Project Description

Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Science

Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Science


The courses at Riyadh Elm University (REU), Formerly Riyadh Colleges of Dentistry and Pharmacy (RCsDP) under the practice of pharmacy aims to equip the students with the necessary knowledge and skills that will be utilized when they go into hospital or community pharmacy practice. These courses also expose the students to different scenarios that they may encounter during their practice through case studies, small group discussions, hospital and community pharmacy exposures, etc., thus ensuring that they would know how to respond when they face similar settings.

The program aims to provide the students a well-rounded undergraduate education with an emphasis on the pharmaceutical sciences and to integrate knowledge with practical hands-on experience to enhance career path development.

The five-year curriculum for the B.S. in Pharmaceutical Sciences begins with a foundation of coursework in mathematics and the basic sciences (chemistry, biology, physics). This inter-disciplinary program then progresses to advanced coursework in the pharmaceutical sciences, including aspects of drug design and synthesis, mechanisms of drug action, pharmacognosy, pharmacology and toxicology, dosage formulation and manufacturing.

LEVEL 1 BASIC SCIENCES
CODE NO. COURSE NAME CR HR PREREQUISITES
ENG 110 ENGLISH LANGUAGE I 3 3+0
ENG 120 ENGLISH LANGUAGE II 3 3+0
CHEM 111 CHEMISTRY FOR HEALTH SCIENCE I 2 2+0
BIOL 111 CELL BIOLOGY I 2 2+0
MATH 111 MATHEMATICS I 2 2+0
HLS 111 INTRODUCTION TO HEALTH SCIENCE I 1 1+0
PHYS 111 GENERAL PHYSICS I 2 1+0
COMP 110 INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER 2 1+1
TOTAL 17
LEVEL 2 BASIC SCIENCES
CODE NO. COURSE NAME CR HR PREREQUISITES
ENG 130 ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY I 3 3+0 ENG 110, ENG 120
ENG 140 ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY II 3 3+0 ENG 110, ENG 120
CHEM 122 CHEMISTRY FOR HEALTH SCIENCE II 3 2+1 CHEM 111
MATH 210 MATHEMATICS II 2 2+0 MATH 111
PHYS 121 GENERAL PHYSICS II 2 2+0 PHYS 111
HLS 121 INTRODUCTION TO HEALTH SCIENCE II 1 1+0 HLS 111
BIOL 122 CELL BIOLOGY II 3 2+1 BIOL 111
TOTAL 17
LEVEL 3 BASIC SCIENCES
CODE NO. COURSE NAME CR HR PREREQUISITES
MIC 223 INTRODUCTION TO MICROBIOLOGY 3 2+1 ENG 130, ENG 140, BIOL 122
PSY 211 PSYCHOLOGY 2 2+0 ENG 130, ENG 140, BIOL 122
BICH 211 BIOCHEMISTRY FOR HEALTH SCIENCE I 3 2+1 ENG 130, ENG 140, BIOL 122, CHEM 122
ANTPH 211 PRINCIPLES OF HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY I 4 3+1 ENG 130, ENG 140, HLS 121, BIOL 122
ARAB 101 LANGUGE SKILLS 2 2+0
ISLS 101 INTRODUCTION TO ISLAMIC CULTURE 2 2+0
TOTAL 16
LEVEL 4 BASIC SCIENCES
CODE NO. COURSE NAME CR HR PREREQUISITES
BICH 221 BIOCHEMISTRY FOR HEALTH SCIENCE II 3 2+1 BICH 211
ANTPH 222 PRINCIPLES OF HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY II 4 3+1 ANTPH 211
ARAB 102 EXPOSITORY WRITING 2 2+0 ARAB 101
