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Pharmacy Technician Essentials

This course is part of Pharmacy Technician Fundamentals Specialization

Taught in English

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Gain insight into a topic and learn the fundamentals

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Beginner level

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14 hours (approximately)
Flexible schedule
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What you'll learn

  • Understand the primary functions of different pharmacy organizations

  • Understand the different roles of the pharmacy technician

  • Understand the common drugs and their uses, drug routes and formulations, and factors affecting drug activity

  • Understand pharmacy management software, as well as reading and interpreting prescriptions

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Course

Gain insight into a topic and learn the fundamentals

4.4

(16 reviews)

Beginner level

Recommended experience

14 hours (approximately)
Flexible schedule
Learn at your own pace

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There are 4 modules in this course

Become acquainted with various pharmacy settings from the hospital to the community retail pharmacy to mail order drug distribution and the characteristics, advantages, and disadvantages of these settings.

What's included

5 videos2 readings3 assignments

Gain an understanding of the basic aptitudes and personal attributes that are needed for a successful Pharmacy Technician; the daily job duties and responsibilities, as well as training, competency testing and performance measures. Additionally, review common medical terminology, drug classifications and abbreviations used in the pharmacy, and the body systems and their common disorders that are treated with medication.

What's included

8 videos2 readings4 assignments

Learn about how drugs are developed, patented and named, understand drug classes, drug reference books, and common medications and their uses. Additionally, gain an understanding of the different forms that drugs are dispensed in (tablet, powder, solutions, syrups, etc.) and the various routes of administration (oral, dermal, parenteral, etc.).

What's included

25 videos3 readings8 assignments

Become acquainted with the various tools and equipment used in a pharmacy setting to weigh, mix, count, and dispense medication. Additionally, gain an awareness of working with computers and software programs within the pharmacy setting and the different fields utilized to fill a prescription and run basic reports. The goal is not to master any specific software but to understand overall functionality.

What's included

10 videos4 readings5 assignments

Instructor

Dr. Sherrie B. Moore
MedCerts
5 Courses3,531 learners

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