This course will introduce principles applied in the preparation of different dosage forms and drug delivery systems, theory and practice involved in the rational choice of drugs, and the legal and professional issues in drug compounding. Discussion of Good Manufacturing Practices and Good Compounding Practices will carry over into the lab portion of the class. Hands-on experience will involve preparation, mixing, assembling, and labeling drugs for dispensing. Students will become comfortable with equipment, procedures, and records used in the compounding of various dosage forms with a focus on capsules and ointments. Students will also practice clinical dispensing skills.