Course Code: PHRM 204
Academic Year: 2020-2021
Students gain intensive experience in generating and dispensing prescriptions from two commercial computer systems. They are introduced to pharmacy services, including purchasing and inventory control, to complement and enhance the dispensing process. Using community pharmacy software, students enter and fill prescriptions for patients in a simulated nursing home and a group home. They select generic manufacturers according to guidelines, legislation and current inventory. Students enhance their compounding skills and use PACMED technology for institutional dispensing. They learn medications available for patient self-selection, and the use of over the counter (OTC) drugs, herbals and other complementary or alternative medications will be emphasized. Students use critical thinking skills with case studies that highlight the role of the technician and determine when referrals to the pharmacist are required. Students study the nature and use of pharmaceutical devices and dosage forms, with particular emphasis on the role of the pharmacy technician.