In this course, students will develop the skills and knowledge required to complete the prescription filling process. Students will learn to read and identify required information on a written prescription such as abbreviations, medical terminology, and common medication names. The role of the pharmacy technician in medication error prevention will also be discussed. PREREQUISITE: Admission to the Pharmacy Technician program
This course prepares the learner to utilize pharmaceutical business terminology, procedures, customer service, record keeping, purchasing procedures, inventory control systems, pricing, merchandising, reference materials, ethics, roles, responsibilities, and relationships with patients and coworkers. PREREQUISITE: Admission to the Pharmacy Technician program.
This course prepares the learner to enlarge and reduce formulas and solve proportions, dilutions, alligations, and other calculations pertinent to the preparation of pharmaceuticals using metric, apothecary, avoirdupois, and household measuring systems. PREREQUISITE: Admission to the Pharmacy Technician program and COREQUISITES: 31536301 Fundamentals of Reading Prescriptions and 31536304 Pharmacy Benefits Management.
This course prepares the learner to utilize terminology pertinent to third party reimbursements in the field of pharmacy, analyze the various popular formulary systems, demonstrate calculations associated with the billing of prescription medications, analyze the role of the Pharmacy Benefits Manager in the health care system, and summarize medical coverage provided by government agencies. PREREQUISITE: Admission to the Pharmacy Technician program.
This course prepares the learner to apply Federal laws to the practice of pharmacy; apply Wisconsin State laws to the practice of pharmacy; select appropriate drug products for substitution in accordance with the law; explain the Investigational New Drug (IND) process; explain pharmacy equipment, license, and floor plan legal requirements; apply controlled substance laws to the procurement, processing, and record keeping of controlled substances; analyze the history of pharmacy law; and summarize drug law enforcement agencies. 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. PREREQUISITES: Admission to the Pharmacy Technician program and 31536301 Fundamentals of Reading Prescriptions.
This course introduces the learner to the basic drug distribution systems used in community and institutional pharmacies, including automation technology, pharmacist and pharmacy technician roles, and dispensing considerations. PREREQUISITE: Admission to the Pharmacy Technician program.
This course provides the learner with the skills to utilize aseptic technique in vertical and horizontal laminar flow hoods for preparation of solutions and medications to be administered intravenously, intramuscularly, subcutaneously, and intradermally to patients. PREREQUISITES: Admission to the Pharmacy Technician program and 31536303 Pharmaceutical Calculations.
This course prepares the learner to apply policies and procedures in the pharmacy, complete the ordering process to meet inventory goals, bill third parties for patient prescriptions, process prescriptions, identify medical and surgical supplies for customers, process controlled substance prescriptions, compound extemporaneous products, maintain patient medical histories and fulfill duties in unique service areas. PREREQUISITES: Admission to the Pharmacy Technician program, 31536301 Fundamentals of Reading Prescriptions, 31536302 Pharmacy Business Applications, 31536303 Pharmaceutical Calculations, and 31536304 Pharmacy Benefits Management.
In this course, students will have the opportunity to experience the daily activities of a pharmacy technician in a hospital 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 of the hospital and pharmacy. PREREQUISITES: Admission to the Pharmacy Technician program, 31536303 Pharmaceutical Calculations COREQUISITES: 31536308 Pharmacy Parenteral Admixtures and 31536309 Pharmacy Community Clinical.
Focuses on the component parts of medical terms: prefixes, suffixes and word roots. Students practice formation, analysis and reconstruction of terms. Emphasis on spelling, definition and pronunciation. Introduction to operative, diagnostic, therapeutic and symptomatic terminology of all body systems, as well as systemic and surgical terminology.
The focus of this course is the use of technology in healthcare. Learners use common business software applications, including word processing, presentation, spreadsheet, and databases. Communication methods using technology are addressed. Learners gain experience with using the electronic health record (EHR). Healthcare EHR security issues, social media use, and digital healthcare resources are examined. Computer skills proficiency developed as a part of this course.
Improve intrapersonal and interpersonal skills in high demand by employers to enhance life-long learning both professionally and personally. Areas that are highlighted include providing excellent customer service in a diverse workplace, working ethically, improving motivation, applying critical thinking skills, and managing difficult situations.
This science of psychology course is a survey of multiple aspects of behavior and mental processes. It provides an overview of topics such as research methods, theoretical perspectives, learning, cognition, memory, motivation, emotions, personality, abnormal psychology, physiological factors, social influences, and development. Students will complete a global awareness project. NOTE: This course is recognized for general education transfer as part of the University of Wisconsin (UW) System/Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS) Universal Credit Transfer Agreement (UCTA).
Total: 33 Credits
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