This course introduces students to basic pharmacological and toxicological principles through the selective coverage of various topics in pharmacodynamics, pharmacokinetics, medicinal chemistry, drug design and toxicology. Laboratory experiments focus on commonly used techniques (solid phase extraction, HPLC, GC, TLC) and biological matrices (blood, urine and saliva) encountered in a pharmacology or toxicology laboratory setting. Seneca College course code: #PHT-533.
This course addresses general aspects of industrial hygiene. Specific topics include Canadian legislation with respect to Occupational Safety, Standard Setting bodies, modes of evaluation of chemical exposure, occupational toxicology, safety considerations for engineers, nanoparticle toxicology and instrumentation associated with the evaluation of the occupational environment. Seneca College course code: #OCC-433.
This laboratory-oriented course introduces students to the world of pharmaceutical analysis. Selected physical and chemical laboratory techniques used in the control of raw materials and finished dosage forms are emphasized, especially USP and BP methods. Seneca College course code: #PHA-533.
This course focuses on the formulation of pharmaceutically relevant semi-solid and liquid preparations with particular emphasis on emulsions. Both theoretical and practical aspects are covered, with laboratory practical designed to emphasize theoretical concepts. Seneca College course code: #PPF-633.
This course covers both biotechnology and natural products and their applications in biopharmaceutical discovery, precision medicine, and lead compound development. Topics include the basic principles of biotechnology and the history of modern pharmaceuticals, encompassing ethnopharmacology and ethnomedicinal procedures. Strategies for creating and improving biopharmaceuticals by combinatorial chemistry and rational drug design are presented. Modern techniques for recombinant protein expression, purification, and large-scale biopharmaceutical process development are addressed, including transgenic organisms, genome modification and molecular biological approaches to novel biopharmaceutical drug design. Seneca College course code: #BPH-633.
This course covers topics relevant to the pharmaceutical industry with an emphasis on the organic chemistry concepts behind the topics. Lectures address the structural and pharmaceutical properties of amines and amides, theory and interpretation of Mass Spectra, practical aspects of liquid and gas chromatography (HPLC, LCMS and GCMS) and a special topic of current interest in the pharmaceutical industry. Laboratories feature a multi-step synthesis of the topical anaesthetic Lidocaine, its analysis by HPLC using a USP protocol and qualitative analysis of an unknown mixture of compounds by GCMS. Seneca College course code: #PAC-633.
This laboratory oriented course describes the pharmaceutical industry within Canada and the fundamentals of working in a pharmaceutical GMP environment. The course discusses the operational relationships and interactions of the various departments with emphasis on analysis and manufacturing of solid dosages. Seneca College course code: #IPM-472.