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Course Description

Schoolcraft is excited to offer traditional credit face-to-face, hybrid, online, and remote classes for Fall 2020 while providing students a safe experience based on recent COVID-19 concerns.

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Pharmacy Technician - PHT 104

Pharmacology for Pharmacy Technicians

3 Credit Hours
3 Lecture Hours

Course Description

This course provides an overview of principles of pharmacology pertaining to medications used in the management of diseases. Basic anatomy and physiology will be explored relevant to the pharmacy technician's role and level of expected understanding. Diagnostic procedures and laboratory tests related to the diagnosis of diseases will be reviewed. Students will learn the indications, precautions, side effects and actions of drugs in therapeutic categories that act within physiological systems. All students in the Pharmacy Technician programs must meet the requirements of a criminal background check and drug screen before completing the required practical experiences.

Prerequisites

(A requirement that must be completed before taking this course.)

  • MATH 53 with a minimum grade of 2.0 or a minimum score of 19 ACT-Math, 25 SAT-Math, 78 CPT-Elementary Algebra, or 250 NGA-Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra and Statistics.
  • ENG 55 with a minimum grade of 2.0 or minimum score of 18 ACT-English, 25 SAT-Writing and Language, 71 CPT-Sentence Skills or 250 NGA-Writing.
  • COLLS 53 with a minimum grade of 2.0 or minimum score of 18 ACT-English, 25 SAT-Writing and Language, 70 CPT-Sentence Skills or 250 NGA-Writing.

Course Competencies

Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • Examine basic anatomy and physiology relevant to the role of the pharmacy technician.
  • Relate medication to the treatment of conditions and diseases of the immune system.
  • Relate medication to the treatment of conditions and diseases of the nervous system.
  • Relate medication to the treatment of conditions and diseases of the respiratory system.
  • Relate medication to the treatment of conditions and diseases of the gastrointestinal system.
  • Relate medication to the treatment of conditions and diseases of the renal system.
  • Relate medication to the treatment of conditions and diseases of the cardiovascular system.
  • Relate medication to the treatment of conditions and diseases of the muscular and skeletal system.
  • Relate medication to the treatment of conditions and diseases of the hormonal system.
  • Explore other physiologic systems and processes that relate to the use of pharmaceuticals (e.g., reproductive system, dermatology, nutrition).
  • Classify brand and generic names of drugs based on therapeutic effect within the body.
  • Explain the sections of a drug product circular.
  • Contrast medication dosage forms and routes of administration.
  • Determine appropriate routes of administration or dosage forms.
  • Differentiate between drugs that sound or look alike to ensure appropriate use of the drug based on patient diagnosis.
  • Recommend alternative medications within the scope of practice for a pharmacy technician.
  • Explore over-the-counter, herbal and nutritional products.

Course Schedule

 CourseSectionCourse TitleLocationCredit HoursInstructorsSeats Available ⁄Capacity ⁄WaitlistStatusFeeDays-Time-Room

Fall; 2020; PHARMACY TECHNICIAN; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 08/31/2020

 104244604Pharmacol Phrm TechRMT3Gregory J / Qrunfleh A22/24/0Open$12.00W  09:00 AM-12:00 PM WEBWEB

Winter; 2021; PHARMACY TECHNICIAN; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 01/11/2021

 104214602Pharmacol Phrm TechRC3Gregory J / Qrunfleh A12/12/0Open$12.00W  09:00 AM-11:54 AM RC320

Key: Day of the Week

  • T = Tuesday
  • R = Thursday
  • S = Saturday
  • X = Sunday