Available in 2012
|Callaghan Campus||Trimester 2|
Previously offered in 2013, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008
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.
At 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
1. 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.
Replaces PHAR6003 Pharmaceutics 2 10 Units
PHAR6000 Pharmaceutics 1 or PHAR6112 Pharmaceutics 1
Modes of Delivery
Problem Based Learning
Experience Based Learning
Lecture: 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