Pharmacy Technician
OVERVIEW OF PHARMACY
PHAR 100
2 Credits
22 hours of lecture
Overview of pharmacy with particular focus on the technician in pharmacy practice settings including job roles, resources and ethical standards of practice. [GE]
A MINI DOSE OF PHARMACY
PHAR 101
1 Credits
11 hours of lecture
A preview of the practice of pharmacy. Identifies the role of the pharmacy tech, explores various pharmacy practice settings for employment, beginning basics of the language of pharmacy, both in written and oral forms. [GE]
INTRODUCTION TO PHARMACY
PHAR 105
4 Credits
44 hours of lecture
Introduction to the role of the pharmacy technician in a variety of pharmacy practice settings including history, personnel, resources, and ethical standards of pharmacy practice. Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in BMED 110 and consent of Instructional Unit. [GE]
PHARMACY CALCULATIONS
PHAR 110
3 Credits
33 hours of lecture
Basic math and arithmetic skills as they relate to pharmacy practice. Calculations and manipulations of metrics and related dosages. Pharmacy topics related to mathematical functions are emphasized. Prerequisite: Consent of HEOC advisor. [GE]
PHARMACOLOGY I
PHAR 112
5 Credits
55 hours of lecture
First of 2-quarter sequence in pharmacology. Topics include pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic principles of drug therapy, with focus on absorption, distribution, metabolism, excretion, drug classification, indication for sue, dose, and side effects of the most common drugs, including antibiotics, analgesics, autonomic system, cardiovascular and respiratory drugs. Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in PHAR 105. [GE]
PHARMACY PRACTICE AND TECHNOLOGY
PHAR 114
4 Credits
33 hours of lecture - 22 hours of lab
Pharmacy skills and knowledge essentials to the practice of pharmacy at the work site. Topics include correlation of terminology, computer system manipulation, use of current and emerging technology, and practical application of pharmacy dispensing activities. Prerequisite: Consent of HEOC advisor. [GE]
PHARMACY EXTERNSHIP I
PHAR 118
4 Credits
132 hours of clinical
Practical on-the-job instruction in the knowledge base required of a pharmacy assistant (technician) in the work force. Community pharmacies/facilities will be used for this course. Concurrent enrollment in PHAR 119 required. Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in PHAR 105 and consent of Instructional Unit. [GE]
PHARMACY EXTERNSHIP SEMINAR I
PHAR 119
2 Credits
22 hours of lecture - 11 hours of lab
First of 2-quarter sequence coordinating with PHAR 118 externship experience at work site. Topics include professionalism, productivity, handling challenging situations, and continuing education, with emphasis on success in the workplace. Group work, case study analysis, journal entries and a final written paper are required. Concurrent enrollment in PHAR 118 and written consent of Instructional Unit. [GE]
PHARMACOLOGY II
PHAR 122
5 Credits
55 hours of lecture
Second of 2-quarter sequence in pharmacology. Topics include pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic principles of drug therapy. Focus on absorption, distribution, metabolism, excretion, drug classification, indication for use, dose, and side effects of the most common drugs, including antidepressants and anti-anxiety agents, antipsychotics, anticonvulsants and other CNS disorder agents, hormone therapy, chemotherapy, antiretrovirals, as well as topicals, ophthalmics and otics. Prerequisite: Completion of PHAR 112 and written consent of the Instructional Unit required. [GE]
PHARMACY LAW
PHAR 123
2 Credits
22 hours of lecture
State and federal laws and regulations that pertain to the duties of pharmacy technicians. Revised Code of Washington and Washington Administrative Codes will be reviewed. Prerequisite: written consent of Instructional Unit required. [GE]
OVER-THE-COUNTER DRUGS
PHAR 125
3 Credits
33 hours of lecture
Medications available to patients without prescription. Particular attention to those medications that have changed from legend to non-prescription products and those most frequently carried by local pharmacies. Prerequisite: written consent of instructional unit required. [GE]
PHARMACY COMPOUNDING
PHAR 127
4 Credits
33 hours of lecture - 22 hours of lab
Overview of sterile products and aseptic technique for compounding of sterile products, intravenous (IV) drug delivery systems and equipment related to compounding and administration of IV products. Combination of lecture and lab projects. [GE]
PHARMACY EXTERNSHIP II
PHAR 128
4 Credits
132 hours of clinical
Continued practical, on-the-job instruction in the knowledge base required of a pharmacy (technician) in the work force. Concurrent enrollment in PHAR 129 required. Prerequisite: Completion of PHAR 105 and written consent of Instructional Unit required. [GE]
PHARMACY EXTERNSHIP SEMINAR II
PHAR 129
2 Credits
22 hours of lecture
Second of 2-quarter sequence coordinating with PHAR 128 externship experience. Topics include work ethics, interpersonal communication, problem solving, and success in the work place emphasized. Components include group work, case study analysis, journal entries and a final written and oral project. Concurrent enrollment in PHAR 128 and written consent of Instructional Unit required. [GE]