Pharmacology and Toxicology Programmes

DEPARTMENT OF PHARMACOLOGY AND TOXICOLOGY

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)MASTERS’ DEGREE

MASTER OF PHARMACY (M.Pharm) / MASTER OF SCIENCE M.Sc)

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

 

Candidates who possess undergraduate degree in other Medical, Health, or Allied Sciences will be eligible for admission based on having previously passed a minimum of two (2) courses taught in any area of Pharmacology as evidenced in their University transcript.

Candidates with unclassified degree in Pharmacy (B.Pharm, PharmD, BSc), Medicine (MBBS) or Veterinary Medicine (DVM) will be admitted without consideration of CGPA.

 

C)DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY (PhD) DEGREE

A candidate who holds a Master of Pharmacy (M.Pharm) or Master of Science(M.Sc) degree with a FCGPA of not less than 3.50 on a five (5) point scale or an average of 70 % from Nnamdi Azikiwe University or a recognized University may be admitted provided the University matriculation requirement is satisfied.

 

UNDERGRADUATE COURSES

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

Course Distribution for Master’s Degree Programme

First Year First Semester 
CourseCredit Unit
PCO 801 Research Techniques (Core)           3
PCO 807: Scientific Communications (Core)2
PCO 809  Advanced Toxicology (Core)2
PCO 841  Practical Orientation (Core)          2
PCO 861:Advanced Pharmacokinetics (Core)3
PCO 803 Pharmacogenetics (Core)3
Sub Total15

 

First Year Second Semester 
CourseCredit Unit
PCO 802 Advanced Pharmacodynamics & Immunopharmacology (Core) 3
PHM 804  Applied Biostatistics (Core)3
PCO 824 Ethnopharmacology (Option 1 and 2)3
PCO 852  Neuropharmacology (Option 2 and 3)3
PCO 854 Advanced Autonomic Pharmacology (Option 1 and 2)3
PCO 862  Clinical Pharmacology       (Option 1 and 3)3
PCO 864 Advanced Cardiovascular Pharmacology   (Option 3)3
Sub Total 15

 

Second Year Third Semester
CourseCredit Unit
PCO 890  Thesis (Core)12
Sub Total Credit Unit42

 

Course Distribution for Doctorate Degree Programme

First Year First Semester
CourseCredit Unit
PCO 965: Advanced Chemotherapy3
PCO 907: Manuscript Preparation, Grant and Proposal Writing3
PCO 961: Advanced Pharmacological Techniques3
Total Credit Unit 9

 

First Year Second Semester
Course Credit Units
PCO 904: Seminar3
Sub-Total Credit Unit 3

 

 
Second and Third Year
CourseCredit Unit
PCO 990: Dissertation18
Total Credit Unit30

 

LIST OF ACADEMIC STAFF AND NON ACADEMIC STAFF.

S/NNAMERANKACADEMIC QUALIFICATION
1Prof. Ilodigwe, Emeka E.ProfessorB.Pharm. M.Pharm. Ph.D
2Dr. Ihekwereme, Chibueze P.ReaderB.Pharm.          M. Pharm. Pharm. D  Ph.D
3Dr. Asomugha Rose NgoziSenior LecturerB.Sc, MSc, Ph.D
4Dr. Mbagwa, Sonne IkechukwuLecturer IB.Pharm. M.Pharm. Ph.D
5Pharm. Agbata, Chukwuemeka A.Lecturer IB.Pharm. MPH, M.Pharm.
6Pharm. Orji, Ernest ChimaLecturer IIB. Pharm.   M.For Sci
7Pharm. Ezeani, Ujuamala UlomaAssistant LecturerB. Pharm.
8Pharm. Elebeke, Kosiso ChrisGraduate AssistantB.Pharm.
9Pharm. Akachukwu, AmarachukwuGraduate AssistantB. Pharm.
10Pharm. Ugwu, Chiamaka BelindaGraduate AssistantB. Pharm.

 

ADJUNCT STAFF

S/NNAMERANK
1Prof. Akah, Peter AchunikeAdjunct Professor
2Prof. Nworu, ChukwuemekaAdjunct Professor
3Pharm. Ejike, Marcellus N.Adjunct Lecturer II

 

LIST OF TECHNICAL STAFF

S/NNAMERANKACADEMIC QUALIFICATION
1Igboeme, Sebastine ObioraChief TechnologistHND,PGD, MPH
2Ike  Chibueze JeremiahSenior                  Lab. Technologist INist, PGD

 

LIST OF ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF

S/NNAMERANKACADEMIC QUALIFICATION
1Ezeji Francis ObiomaPrincipal Executive  Officer IBSc
2Anigbogu, Uzoamaka TheodoreSenior Executive OfficerBSc

 

LABORATORY ATTENDANT STAFF

S/NNAMERANKACADEMIC QUALIFICATION
1Orji Peace OnyebuchiLab. SupervisorS.S.C.E
2Okeke, Ukamaka MaureenSenior Lab. AssistantS.S.C.E