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PSC341 & PSC342

Pharmaceutics I - Physical Pharmacy and Dosage Forms

A.   Course Description

Pharmaceutics I studies the physicochemical principles of physical pharmacy and  pharmaceutical dosage forms. It integrates the physical, chemical and mathematical principles to introduce terminologies, theories, calculations and strategies of formulation design and quality control. The commonly used pharmaceutical ingredients, methods of preparation, manufacturing and quality evaluation are also introduced. The modular topics include: introductions to pharmaceutics, properties of solutions, solution dosage forms, properties of dispersions, dispersion dosage forms, preformulation, quality standards, and industrial process of new drug development and regulations. 

 

B. Course Goals and Educational Outcomes

  1. Understand the physicochemical principles of dosage form design of solutions and dispersions; (1.1. Learner)
  2. Apply these principles to analyze the basic drug delivery process and propose strategies to optimize therapeutic outcomes; (1.1. Learner)
  3. Identify, differentiate, and define basic dosage forms of solution and dispersions; Identify and integrate the basic pharmaceutical ingredients and excipients; qualitatively estimate the performance of dosage forms that are commonly used clinically; (1.1. Learner)
  4. Apply the principles of formulation design to evaluate their quality attributes such as stability; (1.1. Learner; 2.2. Manager)
  5. Perform basic mathematical calculation and problem-solving for pharmaceutical questions during practice or be able to find professional resources or consultations; (1.1. Learner; 2.3 strategist; 3.1. problem-solver)
  6. Apply knowledge and skills of Pharmaceutics to other courses, future licensure exams and professional practice (e.g. basic compounding by pharmacists), and/or patient-centric product research and development; (1.1. Learner)
  7. Recognize the continuous advancement of industrial pharmacy and regulation, when being introduced to patient-centric product design, development, and approval by regulatory agencies, and the quality standards such as USP. (1.1. Learner)

Pharmaceutics II - Biopharmaceutics and Drug Delivery

A. Course Description:

Pharmaceutics II studies the pharmaceutical dosage forms and drug delivery systems, on the foundations of physical pharmacy and biopharmaceutics. It integrates and applies physical, chemical, mathematical and biological principles to patient-centric drug products design. The commonly used pharmaceutical ingredients, methods of preparation, manufacturing and quality evaluation are also introduced. The modular topics include: biopharmaceutics principles, topical and transdermal delivery; oral drug delivery and solid dosage forms; parenterals, sterile products, and biotechnology products; nasal and pulmonary drug delivery, specialty products, advanced drug delivery systems and drug delivery/targeting strategies.

B. Course Goals/Objectives:

  1. Explain the physical, chemical, mathematical, and biological principles of drug product design for dosage forms and drug delivery systems; (1.1. Learner)
  2. Summarize the principles of drug delivery and basic ADME, and apply these principles to analyze the drug delivery process and ADME to propose strategies to optimize therapeutic outcomes; (1.1. Learner; 2.3. Promoter/Strategist)
  3. Interpret the ingredients, materials and preparation methods used in drug products, and perform basic calculations for formulation design; (1.1. Learner; 2.3 promoter;)
  4. Apply product design principles to preliminarily evaluate their quality attributes such as stability; (1.1. Learner; 2.2. Manager)
  5. Perform basic mathematical calculations and problem-solving for pharmaceutical questions during professional practices or be able to find professional resources or consultations; (1.1. Learner; 2.3 strategist; 3.1. problem-solver; 4.1. Self-Aware)
  6. Apply knowledge and skills of Pharmaceutics to professional practice (e.g. basic compounding by pharmacists), and patient-centric product research and development; (1.1. Learner)
  7. Recognize the continuous advancements of industrial pharmacy and regulatory science when being introduced to patient-centric product design, development, approval, manufacturing and quality control. (1.1. Learner)