PHA533 - Pharmaceutical Analysis - Advanced

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Subject Title
Pharmaceutical Analysis - Advanced

Subject Description
This is a one semester laboratory oriented subject intended to introduce students to aspects of pharmaceutical analytical methods validation. Students are introduced to regulatory requirements and guidelines for validation as well as validation protocol/ validation SOPs and specifications for validation. Also discussed are critical analytical and processing parameters or quality attributes.

The laboratory practical focus on the following experiments:

  1. USP active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) impurities analysis using HPLC
  2. USP uniformity of dosage unit by Weight Variation using HPLC
  3. USP uniformity of dosage unit by Content Uniformity using HPLC
  4. USP residual solvent impurities analysis of drug products by Headspace-GC

Credit Status
One credit towards the Chemical Laboratory Technology (Pharmaceutical) diploma.

PHC 533

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

  1. a) Calculate chromatographic attributes and b) Set-up and run HPLC and GC instruments to meet United States Pharmacopeia (USP) chromatographic system suitability requirements
  2. Conduct GC analyses for residual solvent impurities to meet USP Chapter <467> requirements
  3. Understand how the theory of Headspace GC is applied to enhance analyte detection and lower limits of quantitation
  4. Conduct HPLC assay and degradant impurities on drug substances, and finished products (tablets, caplets)
  5. Be familiar with ICH validations requirements for analytical methods validation; including identifying critical validation parameters
  6. Set validation specifications based on ICH, GMP guidelines
  7. Write validation protocols/SOPs based on ICH, GMP guidelines
  8. Derive pharmaceutical equations as well as calculate potency, % LC and % impurities
  9. Know how to operate the Chemstation software that controls the Agilent 1100 HPLC, 1200 HPLC, Agilent 6890 and 7890 Headspace GC for the purpose of a) Method acquisition, b) Data review, c) Sequence reprocessing and data analysis
  10. Write laboratory reports and draft responses to laboratory deficiency

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    •  Execute mathematical operations accurately.

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    •  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.

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