Formulation and Regulation

Dublin City University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Formulation and Regulation

  • Host University

    Dublin City University

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    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)

    Learning Outcomes
    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.

Course Disclaimer

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.

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