PP 203 – Pharmaceutics I

Course lecturer :

  • Associate Professor Dr. Gihan S. Labib,
  • Ph-D Lecturer Dr. Sally A. El-Zahaby

Course assistant :

  • N/A

Course objectives :

On successful completion of this course the student should be able to: List the advantages and disadvantages of solid dosage forms compared to other dosage forms. Classify the types of different solid dosage forms and their packaging material. Distinguish between the different manufacturing methods for preparation different solid dosage forms. Identify the role of pharmaceutical excipients in the formulation of different solid dosage forms. Detect and solve the problems encountered during and after solid dosage forms manufacturing process. Explain the rationale of some characteristics of solid dosage forms and their packaging materials Perform the pharmaceutical calculations necessary for formulating solid dosage forms. Understand the rationale for performing the quality control tests for different solid dosage forms during and after manufacturing. Evaluate solid dosage form as a unit dosage form by analyzing data from the performed quality control tests.

Course description :

The course enables students to deal with principles and techniques involved in the design, formulation, manufacturing problems and quality control testing of solid dosage forms including powders, granules, tablets, capsules and suppositories.

Course assessment :

Item Marks Percent Course work 60 30% Midterm Exam 20 10% Final Exam 100 50% Oral Exam 20 10%

Recommended text books :

Ansel\’s Pharmaceutical Dosage Forms and Drug Delivery Systems, Eighth Edition, Loyed V.Allen Jr, Nicholas G. Popovich and Howard C. Ansel, David B. Troy editor (10th Edition), Lippincott Williams & Wilkins 2013. Pharmaceutics: The Design and Manufacture of Medicines. By Michael E. Aulton, Kevin M.G., Taylor editor, editors, 4th Edition, Churchill Livingstone 2013.  Pharmaceutical compounding and Dispensing, John. F. Marriott, Keith A. Wilson, Christophr A. Langley and Dawn Belcher, Pharm. Press, London, 2010.

Recommended refrences :

– Remington, The Science and Practice of Pharmacy, Loyed V.Allen Jr 22st Edition, 2012, Lippincott Williams &Wilkins.