The Pharmaceutical Manufacturing ROA offers comprehensive knowledge of pharmaceutical drug development and manufacturing. The ROA's four courses are dedicated to formulation and process development of solid and liquid dosage forms, as well as to packing of pharmaceuticals. Theory is supported by hands-on-application: students use pharmaceutical equipment to produce granulation, tablet and liquid dosage forms in the lab.

Entry Requirements

Ontario Secondary School Diploma or University/College Preparation: Grade 12 English, Chemistry, Mathematics and Grade 11 Biology are required. Mature students with work experience are considered on that basis, but may be advised to take College preparatory Chemistry, English, Biology, and Math.

Students who hold a diploma or degree from another country and have the above credits may directly enrol into the IPT program. You do not have to show your documents or write an admission test.

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Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Methods I

This course is an introduction to the methods related to the production of pharmaceuticals. Several dosage forms such as solids, liquids, semi-solids, and parenterals are discussed. In each, the merits of the type, composition, handling, processing, testing and equipment used are discussed to provide a foundation from which more specific training can be undertaken. Regulatory requirements which serve as controls, as well as the rationale which support their application are discussed and applied to areas of plant operations. (Lecture only)

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Production Formulation


PFT501 Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Methods I

This advanced course focuses on the theoretical and practical aspects of formulation of solid, semi-solid, and liquid pharmaceutical products. New dosage form development is discussed in terms of: New Drug Development and Approval Process; Dosage Form Design; Manufacturing Methods; Development of Stability programs and Revision of old products. Products include lotions, creams, vanishing creams, and ointment bases. (Lecture and Lab only)

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Packaging Development II

This course deals with experimental investigation and evaluation of many kinds of package containers such as glass, plastic, metal and paper, closures, liners, and rubber stoppers. Topics include testing methods, development of quality control methodology, legislative influences on packaging technology, and the role of the package in marketing. (Lecture only)

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Advanced Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Techniques



This course is designed as a continuation of PFT501-Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Methods, teaching advanced pharmaceutical dosage forms in respect to design, development, techniques and technology involved. The processes and methodology involved in manufacturing of different dosage forms are compared in the following perspectives: equipment, benefits and appropriate application. (Lecture only)

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Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this ROA, students are able to:

  1. Demonstrate a working knowledge of US and Canadian GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices) requirements related to the manufacture of pharmaceutical products.
  2. Apply knowledge of dosage form to manufacturing and quality control of pharmaceutical products.
  3. Control contamination during the manufacturing and quality control of pharmaceutical products.
  4. Desccribe the formulation and process aspects of pharmaceutical products.
  5. Apply knowledge of packaging technology.


Recognition of Achievement

Upon successful completion of the program requirements, please submit a Request for Recognition of Achievement Form to the Faculty of Continuing Education and Training. There is no cost for this and your Recognition of Achievement will be mailed to you.

Program Contacts

Maria Graziosi
Program Assistant
416-491-5050 ext.22512

Melanie Rubens
Program Coordinator
416-491-5050 ext.22589

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