SRJC Course Outlines

9/15/2019 7:44:48 PMPHARM 156 Course Outline as of Fall 2019

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CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  PHARM 156Title:  DISPENSING & COMPOUNDING  
Full Title:  Dispensing and Compounding
Last Reviewed:12/10/2018

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum2.50Lecture Scheduled2.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled35.00
Minimum2.50Lab Scheduled2.008 min.Lab Scheduled35.00
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total4.00 Contact Total70.00
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  70.00Total Student Learning Hours: 140.00 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade Only
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly: 

Catalog Description:
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General preparation of topical, transdermal, rectal, ophthalmic, nasal, oral and otic pharmaceutical dosage forms. Practical experience in the manipulative and record keeping functions associated with the compounding and dispensing of prescriptions. Study of dosage forms, advantages and disadvantages, uses, storage and packing of pharmaceutical products.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:
Course Completion of PHARM 150


Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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General preparation of topical, transdermal, rectal, ophthalmic, nasal, oral and otic pharmaceutical dosage forms. Practical experience in the manipulative and record keeping functions associated with the compounding and dispensing of prescriptions. Study of dosage forms, advantages and disadvantages, uses, storage and packing of pharmaceutical products.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:Course Completion of PHARM 150
Recommended:
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
 Area:
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Both Certificate and Major Applicable



COURSE CONTENT

Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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1.  Define topical, transdermal, rectal, ophthalmic, nasal, oral and otic dosage forms.
2.  Identify the various devices used in pharmaceutical measuring, weighing and compounding
    devices.
3.  List commonly prescribed drugs by generic name, trade names, common therapeutic use and
    usual dose.

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Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
1. Accurately use the metric, apothecary, avoirdupois and household systems to count and
    measure.
2. Compare and contrast the advantages and disadvantages of various topical, transdermal,
    rectal, ophthalmic, nasal, oral and otic dosage forms.
3. Recognize specific uses for various topical, transdermal, rectal, ophthalmic, nasal, oral, and
    otic dosage forms.
4. Determine the different storage requirements and safety considerations of various
    classifications of pharmaceuticals.
5. Select proper containers for packaging of pharmaceutical preparations.
6. Describe and demonstrate proper compounding, labeling, and documentation for topical,
    transdermal, rectal, ophthalmic, nasal, oral, and otic dosage forms.

Topics and Scope
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I.  Review of Common Pharmaceutical Measuring Systems and Equipment
II. Topical Dosage Forms
    A. Factors affecting absorption
    B. Definitions, terminology and uses of
         1. solutions
         2. lotions
         3. creams
         4. ointments
         5. pastes
         6. liniments
         7. tinctures
         8. collodions
         9. aerosols
         10. inhalants
         11. sprays
         12. powders
         13. transdermal drug delivery systems
III. Rectal Dosage Forms
    A. Local vs. systemic use
    B. Ointments & Creams
    C. Lotions
    D. Suppositories
IV. Ophthalmic Dosage Forms
    A. Sterile preparation
    B. Solutions
    C. Suspensions
    D. Semi-solids
    E. Storage
V. Otic Dosage Forms
    A. Preparation
    B. Uses
VI. Practical Dispensing
    A. Patient profile
    B. Product identification
    C. Label
    D. Auxiliary labels
    E. Packaging and containers
VII.  Storage Requirements and Safety Considerations
VIII. Drug Classification
    A. Generic names
    B. Trade names
    C. Common therapeutic uses
    D. Usual doses
 
Lab Exercises
I.  Demonstrate Use of Common Pharmaceutical Measuring Systems and Equipment
II. Demonstration and Description of: Extemporaneous Compounding and Packaging of
    Solutions, Lotions, Creams, Ointments, Pastes and Powders, Drugs Administered by
    Suppository, As An Ointment, Instilled by Drops

Assignments:
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Lecture-Related Assignments:
1. Answer 4 - 5 critical thinking questions at the end of each chapter
2. Written patient projects (8)
3. Quizzes (4 - 6), midterm, and a final exam
4. Read relevant chapters on compounding before each lab (30 - 35 pages per week)
 
Lab-Related Assignments:
1. Watch online videos on compounding and packaging of pharmaceuticals (ungraded)
2. Lab Exercises:
    A. Demonstrate use of common pharmaceutical measuring systems and equipment
    B. Demonstrate and describe extemporaneous compounding and packaging of
    solutions, lotions, creams, ointments, pastes and powders, drugs administered by
    suppository, as an ointment, instilled by drops

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
15 - 20%
Critical thinking questions and written patient projects
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
0 - 0%
None
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
30 - 35%
Lab exercises
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
40 - 50%
Quizzes, midterm, and a final exam
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
5 - 10%
Attendance and participation


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Davis's Drug Guide for Nurses. 16th ed. F.A. Davis Company. 2019
The Pharmacy Technician. 6th ed. Perspective Press. Morton Publishing. 2016
The Pharmacy Technician, Workbook & Certification Review. 6th ed. Perspective Press. Morton Publishing. 2016

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