District Syllabus
PTN1131
Applied Pharmacy Practice


Credit Hours: 3
Contact Hours: 3 (NOTE: )
Laboratory Fee: None.
Prerequisites: PTN1001 Introduction To Pharmacy
Corequisites: PTN1131L Applied Pharmacy Practice Lab
Catalog Description: This course provides instruction in the technical procedures for preparing and dispensing drugs in the hospital and retail settings under supervision of a registered pharmacist. Topics include drug packaging and labeling, out-patient dispensing, hospital dispensing procedures, controlled substance procedures, inventory control, non- sterile compounding, intravenous admixture, maintaining patient profiles, prescription order entry and label creation. Upon completion, students will be able to perform basic supervised dispensing techniques in a variety of pharmacy settings.
Required Materials: Books:
  • Mohr, Mary E.. Standards of Practice for the Pharmacy Technician, 1st ed., Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, 2010. ISBN: 9780781766173
Supplemental Materials:
Special Requirements: Acceptance into the Pharmacy Technician Program; background check and drug screen.
Program Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to perform 
basic supervised dispensing techniques in a variety of pharmacy 
settings and employ materials used in preparing and dispensing 
medications.
Course Learning Outcomes:
1. The student will understand extemporaneous compounding equipment 
   and its use in pharmacy practice.

2. The student will experience extemporaneous compounding of 
   solutions, syrups, and suspensions.

3. The student will learn extemporaneous compounding of dry powders, 
   capsules, and lozenges.

4. The student will learn extemporaneous compounding of ointments, 
   creams, gels, pastes, and suppositories.

5. The student will understand the basic introduction to microbiology 
   and aseptic technique.

6. The student will understand the USP Chapter 797 guidelines for 
   compounded sterile products.

7. The student will understand the process for preparing large- and 
   small-volume parenterals.

8. The student will understand the preparation and compounding of 
   total parenteral nutrition.

9. The student will understand the process of compounding sterile 
   chemotherapeutic products. 

10. The student will understand retail pharmacy concepts such as 
    customer service, importance of days supply, prescription 
    insurance, and continuing education.

Methods of Evaluation: Evaluation of student progress towards achieving the stated learning outcomes and performance objectives is the responsibility of the instructor, within the policies of the college and the department. Detailed explanations are included in the expanded Syllabus developed by the instructor for each section being taught.
Flexibility: It is the intention of the instructor to accomplish the objectives specified in the course syllabus. However, circumstances may arise which prohibit the fulfilling of this endeavor. Therefore, this syllabus is subject to change. When possible, students will be notified of any change in advance of its occurrence.
Student Email Accounts Pensacola State College provides an institutional email account to all credit students. Pirate Mail is the official method of communication, and students must use Pirate Mail when communicating with the College. In cases where companion software is used for a particular class, emails may be exchanged between instructor and student using the companion software.
Note: For students with a disability that falls under the Americans with Disability Act or Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, it is the responsibility of the student to notify Student Resource Center for ADA Services to discuss any special needs or equipment necessary to accomplish the requirements for this course. Upon completion of registration with the Student Resource Center for ADA Services office, specific arrangements can be discussed with the instructor.