Undergraduate Lectures: Compounding and basic principles in pharmaceutics instruction is given to 130 first and second-year undergraduate students, three times/week - 2 hours lectures. Topics include for the first year students: Pharmacopeial Compounding Standards USP Chapter 795, Stability Considerations in Dispensing Practice <1191>, Compounding Powders, Capsules, Suppositories, Solutions, Pharmaceutical Waters, Suppository Bases, Herbal Extraction Processes, Container Materials and Closures; for the second year students: Sterile Compounding USP 797, Sterilization Methods, Parenteral Dosage Forms, Granulation Processes, Tablets, Film Coating, Quality Control and Pharmaceutical Performance Tests, Biopharmaceutics, Biowaivers, Controlled Release, New Drugs and the Drug Approval Process, Natural Heath Products, Future Dosage Forms.
Seminars: Three times a week, 1 hour pre-lab seminar.
Laboratory: Three times a week, 3 hours laboratory exercises. In the first year instruction is given in compounding and basic pharmaceutics. There is practical training in non sterile liquid, solid, and semi solid dosage forms and their production, documentation and quality control in public pharmacies; The second year students have labs about low risk manipulations of sterile products, and dissolution testing and compounding of complex formulations.
Graduate Course in Pharmaceutics: PHARM 611 Pharmaceutical Formulation Development. Topics covered: Statistical Design Approaches in Pharmaceutics using Mini Tab, Regulatory Sciences; FDA Industrial Guidance on SUPAC (IR, MR, SS), BCS, IVIVC, Regulatory differences between Medical Devices and Drugs, Industrial Analytical Assay Development, GLP and GMP Requirements, Dissolution Testing, Quality by Design, In vitro modeling of Dosage Form Effects on the Oral Performance of Drugs.