Foundations of Palliative Care - Offered in spring. Open to P1s, P2s, P3s.
Ethics & Spirituality in Healthcare - Offered in fall. Open to P2s, P3s.
Advanced Pharmacopalliation - Selective/APPE Block 1. Open to P3s.
Continuing Professional Development in Palliative Care - Longitudinal: Spring P2-Spring P3. Open to P2s and P3s.
* This course is only available to students accepted into the Palliative Care Certificate Program.
APPE elective in Pain Management, Hospice, or Palliative Care - Selective/APPE Blocks 2-9. Open to P3s and P4s.
This 2 credit-hour course introduces palliative care as a public health issue and provides exploration of the principles and practice of palliative care, including interdisciplinary care of the whole person and family, communication, and self-care.
Offered: Spring Semester
Open to students in the P1, P2, P3 year
This 3 credit-hour case-based course examines ethical issues in caring for patients with serious illness and explores suffering, spirituality, death, and dying.
Offered: Fall Semester
Open to students in the P2, P3 year
This 5 credit-hour advanced pharmacotherapy course explores symptom management across the trajectory of serious illness through a series of longitudinal patient cases examining advanced heart disease, renal disease, HIV/AIDS, lung disease, neurocognitive disease, and cancer. Highlighted topics include discontinuing life sustaining therapies, pharmacokinetic and pharmaceutic issues in advanced illness, terminal agitation, and wound management.
Offered: Selective/APPE block 1
Open to students in the P3 year
This 1 credit-hour longitudinal course fosters self-directed learning and development in palliative care among pharmacy students. Students will create and implement a professional development plan to include 10 hours of activities in each of the following professional development areas: service, scholarship & education, leadership & advocacy and self-care & personal resilience. Reflections are required for each palliative care professional development activity completed.
Sample activities in each area include, but are not limited to:
Each student will work with a palliative care faculty advisor to review and update the individualized Continuing Professional Development (CPD) plan each semester. Students may not count activities in this course toward any other PharmD curriculum requirement.
Offered: begin after acceptance into Palliative Care certificate; credit awarded Spring of P3 year.
Open to all students in Palliative Care Certificate program.
This experiential course will provide a capstone experience in providing pharmacotherapy for patients living with high symptom burdens as an integral member of an interdisciplinary team.