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Jordan University of Science and Technology


Faculty of Pharmacy
Course Syllabus

Faculty of Pharmacy
Department of Pharmaceutical Technology
Year: 2014/2015 Semester: First

Course Information
Course Title Pharmacy Practice Lab I
Course Number Pharm 353
Course Time As scheduled per each section
Prerequisites Pharm 351
Instructor Prof. Bassam Tashtoush (Lab Coordinator)
M.Sc. Rawda AlSheyyab, M.Sc. Samer Kharashqeh
Office Locations P2
Office Hours TBA
E-mail bmtash@just.edu.jo
Rawda@just.edu.jo
skkharashqeh@just.edu.jo

Office phone # Prof. Bassam Tashtoush: 23438
Teaching Assistant(s) TBA

Text Books
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Additional notes
Dressing code: professional dressing is required, with a clean lab coat and tag name Lab rules
The format for the exams is generally (but not always) as follows: multiple choice
and short essay questions.
Exams
Make up exam should not be given unless there is a real valid excuse. Makeup
exams
The commitment of the acts of cheating and deceit such as copying during
examinations, altering examinations for re-grade, plagiarism of homework
assignments, and in any way representing the work of others as your own is dishonest
and will not be tolerated. Standard JUST policy will be applied.

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- Excellent attendance is expected.
- JUST policy requires the faculty member to assign ZERO grade (35) if a student
misses 10% of the classes that are not excused.
- If you miss class, it is your responsibility to find out about any announcements or
assignments you may have missed.
Attendance
Average work-load student should expect to spend is 2 hours/week Workload









Assessment Policy
Assessment Type
Expected Due Date Weight
Midterm Exam (Theoretical)
11-11-2014 25%
Final Exam (Theoretical)
Product Evaluation
22-12-2014 30%
10%
Quizzes
Every week 15%
Assignments and reports
Every week 10%
Personal Evaluation and attendance
Every week 5%
Counselling Practice evaluation
Every week 5%
Total
100%

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Course objectives Percentage
1. Preparation and dispensing solution dosage forms with adequate
labels
30%
2. Performing pharmaceutical literature search using available
books and internet resources.

15%
3. Performing patient counseling 20%
4. Understanding and practicing sterile filtration techniques.

5%
5. Understanding some physicochemical properties of drugs (pKa,
pH, and solubility).
30%
Teaching & Learning Methods
1- Lab notes and self-reading material
2- Using reliable sources of information to obtain pharmaceutical and therapeutic information of
different drugs
3- Experimental compounding of different types of solution formulations
4- Practice role plays for patient counseling of solution formulations
5- Carry out experiments related to physicochemical properties and preformulation of drugs
6- Observe and practice aseptic sterilization techniques

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Details Course content
Topics Week
1. Dispensing guidelines & Patient counseling
overview.
2. Practice using different pharmaceutical
references to obtain pharmaceutical
information (compounding and therapeutic).
3. Practice using reliable internet websites to
search for specific pharmaceutical
information.
Introduction to pharmacy practice 1
1. Measurement of blood pressure using
electronic and mercuric devices, and
comparison between the obtained results.
2. Measurement of body temperature (ear, mouth
and axillary).
Assessment of patient vital signs 2
1. Compounding of ORS formula by accurately
weighing then dissolving electrolyte and non-
electrolyte solutes in aqueous medium.
2. Practice patient counseling to a patient taking
ORS.
3. Calculate ionic strength and the concentration
of different solutes in different units (M, N, %,
etc.)
Preparation of oral rehydration
solution (ORS)
3
1. Prepare buffer solutions of different pH values
using the Henderson-Hasselbalch equation for
weak acids
Preparation of buffers 4
1. Understanding the effect of buffer
composition on the ability of a buffer system
to withstand the changes in pH.
2. Knowing how to evaluate the capacity of a
buffer system.
Buffers and buffer capacity 5
1. Compounding wax removing ear solution
(sodium bicarbonate ear drops)
2. Literature search of therapeutic information
related to proper administration of the
compounded preparation.
3. Practice patient counseling.
Preparation of ear solution drops 6
1. Compounding decongestant nasal preparation.
2. Practice isotonicity calculations.
3. Literature search of therapeutic information
related to proper administration of the
compounded preparation.
4. Practice patient counseling.
Preparation of nasal isotonic
solution drops
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1. Compounding of phenylephrine HCl eye
drops with aseptic sterilization and filling
inside laminar flow hood.
2. Practice aseptic sterilization techniques inside
laminar flow hood.
3. Literature search of therapeutic information
related to proper administration of the
Preparation of ophthalmic
solution drops
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compounded preparation.
4. Practice patient counseling.
1. Determine the aqueous solubility of salicylic
acid at different temperatures and pH values.
Solubility: solubility enhancement
techniques
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1. Understand the cosolvency principle.
2. Compounding elixir formulation.
3. Literature search of therapeutic information
related to proper administration of the
compounded preparation.
4. Practice patient counseling.
Preparation of elixir 10
1. Compounding simple linctus formulation.
2. Literature search of therapeutic information
related to proper administration of the
compounded preparation.
3. Practice patient counseling.
Preparation of linctus 11


Selected References
Books
1. British Pharmacopoeia (BP)
2. Merck Index
3. USP DI: Drug information for the health care professional
4. Remington's pharmaceutical sciences
5. British National Formulary (BNF)

Online resources
A. Sites that require subscription

1. Lexi-comp
2. Clinical pharmacology online: http://www.clinicalpharmacology.com
3. Uptodate

B. Free sites

1. Rxlist the internet drug index: http://www.rxlist.com/script/main/hs.asp
2. Drugs.com: www.drugs.com
3. WebMD: http:///www.webmd.com/
4. PubMed: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/