College of Pharmacy
Arthur A. Nelson, Jr., Ph.D., Dean
Bernard W. Graham, Ph.D.,
Department of Pharmacy Practice
and Administrative Sciences
Interim Chair: Graham
Professors: Hurley, Maddox, A. Nelson, Sharp
Associate Professors: Adamcik,
Culbertson, Gould, Loi, Mason, Rhodes
Assistant Professors: Bartlome', Cady, Erramouspe, Hefflinger, Matsuyama, Reitz
Clinical Assistant Professor: Cook
Clinical Associate Professor: Jue
Instructors: Beckwith, Roberts
Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Chair and Professor: Diedrich
Professors: Dodson, Fontenelle, Garner, Goettsch, Isaacson,
Vestal Associate Professors: Daniels, Graham, Jarvi, LaHann, Lai, Torian Assistant Professors: Charan, Cusack, Hadjokas, Morgan, C. Nelson, Nielson, Olson, Ratka, C. Senekowitsch, J. Senekowitsch, 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.
Curriculum Mission Statement
To prepare a competent pharmacy practitioner with effective primary care practice skills, including abilities to communicate and educate others on the rational use of medications and related devices; to engender a life-long learner who possesses a caring professional attitude and seeks to be an agent of change within the profession. The faculty endeavors to develop and maintain a curriculum that is open to individualized inquiry, holds the student responsible for his/her own learning, and foster the education of the whole person.
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 accredited by the American Council of Pharmaceutical Education, the national accrediting organization for colleges of pharmacy.
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 catalog. 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:
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:
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. In addition, no student shall be allowed (on his or her transcript) more than two D grades in required professional courses both in and outside of 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. S/he 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 pharmacy 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 General Chemistry I 5 cr CHEM 122 General Chemistry II 4 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 cr PPRA 315 Intro to Pharmacy & Health Care 2 cr PSCI 325 Physical Pharmacy 2 cr TOTAL: 18 cr
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 of Pharmacy 3 cr 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 and Analysis 4 cr 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.
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 three months prior to their intended enrollment date, even if they desire the Conditional Enrollment option:
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 follows:
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 areas of clinical pharmacy practice. It is essential that this education be provided in facilities where high standards of pharmaceutical care and instruction are available. Therefore, certain qualifications must be met by clerkship preceptors and sites.
Qualifications of Preceptors. Preceptors are expected to be clinical pharmacists actively engaged in the delivery of high pharmaceutical care. 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 pharmaceutical care 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.
Students who request non-affiliated clerkship sites must follow the steps outlined below:
Notify the Director, Office of Practitioner Affairs of the desire to complete clerkships at alternative sites. The Director will give the student permission to make initial contact with the facility(ies) and preceptor(s). This step ensures that the College is aware that its students are making initial educational contacts on its behalf. If a student wants to complete clerkships at a facility(ies) or with a preceptor(s) unacceptable to the College, the Director will deny permission.
Contact the facility(ies) and preceptor(s) to determine if they have interest in having the student complete clerkships at their site.
Report to the Director the results of contact(s) with proposed facility(ies) and preceptor(s).
