Full Title:Pharmaceutical Processing
Module Code:CHEM S7013
Credits: 7.5
Valid From:Semester 1 - 2013/14 ( September 2013 )
Module Delivered in 2 programme(s)
Module Description:• The aims of this module are to introduce the student to the current legislative and mandatory requirements for processing in the Pharmaceutical Industry and to explain to students the impact of the product's physical and chemical properties to Pharmaceutical processing. Students will also be introduced to topics which can be used to analyse and improve processing
Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to
  1. Discuss the current legislative requirements associated with the Pharmaceutical product and Pharmaceutical processing
  2. Explain how the Pharmaceutical process can be validated in line with mandatory requirements
  3. Recognise how the basic chemical and physical properties of the product affect Pharmaceutical drug Processing
  4. Describe how kinetics, thermodynamics and PAT are applied to Pharmaceutical processing

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Pharmaceutical process legislation
Introduce legislation and mandatory requirements - current EU, FDA and National.
Pharmaceutical Industry
Introduction to the pharmaceutical industry and define types of products manufactured. Compare to Cosmetic industry and types of products manufactured.
Pharmaceutical Products
Basic chemical and physical properties of the products to be manufactured: pH, salt formation, solubility, particle size, powder flow, stability
Pharmaceutical process
Process validation, kinetics and thermodynamics of the process, Process Analytical technology (PAT)
Practicals will be carried out to reflect and support the material covered in lectures. The practicals will include the determination of active ingredients in pharmaceutical preparations
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work50.00%
End of Module Formal Examination50.00%

Full Time

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Marks Out Of Pass Marks Assessment Date Duration
Other Continuous assessment 1,2,3,4 10.00 0 0 Week 6 0
Practical/Skills Evaluation The practical sessions will provide the student with the opportunity to use the theory covered in formal lectures. After each practical, students will be required to submit a scientific practical report and a mark will be attributed to it by the laboratory demonstrator. 3,4 40.00 0 0 Every Week 0
No Project
No Practical
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Marks Out Of Pass Marks Assessment Date Duration
Formal Exam End-of-Semester Final Examination 1,2,3,4 50.00 0 0 End-of-Semester 0

DKIT reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload & Resources

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture No Description 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Practical No Description 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Directed Reading No Description 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Independent Study No Description 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 12.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 6.00
This course has no Part Time workload.
Recommended Book Resources
  • D. Cairns 2012, Essentials of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, 4th Edition Ed.
  • S. Zumdahl 2012, Chemical Principles, 7th Edition Ed.
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
DK_SPHAR_7 Bachelor of Science in Pharmaceutical Science 4 Mandatory
Dk_SPHAR_6 Higher Certificate in Science 4 Mandatory