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                  Course Specification




                 Revised March 2007




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                                  Course Specification
For Guidance on the completion of this template, please refer to                      of Handbook 2
Internal Quality Assurance Arrangements

 Institution : King Saud University For Girls


 College/Department: Pharmacy/ Pharmaceutics


A Course Identification and General Information


 1. Course title and code: Biopharmaceutics / PHT 471

 2. Credit hours : 2 ( 2+ 0 )
 3. Program(s) in which the course is offered.
 (If general elective available in many programs indicate this rather than list programs)

  Pharmacy
 4. Name of faculty member responsible for the course-----------------------


 5. Level/year at which this course is offered : 8 / Fourth
 6. Pre-requisites for this course (if any): PHT 351 , PHCL 461 &PHC 271

 7. Co-requisites for this course (if any) ------------------------

 8. Location if not on main campus ---------------------------------




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B Objectives


 1. Summary of the main learning outcomes for students enrolled in the course.
 The students be able to learn about different mechanisms of gastrointestinal absorption , many
 physicochemical considerations that affecting gastrointestinal absorption , role of dosage forms in
 gastrointestinal absorption estimating the availability of a drug and bioequivalence . the students
 also study the biopharmaceutics of non oral medication and study biopharmaceutics of sustained
 release and new drug delivery systems .




 2. Briefly describe any plans for developing and improving the course that are being implemented. (eg
 increased use of IT or web based reference material, changes in content as a result of new research in
 the field)




C. Course Description (Note: General description in the form to be used for the Bulletin or
Handbook should be attached)

 1 Topics to be Covered

                                      Topic                                           No of     Contact
                                                                                      Weeks      hours
                                                                                        1          2
 Introduction + basic concepts

 Gastrointestinal absorption                                                             2          4

 Gastrointestinal absorption :Physicochemical considerations                             2          4

                                                                                         1          2
 Role of dosage forms in gastrointestinal absorption

                                                                                         2          4
 Bioavailability and bioequivalence

                                                                                        1           2
 Bio pharmaceutics of non oral medications .




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                                                                                             2       4
Bio pharmaceutics of sustained release products .

New drug delivery systems                                                                2          4




2 Course components (total contact hours per semester):


Lecture: 26               Tutorial:                    Practical/Fieldwork/Inte   Other: reports
                                                       rnship:




3. Additional private study/learning hours expected for students per week. (This should be an average
:for the semester not a specific requirement in each week)

one hour for the semester as rivision


4. Development of Learning Outcomes in Domains of Learning

For each of the domains of learning shown below indicate:

        A brief summary of the knowledge or skill the course is intended to develop;

        A description of the teaching strategies to be used in the course to develop that knowledge or
         skill;

        The methods of student assessment to be used in the course to evaluate learning outcomes in
         the domain concerned.



a. Knowledge


(i) Description of the knowledge to be acquired

general and specific knowledge about the topics that are studied in the course .




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(ii) Teaching strategies to be used to develop that knowledge

    1- Via theoretical lectures .

     2- Reports and homework

(iii) Methods of assessment of knowledge acquired
    1- Written quizzes , Mid- terms and Final Exams .
    2- Discussion of the report.
    3- Evaluation of home assignments.




b. Cognitive Skills


(i) Cognitive skills to be developed
1- Critical thinking
2- Problem solving
3- know how to formulate and develop different sustained release dosage forms
   and new delivery systems .




(ii) Teaching strategies to be used to develop these cognitive skills

    1- Students would offer a summary of certain topics via reports .
    2- The students should be asked to solve the problems .




(iii) Methods of assessment of students cognitive skills

    1- Reports will be presented and evaluated .
    2- Presentation of selective topics using power point.


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    3- Discussion need to be presented in groups of students.




c. Interpersonal Skills and Responsibility


(i) Description of the interpersonal skills and capacity to carry responsibility to be developed

1- communication with different personalities and attitudes .
2- The students should be engaged in higher responsibilities.
3- Communication with instructors and staff .




(ii) Teaching strategies to be used to develop these skills and abilities

    1- Video tapes will be used to show the students the professional ways of
       communication with community .
    2- Oral exam will be made .
    3- Group discussion will be needed .
    4- Group projects will be carried out.




