An Introduction to Oral Solid Dosage Form

Terminology, Process and Material Basics

Duration: 3 Hours
Course Instructor

Dr. Cecil W. Propst

$ 490
Discounts: We offer a 10% group discount when you register 2 or more attendees (up to 10). Contact us for groups over 10.

Course description

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The most common pharmaceutical dosage is the oral solid dosage form, which includes both tablets and capsules. There are many different ways to manufacture these products, starting with the appropriate selection of excipients all the way through the production of the finished product.

Ultimately, the successful production of a tablet or capsule is dependent upon the knowledge and expertise of the developers, formulators, and production staff. This training will start with descriptions of the dosage forms, the manufacturing systems used, and the evaluation of these forms. After an overview of the finished form has been presented, the session will cover the process and materials that are used in making these dosage forms.

The emphasis will be on understanding the terminology to allow participants to more effectively understand and communicate in the field of solid oral dosage forms.


  • Describe the various types of dosage forms, the process for production and the material properties needed.
  • Explain the basic physical concepts of powders needed for compression and consolidation.
  • Discuss the basics of the various systems involved in preparing powders for dosage forms
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This introductory session is intended for professionals in the pharmaceutical and nutraceutical industries.

Ideal for all scientists, technologists, and suppliers who are new to this technology and who may need or are concerned with being knowledgeable enough in the terms and general operations of the major equipment and processes used to make tablets, capsules, and similar products, as well as the terms related to the evaluation of powders and dosage forms.

Course Instructor


Dr. Cecil W. Propst

Managing Director, Propst Consulting Services

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