Feb 26, 2024  
Academic Catalog 2021-2022 
    
Academic Catalog 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Courses


 

PACU

  
  • PACU 475 - Internship


    1-14 credit(s)
    See Internship Coordinator in Academic and Career Advising Center for details. Internship Learning Contract required.

Pharmacy

  
  • PHRM 500 - Pharmacy Foundations


    10 credit(s)
    A comprehensive course applying core principles in science to the study of pharmacy including chemistry, biochemistry, anatomy, physiology, pharmacology, drug development, and social/administrative sciences.
  
  • PHRM 523 - Pharmacokinetics


    3 credit(s)
    Introduces the core principles of pharmacokinetics including the absorption, distribution, metabolism, elimination, and toxicity of medications and an introduction to the impact of drug interactions and genetic variations.
  
  • PHRM 524 - Pharmaceutics & Biopharmaceutics


    5.5 credit(s)
    Introduces the physical and chemical principles involved in the development of pharmaceutical dosage forms, and the impact of drug formulations on bioavailability. 5.
  
  • PHRM 526 - Pharmacy Skills & Applications I


    3.5 credit(s)
    Interactive laboratory session designed to provide students with an opportunity to practice and apply pharmacist skills in preparation for practice in various pharmacy settings. 3.
  
  • PHRM 532 - Personal & Professional Development I


    2 credit(s)
    This sequence of courses spans the PharmD curriculum. Students will develop study habits and life-long learning skills, explore and cultivate their professional identity and career intentions, and build the skills and historical context needed to create and take their place in the future of the profession. Learning outcomes will be assessed via authentic evidence and longitudinal portfolio development.
  
  • PHRM 533 - Practical Connections I


    2 credit(s)
    A recitation course dedicated to interactive learning to solidify knowledge and comprehension of content across the entire curriculum and apply information from previous coursework into new situations or contexts.
  
  • PHRM 534 - Pharmacy Calculations I


    2 credit(s)
    A course dedicated to teaching students how to utilize various mathematical concepts frequently encountered in pharmacy.
  
  • PHRM 538 - Int Science & Therapeutics I


    12 credit(s)
    A comprehensive course integrating the pathophysiology, medicinal chemistry, clinical pharmacokinetics, pharmacology, and pharmacotherapy of the cardiovascular, respiratory, renal, hematologic, and endocrine systems.
  
  • PHRM 539 - SAS Foundations


    3 credit(s)
    An introduction to the Social & Administrative Sciences, including drug information, evidence- based medicine principles, practice management, legal & regulatory affairs, the healthcare system, and professional skills & character development.
  
  • PHRM 541 - Pharmacy Skills & Application II


    3 credit(s)
    Interactive laboratory session designed to provide students with an opportunity to practice and apply pharmacist skills in preparation for practice in various pharmacy settings.
  
  • PHRM 542 - Personal & Prof Development II


    1 credit(s)
    This sequence of courses spans the PharmD curriculum. Students will develop study habits and life-long learning skills, explore and cultivate their professional identity and career intentions, and build the skills and historical context needed to create and take their place in the future of the profession. Learning outcomes will be assessed via authentic evidence and longitudinal portfolio development.
  
  • PHRM 543 - Practical Connections II


    1.5 credit(s)
    A recitation course dedicated to interactive learning to solidify knowledge and comprehension of content across the entire curriculum and apply information from previous coursework into new situations or contexts. 1.
  
  • PHRM 544 - Pharmacy Calculations II


    1.5 credit(s)
    Teaches students how to utilize various mathematical concepts frequently encountered in pharmacy. 1.
  
  • PHRM 545 - Introduction to IPPE


    0.5 credit(s)
    An introductory experience to clinical practice with a focus on practicing communication skills and interaction with other healthcare providers. 0. Pass/No Pass
  
  • PHRM 556 - Independent Study


    0-6 credit(s)
    See department for details. Pass/No Pass.
  
  • PHRM 620 - Health-System Pharmacy IPPE


    4 credit(s)
    An immersion experience in health-system pharmacy practice where students apply information learned in the classroom to actual practice under the direct supervision of a licensed preceptor. Pass/No Pass
  
  • PHRM 622 - Community Pharmacy IPPE


    4 credit(s)
    An immersion experience in community pharmacy practice where students apply information learned in the classroom to actual practice under the direct supervision of a licensed preceptor. Pass/No Pass
  
  • PHRM 624 - Integrated Science & Therapeutics II


    2 credit(s)
    A longitudinal course covering common conditions encountered in community pharmacy practice in addition to application exercises designed to augment the student experience during IPPEs.
  
