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Faculty of Applied Health & Community Studies

Community Pharmacy Assistant

Train to work in a community pharmacy.

This program was formerly known as "Retail Pharmacy Assistant."

Learning Outcomes

The successful completion of this program will enable the graduate to:

  • Comply with all legislation, ethical and professional standards governing pharmacy practice.
  • Perform functional business skills such as cash handling and billing of third party plans, inventory control and purchasing using appropriate computer software applications.
  • Solve problems relating to pharmaceutical calculations – dilutions, dosage calculations and conversions using common fractions, decimal fractions, ratios, proportions and percentages.
  • Assist a Pharmacist and/or Pharmacy Technician in the dispensing and labelling of prescriptions and preparation of pharmaceutical products within their scope of practice.