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RX 301. Complementary/Alternative Medicine. 2 Hours.

This course will introduce students to OTC drugs, herbals, nutraceuticals, and non-drug alternatives available to patients. Evidence for benefit versus harm will be highlighted.

RX 302. Introduction to Pharmacology and Toxicology. 2 Hours.

This course will provide an introduction to the principles of pharmacology & toxicology. Couse content will include basic foundational precepts of the discipline and focus on the mechanistic underpinnings of different classes of therapeutic agents. Basic toxicological principles will be covered and application to clinical therapeutics will be included. Prerequisite(s): RX 311 and RX 321 and RX 361.

RX 311. Medical Physiology and Pathophysiology I. 4 Hours.

This course will provide an in-depth examination of human physiological processes and pathologic disorders by organ system. General principles of pathology, immunology, genetics and neoplasia are introduced, along with the nervous system: peripheral; CNS, pain transmission and management; neurological and psychiatric disorders; and renal physiology and disease. Will include clinical symptom presentation and cellular basis of disease.

RX 312. Medical Physiology and Pathophysiology II. 4 Hours.

A continuation of the fall course in which the additional following organ systems will be examined: cardiovascular, endocrinology, hematology/ oncology, pulmonary, GI/ hepatic, reproductive, musculoskeletal, dermatology, and otology. Prerequisite(s): RX 311.

RX 321. Pharmaceutics I: Drug Characteristics. 3 Hours.

This course will cover the general chemical and biological principles upon which the interactions between drugs and living systems are based. Pharmaceutical calculations will also be included.

RX 322. Pharmaceutics II: Drug Delivery Systems with Lab. 4 Hours.

This course integrates mathematical concepts relating to pharmaceutical dosage forms with prescription compounding techniques. Physical and chemical properties of prescription additives are considered as they affect accuracy, potency, and stability of common dosage forms. Laboratory portion involves basic compounding skills. Prerequisite(s): RX 321.

RX 331. Cognitive Skills, Comm, Case-based Critical Thinking I. 3 Hours.

Introduction to practice of pharmacy, drug info, clinical lab tests; introduction to problem solving/ critical thinking; basic pharmacy law. Top 100 drug review.

RX 332. Cognitive Skills, Comm, Case-based Critical Thinking II. 3 Hours.

An emphasis on problem solving and critical thinking focused on drug-related problems and major disease states. Topics will be integrated throughout the semester using a case-studies approach. Prerequisite(s): RX 331.

RX 341. Self-Care I. 2 Hours.

This course will acquaint the student with the history of the pharmacy profession and the therapeutic utility of a variety of herbal medicines and alternative treatment regimens as well as provide an introduction to selected over-the-counter medications.

RX 342. Medical Microbiology. 3 Hours.

Fundamentals of the microbial world with emphasis on the medical aspects of microbiology, molecular basis of pathogenicity, and chemotherapy. Expansion of basic immunological principles presented in RX 311 to include altered immune states, transplantation immunology, and network regulation of the immune response. Prerequisite(s): RX 361.

RX 350. IPPE I (Basic Community or Hospital Pharmacy). 3 Hours.

An introductory pharmacy practice experience that involves actual practice experiences in a community practice setting and permits the student, under appropriate supervision and as permitted by practice regulations, to develop a understanding of the basic tenets of community practice setting.

RX 351. Rural Community Pharmacy Practice with Skills Lab. 3 Hours.

This course is designed to provide students with the foundation necessary to understand the needs and resources required in providing rural pharmacy healthcare access and to be able to practice pharmacy effectively in the rural community setting. A combination of didactic lectures and laboratory experiences will prepare students for their first Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience (IPPE), while emphasizing the unique aspects of rural healthcare delivery.

RX 352. Communications and Ethics. 2 Hours.

An understanding of the foundations of clinical communication, including direct and indirect clinical communication techniques to increase the participation of patients in achieving positive clinical outcomes and maximizing their health-related quality of life. Common ethical issues will be discussed.

RX 361. Medical Biochemistry. 3 Hours.

General overview of major metabolic pathways, electrolyte balances and enzymatic systems important for drug pharmacodynamics.

RX 362. Practice Skills Lab I. 1 Hour.

The course is designed to provide students with an in-depth introduction to all aspects of skillful delivery of community pharmacy services. Prerequisite(s): RX 351.

RX 371. Medical Physiology and Pathophysiology I Recitation. 1 Hour.

This recitation will support the lecture material provided in RX 311 with special emphasis on clinical laboratory tests.