  • PHRM 627 - Integrated Science &Therapeutics III


    9.5 credit(s)
    A comprehensive course integrating the pathophysiology, medicinal chemistry, clinical pharmacokinetics, pharmacology, and pharmacotherapy of the gastrointestinal, sexual & reproductive, urologic, neurologic, and psychiatric systems. 9.
  
  • PHRM 628 - Law & Regulatory Affairs


    3 credit(s)
    An overview of the laws and regulations that govern the practice of pharmacy, the distribution & promotion of medications, and the overall healthcare system.
  
  • PHRM 629 - US Healthcare System & Evidence-Bsd Pract


    3.5 credit(s)
    This course delves deeper into the pharmacist’s role within the broader healthcare system and the application of biostatistics and research design to interpret and apply evidence from the literature for patient-specific and population- level clinical decision making. 3.
  
  • PHRM 632 - Personal & Professional Development III


    2 credit(s)
    This sequence of courses spans the PharmD curriculum. Students will develop study habits and life-long learning skills, explore and cultivate their professional identity and career intentions, and build the skills and historical context needed to create and take their place in the future of the profession. Learning outcomes will be assessed via authentic evidence and longitudinal portfolio development.
  
  • PHRM 633 - Pharmacy Skills & Application III


    3.5 credit(s)
    Interactive laboratory session designed to provide students with an opportunity to practice and apply pharmacist skills in preparation for practice in various pharmacy settings. 3.
  
  • PHRM 636 - Practical Connections III


    2 credit(s)
    A recitation course dedicated to interactive learning to solidify knowledge and comprehension of content across the entire curriculum and apply information from previous coursework into new situations or contexts.
  
  • PHRM 637 - Community Pharmacy Outreach IPPE


    1 credit(s)
    An immersion experience in community pharmacy practice where students apply information learned in the classroom to actual practice under the direct supervision of a licensed preceptor. Pass/No Pass
  
  • PHRM 638 - Integrated Science & Therapeutics IV


    12.5 credit(s)
    A comprehensive course integrating the pathophysiology, medicinal chemistry, clinical pharmacokinetics, pharmacology, and pharmacotherapy of immunologic, infectious, oncologic, critical, and terminal illnesses. 12.
  
  • PHRM 639 - Pharmacy Practice Admin & Leadership


    3 credit(s)
    A course dedicated to introducing students to the financial, humanistic, and operational aspects of managing a sustainable pharmacy practice, regardless of practice setting, in addition to further developing students’ leadership skills.
  
  • PHRM 641 - Clinical Sci: Intro Patient-Center Care


    2.5 credit(s)
    An integrated study of knowledge gained from second-year pre-requisites with skills obtained during IPPE courses, and applications to patient-centered pharmacy care including: using and evaluating the medical chart, understanding common laboratory values and continuing to build on drug information, drug literature evaluation skills, and principles of medication safety. Pass/No Pass.
  
  • PHRM 642 - Clinical Sci: Cardiovascular I


    2 credit(s)
    Application of chronic cardiovascular disorder pharmacotherapy to patient care through an integrated study of pathophysiology, physical assessment, pharmacology, pharmacotherapeutics, pharmacokinetics, alternative/complimentary therapies, pharmacoeconomic issues, medication use in special populations, and a review of related drug literature.
  
  • PHRM 643 - Clinical Sci: Neurological & Psych I


    2.5 credit(s)
    Application of psychiatric and neurologic disorder pharmacotherapy to patient care through an integrated study of pathophysiology, physical assessment, pharmacology, pharmacotherapeutics, pharmacokinetics, alternative/complimentary therapies, pharmacoeconomic issues, medication use in special populations, and a review of related drug literature.
  
  • PHRM 644 - Clinical Sci: Neurological & Psych II


    2.5 credit(s)
    Applications of pain management, substance dependence, and neurologic disorder pharmacotherapy to patient care through an integrated study of pathophysiology, physical assessment, pharmacology, pharmacotherapeutics, pharmacokinetics, alternative/complimentary therapies, pharmacoeconomic issues, medication use in special populations, and a review of related drug literature.
  
  • PHRM 645 - Clinical Sci: Renal


    2.5 credit(s)
    Application of renal disorder pharmacotherapy to patient care through an integrated study of pathophysiology, physical assessment, pharmacotherapeutics, pharmacokinetics, medication use in renal impairment, and review of related drug literature. Topical areas include: acute and chronic kidney disease and associated disease states, drug-induced renal injury, fluid and electrolyte management, and acid-base disorders. Pass/No Pass.
  
