The Faculty of Pharmacy, located at Tabriz University of Medical Scienses
campus, is the second faculty of pharmacy to be established in Iran, dating back
into 1948. It offers a variety of courses at undergraduate and postgraduate
levels for full time and part time students.
The Faculty enjoys one of the highest graduate employment records of the
university with prospects for careers in pharmacy and pharmaceutical industries.
The Faculty has 12 large teaching laboratories, for the teaching of Pharmacy
Practice, pharmaceutical technology, targeting of drugs, chemical synthesis,
instrumental chemical analysis and spectroscopic studies, phytochemistry,
pharmacology, and a laboratory for using computer aided learning packages. The
comprehensive library in the faculty accommodates a large number of books,
journals and databases.
The Faculty has a good record of research and development activities. Some of
the principal areas of research at the faculty are drug targeting,
pharmaceutical analysis, Quantitative Structure-Activity relationships (QSAR),
extraction, authentication and screening of active ingredients, pharmacological
investigations on actions and mechanisms of drug treatment and chemical
synthesis of pharmacologically active compounds.
Pharmacy Doctorate( Pharm.D)
Pharmacy Doctorate (Pharm.D):
The programme is designed for a successful career in pharmacy. The graduates
find employment as community pharmacists and clinical pharmacists. In addition,
the pharmaceutical industry offers job opportunities in research and
development, production, management and information.
The course provides quality education and training in all relevant
pharmaceutical sciences. Several academic staff in universities all around Iran
are graduates of this faculty. Over forty full-time members of academic staff
who collectively exhibit a wide range of experience and expertise in pharmacy
disciplines deliver the course. Doctorate of Pharmacy program is a five-year
course and graduates become professionally qualified and register with The
Pharmaceutical Society of Iran.
The curriculum includes various theoretical and practical modules and training
(in pharmacy practice, pharmaceutical industry or hospital), and a research
project must be completed in three semesters leading to the preparation of a
Pharm.D thesis. The topics covered by the modules involve design, extraction and
synthesis of active ingredients, formulation and drug delivery systems, testing
and quality control, storage and use of drugs, therapeutics and pharmacology.
Candidates seeking admission must hold a high school diploma in science and
successfully pass the National University Entrance Examination administered
annually by the Ministry of Sciences, Researches and Technology.
PhD studentships are available through the faculty in the field of pharmacognosy,
pharmaceutics and pharmacology. The applicants should hold a Pharm.D degree with
a minimum average grade of 75%. The curriculum involves forty-three credit units
of which, twenty-three are theoretical and twenty are project work for the
thesis. A PhD can be completed in 4-5 years.
The faculty actively participates in research and education, with chemistry,
biochemistry, pharmaceutical, industrial pharmaceutics, toxicology and other
research quality control laboratories. Laboratory facilities worth mentioning
are: tableting and suppository-making devices, NMR200 and NMR60, several FTIR
and UV spectophotometers, formulation of ointments, measurement of dermal
absorption, Carl Fisher, dissolution tester, physiograph, analytical and
preparative HPLC and Gc instruments and modern computers.
6500 volumes of books in English
2000 volumes of books in Persian
Journals in 60 headings
This library is connected to the Internet, Medline (since 1970), toxiline
excerptamedica, IPA, Drugs and Pharmacology.
REAS OF RESEARCH
Funding to support the research activities is obtained from Research Council of
the Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Ministry of Health, and industrial
companies. The departments of the faculty each have several research
laboratories which house a full range of equipment including specialized items
in addition to standard items such as HPLC, Gas chromatography, FTIR, NMR200,
NMR60, dissolution testers, tabletting and particle sizing equipment physiograph
and a computing laboratory which uses molecular modeling software to enhance the
understanding and prediction of biological activity of drugs. The current
research areas of the faculty have been listed within the sites of the
departments of Medicinal Chemistry, Pharmaceutics, Pharmacology and Toxicology,
and Pharmacognosy.Click On the Following Link To view The Staff