Introduction and orientation to the Profession of Pharmacy in relation to Hospital Pharmacy, Retail Pharmacy, Industrial Pharmacy, Forensic Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical education and research etc
History And Literature Of Pharmacy
- A survey of the history of pharmacy through ancient Greek and Arab periods with special reference to contribution of Muslim scientists to pharmacy and allied sciences.
- An introduction of various official books.
- Solutions: Introduction, types, concentration expressions, ideal and real solution, colligative properties, their mathematical derivations and applications in pharmacy, molecular weight determinations, distribution co-efficient and its applications in pharmacy.
- Solubilization: Factors affecting solubility. Surfactants, their properties and types. Micelles; their formulation and types.
- Adsorption: Techniques and processes of adsorption in detail.
- Ionization: pH, pH indicators, pka, buffers, buffer’s equation, isotonic solutions and their applications in pharmacy.
- Hydrolysis: Types and protection of drugs against hydrolysis.
- Micromeritics: Particle size, shapes and distribution of particles. Methods of determination of particle size and importance of particle size in Pharmacy
- Colloids: Types, methods of preparation, properties (optional, kinetic, electrical). Dialysis and artificial kidney, stability of colloids, protection and sensitization phenomenon and application of colloids in Pharmacy.
- Emulsions: Types, theories of emulsification, emulsifying agents their classification and stability of emulsion.
- Suspensions: Type, Methods of Preparation, Properties, Suspending agents, their classification and stability
NOTE: Practicals of the subject shall be designed from time to time on the basis of the above mentioned theoretical topics and availability of the facilities e.g. Determination of Emulsion systems; Determination of particle size; Density, Specific Volume, Weights and Volumes of Liquids; Preparation of Buffer solutions and isotonic solution; Determination of %age composition of solutions by Specific Gravity method.