PHARMACEUTICAL FORMULATION C
Credit points: 15
Drugs are used in a wide range of dosage forms and pharmacists need to understand the design and rationale behind available dosage forms. It is assumed that students, from previous subjects, will be aware of two phase systems and simple pharmacokinetics. Pharmacists also need to be able to prepare extemporaneous products with confidence and professional pride. In this subject there is a focus on the preparation of solid dosage forms. Extemporaneous dispensing continues to be an important skill required by many pharmacists. As mentioned in previous pharmaceutics subjects, the PSA Professional Practice Standard for compounding and competencies relating to compounding are the foundation of extemporaneous dispensing. This subject aims to further develop your skills in extemporaneous dispensing, extemporaneous compounding and pharmaceutical calculations and achieve the level of competency required for a pharmacist.
SchoolSchool of Molecular Sciences/LIMS
Subject Co-ordinatorDavid Morton
Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG
Prerequisites Must be admitted in the Bachelor of Pharmacy Honours (SHPB) and have passed (PSY1PSP or PSY1EFP) and PHA2PFB.
|Resource Type||Title||Resource Requirement||Author and Year||Publisher|
|Readings||Australian Pharmaceutical Formulary and Handbook||Prescribed||Sansom (ed.) 2015||Pharmaceutical Society of Australia|
|Readings||Extemporaneous Dispensing Record Sheets||Prescribed||La Trobe University 2018||Available from the bookshop|
|Readings||National Competency Standards Framework for Pharmacists in Australia||Prescribed||PSA 2010||Pharmaceutical Society of Australia|
|Readings||Aulton's Pharmaceutics: The Design and Manufacture of Medicines||Prescribed||Aulton, ME (ed.) 2018||Churchill Livingstone|
|Readings||Martindale: the complete drug reference||Recommended||Brayfield, A (ed.) 2017||Pharmaceutical Press|
|Readings||Physiocochemical principles of pharmacy||Recommended||Florence, AT and Attwood, D 2015||Pharmaceutical Press|
|Readings||Pharmaceutical Calculations||Prescribed||Ansel, C and Stockton, SJ 2017||Walters Kluwer|
|Readings||Pharmaceutical Practice||Recommended||Rees, AJ, Smith, I, Watson, J (eds.) 2014||Livingstone, Elsevier|
Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes
01. Assess the application of quality assurance procedures for compounded products and satisfy the PSA Professional Practice Standard for compounding and competencies.
- Quality assurance procedures and PSA professional practice standards taught and reinforced in tutorials and practical work. Assessment: Assessed in the in-class practical test, practical skills assessment interview, and exam. Students must prepare and dispense formulations. Marks are awarded for labelling and documentation accuracy, product elegance and dispensing advice. Quality assurance protocols are used throughout, and students must be able to self-assess the quality of their products.
02. Efficiently prepare safe and elegant extemporaneous products with accurate recording of the manufacturing procedure.
- Efficient and elegant production of pharmaceutical products is discussed in tutorials and practiced in practical laboratory classes. Quality assurance protocols are used throughout, and students are required to self-assess the quality of their products.
03. Evaluate the inclusion of all the ingredients in tablet, capsule, vaginal and rectal dosage forms.
- Lectures, tutorials and problem sheet questions deal with the theory behind ingredient inclusion, whilst practical work encompasses the practical aspects of how to incorporate these together into the various dosage forms.
04. Advise on and discuss the limitations and restrictions of solids used in pharmaceutical formulations.
- Limitations and restrictions of solids in pharmaceutical formulations are taught in tutorials and their practical applications applied in practical work.
05. Interpret pharmaceutical calculation problems and solve them accurately.
- Pharmaceutical calculations are taught in tutorials. An on-line quiz bank provides a resource for students to practice their skills on.
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Bendigo, 2018, Semester 2, Day
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDavid Morton
Two 1.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
Eight 3.0 hours practical per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
|Practical interview (12 minutes) (500 word equiv)||10||01, 02, 03, 04|
|Practical skills assessment (3 hours) (3000 words equiv)||50||01, 02, 04|
|Calculation competency test (50 minutes) (1000 words equiv)||Students undertake 3 on-line quizzes with immediate feedback Must achieve 100% on each quiz to open the next quiz including quiz 3 to sit the calculations test.||40||05|