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Dispensing Pharmacy: Course Outline (510-IIA)

provision of drugs or medicines as set out properly on a lawful prescription. A prescription can only be filled, the drugs supplied, by a registered pharmacist, veterinarian, dentist or member of the medical profession.

Course Outline

1. Basic principles of compounding & dispensing including

  • Fundamental operations in compounding 
  • Containers and closures for dispensed products
  • Prescription-handling
  • Parts of prescription
  • Filling
  • Interpretation
  • Pricing
  • Labelling of dispensed medication

2. Extemporaneous dispensing 

  • Solutions
  • Suspensions
  • Emulsions
  • Creams
  • Ointments
  • Pastes and gels
  • Suppositories and pessaries
  • Powders and granules  
  • Oral unit dosage form

3. Pharmaceutical incompatibilities 

  • Types of incompatibilities
  • Manifestations

Correction and prevention with reference to typical examples


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