This course will present information covering the breadth of biotechnology including transcriptional regulation, cloning, recombinant protein synthesis, gene therapy and stem cell biology. Additionally, specific applications of genetics and genomics to drug metabolism and distribution will be provided stressing the significance of genetic variation in determining the handling of xenobiotics by the body.
This course will provide an in-depth survey of pharmacology with particular coverage of drugs affecting the peripheral and central nervous systems; treatment of inflammatory states; agents that influence water and ion conservation; and the cardiovascular system. Selected topics of importance for understanding the structure-activity relationship of agents in each class will be discussed.
This course is a continuation of RX 421 with coverage of drugs in the following areas: antimicrobial & antiparasitic agents; antivirals; chemotherapeutic agents used against neoplasm; immunomodulators; anemia and blood dyscrasias; hormone therapy; dermatologic preparations; ophthalmic drugs; and an introduction to toxicology.
This course will provide conceptual and quantitative description of pharmacokinetic (PK) theory and its clinical application by combining physiology, pharmaceutics, mathematics and clinical assessment. The time course of drug absorption, distribution, metabolism, and excretion and physiological factors that influence each process are described to explain the fate of the drug administered. Application to clinical situation to design and optimize dosage regimen is also discussed.
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 institutional setting. A combination of didactic lectures and laboratory experiences will prepare students for their second Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience (IPPE), while emphasizing the unique aspects of rural healthcare delivery.
This course is designed to introduce the pharmacy student to economic theories relevant in the health care arena and the application of pharmacoeconomic methodologies in evaluating drug therapy management. Pharmacoeconomic topics to be covered include cost-minimization analysis (CMA), cost-benefit analysis (CBA), cost-effect analysis (CEA), and cost-utility analysis (CUA). Additional topics in epidemiology will be included. At the end of this course, students will comprehend the economic factors driving the decision making process found in the health care industry and evaluate the pharmacoeconomic literature for the purpose of decision making.
The goal of this rotation is to expose students to the everyday practice of pharmacy in the institutional setting. Students will be introduced to all aspects of professional interactions with patients and coworkers, medication distribution and/or dispensing, and pharmacy management. It is to be understood that students have achieved and can demonstrate competency in the categories mentioned in IPPE-Community and that this institutional rotation is to build on these competencies and advance student's learning to the next level.
This course will provide a more detailed description of normal bone and joint structure, function and metabolism, pathophysiology of major disorders including various forms of osteoporosis, Paget's disease, osteomalacia, rheumatoid and osteoarthritis, osteogenesis imperfect, bone cancer, diagnosis and available treatments for these disorders.
This course will provide a detailed description of drug discovery and development through regulatory approval and marketing in the Pharmaceutical industry. It will cover the impact of generic drugs and of managed healthcare organizations. The course will include real-life examples from the instructors 20 years experience in the industry.
This course will cover an introduction and survey of instrumental methods and detailed study of the analytical techniques with particular reference to pharmaceutical applications. It includes chromatographic analysis of pharmaceutical agents, metabolites, and clinical samples, methods for identification of pharmaceutical agents and metabolites, and spectral techniques used in quantitative analysis of clinical samples.
This course is designed to provide an overview about drug abuse in our society and the physiological and psychological properties believed to be inherent to abused drugs. We will compare and contrast the incidence, risks and harm associated with major drugs of abuse. Student presentations will be an important component of this course.
The course is designed to provide a comprehensive and thorough overview of marketing and advertising of FDA approved drugs in the US. Emphasis will be placed on the environment of pharmaceutical marketing, marketing research, pharmaceutical advertising, product branding, and pharmaceutical detailing.