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3000. Cellular Biology

2.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open only to students in the School of Pharmacy. Must have satisfied the pre-pharmacy prerequisites. Cannot be taken for credit after passing PHRX 3001.

Grading Basis: Graded

Introduction to basic principles in cell biology, intracellular signaling, gene expression and biotechnology in the pharmaceutical sciences.

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3001. Immunology

2.00 credits

Prerequisites: PHRX 3000; open only to students in the School of Pharmacy.

Grading Basis: Graded

Principles of immunology underlying disease processes.

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3002. Foundations in Bioorganic Chemistry

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open to students in the School of Pharmacy who have satisfied the pre-pharmacy prerequisites.

Grading Basis: Graded

Fundamental knowledge of medicinal and natural products chemistry, metabolic biotransformation, and drug design.

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3003. Nutrition

2.00 credits

Prerequisites: PHRX 3000, 3002; PH

Grading Basis: Graded

Principles of enteral and parenteral nutrition related to prescription and non-prescription medication effects. Classification of nutrition status, and nutrition assessment . Identification of drug-nutrient deficiencies/interactions and preparation of disease-specific nutritional care plans. Evaluation, resources, and classification of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM).

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3006. Drug Information I

1.00 credits

Prerequisites: Must have satisfied the pre pharmacy prerequisites and be in the School of Pharmacy. Cannot be taken for credit after passing PHRX 3007, 3052 or 4001.

Grading Basis: Graded

An introduction into identification, analysis and reporting of information from textbooks, online resources and journal articles designed to familiarize students with medical literature. Concepts of primary, secondary and teritary literature, peer review, drug information databases and medical literature databases.

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3007. Drug Information II

2.00 credits

Prerequisites: PHRX 3006; open only to student in the School of Pharmacy. Cannot be taken for credit after passing PHRX 4001 or 4053.

Grading Basis: Graded

Development of skills to identify and use information from primary literature in clinical or research practice and to assess research methodology, biostatistics, epidemiology in drug information literature.

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3008. Pharmacy Communications

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open to students in the School of Pharmacy who have satisfied the pre-pharmacy prerequisites.

Grading Basis: Graded

Basic principles of interpersonal communication, including effective questioning, empathic listening, reflective responding, and adherence techniques. Development of skills to achieve effective communication with patients and with other health care professionals. Students will have the opportunity to practice their patient counseling and interprofessional communication skills in a simulated environment.

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3009. Principles of Drug Action

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open only to students in the School of Pharmacy. Must have satisfied the pre-pharmacy prerequisites. Cannot be taked for credit after passing PHRX 3040.

Grading Basis: Graded

Fundamental mechanisms of drug actions and effects with emphasis on interactions with cellular macromolecules and resulting downstream signaling events. Autonomic drugs and nomenclature.

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3012. Pharmacy Research Seminar

Also offered as: PHAR 3012

1.00 credits | May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisites: Open only to students in the pharmacy program.

Grading Basis: Graded

A seminar series providing an overview of current research areas and contemporary issues in pharmacy practice and the pharmaceutical sciences.

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3030. Pharmacokinetics/Biopharmaceutics

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open to students in the School of Pharmacy who have satisfied the pre-pharmacy prerequisites.

Grading Basis: Graded

Principles of pharmacokinetics and biopharmaceutics in the design of both dosage forms and dosing regimens.

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3031. Foundations in Pharmaceutics I

4.00 credits

Prerequisites: PHRX 3030; open only to students in the School of Pharmacy. Cannot be taken for credit after passing PHRX 4030.

Grading Basis: Graded

Principles underlying the formulation, dissolution, stability and release of drug products for optimum delivery. Dosage forms discussed include colloids, suspensions, emulsions, suppositories, aerosols, ointments and transdermals.

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3032. Dosage Forms Preparation Laboratory I

1.00 credits

Prerequisites: PHRX 3030; open only to students in the School of Pharmacy. Cannot be taken for credit after passing PHRX 4030.

Grading Basis: Graded

Preparation of sterile and non-sterile dosage forms, with attention to solutions, solids and dispersed systems.

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3040. Neurology Module

4.00 credits

Prerequisites: PHRX 3000, 3002, and 3009; open only to students in the School of Pharmacy. Cannot be taken for credit after passing PHRX 4040.

Grading Basis: Graded

Principles of pathophysiology, pharmacology, medicinal chemistry, clinical pharmacokinetics and pharmacotherapy (including both prescription and non-prescription medications) as they apply to neurologic drug therapy management.

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3050. Public Health & Healthcare Policy

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open to students in the School of Pharmacy who have satisfied the pre-pharmacy prerequisites.

Grading Basis: Graded

Provides students with: 1) an understanding of the core management principles used across pharmacy settings; 2) exposure to practical experiences on practice-specific management topics; and 3) application of pharmacy practice management principles to "real-world" management challenges.

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3052. Hospital Pharmacy Practice

1.00 credits

Prerequisites: PHRX 3006; open only to students enrolled in the School of Pharmacy.

Grading Basis: Graded

Overview of the practice of hospital pharmacy. Medication mangement in the hospital, informatics and technology impact on hospital pharmacy practice, regulations and evidence based medicine on practice and improvements in patient care through clinical pharmacy.

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3053. Evidence-Based Pharmacy

2.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open only to students in the pharmacy program.

Grading Basis: Graded

Designed to facilitate student's understanding of the need for and value of evidence-based practice, to describe steps and processes involved in conducting a systemic review and meta-analysis and to teach students how to critically assess the validity of systemic reviews and meta-analyses and their roles in shaping clinical practice.

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3054. Drugs and Society

2.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open only to students in the pharmacy program.

