This unit of study aims to facilitate an understanding of the basic scientific concepts behind designing and using liquid or semi-solid pharmaceutical dosage forms to deliver a drug. Carrying on from PHAR1812 where different dose forms and the importance of the route of administration was introduced, this unit looks at topics such as diffusion and dissolution of drugs, drug solubilisation, crystal polymorphism, suspension and emulsion-based dosage forms. With a grounding in these concepts the unit then goes on to explore specific methods of drug delivery, including: auricular, ocular, intranasal, lung, and intravenous and intramuscular injections, including hospital practice points for pharmacists. This unit of study also includes mathematical tools required for other units of study.
3x1hr pharmacy lectures/week, 2x1hr mathematics lectures/week for 4 wks, 1x1hr mathematics tutorial/week for 5 wks, 1x3hr laboratory session/week for 5 wks
1.5hr exam (50%), maths quiz (15%), laboratory reports (5x3%), explainer guide for patients (20%).
Ansel's Pharmaceutical Dosage Forms and Drug Delivery Systems, 10th edition, Williams and Wilkins, 2014