Fall 2023 Course Syllabus
Course: PHRA-1301 (Section: 1, CRN: 92782)
Introduction to Pharmacy
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Instructor Information
Instructor Toy Thornton-Wyckoff
Email thorntontn@lamarpa.edu
Phone (409) 984-6437
Office Madison Monroe Education - Room: 227
Office Hours Office Hours: Monday 2:30;3:00 pm, Wednesday 2:45-3:15pm, Thursday-Friday 8:30-1:00 pm
Additional Contact Information Allied Health Administrative Assistant, Donna Wolfe (409) 984-6356 or 1-800-477-5872
Course Information
Description An overview of the qualifications, operational guidelines, and job duties of a pharmacy technician.
Required Textbooks Textbook Purchasing Statement: A student attending Lamar State College Port Arthur is not under any obligation to purchase a textbook from the college-affiliated bookstore. The same textbook may also be available from an independent retailer, including an online retailer.

Pharmacology Clear & Simple
ISBN: 9781719644747
Author: F.A. DAVIS

The Pharmacy Technician a Comprehensive Approach 4th Edition
Author: Jahangir Moini
Additional Materials/Resources n/a
Corequisites/Prerequisites None
Learning Outcomes 1. Outline the history of the pharmacy profession
2. Describe the role of the pharmacy technician in a variety of settings
3. List the qualifications required for obtaining certification and registration
4. Identify standards of law and ethics governing pharmacy practice
5. Define key medical terms and abbreviations related to pharmacy practice
6. Explain the importance of utilizing pharmacy resource materials
7. Summarize safety standards
Program Student Learning Outcomes
Identify pharmaceutical drugs, abbreviations, classifications, dosages, side effects, and routes of administration
Understand the qualifications, operational guidelines, and job duties of a pharmacy technician
Apply the skills necessary to process, prepare, label, and maintain records of prescriptions in a community pharmacy
Demonstrate specialized pharmaceutical theory, skills, and concepts
Lecture Topics Outline
I. Introduction to Pharmacology
II. Communication With Patients and Customers 
III. Pharmaceutical Information and References
IV. Dosage Forms and Routes of Administration
V. Pharmacy Practice Settings
VI. Medication Errors and Safety
VII. Drugs Action and Interactions 
Major Assignments Schedule
Week 1 Introduction to Pharmacology
  • History of Pharmacy
  • Ancient Through Early Modern Era
  • Empiric Era
  • Industrialization Era
  • Patient Care Era
  • The Foundation of Pharmaceutical Care
  • The Profession of Pharmacy
  • The Role of the Pharmacy
  • Professional Organizations 08/28/2023
Week 2 Holiday (Labor Day) 09/04/2023
Week 3 Quiz #1 
  • Overview (Discussion Sessions) 09/11/2023
Week 4 Communication with Patients & Customers
  • ? Communication Process
  • ? Verbal Communication
  • ? Nonverbal Communication
  • ? Written Communications
  • ? Methods Of Communication
  • ? Barriers to Communication
  • ? Types of Customers
  • ? Negative Communication
  • ? Dealing With Conflict
  • ? Eliminating Barriers to Communication 09/18/2023
Week 5 Class Activity (Communications)
  • Pharmaceutical Information and References
  • Sources of Drug Information
  • Prescriptions and Processing
  • The Prescription 09/25/2023
Week 6 Exam #1 (Week 1, 3-5) Course Material 10/02/2023
Week 7 Dosage Forms and Routes of Administration
  • Drug Sources
  • Dosage Considerations
  • Dosage Form Drugs
  • Principles of Drug Administration 10/09/2023
Week 8 Class Activity (Drug Administration & 

  • Pharmacy Practice Settings
  • Safety in the Workplace 10/16/2023
Week 9 Quiz #2 (Week 7 & 8 Course Material) 10/23/2023
Week 10 Medication Errors and Safety
  • ? Occurrence of Medication Errors
  • ? Prescribing Errors
  • ? Dispensing Errors
  • ? Administration Errors
  • ? The Patient’s Role in Medication Errors
  • ? Medication Safety for Children
  • ? Medication Safety for the Elderly
  • ? Risk Factors for Medication Errors 10/30/2023
Week 11 Exam #2 (Week 7-10 Course Material) 11/06/2023
Week 12 Drugs Action and Interactions
  • ? Pharmacokinetics
  • ? Pharmacodynamics
  • ? Mechanism of Drug Interaction
  • ? Causes of Drug Interaction
  • ? Patient Variables That Affect Drug Interaction
  • ? Reducing the Risk of Drug Interaction 11/13/2022
Week 13 Quiz #3 (Week 12 Course Material) 11/20/2023
Week 14 Appendix E: Practice Exam 1 & 2 11/27/2023
Week 15 Final Exam Review 12/04/2023
Week 16 Final Exam 12/11/2023
Final Exam Date December 11, 2023 - 8:00 AM   Through  December 11, 2023 - 10:00 AM
Grading Scale Grade Scale:

90-100 A
80-89 B
75-79 C
60-74 D
59 & Below F
Determination of
Final Grade
Final grades will be calculated according to the following criteria:

