Pharmaceutical Tech Programmes

DEPARTMENT OF PHARMACEUTICAL TECHNOLOGY

A) FULL-TIME BACHELOR OF PHARMACY (B.PHARM) PROGRAMME.

Admission Requirements

Regular undergraduate students are admitted into the programme through University Matriculation Examination (UME), Direct Entry and JUPEB

Minimum of five (5) O’ LEVEL credits to include: English Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology obtained in not more than two sittings.

B) Master of Pharmacy (M. Pharm)

The candidate must have a first degree in Pharmacy, or its equivalent with a FCGPA of not less than 3.0 from Nnamdi Azikiwe University or any other recognized University.

 

  1. Doctor of Philosophy degree (Ph.D)

The candidate must hold a masters’ degree in a relevant discipline with a FCGPA of not less than 3.50 on a 5 point scale or an average of 60 % from Nnamdi Azikiwe University or a recognized University. This is provided the University matriculation requirement is satisfied.

 

Areas of Specialization include:

  • Biopharmaceutics/Pharmacokinetics
  • Cosmetic science and Technology
  • Drug delivery and Targeting
  • Formulation Science and technology
  • Physical Pharmaceutics
  • Powder and Tablet Technology

 

1st Year, First Semester
Course CodeCourse TitleCredits
ICH101Basic Organic Chemistry2
ICH111Basic Inorganic Chemistry2
BIO101General Biology 12
PHY101General Physics 13
PHY103General Physics 1113
PHY107General Physics Lab 11
MAT101General mathematics 13
GSS 101Use of English 11
GSS 105Humanities2
GSS107Nigerian Peoples and Culture2
GSS108Basic Igbo Studies 11
CSCIntroduction to Computer Programming2

 

1st Year, Second Semester
Course CodeCourse TitleCredits
ICH102Basic Physical Chemistry2
ICH112Basic Practical Chemistry1
BIO102General Biology 113
BIO103General Practical Biology1
PHY102General Physics 113
PHY108General Physics Lab 111
MAT102General Mathematics 113
GSS102Use of English 111
GSS106Social Sciences2
GSS109Basic Igbo Studies 111
CSC102Introduction to Computer Programming 112
ZOO102Introduction to Zoology2

 

 

2nd Year, First Semester
Course CodeCourse TitleCredits
PCL201Introduction to Pharmacy Practice2
PTE203Pharmaceutical Calculations2
PMB205Introduction to Biochemistry3
PCO211Human Gross Anatomy/Neuroanatomy2
PCG221Introductory Pharmacognosy2
PCO213Introduction to Human Physiology 12
PCO215General Principles of Physiology2
PMC231General Pharmaceutical & inorganic chemistry2
PMB281Introductory Pharmaceutical Microbiology2
PCO217Practical Human Anatomy/Histology1
PMB283Practical Introductory Pharmaceutical Microbiology1

 

 

2nd Year, Second Semester
Course CodeCourse TitleCredits
PCO214Introduction to Human Physiology 112
PCG222Indigenous Medicinal Plants2
PMC232General Physical,Organic and Radio Chemistry3
PTE242Introduction to pharmaceutics3
PMB202Introductory Practical Biochemistry1
UMT100University Mandatory Information Technology Training0
PHM204Use of Library and Study Skills1
PCO212Human Genetic Anatomy/Histology2
PCG224Practical Pharmacognosy1
PMC234Practical Pharmaceutical Physical Chemistry1
PTE244Practical Pharmaceutics (Dispensing)1
ENT200Entrepreneurship education and new venture creation0

 

 

3rd Year, First Semester
Course CodeCourse TitleCredits
PCG321Natural Products3
PMC331Pharmaceutical Organic Chemistry3
PTE341Physical Pharmaceutics3
PCO351Principles of Pharmacology2
PCO353Pharmacology of GIT and Peripheral nervous systems2
PCL371Introducti0n to Pharmacy Administration & Management2
PMB381Antimicrobial Pharmaceutical Products2
PCG323Practical Pharmacognosy 111
PTE343Practical  Physical Pharmaceutics1
PMB383Practical Antimicrobial Agents evaluation1

