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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.
Course Topics:
  • 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
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 overall community pharmacy operations and general responsibilities of the pharmacy technician with regard to all aspects of prescription and over-the-counter drugs.
  2. Describe common situations in which compounding is required, identifying rational and examples of nonsterile compounding.
  3. Describe overall institutional pharmacy operations and general responsibilities of the pharmacy technician within their scope of practice.
  4. Recognize the importance of proper aseptic technique which is required for sterile compounding to prevent unnecessary contamination according to USP 797 standards and guidelines.
  5. Recognize the importance of infection control in the preparation of sterile compounding.
  6. Recognize the magnitude of medical and medication errors, and general responsibilities of the pharmacy technician in their role to minimize or eliminate future errors.
  7. Identify the importance of excellent customer service, including the development of good interpersonal skills.
  8. Recognize the importance of becoming a national certified pharmacy technician and the opportunities within the profession after certification.
  9. Demonstrate institutional pharmacy procedures.
  10. Demonstrate community pharmacy procedures.
  11. Demonstrate nonsterile compounding pharmacy procedures.

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