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
Delivered By University of Tasmania


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 1 20/2/2023 21/3/2023 10/4/2023 28/5/2023
Semester 2 10/7/2023 8/8/2023 28/8/2023 15/10/2023

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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
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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%)|Short answer question written online quiz (25%)|Submission of practical report (25%)
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