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Required Textbooks

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The Pharmacy Technician - Mike Johnston
ISBN: 9780132897594

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Lab Manual and Workbook for the Pharmacy Technician - Mike Johnston; Michelle Goeking; Michael Hayter
ISBN: 9780132898096

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Pearson Health Professional's Drug Guide 2013-2014 - Margaret T. Shannon; Billie A. Wilson; Kelly Shields
ISBN: 9780133355499

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Medical Terminology for Health Professions - Ann Ehrlich; Carol L. Schroeder
ISBN: 9781111543273



This course is a comprehensive exploration of compounding in pharmacy technology. The latest equipment, techniques and methods of compounding medication will be discussed.  Students will learn to identify and use sterile, non-sterile, and cytotoxic products, as well as the important aspects of IV compounding.  The fundamentals of dosage forms and medicinal flavoring are presented.

Topics include:

  • Compounding
  • Procedures of Compounding
  • Equipment for Compounding
  • Sterile and Non-Sterile Medications
  • Cytotoxic and Hazardous Medications
  • IVs
    • Parts of the IV
    • Compounding
    • IV Hoods
    • USP 797
  • Dosage Forms
  • Medicinal Flavoring


Course Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, the student should be able to:

  • Define compounding, explain the purpose of compounding certain medications, and describe the proper procedures for use and equipment involved in compounding.
  • Define “sterile” and “non-sterile” as applied to pharmacy, and determine the proper ingredients and correct amounts for sterile or non-sterile products that require compounding.

  • Explain the proper preparation and handling of cytotoxic and other hazardous medication and demonstrate the proper compounding technique.

  • Describe how parenteral IVs are compounded.
    Identify and describe the different dosage forms and explain the procedures of compounding the dosage forms.

  • Discuss the different flavoring techniques by identifying flavoring considerations and the psychological impact of medication flavoring.