UEN Security Office
Technical Services Support Center (TSSC)
Eccles Broadcast Center
101 Wasatch Drive
Salt Lake City, UT 84112
(801) 585-6105 (fax)
Core Standards of the Course
Human Anatomy & Physiology-Students will describe the basic concepts of human anatomy and physiology, common diseases, and disorders of all body systems related to pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetic properties of drugs.
Pharmacy Calculations-Students will assist the pharmacist in calculating ingredients and doses, and determine dosage form, quantity, and supply of medications dispensed in a variety of pharmacy settings.
Explain the processes by which solutions, suspensions, ointments, creams, powders, suppositories, gums, inhalations, injections, lip balms, lozenge or troches, nasal, otics, ophthalmic, oral solutions, rectal solutions, and veterinary formulas are prepared.
Pharmacy Law-Students will identify and assist the pharmacist in monitoring federal, state, and local laws, regulations, and professional ethics. Students will demonstrate knowledge of the pharmacy law system and regulations established by governmental bodies (FDA, DEA, and state boards of pharmacy.) Students will maintain professional standards and codes of ethics established by professional pharmacy associations/organizations.
Pharmacy Computer Systems-Students will describe and explain the basic concepts of a pharmacy computer system to assist the pharmacist in prescription processing, drug interaction, drug verification, and patient education.
Explain how to locate and utilize information about third party medication restrictions, exclusions, rejected claims, submitting claims, other coverage, and limitations, rebilling, and reimbursement processing.
OTC and Herbal Products-Students will prepare to assist patients in selecting OTC and herbal supplements to alleviate symptoms and to assist the pharmacist in determining which patients using OTC or herbal supplements need counseling.
Internet in the Pharmacy-Students will use the Internet to research and study a variety of pharmacy related topics. Students will also research opportunities for more training and job market entry options.
Pharmacy Management-Students will follow the guidelines of medication orders and returns, maintain security of the pharmacy, manage prescription and non-prescription drug lists in the pharmacy, keep the pharmacy clean and organized, and maintain and obtain the medication inventory.
Pharmacy Professional Ethics-Students will examine their personal ethics, assist the pharmacist in improving the code of ethics in the pharmacy setting, and demonstrate ethical conduct in all job related activities.
Professionalism of the Pharmacy Technician-Students will maintain an image appropriate for the pharmacy technician profession and demonstrate professional skills necessary to benefit the patient or customer.
Choose a communication style appropriate for the audience and demonstrate effective strategies for communicating whit patients who are non-English speaking or who display other communication barriers.
Describe the value of the Internet to the pharmacy in checking for, preventing and searching for medication errors, health information, DEA numbers, pharmacy regulations, and patient concerns.
Medication Errors-Students will identify causes, prevention, reporting, and risk management of medication errors; practice safe medication use and prevent errors in the distribution, preparation, dispensation, and administration of medications; and will encourage patients to ask questions to minimize errors.
PTCB Practice Exams-Students will be prepared for the National PTCB Certification exam in assisting the pharmacist in serving patients, medication distribution, and inventory control systems and administration, and management of the pharmacy practice.
http://www.uen.org - in partnership with Utah State Board of Education (USBE) and Utah System of Higher Education (USHE). Send questions or comments to USBE Specialist - Rachel Decker and see the CTE/Health Science Education website. For general questions about Utah's Core Standards contact the Director - THALEA LONGHURST .