MMB8046 : Drug Delivery and Nanomedicine
- Offered for Year: 2019/20
- Module Leader(s): Dr Wing Man Lau
- Lecturer: Dr Keng Wooi Ng, Professor Moein Moghimi
- Owning School: FMS Graduate School
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 1 Credit Value:||20|
The module aims to develop the student's knowledge and understanding of the scientific principles of medicine design, development and manufacture. Students will develop the ability to formulate potential novel therapeutic compounds into world-class medicine to address current market needs, and propose a sound strategy to do so. It covers the technologies to design, develop and analyse micro and nano-scale materials, systems and devices. Industrial expertise will offer students an insight into pharmaceutical product development.
Outline Of Syllabus
The module covers the following areas, delivered through a series of lectures and interactive face-to-face seminars.
-Biological barriers for drug delivery
-Routes of drug administration
-Drug formulation design and development
-Targeted drug delivery systems and carriers
-Medicines manufacturing and quality control
-Latest advances in drug delivery and targeting
-Pharmaceutical nanotechnology and nanomedicines
-Delivery of biopharmaceuticals
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||70:00||70:00||Preparation and submission for in-course assessment|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||10||1:00||10:00||Lectures|
|Guided Independent Study||Directed research and reading||1||50:00||50:00||Notes from lectures and reading|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Small group teaching||1||3:00||3:00||Seminars|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Small group teaching||2||2:00||4:00||Surgery|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Small group teaching||5||2:00||10:00||Tutorials|
|Guided Independent Study||Student-led group activity||1||20:00||20:00||Student-led seminars and meetings|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||1||33:00||33:00||Independent study|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
Theoretical content will be provided by lectures and provide a framework on which to construct further guided independent learning. Weekly interactive seminars will involve collaborative problem based activities that will encourage students to apply and build on the previous week’s learning and facilitate deeper learning on current research and development of advanced drug formulation and delivery through social interaction. Tutorial, seminars and student-lead activities also provide an opportunity to develop other skills including interpersonal skill, oral communication, collaboration, critical appraisal and information literacy. Surgery sessions provide extra opportunities for individual learning support that tailor to more specific individual learning needs.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Case study||1||M||50||Scientific literature review and prepare a formulation design proposal (max 3000 words)|
|Report||1||M||30||Complete an individual report describing case study formulation design - max 1000 words|
|Prof skill assessmnt||1||M||20||Oral presentation in small group (15mins)|
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
The coursework will allow the students to show that they have fully understood all of the elements required in order to formulate an enhanced drug delivery system. Coursework is preferred as it provides a mechanism for the students to show that they are able to integrate the separate elements together to develop a specific drug formulation design.
Each student will be given a case based on a currently unmet pharmaceutical formulation need. Students will be expected to carry out a literature review to present the current knowledge and, based on that, to derive a proposal to meet the formulation need. Knowledge and skills will also be assessed by small group presentation of a strategy relating to a new formulation development, followed by a question and answer session. This will provide an opportunity for further feedback. A written plan will also be submitted by each student. These tasks have been designed to prepare students for a typical working environment where team work and diplomacy are as important as knowledge.