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PHARMACEUTICAL TECHNOLOGY AND LAW I (PCT)

CODE 67569
ACADEMIC YEAR 2022/2023
CREDITS
  • 8 cfu during the 4th year of 8451 CHIMICA E TECNOLOGIA FARMACEUTICHE (LM-13) - GENOVA
  • SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR CHIM/09
    LANGUAGE Italian
    TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
  • SEMESTER 1° Semester
    PREREQUISITES
    Prerequisites
    You can take the exam for this unit if you passed the following exam(s):
    • Pharmaceutical chemistry and technology 8451 (coorte 2019/2020)
    • GENERAL AND INORGANIC CHEMISTRY (PCT)(MD) 55401
    • MATHEMATICS (PCT)(MD) 55402
    • PHYSICS (PCT)(MD) 55404
    • PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY (MD) 60821
    • ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I (PCT)(MD) 60822
    • ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II (PCT)(MD) 60828
    • MEDICINAL AND TOXICOLOGICAL CHEMISTRY I 80446
    Prerequisites (for future units)
    This unit is a prerequisite for:
    • Pharmaceutical chemistry and technology 8451 (coorte 2019/2020)
    • APPLIED MEDICINAL CHEMISTRY (MD) 67617
    • PHARMACEUTICAL TECHNOLOGY AND LAW II (WITH PRACTICE)(PCT MD) 67615
    TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

    OVERVIEW

    The course provides the basic knowledge necessary for the understanding and formulation of pharmaceutical forms and also provides basic notions of pharmaceutical legislation concerning the responsibility in the preparation and distribution of medicines in pharmacies.

    AIMS AND CONTENT

    LEARNING OUTCOMES

    Knowledge of the basic principles for the formulation and production of solid, liquid and semisolid dosage forms. Pharmaceutical dosage forms for rectal, vaginal, nasal and ocular administration together with the excipients and technologies used currently for their production.

    Fundamentals on Italian low and regulation issues relevant to pharmacist professional practice in pharmacy

    AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

    Pharmaceutical Technology: basic knowledge necessary for the understanding and formulation of pharmaceutical forms. It is developed considering the technologies of their preparation, the methods for evaluating their quality and stability, the control assays required by the Pharmacopoeia and the technological advances in the sector.

    Pharmaceutical Legislation: notions relating to the exercise of the profession of pharmacist in pharmacies open to the public and hospitals, as well as activities in industry. Main Italian laws that regulate the profession of pharmacist with particular regard to the management of narcotic drugs.

    TEACHING METHODS

    The course is organized in classroom lectures in which the topics described in the program are presented and discussed. In case of a health emergency, it may be possible to follow the lessons also remotely through the TEAMS platform.

    SYLLABUS/CONTENT

    • Definition of medicines and dosage forms.
    • Solid dosage forms: Powders; Granules; Tablets; Hard and soft shell capsules.
    • Suppositories and pessaries.
    • Fundamentals on Italian low and regulation issues relevant to pharmacist professional practice in pharmacy.
    •   Liquid dosage forms: Solutions; Disperse systems: interfacial phenomena, rheology, emulsions, suspensions; syrups.
    •  Topical preparations. Ophthalmic preparations. Parenteral products.

    RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

    • P.Colombo e coll. "Principi di Tecnologie Farmaceutiche" - Casa Editrice Ambrosiana
    • M. Aulton, Kevin M.G. Taylor "Tecnologie Farmaceutiche"- Casa Editrice EDRA
    • M.Minghetti e coll."Legislazione Farmaceutica"- Casa Editrice Ambrosiana
    • Farmacopea Ufficiale Italiana 
    • European Pharmacopoeia (EP), United States Pharmacopoeia (USP) 

    TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

    Exam Board

    GUENDALINA ZUCCARI (President)

    GABRIELE CAVIGLIOLI

    SARA BALDASSARI (Substitute)

    GIANCARLO GROSSI (Substitute)

    ELEONORA RUSSO (Substitute)

    CARLA VILLA (Substitute)

    LESSONS

    LESSONS START

    In October

    Class schedule

    All class schedules are posted on the EasyAcademy portal.

    EXAMS

    EXAM DESCRIPTION

    The exam is written and it consists of 10 open questions.

    ASSESSMENT METHODS

    The objective of the exam is to verify and evaluate the level of achievement of knowledge of the topics covered in class.

    Exam schedule

    Date Time Location Type Notes