FORM09001 2008 FORMULATION AND DELIVERY SYSTEMS
This module deals with advanced methods of biopharmaceutical formulation for stable drug delivery other than oral dosage forms which are not typically used for biopharmaceuticals.
On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;
Describe the key principles of preformulation.
Discuss the delivery methods for modern therapeutic proteins such as antibodies, growth factors etc.
Outline various non-invasive methods for drug delivery such as nasal, pulmonary, transdermal etc.
Describe polymer-based and lipid-based systems of drug delivery.
Explain the principal methods of characterisation of modern drug delivery systems.
Describe the operating principles of various formulation technologies such as freeze drying (lyophilisation), spray drying, mixing, microencapsulation and homogenisation.
Topics covered will include some of the following: pre-formulation in advance of actual formulation; the design and characterisation of biopharmaceutical drug delivery systems; non-invasive methods of drug delivery - nasal, pulmonary, transdermal etc.; polymer-based, lipid-based methods of drug delivery; formulation technologies such as freeze drying, spray drying, microencapsulation, mixing and homogenisation.
Coursework & Assessment Breakdown
|Title||Type||Form||Percent||Week||Learning Outcomes Assessed|
|1||The assessment approach for this module will be 100% Continuous Assessment with a range of assessment methods employed including some of the following: short-form assessment exams incl. MCQs, project assignments, practical work, essays, oral presentations, vivas etc.||Continuous Assessment||UNKNOWN||100 %||OnGoing||1,2,3,4,5,6|
Part Time Mode Workload
|Independent Learning||UNKNOWN||Self Study||7||Weekly||7.00|
Aulton, M., Pharmaceutics: The Science of Dosage Formulation Design., Churchill Livingstone. 2002
Ho, R. and Gibaldi, M., Biotechnology and Biopharmaceuticals., Wiley - Liss., 2003
Gibson, M., Pharmaceutical Preformulation and Formulation., CRC Press, 2001