- Investigates the core disciplines involved in drug design, discovery and development.
- Examines the fundamental molecular processes in organisms and the molecular structure-function relationship.
- Explains how the pharmaceutical industry is structured and how a new drug is developed and brought to market.
- Provides the necessary foundation for understanding the physiological states related to health and disease.
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PHARBE 500 – Molecular and Cellular Biology for Pharmaceutical Bioengineering I
Autumn Quarter, 4 Credits
Fundamental molecular processes that occur in living organizations. Structure and organization of prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells. Molecular basis of cellular structure and behaviors of cell membranes, environmental sensing and motility, signaling pathways and differentiation are studied. Use of online literature/media resources and bioinformatics tools are integrated into course.
PHARBE 504 – Pathophysiology for Pharmaceutical Bioengineering”
Winter Quarter, 4 Credits
Introduction to human anatomy, physiology, molecular biology and cell biology of major organ systems. Emphasis on the structural, molecular and cellular mechanisms of common pathological conditions (pathophysiology). Additional emphasis on pharmaceutics development for common pathologic states. Students will understand the basics of normal and aberrant human physiology.
PHARBE 502 – Pharmaceutics I
Spring Quarter, 4 Credits
Covers the drug development process for both small molecules and biological form discovery stage through the end of phase 1. Addresses the science, logistics, and regulatory environment of preclinical (pharmacology, PKDM, toxicology, CMC) and early clinical development.
PHARBE 503 – Pharmaceutics II
Summer Quarter, 4 Credits
Phases II and III of the drug development process, including clinical study design, safety, pharmacology and statistics. An overview of preparation and filing of the New Drug Application (NDA). Prerequisite: PHARBE 502 or permission of instructor.