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Duration of Program 4 years (8 Semesters)

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Seats 15

Total Seats in Integrated (B. Sc.) - (M. Sc.) Clinical Research

This program specialization encourages students to explore the key principles of pharmacokinetics (PK) including factors that affect the absorption, distribution, metabolism, excretion, and binding of drugs and integrate these principles into the process of monitoring, evaluating and adjusting dosing for patients. It provides students with the ability to interpret drug concentration measurements in the context of the therapeutic window, along with the derivation of dosage adjustments to maintain therapeutic concentrations. Upon completion of the course, the student will contribute at planning, design and analysis of clinical studies from pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic (PD) perspective. They will apply this information in the clinical drug development process. It will also provide hands on experience with pharmacokinetic data analysis, advanced PK/PD modeling research with emphasis on disease progression modeling and implementation of mechanism-based approaches.

Academic Framework

The foundation of higher learning at UPES since its inception has been to explore and promote areas of learning that are innovative and future focused. This has led to constant evolution in facilitating creative and collaborative learning engagements for students through realignment of curriculum and exploration of virtual tools, and open-source courseware; thereby creating borderless learning and access to limitless information.

The new curriculum framework at UPES, ABLE (Academic Blueprint for Learning Excellence) is holistic in its overall structure and yet focuses on the individual need of the student to discover, experience, explore and challenge. The learning is segmented into core subject studies, core specialism studies, minors/exploratory subjects, and signature and life skills learning. The latter three are offered by the newly-instituted School for Life.

SFL (School for Life) is an intrinsic part of the composite UPES student experience and facilitates learning and education that is a balance between what students want, and what is needed of them as future global citizens and leaders of tomorrow. With courses designed to equip students with lifelong learning skills, a focus on a wide range of contemporary issues, and a mandatory social and professional internship experience that is unique, UPES believes in igniting to inspire the best version within an individual to better the world.

  • Clinical Trials Auditor
  • Medical Advisor
  • Programmer- Clinical Research
  • Clinical Research Associate
  • Project Manager- Clinical Research
  • Clinical Research Physician
  • Clinical Research Coordinator
  • Clinical Research Analyst
  • Biostatistician
  • Project Manager- Clinical Research, etc.
  • Scientist
Minimum 50% Marks at Higher and Senior Secondary level (10th and 12th) with Physics, Chemistry, Biology/ Math’s and English as a Major Subject
Personal Interview
 

COURSE

 

Course Credits %
Major Foundation 39 20%
Major Core 64 32%
Program Electives 8 4%
Projects 31 16%
Life Skills 12 6%
Signature 18 9%
Exploratory 18 9%
Open Electives  9 5%
Total 199 100%
SLI Total 48 24%

 

 

SEMESTER I

 

Course Code Course Credits Hrs
  Human Anatomy and Physiology - I 3 3
  Human Anatomy and Physiology - I Lab 1 2
  Biochemistry and Metabolism 3 3
  Biochemistry and Metabolism Lab 1 2
  Introduction to Microbiology 3 3
  Introduction to Microbiology Lab 1 2
  Cell Biology 3 3
  Remedial Biology/ Remedial Mathematics 2 2
  Remedial Biology Lab 1 2
  Science Discussion Forum 0 0
  Life Skill - I 2 2
  Life Skill - II 2 2
  TOTAL 22 26

 

  

SEMESTER II

 

Course Code Course Credits Hrs
  Human Anatomy and Physiology - II 3 3
  Human Anatomy and Physiology - II Lab 1 2
  Biostatistics and Epidemiology 3 3
  Computer Applications  2 2
  Computer Applications Practical 1 2
  Genetics and Epigenetics 3 3
  Molecular Biology  3 3
  Good Laboratory Practices and Intellectual Property Rights 3 3
  Journal Club 0 1
  Life Skill - III 2 2
  Signature - I 3 3
  Social Internship 0  
  TOTAL 24 27

 

  

SEMESTER III

 

Course Code Course Credits Hrs
  Scientific Writing 1 2
  Pharmacology - I 3 3
  Fundamentals of Clinical Research 2 2
  Clinical Research - I Workshop 1 2
  Management of Clinical Trials  2 2
  Ethics in Clinical Research 2 2
  Pharmacology-I Practical 1 2
  Drug Discovery and Development 3 3
  Site Management Operations  2 2
  Life Skill - IV 2 2
  Signature - II 3 3
  Exploratory - I 3 3
       
