Pharmaceutics 1B (PHAR5517)

UNIT OF STUDY

In this unit of study students learn to evaluate the physicochemical principles, design, formulation, and manufacture of pharmaceutical dose forms. The formulation of liquid dose forms including parenteral, nasal, ophthalmic and aural products is discussed. Related topics such as diffusion and dissolution of drugs, drug solubilisation, surface and interfacial tension, surface active materials, micelle formation, pharmaceutical complexes and drug-packaging interactions are covered. Other 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; novel drug delivery technologies. Aspects pertaining to the stability of dose forms are also presented in this unit.

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Further unit of study information

Classes

3 x lectures/week

Assessment

Final exam (60%), minor exam (10%), laboratory practicals (30%)

Textbooks

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

Faculty/department permission required?

No

Unit of study rules

Corequisites

PHAR5515

Study this unit outside a degree

Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.