NSU HPD Catalog 2021-2022

230 College of Pharmacy—Ph.D. Program milling, mixing, drying, and compression of pharmaceutical solids. It also deals with the production and quality control of tablets, capsules, liquid dosage forms, semi-solid dosage forms, and sterile products. Coverage includes the science of packaging materials, production management, quality assurance, and regulations in the pharmaceutical industry, including validation, good manufacturing practice, and FDA guidelines for stability of pharmaceutical dosage forms. (64-0-4) PHRP 7235—Cardiovascular Risk Factors This course is designed to provide the student with the background knowledge necessary for the clinical sciences, information related to cardiovascular risk factors, and the foundation from which pharmacists practice pharmaceutical care. The course reviews all major classes of cardiovascular risk factors and discusses evidence-based therapy. The rationale of prevention, lifestyle modifications, and current therapies for the treatment of common and silent cardiovascular risk factors are also addressed. Attention is given to specific clinical studies regarding new strategies to prevent and treat risk factors associated with cardiovascular disease. (48-0-3) PHRP 8000/8100/8200—Dissertation Research This course consists of independent, full-time research on an approved dissertation problem mentored by a major adviser. The research effort will continue until the problem is solved or resolved to the satisfaction of the mentor and the student’s dissertation committee. Certification for graduation requires an oral defense of the written dissertation resulting from this research endeavor. (128-0-8) PHRP 8250—Advanced Topics in Pharmaceutical Sciences This course offers a survey of cutting-edge techniques and discoveries that are germane to the pharmaceutical sciences, particularly in the area of pharmaceutics. (16-32-[1-2]) PHRP 8400—Graduate Seminar The purpose of this course is to equip students with the necessary tools so that they can 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) PHRP 8900—Dissertation Defense This course serves as the concluding evaluation for all Ph.D. students. It consists of an oral defense of the dissertation that is written to present the significance, methods, and findings of the dissertation research project. The defense, which is open to the public, requires the student to demonstrate a firmgrasp of the research area and to defend the dissertation and the associated research before the Dissertation Committee. After successful defense, the student becomes eligible for conferral of the Ph.D. degree. (128-0-8) Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences Elective Courses PHRE 7035—Pharmaceutical Patents and Litigations This course is intended to teach 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 would help graduates to successfully patent and prosecute their novel research. (48-0-3) PHRE 7107—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 students with an understanding of, and an appreciation for, current problems and procedures underlying the pharmaceutical sciences discipline. (48-0-3) PHRE 7207—Secondary Data Analysis of Pharmacy-Related Sources This course gives students the opportunity to apply the skills learned in the research design and biostatistics courses by completing a secondary data analysis research project using a federal database. Students will write a basic research protocol and become familiar with the basic structure andmethodology of the United States National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) database. Students will prepare a dataset, conduct descriptive and basic statistical analyses using SPSS, write an abstract, and deliver a presentation to a small audience. (48-0-3) PHRE 7208—Advanced Pharmacokinetics This course will explain the model development techniques that can be utilized for complex pharmacodynamic systems. Advanced data analysis techniques and modem pharmacokinetic theory will be discussed. (48-0-3) PHRE 7210—Modern Medicine This course provides comprehensive insights into the integration of various multidisciplinary domains of science and technology toward development, translation, and transformation of advancedmultifunctional pharmaceuticals for targeted therapy of specific organs/tissues/cells. The course 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. (43-0-3)

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