This course will provide an introduction to the principles of pharmacology & toxicology. Couse content will include basic foundational precepts of the discipline and focus on the mechanistic underpinnings of different classes of therapeutic agents. Basic toxicological principles will be covered and application to clinical therapeutics will be included.
This course will provide an in-depth examination of human physiological processes and pathologic disorders by organ system. General principles of pathology, immunology, genetics and neoplasia are introduced, along with the nervous system: peripheral; CNS, pain transmission and management; neurological and psychiatric disorders; and renal physiology and disease. Will include clinical symptom presentation and cellular basis of disease.
This course integrates mathematical concepts relating to pharmaceutical dosage forms with prescription compounding techniques. Physical and chemical properties of prescription additives are considered as they affect accuracy, potency, and stability of common dosage forms. Laboratory portion involves basic compounding skills.
This course will acquaint the student with the history of the pharmacy profession and the therapeutic utility of a variety of herbal medicines and alternative treatment regimens as well as provide an introduction to selected over-the-counter medications.
Fundamentals of the microbial world with emphasis on the medical aspects of microbiology, molecular basis of pathogenicity, and chemotherapy. Expansion of basic immunological principles presented in RX 311 to include altered immune states, transplantation immunology, and network regulation of the immune response.
An introductory pharmacy practice experience that involves actual practice experiences in a community practice setting and permits the student, under appropriate supervision and as permitted by practice regulations, to develop a understanding of the basic tenets of community practice setting.
This course is designed to provide students with the foundation necessary to understand the needs and resources required in providing rural pharmacy healthcare access and to be able to practice pharmacy effectively in the rural community setting. A combination of didactic lectures and laboratory experiences will prepare students for their first Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience (IPPE), while emphasizing the unique aspects of rural healthcare delivery.
An understanding of the foundations of clinical communication, including direct and indirect clinical communication techniques to increase the participation of patients in achieving positive clinical outcomes and maximizing their health-related quality of life. Common ethical issues will be discussed.
This course is designed to provide the student with a broad base of information and skills for pharmacy management in various professional practice settings. Management principles covered include planning, organizing, directing budgeting, and operating a pharmacy and to use the economic analyses to manage limited pharmacy resources. The course prepares the pharmacy student to understand and work at various levels of management.
The intent of this course is to familiarize students with appropriate clinical experimental design and statistical methods of analysis. Continued emphasis on drug information will be provided, which will enhance student's ability to critically evaluate the literature. An overview of medial epidemiology will round out the course.