Pharmaceutics 1 is the first of two pharmaceutics subjects within the pharmacy program and provides an introduction to concepts which are developed further in PHM231 Pharmaceutics 2. Pharmaceutics provides the underpinning knowledge of dose form design and drug delivery necessary for pharmacy practice subjects which follow, such as extemporaneous compounding (formulation and calculations) in PHM215 Pharmacy Practice 1, and in selecting and assessing dose form suitability generally.
Pharmaceutics is the pharmacy discipline concerned with dose form design, development and manufacture and includes consideration of physiochemical characteristics of drugs and excipients, how drug is to be delivered to the site of action and product stability and quality.
Pharmaceutics 1 provides an overview of dose forms and the basic principles of their design. The subject concentrates on the principles of physical sciences and mathematics applied to pharmacy practice including mechanics and rheology, surface properties, dosage calculations and pharmaceutical analysis.
Pharmaceutical solids, particularly powders, and solutions are examined in detail.
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