College of Pharmacy
College of Pharmacy
Arthur A. Nelson, Jr., Ph.D., Dean
Bernard W. Graham, Ph.D.,
Department of Pharmacy Practice and Administrative Sciences Chairperson and Professor Maddox Professor Hurley, A. Nelson, Sharp Associate Professor Adamcik, Culbertson, Gould, Loi, Mason, Rhodes Assistant Professor Bartlome', Cady, Erramouspe, Hefflinger, Matsuyama, Reitz Clinical Associate Professor Jue
Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Chairman and Professor Diedrich
Professor Dodson, Fontenelle, Goettsch, Isaacson, Vestal Associate Professor Daniels, Garner, Graham, Jarvi, LaHann, Lai, Oberg, Torian Assistant Professor Bauer, Charan, Cusack, Hadjokas, Lu, Morgan, Nelson, Nielson, Olson, Stevens
The College of Pharmacy offers the professional program of education leading to the degree of Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.). The Doctor of Pharmacy is a professional doctorate degree. Graduates with the Doctor of Pharmacy degree may apply for licensure to practice pharmacy immediately upon graduation. The objectives of the College of Pharmacy are to provide a liberal and professional education designed to prepare the pharmacy student to meet the challenges of the many opportunities within the profession, and to assist the student in gaining a better understanding of our culture. The six-year curriculum allows adequate time for the student of pharmacy to broaden his/her education through the selection of liberal arts courses, to strengthen his/her scientific and professional background in the event that s/he desires to work for graduate degrees, or to specialize in community or hospital pharmacy by the selection of advanced professional courses or courses in business, economics, and related subjects.
The Doctor of Pharmacy program has been approved for candidate status by the American Council of Pharmaceutical Education, the national accrediting organization for colleges of pharmacy. Candidate status is awarded to a new program of a college or school of pharmacy that has students enrolled in the professional program but has not yet had a graduating class. Graduates of a class designated as having candidate status have the same rights and privileges as those graduates of a fully accredited program.
Students enrolled in the programs of the College of Pharmacy are expected to endorse professional standards by subscribing to the Oath of the Pharmacist. Students are also expected to abide by the American Pharmaceutical Association's Code of Ethics of the Profession.
Admission to the College of Pharmacy
The recommended high school background for students planning to enter the pre-professional program at Idaho State University includes four units of mathematics and three units of natural science (biology, chemistry, and physics).
Students who enroll at ISU and who seek admission to the College of Pharmacy must complete or have already completed the equivalent of courses outlined under the pre-professional curriculum in this bulletin. In addition, the faculty encourages applicants to have broad, cultural backgrounds in the arts, humanities and social sciences, as well as in the biological and physical sciences.
To be admitted to the College of Pharmacy, a student's accumulative grade point average in all previous college courses which are to be applied toward a degree in pharmacy must be 2.5 or above. Fulfillment of the specific requirements does not ensure admission to the college. New students are admitted to the professional program of the college only in the fall semester of each year. All materials should be submitted to the College of Pharmacy Admissions Committee by February 15 to ensure first consideration for fall enrollment. Materials received after February 15 will be considered only after those meeting the deadline have been evaluated. Preference is given to residents of the State of Idaho.
Evaluation of Students for Admissions
Admission to the College of Pharmacy is limited to 50 positions per class. Historically, there have been more applicants than available positions. This requires the faculty to select from among the applicants, those who will have the best opportunity to complete the curriculum and have productive professional lives. In addition to the application form and the application fee, students must submit transcripts of all college courses and three letters of recommendation. Additional admissions information can be obtained from a personal interview. Selected applicants will be requested to schedule an on-campus interview with a member of the Admissions Committee. Interviews should be scheduled through the Office of the Associate Dean (208-236-3475). The Admissions Committee carefully weighs the information about each applicant:
Applicants are then placed in three categories:
Admission Under Special Circumstances
Pharmacy Transfer Students
Students wishing to transfer from another college of pharmacy must present the following materials to the Office of the Associate Dean of the College of Pharmacy:
2. An official transcript(s) showing that the pre-pharmacy requirements of
Idaho State University have been completed,
3. A letter to the associate dean requesting evaluation of class standing.
Graduates of Foreign Schools of Pharmacy
Graduates of foreign schools of pharmacy who wish to pursue a degree in pharmacy from the ISU College of Pharmacy must make formal application and provide evidence that they meet all of the pre-professional course requirements of the college. Scores of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) also must be provided. Such applicants will be evaluated by the faculty regarding their class standing.
Students accepted into the professional program of the College of Pharmacy will be permitted to progress to the next semester in the professional curriculum only when all of the required courses of the previous semester have been completed successfully. Successful completion is defined to mean that a grade point average of C (2.0) or better must be maintained in required professional courses, as well as required courses outside the College. Policies adopted within these guidelines are distributed to all students in the professional program.
Students whose programs of study deviate from the above policy must, prior to progressing, submit such programs in writing to the Office of the Associate Dean of the College of Pharmacy for evaluation and advice. In such cases, students may be called to appear before the committee of the faculty.
A student who intends to take a required ISU pharmacy course at another institution must receive written permission of the dean. This permission must be received prior to enrolling in the course.
In order to withdraw from a class after the last date allowed for withdrawal, the student must petition the Dean of the College of Pharmacy for permission. Permission will be granted only if it is clear that a hardship case exists which cannot be alleviated by other means. The petition must be signed by the instructor(s) and the student's advisor prior to submission to the dean.
Petitions for withdrawal from the university, i.e. withdrawal from all classes, may be approved by the advisor and the dean without review by the committee.
To be eligible for graduation in pharmacy, a student must have earned an average of 2.0 or above on all credits applied toward minimum graduation requirements of the curriculum. She also must have earned an average of 2.0 or above for all required pharmacy courses applied toward graduation. A minimum of 224 semester credits is required for graduation with the Doctor of Pharmacy.