College of Pharmacy Responsibilities
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
PSCI 325 Physical Pharmacy 2 credits. A study of formulation-relevant physical and chemical properties of drugs along with pertinent calculations. PREREQ: MATH 120, CHEM 304. F
PSCI 326 Drug Delivery Systems 3 credits. A study of the technology involved in the preparation of pharmaceutical dosage forms. PREREQ: PSCI 325. S
PSCI 327 Drug Delivery Systems Laboratory 1 credit. Laboratory exercises which emphasize established compounding techniques. COREQ: PSCI 326. S
PSCI g415 Pharmacological Basis of Cancer Chemotherapy 3 credits. An in-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. S
PSCI 427 Pharmacokinetics 3 credits. A study of the time-courses of drug input and disposition in biological systems with relevance to therapeutic effects and toxicities. PREREQ: MATH 120, PSCI 325. F
PSCI 428 Biopharmaceutics 2 credits. A study of the influence of formulation factors upon pharmacokinetics and resulting effects upon bioavailability of drug from standard dosage forms. PREREQ: PSCI 427. S
PSCI 455 Medicinal Chemistry I 3 credits. A study of the general chemistry, chemical properties and relationships between chemical structures and pharmacological activities of organic and inorganic medicinal agents. PREREQ: PSCI 465, BIOS 447. F
PSCI 456 Medicinal Chemistry II 3 credits. A study of the general chemistry, chemical properties and relationships between chemical structures and pharmcological activities of organic and inorganic medicinal agents. PREREQ: PSCI 455. S
PSCI 457 Clinical Chemistry 2 credits. The influence of disease states on the results of laboratory diagnostic procedures; the effects of drug therapy on diagnostic tests. PREREQ: BIOS 463. F, S
PSCI g465 Pharmacology I 4 credits. Study of drug action, receptors and metabolism; principles of pharmacology of the major classes of drugs. PREREQ: BIOS 445, 449. S
PSCI g466 Pharmacology II 4 credits. Study of drug action, receptors and metabolism; principles of pharmacology of the major classes of drugs. PREREQ: PSCI 465, BIOS 447, 456. F
PSCI g467 Pharmacology III 4 credits. Study of drug action, receptors and metabolism; principles of pharmacology of the major classes of drugs. PREREQ: PSCI 466, 455, BIOS 463. S
PSCI 501 Drug Abuse and the Pharmacist 3 credits. A detailed discussion of 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. S
PSCI 510 Pharmaceutical Analysis 3 credits. Principles and techniques of pharmaceutical analysis used for the evaluation of drugs and their dosage forms. PREREQ: PSCI 326, PSCI 327, CHEM 206 OR PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR. D
PSCI 511 Vitamins and Enzymes 3 credits. Study of the biochemical role of vitamins and enzymes. PREREQ: CHEM 332. D
PSCI 520 Manufacturing Pharmacy 2 credits. Study of manufacturing processes, control procedures, and equipment used in the manufacture of pharmaceutical products on a small plant scale. PREREQ: PSCI 326, PSCI 327. D
PSCI 521 Dermatologicals 2 credits. Physico-chemical, physiological, and pharmaceutical factors affecting dermatological therapy. PREREQ: PSCI 326, PSCI 327. D
PSCI 522 Cosmetic Formulations 2 credits. Introduction to the Physicochemical and physiological factors involved in the formulation and evolution of cosmetic products. PREREQ: PSCI 326, PSCI 327. D
PSCI 529 Clinical Pharmacokinetics 3 credits. The application of pharmacokinetic principles to the rational design of individualized drug dosage regimens. F, S
PSCI 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. S
PSCI 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. F, S
PSCI 568 Toxicology 3 credits. Study of environmental and clinical poisons with emphasis on mechanisms of toxicity, causes, detection and treatment. PREREQ: PSCI 467 OR PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR. S
PSCI 569 Pathophysiology 3 credits. The study of basic processes underlying 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. F, S
Pharmacy Practice and Administrative Sciences Courses
PPRA 315 Introduction to Pharmacy Practice and Health Care Delivery 2 credits. A study of the United States health care system and the professional role of pharmacists. F
PPRA 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. F
PPRA 417 Professional Communication Skills 2 credits. Principles of communication and professional interaction. Theory of communication, empathy, assertiveness, and skills in interviewing and counseling the patient in the context of illness and disease states. S
