Description of this module

Pharmaceutical Forms and Routes of Administration

Pharmaceutical Forms and Routes of Administration


Objectives - With this training, the attendee should be able to:

  • Understand the different pharmaceutical forms and routes of administration;
  • Understand the correlation between the pharmaceutical forms and the routes of administration;
  • Correctly interpret the medical prescription;
  • Clarify the user about the medicine administration.


  • Medicine, active ingredient and excipient
  • Pharmaceutical forms: types and composition
  • Pharmacological aspects
  • Routes of administration: types and forms of administration
  • Relationship between dosage forms and routes of administration
  • Advantages and disadvantages
  • Prescription interpretation
  • Expositive methods (oral exposure of the contents);
  • Demonstrative methods (pictures and videos displayed);
  • Active methods (case studies discussion and constant interaction with participants to consolidate the learned ideas and contents).
  • Final evaluation of the knowledge acquired by the learner;
  • Evaluation of the trainer, the training session and the training provider.
  • This training aims to involve all health professionals: pharmacists, technicians and pharmacy assistants, nurses and assistants, managers and supervisors who exercise their activity in the field of the pharmacy.
  • This training includes material to support the learning and an attendance certificate.