This course introduces pharmacy practice and the technician’s role in a variety of pharmacy settings. Topics include medical terminology and abbreviations, law and ethics, prescription and medication orders, patient safety and quality assurance. This course also focuses on pharmaceutical business terminology, record keeping, inventory-control systems, reference materials, and employability skills. PREREQUISITE: Admission to the Pharmacy Technician program
This course prepares the learner to conduct conversions and other calculations pertinent to the preparation of pharmaceuticals using metric, apothecary, and household measuring systems, as well as temperature and time. The course also focuses on medication doses, volumes, and flow rates. PREREQUISITE: Admission to the Pharmacy Technician program
In this course, students will develop the skills and knowledge required to complete the prescription-filling process, as well as extemporaneous compounds. This course also provides the learner with the skills to utilize aseptic technique in horizontal laminar flow hoods for preparation of solutions and medications. Students will utilize critical-thinking, problem-solving and communication skills to collect, assess, plan, implement and follow-up on patients. PREREQUISITE: Admission to the Pharmacy Technician program
The purpose of this course is to provide a comprehensive overview of the principles of pharmacology and pharmacokinetics including the understanding of body system disease states and the effects of medications in treating disease conditions. Students will learn the cautions involved in adverse drug effects, food and drug interactions, and drug-disease contradictions. Students will learn the therapeutic classifications, indications, and common strengths for the most common drugs. PREREQUISITE: Admission to the Pharmacy Technician Plan
In this course, students will have the opportunity to experience the daily activities of a pharmacy technician in a pharmacy setting. Students will learn how medication orders are prepared, processed, and delivered along with maintaining medication inventory in several areas, interacting with other medical staff and following policies and procedures This course prepares the learner to apply policies and procedures in the pharmacy, process prescriptions, and maintain patient medical histories. PREREQUISITE: Admission to the Pharmacy Technician program and COREQUISITES: 10536141 Introduction to Pharmacy and 10536143 Pharmacy Lab Skills
Total Credits: 11
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