535-0423-00L  Drug Delivery and Drug Targeting

SemesterAutumn Semester 2021
LecturersJ.‑C. Leroux, A. Steinauer
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish



Courses

NumberTitleHoursLecturers
535-0423-00 VDrug Delivery and Drug Targeting1.5 hrs
Tue/112:45-15:30HIL E 9 »
J.‑C. Leroux, A. Steinauer

Catalogue data

AbstractThe students gain an overview on current principles, methodologies and systems for controlled delivery and targeting of drugs. This enables the students to understand and evaluate the field in terms of scientific criteria.
ObjectiveThe students dispose of an overview on current principles and systems for the controlled delivery and targeting of drugs. The focus of the course lies on developing a capacity to understand the involved technologies and methods, as well as an appreciation of the chances and constraints of their therapeutic usage, with prime attention on anticancer drugs, therapeutic peptides, proteins, nucleic acids and vaccines.
ContentThe course covers the following topics: drug targeting and delivery principles, macromolecular drug carriers, liposomes, micelles, micro/nanoparticles, gels and implants, administration of vaccines, targeting at the gastrointestinal level, synthetic carriers for nucleic acid drugs, ophthalmic devices, novel trends in transdermal and nasal drug delivery and 3D printing of drug delivery systems.
Lecture notesSelected lecture notes, documents and supporting material will be directly provided or may be downloaded from the course website.
LiteratureA.M. Hillery, K. Park. Drug Delivery: Fundamentals & Applications, second edition, CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL, 2017.

B. Wang B, L. Hu, T.J. Siahaan. Drug Delivery - Principles and Applications, second edition, John Wiley & Sons, Hoboken NJ, 2016.

Y. Perrie, T. Rhades. Pharmaceutics - Drug Delivery and Targeting, second edition, Pharmaceutical Press, London and Chicago, 2012.

Further references will be provided in the course.
CompetenciesCompetencies
Subject-specific CompetenciesConcepts and Theoriesassessed
Techniques and Technologiesassessed
Method-specific CompetenciesAnalytical Competenciesassessed
Decision-makingassessed
Media and Digital Technologiesfostered
Problem-solvingassessed
Project Managementfostered
Social CompetenciesCommunicationassessed
Cooperation and Teamworkassessed
Customer Orientationfostered
Leadership and Responsibilityfostered
Self-presentation and Social Influence fostered
Sensitivity to Diversityfostered
Negotiationfostered
Personal CompetenciesAdaptability and Flexibilityassessed
Creative Thinkingfostered
Critical Thinkingassessed
Integrity and Work Ethicsfostered
Self-awareness and Self-reflection fostered
Self-direction and Self-management fostered

Performance assessment

Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits2 credits
ExaminersJ.-C. Leroux, A. Steinauer
Typegraded semester performance
Language of examinationEnglish
RepetitionRepetition possible without re-enrolling for the course unit.
Additional information on mode of examinationShort oral communication about a recent publication in the field of drug delivery and targeting (40%). Oral examination on one or more randomly selected topics of the course (ca. 20 min) (60%).

Learning materials

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Groups

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Restrictions

Places35 at the most
PriorityRegistration for the course unit is until 16.09.2021 only possible for the primary target group
Primary target groupPharmacy (Swiss Fed. Diploma) MSc (510200)
Pharmaceutical Sciences MSc (512000)
Pharmaceutical Sciences BSc (537000)
Waiting listuntil 21.09.2021

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