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Diploma in Pharmacy Technician

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Diploma in Pharmacy Technician
  • Description
  • Outcome
  • Certification
  • Pharmacists and pharmacy technicians have an important role in dispensing the correct medication to their patients and must be knowledgeable on the inventory of their pharmacy in order to treat their patients. This course will teach you about working as a pharmacy technician and also delves into pharmacotherapy for different systems in the human body including the endocrine system, genitourinary system, and sensory system.

    The first two sections of this course introduce you to pharmacies and the role of the pharmacist, which includes dispensing medication, avoiding medical errors, and generating prescriptions. You will also explore the different types of pharmacies, mainly community and institutional pharmacies, and the roles and responsibilities of each pharmacy.

    The next section of the course focuses on the nervous, sensory, and genitourinary systems in the body. You will learn about common disorders that affect these systems such as ADHD, Parkinson’s disease, and Alzheimer’s disease. This course teaches you about the treatments available, both prescription and non-prescription, to cure or control these disorders.

    The final section of this diploma course, explains the roles of the cardiovascular, respiratory, gastrointestinal, and endocrine systems. You will learn about different aspects of these systems including blood and what it is made up of, lung diseases and treatments, and vitamins and their benefits.

    This diploma course will be of great interest to learners interested in working in the pharmaceutical industry or those wanting to learn more about common disorders or illnesses of the human body and treatments for them.

  • After completing this diploma course, you will be able to:

    • Explain the role of the pharmacy technician as a member of the customer care team in a pharmacy.
    • Describe four systems of measurement commonly used in pharmacy and convert units from one system to another.
    • Distinguish among bacteria, viruses, fungi, and protozoa.
    • Identify the role of the Infection Control Committee within a hospital.
    • List some conditions and disorders of the male reproductive system.
    • Identify different forms of contraceptive products and the side effects of using each contraceptive.
    • Discuss the most effective ways of quitting smoking.
    • Define the difference between hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism.

  • All Alison courses are free to study. To successfully complete a course you must score 80% or higher in each course assessments. Upon successful completion of a course, you can choose to make your achievement formal by purchasing an official Alison Diploma or Certificate.

    Having an official Alison document is a great way to celebrate and share your success. It is:

    • Ideal to include with CVs, job applications and portfolios
    • A way to show your ability to learn and achieve high results

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