Pharmacy Assistant Diploma + Medical and Pharmacy Maths

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Offer ends 11 April 2020
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Online, self-paced
321 Hours
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2 CPD hours / points
Endorsed by ABC Awards
Additional info
  • Exam(s) / assessment(s) is included in price
  • Tutor is available to students

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This bundle course is designed to provide learners with a more in-depth understanding of the role of a Pharmacy Assistant and the skills, knowledge and training required to enjoy a successful career in this field. By combining these related courses, it ensures a comprehensive learning experience for aspiring professionals looking to gain up-to-date knowledge of pharmaceutical practices to kickstart their career.

Pharmacy Assistant Diploma

Get equipped with the fundamental skills and knowledge to get a head start in your pharmaceutical career, with the Pharmacy Assistant Diploma Level 5. This course is designed to provide learners with an introduction to the role of a Pharmacy Assistant and the general pharmacy team. You will learn how to prescribe medicine, supply medication, advise patients suffering form common ailments and illnesses, and much more.

Medical and Pharmacy Maths

Miscalculating dosages can lead to serious implications and in the worst case, patient fatality. Ensure your professional competency as a Pharmacy Assistant and gain confidence in your business maths abilities, with the Medical and Pharmacy Maths course. You will learn how to correctly calculate dosages and mix concentrations, with step-by-step guidance from our experienced instructor.

Learning Objectives:

  • Fast track your career as a Pharmacy Assistant with a formal qualification
  • Gain a general understanding of the development of the pharmaceutical industry
  • Understand the different roles and responsibilities within the pharmacy team
  • Demonstrate an awareness of the standards for pharmacy professionals in the UK
  • Learn the step-by-step procedure for prescribing medicine and supplying medication
  • Develop key clinical, numerical, organisation and customer service skills
  • Master medical maths for calculating dosages and working with concentrations
  • Become familiar with key business maths terminology and definitions
  • Be aware of the health and safety regulations regarding pharmacy work in the UK
  • Explore various career paths and understand the training and skills required


Endorsed by ABC Awards


2 CPD hours / points
Accredited by CPD Accreditation Group

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Course Outline

**Pharmacy Assistant Diploma Level 5**

Module 01: Introduction to Pharmacy

  • Pharmacy
  • What is a Profession?
  • The Business of Pharmacy
  • Types of Pharmacy

Module 02: History and Development of Pharmacy

  • The Origins of Pharmacy
  • The Organisation of Pharmacy
  • The Professionalisation of Pharmacy
  • Pharmacy in The National Health Service

Module 03: The Pharmacy Team

  • Pharmacy Support Team
  • Medicine Counter Assistants
  • Dispensing/Pharmacy Assistants
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Pharmacist

Module 04: Training of the Pharmacy Team

  • Training Needs Analysis
  • Training Methods in the Pharmacy
  • On-the-Job Training
  • Off-the-Job Training
  • Making a Presentation
  • Using Role-Play

Module 05: Coaching and Evaluation of the Pharmacy Team

  • Coaching Skills
  • Establish the Goal
  • Examine Current Reality
  • Explore the Options
  • Establish the Will
  • Evaluation of Training
  • Levels of Training Evaluation

Module 06: Standards for Pharmacy Professionals

  • The Importance of Having Standards
  • The Standards of Pharmacy Students and Trainees
  • Applying the Standards
  • The Nine Standards
  • Person-Centred Care
  • Work in Partnership
  • Communicate Effectively
  • Maintain, Develop and Use Professional Knowledge and Skills
  • Use Professional Judgement
  • Behave in a Professional Manner
  • Respect and Maintain a Person’s Confidentiality and Privacy
  • Speak Up
  • Demonstrate Leadership

Module 07: Guidance to Support the Standards for Pharmacy Professionals

Section 1: Guidance on Religion, Personal Values and Beliefs

  • The Legal Framework
  • Religion, Personal Values and Beliefs in Pharmacy
  • Factors to Consider
  • Questions to Ask Yourself
  • Employers and Pharmacy Professionals Working Together

Section 2: Guidance on Consent

  • What is Consent?
  • Types of Consent
  • Obtaining Consent
  • What is Capacity
  • Assessing Capacity
  • Adults
  • Young People and Children
  • Advance Decisions and Emergencies

Section 3: Guidance on Confidentiality

  • Introduction to Confidentiality
  • Duty of Confidentiality
  • Protecting Information
  • Disclosing Confidential Information
  • Disclosing Information with Consent
  • Disclosing Information without Consent
  • Disclosures Required by Law
  • Disclosures Made in the Public Interest

Section 4: Guidance on Raising Concerns

  • The Importance of Raising Concerns
  • How to Raise a Concern
  • The Law
  • Where to Go for More Advice
  • Other Sources of Information

Module 08: The Rights and Responsibilities of Pharmacy Professionals

  • Introduction to ERR
  • Laws That Protect You at Work
  • Workplace Regulations
  • The Law: Relevant Legislation
  • Laws That Protect You and the People
  • Terms and Conditions of Your Employment
  • Equal and Fair Treatment Regulations
  • Getting Information and Advice About your Rights and Responsibilities

Module 09: Pharmacy Practice

  • Clinical Pharmacy Practice
  • Medicines Optimisation
  • Pharmaceutical Consultation
  • Clinical Pharmacy Functions and Knowledge