1. Quizzes 15%
2. Homework 25%
3. Exams 30%
4. Final Exam 20%
5. Class Participation 10%
Course Policies
Instructor Policies
All class and or homework assignments, quizzes, and exams, class participation and attendance will be used in calculating your course grade.
Late work will receive deducted points as follows:
o 24 Hours- 10 points
o 48 Hours –20 points
o 72 Hours –not accepted
If an exam or quiz is missed, you will be allowed to makeup an exam with the proper documentation for absence and a different exam or quiz will be given with the zero being replaced with the exam or quiz grade. 
In class activities and participation will include assessments of videos, games, group presentations, EVERYONE is expected to stay engaged as this is 10% of your class grade.
Complete the required readings, assignments, discussions as directed by the instructor
Keep copies of ALL paperwork, including syllabus, handouts, and assignments.
Participate actively by reviewing course material, interacting with classmates, and responding promptly in communication with your instructor via email or by appointment.
No grades will be discussed over the phone, as you can make an appointment with your instructor.
If you have a complaint about this course which you cannot resolve through discussion with the instructor, please contact Shirley MacNeill, Chair Allied Health Department phone: 409-984-6365 
The following materials are officially PROHIBTED in the classroom meetings for this course: food, drink, or tobacco. This policy agrees with the official college policy, breaks will be given. 
The instructor expects that students illustrate mature behavior with respect to being responsible for your own actions, being respectful of others. Failure to comply may result in removal from the classroom or the course.
Students should use their LSCPA email account to send messages to instructor and leave an office voicemail.
Attendance Policy

All students are expected to attend class DAILY. A no call, no show will result in a zero for class work/homework assignment, class participation, etc. for the day of absence and cannot be made up.
A student who is absent from class more than 3 days within the semester may be dropped from the program by the Program Coordinator.
1st Warning- verbal with record of conference
2nd Warning- written with record of conference
3rd Warning- written and meeting with Program Coordinator and Allied Health Director
Late arrival to class is disruptive, the classroom door is locked at the time class starts, any student arriving at that time will be considered LATE and will not be allowed to enter the classroom, the student then should wait until break time to enter. Material that has been taught will NOT be retaught as students should follow up with their group or partner for class work. 
Students who arrive after a quiz or exam starts, but before it ends, may take the quiz or exam without penalty but no additional time will be given.
It is the student's responsibility to notify the instructor of any absence. If unable to reach the instructor in the office, please leave a voicemail AND email using the student's campus email. Absences must be followed up with the proper documentation for student records. 
*At any time while a student in the Pharmacy Technology Program, two final counseling notes are grounds for immediate dismissal.
Additional Information


*TimelyCare is a virtual health and well-being platform available 24/7 for Lamar State College Port Arthur students. Any enrolled student can use TimelyCare. There is no cost to students. Go to timelycare.com/LSCPA or download the TimelyCare app to access care.
Institutional Policies
MyLSCPA Be sure to check your campus email and Course Homepage using MyLSCPA campus web portal. You can also access your grades, transcripts, academic advisors, degree progress, and other services through MyLSCPA.
Academic Honesty Academic honesty is expected from all students, and dishonesty in any form will not be tolerated. Please consult the LSCPA policies (Academic Dishonesty section in the Student Handbook) for consequences of academic dishonesty.
ADA Considerations The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact the the Office for Disability Services Coordinator, Room 231, in the Madison Monroe Building. The phone number is (409) 984-6241.
COVID 19 Information The Lamar State College Port Arthur (LSCPA) Student Code of Conduct COVID 19 Policy requires students who have been diagnosed with COVID 19 to report their condition directly to their local health department. Students should also contact their course faculty to report their quarantine status. In addition, this policy requires all students to wear face coverings when directly exposed to COVID 19 in compliance with the criteria included in the policy. For more information please refer to the COVID 19 link on the LSCPA website.
Facility Policies No food or tobacco products are allowed in the classroom. Only students enrolled in the course are allowed in the classroom, except by special instructor permission. Use of electronic devices is prohibited.
HB 2504 This syllabus is part of LSCPA's efforts to comply with Texas House Bill 2504.
Mandatory Reporting of Child Abuse and Neglect As per Texas law and LSCPA policy, all LSCPA employees, including faculty, are required to report allegations or disclosures of child abuse or neglect to the designated authorities, which may include a local or state law enforcement agency or the Texas Department of Family Protective Services. For more information about mandatory reporting requirements, see LSCPA's Policy and Procedure Manual.
Title IX and Sexual Misconduct LSCPA is committed to establishing and maintaining an environment that is free from all forms of sex discrimination, including sexual harassment, sexual violence, and other forms of sexual misconduct. All LSCPA employees, including faculty, have the responsibility to report disclosures of sexual misconduct, including sexual harassment, sexual assault (including rape and acquaintance rape), domestic violence, dating violence, relationship violence, or stalking, to LSCPA's Title IX Coordinator, whose role is to coordinate the college's response to sexual misconduct. For more information about Title IX protections, faculty reporting responsibilities, options for confidential reporting, and the resources available for support visit LSCPA's Title IX website.
Clery Act Crime Reporting For more information about the Clery Act and crime reporting, see the Annual Security & Fire Safety Report and the Campus Security website.

Grievance / Complaint / Concern If you have a grievance, complaint, or concern about this course that has not been resolved through discussion with the Instructor, please consult the Department Chair.
Department Information
Allied Health
Chair:Shirley MacNeill
Phone:(409) 984-6365