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Pharmacy Practice (PHP)

Chairperson: Associate Professor Kogut

114 (or NUR 114) Responsible Health Care (3)

This course will explore contemporary health care issues from various societal viewpoints through collaborative group work.  Using a problem-based learning approach, student will pose solutions to an actual health-related issue. (Lec. 3) (S) [D]

143 (or NUR 143 or PLS 143) Sustainable Solutions for Global Health Problems (3)

Teams of students will study a global health problem and research, write, and present a sustainable solution that integrates human innovation with existing technology. (Lec. 3) (N) or (S) [D]

305 Drug Information and the Analysis of Literature (3)

Students will evaluate drug information questions using drug information sources and will explore study design and methodology of drug trials to interpret results in the care of patients. (Lec. 3) Pre: first-year Doctor of Pharmacy professional student in good standing or permission of instructor.

310 (or BPS 310) Foundations of Human Disease: Renal and Cardiovascular Diseases (2)

The etiology, pathogenesis, epidemiology, and symptomatology, and diagnosis of renal and cardiovascular diseases. (Lec. 2) Pre: first-year Doctor of Pharmacy professional student in good standing or permission of instructor.

311 Foundations of Human Disease I: Immunoinflammatory Disease

See Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences 311.

312 Foundations of Human Disease II: Central Nervous System Disease

See Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences 312.

316 Pharmacy Law and Ethics (3)

Basic principles of law and ethics as applied to federal, state, and local acts, regulation, and practices encountered in professional practice. Specific attention to liabilities of pharmacists in decisions; actions involving sale of medicinals, poisons, narcotics. (Lec. 2. Rec. 1) Pre: first-year Doctor of Pharmacy professional student or permission of instructor.

317 Pharmacy Practice in Contemporary Health Care (2)

Introduction to the role and responsibilities of pharmacists in contemporary health care. Provides the foundation necessary for early experiential learning in clinical practice settings. (Lec. 2) Pre: admission to the first professional year of the Doctor of Pharmacy program; or permission of the instructor.

324 Pharmacotherapy of CNS and Musculoskeletal Disorders—Therapeutics I (2)

The appropriate use of medications in the treatment of human disease. Interpretation of data to design, monitor, and modify drug therapy in psychiatric, neurologic, and musculoskeletal diseases. (Lec. 2) Pre: Doctor of Pharmacy student in good standing or permission of instructor.

332 Pharmacotherapy of Renal and Cardiovascular Disorders (3)

The appropriate use of medications in the treatment of human disease. Interpretation of clinical data to design, monitor, and modify drug therapy in renal and cardiovascular disease. (Lec. 3) Pre: Doctor of Pharmacy professional student in good standing or permission of instructor.

340 IPPE I: A Health Care Service Learning Experience (1)

Structured practical experiences in a healthcare setting or community outreach program. Develops social responsibility and professionalism while providing needed assistance to the community. (Practicum) Pre: successful completion of the 1st professional year, including PHP 317; a valid and updated HIPAA certificate and RI intern license. Service learning.

360 Hospital Pharmacy (3)

Introduction to practice of pharmacy in hospitals, including both professional and administrative activities. Field trips to representative hospital pharmacies. (Lec. 3) Pre: first year Doctor of Pharmacy professional student.

401 Pharmacy Resources for Practice (3)

Introduces pharmacy management skills to assist students in understanding the effective use of the human, technological, and fiscal resources to manage a positive work environment and maximize their patient interaction time. (Lec. 3) Pre: Doctor of Pharmacy professional student in good standing; or permission of the instructor.

405 Epidemiology in Health Care (4)

Basic principles of epidemiology as they apply to health care delivery, research and activities; emphasizing the practical application of epidemiological knowledge to literature evaluation. (Lec. 4) Pre: STA 307, PSY 300 or PHP 305. Not for graduate credit.

409 Foundations of Human Disease III: Infectious and Pulmonary Processes

See Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences 409.

410 (or BPS 410) Foundations for Human Disease V: GI, Endocrine (2)

The etiology, pathogenesis, symptomatology, and diagnosis of endocrine and gastrointestinal diseases. (Lec. 2) Pre: P3 standing in the Doctor of Pharmacy program.

411 Biostatistics II

See Statistics 411.

413 Pharmacotherapy of Infectious Diseases and Pulmonary Disorders (3)

The appropriate use of medications in the treatment of human infectious and pulmonary disorders. Interpretation of patient data to design, monitor, and modify drug therapy in infectious and pulmonary diseases. (Lec. 3) Pre: second year Doctor of Pharmacy student in good standing; or permission of the instructor.

