Curricular Unit:Code:
Galenic Pharmacy844FGAL
Year:Level:Course:Credits:
2MasterPharmaceutical Sciences5 ects
Learning Period:Language of Instruction:Total Hours:
Spring SemesterPortuguese/English65
Learning Outcomes of the Curricular Unit:
This Curricular Unit (CU) has the main objective of providing students with basic knowledge concerning medicines, from their design to preparation, packaging, dispensing and administration.
At the end of the CU students should:
- Be familiar with the terminologies used in Galenic Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Technology.
- Know the definition of Medicine, its composition and formulation, and related terms.
- Know the bibliography used in Pharmaceutical Technology.
- Distinguish various pharmaceutical dosage forms, according to the classification of the Portuguese Pharmacopoeia 9.
- Interpret the laws related to prescription and preparation of handled medicines.
- Distinguish medicines for topical action from medicines for general action.
- Identify the drug administration routes and know the concepts of dosage and posology.
- Fill the preparation sheet handled medicines.
- Run correctly, at the laboratory level, basic pharmaceutical operations, related to solids and liquids.
Syllabus:
Teaching Units 1 and 2: Lectures
1. Introduction to Galenic Pharmacy
2. Medicine
2.1. Definitions and concepts
2.2. Composition
2.3. Formulation
3. Bibliography used in Pharmaceutical Technology
3.1. Pharmacopoeia
3.2. Formularies
3.3. Other reference books
3.4. Reference websites
4. Pharmaceutical dosage form
4.1. Definition
4.2. Pharmaceutical dosage forms classification in accordance with the Portuguese Pharmacopeia 9
5. Analysis of the legislation governing the prescribing and preparing of handled Medicines
6. Drug Administration
6.1. Topical and local medicines
6.2. General action medicines
6.3. Routes of administration
6.4. Dose and posology
Teaching Unit 3
Theoretical-practical classes:
1. Portuguese Pharmacopoeia 9
2. Portuguese Galenic Formulary
3. Pharmaceutical Calculations
Laboratory classes:
1. Pharmaceutical Operations
1.1. Solid: weighing, mixing, spraying, sieving and packaging.
1.2. Net: Measuring, dissolution and filtration.
Demonstration of the Syllabus Coherence with the Curricular Unit's Objectives:
The lectures will be taught using the expository method of teaching and questioning. The syllabus will be presented in a descriptive manner, supported by slideshow.
The theoretical-practical and laboratory classes will be taught using the method statement and execution of experimental work, related to the topics covered in lectures.
The teacher will clarify doubts and guide students study.
The evaluation of the Curricular Unit (CU) will be conducted in accordance with the general UFP pedagogical rules.
The knowledge acquired by the student will be checked by evaluating the theoretical and the laboratory component of the CU.
All activities with evaluative nature (ECTS) duly proportionate to the total number of credits will be awarded to the CU. The ECTS provided for work-study student will only be fully allocated or not, depending on the performance demonstrated by the student, in particular with respect to the acquisition of knowledge and skills covered by the CU.
Teaching Methodologies (Including Evaluation):
The evaluation of theoretical component comprises the implementation of two written tests. The final classification will be calculated using the weighted average of the two written tests (2 ECTS). The minimum passing classification is 9.5.
For the student can be evaluated in the theoretical component of Curricular Unit (CU), must attend at 50 % of classes.
The evaluation of the laboratory component comprises: a continuous evaluation of the autonomous implementation of theoretical-practical and laboratory work (50%); performing a writing test (50%).
The minimum passing classification for the laboratory component of CU is 9.5 (2 ECTS).
For the student can be evaluated at CU, must attend 80% of laboratory classes.
Approval CU is obtained by weighted average (higher than 10) of the theoretical component (70%) and laboratory (30%).
Demonstration of the Coherence between the Teaching Methodologies and the Learning Outcomes:
The lectures will be taught using the expository method of teaching and questioning. The syllabus of teaching units 1 and 2 will be presented in a descriptive manner, supported by slideshow. The theoretical-practical and laboratory classes will be taught using the method statement and execution of experimental work, related to the topics covered in lectures. The teacher will clarify the doubts and guide the student study. The evaluation of the Curricular Unit (CU) will be conducted in accordance with the general UFP pedagogical rules. The knowledge acquired by the student will be checked by evaluating the theoretical and the laboratory component of the CU. All activities with evaluative nature (ECTS) duly proportionate to the total number of credits will be awarded to the CU. The ECTS provided for work-study student will only be fully allocated or not, depending on the performance demonstrated by the student, in particular with respect to the acquisition of knowledge and skills covered by the CU. The lectures will be taught using the expository method of teaching and questioning. The syllabus of teaching units 1 and 2 will be presented in a descriptive manner, supported by slideshow. The theoretical-practical and laboratory classes will be taught using the method statement and execution of experimental work, related to the topics covered in lectures. The teacher will clarify the doubts and guide the student study. The evaluation of the Curricular Unit (CU) will be conducted in accordance with the general UFP pedagogical rules. The knowledge acquired by the student will be checked by evaluating the theoretical and the laboratory component of the CU. All activities with evaluative nature (ECTS) duly proportionate to the total number of credits will be awarded to the CU. The ECTS provided for work-study student will only be fully allocated or not, depending on the performance demonstrated by the student, in particular with respect to the acquisition of knowledge and skills covered by the CU.
Reading:
1. Instituto Nacional da Farmácia e do Medicamento e Ministério da Saúde, Farmacopeia Portuguesa 9, 2008.
2. Associação Nacional das Farmácias – CETMED, Formulário Galénico Português. Lisboa, edição de 2001 e actualização/ampliação de 2005 (www.anfonline.pt).
3. Prista, L.N., Correia Alves, A., Moragdp, R. Tecnologia Farmacêutica, 8ª edição, Vol. I, Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisboa, 2011; ISBN 978-972-31-0975-7.
4. Trillo, C.F. Tratado de Farmacia Galénica, 1ª edição; Luzán 5, S.A., Madrid; 1993; ISBN 97884798901000.
5. Vila Jato, J.L. Tecnologia Farmacêutica, Vol. I e II; Editorial Síntesis, S.A., Madrid, 1997; ISBN 9788477385387.
6. Lachman, L., Lieberman, H.A. Teoria e Prática na Indústria Farmacêutica, Vol. I Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisboa, 2001; ISBN 972-31-0908-5.
7. Autoridade Nacional do Medicamento e Produtos de Saúde (www.infarmed.pt).