Curriculum

Curriculum

What will you learn on a one day training with Excellent Pharmacist Academy ?

We have divided the contents of the course into the following six key modules, which covers 100% of the knowledge you need to work with confidence from your first day in a community pharmacy in Ireland.

The Modules :

  • Legal Module

  • PCRS Schemes Module

  • Administrative Module

  • Technology & Dispensing Module

  • OTC  & Clinical Interventions Module

  • Misc Module

Legal Module

  • Medicinal Product Regulations ( Medicinal Products (Prescription and Control of Supply) Regulations 2003 to 2015 )
    • Control of medicinal products
      • Manufacturer’s licence
      • Product Authorisation
    • Classification of medicinal products 
      • General Sales List or Exempt Products (GSL)
        • Labelling and Sale requirements
      • Pharmacist Supervised Medicines (PS)
        • Paracetamol PS Sales
        • Codeine Containing Products
        • Labelling
      • Prescription Only Medicines (POMs)
        • Classifications ( S1A, S1B , S1C ) and Exemption cases e.g Isotretinoin
        • Requirements for sales
        • Legal Prescriptions
        • Supply  of POMs
        • Labelling of POMs
        • Repeat dispensing of POMs
        • Record keeping for POMs
        • Endorsing POM prescriptions
        • Emergency Supply of POMs by patient
        • Emergency Supply of POMs by prescriber
      • Controlled Drugs (CDs) – 
        • Misuse of Drugs (Amendment) Regulations, 1993 (S.I. No. 342/1993)
        • Misuse of Drugs (Amendment) Regulations, 1999 (S.I. No. 273/1999)
        • Misuse of Drugs (Amendment) Regulations, 2006 (S.I. No. 53/2006)
        • Misuse of Drugs (Amendment) Regulations, 2007 (S.I. No. 200/2007)
        • Misuse of Drugs (Amendment) Regulations, 2009 (S.I. No. 122/2009)
        • Misuse of Drugs (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations, 2009 (S.I. No. 63/2009)
        • Misuse of Drugs (Amendment) Regulations, 2010 (S.I. No 200/2010)
        • Misuse of Drugs (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations, 2010 (S.I. No 607/2010)
        • Misuse of Drugs (Amendment) Regulations, 2011 (S.I. No 552/2011)
        • Classification of Controlled Drugs
          • CD-1 (Schedule 1)
          • CD-2  (Schedule 2)
          • CD-3  (Schedule 3)
          • CD-4 (Schedule 4)
          • CD-5 (Schedule 5)
        • CD Prescriptions
        • Dispensing Requirements of CD Drugs
        • Labelling of CD drugs
        • Recording of CD drug dispensing
          • Controlled Drug Register Format
          • Entries into the CD Register
            • Supplying
            • Receiving
          • Destruction of Controlled Drugs
        • Requisitions for CDs
        • Supply of CDs to midwives
    • Reference Pricing Legislation
    • Poisons Legislation
      • First Schedule Poisons
      • Second Schedule Poisons
    • Veterinary Legislations
      • Sale  of Intramammary antibiotics
      • Classification of Vet Medicines
        • VPO-1
        • VPO-2
        • POM
        • POM-E
        • Pharmacy Only
        • Licensed Merchants
        • Companion Animal Medicines
      • Control of Veterinary Medicines
        • Prescriptions for Vet Medicines
          • Format
        • Labelling of Vet Medicines
        • Record Keeping for Vet Medicines
        • Emergency Supply of Vet Medicines
    • Methylated Spirits
      • Supply of Methylated Spirits
      • Recording of Sales of Methylated Spirits

PCRS Schemes Module

  • GMS brief history
  • Pharmacy Claiming for the scheme
  • GMS Prescriptions
    • Admin Requirements for fulfilling GMS prescriptions
    • Eligibility criteria for GMS holders
    • Prescription types under GMS
    • Dispensing GMS Rxs –  / Pricing/ Fees / Co- Pays
    • Coding GMS Rxs
    • Extemp preparations
    • Generic substitutions and Reference Pricing
    • Phased Dispensing
    • Late dispensing
    • Non dispensing
    • Restricted quantity items
    • ULMs
    • Key considerations to ensure payment
    • GMS Repeat prescriptions
  • Hospital Emergency Scheme
    • Requirements for eligibility
    • Dispensing on the Hospital Emergency
    • Quantities to dispense
    • Participating hospitals
    • Key considerations to ensure payment
  • Stock Orders
    • Types of Stock Orders
      • Type 1
      • Type 2
  • Dental prescriptions
    • Prescription type
    • Prescriber eligibility
    • Patient eligibility
    • Key Considerations to ensure payment
  • Hardship Scheme
    • Eligibility criteria
    • Applying for the hardship scheme on behalf of a patient
    • Key considerations to ensure payment
  • Drugs payments Scheme
    • Introduction to the Scheme
    • Registration to the Scheme
    • Who is covered and for how long ?
    • Dispensing For the Drug payments Scheme
    • Items allowed on the DPS
    • Quantities allowed on the DPS
    • What to do if you may want to get an item covered .
    • Claiming on the DPS
    • Key Considerations in order to ensure payment
  • Long Term Illness
    • Patient Registration
    • Conditions covered
    • Items automatically covered
    • Applying for approval of items
    • Key considerations in order to ensure payment
  • Health amendment act
    • Eligibility criteria
    • Items covered
    • Claiming and key considerations for payment
  • EU Scheme
    • Registration and patient eligibility
    • Prescription format
    • Key considerations for payment from the PCRS
  • High Tech Medicines
    • Patient registration and eligibility
    • Items Covered
    • High Tech Prescriptions
    • Dispensing High Tech Medicines
    • Non Dispensed Fees
    • Special Case High Tech Items
    • Ordering High Tech Items
    • Key Considerations for payment from the PCRS
    • Claiming your High Tech Dispensed Fee
  • Methadone Scheme
    • Patient Registration and Eligibility
    • Methadone Prescriptions
    • Dispensing Methadone
    • Endorsing Methadone Prescriptions
    • Storing and Ordering Methadone
    • Record Keeping for Methadone
    • Various Exemptions for methadone scheme
    • Claiming and Key considerations for payment from the PCRS
  • End of Month Claims
    • Verifying and E-Claims
    • Manual Claiming
    • What are rejects?
    • Minimising rejects
  • Items with clauses attached to their dispensing by the HSE.

 

Administrative Module

  • Understanding Pharmacy processes
    • SOPs (Standard Operating Procedures)
    • Dispensary layouts for medicines and common examples
    • Your expected Daily Duties
      • Duty register
      • Temperature/ Hum
    • Monthly Duties
  • Product ordering
    • Guide to wholesalers in Ireland
    • Product types – Licenced vs ULM
    • Special Order items
    • High Cost Items
  • Amphetamine preparations

Technology & Dispensing Module

  • Guide to all computer systems in Ireland taught with videos for you to learn from in your own time
    • Performing on the Dispensing software
      • Owings
      • Phasing
      • Loans
      • Emergency Supplies
      • Pack Sizes/ Codes /  Quantity Size
      • Forward dating/ Back dating
      • Dispensing multiple months at a time
    • Links to training manuals
  • Using the Internet as a tool to enhance your practice
    • External web links essential to practice
  • Using Robot Dispensers
  • Prescribing language
  • Extemporaneous Dispensing
  • Blister pack training

OTC & Clinical Interventions Module

  • OTC products available in Ireland and references
    • OTC Manual
  • Emergency Contraception Dispensing
  • Domperidone guidelines
  • Codeine Guidelines
  • Blood pressure
  • Other services rendered by your pharmacy

 

Extras Module

  • Organisations to join
  • Useful contacts information