Master of Science((Pharmacy) – DRUG

by | Mar 20, 2019

The Centre for Drug Research offers graduate programmes encompassing several thrust areas pertaining to drug research at the Master of Science, Master of Arts or Doctor of Philosophy levels. These thrust areas are Clinical/ Experimental Pharmacology; Chemical / Pharmaceutical Analysis; Drug Abuse and Addiction; Public Health; Molecular Pharmacology and Drug Discovery & Development. This programme is open to all students of USM and other local and international universities, who are qualified to pursue their graduate studies through research mode either on a full- time or a part-time basis.

Research Thrust Areas:

Clinical / Experimental Pharmacology

  • Tropical Disease and Anti-infective
  • Metabolism
  • Drug Evaluation
  • Bioequivalence
  • Pharmacokinetics
  • Protein Binding
  • Brain Study
  • Clinical Trials
  • Drug Interaction
  • Neurobehavioral
  • Neurophysiology
  • Blood Brain Barrier

Chemical / Pharmaceutical Analysis

  • Extraction Technology
  • Analytical Method Development for Drugs in Body Fluids
  • Analytical Method Development for Illicit Drugs
  • Analytical Method Development for Pharmaceutical Compounds
  • Instrumentation Methods
  • Chemical and Physical Methods

Molecular Pharmacology

  • Molecular and Biochemical Parasitology
  • Medical Enzymology
  • Pharmacogenetics and Pharmacogenomics

Drug Abuse and Addiction
(Including tobacco and alcohol)

  • Epidemiology
  • Prevention
  • Treatment and Rehabilitation
  • Programme Evaluation
  • Social, Economic and Health Impact
  • Drug Policy Studies

Public Health

  • Social and Behavioural Aspects of Diseases
  • Health Education and Promotion
  • Evaluation of Health Interventions

Drug Discovery and Development

  • Computer-aided Drug Design
  • Synthesis, Isolation, Characterization and Structural Elucidation
  • Lead Compound Optimization
  • In vitro and in vivo screening
  • Toxicology

Expertise available 

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