Pharmaceutical Design and Engineering

Faculteit Science and Engineering
Jaar 2019/20
Vakcode WMMP18004
Vaknaam Pharmaceutical Design and Engineering
Niveau(s) master
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester I a
ECTS 5
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Uitgebreide vaknaam Pharmaceutical Design and Engineering
Leerdoelen At the end of the course:
1. The student is able to read and understand research articles covering specific aspects of pharmaceutical design and engineering.
2. The student is able to present a research article in which he/she address both the broader scope of the research article as well as the relevant technical details.
3. The student is able to discuss the presentation with the respective teacher and with other students.
4. The student is able to participate in the discussion of the presentation of other students.
Omschrijving Modern medicine is a rapidly evolving field with new challenges facing the pharmaceutical scientist and pharmacist. The increasing
prevalence of chronic diseases, resistance to antibiotics and an ageing population require new views on drug development, as the
current treatment arsenal provides insufficient disease-modifying capacity. This requires novel and at times unconventional
strategies for pharmaceutical design and engineering. In this perspective, the course aims to provide students with an in depth
theoretical training in target-identification, drug development, and formulation.
The aim of the course is to provide a case presentation in which Pharmaceutical Design and Engineering plays a key role. The
students receive on an individual basis a general description of the requirement for the content of a case presentation. There are 6
cases on different topics. The cases will be distributed among the students on the first day of the course. The students will work on
the case during the whole course and have two feedback moments with the respective teacher. In parallel teachers will provide
lectures centered around specific articles and topics for each one of the cases. The lectures should provide inspiration for the case
presentation and the teachers are also available for questions. All this should result in a comprehensive and clear case presentation
that will be given by on the last Thursday or Friday of the course. In this presentation the questions provided for each case should
be answered. Please note that the case presentation should also include original idea's on novel Pharmaceutical Design and
Engineering solutions that should be provided by the students themselves and not by the teachers.
Uren per week
Onderwijsvorm Bijeenkomst (S), Hoorcollege (LC)
(Lectures (33 hours) seminar (12 hours))
Toetsvorm Presentatie (P)
(Oral presentation followed by a discussion)
Vaksoort master
Coördinator prof. dr. F.J. Dekker
Docent(en) prof. dr. F.J. Dekker ,prof. dr. H.W. Frijlink ,prof. dr. R. Gosens ,prof. dr. M.R. Groves ,prof. dr. G.J. Poelarends ,prof. dr. W.J. Quax ,prof. dr. M. Schmidt ,prof. dr. E.M.J. Verpoorte
Verplichte literatuur
Titel Auteur ISBN Prijs
Case description that contains open questions and themes in the
field as well as research articles describing them.
Background literature provided by the teachers or found by the
students in independent literature searches.
PowerPoint presentations provided by the lecturers
Entreevoorwaarden The course unit assumes prior knowledge acquired from a BSc Pharmacy or Pharmaceutical sciences.
Opmerkingen Maximum: 48 students
Opgenomen in
Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
MSc Courses for Exchange Students: Pharmacy - semester I a verplicht
MSc Farmacie  (Keuzevakken) - semester I a keuze
MSc Medical Pharmaceutical Sciences: Pharmaceutical Design and Engineering  ( Master Courses) - semester I a verplicht
MSc Medical Pharmaceutical Sciences: Pharmaco-epidemiology  (Other possible Electives) - semester I a keuze
MSc Medical Pharmaceutical Sciences: Research  (Electives) - semester I a keuze
MSc Medical Pharmaceutical Sciences: Science, Business and Policy  (Electives (10 ECTS)) - semester I a keuze
MSc Medical Pharmaceutical Sciences: Toxicology and Drug Disposition  (Electives ) - semester I a keuze
MSc Molecular Medicine and Innovative Treatment (MMIT) - semester I a keuzegroep