Physical Pharmaceutics and Formulation B (PHAR2823)


This unit of study builds on the material presented in Physical Pharmaceutics and Formulation A. The topics covered in this unit include: solid dose forms and particle science, rheology; dispersion dose forms including suspensions, colloidal dispersions, and emulsions; topical dose forms and semisolids; inhalation pharmaceutical aerosols; protein and peptide drugs and formulations; rectal products and novel drug delivery technologies. Aspects pertaining to the stability of dose forms are also presented in this unit. Practical activities relate to the preparation, quality control and quality assurance of a marketed solid dosage form.

Further unit of study information


3 x lectures/wk


Final exam (60%), minor exam (10%) practical exam (30%)


Aulton M.E. Pharmaceutics: The Science of Dosage Form Design, (7nd edn) Churchill Livingston, A.T. Florence & D Attwood Physicochemical Principles of Pharmacy, MacMillan 1988, Pharmaceutical Press 4th Edition 2006

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Unit of study rules

Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

(CHEM1611 or CHEM1102 or CHEM1902) and (CHEM1612 or CHEM1101 and CHEM1901) and PHAR1812 and PHAR1822



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