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Physical Pharmacy: Pharmaceutics-IA (Physical Pharmacy)

Physical pharmacy is the process of applying physics and chemistry to the study of pharmaceutics. Cosmetic science is the application of pharmaceutical chemistry techniques to cosmetic development

Course Content

PHARMACY ORIENTATION:
Introduction and orientation to the Professional of Pharmacy in relation to Hospital Pharmacy, Retail Pharmacy, Industrial Pharmacy, Forensic Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical education and research etc.
2. HISTORY AND LITERATURE OF PHARMACY:
a. A survey of the history of pharmacy through ancient, Greek and Arab periods with special reference to contribution of Muslim scientists to pharmacy and allied sciences.
b. An introduction of various official books.

PHYSICO-CHEMICAL PRINCIPLES:
a. Solutions: Introduction, types, concentration expressions, ideal and real solution, colligative properties, their mathematical derivations and applications in pharmacy, molecular weight determinations, distribution co-efficient and its applications in pharmacy.
b. Solubilization: Solubility, factors affecting solubility, surfactants, their properties and types. Micelles, their formulation and types.
c. Ionization, pH, pH indicators, pka, buffers, buffer‘s equation, Isotonic solutions and their applications in pharmacy.
d. Hydrolysis, types and protection of drugs against hydrolysis.
e. Micromeritics: Particle size and shapes, distribution of particles methods of determination of particle size and importance of particle size in Pharmacy.

DISPERSIONS:
a. Colloids: Types, methods of preparation, properties (optional, kinetic, electrical) Dialysis and artificial kidney, stability of colloids, protection and sensitization phenomenon and application of colloids in Pharmacy.
b. Emulsions: Types, theories of emulsification, Emulsifying agents their classification and stability of emulsion.
c. Suspensions: Type, Methods of Preparation, Properties, Suspending agents, their classification and stability.
d. Adsorption: Techniques and processes of adsorption in detail.

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