PPRA 418 Pharmacy Practice Management 4 credits. Principles of financial and human resource management as applied to pharmacy practice. PREREQ: ECON 201. F
PPRA g491 Topical Seminar in Pharmacy Practice 1-4 credits. Examination of selected topics in Pharmacy Practice and Pharmacy Administration. May Be Repeated. PREREQ: PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR. D
PPRA 513 Marketing Management of the Community Pharmacy 2 credits. Principles of marketing management as applied to community pharmacy practice. S
PPRA 514 Institutional Pharmacy Practice 2 credits. The practice of institutional pharmacy with special emphasis on the practice of hospital pharmacy. PREREQ: PPRA 418. S
PPRA 515 Financial Management of the Community Pharmacy 2 credits. Principles of financial management as applied to community pharmacy practice. PREREQ: PPRA 418. S
PPRA 518 Clinical Research Design and Analysis 4 credits. The fundamentals of experimental design, implementation and data analysis pertinent to pharmaceutical clinical investigations. F, S
PPRA 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. S
PPRA 530 Geriatric Pharmacy I 3 credits. Principles of effective pharmaceutical care of the elderly patient. PREREQ: THIRD PROFESSIONAL YEAR. S
PPRA 531 Geriatric Pharmacy II 3 credits. This course is a continuation of PPRA 530, and includes advanced study of the principles of effective pharmaceutical care of the elderly patient. PREREQ: THIRD PROFESSIONAL YEAR. S
PPRA 532 Gerontology 2 credits. Basic principles of gerontology and geriatrics, and the impact of the social and physiological aspects of aging on drug therapy. PREREQ: PPRA 417 OR PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR. D
PPRA 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. F
PPRA 534 Therapeutics I 4 credits. This course presents drug therapies by disease state with emphasis placed on selection and monitoring of drug therapy, patient counseling and application of knowledge to patient situations. F, S
PPRA 535 Therapeutics II 4 credits. Provide knowledge of therapeutics and prepare for learning in a clinical setting. PREREQ: PPRA 534. S
PPRA 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. F
PPRA 537 Professional Practice II: Patient Care Skills 2 credits. Continuation of the practical applications of pharmacy practice. PREREQ: PPRA 536. S
PPRA 538 Drug Information and Literature Analysis 2 credits. Methods of gathering, evaluating, and using medication-related information derived from a variety of sources are presented. PREREQ: PSCI 532. F
PPRA 539 Quality Assurance and Cost Containment Strategies 1 credit. A study of the drug use process with special emphasis on methods whereby pharmacists can enhance patient care and reduce costs of care. F, S
PPRA 540 Case Studies in Pharmacy Practice 1 credit. This series of one-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. F, S
PPRA 541 Community Pharmacy Clerkship 4 credits. Emphasizes the distributive, 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. Graded S/U. F, S
PPRA 542 Hospital Pharmacy Clerkship 4 credits. Emphasizes the distributive, 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. Graded S/U. F, S
PPRA 543 Ambulatory Care Clerkship 8 credits. Designed to teach the student 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. F, S
PPRA 544 Medicine Clerkship 8 credits. This clerkship is designed to integrate the knowledge from previous didactic courses in pharmacology, clinical chemistry, and patho physiology for application encountered in general medicine practice. PREREQ: FOURTH PROFESSIONAL YEAR STATUS. Graded S/U. F, S
PPRA 545 Pediatrics Clerkship 4 credits. Practical experience in monitoring drug therapy for institutionalized and ambulatory pediatric and neonatal patients. PREREQ: FOURTH PROFESSIONAL YEAR STATUS. Graded S/U. F, S
PPRA 546 Geriatrics Clerkship 4 credits. Application of pharmaceutical knowledge and skills in the care of geriatric patients and long-term care. PREREQ: FOURTH PROFESSIONAL YEAR STATUS. Graded S/U. F, S
PPRA 547 Psychiatry Clerkship 4 credits. Application of pathophysiology and therapeutics to a general psychiatry practice. PREREQ: FOURTH PROFESSIONAL YEAR STATUS. Graded S/U. F, S
PPRA 548 Drug Information Clerkship 4 credits. Structured experience in the practical aspects of the provision of drug information. PREREQ: FOURTH PROFESSIONAL YEAR STATUS. Graded S/U. F, S
PPRA 550 Physical Assessment 1 credit. An introduction to the practical applications of pharmacy including performing a basic physical examination and taking a medical history. F, S