  • PHRM 646 - Clinical Sci: Endocrine


    2.5 credit(s)
    Application of endocrine disorder pharmacotherapy to patient care through an integrated study of pathophysiology, physical assessment, pharmacology, pharmacotherapeutics, pharmacokinetics, alternative/complimentary therapies, pharmacoeconomic issues, medication use in special populations, and a review of related drug literature.
  
  • PHRM 647 - Clinical Sci: Sexual & Reproduct Health


    2.5 credit(s)
    Application of pharmacotherapy of common sexual and reproductive health issues/disorders related to patient care through an integrated study of pathophysiology, physical assessment, pharmacology, pharmacotherapeutics, pharmacokinetics, alternative/complimentary therapies, pharmacoeconomic issues, medication use in special populations, and a review of related drug literature.
  
  • PHRM 648 - Clinical Sci: Gastrointestinal


    2.5 credit(s)
    Introduction to the application of gastrointestinal and hepatic disorder pharmacotherapy to patient care, through an integrated study of pathophysiology, physical assessment, pharmacology, pharmacotherapy, pharmacokinetics, alternative/complementary therapies, pharmacoeconomics, medication use in special populations, and a review of related drug literature. Also includes an introduction to nutritional therapy (parenteral and enteral).
  
  • PHRM 649 - Pharmacy Skills & Application IV


    3 credit(s)
    Interactive laboratory session designed to provide students with an opportunity to practice and apply pharmacist skills in preparation for practice in various pharmacy settings.
  
  • PHRM 650 - Reflective Practice & Portfolio Development II


    0.5 credit(s)
    This is the second course of three in the series relating to introduction of self-reflection and portfolio development. Students will continue to cultivate the cognitive habits necessary for reflective practice, lifelong learning, and personal and professional development. Students will document their curricular, co-curricular, and normal life experiences and use these documents to generate learning, assessment, and/or showcase portfolios in the service of the program’s learning outcomes.

    Students will continue developing methods of demonstrating competency relative to ACPE standards 3 and 4. Pass/No Pass.

  
  • PHRM 651 - Personal & Professional Development IV


    1 credit(s)
    This sequence of courses spans the PharmD curriculum. Students will develop study habits and life-long learning skills, explore and cultivate their professional identity and career intentions, and build the skills and historical context needed to create and take their place in the future of the profession. Learning outcomes will be assessed via authentic evidence and longitudinal portfolio development.
  
  • PHRM 652 - Practical Connections IV


    1.5 credit(s)
    A recitation course dedicated to interactive learning to solidify knowledge and comprehension of content across the entire curriculum and apply information from previous coursework into new situations or contexts. 1.
  
  • PHRM 653 - IPPE Elective


    0 credit(s)
    An elective experience for students to gain additional experience in a specific area of practice under the direct supervision of a licensed preceptor. Pass/No Pass
  
  • PHRM 656 - Independent Study


    0-12 credit(s)
    See department for details.
  
  • PHRM 680 - Clinical Science: Immunology


    2.5 credit(s)
    Application of immunologic, dermatologic, and ophthalmologic pharmacotherapy to patient care through an integrated study of pathophysiology, physical assessment, pharmacology, pharmacotherapeutics, pharmacokinetics, alternative/complementary therapies, pharmacoeconomic issues, medication use in special populations, and review of related drug literature.
  
  • PHRM 681 - Clinical Sci: Infectious Diseases I


    2.5 credit(s)
    Application of basic infectious diseases pharmacotherapy to patient care through an integrated study of pathophysiology, physical assessment, pharmacology, pharmacotherapeutics, pharmacokinetics, alternative/complimentary therapies, pharmacoeconomic issues, and a review of related drug literature.
  
  • PHRM 682 - Clinical Sci: Infectious Diseases II


    2.5 credit(s)
    Building on the skills gained in the first infectious diseases pharmacotherapy block, application of antimicrobial/antifungal pharmacotherapy, to patient care through an integrated study of pathophysiology, physical assessment, pharmacology, pharmacotherapeutics, pharmacokinetics, alternative/complimentary therapies, pharmacoeconomic issues, medication use in special populations, and a review of related drug literature.
  
  • PHRM 683 - Clinical Sci: Pulmonology


    2.5 credit(s)
    Application of pulmonary pharmacotherapy to patient care through an integrated study of pathophysiology, physical assessment, pharmacology, pharmacotherapeutics, pharmacokinetics, alternative/complimentary therapies, pharmacoeconomic issues, medication use in special populations, and a review of related drug literature.
  
