PHR 212 – Drug Dosage Forms I

  • Associate Professor Ragwa Mohamed Farid

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  • N/A

Course assistant :

After completing this course, students should be able to:

  • Define liquid & semi-solid dosage forms, types, advantages and disadvantages.
  • Describe formulation consideration, packaging of liquids & semi-solid dosage forms, preservation, stability aspects and quality control testing of liquids & semi-solid dosage forms.
  • Identify different types of additives used in formulation as vehicles, solubilizes, colors and others for of liquids & semi-solid dosage forms.
  • Differentiate between solution types such as syrup, elixir..etc.,
  • Differentiate between semi-solid dosage forms as ointments, creams, gels and pastes.
  • Summarize the characteristics of an ideal ointment, types of ointment bases, factors governing selection of an ideal ointment base, preparation, formulation and quality control testing.
  • Identify recent trends in liquid & semisolid dosage forms.

Course objectives :

The course deals with the principles and techniques involved in the design, formulation and quality control testing of liquid dosage forms (syrups, mixtures, elixirs, tinctures, lotions and others) and semi solid dosage forms (ointments, creams, gels and pastes)

Course description :

Credit hours: 2 hrs • Marks: 200 • 20% – Midterm exam – 8th week (40 Marks including the assignments) • 30% – Practical Course Work (60 marks including interactive learning) • 40% – Final Written Exam (80 marks including the assignments) • 10% – Oral Exam (20 marks)

Course assessment :

• Pharmaceutical Practice, Arthur J. Winfield, R. Michael E. Richards, 3rd edition, Churchill Livingstone, 2003. • 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.

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