The aim of the course is to provide students with theoretical knowledge of the fundamental properties of the active ingredients that influence the choice of pharmaceutical form and formulation, as well as the methods for their experimental determination. The emphasis of the course is also placed on the derived properties and methods for their determination both in reference to the active ingredient and in combination with the excipients. These properties in fact represent the foundation at the base of the correct formulation development.
The expected learning outcomes are:
1. Knowledge and understanding: Knowledge of the fundamental elements for formulation development.
2. Applying knowledge and understanding: Ability to independently apply the acquired knowledge to identify the preparation methods and excipients suitable for the development of a given dosage form.
3. Communication skills: Ability to use the specific language of this specialized discipline.
4. Making judgments: Critical ability to face formulation choices based on objective and measurable data. Ability to evaluate the implications and results of preformulation studies on the characteristics of the pharmaceutical form.
5. Learning skills: Ability to use the knowledge and basic elements for exercising the profession of pharmaceutical formulator. Ability to update, with the consultation of scientific publications in the field of pharmaceutical-technological-application disciplines.