ISLS 102 ISLAM AND CONSTRUCTION OF SOCIETY 2 2+0 ISLS 101
PHRM 330 INTRODUCTION TO PHARMACY PROFESSION 2 2+0 BICH 211
PHRM 331 FIRST AID SAFETY AND CPR 2 1+1 ANTPH 211, BICH 211, MIC 223
TOTAL 15
LEVEL 5 BASIC SCIENCES
CODE NO. COURSE NAME CR HR PREREQUISITES
PHRM 332 MEDICINAL CHEMISTRY I 3 2+1 PHRM 311, BICH 221
PHRM 333 BIOACTIVE NATURAL PRODUCTS 3 2+1 PHRM 311, PHRM 316
PHRM 334 PHARMACEUTICAL MICROBIOLOGY 4 3+1 PHRM 331, PHRM 330, ANTPH 222, MIC 223
PHRM 335 APPLIED PATHOPHYSIOLOGY 3 3+0 ANTPH 222, BICH 221, PHRM 330, PHRM 331
ISLS 103 THE ISLAMIC ECONOMIC SYSTEM 2 2+0 ISLS 102, ARAB 102
TOTAL 15
LEVEL 6 BASIC SCIENCES
CODE NO. COURSE NAME CR HR PREREQUISITES
PHRM 341 PHYSICAL PHARMACY 3 2+1 PHRM 333, PHRM 332, PHRM 314
PHRM 342 MEDICINAL CHEMISTRY II 3 3+0 PHRM 332
PHRM 343 DRUGS OF ABUSE 3 2+1 PHRM 333
PHRM 344 BIOPHARMACEUTICS AND PHARMACOKINETICS 3 2+1 PHRM 333, PHRM 332, PHRM 334
PHRM 345 PHARMACEUTICAL ANALYSIS I 3 2+1 PHRM 332, PHRM 333
PHRM 346 PHARMACOLOGY AND THERAPEUTICS I 3 2+1 PHRM 335, PHRM 332, PHRM 334, PHRM 336
ISLS 104 FUNDAMENTALS OF ISLAMIC POLITICAL SYSTEM 2 2+0 ISLS 103
TOTAL 19
LEVEL 7 BASIC SCIENCES
CODE NO. COURSE NAME CR HR PREREQUISITES
PHRM 431 PHARMACEUTICS I 3 2+1 PHRM 341, PHRM 344
PHRM 432 MEDICINAL CHEMISTRY III 3 2+1 PHRM 342
PHRM 433 COMPLEMENTARY AND ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE 1 1+0 PHRM 343
PHRM 434 CLINICAL BIOCHEMISTRY 2 1+1 PHRM 346
PHRM 435 ANTIMICROBIAL DRUGS 3 2+1 MIC 223, PHRM 344, PHRM 346
PHRM 436 PHARMACOLOGY AND THERAPEUTICS II 3 3+0 PHRM 346, PSY 211
PHRM 437 PHARMACEUTICAL BIOTECHNOLOGY 2 2+0 PHRM 344, PHRM 341
TOTAL 17
LEVEL 8 BASIC SCIENCES
CODE NO. COURSE NAME CR HR PREREQUISITES
PHRM 441 PHARMACEUTICS II 4 3+1 PHRM 431, PHRM 437
PHRM 442 MEDICINAL CHEMISTRY IV 3 3+0 PHRM 332, PHRM 342, PHRM 432
PHRM 443 HOSPITAL PHARMACY 4 3+1 PHRM 435, PHRM 436
PHRM 444 PUBLIC HEALTH AND INFECTION CONTROL 3 3+0 PHRM 436
PHRM 445 OVER THE COUNTER MEDICATIONS 2 2+0 PHRM 433
PHRM 446 PHARMACOLOGY AND THERAPEUTICS III 3 3+0 PHRM 434, PHRM 436
TOTAL 19
LEVEL 9 BASIC SCIENCES
CODE NO. COURSE NAME CR HR PREREQUISITES
PHRM 531 PHARMACEUTICS III 4 3+1 PHRM 441
PHRM 532 INDUSTRIAL PHARMACY 3 2+1 PHRM 441
PHRM 533 SAUDI HEALTHCARE SYSTEM 1 1+0 PHRM 441, PHRM 443
PHRM 534 NUCLEAR PHARMACY 2 2+0 PHRM441, PHRM 442
PHRM 535 PHARMACEUTICAL ANALYSIS II 4 3+1 PHRM 345, PHRM 442
PHRM 536 TOXICOLOGY 3 2+1 PHRM 443, PHRM 444, PHRM 445, PHRM 446
TOTAL 17
LEVEL 10 BASIC SCIENCES
CODE NO. COURSE NAME CR HR PREREQUISITES
PHRM 541 PHARMACEUTICAL MANAGEMENT AND ADMINISTRATION 2 2+0 PHRM 532, PHRM 533
PHRM 542 COMMUNICATION SKILLS IN PHARMACY 2 2+0 PHRM 533
PHRM 543 PHARMACOEPIDEMIOLOGY AND PHARMACOECONOMICS 2 2+0 PHRM 532, PHRM 533
PHRM 544 PHARMACY PRACTICE AND PHARMACOVIGILANCE 4 3+1 PHRM 532, PHRM 533
PHRM 545 UPDATED TOPICS IN PHARMACY 2 2+0 PHRM 531, PHRM 532, PHRM 534, PHRM 535, PHRM 536
PHRM 546 PHARMACOLOGY AND THERAPEUTICS IV 3 3+0 PHRM 334, PHRM 435, PHRM 536
TOTAL 15