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Pharmacy Technician Diploma - 407

Program overview:
START DATE: September
PROGRAM STATUS: Open for September 2014
SCHOOL: Health Sciences
PROGRAM NUMBER: 407
PROGRAM LENGTH: 2 years
CAMPUS: Institute for Applied Health Sciences at McMaster (Previously IAHS) - Hamilton
CO-OP OPTION: No
ACCREDITATION: Ontario College Diploma
Campus September 2014
407 - McMaster Campus (Previously IAHS) Open Open

Obtain a prescription to the world of pharmaceuticals with simulated pharmacy lab experiences

The Pharmacy Technician program has been awarded the status of Full Accreditation by the Canadian Council for Accreditation of Pharmacy Programs for a five year term.

Program Highlights

  • Acquire knowledge and skills in the delivery of pharmaceutical services in both community and institutional practices
  • Understand legislation and methodology surrounding dispensing prescriptions, preparation and distribution of pharmaceuticals, and drug inventory controls
  • Learn the many uses and classes of available prescription and non-prescription drugs, medical devices, herbals and complementary care medicine products
  • Gain practical experience through simulated lab courses of both community and hospital pharmacy practice
  • Apply various compounding techniques in the preparation of sterile and non-sterile pharmaceuticals
  • Experience eight weeks of field placement in both a community and institutional pharmacy

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Clinical Placement

Clinical experience is provided in the health care agencies of Hamilton, Brantford, Halton, Niagara and the surrounding regions. Read more about Pre-Clinical Requirements.

Facilities

All the pharmacy courses are taught at the Mohawk-McMaster Institute for Applied Health Sciences. Lectures are delivered in state of the art "Smartrooms" and practical labs are taught in our dedicated pharmacy lab space which consists of three different rooms (computer lab, compounding/dispensing lab, and sterile products lab).

Graduate Opportunities

Graduates are eligible to write the “Pharmacy Examination Board of Canada Qualifying Exam” and the “Ontario College of Pharmacists Jurisprudence Exam” to register with the Ontario College of Pharmacist and become licensed to practice. Details on fees, timelines, process, etc. can be accessed on pebc.ca and/or ocpinfo.com

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