PF6603: Introduction to the Principles of Formulation and Dosage Form Design

Credit Weighting: 5
No. of Students: Min 10, Max 50.
Pre-requisite(s): None
Co-requisite(s): None
Teaching Period(s): Semester 2.
Teaching Methods: 6 x 3hr(s) Lectures (lectures / workshops - blended learning); 50hr(s) Directed Study; 32hr(s) Other (self-directed study)
Module Co-ordinator: Dr Katie Ryan, School of Pharmacy.
Lecturer(s): Staff, School of Pharmacy.
Module Objective: To provide students with the principles underlying formulation and dosage form design.
Module Content: Scientific principles of dosage form design. Physicochemical properties of drugs. Overview of routes of drug administration. Introduction to the formulation and manufacture of conventional dosage forms.
Learning Outcome: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
  • Explain the basic physicochemical principles influencing dosage form design.
  • Outline the advantages and disadvantages of drug delivery of different drug delivery routes of administraion.
  • Describe the formulation design and drug delivery of the most common dosage forms.
Assessment: Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 100 marks (written assignment, 70 marks; practical report, 15 marks; presentation, 15 marks).
Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment. Oral if required.
Penalties (for late submission of course/project work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 5% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.
Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 50%.
End of Year Written Examination Profile: No Formal Written Examination.
Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (as prescribed by the School of Pharmacy).

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