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During 2021 we will continue to support students who need to study remotely due to the ongoing impacts of COVID-19 and travel restrictions. Make sure you check the location code when selecting a unit outline or choosing your units of study in Sydney Student. Find out more about what these codes mean. Both remote and on-campus locations have the same learning activities and assessments, however teaching staff may vary. More information about face-to-face teaching and assessment arrangements for each unit will be provided on Canvas.

Unit of study_

PHAR1822: Physical Pharmaceutics and Formulation A

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.

Code PHAR1822
Academic unit Pharmacy
Credit points 6
Assumed knowledge:
HSC Chemistry

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. Undertake complex, multistep pharmaceutical calculations
  • LO2. Understand the forces, science and terminology behind liquid and semi-solid dosage forms
  • LO3. Apply the mathematical concept of calculus to pharmacy
  • LO4. Understand and explain to others the different types of parenteral dosage forms, their medical uses, reasons for selection and how they are prepared.
  • LO5. Develop skills in teamwork and leadership in pharmaceutical science
  • LO6. Develop written communication skills

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 2 weeks before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.