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Pharmacy (PHA)

PHA 110  (6 credit hours)  
Pharmacy Procedures and Skills  

Introduces the field of pharmacy technology in various pharmacy settings. Includes content on legal requirements and responsibilities of pharmacy technician as they assist the pharmacist. Topics discussed will include professional communication and customer service, Patient Care Process, safety issues, and the basic skills of a pharmacy technician. Students will use a variety of interpersonal skills and self-management skills to produce a final product from a medication order, or prescription, following safe handling and preparation guidelines as set forth by governmental agencies. Lecture: 4 credits (60 contact hours). Lab: 2 credits (90 contact hours).

Pre- or co-requisite: Instructor Consent.
Attributes: Technical
Components: LAB: Laboratory, LEC: Lecture
PHA 136  (3 credit hours)  
Pharmacology I  

Introduce the study of drugs and their effect on the human body. Demonstrate basic knowledge of anatomy, physiology, pharmacology, and medical terminology relevant to the pharmacy technician's role. Explain the use and side effects of prescription and non-prescription medications and alternative therapies. Lecture: 3 credits (45 contact hours).

Pre- or co-requisite: Instructor Consent.
Attributes: Technical
Components: LEC: Lecture
PHA 146  (3 credit hours)  
Pharmaceutical Calculations  

Provides review of basic math and introduction of knowledge to perform mathematical calculations essential to the duties of pharmacy technicians in a variety of settings. Promotes critical thinking of using pharmaceutical calculations skills to solve application problems accurately and efficiently. Prepares students and pharmacy technicians to solve calculation problems on the Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam (PTCE) through lecture and hands on activities. Lecture: 3 credits (45 credit hours).

Pre-requisite: Math ACT 16 or equivalent and instructor consent.
Attributes: Technical
Components: LEC: Lecture
PHA 150  (3 credit hours)  
Pharmacy Experience 1  

Provides entry-level work experience in the pharmacy setting to enhance skills required to reach occupational goals for the pharmacy technician. Clinical: 3 credits (180 contact hours).

Pre- or co-requisite: PHA 110, PHA 146, PHA 136.
Attributes: Technical
Components: CLN: Clinical
PHA 200  (3 credit hours)  
Admixtures for IV Therapy  

Introduces the field of pharmacy technology in various pharmacy settings. Includes content on legal requirements and responsibilities of pharmacy technician as they assist the pharmacist. Topics discussed will include professional communication and customer service, Patient Care Process, safety issues, and the basic skills of a pharmacy technician. Students will use a variety of interpersonal skills and self-management skills to produce a final product from a medication order, or prescription, following safe handling and preparation guidelines as set forth by governmental agencies. Lecture: 3 credits (45 contact hours).

Pre-requisite: PHA 110, PHA 146, PHA 136.
Co-requisite: PHA 205, PHA 240, PHA 236.
Pre- or co-requisite: PHA 250.
Attributes: Technical
Components: LEC: Lecture
PHA 205  (1 credit hours)  
Admixture Preparations  

Provides simulation in aseptic technique and sterile compounding, including the use of equipment, application of laws and standards relating to sterile compounding, and preparation of sterile products such as IVs, chemotherapy, immunizations, and parenteral nutrition. Lab: 1 credit (45 contact hours).

Pre-requisite: PHA 110, PHA 136, PHA 146.
Co-requisite: PHA 200, PHA 236, PHA 240.
Pre- or co-requisite: PHA 150.
Attributes: Technical
Components: LAB: Laboratory
PHA 236  (3 credit hours)  
Pharmacology 2  

Expands upon knowledge introduced in PHA 136. Introduces hospital-specific medications, their dosage forms, adverse effects and preparation instructions. Examines the process of clinical trials and investigational drugs. Enhances knowledge of drug safety, including pediatric and geriatric populations. Lecture: 3 credits (45 contact hours).

Pre-requisite: PHA 110, PHA 146, PHA 136.
Co-requisite: PHA 200, PHA 205, PHA 240.
Pre- or co-requisite: PHA 150.
Attributes: Technical
Components: LEC: Lecture
PHA 240  (3 credit hours)  
Pharmacy Technician Career Planning  

Prepare pharmacy technician students to take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board exam. Review will focus on individual knowledge deficits. Preparation for interviews and career planning. Lecture: 3 credits (45 contact hours).

Pre-requisite: PHA 110, PHA 146, PHA 136.
Co-requisite: PHA 200, PHA 240, PHA 236.
Pre- or co-requisite: PHA 150.
Attributes: Technical
Components: LEC: Lecture
PHA 251  (3 credit hours)  
Pharmacy Experience II  

Provides advanced-level work experience in the pharmacy setting to enhance skills required to reach occupational goals for the advanced-level pharmacy technician. Clinical: 3 credits (180 contact hours).

Pre-requisite: PHA 110, PHA 136, PHA 146, PHA 150 or Instructor Consent.
Pre- or co-requisite: PHA 200, PHA 205, PHA 236, PHA 240.
Attributes: Technical
Components: CLN: Clinical