University of Technology Sydney

96003 Pharmaceutics

6cp; 2hpw (Q&A session), 6hpw (workshop/laboratory)
Requisite(s): 96004c Professional Services 1 AND 96002c Concepts in Pharmaceutical Sciences AND 96001c Introduction to Pharmacy AND 96015c Clinical Practice 1
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This subject establishes the principle concepts of pharmaceutics required for drug formulation, therapeutics and practice. The relationship between physiochemical properties of pharmaceutical ingredients, dosage form design, drug administration routes, drug disposition and therapeutic response is established. Topics covered include: pharmaceutical formulation, biopharmaceutical and pharmacokinetic considerations in dosage form design, the physiochemical basis governing drug solubility, solid dosage forms, liquid dosage forms, topical dosage forms and semisolids, pharmaceutical inserts, sterile dosage forms including parenterals, biologics and inhalation pharmaceuticals. Innovative approaches to drug delivery are addressed, such as the use of pharmaceutical nanotechnologies. Current Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) and Good Compounding Practice, packaging and labelling and the influence of manufacturing on product quality are also covered. Other topics covered include microbiological contamination and sterilisation procedures.

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Autumn session, City campus

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