  • PHRM 684 - Clinical Sci: Critical Care


    2.5 credit(s)
    Application of pharmacotherapy of critical illness to patient care through an integrated study of pathophysiology, physical assessment, pharmacology, pharmacotherapeutis, pharmacokinetics, alternative/complimentary therapies, pharmacoeconomic issues, medication use in special populations, and a review of related drug literature. Pass/No Pass.
  
  • PHRM 685 - Clinical Sci: Hematology & Oncology


    2.5 credit(s)
    Application of hematologic and oncologic pharmacotherapy to patient care through an integrated study of pathophysiology, physical assessment, pharmacology, pharmacotherapeutics, pharmacokinetics, alternative/complimentary therapies, pharmacoeconomic issues, medication use in special populations, and a review of related drug literature.
  
  • PHRM 686 - Clinical Sci: Infectious Diseases III


    2.5 credit(s)
    Building on the skills gained in the second infectious diseases/pharmacotherapy block, application of antimicrobial, antifungal, and antiviral pharmacotherapy to infectious diseases occurring in the immunocompromised host and viral illnesses through an integrated study of pathophysiology, physical assessment, pharmacology, pharmacotherapeutics, pharmacokinetics, alternative/complimentary therapies, pharmacoeconomic issues, medication use in special populations, and a review of related drug literature.
  
  • PHRM 687 - Clinical Sci: Cardiovascular II


    2.5 credit(s)
    Building on the skills gained in the first cardiovascular diseases pharmacotherapy block, application of cardiovascular pharmacotherapy to acute and chronic patient care through an integrated study of pathophysiology, physical assessment, pharmacology, pharmacotherapeutics, pharmacokinetics, alternative/complimentary therapies, pharmacoeconomic issues, medication use in special populations, and a review of related drug literature.
  
  • PHRM 690 - Pharmacy Practice 3


    3.5 credit(s)
    This longitudinal course is the third part of a 4-course sequence in Pharmacy Practice: Pharmacy Practice 1, Pharmacy Practice 2, Pharmacy Practice 3 and Pharmacy Practice 4. This sequence builds upon the previous courses, while focusing on reinforcement and application of knowledge and skills gained during the parallel second professional year (P2) clinical and social and administrative sciences courses/blocks. Skills from prior pharmacy practice courses will be revisited along with developing skills in patient interview, navigating the electronic medical record, documenting patient care activities, and literature evaluation. Discussion-based activities and clinical cases will be used to strengthen the learning experience along with simulation activities focused in an ambulatory care pharmacy setting. Pass/No Pass.
  
  • PHRM 692 - Pharmacy Practice 4


    4.5 credit(s)
    This longitudinal course is the fourth part of a 4-course sequence in Pharmacy Practice: Pharmacy Practice 1, Pharmacy Practice 2, Pharmacy Practice 3 and Pharmacy Practice 4. This sequence builds upon the previous courses, while focusing on reinforcement and application of knowledge and skills gained during the parallel second professional year (P2) clinical and social and administrative sciences courses/blocks. Skills from prior pharmacy practice courses will be revisited along with developing skills in patient presentation, documenting patient care activities, and literature evaluation. Discussion-based activities and clinical cases will be used to strengthen the learning experience, along with simulation activities focused on inpatient and health-system pharmacy settings Pass/No Pass.
  
  • PHRM 694 - Social & Administrative Sciences 3


    2 credit(s)
    This course is a continuation of the four semester longitudinal sequence of Social and Administrative Pharmacy. The focus of Social/Administrative Sciences is the scientific and humanistic bases for understanding and influencing interactions involving patients, medicines, caregivers, and health care systems. This integrates knowledge of pharmacy practice with knowledge from areas such as: economics, behavioral science, management science, communication, epidemiology, law, ethics, cultural competency, evidence-based medicine, leadership, informatics, patient safety and quality improvement.
  
  • PHRM 695 - Social & Administrative Sciences 4


    2 credit(s)
    This course is the summation of a four semester longitudinal sequence of Social and Administrative Pharmacy. The focus of Social/Administrative Sciences is the scientific and humanistic bases for understanding and influencing interactions involving patients, medicines, caregivers, and health care systems. This integrates knowledge of pharmacy practice with knowledge from areas such as: economics, behavioral science, management science, communication, epidemiology, law, ethics, cultural competency, evidence-based medicine, leadership, informatics, patient safety and quality improvement.
  