Students are held responsible for meeting degree requirements in proper sequence. Frequent consultation between student and faculty advisor is encouraged.
Forty-four (44) weeks of the Doctor of Pharmacy curriculum are spent in a variety of patient care areas. This is required so that the student can become adept at applying formal classroom training to the practice of pharmacy as it may relate to the full health care of patients. Decentralization of off-campus programs is a commitment the College has made to provide students with the best possible educational experiences. For these reasons, students should clearly understand that they will be required to complete at least part of their last year at a site other than Pocatello.
In addition to assignments, students are required to complete at minimum 40 contact hours per week in off-campus programs. Since patient care is a continuous activity, some off-campus activities are conducted outside the traditional work day. For example, students may have responsibilities in the morning, late at night or on weekends. Personal expenses, including travel, food, and lodging while enrolled in off-campus programs, are the student's responsibility.
Policy on Completing Clerkship Requirements for Graduation
Students must complete all clerkship requirements for graduation by May of the year following the original scheduled graduation date at the time the student was first enrolled in clerkships. There are two reasons for this policy:
Non-traditional Pharm.D. students must complete all degree requirements, including clerkships, within four years after beginning the program.
The following information relative to licensure is included at the request of the Idaho State Board of Pharmacy:
For graduation with the Doctor of Pharmacy degree, students are required to complete a program of 44 weeks (1,760 hours) of structured practical experiences in pharmacy practice environments administered by the College. By action of the Idaho Board of Pharmacy, successful completion of the clinical program /externship required for the Doctor of Pharmacy degree will satisfy all of the practical experience requirements for licensure in Idaho.
Following completion of all requirements, candidates must pass an examination given by the Idaho State Board of Pharmacy. The examination is given in Pocatello during June of each year.
All questions relative to internship training requirements and other qualifications for examination and licensure as a pharmacist in Idaho should be addressed to Executive Secretary, Idaho State Board of Pharmacy, 280 N. 8th Street, Boise, Idaho 83720.
Registration of Students as Pharmacist Externs
All students are required to be registered with the Idaho Board of Pharmacy as a pharmacist extern during all phases of the clinical program/externship. Registration forms may be secured from the Office of the Associate Dean or directly from the Board of Pharmacy. The completed form, along with the required registration fee, must be returned to the Idaho Board of Pharmacy, 280 N. 8th Street, Boise, Idaho 83720.
Doctor of Pharmacy
All students graduating from Idaho State University with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree are expected to complete the General Education Requirements as described for the Bachelor of Science degree, and a minimum of seven additional credits in behavioral, social, or humanistic subjects.
Before admission into the professional pharmacy program, each student must complete the pre-pharmacy curriculum. The pre-pharmacy curriculum for resident and transfer students must include those requirements listed above and at least the following: two semesters of general chemistry, two semesters of organic chemistry, two semesters of physics, one semester of biology or zoology, one semester of microbiology, one semester of calculus, and one semester of macroeconomics.
First Year Pre-Pharmacy
BIOS 101 General Zoology 3 cr CHEM 121-122 General Chemistry 9 cr CHEM 126 Cations and Anions 1 cr ENGL 101 English Composition 3 cr SPCH 101 Principles of Speech (Goal 2) 2 cr MATH 120 Essentials of Calculus (Goal 3) 4 cr ELECTIVES Goals 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12 6 crIN ADDITION: Electives from the behavioral,
social, or humanistic areas 4 cr TOTAL: 32 cr
Second Year Pre-Pharmacy
BIOS 235 General Microbiology 4 cr CHEM 301-302 Organic Chemistry 7 cr CHEM 304 Organic Chemistry Lab 1 cr PHYS 211-212 General Physics 6 cr ECON 201 Economic Principles and Problems (Goal 11) 3 cr ENGL 201 Critical Reading & Writing 3 crIN ADDITION: Electives Goals 6, 7, 8, 9,
10, 12 6 cr AND Electives from the behavioral, social, or humanistic areas 3 cr TOTAL: 33 cr
The professional curriculum requires four years of study: three years of academic courses and a fourth year comprised of 44 weeks of clinical experience.
The first academic year includes biomedical and pharmaceutical sciences. Students will complete two semesters of biochemistry and physiology, one semester of human anatomy, immunology and pathogenic microbiology. Pharmaceutical sciences includes courses in pharmaceutics, pharmacology and an orientation to the profession of pharmacy and the health care system. The second academic year continues the biomedical sciences with pathophysiology.
Students will continue their studies in the pharmaceutical sciences including pharmacokinetics, biopharmaceutics, medicinal chemistry, pharmacology and clinical chemistry. Students will also begin practice-related courses in management, professional communication skills and a study of the social and behavioral aspects to the practice of pharmacy.
The final academic year is devoted to practice-related courses including clinical pharmacokinetics, therapeutics, professional practice, jurisprudence, toxicology and clinical applications. Students will also select an area of curriculum emphasis in either community pharmacy practice, institutional pharmacy practice, or basic science research. The chosen area of emphasis will allow the student to gain further insight and expertise in an area of pharmacy practice that s/he may have an interest in pursuing after graduation.
The last year 44 weeks are devoted to full-time clinical experience in various pharmacy practice or, at the student's option, research environments. Students will complete month-long rotations in community and institutional pharmacy practice, pediatrics, geriatrics, and psychiatry. Eight-Week rotations in adult medicine and ambulatory patient care are required. Students will also have the option of selecting two rotations in areas of interest including pharmaceutical sciences research.
Given the length of the final year of the Pharm.D. program, students will begin rotations in mid-May after completing their third academic year in the professional program, and will continue throughout the ensuing twelve (12) months.
