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Pharmacy Assistant Course

International Career Institute
Course summary
Length: 14 - 31 Weeks
Location: Distance
Next available date: Enquire for details - Distance

Course Description

Pharmacy Assistant

Pharmacy Assistant Distance Learning Course

The Pharmacy Assistant Distance Learning Course provide you with a comprehensive practical and theoretical training in pharmacology, medication administration and patient care.

Designed in collaboration with qualified healthcare professionals and pharmacists, the distance learning programme tackles the key topics and skills needed for work as an assistant in a retail pharmacy environment. These include:

  • human anatomy, physiology & nutrition
  • medical terminology
  • risk management
  • common illnesses
  • customer service

The flexible training programme, with no fixed assignment deadlines, allows students to fast track their career in an  indispensable and rapidly evolving field, gaining certification of their expertise in pharmacology and related subjects.

Suitability - Who should attend?

This Pharmacy Assistant Course was designed to suit the training needs of professionals who want to begin a career in a retail pharmacy environment. Note that it does not qualify you to practice as a Pharmacy Technician or Pharmacy Dispenser.

Choose from 3 course levels

This distance learning course leads to the awarding of either a Certificate, Diploma or Advanced Diploma depending on which level you enrol at, the course content and the type of assessment:

  1. Certificate Level: Suitable for basic entry level positions this level represents a basic level of operational knowledge with general knowledge.
  2. Diploma Level: Suitable for those with personal responsibility and autonomy (semi-independence) in performing technical operations or organising others in the workplace.
  3. Advanced Diploma: Suitable for those expect to be involved in significant judgements, planning, and leadership/guidance functions related to workplace products, services, operations or procedures.

Prerequisites

There are NO previous work or education requirements for entry into any course level. Participants may enrol directly into the diploma or advanced diploma levels without completing lower ranked qualifications. Graduates can expect higher course levels to result in higher potential salary, positions and skill capabilities.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

This ICI distance learning course is recognised and accredited by the International Association of Private Career Colleges (IAPCC).

On successful completion of the course you will receive:

  • A graduation certificate officially recognising your successful completion of studies and qualifications as a Pharmacy Assistant
  • Transcripts indicating units completed
  • Letter of recommendation and validation for current and future employers
  • Post-nominal letters placed after your name which indicate that you hold the relevant qualification. For example: John Smith, DipPhrmcyA
  • Job search assistance: Graduate Career Services Programme

Training Course Content

The course covers the following areas:

Medical Terminology

  • Medical Definitions, Prefixes & Glossary
  • Abbreviations & Acronyms
  • Using Medical Terminology
  • Human Systems & Anatomical Divisions
  • Pharmacology

Human Anatomy & Physiology

  • The Nerves System
  • The Muscular System
  • The Skeletal System
  • The Digestive System
  • Blood and Blood Pressure
  • The Skeletal System
  • Cells & Tissue
  • Physiology of Pulmonary Ventilation

Nutrition

  • Vitamins & Minerals
  • Diet & Food Processing

Risk Management

  • Developing and Managing Risk Prevention measures

Common Illnesses

  • Medical information ranging from illnesses and conditions such as asthma and acne to erectile dysfunction and the common cold

History of Pharmacy

  • Evolution & Future of Pharmacy
  • Origins of the Pharmacy Store
  • Patient Care Era

Customer Service in a Retail Pharmacy

  • Interacting With Customers
  • Face-to-Face Customer Service
  • Telephone Customer Service
  • The Difficult / Angry Customer

Sales in a Retail Pharmacy

  • Communication and Conversational Selling
  • Knowing Your Product
  • How to Close a Sale

Expenses

The cost of this course depends on the level chosen, and prices are as follows:

  • Certificate  £498
  • Diploma  £798
  • Advanced Diploma  £998

All materials essential for course completion are included in the cost of the course fee. Upon enrolment, students receive:

  • All required study materials and course notes
  • Practical assignment projects with constructive tutor feedback
  • Industry based tutor who will service all of your course and career questions and guidance needs

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Roy McNee   |   09/08/2015
The layout of the lessons made the course easy to understand and complete. I am looking forward to a great career.
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