wfarm2157  2020-2021  Bruxelles Woluwe

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information below is subject to change, in particular that concerning the teaching mode (presential, distance or in a comodal or hybrid format).
5 credits
20.0 h + 28.0 h
Préat Véronique (coordinator); Vanbever Rita;
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 :

1 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
For the theoretical part, the course will cover dispersed forms (suspensions and emulsions), dermatological preparations, rectal preparations, ophthalmic preparations, transdermal drug delivery systems and preparations for pulmonary and nasal use. 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.
For the practical work, students will prepare out-of-class exercises dealing with prescriptions. They will manufacture dosage forms made in community pharmacy: capsules, liquids for oral use, dermatological preparations, suppositories, eye-drops.
Teaching methods

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.

Interactive lectures and practical training on dosage forms prepared in community pharmacy
Evaluation methods

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.

Theory: written exam
Practical training: continuous evaluation on the dosage forms (training and evaluation) and short test at the beginning of the sessions
Other information
Participation to the practical training is mandatory.
Online resources
The courses and practical training are available on Moodle.
Faculty or entity

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

Title of the programme
Master [120] in Pharmacy