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PSC3222

Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Undergraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
OfferedParkville Second semester 2014 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Angus Johnston

Notes

Note: This unit was previously coded PSC3272

Synopsis

This subject will cover advanced drug delivery nanotechnologies and parenteral formulations.

This will involve three main modules:

  1. Drug delivery nanotechnologies
    • micelles
    • emulsions
    • microemulsions
    • liposomes
    • nanosuspensions
    • cyclodextrins
    • lipid based oral formulations

  1. Characterization
    • microscopy
    • internal structure
    • surface properties
    • drug encapsulation and release

  1. Diagnostics and imaging applications of nanotechnologies
    • imaging modalities
    • nanotechnologies in bioimaging

Outcomes

Describe the principles behind the formulation of nanotechnology drug delivery systems, and the way they behave in invitro and in vivo environments.Describe, and conduct in practicals, the methods of characterization of nanotech drug delivery systems. Describe different modes of imaging and how nanotechnology can be used to improve imaging techniques. Describe typical approaches to diagnostics and describe the role of advanced formulation and nanotechnologies in modern diagnostics.

Assessment

Final exam (3 hour): 60%; Practical Reports: 30%; In semester Week 6 online MCQ test: 10%.

Chief examiner(s)

Workload requirements

Contact hours for on-campus students:

  • Twenty four 1-hour group preparation exercises for lecture workshops
  • Twenty four 1-hour lecture workshops
  • Eight 3-hour practicals

Prerequisites

PSC2222 Formulation Chemistry
PSC2232 Colloid Chemistry

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