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College of Pharmacy

School of Pharmacy

Major

  • Major of Pharmacy
  • Major of Industrial Pharmacy

Introduction

The educational goal of the College of Pharmacy is to foster outstanding pharmacists and pharmaceutical scientists who are able to serve in the following fields:

  • Pharmaceutical health care in hospitals and community pharmacy
  • Discovery, development and evaluation of new medicine and drug delivery systems, optimization of safe and effective drug use, and improvement of pharmaceutical services through pharmaceutical care delivery.
  • Development and dissemination of new advances in pharmaceutical science and technology.

To achieve above goals, the Faculty of Pharmacy helps students acquire the followings:

  • Clinical skills and knowledge for appropriate administration of drugs for preventing, diagnosing and treating human diseases
  • Research skills and knowledge for developing new drugs for human health

History

April 1955: Opened the Department of Pharmacy and the first enrollment of students (maximum capacity of 40)
April 1960: Opened master degree courses in the Department of Pharmacy
March 1967: Opened the Department of Industrial Pharmacy
March 1969: Opened Ph. D. courses in the Department of Pharmacy
March 1972: Opened Herb Garden
September 1990: Opened the Research Institute for Drug Research
September 1994: Department of Industrial Pharmacy merged to the Department of Pharmacy
March 1996: Changed name of the Department of Pharmacy to the Faculty of Pharmacy and designated as a Key Department by the University
March 1998: Designated as outstanding department by the Korean Council for University Education
March 2004: Opened the Graduate School of Clinical Pharmacy
March 2006: Designated as the Outstanding Department by the Korean Council for University
March 2011: Implementation of 6-year Pharmacy education

Job Fields

Pharmacist at local pharmacies and hospitals, research institutes, pharmaceutical companies, Ministry of Health, Welfare and Family, KFDA, Ministry of Environment, and universities

Faculty

  • Kim, Jung-Ae, Professor

    - Loyola Univ. of Chicago , 1995 (Physiology)

    jakim@yu.ac.kr
  • Nam, Doo Hyun, Professor

    - KAIST, 1984 (Microbial Biotechnology)

    dhnam@yu.ac.kr
  • Son, Jong-Keun, Professor

    - Univ. of Michigan, 1989 (Instrumental Analysis)

    jkson@yu.ac.kr
  • Yong, Chul Soon, Professor

    - Univ. of South Carolina at Columbia, 1991 (Pharmaceutics)

    csyong@yu.ac.kr
  • Lee, Eung Seok, Professor

    - Purdue Univ., 1992 (Medicinal Chemistry)

    eslee@ynu.ac.kr
  • Jahng, Yurngdong, Professor

    - University of Houston, 1986 (Medicinal Chemistry)

    ydjahng@yu.ac.kr
  • Chang, Hyeun Wook, Professor

    - University of Tokyo, 1987 (Biochemistry)

    hwchang@yu.ac.kr
  • Jeong, Tae Cheon, Professor

    - KAIST, 1992 (Toxicology and Public Health)

    taecheon@yumail.ac.kr
  • KIM JONG OH, Associate Professor

    - Univ. of Nebraska Medical Center, 2010

    jongohkim@yu.ac.kr
  • Pil-Hoon Park, Associate Professor

    - Univ. of Missouri~, Columbia, 2005 (Molecular Pharmacology)

    parkp@yu.ac.kr
  • Jeong Byeong-Seon, Associate Professor

    - Seoul National Univ., 2003 (Pharmaceutical Chemistry)

    jeongb@ynu.ac.kr
  • Kim Dong Young, Assistant Professor Homepage

    - , 2006 (Molecular Biology)

    dyokim@ynu.ac.kr
  • Lee Iyn-Hyang, Assistant Professor

    - , 2011 (Social Pharmacy)

    leeiynhyang@ynu.ac.kr
  • Lim Mi Sun, Assistant Professor

    - , 2012

    mslim@ynu.ac.kr
  • Chang Jae Hoon, Assistant Professor

    - , 2009 (Immunology)

