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PharmD Didactic Required Courses

PHAR 503 GENOMICS AND PROTEOMICS 3

Genomics and Proteomics introduces students to the basic organization of human cells and the molecular machinery involved in regulating cellular functions. The course covers aspects of DNA replication, transcription, and translation of genetic information, protein processing and transport, receptors, signal transduction and second messenger systems. The genomic and proteomic information will be used to evaluate targeted drug development programs and to evaluate therapeutic outcomes and decisions.

PHAR 504 PHYSICAL AND PHARMACEUTIC CHEM 3

Physical and Pharmaceutical Chemistry addresses the basic chemical principles that form a foundation for applied pharmaceutical sciences and pharmacy practice. This course requires students to assess properties of chemical entities and predict their behavior in various physical and biological systems related to drug formulation and delivery. The properties of solubility and stability are applied to dosage form design and drug absorption and distribution. The topics discussed include thermodynamics, interfacial properties, solid, semi-solid and liquid formulations, drug release, diffusion and transport and biopharmaceutical applications.

PHAR 505 ABILITIES LAB 1 2

The abilities lab is a series of courses that occur during the fall and spring terms during years one through three of the curriculum. The purpose of the abilities lab is to assist student pharmacists in achieving proficiency in professional abilities, through the integration of knowledge, skills, behaviors, and values in order to function as an independent pharmacy practitioner in a variety of health care environments. The sequence requires the integration of didactic and experiential content across the first three years of the curriculum. This course specifically focuses on community pharmacy dispensing, patient counseling, intravenous admixture and aseptic technique, patient interview skills, drug information resources, vital sign collection, and laws and requirements related to the practice of pharmacy.

PHAR 506 PRINCIPLES OF DRUG ACTION 3

This course prepares students for the systematic study of pharmacology by providing a firm understanding of the fundamental principles of drug action from the chemical, biochemical, and molecular basis to functional or integrative aspects in in vitro and in in vivo systems. Topics such as dose-response; receptor theory; receptor transduction mechanisms; pharmacologic selectivity; absorption, distribution, metabolism and excretion; drug tolerance, resistance and dependence; pharmacogenetics; and toxicology are discussed at the in vitro molecular and cellular level to the in vivo level in animals and humans. This course will help students to utilize published investigations in the classical and current literature in their future studies and in future practice. These investigations will have used principles of drug action to identify the mechanism of action of a therapeutic or toxic agent, the provision of rational drug therapy, or the avoidance or treatment of a serious drug-induced toxicity. This course will develop students’ skills to evaluate drug therapy from a mechanistic and pharmacologic perspective with the ultimate goal of providing the most appropriate medication regimen for individual patients.

PHAR 510 BIOCHEMISTRY 3

Biochemistry builds on the principles of biology and chemistry with a systematic consideration of the chemical components and requirements of living systems at the molecular level to the cellular level. These fundamentals of biochemical structure, function and energetics provide a platform for the comprehension of pharmaceutical biotechnology and for understanding determinants of disease, the pathobiochemistry of organ systems, mechanisms of drug action and adverse reactions, novel drug delivery systems, bioinformatics. Particular attention is paid to the application of biochemical concepts to issues that form a foundation for pharmacy practice.

PHAR 518 ABILITIES LAB 2 2

The Abilities Lab is a series of courses that occur during the fall and spring terms during years one through three of the curriculum and integrate didactic and experiential content. The purpose of the Abilities Lab is to assist student pharmacists in achieving proficiency in professional abilities, through the integration of knowledge, skills, behaviors, and values in order to function as an independent pharmacy practitioner in a variety of health care environments. This semester focuses on core introductory outcomes in community pharmacy dispensing, patient education, intravenous admixture and aseptic technique, pharmaceutical calculations, patient interview skills, vital sign collection, and interprofessional team-based skills.

PHAR 522 CONTEXT OF HEALTH CARE 3

The purpose of this course is to provide pharmacy students with the basic foundation to understand the intricate and complex realm of health care delivery within the context of the healthcare system. The course provides a multidisciplinary view of the role of pharmacy and pharmacists in the context of the US health care system through an examination of the social, legal, economic, public health, professional and patient care implications of pharmacy practice. A comparison of the US and international health system is also introduced, in order to provide some perspective on the topic to the students. The lecture topics for this course reveal the interplay between the profession of pharmacy and the US health care delivery system. Students actively develop a contemporary definition of health care and critically examine the health care system with special emphasis on relevant legislation, traditional and nontraditional providers of health care, the organization and financing of health care delivery, and the dynamics of pharmaceutical care within the system. The social, legal, and professional implications of informatics and computer proliferation in our society are discussed with special emphasis on pharmacy practice and the role of the pharmacist.

PHAR 525 IMMUNOLOGY 2

The Immunology course is a required course designed to provide fundamental knowledge of the immune response. This course introduces the concepts of natural and acquired protective mechanisms against pathogens and disease. Principles of immunology will be applied to clinical topics, including immunodeficiencies, autoimmune disorders, hypersensitivity reactions, organ transplantation, and immunotherapy in the treatment of cancer. Students will be expected to utilize knowledge developed through this course to collect relevant data, assess patient cases, and develop treatment and monitoring plans.

PHAR 533 MEDICINAL CHEMISTRY 1 2

Medicinal Chemistry I and II build on the principles of organic, physical, and bioorganic chemistry by examining structure-activity relationships and chemical characteristics that affect drug use. The course covers a variety of drug targets, natural products, methods for improving drug activity and the principles of rational drug design and characteristics such as solubility, stability and metabolism.

PHAR 535 PHARMACEUTICS 3

The best new chemical entity in the world is of no benefit to a patient without an acceptable delivery system for it. Pharmaceutics applies fundamental principles and basic science knowledge to the multidimensional problems of the formulation, development, evaluation, production, distribution, selection and administration of safe, effective, reliable, drug delivery systems. These systems range in sophistication from oral solutions to bioerodible implants and other forms of controlled drug delivery. Lectures are supplemented with case-based active learning that emphasize a problem-solving approach aimed at exploring critical aspects of traditional and novel routes of administration. Overall, the course aims to bridge the gap between fundamental principles of drug delivery and the problems encountered by pharmacists in practice, research and development.