414 Pharmacotherapy of Gastrointestinal and Endocrine Diseases (3)

The appropriate use of medications in the treatment of human disease. Interpretation of clinical data to design, monitor, and modify drug therapy in endocrine and gastrointestinal disease. (Lec. 3) Pre: fourth-year standing or permission of instructor.

418 (or BPS 418) Self-Care I (3)

An overview of alternative therapies and over the counter medicines with an emphasis on self-care and natural medicine. Basic information as well as case studies (Lec. 3) Pre: P2 standing in the Doctor of Pharmacy Program or permission of the instructor.

420 Biotechnology Products in Pharmacy

See Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences 420.

430 Advanced Infectious Diseases and Pulmonary Pharmacotherapy (3)

Advanced topics in infectious diseases and pulmonary pharmacotherapy through literature review, data interpretation, and case scenarios. Content will be delivered through the perspective of clinical pharmacists. (Lec. 3) Pre: 413, Doctor of Pharmacy professional student or permission of instructor. Not for graduate credit.

440 Advanced Pediatric Pharmacotherapy (3)

Pharmacotherapeutic needs of infants, children, and adolescents with a focus on pharmacokinetic, pharmacodynamic, and other developmental-associated physiological changes. (Lec. 3) Pre: second year Doctor of Pharmacy professional student or permission of instructor.

450, 451 Introductory Practice Experience I and II (0)

Structured practical experience in institutional and community pharmacy settings. (Practicum) Pre: second year Doctor of Pharmacy professional student or permission of instructor. Not for graduate credit.

460 Palliative Care (3)

Principles of palliative care including control of pain and other symptoms, and psychological, social, and spiritual issues. (Lec.3) Pre: second or third year Doctor of Pharmacy professional student or permission of instructor. Not for graduate credit.

497, 498 Special Problems (1-3 each)

Methods of carrying out a specific research project. Literature search, planning, laboratory work, writing an acceptable report. (Independent Study) Pre: permission of chairperson.

503 Health Systems I (2)

Introduction to the U.S. public health system and the roles of pharmacists in promoting wellness and drug safety, and reducing health disparities as they relate to pharmacy practice. (Lec. 2) Pre: third year Doctor of Pharmacy professional student or permission of instructor.

504 Health Systems II (3)

Analysis and interpretation of the U.S. health care system, including care delivery, and economic, finance, payment and policy perspectives, with emphasis on the role of the pharmacist. (Lec. 3) Pre: third year Doctor of Pharmacy professional student or permission of instructor.

505 Advanced Pharmacotherapy in Geriatrics (3)

Broad issues in pharmacotherapy for older persons including age-related physiologic changes, pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics, assessment, and the importance of interdisciplinary teams in the management of complex drug therapy. (Lec. 3) Pre: Doctor of Pharmacy professional student in good standing or permission of the instructor.

513 Pharmacotherapy of Oncology and Toxicology—Therapeutics IV (2)

The appropriate use of medications in the treatment of human disease. Interpretation of clinical data to design, monitor, and modify drug therapy in cancer, blood disorders, and overdose conditions. (Lec. 2) Pre: Doctor of Pharmacy student in good standing or permission of instructor.

515 Pharmacy Practice Laboratory I

See Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences 515.

516 Pharmacy Practice Laboratory II

See Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences 516.

519 (or BPS 519) Self-Care II (3)

Expansion of nonprescription and complementary medicine therapeutics. Explore the implementation of pharmaceutical care programs in community pharmacy practice. (Lec. 3) Pre: 418 (or BPS 418); third year Doctor of Pharmacy professional student.

520 Advanced Gastrointestinal and Endocrine Pharmacotherapy (3)

Provides students with an expanded knowledge base in the area of GI and endocrine pharmacotherapy, emphasizing active learning, literature evaluation, data interpretation. (Lec. 3) Pre: third year Doctor of Pharmacy professional student or permission of instructor. Not for graduate credit.

526 (or BPS 526) Foundations of Human Disease VI: Hematology-Oncology (2)

The etiology, pathogenesis, symptomatology, and diagnosis of hematology and oncology diseases in people. Introduction to pharmacogenomics, gene-drug interactions, and genetic therapy in human disease. (Lec. 2) Pre: third-year Doctor of Pharmacy professional student standing. Taken concurrently with BPS 521 and PHP 513. Not for graduate credit.

540 Principles, Methods, and Applications of Epidemiology (3)

An introduction to epidemiology, the study of health and disease in populations. Epidemiologic methods and research design for conducting and interpreting health research. (Lec. 3) Pre: STA 307 or permission of instructor.

