Pharmacology I is part one of a two-part course that covers the study of drugs and their properties, effects, and therapeutic value in the major drug categories. Upon completion, students will be able to place common drugs into correct therapeutic categories and identify indications, side effects, trade and generic names, major drug interactions and storage considerations. Students will learn the essentials of pharmacology and how it relates to dispensing and patient safety. Students will explore and practice assessing when a patient should be referred to a pharmacist, identify drug related problems and discuss appropriate monitoring parameters. Knowledge gained in this course will support the pharmacy technician within their scope of practice in a collaborative interprofessional health care team. 

Pharmacy Practice II.  Students continued focus on these areas of practice: ethics and professionalism, legal requirements that guide professional practices, drug diversion, accountability and life long learning, health teaching and information sharing, decision making and best practices.  Students will continue to explore the role of legislation and regulatory requirements in the application of drug schedules through a variety of activities including discussion forums, quizzes, assignments and the comprehensive final exam.