The University Of Georgia
Program name: 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. 

Methods for Attaining Learning Outcomes:
  • Lecture-seminar;
  • Demonstration method;
  • Using of audio-video learning material;
  • Interactive classes;
  • Research production;
  • Exercises oriented on solving of the problems;
  • Critical analysis;
  • Group exercises;
  • Literature review;
  • Presentation;
  • Project;
  • Verbal method;
  • Practical work.
Learning outcomes:
Knowledge and understanding
  • A broad knowledge of chemistry and pharmacy and a high qualification in pharmaceutical chemistry and  its development, enabling the student to pursue a career in the pharmaceutical field.
    Systematic knowledge of drug synthesis, drug testing, drug development and validation of analytical methods.
    Advanced skills required in quality control, drug discovery, drug design and development of high quality pharmaceutical products, pharmaceutical chemistry, pharmacology, modern analytical methods.

    In-depth knowledge that enables students to work effectively in the pharmaceutical industry.

  • Skills
  • Investigate the bond paths of molecules by means of molecular docking;
    Analyze and produce statistics on data used in drug discovery.
    Work with analytical methods such as UV, IR, HPLC, NMR.
    Implementation of a small research project involving methods of synthesis, description, identification and analysis of pharmaceuticals.
    Identify and critically analyze new theories, information, and technologies that may impact patient- and population-centered health care.
    Find and implement research projects together with the supervisor.

  • Responsibility and autonomy
  • Ethical attitude towards social, academic or national factors and values;
    Protection of the balance of interest of the parties;
    Independent consistent and multifaceted evaluation and self-evaluation of one's own learning process;
    Continuing the learning process independently through the acquired knowledge;
    Understanding the peculiarities of the educational process and planning strategically;
    Development of technological innovations in the professional field and continuous improvement of one's knowledge/skills;

  • 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:

    In order to obtain a Master degree, a student must

    • complete 120 ECTS, which includes 100 ECTS from mandatory subjects and 20 ECTS from elective.
    • submit a scientific paper in accordance with the requirements.

    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-Physiology for Chemists10
    CHEM5010General Biochemistry10

    Credits sum:


    Matrix Of Privequisites

    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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