2020-2021 Catalog 
    Dec 03, 2021  
2020-2021 Catalog [PREVIOUS CATALOG YEAR]

PHT 100 - Fundamentals of Pharmacy Technology

Description: Overview of basic sciences including microbiology and chemistry. Introduction to major drug classifications, dosage forms, and routes of administration. Medical terminology and abbreviations.

Prerequisites: Program admission. Reading proficiency.

Corequisite: PHT 110 .

Credits: 3
Lecture: 3
Course Content:
  1. Basic microbiology
  2. Basic chemistry
  3. Medical terminology
  4. Methods and routes of drug administration
  5. Drug classifications
  6. Drug abbreviations
  7. Trade and generic drug names
  8. Common herbal remedies

Learning Outcomes:
  1. Define the major classifications of organisms (taxonomy). (1)
  2. Discuss the history of antibiotics and how they are used. (1,2)
  3. Identify common viruses and the diseases they cause. (1)
  4. Utilize basic principles of chemistry as they relate to the composition and use of medications. (2)
  5. Define pharmacy-related medical terminology. (3)
  6. List the most common forms of medications and how they are administered. (4)
  7. Describe the five major drug classifications. (5)
  8. Interpret and use pharmaceutical abbreviations. (6)
  9. Recognize the trade and generic names of frequently prescribed medications. (7)
  10. Discuss the implications of herbal remedies and their potential drug interactions. (8)