medicalBachelor of Pharmacy (Hons)

 

Professor Dr. Hjh Salmiah Mohd Ali

Dean, Faculty of Pharmacy

Being a pharmacist; we are bound by code of conduct and strict regulations to meet the professional standards. Sometimes few people know that the profession requires one to uphold the standards similar to the medical profession. The license issued to pharmacists holds  great responsibility to ensure professionalism. Pharmacists like to help and assist people when they require some support and assist them to attain wellness and quality of life.

The teaching of pharmacy modules in AMU, has many approaches to fulfill the requirements of the Malaysian Pharmacy Board (MPB) and also Malaysian Qualification Agency (MQA).Pharmacists need to be a 7-star pharmacist, the traits that is recognized by WHO.

Pharmacists must be able to do various roles. A pharmacist must be someone, who people will look up to for their health advice, live up to one of the top ten trusted professionals in the world. In keeping with the commitment to nurturing the very best in an environment of academic freedom and excellence, I have every faith that students in AMU will achieve so much more in the years to come, and look forward to their excellence in their profession in years to come.The information provided in this document is intended for informational purposes only and is subject to change without notice.

Vision

Our vision is to lead in innovative teaching research and pharmacy practice that develops scholar-practitioners and further enhance the health and well-being of the society we serve.

Mission

The mission of the Faculty of Pharmacy at Asia Metropolitan University, is committed to genertate pharmacist who will be dedicated for the betterment of health through quality education, excellent communication, and interpersonal skills. In order to achieve our mission we apply innovative and proven educational methods to produce pharmacists who possess the skills and knowledge they need to serve their patients in an ethical and professional manner.

Our mission is also served through faculty who conduct competitive therapeutic and clinical research that transcribe into improved patient care. It is an exciting time to embark upon the study of pharmacy and the demand for pharmacy career is expanding enormously in clinical, pharmaceutical care, and pharmaceutical industries. Here we enhance your professional opportunities, job security, and career success with a Pharmacy programme from the Asia Metropolitan University. We appreciate your interest in our Pharmacy programmes and we look forwad to addressing any questions you have concerning pharmacy education at the Faculty of Pharmacy at Asia Metropolitan University.

We meet our mission within a culture of understanding, inclusion, equity and respect. We support faculty members, staff members, and students who are diverse in gender, age, race, ethnicity, religion and socioeconomic status. We are collaborative, engaging in expertise of colleagues at AMU and beyond to meet one mission in mutually beneficial ways.

YEAR 1


SEMESTER 1


General Chemistry
Human Anatomy
Human Physiology
Introduction to Pharmacy Practice
Pharmacy Informatics
Malaysian Studies
Hubungan Etnik
Tamandun Islam & Tamadun Asia (TIT AS)

SEMESTER 2


Pharmaceutical Organic Chemistry I
Dosage Form I – Pre-formulation
Basic Pharmacology
Pharmaceutical Microbiology
Physical Pharmacy
English

YEAR 2


SEMESTER 1


Pharmaceutical Organic Chemistry II
Dosage Form II -Semisolids and Powders
Pharmacology of Central Nervous System
Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry
Biochemistry
ICT Application

SEMESTER 2


Pharmaceutical Technology I
Medicinal Chemistry
Pharmaceutical Analysis I
Immunology and Toxicology
Pharmacology of Gastrointestinal and Respiratory System
Co-Curriculum

YEAR 3


SEMESTER 1


Introduction to Clinical Pharmacy
Pharmacology of Peripheral Nervous System
Pharmacology of Cardiovascular, Blood and Renal System
Bio-pharmaceutics and Basic Pharmacokinetics
Pharmaceutical Analysis II
Pharmacy Law and Ethics •

SEMESTER 2


Research Methodology and Biostatistics
Pharmaceutical Technology II
Pharmaceutical Quality Assurance
Clinical Pharmacy Practice
Pharmacology of Endocrine and Reproductive System
Hospital Pharmacy Services

YEAR 4


SEMESTER 1


Cancer chemotherapy and Management
Clinical Clerkship
Clinical Therapeutics
Pharmacoeconomics
Clinical Pharmacokinetics
Antimicrobial Chemotherapy

SEMESTER 2


Clinical Therapeutics II
Clinical Clerkship II
Research Project
Elective Subjects:

Pharmaceutical Marketing and Management
Complementary Medicine
Pharmaceutical Biotechnology

A) Foundation in Health Science

Pass with min. CGPA 3.00 including B in Chemistry.

B) Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM)

Min. CGPA 3.00 with grade BBB / ABC / AAC in Biology, Chemistry and Physics / Mathematics with min. B in Chemistry.

C) Unified Examination Certificate (UEC)

Pass with min. 5Bs. Min with B4 (70%) in Chemistry and Biology, and B5 (65%) in Mathematics / Physics

D) South Australian Matriculation (SAM) / SACE International

Min. ATAR 75 including B in Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics / Physics.

E) Canadian Pre-University (CPU):

6 Grade 12 U/M subjects including Grade 12 U English (if not offering other English Language qualification). Pass with minimum 70% aggregate for 6 subjects including min. 75% in Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics / Physics.

F) International Baccalaureate (IB):

Min. 34 points including scores of 6 in Chemistry and Biology, Mathematics / Physics at Higher Level (HL).

G) Diploma in Science:

Min. CGPA 3.75 including B in Chemistry

Diploma in Pharmacy Min. CGPA 3.50.

H) First Degree in a Science subject:

Min. CGPA 2.75.

I) HSC-New South Wales

UAI average of 80% in 5 subjects including Chemistry (75%), Biology (75%) and Mathematics / Physics (70%).

J) A levels

Minimum ABC/ BBB/ AAC in Chemistry , Biology and Mathematics/ Physics with minimum B in Chemistry

NOTE:

Students with the following entry qualifications are required to meet certain SPM pre-requisites:

Diploma in Science/Pharmacy.
Matriculation in Science.
Pre-Medical studies or Pre-Pharmacy.
Foundation in Science / Health Science.
The SPM pre-requisites are as follows: A pass in SPM / O Level or equivalent with 5Bs each in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics / Additional Mathematics and another subject. Malaysian students are required to attain a credit in Bahasa Melayu and English. The minimum entry requirements may be subject to changes to meet the requirements of the Malaysian Pharmacy Board.

English Requirements:

The statutory requirement of competency in English (Band score of 3 in MUET or its equivalent) to be completed within 4 years of the undergraduate programme

The pharmacy graduates can join top career with high salaries right out of the university. Pharmacy is a career that offers wide spectrum of career prospects in the following areas.

Hospital Pharmacy
Interact closely with the prescriber; promote the rational prescribing and utilization of drugs

Community Pharmacy
Prescriptions screening, providing patient care and drug utilization review

Clinical Pharmacy
Responsible provision of drug therapy for the purpose of achieving definite outcomes which improves the patients quality of life

Regulatory Pharmacy
Works with a company for appropriate licensing, marketing and for the approval and registration of pharmaceuticals

Industrial Pharmacy
Manufacturing and quality assurance of bulk drugs and various dosage forms

Research & Development
Use scientific knowledge to develop new medications, create new dosage forms

Home Health Care
Health care services given at your home for any illness or injuries. Services are less expensive, more convenient and as effective as provided in hospital or any other health care facilities

Clinical Clerkships & Hospital Attachment

Our Panel Hospitals
Hospital Selayang, Selangor
Hospital Ampang, Selangor, Hospital Kajang, Selangor
Hospital Tengku Ampuan Rahimah, Selangor
Hospital Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur

Community Placements

Industrial Placements

Hands-on Training in Alternative Medicine (Optional)

Provisional Accreditation by MQA and LFM.
Endorsed by Ministry of Education.
Premier status accreditation by Accreditation service for International Colleges, UK (ASIC).
ISO certified by Intertek International Certification

PHARMACY – DIPLOMA and BACHELOR

CHAN WAN YEE

CHAN WAN YEE B.Pharm (Hons), La Trobe Programme


AMU was the place where I spent 7 years (3 years of diploma, 4 years of degree) of my life to grow and learn as many things as possible. As a fresh graduate, I decided to apply the skills that I got from this institute to work as a freelancer while waiting for my government placement. Living in one of the busiest cities of Asia, need to have excellent communication skill, management skill, and a lot of other soft skills. I was fortunate to achieve all of these in my student life spent at AMU. I will never forget the knowledgeable and friendly academic staffs of this institute who guided me for an enhanced future career.

VICKY AW YONG

VICKY AW YONG, PHARMACIST (FRP) Kementerian Kesihatan Malaysia


Pursuing career in pharmacy has always been my dream. AMU has provided their best facilities and supports for me to achieve my dream. The program structure and learning environment have provided me in-depth knowledge on pharmacy career. I was given the opportunities to undergo internship in both private and government sector. There, I learnt the importance of being a pharmacist towards the public health, patients care, communication skills etc.
Currently, I am enjoying my career as a Pharmacist in Malaysia and definitely will do my best and strive to provide the utmost services to the public. It has been an honour that I can put my knowledge that I have gained from AMU into good use.

SHUNMUGA VELLAN JAYAPIRAKASAM

SHUNMUGA VELLAN JAYAPIRAKASAM Pharmacist Officer (FRP) Government Services


“I have spent some of the happiest and memorable days at AMU during my study and it’s a privilege to have been part of this University. It is here that I learned to improvise my leadership skills, discover the hidden talents that were within me and develop a strong interpersonal relationship with my peers and faculty. The highly qualified lecturers, well-equipped infrastructure along with best suitable course curriculum and teaching methology that carved me to achieve best heights and success not only in my profession but also in social life.