    jchang@yu.ac.kr
  • Jeong, Jee-Heon, Assistant Professor

    - , 2013 (Cell Delivery)

    jeeheon@yu.ac.kr
  • Choi Dong Young, Assistant Professor

    - , 2008 (Neuropharmacology)

    dychoi@yu.ac.kr
  • Choi Hyuk Jae, Assistant Professor

    - , 2009

    h5choi@yu.ac.kr
  • ÃÖÇý´ö, Assistant Professor

    - , 2011

Curriculum

Curriculum
3-1
ORGANIC PHARMACEUTICAL CHEMISTRY
The course deals with carbonyls, amines, and heterocycles focusing on their physicochemical properties, synthetic methods, and reactivities, which is essential for understanding activity and toxicity of pharmaceuticals and for new drug development.
3-1
MEDICINAL TERMINOLOGY
This course is designed to cover medical terminologies which are useful to study physiology, anatomy, pathophysiology and pharmacology. Prefixes, suffixes, word roots, combining forms, abbreviations, and symbols are included in the content. Emphasis is placed on spelling, definition, usage and pronunciation of glossaries.
3-1
PHYSICAL PHARMACY ¥°
Physical chemical properties of drugs; theory and practice applicable to design and evaluation of drug dosage forms; electrolytes, ionic equilibria, solubility and solution, diffusion theory, drug release and dissolution.
3-1
MEDICINAL RESOURCES AND ORIENTAL MEDICINE
Subjects on the species, distribution, medicinal use, chemical constituents, and biological activity of the pharmaceutical resources used for the treatment of disease and advances in the basic knowledge on the clinical application of oriental medicine through study on the etiology and therapy of a disease based on the fundamental principles of oriental medicine will be discussed. Furthermore, increase in our ability to develop a new natural(herbal) medicine through a rational link to modern medicine.
3-1
BIOPHARMACEUTICS ¥°
A study of the basic principles of pharmacokinetics and physiological basis for drug absorption, distribution, metabolism and excretion; use of mathematical principles and equations to describe these processes as well as rational design dosage regimens for individual patients. Elementary compartmental modeling, mechanism of drug absorption, mechanism of renal clearance, multiple dosage regimens, nonlinear pharmacokinetics and assessment of drug bioavailability are discussed.
3-1
INTRODUCTION TO PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCE
This subject is opend for the new students in the College of Pharmacy and will introduce the fundamental theories required for drug development and clinical application
3-1
CELL BIOLOGY
The basic unit of living things in our planet, except virus, are expressed as a cell that can replicates itself and synthesizes chemicals for life maintenance. The class ¡®cell biology¡¯ extensively studies the function of cellular compartments such as ER and mitochondria
3-1
PHARMACEUTICAL PHARMACY ¥°
This course introduces the student to modern pharmaceutical dosage forms and other novel approaches to the delivery of drugs in the human body. In each case, the basic principles underlying the type of dosage form will be reviewed. Relevant aspects of the formulation, manufacturing, stability and dispensing of these dosage forms will be presented with reference to appropriate commercial products wherever possible. Th study and application of the physicochemical principles that are necessary for the design, development and preparation of pharmaceutical dosage forms will also be covered.
3-1
PHARMACEUTICAL BIOCHEMISTRY I
Living organism, and even in the cells of which they are composed, are enormously complex and diverse. Nevertheless, certain unifying features are common to all things that live. All make use of the same types of biomolecules, and all use energy. This subject deals with component of cells, especially protein, enzymes, cell membrane
3-1
PHARMACEUTICAL BIOLOGY OF MICROORGANISMS
Throughout the lecture focussed on the microbial morphology, physiology, biochemistry and genetics, the basic concepts for the essence of life wi11 be introduced, and further the basic knowledge for taxonomic characteristics of microbial groups will be taught which is required for understanding the main principles in the treatment and prevention of pathogenic microorganisms.
3-2
ANATOMY
It covers the exploration of the structure of each type of cells, then, extends the study on integumentary, musculoskeletal, joints, nervous system, cardiovascular, respiratory, urinary, and finally to reporductive system. The understanding of the structure will solidify the understanding of function of each organ systems.