First Professional Year Curriculum
BIOS 351 Immunology 3 cr BIOS 425 Human Anatomy (w/lab) 4 cr BIOS 445 Biochemistry I 3 cr BIOS 449 Human Physiology I (w/lab) 4 crPPRA 315 Intro to Pharmacy & Health
Care 2 cr PSCI 325 Physical Pharmacy 2 cr TOTAL: 18 cr(Spring)
BIOS 355 Path. Micro. 3 cr BIOS 447 Biochemistry II 3 cr BIOS 456 Human Physiology II (w/lab) 4 cr PSCI 326 Drug Delivery Systems 3 cr PSCI 327 Drug Delivery Systems Lab 1 cr PSCI 465 Pharmacology I 4 cr TOTAL: 18 cr
Second Professional Year Curriculum
BIOS 463 Human Pathophys. 5 cr PPRA 416 Social & Behavioral Aspects 3 cr of Pharmacy PSCI 427 Pharmacokinetics 3 cr PSCI 455 Medicinal Chemistry I 3 cr PSCI 466 Pharmacology II 4 cr TOTAL: 18 cr
PPRA 417 Prof. Comm. Skills 2 cr PPRA 518 Clinical Research Design 4 cr and Analysis PSCI 428 Biopharmaceutics 2 cr PSCI 456 Medicinal Chemistry II 3 cr PSCI 457 Clinical Chemistry 2 cr PSCI 467 Pharmacology III 4 cr TOTAL: 17 cr
Third Professional Year Curriculum
PPRA 418 Pharmacy Management 4 cr PPRA 533 Non-Prescription Products 2 cr PPRA 534 Therapeutics I 4 cr PPRA 536 Prof. Practice I 2 cr PPRA 538 Drug Information 2 cr PSCI 529 Clinical Pharmacokinetics 3 cr TOTAL: 17 cr(Spring)
PPRA 519 Pharmacy Law 3 cr PPRA 535 Therapeutics II 4 cr PPRA 537 Prof. Practice II 2 cr PSCI 568 Toxicology 3 cr Selective* 6 cr TOTAL: 18 cr
Fourth Professional Year Curriculum
Full Calendar Year
PPRA 540 Case Studies in Pharmacy Practice 9 cr PPRA 541 Community Pharmacy Clerkship 4 cr PPRA 542 Hospital Pharmacy Clerkship 4 cr PPRA 543 Ambulatory Care Clerkship 8 cr PPRA 544 Medicine Clerkship 8 cr PPRA 545 Pediatric Clerkship 4 cr PPRA 546 Geriatric Clerkship 4 cr PPRA 547 Psychiatric Clerkship 4 cr Elective Clerkships (2) 8 cr TOTAL: 53 cr
*Selective (Note: These are recommended electives to be determined by the student and his/her advisor.)
Non-Traditional Doctor of Pharmacy Program
This academic program is intended for practitioners holding a Bachelor's degree in Pharmacy who desire the opportunity to earn the Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) without returning full-time to the campus. The practitioner/student will complete individualized didactic course requirements through correspondence, using video-taped lectures, detailed syllabi and periodic live presentations through two-way interactive telecommunication systems. At the completion of all didactic requirements, the practitioner/student will be required to complete 28 weeks of clerkships.
To be admitted to the program, students must hold a valid pharmacy license in one of the states or territories of the United States. There is no minimum accumulative grade point average required for the program. In determining admission status, the Admissions Committee will weigh all evidence each student provides including their academic record and the documented achievements he/she has received as a pharmacy practitioner. Students are encouraged to apply regardless of present residence, but admission priority will be given to individuals who practice in Idaho.
Students may enroll in two courses prior to full admission to the program. This Conditional Enrollment will allow students to determine their interest in pursuing the entire program. This option will be made available once the full admissions process has been completed.
The application process is in two phases:
Phase I - Submission of Documents
Students must submit the following documents to the College of Pharmacy at least six months prior to their intended enrollment date, even if they desire the Conditional Enrollment option:
5. Three letters of recommendation--one from the applicant's currentsupervisor or employer and two from professional colleagues.
6. A personal, typewritten statement of approximately 100 words inresponse to the question: "Why are you seeking admission to the Pharm.D. program?"
Submission of the above documents does not ensure admission to the program. An assessment process will be initiated to review the documents. If the student meets the academic and professional assessment criteria, he/she will be encouraged to participate in Phase II of the application process.
Phase II - Assessment
Once the student has completed the first phase of the admissions process, a notice will be sent from the College to proceed with the second phase. The second phase contains two assessment activities.
The non-traditional program does not follow the usual academic calendar of the University. Students will be enrolled and initiate the courses once official notification of admission has been received.
The official notice of admission will include the name and telephone number of the Director, Office of Practitioner Affairs. Students should contact their advisor to plan their course of study. The advisor will have all the information about the program including any deficient courses students may be required to complete.
The courses students will take are competency based. This means the student will not receive a passing grade in the course until he/she has achieved the minimum level of knowledge and skills required for the course.
Students must complete all didactic courses within three calendar years after enrolling in the program. Before beginning clerkships, a second on-campus visit is required during which the student must complete a comprehensive examination of the didactic curriculum. A physical assessment practicum will also be administered at this time. Following successful completion of these evaluations, students will be given one calendar year to complete the clerkship requirements. All educational requirements for the degree must be completed by the end of the fourth year after enrolling in the program.
The College will provide students the opportunity to complete the clerkship experiences over a one-year interval so the need to be away from the home/family/job can be minimized. Every effort will be made to place each student in an appropriate clerkship site convenient to their residence; however, the right must be retained to assign a student to a site away from his/her residence if local accommodations are not available or will not meet the requirements specified by the faculty of the College.
The minimum didactic courses students will be required to complete are as
Note that time spent in completing deficiency courses will not be counted towards the four calendar year time limit in completing the degree. In addition to the didactic courses, students will be required to complete 28 weeks of full-time clerkship experiences. These include:
PPRA 543 Ambulatory Care 8 weeks PPRA 544 Medicine 8 weeks PPRA 547 Psychiatry 4 weeks PPRA 546 Geriatrics 4 weeks PPRA 545 Pediatrics 4 weeks
All students will be required to complete 28 weeks of clerkship regardless of the experiences he/she has had in their practice. However, if a student has specialized experience in one or more of these areas, he/she may be allowed to select an elective clerkship in another area of interest or complete an advanced rotation in one of the core areas.
Clerkship sites have been established in Idaho and Nevada. Other clinical sites throughout the United States can be approved provided that they meet the requirements specified by the faculty of the College. Students will not be required to locate their clerkship sites, but we will explore potential sites that students may recommend to their advisor.
Note that students will be awarded ACPE accredited continuing education credits in addition to academic credits for successfully completing the didactic and clerkship courses.
The Idaho State University College of Pharmacy is approved by The American Council on Pharmaceutical Education as a provider of Continuing Pharmaceutical Education.
Sequence of Study and Time Allowed To Complete A Course
Each course will be assigned an instructor who will be available to students via scheduled one-on-one telephone conference periods. The instructor will also be responsible for administering examinations and assigning final grades.
Didactic courses will be taught using video tapes or suitable self-study methods and detailed content syllabi. Each course will utilize a textbook suitable for the non-traditional learner. Periodically, students will participate in a teleconference case study session with other students and their instructor using conference telephone or one-way video, two-way audio via satellite television.
Placement of Non-traditional Pharm.D. Students in Clinical Clerkships
The process by which clerkship sites and clinical preceptors for students enrolled in the non-traditional pathway for the Pharm.D. program will be guided by the procedures outlined below.
Non-traditional students who desire to complete clinical clerkships at facilities currently affiliated with the ISU College of Pharmacy will be incorporated into the clerkship placement process employed for traditional students.
Criteria for Clerkship Sites and Preceptors
The clerkship component of the non-traditional Pharm.D. curriculum provides the mechanism whereby students are given experiential education in several important clinical practice areas of pharmacy. It is essential that this education be provided in facilities where high-quality clinical pharmacy practice and instruction is available. Therefore, certain qualifications must be met by clerkship preceptors and sites.
Qualifications of Preceptors. Preceptors are expected to be clinical pharmacists who practice in the specialty area identified by the name of the clerkship. These individuals typically will have completed the Pharm.D. degree and may have residency and/or fellowship training. These individuals will spend the majority of their time providing clinical pharmacy services in their facility but will be able to commit sufficient time to the education of student(s). Preceptors must be eligible to receive faculty appointment at Idaho State University College of Pharmacy.
Qualifications of Facilities. Facilities will be licensed and accredited by appropriate agencies which govern pharmacy practice and/or health care delivery in respective geopolitical regions. Clinical services will be integrated into the routine practice of pharmacy; mechanisms to assure the quality of these services will be in place. An understanding and commitment of the pharmacy service director to the ISU educational program will be documented and the facility will establish an "Educational Affiliation Agreement" with the University.
Students who are Idaho residents or non-residents may request to complete clinical clerkships at sites in close proximity to their home but which are not currently affiliated with the ISU College of Pharmacy. Clerkship sites requested by students may require that a representative of the College visit the facility to validate the acceptability of the site for clinical instruction before the site can be approved. The cost of travel for site visitations will be paid by the student. Students who request non-affiliated clerkship sites must follow the steps outlined below in the order in which they are listed:
Assuming the student has successfully identified facilities and preceptors which are tentatively acceptable to the College, the following steps will occur:
The Director of the Office of Practitioner Affairs will be the advisor. This office will also be responsible for registration, delivery of course materials (video tapes, syllabi, examinations, etc.), and any other administrative details associated with the program.
Application materials and other information may be obtained by writing or
telephoning: College of Pharmacy
Campus Box 8288
Idaho State University
Pocatello, ID 83209
Pharmaceutical Sciences Courses
325 Physical Pharmacy 2 credits. A study of formulation-relevantphysical and chemical properties of drugs along with pertinent calculations. PREREQ: MATH 120, CHEM 304.
326 Drug Delivery Systems 3 credits. A study of the technologyinvolved in the preparation of pharmaceutical dosage forms. PREREQ: PSCI 325.
327 Drug Delivery Systems Laboratory 1 credit. Laboratory exerciseswhich emphasize established compounding techniques. COREQ: PSCI 326.
g415 Pharmacological Basis of Cancer Chemotherapy 3 credits. Anin-depth study of the pharmacology of the antineoplastics and the rational basis for chemotherapy. Advances in the design and evaluation of newer combined treatments are included. PREREQ: PSCI 465, 466.
427 Pharmacokinetics 3 credits. A study of the time-courses of druginput and disposition in biological systems with relevance to therapeutic effects and toxicities. PREREQ: MATH 120, PSCI 325.
428 Biopharmaceutics 2 credits. A study of the influence of formula-tion factors upon pharmacokinetics and resulting effects upon bioavailability of drug from standard dosage forms. PREREQ: PSCI 427.
455 Medicinal Chemistry I 3 credits. A study of the general chemis-try, chemical properties and relationships between chemical structures and pharmacological activities of organic and inorganic medicinal agents. PREREQ: PSCI 465, BIOS 447.
456 Medicinal Chemistry II 3 credits. A study of the general chemis-try, chemical properties and relationships between chemical structures and pharmcological activities of organic and inorganic medicinal agents. PREREQ: PSCI 455.