SITI AIYSHA BT SHAIK DAUD

SITI AIYSHA BT SHAIK DAUD Final year student, B. Pharmacy (Hons)


“Being a part of AMU is the best decision I have ever made. With the help of all the lecturers, I was able to go beyond my limit. Pharmacy profession provides better future of health by contributing our knowledge and service to the community. AMU is a stepping stone to achieve this true dream of mine”.

The aseptic laboratory (mock) at AMU is a facility, built to assist the students grasp the basic techniques of sterile processing of parenterals under controlled air particulate and laminar flow conditions. The presence of a preparatory room (housing a steam and dry heat sterilizers in close association with the main sterile facility) helps the student understand the process flow and its applications. The change room and associated buffer rooms help the students practice entry and exit procedures for a sterile facility.

Laminar Air flow & Autoclave

Pharmaceutical Chemistry Lab:

Pharmaceutical chemistry is an interdisciplinary science that deals with drug design and synthesis, drug formulation and testing, as well as the delivery of drugs in the body.

Instruments essential to conduct research and lab experiments are available at Pharmaceutical Chemistry lab which includes Analytical Balance; pH Meter; Conductivity Meter; Polarimeter; IR Moisture Balance; IR Spectrophoto Meter; Ultraviolet-Visible spectrophotometer; High-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC); Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR); Hot Water bath; Ultrasonic Bath; Hot plate; Magnetic Stirrer; Vacuum evaporator: Vacuum pumps, etc.

Various areas for research interest are available especially organic synthesis of medicinal agents; computer aided drug design; characterization of active ingredients of medicinal plants and identification of bioactivity in plant extracts.

Experiment on HPLC

Experiment on HPLC

Experiments in UV visible spectroscopy

Experiments in UV visible spectroscopy

Extraction of Natural Products in Pharmaceutical Chemistry Lab

Extraction of Natural Products in Pharmaceutical Chemistry Lab

Synthesis in Pharmaceutical Chemistry Lab

Synthesis in Pharmaceutical Chemistry Lab

Hands on Training in IR Spectroscopy Hands on Training in IR Spectroscopy

Pharmaceutics Lab: –

The lab is dedicated to train our students in the preparation of various dosage forms such as tablets, capsules etc and their quality control aspects. This will ensure our students development to be capable of working in various pharmaceutical industries around the globe. This lab is well equipped with particle size analyser, bulk density apparatus, friabilator, disintegrator and dissolution apparatus and so on to carry out the pre-formulation and quality control studies.

Students performing disintegration and dissolution test on Tablets

Students performing disintegration and dissolution test on Tablets

Students withdrawing samples from the dissolution medium for quantitative analysis of a solid dosage form which is subjected to dissolution studies, as part of in-process quality control.

Students studying the effect of variations in propeller arrangement on the rate of dissolution of the solute in a solvent system

Students withdrawing samples from the dissolution medium for quantitative analysis of a solid dosage form which is subjected to dissolution studies, as part of in-process quality control.

Basic Science Labs:–

The basic science labs provide fundamental research for the foundation of knowledge for the applied science. The labs are utilised for research which includes familiar disciplines such as biochemistry, physiology, and pharmacology, and their interplay, and involves laboratory studies with animal studies and physiological/ Pharmacological experiments. Basic science labs are also utilising for discovery and analysis of drugs by preclinical studies. Typically, basic science laboratory research focus on determining the mechanisms behind the functioning of the animals to discover the new molecules and its biological activity.

Students working on Power lab

Students working on Power lab

Students working with activity cage Students with metabolic cage

Technology Lab:–

This Pharmaceutical Technology Lab has been designed and built to let the students get hands-on experience on some of the Industrial Equipments used to manufacture tablet dosage forms (such as a size-reduction mill and a 10-station tablet compression machine). This sets the ground for scaling laboratory processes such as research ideas to industrial proportions.

Students performing tablet compression using Tablet Punching Machine

Students performing tablet compression using Tablet Punching Machine

Students setting up the tablet punching machine

Student preparing dry granules using hammer mill

Student preparing dry granules using hammer mill

Mock Pharmacy: –

This mock pharmacy has been built, designed and fitted to the specification of an active community pharmacy. It is used for all aspects of practice, including counselling patients and health education.

Final year students in mock pharmacy carrying out counselling session

3rd year students filling medication trolley for In patients

Mock Hospital Ward and Simulation Centre:

This facility comprises of Clinical Skills Suite, with a mock hospital ward, where students will learn clinical skills relating to hospital and community practice. Objective structured clinical examination is conducted where students will perform all kinds of activities related to clinical pharmacy practice such as counselling, physical examination, analysis whereby preparing the student to be independent practicing pharmacists.

3rd year students filling medication trolley for In patients

Mock hospital ward and simulation centre practical hands on training and OSCE

Problem Based Learning Suite:

This facility makes the student to go through active learning within small groups based on a case based scenario under the supervision of qualified facilitators. PBL instils problem solving skills, brain storming, leadership and communication skills into the AMU students. All PBL sessions are followed by post-discussion sessions along with feedbacks from the facilitators.

3rd year students in problem based learning session 2

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APPLICATION & REGISTRATION FEES

Fee 1Fee 2

PROGRAMME CODE

(PA1138) Cheras

FACULTY

Pharmacy

DURATION OF STUDY

4 years

MODE OF STUDY

Full Time

AWARDS/CERTIFICATES

Bachelor of Pharmacy (Hons)

Faculty of Pharmacy

shafi-deenNAME

MR. M. MOHAMED SHABI, Deputy Dean.

QUALIFICATION

MASTER OF PHARMACY

SPECIALISATION

PHARMACOLOGY

NUMBER OF PUBLICATIONS

29

RESEARCH PUBLICATION
1. David Raj., M. Mohamed Shabi., D. Brahatheeswaran, N. Mahash et al, (2006. ) “Anti Inflammatory activity of Tylophora indica in rats” Journal of Pharmacology and Toxicology, 1 (5) 490-492., Academic journal Inc. USA.

2. U. Subashini., G. Victor Rajamanickam, G.P Dubey., P. C. Prabu. S. Savariraj Sahayam.,M. Mohamed Shabi., K. Gayathri and Aruna garwal. (2007).”Hydroalcohalic extract of Terminalia arjuna: A Potential Hepato protective Herb., Journal of Biological sciences., 7(2).,255-62.

3. K. Gayathri, R. Dhevi, M. Mohamed Shabi, U. Subashini, G. Victor Rajamanickam C. Devi, M. Chitra . (2007) “Premna tomentosa: reno-Protective and Membrane stability” International Journal of Bio Medicine., 27 (4). 146-150.

4. C. David Raj, Jipnomon Joseph, M. Mohamed Shabi, K. Gayathri, R. Dhevi, U. Subashini, G. Victor Rajamanickam and G.P. Dubey. (2008). “Psycho-emotional stress – A cause of coronary artery disease” Acta Scientiae Vetrinariae , 36 (2) :133-139. Brazil.

5. R. Dhevi, K. Gayathri, M. Mohamed Shabi, U. Subashini, G. P. Dubey , G Victor Rajamanickam and M. Chitra. (2008 ).“A preliminary biochemical screening of Helicteres isora linn stem bark in CCl4 induced Toxicity Rats” Bulgaria Journal of Veterinary Medicine, Vol. 11, No 4: 235-242, Bulgaria.

6. K.Gayathri, R.Dhevi, K.L. Niraimathi, M.Mohamed Shabi, U.Subashini, G.Victor Rajamanickam, G.P.Dubhey. (2009). “Comparative evaluation of Nelumb nucifera Gaertn. Flowers and Vitamin C in In-vitro antioxidant activit “ICFAI Journal of Life Sciences, Vol. 3(1): 7- 19.

7. Gayathri Krishnamoorthy, David Raj Chellappan, Jipnomon Joseph, Dhevi Ravindhran, Mohamed M. Shabi, Subashini Uthrapathy, Victor G. Rajamanickam*, Govinda. P. Dubey. (2009). “Antioxidant Activity of Nelumbo nucifera (Gaertn) Flowers in Isolated Perfused Rat Kidney” Revista Brasileira de Farmacognosia,(Brazilian Journal of Pharmacognocy). 19 (1B): Jan/Mar. Brazil.

8. Gayathri Krishnamoorthy, Mohamed M. Shabi, Dhevi Ravindhran, Subasini Uthrapathy, Victor G. Rajamanickam, “Nardostachys jatamansi: (2009). CARDIOPROTECTIVE AND HYPOLIPIDEMIC HERB” Journal of Pharmacy Research, 2(4), 574 – 578.

9. Subashini U, Mohamed M. Shabi, Gayathri K, Dhevi R, N.Ramakrishnan, Victor G. Rajamanickam. (2009). “Phytochemical evaluation with hypoglycaemic and antioxidant activity of Tribulus terrestris (Linnaeus) ” ‘A International Journal of Biomedicine’, 29 (2): 121- 127.

10. M.M. Shabi, R. Dhevi, K. Gayathri, U. Subashini, G. V. Rajamanickam & G.P. Dubey “C. halicacabum (Linn): (2009). Phytochemical profile, anti-inflammatory
and analgesic effect”,Bulgarian Journal of Veterinary Medicine, 12, No 3, 171−177. Bulgaria.

11. M.Mohamed Shabi, K. Gayathri1, R.Venkatalakshmi, C.Sasikala (2010).“Chemical Constituents of hydro alcoholic extract and Phenolic fraction of Cynodon dactylon”, International Journal of ChemTech Research, Vol.2, No.1, 149-154.

12. Shabi Mohamed M, Sasikala S, Gayathri K, Sreelekshmi B.S. (2010). “ Cynodon dactylon : A Review, “International Journal of Biomedicine Research and Analysis”,Vol. 1, No.2, 5-10.

