Course Description - Professional Year 3, Second Semester

 

THE PROFESSIONAL YEAR 3 (SECOND SEMESTER)

The second semester of the year 3 consist of 18 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 (2-2)
  • 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-523. This is the fourth of a four course advanced series, each focusing on a certain disease state Credit 2 (2-0)
  • Immunizations, 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 (0-2)

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