 

3rd Year, Second Semester
Course CodeCourse TitleCredits
PMC332Pharmaceutical Specification and Standardization2
PTE342Unit Operations2
PCO352Pharmacology of Cardiovascular and central nervous system2
PCL362Pharmacokinetics and Biopharmaceutics2
PCL364Health Psychology2
PHM306Biostatistics and Research Methods in Pharmacy3
PMB382Sterile Products Technology3
PMC334Practical Pharm. Qualitative Analysis1
PCO354Practical Pharmacology 11
PTE344Practical Unit Operations & Dispense Systems1
PMB384Practical Sterile Products Technology1
ENT300Entrepreneurial Skills0

 

4th Year, First Semester
Course CodeCourse TitleCredits
PCG421Phytoevaluation and phytoanalysis2
PTE441Tblet & Capsule Technology2
PCO451Chemotherapy2
PCL461Pathology for Pharmacy Students2
PCL471Pharmacy Ethics & Jurisprudence3
PMC431Instrumental Methods in Pharmaceutical Analysis2
PMB481Evaluation of antimicrobial agents2
PMB483Advanced Practical antimicrobial agents Evaluation1
PCO453Practical Pharmacology 111
PMC433Practical Pharmaceutical Analysis 111
PMC435Practical Pharmaceutical Synthesis1
PTE443Practical Tablet and Capsule Technology1

 

4th Year, Second Semester
Course CodeCourse TitleCredits
PMC432Medicinal Chemistry3
PMB482Basic Pharmaceutical Biotechnology and immunology3
PMB484Practical Introductory Pharmaceutical Biotechnology1
PTE444Advanced Dispensing2
PCG422Practical Phytoevaluation and Phytoanalysis1
PCL462Introduction to Clinical and Public Health Pharmacy2
PCO452Pharmacology of Endocrine and Respiratory Systems2
PTE446Practical Advanced Dispensing1
PCL464Supply Chain Management of Pharmaceutical and other heallth commodities3
PHM472SIWES4

 

5th Year, First Semester
Course CodeCourse TitleCredits
PCL561Pathology & Pharmacotherapeutics3
PCG521Herbal,Complementary & Alternative Medicines2
PCO551Screening Methods in Pharmacology2
PTE541Novel Drug Delivery Sysems and Drug Stability3
PMC531Pharmaceutical Analysis and Good Laboratory Principles2
PCO553Toxicology2
PMB581Clinical Applications of Pharmaceutical Microbiology2
PCL563Clinical Pharmacokinetics & Clinical Safety Evaluations2
PCL571Pharmacy Administration and Management2

 

 

5th Year, Second Semester
Course CodeCourse TitleCredits
PCL562Drug information,Literature Evaluation & Communication Skills2
PCL564Clinical Pharmacy Clerkship4
PCL566Drug Administration & Patient Medical Assessment2
PMB582Pharmaceutical Biotechnology3
PMC532Medicinal Chemistry,Drug Design and Development3
PTE542Industrial Pharmacy and Process Validation2
PCO552Veterinary Pharmacy and Agrochemicals2
PHM592Research Project4

 

Master’s Degree Programmes

PTE 801: Research Methods in Pharmaceutics and Pharmaceutical Technology (3 credits)

 

The student is taught and guided on the various aspects of initiating and prosecuting a research project, as well as writing an effective report on the scientific research. Thus, the course will cover the following principles: choosing a research topic/project, literature survey, conducting preliminary tests, preparing the experimental plan, collection and evaluation of empirical data, analysis of data and presentation of results, organization and writing of a project report. Dr Uronnachi

Bioinformatics, proteomic and genomic tools used in drug delivery. The student is also taught how to write research proposals. Dr Umeyor

