BIOPHARMACEUTICS

CHE3BPH

2021

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.

SchoolMolecular Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorDavid Morton

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesPHA1PFA OR CHE2MCA

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

Applied Biopharmaceutics & Pharmacokinetics

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorShargel, L.; Wu-Pong, S.; Yu, A.

Year2012

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PublisherMcGraw Hill

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Concepts in Clinical Pharmacokinetics

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorDiPiro et al.

Year2005

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PublisherASHSP

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Aulton''s Pharmaceutics: the Design and Manufacture of Medicines

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorAulton, ME

Year2018

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PublisherChurchill Livingstone

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Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Explain the function and properties of excipients and actives in common pharmaceutical formulations.
02. Advise on and discuss the limitations and restrictions on different excipients used in pharmaceutical formulations.
03. Explain how the use of pharmacokinetics can be used to predict drug disposition and assist in effective drug therapy.
04. Interpret pharmacokinetic calculation problems and solve them accurately.
05. Assess the effects of excipients and the type dosage form used on the bioavailability of a drug.

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Albury-Wodonga, 2021, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDavid Morton

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 10 - 22
Two 1.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

TutorialWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

2-hour examination
The examination consists of a mixture of short and long answer questions.
The exam will be assessed 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. You will need to bring a non-programmable calculator to the examination.

N/ACentral examIndividualNo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO5

Written 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.

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO4, SILO5

2 class tests (30 minutes each) (total 1000-words equivalent)
The tests will consist of multiple choice and/or short answer questions.

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo25 SILO1, SILO4

Bendigo, 2021, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDavid Morton

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 10 - 22
Two 1.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

TutorialWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

2-hour examination
The examination consists of a mixture of short and long answer questions.
The exam will be assessed 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. You will need to bring a non-programmable calculator to the examination.

N/ACentral examIndividualNo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO5

Written 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.

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO4, SILO5

2 class tests (30 minutes each) (total 1000-words equivalent)
The tests will consist of multiple choice and/or short answer questions.

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo25 SILO1, SILO4

Singapore (PSB), 2021, Term 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJennifer Selkirk-Bell

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 21 - 31
Twenty four 1.00 h lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 21 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.

TutorialWeek: 21 - 31
Twenty four 1.00 h tutorial per study period on weekdays during the day from week 21 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 elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

2-hour examination
The examination consists of a mixture of short and long answer questions.
The exam will be assessed 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. You will need to bring a non-programmable calculator to the examination.

N/ACentral examIndividualNo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO5

Written 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.

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO4, SILO5

2 class tests (30 minutes each) (total 1000-words equivalent)
The tests will consist of multiple choice and/or short answer questions.

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo25 SILO1, SILO4

Singapore (PSB), 2021, Term 3, Night

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJennifer Selkirk-Bell

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 37 - 47
Twenty four 1.00 h lecture per study period on weekdays at night from week 37 to week 47 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.

TutorialWeek: 37 - 47
Twenty four 1.00 h tutorial per study period on weekdays at night from week 37 to week 47 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 elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

2-hour examination
The examination consists of a mixture of short and long answer questions.
The exam will be assessed 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. You will need to bring a non-programmable calculator to the examination.

N/ACentral examIndividualNo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO5

Written 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.

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO4, SILO5

2 class tests (30 minutes each) (total 1000-words equivalent)
The tests will consist of multiple choice and/or short answer questions.

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo25 SILO1, SILO4