Grading Basis: Graded

Examination of the broad impact of drugs on society including health, athletic competition, lifestyle and appearance, literature, movies, reproduction and sexual behavior, drug abuse and advertising.

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3055. Quantitative Pharmacy

2.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open only to students in the pharmacy program.

Grading Basis: Graded

Predominantly online course with some hands-on patient case scenarios to refresh and strengthen confidence with mathematical calculations commonly utilized in pharmacy practice.

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3056. Medication Safety

2.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open only to students enrolled in pharmacy program.

Grading Basis: Graded

Exposes students to the principles and processes involved with improving safety within medication use systems.

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3057. Discovering the Leader Within

1.00 credits | May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisites: Open only to students in the pharmacy program.

Grading Basis: Graded

Students will read a popular leadership book and participate in activities focused on its content. Discussion posts, study guides and participation in in-class discussions. Applications to fundamental principles to pharmacy practice. Culminates with a discussion with the author or other leadership expert. This course can be repeated for credit because each year will focus on a new book.

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3058. Future Pharmacy Leaders

1.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open to first year Pharmacy students.

Grading Basis: Graded

A broad overview of leadership development, appreciation of personal strengths, and professional development. Run in collaboration with the University?s Office of Leadership Programs, with the school?s Phi Lambda Sigma members serving as mentors.

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3060. Pharmacy Skills Development I

2.00 credits

Prerequisites: Must have satisfied the pre-pharmacy prerequisites; open to juniors or higher in the School of Pharmacy program.

Grading Basis: Graded

Introduction to the pharmacists' patient care process and interprofessional practice competencies. Students will develop patient care skills including but not limited to immunization administration and education, vaccine scheduling and CPR training. These activities will be applied in IPPE (Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experiences) at selected community pharmacy practice sites.

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3065. Pharmacy Skills Development II

2.00 credits

Prerequisites: PHRX 3060; open to juniors or higher in the School of Pharmacy.

Grading Basis: Graded

Reinforces the use of the pharmacists' patient care process and interprofessional practice competencies. Students will develop patient care skills including management of selfcare with over the counter (OTC) products, taking medication histories, use of OTC testing devices, assessing patient medication regimens, interprofessional communication skills, and taking blood pressure measurements. These activities will be applied in IPPE (Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experiences) at selected community pharmacy practice sites.

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3095. Special Topics

1.00 - 6.00 credits | May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisites: Open only to students in the pharmacy program.

Grading Basis: Graded

This course may be repeated for credit.

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3099. Undergraduate Research

Also offered as: PHAR 3099

1.00 - 6.00 credits | May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisites: Open only to students in the pharmacy program.

Grading Basis: Graded

Designed primarily for qualified students who wish to extend their knowledge in the various fields represented in the School of Pharmacy. A divisional and pharmacy cumulative grade point average of 2.8 or above is normally required for enrollment. A written summary of work performed is required at the end of each semester. May be repeated for credit.

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4000. Pharmacoeconomics

1.00 credits

Prerequisites: ECON 1201; PHRX 4050; open only to students in the School of Pharmacy .

Grading Basis: Graded

Application of pharmacoeconomic principles to formulary management, health-related quality of life, cost-benefit analysis, and pharmacoeconomic literature analysis.

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4001W. Current Topics in Pharmacy

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: PHRX 3006, 3007 and 3008; ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011; open only to students in the School of Pharmacy.

Grading Basis: Graded

Presentation of a specific sub area of pharmacy with focus on biological, chemical, clinical/therapeutic, sociological or legal/ethical aspects of drugs, dosage forms or health care systems to improve the student's writing, presentation, and discussion skills. SM-2/25/08

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4030. Foundations in Pharmaceutics II

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: PHRX 3031 and 3032; open only to students in the School of Pharmacy.

Grading Basis: Graded

Principles and factors affecting performance of dosage forms classfied as dispersed systems: suspensions, emulsions, suppositories, aerosols, ointments and transdermals.

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4031. Dosage Forms Preparation Laboratory II

1.00 credits

Prerequisites: PHRX 3031 and 3032; open only to students in the School of Pharmacy.

Grading Basis: Graded

Dosage forms preparation and basic techniques for compounding sterile and non-sterile dosage forms.

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4040. Psychiatry Module

5.00 credits

Prerequisites: PHRX 3040; open only to students in the School of Pharmacy.

Grading Basis: Graded

Principles of pathophysiology, pharmacology, medicinal chemistry, clinical pharmacokinetics and pharmacotherapy (including both prescription and non-prescription medications) as they apply to psychiatric drug therapy management.

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4041. Immunology Module

2.00 credits

Prerequisites: PHRX 3001 and PHRX 3040; open only to students in the School of Pharmacy.

Grading Basis: Graded

Principles of pathophysiology, pharmacology, medicinal chemistry, clinical pharmacokinetics and pharmacotherapy (including both prescription and non-prescription medications) as they apply to immunologic drug therapy management.

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4042. Gastroenterology Module

2.00 credits

Prerequisites: PHRX 4040 and 4041; PH

Grading Basis: Graded

Principles of pathophysiology, pharmacology, medicinal chemistry, clinical pharmacokinetics and pharmacotherapy (including both prescription and non-prescription medications) as they apply to gastroenterological drug therapy management.

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4043. Endocrine Module

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: PHRX 4040 and 4041; open only School of Pharmacy students. Cannot be taken for credit after passing PHRX 5052.

Grading Basis: Graded

Principles of pathophysiology, pharmacology, medicinal chemistry, clinical pharmacokinetics and pharmacotherapy (including both prescription and non-prescription medications) as they apply to endocrinologic drug therapy management.

