Healthcare Program

Pharmacy Assistant (Internship)

Pharmacy assistant introduces students the role of a Pharmacy Assistant as a part of the health care team. Students will acquire the knowledge and skills sought out by retail pharmacies, clinics, hospitals and other health care occupations; this includes a detailed understanding of pharmaceutical duties, materials and apparatus. Pharmacy assistant students will learn how to compound, package and label pharmaceuticals products as they would do on the job in a pharmacy, hospital other health care setting. They will learn how to maintain prescription records and handle inventories of medications and pharmaceutical products. This course teaches the students many aspects of working in the pharmacy including problem solving, client services and medical terminology, pharmaceutical law and ethics. In addition, students will acquire the computer and communication skills needed to communicate effectively with customers and doctors and other medical professionals. Pharmacy Assistants are essential to the health care system and with the benefit of a clinical placement graduates of this program will have the skills to make them ideal candidates for a career as a pharmacy assistant.

The objective of this program is to help the student develop the skills and competences needed for increased interpersonal, organizational, administrative, Bookkeeping, Computerized Accounting, word processing, production of medical documents and communication skills. This program includes entry to advanced level of training in computer applications such as Microsoft office, office and business skills in addition to heath office procedures, ethics, laws and terminology.

Course Duration

40 Weeks

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