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PHRA 1205 - Drug Classification (2-2-0)
An introduction to the study of disease processes, pharmaceutical drugs, abbreviations, classifications, dosages, actions in the body, and routes of administration. Offered in Fall and Spring.
 
Student Accident Insurance Fee: $1.00 

Skills: P Course Type: W/C
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
PHRA 1301 - Introduction to Pharmacy (3-3-0)
Examination of the qualifications, operational guidelines, and job duties of a pharmacy technician. Topics include definitions of a pharmacy environment, the profile of a pharmacy technician, legal and ethical guidelines, job skills and duties, verbal and written communication skills, professional resources, safety techniques, and supply and inventory techniques.
 
Student Accident Insurance Fee: $1.00 

Skills: P Course Type: W/C
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
PHRA 1309 - Pharmaceutical Mathematics I (3-3-0)
Pharmaceutical mathematics including reading, interpreting, and solving calculation problems encountered in the preparation and distribution of drugs. Conversion of measurements within the apothecary, avoirdupois, and metric systems with emphasis on the metric system of weight and volume. Topics include ratio and proportion, percentage, dilution and concentration, milliequivalent, units, intravenous flow rates, and solving dosage problems.
 
Student Accident Insurance Fee: $1.00 

Skills: P Course Type: W/C
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
PHRA 1313 - Community Pharmacy Practice (3-2-3)
Introduction to the skills necessary to process, prepare, label, and maintain records of prescriptions in a community pharmacy to include customer service, count and pour techniques, prescription calculations, drug selection and preparation, over-the-counter drugs, inventory management and legal parameters. Offered in Fall and Spring.
 
Course Fee: $50.00  Student Accident Insurance Fee: $1.00 

Skills: P Course Type: W/C
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
PHRA 1345 - Compounding Sterile Preparations and Aseptic Technique (3-2-3)
The process of compounding sterile preparations and aseptic technique within legal and regulatory guidelines specified by USP<797> standards. Offered in Fall, Spring and Summer.
 
Course Fee: $50.00  Student Accident Insurance Fee: $1.00  Insurance Fee: $10.00

Skills: P Prerequisites: PHRA 1309. Course Type: W/C
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
PHRA 1349 - Institutional Pharmacy Practice (3-2-3)
Exploration of the unique role and practice of pharmacy technicians in an institutional pharmacy with emphasis on daily pharmacy operation. Topics include hospital pharmacy organization, work flow and personnel, medical and pharmaceutical terminology, safety techniques, data entry, packaging and labeling operations, extemporaneous compounding, inpatient drug distribution systems, unit dose cart fills, quality assurance, drug storage, and inventory control. Offered in Fall and Spring.
 
Course Fee: $50.00  Student Accident Insurance Fee: $1.00 

Skills: P Course Type: W/C
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
PHRA 1441 - Pharmacy Drug Therapy and Treatment (4-4-1)
Study of therapeutic agents, their classification, properties, actions, and effects on the human body and their role in the management of disease, provides detailed information regarding drug dosages, side effects, interactions, toxicities, and incompatibilities. Offered in Spring and Summer.
 
Course Fee: $50.00  Student Accident Insurance Fee: $1.00 

Skills: P Prerequisites: HPRS 1106 and PHRA 1205. Course Type: W/C
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
PHRA 2266 - Practicum -- Pharmacy Technician/Assistant (2-0-16)
Practical, general workplace training supported by an individualized learning plan developed by the employer, college, and student. An intermediate or advanced type of health professions work-based instruction that helps students gain practical experience in the discipline, enhance skills, and integrate knowledge. The emphasis is on practical work experience for which the student has already acquired the necessary theoretical knowledge and basic skills. Direct supervision is provided by the clinical professional, generally a clinical preceptor. A health practicum may be a paid or unpaid learning experience. Students are assigned to a hospital or other health-system pharmacy for 16 hour each week for eight weeks and a community pharmacy setting for 16 hours each week for eight weeks to meet established objectives by performing pharmacy technician duties under the supervision of the on-site pharmacist. This is an unpaid learning experience.
 
Course Fee: $50.00  Student Accident Insurance Fee: $1.00  Insurance Fee: $10.00

Skills: P Prerequisites: HPRS 1106, PHRA 1205, PHRA 1301, PHRA 1309, PHRA 1313, and PHRA 1349. Course Type: W/C
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014