Not currently offered
Course code



10 units


6000 level

Course handbook


Develops and applies the knowledge gained in Pharmaceutics 1 and 2 to clinical practice. Students will be introduced to advanced pharmaceutical compounding techniques, the pharmaceutics of formulations used in clinical practices and the design and development of vaccines. The design and formulation of dosage forms for veterinary practice will be introduced to the student. The clinical application of the stability and incompatibilities of parenteral formulations will be discussed and expanded upon in this course. Students will apply the principles of pharmaceutics learnt previously in the formulation of personal care products, topical formulations and parenteral formulations.


Not currently offered.

This Course was last offered in Trimester 3 - 2016.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Describe the pharmaceutical principles behind veterinarian,vaccine, and parenteral formulations

2. Apply the principles of the pharmaceutical sciences to advanced extemporaneous dispensing techniques

3. Describe the pharmaceutical principles behind the design and development of common topical formulations

4. Use advanced pharmaceutical principles to help avoid drug interactions and incompatibilities, in particular for intravenous formulations

5. Describe the pharmaceutical principles behind formulations and therapeutic devices used in clinical practice


  1. Advanced extemporaneous dispensing techniques
  2. Formulation development and design for veterinary products, anticoagulates, antivenoms, vaccines, topical preparations and personal care preparations
  3. Pharmaceutical principles of intravenous admixtures, including stability, incompatibilities and delivery devices
  4. Design and pharmaceutical development of formulations used in clinical practice
  5. Mathematical principles for the pharmaceutical sciences
  6. Transdermal & pulmonary drug delivery devices


This course is only available to students enrolled in the Master of Pharmacy program.

Assumed knowledge

PHAR6114 Pharmaceutical Chemistry, PHAR6112 Pharmaceutics 1 and PHAR6122 Pharmaceutics 2

Assessment items

In Term Test: Class Written examination

Formal Examination: Final Exam

Portfolio: Portfolio of ongoing activities/tasks/quizzes from tutorials