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Diploma in Pharmacy Technician

Learn about the principles of pharmacy practice and common disorders of the human body with this free online course.

This free online Pharmacy Technician course teaches you about the work of a pharmacy technician. Pharmacy technicians play an important role in dispensing the correct medication to their patients. This course teaches pharmacotherapy for different systems in the human body including the endocrine, genitourinary, and sensory systems, important health and safety practices, and the importance of preserving patient confidentiality.





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This course will first give you an introduction to the different types of pharmacies, including community and institutional pharmacies, and the roles and responsibilities of each pharmacy. You will then learn the four systems of measurement commonly used in pharmacy and how to convert units from one system to another. You will also be taught how to dispense medication, avoid medical errors, and generate prescriptions.

This pharmacy technician training course will then discuss the common disorders that affect the nervous, sensory, and genitourinary systems, including their treatments. You will also learn about the disorders of the male reproductive system as well as the different forms of contraceptive products and their side effects. The final section of this course explains the different aspects and roles of the cardiovascular, respiratory, gastrointestinal, and endocrine systems. You will learn about the composition of blood, lung diseases and treatments, and vitamins and their benefits.

Our body is a complex and wonderful creation, but it can still suffer from common diseases or grave illnesses without any warning signs. With this pharmacy technician study guide, you will learn how to help treat and control these ailments. Learners who are interested in working in the pharmaceutical industry or those wanting to learn more about human disorders or illnesses, as well as their treatments, will really benefit from this free online course. So, check out the course now, and boost your career development today.

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Module 1: Studying Pharmacology

Module 2: Principles of Pharmacy Practice

Module 3: Professionalism in the Pharmacy

Module 4: Diploma in Pharmacy Practice - First Assessment

Module 5: Community Pharmacy

Module 6: Institutional Pharmacy

Module 7: Diploma in Pharmacy Technician - Second Assessment

Module 8: Drugs for the Nervous, Muscular, and Sensory Systems

Module 9: Pharmacotherapy for the Nervous and Sensory Systems

Module 10: Pharmacotherapy for the Genitourinary System

Module 11: Diploma in Pharmacy Technician - Third Assessment

Module 12: Pharmacotherapy for the Cardiovascular and Respiratory Systems

Module 13: Pharmacotherapy for the Gastrointestinal and Endocrine Systems

Module 14: Diploma in Pharmacy Technician - Fourth Assessment

Course assessment

Learning Outcomes

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
All Diplomas are available to purchase through the Alison Shop. For more information on purchasing Alison Diplomas, please visit our FAQ. If you decide not to purchase your Alison Diploma, you can still demonstrate your achievement by sharing your Learner Record or Learner Achievement Verification, both of which are accessible from your Tableau de bord. For more details on our Diploma pricing, please visit our Pricing Page.


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