13. Subashini Uthrapathy, Mohamed M. Shabi, Gayathri Krishnamoorthy, Dhevi Ravindhran, Victor G. Rajamanickam, G.P. Dubey. (2011). “Analgesic and anti-arthritic effect of Corallocarpus epigaeus”, Acta bioquímica clínica latinoamericana, vol.45 no.4, 749-756. (Argentina).

14. M. Mohamed Shabi, C.David Raj, Jipnomon Joseph, R.Dhevi, K.Gayathri, U.Subashini, G.Victor Rajamanickam. (2012). “Terminalia arjuna’s Antioxidant Effect in Isolated Perfused Kidney”, Research in Pharmaceutical Sciences, Vol. 7, No. 3: 181-188. (Iran).

15. M. M. Shabi, C. David Raj, C. Sasikala, K. Gayathri, and J. Joseph. (2012). “Negative Inotropic and Chronotropic Effects of Phenolic Fraction from Cynodon dactylon ( linn) on Isolated Perfused Frog Heart” Journal of Scientific Research, 4 (3), 657 663. (Isfahan).

16. U.Subasini1, S. Thenmozhi, Mohamed shabi, C. Sasikala, Nina Varghes G.Victor Rajamanickam, G.P.Dubey. (2013). “Comparative antioxidant evaluation of three Indian cardio-protective medicinal plants in in-vitro studies” International Journal of Pharmaceutical Innovations,

17. Dhevi, Elango, Mohamed Shabi. (2014 ). “A Preliminary Biochemical Screening of Spermacoce Hispida Linn Seeds in Fenton Induced Toxicity in Chicken Smooth Muscle” The International Journal Of Science & Technoledge, Vol 2 Issue 5.

18. Mohamed M. Shabi, Subashini Uthrapathy, C. David Raj, Gayathri Krishnamoorthy. (2014). “Analgesic and anti-arthritic effect of Enicostemma littorale Blume” Advances in Bioscience and Biotechnology, Vol.5 No 13.

19. Mohamed Shabi M et al (2014).An Acute Oral Toxicity Study of Seeds of Spermacoce Hispida Linn, in Albino Wistar Mice as Per OECD Guidelines 425, American Journal of Pharmacy & Health Research, Volume 2, Issue 10.

20. K. Gayathri, R. Dhevi, M. Mohamed Shabi, G. Victor Rajamanickam. (2015). “ENICOSTEMMA AXILLARE- A HYPOLIPIDAEMIC HERB” World Journal of Pharmaceutical Research, Vol 4, Issue 4.

21. M. Mohamed Shabi et al, (2015). “EFFECTS OF JASMINUM SAMBAC FLOWER EXTRACT ON THE SEXUAL BEHAVIOUR AND ESTROUS CYCLE MODIFICATION IN RATS” Journal of Global Trends in Pharmaceutical Sciences, 6(1)- 2479 – 2484.

22. M. Mohamed Shabi et al, (2015) “Positive Inotropic And Negative Chronotrophic Effect Of Aloe Vera Extract On Cardiomyocytes In Frogs: An in-vitro Study” Research Journal of Pharmaceutical, Biological and Chemical, 6(3).

23. M. Mohamed Shabi, R. Dhevi, G.VictorRajamanickam, L. Upathayay. (2008). “Myocardial Ischemia Reperfusion Injury: A review in relation to clinical and Pre-clinical studies”. A International Journal of Biomedicine 28 (4): 241-251,

24. G.A. Kurian , R.S.S. Srivats , R. Gomathi , M.M. Shabi, J. Paddikkala. (2009). “Interpretation of Inotropic Effect Exhibited by Desmodium gangeticum Chloroform Root Extract Through GSMS and Atomic Mass Spectroscopy: Evaluation of its Anti Ischemia Reperfusion Property in Isolated Rat Heart Asian Journal of Biochemistry” Volume 4, No.5, 23-32. Academic journal Inc.

25. Gino A. Kurian, M. Mohamed Shabi, Jose Paddikkala. (2010). “Cardiotonic and Anti- Ischemic Reperfusion Injury Effect of Desmodium Gangeticum Root Methanol Extract”, Turkish Journal of Biochemistry, Vol. 35, No.2, 83–90. (Turkey).

26. M. Mohamed Shabi, L. Upadhyay (2011). “Protection against ischemia–reperfusion injury by cardiac preconditioning with Desmodium gangaticum (L) in rats” Journal of Pharmacy Research, No. 4 Vol.11.

27. M. Mohamed Shabi, L. Upadhyay (2012). “Effect of Myocardial Ischemic Reperfusion Injury on Lysosomal Enzymes and Electrolytes Content of Perfusate and Cardiac Tissue under the influence of Desmodium gagaticum L: An In-vitro Study, International Journal of Pharmacology, 8 (1), 46-52, USA.

28. Mohamed Shabi M et al ( 2015 ).“Desmodium gangeticum (L) triggers inotropic and electrophysiological changes in cardiac tissue through inactivation of the Na+, K+-ATPase signaling cascade – An in – vitro and in- vivo correlations”. World Journal of Pharmaceutical Research, Vol 4, Issue 3.

29. M. Mohamed Shabi., Rameashkannan MV and P.Mani. (2016). ” PHYTOCHEMICAL PROFILING AND GAS CHROMATOGRAPHY MASS SPECTROMETRY (GC-MS) ANALYSIS OF PETROLEUM ETHER ROOT EXTRACT OF DESMODIUM GANGETICUM (LINN.), American Journal of Biological and Pharmaceutical Research. 3(3):99-103.

RESEARCH FOCUS/ AREA
My research has been focussing on preclinical cardiovascular pharmacological research involving drug mechanisms in isolated rodent’s cardiac muscle preparations. Working on identification of pharmacological mechanisms of drugs on Ischemic Reperfusion Injury using isolated rodent’s heart through Powerlab

MEMBERSHIP OF PROFESSIONAL ORGANISATION
1. Life member in Pharmacy council of India.

AWARD/ ACHIEVEMENT

1. Junior Research Fellowship,
2. Senior Research Fellowship from SASTRA University, India in collaboration with Department of Science and Technology, Ministry of Health, Government of India.
3. Scientific Officer in the Centre for Advanced Research in Indian System of Medicine (CARISM) in SASTRA University for the Ministry of Health Project, India.

venuNAME

MR. VENU VENKATASWAMAIAH

QUALIFICATION

B. PHARM. (Hons) (MSc PHARMACY)

SPECIALISATION

PHARMACEUTICS

NUMBER OF PUBLICATIONS

2

RESEARCH PUBLICATION

• Anandarajagopal, K., Anbu, J. S. J., Muthappan, M., Vignesh, M., & Venu, V. (2009). Synthesis and Pharmacological Evaluation of 5-((4,5-diphenyl-2-substituted-1 H -imidazol-1-yl) methyl)-1 H -tetrazoles [Abstract]. Malaysian Journal of Pharmacy,1(7), 3.
• Anita Gnana Kumari, A. V., Kumaresan, A., Palavesam, A., Anbu J. S. J., Anandarajagopal, K., & Venu, V. (2009). Toxicological Studies of Sphaeranthus amaranthoides Burm. F. on rodents [Abstract]. Malaysian Journal of Pharmacy, 1(7), 72.

RESEARCH FOCUS/ AREA

• Anticancer study on some novel substituted thiazole derivatives

MEMBERSHIP OF PROFESSIONAL ORGANISATION

• Registered Pharmacist – Tamilnadu Pharmacy Council [Life Member]

INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE

• 19 Years of Industry experience in the Pharmaceutical Sector at various levels in India and Malaysia focusing on sterile product manufacture.

sudakar-sekarNAME

Mr. SUDHAKAR SEKAR

QUALIFICATION

MASTER OF PHARMACY

SPECIALISATION

PHARMACEUTICS

NUMBER OF PUBLICATIONS

5

RESEARCH PUBLICATION

• Shandhira Une Krishnan, Sudhakar Sekar. (2015). Oral insulin – A Challenging approach in insulin delivery: World journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical sciences, 4(10), 404 – 420.

• Shee Sim May, Sudhakar Sekar. (2015). Formulation of modified release Atorvastatin nanoparticles by emulsion interfacial reaction method: Int J Pharm Sci Nanotech, 8(3), 2937- 2940.

• V Malarvizhi, C Vijaya, Sudhakar Sekar. (2014). In Vivo Evaluation of Sun Light Protection Property of Aloevera Formulations by DNA Fractionation Technique: World Journal of Pharmaceutical Research, 3(9), 933-941.

• Sudhakar Sekar, Preeti Kaur Gill. (2012). Factors predicting childhood immunization status in the east coast of Sabah: A behavioural–ecological perspective, Malaysian Journal of Pediatrics and Child Health Online Early, doi:http://mjpch.com/index.php/mjpch/article/viewFile/316/214.
• Sudhakar Sekar, V Malarvizhi, C Vijaya. (2011). Formulation and Optimization of fast dissolving tablets of Olanzapine using vacuum drying technique by 22 factorial design: International Journal of Pharmaceutical sciences and Research, 2(6), 1594-1599.

RESEARCH FOCUS/ AREA

• Design and development of novel drug delivery system such as nanoparticles, microspheres, and liposomes.
• Formulation of sustained and controlled release tablets.
• Establishment of preformulation parameters for drugs and excipients.
MEMBERSHIP OF PROFESSIONAL ORGANISATION
• Life member in Pharmacy council of India.
• Editorial board member in a bimonthly journal, ‘International journal of research in pharmaceutical and nano sciences’.

