Anatomy, Physiology and TerminologyThis course will introduce the foundations of the language of medicine and will develop medical vocabulary through the study of the structures and functions of the major body systems. Topics include medical terminology; general body organization; and the skeletal, muscular, cardiovascular, lymphatic, immune, respiratory, digestive, urinary, nervous (including special senses and psychiatric disorders), integumentary, endocrine, and reproductive systems.
Career ManagementOur Career Management program introduces students to the strategies and components of an effective job search, including self-marketing and awareness, skills inventory, job search tools and the job market. The Career Management course is delivered by our on-campus Career Services Team who are there throughout the job search to assist and mentor students towards achieving their ultimate goal of employment in their field of study.
Our Team of Career Services Professionals maintain relationships in their communities with key employers and organizations that recognize the value triOS graduates have to offer. The skills learned throughout Career Management at triOS will continue to serve students in their job search as they navigate their new careers.
Pharmacy CompoundingThis course is an introduction to drug preparation and dosage forms. Students will gain an understanding of ingredients used in preparing pharmaceutic products. Students will gain knowledge and hands-on experience in non-sterile compounding. This course involves the application of both pharmacy math and pharmaceutical abbreviations in the compounding and dispensing of medications.
CPR and First AidUpon successful completion of this course, students will achieve the St. John's Ambulance Standard Level First Aid and Level C CPR.
Introduction to Computer ApplicationsThis course equips students with the knowledge and skills to use a personal computer. Students are introduced to the basics of operating systems and software, focusing on the fundamentals of the Microsoft Office Suite.
Pharmacy MathematicsThis course begins with a review of basic mathematics and its application to pharmacy calculations. Mathematics used in retail pharmacies, namely: business math; prescription pricing; and calculating medication dosages, are studied in this course. In order to prepare the student for a wide range of pharmacy settings, calculations used in specialized and institutional pharmacies are also discussed.
PharmacologyThis course will introduce the basics of pharmacology. A review of physiology and the basic mechanisms of action involved in disease/disorders of body systems. Students will distinguish between trade name/generic name of drugs, also classifications of drugs used in treatment of such diseases and disorders will be taught.
Pharmacy Law and EthicsThis course offers students the opportunity to learn about both Federal and Provincial legislation that governs pharmacy in Canada today. A solid understanding of jurisprudence (pharmacy law) is essential for pharmacy Assistants to perform well in the field of pharmacy. The Ontario Drug Benefit Act as it relates to pharmacy and third party billings will be discussed in detail. This course will also introduce students to ethical concerns that are becoming increasingly important in pharmacy and health care in general.
Pharmacy SoftwareThis course provides instruction and hands on training with ProPharm’s Nexxsys, one of the leading computerized dispensary systems in the pharmacy industry. Students will be required to: enter patient, prescription and doctor information; generate labels; and practice accurately and efficiently filling prescriptions by selecting the correct medication. Pharmacy reports will also be generated using Nexxsys in order to give students the pharmacy software experience necessary to enter the workplace with confidence.
Retail Pharmacy PracticeThis course will introduce students to the roles and responsibilities of Pharmacist and Pharmacy Assistants. It will also teach students the procedures to prepare and dispense medications, which include prescription interpretation skills, billing and inventory as well as medication safety. This course also addresses professionalism, work ethics and communication in the workplace.