Spring 2014 Schedule
for the Non-Thesis MS Program in Pharmaceutics

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Students pursuing courses in the non-thesis MS in Pharmaceutics program are expected to have strong science backgrounds. This consists of a minimum of 2 years of general chemistry (and should include organic chemistry and analytical chemistry). Non-matriculated students who are taking Pharmaceutics courses must include a current copy of their resume indicating their science background.

Special note: Students are expected to take proctored exams on the date that is designated on the Schedule of Classes. Please check your schedule carefully before registering to make sure you are available on the designated exam date. Starting in the Spring semester, there will be a $20 fee charged to any student who cannot take the exam on the designated date and requests a makeup test. For more information on proctoring and these fees, click here.

Schedule Updated March 10, 2014

 

Classes already in session and closed to additional registrants:

The following course is offered online through Adobe Connect.  Students must submit the Registration Form for Online Courses.
5477.  Good Manufacturing Practices (990)  crn:  3439
Special note: this course will use Software Secure, an online proctoring service that costs $15.00 and enables students to take exams at home. Students are responsible for paying the $15.00 fee directly to Software Secure. The fee will be charged, even if students use a computer at Temple University, a library, or other location. If you do not wish to participate in online proctoring, please do not sign up for this course.
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm Thursdays:  Jan 23, 30, Feb 6, 13, 20, 27, Mar 6, 13, 20, 27, April 3, 10.  Meets 12 times plus final exam.  Make-ups, if needed, Apr 17 or 24. Proctored exam:  Feb 27. 
Faculty:  K. Zimm
No required text.
Not open to students who have taken Pharmaceutics 487.

The following course is offered online through Adobe Connect.  Students must submit the Registration Form for Online Courses.
5478.  High Purity Water Systems (990)  crn:  23313 CLOSED. WAIT LIST ONLY.
To learn more about this course:  http://qara-apache.temple.edu/Collentro/BC5478.html
7:15 pm - 9:30 pm Mondays:  Jan 27, Feb 3, 10, 17 (Presidents' Day), 24, Mar 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, Apr 7, 14, 21 (proctored exam).  Meets 12 times plus final (proctored) exam. Proctored exam: Apr 21. 
Faculty:  William Collentro
Reference text:  Pharmaceutical Water - System Design, Operation, and Validation, Collentro, 2nd ed, Informa Healthcare, 2011 (ISBN:  9781420077827)
Not open to students who have taken Pharmaceutics 488.

Traditional Classroom Format:
5493.  Sterilization Processes:  Manufacturing (101)  crn:  23264
Prerequisite:  Strong science background and a basic understanding of pharmaceutical manufacturing processes.
8:30 am - 5:00 pm (1 hour lunch) Saturdays:  Jan 18, Feb 1, 15, Mar 1, 15.  Meets 5 times plus final exam.  Proctored, in-class exam:  Feb 15.  Make-up, if needed, Mar 29 or Apr 12.
Faculty:  D. Casaburi
Required text: Validation of Pharmaceutical Processes, Agalloco and Carleton, CRC Press, 2007, (ISBN-13: 9780849370557).
Not open to students who have taken Pharmaceutics 493.

Traditional Classroom Format
5622.  Unit Operations (101) crn:  20664
This course includes two required workshops to Emerson Resources, where students will practice milling, mixing, tableting and coating. Please reserve all of the listed dates. Emerson Resources is located at 600 Markley St, #1, Norristown, PA  19401.
8:00 am – 2:30 pm Saturdays (1/2 hour lunch):  Jan 25, Feb 8, 22, Mar 8 (required workshop), 22 (required workshop), Apr 5, April 12 (final exam).  Required all-day workshops to Emerson: Mar 8 and 22. Proctored, in-class exam:  Apr 12. Make-up, if needed, Apr 26. 
Faculty:  W. McVay
Prerequisite:  Strong science background, including a BS in pharmacy, chemistry, biology, or engineering and familiarity with chemistry, biology, and physics.  Students should also have a basic understanding of pharmaceutical manufacturing processes.
Required text:  Pharmaceutical Process Engineering, Hickey and Ganderton, (ISBN: 0-8247-0298-0)
Supplemental text:  Pharmaceutical Process Design and Management, K. McCormick, W. McVay, Gower Publishing Ltd, 2012 [ISBN: 978-1-4094-2711-7 (hardback) or 978-1-4094-2712-4 (electronic version)]. Available at ashgate.com/Business (left menu)/Pharmaceutical (right menu).

