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Pharmacy Assistant

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Pharmacy Assistant

Stratford’s pharmacy assistant course provides information on many aspects of working in a pharmacy, from administrative tasks to understanding the basics of medical terminology and pharmacology.

A pharmacy assistant most often performs a number of administrative duties such as answering phones, stocking shelves, or using the cash register, but could also assist with a number of pharmacy technician jobs such as verifying prescription information.

Stratford’s home study program could help you get the knowledge that could lead to a rewarding, new career. Why wait? Enrol online today!
Pharmacy Assistant Module 1
Medical Terminology

• Basic Word Structure
• The Skeletal and Muscular Systems
• The Cardiovascular System
• The Blood, Lymphatic, and Immune Systems
• The Respiratory System
• The Digestive and Endocrine Systems
• The Urinary and Reproductive Systems
• The Nervous System
• The Integumentary System and Special Senses
• Glossary of Medical Terms

Pharmacy Assistant Module 2
Human Anatomy and Physiology

• Introducing the Human Body
• The Chemistry of Life
• Cell Structure
• Cellular Metabolism and Reproduction: Mitosis and Meiosis
• Tissues
• The Integumentary System
• The Skeletal System
• The Articular System

Pharmacy Assistant Module 3
More Human Anatomy and Physiology

• The Muscular System
• The Nervous System
• The Endocrine System
• The Blood
• Cardiovascular System
• The Lymphatic System
• Nutrition and the Digestive System
• The Respiratory System
• The Urinary System
• The Reproductive System

Pharmacy Assistant Module 4

• Mathematics of Dosage
• Basic Pharmacology
• Antibiotics and Antifungal, Antiviral, and Antiparasitic Agents
• Sulfonamides and Antihistamines
• Drugs That Affect the Skin, Mucous Membranes and Body Systems
• Pain Medications, Tranquilizers, and Antidepressants
• Prostaglandins and Prostaglandin Inhibitors
• The Endocrine Glands and Hormones
• Diuretics and Drugs That Affect the Urinary System
• Antineoplastic Drugs
• Immunizing Agents and Immunosuppressives
• Gene Therapy
• Drug Therapy in Older Adults
• Home Health and End-of-Life Care
• Substance Abuse
• Herbal Therapies and Drug-Herb Interactions

This program is specifically designed to serve as an introduction or enhancement of the theoretical knowledge required for the vocational application of this subject. It is intended to help individuals in the furtherance of their vocational training and is not intended as a substitute for licensing or certification requirements, which may include an apprenticeship or additional training, as required by law.

We take great pride in providing you with the most up-to-date textbooks and equipment. One or more of the above-mentioned subjects may, therefore, change if updating becomes necessary during the course of your studies. The order in which the material is presented may vary.

Pharmacy Assistant Program

"This course was great, and I learned a lot!"

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