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Drug Discovery and Development
2023/24, second-cycle program, full-time

Basic information

Faculty name: Faculty of Pharmacy
Major name: Drug Discovery and Development
Level: second-cycle program
Profile: general academic
Form: full-time
Language of study: english
Discipline: Pharmaceutical science

Programme

ISCED classification: 0916
Number of semesters: 4
Professional title awarded to graduates: magister

Drug Discovery and Development (DDD) is a programme focused on all aspects of identifying and introducing new medicines. Its mission is to deliver high-level specialists, equipped with a highly applied scientific basis for discovery and development of novel pharmacotherapeutics, combined with focused, real-life practical skills. This degree provides a solid grounding in pharmaceutical sciences, together with an opportunity to specialize in a particular drug discovery and development area. The first semester is devoted to provide a basic understanding of drug discovery and development as well as key chemical, biological and pathophysiological aspects, relevant to drug research. The second semester provides a wide and well-balanced training in pharmaceutical sciences, which serves as a basis for further, specialized skills development. The third and fourth semesters are focused on one of the three leading areas: Medicinal Chemistry, Experimental Pharmacology, Model Based Drug Development. Graduates of DDD will learn how new medicines are sought, identified, developed, manufactured and tested, along with the most important aspects of regulatory processes, necessary for their formal approval as drug products. Additionally, they will be equipped with management skills and language expertise, supporting their future employment in the worldwide pharma-biotech industry, regulatory agencies or drug research centers.

 

Head of the Programme: prof. dr hab. Marcin Kołaczkowski | marcin.kolaczkowski@uj.edu.pl

Vice-Dean for Educational Affairs: dr hab. Agnieszka Skowron, prof. UJ | agnieszka.skowron@uj.edu.pl

Dean's Office: mgr Iwona Piszczek | iwona.piszczek@uj.edu.pl | 12 6205-418

Subject Number of hours ECTS points Form of verification Mandatory Block
Legal and Scientific Basics of Drug Discovery and Development
lecture: 35
seminar: 35
5 written examination O Or
Chemistry in Pharmaceutical Sciences
lecture: 50
classes: 75
seminar: 25
8 written examination O Or
Biology in Pharmaceutical Sciences
lecture: 22
classes: 64
seminar: 8
e-learning seminar: 6
7 written examination O Or
Diseases States and Pharmacotherapeutic Strategies
classes: 30
seminar: 30
e-learning lecture: 15
- - O Or
Humanities - Bioethics in pharmaceutical sciences
lecture: 15
seminar: 15
3 graded credit O Os
Humanities – Scientific writing
e-learning seminar: 18
e-learning classes: 12
2 graded credit O Os
Introduction to Biostatistics
e-learning seminar: 30
2 graded credit O Or
Foreign Language in Pharmaceutical Sciences
foreign language course: 20
- - O Os
Health and Safety Training
Health and Safety training: 6
- credit O Or
Subject Number of hours ECTS points Form of verification Mandatory Block
Diseases States and Pharmacotherapeutic Strategies
classes: 30
seminar: 30
e-learning lecture: 15
8 written examination O Or
Principles of Medicinal Chemistry
lecture: 30
seminar: 60
6 written examination O Or
Molecular ADME and In Vivo Pharmacokinetics
classes: 30
seminar: 20
workshop: 10
3 written examination O Or
Principles of Pharmaceutical Technology
lecture: 20
classes: 20
seminar: 20
3 written examination O Os
Molecular Screening Systems
lecture: 6
classes: 18
seminar: 6
2 graded credit O Os
Introduction to Animal Models of Disease States
classes: 15
seminar: 10
e-learning lecture: 5
2 graded credit O Os
Introduction to Drugs Safety and Toxicology
classes: 4
seminar: 10
workshop: 16
2 graded credit O Or
Pharmaceutical Project Management
seminar: 15
1 graded credit O Os
Foreign Language in Pharmaceutical Sciences
foreign language course: 25
2 credit O Os
Elective courses semester 2
O(G) Os
Subject Number of hours ECTS points Form of verification Mandatory Block
Foreign Language in Pharmaceutical Sciences
foreign language course: 45
4 examination O Os
Principles of Clinical Trials
lecture: 15
seminar: 15
2 graded credit O Os
Elective courses – pathways semester 3
O(G) Os
Elective courses semester 3
O(G) Os
Subject Number of hours ECTS points Form of verification Mandatory Block
Master Project
classes: 375
17 credit O Os