PRINCIPLES OF PHARMACY PRACTICE I

  • Program: Pharmacy Technology
  • Course: Principles of Pharmacy Practice I
  • Course #: PHRM1040
  • Total Credits: 4

Course Description

Students will learn the organization and functions of retail and hospital pharmacy. The student will be introduced to the use of computers and their practical applications. This course will define the role and responsibilities of the pharmacy technician. Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) and Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) requirements will be covered.

Course Evaluation

Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.

Disability Services

Hennepin Technical College offers reasonable accommodations to qualified students with disabilities. If you have a documented disability that may require accommodations, contact the college’s Disability Services Director: Sara Laviolette at Brooklyn Park (763-488-2477) or Jean Kreutter at Eden Prairie (952-995-1544).

Course Goals

The following goals will be addressed in the course:
Apply principles of pharmaceutical care and modern pharmacy practice
Process prescription orders accurately
Apply principles of obtaining information from patients needed to fill a prescription
Display an understanding of how prescription orders are received
Apply legal requirements related to interactions between patients, prescribers and other pharmacies
Describe the roles of various pharmacy personnel
Describe responsibilities as relevant to a prescription order
Differentiate workflow processes as they apply to various pharmacy systems
Compare inpatient and outpatient pharmacy processes
Explain the life of a prescription
Describe written patient information
Assess measuring devices for various medications and dosage forms
Explain state and federal requirements as they apply to the pharmacy
Adapt communication techniques for patients with special needs
Identify common medication errors
Explain pharmacy ordering and inventory systems

Credit Details
  • Lecture: 3
  • Lab: 1
  • MnTC Goal: 0
Course Details

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