Pharmacy Technical Assistance
  • Pharmacy Technical Assistant
Programs-Pharmacy Technical Assistance

Program duration Number of semesters
1 Year 3

Program Description
The training prepares the student to be a pharmacy technical assistant, working under the supervision of a pharmacist in either a community setting or in a health care establishment's pharmacy. The main role of a pharmacy technical assistant is to assist the pharmacist in issuing prescriptions, maintaining and updating patient files as well as distributing and the sale of medications and pharmaceutical products. The pharmacy technical assistant also prepares prescriptions under the supervision of the pharmacist and keeps inventory up to date.

Career Choices
  • Pharmacy Technical Assistant
Competencies
  • To carry out basic pharmaceutical tasks (e.g. calculations)
  • To master the terminology used in the pharmaceutical field; under the supervision of a pharmacist, to fill prescriptions and perform certain diagnostic tests
  • To communicate effectively in the workplace
  • To use a filing system
  • To operate a computer and its peripherals
  • To carry out routine operations under the supervision of a pharmacist, such as ordering to distributing medications
Admission prerequisites
  • Higher Secondary, Diploma or/and recognized equivalent
  • A minimum of second division i.e. overall 50% in academics
  • Fluency in English with a level of IELTS 6.0 band preferred but not less than level 5.5
  • Applicants from China/Korea and other Non-English speaking countries should take English Second Language to meet the admission requirements if they do not have IELTS 6.0
  • Or equivalence as established by the ministère de l’Education, du Loisir et du Sport or the ministere de l’Immigration et des Communautes culturelles
Program Modules
Modules  
The Occupation and the Training Process  
Basic Word Processing  
Non-Parenteral Drugs  
Legislation and Professional Ethics  
Pharmaceutical Calculations  
Principles and Techniques of Hygiene and Asepsis  
Pharmaceutical Applications Software  
Non-Sterile Preparations  
Dispensing in Community Pharmacies  
Parenteral Drugs  
Communication and Teamwork  
Occupational Health and Safety  
Customer Service and Inventory Management  
Dispensing in Health Care Establishments  
Sterile Preparations  
Planning a Job Search  
Practicum in an Extended Care Facility  
Practicum in a Community Pharmacy  
Practicum in a Hospital  
Program Schedules
  • January
  • May
  • September

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