Course Information
FacultyHealth Sciences
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
Course ID180000088

Programme of Study: Programme of Studies 2008-

Registered students: 208
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
CoreCompulsory Course534

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours4
Class ID
Type of the Course
  • Background
Course Category
General Foundation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
The course's objective is to promote the understanding of the physicochemical principles of pharmaceutics, and the interrelations between the physical properties of the raw materials and those of the pharmaceutical formulations and final dosage forms.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
Course Content (Syllabus)
Introductory physics and mathematics concepts in pharmaceutics. Gases, vapors and supercrtitical fluids: physical properties and applications in pharmaceutics. Solid state properties (crystal structure, polymorphism, solvate formation) and applications in pharmaceutics. Dissolution of substances. Principles of rheology and rehological properties of pharmaceutical fluid formulations. Surface and interfacial phenomena. Pharmaceutical dispersion systems (suspensions, emulsions, micro-emulsions, micelles). Solubilization of poorly soluble substances. Diffusion and dissolution of dosage forms. Polymers, their structure and physical properties. The course includes laboratory practical exercizes. The processing of the experimental data, as well as their presentation, requires the use of a computer.
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Course lectures in the form of powerpoint presentation, available to the students through the Blackboard academic platform.
Course Organization
Laboratory Work26
Student Assessment
Final examination at the end of the semester - submission of a practical lab report. Questionaire available to the students through the Blackboard academic platform.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
ΜΑΘΗΜΑΤΑ ΦΥΣΙΚΗΣ ΦΑΡΜΑΚΕΥΤΙΚΗΣ Γ. ΚΤΙΣΤΗ Εργαστηριακές Σημειώσεις Φυσικής Φαρμακευτικής
Additional bibliography for study
Aulton, M.E. Pharmaceutics The Science of Dosage Form Design. 2nd ed. Churchill Livingstone Press, Spain, 2002. Florence A.T., Atwood D., Physicochemical Principles of Pharmacy, 3rd edition, Creative Print & Design, London 1998. Sinko, P. Martin's Physical Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, 5th edition, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2006.
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