INTRODUCTION TO LESSON 1
Lesson 1 is written in the form of a programmed text. It is divided into three parts. First,
the prescription blank (DD 1289) is explained in detail. Then, the language of the
prescription (pharmaceutical Latin) is presented. Finally, practice exercises are
provided to develop your skills in prescription interpretation.
Since the lesson is in the form of a programmed text, you will be expected to answer
several questions at the end of each segment of information. These questions will
seem easy, and you will find that by answering them carefully, yet quickly, you are able
to progress rapidly through the text. The correct answers are provided in the gray area
to the right of the questions. If you discover that you have made an error in answering a
question, read the information preceding it again to see where you made your mistake.
Then, go on to the next segment.