RX 372. Medical Physiology and Pathophysiology II Recitation. 2 Hours.

This recitation will support and reinforce the lecture material provided in RX 312.

RX 401. Pharmacy Management. 3 Hours.

This course is designed to provide the student with a broad base of information and skills for pharmacy management in various professional practice settings. Management principles covered include planning, organizing, directing budgeting, and operating a pharmacy and to use the economic analyses to manage limited pharmacy resources. The course prepares the pharmacy student to understand and work at various levels of management.

RX 403. Self-Care II. 2 Hours.

This course is a continuation of Self Care I and will acquaint the student with additional over-the-counter medications and point-of-care testing devices.

RX 411. Clinical Research Design and Statistics. 3 Hours.

The intent of this course is to familiarize students with appropriate clinical experimental design and statistical methods of analysis. Continued emphasis on drug information will be provided, which will enhance student’s ability to critically evaluate the literature. An overview of medial epidemiology will round out the course.

RX 412. Pharmacogenomics and Biotechnology. 3 Hours.

This course will present information covering the breadth of biotechnology including transcriptional regulation, cloning, recombinant protein synthesis, gene therapy and stem cell biology. Additionally, specific applications of genetics and genomics to drug metabolism and distribution will be provided stressing the significance of genetic variation in determining the handling of xenobiotics by the body. Prerequisite(s): RX 311 and RX 312 and RX 342 and RX 361.

RX 421. Pharmacology and Medicinal Chemistry I. 4 Hours.

This course will provide an in-depth survey of pharmacology with particular coverage of drugs affecting the peripheral and central nervous systems; treatment of inflammatory states; agents that influence water and ion conservation; and the cardiovascular system. Selected topics of importance for understanding the structure-activity relationship of agents in each class will be discussed.

RX 422. Pharmacology and Medicinal Chemistry II. 4 Hours.

This course is a continuation of RX 421 with coverage of drugs in the following areas: antimicrobial & antiparasitic agents; antivirals; chemotherapeutic agents used against neoplasm; immunomodulators; anemia and blood dyscrasias; hormone therapy; dermatologic preparations; ophthalmic drugs; and an introduction to toxicology.

RX 431. Cognitive, Community, & Case-based Crit. Thinking III. 3 Hours.

Problem solving sections will continue with case-based review of problems and patient-centered care approaches that coincide with topics in the Drug Action.

RX 432. Cognitive, Communication, & Case-based Crit. Thinking IV. 3 Hours.

Continuation of problem solving sections case-based review of problems and patient-centered care approaches that coincide with topics in the Drug Action.

RX 433. Principles of Pharmacokinetics. 3 Hours.

This course will provide conceptual and quantitative description of pharmacokinetic (PK) theory and its clinical application by combining physiology, pharmaceutics, mathematics and clinical assessment. The time course of drug absorption, distribution, metabolism, and excretion and physiological factors that influence each process are described to explain the fate of the drug administered. Application to clinical situation to design and optimize dosage regimen is also discussed.

RX 434. Rural Health Systems Pharmacy Practice with Skills Lab. 3 Hours.

This course is designed to provide students with the foundation necessary to understand the needs and resources required in providing rural pharmacy healthcare access and to be able to practice pharmacy effectively in the rural institutional setting. A combination of didactic lectures and laboratory experiences will prepare students for their second Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience (IPPE), while emphasizing the unique aspects of rural healthcare delivery.

RX 441. Natural Products Debate. 2 Hours.

Using a debate format, this course is designed to provide students with a more in-depth understanding of the mechanism of action, efficacy, safety and scientific evidence available for the top selling natural products in use today.

RX 442. Pharmacoeconomics. 3 Hours.

This course is designed to introduce the pharmacy student to economic theories relevant in the health care arena and the application of pharmacoeconomic methodologies in evaluating drug therapy management. Pharmacoeconomic topics to be covered include cost-minimization analysis (CMA), cost-benefit analysis (CBA), cost-effect analysis (CEA), and cost-utility analysis (CUA). Additional topics in epidemiology will be included. At the end of this course, students will comprehend the economic factors driving the decision making process found in the health care industry and evaluate the pharmacoeconomic literature for the purpose of decision making.

RX 450. Introductory Pharmacy Practice Exp – Institutional. 3 Hours.

The goal of this rotation is to expose students to the everyday practice of pharmacy in the institutional setting. Students will be introduced to all aspects of professional interactions with patients and coworkers, medication distribution and/or dispensing, and pharmacy management. It is to be understood that students have achieved and can demonstrate competency in the categories mentioned in IPPE-Community and that this institutional rotation is to build on these competencies and advance student’s learning to the next level.

