Pharmacy Procedures MicroDiploma

Credential: MicroDiploma

MicroDiplomas are intended
for students who want to
upgrade their skills or get
a comprehensive education in
a new subject.

Take an intensive look at the complex and essential world of Pharmacy Procedures. This four-course MicroDiploma covers preparing prescription drugs for distribution in both public and institutional settings. Learn how to prepare pharmaceutical dosages and accurately and tailor doses to specific individuals as prescribed by their physician.

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About This Program

Community Pharmacy Procedures gives students an in-depth understanding of the community healthcare system. The course covers various procedures, including drug monitoring and administration, and emphasizes the importance of maintaining high standards. Students will gain invaluable knowledge and skills for their future careers in the industry.

What will you learn:

  • How the ambulatory pharmacy practice works.
  • Describe the framework of a health-system pharmacy practice.
  • Know the hardware and software found in pharmacy computers and summarize their purpose.
  • The five rights of medication administration.

With Institutional Pharmacy Procedures, students get a comprehensive understanding of pharmacy procedures in a hospital setting. Students have the opportunity to gain practical experience in filling, dispensing, preparing, and labelling different types of prescription drugs. Additionally, the course will cover the importance of sterilization and infection control measures.

What will you learn:

  • Explain the characteristics and importance of sterile preparations, the principles of sterility and sterility assurance.
  • The importance of microbial prevention and sterilization using physical methods, chemical disinfectants, and the types and levels of disinfection.
  • Understand the differences between intravenous (IV), intramuscular (IM), intradermal (ID), and subcutaneous (SC) methods of drug administration.
  • Describe why certain drugs may be hazardous and differentiate between these and nonhazardous drugs.

Throughout this module, students will enhance their mathematical calculation skills essential for community and institutional pharmacy practice. Various styles will be covered, including interpreting medication dosage, using ratio-proportion methods, making conversions, and understanding abbreviations.

What will you learn:

  • Solve simple calculation problems by using the formula method.
  • Solve drug dosage problems using various methods.
  • Select the appropriate equipment for the medication, dosage, and method of administration ordered.
  • Differentiate between the trade and generic names of drugs.

During this course, students will delve into the significance of compound policies and procedures within a pharmacy setting. You will utilize an understanding of formulations and techniques to carry out crucial dosage and compounding calculations. Subjects covered include weighing, levelling, trituration, and geometric dilution.

What will you learn:

  • Provide a list of needed supplies for compounding prescription medication spontaneously.
  • Know how to test capsules, tablets, and powders for quality.
  • The different types of solutions, suspensions, and emulsions.
  • Provide a list of properties for chemicals, flavouring agents, sweetening agents, suspending agents, diluting agents, and colouring agents.

Program Objectives

This MicroDiploma program is designed for students who have a background in pharmacy and want to expand their value or for those who wish to enter the pharmaceutical industry. Since the course focuses on the technical aspects of the job, students learn to fill prescriptions with quality and accuracy, skills required for employment in private, commercial pharmacies and those found in hospitals and other healthcare facilities. Credits earned in this MicroDiploma can be used to acquire NeoCanada’s Pharmacy Diplomas.


The courses in this MicroDiploma have differing methods of grading that may include any combination of the following:

  • Assignments/Homework
  • Exams
  • Knowledge Assessments
  • Reality Checks

This MicroDiploma is part of:

Average Duration

12 weeks at 20 hours per week.


All courses are taught in English.

Global Applications

Apply your new knowledge and skills around the World.

Textbook Included

World-class textbook is available with no extra cost.

Transfer Credits

Module credits you have completed can be put towards a MicroDiploma. Earn MicroDiploma credits to put towards a Diploma.

Program Textbook

Dosage Calculations

Dosage Calculations is designed to help students and professionals gain additional comfort with mathematics and improve their ability to perform accurate drug dosage calculations. It features a three-step approach to calculating dosages, using the formula method that nursing and other health care professionals prefer, along with a reader-friendly writing style and handy "worktext" format. Colour photos of actual medication labels and full-size syringes add realistic dimension to the readings while interpreting syringe scale problems, helping learners master measurement and dosage readings. This text is organized in a natural progression of basic to more complex information, giving learners self-confidence as they master content in small increments with ample review and reinforcement.


Gloria D. Pickar: President and Chief Academic Officer of Compass Knowledge Group in Orlando, Florida. She is a former Academic Dean at Seminole State College in Sanford, Florida. She is also the author of nine editions of best-selling Dosage Calculations.

Build Job-ready Skills To Succeed Globally

Take advantage of an increasing job market inside and outside your country.


Job Postings

₹1.49 LPA

Average salary


These statistics are from
from February, 2023 and may not represent
current employment numbers.


Job Postings

176,000 Piso*

Average salary


These statistics are from
from February, 2023 and may not represent
current employment numbers.


Job Postings

$38,500 CAD*

Average salary


These statistics are from
from February, 2023 and may not represent
current employment numbers.

Build Job-ready Skills To Succeed in Canada

Take advantage of an increasing job market in Canada.


Job Postings

$38,500 CAD*

Average salary


These statistics are from from February, 2023 and may not represent current employment numbers.

Skills You Will Gain

  • Compounding

  • Math

  • Measuring

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Pharmacy Procedures MicroDiploma


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Exclusive Benefits of a Canada North College MicroDiploma

Affordability: Compared to other Canadian online and in-person colleges, we offer the same high-quality education at lower prices.

Top Learning Materials: We use the best textbooks and learning platforms available, written and recognized by industry experts.

Industry-experienced Instructors: Our faculty members come from the course industry and are up to date on the latest trends and techniques.

World-Class Skills: Canadian post-secondary education is recognized the world over for its excellence in preparing students to enter the global job market.

Cost Effective: Because we are online, there is no need to obtain a student visa or incur the financial or emotional costs associated with relocating to Canada for your studies.

Career-Focused Knowledge: Graduate prepared to enter the job market that corresponds to your field of study and ready to meet employer needs.


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Everything depends on your experience, location, industry, and the job market itself. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, as of May 2020, pharmacy aides (which includes pharmacy assistants) can make a salary of up to $39,460.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of pharmacy aides (which includes pharmacy assistants) is projected to grow 4 percent from 2019 to 2029, which is about as fast as the average for all occupations. The demand for prescription medications is expected to increase as the population ages, which will lead to more job opportunities for pharmacy assistants. Additionally, as the healthcare industry continues to grow, there will be a need for more support personnel, including pharmacy assistants, to help ensure that patients receive the medications and care they need.

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Graduates from Canadian post-secondary institutions have higher employability rates, making them more competitive in the job market both domestically and globally.

Diplomas focus on a distinct discipline and are intended to give students a practical education to develop greater knowledge. Graduates of Diploma Programs have proven themselves to be capable individuals and are highly valuable to employers.

  • Diplomas are comprised of 4-7 MicroDiplomas

MicroDiplomas are a section of a Diploma. They are intended for students who want to upgrade their skills or get a comprehensive education in a new subject.

  • MicroDiplomas are comprised of 2-4 courses.

Modules provide students with knowledge of a single subject and are an excellent way for students to try out online education and learn something new.

You get all the benefits of a Canadian education without the travel, lodging, or time spent away from home that traditional in-person Canadian schools incur on foreign learners. You can remain in your country with your friends, family, and support networks without interrupting your current job or lifestyle. 

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