Second Cycle Programmes    (Master's Degree)
II. Master (non-thesis EE) - Institute of Health Sciences - Pharmaceutical Chemistry
General Description  |  Key Learning Outcomes  |  Course Structure Diagram with Credits
General Description ^
History
The peculiar activity domain of pharmaceutical chemistry department comprises convenient production of active drug ingredients and occasional manufacture of excipients, characterization of their chemical structures and their analysis in addition to researches on drug metabolism and molecular mechanism of action of drugs by means of chemical structure and biological activity. In order to educate well-qualified specialists and researchers with sufficient knowledge on the topics mentioned above the non-thesis master of science (MSc) program in Pharmaceutical Chemistry, that has been appertained to Institute of Health Sciences, was established in academic year 2004-2005.
Qualification Awarded
By the achievement of the program the title ‘’master of science’’ is assumed.
Specific Admission Requirements
The students have to comply with the regulations of postgraduate education and training. Bachelor degree in Pharmacy (4 or 5 years education) or Chemistry or Molecular Biology and Genetics or Chemical Engineering or Veterinary Medicine is required. The students have to pass the digital section of the‘’Academic Staff and the Graduate Entry Examination’’ with the score equivalent to or greater than 60%. The students have to succeed in scientific assessment and interview.
Specific Arrangements For Recognition Of Prior Learning (Formal, Non-Formal and Informal)
Bachelor degree in Pharmacy (4 or 5 years education) or Chemistry or Molecular Biology and Genetics or Chemical Engineering or Veterinary Medicine is required.
Qualification Requirements and Regulations
The students have to succeed in all courses of the master program and final-term project presentation applied by an academic assessment committee
Profile of The Programme
The students are taught basic topics in pharmaceutical chemistry, medicinal chemistry, active pharmaceutical ingredients, drug design, production, analysis and metabolism and they are sophisticated as being a researcher in a project.
Occupational Profiles of Graduates With Examples
Finds an employment in drug industry (research and development, quality control, production, regulatory affairs), works for national or international research centers as a specialist or project manager.
Access to Further Studies
By the achievement of pharmaceutical chemistry non-thesis master program and ALES examination (with the examination mark greater than or equal to the mark declared by the institute); the graduate, who has adequate competence on preferred foreign languages (especially English), can apply for the doctorate programes concerning his/her master program or other multidisciplinary programs. If the student succeeds in scientific assessment and interview he/she can attend the doctorate program.
Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading
The graduation score is composed of mid-term assessments (mid-term exam, housework, project) by the ratio of 40% and final assessments (final exam, housework, project) by the ratio of 60%. The student has to succeed in final-term project presentation applied by an academic assessment committee
Graduation Requirements
The program comprises at least 30 local credits from at least 10 lessons, and final-term project. The non-thesis MSc program includes compulsory and elective courses with the total 60 AKTS credits. Together with mid-term and final exams; education activities as report preparation and homeworks, quizes, presentations and demonstrative works, participation in projects could be taken into consideration by means of performance appraisal of the studuent. The students have to pass exams of each course with the score equivalent to or greater than 65%. If the student completes a course with failure he/she can register at the same course for a second time or register at different MSc courses approved by his/her advisor. The final-term project has no credits in the local credit system and has been depicted as successfull or failure in the transcript. The student has to write the results of his/her final-term project in accordance with the concerned institute’s guidebook that denotes the rules of wording and also the student has to present his/her final-term project orally in the presence of the department’s academic staff.
Mode of Study (Full-Time, Part-Time, E-Learning )
Full-Time
Address, Programme Director or Equivalent
Marmara University, Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry Tıbbiye Street No: 49 Haydarpaşa 34668 İSTANBUL Prof.Dr. İlkay Küçükgüzel (Tel : 0216 349 12 16 – e-mail : ikucukguzel@marmara.edu.tr
Facilities
The Department is well equipped with modern research instrumentation and equipment in the areas of organic synthesis, spectroscopic (UV and IR Spectrophotometer) and chromatographic (liquid chromatograph with PDA detector) analysis, drug metabolism and literature research (permanent internet, ScienceDirect and WOS database Access).
Key Learning Outcomes ^
1 A succesful graduate of this program : is informed about chemical structures, nomenclature and properties of raw materials and related compounds used in the pharmaceutical manifacturing.
2 has the knowledge about mechanisms of drug action and struture-activity relationships.
3 has the knowledge about the approaches used for the design of novel drug molecules.
4 is informed about drug metabolism as well as pharmacological and toxicological consequences of biotransformations.
