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PHT 175 Practicum - Pharmacy Technician
Credit Hours:  4
Effective Term: Fall 2017
SUN#: None
AGEC: None  
Credit Breakdown: 4 Practicum (240 hours)
Times for Credit: 1
Grading Option: A, B, C, D, F

Description: Practical experience of 240 hours (120 hours in two separate practice settings) under the supervision of a pharmacist performing a variety of technical duties related to preparation and dispensing of drugs according to standard procedures. Students must receive a grade of C or better to pass this course. Students who fail will not be allowed to repeat this course. Students who withdraw with instructor's permission may retake this course only once with instructor permission. Prerequisites: Mandatory requirements specific to PHT175 must be met before enrollment; all program courses must be successfully completed before enrollment; instructor consent.

Prerequisites: 1. Instructor consent
2. Mandatory requirements specific to PHT 175 must be met before enrollment.
3. All program courses must be successfully completed before enrolling in PHT 175.

Corequisites: None

Recommendations: The Pharmacy Technician Advisory Committee recommends the changes to the Practicum hours.

Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1. (Application Level) Under supervision of the pharmacist, prepare medications for clients.
2. (Application Level) Perform cashier functions.
3. (Application Level) Prepare and update patient profiles and records.
4. (Application Level) Compute the inventory of stock and over-the-counter medications.
5. (Application Level) Compute supplies inventory.
6. (Synthesis Level) Communicate with patients, medical personnel and staff.
7. (Application Level) Apply professional law and ethics as related to pharmacy technician's responsibilities and scope in Arizona.

Internal/External Standards Accreditation
This course has been designed to meet the requirements of the American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists (ASHP) accreditation standards and requirements for Pharmacy Technician Programs.

The Arizona State Board of Pharmacy requires that new Pharmacy Technicians must pass the PTCB exam in order to be licensed.

Web Site for American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Standards

Web Site for Arizona State Board of Pharmacy

Web Site for PTCB:

See attachment for Arizona State Board of Pharmacy Requirements for Pharmacy Technician.