Course Number: PATN 103
This course offers an overview of community pharmacy operations. Topics include current trends, issues and standards of practice for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians, and the complementary roles of the pharmacist and the pharmacy technician in providing pharmaceutical care and other pharmacy services. Federal and provincial jurisprudence, processing prescriptions in compliance with legislation and established policies and procedures, record keeping associated with legislation and voluntary professional associations for both pharmacists and technicians will also be examined. Students will be introduced to generic and trade name(s) of the most commonly prescribed drugs and will demonstrate their mastery in weekly quizzes. Critical-thinking and problem-solving skills will be achieved through group work. Use of current, relevant and appropriate information resources will be introduced by discussing newspaper articles, pharmacy publications and journals.
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