PHAR 538 ABILITIES LAB 3 1.5

The abilities lab is a series of courses that occur during the fall and spring terms during years one through three of the curriculum. The purpose of the abilities lab course is to assist student pharmacists in achieving proficiency in professional abilities, through the integration of knowledge, skills, behaviors, and values in order to function as an independent pharmacy practitioner in a variety of health care environments. The sequence requires the integration of didactic and experiential content across the first three years of the curriculum. This semester focuses on institutional practice. We will have exercises related to medication order verification, the electronic health record, automated dispensing systems, IV preparation, medication reconciliation, drug information, medication errors, medication adverse events, pharmacokinetics, point of care testing, home diagnostic products, and home infusion devices.

PHAR 539 MEDICINAL CHEMISTRY 2 2

Medicinal Chemistry 1 and 2 build on the principles of physical and pharmaceutical chemistry by examining structure-activity relationships and chemical characteristics that affect drug use. The course covers a variety of drug targets, natural products, methods for improving drug activity and the principles of rational drug design and characteristics such as solubility, stability and metabolism.

PHAR 548 ABILITIES LAB 4 2

The Abilities Lab is a series of courses that occur during the fall and spring terms during years one through three of the curriculum. The purpose of the Abilities Lab is to assist student pharmacists in achieving proficiency in professional abilities, through the integration of knowledge, skills, behaviors, and values in order to function as an independent pharmacy practitioner in a variety of health care environments. The sequence requires the integration of didactic and experiential content across the first three years of the curriculum. This course specifically focuses on community pharmacy including workflow, automation, dispensing, immunization technique, patient counseling, SOAP note development, drug information, patient assessment and patient education.

PHAR 556 PHARMACOKINETICS 2

Pharmacokinetics is the science that deals with what the body does to the drug or biologic. The course trains students on applying pharmacokinetic principles to guide dosing strategy decisions in a clinic or when filling prescriptions. Students will understand the key factors that determine the absorption, distribution, metabolism and excretion of drugs and how they affect dosing regimen decisions. Pharmacokinetics requires critical thinking to support clinical decisions; and it is not about number-crunching.

PHAR 557 ABILITIES LAB 5 1.5

The abilities lab is a series of courses that occur during the fall and spring terms during years one through three of the curriculum. The purpose of the abilities lab is to assist student pharmacists in achieving proficiency in professional abilities, through the integration of knowledge, skills, behaviors, and values in order to function as an independent pharmacy practitioner in a variety of health care environments. The sequence requires the integration of didactic and experiential content across the first three years of the curriculum.

PHAR 569 PHARMACOTHERAPY 1 2

The Pharmacotherapy course will prepare students to build on the knowledge and skills obtained in the prerequisite course sequences. The major focus of the course will be managing drug therapies in patients with multiple disease states/conditions who require complex drug decision-making. Students will be expected to perform discriminating data collection and analysis at an advanced level. Using their understanding of pathophysiology they will then make independent therapeutic decisions. After making an initial therapeutic decision, students will make recommendations for drug therapy monitoring and evaluation. Revisions of the original therapeutic plan may be made as necessary.

PHAR 570 PHARMACOTHERAPY 2 2

The Pharmacotherapy course will prepare students to manage drug therapies in patients with multiple disease states/conditions and who have complex drug therapy problems. Students will be expected to identify discriminating data and analyze patient-specific information at an advanced level. Using their understanding of pathophysiology, they will then make independent therapeutic decisions. After making an initial therapeutic decision, students will make recommendations for drug therapy monitoring and patient evaluation. This course will incorporate the Pharmacists Patient Care Process.

PHAR 580 PHARMACY LAW 2

This course involves an examination of the legal and regulatory issues pertaining to drugs and devices and the practice of pharmacy. Students will learn the various laws and regulations which will govern their usual daily activities in a variety of practice sites. The principal focus will be on drug laws and regulations.

PHAR 5000 GENERAL PATIENT MANAGEMENT 3

General patient management provides foundational information on a general approach to assessment and interpretation of patient subjective and objective data. This course introduces the students to the Therapeutic Experiment, an organized framework for making therapeutic decisions that integrate basic and clinical sciences. The topics that are covered include concepts of general patient management, clinical chemistry, and therapeutics of selected gastrointestinal disorders.

PHAR 5001 Applied Science and Therapeutics 1: Respiratory, Gastrointestinal, Dermatology and Hematology 3

Applied Sciences and Therapeutics 1 introduces students to the integration of pathologic mechanisms, the relationship of these mechanisms to subjective and objective findings, disease progression, and potential targets of treatments and pharmacology of treatments. They will utilize basic and clinical sciences and the Pharmacists’ Patient Care Process (PPCP) with the integrated Therapeutic Experiment for making therapeutic decisions to approach patient care. Topics include hematology, dermatology, inflammatory GI disease, and respiratory disorders.

PHAR 5002 Applied Science and Therapeutics 2: Nutrition, Pain and Oncology 3

Applied Sciences and Therapeutics 2 continues to introduce students to the integration of pathologic mechanisms, the relationship of these mechanisms to subjective and objective findings, disease progression, and potential targets of treatments and pharmacology of treatments. They will utilize basic and clinical sciences and the Pharmacists’ Patient Care Process (PPCP) with the integrated the Therapeutic Experiment for making therapeutic decisions to approach patient care. Students will explore population-based health considerations for disease states, including health promotion, disease prevention, and public health. Topics include nutrition, pain, and oncology disorders.

PHAR 5003 Applied Science and Therapeutics 3: Autoimmune, Joints and Bones 2

Applied Sciences and Therapeutics 3 introduces students to the integration of pathologic mechanisms, the relationship of these mechanisms to subjective and objective findings, disease progression, and potential targets of treatment. They will utilize basic and clinical sciences and the Therapeutic Experiment for making therapeutic decisions to approach patient care. Students will explore population-based health considerations for disease states, including health promotion, disease prevention, and public health. Topics include autoimmune disorders and bone and joint disorders.

PHAR 5004 Applied Science and Therapeutics 4: Renal and Hepatic Disorders 2

Applied Sciences and Therapeutics 4 continues to introduce students to the integration of pathologic mechanisms, the relationship of these mechanisms to subjective and objective findings, disease progression, and potential targets of treatment. They will utilize basic and clinical sciences and the Therapeutic Experiment for making therapeutic decisions to approach patient care. Students will explore population-based health considerations for disease states, including health promotion, disease prevention, and public health. Topics include renal and hepatic disorders.

