|Course code PHAR6112||Units 10||Level 6000||Faculty of Health and MedicineSchool of Biomedical Sciences and Pharmacy|
Provides students with an understanding of the physical pharmacy principles applied to the preparation of liquid and semi-solid dosage forms.
Available in 2015
|Objectives||At the end of the course, students should:|
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
7. Action of excipients such as preservatives
8. Key principles of surface activity, preservation of multiphase systems, adsorption and rheology of pharmaceutical systems.
|Replacing Course(s)||Replacing PHAR6000 Pharmaceutics 1 10 Units|
|Transition||Students needing to repeat PHAR6000 Pharmaceutics 1 can undertake PHAR6112 Pharmaceutics 1.|
|Assumed Knowledge||Entry level requirements for Master of Pharmacy|
|Modes of Delivery||Internal Mode|
|Contact Hours||Lecture: for 3 hour(s) per Week for 12 weeks|
Laboratory: for 3 hour(s) per Week for 9 weeks
|Timetables||2015 Course Timetables for PHAR6112|