Course Description - Professional Year 3, First Semester

 

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 (0-2)
  • Introduction to Pharmacy Practice (IPPE), PHCS-513:  This is the third course in the IPPE series. Please see description under IPPE-I, PHCS-301. Credit 1 (0-2)
  • 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)
  • Pharm. D. Research, 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)

 

 

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