Basic Pharmaceutical Sciences (PHAR1812)

UNIT OF STUDY

Basic Pharmaceutical Sciences provides an introduction to principles underlying pharmaceutical chemistry and pharmaceutics. This provides the foundations for a more detailed study of the chemical characteristics of drug molecules, dosage forms and pharmacokinetics in later years of the Bachelor of Pharmacy. The physicochemical properties of drugs are explored from a pharmaceutical perspective complemented by the study of chemistry. Modules provide an introduction to acid/base and solubility characteristics of drug molecules, drug discovery and development, dosage forms, and fundamental mathematics. Small group work in workshop sessions supports the learning of material introduced in lectures.

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Further unit of study information

Classes

3 x lectures/wk, 1 x 2hr tutorial/wk

Assessment

Written exam (60%), workshop reports (20%), quizzes (10%) and poster presentation (10%)

Textbooks

Basic Pharmaceutical Science Resource Book

Unit of study rules

Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

Assumed knowledge: HSC Chemistry

Corequisites

PHAR1811, CHEM1611

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