Course Description

Core Courses

MPPZ01 Pharmaceutical English (3 credits)

The main objective of this course is to train our students in pharmaceutical English communication, not only in reading and writing, but also in the poster presentation, oral presentation, and finally writing proposals and manuscripts. The topics will range from word selection to sentence building, and paragraph development. For manuscript preparation, the course will focus on material preparation, result presentation, logical sequencing, and structure.

MPPZ02 Advances in Medicine Pharmaceutic(3 credits)

This course mainly teaches new developments in pharmaceutical theory covering modern technologies and methods, including the development trend of pharmaceutical research and the application of various cutting-edge technologies in pharmaceutical research. The purpose of this subject is to enable students to understand the application of modern technologies and methods in pharmaceutical research through classroom in-person teaching and themed tutorials.

MPPZ03 Clinical Pharmacology(3 credits)

This course is an interdisciplinary subject that closely combines clinical pharmacology, pharmacy, and therapeutics. This course mainly teaches students the basic concepts and common laws related to clinical pharmacological treatments, including the general principles, the basic process of drug treatment, adverse drug reactions, drug interactions, drug use in special populations, and the impact of genetic polymorphisms on drug use, evidence-based medicine, and therapeutics. It focuses on how to choose drugs and how to use drugs in various settings, including effect evaluation and precautions so that students can master the principle of design and implementation of reasonable individualized treatment plans, which are safe, effective, economical, and reasonable.

MPPZ04 Advanced Methodology in Pharmacy(6 credits)

This course consists of theoretical and practical parts. The theoretical part mainly teaches basic pharmacological experimental principles, such as basic methods of pharmacological research, principles of experimental design, application of statistical power, use of transgenic experimental animals and animal ethics, analysis methods of biomacromolecules, identification, and synthesis of drugs, etc.

In the practical part, different laboratories are selected according to different research directions to learn experimental techniques applicable to the development of the students’ disciplines, which may include but are not limited to pharmaceutical analysis, chemical synthesis, preparation research, bioinformatics analysis, biomacromolecule preparation and functional verification, bioimaging research, genetic engineering technology, and its application, etc. Through practice, graduate students can deepen their understanding of the basic principles of pharmacy, link the basic theories with real-world applications, and improve their ability to solve practical problems, which in turn lay a broader and deeper foundation for the future project research.

MPPZ05 Literature Retrieval and Scientific Writing(3 credits)

Within the framework of information literacy theory, this course focuses on the research and academic writing process in medical and pharmaceutical sciences. By in-person teaching and project-guided reading, the course teaches literature research methods, techniques, and practices, especially the frequently used databases, open access resources and retrieval technology and applications, and the academic norms of using literature. 


Elective courses

MPPE01 Medical Statistics(3 credits)

Medical statistics is a science of data collection, organization, analysis, interpretation, and presentation. It is an important course for clinical medicine and pharmacy. This course introduces students to basic concepts in medical statistics and various common statistical methods in simple and easy-to-understand terms. The course includes basic statistical methods, such as data characteristics and statistical description, probability distribution, parameter estimation, multivariate analysis of variance, Logistic regression analysis, survival analysis, principles of experimental design, etc.

MPPE02 Modern Biotechnology in Novel Drug Development (3 credits)

The content of this course mainly includes antibody library technology and antibody drugs, chimeric antigen T cell therapy, CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing, and gene therapy, antisense nucleic acid and mRNA drugs, transgenic animals and plants, and "Biopharming", biotransformation, combinatorial biosynthesis and synthesis biology etc.

MPPE03 Advanced Pharmaceutics(3 credits)

This course uses new theories and technologies of modern pharmacy to study drug preparation theory, preparation technology, quality control, and rational drug use. This course introduces the new progress of formulations, preparation theory of advanced pharmacy, new drug delivery system, dosage design, pre-prescription, biopharmaceutical technology, etc. The knowledge of advanced pharmacy plays an important role in the development of new drug preparations and the optimization of clinical drug regimens. Through theoretical teaching, graduate students can develop their ability to design new formulations and new preparations and lay a solid foundation for future research and the development of new drugs.

MPPE04 Advanced Medicinal Chemistry(3 credits)

This course mainly teaches principles of medicinal chemistry, drug metabolism, new drug development, various drug molecular simulations and drug design, pharmacophore study, chemistry and process research of drug synthesis, and chiral drugs. It also includes patent protection of drugs, new progress of various drugs, summary and review of clinically important drugs, etc.

MPPE05 Instrumental Analysis(3 credits)

The purpose of this course is to enable students to master the basic principles of various instrument analyses and the important components of the instruments and to develop a basic understanding of the application objects and analysis processes of each instrument. In addition, through studying this course, students will have some preliminary understanding of various analytical instruments, analytical methods, and development directions, to lay the necessary foundation for their future work, scientific research, and further study. 

MPPE06 Clinical evidence-based Pharmacy(3 credits)

This course is a discipline combining the concepts and methods of evidence-based medicine with the needs and characteristics of pharmacy. Evidence-based pharmacy is a pharmaceutical practice process, which refers to the process in which pharmacists carefully, accurately, and wisely apply the best current evidence in pharmaceutical practice, combine it with clinical skills and experience, and refer to patients' wishes to provide pharmaceutical services that meet the needs of patients. It is to use evidence-based concepts and methodologies to solve practice and research topics in various fields of pharmacy, involving problems, interventions, effects, and continuous improvement in the process of drug development, production, distribution, storage, use, management, and pharmaceutical education.