PHAR 5005 Applied Science and Therapeutics 5: Cardiovascular and Cerebrovascular Disorders 4

Applied Sciences and Therapeutics 5 continues to introduce students to the integration of pathologic mechanisms, the relationship of these mechanisms to subjective and objective findings, disease progression, and potential targets of treatment. They will utilize basic and clinical sciences and the Therapeutic Experiment for making therapeutic decisions to approach patient care. Students will explore population-based health considerations for disease states, including health promotion, disease prevention, and public health. Topics include cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases.

PHAR 5006 Applied Science and Therapeutics 6: Endocrine, Women's Health and Genitourinary Disorders 3

Applied Sciences and Therapeutics (AST) introduces students to integrate pathologic mechanisms, the relationship of these mechanisms to subjective and objective findings, disease progression, and potential targets of treatment. Students will utilize basic and clinical sciences, and the Pharmacists’ Patient Care Process (PPCP) for therapeutic decision-making in their approach to patient care. Students will explore population based public health considerations for select diseases and/or conditions, including health promotion, disease prevention, and patient safety. AST 6 will use a combination of asynchronous lectures and team-based learning (TBL). Topics covered include: AST 6: endocrine (diabetes, obesity, thyroid disorders) and women’s health disorders (contraception, menstrual cycle disorders, pregnancy, lactation, gender affirming care, menopause)"

PHAR 5009 MEDICAL EVIDENCE 2

The purpose of this course is to teach students how to identify, evaluate, and apply science- and health related literature according to the principles of evidence-based practice. The course will introduce research design and statistical methods to allow students to accurately and effectively interpret study findings. Research designs discussed will include descriptive studies, observational studies, experimental studies, and systematic reviews. Students will learn to appraise literature and apply the evidence to a patient care situation or population of interest.

PHAR 5010 HEALTH POLICY AND SYSTEMS 2

This course introduces students to the mechanisms and policies of health care delivery in the US and examines the social, legal, economic, public health, professional and patient care implications on pharmacy practice and health disparities. A comparison of the US and international healthcare systems is also introduced, in order to provide perspective on diverse models of healthcare delivery. Current topics are emphasized to best prepare students for their roles as healthcare professionals within a dynamic and constantly evolving US and global healthcare system.

PHAR 5011 PHARM PRACT MGMT & LEADERSHIP 3

This course focuses on the principles of leadership and management of pharmacy practice resources to meet patient care objectives efficiently and effectively. Included are elements of operations management, informatics, quality assessment and performance improvement, patient safety systems, financial and personnel management, and marketing. Students are expected to select and apply management concepts to a variety of pharmacy situations and case studies and to be able to evaluate and develop management plans for safe and effective patient care pharmacy services.

PHAR 5012 Pharmacoepidemology and Pharmacoeconomics 2

This course is designed to familiarize students with the principles of pharmacoepidemiology and pharmacoeconomics, building on previous courses within the PharmD curriculum. Discussion will focus on the major areas of the evolving fields of pharmacoepidemiology and pharmacoeconomics with an emphasis on population-based assessment of health outcomes including prescription drug utilization and costs in large, diverse data sets. The course is aimed at helping students to understand how to evaluate, interpret, and apply observational research findings involving pharmaceutical treatment in community-based populations. The principles discussed and applied in this course will better prepare students to apply evidence-based findings to the care of individuals receiving pharmaceutical treatments.

PHAR 5013 Self-Care and Nonprescription Pharmacotherapy 1 2

Self-Care and Nonprescription Pharmacotherapy builds on the basics of pathophysiology, pharmacology and therapeutics. The major focus of the course will be assessing and triaging complaints, recommending and selecting self-care and nonprescription medications, and counseling patients. Students will be able to assess complaints, determine which conditions are amenable to self- treatment, make independent therapeutic decisions, develop self-monitoring plans and counsel patients accordingly. Students will use a variety of communication skills aimed at maximizing therapeutic outcomes. In the Fall semester, the content covered includes: cough, cold, allergy, gastrointestinal disorders, and analgesics.

PHAR 5014 Self-Care and Nonprescription Pharmacotherapy 2 2

Self-Care and Nonprescription Pharmacotherapy builds on the basics of pathophysiology, pharmacology and therapeutics. With the use of the Pharmacists’ Patient Care Process, the major focus of the course will be assessing and triaging complaints, recommending and selecting self-care and nonprescription medications, and educating patients. Students will be able to assess complaints, determine which conditions are amenable to self- treatment, make independent therapeutic decisions, develop self monitoring plans, and educate patients accordingly. Students will use a variety of communication skills aimed at maximizing therapeutic outcomes.

PHAR 5015 PUBLIC HEALTH 2

This course focuses on the principles and strategies of public health that can be used by pharmacists to deal with population-level issues relevant to their profession. Concepts, tools and models of pharmacist participation in public health activities are presented and applied. Students learn to design prevention, intervention, and educational strategies for individuals and communities to manage chronic disease and improve health and wellness.

PHAR 5016 Infectious Diseases Therapeutics 1 3

The Infectious Diseases Therapeutics 1 (IDT) course builds on the School of Pharmacy requisite course, Microbiology. This course is a required, 3 credit, didactic course, that focuses on the pharmacology of anti-infectives, medical microbiology of pathogenic microorganisms, and disease state management for infections. This course provides pharmacy students with the skills to assess patients presenting with an infection, identify appropriate anti-infective therapy, and the skills to monitor for both efficacy and toxicity.

PHAR 5017 Infectious Diseases Therapeutics 2 3

The Infectious Diseases Therapeutics II (IDT) course builds on the School of Pharmacy pre-requisite course, Microbiology and the School of Pharmacy required course Infectious Diseases Therapeutics I. This course is a required, 3 credit, didactic course, that focuses on the pharmacology of anti-infectives, medical microbiology of pathogenic microorganisms, and disease state management for infections. This course provides pharmacy students with the skills to assess patients presenting with an infection, identify appropriate anti-infective therapy, and the skills to monitor for both efficacy and toxicity.

PHAR 5018 PharmD Capstone: Professional Life After Graduation 1

PharmD Capstone: Professional Life After Graduation is designed to support a student’s licensure, transition into professional practice, and habits of continuing professional development (CPD). This is achieved through a year-long series of activities designed to inculcate precepts of self-directed life-long learning followed by on-line and in person, intensive review sessions, organized by body systems to prepare students for success on the NAPLEX.

