Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Sciences Program

Learning outcomes

Students will have learned a foundational natural science curriculum, and then specialize into a comprehensive Pharmaceutical Sciences curriculum. They will graduate competent in the knowledge and practical skills of the Pharmaceutical Sciences to enable their problem-solving abilities. These, together with demonstrated teamwork, leadership, entrepreneurial and ethical behaviours, will allow our graduates to contribute to economic, social and political discussions in society.

Employment prospects

Employment prospects include biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries; government affairs, relations and policy; regulatory affairs; industrial manufacturing; the personal care product and nutraceutical industries; health care and allied health care professions; and, transition to academic research.

Delivery methods

The program will be delivered through traditional, in‐person classroom and laboratory teaching. Learning will be supported by the use of an online learning management system (Canvas) where lecture slides will be posted, assignments may be completed, and discussion boards will be monitored.

Entry

The BPSc is a direct‐entry from High School undergraduate program. There is limited ability to transfer into second year if the student has taken an equivalent curriculum. Direct entry to second year is competitive.

Number of program credits

120 credits for the General Studies, Research and Practicum options.
132 credits for the Honours options.

Summary of the Curriculum

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YEAR 1 Mandatory Subjects

(1) BIOL 112 (3) Biology of the Cell; AND BIOL 153 (7) Human Biology OR
BIOL 112 (3) Biology of the Cell; AND BIOL 155 (6) Human Biology

(2) CHEM 121 (4) Structure and Bonding in Chemistry;

(3) CHEM 123 (4) Thermodynamics, Kinetics and Organic Chemistry.

(4) ONE OF THE FOLLOWING:

MATH 100 (3) Differential Calculus with Applications to Physical Sciences and Engineering; OR
MATH 102 (3) Differential Calculus with Applications to Life Sciences; OR
MATH 104 (3) Differential Calculus with Application to Commerce and Social Sciences; OR
MATH 120 (4) Honours Differential Calculus; OR
MATH 180 (4) Differential Calculus with Physical Applications; OR
MATH 184 (4) Differential Calculus for Social Science and Commerce.

(5) ONE OF THE FOLLOWING:

MATH 101 (3) Integral Calculus with Applications to Physical Sciences and Engineering; OR
MATH 103 (3) Integral Calculus with Applications to Life Sciences; OR
MATH 105 (3) Integral Calculus with Applications to Commerce and Social Sciences; OR
MATH 121 (4) Honours Integral Calculus

(6) ENGL 112 (3) Strategies for University Writing (or equivalent)

(7) PHAR 180 (1) Pharmaceutical Topics and Communication Seminar I

(8) ELECTIVE OF CHOICE (3 Cr)

YEAR 2 Mandatory Subjects

(1) STAT 200 (3) Elementary Statistics for Application; OR
BIOL 300 (3) Fundamentals of Biostatistics.

(2) CHEM 211 (4) Introduction to Chemical Analysis

(3) CHEM 233 (3) Organic Chemistry for Biological Sciences

(4) CHEM 235 (1) Organic Chemistry Laboratory

(5) MICB 202 (3) Introductory Medical Microbiology and Immunology

(6) PHAR 202 (3) Biochemical Pharmacology

(7) PHAR 203 (4) Drug Delivery Technologies and Personalized Medicine

(8) PHAR 204 (3) Pharmaceutical Research

(9) PHAR 205 (3) Clinical Epidemiology & Pharmaceutical Outcomes I

(10) PHAR 280 (1) Pharmaceutical Topics and Communication Seminar II

(11) ELECTIVE OF CHOICE (3)

YEAR 3 Mandatory Subjects

PHAR 302 (3) Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacogenomics
PHAR 303 (3) Nanomedicine
PHAR 304 (3) Biopharmaceutics Theory and Laboratory
PHAR 305 (3) Clinical Epidemiology & Pharmaceutical Outcomes II
PHAR 306 (3) Medicinal Chemistry of High-Impact Pharmaceuticals in Major Diseases
PHAR 307 (3) Analytical Sciences Theory and Laboratory
PHAR 308 (3) Systematic Pharmacology
PHAR 370 (4) Pharmaceutical Cases I
PHAR 380 (1) Pharmaceutical Topics and Communication Seminar III
ELECTIVE OF CHOICE (3)

YEAR 4 Mandatory Subjects

PHAR 470 (4) Pharmaceutical Cases II
PHAR 480 (1) Pharmaceutical Topics and Communication Seminar IV

YEAR 4 Electives (by choice)

PHAR 421 (4) Precision Medicine
PHAR 422 (3) Pharmacoeconomics
PHAR 423 (3) Pharmaceutical Outcomes Research
PHAR 424 (3) Financing and Therapeutics in the Canadian Health Care System
PHAR 425 (3) Biologics
PHAR 426 (3) Anesthetics and Analgesics
PHAR 427 (4) Drug Structures in Medicinal Chemistry: Privileged Scaffolds & Common Functional Groups
PHAR 428 (3) Clinical Chemistry
PHAR 429 (3) Adverse Drug Reactions
PHAR 432 (3) Toxicology
PHAR 433 (3) Advanced Pharmacokinetics
PHAR 450 (2-6) Selected Topics in Pharmaceutical Sciences
ELECTIVES OF CHOICE UP TO 9 Credits outside Pharmaceutical Sciences

YEAR 4 Research Options (by choice)

PHAR 485 (15) Research Project
PHAR 490 (6) Honours Thesis
PHAR 495 (15) Practicum

Program concentrations

Students may choose:

General Studies (Taught Degree)

  • Standard Year 1-3,
  • 4th year mandatory courses (5 Cr) +
  • Elective Courses (25Cr)

Research Focus

  • Standard Year 1-3,
  • 4th year mandatory courses (5 Cr) +
  • Elective Courses (10 Cr) +
  • Research Project or Practicum (15 Cr)

Research focus with Honours

  • Standard Year 1-3,
  • 4th year mandatory courses (5 Cr) +
  • Elective Courses (10 Cr) +
  • Research Project or Practicum (15 Cr) +
  • Honours Thesis (6 Cr in YR 4)
  • and 2 additional Electives (6 Cr) that can be taken in YR3 and/or YR4 and/or Summer Semester.

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