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Pharmacy Technician Outline

Pharmacy Technician

Course Outline

Learn everything you need to know to start a new career as a Pharmacy Technician. Your training will include an understanding of pharmacy procedures, drug interactions and reactions, an overview of various drug categories, pharmacy law, compounding, and a pharmacy technician practicum.

Here's an overview of all of the custom learning materials and bonus items you'll receive in your course.

Unit 1


  1. Welcome to the World of Pharmacy
  2. The Role of the Pharmacy Technician
  3. The Language of Pharmacy
  4. Pharmacy Communication: Medical Orders and Prescriptions
  5. Drug Information Sources
  6. Introduction to the Human Body
  7. Pharmacy Operations

Unit 2


  1. Understanding Dosage forms
  2. Drug Actions and Interactions
  3. Negative Reactions: Medication Errors and Poisons
  4. Special Considerations: The Young and the Old
  5. Computers and Pharmacology
  6. Financial Management and Health Insurance

Unit 3


  1. Introduction to Pharmacy Math and Measurement Systems
  2. Antimicrobial Agents
  3. Antineoplastic Agents
  4. Respiratory and Allergy Drugs
  5. Pharmacy Law and Ethics
  6. Central Nervous System Drugs

Unit 4


  1. Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Agents
  2. Digestive System Drugs
  3. Nutrition and Vitamins
  4. Muscle Relaxants and Analgesics
  5. Immunological Agents

Unit 5


  1. Endocrine System and Hormones
  2. Pharmacy Math Calculations
  3. Compounding
  4. Practicum

Additional Course Materials*

  • Pharmacy Technician Flashcards
  • The History of Pharmacy
  • Business Math Tutor Parts 1-3
  • Drugs of Abuse
  • Blood-borne Pathogens Supplement
  • Pharmacy Technician Career Starter Guide
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