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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


Suggested Resources

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Law and Ethics for Pharmacy Technicians - Jahangir Moini
ISBN: 9781428311022
Available in Vancouver.


PT1130: Pharmacy Law and Ethics

This course covers the major federal regulations and regulating agencies relating to pharmacy practice. Additionally, patient rights, drug monographs, and the ethical and moral philosophies pertaining to the practice of pharmacy will be discussed.

Topics include:

  • Pharmacy law
  • Regulatory agencies
  • FDA codes on routes of drug administration
  • The five patient rights of medical administration
  • Drug monographs
  • Ethical Theories and Pharmacy
  • Code of Ethics for Pharmacy Technicians


Course Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  1. Identify US pharmaceutical laws and summarize how they affect the practice of pharmacy.
  2. Identify regulatory standards in the practice of pharmacy and describe the functions of those standards.
  3. Identify and describe the policy and procedure manuals from the State Board of Pharmacy (SBOP), Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMP), Department of Public Health (DPH), and the pharmacy practice policy and procedure manual. 
  4. Explain the patient rights to drug administration.
  5. Describe the use of a drug monograph.
  6. Define ethics and moral philosophy and apply to the nine ethical theories.
  7. Discuss the Pharmacy Technician Code of Ethics.

Library Assignment

In the library database, Academic Search Premiere, look up the article below and answer the following questions:

"Are Drug Companies Living Up to Their Human Rights Responsibilities? The Merck Perspective." by Geralyn Ritter.

  1. What are the subject headings for this article?
  2. Which subject heading would you most likely use to look up more articles that pertain to this class?
  3. What is the correct APA citation for this article?


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