PHAR 5019 ABILITIES LAB 6 2

The Abilities Lab is a series of courses that occur during the fall and spring terms during years one through three of the curriculum. The purpose of the Abilities Lab is to assist student pharmacists in achieving proficiency in professional abilities 2 through the integration of knowledge, skills, behaviors, and values in order to function as an independent pharmacy practitioner in a variety of health care environments. As the final course in the series, Abilities Lab 6 builds on prior didactic and experiential content. This course specifically emphasizes competencies in complex transitions of patient care, oral and written communication skills, and APPE readiness.

PHAR 5021 Applied Science and Therapeutics 7: Psychiatry and Toxicology 3

Applied Sciences and Therapeutics (AST) introduces students to integrate pathologic mechanisms, the relationship of these mechanisms to subjective and objective findings, disease progression, and potential targets of treatment. Students will utilize basic and clinical sciences, and the Pharmacists’ Patient Care Process (PPCP) for therapeutic decision-making in their approach to patient care. Students will explore population based public health considerations for select diseases and/or conditions, including health promotion, disease prevention, and patient safety. AST 7 will use a combination of asynchronous lectures and team-based learning (TBL). Topics covered include: AST 7: Topics include mental health (schizophrenia, depression, anxiety disorders, bipolar disorder, sleep disorders, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, autism spectrum disorder) and substance use disorders (opioid use disorder, alcohol use disorder, nicotine dependence)."

PHAR 5022 Applied Sciences and Therapeutics 8: Substance Abuse & Neurology 3

Applied Sciences and Therapeutics (AST) introduces students to integrate pathologic mechanisms, the relationship of these mechanisms to subjective and objective findings, disease progression, and potential targets of treatment. Students will utilize basic and clinical sciences, and the Pharmacists’ Patient Care Process (PPCP) for therapeutic decision-making in their approach to patient care. Students will explore population based public health considerations for select diseases and/or conditions, including health promotion, disease prevention, and patient safety. AST 8 will use a combination of asynchronous lectures and team-based learning (TBL). Topics covered include: AST 8: Topics include neurologic disorders (headache disorders, neuropathic pain, seizure disorders, multiple sclerosis, delirium, dementia, Parkinson’s disease) and toxicology."

PHAR 5023 Professional Foundations of Pharmacy 1 1

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PHAR 5024 Professional Foundations of Pharmacy 2 1

The purpose of this course is to provide student pharmacists with a conceptual framework for professionalism by introducing them to its foundational social and behavioral constructs. Whereas the first semester focused on one’s development as a professional, the spring will focus on the societal role of the pharmacy profession.

PHAR EX2 PROGRESSION READINESS-LEVEL 2 0

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PHAR EX3 PROGRESSION READINESS-LEVEL 3 0

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PHAR EX1 PROGRESSION READINESS-LEVEL1 0

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PharmD Didactic Elective Courses

PHMY 501 ONCOLOGY PHARMACOTHERAPY 2

This course allows students to engage in advanced discussions of oncology therapeutic topics and increase their knowledge about the etiology, clinical presentation, and management of various solid and hematological malignancies. Students will become more effective in identifying, preventing, and managing the complications related to cancer and cancer therapy. Course content expands and builds upon oncology topics covered in PHAR 551 and includes novel topics such as pediatric solid tumors, bone marrow transplantation, pancreatic cancer, and brain tumors. Therapeutic topics will be discussed with the use of patient cases. Students will participate in journal club and mock patient counseling sessions.

PHMY 507 PHARMACIST-IN-CHARGE 2

This course will allow student pharmacists to explore and evaluate areas of management responsibilities in the community pharmacy setting. The areas of emphasis include financial, human resources and operational aspects of community pharmacy management. This course utilizes primarily external lecturers with a particular area of expertise in community pharmacy management.

PHMY 513 Case-Based Management of Infectious Diseases 2

Case Based Management of Infectious Diseases provides a forum for students to discuss the clinical decisions made in the management of selected patients with infectious diseases. Students are expected to prepare for these classes by reviewing current literature and guidelines, as well as playing the role as discussion facilitators in assigned classes. The discussion of the cases focus on the major decisions made in clinical management and the literature supporting or rejecting them. Discussions also highlight the important aspects of pathophysiology, microbiology and standard of care. A significant amount of self-directed activity, with faculty mentorship, is required for this course.

PHMY 516 GERIATRIC IMPERATIVE 2

The course presents a wide range of information on the health and well-being of older adults through clinical, research, and policy presentations. This is a hybrid longitudinal course that will be offered both online as well as monthly in-person classes. Course content will be conveyed through lectures, panel discussions, team and case presentations, role play, and videos.

PHMY 518 Drug Abuse Education in the Community 1

This course prepares student pharmacists to provide community drug abuse education lectures to middle and high school audiences through the Student Committee on Drug Abuse Education (SCODAE), a volunteer student organization at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy. The organization receives guidance from faculty members at the school. The SCODAE presentations provide accurate and unbiased drug and alcohol information as part of the middle or high school’s comprehensive drug abuse prevention efforts. Upon completion of the course, participants are required to teach in at least one SCODAE program in subsequent semesters.

PHMY 525 COMPREHENSIVE PEDIATRIC CARE 2

Comprehensive pediatric care is a two-credit course offered in the fall semester for third year students in the entry-level Doctor of Pharmacy Program. This elective course is designed to prepare students to optimize medicine use in pediatric patients in the ambulatory or institutional setting. The course will cover cognitive and physiological development, psychosocial factors affecting medicine use, pharmacist role, and pediatric pharmacotherapy for various disease states. Students in this class will utilize the pharmacists patient centered care process (PCPP) to collect information, assess problems, plan for treatments, monitoring, and education of pediatric patients.

PHMY 529 SPECIAL GROUP STUDIES 1 TO 5

No description available.

PHMY 532 ADVANCED PHARMACOGENOMICS 1

Interindividual variability in drug effects and the lack of reliable prediction of this variability has been recognized as major barriers to safe and efficient therapeutics. Genetic makeup is one of the intricate factors that has substantial influence on drug efficacy or toxicity. Pharmacogenomics deals with hereditary and effects on drug response. It combines traditional pharmaceutical sciences with contemporary knowledge of genes, proteins and SNPs. This course focuses on the pharmacogenetics of major drug metabolism related genes, such as cytochrome P450 (e.g. CYP2D6, CYP2Cs, and CYP2B6), phase II conjugates (e.g. UGTs, NATs, and GSTs), and drug transporters (e.g. MDR1, MRPs, and BCRP). The content will also cover basic concepts of pharmacogenomics, the promise of personalized medicine, interethnic differences in drug response, and perspectives from clinical practice and regulatory agency. The objective of this course is to enable the student to understand basic pharmacogenomic principles, and their potential use for developing better and safer drugs. Currently, there are increasing numbers of Schools of Pharmacy offering pharmacogenetics/pharmacogenomics as a standalone course. Acquiring knowledge in this evolving field complements the mission of pharmaceutical care.

