Pharmacy Assistant Part 1
Pharmacy Assistant Part 1 can help you gain valuable career knowledge while you’re earning your high school diploma. This course introduces you to the history, terminology, regulations, standards, systems, and measurements important to every role in the pharmacy.
James Madison High School is nationally accredited by Cognia and the Distance Education Accrediting Commission. At JMHS you have the opportunity to work at your own pace from virtually anywhere so you can earn your high school diploma plus a Career Pathways Certificate on your own terms.
Pharmacy Assistant Part 1 is available only as part of the High School + Pharmacy Assisting program and is not available for individual purchase. It is part of a 2-semester program that includes Pharmacy Assistant Part 2. If you’re considering a career working in a pharmacy or similar field after graduation, enroll in our General Diploma + Pharmacy Assisting Career Pathways track today.
- Course Name: Pharmacy Assistant Part 1
- Subject Area: Career
- Credits: 1 Unit
- Track: Career Pathways
- Price: Not Available For Single Purchase
- Syllabus: Course Syllabus (PDF)
- Book(s): None. 100% online study.
This course examines the origins of pharmacy and the development of the pharmacy profession up to the twentieth century. It covers the evolution of both the pharmacist and the pharmacy assistant, the history of legislation that affects the practice of pharmacy, and the roles and duties of pharmacists and pharmacy assistants. It also examines the need for pharmacy regulation and standard practice, as well as the regulation of controlled substances. Students will also become familiar with common medical terms and symbols used in pharmaceutical documentation and prescription orders.