Dispensing and Community Pharmacy MU BPH_C_102_T

Dispensing and Community Pharmacy

No. Details Hours
Concept of formulation:
1 Definition of drug and dosage form 4
Introduction to routes of administration
Classification of dosage form and their applications
2 Introduction to compounding and dispensing. 1
3 Prescription and its parts. 2
Types of prescriptions.
Pricing and recording of prescriptions.
General dispensing:
Fundamentals of compounding and dispensing including good practices.
4 Containers and closures/packaging for dispensed products. 5
Storage and stability of dispensed products.
Labeling of dispensed preparations.
Dispensing of proprietary medicines.
Pharmaceutical Calculations:
5 Reduction and enlargement of formulae, formula by weight(w/v, w/w, v/v), in parts 4
Calculations based on expressions of concentration and dilution (percentage, parts, alligation), proof strength.
6 General compounding of Products (includes excipients used and compounding procedure):
Solutions, suspensions, emulsions and creams, ointments and pastes, gels, suppository and pessaries, powders, 10
granules. and capsules
Self-Study: Compounding of dosage forms such as lozenges, pastilles, pills, tablet triturates. 5
7 Incompatibilities: 3
Physical Incompatibilities, Chemical Incompatibilities.
Community Pharmacy:
8 Definition and scope 2
Pharmacy and heath care system in India
Roles and responsibilities of community pharmacist
9 Health education:
WHO Definition of health, and health promotion 3
Health screening services- definition, importance, methods for screening
Self-Study: Commonly occurring Communicable Diseases, causative agents, Balance diet, treatment & 3
prevention of deficiency disorders, Family planning – role of pharmacist
10 Pharmaceutical care: 2
Definition and Principles of Pharmaceutical care, definition and outcomes of patient counseling
11 OTC Medication 2
12 Pharmaceutical ethics: 2
Principle and Significance of professional ethics, code of ethics for a pharmacist


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