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AHE 170 - Orientation to Pharmacy Practice

2.0 Credits
Covers common activities and responsibilities of a pharmacy technician and current trends in practice including development of pharmaceutical care, the economic and government pressures on pharmacy, and increasing automation of the medication distributing function. Prerequisite: AHE 110 , 116 , BSTEC 104 , 129  all with a minimum grade of 2.0 or equivalent.

Course Objectives
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Document the history of pharmacy and evolution of the pharmacist’s role in the profession. [REASON]
  2. List the major settings in which pharmacy is practiced. [REASON]
  3. State the purpose of the policy and procedure manual. [REASON]
  4. Describe the role of the Board of Pharmacy and the PTCB. [COMMUNICATE]
  5. Describe the trends in national healthcare expenditures and the nature of health care coverage in the United States. [COMMUNICATE]
  6. Outline the differences in responsibilities of pharmacy technicians and licensed pharmacists. [REASON]
  7. Define Pharmaceutical Care, Managed Care, Medicare and Medicaid. [COMMUNICATE]
  8. Define accreditation and understand how it plays a role in the promotion of quality healthcare. [REASON]
  9. Define the differences between licensing and certification. [REASON]
  10. Understand the general layout of the pharmacy department. [REASON]
  11. List some current and future trends in the practice of pharmacy. [COMMUNICATE]
  12. List the major functions that pharmacy technicians perform in various pharmacy settings. [ACT]
  13. Understand the importance of confidentiality and accuracy to the practice of pharmacy. [REASON]

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