جامعة النجاح الوطنية
An-Najah National University
Pharmaceutical Sciences
Duration: 24 Months (2 Years)
Degree Awarded: MSc
Student must complete 36 credit hours

Speciality Requirements Student must complete 30 credit hours

Course Code Course Name Credit Hours Prerequests
3
This course focuses on the structure and functions of molecules and the application of those parameters to the design and synthesis of organic medicinal substances.
3
These courses broadly review the area of the new approved natural products, their classification, identification and isolation.
3
The course will cover all basics of analysis, therapy and applied with emphasis on solving problems from literature in drug analysis including official and non-official methods of analysis.
6
The final requirement for conferral of the M.Sc. degree defense of the thesis, where the supervisory committee is the examining body. See the thesis and dissertation preparation and approval process listed under the faculty of graduate studies section of the catalog for regulations pertaining to thesis preparation.
3
Introduces the students to the concepts of biopharmaceutics and pharmaceutical classification system. Physico – chemical factors affecting drug bioavailability and Bioequivalence will be discussed.
2
Deals with drug distribution and disposition in the body as applied to their therapeutic use. This course teaches the effect of disease state on drug kinetics as well as therapeutic drug monitoring.
3
Topics include pre formulation pharmaceutical recipients, solid dosage forms, dispersed systems, microencapsulated formulation, controlled release dosage forms and dermatological and biotechnological derived products.
3
This training course is designed to introduce students to the pharmaceutical industry. The site of this course should be any pharmaceutical industry. During the training period, students should be instructed and trained on a variety of manufacturing processes and pipelines. The students should participate in discussions about troubleshooting.
2
This course aims to provide students with the required skills in order to develop and construct a successful research proposal. Moreover, it provides the adequate knowledge of the main sources of documentation. Special emphasis on different types of sources of information, the organization of these sources and access to them will be made. This course also explores research methodologies that are commonly used in pharmaceutical research and laboratory.
2
This course provides a general understanding of the overall contemporary state of science and technology associated with the design, development and manufacturing of sterile dosage forms. Emphasis will be oriented toward sterilization methodologies and quality assessment of the final sterilized products.

Speciality Optional Requirements Student must complete 6 credit hours

Course Code Course Name Credit Hours Prerequests
3
Provides knowledge of all aspects of the interactions of drugs with living tissues with the emphasis on mechanisms of drug action and toxicity.
2
The course will focus on the study of available delivery systems. Also it should deal with the physical principles involved in their manufacturing.
2
The aim of this course is to provide the required knowledge about pharmaceutical excipients used in the formulation of different dosage forms. In addition, it would focuses on how these excipients can affect the desired outcome of the dosage form.
2
This survey course introduces students to the preformulation & manufacturing of pharmaceutical dosage forms. Special attention should be given to the instruments used in pharmaceutical formulation. It will also cover the history of the GMPs and why they were instituted. It then overviews the basic requirements of the applicable regulations with an emphasis on those that specifically relate to pharmaceutical companies.
2
In this course, drug stability of liquid oral solutions and parenterals will be discussed. Chemical kinetics of degradation as well as accelerated stability studies will be discussed. Also the most recent international regulations and process validations are discussed including the ICH and GMP guidelines.
2
Structure determination by advanced instrumental equipment i.e. UV,IR, NMR, and MS. The advantages, disadvantages, limitations, and appropriate use of each spectroscopic, technique will be described.
2
The study of physicochemical principles of drugs and survey all methods of drug separation including organic drugs and macromolecules.
1
The basics of regulatory compliance, the global nature of regulations, and the importance of validation in the Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Industries are presented. Federal regulations and documentation requirements are discussed. The student will also be acquainted about the importance of IP rights. The majority of IPs such as patent, trademarks, design, and processes will be also discussed in this course.
2
This course will provide students with fundamental skills and tools of decision making in planning, scheduling and control of production, materials management and operations management in Pharmaceutical Industries.
2
This course aims to introduce students to a variety of recent and practically useful computer applications used in pharmaceutical research and development. Upon taking this course, students are expected to learn the foundations of different computer applications that they would probably used during their research projects or in pharmaceutical industry.
1
This course aims to instruct students a variety of statistical skills that are useful in pharmaceutical industry. These skills include reading, analyses, interpretation and applying research findings. The themes will be descriptive statistics, sampling methods, statistical inference and analysis of clinical trials data.
2
An introduction to nanotechnology and its application to manufacturing drug products. Industrial pharmaceutical examples including synthesis of nanoparticle used in healthcare are discussed.

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