The goal of this course is to provide a detailed understanding 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.
This course expands upon drugs interactions and delves into the underlying mechanisms. Additionally, clinically relevant drug interactions for different classes of medications will be reviewed to prepare students to identify and prevent harmful drug-drug interactions in a variety of practice settings. Students will be expected to use previously gained knowledge to research drug-drug interactions.
This elective is designed for students to learn key geriatric pharmacotherapy principles and gain insight into the complex needs of older adults through didactic instruction, case-based problem solving, and self-assessment questions. The course will prepare the student to provide pharmaceutical care to elderly patients by learning general principles of aging, geriatric assessment skills, and pharmacotherapy of selected disease states and syndromes common to the senior population.
This course involves the study of neuropsychiatric diseases that are caused or induced by medication use. Students will learn to think about the possibility of medication contribution to CNS disorders; how to identify and categorize these drug-induced diseases; and how to prevent them and/or manage them when they occur.
This elective course is designed to expose students to advanced issues surrounding the appropriate use of medications in ambulatory patients. A systematic approach to the identification and resolution of drug therapy problems will be developed through the use of various methodologies, including work-ups of patient cases, journal club exercises, and debates of clinical controversies. Students will be expected to justify their decisions based on an evaluation of the current literature.
Designed to emphasize the efficacy, safety, and comparative value of drug therapy in the pharmacotherapeutic management of critically ill patients. Knowledge of physiology, pharmacology, and drug therapy management is applied to disease states and conditions specific to this population. Didactic instruction is augmented by active learning through case studies and discussion of contemporary issues in critical care.
This advanced elective course covers the essential and practice changing studies that clinical practitioners should be familiar with in relation to primary care. The course covers basic points of medical literature evaluation as well has how to apply medical literature to practice.
This advanced elective course utilizes active learning strategies to address the therapeutic use of anti-infective agents in the treatment of selected infectious diseases. Pharmacology, pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, and clinical microbiology topics will be integrated and reinforced throughout the student’s experience. Problem based learning strategy will provide students the opportunity to apply therapeutic principles and evaluate the management of specific infectious diseases.
In this course students will participate in a 6 week, 40 hours per week, full-time experience, under the direction of a preceptor, in pharmacy practice to provide effective and appropriate patient-centered pharmaceutical care to patients in an inpatient/acute care setting.
In this course, students will participate in a 6 week, 40 hours a week, full-time off-campus experience, under the direction of a preceptor, in an ambulatory pharmacy practice to provide effective and appropriate patient-centered pharmaceutical care in the ambulatory setting.
In this course, students will participate in a 6 week, 40 hours a week, full-time off-campus experience, under the direction of a preceptor, in a community pharmacy to provide effective and appropriate patient-centered pharmaceutical care in the community setting.
In this course, students will gain the knowledge to deliver effective and appropriate patient care to acute rehabilitation care patients. The student will become a member of an interdisciplinary team in order to provide superior patient-centered care.
In this course, students will participate in a 6 week, 40 hours a week, full-time off-campus experience, under the direction of a preceptor, in emergency medicine pharmacy practice to provide effective and appropriate patient centered pharmaceutical care in the emergent care setting.