Authors: Y.V. Pathak, A. Koomer
Affilation: Sullivan University College of Pharmacy, United States
Pages: 1064 - 1067
Keywords: nanotechnology, drug delivery systems, pharmacy education, curriculum
Nanotechnology is on its way to make a big impact in Biotech, Pharmaceutical and Medical diagnostics sciences. A dynamic collaboration is observed within the Researchers, Government, Pharmaceutical - Biomedical companies and educational institutions all over the world in developing the nanotechnology applications in advanced medicine and patient care. It is expected that the forthcoming generations of nano products will have target specificity, may carry multiple drugs, and could potentially release the payloads at varying time intervals. Pharmaceutical education in USA is also taking significant steps in incorporating courses as well as offering specialization in nanotechnology and its applications in Pharmaceutical scenario. This paper will discuss status of nanotechnology and its application in educational curriculum in pharmaceutical curriculum in US pharmacy schools. It will survey the curriculum offered at various levels in Pharmacy schools which covers the nanotechnology and its application in pharmacy. This paper will also discuss and suggest new areas which can be covered to offer a better and wider exposure to the pharmacy students related to nanotechnology and its applications. It will also discuss important topics to be incorporated in the curriculum for teaching purposes.
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