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4044. Dermatology Module

1.00 credits

Prerequisites: PHRX 4041; PH

Grading Basis: Graded

Principles of pathophysiology, pharmacology, medicinal chemistry, clinical pharmacokinetics, and pharmacotherapy (including both prescription and non-prescription medications) as they apply to dermatologic drug therapy management.

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4050. Pharmacy Practice Management

2.00 credits

Prerequisites: PHRX 3008, 3050; ph

Grading Basis: Graded

Community pharmacy planning and operations including pharmacy financial management (institutional/community/long-term care), human resources, marketing and operations of chain and independent community pharmacy.

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4052. Advanced Compounding

2.00 credits

Prerequisites: PHRX 4031; open only to students in the School of Pharmacy.

Grading Basis: Graded

Advanced techniques and knowledge in prescription compounding will be applied to the preparation of extemporaneously prepared dosage forms that meet the needs of individual patients.

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4053. All About E-Health

2.00 credits

Prerequisites: PHRX 3006 and 3007. Open only to students enrolled in the School of Pharmacy.

Grading Basis: Graded

Use of health information technology (electronic health records, e-prescribing, online health and drug information, remote disease monitoring, medication therapy management, medication safety) in patient care. A holistic view of these topics is examined from the consumer/patient, health care professional, payor and health system perspectives.

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4054. Urban Service Track

1.00 credits | May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisites: Open only to UConn Urban Health Scholars

Grading Basis: Graded

An interprofessional program designed to develop future health professionals dedicated to caring for urban underserved populations and working in interprofessional teams. Open to UConn Urban Health Scholars only. This course may be repeated for credit.

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4055. Advanced Clinical Concepts in Pain Management

2.00 credits

Prerequisites: PHRX 3040; open only to students in the School of Pharmacy.

Grading Basis: Graded

Emphasis is placed on evaluation of the pain patient, the pharmacology of analgesics, adjuvant agents and interventional techniques for the treatment of pain such as patient controlled analgesia, nerve blocks, intrathecal pumps, and alternative therapies (relaxation, Reike therapy, hypnosis, acupuncture). The role of the pharmacist in acute and chronic pain management, palliative care and special populations (pediatrics, geriatrics) will be addressed. Regulatory issues and "hot topics" such as addiction issues in pain management, health disparities in pain care, and pain contracts will also be discussed.

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4056. A Bar & Grill Approach to Outpatient Pharmacy Practice

2.00 credits

Prerequisites: PHRX 3021; open only to students in the School of Pharmacy.

Grading Basis: Graded

Emphasis on developing skills and knowledge necessary to the practice of pharmaceutical care in an outpatient setting. Value to students seeking careers in ambulatory or community pharmacy.

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4057. Developing Pharmacy Leaders

2.00 credits

Prerequisites: PHRX 3021; open only to students in the School of Pharmacy.

Grading Basis: Graded

Provides training and experience in leadership skills to include identifying personal strengths, envisioning change, team building and advocacy in the field of pharmacy.

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4058. Pharmacy LEADERS Track

2.00 credits | May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisites: Enrollment in the Pharmacy LEADERS Track

Grading Basis: Graded

Designed to supplement and support the Pharmacy LEADERS Track by developing knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors essential for leaders through leadership-related curricular and co-curricular activities, documentation of leadership experiences, self-reflection on leadership experiences, and presentation skills.

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4059. Follow the Money: Impact of Payment Reform and Health Policy on Pharmacy Practice

2.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Introductory course on the impact of health care delivery and payment reform on new practice opportunities for pharmacists. Topics include patient-centered medical homes, accountable care organizations, community health teams, population health, medication therapy management, value-based insurance design, and new reimbursement models to support pharmacists in direct patient care roles. A holistic view of these topics is examined from the consumer/patient, health care professional, payor, and health-system perspectives. Instructional formats include class discussions, online assignments, assigned readings, and guest lecturers who present "real-world" perspectives. Final grade is assigned based on student participation, assignments, class presentations, and a final project/poster presentation. No prerequisites are required.

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4060. Leadership in Pharmacy

2.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Second in a two-semester sequence for students in the LEADERS Track. Provides an introduction to effective leadership through an exploration of leadership styles and concepts and their application to various opportunities and challenges in pharmacy.

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4061. Organizational Dynamics for Corporate and Non Profit Leaders

2.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open only to students in the pharmacy program.

Grading Basis: Graded

Introduces pharmacy students to regional C-Suite healthcare executives. Showcases best-practice organizational and leadership dynamics found in corporate and boardroom settings, including meeting with healthcare executives to learn about their careers. Discussions with C-Suite executives will illuminate behaviors, traits and skills needed to lead an organization. Roles and responsibilities of board of directors, organizational staff, and senior leadership will be explored. Through a simulated non-profit organization, students will apply corporate governance policies and parliamentary procedures to prepare them for leading meetings and organizations upon graduation.

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4062. Pharmacy History and Ethics

2.00 credits

Prerequisites: PHRX 3050; open to seniors in the School of Pharmacy.

Grading Basis: Graded

Reinforces the use of the pharmacists' patient care process and interprofessional practice competencies. Reinforcing and applying skills learned in previous courses. Develops patient care skills including assessment of patient medication regimens of increasing complexity and diabetes device education for patients. Students will prepare to engage with pharmacy medication distribution processes, pharmacy informatics processes, patient safety, and professional networking. These activities will be applied in IPPE (Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experiences) at selected institutional pharmacy practice sites.

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4063. Pharmacy Skills Development III

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: PHRX 3065; open to seniors in the School of Pharmacy.

