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  • Course description
    Introduction to Pharmacy Technician
    Students are introduced to the relationships between pharmacy personnel, other health professionals, and the consumers of services. Students learn to interpret pharmaceutical abbreviations and use pharmacy resource books.

    Communication Skills

    This course promotes skills needed for communication with the public, with coworkers, and other health care professionals. Students will learn about their own communication styles and how to adapt them to various situations.         

    Medical Terminology
    Common medical terminology and its application to human anatomy, physiology, drugs, and disease are presented.

    Compounds and Medication

    This course involves the identification of instruments and techniques used for compounding and dispensing. The selection and application of auxiliary labels and use of the pharmacy software, Kroll are also included.     

    Compounds and Medication II

    In this course, the Assyst RxA pharmacy software is learned. Students learn the techniques used in sterile preparations, unit dose oral syringes, and blister packaging. Students have an opportunity to practice blood glucose monitoring and blood pressure measurement.

    Applied Pharmacy Technician (Community)
    In this course, students will be placed in a community pharmacy to experience a structured learning and work environment. Students will transfer and apply knowledge and skills to the practice of pharmacy as it applies to pharmacy technicians.

    Applied Pharmacy Technician II (Institutional)
    In this course, students will be placed in an institutional pharmacy to experience a structured learning and work environment. Students will transfer and apply knowledge and skills to the practice of pharmacy as it applies to pharmacy technicians.

    Applied Pharmacy Technician III (Community)
    In this course, students will be placed in a community pharmacy to experience a structured learning and work environment. Students will transfer and apply knowledge and skills to the practice of pharmacy as it applies to pharmacy technicians.     

    Applied Pharmacy Technician III (Institutional)

    In this course, students will be placed in an institutional pharmacy to experience a structured learning and work environment. Students will transfer and apply knowledge and skills to the practice of pharmacy as it applies to pharmacy technicians.     

    Classification of Drugs

    This course presents students with the major drugs and drug classes used in health care. Where pertinent, anatomy, physiology, pathology, and terminology will be reviewed or incorporated. This course is continued in Classification of Drugs II.     

    Classification of Drugs II

    This course covers drugs for disorders of nutrition and metabolism, alternative medicines and nutraceuticals, treatment of accidents and injuries, disease prevention, rehabilitation, death and dying as well as issues related to the health of men, women, and children.

    Community Pharmacy Practice

    This course covers the different community pharmacy operations, their advantages and disadvantages, the dispensary layout, and how drugs are classified with regards to how and where they may be offered for sale.

    Pharmaceutical Calculations
    This course involves calculations using Roman numerals, fractions, and various pharmaceutical measurement systems and how to convert one to another. Calculations using ratio, proportion, percent, parts per million (ppm), milliequivalents (mEq), millimoles (mmol), and reducing and enlarging formulas are also included.

    Pharmacy Law and Ethics

    This course will identify the various pharmaceutical associations and organizations relevant to the pharmacy industry. Acts relating to pharmacy practices will also be studied.

    Institutional Pharmacy Practice

    This course introduces students to the practice of pharmacy in institutional settings. The organization of health care provision in the province will be discussed and the pharmacy’s role within the health care system.    

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