Pharmaceutics 3

10 Units

Develops and applies the knowledge gained in Pharmaceutics 1 and 2 to clinical practice. Students will be introduced to advanced pharmaceutical compounding techniques, the pharmaceutics of formulations used in clinical practices and the design and development of vaccines. The design and formulation of dosage forms for veterinary practice will be introduced to the student. The clinical application of the stability and incompatibilities of parenteral formulations will be discussed and expanded upon in this course. Students will apply the principles of pharmaceutics learnt previously in the formulation of personal care products, topical formulations and parenteral formulations.

Faculty Faculty of Health and Medicine
School School of Biomedical Sciences and Pharmacy
Availability Trimester 3 - 2014 (Callaghan Campus)
Trimester 3 - 2015 (Callaghan Campus)

At the end of the course students should:

  1. Describe the pharmaceutical principles behind veterinarian,vaccine, and parenteral formulations
  2. Apply the principles of the pharmaceutical sciences to advanced extemporaneous dispensing techniques
  3. Describe the pharmaceutical principles behind the design and development of common topical formulations
  4. Use advanced pharmaceutical principles to help avoid drug interactions and incompatibilities, in particular for intravenous formulations
  5. Describe the pharmaceutical principles behind formulations and therapeutic devices used in clinical practice
  1. Advanced extemporaneous dispensing techniques
  2. Formulation development and design for veterinary products, anticoagulates, antivenoms, vaccines, topical preparations and personal care preparations
  3. Pharmaceutical principles of intravenous admixtures, including stability, incompatibilities and delivery devices
  4. Design and pharmaceutical development of formulations used in clinical practice
  5. Mathematical principles for the pharmaceutical sciences
  6. Transdermal & pulmonary drug delivery devices
Replacing Course(s) Replaces PHAR6021 Pharmaceutics 3 10 Units
Transition Students requiring to repeat PHAR6021 Pharmaceutics 3 can undertake PHAR6132 Pharmaceutics 3
Industrial Experience 0
Assumed Knowledge PHAR6114 Pharmaceutical Chemistry, PHAR6112 Pharmaceutics 1 and PHAR6122 Pharmaceutics 2
Modes of Delivery Internal Mode
Teaching Methods Case Study
Self Directed Learning
Assessment Items
  • Examination: Oral - An oral and/or written assessment and/or OSCE at the end of trimester
  • Examination: Formal - Examination paper held at the end of Trimester. May comprise a combination of multiple-choice, short answer questions as well as some calculations.
  • Other: (please specify) - Students must achieve a passing grade in the formal written examination and must gain a passing grade overall to be able to obtain a passing or higher grade in this course. Students must demonstrate competency in the theoretical knowledge which form part of the core competencies required of a pharmacist
  • Quiz - Class - In class quizzes
Contact Hours
  • Tutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for 7 weeks
  • Tutorial: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 2 weeks
  • Tutorial: for 3 hour(s) per Week for 7 weeks
  • Lecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 4 weeks
  • Lecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for 1 weeks
Compulsory Components
  • Requisite by Enrolment: Students must be enrolled in the Master of Pharmacy program
  • Compulsory Program Component: Prior successful completion of PHAR6122 Pharmaceutics 2.
Course Materials None listed
Timetable 2015 Course Timetables for PHAR6132

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