District Syllabus
PTN1131L
Applied Pharmacy Practice Lab


Credit Hours: 3
Contact Hours: 6 (NOTE: )
Laboratory Fee: $50
Prerequisites: PTN1001 Introduction To Pharmacy
Corequisites: PTN1131 Applied Pharmacy Practice
Catalog Description: This course provides practical hands-on instruction of the technical procedures required for preparing and dispensing drugs in the hospital and retail settings in a laboratory environment. Students will practice and perform skills such as drug packaging and labeling, non-sterile compounding, IV admixture using aseptic technique, maintaining patient profiles, and typing and filling drug orders. Upon completion, students will be able to perform basic supervised dispensing techniques in a variety of pharmacy settings.
Required Materials: Books:
  • Sparks, Jason and McCartney, Lisa. Pharmacy Labs for Technicians: Building Skills in Pharmacy Practice, 1st ed., Paradigm, 2010. ISBN: 9780763834869
Supplemental Materials:
Special Requirements: Acceptance into the Pharmacy Technician Program; background check and drug screen.
Program Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to perform 
basic supervised dispensing techniques in a variety of pharmacy 
settings.
Course Learning Outcomes:
1. The student will understand researching and cross-referencing 
   information in the most common reference sources used by pharmacy 
   technicians.

2. The student will experience reviewing and verifying information in 
   patient profiles, submitted prescription forms, and filled 
   prescription forms.

3. The student will learn pharmacy software management skills such as 
   creating and maintaining patient records, and managing 
   prescriptions. 

4. The student will learn pharmacy software management skills such as 
   managing prescription refills. 

5. The student will learn pharmacy software management skills such as 
   processing daily reports and insurance claims.

6. The student will practice the skills needed to work within an 
   institutional pharmacy setting such as completing a cart-fill 
   request and checking and filling floor stock.

7. The student will practice the skills needed to work within an 
   institutional pharmacy setting such as preparing oral syringes, 
   processing a crash cart, and filling an automated drug storage and 
   dispensing system.

8. The student will practice the skills needed to prepare non-sterile 
   compounding products such as reconstituting powders and filling 
   capsules.

9. The student will practice the skills needed to prepare non-sterile 
   compounding products such as creating suspensions from tablets and 
   capsules.

10. The student will practice the skills needed to prepare non-
    sterile compounding products such as preparing creams, ointments, 
    gels, and pastes and making lozenges.

11. The student will practice the skills needed to conform to USP 797 
    standards of aseptic technique such as aseptic hand washing and 
    garbing.

12. The student will practice the skills needed to conform to USP 797 
    standards of aseptic technique when performing operations such as 
    flow hood cleaning and preparing large-volume parenteral 
    solutions.

13. The student will practice the skills needed to conform to USP 797 
    standards of aseptic technique when preparing sterile products 
    such as small-volume parenteral solutions and sterile powder drug 
    vials.

14. The student will practice the skills needed to conform to USP 797 
    standards of aseptic technique when performing operations such as 
    using ampules.
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.