Physical pharmacy

wfarm1307  2020-2021  Bruxelles Woluwe

Physical pharmacy
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information below is subject to change, in particular that concerning the teaching mode (presential, distance or in a comodal or hybrid format).
2 credits
15.0 h

The prerequisite(s) for this Teaching Unit (Unité d’enseignement – UE) for the programmes/courses that offer this Teaching Unit are specified at the end of this sheet.
Main themes
1. Pharmaceutical solutions : Dissolution Solubility Partition coefficient Osmotic presssure 2. The solid state : Solid state properties : The cristalline structure Polymorphisme The amorphous state Solid dispersions Properties of powders : Particle size Particle shape Specific surface area Powder density Powder flowability and particles cohesion Wettability 3. Rheology : Fluid viscosity Determination of the flow properties of Newtonian fluids Types of non-Newtonian behavior Determination of the flow properties of non-Newtonian fluids 4. Disperse systems : Interfacial phenomena Liquid interfaces Solid interfaces Colloidal systems 5. Polymers : General properties of polymers Water-soluble polymers Water-insoluble polymers and polymeric membranes

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :


To assimilate the physicochemical principles necessary to the formulation of dosage forms


The contribution of this Teaching Unit to the development and command of the skills and learning outcomes of the programme(s) can be accessed at the end of this sheet, in the section entitled “Programmes/courses offering this Teaching Unit”.
Other information
Method 15 h lecture.
Teaching materials
  • Slides sur Moodle
Faculty or entity

Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme
Bachelor in Pharmacy
WMD1102 AND WMD1104 AND WMD1105 AND WMD1106

Master [120] in Biomedical Engineering