HSCCP: 2024 PHAR 7312: Advanced Compounding Certificate

Fort Worth, TX US
January 19, 2024 to May 3, 2024

The goal of the course is to introduce learners to various types of compounded prescriptions that are in the marketplace and explore opportunities to provide specialty compounds to human and veterinary patients.  Students will learn different compounding techniques, formulations, uses, and prepare them in the lab.  Students will participate in product preparation, packaging, dispensing, developing a drug monograph, and patient counseling.  

The goal of PHAR 7312 is to contribute to preparing learners to achieve professional competencies and outcomes expected for a pharmacist as outlined by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) and Center for the Advancement of Pharmacy Education (CAPE) 2013 Educational Outcomes. Described below are some examples where your command of the subject material of this course will contribute to preparing you to achieve these competencies in the three general areas as defined by ACPE. 

  • 1.1 Learner (Learner) - Develop, integrate, and apply knowledge from the foundational sciences (i.e., pharmaceutical, social/behavioral/administrative, and clinical sciences) to evaluate the scientific literature, explain drug action, solve therapeutic problems, and advance population health and patient-centered care.
  • 1.1.1. Develop and demonstrate depth and breadth of knowledge in pharmaceutical, social/behavioral/administrative and clinical outcomes.
  • 1.1.3. Integrate knowledge from foundational sciences to explain how specific drugs or drug classes work and evaluate their potential value in individual and populations.
  • 1.1.4. Apply knowledge in foundational sciences to solve therapeutic problems and advance patient-centered care.
  • 2.1. Patient-centered care (Caregiver) – Provide patient-centered care as the medication expert (collects, and interprets evidence, prioritize, formulate assessments and recommendations, implement, monitor and adjust plans, and document activities).
  • 2.1.2. Interpret evidence and patient data.
  • 2.1.4. Formulate evidence-based care plans, assessments, and recommendations.
  • 2.3. Health and wellness (Promoter) – Design prevention, intervention, and educational strategies for individuals and communities to manage chronic disease and improve health and wellness.
  • 2.3.2. Provide prevention, intervention, and educational strategies for individuals and communities to improve health and wellness.
  • 3.1. Problem Solving (Problem Solver) – Identify problems; explore and prioritize potential strategies; and design, implement, and evaluate a viable solution.
  • 3.1.1. Identify and define the primary problem.
  • 3.1.2. Define goals and alternative goals.
  • 3.3. Patient Advocacy (Advocate) – Assure that patients’ best interests are represented.
  • 3.3.1. Empower patients to take responsibility for, and control of, their health.
  • 3.3.3. Ensure patients obtain the resources and care required in an efficient and cost-effective manner (e.g., triage to social and/or other healthcare services).
  • 4.1. Self-awareness (Self-aware) – Examine and reflect on personal knowledge, skills, abilities, beliefs, biases, motivation, and emotions that could enhance or limit personal and professional growth.
  • 4.1.1. Use metacognition to regulate one’s own thinking and learning.
  • 4.1.2. Maintain motivation, attention, and interest (e.g., habits of mind) during learning and work-related activities.
  • 4.1.5. Demonstrate persistence and flexibility in all situations; engaging in help-seeking behavior when appropriate.
  • 4.1.9. Display positive self-esteem and confidence when working with others. 
  • 4.4. Professionalism (Professional) – Exhibit behaviors and values that are consistent with the trust given to the profession by patients, other healthcare providers, and society.
  • 4.4.1. Demonstrate altruism, integrity, trustworthiness, flexibility, and respect in all interactions.
  • 4.4.2. Display preparation, initiative, and accountability consistent with a commitment to excellence. 
  • 4.4.3. Deliver patient-centered care in a manner that is legal, ethical, and compassionate.
  • 4.4.4. Recognize that one’s profession is constantly evaluated by others.

Target Audience

This activity is intended for pharmacy technicians and pharmacy students.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity learners should be able to:

  1. Distinguish various drug classes used in compounding formulations
  2. Evaluate patients and opportunities for which compounds could be a suitable option
  3. Examine prescription practices utilized in the zoo environment
  4. Formulate creative ways to deliver medicine to patients 
  5. Consider legal and regulatory aspects of compounding including insurance billing
  6. Recognize the clinical presentation of a patient who might require hormone replacement therapy
  7. Utilize references that will be useful when considering the veterinary patient
  8. Compose and calculate formulations
  9. Construct drug monographs 
  10. Educate patients or pet owners on how to properly use the compounded medication, and provide education about side effects, precautions, administration, and storage.
  11. Summarize patient monitoring of symptoms, improvement, helpful lifestyle changes, and follow up with physician
  12. Recognize properties and uses of APIs and inactive ingredients used in compounding prescriptions. 
  13. Compound quality products. 
  14. Establish beyond-use date for compounds based on stability data and regulatory guidelines.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 29.50 ACPE Technician
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
01/19/2024 - 8:00am CST
Event ends: 
05/03/2024 - 5:00pm CDT
3500 Camp Bowie Blvd.
Fort Worth, TX 76107
United States

No disclosures were made by the planning team or the faculty.

Course Director(s)

Theresa Day

has no relevant financial relationships to disclose at this time.

Jennifer Fix, PharmD, MBA, BCACP, BCGP

has no relevant financial relationships to disclose at this time.

Theresa Day

has no relevant financial relationships to disclose at this time.

Jennifer Fix, PharmD, MBA, BCACP, BCGP

has no relevant financial relationships to disclose at this time.

In support of improving patient care, The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing Education for the healthcare team. 

As a Jointly Accredited Organization, The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. Regulatory boards are the final authority on courses accepted for continuing education credit. 


Designation Statements

Pharmacy Technician

This knowledge-based activity has been assigned JA0004637-0000-24-005-L07-T and will award  29.5 contact hours of continuing pharmacy technician education credit in states that recognized ACPE Providers. 

Statements of participation will indicate hours and CEUs based on participation and will be issued online at the conclusion of the activity. Successful completion includes completing the activity, its accompanying evaluation and/or posttest (score 70% or higher) and requesting credit online at the conclusion of the activity. 

Credit will be uploaded to CPE Monitor, and participants may print a statement of credit or transcript from their NABP e-profile. HSC complies with the Accreditation Standards for Continuing Pharmacy Education.

Available Credit

  • 29.50 ACPE Technician


Please login or register to take this course.