Spring 2020 P1 & P2 College of Pharmacy Professional Electives

PHAR:8706 Pharmacy Projects
Semester Hours: 1-3
Description: Basic and applied research problems of pharmaceutical interest.
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.
P1 Standing
Instructors: Mike Kelly and Jeff Reist

PHAR:8709 Pharmacy Role in Health Coaching/Nutrition
Semester Hours: 2
Description: Exploration of pharmacist role in health coaching and nutrition.
P2 Standing
Instructor: Morgan Herring

PHAR:8722  Current Topics in Health Policy (Offered every other Spring semester. Will be held in Spring 2021.)
Semester Hours: 2
Description: Legislative process and broad range of current issues in health policy topics and state and federal levels.
P1-P2 Standing
Instructor: Julie Urmie

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: 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: Jeanine Abrons

 


Spring 2020 P3 College of Pharmacy Professional Electives

PHAR:4741 Immunology
Semester Hours: 3
Description: Introduction ot basics of the immune system and how it protects against infection and disease: in-depth lectures on vaccines against infectious diseases and cancer in terms of their formulations and how they work; focus on past seminal findings, current treatment modalities, and cutting-edge technologies likely to impact future immunotherapeutic strategies.
P3 Standing
Instructor: Sean Geary

PHAR:8500 Advanced Drug Literature Evaluation and Application
Semester Hours: 2
Description: This course will expand concepts introduced during the first Professional Discovery course, improving student's knowledge and skills in the practical evaluation of drug literature. Emphasis will be placed on the applied interpretation and application of study findings to patient care using a diverse cross-section of clinical study designs.
P3 Standing
Instructor: Michael Ernst

PHAR:8501 Introduction to Nuclear Pharmacy
Semester Hours: 2
Description: This course will introduce students to Radiopharmacy as a specialty practice. The course will include basic foundations of the practice as encountered daily by the nuclear pharmacist. Topics include: basic radiation physics, safety and biological effects, NRC regulations for radioactive material licensing and use, radiopharmaceutical chemistry and product preparation, radiopharmaceutical use for diagnostic imaging and therapy with examination of nuclear medicine case studies, nuclear pharmacist communication and contributions to the medical team.
P3 Standing
Instructor: Nic Mastascusa

PHAR:8502 Advanced Pharmacopalliation of Pain
Semester Hours: 2
Description: Exploration of symptom management across the trajectory of serious illness through a series of longitudinal patient cases.
P3 Standing
Instructor: James Ray and Kashelle Lockman

PHAR:8503 Advanced Pharmacopalliation of Nonpain Symptoms
Semester Hours: 2
Description: Terminal extubation, terminal agitation, discontinuing life sustaining therapies, and pharmacokinetic and pharmaceutic issues in advanced illness.
P3 Standing
Instructor: James Ray and Kashelle Lockman

PHAR:8505 Advanced Topics in Infectious Disease
Semester Hours: 2
Description: Topics in antimicrobial treatment of infectious diseases beyond those in the required pharmacy curriculum, including topics covered in the infectious disease therapeutics course; lectures, case discussion, class participation, and summary presentations of an uncommon organism or antimicrobial agent.
P3 Standing
Instructor: Brett Heintz

PHAR:8506 Health Informatics Essentials
Semester Hours: 2
Description: Introduction to the technology used by pharmacists, healthcare professionals, healthcare organizations, and patients to improve patient care and outcomes; key concepts in health informatics; career opportunities for pharmacists in health informatics.
P3 Standing
Instructor: Vicki Kee

PHAR:8508 Inter Profession Case Studies
Semester Hours: 2
Description: Interdisciplinary collaboration to formulate pharmacologic treatments of common diseases; case-based learning utilized with peer teaching; medical and pharmacy students revisit and share foundational science concepts from their disciplines, including mechanisms of health and disease and principles of pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics; discussions led by students and facilitated with Carver College of Medicine clinician and a College of Pharmacy clinical pharmacist; students formulate treatment plans using the World Health Organization's six step approach to good prescribing.

P3 standing
Instructor: Susan Vos

PHAR:8712 Nonprescription Pharmacotherapy and Self-Care
Semester Hours: 2
Description: Introduction to nonprescription medications; development of patient assessment and consultation skills; understanding of pharmacist's role in patient self-care.
P3 Standing
Instructor: Stevie Veach and Morgan Herring

PHAR:8718 Special Topics in Acute Care
Semester Hours: 2
Description: Pharmacotherapy for common but varied inpatient medicine topics; review of disorder, therapeutic goals, treatment plans, patient education, monitoring; lecture or case-based classes; anticoagulation, hemostasis, diabetic ketoacidosis, ICU overview, hepatic failure, renal replacement therapies, ACLS, antimicrobial and antifungal selection, septic shock, cardiogenic shock, neurogenic shock and neuro/neurosurgical emergencies, burns, sedation.
P3 Standing
Instructor: Heather Bream-Rouwenhorst

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. 
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.
P3 standing
Instructor: Vern Duba

PHAR:8790 Sustainable Clinical Pharmacy Services
Semester Hours: 2
Description: Practical knowledge and understanding of how to implement and sustain clinical pharmacy services in a variety of practice settings; how to identify outcomes to evaluate the success of ongoing services; students explore the perspective of leadership and management as it pertains to clinical pharmacy services.
P3 Standing
Instructor: Rachel Finkelstein

PHAR:8794 Emergency Medicine and Toxicology
Semester Hours: 2
Description: Pharmacology in the world of emergency medicine and toxicology; students learn through lecture, case discussion, class participation, and evaluation of evidence-based medicine literature in emergency medicine and toxicology.
P3 standing
Instructor: Brett Faine

 


Fall College of Pharmacy Professional Electives

PHAR:4740 Materials in Drug & Gene Delivery
Semester Hours: 3
Description: Different types of materials used in drug and gene delivery including synthetic and natural polymers (poly lactic-co-glycolic acid and chitosan respectively); different forms of delivery systems including but not limited to) liposomes, micelles, biodegradable nanoparticles, and solid porous scaffolds; applications of these material-based delivery systems from targeted chemotherapy to bone regeneration to vaccination applications.
Prerequisites/Co-requisites:
Instructor:  Aliasger Salem

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 and 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: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: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