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RGPV B.Pharmacy 4th Semester Syllabus

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                     Pharmaceutics- IV (Pharmaceutical Engineering – II) (PY-401)  

Size Reduction and Size Separation-
 Definition objectives and significance of size
reduction, Factors affecting size reduction, Standard of powders, Sieves and their usage
in grading of powders, Laws governing energy and power requirements of a mill,
Classification of size reduction machines, Study of various types of mill including ball
mill, hammer mill fluid energy mill energy mill etc. Fluid classification methods.
Evaporation-Basic concepts, Factors affecting evaporation, Types of evaporators, Study
of short tubs evaporators, Forced circulation evaporators and Film evaporators, Single
and multiple effect evaporation, Evaporation under reduced pressure, Evaporation
capacity, Heat and material balance, Scale formation, Foam and entrainment.

General theory applied to binary mixtures, Boiling point and equilibrium
diagrams, Raout’s Law and Henry’s Law, Constant boiling mixtures, Simple, steam and
Equilibrium distillations, Rectification, Constructions of rectifying columns. Analysis of
rectifying column: McCabe Thiel method and Lewis Sorel method for calculation of
number of theoretical plates, Azeotropic  and extractive distillations.
Drying- Introduction, Theory of drying Rate of drying curves, Classification of dryers,
Study of dryers used in pharmaceutical industries, Special drying methods.
Extraction- Principles of solid-liquid and liquid- liquid extraction, Theories of extraction
of drugs, Diffusion battery, Podbielnaik  extractor, Continuous counter- current
extraction system.

Importance of crystal purity, size, shape, geometry habit forms and
types, Solubility curves and calculation of yields, Mier,s  supersaturation theory and its
limitations, Nucleation and crystal growth, Classification of crystallizers, Principles
underlying the design and operation of Tank, Swenson-walker, Krystal and Vacuum
crystallizer, Crystallizer employed for producing large crystals, Caking of crystals and its

Theory of mixing, Solid-solid; solid-liquid and liquid-liquid mixers used in
pharmaceutical industries.
Filtration and Centrifugation- Theory of filtration, Factors affecting filtration, Filter
media, Filter aids, Classification of filters, Industrial filters including Filter press, Rotary
filter, Membrane filter etc.
Principles of centrifugation, Industrial filters and centrifugation sedimenters.

Compaction and Compression-
Adhesion and Cohesion of particles, Strength of
granules, Factors affecting strength of tablets, Physics of tablet compression.
Pilot Plant Scale Up Techniques- Concepts of pilot plant, scale up techniques in
pharmaceutical industries.  

List of practicals

1. Study the effect of diameter of balls, No. of balls volume of balls or feed amount on the particle size reduction wing ball mill.
2. Calculate the energy requirement (as per Riltinger’s law) for the powder milling.
3. Study the particle size distribution the given sample using standard sieve method.
4. Determine the particle size distribution of a given sample using microscopy.
5. Study the rate of sedimentation of the given sample.
6. Study the effect of suspending agents on the rate of sedimentation of the given sample.
7. Compare the efficiency of different suspending agents on the rate of sedimentation of the given sample.
8. Study the effect of temperature, surface area and viscosity of the liquid on the rate of evaporation.
9. Construct the boiling point diagram for the given mixture of alcohol and water.
10.   Separate the
constituents of the given a zeotropic mixture by the addition of third agent.
 11. Study the rate of drying and determine EMC, CMC and FMC.
12. Study the effect of surface area, material bed thickness, temperature and moisture content on the rate of drying.
13. Compare the efficiency of single stage extraction with multiple stage extraction.
14. Determine the percentage of acetic acid extracted from the mixture of benzene and acetic acid using water as our extracting agent.
15. Prepare mier’s super solubility curve for the given samples.
16. Determine the percentage purity of the given sample using crystallization technique.  
17. Determine the mixing index for the mixing of give powders.
18. Determine the effect of surface area, thickness of filter medium, viscosity of liquid, temperature and filter aid on the rate of filtration.          

