PHP 520 Advanced Gastrointestinal & Endocrine Disorders
|Coordinator/Primary Instructor||Dr. Lisa Cohen and Dr. Tracey Taveira|
|Catalog Description||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|
|Estimated Enrollment||40 (Preference will be given to P3 students.)|
Detailed Course Description
Bioinformatics I is a cross-disciplinary course, taken by biologists, computer scientists, and statisticians with an interest in the emerging technologies, tools and software necessary for understanding and creating meaning from the tremendous amounts of data now available describing biological systems.
This course provides overview of pharmacy practice of gastrointestinal and endocrine patients, including disease states, pharmacokinetics/dynamics, and unique application of knowledge, and skills not discussed in required courses. Students taking this course will benefit in professional skills and knowledge for taking care of patients with gastrointestinal conditions such as inflammatory bowel disease and diabetes, thyroid, women’s health issues in both community and hospital practice settings. Additional focus of course is to sharpen skills in humanistic aspects of human disease.
Didactic teaching/small group discussions/debates
Each student will have a choice of the following “project”:
1. Video Day, 2. Debate or 3. Community Service-Journal Project:
Students can choose to create a 10-15 minute video, be part of an in-class debate or complete a community service with journaling project. You will be asked to email Dr. Cohen to inform her of your choice of project. You will need to contact her with the paper or debate topic or community service project. This activity is worth 20% of your final grade.
20% Debate, paper or community service & journal project
5% Quizzes and homework on article
25% Exam 1
25% Exam 2
25% Final exam