2023-2024 / PHAR0344-3

Medicines analysis


45h Th, 28h Pr

Number of credits

 Master in pharmacy (120 ECTS)7 crédits 


Marianne Fillet, Anne-Catherine Servais

Language(s) of instruction

French language

Organisation and examination

Teaching in the first semester, review in January


Schedule online

Units courses prerequisite and corequisite

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

Learning unit contents

- Introduction

- Drug quality control; regulatory aspects

- Drug purity and stability

- Quality control of raw materials

- Separation methods for drug analysis in complex matrix

- Quality control of end products

- Chirality and analysis

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

To provide the student the appropriate knowledge:
- to understand and use efficiently pharmacopoeias, the reference books for medicines.
to select the most appropriate analytical method for a given problem in the context of drug analysis (active substances, related substances, complex mixtures, pharmaceutical products, biological fluids).

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

- Introduction to analytical chemistry - Qualitative and quantitative analytical chemistry

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Mode of delivery (face to face, distance learning, hybrid learning)

face-to-face, remote and SPOC

Recommended or required readings

available on ecampus

written exam (18 pt for theory; 2 pt for practical work)

Work placement(s)

The practical work (28 h) will allow the student to gain knowledge of the monographs and the analytical approach to be integrated in order to identify and quantify drugs in complex matrix. 7 sessions will be organized.

Attendance during practical work is mandatory. In case of justified non-attendance leading to an attendance rate below 90%, the teacher reserves the right to take any action she judges necessary in order to allow the students to catch up the session(s).

Organisational remarks and main changes to the course

see vade mecum


Marianne Fillet, Professor
Laboratoire d'Analyse des Médicaments, Institut de Pharmacie, CHU, Tour 4, 3ème étage, 4000 Liège
Tel : 04/3664345
e-mail : Marianne.Fillet@ulg.ac.be

Travaux pratiques :
Anne-Catherine Servais
Tel : 04/3664354
Fax : 04/3664347
e-mail: acservais@ulg.ac.be

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