Syllabus academic year 2008/2009
(Created 2008-07-17.)

Higher education credits: 7,5. Grading scale: TH. Level: A (Second level). Language of instruction: The course will be given in English on demand. Compulsory for: B4l, K4l. Course coordinator: Docent Marie Wahlgren,, Livsmedelsteknologi. Prerequisites: KFK090, BLT015 or KET030. Assessment: Oral exam, participation in oral presentation of project work, written presentation of project work, and approved laborative work. Home page:

The aim of this course is to give, based on basic knowledget of chemistry and chemical engineering, a depend understanding of formulation and production of pharmaceutical.

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Skills and abilities
For a passing grade the student must

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must

The course describes pharmaceutical products and production with an emphasis on physicochemical and chemical engineering questions. It also describes what happens to the drug product in the living organism when administered through different routes. The course focuses on different pharmaceutrical formulations such as solutions, suspensions, emulsions, granulates, tablets, capsules, aerosols, creams etc.

Furthermore the course will give an overview of the quality aspects of pharmaceutical industry, and special requirements on pharmaceutical industry when it comes to demands from authorities both Swedish and international. The course will include visits to pharmaceutical industries and exercies that aim to show different aspects of pharmaceutical technology. The laboratory assignments will illustrate important formulation aspects and how to evaluate quality and physical chemical properties of the formulation. Furhtermore they will illustrate different quality documents in the industry.

Aulton: Pharmaceutics, 3 rd edition. The Design and Manufacture of Medicines. Churchill Livingstone. Published September 2007 SBN 0443101086/9780443101083.
Material that can be bought from the person responsible for the course.