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National Pharmacy Technician Bridging Education Program™



National Pharmacy Technician Bridging Education Program™

The National Pharmacy Technician Bridging Education Program™ has been developed by the National Association of Pharmacy Regulatory Authorities (NAPRA) to assist individuals already working in the role of pharmacy technician to upgrade their skills to align with changes in the scope of practice of pharmacy technicians, without returning to school to complete a full-time training program.

 

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At A Glance

  • Duration
    Please see individual courses
  • work practicum
    No
  • apprenticeship
    No
  • Tuition Fees
    Please see individual courses
A supply list will be provided at time of registration.
* Tuition fees may be subject to change.

Start Dates

Please note: Course offering dates are subject to change and/or cancellation.

Pharmacology

Spring Dates & Times: *Cancelled*
Registration Deadline: *Cancelled*

Fall Date & Times: September 19 – November 28, 2018(Wednesdays); 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Registration Deadline: September 5, 2018

Cost: $498.00 

Location: Leila Pharmacy South, Murphy Meeting Room, 1686 Pembina Hwy.



Product Preparation


Spring Dates & Times: *Cancelled*
Registration Deadline: *Cancelled*

Fall Dates & Times: Next session to be determined.
Registration Deadline: Next session to be determined.

Cost: $498.00 

Location: Pembina Campus



Management of Drug Distribution Systems

Spring Dates & Times: *Cancelled*
Registration Deadline: *Cancelled*

Fall Dates & Times: September 13 – December 6, 2018 (Thursdays); 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Registration Deadline: August 28, 2018

Cost: $398.00 

Location: Pembina Campus



Professional Practice

Spring Date & Times: N/A
Registration Deadline: N/A

Fall Date & Times: September 11-December 4, 2018(Tuesdays); 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Registration Deadline: August 28, 2018

Cost: $398.00 

Location: Pembina Campus

 

Entrance Requirements

Students must already be working in the role of a pharmacy technician.

 

 

Description

The National Pharmacy Technician Bridging Education Program™ has been developed by the National Association of Pharmacy Regulatory Authorities (NAPRA) to assist individuals already working in the role of pharmacy technician to upgrade their skills to align with changes in the scope of practice of pharmacy technicians, without returning to school to complete a full-time training program.

The ultimate goal is a national strategy that will enable regulated pharmacy technicians to re-locate and work anywhere in Canada without the need to re-qualify. The Program addresses competencies required of regulated pharmacy technicians in both hospital and community practice. The Program of Studies includes the following four courses:

Pharmacology for Pharmacy Technician Bridging
Product Preparation for Pharmacy Technician Bridging
Management of Drug Distribution Systems for Pharmacy Technician Bridging
Professional Practice for Pharmacy Technician Bridging

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Contact Information

Phone: 204.989.6510
Email: continuinged@mitt.ca

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Given increased demands for health care efficiencies and improved patient experience, pharmacy technicians are essential to achieving this outcome within pharmacy practice. By entrusting the pharmacy technician with such tasks as helping with patient education, collecting of medical histories, and assisting in the preparation of medications, the pharmacist has more time to focus on patient care.

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  • Accurate, observant, detail-oriented, methodical, and organized
  • Patient, calm, approachable, and compassionate
  • Excellent communication and keen listening skills
  • Strong prioritizing, multi-tasking, and problem-solving skills
  • Numerically and technically proficient 

Strong math skills in this profession are an absolute must! An essential part of the job involves performing calculations to determine dosages and quantities to prepare and dispense medications; thus, a component of the program is zero tolerance for math errors. Review the following sample questions as an example of the types of calculations that can be expected in the Pharmacy Technician program.

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The Pharmacy Technician Program of Manitoba Institute of Trades and Technology has been awarded the status of Accreditation by the Canadian Council for Accreditation of Pharmacy Programs for a two year term, January 1, 2018 – December 31, 2019. The program curriculum aligns with the Canadian Pharmacy Technician Educators' Association (CPTEA) and the National Association of Pharmacy Regulatory Authorities (NAPRA) competencies for pharmacy technicians.

Graduating from an accredited program will make you eligible to write the national qualifying exam, governed by the Pharmacy Examination Board of Canada (PEBC). To learn more about the steps to becoming a registered Pharmacy technician in Manitoba through the College of Pharmacists of Manitoba, please refer to the information on their website.  

 

Career Pathways

  • Retail pharmacy operations
  • Hospital pharmacies
  • Pharmaceutical benefit insurers
  • Drug manufacturers
  • Pharmaceutical distribution companies
  • Community health services
  • Educational institutions

 

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