AWARD/ ACHIEVEMENT

FRGS grant from Ministry of Higher education (MOHE), Malaysia for the project titled ‘Self Nano emulsifying Gefitinib Capsules in the treatment of NSCLC : Formulation and Bioavailability studies’

syedNAME

Mr. SYED AZIZULLAH GHORI

QUALIFICATION

MASTER OF PHARMACY

SPECIALISATION

HOSPITAL AND CLINICAL PHARMACY

NUMBER OF PUBLICATIONS

9

RESEARCH PUBLICATION

Adil, M;Muzammil, H;Mohammed, N.K; Ghori, A; Mohammed,A.K; & Sultan,I; (2013). Oral insulin: needles to get needless” American Journal of PharmTech Research; 3(6):6-14.

Mohammed, M., Mohammed, A. H., Mirza, M. A., & Ghori, A. (2014). Nosocomial Infections: An Overview. Int. Res. J. Pharm. International Research Journal of Pharmacy, 4(1), 7-12. doi:10.7897/2230-8407.050102
Ghori, S. A., Baig, M. M., Ilyaz, M., Areif, M., & Tabassum, N. (2014). Evaluation of Prescribing Pattern Of Antihypertensives Against The Clinical Condition: IOSRJPBS IOSR Journal of Pharmacy and Biological Sciences, 9(2), 133-140. doi:10.9790/3008-0922133140
Prabhu, M; Srinivasan, N;Radha, R; Sasikala, C; Mohammed, A; & Ghori,A; (2014).Assessment of the influence of patient counseling on knowledge, attitude and practice in Type II Diabetes mellitus patients in Kolar district of south India: International Journal of Pharmaceutical Research and Bio-science,(IJPRBS) , Volume 3(6): 269- 282.
Adil, M; Muzammil, H; Ghori, A; Mohammed, K; Mohammed, M; Mohammed, O; (2013). Liver and Metabolism:World Journal of Pharmaceutical Research;2(6):2163-2171.V
Adil, M; Ghori, A; Mohammed, N. K; Mohammed, A K; Sultan, I;(2014). Metronidazole induced seizures :World Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences; 2(1):108-111.
Mohammed, A.K; Ghori, A;Mohammed, A; Mohammed, M; Sultan, I; Mohammed, N; (2013).Antibiotic resistance and antibiotic induced seizure in a chronic renal failure patient :World Journal of Pharmaceutical Research; 3(1): 490-497.
Ghori, A; Jabeen, G; Shobna, J; Kaleemuddin ,S; Mohammed, M; (2011). Study of prescribing patterns of antibiotics used in the management of various infectious diseases: Indian Journal of Pharmacy Practice; 4 (1):36-40.
Mohammad, A; Ghori, A; Pasha, S; Mudassar, S; (2014). Determination of patients adherance to beta- blockers after myocardial infarction discharge:World Journal of Pharmaceutical Research (WJPR)3(6):2277–7105.

RESEARCH FOCUS/ AREA

Research Interest
1. Infectious diseases
2. Pharmacoecomic studies.
3. Therapeutic drug monitoring in paediatric, obese and renal failure
patients.
4. Antibiotic usage and their impact in ICU patients.

MEMBERSHIP OF PROFESSIONAL ORGANISATION

Associate Life Member of American College of Clinical Pharmacy, Lenexa (USA) Reg.No:2024087.

AWARD/ ACHIEVEMENT

Academic Merit Award – “Best Teacher” 2013 from Deccan School of Pharmacy, Hyderabad, India.

radhaNAME

MADAM. R.RADHA

QUALIFICATION

MASTER OF PHARMACY

SPECIALIZATION

PHARMACEUTICAL CHEMISTRY

NUMBER OF PUBLICATIONS

9

RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS

1. Prabhu, M & Radha, R. (2012). Synthesis, Characterization and Evaluation of Anti-Bacterial and Antihelmintic Activity of Some Novel Aryl Imidazole Derivatives. Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Clinical Research, 5(4), 154-159.

2. Radha, P., Prabhu, M., Nagavalli, D., Yuawa, R. (2015). To increase the awareness of anemia among the pregnant women. World Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, 4(10), 1835-1857.

3. Prabhu, M., Srinivasan, N., Narmadha, M.P., & Radha, R. (2014). Investigation of the Effect of Metformin on the Level of Plasma Homocysteine, Vitamin B12 and Folic Acid in Type II Diabetes Mellitus Patients. Journal of Pharmacy Research, 8 (10), 1398-1450.

4. Prabhu, M., Xin, G.W., Ahamed, H.N., Radha, R & Srinivasan, N. (2014). The impact of patient counseling on the quality of life in patients with Type II Diabetes mellitus. International Journal of Pharmaceutical Research and Bio-Science, 4(1), 1-12.

5. Prabhu, M., Srinivasan, N., Radha, R., Sasikala, C., Arief, M & Ghori, S.A. (2014). Assessment of the influence of Patient Counseling on Knowledge, Attitude and Practice in Type II Diabetes Mellitus Patients in Kolar District of South India. International Journal of Pharmaceutical Research and Bio-Science, 3(6), 269-282.

6. Prabhu, M., Manvikram, S.G., Radha, P., Nagavalli, D & Nina, V. (2015). The Impact of Metformin on Psychosocial Wellbeing Affecting Quality of Life among Malaysian Women with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome. World Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, 4 (11); 40-54.
7. Radha, P., Thayaillany, R & Prabhu, M. (2015). Molecular Docking Studies of Indole Derivatives Containing Cyanide Group as Hepatitis C Ns5b Polymerase Inhibitor. The Pharma Innovation Journal, 4 (9), 43-48.

8. Radha, P., Thayaillany, R & Prabhu, M. (2015). Computer aided docking studies of Indole derivatives as Hepatitis C NS5B Polymerase Inhibitor. Der Pharma Chemica, 7(12), 33-43.

9. Radha, P., Prabhu, M & Nagavalli, D. (2016). In Silico Based Ligand Design and Molecular Docking Studies of Hepatitis C Ns5b Polymerase Inhibitor. Journal of Medicinal Chemistry and Drug Discovery, 1, 1-17.

RESEARCH FOCUS/ AREA

1. Design, synthesis, and evaluation of new organic molecules for their biological activity
2. Docking, molecular modeling, QSAR, SAR, and computational studies of bioactive interactions
3. Characterization of active ingredients of medicinal plants/identification of bioactivity in plant extracts
4. Identification of targets and mechanism of activity of plant extracts

Technical Skills:

I. Molecular docking of ligands with proteins
II. Virtual screening
III. Working knowledge in softwares like
 Autodock 1.5.4
 UCSF Chimera
 Pass- Prediction of Activity Spectra for Substances
 Molinspiration
 Chemsketch
 Chemdraw
 Marvin Sketch
 Pymol

MEMBERSHIP OF PROFESSIONAL ORGANISATION

1. Life Member, The Indian Pharmacist Association 2013
2. Registered Pharmacist, The Pondicherry Pharmacy Council 2006

AWARD/ ACHIEVEMENT

1. PONDICHERRY UNIVERSITY TOPPER IN M.PHARMACY AND ACQUIRED GOLD MEDAL.
PROFESSOR SURI BHAGAVANADHAM GOLD MEDAL for the outstanding Performance in the M.Pharmacy (Pharmaceutical Chemistry) during July 2011.
2. Had won first prize in Science Forum Chennai held at Sri Ramakrishna Vidhyalaya Higher Secondary School (National level).
3. School topper in SSLC at Sri Ramakrishna Vidhyalaya Higher Secondary School.

prabhuNAME

M.PRABHU

QUALIFICATION

MASTER OF PHARMACY

SPECIALIZATION

PHARMACY PRACTICE

NUMBER OF PUBLICATIONS

10

RESEARCH PUBLICATION

1. Charles M. A., Rawoof K.G., Narayanan, N., Prabhu, M & Vani, P. (2011). Evaluation of Sunscreening and Antibacterial activity of the cream Containing Pomegranate Peel Extract, International Journal of Pharma and Bio Sciences, 2(1), 29-40.

2. Prabhu, M & Radha, R. (2012). Synthesis, Characterization and Evaluation of Anti-Bacterial and Antihelmintic Activity of Some Novel Aryl Imidazole Derivatives. Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Clinical Research, 5(4), 154-159.

3. Prabhu, M., Srinivasan, N., Narmadha, M.P., & Radha, R. (2014). Investigation of the Effect of Metformin on the Level of Plasma Homocysteine, Vitamin B12 and Folic Acid in Type II Diabetes Mellitus Patients. Journal of Pharmacy Research, 8 (10), 1398-1450.

4. Prabhu, M., Xin, G.W., Ahamed, H.N., Radha, R & Srinivasan, N. (2014). The impact of patient counseling on the quality of life in patients with Type II Diabetes mellitus. International Journal of Pharmaceutical Research and Bio-Science, 4(1), 1-12.

5. Prabhu, M., Srinivasan, N., Radha, R., Sasikala, C., Arief, M & Ghori, S.A. (2014). Assessment of the influence of Patient Counseling on Knowledge, Attitude and Practice in Type II Diabetes Mellitus Patients in Kolar District of South India. International Journal of Pharmaceutical Research and Bio-Science, 3(6), 269-282.

6. Radha, P., Prabhu, M., Nagavalli, D., Yuawa, R. (2015). To increase the awareness of anemia among the pregnant women. World Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, 4(10), 1835-1857.

7. Prabhu, M., Manvikram, S.G., Radha, P., Nagavalli, D & Nina, V. (2015). The Impact of Metformin on Psychosocial Wellbeing Affecting Quality of Life among Malaysian Women with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome. World Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, 4 (11); 40-54.

8. Radha, P., Thayaillany, R & Prabhu, M. (2015). Molecular Docking Studies of Indole Derivatives Containing Cyanide Group as Hepatitis C Ns5b Polymerase Inhibitor. The Pharma Innovation Journal, 4 (9), 43-48.

9. Radha, P., Thayaillany, R & Prabhu, M. (2015). Computer aided docking studies of Indole derivatives as Hepatitis C NS5B Polymerase Inhibitor. Der Pharma Chemica, 7(12), 33-43.