 

PTE 802:        Technology of Packaging of Pharmaceuticals (3 credits)

Principles of packaging in the industry. Types, properties and evaluation of packaging materials. Types design and tolerance of containers and closures. Container-product interactions. Corrosion and biological deterioration of packaging materials.  Packaging requirements for various dosage forms, e.g. aerosols, sterile products, etc. Dr Ifeanyi Okoye/Dr Nwakile

 

PTE 803: Current Good Manufacturing Practice and Quality Control (3 credits)

A detailed study of the contents and requirements of the Guide to Current Good Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Practice, 1977 (HMS0, London) and/or Good Manufacturing Practice 1991 [QC Manager’s Group of the Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Group (PMG) of the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN)].The concept of drug assurance and quality control. Statistical aspects of quality control including sampling techniques and methods for the evaluation of results. Design of monographs on pure drugs and finished medicines. Preparation of reports, quality control records and documentation. Physical and chemical methods of analysis. Evaluation techniques for raw materials, equipment and various pharmaceutical dosage forms. Quality control of packaging materials. Dr Chukwumerije

 

PTE 806:         Industrial Work Experience (3 credits)

Practical studies in pharmaceutical manufacturing laboratories, and experience embodied in a report. This report would also be presented as a Seminar. Dr Uronnachi

 

PTE 808         Laboratory Instruction Orientations           (3 credits)

This involves participation in the preparation and instruction of undergraduate practicals in Pharmaceutics and Pharmaceutical Technology Department as a teaching assistant followed by the submission of a written report in the form of a Log book. Dr Umeyor

 

PHM   804      Applied Biostatistics                                     (3 credits)

Biostatistical definitions: Variance, Standard Deviation and Standard Error. Normal Distribution; Confidence Limits; Meaning and uses of statistics; Frequency distribution; Sampling and sampling techniques, questionnaire design; Measures of central tendency and measures of dispersion; Probability and probability distribution; Estimation, Point and interval estimation; Test of hypothesis; Regression and correlation; Chi-Square; Null Hypothesis, T-test; Analysis of Variance, one way and two way ANOVA; Simple non-parametric tests; Latin Square Design; Randomized complete Block Design; Missing Data; Sub sampling; Transformation; Analysis of clinical trials; Application; Fertility indicators and positive health indicator and index;

Pictorial presentation of data: pie chat, bar charts, etc; Risk assessment, odd ratios etc; study of various computer packages relevant in solving pharmaceutical and biomedical problems. Dr Mrs Uzuke

 

 

PTE 807:        Biopharmaceutics and Pharmacokinetics (3 credits)

Advanced studies of the concept of bioavailability. Drug absorption from the GIT and other routes of administration. Kinetics of drug absorption, distribution and elimination. Factors (physiological, physicochemical, formulation and dosage form) which influence drug absorption.

Prof Attama

 

In vitro, in situ and in vivo methods used to study the various factors affecting drug absorption.  Pharmacokinetic models as they relate to standard, sustained release and controlled release dosage forms. Dr Uronnachi

 

PTE 809:        Radiopharmacy (3 credits)

Studies of the fundamental principles of radiopharmacy. Natural radioactivity and radioactive decay. Radioactive elements and types of elementary particles. Instruments and techniques for measuring radiation.  Radiopharmaceuticals: formulation, quality control and applications.  Hazards of radiation including the prevention of and protection against such hazards. Prof IS Okafor

PTE 851:        Design and Formulation of Dosage Forms (3 credits)

Physico-chemical, biopharmaceutical and therapeutic considerations in the design of dosage forms. Control methods to ensure standardization.  Preformulation studies. The concept, formation, and characterization of monolayer, multilayer and mixed films for biological application. Concept, determination and application of HLB in the formulation of emulsions.  Formulation of aerosols including filling techniques and testing of aerosol packs. Dr S. O. Majekodunmi

