Pharmacy Law Syllabus for 2021-2022
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PHRA-1102-001 Pharmacy Law


Course Description

Overview of federal and state laws governing the practice of pharmacy. The role of the pharmacy technician and the pharmacist and their associated responsibilities. Includes Code of Ethics, patient confidentiality, and a comparison of legal and ethical aspects.

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(1 sem hrs; 1 lec)

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Online Course

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Law & Ethics for Pharmacy Technicians 3rd ed

Law and Ethics for Pharmacy Technicians 3rd Edition


Computer and internet access.

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 1102, the student will be able to:
  1. Identify and describe the responsibilities of technicians versus pharmacists in various pharmacy settings
  2. Identify and describe federal and state regulations governing safety, storage and dispensing of medications
  3. Define the different applications of federal and state pharmacy laws
  4. List all five schedules under the Controlled Substances Act
  5. Identify various drugs in each schedule.
  6. Recognize basic laws and legal systems.
  7. Identify various Federal Laws.
  8. Understand Federal vs. State regulations.
  9. Be familiar with Texas regulations.
  10. Understand new drug application process.

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Student Rights and Responsibilities

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If you are an active staff or faculty member according to Human Resources, use "Exchange". All other students, use "AC Connect (Google) Email".

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.

Grading Criteria

The final course grade will be computed as follows:
*The average of all exams equals 30% of the final grade
*The average of all case studies equals 20% of the final grade
*The average of all quizzes equals 10% of the final grade
*The average of all discussion posts equals 10% of the final grade
*The final equals 30% of the final grade
The following grade scale applies:
A = 90-100%
B = 80-89%
C = 70-79%
F = Less than 70%

Mandatory Skills Building :  In an effort to increase retention in Pharmacy courses, any student who scores below a 70 on any exam (excluding the Final Exam week) must complete a mandatory skills building assignment before taking the next exam. Before receiving a skills assignment, students must first schedule a time with the instructor. The assignment will be given at that time.  THIS IS MANDATORY.

Illegible work will not be graded. All answers must be answered in complete sentences and college level writing.

There will be no make-up exams or late work accepted. The student will receive a grade of ZERO for anything missed.
**With regard to exams only, the instructor will consider only written petitions for emergency situations and undue hardships on an individual basis. The decision of the instructor to accept or reject the petition is final. The process must be initiated by the student and occur within 48 hours of the missed class period.



There will be 4 exams. (This is subject to change)

A comprehensive final exam will be given on the last class meeting

Pharmacy Law Course Schedule

(This is subject to change)

Week 1: Week 1 Assignment and Syllabus Quiz Due Sunday Jan 26

Week 2: Ch 1 Introduction to Law powerpoint

            Ch 1 Discussion post pg 7

            Case Study pg 17

            Ch 1 quiz

Week 3: Ch 2 Principles of Liability powerpoint

            Ch 2 Discussion post pg 27

            Case Study pg 34

            Ch 2 quiz

Week 4: Ch 3 Ethics in Pharmacy Practice powerpoint

            Ch 3 Discussion post pg 41

            Case Study pg 58

            Ch 3 quiz

Week 5: Exam 1 (chapters 1, 2, and 3)

Week 6-7: Ch 4 Federal Laws powerpoint

            Ch 4 Discussion post pg 86

            Case Study pg 98

            Ch 4 quiz

Week 8-9: Ch 5 Comprehensive Drug Abuse and Prevention Control Act powerpoint

            Ch 5 Discussion post pg 113

            Case Study pg 133

            Ch 5 quiz

Week 10: Exam 2 (chapters 4 and 5)

Week 11: Ch 6 HIPAA powerpoint

            Ch 6 Discussion post pg 145

            Case Study pg 155

            Ch 6 quiz

Week 12: Ch 7 Workplace Safety powerpoint

            Ch 7 Discussion post pg 163

            Case Study pg 184

            Ch 7 quiz

Week 13: Exam 3 (chapters 6 and 7)

Week 14: Ch 8 State Laws and Pharmacy Practice powerpoint

            Ch 8 Discussion post pg 195

            Case Study pg 208

            Ch 8 quiz

Week 15: Ch 9 State Boards of Pharmacy and Joint Commission powerpoint

            Ch 9 Discussion post pg 216

            Case Study pg 236

            Ch 9 quiz

******Exam 4 (chapters 8 and 9)

Week 16: Final Comprehensive Exam

Assignments will generally be due on Sunday by midnight. The dropboxes will have the due dates on them.

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Syllabus Created on:

01/12/22 10:14 AM

Last Edited on:

01/12/22 10:14 AM