PHMY 533 Interprofessional Geriatric Care 2

No description available.

PHMY 535 Cultural Competence and Medical Spanish 2

Medical Spanish will be offered to students with previous knowledge of the Spanish language to allow them to develop the basic skills and vocabulary necessary to provide counseling to Spanish speaking patients. In addition to developing medical vocabulary, discussions surrounding cultural competence, relative to Hispanic culture, will be paramount to ensure students are effective in counseling Spanish speaking patients.

PHMY 536 Essential Study Skills for Pharmacy Students 1

Pharmacy school can be a challenge, even to those students who performed well in undergraduate coursework. In this class, students will assess their learning style including motivations and barriers, define the skills necessary to be academically successful in the Doctor of Pharmacy program, and implement these skills individually and in collaborative learning communities (study groups). This course is open to all P1 students.

PHMY 538 CRITICALLY ILL PATIENT 3

This inter-professional course provides in-depth exposure to and experience with aspects of care for the critically ill patient by utilizing simulation and case-based learning while working within and maximizing strengths of an inter-professional team. The course fosters enhanced assessment and prioritization of issues related to critically ill patients, as well as communication and application of clinical knowledge and skills across the disciplines. Furthermore, this course prepares students interested in acutely ill patients to recognize, categorize causes of, and recommend appropriate treatment and intervention for sudden deterioration. Students will also have the opportunity to enhance their understanding through assigned readings, exposure to acute care equipment and instrumentation building upon prior course work in pathopharmacology, medical surgical content, critical thinking and reasoning, prioritization, and time management skills facilitating exploration into inter-professional collaborative practice.

PHMY 539 Special Project 1 TO 3

This course involves independent investigations consisting of library or laboratory research, seminars, or other assignments appropriate to the problem investigated. It is a DIDACTIC elective that may include self-study and gathering background information. The focus is learning a body of knowledge rather than building specific pharmacy practice skills, which may be a portion but not the entire focus of this experience. The individual projects should relate to several of the school’s competency-based outcomes of the PharmD curriculum based on what course-specific outcomes are identified.

PHMY 540 PHARMACOTHERAPY JOURNAL CLUB 2

The Pharmacotherapy Journal Club elective will prepare students to evaluate new drug-related information, and integrate this information with previously learned content. Students will attend and participate in the school’s Pharmacotherapy Journal Club, and reflect on the implications of the information provided as well as the application for future practice. Students will also develop skills as lifelong learners in the acquisition, interpretation and application of drug-related news by participating in the Pharmacist’s Letter journal club. Students will be expected to apply information about new drugs, drug news, drug-related adverse events and news about therapeutic updates during case sessions.

PHMY 541 INTRODUCTION POISON CENTER 1

This course provides students the opportunity to observe and be involved in a clinically oriented pharmacy practice setting early in their education. Students learn about the Poison Center’s operation and resources and the potential for pharmacist participation in this area of patient care. The course consists of on-line lectures, role playing and activities in the Maryland Poison Center. Students prepare a presentation and paper on a hospital-managed overdose patient.

PHMY 551 RECENT ADVANCES IN PHARMACOLGY 1

Provide the students with an understanding of the recent progress in basic and clinical pharmacology research, from new concepts in Pharmacology to the new techniques and trends in Pharmacology.

PHMY 562 CLINICAL PHARMACOKINETICS 2

Clinical pharmacokinetics examines impact of disease states and special populations on the absorption, distribution, metabolism and excretion of drugs that require therapeutic drug monitoring. The course focuses on the mathematical relationship between drug concentrations and time as well as the rational design of drug regimens. The impact of patient-specific factors, the pharmacokinetic parameters of drugs and pharmacodynamics on drug dosing and administration is covered.

PHMY 563 CRITICAL ILL PATIENT 2

Pharmacotherapy of the Critically Ill Patient is an elective 2-credit live course open to third year Doctor of Pharmacy students who have completed the prerequisite. This elective course focuses on unique considerations for a clinical pharmacist taking care of critically ill patients and prepares the student to understand principles of pharmacokinetics, physiology, and pharmacotherapy essential to the management of the critically ill. During this course, faculty will provide lectures to illustrate topics and disease states they encounter daily. Instructors will emphasize connections between disease state management and collection of relevant data, assessment of the patient, development of treatment plans, and identification of follow-up and monitoring parameters, as detailed in the Pharmacists’ Patient Care Process (PPCP). Students will also enhance their understanding through background readings, evaluation of primary literature through a journal club presentation, and development of a response to a critical care drug information question. By the end of the course, students should be well-versed in the fundamental knowledge and skills needed to evaluate and monitor patient-specific pharmacotherapy plans in a variety of critical care settings.

PHMY 577 CER and Pharmacoeconomics 3

This course will focus on: 1) the application of economic theory to evaluation of the pharmaceutical marketplace; 2) methods used for comparative effectiveness research (CER), patient-centered outcomes research (PCOR) and pharmacoeconomic evaluation of prescription drugs and health technology assessment. (1) The application of economic theory to the evaluation of the pharmaceutical marketplace Fundamental principles of microeconomics will be used as tools for analyzing the complex nature of demand (preferences, willingness to pay) and supply (pharmaceutical R&D, production and sales) of pharmacueticals. A broader view of ""economic analysis"" will be utilized to discuss the pharmaceutical industry in the United States within the context of market incentives (e.g. insurance and government programs.) (2) Methods used for comparative effectiveness research (CER) and pharmacoeconomics An introduction to methods and empirical approaches relevant to CER will be presented. Discussion will focus on the major areas of debate in the evolving fields of CER with an emphasis on measuring health outcomes in a manner that is both scientifically rigorous and meaningful to post-regulatory decision makers interested in assessing “value.” Data analysis techniques relevant to the pharmoceconomic assessment of drugs and other health care technologies will be explored, with emphasis on methods for quantifying costs and effectiveness using regression-based approaches as well as decision-analytic techniques. Presentations and critiques of empirical studies will be an integral part of the learning process."

