PHM 191 : Pharmacy Technician Practicum II: Retail/Community

Transcript title

Pharm Tech Practicum II



Grading mode

Pass/No Pass grades

Total contact hours


Other hours



PHM 130, PHM 140, PHM 145.

Course Description

Provides an unpaid learning experience which takes place on-site at a prearranged clinical facility and is supervised by a registered pharmacist. Passing grade will require completion of 90 hours of practice at a facility registered with the Central Oregon Community College Pharmacy Technician Program. P/NP grading.

Course learning outcomes

1. Calculate dosages for patient medications from a doctor or pharmacist.
2. Use appropriate pharmacy tools obtained in lecture and lab to successfully execute the tasks required of a pharmacy technician.
3. Demonstrate problem solving skills in the pharmacy environment including patient medication issues, insurance issues, and logistic problem solving.
4. Show an understanding of the importance of HIPAA, pharmacy law, and ethics in the pharmacy setting.
5. Perform community setting tasks of a pharmacy technician including interpreting prescriptions, managing patient profiles, processing insurance claims, and verifying correct dosages.
6. Communicate clearly with patients, coworkers, and other health care professionals.

Content outline

Students will perform 90 hours working in pharmacies (retail and/or hospital) registered with the Pharmacy Technician program.

Requires keeping a notebook to log experiences at the worksite and report in the seminar.

Exam prep for national exam. 

Required materials

No materials required.

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