This course introduces basic concepts in dispensing prescriptions: interpreting the prescription; translating Latin abbreviations; calculating the quantity from the directions for patient use. Jurisprudence pertaining to pharmacy will also be covered. Generic and brand name recognition will be stressed. The student will practice with supervision, receiving, dispensing and releasing prescriptions through simulation, role playing, and other techniques. Students may work in pairs and perform quality assurance checks on other student's work and perform inventory duties.