PHMY 585 PERSPECTIVES OF MENTAL HEALTH 2

The system for the delivery of mental health care differs dramatically from the overall health care delivery system. Care for chronic mental illness and developmental disabilities is often furnished and financed through the public sector and has its own laws and regulations. The scientific environment for the provision of mental health care uses published, symptom based diagnostic criteria and a wide variety of rating scales and psychological tests. Myths about mental illness are widespread and reinforced by the popular media. Psychopharmacologic agents (Prozac, Halcion, Valium, etc.) and other treatments (electroconvulsive shock therapy, psychosurgery, straight jackets, etc.) for mental illnesses have served as the basis for a number of controversies in the recent past. This course provides the student with an understanding of the mental health system, discusses controversies with which the practicing pharmacist is likely to be faced, familiarizes the student with tools and techniques used in the treatment of psychiatric diseases, the study of psychopharmacologic agents and assists the student in defining roles for pharmacists in the provision of mental health care. This is an elective course conducted in seminar and discussion format. It utilizes video, guest speakers, panels, assigned readings, and group/Blackboard discussion to illustrate points and present material. The course requires active participation by students electing to enroll in it."

PHMY 598 EFFECTIVE LEADERSHIP ADVOCACY 2

From a broad perspective, all health care professions need effective leadership, and in turn effective advocacy, to deal with the numerous issues facing the health care system. This two-credit elective is offered to provide leadership and political advocacy development for students, including the officers of student organizations and those who desire to become leaders in the profession. Students will examine leadership as they explore current health care issues and gain direct experience in the advocacy process and community action. To meet these needs, the goals of this course are to strengthen the leadership ability of students and to enhance their potential for future leadership and advocacy roles within their profession and in the community.

PHMY 5004 Acute Care: Adult Internal Medicine 2

Acute Care: Adult Internal Medicine is an elective 2-credit live course open to third year pharmacy students who are interested in providing pharmaceutical care in an acute care setting. Providing patient care in this setting requires understanding of the level of acuity of patient needs, an appreciation of dynamic, collaborative hospital environment, and an ability to think on your feet by applying pharmacotherapeutic concepts to time-sensitive patient needs. This elective will provide students with additional practice reviewing relevant disease states, individualizing treatment regimens based on patient-related variables, and applying concepts to case-based scenarios. The skills emphasized in this course will strengthen students’ internal medicine skills in preparation of the required acute care advanced pharmacy practice experience.

PHMY 5006 CLINICAL TOXICOLOGY 2

The clinical toxicology course will provide students with an overview of the clinical manifestations, assessment and treatment of poisonings with common drug, chemical, and biological agents. The format includes on-line lectures by faculty members and on-line case discussions with students. Course evaluation includes the discussion sessions, and in class midterm and final exams. Note: This course is highly recommended as preparation for APPC 484 Poison Information Rotation.

PHMY 5008 PROFESSIONAL COMMUNICATION STRATEGIES: MAKING THE SALE 2

Communication at its core is about selling your message to the intended audience. “Making the Sale” requires persuasive communication to different audiences in a variety of formats support our graduates as they enter a diverse range of health and scientific careers. This course will develop effective communicators that allows students to confidently adapt their message to any audience or context. Approaches toward this will include: developing techniques to reduce presentation anxiety, using storytelling and narrative for persuasion, and using best practices for various presentation formats and technologies.

PHMY 5009 Abilities Lab Teaching Assistant 1 TO 2

Students participating in this course will assist laboratory instructors by facilitating Abilities Lab activities in ABL courses 1 – 4. Students are expected to arrive on time, prepared and professionally dressed. The goal of this course is to provide students experience in an academic training environment. Students will have the opportunity to develop and improve their communication and teaching skills by helping to facilitate activities in the Abilities Lab courses (ABL 1-4). Students will be expected to utilize skills previously learned in the curriculum to engage students in a meaningful discussion related to the assigned activity. Teaching activities in this course are primarily in small group formats. Enrolled students are expected to also participate in lab preparation activities, activity revisions and discussions with faculty.

PHMY 5010 PALLIATIVE CARE IMPERATIVE 2 TO 3

This course prepares pharmacy students to interact with terminally ill patients through increased understanding of the social and psychological aspects of death and dying as well as pharmaceutical care approaches when dealing with terminally ill patients.

PHMY 5011 IPE CARE IN GERIATRICS 3

This course presents a unique interprofessional opportunity that engages students from various UMB professional schools and overseas universities. Trainees will learn about caring for older adults by working with neighbors living in senior housing facilities through a “shared classroom” experience.

PHMY 5012 PHARMAPRENEURSHIP SEMINAR 1 1

The Pharmapreneurism Seminar elective will prepare students to evaluate information related to Pharmapreneurism, Entrepreneurship, Innovation, Business Innovation, Problem-Solving and Creative Thinking and integrate this information with previously learned content to develop a Pharmapreneurism mindset. Topics will vary each semester to reflect the advances in the field. Students will attend and participate in lectures, seminars and activities at UMB and reflect on the implications of the information provided as well as the application for future practice, business and research opportunities. Students will also develop skills as lifelong learners in the acquisition, interpretation and application of Pharmapreneurism concepts and principles by participating in other co-curricular activities at the School and the UMB campus. Students will be expected to apply information learned to create innovative solutions to address practice, research and business challenges.

PHMY 5013 PHARMAPRENEURSHIP SEMINAR 2 1

The Pharmapreneurism Seminar elective will prepare students to evaluate information related to Pharmapreneurism, Entrepreneurship, Innovation, Business Innovation, Problem-Solving and Creative Thinking and integrate this information with previously learned content to develop a Pharmapreneurism mindset. Topics will vary each semester to reflect the advances in the field. Students will attend and participate in COVID-complaint lectures, seminars and activities at UMB and reflect on the implications of the information provided as well as the application for future practice, business and research opportunities. Students will also develop skills as lifelong learners in the acquisition, interpretation and application of Pharmapreneurism concepts and principles by participating in other co-curricular activities at the School and the UMB campus. Students will be expected to apply information learned to create innovative solutions to address practice, research and business challenges. For Pharmapreneurism Seminar II the focus will be on the application of Pharmapreneurism principles to create innovative solutions to address practice, research and business challenges."