Traditional Classroom Format
5627. Statistical Design of Experiments (DOE) (101) crn: 12422
8:30 am - 5:00 pm Saturdays, March 8, 22, Apr 5, 12, Apr 26. Meets five times. Proctored midterm: Apr 5th.
Faculty: R. Snee
Required text: Design and Analysis of Experiments, Douglas C. Montgomery, 2012, 8th ed, (ISBN: 9781118214718).

The  following course is offered online through Adobe Connect.  Students must submit the Registration Form for Online Courses.
5655.  Analytical Chemistry in the Pharmaceutical Laboratory (990)  crn:  23278
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Tuesdays:  Jan 28, Feb 4, 11, 18, 25, Mar 4, 11, 18, 25, Apr 1, 8, 15.  Meets 12 times plus final exam.  Make-up, if needed, Apr 22.  Proctored exam: Mar 11.
Faculty:  F. Diana and K. Huynh-Ba
Required text:  Handbook of Stability Testing in Pharmaceutical Development:  Regulations, Methodologies, and Best Practices, (ISBN: 97809387856261), Kim Huynh-Ba (ed), Springer Sciences and Publishing, 2008.

The  following course is offered online through Adobe Connect.  Students must submit the Registration Form for Online Courses.
8005.  Pharmaceutical Biotechnology (990) crn:  20673
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Thursdays:  Jan 23, 30, Feb 6, 13, 20, 27 (proctored exam), Mar 6, 13, 20, 27, Apr 3, 10, 17 (proctored exam).  Meets 12 times plus proctored final exam.  Make-ups if needed, Apr 24 or May 1.  Proctored exams:  Feb 27 and Apr 17. 
Faculty:  T. Parry
Required text:  Pharmaceutical Biotechnology:  Fundamentals and Applications, Crommelin, Sindelar & Meibohm, eds, 3rd ed, Informa Healthcare 2007 (ISBN-10:  1420044370, ISBN-13 978-1420044379). Paperback recommended.
Suggested text: Biopharmaceuticals:  Biochemistry and Biotechnology, Walsh, G., 2nd ed, Wiley, West Sussex, England, 2003, $76.50, (ISBN 0-470-84327-6). Students should also have access to textbooks in biochemistry and/or molecular biology from previous courses.
Not open to students who have taken Pharmaceutics 475.

Hybrid Format
8006.  Physical Pharmacy (101)  crn: 23271
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm Tuesdays:  Jan 28, Feb 4, 11, 18, 25, Mar 11, 18, 25, Apr 1, 8, 15, 22 (proctored, in-class exam with 4 hour time limit).  Meets 12 times plus final exam.  Make-up, if needed, Apr 29 or May 6.  Proctored, in-class exam:  April 22 (6:00 pm - 10:00 pm).  No class Mar 4.
In-class lectures supplemented with recordings posted on Blackboard.
Faculty:  D. Lebo
Required text:  Martin’s Physical Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, J. Sinko, Lippincoot Williams & Wilkins, 6th ed, (ISBN:  9780781850271).
Not open to students who have taken Pharmaceutics 485.

Traditional Classroom Format
8007.  Applied Biopharmaceutics (101) crn:  7327
5:30 pm – 8:30 pm Mondays:  Jan 27, Feb 10,  17 (Presidents' Day), 24 (in-class, proctored exam),  Mar 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, Apr 7, 14, 21 (in-class, proctored exam).   Meets 12 times plus final exam.  Make-ups, if needed, Apr 28 or May 5.  Proctored, in-class exams: Feb 24 and Apr 21. No class Feb 3, due to snow.
Faculty:  R. Fassihi
No required text.
Not open to students who have taken Pharmaceutics 410.

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