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School of Pharmacy Course Descriptions

01233/Clinical Pharmacy

0140. Professional Practice (1 s.h.) S
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.

0146. Drug Information (2 s.h.) S
Course is designed to familiarize the student with the sources for locating drug information and how to effectively utilize these sources will cover the basic principles of biostatistics with an emphasis on the studentÕs development of medical literature evaluation skills.

0148. Communication/Skills (1 s.h.) S
Course is designed to provide students with a didactic background in verbal communication skills. A variety of experiences will be provided to help students fine tune their ability to orally communicate.

0231. Introduction to the Provision of Pharmaceutical Care (2 s.h.)
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 and the recitation part of the course. The following information will be presented and discussed: 1) how to develop and implement a pharmaceutical care plan; 2) nuclear medicine; 3) laboratory tests; and 4) physical assessment skills for pharmacists. Students will work in teams to apply knowledge gained through reading assignments, lecture, and discussions to develop a pharmaceutical care plan. Care plans will be discussed in small group recitations.

0232. Pathophysiology/Therapeutics-Gastroenterology/Neuropsychiatry (2 s.h.)
The pathophysiology and clinical manifestations of selected gastrointestinal, hepatic, neurologic and psychiatric diseases will be presented as a basis for discussion of rational drug therapy for diseases affecting these organ systems. The effect of liver diseasee on drug disposition will be emphasized.

0233. Pathophysiology/Therapeutics-Cardiopulmonary (3 s.h.)
The pathophysiology and clinical manifestations of selected cardiac and pulmonary diseases will be presented as a basis for the discussion of rational drug therapy for diseases affecting these organ systems.

0234. Pathophysiology/Therapeutics-Hematology/Immunology/Oncology (2 s.h.)
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.

0235. Pathophysiology/Therapeutics-Renal/Metabolism/Nutrition (3 s.h.)
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.

0240. Pathophysiology/Therapeutics-Infectious Diseases (3 s.h.)
The pathogenesis of selected infectious diseases will be presented as a basis for the discussion of rational antimicrobial therapy for the treatment of these infections.

0250. Economics of Pharmacy Practice (3 s.h.) 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.

0260. Contemporary 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 is incorporated in this course.

W341/W342. Pharmacy Clerkship (16 s.h.) FS
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.

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01225/Medicinal Chemistry

0151. Medicinal Chemistry I (4 s.h.) F
Introductory course in biochemical principles and metabolic pathways with particular emphasis on pharmaceutical applications and biotechnology.

0152. Medicinal Chemistry II (4 s.h.) S
The chemical basis for drug therapy; specific agents useful in specific therapies; molecular mechanisms of drug action; the chemical basis of side effects, toxicities, and drug interactions; and the chemical modification of pharmacokinetic parameters.

0251. Med. Chem. III/Natural Products (3 s.h.) F
Topics in medicinal chemistry with materials incorporated from pharmacognosy.

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01232/Pharmaceutical Economics and Health Care Delivery

0142. Social and Economic Aspects of Health Care (2 s.h.) S The components, types, and problems of health services in the United States; the role of the pharmacist in health care delivery. Effects of social legislation, issues, and concepts related to national insurance plans.

0371. Drugs, Devices, and Consumers (3 s.h.) F/S
Drugs of inorganic origin, over-the-counter drugs, and devices based on medical use or therapy. The interaction and relationship of the pharmacist with patient-consumer.

0341. Law in Pharmacy (2 s.h.) F/S
Fundamental legal concepts which concern the health professional. State and federal laws related to the practice of pharmacy.

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0161. Pharmacy I (3 s.h.) F
The format of prescriptions and the organization and contents of monographs and their appendices. The application of mathematics to the preparation of prescriptions and drug products. Design, preparation, properties, and evaluation of solution dosage forms including incompatabilities. Pertinent physical and chemical principles involving solubility and pH effects. Selection of excipients (e.g., color, flavor, buffers, preservatives) and their effect on the performance and quality of these dosage forms.

0162. Pharmacy II (4 s.h.) S
Continuation of solution dosage forms: colligative properties and isotonic calculations, and ophthalmic, nasal, and otic solutions. Drug degradation and the effect of packaging materials. The design, preparation, properties, and evaluation of the following additional dosage forms: semisolids (ointments, creams, and suppositories) and dispersions (emulsions, lotions, suspensions, and aerosols). Selection of excipients, especially surfactants, and their effect on the performance and quality of these dosage forms; chemical incompatibilities among drug and excipients.

0261. Pharmacy III (4 s.h.) F
Design, preparation, properties, and evaluation of solid dosage forms. Coating of solid dosage forms, concepts of prolonged/sustained release products. Drug and formulation factors which effect bioavailability. Parenteral drug product development and technology, therapeutic applications of such products. Concept of excipient selection and its importance to drug product performance and quality for solid and parenteral dosage forms.

0262. Biopharmaceutics and Pharmacokinetics (4 s.h.) S
An introduction to biopharmaceutics and pharmacokinetics. Principles and mechanisms that relate dosage form design to effect therapeutic response, bioavailability, bioequivalence, and drug product selection. An introduction to a quantitative description of the time course of drugs in the body, including absorption, distribution, metabolism, and elimination of drugs and drug-dosage responses.

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0155. Principles of Infectious Disease/Immunology (4 s.h.) F
Introduction to the infectious process, biotechnology, and laboratory techniques followed by extensive discussion of the immune process and immunology as well as immunological products. The processes involved in disease caused by pathogenic bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites will be discussed in detail.

0157. Anatomy/Physiology (5 s.h.) F
Anatomical considerations with discussion of physiologic aspects of various organ systems.

0164. Pharmacology I (4 s.h.) S
An introductory course in basic pharmacology; terminology, principles, pharmacodynamics, toxicology, and therapeutic aspects of clinically important representatives from the major drug classes. The recitation correlates problem sets with the didactic portion of the course.

0265. Pharmacology II (4 s.h.) F
A continuation of material from the prior semester.

0256. Anti-Infective Agents (2 s.h.) S
Will emphasize antimicrobial classes and their use in the management of infectious diseases.

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