                                 Pharmaceutics –V (Dosage Form Design) (PY- 402) 

Pharmaceutical preformulation: -  

Definition and scope,
Establishment and importance of following physicochemical parameters
Solubility, pKa and selection of suitable salt, partition coefficient, dissolution,
polymorphism, microscopy and powder properties, stability and drug-excipient
compatibility Pharmaceutical factors influencing drug formulation.
Study of different types of formulation additives: Diluents, Binders, Disintegrating agents, Lubricants, Solvents, Co-solvents and Vehicles, Preservatives, Suspending agents, Emulsifying agents, Antioxidants, Preservatives, colouring, flavoring and sweetning agents, Viscosity enhancers, ointment and suppositories bases

Polymers and biodegradable polymers:
Classification, Methods of synthesis, Properties, Characterization and evaluation.  Brief introduction of biodegradable polymers, pharmaceutical applications of polymers..                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Dissolution  stability and degradation study:  Chemical stability, pathways of degradation, physical and phase transformation, stability testing protocols for various pharmaceutical dosage forms, determination of expiry date (shelf life) and overage calculations, stabilization of pharmaceutical formulations.
Drug product design: Stages of drug discovery and development process, Importance of product design, considerations.

Dissolution technology:   Theories of dissolution, factors affecting dissolution, design of various dissolution apparatus, dissolution media, dissolution testing of different types of dosage formulations, data interpretation, mathematical models for predication of dissolution of profile.  

List of practicals:

A minimum total of 10 experiments should be performed .
1. Establish the following preformulation parameters of the given drug sample. (a) Melting point (b) solubility (c) intrinsic solubility  (d) pKa (e) Partition coefficient
2. Establish the following preformulation parameters of the given drug sample.
(a) Particle size distribution (b) Flow proportion (c) Bulk deurity  (d) Carr’s index (e) Compression preparation.
3. Study the drug excipient  compatibility of given drug with commonly used  excipent by TLC technique.
4. Estimate the self life of the given drug
5. Study the effect of mesture  content on chemical stability of aspirin.
6. Study the effect of temperation on stability of given photosensitive drug.
7. Determine the molecular Mass of given polymer by viscometer.
8. Perform the in-vitro dissolution study of given the sample of tablet.
9. Study the effect of presence of surfactant in dissolution of tablet cantoning poorly soluble drug.
10. Study the effect of solvent / co-solvent hydrotropic agents on solubility of given drug.
11. Study the effect of pH of dissolution on in-vitro dissuasion study.
12.  Compare the dissolution profile of two marketed tablet products.          

                      PHARMACEUTICAL ANALYSIS (THEORY) PY 403  

Fundamentals, Significance of quantitative analysis in quality control, Different
techniques of analysis.
Theoretical considerations and pharmaceutical applications; with special reference to
Indian pharmacopoeia; of the following analytical techniques -
1) Acid-Base titrations: Theoretical principles. Classification, Direct titration of strong acids, Strong bases, and weak bases, Back titrations, Acid –Base indicators, Choice of indicators and mixed indicators. Methods for determination of organically combined Nitrogen and in pharmaceutical applications.
2) Oxidation-Reduction titrations: Concepts of oxidation and reduction, redox reactions, strengths & equivalent weighs of oxidizing and reducing agents, redox indicators, potassium permanganate titrations, iodometry & iodometry, 9£dcammonium sulphate titrations, potassium iodate titrations. Pharmaceutical applications, preparation and standardization of redox titrants e.g. sodium thiosulphate etc.
3) Precipitation titrations: Detection of End Points in Precipitation reactions. Indicators used in Precipitation titrations, Preparation & standardization of titrants like silver nitrate, ammonium thiocyanate; titrations according to Mohr's and Volhard's methods; ammonium and potassium thiocyanate titrations; indicators; applications in pharmaceutical analysis
4) Gravimetric analysis: Fundamentals of gravimetry, Precipitation reagents precipitation techniques, Specific examples of gravimetric estimation like Aluminum as hydroxy quinolate, Barium on Barium Sulfate, Lead as Chromate and Magnesium as Magnesium  Pyrophosphate.
5) Non-aqueous titrations: Scopes and limitations, Solvents used in non aqueous titrations. Acid-base equilibria in non-aqueous media, Titration of weak acids and weak bases with specific examples given in Indian Pharmacopoeia.
6) Complexometric titrations: Theory of Complexometric analysis. Factor in influencing stability of complexes. pM indicators. Types of Disodium edetate titrations with suitable examples.
7) Conductometry:  Ohm’s law and ionic conductivities, Apparatus used for conductimetric titrations. Application of conductimetry in acid-base, Precipitation and complexometric titrations with suitable examples.
8) Potentiometry: Theory and principles, Reference electrodes, Indicators electrodes and Ion selective electrodes. Instrumentation for potentiometric titrations. Application of
potentiometry for end point determination in acid-base titration, redox titrations, precipitation titrations with suitable examples
9) Polarography & Amperometry: Introduction, theoretical principles, organic polarography, dropping mercury electrode, basic principles of polarographic instruments, methods of analysis, experiments including amperometric titrations.  
10)  Miscellaneous methods of analysis like diazotization titrations and Karl-fisher titrations.    

