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Area/Catalogue
PHAR 2014

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
No

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Course ID
101810

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
No

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Timetable/s
First Semester
(Study Period 2)

Course aim

To provide an understanding of the formulation of solution dosage forms and how structure and reactivity relates to solubility, dissolution and the stability of drugs and drug products.

Course content

Overview of the types of pharmaceutical products and their physical forms, how they are presented and administered, shelf-life and storage; Solution dosage forms, solubility and the process of dissolution; techniques for increasing solubility and the rate of solution; Physicochemical drug interactions and incompatibilities; Basic colligative properties and osmolarity; Electronic and structural features that influence acidity and basicity of drug molecules; buffers and ampholytes; Ionization, aqueous solubility and biological partitioning of drugs which are weak electrolytes; Structure and properties of heterocyclic drugs; Principles of quality control; Methods for the analysis of drugs; Pharmaceutical calculations.

Textbook(s)

Florence, A.T. & Attwood, D., Physicochemical Principles of Pharmacy, Current Edition, Pharmaceutical Press, London

Prerequisite(s)

Common to all relevant programs
Subject Area & Catalogue Number Course Name
CHEM 1006 Chemistry 100
CHEM 1007 Chemistry 101

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, CITY EAST
Lecture 3 hours x 13 weeks
Tutorial 1 hour x 9 weeks
Practical (Compounding ) 2 hours x 2 weeks
Practical (Physical Pharmacy) 3 hours x 4 weeks
INTERNAL, CITY WEST
Lecture 3 hours x 13 weeks
Tutorial 1 hour x 9 weeks
Practical (Compounding) 2 hours x 2 weeks
Practical (Physical Pharmacy) 3 hours x 4 weeks

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
INTERNAL, CITY EAST
Quiz - 10% 1 hour
Quiz - 15% 1 hour
Practical Portfolio Ongoing 20% -
Examination - 55% 2 hours
INTERNAL, CITY WEST
Quiz - 10% 1 hour
Quiz - 15% 1 hour
Practical Portfolio Ongoing 20% -
Examination - 55% 2 hours

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.1250
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 2)
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
International students and students undertaking this course as part of a postgraduate fee paying program must refer to the relevant program home page to determine the cost for undertaking this course.

Non-award enrolment
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* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation

Course Coordinators

School of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences

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