Pharmaceutics 1

Course code PHAR6112Units 10Level 6000Faculty 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

Callaghan CampusTrimester 1
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesAt 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.
Content1. 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.
Replacing Course(s)Replacing PHAR6000 Pharmaceutics 1 10 Units
TransitionStudents needing to repeat PHAR6000 Pharmaceutics 1 can undertake PHAR6112 Pharmaceutics 1.
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeEntry level requirements for Master of Pharmacy
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Laboratory
Assessment Items
Examination: ClassWritten mid trimester theory examination.
Course learning objectives: 1,2
Examination: FormalWritten Theory examination
Course learning objectives: 1,2,3,4
Laboratory ExercisesLaboratory work assessment
Course learning objectives: 1,2,3,4
Other: (please specify)Compulsory Course Component: Students must demonstrate competency in the theoretical knowledge that forms part of the core competencies required of a pharmacist so students must achieve a passing grade in the formal written examination and overall to be able to obtain a passing or higher grade in this course.
Contact HoursLecture: for 3 hour(s) per Week for 12 weeks
Laboratory: for 3 hour(s) per Week for 9 weeks
Compulsory Components
Compulsory Course ComponentStudents must demonstrate competency in the theoretical knowledge that forms part of the core competencies required of a pharmacist so students must achieve a passing grade in the formal written examination and overall to be able to obtain a passing or higher grade in this course.
Requisite by EnrolmentThis course is only available to students enrolled in the Master of Pharmacy program.
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for PHAR6112