Pharmaceutical Organic Chemistry provides the fundamental knowledge of organic chemistry. The principles of organic chemistry cover topics on structure and bonding, alkanes and cycloalkanes, alkenes, alkynes, stereochemistry and stereoisomerism, alkyl halides, benzene and aromaticity, alcohols and phenols, amine and preview of carbonyl compounds as well as heterocyclic compounds.

In addition, each student is required to work on tutorial and practical on designated topics of pharmaceutical chemistry syllabi. Students are encouraged to read text and reference books for more in-depth knowledge.

This course will focus on the mechanism of action, pharmacological effects and medicinal chemistry of the drugs acting on the CNS which include antianxiety, hypnotics, antipsychotic, antidepressant, antiepileptic, antiparkinsonian, drugs for Alzheimer and migraine as well as general anesthetics, local anesthetics and opioid analgesics. The pathophysiology of diseases involving the central nervous system will also be discussed.

This course covers the basic knowledge on tablets and capsules including the characteristics, ingredients, production method and quality control of these dosage forms. The students will learn the multitude of processes relating to the production of tablets and capsules such as pre-formulation, heat transfer and steam characteristic, drying, filtration, mixing, particle size analysis, the flow of powder, drug interaction and incompatibility, physical and chemical stability test, chemical degradation pathway, packaging technology, granulation, tableting, capsuling and quality control.

This course consists of lectures, poster presentation and visit to field report. This course will introduce the student to the basic principles of nuclear physics and radiation safety standards. Students will also be exposed to the types and application of radiopharmaceutical, method of radiopharmaceutical dispositions and the entire test involved, rules, types of radiopharmacy laboratory designs, benefits of radiopharmaceutical in research, classes of nuclear medicine dose and their dosage regimen.

This course introduces the student to veterinary medicine, veterinary pharmacy and related fields. It equips the student with the knowledge of the main diseases affecting domestic animals and pets, and the treatment of these conditions. This course also includes the role of a community pharmacist as an animal health care provider.