BIOPHARMACEUTICS

CHE3BPH

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Drugs are used in a wide range of dosage forms and pharmacists need to understand the design and rationale behind available dosage forms. Also, in order to properly advise patients on the use of drugs it is necessary to understand the mechanisms by which the drugs are absorbed and interact in the body.  Fundamental principles of biopharmaceutics are discussed with emphasis on the qualitative and quantitative description of factors which influence drug disposition. Drugs are used in a wide range of dosage forms and pharmacists need to understand the design and rationale behind these available dosage forms. We will investigate different types of formulation and how the ingredients in a formulation together with method of manufacture, can influence the bioavailability of a drug within the body.

SchoolSchool of Molecular Sciences/LIMS

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorDavid Morton

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites PHA1PFA or CHE2MCA

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsAulton's Pharmaceutics: the Design and Manufacture of MedicinesPrescribedAulton, ME (ed.) 2018Churchill Livingstone
ReadingsApplied Biopharmaceutics & PharmacokineticsRecommendedShargel, L.; Wu-Pong, S.; Yu, A. 2012McGraw Hill
ReadingsConcepts in Clinical PharmacokineticsPrescribedDiPiro et al. 2005ASHSP

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Evaluate the inclusion and function of all the ingredients in different formulations.

Activities:
The key concepts to be integrated are discussed in both lectures and workshops.

02. Advise on and discuss the limitations and restrictions on different excipients used in pharmaceutical formulations.

Activities:
The key concepts are discussed in workshop and students are given opportunities to problem solve.

03. Explain how the use of pharmacokinetics can be used to predict drug disposition and assist in effective drug therapy.

Activities:
Discussed in lectures and applied in workshops.

04. Interpret pharmacokinetic calculation problems and solve them accurately.

Activities:
Workshops are opportunities for students to problem solve and are designed to be interactive.

05. Assess the effects of excipients and the type dosage form used on the bioavailability of a drug.

Activities:
Discussed in both lectures and workshops. Workshops are opportunities for students to problem solve and are designed to be interactive.

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Bendigo, 2018, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDavid Morton

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 22
Three 1.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Tutorial Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
Two 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
2-hour examinationThe examination consists of a mixture of short and long answer questions. You will need to bring a non-programmable calculator to the examination.50 05, 03, 01, 02
Assignment (1,000 words)The assignment submitted will be evaluated in terms of your knowledge of the specific area, your ability to interpret a problem, and your skill to clearly and concisely provide the correct answer.25 01, 02, 04, 05
2 class tests (30 minutes each) (1000 word equiv. in total)The tests will consist of multiple choice and/or short answer questions.25 01, 04

Singapore, 2018, Term L4, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJennifer Selkirk-Bell

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 27 - 31
One 24.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 27 to week 31 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Equivalent of 24-hours of Blended Lectures and Online Learning Activities in the teaching period delivered as a combination of face-to-face and online."

Tutorial Week: 27 - 31
One 24.0 hours tutorial per study period on weekdays during the day from week 27 to week 31 and delivered via face-to-face.
"24-hours of Directed Learning Activities during the teaching period and delivered via face-to-face or online."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
2-hour examinationThe examination consists of a mixture of short and long answer questions. You will need to bring a non-programmable calculator to the examination.50 05, 03, 01, 02
Assignment (1,000 words)The assignment submitted will be evaluated in terms of your knowledge of the specific area, your ability to interpret a problem, and your skill to clearly and concisely provide the correct answer.25 01, 02, 04, 05
2 class tests (30 minutes each) (1000 word equiv. in total)The tests will consist of multiple choice and/or short answer questions.25 01, 04

Singapore, 2018, Term L4, Night

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJennifer Selkirk-Bell

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 27 - 31
One 24.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays at night from week 27 to week 31 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Equivalent of 24-hours of Blended Lectures and Online Learning Activities in the teaching period delivered as a combination of face-to-face and online."

Tutorial Week: 27 - 31
One 24.0 hours tutorial per study period on weekdays at night from week 27 to week 31 and delivered via face-to-face.
"24-hours of Directed Learning Activities during the teaching period and delivered via face-to-face or online."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
2-hour examinationThe examination consists of a mixture of short and long answer questions. You will need to bring a non-programmable calculator to the examination.50 05, 03, 01, 02
Assignment (1,000 words)The assignment submitted will be evaluated in terms of your knowledge of the specific area, your ability to interpret a problem, and your skill to clearly and concisely provide the correct answer.25 01, 02, 04, 05
2 class tests (30 minutes each) (1000 word equiv. in total)The tests will consist of multiple choice and/or short answer questions.25 01, 04