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Pharmacy (PHAR)

PHAR 100 Intro Pharm Practice for Techs

Credits: 2

Term: (F)

The purpose of this course is to initiate the student to the roles/functions/expectations of the pharmacy technician. This course will explore professional courtesy, behavior, dress, and communications, as well as ethical behavior and confidential communications. This course covers basic communication in the business environment, including verbal and non-verbal communication, listening, speaking, reading, good customer service, and appropriate answers to common interview questions. This course includes the shadowing of a pharmacy technician for 2-3 hours. 201770.

PHAR 101 Pharmacy Calculations

Credits: 3

Term: (F)

This course teaches calculations used in pharmacy practice including: various systems of weights and measures, dosage determinations, percentage preparations, reducing and enlarging formulas, dilution and concentration. This course provides basic knowledge of the most commonly prescribed pharmaceuticals with an emphasis on classification, indications, therapeutic effects, side effects, interactions, and contraindications. 201750.

PHAR 112 Pharm Practice Law and Calcs

Credits: 4

Term: (S)

Corequisite: PHAR 198

This course will be an introduction to the practice of pharmacy and, more specifically, a technician’s role in pharmacy and as a career. A brief history of pharmaceutical services and the different areas therein will be covered including differing pharmacy personnel and their roles. Students will be introduced to basic concepts of pharmacy practice, service, and design and learn to develop the necessary skills needed for a technician to communicate effectively as a representative of pharmacy and the profession as well as an intermediary between patients, pharmacists, technicians, and other health care professionals.

PHAR 198 Internship

Credits: 4

Term: (S)

Corequisite: PHAR 112

Observational training and practice in both acute and ambulatory care pharmacy settings all while under the supervision of a pharmacist. Students will experience dispensing, unit-dose systems, IV admixtures, bulk and sterile compounding, purchasing, control of inventory, order entry, patient profiles, and effective communication skills.