10. Radha, P., Prabhu, M & Nagavalli, D. (2016). In Silico Based Ligand Design and Molecular Docking Studies of Hepatitis C Ns5b Polymerase Inhibitor. Journal of Medicinal Chemistry and Drug Discovery, 1, 1-17.

RESEARCH FOCUS/ AREA

 Quality use of medicines and Drug safety.
 Medication Therapy management and Practice based research
 Health service Research, Tobacco Cessation and Drug abuse
 Clinical outcomes in Palliative medicine
 Medication outcomes and comparative effectiveness.
 Pharmaceutical care.
 Selection of Proteins for Docking studies
 Pharmaceutical public health.
 Total parenteral nutrition.
 Pharmacoeconomics
 Complementary medicine

MEMBERSHIP OF PROFESSIONAL ORGANISATION

1. Life Member, Association of Pharmaceutical Teachers of India 2010.
2. Life Member, The Indian Pharmacists Association 2010.
3. Registered Pharmacist, The Tamilnadu State Pharmacy Council. 2003.

AWARD/ ACHIEVEMENT

1. BEST PAPER AWARD – Indian Pharmaceutical Association 2010, Ramachandra Medical College, Chennai. (Topic- “Assessment of plasma homocysteine, vitamin B12 and folic acid in Type II Diabetes patients treated with Metformin.”)

2. Have organized house to house counseling of family members on drug therapy, proper drug administration and motivation to improve compliance, insist on completion of antibiotic course, exercise, personal hygiene, preservation of environmental hygiene and prevention of diseases.

3. Health awareness programme through audio-visual aids on communicable diseases, hypertension, Diabetes mellitus, Asthma, Hyperlipidaemia – conducted for 10,000 students of Vivekananda Group of Educational institutions during Pharmacy Week Celebrations, November 2008.

4. Environmental safety, Global warming and awareness about protection from Swine flu, Bird flu – organized for middle school, high school and higher secondary students of Thiruchencode and surrounding area schools during November 2009.

5. Organised Hospital training for Pharm.D students of Aditya Bangalore Institute for Pharmacy Education and Research

6. In charge of Drug Information Centre at K.C General Hospital, Karnataka.

7. Intensively trained in identifying, analyzing, documenting and reporting Adverse Drug Reactions (ADRs) by using MicroMedex Software.

muthukumarNAME

Mr. MUTHUKUMARAN.G

QUALIFICATION

MASTER OF PHARMACY

SPECIALISATION

PHARMACOLOGY

NUMBER OF PUBLICATIONS

1

RESEARCH PUBLICATION

Muthukumaran.G (2011). Evaluation of CNS Depressant Activity of Aerial Parts of Basella alba Linn. IJPI’S Journal of Pharmacology and Toxicology Vol 1:5

RESEARCH FOCUS/ AREA

“IN VITRO PHARMACOLOGICAL SCREENING OF NATURAL PRODUCTS”

venkattaNAME

Mr. VENKATA SRINIVAS JAKKA

QUALIFICATION

Master in Clinical Pharmacy (MALAYSIA)

Master of Science-Pharmacology (UK)

Bachelor of Pharmacy (INDIA)

SPECIALISATION

CLINICAL PHARMACY & PHARMACOLOGY

NUMBER OF PUBLICATIONS

3

RESEARCH PUBLICATION

Yehgambaram, P., Prasad, R., Jakka, V. S., Aparna, R., & Phani, A. (2013). Antifungal activity of nanostructured polyaniline combined with fluconazole. Journal of Pharmacy Research, 6(1), 26-31. doi:10.1016/j.jopr.2012.11.009
Karunanithy, P., Prasad, R. G., Jakka, V. S., Aparna, R. S., Phani, A. R., Prabhakara, G. S., & Ahmed, S. A. (2013). Enhanced Antimicrobial Activity of Polyaniline Grafted Chitosan. Advanced Science, Engineering and Medicine Adv Sci Engng Med, 5(5), 420-426. doi:10.1166/asem.2013.1283

Sophee, S. S., Prasad, R. G., Srinivas, J. V., Aparna, R. S., & Phani, A. R. (2013). Antibacterial Activity of TiO2 and ZnO Microparticles Combination on Water Polluting Bacteria. Journal of Green Science and Technology J Green Sci Technol, 1(1), 20-26. doi:10.1166/jgst.2013.1008
RESEARCH FOCUS/ AREA

Drug Metabolism and Pharmacokinetics
Clinical Pharmacokinetics (TDM)
Oncology
Nanomedicine

MEMBERSHIP OF PROFESSIONAL ORGANISATION

Registered Pharmacist, Andhra Pradesh State Pharmacy Council, India.
Member, European Society of Clinical Pharmacy (2016)
Associate Member, Malaysian Pharmaceutical Society (2016).

ahsanNAME

Mr. M. AHSAN IFTIKHAR BAIG

QUALIFICATION

BACHELOR OF PHARMACY

MASTERS IN CLINICAL PHARMACY

SPECIALISATION

CLINICAL PHARMACY

NUMBER OF PUBLICATIONS

Publication: 2

Presentation: 2

Book: 1

RESEARCH PUBLICATION

1. Baig, M.A.I., Sulaiman, S.A.S., Gillani, S.W. & Hariadha, E. (2013). A preliminary study on knowledge about obesity in Penang, Malaysia. International Journal of Pharmacy & Life Sciences, 4(6), 2705-2712. http://www.ijplsjournal.com/issues%20PDF%20files/june-2013/2.pdf
2. Hariadha, E., Sulaiman, S.A.S., Gillani, S.W. & Baig, M.A.I. (2013). A preliminary study on post-surgical complications after thyroidectomy in Penang, Malaysia. International Journal of Pharmacy & Life Sciences, 4(6), 2717-2721. http://www.ijplsjournal.com/issues%20PDF%20files /june-2013/4.pdf

Oral Presentation

1. A preliminary study on knowledge about obesity in Penang, Malaysia. Oral presentation at 3rd International Health Symposium on Wellness, Health and Nutrition held in Malaysia (December 2012)

Poster Presentation

1. Management of Diabetes Mellitus in Thyroidectomy Patients. Poster Presentation at 11th Asian Conference on Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP) in Philippines (June 2011)

Book

1. Gillani, S.W., Sulaiman, S.A.S., Azmi, S., Sari, Y.O., Baig, M., Iqbal, M.S. & Baig, M.A.I. (2011). Pharmacist Workup: Delivering Pharmaceutical Care. Create Space Independent Publishing Platform.

RESEARCH FOCUS/ AREA

Research Interest

1. Clinical Patient Care & Translational Research

2. Pharmacokinetic/ Pharmacodynamic evaluation & Clinical Outcomes Research

3. Pharmacoeconomics & outcomes research

4. Endocrine and metabolic disorders management & hormone replacement therapy

5. Health related quality of life studies

6. Lifestyle modification studies

7. ADR / DRPs identification and interventional studies

8. Pharmacy Education and student learning behavior

MEMBERSHIP OF PROFESSIONAL ORGANISATION

Member of Pharmacy Council of Pakistan (PCP)

ninaNAME

MADAM. NINA VARGHESE

QUALIFICATION

MASTER OF PHARMACY

SPECIALISATION

PHARMACEUTICS

NUMBER OF PUBLICATIONS

5

RESEARCH PUBLICATION

RESEARCH ARTICLES

1. Nina Varghese (2001), Influence of Interfacial Properties of Emulsifier Films on the Stability of Water-in-Oil-in-Water Emulsions and its Invitro Release Kinetic, Druglines, Vol: 3(2), pg 7-10.

2. Nina Varghese, (2011), In Vitro Evaluation of Isosorbide dinitrite-Calcium Alginate Controlled Drug Delivery and its Modified Forms using different cross-linking agents. Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology, Vol:4(5), pg719-724.

3. Nina Varghese, (2011), Synthesis, Characterization and Biological Activities of New (5′ Phenyl isoxazolinyl thio) 8-substituted (1, 2, 4) triazino (5, 6 B) indole Derivatives, Asian J. Research Chem. 4(5), pg 802-804.

4. Nina Varghese, (2015), The impact of Metformin on phychosocial wellbeing affecting quality of life among Malaysian women with polycystic ovarian syndrom; World Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Volume 4, Issue 11, Pg40-45.

5. Nina Varghese, (2013); Comparative antioxidant evaluation of three Indian cardio-protective medicinal plants in in-vitro studies; International Journal Of Pharmaceutical Innovations; 2013 (1), pg 21-39.

CONFERENCE

1. Nina Varghese, (2011); Formulation and In Vitro Evaluation of Secnidazole-Albumin Microspheres Controlled Drug Delivery System. 25th Scientific Meeting of the Malaysian Society of Pharmacology and Physiology (MSPP) under Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)- P083; pg 165.

2. Nina Varghese, (2011) Formulation and Evaluation of Buccal Patches Containing Metoprolol Succinate. 2nd International Scientific Conference (ISC) under Masterskill University College of Health Sciences (MUCH) – PHPP22.

3. Nina Varghese, (2011), Dissolution, Comparison and Accelerated Stabilty Studies of Gelatin Coated Cotrimoxazole Tablets; 2nd International Scientific Conference (ISC) under Masterskill University College of Health Sciences (MUCH) – PHPP28.

RESEARCH FOCUS/ AREA

• Design of formulations involving advanced and novel drug delivery like transdermal patches, buccal patches, microspheres, etc. Also with its invitro and invo kinetic studies. (Advanced/Novel drug delivery systems)
• Socio-economic acceptance analysis of organ donation, alkaline diet, use of shisha, etc.

