BSc. (Hons) Industrial Pharmaceutical Sciences

This degree is designed for students to develop a good understanding of industrial pharmacy in general and the importance of applying the knowledge and skills into the practice in the pharmaceutical industry in Sri Lanka and other countries. In the last decade, the rapid growth of the pharmaceutical industry had diversified the roles and functions of the industrial pharmacist. This degree program will cover the areas of manufacturing, development, marketing and distribution of drug products including quality assurance. The graduates will be familiar with pharmaceutical industry with the particular practice of their discipline. Principle amongst this will be the methodology of design and develop new drugs in both western and herbal products. Through the graduates of this program, it is expected that the pharmacy profession will greatly contribute to the development of quality, safe and cost-effective medicines which the people are in dire need of.

Course Type

Full Time

Course Commencement Dates

April 2021

Duration

4 Years

Course Modules

Year 1 - Semester I

BSM1113

Information Technology

BSM1122

Medical Terminology

BSM1133

Biology

BSM1143

General Mathematics

BSM 1153

General Pharmaceutics

BSM 1163

General English

Year 1 - Semester II

BSM1213

Personality Development

BSM1223

Professional English

BSM1233

General Psychology

BSM1243

Foundation of Chemistry

BSM1253

Academic Writing

Year 2 - Semester I

IPS2113

Anatomy and Physiology I

IPS2123

Biochemistry I

IPS2133

Physical Pharmacy I

IPS2143

Organic Chemistry

IPS2153

Pharmaceutical Microbiology

Year 2 - ZWHATSSemester II

IPS2213

Anatomy and Physiology II

IPS2223

Biochemistry II

IPS2233

Industrial Pharmaceutics I

IPS2243

Inorganic Chemistry

IPS2253

Pathology of Diseases

Year 3 - Semester I

IPS3113

Pharmacology I

IPS3124

Pharmaceutical Engineering I

IPS3133

Advanced Medicinal Chemistry I

IPS3143

Industrial Pharmaceutics II

IPS3153

Advanced Analytical Techniques

Year 3 - Semester II

IDS3213

Pharmacology II

IDS3224

Pharmaceutical Engineering II

IDS3233

Advanced Medicinal Chemistry II

IPS3244

Ethics, Research methodology and Statistics

IPS3253

Drug release and novel drug delivery systems

Year 4 - Semester I

IPS4113

Biopharmaceutics

IDS4123

Pharmaceutical Quality Control

IDS4133

Pharmaceutical Biotechnology

IDS4143

Pharmacognosy I

IDS4154

Research Project (lit survey, writing and submission)

Year 4 - *Semester ii

IPS4213

Pharmaceutical Management and Marketing

IPS4222

Pharmaceutical Jurisprudence

IPS4233

Research project- II

IPS4244

Research project II - data, analysis, writing report and submission

**selected modules only

Entry Requirements

G. C. E. A/L Bioscience Stream 3S passes (Local) or Edxcel/Cambrige with three passes in Biology stream. Above 3S passes for Biology, Physics and Chemistry, all in one sitting.

Job Opportunities

  • Manufacturing
  • Quality Control / Quality Assurance
  • Regulatory Affairs
  • Research and Development
  • Formulation Development
  • Sales & Marketing
  • Academia
  • Entrepreneurship