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MEDISCA Australia | The Science of Pharmaceutical Compounding: Non-Sterile LABORATORY TRAINING| 25-26 NOV 2023

Mascot, NSW AU
November 24, 2023 to November 26, 2023


The Practice-based Activity will provide compounding pharmacists and technicians with the competency to prepare current and viable pharmacotherapeutic non-sterile dosage forms. Unique concepts will be taught facilitating a decision-making process the pharmacist and technician can apply in their day-to-day practice.

Consideration will be given to meeting the physician’s prescription and patient-specific need, compliance-related solutions, medical necessity, and legal and regulatory guidelines. A significant emphasis will be placed on quality assurance and quality control as it relates to dosage form design, pharmaceutical calculations and the validation of preparatory procedures that are part of Master Formulation Records.

Practical techniques and technology-related applications are developed through hands-on experience in a compounding laboratory environment where pharmacists and technicians will be trained in all aspects of non-sterile preparatory procedures. Pharmacists and technicians have the opportunity to develop important aspects of a business development and marketing plan.

Intended audience

Pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, and other compounding personnel – whether new to non-sterile compounding, in need of a refresher, or looking to train you compounding team – this is the program for you!

Learning Objectives

Home Study – Pharmacists*

  1. Relate unique and essential central core concepts
  2. Describe regulatory framework requirements
  3. Discuss standards of practice for non-hazardous and hazardous drug compounding
  4. Explain components of a standard operating procedure
  5. Apply business, marketing, and sales for a successful practice
  6. Explain characteristics for routes of delivery in non-sterile compounding
  7. Describe the chemical composition of different dosage forms
  8. Identify laboratory practices, procedures and preparatory techniques related to the compounding of non-sterile dosage forms
  9. Relate excipients to dosage forms, chemical composition, and routes of delivery
  10. 1Relate base types to dosage forms, chemical composition, and routes of delivery
  11. Illustrate the importance of drug monographs and certificates of analysis to compounding
  12. Describe techniques and technology used during compounding
  13. Apply the components of process development
  14. Describe the components of a master formulation record
  15. Discuss the requirements of a compounding record

Virtual Seminar & Lab Training – Pharmacists*

  1. Explain compounding as a viable therapeutic option
  2. Express unique marketing messages in support of a compounding practice
  3. Demonstrate the ability to manage expenses and revenues using a financial spreadsheet
  4. Assess acquisition costs in order to establish selling prices related to a compounding practice
  5. Write a standard operating procedure
  6. Apply regulations and standards to a non-hazardous and hazardous drug compounding practice
  7. Develop preparatory procedures for solutions and dispersions; suspensions and emulsions
  8. Solve pharmaceutical calculations used in pharmacy compounding
  9. Relate process development to the establishment of a master formulation record
  10. Prepare a master formulation record
  11. Design a non-sterile compounding facility in compliance with standards of practice
  12. Prepare a series of non-sterile compounded preparations
  13. Apply qualitative and quantitative assessments to compounded preparations

*For Technicians, please refer to the workbook for Learning Objectives. 

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 40.00 Contact Hours
  • 80.00 Group 2 CPD
Event starts: 
11/24/2023 - 9:00pm
Event ends: 
11/26/2023 - 1:00am
MEDISCA Australia Facility
5-9 Ricketty St
Unit 7
Mascot, NSW 2020



25 Nov

Registration and Sign-in: 12:30PM 

Lab Training: 1:00PM to 5:00PM



26 Nov

Training: 8:00AM to 5:00PM

*Lunch provided @ 12:00PM

Travel information

Venue information: 

The training will take place at the MEDISCA Australia Facility.

MEDISCA Australia Facility
5-9 Ricketty St
Unit 7
Mascot, NSW 2020
+61 1300 786 392


Compounding Services Manager, MEDISCA Australia



Compounding Services Pharmacist, MEDISCA Australia



Compounding Services Representative, Medisca Australia


Dr. RIC CARNEY, PhD, BSc (Hons)

Training Facilitator, Medisca Australia



Training Facilitator, Medisca Australia

Manufacturing Pharmacist, McBeath Health Services. Slade Health, Production Pharmacist. Lab Pharmacist, Bova Aus


Note: Facilitators are subject to change. 


This activity has been accredited for 40 hours of Group 1 CPD (or 40 CPD credits) suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan which can be converted to 40 hours of Group 2 CPD (or 80 CPD credit) upon successful completion of relevant assessment activities.


National Competency Standards for Pharmacists in Australia

Pharmacist Competencies: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 3.2, 3.4

The 2016 Competency Standards addressed by this activity include


Uphold professionalism in practice


Observe and promote ethical standards


Practice within applicable legal framework


Maintain and extend professional competence


Apply expertise in professional practice


Collaborate with professional colleagues


Communicate effectively


Apply interpersonal communication skills to address problems


Develop a patient centered, culturally responsive approach to medication management


Implement the medication management strategy or plan


Compound medicines


Completion Requirements

Home Study: Complete home study learning assessment* prior to the live event.

Live Virtual Seminar: Attend in full, complete learning assessment* and activity evaluation

Lab Training: Attend in full, complete practical skill set competency assessment*, and activity evaluation

*A maximum number of two attempts to achieve a 75% passing grade is required for all learning assessments and competency assessments.


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Cancellation and refund policy: 


In the event that MEDISCA Australia cancels a course, MEDISCA Australia’s sole liability shall be course repayment. In no event shall MEDISCA Australia be responsible for any costs arising from such cancellation, including but not limited to travel and/or accommodation.In the event a Registrant cancels their enrollment in a CPD Activity, a written request must be sent to MEDISCA Australia requesting ‘Cancellation without Transfer’ to an alternate live CPD Activity event date. If cancellation occurs at greater than or equal to 31 days from live activity event date, then registrant will receive a 75% refund; 15-30 days a 50% refund; and less than or equal to 14 days no refund. MEDISCA Australia shall be excused from any delay caused by reason of any occurrence or contingency beyond its reasonable control (a “Force Majeure”), including but not limited to, acts of God, hurricane, earthquake, labour disputes, strikes, riots, war, and governmental requirements. The obligation to pay money to MEDISCA Australia in a timely manner is absolute and shall not be subject to this Force Majeure provision. In such event, MEDISCA Australia will not issue any refunds, only transfer to an alternate live activity event date.This cancellation and refund policy is specific to courses offered in Australia. To obtain information on the cancellation and refund policy for courses offered outside of Australia, please speak to a MEDISCA Australia representative or refer to your course-specific registration page.


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