Study programme 2020-2021Français
Nanotechnology - Controlled Release Systems
Programme component of Master's in Chemistry : Research Focus à la Faculty of Science

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CodeTypeHead of UE Department’s
contact details
US-M2-CHIMFA-040-MOptional UECOULEMBIER OlivierS816 - Matériaux Polymères et Composites
  • COULEMBIER Olivier

of instruction
of assessment
HT(*) HTPE(*) HTPS(*) HR(*) HD(*) CreditsWeighting Term
  • Français
Français15000033.002nd term

AA CodeTeaching Activity (AA) HT(*) HTPE(*) HTPS(*) HR(*) HD(*) Term Weighting
S-CHIM-077Nanotechnology - Controlled Release Systems150000Q2100.00%
Programme component

Objectives of Programme's Learning Outcomes

  • Have acquired professional skills in relation to the objective defining the degree.
    • Specialise in at least one sub-domain of chemistry.
  • In the field of chemistry, possess highly specialised and integrated knowledge and a wide range of skills adding to those covered in the Bachelor's programme in chemistry.
  • Communicate clearly in the scientific domain.
    • Communicate, both orally and in writing, their findings, original proposals, knowledge and underlying principles, in a clear, structured and justified manner.
    • Adapt their communication to a variety of audiences.
  • Develop and integrate a high degree of autonomy.
    • Aquire new knowledge independently.
    • Pursue further training and develop new skills independently.

Learning Outcomes of UE

The course of nanotechnology aims to detail the utility of polymeric materials in the galenic chemistry. During our lectures, questions such as: "Why polymer materials are usefull ? How can we trap drugs? How medecines are working?" will be discussed.

Content of UE

I.Introduction   I.1.  Terminology   a.  Controlled release   b.  Prolonged-Sustained release   c.  Drug targeting   I.2.  Objectives of controlled release drugs II.Factors Influencing the Design and Operation of Controlled / Extended-Release Drugs III. Physicochemical properties of the drug substances influencing the design and the efficacy of the dosage form       a. Partition Coefficient       b. Degree of ionization       c. Molar mass and molecular volume       d. Solubility        e. Stability        f. Protein binding IV.Biological properties of the drug substance influencing the design and efficacy of a controlled / prolonged release drug   IV.1.  Absorption   IV.2.  Distribution   IV.3.  Metabolisation   IV.4.  Elimination V.Controlled release forms   a.  Twox classes   b.  Polymers employed   b.1.  Glossary of polymer used   b.1.1.  Natural polymers   b.1.2.  Synthetic polymers               A.  Carbonated polymers               B.  Polymers with heteroatoms   c.  Microencapsulation   c.1.  Application of micro/nanoencapsulation   c.2.  Incorporation of drugs   -  Chemical conjugation (prodrog)   -  Physical entrapment   -  Polyionic complexation   d.  Nanovectorisation of drugs and tumor targeting   d.1.  Definition and illustrations   d.2.  First generation vectors   d.3.  Second generation vectors   d.4.  Third generation vectors   d.5.  Tumor targeting  

Prior Experience

Not applicable

Type of Assessment for UE in Q2

  • Oral Examination

Q2 UE Assessment Comments

Not applicable

Type of Assessment for UE in Q3

  • Oral examination

Q3 UE Assessment Comments

Not applicable

Type of Teaching Activity/Activities

AAType of Teaching Activity/Activities
  • Cours magistraux

Mode of delivery

AAMode of delivery
  • From a distance

Required Reading


Required Learning Resources/Tools

AARequired Learning Resources/Tools
S-CHIM-077"Drug Delivery and Targeting for Pharmacists and Pharmaceutical Scientists" Eds. Hillery, Lloyd and Swarbrick, 2001 Taylor & Francis

Recommended Reading


Recommended Learning Resources/Tools

AARecommended Learning Resources/Tools
S-CHIM-077Not applicable

Other Recommended Reading

AAOther Recommended Reading
S-CHIM-077Not applicable

Grade Deferrals of AAs from one year to the next

AAGrade Deferrals of AAs from one year to the next
(*) HT : Hours of theory - HTPE : Hours of in-class exercices - HTPS : hours of practical work - HD : HMiscellaneous time - HR : Hours of remedial classes. - Per. (Period), Y=Year, Q1=1st term et Q2=2nd term
Date de génération : 09/07/2021
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