Curriculum Structure

1) Core courses 3 credits
2) Required courses 12 credits
3) Elective courses not less than 9 credits
4) Thesis 12 credits

Total not less than 36 Credits

Pharmacology & New Drug Development (Medical)

CODE

SUBJECT

CREDIT(S)

LECTURE(H)

LAB(H)

Core Course

     

SIID 501

Molecular and Cellular Basis of Biomedicine

3

30

30

Required Course

     

SIPM 512

Seminar in Pharmacology and New Drug Development

2

30

SIPM 513

Research Methodology in Pharmacology and New Drug Development

4

45

30

SIPM 514

Fundamentals of Medical Pharmacology

3

45

SIPM 515

Medical Pharmacology and Therapeutics

3

45

Elective Course (not less than 9 credits)

     

SIPM 518

Frontier Research in Medical Pharmacology

2

30

SIPM 519

Frontier Research in Pharmacoepidemiology

2

30

SIPM 520

Frontier Research in Systems Pharmacology 

2

30

SIPM 521

Frontier Research in Statistical Modeling and Data Mining for Drug Design and Discovery

2

30

SIPM 522

Augmented Course in Cancer Research

1

15

SIIM 615

Molecular Biochemistry of Cancer

2

30

SIIM 616

Stem Cell Science

3

45

1) Core courses

SIID501: Molecular and Cellular Basis of Biomedicine 3 (2-2-5)

Biomolecules, cell structure and function, genetic materials, regulation of gene expression, structure and mechanism of enzyme, membrane biology, cell communication, cell signaling, energy metabolism, cell proliferation, cell differentiation, cell death, cancer, basic immune response, host – pathogen interaction, basic gene, protein, cellular and immunological methods in biomedical research

CODE SUBJECT CREDITS LECTURE(h) LAB(h)
SIID 501 MOLECULAR AND CELLULAR BASIS OF BIOMEDICINE 3 30 30

2) Required Courses

SIPM512: Seminar in Pharmacology and New Drug Development 2(2-0-4)
CODE SUBJECT CREDITS LECTURE(h) LAB(h)
SIPM 512 Seminar in Pharmacology and New Drug Development 2 30

Course Description: 

The Updation the pharmacological research literature review; presentations, rehearsal discussions, the research results analysis and the criticism, the information search; the summary of essential contents and ethics in the work, participation and presentation results of research.

Learning Outcome(s) : 

SIPM513: Research Methodology in Pharmacology and New Drug Development 4(3-2-7)
CODE SUBJECT CREDITS LECTURE(h) LAB(h)
SIPM 513 Research Methodology in Pharmacology and New Drug Development 4 45 30

Course Description: 

Practicing experimental methods in pharmacology; training skills in the laboratory instrument use; the active principle the analysis; analysis of proteins and nucleic acids; the cell and tissue culture; the drug level and/or active principles determination in the blood; the animal research.

Learning Outcome(s) : 

SIPM514: Fundamentals of Medical Pharmacology 3(3-0-6)
CODE SUBJECT CREDITS LECTURE(h) LAB(h)
SIPM 514 Fundamentals of Medical Pharmacology 3 45

Course Description: 

Basic pharmacology, toxicology, biostatistics, and pharmacogenomics; regulatory science, the process of the preclinical and clinical drug development.

Learning Outcome(s) : 

SIPM515: Medical Pharmacology and Therapeutics 3(3-0-6)
CODE SUBJECT CREDITS LECTURE(h) LAB(h)
SIPM 515 Medical Pharmacology and Therapeutics 3 45

Course Description: 

Mechanisms of drugs interacting with systems of the human body; the components of molecule, enzyme, and pathway involving each system in the human body; the identified possible targets of diseases for the current treatment and the  future treatment.

