Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Pharmacognosy
About the profession
In recent decades, pharmacy has undergone significant changes, which are primarily due to the appearance of new medicines of various chemical classes in the domestic pharmaceutical market, the introduction of international standards of creation of medicines and management of their quality in domestic pharmacy. Modern regulatory documentation for medicines is developed with due account for the world's achievements in the field of synthesis and analysis of medicinal and auxiliary substances. In international forums, pharmacists are constantly discussing a problem of harmonization of pharmacopoeias of different countries. United Europe unified the actions of pharmaceutical companies of different states in the creation and quality control of medicines within the framework of the European Pharmacopoeia (EP). This is especially important in the era of improving analytical instrument-making. The development and application of perfect analytical methods that enable to screen potential chemical compounds and choose the most effective and safe of them, control various impurities in the final product, for example, residual organic solvents or toxic optical isomers. In this regard, the introduction of the express method – infrared (IR) spectrometry in the near range – into the quality control system of medicines is an undisputed achievement. This method allows finding falsified medicines based on spectral libraries after appropriate statistical processing of spectra without opening the package.
The training process includes learning disciplines and sections related to the ways of creating new medicines, the development of pharmacopoeial monographs, medicines quality control, mechanisms and binding targets of medicines.
"Pharmaceutical chemistry", "Methodology of scientific research", "Standardization and quality control of medicines", "Biopharmaceutical analysis", "The role of pharmacy in solving social and biomedical problems", etc.
The students undertake teaching and scientific-research internships. Postgraduate students have a unique opportunity to show their talent in teaching disciplines to students of the specialty "Pharmacy", as well as to take part in setting up and conducting an experiment, obtaining, processing results and presenting them in scientific reports and at conferences.
After having successfully mastered the educational programme, the students will be able to fulfill their potential in innovative activities in the relevant field of pharmacy and in related fields of science and higher education. Starting from the position of a lab assistant, aide or trainee, a PhD graduate of RUDN University has the opportunity to become a head of a drug quality control laboratory, a head of the analytical department of leading domestic and foreign companies and participate in the development of new, innovative medicines.