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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3 x lectures/week
Final exam (60%), minor exam (10%), laboratory practicals (30%)
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
Laboratory work, 4hr/week for consecutive 2 weeks
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