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MEDISCA Australia | The Science of Pharmaceutical Compounding: Non-Sterile Training Virtual Seminar | 4-5 November 2023

November 3, 2023 to November 5, 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. Relate 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.

Hardware/software requirements

We will be using Zoom for this Virtual Seminar. We recommend joining from a desktop or laptop computer - full system requirements can be found here. You can download the Zoom client here.

If you will be joining from a tablet or mobile device, check out the system requirements here. More information: Getting started on Android and iOS.

Web browser
  • Windows: Internet Explorer 11+, Edge 12+, Firefox 27+, Chrome 30+
  • macOS: Safari 7+, Firefox 27+, Chrome 30+
  • Linux: Firefox 27+, Chrome 30+

Internet connection

  • ~600kbps (down) for high-quality video
  • ~1.2-1.8Mbps (down) for 720p HD video 
  • ~2-3Mbps (down) for 1080p HD video


  • Speakers/Microphone – built-in, USB plug-in, or wireless Bluetooth


ProcessorSingle-core 1Ghz or higherDual-core 2Ghz or higher (Intel i3/i5/i7 or AMD equivalent)


Financial Support

This learning activity has received financial support from MEDISCA Inc. in the form of an educational grant.


This CE Activity is Copyright © 2024 LP3 Network.


Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 80.00 Group 2 CPD
Event starts: 
11/03/2023 - 7:00pm
Event ends: 
11/05/2023 - 1:00am


Schedule: On DAY 1, please log in 15-30 mins before your start time listed below for technical support and troubleshooting. 

NSW, VIC10:00AM - 5:00PM (AEDT) 
QLD9:00AM - 4:00PM (AEST)
SA9:30AM - 4:30PM (ACDT)
WA7:00AM - 3:00PM (AWST)

***Times for both days. Morning, lunch and afternoon breaks will be maintained with the live stream.


Activity Schedule Day 1

3 hours

Business Basics – Physician detailing, financial management, niche market opportunities, collaborative practice model

1 hour


1 hour 45 minutes

Creating a Culture of Quality – Quality, risk and verification, SOPs, hazardous drug compounding, facility design & workflow, personnel competency and compliance assessments, MFR templates, correlation vs causation

1 hour 15 minutes

Compounding Calculations – Drug monographs, certificates of analysis, conversions, assays, waters of hydration, potency, capsule packing statistic, displacement factors for suspensions and emulsions, cohort stocks, concentrates and aliquots

Activity Schedule Day 2

1 hour

Compounding Calculations (Continued)

2 hours

Scientific Principles – Routes of delivery & delivery systems, balancing stability and suitability, compounding by composition, customization with appropriate compromise, prescription assessment, clinical decision making in compounding

1 hour


2 hours 45 minutes

Scientific Principles (Continued)

15 minutes

Closing Remarks

* Short morning and afternoon tea breaks will be provided


Dr Selena Boyd, BSci.Hons, BPharm PhD, MPS

Dr Selena Boyd is a university lecturer in pharmacy practice since 2008. Selena teaches and examines students in compounding as a component of their course at university, as well as other areas of pharmacy practice. Prior to her career in academia, Selena worked in both hospital and managed community pharmacies and is an experienced pharmacy practitioner. She is a reviewer of the Professional Practice Standards and is on the Australian Pharmaceutical Formulary Committee. Her research interests are in compounding and animals, where she has a PhD in wound healing and anti-scarring compounded formulations for horses. She has presented her research at International Pharmacy Conferences in both Las Vegas and Abu Dhabi. When she is not teaching university students, Selena works in a compounding pharmacy.




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.


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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