District Syllabus
PTN1930
Pharmacy Seminar


Credit Hours: 1
Contact Hours: 1 (NOTE: )
Laboratory Fee: None.
Prerequisites: PTN1001 Introduction To Pharmacy
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.
Catalog Description: This course provides a discussion forum for topics of special interest or currency to pharmacy or to the role of the pharmacy technician. Topics may include discussion of law and rule pertaining to the role of pharmacy technicians, research and presentation of innovative trends in the field of pharmacy, presentation of current pharmacy issues for discussion, and introduction to national pharmacy technician organizations and certification.
Required Materials:
Supplemental Materials:
Special Requirements: Acceptance into the Pharmacy Technician Program; background check and drug screen.
Program Learning Outcomes:
The pharmacy student will research and present topics of special 
interest or currency within the pharmacy profession or pertinent to 
the role of the Pharmacy Technician.
Course Learning Outcomes:
1. The student will understand why knowledge of the law is important
   to pharmacy technicians.

2. The student will understand the role of ethics in pharmacy 
   practice.

3. The student will understand the importance of federal regulation 
   of drug products.

4. The student will understand the importance of the Comprehensive 
   Drug Abuse and Control Act.

5. The student will understand the importance of the Health Insurance 
   Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) in pharmacy practice.

6. The student will understand the purpose of and need for workplace 
   safety laws in pharmacy practice.

7. The student will understand state laws and pharmacy practice.

8. The student will understand the role and purpose of the state 
   Boards of Pharmacy.

9. The student will understand the principles and elements of 
   interpersonal communication.

10. The student will understand the meaning and importance of 
    nonverbal communication.

11. The student will understand the specific barriers to 
    communication and ways to overcome these barriers.

12. The student will understand the importance of listening and 
    empathic responding in pharmacy practice.

13. The student will understand the connection between medication 
    safety and communication skills in pharmacy practice.

14. The student will understand the importance of ethical behavior 
    when communicating with patients in the pharmacy practice.

15. The student will understand the importance of membership in 
    professional organizations and continuing education.

16. The student will aware of the expanding horizons for pharmacy 
    technicians.

Methods of Evaluation: Evaluation of student progress towards achieving the stated learning outcomes and performance objectives is the responsibility of the instructor, within the policies of the college and the department. Detailed explanations are included in the expanded Syllabus developed by the instructor for each section being taught.
Flexibility: It is the intention of the instructor to accomplish the objectives specified in the course syllabus. However, circumstances may arise which prohibit the fulfilling of this endeavor. Therefore, this syllabus is subject to change. When possible, students will be notified of any change in advance of its occurrence.
Student Email Accounts Pensacola State College provides an institutional email account to all credit students. Pirate Mail is the official method of communication, and students must use Pirate Mail when communicating with the College. In cases where companion software is used for a particular class, emails may be exchanged between instructor and student using the companion software.
Note: For students with a disability that falls under the Americans with Disability Act or Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, it is the responsibility of the student to notify Student Resource Center for ADA Services to discuss any special needs or equipment necessary to accomplish the requirements for this course. Upon completion of registration with the Student Resource Center for ADA Services office, specific arrangements can be discussed with the instructor.