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Introduction to Pharmacy Practice

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Introduction to Pharmacy Practice
  • Description
  • Outcome
  • Certification
  • Pharmacists and pharmacy technicians are educated and trained to ensure the well-being of the patient population. This course teaches you about the workings of a pharmacy technician and the necessary skills needed to become an effective pharmacy technician.

    The course begins by introducing you to the different types of pharmacies and the role of the pharmacist. You will learn about the different job roles and responsibilities of the pharmacy technician including operating a cash register, entering patient information, and resolving online insurance claims. This course will also teach you about measurements for dispensing medication for patients.

    The second module of this course will teach you about medication safety and the difference between medical errors and medication errors. You will learn how to review prescriptions which involves entering the prescription into a computer, generating a prescription label, filling the prescription and delivering it to the patient. This module will teach you about the responsibilities of healthcare professionals and how to effectively communicate with your patients. The final topic of this course explains what the future holds for pharmacy practice.

    This course will be suitable for anyone hoping to have a career as a pharmacy technician.

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


    • Differentiate between a suspension and an emulsion liquid dosage form.
    • dentify dosage formulations utilizing the transmucosal route of administration.
    • Describe four systems of measurement commonly used in pharmacy and convert units from one system to another.
    • Explain the meanings of the prefixes most commonly used in metric measurement.
    • Identify a variety of strategies for successful adaptation to the work environment.
    • Explain the role of the pharmacy technician as a member of the customer care team in a pharmacy.
    • State the primary rule of retail merchandising.
    • Define and differentiate the terms licensure, certification, and registration.
    • Describe the performance review process.

  • 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, Certificate or PDF.

    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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