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Northwest Career College School Catalog - 2018

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PHT102 – Mathematics

PHT102 – Mathematics for Pharmacy Technicians (80 Clock Hours – 7.0 Quarter Credit Hours) - Prerequisites: None - Description: The course provides an introduction to the basic mathematics skills needed to safely practice as a Pharmacy Technician. It continues by explaining the different measurement systems and dosage calculations and gives students the opportunity to apply these skills related to medication concentrations and dilutions. It provides an introduction to the alligation principle for calculations and how to use it when mixing different pharmaceutical products. Finally, the course gives students exposure to basic business math needed to calculate cost, selling price, and markups of medication. PHT103 – Introduction to Sterile Products (80 Clock Hours – 7.0 Quarter Credit Hours) - Prerequisites: None - Description: The course provides an introduction to health system pharmacy, or institutional pharmacy. It continues with an in depth review of sterile pharmaceutical products. In that context, it explains proper aseptic technique and how to ensure that all products remain free of bacteria, fungi, and other microorganisms. Finally, the course requires students apply their mathematics skills to perform parenteral calculations most commonly associated with the use of sterile products in an institutional pharmacy setting. PHT104 – Introduction to Compounding (80 Clock Hours – 7.0 Quarter Credit Hours) - Prerequisites: None - Description: The course provides an in depth review of pharmaceutical compounding. It continues with an introduction to pharmacology, addressing important topics like the distinction between pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics. It continues with a review of drug distribution and metabolism. Finally, the course introduces the basic anatomy, physiology, pathology, and pharmaceutical treatments related to the immune system. PHT105 – Body Systems and Pharmaceuticals I (80 Clock Hours – 7.0 Quarter Credit Hours) - Prerequisites: None - Description: The course introduces the basic anatomy, physiology, pathology, and pharmaceutical treatments related to the several body areas, including: the integumentary system, the eyes and ears, the gastrointestinal system, the musculoskeletal system, the respiratory system, the cardiovascular system, and the lymphatic system. PHT106 – Body Systems and Pharmaceuticals II (80 Clock Hours – 7.0 Quarter Credit Hours) - Prerequisites: None - Description: The course introduces the basic anatomy, physiology, pathology, and pharmaceutical treatments related to the several body areas, including: the urinary system, the endocrine system, the reproductive system, and the nervous system. It also introduces the various over the counter medications that may be utilized by patients for a variety of conditions. PHT107 – Pharmacy Administrative Management (80 Clock Hours – 7.0 Quarter Credit Hours) - Prerequisites: None - Description: The course exposes students to the various applications of technology in pharmacy practice. It continues with additional administrative skills such as inventory management and insurance and third party billing. As students are will begin externship training upon completion of this course, there is an Northwest Career College, Effective – 03/26/2018 71

emphasis placed on real world issues such as preventing medication errors, enhancing workplace safety, and adapting pharmacy practice to meet the needs of special populations. Finally, the course prepares the students to take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board’s CPhT certification exam. MOS101 – Microsoft Office Fundamentals (40 Clock Hours / 4.0 Quarter Credit Hours) - Prerequisites: None - Description: The course provides an introduction to the fundamentals of Microsoft Office products. Students will learn and perform basic techniques in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. This course is delivered via distance education. Computer and Internet Access are required to complete this course. PHT201 – Pharmacy Technician Externship (240 Clock Hours / 8.0 Quarter Credit Hours) - Prerequisites: PHT101, PHT102, PHT103, PHT104, PHT105, PHT106, PHT107, and MOS101 - Description: The externship is designed to give students the opportunity to apply their knowledge of pharmacy practice under the supervision of a licensed pharmacy technician and/or pharmacist. Each student’s externship will be performed in at least two different types of contemporary pharmacy settings, one of which must be a dispensing pharmacy (e.g., hospital, community). Each extern will be expected to perform in accordance with the professional standards taught at Northwest Career College. 72 Northwest Career College, Effective – 03/26/2018

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