To enable the learner to develop an understanding of the biotechnological principles and techniques involved in recombinant DNA technology and the production of recombinant DNA pharmaceutical products and the diagnosis of infectious diseases by using Recombinant DNA technology .

Module Leader : Dr Anita Gnana Kumari

This course focuses on the Introduction of Civilisation, consepconceptIslamic Civilisation, Islam in the Malay Civilisations, Prominent Figures of the Islamic Civilisation, interaction among various civilisation , Contemporary Issues, ‘Islam Hadhari’ and Nation Development Process.

Topics covered in lectures include the structure and function of basic classes of biological molecules, metabolism and the biosynthesis. Emphasis is on the integration and regulation of the metabolic pathways of biomolecules. The practical course will give the importance of enzymes and biomolecules in the pathological findings of various disease conditions.

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The topics covered include the physico-chemical properties of drug molecules such as pH, solubility, interfacial phenomena, diffusion and dissolution, rheology, micromeritics and study of disperse systems.

General pharmacology course typically covers principles and mechanisms of drug absorption, distribution, metabolism, excretion, and effects. Specific topics include actions, effects, and indications for the drug classes: autacoids histamine, serotonin and ergot alkaloids and immunosuppressant agents.

Topics covered in lectures include the theoretical and practical understanding of various bases used in semisolid preparations and their properties, packaging and labelling of powders and semisolids. To familiarise with the displacement value and the calculations of the quantity of base required. To enable the students on the processing, administration and storing of human blood products. To describe various pharmaceutical incompatibilities. Practicals include dispensing of powders and semi-solid dosage forms.

Topics covered in lectures include Basic Principles and Concepts of Organic Chemistry, nomenclature of organic compounds, Stereochemistry, nucleophilic aliphatic substitution reactions and elimination reactions, nucleophilic addition reactions, electrophilic addition reactions and free radical reactions.