P140. Professional Practice (1 s.h.) F
An introductory course which begins the process of professionalization. The information being presented will assist students in understanding their legal and professional responsibilities. Pharmaceutical care and issues will be discussed.
P146. Drug Information (1 s.h.) S
Course is designed to familiarize the student with the sources for locating drug information, how to effectively utilize these sources, and will cover the basic principles of biostatistics with an emphasis on the student's development of medical literature evaluation skills.
P248. Communication/ Skills (1 s.h.) F
Course is designed to provide students with a background in verbal communication skills. A variety of experiences will be provided to help students fine tune their ability to communicate orally.
P233. Pathophysiology/Therapeutics Cardiopulmonary (4 s.h.) S
The pathophysiology and clinical manifestations of selected cardiac and pulmonary disease will be presented as a basis for the discussion of rational drug therapy for diseases affecting these organ systems.
P237. Pathophysiology/Therapeutics -Renal Disorders (2 s.h.) F
The pathophysiology and clinical manifestations of selected renal, metabolic and endocrine disorders will be presented as a basis for the discussion of rational drug therapy for these disorders. The effect of renal diseases on drug disposition will be emphasized. Principles of enteral and parenteral nutrition will be covered.
P239. Introduction to the Provision of Pharmaceutical Care/Recitation (1 s.h.) F
The didactic component of this course is designed to prepare the student for the subsequent modules that focus on the treatment of specific disease states. The following information will be presented and discussed: 1) How to develop and implement a pharmaceutical care plan; 2) How to apply concepts related to nuclear medicine in pharmacy practice; 3) how to interpret and monitor laboratory tests in relation to the patientís physical assessment and therapeutic plan.
P246. Pharmaceutical Care Recitation (1 s.h.) S
Students will work in teams to apply knowledge learned in each module to develop a pharmaceutical care plan. Care plans will be discussed in small group recitations.
P250. Economics of Pharmacy Practice (3 s.h.) F S
Course designed to review economic considerations of health care as they relate to pricing, cost analysis rationing and accessibility. Will explore dynamic changes in health care.
P254. Biomedical Literature Evaluation (2 s.h.) S
Students will critically analyze and evaluate biomedical literature of all types through an understanding of the publication process and the structure of biomedical literature. The application of common statistical methods in literature evaluation will be emphasized.
Pharmacy (2 s.h.) S
Simulated professional experiences in prescription dispensing, compounded and proprietary drugs, utilizing patient medication records to monitor therapy for drug-disease states, drug allergy interactions, and for therapeutic and physical-chemical incompatibility encountered when filling prescriptions. A recitation to reinforce communication skills and a physical assessment lab are included in this course.
P270. Pathophysiology/Therapeutics -Gastroenterology/Neurology (4 s.h.) F
The pathophysiology and clinical manifestations of selected gastrointestinal, hepatic, neurologic, and psychiatric diseases will be presented as a basis for the discussion of rational drug therapy for diseases affecting these organ systems. The effect of liver disease on drug disposition will be emphasized.
P272. Pathophysiology/Therapeutics -Hematology/Immunology/Oncology (3 s.h.) S
The pathophysiology and clinical manifestations of selected hematologic, immunologic and oncologic disorders will be presented as a basis for the discussion of rational drug therapy for these diseases. The rational use of supportive therapy in the management of patients receiving chemotherapy will be covered.
W341/W342. Pharmacy Clerkship (15 s.h.) F S Core: WI
Rotation through various segments of the clinical clerkship. Patient interviews; exposure to current clinical drug therapy; development of patient-pharmacist and physician-pharmacist relationships; observation of behavioral aspects of illness; and the socio-economic factors affecting the practice of pharmacy in community and institution.