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Advanced Certificate

Pharmacy Technician

Bray Institute of Further Education
Bray Institute of Further Education
Course Code
6M4978 JJ
Career Zone
Level
NFQ Type
Major
Duration
1 Year
Attendence
Full Time

Course Summary

The course is modular with continuous assessment over the two years. Students will develop medical knowledge to recognise common illnesses and communication skills to liase with pharmacists and council patients on healthcare issues. Students will gain experience in dispensing procedures and practices and be able to interpret prescriptions and prepare medicines for dispensing. They will be able to maintain patient records and operate pharmacy computer systems. They will also be able to supply non-prescription medicines in accordance with legislation and guidelines. The Pharmacy Technician assists the Pharmacist in the preparation, checking, storage and dispensing of drugs.

Course Details

College Link > 6M4978 JJ - Pharmacy Technician

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Career Sectors

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Entry Requirements

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QQI FET/FETAC Links

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The Student - Career Interests

This course is typically suited for people with the following Career Interests. If these interests do not describe you, this course may prepare you for work you may not find satisfying.

Enterprising

Enterprising people like situations that involve using resources for personal or corporate economic gain. Such people may have an opportunistic frame of mind, and are drawn to commerce, trade and making deals. Some pursue sales and marketing occupations. Many will eventually end up owning their own business, or in management roles in larger organisations. They tend to be very goal-oriented and work best when focused on a target. Some have an entrepreneurial inclination.

Career Progression

Pharmacy technicians are employed in both the private sector in community and private hospital pharmacies and by the HSE in hospital pharmacies. Other employment opportunities include medical sales for pharmaceutical suppliers.This qualification is recognised in Ireland and the UK.

Further Research

Qualifax
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