PHM 103 - Pharmacy Law and Ethics
Lecture Hours: 2 Lab Hours: 0 Credits: 2
Description: This course is a study of the current laws and ethical practices appropriate to pharmacy and the role of patient services.
Prerequisite(s): Take PHM 101 , PHM 110 , PHM 112 , and PHM 114 with a minimum Grade of C.
- Introduction to Law
- Principles of Liability
- Ethics in Pharmacy Practice
- Federal Regulation of Drug Products
- Comprehensive Drug Abuse and Prevention Control Act: A Closer Look
- The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
- Workplace Safety Laws
- State Laws and Pharmacy Practice
- State Boards of Pharmacy and the Joint Commission
Textbook information can be found on the Book Inn website
- Basic 4-function calculator
- Pen with black or blue ink
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:
- Explain why knowledge of the law is important to pharmacy technician.
- Define malpractice as it relates to pharmacy technicians.
- List the major points in the codes of ethics for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians.
- Discuss the role of pharmacist and technicians in following OSHA standards in the pharmacy.
- Identify the significance of each controlled substance schedule.
- Explain how the HIPAA Privacy Rule benefits the pharmacy and patients.
- Describe the state boards of pharmacy.
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Official Course Syllabus