18047 - Technology and Pharmaceutical Legislation (GR-A)

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Academic Year 2018/2019

Learning outcomes

Knowledge of the basic principles for the formulation and production of solid, liquid and semisolid dosage forms. Pharmaceutical dosage forms for rectal, vaginal, nasal and pulmonary administration together with the excipients and technologies used currently for their production.

Fundamentals on Italian low and regulation issues relevant to pharmacist professional practice in pharmacy.

Course contents

 

Module 1: Pharmaceutical technology and Legislation (N. Passerini)

  • Definition of medicines and dosage forms.
  • Biopharmaceutics.
  • Solid dosage forms: Powders; Granules; Tablets; Hard and soft shell capsules.
  • Suppositories and pessaries.
  • Fundamentals on Italian low and regulation issues relevant to pharmacist professional practice in pharmacy.

 

Module 2: Pharmaceutical technology (B. Albertini)

  •   Liquid dosage forms: Solutions; Disperse systems: interfacial phenomena, rheology, emulsions, suspensions; syrups.
  •   Topical preparations.
  •  Ophthalmic preparations. Parenteral products.
  •  Pharmaceutical aerosols.

Module 3: Pharmacy Practice Laboratory (Passerini or Albertini)

Delivery of the recipe and preparation of the following galenic formulations: capsules, syrup, suspension, emulsion, cream, ointment, paste, suppositories and pessaries.

Readings/Bibliography

1) P. Colombo et al. Principi di Tecnologie Farmaceutiche. Casa Editrice Ambrosiana. 2° Edizione (2015).

2) E. Ragazzi. Galenica Pratica. Formulazione e Tecnologia. Libreria Internazionale Cortina, (2006).

3) F. Bettiol. Manuale delle preparazioni galeniche. III edizione. Tecniche Nuove (2010).

4) P.Minghetti, M. Marchetti. Legislazione farmaceutica. Nona edizione. Casa Editrice Ambrosiana (2018).

Teaching methods

Lectures (64 hours) and laboratory (60 hours).

Office hours

See the website of Nadia Passerini

See the website of Beatrice Albertini