Abdel Naser Zaid
Nature of Work
University President
Email Address
[email protected]

Abdel Naser Zaid

Nature of Work
University President
Email Address
[email protected]
Pharmaceutics II - 7304302
Course Title
Pharmaceutics II
Course Number
Instructor Name
Abdel Naser Zaid
Contact Information
[email protected]
Semester(s) and academic year(s)
First Semester 2018
First Semester 2017
First Semester 2016
First Semester 2015
First Semester 2014
First Semester 2013
Compulsory / Elective
Course Description

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 of several scientific disciplines, including physical pharmacy, pharmaceutical chemistry and biopharmaceutics.


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

Course Objectives:

  • To illustrate the significance of pharmaceutical formulation and the UNIQUE role of the pharmacist in the development of medicines.
  • To emphasize the understanding and utilization of the principles underlying, drug delivery, manufacturing and evaluation of different types of dosage forms including rectal & vaginal preparations, powder and granules, tablets and pharmaceutical coating, capsules injectable and ophthalmic dosage forms.
Intended learning Outcomes and Competences
Textbook and References

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

A-Knowledge and understanding:

A.1.     Identify and describe the various rectal, vaginal, solid, parenteral and ophthalmic dosage forms available in the pharmaceutical market.

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

A.3.     List the excipients used in the preparation of these dosage forms.

A4.      Recognize the biopharmaceutical factors that affect the dosage forms.

B- Intellectual skills:

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

 B.2.          Develop the pharmaceutical skills necessary for the formulation and production of rectal, vaginal, solid, parenteral and ophthalmic dosage forms.

 B.3.          Discuss the commercial preparation these dosage forms and their uses and limitations.

C- Professional Skills:

C.1.     Predict how therapeutic outcomes are affected by changes in dosage form and route of administration.

C.2.     Select an appropriate dosage form for specific patient or patient populations.

C.3.     Critique the quality and stability of these 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.

Assessment Criteria
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