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Area/Catalogue
PHAR 2024

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
No

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Course ID
171335

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
No

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Timetable/s

This class has not been
timetabled for year 2022.

Course owner

Course owner
UniSA Clinical & Health Sciences

Course aim

To provide understanding of the formulation of polyphasic pharmaceutical dosage forms and the factors which influence their properties, stability and value as vehicles for the administration and application of drugs.

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; principles of quality control; methods for the analysis of drugs; polyphasic pharmaceutical dosage forms; interfacial phenomena; surfactants; polymers and macromolecules; coarse and colloidal dispersions; emulsions; creams; ointments; gels; pastes; suspensions; foams and aerosols; liposomes and newer polyphasic products under development; rheology; pharmaceutical microbiology (bioburden, preservation, and antiseptics and sterile preparations); pharmaceutical calculations.

Textbook(s)

Nil

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 WEST
Workshop 3 hours x 13 weeks
Practical 3 hours x 6 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 WEST
Quiz - 30% 1 hour
Portfolio 2000 words 40% -
Examination - 30% 2 hours

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 2)
To determine the fee for this course as part of a Commonwealth Supported program, go to:
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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

UniSA Clinical & Health Sciences

Degrees this course is offered in

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