Short Title:Pharmaceutical Science
Full Title:Pharmaceutical Science
Module Code:PHAR H2003
Credits: 10
Field of Study:Pharmacy
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Reviewed By:JOHN BEHAN
Module Description:This module aims to provide the student with an understanding of the stepwise manufacture of tablets and some other pharmaceutical dosage forms.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Differentiate between different classes of pharmaceuticals.
LO2 Describe the mechanism of action of some common pharmaceutical agents.
LO3 Explain the unit operations involved in the manufacture of a drug formulation.
LO4 Prepare granulates, formulate tablets and analyse the final formulations.
LO5 Differentiate between different types of packaging, closure systems and tamper evident seals and labels/leaflets used in pharmaceutical manufacturing environments.

Module Content & Assessment

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Continuous Assessment Practical sessions and Continuous Assessment assignments and online MCQs and short questions 1,2,3,4,5 50.00 Ongoing
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam End-of-Semester Final Examination   50.00 End-of-Semester

TU Dublin – Tallaght Campus reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

This module has no Full Time workload.
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture No Description 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Independent Learning No Description 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Laboratories Practical Work 10.00 Twice per semester 1.33
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.33
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.33

Module Resources

Required Book Resources
  • edited by Michael E. Aulton 2007, Aulton's pharmaceutics, 3rd Edition Ed., Churchhill Livingstone [ISBN: 978-0-443-10108-3]
  • M. Gibson 2001, Pharmaceutical Preformulation and Formulation, HIS Health Group
  • A.T. Florence and D. Attwood 1998, Physiochemical Principles of Pharmacy, MacMillian
  • MJ Mycek, RA Harvey, PC Champe 1997, Pharmacology, Lippincott- Ravan, USA
  • Kurt H. Bauer... [et al.], Coated pharmaceutical dosage forms [ISBN: 0849375185]
  • Groves, M. J. & Olson, W.P, Sterile Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Applications for the 1990’s, Interpharm Press [ISBN: 093518421X]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
This module does not have any other resources

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
TA_SGMPT_C Higher Certificate in Science in GMP and Technology 2 Group Elective 1