RX 451. Bone and Joint Disorders. 2 Hours.

This course will provide a more detailed description of normal bone and joint structure, function and metabolism, pathophysiology of major disorders including various forms of osteoporosis, Paget’s disease, osteomalacia, rheumatoid and osteoarthritis, osteogenesis imperfect, bone cancer, diagnosis and available treatments for these disorders. Prerequisite(s): RX 311 and RX 312.

RX 452. The Drug Dev Proc from Inception to Approval & Market. 2 Hours.

This course will provide a detailed description of drug discovery and development through regulatory approval and marketing in the Pharmaceutical industry. It will cover the impact of generic drugs and of managed healthcare organizations. The course will include real-life examples from the instructors 20 years experience in the industry. Prerequisite(s): RX 321.

RX 461. Pharmaceutical Analysis. 2 Hours.

This course will cover an introduction and survey of instrumental methods and detailed study of the analytical techniques with particular reference to pharmaceutical applications. It includes chromatographic analysis of pharmaceutical agents, metabolites, and clinical samples, methods for identification of pharmaceutical agents and metabolites, and spectral techniques used in quantitative analysis of clinical samples. Prerequisite(s): RX 361 and RX 321 and RX 322.

RX 462. Drug Abuse and Society. 2 Hours.

This course is designed to provide an overview about drug abuse in our society and the physiological and psychological properties believed to be inherent to abused drugs. We will compare and contrast the incidence, risks and harm associated with major drugs of abuse. Student presentations will be an important component of this course.

RX 464. Practice Skills Lab II. 1 Hour.

This course is designed to provide students with a survey of competent and efficient delivery of patient centered pharmacy services. Emphasis is placed on patient safety in the context of therapeutic solution finding incorporating information management; therapeutic planning, monitoring and outcomes, and professional communication skills.

RX 471. Advances in Drug Delivery Systems. 2 Hours.

This course will cover advanced delivery systems used in the clinical market and research field to improve therapeutic efficacy of agents. Prerequisite(s): RX 321 and RX 322.

RX 472. Pharmaceutical Marketing and Promotion. 2 Hours.

The course is designed to provide a comprehensive and thorough overview of marketing and advertising of FDA approved drugs in the US. Emphasis will be placed on the environment of pharmaceutical marketing, marketing research, pharmaceutical advertising, product branding, and pharmaceutical detailing. Prerequisite(s): RX 401.

RX 474. Pharmacotherapeutics I. 3 Hours.

This course provides an introduction to the concepts involved in ensuring the safe, appropriate, and economical use of drugs in patient care. Successful completion of the entire Pharmacotherapeutic course series is a prerequisite to advance clinical practice experiences (APPE). This course emphasizes a basic foundation in medication therapy management through an overview of the general principles of case-based problem-solving and a systematic approach to rational drug selection. Topics in clinical pharmacokinetics, special populations, and evidence-based medicine are also discussed. In addition, student explore the application of these principles to several common disease states.

RX 481. Contemporary Issues in Women’s Health. 2 Hours.

This course is intended to increase understanding of how being a woman impacts health risks and outcomes from physiological, psychological and societal perspectives.

RX 482. HIV/AIDS. 2 Hours.

HIV/AIDS is a modern day pandemic that has killed millions worldwide and has infected even more. This course will investigate various aspects of this scourge, including, how HIV infects and manipulates a cell to produce new virus, how HIV leads to AIDS, available treatments, current research, epidemiology of the disease, its impact on various societies, and its history. Prerequisite(s): RX 342.

RX 490. Special Topics in Research. 2 Hours.

This is an elective offering for students to gain experience conducting research by working closely with a School of Pharmacy faculty member. Students will learn the scientific method and be involved in a specific project overseen by the faculty member. This is a lab-type course. Students need to talk with faculty members about their research interests and be approved to sign up for the appropriate section.

RX 491. Pharmacology & Medicinal Chemistry Recitation I. 2 Hours.

This is the third section of a six-semester sequence designed to enhance students’ team-based critical thinking and problem solving abilities while reinforcing content presented in third semester didactic courses. Prerequisite(s): RX 372.

RX 492. Integrated Recitation: PMC II and Therapeutics I. 2 Hours.

This is the fourth section of a six-semester sequence designed to enhance students’ team-based critical thinking and problem solving abilities while reinforcing content presented in third semester didactic courses.

