Pharmaceutical Technology II
Part of this Programme
Level of Qualification|Semesters|ECTS
Bachelor; Master Degree | Trimestral | 6
Year | Type of course unit | Language
4 |Mandatory |Português
Total of Working Hours | Duration of Contact (hours)
150 | 90
Recommended complementary curricular units
Prerequisites and co-requisites
Good manufacturing practices of sterile pharmaceutical forms. Sterilization and
pyrogens. Aseptic technique. Formulations for parenteral administration. Formulations
for ocular administration. Formulations for nasal and auricular administration.
Biopharmaceutical products. Injectable formulations of extemporaneous preparation.
Freeze-drying in the pharmaceutical industry. Industrial production of injectables.
In a global perspective, Pharmaceutical Technology includes the scientific and
technological aspects associated with different phases in which a drug is subject to the
development and production of a pharmaceutical dosage form suitable for
administration. Particularly in the Pharmaceutical Technology II are studied the dosage
forms for parenteral administration, with special emphasis on its production process
and on its quality control tests. Thus, it will be studied the good manufacturing practices
of sterile pharmaceutical forms, the sterilization techniques and the aseptic
manipulation and production techniques. In addition, it is focused the production and
quality control of formulations for ocular, nasal and auricular administration, as well as
the biopharmaceuticals and injectable forms of extemporaneous preparation.
Knowledge, abilities and skills to be acquired
The student will develop skills as a specialist in the field of pharmaceutical
dosage forms and therapeutic delivery systems through parenteral, ocular, nasal and
auricular routes. During classes, the student will acquire theoretical and practical skills
in the preparation and quality control of sterile pharmaceutical forms.
Teaching methodologies and assessment
The CU has theoretical and practical classes. The theoretical classes are
magisterial and the practical classes deepen the contents. The supporting materials are
provided in due time in the online platform Moodle.
The evaluation is made through the continuous evaluation regime, or final exam regime.
In the continuous evaluation regime, the final grade is obtained by the average of
the components: 1st exam (35%) + 2nd exam (35%) + Practical evaluation (30%)
Practical evaluation = Assiduity (10%) + Participation / Performance (20%) + Reports
(20%) + Practical exam (50%)
In the final exam regime, the evaluation focuses on the global program content,
with an incidence of 70% of theoretical content and 30% practical content.
The grade improvement can be obtained by an oral exam. The abovementioned
parameters also apply to students with student-worker status.
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Gulbenkian, 8ª edição, Portugal, 2014
- Leon Lachman et al., Teoria e Prática na Indústria Farmacêutica, Fundação
Calouste Gulbenkian, 3.ª edição, Portugal, 2015
- Farmacopeia Portuguesa ¿ IX Edição, Infarmed, Portugal
- Michael E. Aulton, Kevin M. G. Taylor, Aulton´s Pharmaceutics The design
and manufacture of medicines, Elsevier, 4.ª edição, UK, 2013
- Howard C. Ansel et al., Ansel¿s Pharmaceutical dosage forms and drug delivery
systems, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 9.ª edição, USA, 2011