457 Clinical Chemistry 2 credits. The influence of disease states onthe results of laboratory diagnostic procedures; the effects of drug therapy on diagnostic tests. PREREQ: BIOS 463.
g465 Pharmacology I 4 credits. Study of drug action, receptors andmetabolism; principles of pharmacology of the major classes of drugs. PREREQ: BIOS 445, 449.
g466 Pharmacology II 4 credits. Study of drug action, receptors andmetabolism; principles of pharmacology of the major classes of drugs. PREREQ: PSCI 465, BIOS 447, 456.
g467 Pharmacology III 4 credits. Study of drug action, receptors andmetabolism; principles of pharmacology of the major classes of drugs. PREREQ: PSCI 466, 455, BIOS 463.
501 Drug Abuse and the Pharmacist 3 credits. A detailed discussionof pharmacological and societal aspects of drugs of abuse, including the role of the pharmacist when confronted with personal, professional, and societal drug abuse. PREREQ: PSCI 465.
529 Clinical Pharmacokinetics 3 credits. The application ofpharmacokinetic principles to the rational design of individualized drug dosage regimens.
537 Professional Student Seminar in Pharmaceutical Sciences 1 credit.Review of current research and literature in the fields of pharmacy. Oral and written reports are required. May Be Repeated. PREREQ: MUST BE ENROLLED IN THE PHARM.D. PROGRAM.
538 Independent Problems in Pharmaceutical Sciences 2 credits.Advanced students are assigned special laboratory studies on the basis of interest and previous preparation. May Be Repeated. PREREQ: MUST BE ENROLLED IN THE PHARM.D. PROGRAM.
568 Toxicology 3 credits. Study of environmental and clinical poisonswith emphasis on mechanisms of toxicity, causes, detection and treatment. PREREQ: PSCI 467 OR PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR.
569 Pathophysiology 3 credits. The study of basic processes underly-ing diseases with an emphasis on gross functional disturbances. PREREQ: B.S. IN PHARMACY. Note: Students may not receive credit for both PSCI 569 and BIOS 463.
Pharmacy Practice and Administrative Sciences Courses
315 Introduction to Pharmacy Practice and Health Care Delivery 2credits. A study of the United States health care system and the professional role of pharmacists.
416 Social and Behavioral Aspects of Pharmacy Practice 3 credits.Principles of medical sociology applicable to health care and professional practice. Focuses on understanding of health and illness behavior, consumer and health care professional roles, and health care ethics.
417 Professional Communication Skills 2 credits. Principles ofcommunication and professional interaction. Theory of communication, empathy, assertiveness, and skills in interviewing and counseling the patient in the context of illness and disease states.
418 Pharmacy Practice Management 4 credits. Principles of financialand human resource management as applied to pharmacy practice. PREREQ: ECON 201.
g491 Topical Seminar in Pharmacy Practice 1-4 credits. Examination ofselected topics in Pharmacy Practice and Pharmacy Administration. May Be Repeated. PREREQ: PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR.
513 Marketing Management of the Community Pharmacy 2 credits.Principles of marketing management as applied to community pharmacy practice.
514 Institutional Pharmacy Practice 2 credits. The practice ofinstitutional pharmacy with special emphasis on the practice of hospital pharmacy. PREREQ: PPRA 418.
515 Financial Management of the Community Pharmacy 2 credits.Principles of financial management as applied to community pharmacy practice. PREREQ: PPRA 418.
518 Clinical Research Design and Analysis 4 credits. The fundamentalsof experimental design, implementation and data analysis pertinent to pharmaceutical clinical investigations.
519 Pharmacy Law 3 credits. The study of federal and state statutes,regulations and court decisions which control the practice of pharmacy and drug distribution; and an introduction to civil liability in pharmacy practice. PREREQ: THIRD PROFESSIONAL YEAR.
530 Geriatric Pharmacy I 3 credits. Principles of effective pharma-ceutical care of the elderly patient. PREREQ: THIRD PROFESSIONAL YEAR.
531 Geriatric Pharmacy II 3 credits. This course is a continuation ofPPRA 530, and includes advanced study of the principles of effective pharmaceutical care of the elderly patient. PREREQ: THIRD PROFESSIONAL YEAR.
532 Gerontology 2 credits. Basic principles of gerontology andgeriatrics, and the impact of the social and physiological aspects of aging on drug therapy. PREREQ: PPRA 417 OR PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR.
533 Non-Prescription Products 2 credits. Study of the pharmacists'professional role pertaining to non-prescription products emphasizing patient assessment and consultation, effectiveness, safety, limitations, and composition of the therapeutic entities, and appropriate product selection.
534 Therapeutics I 4 credits. This course presents drug therapies bydisease state with emphasis placed on selection and monitoring of drug therapy, patient counseling and application of knowledge to patient situations.
535 Therapeutics II 4 credits. Provide knowledge of therapeutics andprepare for learning in a clinical setting. PREREQ: PPRA 534. 536 Professional Practice I 2 credits. This course provides the student with instruction in the proper techniques of compounding and dispensing medications in the community and institutional setting.
537 Professional Practice II: Patient Care Skills 2 credits. Continu-ation of the practical applications of pharmacy practice. PREREQ: PPRA 536.
538 Drug Information and Literature Analysis 2 credits. Methods ofgathering, evaluating, and using medication-related information derived from a variety of sources are presented. PREREQ: PSCI 532.
539 Quality Assurance and Cost Containment Strategies 1 credit. Astudy of the drug use process with special emphasis on methods whereby pharmacists can enhance patient care and reduce costs of care.
540 Case Studies in Pharmacy Practice 1 credit. This series ofone-hour courses will require students to present selected patient cases for discussion to the preceptor and other students on rotation. PREREQ: COMPLETION OF THIRD PROFESSIONAL YEAR. Graded S/U.
541 Community Pharmacy Clerkship 4 credits. Emphasizes the distribu-tive, communicative and managerial aspects of community pharmacy practice. For this clerkship, students are assigned to selected community pharmacy preceptors. PREREQ: FOURTH PROFESSIONAL YEAR STATUS OR PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR.
542 Hospital Pharmacy Clerkship 4 credits. Emphasizes the distribu-tive, communicative and managerial aspects of hospital pharmacy practice. For this clerkship, students are assigned to selected hospital pharmacy preceptors. PREREQ: FOURTH PROFESSIONAL YEAR STATUS OR PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR.
543 Ambulatory Care Clerkship 8 credits. Designed to teach thestudent to integrate basic pharmacy related concepts to patient care as a member of an inter-disciplinary health care team in the ambulatory care setting. PREREQ: FOURTH PROFESSIONAL YEAR STATUS. Graded S/U.
544 Medicine Clerkship 8 credits. This clerkship is designed tointegrate the knowledge from previous didactic courses in pharmacology, clinical chemistry, and pathophysiology for application encountered in general medicine practice. PREREQ: FOURTH PROFESSIONAL YEAR STATUS. Graded S/U.
545 Pediatrics Clerkship 4 credits. Practical experience in monitor-ing drug therapy for institutionalized and ambulatory pediatric and neonatal patients. PREREQ: FOURTH PROFESSIONAL YEAR STATUS. Graded S/U.
546 Geriatrics Clerkship 4 credits. Application of pharmaceuticalknowledge and skills in the care of geriatric patients and long-term care. PREREQ: FOURTH PROFESSIONAL YEAR STATUS. Graded S/U.
547 Psychiatry Clerkship 4 credits. Application of pathophysiologyand therapeutics to a general psychiatry practice. PREREQ: FOURTH PROFESSIONAL YEAR STATUS. Graded S/U.
548 Drug Information Clerkship 4 credits. Structured experience inthe practical aspects of the provision of drug information. PREREQ: FOURTH PROFESSIONAL YEAR STATUS. Graded S/U.
550 Physical Assessment 1 credit. An introduction to the practicalapplications of pharmacy including performing a basic physical examination and taking a medical history.
551 Advanced Community Pharmacy Clerkship 4 credits. Develops theconcepts and mechanisms of the distributive, communicative and managerial aspects of community pharmacy practice through the completion of a student project. PREREQ: FOURTH PROFESSIONAL YEAR STATUS AND PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR. Graded S/U.
552 Advanced Hospital Pharmacy Clerkship 4 credits. Develops theconcepts and mechanisms of the distributive, communicative and managerial aspects of hospital pharmacy practice through the completion of a student project. PREREQ: FOURTH PROFESSIONAL YEAR STATUS AND PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR. Graded S/U.
553 Advanced Ambulatory Care Clerkship 4 credits. Continuation ofPPRA 543. PREREQ: PPRA 543 AND PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR. Graded S/U.
554 Advanced Medicine Clerkship 4 credits. Designed to integrate theknowledge from previous didactic courses to teach students to formulate, apply and monitor therapeutic drug treatment of diseases. PREREQ: PPRA 544 AND PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR. Graded S/U.
555 Advanced Pediatrics Clerkship 4 credits. Continuation of PPRA545. PREREQ: PPRA 545 AND PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR. Graded S/U.
556 Advanced Geriatrics Clerkship 4 credits. Continuation of PPRA546. PREREQ: PPRA 546, PPRA 544 AND PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR. GradedS/U.
557 Advanced Psychiatry Clerkship 4 credits. Further enhancingpsychiatric clinical assessment skill. PREREQ: PPRA 547 AND PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR. Graded S/U.
558 Advanced Drug Information Clerkship 4 credits. Designed to allowthe student to gain additional experience in providing drug information and in the operation of drug information services. PREREQ: PPRA 548 AND PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR. Graded S/U.
561 Community Pharmacy Management Clerkship 4 credits. Designed toenhance skills in the management of community pharmacy practice. PREREQ: PPRA 541 AND PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR.
562 Hospital Pharmacy Management Clerkship 4 credits. Designed toenhance skills in the management of hospital pharmacy practice. PREREQ: PPRA 542 AND PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR.
563 Advanced Parenteral Products 2 credits. Provides advancedtraining in the preparation and handling of parenteral products used in institutional pharmacy and home-health-care services. PREREQ: PPRA 536 AND PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR.
564 Tertiary Care Medicine Clerkship 4 credits. Practical experiencein general medical care with emphasis in critical care medicine of patients treated in a tertiary hospital. PREREQ: PPRA 544 AND PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR.
565 Pediatric Neonatology Clerkship 4 credits. Clinical experiencein monitoring neonatal patients treated in intensive care units. PREREQ: PPRA 545 AND PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR.
566 Infectious Diseases/Pharmacokinetics Clerkship 4 credits.Practical experience in the selection and design of antimicrobial therapies using clinical pharmacokinetic principles. PREREQ: PPRA 544 AND PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR.
567 Medical Oncology Clerkship 4 credits. Clinical experience inmonitoring adult and pediatric patients who have various types on cancer. PREREQ: PPRA 544 AND PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR.
568 Managed Care - HMO Clerkship 4 credits. Experience in theclinical, distributive, communicative, and managerial aspects of providing pharmacy services in a health maintenance organization. PREREQ: PPRA 541 AND 542 AND PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR.
569 Clinical Research Clerkship 4 credits. Provides experience inthe conduct of research in the pharmaceutical sciences. PREREQ: PPRA 544 AND PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR.
570 Nutritional Support Clerkship 4 credits. Practical experience indesigning and monitoring of enteral and parenteral nutrition therapies in patients. PREREQ: PPRA 544 AND PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR.
571 Home Health Care Clerkship 4 credits. Emphasizes the clinical,distributive, communicative, and managerial aspects of providing a home health care service in the ambulatory patient environment. PREREQ: PPRA 541 AND 542 AND PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR.
572 Administrative Aspects of Clinical Practice Clerkship 4 credits.Practical experience of drug use evaluation, formulary management, and quality assurance in clinical hospital practice. PREREQ: PPRA 542 AND PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR.
573 Clinical Pharmacokinetics Clerkship 4 credits. Practicalexperience in the application of clinical pharmacokinetic principles to various drug therapies. PREREQ: PPRA 544 AND PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR.
Non-pharmacy students may enroll in these courses in the College of Pharmacy.
205 Drugs in Society 2 credits. Survey of the response of people todrugs and chemicals. This course is for non-pharmacy majors.
314 Basic and Applied Pharmacology for Dental Hygiene 3 credits. Astudy of basic pharmacology and therapeutic uses of selected drug groups. The most commonly prescribed drugs in these selected groups are discussed in detail. PREREQ: BIOS 301, 302.
316 Essentials of Pharmacology 3 credits. Deals with the pharmacolog-ic actions and therapeutic implications of the major classes of drugs. PREREQ: BIOS 301, 302.
317 Drug Therapy 2 credits. Major emphasis on the therapeutic aspectsof drugs as they relate to the care of patients. PREREQ OR COREQ: PCOL 316.
318 Basic and Applied Pharmacology for Physical Therapists 2 credits.Introduction to the basic concepts of pharmacology. Discussion of pharmacologic therapy of problems affecting the musculoskeletal and connective tissues, including pain management. PREREQ: LIMITED TO FIRST YEAR PHYSICAL THERAPY STUDENTS.
The College of Pharmacy administers graduate programs leading to the degree of Master of Science in Pharmacy with majors in pharmaceutics, pharmacognosy, pharmacology, pharmaceutical chemistry and pharmacy administration, and the Doctor of Philosophy in Pharmaceutical Sciences with emphasis in pharmaceutics, pharmocokinetics, pharmacology or pharmacy administration. For more information on these graduate programs see the Graduate School section in this bulletin.
Pharmaceutical Sciences Courses
601 Graduate Seminar in the Pharmaceutical Sciences 1 credit.Discussion of current research and theories in the several pharmaceutical sciences. May be repeated.
607 Research Foundations in the Pharmaceutical Sciences 2 credits. Adiscussion of the nature of experimentation, literature in pharmaceutical science and styles of technical presentation.
621 Biological Actions of Chemicals 3 credits. Introduction to basicprinciples of pharmacology, including the molecular basis for drug action; entry, distribution, metabolism and elimination of chemicals in animal systems, genetic influences in chemical actions, and tolerance. PREREQ: PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR.
622 Principles of Toxicology 3 credits. Introduction to basicconcepts of toxicology, including mutagenesis, carcinogenesis, teratology, risk assessment, regulatory toxicology, toxicology of solvents, pesticides, metals and radioactive materials and design of toxicological studies. PREREQ: PSCI 621.
698 Dissertation Research. Variable credit. Independent research ondissertation problem in one of the three specialty areas (Pharmaceutics, Pharmacy Administration, Pharmacology). 699 Dissertation. Variable credit. Preparation of the written report of the dissertation research. Grade Pass/Fail.
609 Advanced Pharmaceutics 3 credits. A study of the application ofphysico-chemical principles to the design and formulation of pharmaceutical dosage forms. PREREQ: PCEU 307, 371 AND/OR PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR.
610 Dispersed Systems 3 credits. The theoretical considerations ofpharmaceutical dispersion systems including colloidal dispersions, interfacial phenomena, and electrokinetic and rheological properties. PREREQ: CHEM 352, PCEU 307 AND/OR PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR.
611 Fundamentals of Percutaneous Absorption 3 credits. Structure andproperties of skin and hair. Skin appendages, absorption models, nature of absorption, metabolism in the skin, protective action of skin, topical formulations. PREREQ: PCEU 610, 613 AND/OR PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR.
613 Advanced Physical Pharmacy 3 credits. Physical-chemical princi-ples involved in the formulation and evaluation of pharmaceutical systems, including degradation, stabilization, and complexation. PREREQ: CHEM 352, 571, PHAR 607.
615 Advanced Biopharmaceutic and Pharmacokinetics 3 credits.Physico-chemical principles involved in the kinetics of drug absorption, distribution, biotransformation, elimination, and therapeutic response. PREREQ: PCEU 320, PCOL 352, CHEM 352 AND/OR PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR.
617 Advanced Biopharmaceutics and Pharmacokinetics II 3 credits.Application of physicochemical principles involved in the kinetics of drug absorption, distribution, biotransformation, elimination, and therapeutic response of drugs in studying and interpreting current research articles dealing with these parameters. PREREQ: PCEU 615. 649 Research in Pharmaceutics 1-2 credits per semester (may be repeated). Research problems ancillary to the thesis project. PREREQ: GRADUATE STANDING AND PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR.
651 Pharmacokinetic Theory 2 credits. A rigorous treatment ofmathematical techniques involved in the derivation of equations describing the time-courses of drugs and metabolites in biological systems. PREREQ: GRADUATE STANDING, PSCI 427, MATH 360.
652 Pharmacokinetic Data Analysis 2 credits. A treatment of tech-niques involved in the analysis of pharmacokinetic data. PREREQ: GRADUATE STANDING, PSCI 651.
653 Biopharmaceutical Analysis 4 credits. The treatment of modernmethods for the quantitative measurement of drugs and metabolites in biological materials. PREREQ: GRADUATE STANDING.
655 Biopharmaceutical Analysis II 2 credits. A continuation of 653,this course covers the nonchromatographic methods of analysis such as spectroscopy, immunoassays, radiochemical methods, fluorimetry, enzymatic assays, microbiological techniques, electroanalytical techniques, and electrophoresis. PREREQ: GRADUATE STANDING. 650 Thesis Research 1-10 credits.