RX 499. Topic/. 1-6 Hour.

This course of variable content will provide students with the opportunity to explore selected topics in Pharmacy under the guidance of Pharmacy faculty.

RX 501. Social and Behavioral Pharmacy. 2 Hours.

This course will provide an understanding of the foundations of social & behavioral pharmacy, including topics in health promotion, disease prevention and pharmacoepidemiology that will allow pharmacists to help patients achieve positive outcomes and maximizing their health-related quality of life.

RX 511. Ambulatory Care and Management I IPPE. 1.5 Hour.

This third year Introductory Pharmacy Experiential Education course introduces students to the role of the pharmacist in ambulatory care rural settings and the management roles in which pharmacists participate during practice without regard to the practice setting. The student acquires the confidence, knowledge, skill, and professionalism required for pharmacists to function competently. The student will gain experience in communicating with patients, other healthcare provides, and employees involved in pharmacy practice. The students will be able to apply their didactic and basic pharmaceutical sciences learned in the classroom and support their readiness for APPE coursework.

RX 521. Pharmacotherapeutics II. 4 Hours.

This course introduces students to the basic knowledge and skills required to practice. Successful completion of these courses (DA 5 and 6) is prerequisites to advance clinical practice experiences (APPE). The emphasis of these courses is on the medical management of most common disease states that student may encounter during the clinical rotation. The course augments the ability of students to develop evidence- based treatment guidelines and clinical recommendations, pharmacokinetics and therapeutic medication monitoring and management following a similar organ-based sequence as for the pathophysiology and the P2 year of the Drug Action sequence. Of particular focus is pharmacotherapy for the peripheral and central nervous systems, inflammatory disease states, endocrine disorders, kidney disease and correction of electrolyte and nutrient imbalances.

RX 522. Drug Action VI. 4 Hours.

This course will introduce the students to the basic knowledge and skills required to practice in the real world. Successful completion of these courses (DA 5 and 6) is prerequisites to advance clinical practice experiences (APPE). The emphasis of these courses will be placed on the medical management of most common disease states that student may encounter during the clinical rotation. The course will augment students’ ability to develop evidence- based treatment guidelines and clinical recommendations, pharmacokinetics and therapeutic medication monitoring and management following a similar organ-based sequence as for the pathophysiology and the P2 year of the Drug Action sequence. Of particular focus will be pharmacotherapy for the peripheral and central nervous systems, inflammatory disease states, endocrine disorders, kidney disease and correction of electrolyte and nutrient imbalances.

RX 531. Cognitive, Communication, and Case-based Critical Thinking V. 3 Hours.

Designed to provide students with a survey of competent and efficient delivery of patient centered pharmacy services. Emphasis will be placed on therapeutic solution finding incorporating information management; therapeutic planning, monitoring and outcomes; and professional communication skills.

RX 532. Cognitive, Communication, and Case-based Critical Thinking V. 3 Hours.

Continuation of RX 531. Designed to provide students with a survey of competent and efficient delivery of patient centered pharmacy services. Emphasis will be placed on therapeutic solution finding incorporating information management; therapeutic planning, monitoring and outcomes; and professional communication skills.

RX 533. Individualized Kinetic Dosing Lab. 1 Hour.

This course provides students with a survey of competent and efficient delivery of patient centered pharmacy services using applied pharmacokinetics. Emphasis will be on Individualized Dosage Regimen design/revision; incorporating clinical pharmacokinetic information management, therapeutic planning, patient response monitoring, outcomes assessment; and professional communication skills.

RX 541. Vaccinations. 2 Hours.

This course is designed to prepare students for certification in administration of drugs and immunizations upon graduation and licensure as a pharmacist. Using CDC and ASHP guidelines, the course will focus on immunological, administrative, and clinical considerations for pharmacists administering vaccines. Prerequisite(s): RX 432 and RX 422.

RX 542. Pharmacy Capstone. 4 Hours.

This course will develop communication skills by preparation and presentation of a professional seminar. Students will research the clinical literature on a pharmacy related topic of interest and learn techniques for the most effective means of communicating this to a professional audiences.

RX 550. IPPE Other Non Traditional. 3 Hours.

The goal of IPPE non-traditional rotation is to offer P3 students the opportunity to explore a more specialized area of pharmacy practice or to spend more time in a community/institutional setting to gain more confidence in that particular area of practice prior to going on advanced rotations. In a specialized setting the rotation should serve as an introduction to the specialty. For example, if a student is interested in Oncology but is uncertain of what the practice setting entails, this rotation will introduce the student to oncology pharmacy practice and how it is similar and/or different from practice in a general practice pharmacy.

