IPM472 - Introduction to Pharmaceutical Manufacturing

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Subject Title
Introduction to Pharmaceutical Manufacturing

Subject Description
This subject describes the pharmaceutical industry within Canada and the fundamentals of working in a pharmaceutical GMP environment.  The course will describe the operational relationships and interactions of the various departments with emphasis on analysis and manufacturing of solid dosages.

Credit Status
One credit towards the Chemical Laboratory Technician diploma.

CHO 372, MTH 273

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

  • Understand relationships and interactions of the various departments in pharmaceutical company and the drug discovery process
  • Understand common pharmaceutical manufacturing and analytical terminology including the concept of GMP and SOP
  • Successfully complete quality control laboratory exercises, data acquisition and record keeping of raw materials, in-process and finished product tests
  • Describe preparatory aspects of solid dosage manufacturing.
  • Apply the methodologies of compressed tablets manufacturing including tablet granulation 
  • Perform press set up, tablet compression and  in-process testing
  • Describe tablet imperfections, causes and possible remedies
  • Identify and categorise tablet physical defects
  • Prepare and examine tablet film coating
  • Identify coating defects and corrective actions 
  • Understand basic principles of oral sustained release tablets
  • Understand basic tablet dissolution testing

Essential Employability Skills
Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken and visual form that fulfils the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.

Respond to written, spoken, or visual messages in a manner that ensures effective communication.

Execute mathematical operations accurately.

Apply a systematic approach to solve problems.

Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.

Locate, select, organize, and document information using appropriate technology and information systems.

Analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.

Show respect for diverse opinions, values, belief systems, and contributions of others.

Interact with others in groups or teams in ways that contribute to effective working relationships and the achievement of goals.

Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.

Take responsibility for one's own actions, decisions, and consequences.

Cheating and Plagiarism
Each student should be aware of the College's policy regarding Cheating and Plagiarism. Seneca's Academic Policy will be strictly enforced.

To support academic honesty at Seneca College, all work submitted by students may be reviewed for authenticity and originality, utilizing software tools and third party services. Please visit the Academic Honesty site on http://library.senecacollege.ca for further information regarding cheating and plagiarism policies and procedures.

All students and employees have the right to study and work in an environment that is free from discrimination and/or harassment. Language or activities that defeat this objective violate the College Policy on Discrimination/Harassment and shall not be tolerated. Information and assistance are available from the Student Conduct Office at student.conduct@senecacollege.ca.

Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Disabilities Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.