Kirkwood Community College

Kirkwood Community College Credit Catalog 2011-2012

PHR-170 Pharmacology Technology (7.5)

Provides the knowledge and skills necessary for employment as a pharmacy technician, in a retail, hospital or clinic pharmacy, under the direct supervision of a pharmacist. Includes basic understanding of medications, prescriptions and terminology, pharmaceutical calculations and techniques, record keeping, ethics and jurisprudence, as well as the role of the pharmacy technician. Emphasizes student preparation to make informed, intelligent decisions and assisting the pharmacist with providing medication and other types of health care products to patients. Designed to prepare learners for the National Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam. Credits: 7.5, Hours: (6/1/3/0), Prereq: MAT-102; Arts & Sciences Elective Code: B; Comments: Consists of 96 hours of classroom work, 16 hours of hands-on lab practice and 48 hours of preceptorships in both retail and hospital pharmacies. Requires proficiency in fractions, decimals, percents, proportions, conversions and one-variable formulas.