Pharmacy Technician Seminar

Pharmacy Technician Seminar

The Pharmacy Technician seminar provides instructions for pharmacy operations which include patient data entry, taking refill requests, performing inventory control, dealing with insurance companies, operating health care information systems, etc. The participants will have greater opportunities for career advancement in retail pharmacies, various hospitals, and mail-order pharmacies.

The topics include:

MTY 101: Medical Terminology

Participants will get familiar with medical terms, including prefixes, root words, and suffixes. The student will study provider and medical abbreviations as well as disease, psychology and treatment methodology. This course will emphasize studying the following body systems: urinary, integumentary, musculoskeletal, respiratory, cardiovascular, digestive, reproductive, nervous, endocrine, eyes, ears, nose and throat.

MAP 201: Medical Anatomy and Physiology

This topic is designed for participants to learn the structure and function of human anatomy, including the integumentary, musculoskeletal, digestive systems, neuroendocrine, urinary, reproductive, respiratory, and circulatory systems.

ITP 202: Introduction to Pharmacy

It is an overview 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, supply and inventory techniques.

PMD 203: Pharmaceutical Math and Drug Dose Calculations

This topic focuses on arithmetic principles, the metric system, weights and volumes of liquids, dosage calculations, conversions, percentage preparations, dilutions, and concentrations. Upon completion of this subject, students will be able to: 1) identify dosage measured in units, in apothecary measures, and in household measures; 2) identify scored tablets, unscored tablets, and capsules; 3) measure oral solutions using a medicine cup; and 4) measure parenteral solutions and dosages.

PTT 204: Pharmacy Drug Therapy and Treatment

It is the study of therapeutic agents, their classifications, properties, actions, and effects on the human body and their role in the management of disease. Students will learn to provide detailed information regarding drug dosages, side effects, interactions, toxicities, and incompatibilities.

PEP 205: Pharmacy Ethics and Procedures

This topic describes the unique role and practice of pharmacy technicians in an institutional pharmacy with emphasis on daily pharmacy operation. Topics include hospital pharmacy organization, workflow and personnel, medical and pharmaceutical terminology, safety techniques, data entry, packaging and labeling operations, extemporaneous compounding, inpatient drug distribution systems, unit dose chart fills, quality assurance, drug storage, and inventory control. 

IAS 206: Intravenous Admixture / Sterile Compounding

A study of sterile products, hand washing techniques, pharmaceutical calculations, safety techniques, aseptic techniques in parenteral compounding, proper use of equipment, preparation of sterile products, and safe handling of antineoplastic drugs.

PTC 207: Pharmacy Technician Certification Review

This topic focuses on reviewing the requirements for certifications. Participants will take a practice exam in preparation for the Texas Pharmacy Board Exam.