The University Of Georgia
Program name: Master in Pharmaceutical Chemistry
Study Level: Graduate
Program leader: Samad Khaksar Maghami
Study language: English
Qualification: Master of Biopharmacy
Program capacity: 120
Program permission: Candidates must have successfully obtained a bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy, Chemistry, Biochemistry and Biology. Applicant should have an English language knowledge certificate at B2 level at least. Foreign high-school graduates who received complete general education abroad or its equivalent and the last two years of complete general education had studied abroad or students who lived abroad for the last two or more years and who are currently studying abroad in higher educational institutions recognized by the legislation of the host countries will be able to enter the program without passing Uniform National Entrance Examinations according to Order №224/N of the Minister of Education and Science of Georgia (December 29, 2011).If the applicant does not have the English language certificates in FCE (First Certificate in English), he / she must pass the English language B2 level university test (60% positive assessment).
Program goals:

The goal of the educational program is to prepare a specialist with relevant advanced skills that are essential in the areas of quality control, drug discovery, pharmaceutical chemistry, who will possess a deep and system knowledge of principles and theories of Chemistry and practical skills of synthesizing organic compounds. Upon completing the program, the graduates will be able to be employed at different medicine companies and other private and state organizations at the positions of drug producers, quality controllers. Also, to establish and manage their own companies effectively.

Methods for Attaining Learning Outcomes:

Demonstration method;
Using of audio-video learning material;
Interactive classes;
Situational exercises;
Research production;
Exercises oriented on solving of the problems;
Critical analysis;
Group exercises;
Case study;
Literature review;
Searching the files in electronic format or library;
Verbal method;
Writing topics;
Production of electronic and non-electronic medical records;
Practical work;

Learning outcomes:
Knowledge and understanding
  • Program graduate will have:

    Extensive knowledge of Chemistry, and Pharmacy among the students and equip the students with excellence in medical chemistry and development, thus enabling the student to pursue a career in the Medical Industry/Research Institute.
    Systemic knowledge in drug synthesis, drug testing, and development of drugs and validation of analytical methods.
    ·         Advanced skills that are essential in the areas of quality control, drug discovery, drug design and development of high quality pharmaceutical products, pharmaceutical chemistry, pharmacology, modern analytical techniques and provide depth knowledge that enables the students to work more effectively within pharmaceutical industry.

    ·         Systemic knowledge of drugs covered in Pharmaceutical Chemistry I include 1) nomenclature of polycyclic and heterocyclic rings, 2) cholinergic & adrenergic drugs, 3) cardiovascular drugs, 4) antithrombotics & antihistamines, and 5) CNS stimulants. In this class, students are expected to relate the physico-chemical properties, pharmacological activities, mechanisms of action, ADME (adsorption, distribution, metabolism, and excretion), and pharmacokinetic properties of drugs to their chemical structure

  • Skills
  • Program graduate will be able to:

    ·         Investigate the binding modes of the molecules by molecular docking.

    ·         Do Data Analysis and statistics used in drug discovery.

    ·         Work with analytical techniques like UV, IR, HPLC, NMR, Mass spectroscopy is an integral part of the curriculum.

    ·         Execute a short research project incorporating techniques of synthetic, characterization, identification and analysis of pharmaceuticals entity.

    ·         Identify and critically analyze emerging theories, information, and technologies that may impact patient-centered and population based care.

    Design and implement research projects with collaboration of his supervisor

  • Responsibility and autonomy
  • ·         Master ethical attitude towards social, academic or national factors and values;

    ·         Maintain the balance of interests of the parties;

    ·         Make independent consistent and multilateral assessment and self-assessment of their own learning process;

    ·         Continue the learning process independently through the received knowledge;

    ·         Realize the characteristics of the learning process and plan strategically;

    ·         Develop technological innovations in the professional field and renew their knowledge / skills constantly;

    Determine the need for further study (PhD) level for continuous professional development

  • Date of approval: 01-19-2022
    Approval protocol number: 01-22
    Date of program update:
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    Program details:

    In the field of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, the student performs research work, writes papers, critically analyzes a scientific article, chooses news and prepares projects, makes presentations of the obtained results. Candidate should present clearly his/her view of research topics and show appropriate research and communication skills.  

    Teaching Process Characteristics:

    Program Core

    Code Subject ECTS Semester
    CHEM5000Reactions and Synthesis in Pharmaceutical Chemistry10 1
    CHEM5001Drug Design10 1
    CHEM5002Principles of Pharmacology10 1
    CHEM5003The Chemistry of Heterocycles10 2
    CHEM5004Pharmaceutical chemistry 110 2
    CHEM5005Spectroscopy in Pharmaceutical Chemistry10 2
    CHEM5006Pharmaceutical chemistry 210 3
    CHEM5007Thesis30 4

    Credits sum:


    Program Elective

    Code Subject ECTS
    CHEM5008Chemistry of natural products10
    CHEM5009Human Anatomy-Physiology10
    CHEM5010General Biochemistry10

    Credits sum:


    Point GPA The university assessment   The general assessment in Georgia
    97-100 4,00 A+ A Excellent
    94-96 3,75 A
    91-93 3,50 A-
    87-90 3,25 B+   Very good
    84-86 3,00 B B
    81-83 2,75 B-  
    77-80 2,50 C+   C good
    74-76 2,25 C
    71-73 2,00 C-
    67-70 1,75 D+   D Satisfactory
    64-66 1,50 D
    61-63 1,25 D-
    51-60 1,00 E E Sufficient
    Not passed
    41-50   FX FX Insufficient
    <40   F F Failed

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