Grading Basis: Graded

Reinforces the use of the pharmacists' patient care process and interprofessional practice competencies. Introduction to continuing professional development and interviewing skills. Students will develop patient care skills including, assessment of patient medication regimens, perform medication reconciliation, and accurate computation of pharmaceutical calculations essential to safe pharmacy practice. These activities will be applied in IPPE (Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experiences) at selected institutional pharmacy practice sites. Completion of community IPPE hours contributes toward one credit in this course.

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4065. Pharmacy Skills Development IV

2.00 credits

Prerequisites: PHRX 4063; open to seniors in the School of Pharmacy.

Grading Basis: Graded

Reinforces the use of the pharmacists' patient care process and interprofessional practice competencies. Reinforcing and applying skills learned in previous courses. Develops patient care skills including assessment of patient medication regimens of increasing complexity and diabetes device education for patients. Students will prepare to engage with pharmacy medication distribution processes, pharmacy informatics processes, patient safety, and professional networking. These activities will be applied in IPPE (Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experiences) at selected institutional pharmacy practice sites.

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5040. Cardiovascular Module

4.00 credits

Prerequisites: PHRX 4042 and 4043; PH

Grading Basis: Graded

Principles of pathophysiology, pharmacology, medicinal chemistry, clinical pharmacokinetics and pharmacotherapy (including both prescription and non-prescription medications) as they apply to cardiovascular drug therapy management.

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5041. Renal Module

2.00 credits

Prerequisites: PHRX 4042 and 4043; PH

Grading Basis: Graded

Principles of pathophysiology, pharmacology, medicinal chemistry, clinical pharmacokinetics and pharmacotherapy (including both prescription and non-prescription medications) as they apply to renal disorders drug therapy management.

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5042. Respiratory Module

2.00 credits

Prerequisites: PHRX 4042 and 4043; PH

Grading Basis: Graded

Principles of pathophysiology, pharmacology, medicinal chemistry, clinical pharmacokinetics and pharmacotherapy (including both prescription and non-prescription medications) as they apply to respiratory drug therapy management.

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5043. Infectious Disease Module

4.00 credits

Prerequisites: PHRX 5040, 5041 and 5042; PH

Grading Basis: Graded

Principles of pathophysiology, pharmacology, medicinal chemistry, clinical pharmacokinetics and pharmacotherapy (including both prescription and non-prescription medications) as they apply to infectious disease drug therapy management.

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5044. Hematology/Oncology Module

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: PHRX 5040, 5041 and 5042; PH

Grading Basis: Graded

Principles of pathophysiology, pharmacology, medicinal chemistry, clinical pharmacokinetics and pharmacotherapy (including both prescription and non-prescription medications) as they apply to hematologic/oncologic disorders drug therapy management.

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5045. Special Populations

4.00 credits

Prerequisites: PHRX 3030, 3040, 4040, 4041, 4042, 4043, 4044, 5040, 5041 and 5042; open only to students in the School of Pharmacy.

Grading Basis: Graded

Development of knowledge and skills necessary to make appropriate, patient-population specific, pharmacotherapeutic contributions to patient care.

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5046. Clinical Toxicology

2.00 credits

Prerequisites: PHRX 3040, 4040, 4041, 4042, 4043, 4044.

Grading Basis: Graded

Introduction to acute toxicity in humans to common drugs, chemicals and household products. Physical and laboratory assessment of common poisonings including the development of clinical management plans for common poisonings and the prevention of poisoning.

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5048. Patient Assessment

2.00 credits

Prerequisites: PHRX 3003, 3006, 3007, 3040, 4040, 4041, 4042, 4043, 4044 and 4050; open only to students in the School of Pharmacy.

Grading Basis: Graded

Completion of a "Pharmacist's Work-up of Drug Therapy" using the Helper/Strand concept of identifying and resolving drug-related-problems; patient assessment skills essential in the provision of pharmaceutical care to patients.

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5050. Pediatric Pharmacotherapy

2.00 credits

Prerequisites: B.S. in Pharmacy Studies

Grading Basis: Graded

Extended therapeutic knowledge of common pediatric disease states and an understanding of some of the specific pharmacologic concerns in the pediatric population.

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5051. Careers in Pharmacy

1.00 credits

Prerequisites: B.S. in Pharmacy Studies

Grading Basis: Graded

Survey of career options available to Pharm.D. graduates and the broad role of pharmacy graduates in healthcare. Exploration and self-examination of critical professional and personal factors that will contribute to greater career satisfaction.

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5052. Pharmacotherapy of Diabetes Mellitus

2.00 credits

Prerequisites: PHRX 4043; open only to Pharmacy students. Not open after passing PHRM 217.

Grading Basis: Graded

To enhance students' perception of diabetes mellitus as a multi-organ disease and to provide the necessary skills to recognize challenges to management, analyze laboratory data, and apply evidence-based medicine to real-world practicalities when developing a therapeutic plan.

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5055. Hot Topics in Infectious Diseases

2.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Introduces aspiring clinicians to how knowledge of basic microbiology, familiarity with the evolution of bacteria, and pharmacologic principles can be used to guide therapy in patients. Provides an overview of diseases and conditions caused by microorganisms not present in the ID module of the Doctor of Pharmacy curriculum.

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5060. Pharmacy Skills Development V

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: PHRX 4065; open to students in the Doctor of Pharmacy program.

Grading Basis: Graded

Reinforces the use of the pharmacists' patient care process and interprofessional practice competencies. Develops patient care skills including medication reconciliation, use of point of care testing devices, smoking cessation, CPR recertification, and pain management. These activities will be applied in IPPE (Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experiences) at selected service learning clinics and Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE) practice sites. This is a Service Learning course designed to challenge students to gain a greater appreciation for the profession of pharmacy as it relates to their communities and societal needs. Students will have the opportunity to work in an interprofessional environment with other health profession students and providers to assist the student in developing professional attitudes, judgment, and skills needed to function as a team. Completion of institutional IPPE hours contributes toward one credit in this course.

