NSU HPD Catalog 2021-2022

224 College of Pharmacy—Ph.D. Program Drug Development (Pharmaceutics) Curriculum Sequence These courses are representative of the overall requirements of the program at the time of publication and are subject to change. Updates to the curriculum will be posted online at pharmacy.nova.edu. First and Second Years Credits HPH 7210 Bioethics: Principles of Life Science Research* 3 HPH 7610 Scientific Writing* 1 HPH 7620 Research Funding and Proposal Development* 1 PHRP 7004 Advanced Physical Pharmacy 3 PHRP 7012 Clinical Drug Development: Advanced Pharmacokinetics and Biopharmaceutics 3 PHRP 7030 Biostatistics 3 PHRP 7060 Pharmaceutical Sciences Research Design 1 PHRP 7204 Research Techniques and Instrumentation 3 PHRP 7229 Product Development and Industrial Pharmacy 4 PHRP 8250 Advanced Topics in Pharmaceutical Sciences** 2 PHRP 8301 Graduate Research** 18 PHRP 8400 Graduate Seminar** 4 PHRE Elective(s) 6 Overview This sequence emphasizes the development of laboratory research skills and supporting coursework that are integral to the theory and practice associated with the incorporation of drug entities into the forms and formulations to achieve the most effective delivery of drugs to the site of biological and medical action. Students who pursue this track will be primarily under the tutelage of faculty members in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, a group of researchers with expertise in pharmaceutics-related disciplines. Particular areas of expertise include a variety of drug formulations, such as abuseresistant formulations, novel drug delivery approaches, and molecularly targeted drug delivery systems. Course of Study Students are required to take a minimum of 60 credits, at least 36 of which must be in didactic coursework. A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 must be maintained. Coursework aimed at filling academic gaps in a student’s background will not count toward program requirements. Both a written or comprehensive and an oral qualifying examination are required to advance to candidacy. Research, culminating in a successfully defended dissertation, is required of all students in their respective areas. Some courses may be offered in a hybrid model, which includes synchronous and asynchronous online learning, as well as on-campus learning and videoconferencing. At the completion of this course of study and research, students will • demonstrate the knowledge base expected at the Ph.D. level in their specialty • design and conduct independent research that adds to the understanding of their specialty • prepare and defend rational and structured proposals seeking support for their research • effectively communicate the results of their own research • be competitive for careers in academia, industry, government, or regulatory positions Drug Development (Pharmaceutics) Sequence