Courses & Units

Application of Chromatography in Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Research CSA743



This unit will provide advance training to obtain separation science skills in the field of pharmaceutical and biomedical science essential to successfully complete the required research project you will be conducting in Year 2 of the Master of Pharmaceutical Science program. The purpose of this unit is to introduce the advance laboratory skills that researchers are required to utilise on a regular basis.


Unit name Application of Chromatography in Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Research
Unit code CSA743
Credit points 25
College/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Pharmacy and Pharmacology
Discipline Pharmacy
Coordinator Doctor Rahul Patel
Available as student elective? No


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 11/7/2022 9/8/2022 29/8/2022 16/10/2022
Semester 1 21/2/2022 22/3/2022 11/4/2022 29/5/2022

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2022 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2022 will be available from the 1st October 2021.

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Learning Outcomes

  • Develop and validate different types of chromatographic assays
  • Test active pharmaceutical ingredients and excipients present in various pharmaceutical formulations
  • Test physicochemical stability of extemporaneously prepared pharmaceuticals
  • Analyse and interpret experimental findings related to chromatography
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
060501 $2,005.00 $2,005.00 not applicable

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Teaching Pattern

Online class: 60 min, weekly (13 times), Science Laboratory: 180 min, weekly (13 times), Independent Learning: 120 min, Semester (13 times)

AssessmentMultiple choice question online quizzes (20%)|Practical Exam (30%)|Submission of practical report (25%)|Short answer question written online quiz (25%)
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