Computerized Drug Delivery Systems I Syllabus for 2021-2022
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PHRA-1306-001 Computerized Drug Delivery Systems I


Course Description

Fundamentals of computer information systems and technology within the health care system. Includes specialized skills in the production of pharmaceutical documentation using selected pharmacy software packages and an overview of equipment and devices for drug distribution, preparation and manufacturing. Also covers mechanical, automatic and robotic drug delivery systems.

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(3 sem hrs; 2 lec, 2 lab)

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Pharmacy Labs for Technicians 3rd Ed. ISBN: 978-0-76386-790-4 (text), 978-0-76386-791-1(ebook)



Blue or Black ink pen 

Spiral notebook (college ruled) for note taking and discussions

Student Performance

(minimum competencies) After studying the material presented in this course of study, the student will be able to do the following as evaluated by the faculty in the department/program.

Upon completion of PHRA 1306, the student will be able to:

  1. Utilize proper customer service techniques in combination with their knowlege of processing payments to effectively function as a pharmacy cashier. 
  2. Thoroughly review a patient's profile for accuracy, and effectively obtain all of the neccessary patient information to proceed with the pharmacy process. 
  3. Review a prescription in multiple modalities prior to processing.
  4. Enter patient information with accuracy.
  5. Validate a prescriber's DEA verification number.
  6. Understand a pharmacy technician's role in inventory management in the pharmacy.
  7. Successfully complete a MTM (medication therapy management) form.
  8. Complete the processing of a new prescription as well as a prescription refill.
  9. Obtain refill authorization from third party processing agencies as well understand the procedure for processing insurance claims for prescriptions.
  10. Verify cash pricing of prescription drugs, and to produce an audit log of pharmaceuticals within the pharmacy. 

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Expected Student Behavior

Adult, professional behavior is expected at all times.

Academic dishonesty will result in a final grade of "F" for the course. Any attempt to cheat will be considered as academic dishonesty and will also result in a final grade of “F” for the course.

Cell phones, pagers, and any other electronic communication device must be set to vibrate/silent during class.

Grading Criteria

The final course grade will be calculated as follows: 

All assignments and labs will be worth the same amount of points. This means that your performance on all of the units is equally as important.

Attendance will be mandatory, and it is worth 250 points of your grade.

All quizzes for each lab will be worth 100 points. (Five total)

There will be a skill check at each lab worth 100 points. (Five total)

For the three weeks we are at the Sim Lab, you will compose a 250 word essay over the weeks lesson. Each essay is worth 167 points. (Three total)

The final is cumulative and is worth 750 points


At the end of the semester, I will take your number of points divided by 2500 and give you your grade.

A = 2500 -  2250 points

B =  2249 - 2000 points

C = 1999 - 1750 points

F = Less than 1750 points


Attendance is mandatory and is worth 250 points of your grade.


Course outline will be given to the student at the beginning of the course. (This is subject to change.)

PHRA 1306 Computerized Drug Delivery I

Week 1: Navigator + Training & Using Drug References (Quiz & Skill Check)

Week 2: Customer Service & Processing Payments (Quiz & Skill Check)

Week 3: Reviewing a Patient's Profile (Quiz & Skill Check)

Week 4: Reviwing a Prescription Form (Quiz & Skill Check)

Week 5: Entering Patient Data (Quiz & Skill Check)

Week 6: Week 1 at SimLab

Week 7: Week 2 at SimLab

Week 8: Week 3 at SimLab (FINAL EXAMINATION)

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Syllabus Created on:

08/18/21 11:36 PM

Last Edited on:

08/18/21 11:36 PM