PHARMACEUTICAL FORMULATION C

PHA3PFC

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 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 (PSY1PSP or PSY1EFP) and PHA2PFB

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

National Competency Standards Framework for Pharmacists in Australia

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorPSA

Year2016

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PublisherPharmaceutical Society of Australia

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Physiocochemical 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 Practice

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorRees, AJ, Smith, I, Watson, J

Year2014

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherLivingstone, Elsevier

ISBNN/A

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Extemporaneous Dispensing Record Sheets

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorLa Trobe University

Year2019

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherAvailable from the bookshop

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Aulton's Pharmaceutics: The Design and Manufacture of Medicines

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorAulton, ME

Year2018

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherChurchill Livingstone

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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Australian Pharmaceutical Formulary and Handbook

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorSansom

Year2018

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherPharmaceutical Society of Australia

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

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Martindale: the complete drug reference

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorBrayfield, A

Year2017

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherPharmaceutical Press

ISBNN/A

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URLN/A

Other descriptionN/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. Assess the application of quality assurance procedures for compounded products and satisfy 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 tablet, capsule, vaginal and rectal dosage forms.
04. Advise on and discuss the limitations and restrictions of solids used in pharmaceutical formulations.
05. Interpret pharmaceutical calculation problems and solve them accurately.

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

PracticalWeek: 30 - 42
Eight 3.00 h practical per study period on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.

WorkShopWeek: 30 - 42
Two 1.00 h workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Practical interview (12 minutes) (500 word equiv)

N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Practical skills assessment (3 hours) (3000 words equiv)

N/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO4

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.

N/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO5