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The Pharmacists’ Council of Nigeria (PCN) is empowered by the PCN decree 91 of 1992 to determine the standards of knowledge to be attained by persons seeking to practice pharmacy. The PCN also has the mandate to make rules for the raining and practice of suitable persons in pharmaceutical methods (section 1(1) (a) and 21(1) of the PCN decree 91 of 1992.

The training and practice of pharmacy technicians is further covered by the provisions of section 1 (1) (d) of the same decree which empowers the PCN to regulate and control the practice of the professional in all aspects and ramifications.

Over the years, the PCN has been responsible for the development of the guidelines and curriculum for the training of this Cadre of Pharmacy worker, the accreditation of their training institutions, and the supervision of their final qualifying examinations.

The diploma course (programme) is a three year course.

Candidates must obtain five credits in biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics and English language for entry into the three year diploma programme.

TRAINING OBJECTIVES

a.   To attain suitably qualified persons in the basic knowledge of handling simple medicines for use at the grassroots, under the supervision of a registered pharmacists, and

b.   To attain suitable persons to the level of rendering effective assistance to registered pharmacists.

ADMISSION GUIDELINES

For admission, a candidate should have at least WASCE, NECO, NABTEB, NBAIS “O” Level with (5) credits at not more than two sittings, which MUST include; English Language, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, and Physics

DURATION

The programme shall last six semesters comprising the first one and half (1½) years in the classroom, the next six months in a hospital for a practical experience and the last one year for classroom and laboratory teaching.

ADMISSION CEILING

Normally, a maximum of fifteen (25) students per class shall be admitted annually, consisting ten (15) males and five (10) females only. Students shall be indexed not later than six months after admission.

REGISTRATION AND THE ANNUAL PERMIT

a.   A qualified pharmacy technician shall apply using the approved from, immediately after the release of the relevant approved examination result for registration with the council to obtain a certificate of registration and to be given an annual permit.

b.   An annual permit issued annually tp pharmacy technicians would quality them to work in that particular year.

c.   The certificate of registration and the annual permit are issued subject to payment of the prescribed fees, as may be determined by council from time to time.

d.   The council shall maintain a register of all pharmacy technicians who have been duly registered and given registered and given permits.

 

THE CURRICULUM (Revised curriculum)

The curriculum comprises of the following subjects;

  1. Introduction to basic human biology
  2. Actions and uses of common medicines
  3. Elementary dispensing theory
  4. Elementary dispensing practical
  5. Principles of pharmacy technician practice
  6. Introduction to components of primary health care
  7. Six (6) months hospital work experience

Note: each school may develop and teach the basic science subjects, mathematics and English language in the first year of admission

PASS MARKS

·         Elementary dispensing practical - 50%

·         Other subjects - 40%

DEPARTMENTAL POLICIES

  1. he students attendance is very important (75% attendance before each semester examination)
  2. Students shall wear a clean, white lab coat (overall), green trousers, blue collars, black cover-shoes, short sleeve, inner wear and shirt.
  3. Students must be punctual to classrooms and laboratory (practical), in the morning by 8:00am or afternoon 2:00pm
  4. Students must not make noise in absence of any lecturer or teacher
  5. Students must appoint a class rep (monitor) and an assistant class rep (preferably class rep-male, deputy or assistant class rep - females).
  6. Any student who breaks any lab wares, must pay half of the price to the head of department (HOD or deputy HOD), for replacement.
  7. Students must not make noise in the dispensing laboratory.

 

100 LEVEL (YEAR 1) FIRST SEMESTER PT COURSES

COURSE

COURSE TITLE

GNP 111

Anatomy and physiology I

BCH 111

General and physical chemistry

MTH 112

Algebra and elementary trigonometry

GNS 201

Use of library

PCT 111

Pharmacology I

GNS 101

Use of English

CHE 261

Introduction of PHC (Primary health care)

 

KEY

BCH- Basic Science (chemistry)

MTH- Basic Science (mathematics)

GNS- General Studies

CHE- Primary health care

HNP- General nursing practice

PCT- Pharmaceutical technology

 

100 LEVEL SECOND SEMESTER (YEAR 1) 

PHARMACY TECHNICIANS DEPARTMENTAL COURSES

COURSE

COURSE DEPARTMENT

BPH 111

Mechanics and properties of matter and heat energy

GNP 121

Anatomy and physiology II

COM 111

Introduction to computer

GLT 111

General laboratory technique Module:

I. Care and maintenance of laboratory and simple equipment.

ii.     Safety in the laboratory

iii.   Preparation of laboratory and side shelf reagents

iv.      Separation technique, simple

management and calibration

GNS 102

Communication in English

PCT 122

Supervising pharmacy practice

 

 

300 LEVEL FIRST SEMESTER (YEAR III)

PHARMACY TECHNICIANS DEPARTMENTAL COURSES

COURSE

COURSE TITLE

GNS 228

 

GNS 111

 

PCT 312

 

PCT 314

 

 

200 LEVEL (YEAR II) FIRST SEMESTER

PHARMACY TECHNICIANS DEPARTMENTAL COURSES

COURSE

COURSE TITLE

PCT 211

Dispensing theory I

PCT 212

Dispensing practical I

PCT 213

Introduction to drug and quality assurance

STA 111

Statistics

BCH 121

Organic and inorganic chemistry

EHT 123

Sources of water and sanitation

PTD 111

Technical drawing

STB 111

Introduction to microbiology

 

200 LEVEL (YEAR II) SECOND SEMESTER

PHARMACY TECHNICIANS DEPARTMENTAL COURSES

COURSE

COURSE TITLE

PCT 211

Dispensing theory II

PCT 222

Dispensing practical II

PCT 224

Principle of pharmacy technician practice

GNP 214

Pharmacology II

CHE 156

Essential drugs management

FST 215

Food and nutrition

COM 215

Computer application package