MEMBERSHIP OF PROFESSIONAL ORGANISATION

Pharmacy Council of India, Chennai.

ahmedNAME

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR. DR. HAJA NAZEER AHAMED

QUALIFICATION

DOCTORATE OF PHILOSOPHY IN PHARMACY

SPECIALISATION

PHARMACOLOGY

NUMBER OF PUBLICATIONS

Number of Publications – 26
Number of Book Chapters – 1
Number of Patens – 2
RESEARCH PUBLICATION

BOOK CHAPTERS

PATENTS

Lavakumar, V., Ravichandiran, V., Ahamed, H.N., Sowmia, C., Baskar Reddy, B.K. (2016). The protective effect of dietrary flavanoid fraction Acanthospora Spicifera Streptozotocin induced Oxidative stress. Food Science and Human Wellness, DOI: doi:10.1016/j.fshw.2016.02.002.

Hussian, M.S., Azam, F., Ahamed, H.N., Ravichandiran, V., Alkskas, I. (2016). Anti endotoxin effects of terpenoids fraction from Hygrophila auriculata in lipopolysacharide induced septic shock in rats. Pharmaceutical Biology, 54(4), 628-636.

Salanee, K., Ashok B., Ahamed, H.N. (2015). Extracts of passion fruit peel and seed of Passiflora edulis (Passifloraceae) attenuate oxidative stress in diabetic rats. Chinese Journal of Natural Medicine, 13(9), 680- 686.

Kumar, S.V., Ahamed, H.N., Saha, R.N. (2015). In-vitro and in-vivo evaluation of paclitaxel loaded poly – (ε-caprolactone), poly (DL-lactide co glycolide) and poly (DL-lactic acid) matrix nanoparticles in wistar rats. European Journal of Drug metabolism and Pharmacokinetics, 40 (2), 137-161.

Anjana, A., Ahamed, H.N., Ravichandiran, V., Sumithra,V., Anbu, J. (2014). Anti cancer Activity of Sargassum Wightii Greville on Dalton’s Ascitic Lymphoma. Chinese Journal of Natural Medicine. 12(2), 114-120.

Kanhere, R., Anjana, A., Anbu, J., Ahamed, H.N. (2013). Neuroprotective and antioxidant potential of terpenoid fraction from Hygrophila auriculata against transient global cerebral ischemia in rats. Pharmaceutical Biology, 51(2),181-189.

Lavakumar, V., Ahamed H.N., Ravichandiran, V. (2012). Anti cancer and Antioxidant Effect of Acanthophora spicifera against EAC induced carcinoma in mice. Journal of Pharmacy Research, 5(3), 1363-1367.

Ravichandiran, V., Nirmala, S., Ahamed H.N. (2012). Protective effect of Tannins from Ficus racemosa in high fat fed diabetic rats. Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Medicine, 5(5), 367-373.

Sathish, R., Anbu, J., Anjana, A., Ahamed, H.N. (2012). Pharmacokinetic and Pharmacodynamic Interaction between Aceclofenac and Rosiglitazone in rats. International Journal of Pharma and Bio Sciences ,3 (2), 385-394.

Nirmala, S., Ahamed, H.N., Ravichandiran, V. (2011). Comparative in-vitro study on the free radical scavenging capacity of tannin and biflavone fraction from Ficus racemosa Linn and Araucaria bidwillii Hook. International Journal of Chem Tech Research, 3(3), 1440-1445.

Viswanath, A., Karthik, M., Kumar, S.U., Ravichandiran, V., Ahamed, H.N. (2011). Comparative Evaluation of Antioxidant Activity of Some Indian Traditional Medicinal Plants. Asian Journal of Traditional Medicine, 6(3), 155-164.

Ravichandiran, V., Ahamed, H.N., Nirmala, S. (2011). Natural Flavonoids and Lung Cancer. International Journal of comprehensive Pharmacy 2(6), 1-9.

Ahamed, H.N., Reddy, M., Srinivas, R., Wong, P.TH. (2010). Losartan alleviates global cerebral ischemia induced memory dysfunction associated with apoptosis in mouse. Journal of cerebral Blood flow and Metabolism 29, 420-425.

Hussain, M.S., Ahamed, H.N., Ravichandiran, V., Zain, M. (2009). Evaluation of in-vitro free radical scavenging potentials of different fractions of Hygrophyila auriculata. Asian Journal of Traditional Medicine, 4(5), 51-59.

Shanmugarajan, T., Mity, N., Somasundaram, I., Prithwish, N., Patel, S., Ahamed, H.N. (2009). Evaluation of antioxidant potential of Gaullteria fragrantissima Wall. Against adjuvant induced arthritis in Wistar rats. Pharmaceutical Biology, 47(5), 414-421.

Hussain, M.S., Ahamed, H.N., Ansari, Z.H. (2009). Preliminary Studies on Diuretic effect of Hygrophila Auriculata Heine in Rats. International Journal of Health Research 2(1), 59-64.

Mukherjee, P.K, Ahamed, H.N., Kumar, V., Mukherjee, K., Houghton, P.J. (2007). Protective effect of biflavones from Araucaria bidwillii Hook in rat cerebral ischemia/reperfusion induced oxidative stress. Behavioral Brain Research. 178(2), 221-228.

Raja, S., Ahamed, H.N., Kumar, V., Mukherjee, V., Rajan, S., Bandyopdhyay, A.K., Mukherjee, P.K. (2006). Antioxidant effect of Cytisus scoparius against carbon tetrachloride treated liver injury in rats. Journal of Ethnopharmacology, 109 (1), 41-47.

Raja, S., Ahamed, H.N., Kumar, V., Mukherjee, K., Rajan, S., Bandyopdhyay, A.K., Mukherjee, P.K. (2006). Cytisus scoparius link- A natural antioxidant. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 6, 8-12.

Ahamed, H.N., Kumar, V., Manikandan, L., Wahile, M., Mukherjee, M., Saha, B.P., Mukherjee, P.K. (2005). Brine shrimp lethality and cytotoxicity assay of Araucaria bidwillii Hook, in human carcinoma cell lines. Oriental Pharmacy and Experimental Medicine, 5(1),21-28.

Maity, K., Mukherjee, K., Gantait, A., Ahamed, H.N., Saha, B.P., Mukherjee, P.K. (2005). Enhanced therapeutic benefit of quercetin-phospholipid complex in carbon tetra chloride induced acute liver injury in rats: A comparative study. Iranian Journal of Pharmacology and Therapeutics 4, 84-90.

Raja, S., Ahamed, H.N., Kumar, V., Mukherjee, K., Mukherjee, P.K. (2005). Antioxidant potential of Aerial part of Asclepias curassavica. Oriental Pharmacy and Experimental Medicine 5(2), 92-99.

Srinivasan, J., Jayadev, S., Kumaran, Ahamed, H.N., Suresh, B., Ramnathan, M. (2005). Effect of Losartan and Enalapril on cognitive deficit caused by Goldblatt induced hypertension. Indian Journal of Experimental Biology, 43, 241-246.

Ahamed,H.N., Kumar, V., Raja, S., Mukherjee, K., Rajan, S., Mukherjee., P.K. (2005). Anti-nociceptive and Anti-inflammatory activity of Araucaria bidwillii Hook. Iranian Journal of Pharmacology and Therapeutics 4, 105-109.

PK Mukherjee, AM Wahile, Ahamed, H.N., S. Rajan (2003). Hypericum – a source of Anti microbial. Oriental Pharmacy and Experimental Medicine. 3 (3), 111-122.

Rani, S., Ahamed, H.N., Sangeetha, R., Thenmozhi, S., Murugesan, T. (1999). Anti-diarrhoeal evaluation of Cleodendrum phelomidis Linn, leaf extract in rats. Journal of Ethno Pharmacology 68, 315-319.

Mukherjee, P.K., Ahamed, H.N., Kumar, V., Houton, P.J., (2010). Herbal Medicinal Products affecting memory and cognitive disorders. In: Treatise in Natural Products, Pharmaceutical Press. London, pp 282-294.

Patent Number (2381/CHE 2010) (Anti-obese effect of polyherbal extract in high fat diet fed obese mouse). Date of Filing: 19/08/2010; Date of Grant: 31/12/2010.

Patent Number: 221881 (preparation of herbal formulation for Insomnia) Date of Filing: 07/10/2005; Date of Grant: 9/07/2008.
RESEARCH FOCUS/ AREA

Having obtained post doctoral fellowship in neuroscience from the National University of Singapore (NUS), I am interested in neuro-pharmacological screening of neuroprotective agents from natural botanicals in rodent model of cerebral ischaemia and reperfusion injury induced oxidative stress.

I have shown neuroprotective effects of few Indian systems of medicines and its active fractions in rat model of bilateral common carotid artery and middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCA) induced brain damage.
My current research focus is to screen few Malaysian herbs in rat model of diabetes associated hyperlipidemia and lipopolyssaccharides induced septic shock in rat models.

MEMBERSHIP OF PROFESSIONAL ORGANISATION

  • Member – World Stroke organization (WSO), Switzerland.
  • Member – Society for Neuroscience (SfN), USA.
  • Life Member – Indian Pharmacological Society (IPS).
  • Member – International Brain Research Organization (IBRO).
  • Member – Malaysian Neuroscience Society (MNS)
  • Life Member – Registered Pharmacist, Tamil Nadu Pharmacy Council, Chennai.

