wfarm2156  2018-2019  Bruxelles Woluwe

5 credits
40.0 h
Préat Véronique;
WFARM1307 Physical pharmacy
Main themes
The course covers the understanding and implementation of formulation principles and drug manufacture in industry and community pharmacy.  The course is divided in 2 parts (WFARM2156 et 2157) and includes practical training.
The course aims at integrating the physicochemical bases necessary for the formulation and the manufacture of pharmaceutical dosage forms. The formulation of various pharmaceutical dosage forms including the role of excipients, the manufacture and their control will be discussed.

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :


At the end of the formation, students are able to

- choose a pharmaceutical form adapted to the drug, the patient and the pathology

- formulate it by understanding the associated physicochemical principles and the role of excipients

- manufacture it (in community pharmacy or industry)

- verify its quality and conformity


The contribution of this Teaching Unit to the development and command of the skills and learning outcomes of the programme(s) can be accessed at the end of this sheet, in the section entitled “Programmes/courses offering this Teaching Unit”.
The course will cover the main pharmaceutical dosage forms used: solid forms for oral use, pharmaceutical solutions, oral fluids, injectable forms. The definition and relevance of the pharmaceutical forms described in the European Pharmacopoeia, the principles of their formulation, the main excipients used, the methods of manufacture in industry and community pharmacy and the controls described in the pharmacopoeia will be addressed.
Evaluation methods
Written exam
Faculty or entity

Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme
Master [120] in Pharmacy