Pharmacy Assistant Diploma Program
Are you detail oriented with a desire to provide excellent patient care and customer service? If so, by working as a pharmacy assistant alongside a registered pharmacist and/or pharmacy technician, you would play an integral role in a healthcare team that provides pharmaceutical services to the community.
Pharmacy Assistants perform many tasks including filling prescriptions, packing and labelling pharmaceutical products, maintaining prescription records and inventories of medications, compounding medications, handling sale transactions, providing excellent customer service and much more! Pharmacy Assistants are a key part of the community pharmacy practice.
What You Will Learn In The Classroom
Throughout the Pharmacy Assistant program, students will learn the history of pharmacy, legislation and health care systems, the role of the pharmacist, technician and assistant, federal and provincial legislation, understanding dispensary, medical and pharmaceutical terminology, prescription interpretation and the abbreviations, introduction to various dosage forms, the various therapeutic classifications of drugs. Other Pharmacy Assistant courses include Pharmacy Calculations, Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology, Pharmacology, and Pharmacy Compounding.
Professionalism and communication skills are also covered and include verbal and written communication skills, customer service, dealing with professional, peers and dispensary staff; problem solving techniques, handling complaints, and confidentiality.
What You Will Learn In The Labs
As part of the Pharmacy Assistant program, students will receive hands on training on operation and maintenance of a typical pharmacy software, entering prescriptions and printing labels, maintaining patient’s profile, drug search, doctor search, special instructions, third party billing and inventory management. A well-equipped pharmacy lab provides students with hands on experience dispensing medications and compounding pharmaceuticals.
What You Will Learn Outside of the Regular Classroom Setting
TPI-MAS helps students recognize the choices they have in life and how to control how they think to change the way they live their lives. Students will understand how the human mind works and how their beliefs and attitudes influence the present and shape the future. The program encourages students to have a positive outlook and strive for goals despite any challenges and obstacles.
The Enriched Academy program will teach you how to manage your money and build a solid financial future.
What You Will Do During Career Search
The demand for workers in the Pharmacy Assistant field is expected to rise in order to meet the health care needs of a growing and aging population in Ontario. Career opportunities include but are not limited to:
- Retail pharmacies
- Home health care facilities
- Pharmaceutical manufacturers
- Community pharmacies
- Long-term care facilities
- Public health service clinics
Anatomy & Physiology
Students explore the human body’s systems throughout the learning modules by focusing on structure, function & terminology. This program covers…
Developing an understanding of how drugs work in relation to anatomy & physiology, primarily relating to integumentary, musculoskeletal, & digestive systems…
Hospital Practices & Legislation
Understanding the management of hospitals & related organizations; examining various pharmacy services; areas of special control (narcotic drugs…
Examining contamination control; asepsis techniques (syringe/needle use, preparation, compounding, ampoules, vials, chemotherapy); preparing…
Graduates of the Pharmacy Assistant program have obtained employment as:
- Pharmacy assistant
- Dispensary assistant
- Pharmacist assistant
- Pharmacy technical assistant
Our Mission at Medix College is to “service with excellence the needs of our community and the needs of our graduates by matching skills“.
We can’t do this without you.
We have designed a four step admissions process that ensures we admit the right students with the potential to become great graduates that serve their communities with excellence.
Connect with Us
The first step is to connect with our admissions team, we are here for you! We know you have questions the good news is we have answers. All you have to do to get started is fill out a form, call, text, email or even yell if you are close enough and we will commence your academic journey!
Now let’s get a little serious. When we meet, we will review your academic and career goals, talk about your options and determine your eligibility.
The key for Medix is that you possess the right Attitude and Aptitude to be successful as a student and more importantly an employed Graduate of Medix. The interview and evaluations will help us determine your eligibility. Sounds exciting, doesn’t it?
Whether you have been fortunate enough to put money aside or you just can’t seem to imagine how you would pay for College, not to worry, we have a Team here to help. I know free would be preferred, but you know what they say, the best things in life are never free! During this appointment, we will determine your eligibility with one of our many different financial aid options.
Financial assistance may be available for those who qualify.
Last but certainly not least, after all the meetings and deliberation, we did it!
You are excited, comfortable with your chosen field and it is now time to put pen to paper and enroll.
Your admissions representative will take you step by step through all the forms to ensure you are prepared for the journey ahead.
We look forward to welcoming you to the Medix family soon!