This course covers the important processes and details of the everyday
pharmacy work of dispensing medications, such as understanding the parts
of a prescription, the different types of prescriptions, and the input
and maintenance of the patient profile. Discussed is the importance and
intricacies of insurance processing and assisting patients without
access to insurance. The business of community pharmacy- including the
application of business math, the operation of automated devices, and
the maintenance of inventory – has its own chapter also covering the
range of OTC, homeopathic, and holistic medications and dietary
supplements. Finally, students will learn concepts and techniques
involved with compounding nonsterile products following the revised
guidelines outlines in USP Chapter 795 .
This course introduces students to the terms used in the medical field.
The course includes words, anatomical terms, and body systems. It also
includes conversion tables and written terminology.
An integrated course combining lecture and laboratory exercise in
practical, technical, and legal aspects of drug management; distribution
(dispensing); and storage in outpatient (retail), inpatient (hospital),
and nursing home settings. Includes pharmacy equipment and devices,
concepts related to computer operations, materials, non-sterile dosage
forms, and inventory control. Also includes small or large scale
compounding, packaging and quality control; practical aspects of
recordkeeping, and insurance issues relevant to the daily pharmacy.
Students will demonstrate the ability to perform pharmaceutical
calculations required for the usual dosage determinations and solution
preparation. Emphasis will be placed on basic computations, use of
measuring tools, dosage computations, compounding calculations and
solution preparation. Topics covered include ratio and proportion,
dilution and concentration, milliequivalent, units, and intravenous flow