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Pharmacy Technician

Pharmacy Technician Courses

1101
PTN

Introduction to Pharmacy Technician Practice

Prerequisites: Admission to the Pharmacy Technician Program. This course highlights the practice and role delineation of the pharmacist and the pharmacy technician in the drug delivery system. Administrative, professional, and legal aspects, educational requirements, standards and regulations, issue related to credentialing, quality assurance, concepts/procedures, and an overview of pharmaceutical operations in patient care services will be addressed.

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3

1102
PTN

Pharmacy Calculations for Technicians

Prerequisite Admission to the Pharmacy Technician Program. The student learns the basic terminology, abbreviations and units, and appropriate weights and measures needed to perform pharmaceutical calculations. Apothecary, avoirdupois, metric and household systems are an essential component of this course. Review of calculations dealing with decimals, fractions, ratio and proportion, percentages, ratio strength, reducing and enlarging formulas, percent solutions, IV drip rates and dilution and concentration problems are presented.

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3

1121
PTN

Pharmacological Agents I

Prerequisites: Admission to the Pharmacy Technician Program. This course provides practical knowledge of pharmacology for the pharmacy technician. Topics include: pharmaceutical nomenclature and classification. Abbreviations, pronunciation, product identification, storage and dispensing requirements, dosage forms, mechanisms of drug actions, interactions, indications and contraindications, side effects, and routes/methods of administering therapeutic agents in various systems of the body.

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3

1122
PTN

Pharmacological Agents II

Prerequisites Admission to the Pharmacy Technician Program. This course provides advanced knowledge of pharmacology and pharmaceutical practice. Topics include a systematic approach to therapeutic agent names, their indications and contraindications, mechanisms of action and side-effects, and methods of administration of therapeutic agents in various systems of the body. The benefits and disadvantages of over-the-counter and nonprescription medications, are also covered.

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3

1131
PTN

Applied Pharmacy Operations

Prerequisite: PTN1101. Corequisite: PTN1131L. This course provides instruction relative to practical exercises in an online setting prior to actual on-site rotations at affiliated training sites. Topics include: collection and organization of patient data, order entry processes, medication distribution systems, inventory, prescription processing, labeling, billing, repackaging, floor stock and controlled substance distribution, pharmaceutical computer systems, utilization of drug information resources, and proper communications techniques. The purpose of this course is to prepare participants for the pharmacy technician practicum.

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3

1131L
PTN

Applied Pharmacy Operations Lab

$34.00 lab fee Prerequisites: PTN1101. Corequisite: PTN1131. This course provides practical experience in a laboratory setting prior to actual on-site rotations at affiliated training sites. Topics include: collection and organization of patient data, order entry processes, medication distribution systems, inventory, prescription processing, labeling, billing, repackaging, floor stock and controlled substance distribution, pharmaceutical computer systems, utilization of drug information resources, and proper communications techniques. The purpose of this course is to prepare participants for the pharmacy technician practicum.

Credit hours: 1
Lab hours: 2

1940
PTN

Pharmacy Technician Practicum

Prerequisites: PTN1101, PTN1121, PTN1122, PTN1131, PTN1131L. This course provides practical experience for the pharmacy technician student in a working pharmacy environment.

Credit hours: 7
Lecture hours: 20

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