Professional Year 3

 

EFFECTIVE UNTIL AY 2018-2019

 

EFFECTIVE STARTING AY 2019-2020

 

 

THE PROFESSIONAL YEAR 3 (FIRST SEMESTER)

The first semester provides 17 hours of academic credit and consists of seven required courses. The following required courses are covered by this contract.

  • Therapeutics V, PHCS-515. This course is a continuation of the therapeutics series. It consists of lectures designed to develop the student’s ability to apply principles and concepts of clinical therapeutics to the care of patients with specific illnesses. The focus is on pediatric and adult oncology and management of secondary issues (e.g., pain, nausea and vomiting, infection). The pedagogy for this course is primarily didactic lecture, but most lecturers use some active learning techniques. Credit 4 (4-0)
  • Therapeutics VI, PHCS-516. This course is a continuation of the therapeutics series. It consists of lectures designed to develop the student’s ability to apply principles and concepts of clinical therapeutics to the care of patients with specific illnesses. This course addresses neurology and psychiatric management. The pedagogy for this course is primarily didactic lecture, but most lecturers use some active learning techniques. Credit 3 (3-0)
  • Applied Therapeutics II, PHCS-512. This is the first course in a two part small group series.  The course introduces student pharmacists to clinical setting and application of pharmacotherapy. Students learn to interview patients, review a medical record, present a patient case and defend a care plan. Students also construct SOAP notes on each patient.  This course uses an active learning pedagogy that consists of problem-based and critical thinking sessions. The materials associated with this course are included in the cost of the Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience Program Credit 2 (2-0)
  • Selected Topics in Therapeutic I, PHCS-520. This is the first of a four course advanced series, each focusing on a certain disease state. Credit 2 (2-0)
  • Selected Topics in Therapeutic II, PHCS-521. This is the second of a four course advanced series, each focusing on a certain disease state. Credit 2 (2-0)
  • IPPE-III, PHCS-513. The goal of this Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience III (PHCS-513) is to allow hands-on experience to the student under the close supervision of a pharmacist in the various sections of the Department of Pharmaceutical Care. Credit 1 (0-1)
  • PharmDResearch, PHCS-511. This course includes the final report on the research project that was proposed and approved in P-2 Year. The report must meet all the standards for Pharm.D. research projects defined by the Pharm.D. Research Committee. Credit 3 (3-0)

 

THE PROFESSIONAL YEAR 3 (SECOND SEMESTER)

The second semester of the year 3 consist of 19 hours of academic credit and consists of eight required courses.

  • IPPE Community, PHCS-524. This course focuses on the basic principles and practices of community pharmacy. Credit 4 (0-4)
  • IPPE Institutional, PHCS-525. This course focuses on the basic principles and practices of institutional hospital pharmacy. Credit 4 (0-4)
  • Pharmacy Law, PHCS-501: This course emphasizes the application of pertinent laws, rules and regulations to the practice of pharmacy. It considers both the legal and the ethical issues surrounding different practice, situations. It also emphasizes where and how to obtain new and changed laws, rules and regulations. Credit 2 (2-0)
  • Clinical Literature Retrieval & Evaluation, PHCS-502. This course consists of lectures, recitations, and laboratory sessions designed to introduce pharmacy students to the resources available.  In addition, it deals with the basics of experimental design, research methodology, and evaluation of the current drug literature. Emphasis is placed on search strategies and provision of drug and toxicology information to health care professionals. The pedagogy for this course is primarily didactic lecture, but does have several recitation sessions. Credit 3 (2-1)
  • Selected Topics in Therapeutic III, PHCS-522. This is the third of a four course advanced series, each focusing on a certain disease state Credit 2 (2-0)
  • Selected Topics in Therapeutic IV, PHCS-514. This is the fourth of a four course advanced series, each focusing on a certain disease state Credit 2 (2-0)
  • Immunization, PHCS-503. This course is owned by the American Pharmacists Association and is used to certify students’ knowledge and skills in the area of immunizations and vaccination. The college can provide a consultant to train your faculty to teach the course. Credit 1 (1-0)
  • Seminar, PHCS-504. A formal seminar presented by each student in P-3 class. Topics may range from patient case studies to analysis of pharmacy practice problems. Student must approach a faculty preceptor and jointly choose an appropriate topic. The seminar is directed by the faculty preceptor and would include a question and answer period including discussion. Credit 1 (0-1)

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