Available in 2012
|Callaghan Campus||Trimester 1|
Previously offered in 2013, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008
Provides students with an understanding of the physical pharmacy principles applied to the preparation of liquid and semi-solid dosage forms.
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.
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. Excipients including preservatives
8. Key principles of surface activity, preservation of multiphase systems, adsorption and rheology of pharmaceutical systems.
Replacing PHAR6000 Pharmaceutics 1 10 Units
Students needing to repeat PHAR6000 Pharmaceutics 1 can undertake PHAR6112 Pharmaceutics 1.
Entry level requirements for Master of Pharmacy
Modes of Delivery
Lecture: for 3 hour(s) per Week for 12 weeks
Laboratory: for 3 hour(s) per Week for 9 weeks