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Pharmacy Technician & HIV Training

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Opportunities are growing in the dynamic field of the pharmacy technician! Whether you are entering the field for the first time or looking to develop your skills and knowledge further, this course will help you gain the skills you need to achieve a successful career as a pharmacy technician in both hospital and retail pharmacy settings. This comprehensive course includes topics such as fundamentals of the basic sciences, conditions of the human body and their treatments, steps to process a prescription, medication safety and management, and much more.

HIV is the human immunodeficiency virus. It is the virus that can lead to acquired immune deficiency syndrome, or AIDS. AIDS stands for Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome. This course will help you as a healthcare professional understand HIV/AIDS better as well as the OSHA Guidelines. This part of the program gives you 6 hours of HIV/AIDS training.

Course Outline:

Pharmacy Technician Module 1 - History, Laws, & Ethics

  • History of Medicine and Pharmacy
  • Pharmacy Laws and Regulations
  • Food and Drug Administration/Drug Enforcement Administration
  • Controlled Substances
  • Prescription Regulation
  • Pharmacy Ethics and Communication
  • Pharmacy Competencies
  • Pharmacy Settings
  • History of Pharmacy
  • Conversions and Calculations
  • Metric System
  • Apothecary System
  • Avoirdupois System
  • Pharmacy Technician Module 2 - Dosage Forms, Prescriptions, & OTC Drugs

  • Routes of Administration
  • Drug Classifications
  • Drug Abbreviations
  • Medical Terminology
  • Drug Information Referencing
  • Steps in Processing a Prescription
  • Processing Refills
  • Filing Prescriptions
  • OTC Drug Categories and Conditions They Treat
  • How a Prescription Drug Becomes OTC
  • Complementary and Alternative Medicine
  • Eastern Versus Western Medicine
  • Hospital Pharmacy
  • Pharmacy Technician Module 3 - Medication Management

  • Repackaging and Compounding
  • Safety and Documentation
  • Sterile and Non-Sterile Compounding
  • Compounding Calculations
  • Ophthalmic Agents
  • Regulatory and Quality Control
  • Aseptic Technique
  • Ordering and Billing Systems
  • Medication Safety and Error Prevention
  • How, Where, and Why Errors Occur
  • Reporting Errors
  • Drug Labeling
  • Pharmacy Technician Module 4 - Body Systems Part 1

  • Anatomy and Functions of the Endocrine System
  • Description of Hormones
  • Conditions and Treatment of the Endocrine System
  • Central Nervous System
  • Peripheral Nervous System
  • Neurotransmitters
  • Psychopharmacology
  • Emotional Health
  • Psychiatric Disorders
  • Function and Conditions of the Respiratory System
  • Opthalmic (Visual) System and Its Conditions
  • Auditory System
  • Pharmacy Technician Module 5 - Body Systems Part 2

  • Integumentary System (Skin, Hair, and Glands)
  • Conditions and Treatment of the Integumentary System
  • Form and Function of the Gastrointestinal System
  • Conditions Affecting the Gastrointestinal System
  • The Urinary System
  • Anatomy of the Heart
  • Heart Conditions and Medications
  • Male Reproductive System
  • Female Reproductive System
  • Conditions Affecting the Reproductive Systems
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases
  • Pharmacy Technician Module 6 - Drug Classifications and the Basic Sciences

  • Antiinfectives
  • Types of Infections and Their Treatments
  • Antiinflammatories
  • Pain and Inflammation Conditions and Medications
  • Antihistamines
  • Allergic Conditions and Their Treatments
  • Vitamins and Minerals
  • Vaccines and the Lymphatic System
  • Causes and Types of Cancer
  • Diagnosis and Treatment of Cancer
  • Basic Microbiology
  • Basic Chemistry
  • HIV & AIDS for Healthcare Professionals Module 1 - The Basics

  • HIV/AIDS Basics
  • HIV/AIDS at a Glance
  • Are You at Risk?
  • HIV Life Cycle
  • HIV in the United States
  • HIV in the US Fact Sheet
  • HIV Transmission Rates in the U.S.
  • HIV & AIDS for Healthcare Professionals Module 2 Prevalence in Special Populations

  • AIDS in the U.S. by Geographic Distribution
  • HIV Among Youth
  • HIV Among Older Adults
  • HIV Among African Americans
  • HIV Among Latinos
  • HIV Among American Indians and Alaska Natives
  • HIV Among Asians and Pacific Islanders
  • HIV Among Gay Men
  • HIV Infection Among Transgender People
  • HIV & AIDS for Healthcare Professionals Module 3 - Drug Addiction

  • AIDS Drug Abuse
  • AIDS Drug Abuse Facts
  • Linked Epidemics: Drug Abuse & HIV/AIDS
  • Drug Associated HIV Transmission in the U.S.
  • Methamphetamine Use and Risk for HIV
  • HIV & AIDS for Healthcare Professionals Module 4 - Women & Pregnancy

  • HIV Pregnancy
  • HIV Among Women
  • Mother-to-Child Perinatal HIV Transmission and Prevention
  • Reducing HIV Transmission From Mother-to-Child
  • HIV & AIDS for Healthcare Professionals Module 5 - Testing & Treatment

  • HIV Testing
  • Testing Among Adolescents
  • HIV and It's Treatment
  • Recommended HIV Treatment Regimens
  • FDA-Approved Anti-HIV Medications
  • Treatment Adherence
  • Occupational HIV Transmission Prevention Among Healthcare Workers
  • Exposure to Blood as a Healthcare Provider
  • OSHA Guidelines for Bloodborne Pathogens
  • Condom Distribution as a Structural Level Intervention
  • CDC's HIV Prevention Progress in the United States



Upon successful completion of our Pharmacy Technician course, students will be prepared for an entry-level position in a pharmacy and to sit for either the PTCB national certification exam to become a Certified Pharmacy Technician (PTCE) or for the NHA national certification Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT).


course quick facts
course code PRO3000
cost $1575.00
estimated time to
complete course
306 Hours
course materials
306 Days