Pharmacy Training Areas Quiz

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What is the primary responsibility of pharmacists?

Compounding and dispensing medications

Which of the following is NOT part of the scope of pharmacy practice?

Conducting physical therapy sessions

What does pharmacology primarily focus on?

Understanding the effects of drugs on the body

Which area of pharmacy involves studying drug absorption, distribution, metabolism, and excretion?


Pharmacists are considered experts in:

Drug therapy

What contributes to the need for greater standardization in pharmacy practices?

Globalization and re-professionalization

What is the main focus of pharmaceutical technology?

Drug delivery systems and dosage forms

Which statement best describes the relationship between health sciences and chemical sciences in pharmacy?

Pharmacy links health sciences with chemical sciences.

Which discipline involves the study of drug molecules and drug formulation?

Pharmaceutical Chemistry

What aspect of pharmacy education focuses on providing hands-on training in community and hospital pharmacy settings?

Pharmacy Practice

What role do pharmacists play in patient care?

Optimizing medication use for positive health outcomes

In which area of pharmacy do students learn to calculate drug dosages accurately?

Pharmaceutical Calculations

What aspect of pharmacy training focuses on drug administration, drug performance, and interactions with users?

Pharmacy practice

Which department in the Faculty of Pharmacy at LASUCOM focuses on drug dosage forms and their properties in the body?

Pharmaceutics and Pharmaceutical Technology

What area of pharmacy deals with the bioavailability of drug dosage forms in the body?


Which aspect of pharmacy training prepares pharmacists to be information sources and advisers to health professionals regarding drugs?

Pharmacy practice

Which subpart of the fourth category of pharmacy training is often aggregated in a disparate manner?


Which department in the Faculty of Pharmacy at LASUCOM emphasizes clinical pharmacy and pharmaceutical administration?

Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmacy Administration

Study Notes

Pharmacy Overview

  • Pharmacy is a health profession that links health sciences with chemical sciences, ensuring safe use of medication.
  • Pharmacy practice includes traditional roles (compounding and dispensing medications) and modern services (clinical services, reviewing medications, and providing drug information).

Disciplines in Pharmacy

  • Pharmacology and Toxicology: study of drug effects on the body and mechanisms of drug action.
  • Pharmacognosy and Herbal Medicine: deals with medicinal plants, natural products, and their therapeutic applications.
  • Pharmaceutical Chemistry: study of drug molecules, chemical analysis, and drug formulation.
  • Pharmaceutics: focuses on drug delivery systems, dosage forms, and pharmaceutical technology.
  • Pharmacology: understanding the effects of drugs on the body and mechanisms of drug action.
  • Pharmaceutical Microbiology: study of microorganisms and their role in pharmaceutical processes.
  • Clinical Pharmacy: equips students with skills to provide pharmaceutical care and medication therapy management.
  • Pharmaceutical Calculations: teaches students to calculate drug dosages accurately.
  • Pharmacy Management: covers principles of management, marketing, and ethics in pharmacy practice.
  • Biopharmaceutics: explores drug absorption, distribution, metabolism, and excretion.
  • Pharmaceutical Biotechnology: focuses on the use of biotechnology in drug development and manufacturing.
  • Pharmacy Practice: provides hands-on training in community and hospital pharmacy settings.

Pharmacy Practice and Subcategories

  • Pharmacy practice includes clinical pharmacy, pharmacotherapy, social and administrative sciences, and pharmaceutical care.
  • Emphasizes drug administration, performance, and interactions, and drug supplies to users.
  • Includes patient-oriented services, such as advising patients on proper medication use and serving as an information source for other health professionals.
  • Biopharmacy: deals with the properties of drug dosage forms in the body, affecting bioavailability and therapeutic effectiveness.

Departments in the Faculty of Pharmacy

  • LASUCOM has six departments: Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmacy Administration, Pharmaceutics and Pharmaceutical Technology, Pharmaceutical Microbiology and Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical and Medicinal Chemistry, and more.

Test your knowledge on pharmacy training areas including physical, inorganic, organic, analytical chemistry, and more. Explore topics like clinical pharmacy, pharmacotherapy, and pharmaceutical care.

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