PHMY 5015 IPE MED MGMT IN MENTAL HEALTH 2

Patient-Centered Approach to Medication Management in Mental Health is an elective 2-credit course, where second and third year pharmacy students and second year social work students will work collaboratively to explore issues related to optimizing medication management for patient with mental health disorders. Providing patient care for this population requires an understanding of pharmacotherapeutic options, psychotherapeutic options, social determinants of health, respect for patient autonomy and methods for shared decision making. Through working collaboratively on patient cases, pharmacy and social work students will explore these concepts and practice developing individualized treatment plans.

PHMY 5017 Introduction to Integrative Medicine 2

The Introduction to Integrative Medicine elective will provide students with an overview of the principles of Integrative Medicine. We will explore various Integrative Medicine modalities and themes including; wellness, stress management, nutrition, acupuncture, yoga, therapeutic massage and aromatherapy. This elective will provide students with tools to use in support of their own wellness as well as for their future patients.

PHMY 5018 Interprofessional Culinary Health and Medicine 1

The development of an Interprofessional Culinary Medicine elective at the University of Maryland Baltimore will bring together professional students from medicine, pharmacy, nursing, dentistry, law and social work. It will provide comprehensive, evidence-based nutrition instruction followed by hands on group cooking led by culinary experts. The students will then eat what they have cooked together, allowing for the development of a greater appreciation across the disciplines. All culinary health and medicine sessions will include a practical focus on surmounting common barriers to healthy nutrition habit changes to enable better patient care. For instance, students will learn how to help their patients (and themselves) overcome barriers of limited time, financial resources, and taste barriers through strategies such as utilizing slow cookers, cooking in bulk, and replacing added sugar and sodium with flavorful spices and herbs. To round out the experience, students will have an opportunity to bring their nutrition knowledge into the West Baltimore community. This practical, hands on experience offered to the culinary health and medicine course will add to the breadth of patient care.

PHMY 5019 Regulatory Science Project 1

This course will prepare students to participate in the University of Maryland Center of Excellence in Regulatory Science and Innovation (M-CERSI) “America’s Got Regulatory Science Talent” Competition. The competition involves each team developing and presenting a proposed solution to a current opportunity in regulatory science. The competition aims to promote student interest in regulatory science – the science of developing new tools, standards and approaches to assess the safety, efficacy, quality and performance of FDA-regulated products.

PHMY 5020 Pharmacotherapy of Solid Organ Transplantation 2

Pharmacotherapy of Solid Organ Transplantation is an elective 2-credit live course open to third-year student pharmacists who are interested in learning about the pharmacotherapeutic management of solid organ transplant recipients. This elective will provide students with additional exposure to relevant disease states (e.g., end-stage kidney, liver, and heart disease; opportunistic infections), individualizing treatment regimens based on patient-related variables, and applying transplant concepts to case-based scenarios and discussions.

PHMY 5021 APPLIED CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY FOR DRUG DEVELOPMENT 2

Clinical Pharmacology is a broad field that focuses on the discovery and development of drug. In the industry setting, clinical pharmacologists design and evaluate clinical trials, develop regulatory guidelines for new therapies, and evaluate drug use on a population level. This course trains students on applied clinical pharmacology principles that are necessary to work in industry. By the end of the course students will have a strong understanding of the key clinical pharmacology studies required for drug approval, including how to analyze and interpret the results of such studies. Students will likewise gain a foundational understanding of drug development as a whole.

PHMY 5022 INTRODUCTION TO MEDICAL CANNABIS: HISTORY, CULTURE, AND POLICY 2

No description available.

PHMY 5023 CANNABIS PHARMACOLOGY AND THERAPEUTICS 2

No description available.

PHMY 5024 SCI OF DRUG W/ ABUSE LIABILITY 1

No description available.

PHMY 5025 P&T COMPETITION I 2

This course provides students with an opportunity to gain skills necessary for effective formulary review and management. Students will be exposed to resources and have access to faculty and instructors to improve knowledge and understanding of the formulary review process. Students will apply their learning by developing content for formulary management. Students will work in teams to prepare a written evaluation of an assigned drug that includes recommendations for formulary placement and present an oral summary supported by slides. The highest scoring team in the course will be eligible to compete in the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy’s National P&T Competition.

PHMY 5026 P&T COMPETITION II 1

Since students will have completed P&T Competition I, this second course provides students with an opportunity to enhance their formulary review and management skills. The expectation is that the knowledge and skills gained during P&T Competition I will improve the student’s efficiency and reduce the expected workload to complete the assignments. Students will work in teams to prepare a written evaluation of an assigned drug that includes recommendations for formulary placement and present an oral summary supported by slides. The highest scoring team in the course will be eligible to compete in the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy’s National P&T Competition.

PHMY 5027 POST-GRADUATE TRAINING PREP 1

No description available.

PHMY 5028 AMBULATORY CARE 2

No description available.

PHMY 5029 MANAGED CARE PHARMACY 2

No description available.

PHMY TRNS TRANSFER CREDIT 1 TO 4

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PharmD Experiential Courses

APEX 402 COMPOUNDING 5

The goal of this rotation is to provide students experience in diverse areas where individual patient care is not the focus. Students are expected to use abilities learned previously in the curriculum to meet general course objectives and site-specific objectives developed by the preceptor, with input from the student, in areas such as systems management, administration, population-based services, and government affairs.

APEX 403 PRACTICE BASED RESEARCH 5

The goal of this rotation is to provide students experience in diverse areas where individual patient care is not the focus. Students are expected to use abilities learned previously in the curriculum to meet general course objectives and site-specific objectives developed by the preceptor, with input from the student, in areas such as systems management, administration, population-based services, and government affairs.

APEX 404 Contemporary Pharmacy Practice - Administrative 5

The goal of this rotation is to provide students experience in diverse areas where individual patient care is not the focus. Students are expected to use abilities learned previously in the curriculum to meet general course objectives and site-specific objectives developed by the preceptor, with input from the student, in areas such as systems management, administration, population-based services, and government affairs.

APEX 406 CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY/DRUG DEV 5

The goal of this rotation is to provide students experience in diverse areas where individual patient care is not the focus. Students are expected to use abilities learned previously in the curriculum to meet general course objectives and site-specific objectives developed by the preceptor, with input from the student, in areas such as systems management, administration, population-based services, and government affairs.

APEX 408 DRUG INFORMATION 5

The goal of this rotation is to provide students experience in diverse areas where individual patient care is not the focus. Students are expected to use abilities learned previously in the curriculum to meet general course objectives and site-specific objectives developed by the preceptor, with input from the student, in areas such as systems management, administration, population-based services, and government affairs.

