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PHM 101 - Introduction to Pharmacy

Lecture Hours: 3 Lab Hours: 0 Credits: 3

Description: This course provides a study of and introduction to pharmacy and the role in providing patient care services.

Prerequisite(s): Take ENG 100  and RDG 100  with a minimum grade of C.
Corequisite(s): Take PHM 110 , PHM 112  and PHM 114 
Course Topics:
  • Pharmacy and Health Care
  • The Pharmacy Technician
  • Drug Regulation and Control
  • Medical and Pharmaceutical Terminology
  • Prescriptions
  • Routes and Formulations
  • Common Pharmacy References and Drug Information Resources
  • Inventory Management
  • Pharmacy Practice Settings

Textbook information can be found on the Book Inn website
Required Materials:
  • Basic 4-function calculator
  • Pen with black or blue ink

Grading System:
An overall grade of C or higher is required for transferability.

A =  90 - 100
B =   80 - 89
C =   70 - 79
D =   60 - 69
F =     0 - 59

Student Learning Outcomes:
  1. Describe the evolution of pharmacy practice.
  2. Summarize the overall aspects of the pharmacy technician job and the general role of the pharmacy technician in relation to the pharmacist in various pharmacy settings.
  3. Describe the key legislative acts governing pharmacy practice.
  4. Distinguish between the different dosage formulations and routes of administration used in various pharmacy settings.
  5. Distinguish between medical and pharmaceutical terminology.
  6. Distinguish between common pharmacy references and drug information resources.
  7. Describe inventory management and financial issues with regard to community and institutional pharmacy.
  8. Differentiate between the various pharmacy practice settings.

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