Learning Outcome(s) : 

3) Elective Course (not less than 9 credits)

SIPM518: Frontier Research in Medical Pharmacology 2(2-0-4)
CODE SUBJECT CREDITS LECTURE(h) LAB(h)
SIPM 518 Frontier Research in Medical Pharmacology 2 30

Course Description: 

Updated medical pharmacological research review, pharmacological topics in various therapeutic systems both during development and available in medical treatment; metabolic diseases, neurodegenerative diseases, targeted therapy, antibiotics, and gene therapy.

Learning Outcome(s) : 

SIPM519: Frontier Research in Pharmacoepidemiology 2(2-0-4)
CODE SUBJECT CREDITS LECTURE(h) LAB(h)
SIPM 519 Frontier Research in Pharmacoepidemiology 2 30

Course Description: 

Updated issues in drug utilization and drug safety research, the effectiveness of drugs in each group of population, common side effects rating, rare-but-severe side effects capturing, surveillance of emerging adverse events of new marketing drugs in both short-term and long-term use of medications.

Learning Outcome(s) : 

SIPM520: Frontier Research in Systems Pharmacology 2(2-0-4)
CODE SUBJECT CREDITS LECTURE(h) LAB(h)
SIPM 520 Frontier Research in Systems Pharmacology 2 30

Course Description: 

Research topics on novel quantitative computer-aided models of biological systems and disease processes; advanced quantitative systems pharmacology approaches.

Learning Outcome(s) : 

SIPM521: Frontier Research in Statistical Modeling and Data Mining 2(2-0-4)
CODE SUBJECT CREDITS LECTURE(h) LAB(h)
SIPM 521 Frontier Research in Statistical Modeling and Data Mining 2 30

Course Description: 

Research topics on statistical modeling and data mining for drug design and discovery; important public pan-omic databases; computer-assisted compound screening; chemoinformatics; data mining of polypharmacology; ligand profiling and target fishing.

Learning Outcome(s) :  –

SIPM522: Augmented Course in Cancer Research 1(1-0-2)
CODE SUBJECT CREDITS LECTURE(h) LAB(h)
SIPM 522 Augmented Course in Cancer Research 1 15

Course Description: 

Current molecular cancer biology discoveries based on experimental data; oncogenes, tumor suppressors, the tumorigenesis, the metastasis, the tumor microenvironment, the cancer heterogeneity, and the precision medicine for cancer.

Learning Outcome(s) : 

SIIM615: Molecular Biochemistry of Cancer
CODE SUBJECT CREDITS LECTURE(h) LAB(h)
SIIM 615 Molecular Biochemistry of Cancer                                     2 30

Course Description: 

Knowledge in biochemistry, molecular biology and genetics in cancer; chemical compositions, structures and functions of biomolecules expressed in cancer; regulation of gene expression and epigenetic control in cancer and related cells; signal transduction in cancer and related cells; cancer microenvironment; an application of basic knowledge in clinical practices; group discussion on hot related topics

Learning Outcome(s) : 

SIIM616: Stem Cell Science
CODE SUBJECT CREDITS LECTURE(h) LAB(h)
SIIM 616 Stem Cell Science                             3 45

Course Description: 

Comprehensive view of the stem cell biology; potential uses of stem cell in clinical practices; stem cell biology of both embryonic and adult stem cells including characteristics at cellular and molecular levels; signaling transduction; stem cell interactions with their microenvironment and their role in tissue homeostasis; basic technology involved in stem cell research; hematopoietic stem cell transplantation as a standard treatment for hematological disorders; potential uses and limitations of stem cells for the treatment of diseases other than hematological disorders; ethics in animal care and use for research; ethical issues of stem cell applications

Learning Outcome(s) : 

4) Thesis

SIMP698: Thesis 12(0-36-0)

CODE SUBJECT CREDITS LECTURE(h) LAB(h)
SIPM 698 Thesis 12 36

Identifying pharmacology research proposal, conducting ethical research, data collecting, data analysis, interpretation and discussion; research ethics; thesis writing; research presentation; publication in standard journal or academic print or presenting in academic conference; ethics of academic publication.