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5062. Pharmacy Law and Regulatory Affairs

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: PHRX 4051 or PHRX 4062; open to students in the Doctor of Pharmacy program.

Grading Basis: Graded

An examination of federal and Connecticut statutes, regulations, policies, executive orders, and court decisions (with comparative law analysis of certain other States' specific pharmacy laws, and discussion of federal and international treaties) that regulate the practice of pharmacy, including the mitigation of prescription drug abuse and diversion.

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5065. Pharmacy Skills Development VI

2.00 credits

Prerequisites: PHRX 5060; open only to students in the School of Pharmacy.

Grading Basis: Graded

Student's readiness for embarking on Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences and for working collaboratively on health care teams will be assessed. Service Learning in this course is designed to challenge students to gain a greater appreciation for the profession of pharmacy in relation to societal needs and the community. Students will work in an interprofessional environment with other health professional students and providers to develop professional attitudes, judgment, and skills needed to function as a team. Completion of simulation and service learning IPPE hours contributes toward one credit in this course.

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5070. Continuous Registration

Zero credits

Prerequisites: B.S. in Pharmacy Studies

Grading Basis: Registered

Allows continuous registration in the professional pharmacy program while enrolled in the dual degree programs of PharmD/MBA and PharmD/MPH.

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5100. Professional Experience in Community Pharmacy

4.00 credits

Prerequisites: PHRX 5047 or PHRX 5065; open to students in the School of Pharmacy.

Grading Basis: Graded

The student will apply knowledge, skills and attitudes in the provision of patient care in a community pharmacy. Gain the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to efficiently fill prescriptions while focusing on patient safety, inter-professional communication and patient satisfaction. Required.

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5101. Professional Experience in Health System Pharmacy

4.00 credits

Prerequisites: PHRX 5047 or PHRX 5065; open to students in the School of Pharmacy.

Grading Basis: Graded

The student will apply knowledge, skills and attitudes in the provision of pharmacy services in a health system pharmacy. Gain hands-on experience with operational and clinical duties of a staff pharmacist. Departmental workflow and interprofessional collaboration will be practiced. Required.

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5102. Professional Experience in Ambulatory Care

4.00 credits

Prerequisites: PHRX 5047 or PHRX 5065; open to students in the School of Pharmacy.

Grading Basis: Graded

The student will apply knowledge, skills and attitudes in the provision of patient care in the ambulatory setting. Emphasis is on optimizing medication-related outcomes in patients through medication therapy management, interprofessional collaboration, and patient/caregiver education. Required.

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5103. Professional Experience in General Medicine

4.00 credits

Prerequisites: PHRX 5047 or PHRX 5065; open to students in the School of Pharmacy.

Grading Basis: Graded

The student will apply knowledge, skills and attitudes to the provision of care to general medicine inpatients. Emphasis is on optimizing medication-related outcomes in patients through medication therapy management, interprofessional collaboration, and patient/caregiver education. Required.

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5104. Professional Experience in Cardiology

4.00 credits

Prerequisites: PHRX 5047 or PHRX 5065; open to students in the School of Pharmacy.

Grading Basis: Graded

The student will apply knowledge, skills and attitudes to the provision of care to patients with cardiac diseases. Emphasis is on optimizing medication-related outcomes in patients through medication therapy management, interprofessional collaboration, and patient/caregiver education. Direct patient care.

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5105. Professional Experience in Infectious Disease

4.00 credits

Prerequisites: PHRX 5047 or PHRX 5065; open to students in the School of Pharmacy.

Grading Basis: Graded

The student will apply knowledge, skills and attitudes to the provision of care to patients with infectious diseases. Emphasis is on optimizing medication-related outcomes in patients through medication therapy management, interprofessional collaboration, and patient/caregiver education. Direct patient care.

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5106. Professional Experience in Oncology

4.00 credits

Prerequisites: PHRX 5047 or PHRX 5065; open to students in the School of Pharmacy.

Grading Basis: Graded

The student will apply knowledge, skills and attitudes to the provision of care to patients with cancer. Emphasis is on optimizing medication-related outcomes in patients through medication therapy management, interprofessional collaboration, and patient/caregiver education. Direct patient care.

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5107. Professional Experience in Psychiatry

4.00 credits

Prerequisites: PHRX 5047 or PHRX 5065; open to students in the School of Pharmacy.

Grading Basis: Graded

The student will apply knowledge, skills and attitudes to the provision of care to patients with psychiatric diseases. Emphasis is on optimizing medication-related outcomes in patients through medication therapy management, interprofessional collaboration, and patient/caregiver education. Direct patient care.

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5108. Professional Experience in Pediatrics

4.00 credits

Prerequisites: PHRX 5047 or PHRX 5065; open to students in the School of Pharmacy.

Grading Basis: Graded

The student will apply knowledge, skills and attitudes to the provision of care to pediatric patients. Emphasis is on optimizing medication-related outcomes in patients through medication therapy management, interprofessional collaboration, and may include patient/caregiver education. Direct patient care.

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5109. Professional Experience in Geriatrics

4.00 credits

Prerequisites: PHRX 5047 or PHRX 5065; open to students in the School of Pharmacy.

Grading Basis: Graded

The student will apply knowledge, skills and attitudes to the provision of care to geriatric patients. Emphasis is on optimizing medication-related outcomes in patients through medication therapy management, interprofessional collaboration, and patient/caregiver education. Direct patient care.

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5110. Professional Experience in Community Pharmacy II

4.00 credits

Prerequisites: PHRX 5047 or PHRX 5065; open to students in the School of Pharmacy.

Grading Basis: Graded

Students apply knowledge, skills and attitudes in a unique community pharmacy setting. Examples of this type of practice include, but are not limited to, compounding and specialty pharmacy. Non-direct patient care.

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5111. Professional Experience in Critical Care

4.00 credits

Prerequisites: PHRX 5047 or PHRX 5065; open to students in the School of Pharmacy.

Grading Basis: Graded

The student will apply knowledge, skills and attitudes to the provision of care to critically ill patients. Emphasis is on optimizing medication-related outcomes in patients through medication therapy management, interprofessional collaboration and may include patient/caregiver education. Direct patient care.

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5114. Professional Experience in Emergency Medicine

4.00 credits

Prerequisites: PHRX 5047 or PHRX 5065; open to students in the School of Pharmacy.

Grading Basis: Graded

The student will apply knowledge, skills and attitudes to the provision of care to emergency medicine patients. Emphasis is on optimizing medication-related outcomes in patients through medication therapy management, interprofessional collaboration, and patient/caregiver education. Direct patient care.

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5115. Professional Experience in Home Health Care

4.00 credits

Prerequisites: PHRX 5047 or PHRX 5065; open to students in the School of Pharmacy.

Grading Basis: Graded

The student will apply knowledge of pharmacy practice and skills in patient interaction to the provision of pharmaceutical care to patients in their homes. Emphasis is on optimization of medication-related outcomes in patients with common medical disorders served by home health care pharmacists, including medication assessment, efficacy and safety monitoring, and patient education.

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5116. Professional Experience in Health System Pharmacy II

4.00 credits

Prerequisites: PHRX 5047 or PHRX 5065; open to students in the School of Pharmacy.

Grading Basis: Graded

Applying knowledge, skills and attitudes in a focused area of pharmacy services in a health system pharmacy. Emphasis is on problem-solving and project work within specialized operations in a health systems pharmacy. Non-direct patient care.

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5117. Professional Experience in Industry

4.00 credits

Prerequisites: PHRX 5047 or PHRX 5065; open to students in the School of Pharmacy.

Grading Basis: Graded

The student will apply knowledge, skills and attitudes to the roles of pharmacists in the pharmaceutical industry. Non-direct patient care.

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5118. Professional Experience in Managed Care

4.00 credits

Prerequisites: PHRX 5047 or PHRX 5065; open to students in the School of Pharmacy.

Grading Basis: Graded

The student will apply knowledge, skills and attitudes to the practice of managed care pharmacy. Emphasis is on the development of strategies that optimize pharmacotherapy within the economic constraints of a managed care system. Non-direct patient care.

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5119. Professional Experience in Nuclear Pharmacy

4.00 credits

Prerequisites: PHRX 5047 or PHRX 5065; open to students in the School of Pharmacy.

Grading Basis: Graded

The student will apply knowledge, skills and attitudes to the provision of patient care in a nuclear pharmacy. Emphasis is on hands-on instruction in radiation safety, radioisotope prescription processing, compounding, dispensing and providing pharmacist cognitive services. Non-direct patient care.

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5122. Professional Experience in Long-term Care

4.00 credits

Prerequisites: PHRX 5047 or PHRX 5065; open to students in the School of Pharmacy.

Grading Basis: Graded

Applying knowledge, skills and attitudes to the provision of patient care in a long-term care pharmacy setting. Emphasis is on optimizing medication-related outcomes in patients through medication therapy management, interprofessional collaboration, and professional education as it relates to medication distribution in long-term care. Non-direct patient care.

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5123. Professional Experience in Surgery

4.00 credits

Prerequisites: PHRX 5047 or PHRX 5065; open to students in the School of Pharmacy.

Grading Basis: Graded

The student will apply knowledge, skills and attitudes to the provision of care to surgical patients. Emphasis is on optimizing medication-related outcomes in patients through medication therapy management, interprofessional collaboration, and patient/caregiver education. Direct patient care.

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5124. Professional Experience In General Medicine II

4.00 credits

Prerequisites: PHRX 5047 or PHRX 5065; open to students in the School of Pharmacy.

Grading Basis: Graded

The student will apply knowledge, skills and attitudes in the provision of patient care in a unique general medicine inpatient setting. Emphasis is on continued development of optimizing medication-related outcomes in patients through medication therapy management, interprofessional collaboration, and patient/caregiver education. Direct patient care.

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5125. Professional Experience in Ambulatory Care II

4.00 credits

Prerequisites: PHRX 5047 or PHRX 5065; open to students in the School of Pharmacy.

Grading Basis: Graded

The student will apply knowledge, skills and attitudes in the provision of patient care in a unique ambulatory setting. Emphasis is on continued development of optimizing medication-related outcomes in patients through medication therapy management, interprofessional collaboration, and patient education. Direct patient care.

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5126. Professional Experience in Anticoagulation Service

4.00 credits

Prerequisites: PHRX 5047 or PHRX 5065; open to students in the School of Pharmacy.

Grading Basis: Graded

Applying knowledge, skills and attitudes to the provision of care to patients with thrombotic disorders. Emphasis is on optimizing medication-related outcomes in patients through medication therapy management, interprofessional collaboration, and patient education. Direct patient care.

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5128. Professional Experience in Hospice Care

4.00 credits

Prerequisites: PHRX 5047 or PHRX 5065; open to students in the School of Pharmacy.

