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; 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; biomaterials; and material characterisation techniques. 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 (tablet) dosage form.
3 x lectures/wk
Final exam (65%), mid-semester exam (10%) practical classes (25%)
Aulton M.E. Pharmaceutics: The Science of Dosage Form Design, (7th edn) Churchill Livingston, A.T. Florence and D Attwood Physicochemical Principles of Pharmacy, MacMillan 1988, Pharmaceutical Press 4th Edition 2006
(CHEM1611 or CHEM11X1 or CHEM19X1 or CHEM1903 or CHEM1612 or CHEM11X2 or CHEM19X2 or CHEM1904) and PHAR1812 and PHAR1822.