Provides students with an understanding of the physical pharmacy principles applied to the preparation of liquid and semi-solid dosage forms.
- Trimester 1 - 2015
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.
- Solubility and factors influencing dissolution
- Biopharmaceutical importance of particle size
- Osmotic properties of drug solutions
- Surface and interfacial properties of surfactants
- Emulsion, suspensions and other dispensions
- Action of excipients such as preservatives
- Key principles of surface activity, preservation of multiphase systems, adsorption and rheology of pharmaceutical systems.
This course is only available to students enrolled in the Master of Pharmacy program.
Entry level requirements for Master of Pharmacy
In Term Test: Mid Written Examination
Tutorial / Laboratory Exercises: Laboratory work assessment
Formal Examination: Formal Exam *
* This assessment has a compulsory requirement.
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.
Face to Face On Campus 3 hour(s) per Week for 9 Weeks
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.