Donna Estampador

Pharmacy Instructor/Junior Teacher

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Credit Units

3 Units Lecture


Course Description

This course orients the student in the history and the development of pharmacy and the standards of its practice. The course aims to enlighten and make the students fully aware of the beginning of pharmacy profession, the preparation needed, functions of the new emerging pharmacists and the opportunities awaiting the graduates. The course introduces the student to various dosage forms, therapeutic classification, the use of medical terms and clinical abbreviations in preparation for future major courses and later on, a patient-focused practice.


Learning Objectives and Outcomes

At the end of the course, the student should be able to:

  1. Trace the evolution of pharmacy practice.
  2. Describe the general education and professional courses in the pharmacy curriculum.
  3. Source the different types of literature used in pharmacy.
  4. Differentiate various areas of pharmacy practice.
  5. Discuss the legal and ethical aspects of pharmacy practice.
  6. Identify the different pharmaceutical associations and their objectives.
  7. Define common medical terms used in the practice of pharmacy.
  8. Distinguish the different therapeutic classifications of drugs, dosage forms, and their corresponding mode of administration.
  9. Manifest appreciation and pride of the pharmacist's social and professional responsibilities.



  • 50% - Long Exam
  • 30% - Quizzes
  • 15% - Class Standing (Discussions, Recitations, Exercises)
  • 5%   - Attendance


Course Requirements

  1. Three major exams will be administered (each exam is worth 100 points for prelim, midterm, and finals).
  2. Complete required workbook/textbook and other class activities assigned.
  3. Write a two-paged essay on your future vision for pharmacy. Describe your vision for the following:
    1. How do you see pharmacists practicing pharmacy in the future?
    2. In line with your future vision, what types of training/credentialing would be necessary to meet the future expectations for pharmacy practice?
    3. How do pharmacy technicians/pharmacy assistants fit into your future vision of pharmacy?
    • This essay assignment would be the basis for your Finals Quiz grade (meaning this paper will be equivalent to 30% of your mid-sem finals grade). This assignment must be submitted online via this classroom's Task assignment by October 6, 2014. Format should be single spaced, font should be Calibri, font size 11.


Policy on Late Assignment Submissions and Missed Exams

Students who turn in assignments late will be penalized one point for each day late unless they have a compelling written excuse. If a student must miss a midterm or final examination for a compelling reason with a written excuse, a make‐up exam will be administered. 




  • Introduction to Pharmacy, 5th Edition, O. M. Limuaco. Centro Escolar University School of Pharmacy, Manila, Philippines. 2012.



  • Pharmacy 1 Workbook, R. C. Salvilla. University of San Agustin Printing Press, Iloilo, Philippines, 2014.

Course content

  • Prelim

  • Midterm

  • Finals

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