RX 551. Advanced Drug Information. 3 Hours.

This course develops the skills for our student-pharmacists to search, find, and evaluate scientific literature to provide written pharmacotherapy summaries and evidence-based, clinically-focused answers to healthcare professionals’ question(s), targeting an overall goal of optimizing patient care.

RX 552. Pharmacy Law. 3 Hours.

This course is intended to provide an overview of federal and state laws that regulate the practice of pharmacy. This course will cover legal and ethical issues that can occur as pharmacists practice patient-centered care and medication management.

RX 561. Sports and Exercise Medicine for Pharmacists. 2 Hours.

Covers the role the pharmacist can have in helping with minor injuries, sports related illnesses, and the education of the adverse affects of “doping”.

RX 562. Clinical Toxicology. 2 Hours.

This course covers the study of the clinical toxicology of therapeutic agents, some natural products and some venoms. Mechanisms of toxicity, causes, detection and treatment will be discussed where relevant.

RX 563. Drug Development Process from Inception to Approval and Mark. 2 Hours.

The goal of this course is to provide a detailed understanding of drug discovery and development through regulatory approval and marketing in the Pharmaceutical industry. It will cover the impact of generic drugs and of managed healthcare organizations.

RX 564. Drug-Drug Interactions. 1 Hour.

This course expands upon drugs interactions and delves into the underlying mechanisms. Additionally, clinically relevant drug interactions for different classes of medications will be reviewed to prepare students to identify and prevent harmful drug-drug interactions in a variety of practice settings. Students will be expected to use previously gained knowledge to research drug-drug interactions. Prerequisite(s): RX 521.

RX 565. Geriatric Pharmacotherapy. 2 Hours.

This elective is designed for students to learn key geriatric pharmacotherapy principles and gain insight into the complex needs of older adults through didactic instruction, case-based problem solving, and self-assessment questions. The course will prepare the student to provide pharmaceutical care to elderly patients by learning general principles of aging, geriatric assessment skills, and pharmacotherapy of selected disease states and syndromes common to the senior population.

RX 566. Drug-Induced Psychiatric Diseases. 1 Hour.

This course involves the study of neuropsychiatric diseases that are caused or induced by medication use. Students will learn to think about the possibility of medication contribution to CNS disorders; how to identify and categorize these drug-induced diseases; and how to prevent them and/or manage them when they occur.

RX 567. Ambulatory Care Pharmacotherapy. 2 Hours.

This elective course is designed to expose students to advanced issues surrounding the appropriate use of medications in ambulatory patients. A systematic approach to the identification and resolution of drug therapy problems will be developed through the use of various methodologies, including work-ups of patient cases, journal club exercises, and debates of clinical controversies. Students will be expected to justify their decisions based on an evaluation of the current literature.

RX 568. Complementary & Alternative Medicine (CAMS) Therapeutic Expx. 1-2 Hour.

Students will gain understanding of CAMS therapy by direct experience and reflection which will be complemented with more in-depth knowledge of the benefits and limitations of selected methods from recent research.

RX 569. Infectious Diseases. 2 Hours.

This advanced elective course utilizes active learning strategies to address the therapeutic use of anti-infective agents in the treatment of selected infectious diseases. Pharmacology, pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, and clinical microbiology topics will be integrated and reinforced throughout the student’s experience. Problem based learning strategy will provide students the opportunity to apply therapeutic principles and evaluate the management of specific infectious diseases.

RX 571. Pharmacy Practice Management. 3 Hours.

This course provides the student with a broad base of information and skills to practice in pharmacy management in various professional settings. Management principles covered include planning, organizing, directing budgeting, and operating a pharmacy and to use the economic analyses to manage limited pharmacy resources. The course prepares the pharmacy student to understand and work at various levels of management.

RX 572. Clinical Chemistry. 2 Hours.

The influence of disease states on the results of laboratory diagnostic procedures and the effects of drug therapy on diagnostic procedures.

RX 582. Critical Care. 2 Hours.

Designed to emphasize the efficacy, safety, and comparative value of drug therapy in the pharmacotherapeutic management of critically ill patients. Knowledge of physiology, pharmacology, and drug therapy management is applied to disease states and conditions specific to this population. Didactic instruction is augmented by active learning through case studies and discussion of contemporary issues in critical care.

RX 583. Essential Medical Literature for Primary Care. 2 Hours.

