535-0421-AAL  Galenical Pharmacy I+II

SemesterAutumn Semester 2017
LecturersJ.‑C. Leroux, B. A. Gander
Periodicityevery semester recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish
CommentEnrolment ONLY for MSc students with a decree declaring this course unit as an additional admission requirement.

Any other students (e.g. incoming exchange students, doctoral students) CANNOT enrol for this course unit.


AbstractPrinciples and technologies for the manufacturing of dosage forms and drug delivery systems. Knowledge of pharmaceutical excipients, materials, containers, liquid, solid and semi-solid dosage forms, their production, function, quality and application.
ObjectiveKnowledge of the most important pharmaceutical excipients, materials, containers, liquid, solid and semi-solid dosage forms, of their production, function, quality, stability and application. Comprehension of the molecular interactions in solid state, solution and colloidal systems.
ContentIntroduction and overview of important fundamentals, principles and technologies for the development and manufacturing of dosage forms and drug delivery systems. Overview of the most important pharmaceutical excipients and polymers, their structure, properties and processing; importance of materials properties for containers. Pharmaceutical solvents, fundamentals of solubility and solubilization of drugs. Water treatment processes, sterilization techniques and quality requirements of pharmaceutical water. Parenteral dosage forms and liquid ophthalmics. Surfactants, micelle formation and colloidal systems. Liquid suspensions and emulsions. Stabilization measures in dosage forms. Important fundamentals, principles and technologies for the development and manufacturing of solid dosage forms and drug delivery systems. Powder technology. Tablets and tabletting. Coating technologies. Drug dissolution and release. Hard and soft gelatin capsules. Introduction to drug delivery and targeting. Drug delivery systems for peroral, transdermal, parenteral and mucosal administration.
LiteratureM. E. Aulton and K. M. G. Taylor, Aulton's Pharmaceutics: The design and manufacture of medicines, 4th ed, Churchill Livingston, Philadelphia, 2013. (excepting chapters 40, 43 and 44)