This course encompasses physicochemical principles of drugs and subject areas which are associated with the steps to which a pharmaceutical product is subjected towards the end of its development. The course helps students to understand the fundamental physicochemical properties of materials useful in the designing of drug delivery systems.

To provide fundamental scientific principles which are important in the manufacture of pharmaceutical dosage forms.
At the end of the course the student should be able to:
1.      Describe the basic tools required to analyze and interpret data sets in pharmacy, clinical and laboratory practice, and literature.
2.      Undertake pharmaceutical and clinical calculations
3.      Describe the physical states of matter and relate them to pharmaceutical preparations
4.      Describe the physicochemical properties of drugs in solution
5.      Discuss the theory and laws of thermodynamics and applications in pharmacy
6.       Describe the principles of drug solubility and factors that affect solubility
7.       Explain the physicochemical drug interactions and incompatibilities
8.      Describe the key principles of surface chemistry and surface active agents
9.      Discuss the fundamental principles of rheology and applications of pharmaceutical system