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PHT 170 PHARMACY CLINICAL: INSTITUTIONAL (4)
Provides students with hands-on experience in an institutional pharmacy setting within the State of Colorado. Students must complete all didactic coursework prior to enrolling for this course. The course involves a minimum of 160 hours including 15 hours of seminar class time and 145 hours of on-the-job work experience. Each student is required to work under the supervision of a licensed pharmacist (i.e. preceptor) who may, in turn, delegate some supervisory and/or training responsibilities to another licensed pharmacist or certified pharmacy technician. During their work time at their clinical site, students are expected to participate in the pharmacy practice activities delineated in the Clinical Site Manual provided each student and each preceptor. Such activities include, but are not limited to, dispensing, compounding, inventory handling and control, drug distribution, and the preparation of intravenous (IV) admixture products, chemotherapy products and total parenteral nutrition (TPN) products. Students are also expected to complete daily and weekly reports of their work activities and are required to evaluate both their work site and their preceptor at the conclusion of their clinical rotation. Similarly, each preceptor is asked to complete an evaluation of, and provide a grade for, each student at the completion of the student's rotation. The course instructor is also required to assess evaluations for each student from the clinical sites.