Course Overview

Pharmacy Technicians play an integral role in assisting pharmacists in serving patients and promoting safe administration and management of medication. Without these healthcare professionals, pharmacy departments of hospitals will not function efficiently, and patients can be put at risk of taking medications that are not suitable for their conditions.

Today, pharmacy technicians are assuming bigger roles that make them indispensable members of a healthcare team. With new drugs being developed and therapies becoming more complex, they are now more involved in providing care to patients. Indeed, this is an exciting time to be a pharmacy technician.

As the roles of a pharmacy technician continue to expand and evolve, anyone interested to pursue this profession need to be well-trained and knowledgeable in all aspects of the practice, particularly the identification, proper usage, dispensing and management of medications. This Pharmacy Technician Course is a great place to learn all that and more.

Our course covers topics relevant to the pharmacy practice including:

  • Duties of pharmacy technicians
  • Laws affecting medication dispensing and prescription
  • Drug distribution systems
  • General prescription medications and controlled substances
  • Dosage forms
  • Pharmaceutical calculations

Course Highlights

  • 24/7 access to quality course content and materials for 12 weeks
  • Seamless compatibility across all devices and browsers
  • Access to dedicated online support throughout course duration
Course Objectives

By going over the basic concepts of pharmacy and understanding the functions of the pharmacy technician, our pharmacy technician course aims to:

  • Give you a thorough introduction to the practice of pharmacy
  • Acquaint you with different drugs and their effects
  • Provide you foundation knowledge related to medication use, including its types, dosage forms, and systems of distribution
  • Help you understand the laws governing the prescription of medications
  • Enable you to know the proper procedures and practices of processing prescriptions and medication orders.
Course Duration

To provide maximum flexibility, there is no specific deadline of completion for this course. Since the course can be accessed anytime online, you may choose to learn the lessons in multiple sessions or cover the entire course in one go.Take note that the aforementioned learning hours is just an estimate. The duration to complete the entire course still depends on your learning pace.

Course Outline

Below you can find the modules covered in this Pharmacy Technician Course. All the lessons within are structured and explained in ways that can be easily understood, but are challenging enough to assist you in developing your practical skills and knowledge-base of the subject.

  • Module 1: Introduction to pharmacy practice
  • Module 2: Brief history of the pharmacy practice
  • Module 3: Law and regulatory standards governing the pharmacy practice
  • Module 4: The language of the trade
  • Module 5: Duties and responsibilities of the pharmacy technician
  • Module 6: Stocking and maintaining pharmaceutical products
  • Module 7: An overview of drugs and their effects
  • Module 8: Laws on prescription dispensing
  • Module 9: General prescription medications
  • Module 10: Pharmaceutical dosage forms, containers and stock bottle labels
  • Module 11: Classification of controlled substances
  • Module 12: Dispensing controlled-substance prescription
  • Module 13: General regulations for controlled substances
  • Module 14: Receiving prescriptions and interpreting usage directions
  • Module 15: Pharmacy calculations
  • Module 16: Ensuring medication safety and preventing errors
  • Module 17: Interacting with pharmacists and patients

Minimum Technological Requirements

Device and Browser

Access the course from any computer, laptop, tablet or mobile device. You also need an updated browser such as Chrome, Firefox or Internet Explorer 11.

Pen and Paper

Important points are spread throughout the course. A pen and paper will come in handy in such situation, so you can jot down the things you need to remember.

Internet Access

To participate in the online aspects of the course, you need to have access to a stable Internet connection.

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