Abdel Naser Zaid
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University President
Email Address
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Abdel Naser Zaid

Nature of Work
University President
Email Address
[email protected]
Pharmaceutics I - 7304301
Course Title
Pharmaceutics I
Course Number
Instructor Name
Abdel Naser Zaid
Contact Information
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Semester(s) and academic year(s)
Second Semester 2018
Second Semester 2017
First Semester 2016
Second Semester 2015
Second Semester 2015
Second Semester 2015
Compulsory / Elective
Course Description

Pharmaceutics or pharmaceutical formulation involves the rational design and manufacture of dosage forms to ensure that the required biological and physical performances of the therapeutic agent are attained. The formulation scientist is therefore, expected to have knowledge several scientific disciplines, including physical pharmacy, pharmaceutical chemistry and biopharmaceutics.


Students will get acquainted with a number of dosage forms and their manufacturing principles followed worldwide in the field of pharmacy. The students will be introduced to the design as well as evaluation procedures of these dosage forms in order for these to be safe, effective and fulfill stability requirements.


I believe that this course is a combined effort between the instructor and the student. When the student and instructor work together to understand the topics, both benefit from the experience. You might find this method stressful at first, but in the long run it can be much more interesting. 







Course Objectives


  • To illustrate the significance of pharmaceutical formulation and the UNIQUE role of the pharmacist in the development of medicines.
  • To discuss the concepts of pharmaceutics, routes of drug administration and basic pharmaceutical calculations.
  • To emphasize the understanding and utilization of the principles underlying drug delivery, whether a drug is a small natural or synthetic organic molecule, a higher molecular weight protein.


Intended learning Outcomes and Competences

Upon completion of the course, the student should be able to:


A-Knowledge and understanding:

A.1. Recognize the various dosage forms and drug delivery systems available in the pharmaceutical market.

A.2. List the advantages and disadvantages of each dosage form.

A.3. Identify the physicochemical & biopharmaceutical factors that affect the dosage forms.

A.4. Describe the commercial preparation of different types of dosage forms and their uses and limitations.

B- Intellectual skills:

B.1. Perform pharmaceutical calculations needed to prepare pharmaceutical   formulations.

B.2. Demonstrate the pharmaceutical skills necessary for the formulation and production of different pharmaceutical dosage forms.

B.3. Evaluate how therapeutic outcomes are affected by changes in dosage form and route of administration.

C- Professional Skills:

C.1. Select an appropriate dosage form for specific patient or patient populations.

C.2. Evaluate the quality and stability of the finished pharmaceutical dosage forms.

D- General and transferable skills:

D.1.     Perform online computer searching.

D.2.     Work in a team on projects.

D.3.     Learn how to use external and supplementary references to explore in depth a given topic.

D.4.     Communicate- by presentation- scientific information to other healthcare professionals.




Textbook and References

Suggested Reference Books:

  • Modern Pharmaceutics by Banker and Rhodes.
  • Remington's The Science and Practice of Pharmacy 21st edition.
  • Physical Pharmacy by Alfred Martin.
  • Pharmaceutical calculations by Stoklosa and Ansel, published by Williams & Wilkins.

Suggested Reference Journals:

  • International Journal of Pharmaceutics.
  • International Journal of Pharmaceutical compounding.
  • Asian Journal of Pharmaceutics.
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