PHARMACEUTICAL FORMULATION B

PHA3PFB

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. 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 two-phase pharmaceutical products and 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.

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

Prerequisites Must be admitted in the Bachelor of Pharmacy Honours (SHPB) and have passed PHA1PF1 and CHE3BPH

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

Aulton's Pharmaceutics: The Design and Manufacture of Medicines

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorAulton, ME

Year2018

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherChurchill Livingstone

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Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

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Source locationN/A

National Competency Standards Framework for Pharmacists in Australia

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorPSA

Year2016

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherPharmaceutical Society of Australia

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Pharmaceutical Formulary and Handbook APF 24

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorSansom

Year2018

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherPharmaceutical Society of Australia

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Extemporaneous Dispensing Record Sheets

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorLa Trobe University

Year2021

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherAvailable from the bookshop

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Physicochemical Principles of Pharmacy

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorFlorence, AT and Attwood, D

Year2015

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherPharmaceutical Press

ISBNN/A

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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

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Pharmaceutical Practice

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorRees, AJ, Smith, I, Watson, J

Year2014

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherLivingstone, Elsevier

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. Critically analyse, develop, apply quality assurance procedures for compounded products that meet the requirements of the PSA Professional Practice Standard for compounding and competencies
02. Efficiently prepare safe and elegant extemporaneous products with accurate recording of the manufacturing procedure.
03. Evaluate the inclusion of all the ingredients in suspension, emulsion, tablet, capsule, vaginal and rectal dosage forms.
04. Critically analyse and accurately complete the different types of pharmaceutical calculations that are commonly encountered by a pharmacist in the pharmacy profession.

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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

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

PracticalWeek: 30 - 42
Ten 3.00 h practical per study period 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.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

1.5 hour examination (1,500-word equivalent)

N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO3, SILO4

Practical skills assessment (3 hours) (1,500 words equiv)This consists of a 3 hour exam where students need to prepare safe and elegant extemporaneous products with accurate recording of the manufacturing procedure. It is a hurdle requirement for students to pass the practical skills assessment in order to pass the subject.

N/AN/AN/AYes35 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Calculation competency test (50 minutes) (1000 words equiv)During the semester, students undertake three on-line LMS quizzes. These quizzes are used as a learning tool, and provide immediate feedback on how students calculation skills are developing. Before sitting the 50 minute calculation competency test, students must achieve 100% on each of the on-line LMS quizzes (hurdle requirement). Note: there are no marks associated with the on-line quiz questions.

N/AN/AN/AYes35 SILO4