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
Availability Trimester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan Campus)
Trimester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan Campus)

At the end of the course, students should:

  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. Excipients including preservatives
  8. Key principles of surface activity, preservation of multiphase systems, adsorption and rheology of pharmaceutical systems.
Replacing Course(s) Replacing PHAR6000 Pharmaceutics 1 10 Units
Transition Students needing to repeat PHAR6000 Pharmaceutics 1 can undertake PHAR6112 Pharmaceutics 1.
Industrial Experience 0
Assumed Knowledge Entry level requirements for Master of Pharmacy
Modes of Delivery Internal Mode
Teaching Methods Lecture
Assessment Items
  • Examination: Class - Written mid trimester theory examination.
  • Examination: Formal - Written Theory examination
  • Laboratory Exercises - Laboratory work assessment
  • Other: (please specify) - Students must achieve both a passing grade overall and a passing grade in the end of trimester exam to pass the course. Students must demonstrate competency in both theoretical knowledge & laboratory skills which form part of the core competencies required of a pharmacist.
Contact Hours
  • Lecture: for 3 hour(s) per Week for 12 weeks
  • Laboratory: for 3 hour(s) per Week for 9 weeks
Compulsory Components
  • Requisite by Enrolment: This course only available to students enrolled in the Master of Pharmacy program.
Course Materials None listed
Timetable 2015 Course Timetables for PHAR6112

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