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The group of assisting occupations in support of health services includes pharmacy assistants. These support workers are the first to read patients’ medical prescriptions. They must know all the names of existing medications, as well as their uses and usual dosage, because they are the ones who fill the prescriptions. Their work is then checked by a pharmacist who gives the medications to the patients, along with any relevant information. Pharmacy assistants work in neighbourhood pharmacies (e.g. Pharmaprix, Uniprix, Jean Coutu) and in health-care institutions (e.g. hospitals, nursing homes, long-term residential and care facilities). When not serving the public, pharmacy assistants prepare prescribed medication in a small laboratory known as a dispensary. They may also fill syringes with insulin for people with diabetes who are unable to do it themselves. Graduates of this program have also received training that allows them to provide information about nonmedicinal products. For example, they may help someone choose a cane or a pair of crutches.
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Persons holding a Secondary School Diploma (SSD) or its recognized equivalent are not subject to any additional admission requirements. OR Persons who are at least 16 years of age on September 30 of the school year in which their vocational training is to begin must meet the following additional admission requirement: they must have Secondary IV credits in language of instruction, second language and mathematics, or have been granted recognition of equivalent learning. OR Persons who are at least 18 years of age must have the following functional prerequisites: they must pass a general development test (GDT) and have the specific prerequisites for the desired program (as stipulated in Schedule I of the Vocational Education Directives 2003-2004), or have been granted recognition of equivalent learning. OR Persons who have earned Secondary III credits in language of instruction, second language and mathematics in the programs of study established by the Minister must continue their general education courses concurrently with their vocational training in order to obtain the credits they are missing in the following areas: Secondary IV credits in language of instruction, second language and mathematics in the programs of study established by the Minister.
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