PHRD 7100: Professional Skills Development V (3 Credits)
This one-semester course is the fifth in a five-semester longitudinal course sequence intended to develop a broad range of skills necessary for current and future pharmacy practice. It is designed to parallel the didactic portion of the curriculum, integrating and applying essential knowledge, skills and attitudes required for a successful professional career. It is formatted as a transition course to prepare students for more complex patient case scenarios presented in Comprehensive Patient Care (in semester 6) and in pharmacy practice.
PHRD 7200: Seminar on Pharmacy Issues (1 Credit)
This course will provide the Pharm.D. student with the opportunity to participate in a formal, weekly seminar series as speaker, self-evaluator, active audience member, and session coordinator.
PHRD 7300: Experiential Practice V (2 Credits)
The objective of the four-year experiential program, in combination with all other courses in the curriculum, is to educate students to think and act as independent pharmacy practitioners. The primary strategy used in experiential training to achieve that objective is to give students increasing levels of responsibility for patient care throughout the program in a variety of practice settings. Students will encounter multiple and varied problems in all experiential courses and success in experiential training is largely measured by the way in which they demonstrate the characteristics of an independent learner in dealing with those problems. Preceptors are mentors responsible for coaching students rather than providing instruction. The benefit gained by each student from experiential education is directly related to the extent the student takes direct responsibility for her/his own learning.
PHRD 7400: Pharmacoeconomics (2 Credits)
This course will introduce the concepts of pharmacoeconomics in a manner that will build upon the student’s previous exposure to evidence-based pharmacy practice, health economics and the structure and financing of the US health care system. In addition to the didactic portion of the course focused on pharmacoeconomics, this course will bring together the elements of the Pharmacy and Healthcare Track in a series of real-world lectures concerned with contemporary issues in the field of pharmacy.
PHRD 7700: Integrated Organ Systems IX: Endocrinology, Rheumatology (4 Credits)
This course is divided into five sections:
- diabetes complications
- dermatology, ophthalmology, and otics
- women’s health
- osteoporosis, thyroid, genitourinary and corticosteroids
Recent advances in pharmacotherapy, patient-specific management, and controversial issues will be emphasized. The course is designed to be augmented by Professional Skills Development and provide knowledge that serves as a foundation for future core courses and clinical rotations.
PHRD 7710: Integrated Organ Systems X: Infectious Diseases I (4 Credits)
This course addresses the pharmacology, pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics and appropriate use of antimicrobial agents as well as the clinical management of infectious diseases of primarily bacterial etiology. Recent advances in pharmacotherapy, patient-specific management strategies, and controversial issues will be included and emphasized. The course is designed to augment Professional Skills Development and provide knowledge that serves as a foundation for future core courses and clinical rotations.
PHRD 7720: Integrated Organ Systems XI: Infectious Diseases II (3 Credits)
This course is intended to provide the student with an understanding of:
- the biology of human pathogens
- the role and mechanisms of various pathogens in causing infections
- the functioning of the immune system in health and disease
- the therapeutic applications of antimicrobial agents in combating infections
Emphasis in this course will be placed on disease pathophysiology, rational selection of appropriate antimicrobial drug therapy, appropriate and monitoring of patients for drug efficacy and safety, and drug interactions.
PHRD 7250: Seminar on Pharmacy Issues (1 Credit)
This course will provide the Pharm.D. student the opportunity to participate in a formal, weekly seminar series as a speaker, self-evaluator, active member of the audience, and session coordinator.
PHRD 7350: Experiential Practice VI (2 Credits)
The course will emphasize communication skills with non-pharmacist health care practitioners, primarily nurses and physicians. In addition, it will provide insight into the challenges faced by non-pharmacist health care practitioners in their patient care activities. In addition, it will stress active learning and will require students to contribute to patient care at their practice sites. Each preceptor will involve their student in activities to help them care for their patients. Each preceptor will decide the nature of those activities and, accordingly, activities will vary from site to site.
PHRD 7650: Comprehensive Patient Care (9 Credits)
Comprehensive Patient Care is a Pass/Fail capstone course designed to lend continuity and cohesiveness to the entire curriculum, through integration and application of essential knowledge, skills and attitudes required for a successful professional career. In this course students will continue to develop a broad range of skills necessary for current and future pharmacy practice. Additionally, students will be expected to practice and refine a variety of skills through collaborative and individual activities. This course will be presented using clinical patient cases, and completion of skills and/or activities relevant to clinical pharmacy practice. This course has been designed to prepare students for P4 Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences (APPEs). PHRD 5650 is a prerequisite for P4 APPEs.