TECHNOLOGY IN FORMS OF DRUG ADMINISTRATION
Learning outcomes of the course unit
to acquire a deep-rooted theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamental principles of pharmaceutical formulation
to develop the ability to apply these principles to specific problems in the formulation science;
to acquire a comprehensive understanding of how pharmaceutical dosage forms are developed, manufactured and controlled.
Course contents summary
Medicines and pharmaceutical dosage forms
Italian and European Pharmacopoeias
Basic principles of biopharmaceutics pharmacokinetics
Pharmaceutical ingredients: active principles, excipients, packaging materials
Stability of pharmaceutical products
Conventional pharmaceutical dosage- forms: Solid dosage forms (Powders, Granules, Capsules, Tablets,pellets, suppositories), liquid dosage forms (solutions, suspensions,emulsions), semisolid dosage forms (ointments, gels, pastes, creams), sterile products
Administration routes and pharmaceutical dosage forms: oral, dermatological, parenteral, ocular,auricular, nasal, inhalation, rectal, vaginal.
P. Colombo, P.L. Catellani, A. Gazzaniga, E. Menegatti, E. Vidale, Principi di Tecnologie Farmaceutiche, Casa Editrice Ambrosiana, Milano (2004)