Pharmaceutics: Basic Principles and Application to Pharmacy Practice is an engaging textbook that covers all aspects of pharmaceutics with emphasis on the basic science and its application to pharmacy practice. Based on curricular guidelines mandated by the American Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), this book incorporates laboratory skills by identifying portions of each principle that can be used in a clinical setting. In this way, instructors are able to demonstrate their adherence to ACPE standards and objectives, simply by using this book. Written in a straightforward and student-friendly manner, Pharmaceutics enables students to gain the scientific foundation to understand drug physicochemical properties, practical aspects of dosage forms and drug delivery systems, and the biological applications of drug administration. Key ideas are illustrated and reinforced through chapter objectives and chapter summaries. A companion website features resources for students and instructors, including videos illustrating difficult processes and procedures as well as practice questions and answers. Instructor resources include Powerpoint slides and a full-color image bank. This book is intended for students in pharmaceutical science programs taking pharmaceutics or biopharmaceutics courses at the undergraduate, graduate and doctoral level.
Part 1: Physical Principles and Properties of Pharmaceutics Chapter 1: Introduction: Terminology, basic mathematical skills and calculations Chapter 2: Physical states, thermodynamic principles in pharmaceutics Chapter 3: Physical properties, their determination and importance in pharmaceutics Chapter 4: Equilibrium processes in Pharmaceutics Chapter 5: Kinetic processes and Pharmaceutics Chapter 6: Other processes Part 2: Practical Aspects of Pharmaceutics Chapter 7: Drug, Dosage forms and Drug delivery systems Chapter 8: Solid Dosage forms Chapter 9: Liquid Dosage form Chapter 10: Gaseous dosage forms Chapter 11: Semi-solid dosage forms Chapter 12: Special dosage forms Part 3: Biological Applications of Pharmaceutics Chapter 13: Routes of drug administration Chapter 14: Membrane transport and Diffusion Chapter 15: Factors affecting drug absorption and disposition in a system Chapter 16: Bioavailability and Bioequivalence