Pharmacy is becoming a key player in primary and preventive health care and is defined as the science of the composition, use and dispensing of drugs. The study and practice of Pharmacy has evolved and expanded considerably over the years due to the exponential growth of the health care and pharmaceutical industry.
The Arab American University offers a graduate Program leading to the Ph.D. in pharmaceutical Sciences with concentration in Medicinal Chemistry.
During this program, student will have the opportunity to be trained at an advanced level to design, synthesize, and analytically examine drug compounds.
The student study how chemical substances behave at a molecular level, and how the chemical properties affect drug kinetics, absorption, distribution, metabolism, and extraction. The student will participate in research directed toward a fuller understanding of Pharmacological actions, leading to improved drug design.
The concentration in medicinal chemistry will be focused on the discovery and development of biologically active agents with potential therapeutic application. Moreover, the aim is also to engage in independent and collaborative research in academic, governmental and applied life science contexts. During this educative process, students will participate in knowledge generation and improvement, research synthesis, and knowledge/technology transfer.
Upon graduation, Pharmaceutical Sciences graduate students will be competent to: -
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