SRJC Course Outlines

9/20/2019 2:35:02 AMPHARM 150 Course Outline as of Spring 2019

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  PHARM 150Title:  INTRO TO PHARMACY TECH  
Full Title:  Introduction to Pharmacy Technician
Last Reviewed:12/12/2016

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled08 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total3.00 Contact Total52.50
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  105.00Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade Only
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
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Formerly: 

Catalog Description:
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An introduction to the role and work environment of the pharmacy technician in retail, hospital and other healthcare settings. The student will learn about legal responsibilities, technical activities and common medications used. The pharmacy technician student will also learn how to interpret common prescriptions and conduct simple pharmaceutical mathematic calculations.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
Description: Untitled document
An introduction to the role and work environment of the pharmacy technician in retail, hospital and other healthcare settings. The student will learn about legal responsibilities, technical activities and common medications used. The pharmacy technician student will also learn how to interpret common prescriptions and conduct simple pharmaceutical mathematic calculations.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
 Area:
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Both Certificate and Major Applicable



COURSE CONTENT

Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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1.  Differentiate between the technician's job responsibilities and the responsibilities of the
    pharmacist and understand the organizational structure of retail and inpatient pharmacies.
2.  Interpret and apply pharmaceutical and medical terminology, abbreviations, and symbols
    commonly used in the prescribing, dispensing and charting of medications in the pharmacy.

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Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. State all of the technician's primary job responsibilities, describe the duties involved, and
    explain how they differ from the responsibilities of the pharmacist.
2. List local, state and federal agencies and the regulations specifically associated with the
    responsibility of the pharmacy technician.
3. Describe major hospital departments and service units.
4. State reasons for disciplinary action against a pharmacist or pharmacy technician.
5. Locate and use drug references.
6. State reasons for maintaining confidentiality of all patient information.
7. Differentiate among the chemical, generic, trade, and official names of drugs.
8. Describe workplace ethics and professionalism for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians.

Topics and Scope
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I. Introduction to the Role of Pharmacy Technician
    A. Definition of pharmacy, registered pharmacist, and pharmacy technician
     B. Duties and educational requirements of a registered pharmacist and a pharmacy technician
    C. Developing relationships with other pharmacy personnel, vendors and clients
    D. Educational and other requirements for registration, certification and licensing
II. Knowledge of Pharmaceutical/Pharmacy Technician Governing Bodies and Organizations
    A. Federal
           1. FDA (Food and Drug Administration)
          2. DEA (Drug Enforcement Agency)
          3. OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration)
          4. JCAHO (Joint Commission Accreditation Healthcare Organization)
          5. ASHP (American Society of Health Systems Pharmacists)
           6. APhA (American Pharmacist Association)
          7. DPS (Diversified Prescription Systems)
    B. State
           1. California State Board of Pharmacy
          2. CPhA (California Pharmacist Association)
          3. CPhTA (California Pharmacy Technician Association)
    C. Local County organizations
III. Ethics Guidelines for Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians
IV. General Conduct and Disciplinary Action
    A. Communication
    B. Professional attitude
    C. Dress code
    D. Disciplinary action
         1. state regulations
         2. institution/agency policies
V. Pharmacy/Medical Terminology and Abbreviations
    A. Routes of administration of drugs
    B. Scheduled times of drug administration
    C. Pharmaceutical dosage forms
    D. Miscellaneous pharmaceutical drug, vitamin, chemical and chemical compound
         abbreviations
    E. Basic pharmaceutical mathematics; calculation of estimated days supply
    F. Naming of Drugs
         1. chemical name
         2. generic name
         3. trade name
         4. official name
         5. combination drugs
VI. Drug References
VII. Organizational Structure
    A. Hospital governing structure and hospital personnel
    B. Inpatient pharmacy and retail organization and personnel
VIII. Identification of realistic career objectives related to the course of study in the major.
IX. Introduction to discipline-specific research tools such as books, periodicals, and major web
    sites

Assignments:
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1. Reading from textbook, approximately 30-40 pages per week
2. Five to seven quizzes, a midterm, and a final
3. Seven to ten one-page writing assignments, answering case scenario questions

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
35 - 45%
Written homework, writing assignments, and case scenarios
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
0 - 0%
None
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
0 - 0%
None
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
50 - 60%
Quizzes, midterm, and final
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
5 - 10%
Participation


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Pharmacy Practice for Technicians. 5th ed. Ballington, Don and Anderson, Robert. EMC/Paradigm Publishing. 2015

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