AWARD/ ACHIEVEMENT

  • Research Fellow: Dabur Research Foundation 2005.
  • Dr. Manju Shree Pal Oration Award: Jadavpur University 2005.
  • Indian Council for Medical Research (ICMR) Travel Grant award: 2010.
  • Society for neuroscience (SfN) Travel Grant 2011.
  • International Brain Research Organization (IBRO) Research Grant 2009-10.
  • Certificate of Reviewing Award, Journal of Ethno pharmacology, Elsevier, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. 2015

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ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR. DR. ASHOK KUMAR BALARAMAN

QUALIFICATION

DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY IN PHARMACY,

MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

SPECIALISATION

PHARMACEUTICAL AND MEDICINAL CHEMISTRY

NUMBER OF PUBLICATIONS

Number of Publication

Publication – 16

RESEARCH PUBLICATION

• Ashok Kumar Balaraman, Salanee Kandandapani, Haja N.Ahamad. (2015). Extract of passion fruit peel and seed of Passiflora edulis (Pas-sifloraceae) attenuates oxidative stress in diabetic rat model. Chinese Journal of Natural Medicine, 13(8), 0001-0005.

• Ashok Kumar B, Arup Naskar, Tanushree Singha, Tanmoy Guria, Jagadish Singh, Tapan Kumar Maity. (2015). Synthesis, characterization and evaluation of anticancer activity of some new Schiff bases of 1, 3, 4-thiadiazole derivatives, International Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, 7(3), 397-402,

• Ashok Kumar Balaraman, A. Puratchikody, Prasanth V.V., Sam T.Mathew. (2014). Effect of permeation enhancers in salbutamol sulphate buccal patches. Research in Pharmaceutical Sciences, 9(4), 259-268.

• Ashok Kumar Balaraman, A. Puratchikody, Prasanth V.V., Sam T.Mathew, Rinku Mathappan , Sowrav Tribedi. (2011). Ocular Delivery of Ciprofloxacin Hydrochloride from an In Situ Gelling System; Formulation and Evaluation. International Journal of Pharmaceutical Investigation.

• Ashok Kumar Balaraman, A. Puratchikody, Prasanth V.V., Sam T.Mathew. (2011). Development and Characterization of Eudragit based Mucoadhesive Buccal Patches of Salbutamol sulphate. Saudi Pharmaceutical Journal (Elsevier Publication), 19:4, 207-214.

• Ashok Kumar Balaraman, A. Puratchikody, Prasanth V.V., Sam T.Mathew. (2011). Buccal drug delivery: Past, Present and Future- A Review. International Journal of Drug Delivery. 3: 171-184.

• Ashok Kumar Balaraman, A. Puratchikody, Prasanth V.V., Sam T.Mathew.(2011). Development and haracterization of mucoadhesive patches of salbutamol sulfate for unidirectional buccal drug delivery. Acta Pharmaceutica, 61:157-170.

• Ashok Kumar Balaraman, A. Puratchikody, Prasanth V.V., Sam T.Mathew. (2011). Mucoadhesive patches of salbutamol sulphate for unidirectional buccal drug delivery: Development and Evaluation. Current Drug Deliver, 8:416-425.

• Ashok Kumar Balaraman, Jagadish Singh, Sasmita Dash, Arup Naskar, Tapan Kumar Maity. (2011). An extensive in vitro evaluation of antioxidant activity of different fractions of Melothria maderaspatana. Asian Journal of Chemistry, 23:5, 2207-2211.

• Sasmita Dash, B. Ashok Kumar, Jagadish Singh, B. C. Maiti and T. K. Maity. (2010). Synthesis of some novel 3, 5-disubstituted 1, 3, 4-oxadiazole derivatives and anticancer activity on EAC animal model. Medicinal Chemistry Research, 12, 1-8.

• Jagadish Singh, Ashok Kumar B, Rajapandi R, Tritha Ghosh, Arijit Mondal, B C Maiti and T K. Maity.(2010). Synthesis and Anticancer activity of some 1, 3, 4-Oxadiazole derivatives against Ehrlich ascites carcinoma bearing mice model. Pharmacologyonline, 1, 406-416.

• Ashok Kumar Balaraman, Jagadish Singh, Sasmita Dash, Tapan K Maity. (2010). Antihyperglycemic and hypolipidemic effects of Melothria maderaspatana and Coccinia indica in Streptozotocin induced diabetes in rats- Saudi Pharmaceutical Journal, (Elsevier publication). 18 (3), 173-178.

• Ashok Kumar Balaraman, V.V. Prasanth, G. Parthasarathy, A. Puratchikody, B. Vinod, N.S. Chandrasheker and Sam T. Mathew. (2009). Immobilization of pancreatic porcine lipase in calcium and barium alginate comparative studies of their kinetic properties and screening the polymer for suitability- The Internet Journal of Pharmacology, 6,2.

• B. Ashok Kumar, Malaya Gupta, U.K. Mazumder, V.Thamil selvan, L.Manikandan, Senthilkumar. G.P., R. Suresh, P. Gomathi. (2008). Evaluation of the analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties of methanol extract of Artanema sesamoides Benth roots in animal models – Oriental Pharmacy and Experimental Medicine, 8,2, 76-84
RESEARCH FOCUS/ AREA

Research Interest
1. Drug design and development
2. Social science related researches

MEMBERSHIP OF PROFESSIONAL ORGANISATION

1. Life member of The Indian Pharmaceutical Association (IPA), Mumbai-400 098, (Life/Ben/0245).
2. Life member of The Tamil Nadu Pharmacy Council, Chennai (Certificate No 7712 A1).
3. Associate Member, Malaysian Pharmaceutical Society, Malaysia.

AWARD/ ACHIEVEMENT

1. Australian Endeavour Research Award for Post Doctoral Research for 2012.

2. Research appreciation certificate from the Senator Chris Evans, Leader of the Government in the Senate, Ministry of Tertiary Education, Skills, Science and Research, Australia for successful completion of my Post Doctorate Research.

3. Young Scientist Travel Grant from Department of Science and Technology (DST), New Delhi, India for attending The 2011 International Conference on Bioscience, Biochemistry and Bioinformatics- ICBBB2011, Singapore

4. CSIR Foreign Travel Grant from Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, New Delhi, India for attending The 2011 International Conference on Bioscience, Biochemistry and Bioinformatics- ICBBB2011, Singapore

5. Travel Grant for attending The 1st Current Drug Development International Conference, May 6-8, 2010. Worraburi Resort and Spa, Phuket Thailand.

6. Senior Research Fellowship (2008 – 2011). University Grants Commission (UGC), New Delhi, India.

7. Post Graduate Fellowship by the University Grants Commission (UGC), Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD), New Delhi, India (2003-2005).

8. Qualified in National level competitive examinations of Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE-2002, 2005 and 2008), Pharmaceutical Sciences

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Adjunct Lecturer
Charles Sturt University
Boorooma Street
North Wagga NSW 2678
AUSTRALIA
abalaraman@csu.edu.au

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ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR. DR. VICTOR ANTONY SANTAIGO

QUALIFICATION

M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph. D

SPECIALISATION

BIOCHEMISTRY

NUMBER OF PUBLICATIONS

8
Book Chapter: 1

RESEARCH PUBLICATION

1. Narayanan, J. M., & Jesudoss, V. (2016). Hepatoprotective potential of zingerone against nonalcoholic fatty liver disease in rats fed with fructose-enriched diet. General Physiology and Biophysics, 35(02), 185-194. doi:10.4149/gpb_2015041.

2. Nair, V. Y., Balakrishanan, N., & Antony, J. V. (2015). Petroselinum crispum extract attenuates hepatic steatosis in rats fed with fructose enriched diet. Bratislava Medical Journal, 116(09), 554-559. doi:10.4149/bll_2015_108.

3. Murugesan, P., Rajaram, K., Santiago, J. V., Pandian, M. R., Manoharan, S. (2012). Evaluation on anti-inflammatory effects of Ficus religiosa (Linn.) in carrageen an induced acute inflammation in golden Syrian hamsters. Elixir Food Science, 51A, 11124-11128.

4. Jayaraman, J., Jesudoss, V. A., Menon, V. P., & Namasivayam, N. (2012). Anti-inflammatory role of naringenin in rats with ethanol induced liver injury. Toxicology Mechanisms and Methods, 22(7), 568-576. doi:10.3109/15376516.2012.707255 .

5. Venkatachalam, K., Gunasekaran, S., Jesudoss, V. A., & Namasivayam, N. (2013). The effect of rosmarinic acid on 1,2-dimethylhydrazine induced colon carcinogenesis. Experimental and Toxicologic Pathology, 65(4), 409-418. doi:10.1016/j.etp.2011.12.005.
6. Santiago, J. V., Jayachitra, J., Shenbagam, M., & Nalini, N. (2011). Dietary d-limonene alleviates insulin resistance and oxidative stress–induced liver injury in high-fat diet and L-NAME-treated rats. European Journal of Nutrition, 51(1), 57-68. doi:10.1007/s00394-011-0182-7.

7. Santiago, J, V., Jayachitra, J., Shenbagam, M., Nalini, N. (2010) d-limonene attenuates blood pressure and improves the lipid and antioxidant status in high fat diet and L-NAME treated rats. Journal of Pharmaceutical Science Research. 2, 752–758.

8. Santiago, J, V., Jayachitra, J., Shenbagam, M., Nalini, N. (2010) d-Limonene ameliorates oxidative stress induced blood pressure and improves nitric oxide mediated vascular responses in high fat diet and Nω-nitro-l-arginine methyl ester treated rats. Res Bioscientica. 1, 19–30.

Book Chapters:

1. Maulik, N. (2013). Cardiovascular diseases: Nutritional and therapeutic interventions. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press. Namasivayam Nalini, Jesudoss Victor Antony Santiago. Potent Beneficial Effects of Vegetables and Fruits of Cardiovascular Diseases. ISBN 9781439882009. eBook: ISBN 9781439882016.
RESEARCH FOCUS/ AREA

Directed and basic research in the Gastrointestinal and liver disease is actively pursued to understand the disease mechanisms and identification of new druggable targets and biomarkers. The main focuses of my research is several interrelated areas broadly relating to chronic liver disease and particularly interested in fatty liver diseases, such as alcoholic fatty liver disease and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). Cellular and molecular mechanisms mediating cardiovascular diseases, fatty liver disease (Both alcoholic and non alcoholic) oxidative stress, inflammation and fibrosis. Primarily engaged in exploring the naturally products for intervention of fatty liver disease and unraveling their mechanism using experimental models. To this end, We have analyzed lipid peroxidation, antioxidant status, insulin resistance markers, lipid profile, histopathological changes and cell signaling pathways.

