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AHE 739 - Pharmacy Tech I

6 Continuing Education Units (CEU). This course is not for Credit(s).

This course is designed to enable the student to learn the role of the Pharmacy Technician in a pharmaceutical setting.  This is the first of two courses leading to national certification as a Pharmacy Technician.  Topics to be covered include the roles and responsibilities of the pharmacy technician, dosages, history of drugs in the US, legal and ethical issues surrounding drugs/medications, drug names and usages, and contraindications of one hundred (100) drugs.  Pre-requisite: The successful completion of medical terminology, anatomy and physiology and basic math for health care workers.


Course Objectives:

  1. list and explain the major historical moments as they relate to pharmaceuticals and drugs in the U.S.;
  2. list and explain legal and legislative earmarks as related to pharmaceuticals and drugs in the U.S.;
  3. explain the role of the pharmacy technician in the pharmacy;
  4. use appropriate terminology in discussing pharmaceuticals;
  5. identify appropriate responses to ethical issues facing health care workers (especially those in the pharmaceutical field);
  6. list and apply drug classifications;
  7. develop the ability to learn brand name, generic name, purpose and contraindications for approximately one hundred (100) drugs;
  8. demonstrate proficiency in reading and filling prescriptions; and
  9. develop the ability to begin to perform basic dosage calculations.

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