Pharmaceutics 2

Course code PHAR6122Units 10Level 6000Faculty of Health and MedicineSchool of Biomedical Sciences and Pharmacy

Considers the formulation of solid dosage forms and sterile drug products. The stability of drug products and factors influencing the shelf life of products is included in this course. The material will be presented by lecture and tutorial format with practical classes developing dispensing skills. The skills acquired in this course form essential elements of the competencies for pharmacists.

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusTrimester 2
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesAt the end of the course, students should:
1. Identify the principles of drug stability and discuss practice issues relating to storage of drug products.
2. Describe the formulation and manufacture of solid dosage forms and sterile drug products.
3. Understand the skills required in the preparation of pharmaceutical products
Content1. The formulation of solid dosage forms, including tablets, capsules, implants, suppositories and pessaries;
2. Stability, including kinetics of chemical decomposition in solution and in the solid state;
3. Factors influencing stability and stability testing and prediction of shelf life.
4. Dispensing skills in the preparation of pharmaceutical products; and
5. Sterilisation of pharmaceutical products.
Replacing Course(s)Replaces PHAR6003 Pharmaceutics 2 10 Units
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgePHAR6000 Pharmaceutics 1 or PHAR6112 Pharmaceutics 1
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsProblem Based Learning
Experience Based Learning
Assessment Items
Examination: FormalMay comprise a combination of multiple-choice, short answer questions as well as some calculations.
Course Learning objectives: 1,2
Laboratory ExercisesLaboratory work assessment.
Course Learning objectives: 2,3
Contact HoursLecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 12 weeks
Lecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for 1 weeks
Laboratory: for 3 hour(s) per Week for 9 weeks
Compulsory Components
Requisite by EnrolmentThis course is only available to students enrolled in the Master of Pharmacy program
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for PHAR6122