Grading Basis: Graded

The student will apply knowledge, skills and attitudes in the provision of care to patients in the final stage of terminal illness. Emphasis is on optimizing medication-related outcome in hospice patients through medication therapy management, interprofessional collaboration, and patient/caregiver education. Direct patient care.

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5133. Professional Experience in Clinical Toxicology

4.00 credits

Prerequisites: PHRX 5047 or PHRX 5065; open to students in the School of Pharmacy.

Grading Basis: Graded

The student will apply knowledge, skills and attitudes to the provision of services to patients and caregivers requesting assistance in addressing both acute and chronic toxicity situations in various settings. Students will also participate in didactic sessions designed to increase their knowledge of toxicology. Non-direct patient care.

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5135. Professional Experience in Investigational Drug Service

4.00 credits

Prerequisites: PHRX 5047 or PHRX 5065; open to students in the School of Pharmacy.

Grading Basis: Graded

The student will apply knowledge, skills and attitudes to the provision of service in investigational drugs. Emphasis is on the process of randomization, patient selection and documentation of study procedures. Non-direct patient care.

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5136. Professional Experience in Drug Information

4.00 credits

Prerequisites: PHRX 5047 or PHRX 5065; open to students in the School of Pharmacy.

Grading Basis: Graded

The student will apply knowledge, skills and attitudes to the provision of drug information services in a variety of settings. Students will learn to follow site policies and procedures with respect to providing information subsequent to inquiries. Non-direct patient care.

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5137. Professional Experience in Pediatrics II

4.00 credits

Prerequisites: PHRX 5047 or PHRX 5065; open to students in the School of Pharmacy.

Grading Basis: Graded

The student will apply knowledge, skills and attitudes to the provision of care to pediatric patients in a unique setting. Emphasis is on continued development of optimizing medication-related outcomes in patients through medication therapy management, interprofessional collaboration, and may include patient/caregiver education. Direct patient care.

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5138. Professional Experience in Industry II

4.00 credits

Prerequisites: PHRX 5047 or PHRX 5065; open to students in the School of Pharmacy.

Grading Basis: Graded

The student will apply knowledge, skills and attitudes to the roles of pharmacists in the pharmaceutical industry. Non-direct patient care.

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5139. Professional Experience in a Professional Organization

4.00 credits

Prerequisites: PHRX 5047 or PHRX 5065; open to students in the School of Pharmacy.

Grading Basis: Graded

The student will apply knowledge, skills and attitudes to the provision of service to a professional organization. Emphasis is on the provision of advocacy, communication and support for organization members. Non-direct patient care.

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5140. Professional Experience at Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

4.00 credits

Prerequisites: PHRX 5047 or PHRX 5065; open to students in the School of Pharmacy.

Grading Basis: Graded

The student will apply knowledge, skills and attitudes in a variety of settings within the Food and Drug Administration while learning about the regulatory process. Non-direct patient care.

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5141. Professional Experience in Oncology II

4.00 credits

Prerequisites: PHRX 5047 or PHRX 5065; open to students in the School of Pharmacy.

Grading Basis: Graded

The student will apply knowledge, skills and attitudes to the provision of care to patients with cancer in a unique setting or patient population. Emphasis is on optimizing medication-related outcomes in patients through medication therapy management, interprofessional collaboration, and patient/caregiver education. Direct patient care.

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5143. Professional Experience in Psychiatry II

4.00 credits

Prerequisites: PHRX 5047 or PHRX 5065; open to students in the School of Pharmacy.

Grading Basis: Graded

The student will apply knowledge, skills and attitudes in the provision of patient care in a unique psychiatric setting. Emphasis is on continued development of optimizing medication-related outcomes in patients through medication therapy management, interprofessional collaboration, and patient/caregiver education. Direct patient contact.

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5146. Professional Experience in Managed Care II

4.00 credits

Prerequisites: PHRX 5047 or PHRX 5065; open to students in the School of Pharmacy.

Grading Basis: Graded

The student will apply knowledge, skills and attitudes to the practice of managed care pharmacy. Emphasis is on the development of strategies that optimize pharmacotherapy within the economic constraints of a managed care system. Non-direct patient care.

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5147. Professional Experience in International Pharmacy

4.00 credits

Prerequisites: PHRX 5047 or PHRX 5065; open to students in the School of Pharmacy.

Grading Basis: Graded

The student will experience pharmacy practice and healthcare systems in the host country. Experiences may include, but are not limited to, community-based clinics, inpatient settings and/or industry. Non-direct patient care.

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5149. Professional Experience in Critical Care II

4.00 credits

Prerequisites: PHRX 5047 or PHRX 5065; open to students in the School of Pharmacy.

Grading Basis: Graded

The student will apply knowledge, skills and attitudes to the provision of care in a unique critical care setting. Emphasis is on development of optimizing medication-related outcomes in patients through medication therapy management, interprofessional collaboration, and may include patient/caregiver education. Direct patient care.

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5150. Professional Experience in Pain Management

4.00 credits

Prerequisites: PHRX 5047 or PHRX 5065; open to students in the School of Pharmacy.

Grading Basis: Graded

The student will apply knowledge, skills and attitudes to the provision of care to patients with acute and/or chronic pain. Emphasis is on optimizing medication-related outcomes in patients through medication therapy management, interprofessional collaboration, and patient/caregiver education. Direct patient care.

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5152. Professional Experience in Patient Safety

4.00 credits

Prerequisites: PHRX 5047 or PHRX 5065; open to students in the School of Pharmacy.

Grading Basis: Graded

The student will apply knowledge, skills and attitudes to the provision of patient safety initiatives. Nondirect patient care.

