Message from the Department Head
Welcome to the Department of Pharmaceutics..
The Department of Pharmaceutics is one of five academic departments in the College of Pharmacy, Umm Al-Qura University. The beginning was in 2007 with the establishment of the College of Pharmacy.
The Department's mission is teaching and scientific research. The Department teaches courses for Pharmacy students who study to obtain a bachelor's degree in the Pharmaceutical Sciences Program, as well as the Pharmacy Doctor Program.
In the Department of Pharmaceutics, eight diverse courses are taught to provide scientific knowledge and training in the domains of compounding, developing and evaluating various pharmaceutical forms. The domain of pharmaceuticals deals with the theoretical and practical study of the physical and chemical properties of the substances involved in the composition of pharmaceutical preparations and the effect of such substances on the effectiveness of the resulting preparations. It also includes the study of the formulation methods of the various solid preparations (tablets, capsules and suppositories), soft preparations (ointments and creams), as well as sterilized fluids (injection solutions and eye drops) and non-sterilized fluids (syrups) at the levels of pharmacy, hospital or manufacture. Such preparations are tested according to the specifications contained in the Pharmacopoeia (quality tests).
Through pharmaceutics courses, students will also learn about the most significant pharmaceutical preparations in the local market, as well as the instructions the patient should be given to use the medication in the best way.
Dr. Najlaa bint Abdullah Sulaiman bin Ubaid