Upon successful completion of the subject the student will acquire the knowledge and the practical skills required to identify, design, compound and use of the most common dosage forms.
Galenic Preparations Laboratory aims to provide the student with the knowledge and practical skills for compounding medications in community or hospital pharmacies.
In particular, the students will have to:
1) Identify the dosage form on the basis of a given prescription or formulation (Knowledge and understanding);
2) Ascertain the formal and substantial validity of a prescription on the basis of current legislation (Making judgements);
3) Apply the scientific knowledge acquired previously in organic and analytical chemistry to understand the operations necessary for the compounding of medications (Applying knowledge and understanding);
4) Develop the ability to correlate previous knowledge, laboratory skills and new guidelines and scientific literature to evaluate the design, compounding and stability of any medication compounded in a community or hospital pharmacy (Learning skills).