NSU HPD Catalog 2021-2022

218 College of Pharmacy—M.S. in Pharmaceutical Sciences PHRM 5700—Research Project Under the direction of faculty members, students will craft a mentored research project that draws on the educational experiences of their specialized track and electives. This research is provided to develop increased independence for students, while still maintaining the structure and faculty member oversight necessary to ensure that learning goals are met. The research may be a combination of classroom, laboratory, field, or in silico study. This supervised experience will allow students to work on projects that complement classroom work in the context of a structured course. The project will be designed to include practical instruction on evidence-based study development, data collection, and scientific writing. (64-0-4) PHRM 5701—Graduate Seminar This course will equip students with the necessary tools to prepare and present lucid reports on their own research, as well as the research of others. The course will consist of weekly lectures that will be required of all graduate students throughout their course of study and research. Speakers will include faculty members and guests, as well as students presenting aspects of their research. (16-0-1) M.S. in Pharmaceutical Sciences Elective Courses PHRE 5023—Pharmaceutical Marketing This course is intended to provide graduate students with an in-depth understanding of the global development and marketing of pharmaceuticals, with an emphasis on the U.S. system. (48-0-3) PHRE 5036—Patent and Litigation This course teaches students the basics of patent laws, patent structure, patent literatures, patenting process/evaluation, and patent invalidity/infringement/litigations. It is focused only on pharmaceutical patents, and the students are expected to learn the basics by reviewing and practicing real case patenting and litigation studies. Since novelty and innovation is an integral task of a pharmaceutical formulation scientist, this course will help students to successfully patent and prosecute their novel research. (48-0-3) PHRE 5108—Current Topics in Pharmaceutical Sciences This course covers special topics selected by faculty members and visiting scientists. The goal of each topic is to provide the student with an understanding of, and an appreciation for, current problems and procedures underlying the pharmaceutical sciences discipline. (48-0-3) PHRE 5207—Secondary Data Analysis of PharmacyRelated Sources This course guides the student through the intricacies of utilizing secondary data for research. The emphasis is on utilizing sources of previously collected data that deal with pharmacyrelated issues, including administrative, sociobehavioral, and clinical themes. Methodological issues arising from the various analytic approaches (e.g., meta-analysis, case-control analysis, content analysis) will be identified and discussed. (48-0-3) PHRE 5210—Modern Medicine This course provides comprehensive insights into the integration of various multidisciplinary domains of science and technology toward development, translation, and transformation of advanced multifunctional pharmaceuticals for targeted therapy of specific organs/tissues/cells. It describes different types of smart, multifunctional drug delivery systems (DDSs) and devices (DDDs). The course highlights the importance of nanoscale multimodal DDSs/ DDDs in targeted therapy of detrimental diseases (such as solid tumors), covers cell- and tissue-specific targeted therapy, and provides overviews on the applications of theranostics for simultaneous diagnosis and therapy and drug delivery devices. (48-0-3) PHRE 5216—Polymers This course presents basic concepts and properties of polymers as related to formulation, development, and design of pharmaceutical dosage forms and products. It describes how basic principles of polymers—structural, physical, chemical, and mechanical properties—can be utilized in modifying and developing current and novel pharmaceutical products. The course highlights important areas of polymer applications in controlled drug delivery, targeted drug delivery, tissue engineering, nanotechnology, and medical devices. (48-0-3) PHRE 5222—Applied Pharmacology Students will use pharmacological principles to study the effects of therapeutic agents on the central nervous system, the endocrine system, the gastrointestinal system, blood, and blood-forming organs. It will address the rationale for the use of therapeutic agents; their effects on cells, tissues, organ systems, and patients; the mechanisms underlying these effects; the therapeutic value of specific drug effects; the limitation of the use of the agents; and the adverse effects of drugs. (48-0-3) PHRE 5224—Drugs of Abuse This course covers types of substances abused, methods and routes of administration, the pertinent toxicokinetics, the pharmacological/toxicological mechanisms, and the clinical manifestations of drug abuse. Treatment of intoxication and withdrawal, societal impact of drug abuse, legal implications, and current trends of substance abuse are also discussed. (48-0-3)