  • PHRM 696 - IPPE 2 Community


    3 credit(s)
    Experiential block in which students spend additional time at a community pharmacy site. Emphasis is placed on integration of didactic and experiential curricula in the form of workbook activities and self-reflections. The intent of this course is meant to reinforce and build upon skills learned in the P1 curricula from pharmacy practice courses, social and administrative sciences and previous IPPE experiences Highlights include patient and healthcare provider communication, medication processing systems, and learning healthcare provider roles. Pass/No Pass.
  
  • PHRM 697 - IPPE 3 Health System


    6 credit(s)
    In this experiential block which occurs daily, students spend time at a health systems pharmacy site. Emphasis is placed on integration of didactic and experiential curricula in the form of Learning Bridge assignments, orientation to pharmacy practice including patient and healthcare provider interactions, medication processing systems, and learning healthcare provider roles. Pass/No Pass.
  
  • PHRM 698 - IPPE 4 Community


    2 credit(s)
    In this experiential block which occurs every other Tuesday, students spend additional time at a community pharmacy site. Emphasis is placed on integration of didactic and experiential curricula in the form of Learning Bridge assignments, orientation to pharmacy practice including patient and healthcare provider interactions, medication processing systems, and learning healthcare provider roles. The intent of this course is to build on the skills learned in previous IPPE community experiences.
  
  • PHRM 699 - APPE Preparation


    2 credit(s)
    Clinical application of skills and knowledge developed in the classroom to an assigned pharmacy setting within the classroom. Emphasis is placed on developing the skills necessary to prepare students for Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences (APPEs). These include professionalism, communication, patient consultation, patient information gathering, self-care, drug information, and disease state management.
  
  • PHRM 701 - APPE: Advanced Community Pharmacy


    6 credit(s)
    The advanced community rotation affords students the opportunity to effectively participate in the patient care decision-making process. Emphasis will be placed on the student’s ability to demonstrate their understanding of common disease states and treatment modalities as well as their ability to provide pharmaceutical care. Emphasis will be placed on disease state management initiatives.
  
  • PHRM 702 - APPE: Health System Pharmacy


    6 credit(s)
    The purpose of this rotation is for students to gain professional skills in a health system pharmacy setting. The health system pharmacy rotation affords students the opportunity to effectively participate in the patient care decision-making process. Students will participate in a variety of clinical activities, functioning as an integral member of the healthcare team. Emphasis will be placed on the student’s ability to demonstrate their understanding of functional roles of health system pharmacy in providing consistent quality patient care.
  
  • PHRM 703 - APPE: Ambulatory Care


    6 credit(s)
    The purpose of this rotation is for students to gain professional skills in an ambulatory care practice environment. The Ambulatory Care rotation affords students the opportunity to effectively participate in the patient care decision-making process. Students will participate in a variety of clinical activities, functioning as an integral member of the healthcare team. Emphasis will be placed on the student’s ability to demonstrate their understanding of common disease states and treatment modalities as well as their ability to provide pharmaceutical care.
  
  • PHRM 704 - APPE: Internal General Medicine


    6 credit(s)
    The purpose of this rotation is for students to gain professional skills in an Internal General Medicine setting. The Internal General Medicine rotation affords students the opportunity to effectively participate in the patient care decision-making process. Students will participate in a variety of clinical activities, functioning as an integral member of the healthcare team. Emphasis will be placed on the student’s ability to demonstrate their understanding of internal general medicine and their ability to provide pharmaceutical care.
  
  • PHRM 705 - APPE: Patient Care Elective


    6 credit(s)
    The experience may occur in any setting where the student would be providing pharmaceutical care to patients. Examples of Patient Care electives include: Advanced Community, Cardiology, Critical Care, Hematology/Oncology, Home Infusion, HIV/AIDS, Infectious Disease, Long Term Care, Nutrition, Pediatrics, Solid Organ Transplant, and Trauma Surgery.
  
  • PHRM 706 - APPE: Patient/Non-Patient Care Elect A


    6 credit(s)
    Elective clerkships can be performed in non patient-care environments. Examples of Elective clerkships include: Compounding, Drug Information, Drug Use Policy, Managed Care, Pharmacy Education, Pharmaceutical Industry, Pharmacy Management, Professional Organizations and Pharmacy Leadership, or Research. Elective clerkships could also encompass any Advanced Community, Ambulatory, Internal Medicine or other patient care elective.
  
  • PHRM 707 - APPE: Patient/Non-Patient Care Elect B


    6 credit(s)
    Elective clerkships can be performed in non patient-care environments. Examples of Elective clerkships include: Compounding, Drug Information, Drug Use Policy, Managed Care, Pharmacy Education, Pharmaceutical Industry, Pharmacy Management, Professional Organizations and Pharmacy Leadership, or Research. Elective clerkships could also encompass any Advanced Community, Ambulatory, Internal Medicine or other patient care elective.
  