Pharmacy Administration Courses
538 Independent Problems in Pharmacy Administration 1-4 credits.Independent study of various topics in pharmacy administration. May be repeated.
601 Graduate Seminar in Pharmacy Administration 1 credit. Discussionof current research and theories in pharmacy administration. May be repeated.
603 Advanced Pharmacy Law 3 credits. Requirements of federal lawsinfluencing the practice of pharmacy, including selected recent cases. PREREQ: PADM 403 OR PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR.
605 Research Methods in Pharmacy Administration 3 credits. Methods inresearch design and analysis utilized in pharmacy administration research. PREREQ: MBA 602 OR EQUIVALENT GRADUATE LEVEL STATISTICS COURSE.
610 Social and Behavioral Aspects of Pharmacy Practice 3 credits.Examination of sociological and psychological concepts and theories as applied to the practice of pharmacy. PREREQ: PADM 310 OR PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR.
612 Ethics for Health Professionals 3 credits. Examination of ethicalissues that arise in the provision of health care. PREREQ: PADM 310 OR PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR.
624 Advanced Pharmacy Management I 3 credits. Principles of operationand management encountered in the drug distribution process. PREREQ: ONE YEAR OF ACCOUNTING OR MBA 601, OR PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR.
626 Advanced Pharmacy Management II 3 credits. Case studies ofproblems encountered in pharmacy management. PREREQ: PADM 624.
630 Advanced Drug Marketing 3 credits. Approaches and methods ofmarketing as applied to pharmacy and the drug distribution process. 632 Medical Economics 3 credits. Examination of the market forces encountered in the medical care system.
634 Advanced Pharmacy Administration I 3 credits. An integration ofsocio-behavioral and management principles into an advanced consideration of pharmacy administration.
635 Advanced Pharmacy Administration II 3 credits. A continuation ofPADM 634,this course further explores issues in the discipline of pharmacy administration.
649 Research in Pharmacy Administration 1-2 credits. Researchproblems ancillary to the thesis project. PREREQ: GRADUATE STANDING AND PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR.
650 Thesis Research 1-10 credits.
651 Master's Paper 3 credits.
691 Topical Seminar in Pharmacy Administration 2-4 credits. Examina-tion of selected topics in pharmacy administration. May be repeated.
Pharmaceutical Chemistry Courses
611 Advanced Medicinal Chemistry 3 credits. Advanced study of thechemical and biochemical nature of action of specific pharmacological agents. PREREQ: CHEM 521, CHEM 571, PHAR 607.
614 Structure Activity Relationship 3 credits. Examination of currenttheories of the relationship between chemical structure and biological activity. PREREQ: PCHM 611.
620 Chemistry of Natural Products 3 credits. Advanced study of thechemistry and biosynthesis of naturally occurring compounds of medicinal interest. Cross-listed with pharmacognosy. PREREQ: PCHM 611 OR PCOG 611 OR PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR. .
649 Pharmaceutical Chemistry 1-2 credits per semester (may berepeated). Research problems ancillary to the thesis project. PREREQ: GRADUATE STANDING AND PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR.
650 Thesis Research 1-10 credits.
604 Isolation of Natural Products 2 credits. Advanced laboratorystudy of isolation and purification of compounds from natural sources. PREREQ: PCOG 305 AND/OR PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR.
611 Advanced Pharmacognosy 3 credits. Biosynthesis and phytochemistryof plant drug constituents. PREREQ: PCOG 304, PCOG 305 OR PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR.
620 Chemistry of Natural Products 3 credits. Advanced study of thechemistry and biosynthesis of naturally occurring compounds of medicinal interest. Cross-listed with pharmaceutical chemistry. PREREQ: PCOG 611 AND/OR PCHM 611 OR PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR.
631 Chemical Taxonomy 3 credits. Discussion of real and hypotheticalrelationships between various plant taxonomy based upon chemical constituents.
649 Research in Pharmacognosy 1-2 credits per semester (may berepeated). Research problems ancillary to the thesis project. PREREQ: GRADUATE STANDING AND PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR.
650 Thesis Research 1-10 credits.
611 Advanced Pharmacology 3 credits. Pharmacological action of drugson cells, organs, and organisms. PREREQ: PCOL 350, 351, 352 OR EQUIVALENT.
615 Advanced Pharmacology II 3 credits. A study of the currentresearch literature dealing with the pharmacological action of drugs on cells, organs and organisms. PREREQ: PCOL 611.
632 Surgical and Experimental Methods in Pharmacology Research 2credits. Advanced laboratory experience in surgical techniques used in pharmacology research. PREREQ: PCOL 352 AND/OR PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR.
644 Drug Screening 3 credits. Study of the principles of detectingand evaluating new and/or novel drug activity. PREREQ: PCOL 352, PCHM 308 AND/OR PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR.
649 Research in Pharmacology 1-2 credits per semester (may berepeated). Research problems ancillary to the thesis project. PREREQ: GRADUATE STANDING AND PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR.
650 Thesis Research 1-10 credits.
660 Mechanisms of Drug Action 3 credits. Advanced study in thetransduction of biological signals, molecular basis for the action of hormones, neurotransmitter and growth factors on neurotransmission, metabolism, gene regulation and cell growth. PREREQ: PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR; PSCI 467.
661 Drug Metabolism and Toxicology 3 credits. Advanced study in drugmetabolism, cytochrome P450 oxidative system, toxic actions of drugs, mutagenicity, carcinogenicity, and in vitro systems for the study of toxicity, and risk assessment. PREREQ: PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR; PSCI 568.
662 Advanced Neuropharmacology 3 credits. The molecular basis of drugaction in the central nervous system including nerve excitation, molecular properties of ion channels, neuropharmacological methods, pharmacology of ethanol and mechanisms in tolerance and physical dependence. PREREQ: PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR; PSCI 467.