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Course, academic year 2021/2022
Polymers in Pharmacy - N112040
Title: Polymery pro farmacii
Guaranteed by: Department of Polymers (112)
Faculty: Faculty of Chemical Technology
Actual: from 2021
Semester: winter
Points: winter s.:5
E-Credits: winter s.:5
Examination process: winter s.:
Hours per week, examination: winter s.:3/0, Ex [HT]
Capacity: unknown / unknown (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
Language: Czech
Teaching methods: full-time
Teaching methods: full-time
Is provided by: M112012
For type:  
Guarantor: Brožek Jiří prof. Ing. CSc.
Is interchangeable with: M112012
Examination dates   Schedule   
Annotation -
Last update: TAJ112 (28.11.2013)
The course is focussed on structure and physical properties of polymers. Attention is concentrated on utilization of natural, modified natural and synthetic polymer materials in miscellaneous pharmaceutical applications.
Aim of the course -
Last update: TAJ112 (28.11.2013)

Students will be able to:

orientate themselves in the basic types of synthetic and natural polymers utilizable in pharmacy,

characterize polymeric materials,

design polymers in drug formulations

Literature -
Last update: Fialová Jana (15.08.2013)

R: Biopolymers for Medical and Pharmaceutical Applications, Volume 1, Steinbuckel A., Marchessault R.H., Wiley VCH Verlag 2005; ISBN 978-3-527-31154-5

Learning resources -
Last update: Brožek Jiří prof. Ing. CSc. (01.08.2013)

Encyclopedia of Polymer Science and Technology, J. Wiley @ Sons (

Requirements to the exam - Czech
Last update: Brožek Jiří prof. Ing. CSc. (26.02.2009)

Kontrola studia formou 3 písemných testů v průběhu semestru. Zkouška je písemná a ústní zohledňující výsledky testů a vychází ze studijních okruhů specifikovaných sylabem.

Syllabus -
Last update: Brožek Jiří prof. Ing. CSc. (18.12.2008)

1. Introduction, basic terms in macromolecular chemistry, nomenclature of polymers.

2. Structure of macromolecules – constitution, configuration, conformation.

3. Molar mss of polymers, distribution of molar mass, methods used for the determination molar mass.

4. Thermal properties of polymers.

5. Solubility of polymers, polymer gels, hydrogels.

6. Rheology of polymer systems.

7. Evaluation of mechanical properties.

8. Polymer materials in pharmacy.

9. Polymers as wrapping materials, application possibilities.

10. Biodegradable polymers: synthetic, natural and modified natural.

11. Polymers as subsidiary substances in pharmacy.

12. Polymers for controlled drug delivery.

13. Use of polymers in controlled drug release.

14. Future trends of polymer materials in pharmaceutical applications

Registration requirements -
Last update: Brožek Jiří prof. Ing. CSc. (01.08.2013)

Organic Chemistry, Physical Chemistry

Teaching methods
Activity Credits Hours
Konzultace s vyučujícími 1 28
Účast na přednáškách 1.5 42
Příprava na přednášky, semináře, laboratoře, exkurzi nebo praxi 1 28
Příprava na zkoušku a její absolvování 1.5 42
5 / 5 140 / 140
Coursework assessment
Form Significance
Examination test 60
Continuous assessment of study performance and course -credit tests 20
Oral examination 20