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 Course Title:   Pharmacy Records Management

 Title Abbreviation:   PHARM RECORDS MGMT

 Department:    AHE

 Course #:    133

 Credits:    4

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    3.75

 CIP:    510805

 EPC:    399

 REV:    2014


 Course Description  

Purchasing pharmaceuticals, devices and supplies, including acquisition in emergency situations. Controlling inventory of medications, equipment, and devices according to an established plan. Introduction to the concept of troubleshooting, maintenance and repairing pharmacy equipment, devices and facilities. Use of various forms of technology for storing, accessing and recording pharmacy data. Includes specialized terminology, filing rules and systems, paper-based and electronic files management, records security, ethical concerns with emphasis on pharmaceutical practical records applications.

 Prerequisite  

Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in AHE 132.

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 33

Lab: 11

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0


Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Vocational Preparatory Required for certificate  

Equivalencies At Other Institutions

Other Institution Equivalencies Table
Institution Course # Remarks
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Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Describe process of obtaining pharmaceutical supplies, maintaining records of procurement, and controlling inventories.
  2. Explain legal requirements pursuant to maintaining records, both electronic and paper-based.
  3. Define terms expired, recalled or discontinued as they pertain to drugs.
  4. Describe various means of managing inventory effectively.
  5. Process prescription/medication orders utilizing learned pharmacy abbreviations and terminology

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

2. Critical Thinking

Definition: The ability to think critically about the nature of knowledge within a discipline and about the ways in which that knowledge is constructed and validated and to be sensitive to the ways these processes often vary among disciplines.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
2.9 Apply and/or create problem-solving strategies to successfully adapt to unpredictable and/or changing environments.

10. Technology

Definition: Understanding the role of technology in society and using technology appropriately and effectively.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
10.3 Use technology appropriate to the context and task to effectively retrieve and manage information, solve problems, and facilitate communication.

Course Contents

  1. Procuring drugs, devices and supplies.
  2. Maintenance of records.
  3. Maintaining inventory.
  4. Drug recall classifications.
  5. Security of record.
  6. Preventing drug diversion.