INTRODUCTION TO PHARMACY & PHARMACY LAW
Orients students to the work of pharmacy technicians and the context in which technicians’ work is performed. Study of pharmacy law, as it pertains to the practice of pharmacy in the state of Washington, compared to the United States as a whole. Prerequisites: High school diploma or GED. Computer literate. Ability to speak, read, and write the English language. Successful completion of Math 107, 108, or 109, or higher. Successful completion of a 5 credit Medical Terminology course. Successful completion of CAH 105 Computer Applications. All courses must be completed with a B or above.
- Describe the origins of pharmacy.
- Compare the differences between duties and responsibilities of pharmacy technicians and pharmacists.
- Define the laws of the state of Washington pertaining to the practice of pharmacy, and their impact upon pharmacy technicians.
- Explain the ethical relationship between pharmacy personnel and the community.
- Explain how the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act influences the practice of pharmacy.
- Discuss ASHP guidelines for Pharmacy Technician Programs.
- Recognize the importance of the Health Information portability Accountability Act.
- Complete the Washington State Board of Pharmacy requirement for HIV/AIDS training.
- Define Cultural Competency in regard to Health Services and Care.