PHARMACEUTICAL FORMULATION C

PHA3PFC

2015

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. It is assumed that students, from previous subjects, will be aware of two phase systems and simple pharmacokinetics. This subject extends to investigate solid dosage forms and more complex pharmacokinetic models. Pharmacists also need to be able to prepare extemporaneous products with confidence and professional pride. 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 assess your competency in extemporaneous dispensing and calculations.

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 (PSY1PSP or PSY1EFP) and PHA2PFB. Only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Pharmacy course (SVPB or RHP or SBPM or SHPM).

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjects PHA3PTB

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsAustralian Pharmaceutical Formulary and HandbookPrescribedCan be ordered through the Pharmacy schoolMOST CURRENT EDITION, PHARMACEUTICAL SOCIETY OF AUSTRALIA
ReadingsExtemporaneous Dispensing Record BookPrescribedN/AAVAIALBLE FROM THE BOOKSHOP
ReadingsNational competency standards framework for pharmacists in AustraliaPrescribedN/A2010 AVAILABLE FROM PHARMACEUTICAL SOCIETY OF AUSTRALIA: WWW.PSA.ORG.AU
ReadingsPharmaceutical Formulation CPrescribedN/APRACTICAL LABORATORY MANUAL. (AVAILABLE FROM THE BOOKSHOP)
ReadingsProfessional Practice standardsPrescribed2010VERSION 4 (AVAILABLE FROM PHARMACEUTICAL SOCIETY OF AUSTRALIA: WWW.PSA.ORG.AU)
ReadingsAulton's Pharmaceutics: the design and manufacture of medicinesRecommendedAulton, ME (ed) 20073RD ED., LONDON: CHURCHILL LIVINGSTONE
ReadingsMartindale: the complete drug referenceRecommendedN/A35TH ED., LONDON: PHARMACEUTICAL PRESS, 2007
ReadingsPharmaceutical practiceRecommendedWinfield, AJ & Richards, RME (ed.) 20043RD ED., LONDON: CHURCHILL LIVINGSTONE
ReadingsPhysiocochemical principles of pharmacyRecommendedFlorence, AT and Attwood, D 20064TH ED., LONDON: PHARMACEUTICAL PRESS

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.

Activities:
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.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline-specific GCs (Discipline-specific GCs)
Speaking (Speaking)

02. Efficiently prepare safe and elegant extemporaneous products with accurate recording of the manufacturing procedure.

Activities:
Efficient and elegant production of pharmaceutical products is discussed in tutorials and practiced in practical laboratory classes. 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.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline-specific GCs (Discipline-specific GCs)
Speaking (Speaking)

03. Evaluate the inclusion of all the ingredients in tablet, capsule, vaginal and rectal dosage forms.

Activities:
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. Assessment: Assessed in the written exam and practical skills assessment interview.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Speaking (Speaking)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)

04. Advise on and discuss the limitations and restrictions of solids used in pharmaceutical formulations.

Activities:
Limitations and restrictions of solids in pharmaceutical formulations are taught in lectures and tutorials and their practical applications applied in practical work. Assessment: Assessed in the in-class practical test, practical skills assessment interview, written exam. In these assessments students are asked to select an appropriate product for an application and justify this choice.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Speaking (Speaking)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Discipline-specific GCs (Discipline-specific GCs)

05. Interpret pharmaceutical calculation problems and solve them accurately.

Activities:
Pharmaceutical calculations are taught in lectures and tutorials. An on-line quiz bank provides a resource for students to practice their skills on. Assessment: Students first successfully complete the on-line quizzes and then sit a final test where they must achieve a score of 100% in order to pass the subject.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Quantitative Literacy/ Numeracy (Quantitative Literacy/ Numeracy)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Discipline-specific GCs (Discipline-specific GCs)

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2015, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDavid Morton

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
Two 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Practical Week: 31 - 43
Six 3.0 hours practical per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"30 hours of practical sessions or workshops per semester"

Tutorial Week: 31 - 43
Twelve 1.0 hours tutorial per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 2-hour examination40 03, 04, 05
Practical interview (10 minutes)15 01, 02, 03, 04
Practical skills assessmenthurdle requirement, students must pass the practical assessment to pass this subject35 01, 02, 04
calculation competency testhurdle requirement, students must get 100% in the calculation competency test to pass this subject10 05

Malaysia, 2015, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDavid Morton

Class requirements

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.

Practical Week: 10 - 22
Six 3.0 hours practical per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"30 hours of practical sessions or workshops per semester"

Tutorial Week: 10 - 22
Twelve 1.0 hours tutorial per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 2-hour examination40 03, 04, 05
Practical interview (10 minutes)15 01, 02, 03, 04
Practical skills assessmenthurdle requirement, students must pass the practical assessment to pass this subject35 01, 02, 04
calculation competency testhurdle requirement, students must get 100% in the calculation competency test to pass this subject10 05

Malaysia, 2015, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDavid Morton

Class requirements

Tutorial Week: 31 - 43
Twelve 1.0 hours tutorial per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Practical
Six 1.0 days practical per study period and delivered via face-to-face.
"30 hours of practical sessions or workshops per semester"

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
Two 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 2-hour examination40 03, 04, 05
Practical interview (10 minutes)15 01, 02, 03, 04
Practical skills assessmenthurdle requirement, students must pass the practical assessment to pass this subject35 01, 02, 04
calculation competency testhurdle requirement, students must get 100% in the calculation competency test to pass this subject10 05