Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Pharmaceutical Chemistry (IMU)

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ABOUT THE PHARMACEUTICAL CHEMISTRY DEGREE

Pharmaceutical chemistry is a branch of chemistry that deals with drug design and synthesis, drug formulation as well as testing for drug efficacy and safety. As diseases evolve and new strains emerge, the global effort to discover new drugs that have high therapeutic properties but minimal side effects, never stops.
The IMU Pharmaceutical Chemistry Degree programme introduces students to all aspects of the pharmaceutical industry and allows them to work in various industries:

• Pharmaceutical industries – as members of research and development, production, quality control and sales and marketing teams.
• Chemical industries in the areas of oleochemical, polymer, food, biotechnology, cosmetics and toiletries – assuming active roles in research and development, quality control, sales and marketing activities.
• Government laboratories such as the National Pharmaceutical Regulatory Agency, Chemistry Department, environmental protection unit and forensic science unit.
• Multinational drug companies – as coordinators of clinical trial studies.

The programme is structured on a multi-prong approach with a formal, informal and hidden curriculum that is implemented by experienced faculty. Students will undergo extensive training in laboratory skills, undertake problem-solving projects and participate in small group learning activities, final year research projects and an industrial attachment (4 months). Students will also be ready to face the workplace with communication and presentation skills, entrepreneurial skills and basic engineering principles.

IMU’s Pharmaceutical Chemistry degree is a 3-year programme, accredited by the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC), United Kingdom, the world’s leading chemistry community and professional body committed to advancing excellence in chemical sciences.

PROGRAMME STRUCTURE

SEMESTER 1

  • Basic Mathematics and Statistics
  • Biological Science and Genetics
  • General Chemistry
  • Human Biology
  • Pharmaceutical Organic Chemistry I
  • MPU-U2 (English for Health Sciences)

SEMESTER 2

  • Environmental Chemistry and Toxicology
  • Ethics and Laboratory Safety
  • General Pharmacology
  • Pharmaceutical Organic Chemistry II
  • Pharmaceutics I
  • Physical Pharmacy

SEMESTER 3

  • Basic and Applied Microbiology
  • Introduction to Bioinformatics
  • Pharmaceutical Analysis I
  • Pharmaceutics II
  • Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry
  • Synthetic Organic Chemistry

SEMESTER 4

  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Medicinal Chemistry
  • Pharmaceutical Analysis II
  • Pharmaceutical Biotechnology
  • Pharmaceutics III
  • Polymer Chemistry
  • MPU-U4 (Social Responsibility)

SEMESTER 5

  • Heterocyclic Chemistry
  • Pharmaceutical Analysis III
  • Pharmaceutical Engineering
  • Pharmaceutics IV
  • Pharmacokinetics
  • Physical Chemistry

SEMESTER 6

  • Internship

SHORT SEMESTER

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Research Methodology
  • Research Project

MPU SEMESTER

  • MPU-U1
  • MPU-U3

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