PPRA 551 Advanced Community Pharmacy Clerkship 4 credits. Develops the concepts 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. F, S
PPRA 552 Advanced Hospital Pharmacy Clerkship 4 credits. Develops the concepts 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. F, S
PPRA 553 Advanced Ambulatory Care Clerkship 4 credits. Continuation of PPRA 543. PREREQ: PPRA 543 AND PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR. Graded S/U. F, S
PPRA 554 Advanced Medicine Clerkship 4 credits. Designed to integrate the knowledge 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. F, S
PPRA 555 Advanced Pediatrics Clerkship 4 credits. Continuation of PPRA 545. PREREQ: PPRA 545 AND PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR. Graded S/U. F, S
PPRA 556 Advanced Geriatrics Clerkship 4 credits. Continuation of PPRA 546. PREREQ: PPRA 546, PPRA 544 AND PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR. Graded S/U. F, S
PPRA 557 Advanced Psychiatry Clerkship 4 credits. Further enhancing psychiatric clinical assessment skill. PREREQ: PPRA 547 AND PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR. Graded S/U. F, S
PPRA 558 Advanced Drug Information Clerkship 4 credits. Designed to allow the 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. F, S
PPRA 561 Community Pharmacy Management Clerkship 4 credits. Designed to enhance skills in the management of community pharmacy practice. PREREQ: PPRA 541 AND PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR. F, S
PPRA 562 Hospital Pharmacy Management Clerkship 4 credits. Designed to enhance skills in the management of hospital pharmacy practice. PREREQ: PPRA 542 AND PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR. F, S
PPRA 563 Advanced Parenteral Products 2 credits. Provides advanced training in the preparation and handling of parenteral products used in institutional pharmacy and home-health-care services. PREREQ: PPRA 536 AND PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR. S
PPRA 564 Tertiary Care Medicine Clerkship 4 credits. Practical experience in general medical care with emphasis in critical care medicine of patients treated in a tertiary hospital. PREREQ: PPRA 544 AND PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR. F, S
PPRA 565 Pediatric Neonatology Clerkship 4 credits. Clinical experience in monitoring neonatal patients treated in intensive care units. PREREQ: PPRA 545 AND PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR. F, S
PPRA 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. F, S
PPRA 567 Medical Oncology Clerkship 4 credits. Clinical experience in monitoring adult and pediatric patients who have various types on cancer. PREREQ: PPRA 544 AND PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR. F, S
PPRA 568 Managed Care - HMO Clerkship 4 credits. Experience in the clinical, distributive, communicative, and managerial aspects of providing pharmacy services in a health maintenance organization. PREREQ: PPRA 541 AND 542 AND PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR. F, S
PPRA 569 Clinical Research Clerkship 4 credits. Provides experience in the conduct of research in the pharmaceutical sciences. PREREQ: PPRA 544 AND PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR. F, S
PPRA 570 Nutritional Support Clerkship 4 credits. Practical experience in designing and monitoring of enteral and parenteral nutrition therapies in patients. PREREQ: PPRA 544 AND PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR. F, S
PPRA 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. F, S
PPRA 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. F, S
PPRA 573 Clinical Pharmacokinetics Clerkship 4 credits. Practical experience in the application of clinical pharmacokinetic principles to various drug therapies. PREREQ: PPRA 544 AND PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR. F, S Service Courses Non-pharmacy students may enroll in these courses in the College of Pharmacy.
PHAR 205 Drugs in Society 2 credits. Survey of the response of people to drugs and chemicals. This course is for non-pharmacy majors. F, S
PHAR 314 Basic and Applied Pharmacology for Dental Hygiene 3 credits. A study 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. F
PHAR 316 Essentials of Pharmacology 3 credits. Deals with the pharmacologic actions and therapeutic implications of the major classes of drugs. PREREQ: BIOS 301, 302. F
PHAR 317 Drug Therapy 2 credits. Major emphasis on the therapeutic aspects of drugs as they relate to the care of patients. PREREQ OR COREQ: PCOL 316. S
PHAR 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. S