INTRODUCTION TO LABORATORY PRACTICES

Compulsory / Totla Teaching hours 21 / Assessment: pass-fail / Credits: -)

Teachers: 

Laboratory Tutorials and exercises: H. Skaltsa, C. Reppas, S. Markantonis-Kyroudi, K. Demetzos, P. Marakos, N. Pouli, Ei. Panderi, G. Valsami, (Professors), D. Rekkas, A. Kourounaki, M. Symillides, N. Aligiannis, N. Drakoulis, E. Tsitsa (Assoc. Professors), P. Dallas, E. Gikas, M. Vlachou, A. Dokoumetzidis, E. Karalis, M. Vertzoni, N. Lougiakis M. Rallis, N, Fokialakis, M. Chalabalaki (Assist. Professors), H. Meliou, G. Lambrinidis, D. Benaki (EDIP) 
Laboratory assistance: Z. Charvala, D. Drossopoulos (ETEP)

Scope

To introduce 1st year students to the subject of the three Domains of the Department of Pharmacy as well as to become familiar with topics and laboratory practices that they will use during the entire course of their studies in Pharmacy and more specifically at the Laboratories of: Pharmaceutical Chemistry (5th and 6th semester), Pharmacognosy (5th and 6th semester), Biopharmaceutics - Pharmacokinetics (5th and 6th semester), Pharmaceutical Technology (7th and 8th semester) Pharmaceutical Analysis (7th and 8th semester). During the Lab course students will have a total of 21 hour laboratory training at the 5 laboratories of the Department of Pharmacy in the following topics: 

Topics:

    • Laboratory Safety roules
    • Recrystalization of paracetamol (p-acetamidophenol) (Laboratory of Pharmaceutical Chemistry)
    • Quantitative analysis of hydrochloric acid using neutrilizing titration (Laboratory of Pharmaceutical Analysis)
    • Introduction to microscopy of pharmaceutical plant analysis (Laboratory of Pharmacognosy and Chemistry of Natural Products)
    • Introduction to the chromatography of plant extracts and the phasmatoscopy of bioactive natural products (Laboratory of Pharmacognosy and Chemistry of Natural Products)
    • The effect of pH on the dissolution of pharmaceutical substances (Laboratory of Biopharmaceutics-Pharmacokinetics)
    • Quality of pharmaceutical products: Application of written processes for the production, control and packaging of a solution for external use (cologne) (Laboratory of Pharmaceutical Technology)