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
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: