Pharmaceutics 1

10 Units

Provides students with an understanding of the physical pharmacy principles applied to the preparation of liquid and semi-solid dosage forms.

Faculty Faculty of Health and Medicine
School School of Biomedical Sciences and Pharmacy

Not currently offered

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Identify the factors influencing the rate and extent of dissolution of a drug;
  2. Describe the different types of polyphasic liquid and semi-solid dosage forms used in therapeutics;
  3. Discuss the influence of chemical properties of drugs and excipients on the physico-chemical properties of liquid dosage forms;
  4. Describe the use of pharmaceutical excipients in dosage form design.
  1. Solubility and factors influencing dissolution
  2. Biopharmaceutical importance of particle size
  3. Osmotic properties of drug solutions
  4. Surface and interfacial properties of surfactants
  5. Emulsion, suspensions and other dispensions
  6. Rheology
  7. Action of excipients such as preservatives
  8. Key principles of surface activity, preservation of multiphase systems, adsorption and rheology of pharmaceutical systems.
  • This course is only available to students enrolled in the Master of Pharmacy program.
Assumed Knowledge Entry level requirements for Master of Pharmacy
Assessment Items
  • In Term Test: Mid Written Examination
  • Tutorial / Laboratory Exercises: Laboratory work assessment
  • Formal Examination: Formal Exam *
Contact Hours
  • Laboratory: for 3 hour(s) per Week for Weeks
  • Lecture: for 3 hour(s) per Week for Weeks (In week 1 a 3hr program introduction will be scheduled. A class examination will be scheduled during trimester.)
Compulsory Requirements
  • Course Assessment Requirements: 1. Formal Examination: Pass Requirement - Students must pass this assessment item to pass the course.
Timetable 2016 Course Timetables for PHAR6112
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