Industrial Pharmacy I

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Course Credit- 04

After the successful first run in 2019, we are back with the first Pharmacy SWAYAM MOOC of country. My self Dr Ajay Semalty along with my team members welcome you in the course.

Do you want to learn the basics of Industrial Pharmacy with practical approach and vibrant environment? Come join our course.

The course is one of the papers of Fifth semester of B. Pharmacy syllabi approved by Pharmacy Council of India (PCI) and is adopted uniformly by all the pharmacy institutions and Universities throughout the country. All other learners who want to learn the basics of industrial pharmacy can get the vital benefit out of this course.


The course has been designed with the aim that after completing this course, you should be able

  • To identify and practice Dosage forms; and their manufacturing techniques

  • To practice all the related and practical aspect of dosage form development

  • To formulate and evaluate solid, liquid and semisolid dosage forms

  • To correlate the theoretical knowledge with professional and practical need of pharmaceutical industry

Target Learners:
B. Pharm/ M Pharm/ Ph D Pharmacy students; researchers, Pharmacy faculty members/ Pharma Industry Personnel; the students of B Sc/ M Sc Chemistry/ Pharm. Chemistry/ biotechnology and other allied disciplines who aspire for the jobs in Pharma Industry or research.

Pharmacy students will get the 4 credits after successful completion of the course (and proctored exam). And the industry personals who are not from pharmacy background may enrich their knowledge with this course. The course is very suitable for all the aspirants of jobs in Pharma Industry even if they are not from Pharmacy background.

Course has been designed with the USPs
Easy language, to-the-point coverage of topics, pictorial/graphical, animated and Audio Video knowledge store with the standards needed by the Pharma industry. The course is one of the pioneer MOOC in pharmaceutical sciences developed with the expert advice from academic and industry experts.

The Team IP

Dr Ajay Semalty
(Course Coordinator & Subject Matter Expert)

Dr Mona Semalty
(Co-Course Coordinator & Subject Matter Expert)

Mr Lokesh Adhikari
(Subject Matter Expert)

EMRC Roorkee



WEEK: 12
Week 1 Preformulation I
Preformulation I: Physical form (crystal & amorphous), Preformulation I: polymorphism, particle size, shape Preformulation I:, solubility profile (pKa, pH) Preformulation I: Partition coefficient, flow properties
Week 2 Preformulation II Preformulation II: Hydrolysis, oxidation, reduction Preformulation II: Racemisation, Preformulation II: Dissolution, permeability & BCS classification Preformulation II: Polymerization
Week 3 Tablets Tablets: Introduction, classification of tablets. Formulation/preparing of tablets, granulation methods. Tablets: Compression and processing problems. Equipment and tablet tooling, Tablet defects. Tablets: Tablet coating: Types, coating materials, formulation of coating composition, methods of coating, equipments employed and defects in coating Tablets: QC of tablets: apparatus, methods, graphical presentations, official and unofficial tests.
Week 4 Liquid Orals Liquid orals: Formulation and manufacturing of solution, syrups and elixirs, Filling and packaging Liquid orals: Emulsions: I Liquid orals: Emulsion II Liquid orals: Suspensions: Formulation, evaluation
Week 5 Parenterals I Parenterals I: Introduction, Preformulation of parenterals Parenterals I: Formulation of Parenterals
Week 6 Parenterals I Parenterals I: Types of Parenteral preparation Parenterals I: Lay out and Production facilities
Week 7 Parenterals II Parenterals II: Pyrogens and pyrogenisity Parenterals II: Quality control of parenterals
Week 8 Capsules Capsules: Introduction, Advantages, Disadvantages, Capsule Production, hard Gelatin capsules Capsules: Methods of filling capsules, Soft Gelatin Capsules Capsules: Formulation Consideration, Production of soft gelatin capsules, Non-gelatin soft capsules Capsules: Evaluation of commercial capsules
Week 9 Pellets and Ophthalmic Preparations Pellets: Introduction, formulation, pelletization process, equipment needed Ophthalmic Preparations: Introduction, absorption through eye, formulation considerations Ophthalmic Preparations: formulation of eye drops, lotion, ointments Ophthalmic Preparations: Methods of preparation; labeling, containers Evaluation
Week 10 Pharmaceutical Aerosols Pharmaceutical Aerosols: Definitions, Advantages, Limitation, Uses Pharmaceutical Aerosols: Components of aerosols Pharmaceutical Aerosols: Components and systems of aerosols Pharmaceutical Aerosols: inhalers and Evaluation of Aerosols
Week 11 Cosmetics Cosmetics: Introduction, absorption through skin, types of cosmetic preparations, Formulation of tooth pastes Cosmetics: Formulation of lipsticks, shampoos, hair dyes Cosmetics: Formulation of cold cream and vanishing cream, sunscreens
Week 12 Packaging Materials Science Packaging Materials Science: Materials used for packaging of pharmaceutical products, Packaging Materials Science: Factors influencing choice of containers Legal and official requirements, Stability aspects, Packaging Materials Science: Quality control tests of packaging materials