An introductory course that emphasizes the calculations needed in prescriptions and compounding of pharmaceutical preparations. It also deals with solubility and preparation of aqueous and non-aqueous pharmaceutical solutions and their relevant physicochemical properties.
Physicochemical properties as well as the design and formulation of ophthalmics and injectable dosage forms; including isotonicity, acid-base properties as well as sterilization principles and techniques are studied. Basic principles of radiopharmacy and radio- pharmaceuticals are also discussed
Comparative evaluation of the therapeutic indications, hysicochemical, pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical and pharmacokinetic aspects of commonly prescribed drugs, dosage forms, trade names and pharmaceutical criteria used for selection of products from different therapeutic groups are emphasized.
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