Spring 2019 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.
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: Emily Beckett

PHAR:8722  Current Topics in Health Policy
Semester Hours: 2
Description: Legislative process and broad range of current issues in health policy topics and state and federal levels.
P2 Standing
Instructor: Julie Urmie

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: 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: William Doucette

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

PHAR:8811 New Drugs for New Therapies
Semester Hours: 1,2
Description: From "magic bullets" to "personalized medicine," the quest for new drugs to treat disease involves serendipity, science, and business success; through 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.
Instructor: Maureen Donovan

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 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: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: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