SYLLABUS

PHARMACEUTICS

Chapter-1

History of the profession of Pharmacy in India in
relation to Pharmacy education, industry, pharmacy
practice, and various professional associations.
Pharmacy as a career
 Pharmacopoeia: Introduction to IP, BP, USP, NF and
Extra Pharmacopoeia. Salient features of Indian
Pharmacopoeia

Chapter 2

Packaging materials: Types, selection criteria, advantages and disadvantages of glass, plastic, metal, rubber as packaging materials

Chapter 3

Pharmaceutical aids: Organoleptic (Colouring, flavouring, and sweetening) agents
Preservatives: Definition, types with examples and uses

Chapter 4

Size reduction: hammer mill and ball mill

Size separation: Classification powder according to IP, Cyclone separator, Sieves and standards of sieves

Mixing: Double cone blender, Turbine mixer, Triple roller mill and Silverson mixer homogenizer

Filtration: Theory of filtration, membrane filter and sintered glass filter

 

Drying: working of fluidized bed dryer and process of freeze drying

Extraction: Definition, Classification, method and applications

Chapter 5

Tablets – coated and uncoated, various modified tablets (sustained release, extended-release, fast dissolving, double layered)

Capsules – hard and soft gelatine capsules

Liquid oral preparations – solution, syrup, elixir, emulsion, suspension, dry powder for reconstitution

Topical preparations – ointments, creams, pastes, gels, liniments and lotions, suppositories and pessaries

Nasal preparations, Ear preparations

Powders and granules – Insufflations, dusting powders,
effervescent powders and effervescent granules

Sterile formulations – Injectables, eye drops and eye
ointments

Immunological products: Sera, vaccines, toxoids and
their manufacturing methods.

Chapter 6

Basic structure, layout, sections and activities of
pharmaceutical manufacturing plants Quality control and quality assurance: Definition and concepts of quality control & quality assurance, current
good manufacturing practice (cGMP), Introduction to
concept of calibration and validation

Chapter 7

Novel drug delivery systems: Introduction, Classification
with examples, advantages and challenges