IPU NPA Medicine Counter Assistant Course is a course geared for all staff working on the pharmacy medicine counter including full-time, part-time and Saturday staff. The course is delivered by blended learning and will increase medicine counter assistants’ product knowledge and begin to develop the skills needed to work in pharmacy. The time span is six months.
The course consists of two parts, each containing five modules. Each part is sent out separately for the assistant to work through at their own individual pace. The IPU Training Unit has provided a separate booklet for Republic of Ireland students, which highlights the differences between Irish law and practice.
The course covers the following topics:
Intertext activities within and multiple-choice questions (MCQs) at the end of each module will be marked by the supervising pharmacist.
Students will also complete an Observation record demonstrating ability to complete their duties. This is recorded throughout the program and is uploaded once complete.
At the end of each Part (5 modules), there is an assessment that is completed online and marked by the NPA Education & Training Department.
Successful participants will be issued a Certificate of achievement.
This course is one on the approved courses claimable under the under the Training Grant Scheme. Up to €1,270 per year, per pharmacy is reimbursable for training from the PCRS. For further information on the Training Grant Scheme and to obtain claim forms, please contact the PCRS on 01 864 7100.
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