Integrated (B. Sc.) - (M. Sc.) Clinical Research- Clinical Pharmacokinetics

DETAILS

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.

Duration of Program

4 years (8 Semesters)

Seats

15

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UPES’ curriculum framework is holistic in its overall structure and yet focuses on the individual need of the student to discover, experience, explore and challenge. Along with the core subject, students have the option to choose from subject-focused specialisations. They are also allowed to choose minor/exploratory subject from other schools at UPES that are: School of Engineering, School of Computer Science, School of Law, School of Business, School of Health Sciences, School of Design, School of Modern Media, and School of Liberal Studies.

Further, based on the multifaceted needs of the global workplace and evolving lifestyles, the curriculum offers Signature and Life-Skills courses through School for Life. To round off this learning experience, students are required to do mandatory internships in the social sector, government/public sector, and industry. The combinations available for students to pick and choose from are endless, ensuring both depth and width of knowledge.

  • 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  

 

Career Prospects
  • 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
Eligibility

Minimum 50% Marks at Higher and Senior Secondary level (10th and 12th) with Physics, Chemistry, Biology/ Math’s and English as a Major Subject

Entrance Test

Personal Interview

Curriculum

 

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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