Free pharmacy courseware collections
Pharmacy students, pharmacists, drug developers and engineers, and medical students can find a range of resources and classes available to them online through open courseware. Students can access quality instruction free of charge from schools like MIT, The University of Utah, and the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. These classes, as well as other open courseware collections, cover topics in metabolism, dosage, biophysics, chemical engineering, drug design, drug regulations, drug trade and more. Students get a solid, introductory foundation in many different aspects of the field, allowing them to decide whether or not they want to pursue a career in pharmacy. Professionals already working in the industry can also benefit from open courseware classes by accessing resources that update them on new industry theories and background information on how drugs are designed, imported and distributed.
In this collection, classes like Principles of Pharmacology, Survey of Pharmacy, Principles and Practice of Drug Development, and Pharmaceuticals Management for Under-served Populations serve to educate pharmacy students from all professional and academic backgrounds and with varying interests within the field. From the chemical design of a drug to public policies regulating prescriptions to insight into the career options for pharmacy students, open courseware provides many options for students. The Survey of Pharmacy class from The University of Utah offers students access to online shadowing so that they can get a real look at careers in the industry.
- Survey of Pharmacy [The University of Utah] - This class helps students decide whether or not they want to pursue a career in the field by exposing them to basic principles and online shadowing experiences.
- Pharmaceuticals Management for Under-served Populations [Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health] - Learn about drug regulations, the international pharmaceutical trade and other issues.
- Principles of Drug Development [Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health] - Learn "how new drugs and devices are taken from the laboratory to the marketplace in the United States" in this course.