PHT 171 Pharmacy Clinical: Community
4 Credit Hours • 160 Contact Hours (7.5 Lecture, 152.5 Clinical)
Provides students with hands-on experience in a community pharmacy setting within the State of Colorado. Students must complete all didactic course work prior to enrolling for this course. The course involves a minimum of 160 hours including 8 hours of seminar class time and 152 hours of on-the-job work experience. Each student is required to work under the supervision of a licensed pharmacist (i.e. preceptor) who may, in turn, delegate some supervisory and/or training responsibilities to another licensed pharmacist or certified pharmacy technician. During their work time at their community pharmacy site, students are expected to participate in the pharmacy practice activities delineated in the Clinical Site manual provided each student and each preceptor. Such activities include, but are not limited to, dispensing, compounding, inventory handling and control, drug distribution, processing of third party claims, maintenance of patient profiles, and interaction and communication with patients. Students are also expected to complete daily and weekly reports of their work activities and are required to evaluate both their work site and their preceptor at the conclusion of their clinical rotation. Similarly, each preceptor is asked to complete an evaluation of, and provide a grade for, each student at the completion of the student’s rotation. The course instructor is also required to evaluate each student after completing a visit to the student’s work site and discussing the student’s performance with both the student and his/her preceptor.