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PHT 100 - Introduction to Pharmacy Practice

Credits: 4
4 Lecture Hours

Prerequisites: Acceptance into the Pharmacy Technician (PHT) Program

This course introduces students to the practice of pharmacy. Topics will include an overview of the profession, practice sites, drug distribution systems, technician responsibilities, quality assurance and quality improvement, drug information systems, effective communication and pharmaceutical calculations. There are required on-site visits to hospitals, homecare and retail pharmacies. This course requires a per credit health career fee; Check the tuition and fee schedule for the current rate.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:

  1. Explain pharmacy technician responsibilities in various health care settings.
  2. Utilize pharmacy terms and medical terminology.
  3. Perform different types of pharmaceutical calculations.
  4. Compare automation and drug distribution systems.
Listed Topics
  1. Pharmacy and medical terminology
  2. Drug distribution systems
  3. Mail order practice
  4. Robotics
  5. Senior care
  6. Aging and long-term care
  7. Nursing home and retail
  8. Parenteral therapy
  9. Home infusion technology
  10. Infection control
  11. Dosage forms and extemporaneous compounding
  12. Pharmacy math
Reference Materials
Lecture, discussion, tours, etc.
Approved By: Johnson, Alex Date Approved: 04/15/2010

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