List of Practicals:  

A total of 15 experiments should be performed on the topics mentioned below
1. Acid base titrations:  Preparation and standardization of acids and bases, some
exercises related to the determination of acids and bases separately and in mixture form.
Some official assay procedures of boric acid, ascorbic acid shall also be covered.
 2. Oxidation-reduction titration: Preparation and standardization of some redox titrants,
e.g., potassium permanganate, potassium dichromate, iodine, sodium thiosulphate etc.
Some exercises related to the determination of oxidizing and reducing agents in the
sample shall be covered. Exercises involving use of potassium iodate, potassium bromate,
ceric ammonium sulphate shall be performed.  
3. Precipitation titrations: Preparation and standardization of titrants like silver nitrate and
ammonium thiocyanate, titrations according to Mohr's and Volhard's methods.  
4. Gravimetric analysis: Determination of water of hydration, some exercises related to
Gravimetric estimation of metal ions such as barium, magnesium and calcium shall he
5. Diazotization reaction: Assay of sulphonamides.
6. Complexometric titration: Any two official assays done by this method.
7. Non-aqueous titrations: preparation and standardization of some non aqueous titrants,
e.g., Perchloric acid, tetrabutyl ammonium hydroxide. Any two official assay given in
Pharmacopoeia of India.    

                         Pharmaceutical Chemistry-V (Biochemistry) PY -404

Biochemical organization of the cell and transport processes across cell membrane.
The concept of free energy, determination of charges in free energy system from equilibrium constant and reduction potential, bioenergetics, production of ATP and its biological significance.
Structure and Functions of Proteins:
Amino acids and Peptides, Determination of Primary structure and higher orders of structure.
Nomenclature, Kinetics ans its Mechanism of action, Mechanism of Inhibition,Isoenzymes, enzymes in technical diagnosis.
Metals as coenzymes and their significance and Vitamins as coenzymes and their significance.
Carbohydrate Metabolism:
Conversion of Polysaccharide to Glucose 1-Phosphate, Glycolysis and Fermentation and their regulation, Gluconeogenesis and Glycogenolysis, metabolism of galactose and galactosemia, role of sugar nucleotide in biosynthesis, pentosephosphate pathway.
The Citric acid cycle:
The significance, reaction and energetics of cycle, amphibolic role of cycle, Glyoxalic Acid Cycle.
Lipid Metabolism:
Oxidation of fatty acids, Beta Oxidation and energetic, alpha oxidation,omega oxidation, Biosynthesis of Ketone bodies and their utilisation, Biosynthesis of saturated and unsaturated fatty acids and eicosanoids, phospholipids, sphingolipids.
Biological oxidation:
Redox Potential, enzymes and co-enzymes involved in oxidation reduction and its control. The respiratory chain, its role in energy capture and its control, energetic of oxidative phosphorylation, inhibitors of respiratory chain and oxidative phosphyrlation, mechanism of oxidative phosphorylation.  
Nitrogen & Sulphur Cycle:
Nitrogen fixation, ammonia assimilation, sulphur activation, sulphate reduction, incorporation of sulphur in organic compounds, release of sulphur from organic compounds
Metabolism of Ammonia and Nitrogen Containing monomers:
Nitrogen balance, biosynthesis of amino acids, catabolism of amino acids, conversion of amino acids to specialized products, assimilation of ammonia , urea cycle, metabolic disorders of urea cycle, metabolism biosynthesis, formation of bile pigment, hyperbilirubinemia, purine biosynthesis, purine nucleotide interconversion, pyrimidine biosynthesis, and formation of deoxyribonucleotides.
Disorders of Carbohydrate, Lipid and Protein Metabolism:
Biomedical Importance and Implications in Clinical Biochemistry. Diagnostic tests for detection of metabolic disorders.
Biosynthesis of nucleic Acids:
Brief introduction to genetic organisation, organisation of mammalian genome, alteration and rearrangement of genetic material, biosynthesis of DNA and its replication, mutation, physical and chemical mutagenesis/ carcinogenesis, DNA repair mechanism, biosynthesis of  RNA.
Genetic code and Protein synthesis:
Genetic code, Components of protein synthesis and inhibition of protein synthesis. Brief account of genetic engineering and polymerase chain reactions. Regulation of gene expression.


