Determinants of quality, compendial standards, quality assurance, analysis of medicines, pharmaceutical data and its interpretation, counterfeit medicines, quality of herbal and complementary medicines, expiry dating, generic medicines and interpretation of bioequivalence data, regulatory control of quality of medicines.
|Paper title||Quality of Medicines|
|Teaching period||Second Semester|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$745.37|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$3,467.50|
- Limited to
- Teaching staff
- Dr Allan Gamble, Dr Arlene McDowell, Mr David Schmierer and Professor Stephen Duffull
- Paper Structure
- 23 Lectures
- Teaching Arrangements
- Lectures, laboratories, tutorials, CAL laboratories and workshops
- Watson, D. G., (2005) Pharmaceutical Analysis: a textbook for pharmacy students and
pharmaceutical chemists, 2nd edn, Elsevier/Churchill Livingston.
Donnelly, Jr, R. A., (2007) The Complete Idiot's Guide to Statistics, 2nd edn, Penguin USA.
Kirkwood, B.R., Sterne J.A.C., (2003) Essential Medical Statistics, 2nd edn, Blackwell Science.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Lifelong learning, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics,
Information literacy, Research.
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- Learning Outcomes
- By the end of this paper you should be able to:
- Define and interpret what factors determine the quality of a medicine
- Describe and interpret pharmacopoeial standards for medicines
- Describe and interpret some methods for analysis of medicines
- Describe and interpret the role of quality assurance in assuring the quality of medicines, generally and in the community pharmacy
- Describe and interpret quality of medicine issues in relation to herbal and complementary medicines
- Name the regulatory authority responsible for quality of medicines in New Zealand and describe its role
- Present data in clear and appropriate ways and carry out a limited number of statistical analyses of data
- Determine whether a medicine meets a specified standard of quality
- Predict whether a medicine is of appropriate quality by analysing a report containing quantitative data about the medicine