1. COURSE JUSTIFICATION
history of pharmacy, compounding of remedies constituted one of the primary
roles of a pharmacist. This role has evolved to embrace current technologies to
design better formulations. Thus this course ushers the student further into
formulation design by integrating concepts in previously covered techniques to
prepare creams, ointments, suppositories, aerosols, modified release dosage
forms, radiopharmaceutics and biopharmaceutics, encompassing the
2. COURSE DESCRIPTION
This is one of the
core courses in pharmacy and will be delivered in form of lectures, practicals
and tutorial sessions to impart knowledge and develop skills in the design of
various pharmaceutical and radiopharmaceutical formulations.
3. EXPECTED LEARNING OUTCOMES
At the end of this course, students should be able to:
the formulation of creams, ointments, suppositories and aerosols.
the concept of modified release formulations and their use.
powders and particulate preparations, tinctures, pills, patches, sponges,
microencapsulation, liposomes and depot dosage forms.
the principles in radiopharmaceutics and their application.
biopharmaceutics and relevantly apply the pharmacokinetic concept to calculations.