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College Catalog 2022-2023 
College Catalog 2022-2023 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PHAR 101 - Pharmacy Technician Fundamentals and Ethics

4 Credits
This course introduces the student to the role and ethics of pharmacy assistant. Various employment opportunities in pharmacy are covered. Students will learn the importance and benefits of professional organizations as well as national certification. Included is an overview of professional work habits, standards, the curriculum, and the ASHP standards for the development of pharmacy assistant under the pharmacy technician curriculum for an accredited program. Students will apply for a pharmacy assistant license under the Department of Health/Board of Pharmacy for Washington State (provided student passes our required Castle Branch). A certificate as a pharmacy assistant will be issued. This course covers Healthcare Provider First Aid/CPR, and AED, which is approved by OSHA, WISHA (labor and industries) for healthcare providers. Upon successful completion of the AHA written exam and skills evaluation, an AHA card will be issued to students.

Course Outcomes

  1. Identify the professional roles involved in a pharmacy.
  2. Identify the foundational skills required for a Pharmacy Assistant.
  3. Practice ethics involved in pharmacy (application).
  4. Identify state and federal professional pharmacy organizations.
  5. Articulate the ASHP Standards for the development of the pharmacy assistant/technician curriculum for an accredited program.
  6. Apply for a Pharmacy Assistant License from the Washington State Board of Pharmacy.
  7. Identify the purpose and requirements of the PTCB National Certification Exam.
  8. Identify various pharmacy environments for pharmacy assistant employment.
  9. Comply with HIPAA standards (comprehension).
  10. Demonstrate an understanding of HIV standards in healthcare.
  11. Interpret the US Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and the Patient’s 5 Rights.