Short Title:Pharmaceutical Formulation1
Full Title:Pharmaceutical Formulation1
Module Code:PHAR H3040
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 the details of preformulation requirements of pharmaceutical products.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Determine the appropriate dosage form to suit the information gathered in the preformulation study.
LO2 Describe the properties and uses of common pharmaceutical excipients.
LO3 Demonstrate a detailed knowledge of the operation and uses of dissolution apparatus and techniques.
LO4 Know the importance of stability to Pharmaceutical products and understand the concept of stability profiles.
LO5 Apply the principles of preformulation to simple mixtures to produce stable formulations.
LO6 Carry out a dissolution test to determine drug release.

Module Content & Assessment

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Practical/Skills Evaluation No Description   35.00 Sem 1 End
Continuous Assessment n/a   15.00 n/a
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
Total Weekly Learner Workload 6.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00

Module Resources

Required Book Resources
  • Lachman L., Lieberman M. A. and Kanig J. L, “The Theory and Practice of Industrial
  • Lea and Febiger 1986, Pharmacy, 3rd ed Ed.
  • Handbook of Excipients, Amer. Pharm. Assoc. and Royal Pharm. Soc. of Great Britain
  • 1995, US, Pharmacopoeia, Interpharma
  • 1993, BP Pharmacopoeia
  • Wise D.L 2000, Handbook of Pharmaceutical controlled Release technology, 1st ed Ed.
  • Michael E. Aulton 2007, Aulton's Pharmaceutics The Design and Manufacture of Medicines, Third Edition Ed., Churchill Livingstone [ISBN: 9870443101083]
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_SPHAR_D Bachelor of Science in Pharmaceutical Technology 5 Group Elective 1