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Required Textbooks

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The Pharmacy Technician - Mike Johnston
ISBN: 9780132897594

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Lab Manual and Workbook for the Pharmacy Technician - Mike Johnston; Michelle Goeking; Michael Hayter
ISBN: 9780132898096

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Pearson Health Professional's Drug Guide 2013-2014 - Margaret T. Shannon; Billie A. Wilson; Kelly Shields
ISBN: 9780133355499

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Medical Terminology for Health Professions - Ann Ehrlich; Carol L. Schroeder
ISBN: 9781111543273


Introduction to Pharmacy

This course covers the historical development of pharmacy and healthcare, as well as the organizational structure and function of a hospital pharmacy. It examines the evolution of the pharmacy profession, and how professional guidelines and regulations have developed. This course covers and role and characteristics of a pharmacy technician, as well as the requirements for certification.


Course Learning Objectives

  1. Define the pharmacy and the role of the pharmacy in the healthcare system.
  2. List key historical developments in pharmacy and healthcare.
  3. Describe the organizational structure and function of the hospital.
  4. Define home health care and long term care.
  5. Discuss the educational requirements and competencies of both pharmacists and pharmacy technician.
  6. Describe the characteristics of a good pharmacy technician.
  7. Explain the behavior of a professional pharmacy technician.
  8. Describe the ambulatory pharmacy practice setting
  9. Describe the main types of retain pharmacies.
  10. Illustrate the typical work environment of a retain pharmacy.
  11. Discuss the importance of confidentiality for personal health information.