PYM633 - Pharmaceutical Manufacturing

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Subject Title
Pharmaceutical Manufacturing

Subject Description
This course covers theoretical principles and practical aspects of solid dosage manufacturing. Particular emphasis is placed on compressed tablets and the relationship between formulation, manufacturing and quality control activities. It includes characteristics of powder particles, unit processes and aspects of powder technology. Other solid dosage includes hard gelatin capsules (formulation and manufacture) and the theory of oral sustained release tablets. Also included are the GMP regulations with emphasis on manufacturing control

Credit Status
Credit Status:

One credit towards a diploma in CLPC, CLP programs


1. All semester four subjects
2. PHA 333 - Pharmaceutical Analysis

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

1. Understand GMP concept, principles, expectations and practices - GMP regulations, with emphasis on "Manufacturing Control Regulations"
2. Successfully complete Q/C laboratory exercises and record keeping.
a. Raw materials testing
b. In-process testing
c. Finished product testing
3. Understand material characteristics for solid dosage formulation
4. Describe preparatory aspects of solid dosage manufacturing - details of unit processes
5. Apply the methodologies of compressed tablets manufacturing - formulation development and different granulation methods
6. Perform tablet press set up, compression and in-process testing including physical defects identification. Describe tablet imperfections, causes and possible remedies
7. Understand tablet coating parameters, prepare cores and suspension for coating, familiarization with coating equipment and accessories. Describe coating defects and corrective actions
8. Describe hard gelatin capsule manufacturing
9. Understand basic principles of oral sustained release preparations.

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