This advanced elective course covers the essential and practice changing studies that clinical practitioners should be familiar with in relation to primary care. The course covers basic points of medical literature evaluation as well has how to apply medical literature to practice.

RX 584. Infectious Diseases. 2 Hours.

This advanced elective course utilizes active learning strategies to address the therapeutic use of anti-infective agents in the treatment of selected infectious diseases. Pharmacology, pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, and clinical microbiology topics will be integrated and reinforced throughout the student’s experience. Problem based learning strategy will provide students the opportunity to apply therapeutic principles and evaluate the management of specific infectious diseases.

RX 591. Applied Pharmacotherapeutics I Recitation. 2 Hours.

This course helps students develop practice skills in concert with improvement in critical thinking and problem solving abilities. Course outcomes foster effective and compassionate delivery of patient-centered care.

RX 599. Topic/. 1 Hour.

This course of variable content will provide students with the opportunity to explore selected topics in Pharmacy under the guidance of Pharmacy faculty.

RX 601. Inpatient - Acute Care. 6 Hours.

In this course students will participate in a 6 week, 40 hours per week, full-time experience, under the direction of a preceptor, in pharmacy practice to provide effective and appropriate patient-centered pharmaceutical care to patients in an inpatient/acute care setting.

RX 602. Hospital - Health Systems. 6 Hours.

In this course, students will gain the knowledge to deliver effective and appropriate patient care to hospital patients. The student will become a member of an interdisciplinary team in order to provide superior patient-centered care.

RX 603. Ambulatory Care. 6 Hours.

In this course, students will participate in a 6 week, 40 hours a week, full-time off-campus experience, under the direction of a preceptor, in an ambulatory pharmacy practice to provide effective and appropriate patient-centered pharmaceutical care in the ambulatory setting.

RX 604. Community Pharmacy. 6 Hours.

In this course, students will participate in a 6 week, 40 hours a week, full-time off-campus experience, under the direction of a preceptor, in a community pharmacy to provide effective and appropriate patient-centered pharmaceutical care in the community setting.

RX 605. Rehabilitation Care Medicine. 6 Hours.

In this course, students will gain the knowledge to deliver effective and appropriate patient care to acute rehabilitation care patients. The student will become a member of an interdisciplinary team in order to provide superior patient-centered care.

RX 606. Emergency Care. 6 Hours.

In this course, students will participate in a 6 week, 40 hours a week, full-time off-campus experience, under the direction of a preceptor, in emergency medicine pharmacy practice to provide effective and appropriate patient centered pharmaceutical care in the emergent care setting.

RX 607. Geriatric Care. 6 Hours.

In this course students will participate in a 6 week, 40 hours a week, full-time off-campus experience, under the direction of a preceptor, in pharmacy practice to provide effective and appropriate geriatric patient centered pharmaceutical care.

RX 608. Pain Management. 6 Hours.

In this course, students will participate in a 6 week, 40 hours a week, full-time off-campus experience, under the direction of a preceptor, in pain management pharmacy practice to provide effective and appropriate patient centered pharmaceutical care in the pain management care setting.

RX 609. Oncology. 6 Hours.

In this course, students will gain the knowledge to deliver effective and appropriate patient care to patients with oncology disorders. Specifically, students will obtain practical experience to evaluate, implement, and monitor chemotherapeutic and non-chemotherapeutic drug therapy, to optimize the delivery of pharmaceutical care and improve the therapeutic outcomes in patients. The student will become a member of an interdisciplinary team in order to provide patient-centered care.

RX 610. Pediatric Care. 6 Hours.

In this course students will participate in a 6 week, 40 hours a week, full-time off-campus experience, under the direction of a preceptor, in pharmacy practice to provide effective and appropriate pediatric patient centered pharmaceutical care in the pediatric setting.

RX 611. Infectious Disease. 6 Hours.

In this course, students will gain the knowledge to deliver effective and appropriate patient care to infectious disease (ID) patients. The student will become a member of an ID team in order to provide patient-centered care.

RX 612. Psychiatric Care. 6 Hours.

In this course, students will participate in a 6 week, 40 hours a week, full-time off-campus experience, under the direction of a preceptor, in psychiatric pharmacy practice to provide effective and appropriate psychiatric patient centered pharmaceutical care in the psychiatric setting.

RX 613. Indian Health Service. 6 Hours.

In this course, students will participate in a 6 week, 40 hours a week, full-time off-campus experience, under the direction of a preceptor, in an ambulatory pharmacy practice to provide effective and appropriate patient centered pharmaceutical care in the US Public Health Care Indian Health setting.