  • PHRM 709 - Comprehensive Curricular Review


    1 credit(s)
    This block provides a quick and comprehensive review of important concepts students have learned during the past three years. The comprehensive curricular review assists students in identifying strengths and weaknesses in areas that need attention and focus. This block is designed to inform students of different graduation activities and ceremonies, including a few program assessment activities. Students will receive information related to the completion of all requirements for graduation and their new role as an alumnus.
  
  • PHRM 711 - Self-Study APPE: Review/Experiences


    6 credit(s)
    Students have one of three options: 1.) Self-study review of NAPLEX/MPJE, 2.) International Experience, or 3.) Additional Patient/Non-Patient Care Elective APPE.
  
  • PHRM 713 - APPE: Research Experience


    6 credit(s)
    Aims to provide students with the opportunity to acquire skills and concepts inherent in both theoretical and experimental aspects of pharmaceutical research. Students will be trained in problem solving, critical thinking, writing skills, and research design (ACPE 2016 standards, CAPE outcomes) and experience 1:1 mentorship with faculty. Pass/No Pass.
    Prerequisite(s): PHRM 758  or PHRM 801 
  
  • PHRM 715 - Personal & Professional Development V


    2 credit(s)
    This sequence of courses spans the PharmD curriculum. Students will develop study habits and life-long learning skills, explore and cultivate their professional identity and career intentions, and build the skills and historical context needed to create and take their place in the future of the profession. Learning outcomes will be assessed via authentic evidence and longitudinal portfolio development.
  
  • PHRM 716 - Personal & Professional Development VI


    2 credit(s)
    This sequence of courses spans the PharmD curriculum. Students will develop study habits and life-long learning skills, explore and cultivate their professional identity and career intentions, and build the skills and historical context needed to create and take their place in the future of the profession. Learning outcomes will be assessed via authentic evidence and longitudinal portfolio development.
  
  • PHRM 751 - Creating Professional Leaders


    1 credit(s)
    This elective course provides students with an opportunity to further develop their knowledge and skill set regarding leadership. The concepts covered will include, but not be limited to: what is leadership, are leaders born or made, scientific analysis of leadership, importance of volunteer leadership, networking, and differences between leadership and management. The course is taught in a seminar/discussion format and will feature a variety of guest speakers. Discussion and interactive activities will be based on readings, assignments, experiences, and projects. The basic structure of the course will be a one hour course introduction meeting, followed by 5 three hour gatherings scattered throughout the semester. This course is part of the Master of Healthcare Administration dual degree program and Pharmacy Leadership and Practice Management Track. Pass/No Pass.
  
  • PHRM 755 - Advanced Management Concepts


    1 credit(s)
    This elective course provides students with an opportunity to develop their knowledge of selected advanced concepts in the management of pharmacy practice. Topics covered include business planning, budget forecasting, marketing and personnel management. The course is taught in a seminar format, with reading and discussion of real practice examples. Each student will complete a written project and oral presentation.
  
  • PHRM 758 - Research Elective


    1-4 credit(s)
    This elective course is designed for motivated and creative students who are interested in research and research methods. The course aims to provide students with the opportunity to acquire skills and concepts inherent in both theoretical and experimental of pharmaceutical research. In addition, students are introduced to research techniques as well as research literatures.
  
  • PHRM 759 - Independent Study


    0-12 credit(s)
    See department for details. Pass/No Pass.
  
  • PHRM 762 - Leadership Skills & Abilities


    1 credit(s)
    The Pharmacy Leadership and Practice Mangement Track allows students to earn a specialization in the skills and abilities required for effective leadership. The first of 5 courses, Leadership Skills will provide an introduction to leadership, description of various ledership styles, criteria for selection of appropriate styles, as well as techniques of emotional intellegence and self-management. Pass/No Pass.
  
  • PHRM 763 - Ethical Decision Making


    1 credit(s)
    This course will expose the student to skills and techniques necessary to perform ethical discernment in leadership roles.  The student will review and apply ethical principles to bring clarity to current bioethical controversies in healthcare.  In the process of reviewing these general principles, students are expected to consider and develop your own prioritized values that will apply to your anticipated leadership roles in your future organizations.  The course is taught in a seminar/discussion format and will feature a variety of guest speakers. Discussion and interactive activities will be based on readings, assignments, experiences, projects, and presentations. Pass/No Pass.
  