1. Qualitative and Quantitative chemical examination of Urine ,Blood and Faeces.
2. Food Analysis – Analysis of Milk ,Butter, Flour, Honey and Starch.
3. Systemic analysis of water for pharmaceutical purpose.
4. Seperation of amino acids by two dimensional paper chromatography and gel
5. Seperation of lipids by TLC.
6. Seperation of Serum protiens  by  electrophoresis on cellulose acetate.
7. Quantitative estimation of amino acids and proteins.
8. Determination of glucose.
9. Isolation and determination of RNA and DNA.

                                                    Pharmacology-I (Theory) PY - 405  

General Pharmacology  
a. Introduction to pharmacology, sources of drugs, dosage forms and routes of administration, mechanism of action, combined effects of drugs, factors modifying drug action, tolerance and dependence, pharmacogenetics.  
b. Absorption, distribution and excretion of drugs, principle of basic and clinical pharmacokinetics adverse drug reactions and treatment of poisoning, ADME drug interaction, bioassay of drugs and biological standardization, discovery and development of new drugs. Introduction to clinical trials.

Pharmacology of Peripheral Nervous System
a. Neurohumoral transmission (autonomous and somatic)
b. Parasympathomimetic, parasympatholytic, sympathomimetics,  sympatholytics, neuron blocking agents.
c. Neuromuscular blocking agents
d. Local anaesthetic agents

a. Histamine, bradykinin 5- HT and their antagonists.
b. Prostaglandins, leukotrienes and platelet activating factors.  
Analgesic, Antipyretic, Anti-inflammatory and Anti-Gout Drugs:

Drugs acting on Respiratory System and Pathophysiology of respiratory system:  
a. Anti-asthmatic drugs including bronchodilators b. Anti-tussives and expectorants  

List of practicals: 

1. Introduction to Experimental Pharmacology and various regulatory authorities.
2. Study of common laboratory animals and anesthetics used in animal studies.
3. Study of various routes of drug administration in experimental animals.
4. Preparation of various physiological salt solution and set up of isolated rat ileum preparation.
5. Study the effects of various agonists and antagonists on isolated rat ileum preparation.
6. Plot dose response curve of choline using isolated gunea pig ileum preparation.  
7. Plot dose response curve of histamine using isolated guinea pig ileum preparation. 8. Study the effect of autonomic drugs mydriatic and miotic on rabbit eye.
9. Study the effect of local anesthetics on rabbit eye.
10. Study the peripheral analgesic activity of indomethacin using writhing test on mice.
11. Study anti- inflammatory activity of indomethacin using rat paw edema paradigm.
12. Study the neuromuscular effect of d-tubocurarine/ succinyl choline using rotarod apparatus.    

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