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The Department of Pharmacology offers two masters’ and PhD programs in the fields of pharmacology and toxicology. In each of the two programs the student studies theoretical and practical courses totaling twenty-six credit hours divided into three semesters. In addition, the student writes a thesis on experimental research, the thesis is with a new idea which is considered an addition in the field and of practical importance, provided that it is submitted in a period not less than two semesters

 

Maser Degree  

Admission requirements

Committee with the conditions for admission to the unified list for postgraduate studies in Saudi universities. The requirements are: 

  1. Getting a bachelor’s degree in pharmaceutical sciences from the College of Pharmacy at King Saud University or an equivalent degree so that the general grade is very good or good is high, provided that a very good grade is obtained in pharmacology courses. 
  2. The department can set other conditions such as studying its courses, and the student successfully passing them

Study requirements

Passing the academic courses and preparing the thesis. 

Educations tracks: 

  1. Pharmacology
  2. Toxicology

 

Study Plan

 Courses of the Master of Pharmacology program

 المستوى الأول 

م

رقم المقررورمزه

مسمى المقرر

عدد الساعات

1

511 دوي

علم الأدوية التجريبي

3 (1+2)

2

512 دوي

علم الأدوية المتقدم -1

3 (2+1)

3

551 دوي

كيمياء فسيولوجية

3 (3+0)

 

المستوى الثاني 

م

رقم المقرر ورمزه

مسمى المقرر

عدد الساعات

1

513 دوي

علم الأدوية المتقدم -2

3 (3+0)

2

514 دوي

علم الأدوية المتقدم -3

3 (3+0)

3

542 دوي

المسـح الـدوائي

2 (0+2)

4

591 دوي

حلقـة نقاش

1 (0+1)

 

 المستوى الثالث 

م

رقم المقرر ورمزه

مسمى المقرر

عدد الساعات

1

518 دوي

مسائل خاصة في علم الأدوية

2 (1+1)

2

521 دوي

علم الأدوية الإكلينيكي والعلاج

3 (2+1)

3

541 دوي

القياسات الدوائية

3 (3+0)

 

 المستوى الرابع 

م

رقم المقرر ورمزه

مسمى المقرر

عدد الساعات

1

600 دوي

رسالة

-

 

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المستوى الأول 

م

رقم المقرر ورمزه

مسمى المقرر

عدد الساعات

1

531 دوي

تقويم السمـوم

3 (1+2)

2

532 دوي

علم السموم الكيموحيوي

3 (2+1)

3

551 دوي

كيمياء فسيولوجية

3 (3+0)

 

 المستوى الثاني 

م

رقم المقرر ورمزه

مسمى المقرر

عدد الساعات

1

522 دوي

علم السموم الإكلينيكي المتقدم

3 (2+1)

2

533 دوي

علم سموم أدوية التعود والإدمان

3 (2+1)

3

542 دوي

المسـح الـدوائي

2 (0+2)

4

591 دوي

حلقـة نقاش

1 (1+0)

 

المستوى الثالث 

م

رقم المقرر ورمزه

مسمى المقرر

عدد الساعات

1

534 دوي

علم سموم البيئة والصناعة

3 (2+1)

2

535 دوي

علم السموم الوراثي

2 (2+0)

3

541 دوي

القياسات الدوائية

3 (3+0)

 

 المستوى الرابع 

م

رقم المقرر ورمزه

مسمى المقرر

عدد الساعات

1

600 دوي

رسالة

-

 

Course description

 511- Experimental Pharmacology  

This course aims to training the use of experimental models on animals to study some pharmacological contents related to the scientific system, nervous system, autonomic nerve, pain relievers and anti-inflammatories. The course also deals with the theoretical foundations of practical experiments. 

 

512 - Advanced Pharmacology  

This course aims to study the effects of autonomic nervous system drugs regarding chemical, and its receptors in the body’s organs and their actions. The practical part is concerned with laboratory applications on organs isolated from experimental animals. 

 

 513 - Advanced Pharmacology. 

This course is concerned with a comprehensive study of drugs used in cardiovascular diseases as well as kidney diseases, focusing on clarifying the mechanisms of their action at the molecular level, as well as some recent applications of the clinical uses of these drugs. 

 

 514 - Advanced Pharmacology - 3 

This course is concerned with analysis study of drugs that affect some actual and psychological disorders, such as depression, schizophrenia, anxiety, psychosis, mania, epilepsy, tremors, and others, with a focus on the biochemical changes that cause these diseases and how these diseases occur in models of experimental animals. 

 

518 - Special Issues in Pharmacology 

This course aims to discuss the latest selected topics in scientific and private journals of pharmacology and to train the student on how to obtain information related to these topics. 

 

  521 - Clinical pharmacology

This course deals with the foundations of testing some pharmacological groups in the treatment of some pathological conditions such as infectious diseases, gynecological diseases, pediatric diseases, geriatric diseases, ophthalmic diseases and rheumatic infections, with emphasis on the possibility of developing these drugs in special cases such as pregnancy, lactation and adulthood. 

 

 522 - Clinical Toxicology 

This course is concerned with studying the foundations of clinical diagnosis, laboratory tests, the mechanism of action of drug and chemical poisoning, as well as treatment methods, monitoring of toxicity development, complications, and treatment progress. The course also includes applied training studies on some cases of poisoning using scientific studies.

 

  531 - toxicology evaluation 

This course is concerned with studying the toxicity of some drugs and chemicals in experimental animals, as well as the toxic effects on some isolated animal organs, both theoretically and practically. This study is focus on behavior changes, congenital anomalies, mutations and carcinomas. 

 

  532 - Biochemical Toxicology 

This course deals with the mechanisms of poisoning at the molecular level with respect to chemicals, with a focus on the metabolic transformations of those substances in humans and experimental animals. The practical part is concerned with studying some changes in the activity of enzymes related to the metabolism of chemicals in the body, as well as indications of damage to some organs. 

 

533 - Toxicology of Drug Habit and Addiction 

This course deals with a comprehensive study of drugs and chemicals that are used in the evening for their potential for habituation and addictive events, such as drugs and depressants of the central nervous system. With a focus on the mechanisms of occurrence of addiction and the resulting psychological and physical changes and how to treat it. 

 

 534 - Environmental Toxicology and Industry 

This course studies the toxic effects of pollutants for air, water, soil, and food on the environment and industry. The focus was on the sources of environmental and industrial pollution and ways to prevent them. The training part is also concerned with discussing relevant research topics. 

 

 535 - Genetic toxicology 

This course is concerned with the study of chemical and radiological effects, along with genetic factors and their mechanisms, for causing changes that lead to mutations, cancer.

 

541 - pharmacokinetic measurements 

The course aims to train students in designing different laboratory experiments used in pharmacology, and applying some statistical tests in analyzing laboratory results and knowing the degree. 

 

542 - Pharmacological survey 

This course is concerned with training the student in determining the location and mechanism of action of some drugs that affect some different body systems, such as: the central nervous system. Respiratory system. The cardiovascular system.  

 

 551 Physiological Chemistry 

This course deals with the study of some biochemistry topics related to physiology and pharmacology, such as cell, and the chemistry of each of: immunity, endocrine glands, hereditary and genetic gametes and the regulation of metabolic reactions

 

 591 discussion Seminar  

This course aims to train the student on how to prepare and present some topics related to pharmacology in the form of a panel discussion.