Formulation and Regulation
Dublin City University
Area of Study
Taught In English
Course Level Recommendations
ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits2
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units3
Hours & Credits
Part 1. To introduce students to the fundamental physiochemical properties of drug raw materials, additives, surfactants and polymers. To introduce concepts of bioavailability and how this dictates formulation design. An introduction to various formulation types; tablets, capsules, topicals and aerosols. To introduce concepts of dissolution profiling as a performance measurement for a given formulation. Part 2. To introduce students to the world of regulation, especially the areas of quality control, quality assurance and validation. To give an understanding of relevant guidelines and practices in relation to chemistry in industry. (Part 2 is taught conjointly with Regulation in CS306)
1. Understand the full impact of regulation on the modern pharmaceutical industry.
2. Work in professional regulated environments.
3. Value the importance of formulation in the drug development process.
4. Develop basic oral therapeutic dosages.
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.
ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.
Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.