Module 10: Clinical Pharmacy Skills

  • Core Elements of Pharmaceutical Care
  • Guidelines for Prescription Endorsement of Hospital or Institutional Drug Charts
  • Prescription Screening and Monitoring
  • Medicines Reconciliation
  • Writing in Medical Notes
  • Intervention Monitoring
  • Dealing with Mistakes
  • Dealing with Aggressive or Violent Patients
  • Dealing with Dying Patients
  • Financial Reports and Budget Statements
  • Writing Reports
  • Communication Skills

Module 11: Offering Enhanced Services

  • Commissioning of Services
  • Support for Care Homes
  • Smoking-Cessation Services
  • Minor Ailments Service
  • Supervised Administration for Consumption of Prescribed Medicines

Module 12: Prescribing

  • Rational and Effective Prescribing
  • Pharmacists as Prescribers and the Legal Framework
  • The Prescribing Process
  • Factors that Influence Prescribers
  • Strategies to Influence Prescribing

Module 13: Supplying Medication

  • Dispensary Design and Workflow
  • Patient Medication Records
  • Accredited Checking Technician
  • Dispensing Errors
  • Electronic Transmission of Prescriptions
  • Managing Customer Complaints about NHS Services

Module 14: Responding to Symptoms

  • Responding to Symptoms in the Pharmacy
  • Presentation of Symptoms
  • Making a Differential Diagnosis
  • Effective Use of Support Staff
  • Specific Product Requests
  • Monitoring of Symptoms

Module 15: Health and Safety in the Pharmaceutical Industry

  • Basic Laboratory Safety
  • Health and Safety in the Pharmacy
  • Health and Safety Management in Healthcare
  • Occupational Hazards in Pharmacies

**Medical and Pharmacy Maths**

Introduction 1 lecture

  • Medical Math and Pharmacy Calculations Mastery – 01


  • Medical Math and Pharmacy Calculations Mastery – 02
  • Medical Math and Pharmacy Calculations Mastery – 03
  • Medical Math and Pharmacy Calculations Mastery – 04

Conversions Using Ratio - Proportion or Dimensional Analysis

  • Medical Math and Pharmacy Calculations Mastery – 05
  • Medical Math and Pharmacy Calculations Mastery – 06
  • Medical Math and Pharmacy Calculations Mastery – 07
  • Medical Math and Pharmacy Calculations Mastery – 08
  • Medical Math and Pharmacy Calculations Mastery – 09

Pharmacy Math

  • Medical Math and Pharmacy Calculations Mastery – 10
  • Quantity To Be Dispensed
  • Single Dose, Single Day, Total Volume

Business Math

  • Business Math Terminologies
  • Business Math Mark-up Discount
  • Retail Business Math Mark-up Amount & Mark-up Percentage
  • Retail Business Math Discount Amount & Discount Percentage
  • Pharmacy Business Math Purchase Price, Discount, and Discount Percentage
  • Pharmacy Business Math Percentage Markup Rate
  • Pharmacy Business Math Gross Profit Net Profit

Understanding Percentages, Strengths & Concentration

  • Percentages, Strengths & Concentration
  • % wv, % ww, % vv

Hospital and Compounding Math: Alligation & Dilution

  • Review of Percentages, Strengths & Concentration
  • Alligation & Dilution
  • Application of Percentage, Alligation & Dilution
  • Practice Problems
  • More Practice Problems

Hospital Math: Flow Rate & Drip Rate

  • Flow Rate vs Drip Rate
  • Finding the R
  • Finding the T
  • Finding the V

Dosage Calculation

  • Dosage Calculation Based on Weight & Age
  • Dosage Calculation Based on Body Surface Area (BSA)
  • BSA Practice Problems
  • Therapeutic Dose versus Lethal Dose
  • Therapeutic Range Minimum and Maximum Dose
  • Dosage Calculation Based on Weight mgkgday & mgkgdose
  • Pediatric Daily Rate


Endorsed Certificate of Achievement

At the successful completion of the course, the learners can order an endorsed certificate of achievement from ABC & Certa Awards by paying the accreditation fee of £108. There is an additional £10 delivery charge for international students.

Certificate of Completion from Course Gate

At the successful completion of the course, the learners may order the Certificate of Completion from Course Gate (soft copy) by paying only £2. For the Printed hard copy of the certificate, the learners have to pay £9. There is an additional £10 delivery charge for international students.

Who is this course for?

This Medical and Pharmacy Maths course is ideal for aspiring Pharmacy Assistants and Technicians, and anyone interested in pursuing a career in the pharmaceutical industry. There are no specific entry requirements for this course, however, a good knowledge of functional maths will be beneficial.

Career path

Once you have successfully completed the course, you will be able to explore a range of professions, with the opportunity to work in a variety of professional settings such as hospitals, high street pharmacies, grocery stores and healthcare facilities. Related roles include:

  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Pharmacy Assistant
  • Pharmacy Dispenser
  • Laboratory Analyst
  • Pharmacologist
  • Medical Sales Representative

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Fatuma asked:

Can i apply and purchase this course from outside the UK?


Dear Fatuma, Good morning. All of our courses are completely online. You don’t need to attend any classes as you will be able to do your course from anywhere in the world. Thanks

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