University of Technology Sydney

68492 Principles of Pharmaceutical Science

Requisite(s): 65111c Chemistry 1 AND 91161c Cell Biology and Genetics
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This subject provides the basis for contextualising pharmaceutical science as a discipline through an introduction to the basic physicochemical principles of pharmaceutical formulations of active ingredients. In particular, it uses examples that show the process from discovery to manufacturing and market. The subject provides an overview of the pharmaceutical industry sector including the factors that influence the future success of a pharmaceutical company through case studies. It introduces students to the cost of drug development, improving drug delivery through design of novel technologies, and examine human and animal ethics issues in drug development. The drug development pipeline, including regulation of the pharmaceutical industry and structure and function of regulatory bodies such as the TGA and FDA is also introduced.

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