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Effective Fall 2014. Previous descriptions may have had different requirements. Have questions? See an advisor.
PHT150 Basic Science Concepts for Pharmacy Technology Credit Hours: 2.00
An introductory course to provide appropriate background and/or refresher for students enrolled in the PHT program. Includes basic concepts of chemistry (general, organic, biochemistry) with elements of biology/physiology.
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Offered: May not be offered this year, check class schedule.
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PHT170 Introduction to Pharmacy Technology Credit Hours: 2.00
An overview of the history, structure, operation, and function of the pharmacy, and the roles of the pharmacist and pharmacy support personnel. Includes: medical terminology, emphasizing common medical roots, prefixes, and suffixes; pharmaceutical abbreviations; and dosage forms and routes of administration. Also includes: information and reference resources; an introduction to third-party payment systems, HMO's, Medicare, and Medicaid; and contemporary issues, including legal and ethical aspects and future concepts in pharmacy.
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Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
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PHT171IN Pharmaceutical Calculations Credit Hours: 4.00
Mathematical computations needed in the practice of pharmacy technology. Includes fundamentals of mathematical calculations, units and measures for the calculation of drug dosages, and interpretation of the prescription or medication order. Also includes calculation of drug dosages, reducing and enlarging formulas, percentage preparations, dilution and concentration, isotonic solutions and electrolyte solutions.
Prerequisite(s): PHT 170 or concurrent enrollment and MAT 092.
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Information: IN is the integrated version of the course with the lecture and lab taught simultaneously.
Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
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PHT172 Drug Therapy I Credit Hours: 4.00
Overview of the relationship between the central nervous system (CNS), the autonomic nervous system (ANS) and pharmaceutical therapy. Includes anatomy and physiology of the CNS, neurotransmission and disorders of the CNS, therapeutic applications of drugs affecting the CNS, and characteristics of drugs of the CNS. Also includes anatomy and physiology of the ANS, drug action on ANS neurotransmission, disorders treated with autonomic drugs, and types and characteristics of autonomic drugs.
Prerequisite(s): PHT 170 or concurrent enrollment.
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Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
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PHT174IN Pharmacy Operations Credit Hours: 3.00
An integrated course combining lecture and laboratory exercise in practical, technical, and legal aspects of drug management; distribution (dispensing); and storage in outpatient (retail), inpatient (hospital), and nursing home settings. Includes pharmacy equipment and devices, materials, non-sterile dosage forms, and inventory control. Also includes small or large scale compounding, packaging and quality control; practical aspects of recordkeeping, and insurance issues relevant to the daily pharmacy operations.
Prerequisite(s): PHT 171 or concurrent enrollment.
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Information: IN is the integrated version of the course with the lecture and lab taught simultaneously.
Offered: Fall, Spring.
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PHT178IN Computer Applications for Pharmacy Credit Hours: 3.00
Basic concepts of computer operation. Includes the Internet, computer hardware and software, and professional pharmacy applications in retail and hospital pharmacy.
Prerequisite(s): PHT 170 or concurrent enrollment.
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Information: IN is the integrated version of the course with the lecture and lab taught simultaneously.
Offered: Summer.
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PHT180IN Sterile Products Credit Hours: 4.00
Application of aseptic techniques and use of the laminar flow hood in the preparation of sterile products. Includes history of sterile products and parenteral therapy, characteristics of sterile products, principles of fluid and electrolyte therapy, basics of microbiology, antiseptics and sterilization, and sterile products calculations. Also includes introduction to IV labels and profile systems, aseptic techniques, total parenteral nutrition, incompatibilities, quality control, and specialized sterile products.
Prerequisite(s): PHT 171 or concurrent enrollment.
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Information: IN is the integrated version of the course with the lecture and lab taught simultaneously.
Offered: Fall, Spring.
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PHT181 Interprofessional Relations in Pharmacy Credit Hours: 3.00
Overview of effective communications skills needed by the pharmacy technician to use interpersonally and between the pharmacist, the patient, and other health care professionals. Includes human relations development, personality inventory, and elements in communication in areas of non-verbal, interpersonal, barriers, listening, empathy and interviewing. Also includes building better patient understanding in special situations such as death and dying, ethnicity, conflict resolution, and ethical patient care.
Prerequisite(s): PHT 170 or concurrent enrollment.
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Offered: Fall, Spring.
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PHT182 Drug Therapy II Credit Hours: 4.00
Relationship between anatomy and physiology, disease states, and pharmaceutical therapy. Includes origins, dosage forms, indications, actions, routes of administration and side effects of both prescription and non-prescription drugs used in diseases of the cardiovascular, circulatory, renal, endocrine, respiratory, digestive, reproductive, and integumentary systems.
Prerequisite(s): PHT 172.
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Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
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PHT187 Pharmacy Law and Ethics Credit Hours: 3.00
Practical guide to pharmacy law and ethics for the pharmacy technician. Includes state and federal law, roles of the pharmacist and the pharmacy technician, and ethical practices for patients.
Prerequisite(s): PHT 170 or concurrent enrollment.
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Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
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PHT190LB Pharmacy Technician Internship Credit Hours: 4.00
On-site training in outpatient and inpatient pharmacy services under direct supervision of designated pharmacist.
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Information: Consent of program coordinator is required before enrolling in this course.
Offered: Fall, Spring.
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PHT197 Clinical Seminar Credit Hours: 2.00
Topics and discussions of importance to the pharmacy technician. Includes employment search preparation, research reports, and technical papers. Also includes a review of the Arizona Pharmacy Association Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam.
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Information: Consent of program coordinator is required before enrolling in this course.
Offered: Fall, Spring.
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