542 Evaluation of Controversies in Drug Literature (3)

Through critical review of literature, controversies in drug therapy and drug-associated illness will be evaluated to improve students’ knowledge and analytical skills. (Lec. 3) Pre: second or third year Doctor of Pharmacy professional student or permission of instructor.

550 Pharmacoepidemiology (3)

The application of epidemiologic principles to the study of drug effects in human populations. (Lec. 3) Pre: 540 or permission of instructor.

555 Advanced Neuropsychiatric Pharmacotherapy (3)

Comprehensive and advanced course on the pharmacotherapy of psychiatric and neurological diseases. Use of clinical case studies, evaluation of the primary literature, and other forms of interactive teaching will be emphasized. (Lec) Pre: 324, 312 or BPS 312, BPS 322 or permission of the instructor.

560 Advanced Cardiovascular and Renal Pharmacotherapy (3)

Advanced assessment and pharmacotherapeutic management of patients with cardiovascular and renal disease through the application of evidence-based medicine and critical evaluation of literature. (Lec. 3) Pre: third year Doctor of Pharmacy professional student or permission of instructor. Not for graduate credit.

580 Pharmacoeconomic Analysis (3)

Introduction to methodologic approaches utilized in economic evaluation of drug use and therapy in community and managed care settings, and clinical trials, including the FDA approval process and liability issues. (Lec. 3) Pre: STA 307 or equivalent, or permission of instructor. In alternate years.

591 Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience: Community (6)

Students will develop and learn clinical skills to provide pharmaceutical care for patients in either the community or outpatient setting through direct patient contact, use of physical assessment findings, and the design and implementation of patient-specific pharmacotherapy. (Practicum) Pre: fourth year Doctor of Pharmacy professional student or permission of instructor and completion of all required courses.

592 Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience: Inpatient (6)

Through collaboration with other health care professionals including the medical team, and application of evidence-based medicine, students will develop clinical skills to provide pharmaceutical care for patients in the inpatient setting. (Practicum) Pre: fourth-year professional standing in the Doctor of Pharmacy Program and completion of all required didactic courses in the program.

593 Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience: Elective (6)

Experiential courses in a wide variety of settings in clinical, industry, and managed care sites. Students learn and practice the core concepts of pharmaceutical care through interaction with faculty, health care professionals, and patients. (Practicum) Pre: fourth-year professional standing in the Doctor of Pharmacy Program and completion of all required didactic courses in the program.

594 Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience: Institutional (6)

An advanced practice experience designed to integrate institutional pharmacy practice with innovative patient-oriented and distributive services in a variety of sites such as hospital pharmacies and other institutions. (Practicum) Pre: fourth-year professional standing in the Doctor of Pharmacy Program and completion of all required didactic courses in the program.

595 Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience: Ambulatory (6)

In collaboration with health care professionals, students will provide pharmaceutical care to individuals in ambulatory care sites using patient-specific information to modify, create, and monitor pharmacotherapy regimens. (Practicum) Pre: fourth-year professional standing in the Doctor of Pharmacy Program and completion of all required didactic courses in the program.

599 Master’s Thesis Research

Number of credits is determined each semester in consultation with the major professor or program committee. (Independent Study) S/U credit.

640 Epidemiologic Methods for the Health Sciences (2)

A focus on quantitative methods used in epidemiologic and health-related research. Students will learn to analyze and interpret data from large-scale observational studies and will be exposed to problematic situations in research design and data analysis. (Lec. 3) Pre: 540, STA 412, or permission of instructor.

680 The Legal Environment in Health Administration (3)

Application of specialized statutory and regulatory provisions in federal and state law to the delivery of health care. (Lec. 3) Pre: graduate standing.

693, 694 Seminar (1 each)

Seminar discussions including presentation of papers on selected topics in pharmacy. (Seminar) Required of all graduate students, with a maximum of 1 credit allowed per year. May be repeated for a maximum of 2 credits for M.S. candidates. May be repeated for a maximum of 5 credits for Ph.D. candidates.

697, 698 Research (1-3 each)

Literature survey, laboratory work, and a detailed research report on one or more assigned topics in pharmacy. (Independent Study)

699 Doctoral Dissertation Research

Number of credits is determined each semester in consultation with the major professor or program committee. (Independent Study) S/U credit.

900 Physical Assessment (0)

Provides students with an introduction to core patient assessment skills. Further develops students’ patient interviewing and documentation skills. (Workshop) Pre: Doctor of Pharmacy professional student. S/U only.


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