  • PHRM 764 - Leadership & Practice Mgmt Practicum I


    2 credit(s)
    The Pharmacy Leadership and Practice Management Track allows students to earn a specialization in the skills and abilities required for effective leadership. The Leadership and Practice Management Practicum is an online course offered in the third experiential year to enhance the Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE) coursework. In the fourth of 5 courses, students will complete a guided reflection on leadership practices at their sites and integrate leadership curriculum presented in the P1 and P2 Leadership Track Courses. Students will participate in an online discussion board and complete leadership case studies. Pass/No Pass.
  
  • PHRM 765 - Leader & Practice Mgmt Practicum II


    2 credit(s)
    The Pharmacy Leadership and Practice Management Track allows students to earn a specialization in the skills and abilities required for effective leadership. The Leadership and Practice Management Practicum is an online course offered in the third experiential year to enhance the Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE) coursework. In the fifth of 5 courses, students will complete a guided reflection on leadership practices at their sites and integrate leadership curriculum presented in the P1 and P2 Leadership Track Courses. Students will participate in an online discussion board and complete leadership case studies. Pass/No Pass.
  
  • PHRM 766 - Special Topics


    1-6 credit(s)
    See department for course description.
  
  • PHRM 767 - Pharmacogenomics


    2 credit(s)
    This elective will focus on pharmacogenomics and how it influences pharmacy now and in the future. We will start with the basics of genomics and sequencing projects, move into clinical correlates, case studies and interactive exercises and also consider the ethical challenges of pharmacogenomics. The format will be a mix of lectures by pharmacy practice and science faculty, outside speakers and student presentations. Pass/No Pass.
  
  • PHRM 768 - Personomics in Precision Medicine


    1 credit(s)
    According to the NIH, Precision Medicine (PM) “takes into account individual variability in environment, lifestyle and genes for each person.” This course will explore novel approaches to person-centered care and examine how a patient’s individual understanding of their condition may transcend the medical diagnosis. It is designed to complement the pharmacogenomics course and extend the students understanding of Precision Medicine beyond the genome by focusing on that which makes us human. Pass/No Pass.
  
  • PHRM 769 - Precision Medicine Capstone


    1-3 credit(s)
    Students will work with a faculty mentor to design and complete a capstone project that includes a self-directed study. The capstone project will involve substantial independent work and integrate knowledge from throughout the student’s major field of study with their creative scholarly project. The capstone project will be in the form of a poster, a manuscript, or an oral presentation. Pass/No Pass.
  
  • PHRM 770 - Research & Scholarship Capstone


    2 credit(s)
    Pharmacy students have the opportunity to engage in various scholarly and creative activities throughout their years of study, such as research elective courses. Students will work with a faculty mentor to design and complete a capstone project that includes independent study and analysis of experimental or scientific literature. The capstone project will involve substantial independent work and integrate knowledge from throughout the student’s major field of study with their creative scholarly project. The capstone project will be in the form of a poster, a manuscript, or an oral presentation. Pass/No Pass.
  
  • PHRM 771 - Underserved Care Seminar


    1 credit(s)
    Innovative approach to learning about issues pertinent to the practice of pharmacy and addressing issues of population health in rural and/or underserved communities. Pass/No Pass.
  
  • PHRM 772 - Rural Health Care Reflection


    0.5 credit(s)
    Students will work on an assignment to critically reflect on their IPP3 experience in regards to rural health and/or care for underserved populations. Pass/No Pass.
  
  • PHRM 773 - Underserved Populations Capstone


    0.5-3 credit(s)
    Students will work with a faculty mentor to design and complete a capstone project that includes a self-directed study. The capstone project will involve substantial independent work and integrate knowledge from throughout the student’s major field of study with their creative scholarly project. The capstone project will be in the form of a poster, a manuscript, or an oral presentation. Pass/No Pass.
  
  • PHRM 774 - Special Topics: Underserved Populations


    1-6 credit(s)
    See department for course description. Pass/No Pass.
  
  • PHRM 775 - Career Pathways in Pharmacy


    1 credit(s)
    Through this self-paced, online course, students will learn about various careers within the field of pharmacy and explore which career options may be a good fit based on individualized factors. Additionally, students will be introduced to continuous professional development principles, practices, and job requirements. Pass/No Pass.
  
  • PHRM 776 - Approach to Patient Care


    1 credit(s)
    A seminar format course exploring common pharmacy practice settings including acute care, managed care, ambulatory care, and community pharmacy. Track faculty, invited panelists, or guest lecturers will facilitate students’ self-directed learning, focusing on patient assessment methods, communication strategies, and the environment of care and how to apply these skills and attitudes to patient-centered care in each practice setting. Pass/No Pass.
  
