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Faculty of Applied Health & Community Studies

Community Pharmacy Assistant

Train to work in a community pharmacy.
This program will not be admitting new students in 2019. The program continues to run for current students. However, you may want to explore our Pharmacy Technician program.

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.