5 has knowledge about organic reactions required for a better understanding of medicinal chemistry.
6 has the knowledge about organic synthesis methods utilized for the manifacturing of active pharmaceutical ingredients and related compounds.
7 has competence for the application of instrumental analysis techniques regarding identification and characterization of drug substances by spectral analyses.
8 has knowledge about application and validation of spectral and chromatographic analysis techniques for the quantification of drug substances in bulk material, pharmaceutical products and biological fluids.
9 has knowledge about chemical stability and interactions of pharmaceutical raw materials ; determines the problems about pharmaceutical impurities and makes contribution for solution.
10 can make literature search and reach to the sources about medicinal chemistry and related topics; makes interpretation and applies these data in the required fields.
11 reachs the level to be involved in a research or project in the above mentioned fields, under supervision of an advisor.
12 is the person who is consulted on all issues especially related to active pharmaceutical ingredients in a team of researchers from different disciplines in pharmaceutical field.
13 Keeps information up to date in his/her field by following the domestic and global innovation and develops himself / herself continuously.
Course Structure Diagram with Credits ^
T : Theoretical P: Practice
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P ECTS
1 FMK702 Searching For Scientific Resources Compulsory 2 2 6
2 FMK729 Qualitative Pharmaceutical Analysis Compulsory 3 0 6
3 FMK-S1,2,3-TZ Elective - 1-2-3 Elective 9 0 18
Total 14 2 30
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P ECTS
1 FMK798 Semester Project Compulsory 0 1 5
2 FMK-S4..8-TZ Elective - 4..8 Elective 15 0 25
Total 15 1 30
Elective
1 . Semester > FMK-S1,2,3-TZ Elective - 1-2-3
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P ECTS
1 FMK701 Nomenclature of Organic Compounds Compulsory 3 0 6
2 FMK703 Drug Analysis and Validation in Biological Systems Compulsory 2 2 6
3 FMK706 Quantitative Pharmaceutical Analysis Compulsory 2 2 6
4 FMK708 The Mechanism of Basic Organic Reactions Compulsory 3 0 6
5 FMK709 Prodrug Design Compulsory 3 0 6
6 FMK711 Pharmacopea Analysis Compulsory 3 0 6
7 FMK712 Enzymology of Biotransformation Reactions Compulsory 3 0 6
8 FMK713 NMR Spectroscopy Techniques Compulsory 3 0 6
9 FMK715 Organic Reactions Compulsory 3 0 6
10 FMK716 Mass Spectrometry Techniques Compulsory 3 0 6
11 FMK717 Method Development in Chromatographic Analysis Compulsory 2 2 6
12 FMK718 Knowledge of Active Pharmaceutical Substances Compulsory 3 0 6
13 FMK720 Medicinal Chemistry Compulsory 3 0 6
14 FMK727 Production of Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients Compulsory 3 0 6
15 FMK730 Impurities in Drug Substances and Their Analysis Compulsory 3 0 6
16 FMK732 Techniques in Drug Metabolism Compulsory 3 0 6
17 FMK734 Chemical Aspects of Drug Metabolism Compulsory 3 0 6
2 . Semester > FMK-S4..8-TZ Elective - 4..8
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P ECTS
1 FMK701 Nomenclature of Organic Compounds Compulsory 3 0 5
2 FMK703 Drug Analysis and Validation in Biological Systems Compulsory 2 2 5
3 FMK706 Quantitative Pharmaceutical Analysis Compulsory 2 2 5
4 FMK708 The Mechanism of Basic Organic Reactions Compulsory 3 0 5
5 FMK709 Prodrug Design Compulsory 3 0 5
6 FMK711 Pharmacopea Analysis Compulsory 3 0 5
7 FMK712 Enzymology of Biotransformation Reactions Compulsory 3 0 5
8 FMK713 NMR Spectroscopy Techniques Compulsory 3 0 5
9 FMK715 Organic Reactions Compulsory 3 0 5
10 FMK716 Mass Spectrometry Techniques Compulsory 3 0 5
11 FMK717 Method Development in Chromatographic Analysis Compulsory 2 2 5
12 FMK718 Knowledge of Active Pharmaceutical Substances Compulsory 3 0 5
13 FMK720 Medicinal Chemistry Compulsory 3 0 5
14 FMK727 Production of Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients Compulsory 3 0 5
15 FMK730 Impurities in Drug Substances and Their Analysis Compulsory 3 0 5
16 FMK732 Techniques in Drug Metabolism Compulsory 3 0 5
17 FMK734 Chemical Aspects of Drug Metabolism Compulsory 3 0 5

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