Formulation of topical preparations including factors affecting percutaneous absorption. Formulation of rectally administered drugs and factors affecting their bioavailability. Properties and uses of liposomal drug carriers. Formulation of controlled release drug delivery systems. Kinetics of drug degradation in dosage forms. Stabilization of dosage forms. Application of accelerated stability studies in the determination of shelf-life and expiry dates of drug products. Prof Ofokansi

 

 

PTE 852          Surface and Interfacial Phenomena (3 credits)

A detailed study of the principles and applications of adsorption, surface and interfacial tension in pharmacy including surface tension and surface free energy- liquid/vapour systems, liquid/liquid systems, solid/vapour and solid/liquid systems; Measurements of surface and interfacial tension Dr Nwakile

Adsorption- liquid/vapour systems, liquid/liquid systems, solid/vapour and solid/liquid systems. Dr Umeyor

 

PTE 853: Fundamentals of Pharmaceutical Solids (3 credits)

The purpose of this course is to foster basic understanding of the solid state and relevant analytical techniques for its characterization. Theory will begin by addressing atomic solids, with an eventual emphasis on small molecular organic materials. Topics within this course include solidification, nucleation and growth, surface properties, diffusion processes and solid state reactions/reactivity, crystalline polymorphism, the amorphous solid state, deformation processes, and mechanical properties of consolidated bodies. Prof Onyechi

 

PTE 854:         Disperse Systems (3 credits)

Advanced colloid science. Preparation, properties and physical stability of colloidal systems. A detailed study of surfactants and their pharmaceutical applications: physical properties of surfactant solutions, solubilization and detergency. Gels and their applications in Pharmacy. Advanced study of coarse disperse systems such as suspensions, emulsions, foams and aerosols, and semi-solids. Solutions and phase equilibria.  Ionic solutions and electrolytic equilibria. Surface and interfacial phenomena.Interparticulate phenomena.Thermodynamics of disperse systems. Prof Ofokansi

Advanced studies of the rheology of Newtonian and non-Newtonian fluids; methods and equipment used in the determination of viscosity and flow behaviours. Viscosity-imparting agents of pharmaceutical relevance. Dr Umeyor

 

PTE 856:        Advances in Powder and Tablet Technology (3 credits)

Flow properties and other characteristics of powders, shear measurements. Advances in powder mixing and segregation. Physico-technical properties of powders.

Dr Nwakile

Advances in formulation, processing and quality control of compressed tablets. Tablet problems and remedies. Mobilization of local excipients for the pharmaceutical industry. Dr. S O Majekodunmi

 

PTE 858:        Cosmetic Science and Technology (3 credits)

Detailed study of the physiology of skin and hair. Formulation, quality control, physical and microbiological stability of cosmetic products. Technology of production of deodorant and anti-perspirant products; emollient and decorative products. Products with surface skin effects; preparations with deep skin effects; shampoos and hair dyes; hair relaxers and hair strengtheners; bath preparations, etc. Prof Ofokansi/Dr Nwakile

 

SEMESTER 3

PTE 890          Thesis (12 credits)

The candidate is expected to carry out a research in any Pharmaceutics and Pharmaceutical Technology.

 

 PhD Degree

PTE     905      Seminar (3 credits)

Presentation of a seminar on any selected topic of current relevance after the approval of the supervisor and/or the Departmental PG Coordinator. This seminar must hold in the first semester of the first year of the programme. Dr Uronnachi

 

PTE 951 Regulatory Aspects of Industrial Practice (2 credits)

The principal foci of this course are the Federal government’s regulation of the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries research and development, manufacturing, approval, and marketing of drugs and drug products and, to a lesser extent, diagnostic agents and devices, cosmetic, and foods; the concept of intellectual property (i.e., patents, trade secrets, etc.) and its role in the pharmaceutical and related industries. Dr Chukwumerije

 

PTE 952 Manufacturing Pharmacy (2 credits)

