Pharmaceutics 2

10 Units

Considers the formulation of solid dosage forms and sterile drug products. The stability of drug products and factors influencing the shelf life of products is included in this course. The material will be presented by lecture and tutorial format with practical classes developing dispensing skills. The skills acquired in this course form essential elements of the competencies for pharmacists.

Faculty Faculty of Health and Medicine
School School of Biomedical Sciences and Pharmacy
Availability Trimester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan Campus)
Trimester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan Campus)

At the end of the course, students should:

  1. Identify the principles of drug stability and discuss practice issues relating to storage of drug products.
  2. Describe the formulation and manufacture of solid dosage forms and sterile drug products.
  3. Understand the skills required in the preparation of pharmaceutical products
  1. The formulation of solid dosage forms, including tablets, capsules, implants, suppositories and pessaries;
  2. Stability, including kinetics of chemical decomposition in solution and in the solid state;
  3. Factors influencing stability and stability testing and prediction of shelf life.
  4. Dispensing skills in the preparation of pharmaceutical products; and
  5. Sterilisation of pharmaceutical products.
Replacing Course(s) Replaces PHAR6003 Pharmaceutics 2 10 Units
Transition NA
Industrial Experience 0
Assumed Knowledge PHAR6000 Pharmaceutics 1 or PHAR6112 Pharmaceutics 1
Modes of Delivery Internal Mode
Teaching Methods Problem Based Learning
Experience Based Learning
Assessment Items
  • Examination: Formal - May comprise a combination of multiple-choice, short answer questions as well as some calculations. Course Learning objectives: 1,2
  • Laboratory Exercises - Laboratory work assessment. Course Learning objectives: 2,3
Contact Hours
  • Lecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 12 weeks
  • Lecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for 1 weeks
  • Laboratory: for 3 hour(s) per Week for 9 weeks
Compulsory Components
  • Requisite by Enrolment: This course is only available to students enrolled in the Master of Pharmacy program
Course Materials None listed
Timetable 2015 Course Timetables for PHAR6122

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