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Area/Catalogue
PHAR 3024

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
No

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Course ID
101817

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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 a sound understanding of the basis behind the formulation of solid dosage forms, including controlled-release forms, their fate once administered, and controls over their manufacture and quality; dermatological products and percutaneous absorption; and drug and product stability and the importance of shelf-life and storage.

Course content

Solid dosage forms, properties of solid drugs and excipients, micromeritics and quality control; tablets, capsules, suppositories and pessaries; principles of controlled-release dosage forms; packaging and labelling of dosage forms; 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
PHAR 2014 Dosage Form Design 1
PHAR 2016 Dosage Form Design 2
PHAR 1008 Health Professional Essentials

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, CITY EAST
Lecture 3 hours x 13 weeks
Tutorial 1 hour x 13 weeks
Practical 2 hours x 13 weeks
INTERNAL, CITY WEST
Lecture 3 hours x 13 weeks
Tutorial 1 hour x 13 weeks
Practical 2 hours x 13 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
Portfolio Ongoing 30% -
Examination - 60% 2 hours
INTERNAL, CITY WEST
Quiz - 10% 1 hour
Portfolio Ongoing 30% -
Examination - 60% 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

Degrees this course is offered in

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