Course ID: PHM103

This course and Pharmacy Practice II prepare students to have a working knowledge of basic pharmacology and the duties and responsibilities of a pharmacy technician including law and ethical guidelines for practice. Topics include: classifications of drugs; routes of administration, dosage forms, and drug doses; anatomy and physiology of the human body; essential functions relating to inventory control and purchasing; procedures and techniques relating to aseptic technique, compounding, and parenteral dosage preparation; trade and generic names of drugs and abbreviations used in pharmacy practice; and the procedures and operations relating to the manufacturing, packaging, and labeling of drugs.