Pharmaceutics 1

Description

Provides students with an understanding of the physical pharmacy principles applied to the preparation of liquid and semi-solid dosage forms.

Availability

Callaghan Campus

  • Trimester 1 - 2015

Learning Outcomes

1. Identify the factors influencing the rate and extent of dissolution of a drug;

2. Describe the different types of polyphasic liquid and semi-solid dosage forms used in therapeutics;

3. Discuss the influence of chemical properties of drugs and excipients on the physico-chemical properties of liquid dosage forms;

4. Describe the use of pharmaceutical excipients in dosage form design.

Content

  1. Solubility and factors influencing dissolution
  2. Biopharmaceutical importance of particle size
  3. Osmotic properties of drug solutions
  4. Surface and interfacial properties of surfactants
  5. Emulsion, suspensions and other dispensions
  6. Rheology
  7. Action of excipients such as preservatives
  8. Key principles of surface activity, preservation of multiphase systems, adsorption and rheology of pharmaceutical systems.

Requisites

This course is only available to students enrolled in the Master of Pharmacy program.

Assumed Knowledge

Entry level requirements for Master of Pharmacy

Assessment Items

In Term Test: Mid Written Examination

Tutorial / Laboratory Exercises: Laboratory work assessment

Formal Examination: Formal Exam *

* This assessment has a compulsory requirement.

Compulsory Requirements

In order to pass this course, each student must complete ALL of the following compulsory requirements:

Course Assessment Requirements:

  • Formal Examination: Pass Requirement - Students must pass this assessment item to pass the course.

Contact Hours

Laboratory

Face to Face On Campus 3 hour(s) per Week for 9 Weeks

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 3 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks

In week 1 a 3hr program introduction will be scheduled. A class examination will be scheduled during trimester.