• Program: Pharmacy Technology
  • Course: Principles of Pharmacy Practice II
  • Course #: PHRM1060
  • Total Credits: 5

Course Description

Students will continue to be acquainted with retail and institutional pharmacy practices. Intravenous (IV) drug admixture, total parenteral nutrition (TPN) and critical care IV admixture will be covered. Unit dose dispensing, diabetic supplies and medication storage and stability will be covered. Students will study billing systems and the universal medical coding system which classifies medical conditions and treatments into sets of numeric codes. Personal safety and hygiene related to pharmacy practice will also be covered. In a lab setting students will practice filling prescriptions and develop communication skills associated with pharmacy.

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:
Demonstrate proper hygiene, safety protocol and equipment use in the preparation of sterile products
Interpret medication orders, prepare labeling, calculate quantities of ingredients, patient dosages and flow rates
Define milliequivalents (mEq), millimoles (mM), osmosis, electrolytes, symbols and atomic weight relationships
Utilize Apothecary and metric systems for calculating and preparing prescriptions
Discuss legal and regulatory guidelines associated with the preparation of intravenous products and sterile admixtures
Discuss problems associated with pharmacy management and supervision
Discuss the professional communication skills necessary for conflict resolution
Describe the interaction between the pharmacy, insurance companies and doctors as it relates to the universal medical coding system
Demonstrate professional communication skills necessary to interact with patients and the healthcare team
Utilize pharmacy management software in a lab setting
Demonstrate operations of the pharmacy
Display knowledge and application of auxiliary labeling
Explain processes of prescription adjudication
Demonstrate methods of prescription verification
Locate generic names, brand names and medication indicators in pharmacy references
Review pharmacy reference materials, formulary lists and reports on investigational medications
Assemble prescription files accurately
Describe the pharmacy floor stock system for controlled drugs, non-controlled drugs, chemicals and over-the-counter medications
Describe the retail area of the pharmacy and how over-the-counter medications are organized

Credit Details
  • Lecture: 3
  • Lab: 2
  • MnTC Goal: 0
Course Details
  • Prerequisites:  PHRM1040
  • Campus: Eden Prairie

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