Professional Electives

Fall 2016 College of Pharmacy Professional Electives

PHAR:4740 Materials in Drug and Gene Delivery

Semester Hours: 3
Instructor: Ali Salem

PHAR:8702 Dean's Pharmacy Forum

Semester Hours: 2
Description: Discussion of contemporary issues in pharmacy practice, pharmacy education, and health care.
Prerequisites/Co-requisites: P3 standing
Instructor: Donald Letendre

PHAR:8706 Pharmacy Projects

Semester Hours: 1-3
Description: Basic and applied research problems of pharmaceutical interest.
Prerequisites/Co-requisites:
Instructor: Faculty

PHAR:8708 Substance Abuse

Semester Hours: 2
Description: Themes and concepts in substance abuse and treatment; stimulants, depressants, alcohol, opiates, hallucinogenics, steroids; drug abuse prevention and treatment, including dual diagnosis, from cradle to the grave.
Prerequisites/Corequisites: None
Instructor: Mike Kelly

PHAR:8715 Health Disparities & Cultural Competence

Semester Hours: 2-3
Description: Characteristics, causes, and effects of health disparities in the U.S. health care system; foundation for development of knowledge, attitudes, and skills required of culturally competent health care providers; definitions and models of cultural competence, characteristics of culturally effective practitioners and workplaces; health disparities among specific populations, evidence of cultural competence as a remedy for health disparities; taking a culturally appropriate history; working with interpreters; legal and professional imperatives for cultural competence.
Prerequisites/Corequisites: P2 or P3 standing required.
Instructor: Christine Catney

PHAR:8717 Ambulatory Care Pharmacy

Semester Hours: 2
Description: Designed to provide additional experience in the practice of clinical pharmacy. Content focuses on key therapeutic areas where ambulatory care clinical pharmacists currently have a significant impact improving patient care including anticoagulation management, hyperlipidemia management, and diabetes management. The goal of this course is to provide motivated students the opportunity to develop expertise in clinical decision making, improve problem solving abilities, and continue to develop writing and oral presentation skills.
Prerequisites/Corequisites: P3 Standing, 46:154 and 46:156
Instructor: Matthew Cantrell

PHAR:8719 Peds Therapeutics

Semester Hours: 2
Description: Discussion of issues and problems in pediatric pharmacotherapy; clinical practicum.
Prerequisites/Corequisites: P3 standing
Instructor: Susan Vos and Gary Milavetz

PHAR:8792 Spanish for the Pharmacy Professional

Semester Hours: 2
Description: Common Spanish vocabulary and phrases for Pharmacy
Prerequisites: 2 Years High School Spanish/1 Year College
Instructor: Richard Barajas and Horacio Olivo

Spring 2016 College of Pharmacy Professional Electives

PHAR:8706 Pharmacy Projects

Semester Hours: 1-3
Description: Basic and applied reseach problems of pharmaceutical interest.
Prerequisites/Co-requisites: None
Instructor: Faculty

PHAR:8708 Substance Abuse

Semester Hours: 2
Description: Themes and concepts in substance abuse and treatment; stimulants, depressants, alcohol, opiates, hallucinogenics, steroids; drug abuse prevention and treatment, including dual diagnosis, from cradle to the grave.
Prerequisites/Corequisites: None
Instructor: Mike Kelly

PHAR:8712 Nonprescription Pharmacotherapy

Semester Hours: 2
Description: Introduction to nonprescription medication; development of patient assessment and consultation skills; understanding of pharmacist's role in patient self-care.
Prerequisites/Corequisites: P3 standing
Instructor: Stevie Veach, Morgan Sayler

PHAR:8718 Special Topics in Acute Care

Semester Hours: 2
Description: Pharmacology for common but varied acute medicine topics; review of disorder, therapeutic goals, treatment plans, patient counseling, monitoring patient outcomes; lecture or case-based classes; acute and chronic renal failure; peritoneal and hemodyialysis; diabetic ketoacidosis; rabies; shock, vaopressors, fluids; ACLS; deep venous thrombosis, stress ulcer prophylaxis; burns; sedation, neuromuscular blockage; opiods; multiple sclerosis.
Prerequisites/Corequisites: P3 standing
Instructor: Heather Bream-Rouwenhorst, Kate Pape (Team Teacher)

PHAR:8721 Leadership & Political Advocacy

Semester Hours: 1
Description: This course will focus on contemporary issues and leadership in pharmacy related to advocacy and positive change-making for the profession.  Students are encouraged to cross enroll in PHAR:8722 (046:151) Current Topics in Health Policy, if possible, as this will provide valuable information on the policy making process.
Prerequisites/Corequisites: P1-P3 standing
Instructor: Thomas Temple

PHAR:8723 Infectious Diseases for Acute Care Practice

Semester Hours: 1
March 24, 2016 through May 5, 2016
Description: This course will discuss topics in antimibrobial treatment of infectious diseases (ID) beyond those in the required pharmacy curriculum, including topics covered in the ID Therapeutics Course (046:165). Students will learn through lecture, case discussion, class participation and by presenting a summary of an uncommon organism or antimicrobial agent.  Topics include advanced principles in ID treatment as well as management of specific infections and infections in high-risk treatment groups.
Prerequisites/Corequisites: P3 standing
Instructor: Brett Heintz

PHAR:8724 Hospital Pharmacy Practice Management

Semester Hours: 2
Description: Organizational structure of pharmacy departments in hospitals and health care systems; models for delivery of pharmaceutical care; pharmacy's role in drug-policy decision making; provision of drug information; clinical and distributive pharmacy services; control of pharmacy and pharmacy costs; use of information technology and automation for service delivery; supervisory management; quality improvement.
Prerequisites/Corequisites: P3 standing
Instructor: David Weetman

PHAR:8725 Career Pathways in Pharmacy

Semester Hours: 1
Description: Career preparation through writing, speaking, reading and listening; writing resumes, curricula vitae, cover letters; interviewing techniques; electronic portfolios; web-based career information; guest speakers from pharmacy associations, major chains; workshop approach.
Prerequisites/Corequisites: P3 standing
Instructor: Vern Duba

PHAR:8788 International Perspectives: Xicotepec

Semester Hours: 3
Description: This course is designed to introduce multidisciplinary students to provision of service to a community in a less developed country.  In collaboration with Rotary International, students develope discipline specific projects aimed at improving community life in Xicotepec, Mexico.  The course prepares the students culturally and professionally for team work in an international environment.  This is a service-learning course that requires travel to Xicotepec, Mexico over Spring Break.  Permission of the course instructor in your College is required.
Prerequisites/Corequisites: P3 standing
Instructor: Christine Catney

PHAR:8790 Topics in Community Pharmacy Management

Semester Hours: 2
January 21, 2016 through March 10, 2016
Description: Focus on building practical knowledge and understanding of business principles.
Prerequisites/Corequisites: P3 standing
Instructor: Christopher Parker

PHAR:8811 New Drugs for New Therapies: Introduction to Drug Discovery, Development & Registration

Semester Hours: 2
Description: From "Magic Bullets" to "Personalized Medicine", the quest for new drugs to treat disease involves serendipity, science, and business success. Through a series of lectures, presentations, readings, and discussion students will learn how potential new drug therapies are identified and what happens between finding a "drug" that seems to work and the launch of a commercial drug product.
Prerequisites/Corequisites: None
Instructor: Maureen Donovan