3-2
DRUG INFORMATION AND STATISTICS
This module aims to practise methods to retrieve, evaluate and disseminate information about medication. It provides students opportunities to study biostatistics which is used in pharmaceutical, pharmacological and medical researches and communication skills for effective pharmaceutical care.
3-2
MOLECULAR BIOLOGY
DNA is converted to RNA by transcription and the RNA can be used as a template for protein synthesis (translation). The procedure is called ¡® the central dogma of molecular biology¡¯. The class ¡°Molecular biology¡± aims to study ¡®the central dogma of molecular biology¡¯ to understand a basic principle of life maintenance. at a molecular level
3-2
BIOPHARMACEUTICS ¥±
A study of the basic principles of pharmacokinetics and their application to the rational design of both dosage forms and dosing regimens, optimizing the latter to further the likelihood of safe effective drug therapy in a variety of clinical situations. A study of factors influencing the absorption, distribution, excretion and metabolism of drugs in man and the role these processes play in the therapeutic effects of dugs. Distribution of drugs, hepatic elimination, biopharmaceutic considerations in drug product design, bioequivalence, and dose adjustment in renal and hepatic diseases are also discussed in this course.
3-2
PHARMACEUTICAL MICROBIOLOGY
The microscopic and cultural characteristics of human pathogenic microorganisms, important clinical implications, immunological diagnotic method, immunization procedure and treatment measures including drug of choice for infectious diseases will be learned. Further the treatment and preventive measures of diseases through control of epidemics will be introduced including disinfectants as well as vaccination schemes.
3-2
PHARMACEUTICAL PHARMACY ¥±
This course is concerned with fundamental properties of pharmaceutical systems. In this course, the student is introduced to interfacial phenomena, rheology, micromeritics and so forth, with particular emphasis on those relevant pharmaceutical systems. This is followed by a consideration of the solid state, which is important because of the large number of solid dosage forms. The basic flow properties of a variety of systems are also discussed together with an introduction to kinetics, particularly as related to the stability of material in the liquid and solid state.
3-2
MEDICINAL CHEMISTRY ¥°
Medicinal Chemistry I covers definition of medicinal chemistry, classification of drugs, relationships of physical properties between pharmaceutical activities, interaction between drugs and receptors, receptor site theory, enzymes and enzyme inhibitors, metabolism, prodrugs, and understanding of mechanism of action of drugs. The basic concept is studied for the mechanism of drug action, drug metabolism, structure activity relationship of drugs, and drug development.
3-2
PHARMACY LABORATORY ¥°
This course is designed to unite the theory and practice of the biochemistry, microbiology, organic pharmaceutical chemistry, and analytical chemistry. Emphasis is placed on the development of principles of various techniques and participation in laboratory experiments in these fields.
3-2
PHARMACEUTICAL BIOCHEMISTRY II
Living organism, and even in the cells of which they are composed, are enormously complex and diverse. Nevertheless, certain unifying features are common to all things that live. All make use of the same types of biomolecules, and all use energy. This subject deals with component of cells, especially nucleic acid, and metabolism of high molecules.
3-2
PHARMACEUTICAL ANALYSIS
This course focuses on qualitative and quantitative analyses of pharmaceuticals based on principles of statistics for experimental data, chemical equilibrium, acid-base, precipitation, complex formation, and oxidation-reduction.
3-2
PHYSICAL PHARMACY ¥±
Physical chemical properties of drugs; theory and practice applicable to design and evaluation of drug dosage forms; chemical kinetics and stability, interfacial phenomena, colloidal dispersion, coarse dispersion, micrometrics, rheology, oral solid dosage forms.
3-2
INSTRUMENTAL PHARMACEUTICAL ANALYSIS I
Principles of both chromatographies such as TLC, HPLC and GC and their applications to drug analyses will be discussed.

Contact

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