A comprehensive course addressing the techniques and equipment utilized in the large scale processing of solids (such as tablets and hard gelatin capsules). Special emphasis is placed on methods of quality control, tablet tooling and manufacture and characterization, fluid-bed processing, and sterile processing of parenteral medication. Presentations on current topics of good manufacturing practices and current industry emphases would also be made. Prof IS Okafor

 

PTE 953 Novel Drug Delivery Systems (2 credits)

A comprehensive discussions on novel particulate drug delivery systems (niosomes, bilosomes, liposomes, lipospheres, microspheres, nanoparticles etc) would be embarked on; a review on SEDDS and their applications in pharmacy; Delivery of biotechnological products and vaccines using nanoparticles, viral vectors etc; novel ocular and nasal delivery systems. Prof Ofokansi

 

PTE 955: Advanced instrumentation in Pharmaceutics and Pharmaceutical Technology (3 credits)

A detailed theoretical background on the principles of applications of various instruments including HPLC, GC, DSC, IR, NMR, X-Ray Diffraction device, Nanosizer, Electron Microscopy etc; Applications of these instruments in pharmaceutics, including practical examples of analysis of data generated from them. Prof AA Attama

 

PTE 990:        Doctoral dissertation (18 credits)

This is a report based on a comprehensive research in any of the areas of specialization listed above.

 

LIST OF ACADEMIC STAFF 

S/NNAMESRANK
1PHARM. DR. NWAKILE CALISTUS DOZIESENIOR LECTURER
2PHARM. PROF. ADIKWU MICHAEL UMALEADJUNCT PROFESSOR
3PHARM.PROF. IGNATIUS S. OKAFORADJUNCT PROFESSOR
4PHARM. PROF. ANTHONY AMAECHI ATTAMAADJUNCT PROFESSOR
5PHARM. PROF. OFOKANSI CHIBUZOR KENNETHADJUNCT PROFESSOR
6PHARM. PROF. ONYECHI JACOB OKWUCHUKWUADJUNCT PROFESSOR
7PHARM. DR. OSONWA UDUMA EKEPROFESSOR
8PHARM DR. OKOYE IFEANYI ERICADJUNCT SENIOR LECTURER
9DR. CHUKWUMERIJE ONYENOHAADJUNCT SENIOR LECTURER
10PHARM. DR. NZEKWE IFEANYI THADDEUSSENIOR LECTURER
11PHARM. DR. EBERE OKOYE INNOCENTSENIOR LECTURER
 
12PHARM. DR. UMEYOR CHUKWUEBUKA EMMANUELSENIOR LECTURER
13PHARM DR.  URONNACHI EMMANUEL MADUABUCHISENIOR LECTURER
14PHARM DR. MAJEKODUNMI STEPHEN OLARIBIGBEADJUNCT SENIOR LECTURER
15PHARM OKEKE IFEANYI JUSTINLECTURER 11
16EWUZIE SOMTOCHUKWU RICHARDGRADUATE
ASSISTANT
17NEBOLISA NGOZI MARYANNGRADUATE
ASSISTANT
18IKEOTUONYE CHIDALU BENEDICTAGRADUATE
ASSISTANT
19OKEKE TOCHUKWU CHIMDINDUGRADUATE
ASSISTANT

 

LIST OF TECHNICAL STAFF 

1ORJI VICTOR NNAMDIASSIST. CHIEF LABORATORY TECHNOLOGIST
2NWOBU IKECHUKWU BONIFACESENIOR LABORATORY TECHNOLOGIST
3MOZIE JAMES IFESINACHISENIOR LABORATORY TECHNOLOGIST
4EBIELONWU CHIKA FAVOURLABORATORY
SSUPERVISOR

 

LIST OF ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF 

1UDUGWU UCHEOMA NKUMASENIOR EXECUTIVE
OFFICER
2MBACHI ROSELINE ANURIKAHIGHER EXECUTIVE
OFFICER