Dec 10, 2023
PHM 110 - Pharmacy Practice
Lecture Hours: 3 Lab Hours: 3 Clinical Hours: 0 Credits: 4
Description: This course provides a study of theory and practice in procuring, manipulating, and preparing drugs for dispensing.
Prerequisite(s): Take ENG 100 and RDG 100 with a minimum grade of C.
- Drug Development
- Dispensing Medications in the Community Pharmacy
- The Business of Community Pharmacy
- Nonsterile Pharmaceutical Compounding
- Hospital Pharmacy Practice
- Infection Control
- Compounding Sterile Products and Hazardous Drugs
- Medication Safety
- Human Relations and Communications
- Your Future in Pharmacy Practice
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:
- Describe overall community pharmacy operations and general responsibilities of the pharmacy technician with regard to all aspects of prescription and over-the-counter drugs.
- Describe common situations in which compounding is required, identifying rational and examples of nonsterile compounding.
- Describe overall institutional pharmacy operations and general responsibilities of the pharmacy technician within their scope of practice.
- Recognize the importance of proper aseptic technique which is required for sterile compounding to prevent unnecessary contamination according to USP 797 standards and guidelines.
- Recognize the importance of infection control in the preparation of sterile compounding.
- Recognize the magnitude of medical and medication errors, and general responsibilities of the pharmacy technician in their role to minimize or eliminate future errors.
- Identify the importance of excellent customer service, including the development of good interpersonal skills.
- Recognize the importance of becoming a national certified pharmacy technician and the opportunities within the profession after certification.
- Demonstrate institutional pharmacy procedures.
- Demonstrate community pharmacy procedures.
- Demonstrate nonsterile compounding pharmacy procedures.
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Official Course Syllabus