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Properties of solid and liquid formulations, including particle size and shape, granulation, agglomeration, tableting, solubility, viscosity, colloids and suspensions. Common components of formulations for chemical, biological, pharmaceutical, personal and healthcare products and their functionalities.
By the end of the course, you will be able to:Understand a product brief, select suitable ingredients and know the steps involved in the formulation of different dosage forms including solutions, lotions, creams, pastes, gels, solids etc.Describe the properties and characters of ingredients used in formulations. Identify quality issues, evaluation and regulatory aspects related to certain types of formulated products.Recognise the biological or non-biological systems different formulations are intended to act on and the mechanisms of action of certain type of formulations.Understand methods of testing the formulations and how desired properties of formulations are achieved with modifications.Consider how Māori and other indigenous groups may view the storage, use and blending of materials and alteration of physical properties of formulated products.Identify current global trends of formulated products, current marketing strategies of selected product types and construct a product development brief.
CHEM111 RP: BIOL111
Students must attend one activity from each section.
Pram Lakmi Abhayawardhana
Assignments 15%Laboratories & lab notebook 30%Mid semester test 20%Final Exam 30%Quizzes and bonus points 5%
Baki, Gabriella , Alexander, Kenneth S;
Introduction to cosmetic formulation and technology;
John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2015.
Barel, A. O. , Paye, Marc, Maibach, Howard I;
Handbook of cosmetic science and technology;
CRC Press, 2014.
Sakamoto, Kazutami et al;
Cosmetic science and technology : theoretical principles and applications;
Tadros, Tharwat F;
Formulation Science and Technology Vol. 3: Pharmaceutical, Cosmetic and Personal Care Formulations;
De Gruyter, Inc., 2018.
The prerequisite for this course is CHEM111 RP:BIOL111
Details for lecture and lab times can be found on ‘My timetable’ (https://mytimetable.canterbury.ac.nz). Any changes to the scheduled times will be communicated by email and/or on LEARN
Domestic fee $975.00
International fee $5,500.00
* Fees include New Zealand GST and do not include any programme level discount or additional course related expenses.
For further information see
School of Product Design on the department and colleges page.