2020-2021 Catalog 
    
    Oct 20, 2021  
2020-2021 Catalog [PREVIOUS CATALOG YEAR]

PHT 120 - Pharmacy Practice


Description: Overview of pharmacy history, pharmacy laws and ethics, role of the pharmacy technician, drug information resources, pharmacy inventory, billing, and safety.

Prerequisites: PHT 110 .

Corequisite: PHT 125 .

Credits: 4
Lecture: 4
Course Content:
  1. History of medicine and pharmacy
  2. Pharmacy laws and regulations
  3. Pharmacy ethics, competencies, associations, and settings for technicians
  4. Drug information references
  5. Prescription processing
  6. Over-the-counter medications
  7. Complementary and alternative medicine
  8. Hospital pharmacy
  9. Repackaging and compounding
  10. Infection control principles
  11. Pharmacy inventory and billing
  12. Medication safety and error prevention

Learning Outcomes:
  1. Discuss the history of medicine with an emphasis on the development of pharmacy practice. (1)
  2. Describe the duties and responsibilities of a pharmacy technician in various environments. (2, 8)
  3. Identify and discuss legal and ethical issues within pharmacy practice. (2, 3)
  4. Identify pharmacy technician associations and employment settings. (3)
  5. Search for drug information utilizing reliable resources. (4)
  6. Process prescriptions. (5)
  7. Differentiate over-the-counter versus legend medications. (4, 6)
  8. Prepare alternative/complementary medications. (7)
  9. Explain the processes of repackaging, inventory control and compounding. (9, 11)
  10. List common third party forms of payment. (11)
  11. Identify third party adjudication, various insurance programs and inventory control considerations. (11)
  12. Employ safe-practice techniques, error prevention methodology, and infection control principles. (10, 12)