PHARMACEUTICAL FORMULATION A

PHA1PFA

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject introduces students to the pharmaceutical sciences and covers the areas of physical chemistry and laboratory skills necessary to prepare and understand the formulation of pharmaceutical products. This subject focuses on solution formulations. Students will be introduced to products and routes of administration, absorption, distribution and elimination of drugs. They will study pharmaceutically relevant physicochemical phenomena, formulation of solutions, and pharmaceutical calculations.

SchoolMolecular Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorDavid Morton

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

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

Pharmaceutical Calculations

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorAnsel, C and Stockton, SJ

Year2017

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherWalters Kluwer

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Martindale: the Complete Drug Reference

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorBrayfield, A

Year2017

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherPharmaceutical Press

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

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URLN/A

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Physical Chemistry

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorEngel, T and Reid, P

Year2013

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherPearson

ISBNN/A

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Extemporaneous Dispensing Record Sheet folder

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorLa Trobe University

Year2019

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherAvailable from LMS

ISBNN/A

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Aulton's Pharmaceutics The Design and Manufacture of Medicines

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorAulton, ME and Taylor, K.

Year2018

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherChurchill Livingstone

ISBNN/A

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Pharmaceutical Practice

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorRees, JA Smith, I and Watson J

YearN/A

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherChurchill Livingstone

ISBNN/A

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Australian Pharmaceutical Formulary and Handbook APF24

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorSansom, L.

Year2018

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherPharmaceutical Society of Australia

ISBNN/A

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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. Apply methods of compounding by manufacturing and dispensing a simple solution product in accordance with the PSA Professional Practice Standard for Compounding.
02. Predict and explain the properties of solutions by the calculation and interpretation of thermodynamic parameters and describe how these relate to pharmaceutical solutions.
03. Assess the advantages and disadvantages of a wide variety of dosage forms by describing how dosage form can impact on factors such as bioavailability, stability and product handling.
04. Apply pharmacokinetic principles by describing ADME and how this can be affected by dosage form and route of administration.
05. Accurately perform simple pharmaceutical calculations

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2021, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDavid Morton

Class requirements

Laboratory ClassWeek: 30 - 42
Eleven 3.00 h laboratory class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.

LectureWeek: 30 - 42
Three 1.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.

TutorialWeek: 30 - 42
Two 1.00 h tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.
Pre laboratory and calculation tutorials. On-line quizzes to complete.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

3-hour examination

N/ACentral examIndividualNo60 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Three online in-class tests, Pharmaceutical Calculations (450-words equivalent).  Students undertake three online LMS quizzes with immediate feedback. They must achieve 80% on each quiz to open the next quiz, including the final quiz, to sit the in-class test.

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo10 SILO5

Pharmaceutics practical skills test (500-words equivalent)

N/AOtherIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Prelab tests and activities (200-words equivalent).  Formative assessment to support learning in laboratory exercises. May include on-line tests and interviews.

N/AOtherIndividualNo10 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4