(iii) Methods of assessment of students interpersonal skills and capacity to carry responsibility

1-Monitoring of student attitude in the lecture.
2- Assessment of home assignments and reports.
3- Evaluation of group projects .
4-Monitoring the action and reaction of students when entitled to higher
  responsibilities.




d. Communication, Information Technology and Numerical Skills




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(i) Description of the skills to be developed in this domain.

1- search utilizing internet to cope with course demand .
2- Follow the update knowledge concerning the course demand .
3- Presentation using power point .
4- Self learning




(ii) Teaching strategies to be used to develop these skills

1- Training on different soft ware and special programs related to the course .
2- Students will be asked to present a research project utilizing the I.T. showing
   the latest information about certain topics .




(iii) Methods of assessment of students numerical and communication skills

    1- Evaluation of extent of comprehension of students in problem solvation .
    2- Assessment of home assignments .
    3- The positive role of student in the group project .
    4- The effective participation of the student in the activities of his society .



e. Psychomotor Skills (if applicable)


(i) Description of the psychomotor skills to be developed and the level of performance required

1- Alertness of the student during presence in the lecture .
2- Good management of the students in the lectures .
3- Performance of proper treatment under stressful circumstances .
4- Level of performance required should meet the international standards.




(ii) Teaching strategies to be used to develop these skills
    1- Motivation and encouragement to the students from the staff.
    2- Audio visual demonstration of different pharmaceutical situations.


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     3- Punctuality.




 (iii) Methods of assessment of students psychomotor skills

     1- Evaluation of students for different assignment and reports done .
     2- Oral exam.




 5. Schedule of Assessment Tasks for Students During the Semester

 Assess     Assessment task (eg. essay, test, group project, examination     Week due        Proportion
 ment       etc.)                                                                            of Final
                                                                                             Assessment
 1          Quiz + assignment                                                     2          10
 2          Mid Term Exam I                                                        6          20
 3          Report-verbal discussion                                               8           10
 4          Mid Term Exam II                                                       12          20
 5          Final Exam                                                             15          40
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D. Student Support

1. Arrangements for availability of faculty for individual student consultations and academic advice.
(include amount of time faculty are available each week)

Each staff member should provide the students with 10 specific academic hours per
week .In addition to availability of his or her web site .




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E Learning Resources

 1. Required Text(s) attached

 2. Essential References   attached




 3- Recommended Books and Reference Material (Journals, Reports, etc) (Attach List)

 British Medical Journal

 Saudi Pharmaceutical Journal

 International Journal of Pharmacy

 Modern Medicine

 Drug delivery

 Biopharmaceutics and clinical pharmacokinetics .


 4-.Electronic Materials, Web Sites etc

 www.Sciencedirect.com

 www.pubmed.com

 www.emedicine .com


 5- Other learning material such as computer-based programs/CD, professional standards/regulations

 Martindale (extra pharmacopeia)
 United State Pharmacopeia (USP)




F. Facilities Required




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Indicate requirements for the course including size of classrooms and laboratories (ie number of seats in
classrooms and laboratories, extent of computer access etc.)
1. Accommodation (Lecture rooms, laboratories, etc.)
- Number of seats in each class room would be up to 100 seats .
2. Computing resources
-Computer access in each class room would be 2
3. Other resources (specify --eg. If specific laboratory equipment is required, list requirements or attach
list)




G Course Evaluation and Improvement Processes

1 Strategies for Obtaining Student Feedback on Effectiveness of Teaching
Questionnaire is given to the students to be filled about course contents and
teaching procedures .
Evaluation of standards of the students in the quizzes , mid term exams ,final
exams ,home assignment and reports .


2 Other Strategies for Evaluation of Teaching by the Instructor or by the Department
-Verbal discussion should be done by the staff member in the presence of students
  about course content and teaching procedures ,to express the extent of
  comprehension and understanding .
- Discussion of the model answers of the written exams and quizzes with the
   students to review the answers .
- Listening to students, complaints .



3 Processes for Improvement of Teaching




4. Processes for Verifying Standards of Student Achievement (eg. check marking by an independent
faculty member of a sample of student work, periodic exchange and remarking of a sample of
assignments with a faculty member in another institution)

Check marking of a sample of student work by the demonstrators and lecturers working
in the same course .


5 Describe the planning arrangements for periodically reviewing course effectiveness and planning for
improvement.




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- Establishing of an academic committee in each department to control :
  Periodical reviewing of the course content , mid term and final exams , students,
  complaints ,time factors ,discipline attendance of students.




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