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RX1000 - Introduction to Pharmacy with Lab - 4 Credits

This is an introductory course in the field of pharmacy. The course orients students to the work of pharmacy technicians and the context in which the technician's work is performed. Students learn the concept of direct patient care and the technician's general role in its delivery. Students are introduced to the medication laws, standards, and regulations affecting pharmacy technicians and the concept of quality assurance and its procedures. Students examine the attitudes, values, and beliefs necessary for successful pharmacy technicians.Common medications, by trade and generic name, targeted outcome, and primary body system are investigated. Lab activities are embedded in the course. (3.5 hours lecture, 0.5 hours lab)

Prerequisite: EN1000 or placement recommendation

Delivery: on campus