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Course Details

Course Details

PHAR 519 - PHARMACEUTICS I: CALCULATIONS

This course focuses on the arithmetic operations involved in ensuring that accurate doses of medications are dispensed to patients. It is aimed at developing the pharmacy students' knowledge, skills and attitudes that would engender attention to detail, precision and accuracy in every operation that they perform so as to ensure that error-free, safe and efficacious medicines are dispensed to clients at all time. The course will develop students' skills in pharmaceutical calculations applicable to practice in conventional as well as in specialized settings such as prescription filling, medication order compounding, determination of dosage regimens and estimation of patients' compliance in community, clinical & hospital practice, industrial research and development, and in manufacturing.

Credits: 2