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5153. Professional Experience in Academia

4.00 credits

Prerequisites: PHRX 5047 or PHRX 5065; open to students in the School of Pharmacy.

Grading Basis: Graded

The student will apply knowledge, skills and attitudes to the development of skills in teaching. Students will have exposure to the development of learning modules, lecture and small group discussions. Non-direct patient care.

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5154. Professional Experience in Organ Transplant

4.00 credits

Prerequisites: PHRX 5047 or PHRX 5065; open to students in the School of Pharmacy.

Grading Basis: Graded

The student will apply knowledge, skills and attitudes to the provision of care to patients with organ transplants. Emphasis is on optimizing medication-related outcomes in patients through medication therapy management, interprofessional collaboration, and patient/caregiver education. Direct patient care.

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5155. Professional Experience in International Pharmacy II

4.00 credits

Prerequisites: PHRX 5047 or PHRX 5065; open to students in the School of Pharmacy.

Grading Basis: Graded

The student will experience pharmacy practice and healthcare systems in the host country and compare them to those in the U.S. Experiences may include, but are not limited to, community-based clinics, inpatient settings and/or industry. Non-direct patient care.

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5157. Professional Experience in Clinical-based Community Practice

4.00 credits

Prerequisites: PHRX 5047 or PHRX 5065; open to students in the School of Pharmacy.

Grading Basis: Graded

The student will apply knowledge, skills and attitudes in the provision of patient care in a unique clinically-oriented community pharmacy setting. Direct patient care.

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5161. Professional Experience in Pharmacy Informatics

4.00 credits

Prerequisites: PHRX 5047 or PHRX 5065; open to students in the School of Pharmacy.

Grading Basis: Graded

Students apply knowledge, skills and attitudes to the integration of information systems into health care settings. Exposure to a variety of component parts of medication distribution automation, electronic documentation as well as data gathering and reporting tools embedded in pharmacy practice. Students experience data management issues embedded in contemporary pharmacy practice. Non-direct patient care.

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5164. Professional Experience in Infectious Disease II

4.00 credits

Prerequisites: PHRX 5047 or PHRX 5065; open to students in the School of Pharmacy.

Grading Basis: Graded

The student will apply knowledge, skills and attitudes to the provision of care to unique patients with infectious diseases. Emphasis is on optimizing medication-related outcomes in patients through medication therapy management, interprofessional collaboration, and patient/caregiver education. Direct patient contact.

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5165. Professional Experience in Management

4.00 credits

Prerequisites: PHRX 5047 or PHRX 5065; open to students in the School of Pharmacy.

Grading Basis: Graded

The student will apply knowledge, skills and attitudes to the development of management skills in a health care setting. Exposure to leadership, business operations, policies and procedures and regulations. Non-direct patient care.

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5166. Professional Experience in Research I

4.00 credits

Prerequisites: PHRX 5047 or PHRX 5065; open to students in the School of Pharmacy.

Grading Basis: Graded

The student will apply knowledge, skills and attitudes in a research setting. Non-direct patient care.

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5167. Professional Experience in Urban Service

4.00 credits

Prerequisites: PHRX 5047 or PHRX 5065; open to students in the School of Pharmacy.

Grading Basis: Graded

The student will apply knowledge, skills and attitudes to the provision of care for urban, underserved patients. UST Pharmacy Scholars focus on teaching both patients and other health profession students regarding their role on the heath care team. Direct patient care.

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5169. Professional Experience in Leadership

4.00 credits

Prerequisites: PHRX 5047 or PHRX 5065; open to students in the School of Pharmacy.

Grading Basis: Graded

The student will improve leadership skills through an understanding of leadership theory and interactions with leaders in various settings. Non-direct patient care.

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5170. Professional Experience in Medical Writing

4.00 credits

Prerequisites: PHRX 5047 or PHRX 5065; open to students in the School of Pharmacy.

Grading Basis: Graded

Practical experience producing medical writing tailored to a variety of healthcare settings, audiences and payers. Students market this writing, and may publish at least one credited piece. Non-direct patient care.

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5171. Professional Experience in Antimicrobial Stewardship

4.00 credits

Prerequisites: PHRX 5047 or PHRX 5065; open to students in the School of Pharmacy.

Grading Basis: Graded

The student will apply knowledge, skills and attitudes to the provision of antimicrobial stewardship activities. Emphasis is on optimizing medication-related outcomes in patients through medication therapy management and interprofessional collaboration. Non-direct patient care.

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5172. Professional Experience in Health System-based Clinical Practice

4.00 credits

Prerequisites: PHRX 5047 or PHRX 5065; open to students in the School of Pharmacy.

Grading Basis: Graded

The student will apply knowledge, skills and attitudes to the provision of clinical pharmacy services to patients in an inpatient or outpatient health system setting. Direct patient care.

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5173. Academic Leadership APPE Rotation

4.00 credits

Prerequisites: PHRX 5047 or PHRX 5065; open to students in the School of Pharmacy.

Grading Basis: Graded

The student will experience academia and leadership opportunities. Experiences will provide opportunities to improve leadership, teaching, mentoring, and communication skills. Non-direct patient care.

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5195. Special Topics in Clinical Rotations

4.00 credits | May be repeated for a total of 12 credits.

Prerequisites: PHRX 5047 or PHRX 5065; open to students in the School of Pharmacy.

Grading Basis: Graded

The student will apply knowledge, skills and attitudes in a unique professional experience arranged in consultation with the Office of Experiential Education.

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5199. Professional Experience in Research II

4.00 credits | May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisites: PHRX 5047 or PHRX 5065; open to students in the School of Pharmacy.

Grading Basis: Graded

The student will apply knowledge, skills and attitudes in a unique research setting.

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