Pharmaceutics - PHAR9111

Faculty: Faculty of Medicine

School: School of Medical Sciences

Course Outline:

Campus: Sydney

Career: Postgraduate

Units of Credit: 6

EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)

Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 10

CSS Contribution Charge: 2 (more info)

Tuition Fee: See Tuition Fee Schedule

Further Information: See Class Timetable

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PLEASE NOTE: This course has had a change of code and title - up to and including 2009, the course code was PHPH9111. Up to and including 2016, the course title was Advanced Pharmaceutical Development of Medicines.

Pharmaceutics deals with the science of making a chemical or biological entity suitable for delivery to humans as a therapeutic product. It therefore covers formulation and manufacture of these products. This course will give students the skills to understand how different types of medicines are formulated and the effect of different formulations on the properties of the medicine and the manufacturing processes for the medicine. It will cover advanced formulations such as extended and modified release tablets, patches, injectables, biologicals (such as cell and tissue therapies) and delivery devices, as well as diagnostics. Stability, bioavailability, bioequivalence and sterility requirements for medicines will be covered as will repurposing of medicines for new uses and development of new formulations.

Note: The course is an elective available for programmes 9060, 5371 and 9370.

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