RX 614. Pharmacy Academia. 6 Hours.

In this course, students will be incorporated into the pharmacy faculty within a college of pharmacy. Students will be exposed to didactic lecturing, laboratory facilitation, research (as available), and general management within academia.

RX 615. Association Administration. 6 Hours.

In this course, students will become an integral member within a professional pharmacy organization environment. The student will work with preceptors to address membership as well as organizational and business structure and services.

RX 616. Food and Drug Administration. 6 Hours.

In this course, students will become an integral member within a professional pharmacy organization environment. The student will work with preceptors to address membership as well as organizational and business structure and services.

RX 617. Pharmacy Research. 6 Hours.

In this course, students will participate in original research (discovery, translational, clinical) as directed by their preceptor. The research activities performed by each student will vary by area of scholarship but may include research design & planning, data collection & analysis, and presentation.

RX 618. Drug Therapy Management. 6 Hours.

This course offers student pharmacists full time opportunities to apply the knowledge and synthesize the didactic information and skills required for direct patient care in pharmacy practice both in the community and health system environments. This direct patient care course offers students to function as an integral member of a healthcare team and to actively be involved in the care of patients. Students are expected to demonstrate professional communication, maturity and judgment skills with exceptional work habits. The overall goal of this course is for students to understand and obtain practical experience to evaluate, implement, and monitor drug therapy, to optimize the delivery of pharmaceutical care and improve the therapeutic outcomes in patients with a variety of disease states. Successful completion of this experience will provide students the opportunity to develop confidence to provide effective and appropriate patient centered pharmaceutical care in the pharmacy practice environment.

RX 619. Administration. 6 Hours.

In this course, students will become an integral member within a professional pharmacy organization corporate environment. The student will work with the preceptor to address administrative management as well as organizational and business structure and services.

RX 620. Nuclear Pharmacy. 6 Hours.

In this course, students will participate in a 6 week, 40 hours a week, full-time off-campus experience, under the direction of a preceptor, in a centralized nuclear pharmacy to providing effective and appropriate radiopharmaceutical compounding and dispensing. In addition to learning the concepts and sciences of nuclear pharmacy and associated regulations and guidelines for the practice, students will participate in preparation, storing and dispensing of radiopharmaceuticals for use in nuclear medicine departments, as well as receive and ship radioactive packages.

RX 621. Cardiology Care. 6 Hours.

In this course students will participate in a 6 week, 40 hours per week, full-time experience, under the direction of a preceptor, in pharmacy practice to provide effective and appropriate patient centered pharmaceutical care to cardiology patients in acute care settings.

RX 622. ICU Critical Care. 6 Hours.

In this course students will participate in a 6 week, 40 hours per week, full-time experience, under the direction of a preceptor in pharmacy practice to provide effective and appropriate patient centered pharmaceutical care to critically ill patients in intensive care unit settings.

RX 623. OTC Self-Care Community Pharmacy. 6 Hours.

In this course, students will participate in a 6 week, 40 hours a week, full-time off-campus experience, under the direction of a preceptor, in a community pharmacy to provide effective and appropriate patient-centered pharmaceutical care in the community setting.

RX 624. AACP Professional Pharmacy Organization. 6 Hours.

In this course, students will become an integral member within a professional pharmacy organization environment. The student will work with preceptors to address membership as well as organizational and business structure and services.

RX 625. Collaborative Transitional Ambulatory Care. 6 Hours.

This direct patient care course allows students to function as an integral member of the community outreach healthcare team and to be actively involved in the care of patients. Students are expected to demonstrate advanced critical thinking, professional communication, maturity, and judgment skills with exceptional work habits. The overall goal of this course is for students understand and obtain practical experience to evaluate, implement, and monitor drug therapy, to optimize the delivery of pharmaceutical care and improve the therapeutic outcomes in patients with a variety of disease states.

RX 626. Drug Information and Medical Writing. 6 Hours.

In this course, students will participate in a 6-week, full-time (40 hours/week) experience, under the direction of a Pharmacy Practice preceptor, to learn essential drug information (DI) and medical writing skills that will enhance the students’ impact in a variety of pharmacy practice settings. The DI component will focus on core DI skills including gathering appropriate background information, conducting systematic literature searches, integrating scientific/medical evidence and preparing and communicating DI responses. The medical writing component will focus on project management, document organization, table development, proper citation, and preparation of written documents of various types.

RX 627. Pharmacy Informatics. 6 Hours.

