This course builds on knowledge attained in BPharm 2 Pharmaceutics I and provides the theory and challenges involved in incorporating drugs into stable dosage forms suitable for human use and intended routes of drug administration. The fundamentals of safe and appropriate design, development, manufacture, handling and use of various dosage forms is covered with a focus on the related compounding skills under the practical sessions. 

Part A: Theory

  • Provides an understanding of various dosage forms and how drugs are incorporated for optimal therapeutic outcomes
  • Teaches analytical pharmaceutical techniques for dosage form analysis
  • Provides an opportunity to investigate specific problems of current interest in pharmaceutical formulation development
  • Describes the operations of a pharmaceutical manufacturing plant, including production, stability, quality control, materials handling, packaging, and unit operations in accordance with GLP and cGMP principles for various dosage forms
  • Teaches the concepts for controlled drug delivery using polymeric biomaterials
Part B: Practical Sessions
Integrated practical sessions with the Pharmaceutical Chemistry II course focuses on the extemporaneous compounding of drugs, provides an understanding of the development of dosage forms, the dispensing of dosage forms, pharmaceutical formulation and characterisation techniques with calculations and interpretation of data from an in-process validation, stability testing and quality control perspective.