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Course unit
MEP8082697, A.A. 2018/19

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Degree course 5 years single cycle degree in
PHARMACY (Ord. 2018)
FA1732, Degree course structure A.Y. 2018/19, A.Y. 2018/19
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination INTRODUCTORY LAB TO DRUG ANALYSIS
Department of reference Department of Pharmaceutical and Pharmacological Sciences
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Mandatory attendance
Language of instruction Italian
Single Course unit The Course unit CANNOT be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit is available ONLY for students enrolled in PHARMACY (Ord. 2018)

Teacher in charge VALENTINA GANDIN CHIM/08

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Basic courses CHIM/03 General and Inorganic Chemistry 2.0
Core courses CHIM/08 Pharmaceutical Chemistry 4.0

Course unit organization
Period Second semester
Year 1st Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Laboratory 3.0 45 30.0 2
Lecture 3.0 24 51.0 No turn

Start of activities 25/02/2019
End of activities 14/06/2019
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2018 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
2 Commissione a.a. 2018/19 03/12/2018 30/09/2019 GANDIN VALENTINA (Presidente)
MARZANO CRISTINA (Membro Effettivo)
1 Commissione a.a. 2018/19 03/12/2018 30/09/2019 GANDIN VALENTINA (Presidente)
MARZANO CRISTINA (Membro Effettivo)

Prerequisites: Knowledge of general and inorganic chemistry bases; knowledge of the analytical chemistry bases and of the properties of the equilibrium reactions in aqueous solution.
Target skills and knowledge: The course is designed to enable the student to successfully approach the practice experimental chemistry. In particular, the main knowledge and skills to be acquired during the course are
-knowledge of how basic theoretical principles of general and qualitative analytical chemistry can be applied to chemical-pharmaceutical analysis.
-Adequate theoretical and pratical knowledge and an appropriate modus operandi in the application of simple analytical methods for the analysis of substances of pharmaceutical interest included in the Italian Official Pharmacopoeia and European Pharmacopoeia.
-Theoretical and practical knowledge of the tools necessary to set up and solve an analytical-pharmaceutical problem.
- Ability to interpret in a rational and critical way the results obtained in the experimental tests carried out in the laboratory.
Examination methods: Oral evaluation of laboratory individual tests and reports.
The students have to demonstrate the ability to apply the necessary tools to set up and solve a problem of analytical qualitative pharmaceutical type, and to perform an analytical procedure of separation and identification of ions in a mixture. In addition, students have to prove the ability to interpret the results obtained in the laboratory tests in a rational and critical way.
To take the exam the students must have passed the test of "General and Inorganic Chemistry".
Assessment criteria: The assessment of learning for each student will be made ​​either by evaluation of some practical laboratory exercises (single place). In particular, will be evaluated:
- Knowledge of the main equipment and laboratory instrumentation.
- Ability to prepare a lab report.
- Knowledge of the theoretical foundations of equilibria in solution from the analytical point of view and application of the same principles to qualitative analytical chemistry.
- Skill in the basic operations of the laboratory.
- Ability to perform qualitative analysis of inorganic substances reported in the FUI.
- Interpretation and rational criticism of the results obtained in the experimental tests carried out in the laboratory.
Course unit contents: -Safety practices and safety data sheets in a chemical laboratory; accident prevention and PPE, equipment and safety and emergency signs;
-Theoretical aspects solubilization and precipitation (solubility and solubility product, factors that influence the solubility product, precipitation, relationship between solubility and solubility product, the common ion effect, selective precipitation); acid-base equilibria (definition of acid and base, the fundamental equations for the study of chemical equilibria, pH of solutions); redox equilibria;
-Coordination compounds and their stability as a function of pH. Dissolution of precipitates by complexation;
-Laboratory equipment, analytical techniques and basic operations (measures of weight and volume, solubilization and dilution, preparation of standard solutions, preparation of buffer solutions);
-Introduction to qualitative methods of drug analysis; the analytical signal; Knowledge and application of methods for the qualitative analysis of drugs included in the Italian Official Pharmacopoeia and in the European Pharmacopoeia.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Theoretical lectures supported by PowerPoint slides with images, diagrams and videos. The teaching is interactive, with questioning and problem based learning and problem-solving to promote critical thinking and discussion in the classroom.
Practical laboratory single seat, with the same teacher.
Additional notes about suggested reading: La sicurezza nei laboratori chimici(Progetto, Padova);Regolamento di Sicurezza per gli Studenti dell’Università di Padova; Guida al Laboratorio Propedeutico all’Analisi dei Medicinali (Progetto, PD)
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • D.A. Skoog, D.M. West, F.J. Holler, S.R. Crouch, Fondamenti di Chimica Analitica,. --: EdiSES, --. Cerca nel catalogo
  • A.Araneo, Chimica analitica qualitativa. --: Casa Editrice Ambrosiana, --. Cerca nel catalogo

Innovative teaching methods: Teaching and learning strategies
  • Lecturing
  • Problem based learning
  • Interactive lecturing
  • Working in group
  • Questioning
  • Problem solving
  • Use of online videos

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