2015-2016 Academic Catalog 
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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. Corequisite

Course-level Learning Objectives (CLOs)
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.
  2. List the major settings in which pharmacy is practiced.
  3. State the purpose of the policy and procedure manual.
  4. Describe the role of the Board of Pharmacy and the PTCB.
  5. Describe the trends in national healthcare expenditures and the nature of healthcare coverage in the United States.
  6. Outline the differences in responsibilities of pharmacy technicians and licensed pharmacists.
  7. Define Pharmaceutical Care, Managed Care, Medicare and Medicaid.
  8. Define accreditation and understand how it plays a role in the promotion of quality healthcare.
  9. Define the differences between licensing and certification.
  10. Understand the general layout of the pharmacy department.
  11. List some current and future trends in the practice of pharmacy.
  12. List the major functions that pharmacy technicians perform in various pharmacy settings.
  13. Understand the importance of confidentiality and accuracy to the practice of pharmacy.

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