Health Pharmacy Technician (HPHM)

HPHM 1200 - PHARMACY TECH FUNDAMENTALS (3 Credit Hours)

This course introduces the student to the role of the Pharmacy Technician and provides an overview of pharmacy practice and the current and emerging opportunities available to Certified Pharmacy Technicians. Students are introduced to the responsibilities and roles within various pharmacy settings.

Prerequisite(s): None

(3/0/3)

HPHM 1300 - Pharmacy Laws and Ethics (3 Credit Hours)

This course familiarizes the student with federal and state laws as well as ethical issues relative to the pharmacy technician. The student is introduced to laws including the Pharmacy Practice Act and scope of practice for pharmacy technicians and candidates, certification, accreditation, core values, ethics and professional attitudes.

Prerequisite(s): HPHM 1200 and HPHM 1400 and HPHM 1500 and HPHM 1503

(3/0/3)

HPHM 1400 - Pharmacy Math & Dosage Calc (2 Credit Hours)

This course is a review of basic mathematics as well as use of systems of measurements, dosage calculations, concentrations and dilutions involving pharmaceutical calculations. It involves the application of formulas, calculations of fractional dosages, and methods of calculating dosages from all drug forms. Instruction in the written and oral communications used in the pharmacy setting and medication safety.

Prerequisite(s): ACT Math with a score of 17 or ACCUPLACER Elementary Algebra with a score of 65

Co-requisite(s): MATH 1160

(2/0/2)

HPHM 1500 - Fund of Pharmacy Practice Lab (2 Credit Hours)

Designed to give practical, hands-on experience to develop and equip individuals with knowledge and practical skills in pharmacy practice. Provides hands-on experience in medication preparation, dispensing, calculations and business applications.

Co-requisite(s): HPHM 1200, HPHM 1400, HPHM 1503

(0/2/2)

HPHM 1503 - Pharmacology for Pharm Techs (2 Credit Hours)

This course emphasizes drug therapy, defines major drug classifications, drug nomenclature and drug dosage forms. The course is designed to provide the Pharmacy Technician candidate with a foundation in drug related information and for actual preparation to dispense medications.

Co-requisite(s): HPHM 1400, HPHM 1500

(1/1/2)

HPHM 1513 - Pharmacology Pharm Techs II (2 Credit Hours)

The course is designed to provide the Pharmacy Technician candidate with a foundation in drug related information and pharmacokinetics as they apply to the clinical setting. The course also describes therapeutic and adverse effects of routes of drug administration.

Prerequisite(s): HPHM 1200 and HPHM 1503 and HPHM 1400 and HPHM 1500

Co-requisite(s): HPHM 1600, HPHM 1300

(1/1/2)

HPHM 1600 - Sterile Compounding Lab (2 Credit Hours)

Provides hands-on experience in aseptic techniques, admixture preparation, incompatibility and stability, irrigation solutions, calculations for intravenous solutions, total parenteral nutrition and chemotherapy.

Prerequisite(s): HPHM 1500 and HPHM 1503

Co-requisite(s): HPHM 1300, HPHM 1513

(0/2/2)

HPHM 2000 - Professionalism for Pharm Tech (2 Credit Hours)

This course assists students in making immediate and future decisions regarding job choices and educational growth. It includes techniques on setting goals, creating a positive professional image, preparing a portfolio, and compiling a resume. Included is a review of the topics covered on the National Certification Exam.

Co-requisite(s): HPHM 1300, HPHM 1513, HPHM 1600

(2/0/2)

HPHM 2012 - Pharmacy Clinical Externship I (4 Credit Hours)

This course provides the Pharmacy Technician clinical student the opportunity to work in pharmacy setting under the supervision of a registered pharmacist. Emphasis is placed on effective communication, understanding pharmacy operations, and dispensing of medications. The student will be assigned to retail and/or hospital pharmacies for 180 hours.

Prerequisite(s): HPHM 1300 and HPHM 1513 and HPHM 1600 and HPHM 2000

Co-requisite(s): SPCH 1015, SPCH 1025

(0/4/4)

HPHM 2022 - Pharmacy Clinical Externship 2 (5 Credit Hours)

This course provides the Pharmacy Technician clinical student the continued opportunity to work in pharmacy settings under the supervision of a registered pharmacist. Emphasis is placed on effective communication, understanding pharmacy operations, and dispensing of medications. The student will be assigned to retail and/or hospital pharmacies for approximately 225 hours. This course is a continuation of HPHM 2012.

Prerequisite(s): HPHM 1300 and HPHM 1513 and HPHM 1600 and HPHM 2000

Co-requisite(s): SPCH 1015, SPCH 1025, HPHM 2012

(0/5/5)

HPHM 2023 - Pharmacy Clinical Externship 3 (5 Credit Hours)

This course provides the Pharmacy Technician clinical student the opportunity to work in pharmacy setting under the supervision of a registered pharmacist. Emphasis is placed on effective communication, understanding pharmacy operations, and dispensing of medications. The student will be assigned to retail and/or hospital pharmacies for 225 hours.

Prerequisite(s): HPHM 1300 and HPHM 1513 and HPHM 1600

Co-requisite(s): SPCH 1015, SPCH 1025, HPHM 2012, HPHM 2022

(0/5/5)

HPHM 2991 - Special Projects I (1 Credit Hour)

Course designed for students who have demonstrated specific special needs in instruction through the Pharmacy Technician program. Associate Provost of Health Sciences approval required.

Prerequisite(s): None

(0/1/1)

HPHM 2993 - Special Projects II (2 Credit Hours)

Course designed for students who have demonstrated specific special needs in instruction through the Pharmacy Technician program. Associate Provost of Health Sciences approval required.

Prerequisite(s): None

(0/2/2)

HPHM 2995 - Special Projects III (3 Credit Hours)

Course designed for students who have demonstrated specific special needs in instruction through the Pharmacy Technician program. Associate Provost of Health Sciences approval required.

Prerequisite(s): None

(0/3/3)

HPHM 2996 - Special Projects IV (3 Credit Hours)

Course designed for students who have demonstrated specific special needs in instruction through the Pharmacy Technician program. Associate Provost of Health Sciences approval required.

Prerequisite(s): None

(3/0/3)