Professional Electives

Spring 2017 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: P1 standing
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:8722 Current Topics in Health Policy

Semester Hours: 2
Description: Legislative process and broad range of current issues in health policy; general- and pharmacy-specific health policy topics at state and federal levels.
Prerequisites/Corequisites: P1-P3 standing
Instructor: Julie Urmie

PHAR:8723 Infectious Diseases for Acute Care Practice

Semester Hours: 1
March 23, 2017 through May 4, 2017
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: P2-P3 standing
Instructor: Christine Catney

PHAR:8790 Topics in Community Pharmacy Management

Semester Hours: 2
January 19, 2017 through March 9, 2017
Description: Focus on building practical knowledge and understanding of business principles.
Prerequisites/Corequisites: P3 standing
Instructor: Christopher Parker

PHAR:8794 Emergency Medicine & 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.
Prerequisites/Corequisites: P3 standing
Instructor: Brett Faine

Fall 2016 College of Pharmacy Professional Electives

PHAR:4740 Materials in Drug and 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, nondegradable nanoparticles, and solid porous scaffolds; applications of these material-based delivery systems from targeted chemotherapy to bone regeneration to vaccination applications.
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