The Diploma in Pharmacy Technician (Dip. PT) is a Two -year applied diploma, which equips graduates with advanced knowledge and skills to practice as Pharmacy Technicians in various pharmacy practice settings, including hospitals, clinics and community pharmacies. Pharmacy Technicians, under the supervision of the pharmacist, dispense medication to patients, take part in drug distribution, prepare sterile and non-sterile compounds, bill third party insurer and maintain inventories of medications. In the program, student gain hands on experiential learning through applied activities and an in-the field work placement. Graduates of the Dip. PT program are eligible for entrance into the third year of the Bachelor of Applied Science in Pharmacy Technology (B.A.Sc. PT) program.

Objectives

  1. Demonstrate required skills, knowledge and abilities as prescribed by the Canadian Council for Accreditation of Pharmacy Programs (CCAPP) and aligned to the scope of practice for entry level pharmacy technicians as outlined by the Ministry of Health in Qatar. 
  2. Demonstrate safe and aseptic practice within the legal framework of National regulations. 
  3. Communicate effectively and work collaboratively with other members of the health care team to serve patients and employers with the highest degree of competence. 
  4. Reflect professionalism through interactions with patients, co-workers and employers. 
  5. Describe effective pharmacy management, business principles, and inventory control. 
  6. Recognize the importance of continuing education and professional affiliations. 
  7. Demonstrate prescription processing including compounding. 
  8. Integrate knowledge and skills to effectively operate pharmacy computer software programs and recall techniques for saving data. 
  9. Use problem-solving skills which promote independent decision making in the practice of a pharmacy technician. 

Career Opportunities

wide range of career opportunities in Clinical and Industrial Pharmacy Settings:

Clinical Pharmacy Technician

Pharmacist Assistant

Community Pharmacy Technician

Insurance Company Clerk

Hospital Pharmacy Technician

Retail Pharmacy Clerk

Home Health Care Assistant

Pharmaceutical Research Assistant

 



Entrance requirements

    1. High school graduation certificate or equivalent approved by the Ministry of Education and Higher Education with a minimum average of 60%, and successful completion of final year Chemistry and Biology with a minimum score of 60%; OR
      1. High school graduation certificate approved by the Ministry of Education and Higher Education plus the following:
  1. English Language 

    Minimum 60%
    English Language (Grade 12 level)Minimum 60%
    * Biology and Chemistry (Grade 12 level or equivalent)
    Minimum 60%
*Admission is competitive. Eligible applicants are ranked based on their overall final year (Grade 12 or equivalent) high school percentage, placement tests rankings, and Admission Priority Category.

Language proficiency Requirements

  1. The required score on the University English Placement Test or a passing score from another approved internationally recognized English language test, as validated by the Admissions & Registration Department; OR
  1. A valid (within two years) IELTS Academic Test Report Form with an overall band of 5.0 with no individual band score (reading, writing, speaking, and listening) below 5.0; OR
  2. Successful completion of Foundation Program requirements.