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About Study Course

Credit points / ECTS:11 / 16.5
Course supervisor:Dace Bandere
Study type:Part time, Full time
Course level:Master's
Target audience:Pharmacy
Language:Latvian
Branch of science:Pharmacy; Pharmaceutical Chemistry

Objective

Course is aimed to acquire the theoretical knowledge and practical skills that can be used in drug quality control.
• Promote knowledge of the main classes of medicinal products and their chemical properties;
• Promote understanding of drug structure, synthesis, quality control and specifics of use;
• Master the tactics of naming medicines and methods of testing the goodness of medicines;
• Carry out the analysis of drug substances containing different dosage forms on the basis of physical and chemical properties, chemical structure and stability.

Prerequisites

Basic knowledge in inorganic, organic and analytical chemistry, physical pharmacy.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge

On successful course completion:
• Students should know structures and names of drug substances, methods of drug quality analysis,
• be able to identify a compound by reactions of key functional groups,
• be able to test the quality of different drug substances,
• be able to identify the structural elements of vitamins, hormones and antibiotic drug substances and name a specific drug-containing preparation;
• be able to explain the physico-chemical properties of vitamins, hormones and antibiotic drug substances,
• be able to compare and select methods for drug substance synthesis, qualitative and quantitative analysis depending on the particular drug substance preparation.

Skills

On successful course completion students will be able to:
• choose and apply chemical and instrumental methods of analysis of drugs,
• systematize scientific information of the different groups of medications, their characteristics, properties and use in medicine.

Competence

On successful course completion students will be able to evaluate and present the information of drug quality control;
Students will be able to independently test the quality of the drug substance based on its physical and chemical properties.

Study course planning

Planning period:Year 2021, Spring semester
Study programmeStudy semesterProgram levelStudy course categoryLecturersSchedule
Pharmacy, FF6Master’sRequiredLīva Vanaga, Dace Bandere, Renāte Ranka
Pharmacy, FFN6Master’sRequiredLīva Vanaga, Dace Bandere
Planning period:Year 2021, Autumn semester
Study programmeStudy semesterProgram levelStudy course categoryLecturersSchedule
Pharmacy, FF5Master’sRequired
Pharmacy, FF7Master’sRequired
Pharmacy, FFN5Master’sRequired