Pharmaceutical Sciences (PSCI)

PSCI 380. Undergraduate Research in Pharmaceutical Sciences. 1-3 hours.

Investigation, under the direction of one or more faculty members, of a problem of limited scope. Course Information: Previously listed as BPS 380. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 hours per department. A total of not more than 8 hours of PSCI 380 and PSCI 390 may be applied toward the 12 hours of professional electives. Students may register for more than one section per term. Prerequisite(s): Minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.50 and consent of the instructor, department head, and Associate Dean of Student Affairs.

PSCI 390. Special Projects in Pharmaceutical Sciences. 1 or 2 hour.

Provide professional students in the Pharm.D. program with an opportunity to carry out a special project with defined objectives under the guidance of a faculty mentor. Course Information: Previously listed as BPS 390. May be repeated to a maximum of 4 hours. A total of not more than 8 hours of PSCI 380 and PSCI 390 may be applied toward the 12 hours of professional electives. Students may register for more than one section per term.Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor and consent of the department head, and Associate Dean for Student Affairs.

PSCI 425. College of Pharmacy Colloquium Lecture Series. 1 hour.

Weekly, one-hour, basic-research seminars given by invited lecturers. Course Information: Previously listed as PSCI 425. May be repeated for a maximum of 2 hours. Students will not be able to concurrently enroll in PSCI 425 and PMPR 355 during the Spring semester.

PSCI 501. Drug Discovery, Design, and Development. 3 hours.

Provides an overview of the process to discover, design, develop, and market drugs set in the background of chemistry and biology. Course Information: Credit is not given for PSCI 501 if the student has credit in BPS 507 or MDCH 507 or PMPG 507.

PSCI 502. Training in Research Presentation. 1 hour.

Provides practice and practical guidance for giving a high quality research seminar. Course Information: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. Previously listed as MDCH 593.

PSCI 503. Biostatistics for Pharmaceutical Scientists. 2 hours.

Provides an introduction to basic statistical methods for pharmaceutical scientists. Course Information: Extensive computer use required. Credit is not given for PSCI 503 if the students has credit in BSTT 400.

PSCI 510. Principles of Pharmaceutics and Drug Delivery. 3 hours.

Provides fundamental principles of pharmaceutics and drug delivery. Course Information: Credit is not given for PSCI 510 if the student has credit in BPS 501.

PSCI 519. Principles of Polymeric Science and Engineering. 3 hours.

Intermediate polymer science, thermodynamics of polymer solutions, phase separations, MW determination, crystallization, elasticity, kinetics and processing. Course Information: Previously listed as PSCI 519. Prerequisite(s): MATH 220; or consent of the instructor.

PSCI 520. Research Techniques in Pharmacognosy. 3 hours.

Provides an introduction to the techniques used in pharmacognosy research. Course Information: Previously listed as PMPG 510.

PSCI 521. Structure Elucidation of Natural Products. 3 hours.

Provides an in-depth study of structure elucidation and dereplication of a natural product using modern computational methods and real-life examples. Course Information: Previously listed as PMPG 516. Prerequisite(s): MDCH 562; or consent of the instructor.

PSCI 523. Special Projects in Pharmacognosy. 1-3 hours.

Overview of current research topics of interest in Pharmacognosy. Course Information: Previously listed as PMPG 565. Prerequisite(s): Completion of the first year of the program.

PSCI 530. Principles of Medicinal Chemistry. 5 hours.

Introduces concepts of graduate organic and physical organic chemistry as they relate to medicinal chemistry. Emphasis will be made on those topics of chemistry that are relevant to drug discovery and design. Course Information: Previously listed as MDCH 561. Prerequisite(s): Credit or concurrent registration in PHAR 422; or consent of the instructor. Recommended background: One year of organic chemistry with laboratory.

PSCI 531. Spectroscopy in Pharmaceutical Sciences. 3 hours.

The fundamental principles used to determine structure and conformation in molecules, emphasizing spectroscopic methods useful in solving structural problems and in analyzing dynamic biological processes. Course Information: Previously listed as MDCH 562. Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor or one year of physical chemistry.

PSCI 591. Internship in Pharmaceutical Sciences. 1-12 hours.

Students spend time working in an entity unaffiliated with the department, such as an industrial or specialized laboratory, to obtain professional experience in a field of pharmaceutical sciences. Course Information: May be repeated. Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor.

PSCI 592. Research Rotation in Pharmaceutical Sciences. 1-2 hours.

Research rotation course in which first year students from the Pharmaceutical Sciences program will undertake projects in laboratories affiliated with this program. Course Information: May be repeated to a maximum of 4 hours. Students may register for more than one section per term. Meets eight weeks of the semester. To be taken fall and spring semesters of the first year of graduate study. Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor.

PSCI 594. Special Topics in Pharmaceutical Sciences. 1-4 hours.

Covers at least one of the five concentrations of research in pharmaceutical sciences: pharmaceutics & drug delivery, pharmacognosy, chemistry in drug discovery, molecular mechanisms and therapeutics, and forensics.Course Information: May be repeated to a maximum of 4 hours if topics vary. Previously listed as MDCH 594. Prerequisite(s): One year of physical chemistry and one semester of biochemistry or consent of the instructor.

PSCI 598. Master's Thesis Research. 0-16 hours.

Independent research project under the guidance of an advisor. Course Information: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. May be repeated. Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor.

PSCI 599. Ph.D. Thesis Research in Pharmaceutical Sciences. 0-16 hours.

Independent dissertation research under the guidance of an advisor and committee. Course Information: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. May be repeated. Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor.