Historical background and development of profession of pharmacy : History of profession of Pharmacy in India in relation to pharmacy education, industry and organization, Pharmacy as a career, Pharmacopoeias: Introduction to IP, BP, USP and Extra Pharmacopoeia.
Dosage forms : Introduction to dosage forms, classification and definitions
Prescription: Definition, Parts of prescription, handling of Prescription and Errors in prescription.
Posology : Definition, Factors affecting posology. Pediatric dose calculations based on age, body weight and body surface area. (Chapters - 1, 2, 3, 4)
Pharmaceutical calculations : Weights and measures - Imperial & Metric system, Calculations involving percentage solutions, alligation, proof spirit and isotonic solutions based on freezing point and molecular weight.
Powders : Definition, classification, advantages and disadvantages, Simple & compound powders - official preparations, dusting powders, effervescent, efflorescent and hygroscopic powders, eutectic mixtures. Geometric dilutions.
Liquid dosage forms : Advantages and disadvantages of liquid dosage forms. Excipients used in formulation of liquid dosage forms. Solubility enhancement techniques. (Chapters - 5, 6, 7)
Monophasic liquids : Definitions and preparations of Gargles, Mouthwashes, Throat Paint, Eardrops, Nasal drops, Enemas, Syrups, Elixirs, Liniments and Lotions.
Biphasic liquids :
Suspensions : Definition, advantages and disadvantages, classifications, Preparation of suspensions; Flocculated and Deflocculated suspension & stability problems and methods to overcome.
Emulsions : Definition, classification, emulsifying agent, test for the identification of type ofEmulsion, Methods of preparation & stability problems and methods to overcome. (Chapters - 8, 9, 10)
Suppositories : Definition, types, advantages and disadvantages, types of bases, Methods of preparations. Displacement value & its calculations, evaluation of suppositories.
Pharmaceutical incompatibilities : Definition, classification, physical, chemical and therapeutic incompatibilities with examples. (Chapters - 11, 12)
Semisolid dosage forms : Definitions, classification, mechanisms and factors
influencing dermal penetration of drugs. Preparation of ointments, pastes, creams and gels. Excipients used in semi solid dosage forms. Evaluation of semi solid dosages forms. (Chapter - 13)