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An Introduction to Pharmacy introduces the student to the past, present and future of pharmacy practice. Key attributes and skills of the professional pharmacy technician are covered, as well as foundational concepts on communication, customer service, patient care, pharmacy law and professional ethics.
Pharmacy Technician Practice 101 focuses on retail, or community-based, pharmacy practice. Students will review the characteristics of community-based pharmacies and the roles and responsabilities of the pharmacy technicians that work in them. This course also covers important topics such as inventory management, extemperaneous compounding and special considerations for pediatric and neonatal patients.
Pharmacy Calculations 101 introduces the student to basic arithmetic, measurement systems, and dosage calculations that is essential for today's pharmacy technician. It is essential for each student to understand the basic math skills in order to understand how to calculate more advanced pharmacy calculations. Once the student has a solid understanding of basic math skills, the student will be introduced to measurement systems and dosage calculations.
Pharmacy Technician Practice 201 focuses on health-system pharmacy, also known as institutional pharmacies, which include hospital pharmacies, nursing homes, and correctional facilities. Students will review the characteristics of health-system pharmacies and the roles and responsabilities of the pharmacy technicians that work in them. This course also covers important topics such as technology in the pharmacy, sterile products and compounding, and special considerations for geriatric patients.
Pharmacy Calculations 201 will introduce the student to concentrations & dilutions, alligations, and parenteral calculations. It is vital that pharmacy technicians understand the concepts, mathematical processes and know how to properly perform specific calculations.