Community Pharmacy Management

Course Code: PHRM 100

Academic Year: 2020-2021

This course offers an introduction to community pharmacy practice. Topics include federal and provincial jurisprudence, which includes the completion of the Ontario College of Pharmacists online modules; current trends and issues in pharmacy; and inventory management practices. Students will be introduced to the generic and trade name(s) of the most commonly prescribed drugs and will demonstrate their mastery in weekly quizzes. Critical thinking and problem solving skills will be achieved through group work. Use of current, relevant and appropriate information resources will be introduced by discussing newspaper articles, pharmacy publications and journals on topics such as error prevention, standards of practice and complementary roles of the pharmacist and other health care practitioners. Inventory management practices will be introduced with a focus on purchases and returns, technology used in pharmacy and pricing policies.