  • PHRM 777 - Advanced Clinical Sciences


    1 credit(s)
    A seminar format where students research and present formal disease state reviews and care plans to Clinical Practice Track faculty and track students. Development and delivery of the presentation will be guided by a faculty mentor. Presentations will include: pathophysiology, drug targets, diagnostics and patient presentation, treatment algorithms, drug selection, practice guidelines, and standards of practice. Pass/No Pass.
  
  • PHRM 778 - Evidence Based Medicine


    1 credit(s)
    A discussion and activity format where students work with Clinical Practice Track faculty utilizing real world literature examples as a means to build evidenced based medicine skills and knowledge. Choice of articles and guidelines will be guided by faculty but drawn from enrolled student interest areas. Preparation before each session will include readings and videos focused on: guidelines, literature searching methods, study designs, biostatistical concepts, and critical appraisal methods. Students will present a journal club focused on: critically analyzing and concisely summarizing the literature, creating a one page article summary handout, and discussing practice implications of the study findings. Pass/No Pass.
  
  • PHRM 779 - Clinical Practice Capstone & Portfolio


    1-3 credit(s)
    Students will work with a faculty mentor to design and complete a capstone project that includes a self-directed study. The capstone project will involve substantial independent work and integrate knowledge from throughout the student’s major field of study with their creative scholarly project. Site or other preceptors may be involved in guiding the student on their clinical or patient education capstone project. The capstone project will be in the form of a poster, a manuscript, or an oral presentation. Under the guidance of their faculty mentor and preceptors, students will document completion of their self-reflective, clinical, and co-curricular activities and assignments in their School of Pharmacy portfolio. Pass/No Pass.
  
  • PHRM 780 - Reflective Practice & Portfolio Development III


    0.5 credit(s)
    This is the third course of three in the series relating to introduction of self-reflection and portfolio development. Students will continue to cultivate the cognitive habits necessary for reflective practice, lifelong learning, and personal and professional development. Students will document their curricular, co-curricular, and normal life experiences and use these documents to generate learning, assessment, and/or showcase portfolios in the service of the program’s learning outcomes.

    Students will finish developing methods of demonstrating competency relative to ACPE standards 3 and 4. Pass/No Pass.

  
  • PHRM 800 - Research Seminar


    1 credit(s)
    Presentation and discussion of student research projects and relevant primary literature. Will involve presentations and discussions of literature and research findings related to pharmaceutical sciences by invited speakers including faculty, external researchers and students. May be repeated for credit. Pass/No Pass.
  
  • PHRM 801 - Research Elective


    1-8 credit(s)
    Faculty-advised research and laboratory training culminating as part of a thesis project. Pass/No Pass.
  
  • PHRM 802 - Adv Topics Pharmaceutical Science


    1 credit(s)
    Special topics in pharmaceutical science will be covered that highlight faculty expertise and supplement content introduced in the PharmD curriculum.
  
  • PHRM 803 - Scientific Communication I


    1 credit(s)
    Will utilize an example and exercise-based approach to develop researchers in becoming more effective writers and presenters. Topics include: scientific method, research design, principles of good writing, scientific manuscript formatting, peer-review and publication processes, scientific poster preparation, and presentation skills. Pass/No Pass.
  
  • PHRM 804 - Scientific Communication II


    1 credit(s)
    Will utilize an example and exercise-based approach to develop researchers in becoming more effective writers and presenters. Topics include: scientific method, research design, principles of good writing, scientific manuscript formatting, peer-review and publication processes, scientific poster preparation, and presentation skills. Pass/No Pass.
  
  • PHRM 805 - Thesis


    2 credit(s)
    Provides guidelines and organizational structure to prepare students to defend their research project, which includes a comprehensive investigation of the scientific literature and original research on a current topic in the field of pharmaceutical sciences. Presentation of the research project including literature background, methods, aims, and preliminary data in the seminar class and thesis defense will be included. May be repeated for credit.

Philosophy

  
  • PHIL 100 - Introduction to Philosophy


    4 credit(s)
    An introduction to philosophical issues in epistemology, metaphysics, and value theory including such topics as the nature and sources of knowledge, freedom and determinism, the relation of mind and body, personal identity, the relation of knowledge and values.
    Offered: Offered annually.

    Core Requirement(s): Counts toward core requirement: Analyzing and Interpreting Texts.
 

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