Courses Catalogue

Pharmaceutics Iv

COURSE CODE: BPH 5102
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 5
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Pharmacy, B.Sc
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: School of Pharmacy
STATUS: Core
PROGRAMME TYPE: Undergraduate

Course Description

 

1.    COURSE JUSTIFICATION

Throughout the 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 pharmacokinetic concept.

 

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:

1.    Discuss the formulation of creams, ointments, suppositories and aerosols.

2.    Describe the concept of modified release formulations and their use.

3.    Describe powders and particulate preparations, tinctures, pills, patches, sponges, microencapsulation, liposomes and depot dosage forms.

4.    Discuss the principles in radiopharmaceutics and their application.

5.    Discuss biopharmaceutics and relevantly apply the pharmacokinetic concept to calculations.