PHARMACOLOGY FOR MEDICAL CAREERS
ABOUT THE PROGRAM OF STUDY
Pharmacology for Medical Careers is a program designed to educate senior level students about pharmacology in the medical field. Students are exposed to pharmacy careers, various job shadowing opportunities and will benefit from pharmacology, math, and science standards included in this course. Recommended for any students looking to go into the medical field, not just pharmacy. This course is only for students in grade 12 who are scheduled to graduate at the conclusion of the year in which training is begun. Upon completion of this program students will have learned over 200 drugs, their indications and side effects/precautions, pass Pharmacy Technician Certification exam, and the ability to further their education to becoming a healthcare professional with a great foundation for pharmacology.
Degrees and Certifications:
PHARMACOLOGY FOR MEDICAL CAREERS
Level: H Credit: 2 Grade: 12
Prerequisite: Application and 3.0 Weighted GPA
The main goal of the Pharmacology for Medical Careers class is to provide students with the communication, safety and patient advocate skills necessary to gain entry level employment across a wide spectrum of workplaces, including clinical, hospital, retail and more. The course focuses on the preparation and distribution of medication, labeling and filling orders, record maintenance and general assistance to a licensed pharmacist. Additionally, students may work in multiple clinical or office settings in preparation to enter today’s fast-paced pharmacy technician industry. After successful completion of the course, students will be eligible to take the PTCB ) Pharmacy Technician Certification Board) Exam or the ExCTP (Institute for the Certification of Pharmacy Technicians) Exam. Upon passing either of the national certification exams, the student will become a certified Pharmacy Technician. This class will be facilitated by a Health Science Instructor and is a blended online/hands on curriculum.
Students will be provided the opportunity and the knowledge to be prepared for the following industry recognized certifications: CPR (2nd level), First Aid (1st level), OSHA 10 (2nd level), Pharmacy Technician (4th level) CPHT
WORK-BASED LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES
Students will complete WBL experiences with local Pharmacies. These experiences give the students an opportunity to "test drive" a career. This empowers the student with the knowledge that they love the career or that it may not be for them, allowing them to change course to a career that best fit them. Either way the student will save time and money. If they love it the student will already have experience, contacts, references for the industry allowing them to start earning money sooner and likely at a higher than entry level. If they don't love it the student will not waist any more time pursuing a career that is not a good fit for them.
PHARMACOLOGY ADVISORY COMMITTEE
The Career and Technical Education Advisory Committees are made up of volunteers who agree to serve as advisors to one or more career and technical programs. Members include representatives from business, labor, community agencies, faculty, students and other members. The primary purpose of advisory committees is to provide direction and guidance for the specific career and technical area within the school to strengthen and enhance the success of CTE programs. By working closely with the business and labor communities, we continue to provide high quality workforce training and education to our students so they will succeed in today's job market.
The committees support and strengthen the partnership between business, labor, the community, and education. The committees make recommendations that will strengthen and help to expand the curriculum to improve the quality of program(s). Members provide valuable input in areas such as curriculum development, industry relevant certifications, student recruitment and placement, staff development, equipment and software recommendations.