Pharmacy (PHAR)

Overview Of Pharmacy
PHAR 100 2 Credits/Units

2 hours of lecture

Overview of pharmacy with particular focus on the technician in pharmacy practice settings including job roles, resources and ethical standards of practice. [GE]

A Mini Dose Of Pharmacy
PHAR 101 1 Credit/Unit

1 hours of lecture

A preview of the practice of pharmacy. Identifies the role of the pharmacy tech, explores various pharmacy practice settings for employment, beginning basics of the language of pharmacy, both in written and oral forms. [GE]

Introduction To Pharmacy
PHAR 105 4 Credits/Units

4 hours of lecture

Introduction to the role of the pharmacy technician in a variety of pharmacy practice settings including history, personnel, resources, and ethical standards of pharmacy practice. [GE]

Pharmacy Calculations
PHAR 110 3 Credits/Units

3 hours of lecture

Basic math and arithmetic skills as they relate to pharmacy practice. Calculations and manipulations of metrics and related dosages. Pharmacy topics related to mathematical functions are emphasized. [GE]

Pharmacology I
PHAR 112 5 Credits/Units

5 hours of lecture

First of 2-term sequence in pharmacology. Topics include pharmacokinecic and pharmacodynamic principles of drug therapy, with focus on absorption, distribution, metabolism, excretion, drug classification, indication for sue, dose, and side effects of the most common drugs, including antibiotics, analgesics, autonomic system, cardiovascular and respiratory drugs. [GE]

Pharmacy Practice And Technology
PHAR 114 4 Credits/Units

3 hours of lecture / 2 hours of lab

Pharmacy skills and knowledge essentials to the practice of pharmacy at the work site. Topics include correlation of terminology, computer system manipulation, use of current and emerging technology, and practical application of pharmacy dispensing activities. [GE]

Pharmacy Externship I
PHAR 118 4 Credits/Units

12 hours of clinical

Concurrent enrollment in PHAR 119 required.

Practical on-the-job instruction in the knowledge base required of a pharmacy assistant (technician) in the work force. Community pharmacies/facilities will be used for this course. [GE]

Pharmacy Externship Seminar I
PHAR 119 2 Credits/Units

2 hours of lecture

First of 2-term sequence coordinating with PHAR 118 externship experience at work site. Topics include professionalism, productivity, handling challenging situations, and continuing education, with emphasis on success in the workplace. Group work, case study analysis, journal entries and a final written paper are required. [GE] [PNP]

Pharmacology II
PHAR 122 5 Credits/Units

5 hours of lecture

Second of 2-term sequence in pharmacology. Topics include pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic principles of drug therapy. Focus on absorption, distribution, metabolism, excretion, drug classification, indication for use, dose, and side effects of the most common drugs, including antidepressants and anti-anxiety agents, antipsychotics, anticonvulsants and other CNS disorder agents, hormone therapy, chemotherapy, antiretrovirals, as well as topicals, ophthalmics and otics. [GE]

Pharmacy Law
PHAR 123 2 Credits/Units

2 hours of lecture

State and federal laws and regulations that pertain to the duties of pharmacy technicians. Revised Code of Washington and Washington Administrative Codes will be reviewed. [GE]

Pharmacy Compounding
PHAR 127 4 Credits/Units

3 hours of lecture / 2 hours of lab

Overview of sterile products and aseptic technique for compounding of sterile products, intravenous (IV) drug delivery systems and equipment related to compounding and administration of IV products. Combination of lecture and lab projects. [GE]

Pharmacy Externship II
PHAR 128 4 Credits/Units

12 hours of clinical

Continued practical, on-the-job instruction in the knowledge base required of a pharmacy (technician) in the work force. [GE]

Pharmacy Externship Seminar II
PHAR 129 2 Credits/Units

2 hours of lecture

Second of 2-term sequence coordinating with PHAR 128 externship experience. Topics include work ethics, interpersonal communication, problem solving, and success in the work place emphasized. Components include group work, case study analysis, journal entries and a final written and oral project. [GE]

Selected Topics
PHAR 280 1-5 Credits/Units

5 hours of lecture

Selected topics in pharmacy. Topics vary and course theme and content change to reflect new topics. Because the course varies in content, is is repeatable for credit. Specific topics are listed in the quarterly class schedule. [GE] [PNP]

Selected Topics
PHAR 281 1-5 Credits/Units

10 hours of lab

Selected topics in pharmacy. Topics vary and course theme and content change to reflect new topics. Because the course varies in content, is is repeatable for credit. Specific topics are listed in the quarterly class schedule. [GE] [PNP]

Special Projects
PHAR 290 1-15 Credits/Units

15 hours of lecture

Opportunity to plan, organize and complete special projects approved by the faculty of the department. [GE] [PNP]