Courses

Student Handbook

P1 1st Semester

Pharmacy 710 – Professional Orientation V. Professional Responsibility and Leadership
Spring; 1 credit hour
This course provides an overview of professional organizations and professional and community leadership.

Pharmacy 711 – Professional Orientation I: Introduction to Pharmacy Practice
Fall; 1 credit hour
This course introduces students to the profession and practice of pharmacy and the essentials necessary for the effective use of the laptop computer and the web-based class note system in and out of the classroom.

Pharmacy 712 – Professional Orientation II: Top 200 Drugs, Part 1
Fall; 1 credit hour
This course is part one of an overview of the most frequently prescribed drugs.

Pharmacy 713 – Patient Assessment I: Biological Sciences Integrated, Part 1
Fall; 5 credit hours
Part 1 of an integrated pharmaceutical sciences sequence, this course includes the principles of biochemistry, human anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology and is complemented by a primer on physical examination.

Pharmacy 714 – Pharmaceutical Care I: Principles of Pharmaceutical Care
Fall; 2 credit hours
In this course, students focus on processes of pharmaceutical care and pharmacy practice models. The course also covers the structure, development and use of various documentation styles and serves as a primer on biomedical terminology and abbreviations.

Pharmacy 716 – Pharmacy Practice II: Biomedical Informatics
Fall and Spring; 2 credit hours
This course covers electronic medical information retrieval and analysis and the use of patient and medical information databases. The course may be taken first or second semester.

Pharmacy 717 – Practice Experience I: Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience-1
Fall and Spring; 2 credit hours
This course is an introductory practice experience in a community pharmacy practice setting and may be taken first or second semester.

Pharmacy 718 – Problem-Based Learning I: Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
Fall; 1 credit hour
This course serves as case studies in observation, critical thinking, consensus building, problem solving and professionalism.

Pharmacy 721 – Professional Orientation III: Pharmacy Calculations
Fall; 2 credit hours
Students focus on pharmaceutical calculations including dose, dosing and compounding problems in this course.

Pharmacy 724 – Pharmaceutical Care II: Professional Communications
Fall; 1 credit hour
This course introduces students to the principles of effective communication with a particular focus on health-related interactions, using simulated practice and peer assessment. Topics also include design, preparation, delivery and critique of educational, informative and persuasive communication methods.

Pharmacy 726 – Pharmacy Practice III: Dispensing, Dosage Forms, and Compounding
Fall; 2 credit hours
Students focus on drug order processing, pharmaceutical dosage forms and basic compounding in this course.

P1 2nd Semester
Pharmacy 715 – Pharmacy Practice I: Pharmacy and the U.S. Healthcare System
Spring; 2 credit hours
This course introduces students to the dynamic role of pharmacy and pharmaceutical products within the U.S. healthcare system, primarily from a socioeconomic perspective.

Pharmacy 716 – Pharmacy Practice II: Biomedical Informatics
Fall and Spring; 2 credit hours
This course focuses on biomedical informatics, including electronic medical information retrieval and analysis and the use of patient and medical information databases.

Pharmacy 717 – Practice Experience I: Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience-1
Fall and Spring; 2 credit hours
This course is an introductory practice experience in a community pharmacy practice setting and may be taken in the first or second semester.

Pharmacy 722 – Professional Orientation IV: Top 200 Drugs, Part 2
Spring; 1 credit hour
This course is part two of an overview of the most frequently prescribed drugs.

Pharmacy 723 – Patient Assessment II: Biological Sciences Integrated, Part 2
Spring; 5 credit hours
Part two of an integrated pharmaceutical sciences sequence, this course includes the principles of biochemistry, human anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology and is complemented by a primer on physical examination.

Pharmacy 725 – Problem Management I: Principles of Drug Mechanisms
Spring; 3 credit hours
The course focuses on the principles of drug action including mechanism of action (pharmacology), biophysical properties of drugs and drug-related structure-activity relationships.

Pharmacy 728 – Problem-Based Learning II: Patient and Interprofessional Communications
Spring; 1 credit hour
This course focuses on the process of learning basic communication strategies in pharmacy practice with an emphasis on taking a medication history and patient counseling. Students also consider case studies in special communication challenges that relate to patients, pharmacists and other healthcare providers.

Pharmacy 736 – Pharmacy Practice V. Parenteral Products
Spring; 2 credit hours
This course examines the processes of sterile preparation and administration of parenteral products.

P2 1st Semester
Pharmacy 730 – Patient Assessment III: Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis and Monitoring
Fall; 2 credit hours
In this course, students examine patient assessment that focuses on clinical laboratory interpretation and monitoring.

Pharmacy 733 – Problem Management IV-V: Over-the-Counter Pharmacotherapy and Medical Supplies
Fall; 2 credit hours
This course on pharmacotherapy examines medical problem management, using over-the-counter medications, medical supplies and devices and durable medical equipment.

Pharmacy 734 – Pharmaceutical Care III: Principles of Biopharmaceutics and Introductory Pharmacokinetics
Fall; 3 credit hours
This course covers the principles of biopharmaceutics, including pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics.

Pharmacy 735 – Pharmacy Practice IV: Pharmacy Law and Ethics
Fall; 2 credit hours
In this course, students examine pharmacy jurisprudence, including laws, regulations and malpractice as well as ethical considerations in practice.

Pharmacy 737 – Practice Experience II: Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience 2
Fall and Spring; 2 credit hours
This course serves as the second-level practice experience in an institutional pharmacy practice setting and may be taken third or fourth semester.

Pharmacy 738 – Professionalization III: Community Healthcare Outreach
Fall and Spring; 2 credit hours
In this course, which may be taken third or fourth semester, a team of students work together on a community healthcare-related outreach project.

Pharmacy 739 – Problem-Based Learning Cases III: Pharmacotherapy Case Studies I
Fall; 1 credit hour
In this course, students examine pharmacotherapy case studies in order to apply their diagnostic and therapeutic knowledge of problems related to various body systems and diseases.

Pharmacy 743 – Problem Management VIII: Cardiovascular System Pharmacotherapy
Fall; 3 credit hours
This course focuses on the pharmacotherapy, including medical problem management, of problems associated with the cardiovascular system.

Pharmacy 744 – Problem Management IX: Musculoskeletal and Immune Systems Pharmacotherapy
Fall; 2 credit hours
This course focuses on the pharmacotherapy, including medical problem management, of problems associated with the musculoskeletal and immune systems.

P2 2nd Semester
Pharmacy 731 – Problem Management II: Endocrine System Pharmacotherapy
Spring; 2 credit hours
This course focuses on the pharmacotherapy, including medical problem management, of problems associated with the endocrine system.

Pharmacy 732 – Problem Management III: Pharmacotherapy for Infectious Diseases
Spring; 3 credit hours
This course focuses on the pharmacotherapy, including medical problem management, of problems associated with infectious diseases.

Pharmacy 737 – Practice Experience II: Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience-2
Fall and Spring; 2 credit hours
This course serves as the second-level practice experience in an institutional pharmacy practice setting and may be taken third or fourth semester.

Pharmacy 738 – Professionalization III: Community Healthcare Outreach
Fall and Spring; 2 credit hours
A student team-developed community healthcare-related outreach project. (May be taken third or fourth semester.)

Pharmacy 740 – Patient Assessment IV: Patient Assessment
Spring; 2 credit hours
This course examines the patient physical assessment for diagnosis and monitoring and the use of patient medical status inventories in pharmaceutical care.

Pharmacy 742 – Problem Management VII: Renal System Pharmacotherapy
Spring; 1 credit hour
This course examines the pharmacotherapy, including medical problem management, of problems associated with the renal system.

Pharmacy 745 – Problem Management X: Integumentary System Pharmacotherapy
Spring; 1 credit hour
This course focuses on the pharmacotherapy, including medical problem management, of problems associated with the skin.

Pharmacy 746 – Problem Management XI: Nutritional Pharmacotherapy
Spring; 1 credit hour
In this course, students examine the pharmacotherapy, including medical problem management, of problems associated with nutrition.

Pharmacy 747 – Pharmaceutical Care IV: Clinical Pharmacokinetics
Spring; 2 credit hours
This course examines applied clinical pharmacokinetics including the absorption, distribution, metabolism and excretion of drugs.

Pharmacy 748 – Problem-Based Learning Cases IV: Pharmacotherapy Case Studies II
Spring; 1 credit hour
In this course, students examine pharmacotherapy case studies in order to apply their diagnostic and therapeutic knowledge of problems related to various body systems and diseases.

Pharmacy 749 – Pharmacy Practice VI: Psychosocial and Behavioral Aspects of Healthcare
Spring; 1 credit hour
This course covers the psychosocial, cultural and gender-related aspects of illness, health and healthcare.

Pharmacy 750 – Professionalization IV: Biometrics and Literature Evaluation
Spring; 1 credit hour
This course provides students with an overview of the principles of biometrics and medical / pharmaceutical literature evaluation.

P3 1st Semester
Pharmacy 751 – Problem Management XII: GI and Hepatic Systems Pharmacotherapy
Fall; 2 credit hours
This course examines the pharmacotherapy, including medical problem management, of problems associated with the gastrointestinal and hepatic systems.

Pharmacy 753 – Problem Management XIV: Hematologic and Oncologic Pharmacotherapy
Fall; 2 credit hours
This course examines the pharmacotherapy, including medical problem management of problems associated with blood and blood disorders and problems associated with malignant disease.

Pharmacy 754 – Pharmaceutical Care V. Pharmacy Management
Fall; 2 credit hours
This administrative sciences course concentrates on developing the essential management skills of accounting, finance, economics, marketing, business planning, operations, human resources and value creation to encourage students to develop innovative practice models and the skills to manage teams.

Pharmacy 755 – Problem Management XVI: Pediatric Pharmacotherapy
Fall; 1 credit hour
This course examines the pharmacotherapy, including medical problem management, of problems of pediatric patients.

Pharmacy 756 – Problem Management XVII: Geriatric Pharmacotherapy
Fall; 1 credit hour
This course examines the pharmacotherapy, including medical problem management, of problems of geriatric patients.

Pharmacy 757 – Practice Experience III: Basic Clinical Skills for Ambulatory Patient Care
Fall and Spring; 3 credit hours
This course serves as the third practice experience for the development of pharmaceutical care skills in an ambulatory care setting. It may be taken in the fifth or sixth semester.

Pharmacy 758 – Problem-Based Learning Cases V. Pharmacotherapy Case Studies III.
Fall; 1 credit hour
In this course, students examine pharmacotherapy case studies so that they can apply their diagnostic and therapeutic knowledge of problems related to various body systems and diseases.

Pharmacy 759 – Professionalization V. Biomedical and Business Ethics
Fall; 2 credit hours
This course includes lectures and case-based discussions of the ethical considerations in healthcare, including patient rights and an overview of healthcare business ethics.

Pharmacy 768 – Pharmacy Practice VII: Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Fall; 2 credit hours
This course provides students with an overview of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), with a focus on the use of dietary supplements as self-selected products for therapeutic or preventive purposes.

Pharmacy 769 – Practice Experience IV: Basic Clinical Skills for Inpatient Care
Fall and Spring; 3 credit hours
This course serves as the third or fourth practice experience in which students develop pharmaceutical care skills in an institutional care setting. It may be taken in the fifth or sixth semester.

P3 2nd Semester
Pharmacy 757 – Practice Experience III: Basic Clinical Skills for Ambulatory Patient Care
Fall and Spring; 3 credit hours
This course serves as the third practice experience for the development of pharmaceutical care skills in an ambulatory care setting. It may be taken in the fifth or sixth semester.

Pharmacy 761 – Problem Management XVIII: Nervous System Pharmacotherapy
In this course, students examine the pharmacotherapy, including medical problem management, of problems associated with the nervous system.

Pharmacy 762 – Problem Management XIX: Pain Pharmacotherapy Spring; 1 credit hour
This course examines the pharmacotherapy, including medical problem management, of problems associated with pain and headache.

Pharmacy 763 – Problem Management XX: Psychiatric Pharmacotherapy
Spring; 2 credit hours
This course examines the pharmacotherapy, including medical problem management, of problems associated with the psychiatric disorders.

Pharmacy 764 – Problem Management XXI: Respiratory and EENT Pharmacotherapy
Spring; 2 credit hours
This course examines the pharmacotherapy, including medical problem management, of problems associated with the respiratory system and the eyes, ears, nose and throat.

Pharmacy 765 – Problem Management XXII: Men’s and Women’s Health Pharmacotherapy
Spring; 2 credit hours
This course examines the pharmacotherapy, including medical problem management, of problems associated with women’s and men’s health.

Pharmacy 766 – Pharmaceutical Care VII: Pharmacoeconomics and Health Outcomes
Spring; 1 credit hour
This course provides students with an overview of pharmacoeconomics and the measurement and analysis of healthcare outcomes.

Pharmacy 769 – Practice Experience IV: Basic Clinical Skills for Inpatient Care
Fall and Spring; 3 credit hours
This course serves as the third or fourth practice experience for the development of pharmaceutical care skills in an institutional care setting. It may be taken in the fifth or sixth semester.

