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Pharmaceutical Product Development


117A Schmucker Science Center South
610-436-2939
e-mail: ppd@wcupa.edu
Dr. Zimniski, Director

Faculty Advisory Board

Jack Gault (Marketing)
Maureen Knabb (Biology)
Gustave Mbuy (Biology)
Michael Moran (Chemistry)
Oné Pagán (Biology)
James Pruitt (Chemistry)
Joel Ressner (Chemistry)
Randall Rieger (Mathematics)
Judith Scheffler (English)
Joan Woolfrey (Philosophy)
Stephen J. Zimniski (Pharmaceutical Product Development)

Pharmaceutical product development offers, on a limited basis, graduate courses in this area to graduate students from other programs of study.

Course Descriptions [top]

Pharmaceutical Product Development
Symbol: PPD

535 Pharmaceutical Chemistry (3) Through the use of case studies, the student will learn the role of the chemist in drug discovery and development. Specifically, target initiation, competitive surveillance, lead discovery and optimization, counterscreens for selectivity, pharmacokinetics, selection criteria for entering development and synthetic optimization will be elucidated. Crosslisted as CHE 535. PREREQ: CHE 232.

581 Drug Design I (3) This introductory course provides an overview of the pharmaceutical industry and the drug development process, including lectures on each phase and the organization of a typical pharmaceutical company. In addition to weekly reading assignments, students will be expected to analyze specific case studies each week.

582 Drug Design II (3) This course provides an overview of the pharmaceutical industry and the drug development process, including lectures of each phase and the role of regulatory and government affairs. In addition to weekly reading assignments, students will be expected to analyze specific case studies each week.

583 Drug Design III (3) This course provides an overview of the pharmaceutical industry and the drug discovery process, including lectures on the use of computers in drug design and the newest targets for development, as well as lectures on proteomics, HTS, and translational medicine.

590 Special Topics in Drug Development (1) This special topics course is designed to offer in-depth seminars about novel and exciting areas of research in the field of pharmaceutical product development and drug discovery. Topics will change each semester. Invited speakers from the pharmaceutical industry will be presenting the most up-to-date information about their areas of expertise. PREREQ: PPD 581.
The course may be repeated only with the instructor's consent.