MEMBERSHIP OF PROFESSIONAL ORGANISATION

• Full member in Biochemical Society

• Member in Malaysian Society for Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
AWARD/ ACHIEVEMENT • Award of Senior Research Fellowship Indian Council of Medical Research, Ansari Nagar, New Delhi, India (Jan 2011- Jan 2012, Ref No. 45/50/2008-PHA/BMS)

• Award of University Research Studentship Annamalai University, Annamalainagar, Chidambaram, Tamilnadu, India (Jun 2008 – Jun 2009, Ref No. H5/2008-09)

Pharmacy Facility

FACILITY

Our facilities are audited by Pharmacy board of Malaysia to keep updated with standards to enhance the teaching learning experience of our students.

The aseptic laboratory (mock) at AMU is a facility, built to assist the students grasp the basic techniques of sterile processing of parenterals under controlled air particulate and laminar flow conditions. The presence of a preparatory room (housing a steam and dry heat sterilizers in close association with the main sterile facility) helps the student understand the process flow and its applications. The change room and associated buffer rooms help the students practice entry and exit procedures for a sterile facility.

Laminar Air flow & Autoclave

Laminar Air flow & Autoclave

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pharmaceutical chemistry is an interdisciplinary science that deals with drug design and synthesis, drug formulation and testing, as well as the delivery of drugs in the body.

Instruments essential to conduct research and lab experiments are available at Pharmaceutical Chemistry lab which includes Analytical Balance; pH Meter; Conductivity Meter; Polarimeter; IR Moisture Balance; IR Spectrophoto Meter; Ultraviolet-Visible spectrophotometer; High-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC); Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR); Hot Water bath; Ultrasonic Bath; Hot plate; Magnetic Stirrer; Vacuum evaporator: Vacuum pumps, etc.

Various areas for research interest are available especially organic synthesis of medicinal agents; computer aided drug design; characterization of active ingredients of medicinal plants and identification of bioactivity in plant extracts.

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Experiment on HPLC

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Experiments in UV visible spectroscopy

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Extraction of Natural Products in Pharmaceutical Chemistry Lab

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Synthesis in Pharmaceutical Chemistry Lab

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Hands on Training in IR Spectroscopy

The lab is dedicated to train our students in the preparation of various dosage forms such as tablets, capsules etc and their quality control aspects. This will ensure our students development to be capable of working in various pharmaceutical industries around the globe. This lab is well equipped with particle size analyser, bulk density apparatus, friabilator, disintegrator and dissolution apparatus and so on to carry out the pre-formulation and quality control studies.

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Students performing disintegration and dissolution test on Tablets

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Students withdrawing samples from the dissolution medium for quantitative analysis of a solid dosage form which is subjected to dissolution studies, as part of in-process quality control.

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Students studying the effect of variations in propeller arrangement on the rate of dissolution of the solute in a solvent system

The basic science labs provide fundamental research for the foundation of knowledge for the applied science. The labs are utilised for research which includes familiar disciplines such as biochemistry, physiology, and pharmacology, and their interplay, and involves laboratory studies with animal studies and physiological/ Pharmacological experiments. Basic science labs are also utilising for discovery and analysis of drugs by preclinical studies. Typically, basic science laboratory research focus on determining the mechanisms behind the functioning of the animals to discover the new molecules and its biological activity.

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Students working on Power lab

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Students working with activity cage

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Students with metabolic cage

This Pharmaceutical Technology Lab has been designed and built to let the students get hands-on experience on some of the Industrial Equipments used to manufacture tablet dosage forms (such as a size-reduction mill and a 10-station tablet compression machine). This sets the ground for scaling laboratory processes such as research ideas to industrial proportions.

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Students performing tablet compression using Tablet Punching Machine

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Students setting up the tablet punching machine

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Student preparing dry granules using hammer mill

This mock pharmacy has been built, designed and fitted to the specification of an active community pharmacy. It is used for all aspects of practice, including counselling patients and health education.

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Final year students in mock pharmacy carrying out counselling session

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3rd year students filling medication trolley for In patients

This facility comprises of Clinical Skills Suite, with a mock hospital ward, where students will learn clinical skills relating to hospital and community practice. Objective structured clinical examination is conducted where students will perform all kinds of activities related to clinical pharmacy practice such as counselling, physical examination, analysis whereby preparing the student to be independent practicing pharmacists.

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Mock hospital ward and simulation centre practical hands on training and OSCE

This facility makes the student to go through active learning within small groups based on a case based scenario under the supervision of qualified facilitators. PBL instils problem solving skills, brain storming, leadership and communication skills into the AMU students. All PBL sessions are followed by post-discussion sessions along with feedbacks from the facilitators.

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3rd year students in problem based learning session

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Final year students in problem based learning session

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3rd year students in problem based learning session

Students Testimonial

    AMU shanmugam-85x85 SHUNMUGA VELLAN JAYAPIRAKASAM   AMU dharun-85x85 DHARUSHANEE CHANDRA SAGARAN   AMU rangeeta-85x85 RANGEETA KUMARI RAMESH KUMAR   AMU charles-85x85 CHARLES JOSEPH   AMU shan--85x85 THEVENTHARAN SHAMUNGAM   AMU DHACSHINA-85x85 DHACSHINA D/O SUDAGAR   AMU MUNISWARAN-85x85 MUNISWARAN JAYA KUMAR   AMU CHAN-85x85 CHAN WAN YEE
  • “I have spent some of the happiest and memorable days at AMU during my study and it’s a privilege to have been part of this University. It is here that I learned to improvise my leadership skills, discover the hidden talents that were within me and develop a strong interpersonal relationship with my peers and faculty. The highly qualified lecturers, well-equipped infrastructure along with best suitable course curriculum and teaching methology that carved me to achieve best heights and success not only in my profession but also in social life.

    SHUNMUGA VELLAN JAYAPIRAKASAM
    Pharmacist Officer (FRP), Government Services
  • The pharmacy programme in AMU emphasized on both clinical and community pharmacy. Personally, I feel honoured to be a part of a University like AMU because I have always had great experiences and exposure throughout my university life. One of my best experiences beyond classroom was participating in the 25th Federation of Asian Pharmaceutical Association (FAPA), Congress in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah.

    DHARUSHANEE CHANDRA SAGARAN
    Pharmacist (PRP), Hospital Tengku Ampuan Rahimah, Klang
  • My journey in AMU was definitely an unforgettable one. AMU taught me to be a better individual especially in career with the important fundamentals that are essentially required in this profession, being passed down from my faculty. With the great help of lecturers and my friends, my journey in AMU was easier and filled with fun. I’m grateful to everyone in AMU who helped me to achieve my successful career.

    RANGEETA KUMARI RAMESH KUMAR
    Pharmacist Officer (PRP), Hospital Lahad Datu, Sabah, Government Services
  • Pharmacy is a best programme that is constantly evolving to meet the current industrial demands of an innovator.

    AMU provided us well-planned curriculum that offered substantial exposure to the real world of pharmacy.

    I am Impressed with the way the University embraces diversity in the campus and that shaped me into a well-rounded individual

    AMU is an arena where future leaders are moulded for the various pharmaceutical services.

    CHARLES JOSEPH
    Rph., MMPS., B.Pharm (Hons) Retail Pharmacist, Guardian Pharmacy
  • Life in AMU gave us a lot of fun to treasure in our memories that we could cherish till our last breath.

    We have enjoyed every little thing in AMU during our study and recall it as beautiful memories in life now.

    I thank everyone in AMU for helping me to become what I am today. Well- equipped infrastructures along with best structured course curriculum and teaching style has carved me for this profession.

    THEVENTHARAN SHAMUNGAM
    Pharmacist in manufacturing operation, Xepa Soul Pattinson, Melaka
  • My achievement in higher education would not have been possible, if I had not studied at Asia Metropolitan University (AMU). AMU is actually a hub of knowledge where most talented and professional lecturers are ready to give you the essence of their expertise and life experiences. I became more confident, responsible, accountable, knowledgeable, independent and civilized in this competitive world, due to the experiences I had when I was in AMU. All these have moulded me with confidence, which is helping me a lot in my professional and personal life.  I feel fortunate to work with this industry as I am actively participating in the research and development of new medicines, ensuring their safety and quality, in my present job, which was my dream. Truly speaking, without AMU I could not have achieved my dream.

    DHACSHINA D/O SUDAGAR
    Industrial Pharmacist, Edmarks Industries, Sdn Bhd.
  • AMU has enriched my life in many ways. It has provided me with the necessary tools to enhance my skills, taught me valuable knowledge about this diverse world and people and concepts in general and eventually has enabled me to become more successful in life when I finally graduated and got my degree.
    Production Pharmacist
    YSP SOUTH EAST ASIA HOLDINGS (M) SDN BHD.
  • AMU was the place where I spent 7 years (3 years of diploma, 4 years of degree) of my life to grow and learn as many things as possible. As a fresh graduate, I decided to apply the skills that I got from this institute to work as a freelancer while waiting for my government placement. Living in one of the busiest cities of Asia, need to have excellent communication skill, management skill, and a lot of other soft skills. I was fortunate to achieve all of these in my student life spent at AMU. I will never forget the knowledgeable and friendly academic staffs of this institute who guided me for an enhanced future career.

    CHAN WAN YEE
    B.Pharm (Hons), La Trobe Programme