Pharmacy 770 – Professional Orientation VIII: Clerkship Orientation
Spring; 1 credit hour
This course serves as the orientation to the clerkship procedures and expectations.

Pharmacy 771 – Problem-Based Learning Cases VI: Pharmacotherapy Case Studies – IV
Spring; 1 credit hour
In this course, students examine pharmacotherapy case studies in order to apply their diagnostic and therapeutic knowledge of problems related to various body systems and diseases.

Pharmacy 772 – Professionalization VI: Doctoral Candidate Seminar
Spring; 2 credit hours
This seminar series entails student presentations on contemporary healthcare therapeutic issues.

Pharmacy 773 – Professionalization VII: Pharmacy-based Immunizations & Smoking Cessation
Spring; 1 credit hour
This course covers immunization certification and recent developments and issues in healthcare.

P3 Electives
Pharmacy 774 – Medication Therapy Management
Spring; 1 credit hour
Delivering Medication Therapy Management (MTM) services in the community is an innovative and interactive certificate training program that explores the pharmacist’s role in providing MTM services to patients. This practice-based activity teaches pharmacists the essential skills necessary to become a successful MTM practitioner. The certificate training program enhance pharmacists’ clinical expertise in evaluating complicated medication regimens, identifying medication-related problems and making recommendations to patients, caregivers and healthcare professionals.

Pharmacy 775 – Therapeutic Lifestyle Changes
Fall; 1 credit hour
This course develops the third-year pharmacy student’s ability to educate and engage their patients in appropriate therapeutic lifestyle changes.

Pharmacy 776 – Advanced Clinical Skills I
Fall; 1 credit hour
This course focuses on the active development of ambulatory care, pharmacotherapy-related knowledge, skills and abilities.

Pharmacy 777 – Journal Club
Fall; 1 credit hour
This course is designed to actively develop the knowledge, skills and abilities required for journal club evaluation and presentation. Successful completion of this course should adequately prepare third-year pharmacy students for evaluation, analysis and discussion of current therapeutic, medical, healthcare policy or healthcare ethics literature and presentation of a journal club.

Pharmacy 778 – Advanced Clinical Skills II
Spring; 1 credit hour
This course focuses on the active development of inpatient medicine and acute care pharmacotherapy-related knowledge, skills and abilities.

Pharmacy 779 – Medical Spanish
Fall; 1 credit hour
This primer on medical Spanish for healthcare providers focuses on medication instructions and compliance enhancement.

Pharmacy 780 – Drug-Induced Diseases
Fall; 1 credit hour
In this course, students identify and assess conditions caused by adverse medication effects and develop, implement and monitor an optimal pharmacotherapy plan using evidence-based medicine.

Pharmacy 792 – Integrative Medicine
Spring; 1 credit hour
This course introduces students to integrative medicine, which combines evidence-based conventional and alternative therapies to deliver more holistic and effective patient care.

Pharmacy 793 – Advanced Care of the Diabetes Patient
Spring; 1 credit hour
This advanced study in diabetes care focuses on providing proper management and patient education.

Pharmacy 794 – Medical Spanish II
Fall; 1 credit hour
This primer on pharmacy Spanish for practitioners focuses on providing proper management and patient education.

Pharmacy 795 – Critical Care Pharmacotherapy
Spring; 1 credit hour
This course examines the pharmacotherapy of problems, including pathophysiology and clinical presentation, associated with the critically ill in adult and pediatric populations.

Pharmacy 796 – Life After Pharmacy School: Post-Graduate Education Opportunities
Spring; 1 credit hour
This course introduces students to post-graduate education opportunities.

P4
Pharmacy 781 – Practice Experience V: Advanced Adult Internal Medicine Rotation

Pharmacy 782 Practice Experience VI: Advanced Ambulatory Care Rotation

Pharmacy 783 Practice Experience VII: Advanced Community Practice Rotation I

Pharmacy 784 Practice Experience VIII: Advanced Community Practice Rotation II

Pharmacy 785 Practice Experience IX: Advanced Institutional Practice Rotation

Pharmacy 786 Practice Experience X: Advanced Long-Term Care Rotation

Pharmacy 787 Practice Experience XI: Elective Rotation I

Pharmacy 788 Practice Experience XII: Elective Rotation II

Pharmacy 789 Practice Experience XIII: Elective Rotation III