This APPE course offers student pharmacists full time opportunities to apply the knowledge and synthesize the didactic information and skills required for non-direct patient care within the clinical pharmacy care environment. This non-direct patient care APPE offers students the ability to function as an integral member of pharmacy care team involved with publishing, writing, evaluating medical information. The course focuses on fundamentals of pharmacy informatics such as pharmacy automation technology and information systems in a hospital setting. This APPE is beneficial to students who are interested in hospital pharmacy practice or those interested in specializing in pharmacy informatics.

RX 628. Advanced Ambulatory Care. 6 Hours.

Using an educator-practitioner model, the student will directly involve him/herself in the development of drug treatment regimens for selected patients. The experience will include literature evaluation, development of drug monographs, patient interviews, data interpretation, assessing drug therapy, making recommendations for monitoring drug therapy, and utilizing evidence-based principles of pharmacotherapy to develop an optimal therapeutic plan for patients with disease states that are commonly treated in an outpatient setting.

RX 629. Specialty Care Pharmacy. 6 Hours.

The Specialty Care Pharmacy APPE course offers student pharmacists the opportunity to apply the knowledge and synthesize the didactic information and skills required for direct patient care in the specialty care and the pharmacy practice environment. This direct patient care APPE offers students the experience to function as an integral member of the healthcare team and to be actively be involved in the care of patients. Students will participate in a practice that provides an integrated model caring for patients with complex disease states and chronic conditions that require advanced drug therapies, injectable medications and more complicated treatment regiments. This may include, but is not limited to individualized dosing care, pharmaceutics and compounding medication preparations. Students are expected to demonstrate professional communication, maturity and judgment skills with exceptional work habits. The overall goal of this APPE course is for students to understand and obtain practical experience, to evaluate, implement, and monitor drug therapy, to optimize the delivery of pharmaceutical care, and to improve the therapeutic outcomes in patients with a variety of disease states. Successful completion of this experience will give students the opportunity to develop confidence to provide effective and appropriate patient-centered pharmaceutical care in the pharmacy practice environment.

RX 630. Compounding Pharmacy. 6 Hours.

The Compounding Pharmacy APPE course offers student pharmacists the opportunity to apply the knowledge and synthesize the didactic information and skills required for direct patient care in the compounding pharmacy practice environment. This direct patient care APPE offers students the experience to function as an integral member of the healthcare team and to be actively be involved in the care of patients. As the pharmacy care provider students will demonstrate competency and understanding of pharmaceutics, pharmaceutical calculations, and medication evaluations to ensure appropriate preparation, administration, stability and compliance with compounding standards and regulations. Students are expected to demonstrate professional communication, maturity and judgment skills with exceptional work habits. The overall goal of this APPE course is for students to understand and obtain practical experience, to evaluate, implement, and monitor drug therapy, to optimize the delivery of pharmaceutical care, and to improve the therapeutic outcomes in patients with a variety of disease states. Successful completion of this experience will give students the opportunity to develop confidence to provide effective and appropriate patient-centered pharmaceutical care in the pharmacy practice environment.

RX 631. Long Term Geriatric Care. 6 Hours.

this APPE course students will participate in a 6 week, 40 hours a week, full-time off-campus experience, under the direction of a preceptor, in pharmacy practice to provide effective and appropriate closed pharmacy system services for non-patient centered pharmaceutical care in the long term care and/or assisted living setting.

RX 632. Substance Abuse Prevention. 6 Hours.

In this APPE course, students will participate in a 6 week 40 hours a week, full-time off-campus experience, under the direction of a preceptor in substance abuse prevention, to provide educational material in the community setting.

RX 633. Poison Control Prevention. 6 Hours.

In this APPE course, students participate in a 6-week, full-time (40 hours/week) experience, to develop an understanding of history, role and functions of poison control centers. Students learn the mechanisms-of-action, toxicokinetics and treatment of common poisonings and toxic exposures related to household products, insecticides and pesticides, industrial toxicants, hazardous material spills, drugs of abuse, drugs used in suicide and homicide, and drugs involved in clinically-significant adverse events, interactions and therapeutic errors. Students consider age- and disease-associated patient factors in evaluating the potential for drug and chemical toxicity. Students also conduct literature research on complex questions; prepare topic reviews; compile ready-reference materials for contact center staff; and participate in case reviews, teaching rounds, journal clubs and interprofessional small group discussions.

RX 699. Topic/. 1 Hour.

This course of variable content will provide students with the opportunity to explore selected topics in Pharmacy under the guidance of Pharmacy faculty.