Pharmacy Technician 2

Higher Certificate in Science Pharmacy Technician

What is Pharmacy Technician

A pharmacy technician plays a vital role in the routine operation of a pharmacy. Pharmacy technicians secure employment in independent pharmacies and private & public hospital pharmacies. This level six two year course combines academic knowledge and real world training in a pharmacy environment.

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Why study Pharmacy Technician at IT, Tralee

The Higher Certificate in Science – Pharmacy Technician course is an NFQ Level 6, two-year course.  The course prepares students for a profession as a Pharmacy Technician and is delivered by leading scientists and pharmacists. It develops practical, professional and academic skills required to assist in the various activities of the pharmacy, these skills include knowledge of prescription and non-prescription medicines, and how they are formulated and used to treat illnesses. Central to the philosophy of this course is that graduates will attain a sound base in science. The course includes two Pharmacy placements, which can be carried out either in a hospital or community pharmacy. This allows the opportunity to apply theoretical knowledge and applied skills.

What are my career opportunities

Pharmacy technicians secure employment in independent pharmacies and private & public hospital pharmacies.

Further Information

Satisfactory Garda Vetting is a mandatory part of registration for this course.

Progression

Graduates of Pharmacy Technician Studies may go on to study a Level 7 in this area.



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