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

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

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 QC laboratory exercises and record keeping
    1. Raw materials testing
    2. In-process testing
    3. 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.

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.

    •  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.

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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
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