       
  TOTAL 25 26

 

  

SEMESTER IV

 

Course Code Course Credits Hrs
  Blog Writing and Panel Discussion 1 2
  Pharmacology - II  3 3
  Pharmacovigilance - I 2 2
  Animal Studies and Toxicity Assessment 2 2
  Pharmacology - II  Practical 1 2
  Perspectives in Clinical Evaluation 2 2
  Clinical Research - II Workshop 1 2
  Global Regulations of Clinical Trials 2 2
  Biostatistical Methods in Clinical Research 2 2
  Biostatistical Methods in Clinical Research Lab 1 2
  Life Skill - V 2 2
  Signature - III 3 3
  Exploratory - II 3 3
  Government/NGO/Startup Internship 0  
  TOTAL 25 27

 

  

SEMESTER V

 

Course Code Course Credits Hrs
  Pharmacotherapeutics - I  3 3
  Good Clinical Practice: Conducting Clinical Trials  2 2
  Design of Clinical Trials, Conduct, Audit and Compliance  2 2
  Pharmacovigilance - II 2 2
  Biopharmaceutics and Pharmacokinetics  2 2
  Clinical Research - III Workshop 1 2
  Research Methodology and Research Ethics 1 1
  Disaster Management 2 2
  Open Elective - I 3 3
  Program Elective - I 3 3
  Life Skill VI 2 2
  Signature IV 3 3
  Exploratory - III 3 3
       
  TOTAL 29 30

 

  

SEMESTER VI

 

Course Code Course Credits Hrs
  Pharmacotherapeutics - II 3 3
  Clinical  Data Management 3 3
  Clinical  Data Management Workshop 1 2
  Health Economic and Outcome Research (HEOR) 2 2
  Epidemiologic and Clinical Research Methods 2 2
  Emerging Technologies in Clinical Trials 2 2
  Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in Healthcare 2 2
  Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in Healthcare Lab 1 1
  Synopsis 1 2
  Open Elective - II 3 3
  Program Elective - II 3 3
  Signature-V 3 3
  Exploratory-IV 3 3
  Hospital/Industrial Internship 0  
  TOTAL 29 31

 

  

SEMESTER VII

 

Course Code Course Credits Hrs
  Medical Writing 1 2
  Open Elective - III 3 3
  Program Elective - III 3 3
  Research Project 12 24
  Hospital/Industrial Internship Report and  Presentation 1 1
  Signature - VI 3 3
  Exploratory - V 3 3
  Total 26 39

 

  

SEMESTER VIII

 

Course Code Course Credits Hrs
  Research Project 15 30
  Research Presentation 2 2
  Exploratory - VI 3 3
       
  Total 20 35

 

 

SPECIALIZATION

 

Specialization- Clinical Pharmacokinetics   
Data Management Technologies PE I
Applied Pharmacokinetics and Principles of Drug Dosing PE II
Advanced Drug Delivery System PE III

 

 

Open Elective

 

Open Elective- I
Microbial Physiology and Immunology
Pharmaceutical Analysis
Principles of Nutrition
Open Elective- II
Diet in Disease
Instrumentation in Microbiology 
Structural Biology and Biophysical Chemistry 
Global Perspectives in Toxicology
Open Elective- III
Chromatographic and Spectroscopic Methods
Clinical and Therapeutic Nutrition
Biotechnology
Biopharmaceutics and Pharmacokinetics
Diagnostic Biochemistry 
Molecular Pharmacology and Toxicology

 

 

LIFE SKILLS

 

Life Skills Credits
Learning How to Learn 2
Living Conversations 2
Leadership and Teamwork 2
Design Thinking 2
Working With Data 2
Persuasive Presence 2

 

 

SIGNATURE

 

Signature Credits
Critical Thinking and Writing 3
Ethical Leadership in the 21st Century (Human Values and Ethics) 3
Environment and Sustainability - Himalaya Fellowship 3
Start your Start-up 3
Choose from basket below: 3
Solving Complex Problems  
Technologies of the Future  
Future Casting  
Managing Relationships and Being Happy  
Choose from basket below 3
India and Its Place in the   
Contemporary World  
Theory of Everything  
Digital Transformation  
Finding your Purpose in Life  

 

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