DRUG QUALITY CONTROL I

Course Information
TitleΜΕΘΟΔΟΙ ΕΛΕΓΧΟΥ ΦΑΡΜΑΚΩΝ I / DRUG QUALITY CONTROL I
Code69
FacultyHealth Sciences
SchoolPharmacy
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
CommonNo
StatusActive
Course ID180000095

Programme of Study: Programme of Studies 2008-

Registered students: 194
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
CoreCompulsory Course844

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours4
Class ID
600137713
Type of the Course
  • Background
  • General Knowledge
  • Scientific Area
  • Skills Development
Course Category
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction)
Learning Outcomes
To introduce the students to the subject of quality control of pharmaceuticals and the physical, chemical, physicochemical and biological tests and assays used for their assessment. To establish understanding of laboratory techniques for some of the major branches of pharmaceutical sciences. To instruct the student on the preparation of laboratory reports, using appropriate statistical and mathematical calculations.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
Course Content (Syllabus)
Introduction to quality control of pharmaceuticals. Methods of analysis (physical and physicochemical methods). Pharmaceutical technical procedures. Biological tests and assays. Pharmaceutical stability. Laboratory practical: Decomposition of phenobarbital and salicylic acid in alkaline environment (orders of reactions, Arrhenius equation, activation energy). Quality control assays of tablets containing ampicillin and prednisolone (dissolution studies, analysis of drug content and weight uniformity).
Educational Material Types
  • Slide presentations
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Laboratory Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Description
The lectures and tuition presentations are delivered using Powerpoint video presentations etc.
Course Organization
ActivitiesWorkloadECTSIndividualTeamworkErasmus
Lectures26
Laboratory Work12
Total38
Student Assessment
Description
Four (4) laboratory reports will be submitted within 2 weeks after the final laboratory class and will require analysis and interpretation of experimental data. A successful completion of the unit will be demonstrated by a final written examination at the end of the semester (grade ≥5).
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative)
Bibliography
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Μέθοδοι Ελέγχου φαρμάκων. Μανώλης Γεωργαράκης
Additional bibliography for study
1. Physical Pharmacy Fourth Edition, Ed. Al. Martin Lea & Febiger Philaddelphia, London 1993. 2. Pharmaceutics – the Science of Dosage Form Design, 2nd Edition, Churchill Livingstone, London 2002. 3. Drug Stability: Principles and practices Ed. C. T. Rodes and J.O. Cartensen, Marcel Dekker: New York. 1990.
Last Update
14-06-2013