The student will learn inventory management of medications, equipment,
and devices according to an established plan, including handling their
receipt, storage, removal, and documenting these activities.
Marketing and merchandising concepts will be discussed.
This course prepares the student for their retail pharmacy co-op. Students are exposed to commonly utilized merchandising, marketing and inventory management concepts. A future employment opportunity for the student may be as an inventory manager in retail or institutional pharmacy.
|Pharmacy Technician Co-op
||Program Coordinator: Cheryl Anderson
outcomes identify the critical performances, and the knowledge, skills
and attitudes that successful students will have reliably demonstrated
through the learning experiences and evaluation in the course. Successful students will have demonstrated the following:
- effective communication with patients, pharmacists and other
colleagues, and with health-care providers within the scope of the
- written prescriptions and verbal requests received and prioritized
accurately in compliance with legislation and established standards,
policies and procedures
- pharmaceutical products dispensed accurately, efficiently, and in
compliance with legislation and established standards, policies, and
- pharmaceutical products released in compliance with legislation and
established standards, policies, and procedures
- effective business principles applied in the pharmacy practice
- computers and other technological tools operated to assist in the
provision of optimal pharmaceutical care and pharmacy services
- gather, review, and clarify, within the scope of responsibility,
information about the patient, prescriber, and prescription
- recognize and use drug schedules and categories including
prescription, non-prescription, restricted access, herbal and
- record information correctly and legibly
- enter data into the computer correctly
- select the pharmaceutical product by correctly using drug
interchangeability information, third-party and all hospital
formulary restrictions, and other relevant resources
- practice inventory control and purchasing efficiently, accurately,
and according to the pharmacy practice setting's established
standards, policies, and procedures
- use computer program correctly to maintain inventory records
- receive, verify, and reconcile pharmacy orders using purchase
orders, packing slips, and invoices
Continued in Section III - Topical Outline
- respect punctuality
- communicate in a professional manner and be proactive in
- interact with peers employing non-judgemental, empathetic and
- monitor their progress in the course
Students demonstrate their learning in the following ways:
Labs 3 @ 20% 60%
Co requisites: Inventory Theory
1. Students must achieve a minimum of 70% final grade to continue
in the program. The critical role of the Pharmacy Technician requires
a minimum grade of 70% in this subject.
2. Students are expected to write tests and make presentations at
the scheduled time.
3. Where an absence is explained to the satisfaction of the
Instructor, alternate arrangements may be made, otherwise, a zero
grade will be recorded for the test. Subsequent missed tests will
result in a zero grade for those tests.
4. A late assignment will be penalized by 10% of the mark scored
for each weekday late. Five days after the due date, assignments will
not be accepted.
5. Students should keep a copy and/or working notes of each
written assignment until the grade has been received.
6. Copied tests and assignments will receive a zero grade and
students will be subjected to the cheating policies as outlined in the
Sheridan Student Handbook.
The course meets the following Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities requirements:
Generic Skills emphasized in the course:
This General Education course relates to the following themes as specified by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities.
and the economy
Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition
PLAR Contact (if course is PLAR-eligible) : Office of the Registrar
Students may apply to receive credit by demonstrating achievement of the course learning outcomes through previous relevant work/life experience, service, self-study and training on the job. This course is eligible for challenge through the following method(s):
||Not Eligible for PLAR
Some details of this outline may change as a result of circumstances such as weather cancellations, College and student activities, and class timetabling.
Effective term: Winter 2001
Applicable student group(s): Pharmacy Technican Students.
Topical Outline will be available the first day of classes.
Course Learning Outcomes - Skills - Continued....
- rotate inventory, restock, and monitor expiry dates
- contact suppliers for credit
- dispose of expired supplies safely and efficiently, accurately, and
according to the pharmacy practice setting's established standards,
policies, and procedures
- maintain and efficiently manage the drug distribution system in
- determine whether the pharmacy practice setting has the required
medication and dosage form, and if it does not, identify and access
- respond appropriately to warnings displayed on the computer
- meet legislative requirements and pharmacy practice setting policies
when handling narcotic and controlled drugs
- package pharmaceutical products
- complete all required documentation
- maintain, file, and store electronic and/or paper-based records
- interact with pharmaceutical manufacturers, suppliers, wholesalers,
and other pharmacies as required
- use effective prioritisation, time-management and organizational
- prepare invoices, letters, and memos as required
- perform paper based billing
- process reports when required
- use a minimum of one community-based computer program
- exhibit accurate data-entering and keyboarding skills
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