Pharmacy Technicians are essential members of the allied healthcare profession and fulfill a key role. Graduates of the Pharmacy Technician program will have the skills and knowledge necessary to become competent and effective members of the health care team and to meet the needs of the labour market. Pharmacy technicians assist pharmacists to maintain inventories of medications and prescription records of pharmaceutical products, ensure the information on prescriptions is accurate, enter patient information in databases and prepare medications for patients, compound oral solutions, ointments and creams, bill third party insurers and may help with scheduling and workflow. Pharmacy Technicians are employed in community and hospital pharmacy settings, in long-term care facilities, pharmaceutical manufacturing, and insurance companies.
The Pharmacy Technician program meets the current scope of practice for entry level Pharmacy Technician in Qatar as outlined by the Ministry of Public Health and is accredited by the Canadian Council for Accreditation of Pharmacy Programs (CCAPP). The program includes coursework, team-oriented projects and a final 12-week clinical placement at different sites, focusing on areas of technical learning, interpersonal skills, team-building, communications and inter-professional practice. This program provides diverse opportunities for students to gain competencies and enhance skills so they are able to contribute to the social, economic and cultural wellbeing of their communities.