This unit will provide an introduction to dispensing practice and to the extemporaneous preparation of pharmaceutical formulations. Students will develop attitudes, knowledge and skills through practise in interpreting the prescription, accuracy in dispensing, methodical approaches to preparing and dispensing prescribed products including preparing, selecting or using appropriate materials, equipment, labels and containers, documentation of dispensing procedures, effect of ingredients and methods used on the quality of pharmaceutical products, quality control and quality assurance procedures including those to minimise errors in all aspects of the dispensing process to ensure patient safety.
10x1hr lectures/semester, 10x3hr labs (dispensing)/semester, 10x1hr workshops/semester
1.5hr exam (25%), 3hr practical exam (40%), in-semester exam (15%), products manufactured in labs (10%), and tutorial participation and prework (10%)
Australian Pharmaceutical Formulary APF24
(BIOL1XX8 or BIOL1XX3) and (CHEM1611 or CHEM11X2 or CHEM19X2 or CHEM1904) and (CHEM1612 or CHEM11X1 or CHEM19X1 or CHEM1903) and (BIOL1XX7 or MBLG1XX1) and PHAR1811 and PHAR1812 and PHAR1821 and PHAR1822 and PCOL2605 and PHAR2811 and PHAR2812 and PHAR2813 and PHAR2821 and PHAR2822 and PHAR2823 and PHSI2601Co-requisites
PHAR3816 and PHAR3817 and PHAR3818 and PHAR3819