Discover a Career as a Pharmacy Technician

Discover a Career as a Pharmacy Technician
Price: 
$140.00

Course Hours: 
25
Instructor: 
Course Type: 
Instructor Led - 4 Weeks Long
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The demand for skilled pharmacy technicians is rapidly growing. If you are interested in a dynamic career in a high paced medical field, this course is for you. This course provides an overview of the history of pharmacology and the day to day responsibilities of a pharmacy technician in hospital and retail pharmacy settings. Common drugs and their uses, as well as how they are administered and possible interactions in the body are described. Patient confidentiality laws, including HIPAA and prescription regulations, such as who can prescribe medication are also discussed.

* You have 4 weeks to complete this course from date of your enrollment.

** Course Subject to Change.

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Recall the day to day responsibilities of pharmacy technicians, required training and career opportunities
  • Identify pharmacy regulations and patient confidentiality laws in the medical field
  • Define the different categories of medications used to treat or prevent a variety of conditions and symptoms
  • Recognize proper dosage requirements and classifications of drugs 

Discover a Career as a Pharmacy Technician Module 1 Chapters 1-2
Becoming a Pharmacy Technician

Module one provides an overview into the history of pharmacology as well as pharmacology science principles. We will focus on drug abbreviations, categories of drugs and how they enter the body. Administration routes, such as oral, injectable and inhalants will be covered. This module guides you in learning the day to day responsibilities of pharmacy technicians, training required and potential career opportunities.

  • History of Pharmacy
  • Careers for a Pharmacy Technician  
  • Pharmacology Science
  • Routes of Administration
  • Pharmacy Technician Training

Discover a Career as a Pharmacy Technician Module 2 Chapters 3-4
Pharmacy Regulations and Common Cold Medications

Module two identifies patient confidentiality laws for the medical field, such as HIPPA rules. We will discuss the history of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), as well as provide an overview of controlled substances and prescription regulations. Common antibiotics, antifungals and antivirals are identified as well as preventive drugs.

  • FDA History and Overview
  • Controlled Substances
  • Patient Confidentially and HIPPA
  • Prescription Regulation
  • Common Antibiotics, Antifungals and Antivirals

Discover a Career as a Pharmacy Technician Module 3 Chapters 5-6
Heart and Pain Control Medicine

Module three discusses the different categories of medications used to treat or prevent high blood pressure, heart attacks and strokes. Specific medications for pain control, how they function in the body and why a doctor might prescribe them based on different levels of pain are identified.  As an individual interested in becoming a pharmacy technician, being informed about pain medication and possible addiction is vital knowledge for a successful career.

  • High Blood Pressure
  • Heart Attacks and Strokes
  • Preventive Medications
  • Pain Control
  • Prescription Techniques

Discover a Career as a Pharmacy Technician Module 4 Chapters 7-8
Birth Control, Diabetes and Pharmacy Math

Module four provides information into common medications for used hormones, thyroid issues, birth control and diabetes. An in-depth look into the use of math in pharmacy, such as roman numerals, converting ratios to percentages and the apothecary system of measurement is covered. Understanding how to calculate proper dosages for pediatric and geriatric patients is an important aspect of training to be a successful Pharmacy Technician.

  • Hormones and Thyroid
  • Reproduction
  • Calculating the Proper Dosage
  • The Use of Math in Pharmacy
  • Common Medications for Diabetes

Ed4Career is committed to being both environmentally conscious and making it easier for you to study! We’re making your education mobile! All of our textbooks are now provided as eTextbooks. You can access them on your laptop, tablet, or mobile device and can study anytime, anywhere.

The move away from physical books to eTextbooks means you get the latest, most up-to-date version available. This also makes your training more accessible, so you can study anywhere you have your phone or tablet. The best part is that all materials are included in your training cost so there are NO extra fees for books!

 International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET)

Ed4Career has been approved as an Accredited Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). In obtaining this accreditation, Ed4Career has demonstrated that it complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard which is recognized internationally as a standard of good practice. As a result of the Accredited Provider status, Ed4Career is authorized to offer IACET CEUs for courses and programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.

The Continuing Education Unit (CEU) was created by IACET as a measurement of continuing education. One (1) IACET CEU is equal to ten (10) contact hours of participation in an organized continuing education experience under responsible sponsorship, capable direction, and qualified instruction. Under IACET's care, the IACET CEU has evolved from a quantitative measure to a hallmark of quality training and instruction. For more information on IACET, visit www.iacet.org.

Internet Connection

  • Broadband or High-Speed - DSL, Cable, and Wireless Connections

*Dial-Up internet connections will result in a diminished online experience. Classroom pages may load slowly and viewing large audio and video files may not be possible.

Hardware Requirements

  • Processor - 2GHz Processor or Higher
  • Memory - 1 GB RAM Minimum Recommended

 

PC Software Requirements

  • Operating Systems - Windows 7 or higher
  • Microsoft Office 2013 or higher. Also, you could use a general Word Processing application to save and open Microsoft Office formats (.doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx)
  • Internet Browsers - Google Chrome is highly recommended
    • Cookies MUST be enabled
    • Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)
  • The Kindle Reader App or VitalSource Bookshelf App are needed for many of our courses (No special equipment needed. This can be downloaded for FREE onto your computer.)
  • PowerPoint Viewer (if you do not have PowerPoint)
  • Adobe PDF Reader
  • QuickTime, Windows Media Player &/or Real Player

 

MAC Software Requirements

  • Operating Systems - Mac OS x 10 or higher with Windows
  • Mac office programs or a Word Processing application to save and open Microsoft Office formats (.doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx)
  • Internet Browsers- Google Chrome is highly recommended
    • Cookies MUST be enabled
    • Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)
  • The Kindle Reader App or VitalSource Bookshelf App are needed for many of our courses (No special equipment needed. This can be downloaded for FREE onto your computer.)
  • PowerPoint Viewer (if you do not have PowerPoint)
  • Adobe PDF Reader
  • Apple QuickTime Media Player