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Course Code: 
ECKM 507
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Course Objectives: 
Training of pharmaceutical factory organization, regulation, water treatment, raw material production, production of liquid and semi-solid dosage forms.
Course Content: 

Health, safety and environment related ethical concepts and regulations in pharmaceutical and cosmetics production; The layout and functional areas of the pharmaceutical factory; Production operations and equipment, Water treatment system; Production of raw materials; Liquid production systems - solutions, colloids, suspensions, emulsions; Semi-solid production systems: jellies, ointments, creams.

Course Methodology: 
1. Explanation, 2. Case Study Method, 3. Problem Solving Method, 4. Discussion, 5. Presentation Method, 6. Group Study
Course Evaluation Methods: 
1. Presentation, 2. Homeworks, 3. Application

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Course Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcome of the Course Program Outcome Teaching Methods Evaluation Methods
Being informed about the regulations related to pharmaceutical production facilities 1-10 1, 4, 5, 6 1, 2
Having knowledge about water treatment plant, operation, and related controls for pharmaceutical water 1-10 1, 4, 5, 6 1, 2
To learn the operation in a primary production factory 1-10 1, 4, 5, 6 1, 2
To learn production of liquid dosage forms 1-10 1, 4, 5, 6 1, 2
To learn the production of semi-solid dosage forms 1-10 1, 4, 5, 6 1, 2

Course Flow

Weekly Course Topics
Week Topics Preparation before Attending
1 Health, safety and environment related ethics in drug and cosmetics production  
2 Regulations on drug and cosmetic production  
3 Layout and functional areas of the pharmaceutical factory  
4 Water treatment plant - Pharmaceutical water production, operation and related controls  
5 Primer and secondary production; types of raw material production, principles for the design of production facilities  
6 Raw material production methods, key unit operations  
7 Secondary production-basic unit operations-1  
8 Secondary production-basic unit operations-2  
9 Production of liquid dosage forms - solutions  
10 Production of liquid dosage forms - colloids, suspensions  
11 Production of liquid dosage forms - emulsions  
12 Production of semi-solid dosage forms: Gels  
13 Production of semi-solid dosage forms: ointments  
14 Production of semi-solid dosage forms: creams  


Homeworks 6 50
Mid-semester Homeworks 5 25
Final Homeworks 1 25
Final Examination 1 50
Total   100
Contribution of Final to the Total   50
Contribution of Mid-semester works to the Total   50
Total   100

Course’s Contribution to Program

No Program Learning Outcome Contribution Level
1 2 3 4 5  
1 Being more useful and adding new horizons to their professions working in the pharmaceutical and cosmetic industry         x  
2 Increasing the problem-solving skills of pharmacists and chemical engineers working in the industry         x  
3 Ability to design drugs and cosmetic products that will protect human health and provide positive contributions         x  
4 Ability to contribute to the designing of infrastructure in drug and cosmetic industry         x  
5 Ability to choose the equipments used in the production of drugs and cosmetics         x  
6 Acquiring knowledge about automation and advanced technology in drug production         x  
7 To be able to define and develop drug and cosmetic production methods         x  
8 Acquiring knowledge on pharmaceutical and cosmetic packaging technologies         x  
9 Planning and managing drugs and cosmetics production         x  
10 To be informed about available laws and regulations on medicines and cosmetics in Turkey and the European Union         x  


CATEGORY OF THE COURSE Master / Program Related
Total Work Load
Course Duration 14 3 42
Studies outside class 14 3 42
Mid-term Homeworks 5 5 25
Final Homework 1 30 30
Total Work Load     139
Total Work Load / 25 (h)     5.56
ECTS of the Course     6