standing or consent of instructor. (2)

558. Pharmaceutical Manufacturing. Operation of a pharmaceutical manufacturing plant, including production, quality control, materials handling, packaging, and basic unit operations. (3-4)

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)

641. Advanced Pharmaceutics. This course focuses on ionic equilibria and solubility theory as they relate to pharmaceuticals. Prerequisites: CHEM 332, MATH 262. (3)

642. Pharmaceutical Mass Transport. This course focuses on basic diffusion principles along with the mathematical modeling of diffusion processes. The theory and mathematics of dissolution will also be addresses. Prerequisites: CHEM 332, MATH 262. (3)

644. Pharmaceutical Stability and Chemical Kinetics. This course focuses on the basic principles and phenomenology of chemical kinetics applied primarily to the solution phase. Mechanisms of drug degradation in solution and the solid state are addressed. The topics of protein stability and degradation are introduced. Prerequisites: CHEM 332, MATH 262. (3)

645. Pharmaceutical Interfacial Phenomena. This course focuses on the physical phenomena that occur at interfaces. The application of chemical thermodynamics to the two dimensional problem is applied to topics of interest in pharmaceutics. Prerequisites: CHEM 332, MATH 262. (3)

649. Product Development. Problems involved in the development of successful formulations for medicinal products. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. (3)

654. Special Problems in Biopharmaceutics. 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)

656. Materials Specifications and Quality Control. Raw materials and in-process and finished product quality control procedures in the manufacture of drug products. (4)

657. Radioisotope Methodology. Application of radioisotope tracer methodology to pharmaceutical and allied sciences. (3)

658. Radioisotope Methodology Laboratory. Laboratory experiments in radioisotope tracer methodology. Prerequisite: PHAR 657. (2)

660. Advanced Pharmacokinetics. A comprehensive study of the time course of drug adsorption, distribution, metabolism, and 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)

New. Controlled Drug Delivery. The objective of this course is to provide the students with the underlying concepts and system designs for the controlled delivery of bioactive compounds. The main thrust of the course is on polymeric biomaterials for controlled drug delivery. Issues related to drug transport across biological membranes are also discussed. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. (3)

697. Thesis.(1-12)

797. Dissertation. (1-18)