Photo of tablets, capsules, nasal spray, inhaler,  and injection medications.

Requirements for the Certificate of Drug Delivery - Enroll here.

What will I learn?

Students will build upon a solid basic science foundation to extend their knowledge about techniques used in drug delivery.

  • Selection of materials for use in drug products.
  • Characteristics of delivery of delivery systems used for injectable, oral, and topical drug administration.
  • Targeting strategies to limit unwanted side effects.
  • Design strategies to match drug products with biological requirements.
  • Product quality standards and testing used to assure the availability of high quality pharmaceuticals.
  • The role of drug development in the regulatory approval process used in the United States.

 

What prerequisite courses do I need?

Note: Not all prerequisite courses have to be completed to enroll in the certificate.  As students complete prerequisites, they are encouraged to begin certificate coursework.  If you have already completed some certificate courses, those courses will apply toward the certificate even if you have not yet enrolled.

Biochemistry (1 semester)

Calculus (1 semester)

Foundations of Biology 

Human Physiology (1 semester)

Organic Chemistry II w/Lab

Pharmacology (1 semester)

Statistics (1 semester)

 

What are the certificate required courses?

See complete course descriptions here.

Course Number Course Title Semester Hours

PHAR:1100 

or

PHAR:1111

Introduction to Pharmaceutical Sciences: Drug Development

or

Need A New Drug?

2

or

1

PHAR:4146 Drug Disposition and Pharmacokinetics 2

PHAR:4700
or

PHAR:4130

Pharmaceutical Chemical Analysis

or

Bioanalytical Techniques

4

or

2

PHAR:4736 Properties of Dosage Forms I 2
PHAR:4737 Properties of Dosage Forms II 2
PHAR:4740 Materials in Drug and Gene Delivery 3
PHAR:4745 Drug Delivery I 3
PHAR:4800 Chemical and Biophysical Properties of Drugs 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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