Fall 2018 College of Pharmacy Professional Electives

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, Jeff Reist

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: P3 Standing
Instructor: Matthew Cantrell

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

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.  Advocacy is one way the profession of pharmacy moves forward. Through exposure to the legislative process and leaders in pharmacy advocacy, students will gain skills that prepare them to help make a positive change in the profession and beyond. This course will help accomplish the goal set forth in the ACPE guidelines of enhancing a pharmacy student's ability to communicate and collaborate with policy makers.
Prerequisites: P2 Standing
Instructor: Thomas Temple

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: Horacio Olivo

PHAR:8793 Introduction to Global Health Studies
Semester Hours: 1
Description: Overview of topics pertaining to international health and cultural diversity in relation to pharmacy and global health; preparation for student pharmacists to become health care practitioners who optimize the health of patients and society; inspires students to advance the profession by fostering collaboration, global and public health leadership, professionalism and civic engagement; introduction and discussion of important topics in global health, focusing specifically on care of the underserved in a global context.
Prerequisites: None
Instructor: Jeanine Abrons

PHAR:8797 Ethics & Spirituality in Healthcare
Semester Hours: 3
Description: This case-based course examines ethical issues in caring for patients with serious illness and explores suffering, spirituality, death and dying.
Prerequisites: P2/P3 standing
Instructors: James Ray and Kashelle Lockman

 

Spring 2018 P1 & P2 College of Pharmacy Professional Electives

 

PHAR:8706 Pharmacy Projects
 

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.

Instructors: Professors Michael Kelly, Jeff Reist

 

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.

P2 and/or P3 standing
Instructor: Professor 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.

P1-P3 standing (Permission of Instructor)
Instructor: Professors William Doucette

 

PHAR:8791 Survey Basic Pharmaceutical Sciences

Semester Hours: 1
Description: Seminars and discussion covering contemporary research in drug discovery and development.
Instructor: Professor Robert Kerns

 

PHAR:8795 Foundations of Palliative Care

Semester Hours: 2
Description: Introduction to palliative care as a public health issue; exploration of the principles and practice of palliative care including interdisciplinary care of the whole person and family, communication, and self-care.

P1-P2 standing
Instructor: Professors James Ray and Kashelle Lockman

 

PHAR:8796 Introduction to Travel Medicine

Semester Hours: 1
Description: Overview of services provided to travelers to prevent and management conditions that may arise prior to, during, and after international travel; students learn about topics pertaining to each of these areas.

P2 standing
Instructor: Professor Jeanine Abrons