This unit covers the fundamental concepts relevant to the formulation and evaluation of various pharmaceutical dosage forms. The main topics include polyphasic dispersed systems such as emulsions, creams, suspensions and colloidal dispersions, the significance of interfaces between the phases of polyphasic and colloidal systems and how modification of behaviour at the interfaces influence the stability of these systems, rheological properties of liquid and semisolid pharmaceutical systems including Newtonian, non-Newtonian flow, and thixotropy, solid dosage forms including powders, capsules, tablets and suppositories. In addition, students will gain knowledge of how surface phenomena, pH and solubility, buffers and isotonicity influence the formulation of pharmaceutical products.
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