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Community Pharmacy

Course Information


Credit Hours: 4

Course Pre-Requisites: None

Course Co-Requisites: None

Course Description

This course covers the important processes and details of the everyday pharmacy work of dispensing medications, such as understanding the parts of a prescription, the different types of prescriptions, and the input and maintenance of the patient profile. Discussed is the importance and intricacies of insurance processing and assisting patients without access to insurance. The business of community pharmacy- including the application of business math, the operation of automated devices, and the maintenance of inventory – has its own chapter also covering the range of OTC, homeopathic, and holistic medications and dietary supplements. Finally, students will learn concepts and techniques involved with compounding nonsterile products following the revised guidelines outlines in USP Chapter 795 .