APEX 410 FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION 5

The goal of this rotation is to provide students experience in diverse areas where individual patient care is not the focus. Students are expected to use abilities learned previously in the curriculum to meet general course objectives and site-specific objectives developed by the preceptor, with input from the student, in areas such as systems management, administration, population-based services, and government affairs.

APEX 411 INFORMATICS 5

The goal of this rotation is to provide students experience in diverse areas where individual patient care is not the focus. Students are expected to use abilities learned previously in the curriculum to meet general course objectives and site-specific objectives developed by the preceptor, with input from the student, in areas such as systems management, administration, population-based services, and government affairs.

APEX 412 INVESTIGATIONAL DRUGS 5

The goal of this rotation is to provide students experience in diverse areas where individual patient care is not the focus. Students are expected to use abilities learned previously in the curriculum to meet general course objectives and site-specific objectives developed by the preceptor, with input from the student, in areas such as systems management, administration, population-based services, and government affairs.

APEX 414 LEGISLATIVE EXPERIENCE 5

The goal of this rotation is to provide students experience in diverse areas where individual patient care is not the focus. Students are expected to use abilities learned previously in the curriculum to meet general course objectives and site-specific objectives developed by the preceptor, with input from the student, in areas such as systems management, administration, population-based services, and government affairs.

APEX 416 MANAGED PHARMACY CARE 5

The goal of this rotation is to provide students experience in diverse areas where individual patient care is not the focus. Students are expected to use abilities learned previously in the curriculum to meet general course objectives and site-specific objectives developed by the preceptor, with input from the student, in areas such as systems management, administration, population-based services, and government affairs.

APEX 417 MEDICATION 5

The goal of this rotation is to provide students experience in diverse areas where individual patient care is not the focus. Students are expected to use abilities learned previously in the curriculum to meet general course objectives and site-specific objectives developed by the preceptor, with input from the student, in areas such as systems management, administration, population-based services, and government affairs.

APEX 418 LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT 5

The goal of this rotation is to provide students experience in diverse areas where individual patient care is not the focus. Students are expected to use abilities learned previously in the curriculum to meet general course objectives and site-specific objectives developed by the preceptor, with input from the student, in areas such as systems management, administration, population-based services, and government affairs.

APEX 420 PUBLIC HEALTH 5

The goal of this rotation is to provide students experience in diverse areas where individual patient care is not the focus. Students are expected to use abilities learned previously in the curriculum to meet general course objectives and site-specific objectives developed by the preceptor, with input from the student, in areas such as systems management, administration, population-based services, and government affairs.

APEX 421 RADIOPHARMACY/NUCLEAR PHARMACY 5

The goal of this rotation is to provide students experience in diverse areas where individual patient care is not the focus. Students are expected to use abilities learned previously in the curriculum to meet general course objectives and site-specific objectives developed by the preceptor, with input from the student, in areas such as systems management, administration, population-based services, and government affairs.

APEX 424 RESEARCH EXPERIENCE 5

2023 APEX 424 is an EXPERIENTIAL elective involving a faculty researcher and a specific research focus. Data are collected during this experience for the purposes of dissemination. This is available only during the 4th year.

APEX 425 INTEGRATIVE THERAPIES - ADMIN 5

The goal of this rotation is to provide students experience in diverse areas where individual patient care is not the focus. Students are expected to use abilities learned previously in the curriculum to meet general course objectives and site-specific objectives developed by the preceptor, with input from the student, in areas such as systems management, administration, population-based services, and government affairs.

APEX 426 TEACHING EXPERIENCE 5

The goal of this rotation is to provide students experience in diverse areas where individual patient care is not the focus. Students are expected to use abilities learned previously in the curriculum to meet general course objectives and site-specific objectives developed by the preceptor, with input from the student, in areas such as systems management, administration, population-based services, and government affairs.

APEX 430 ASSOCIATION MANAGEMENT 5

The goal of this rotation is to provide students experience in diverse areas where individual patient care is not the focus. Students are expected to use abilities learned previously in the curriculum to meet general course objectives and site-specific objectives developed by the preceptor, with input from the student, in areas such as systems management, administration, population-based services, and government affairs.

APEX 432 PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY 5

The goal of this rotation is to provide students experience in diverse areas where individual patient care is not the focus. Students are expected to use abilities learned previously in the curriculum to meet general course objectives and site-specific objectives developed by the preceptor, with input from the student, in areas such as systems management, administration, population-based services, and government affairs.

APEX 434 MAIL ORDER/CENTRAL FILL PHARM 5

The goal of this rotation is to provide students experience in diverse areas where individual patient care is not the focus. Students are expected to use abilities learned previously in the curriculum to meet general course objectives and site-specific objectives developed by the preceptor, with input from the student, in areas such as systems management, administration, population-based services, and government affairs.

APPC 404 PHARMACY PRACTICE PATIENT CARE 5

The goal of this rotation is to provide students experience in a variety of patient care practice environments (e.g., medicine subspecialties, compounding, nuclear pharmacy, poison information). Students are expected to utilize abilities/skills and knowledge learned previously in the curriculum in order to participate in the Pharmacists’ Patient Care Process, which includes collecting and assessing patient-specific information; developing and implementing individualized patient-centered care plans; and monitoring and evaluating the effectiveness of care plans. Student will also educate patients or caregivers and respond to drug information inquiries. This is accomplished through a variety of oral and written communication techniques.

APPC 417 MEDICATION SAFETY 4

No description available.

APPC 418 Transition & Continuity of Care 5

The goal of this rotation is to provide students experience in a variety of patient care practice environments (e.g., medicine subspecialties, compounding, nuclear pharmacy, poison information). Students are expected to utilize abilities/skills and knowledge learned previously in the curriculum in order to participate in the Pharmacists’ Patient Care Process, which includes collecting and assessing patient-specific information; developing and implementing individualized patient-centered care plans; and monitoring and evaluating the effectiveness of care plans. Student will also educate patients or caregivers and respond to drug information inquiries. This is accomplished through a variety of oral and written communication techniques.

APPC 419 Medication Therapy Management 5

The goal of this rotation is to provide students experience in a variety of patient care practice environments (e.g., medicine subspecialties, compounding, nuclear pharmacy, poison information). Students are expected to utilize abilities/skills and knowledge learned previously in the curriculum in order to participate in the Pharmacists’ Patient Care Process, which includes collecting and assessing patient-specific information; developing and implementing individualized patient-centered care plans; and monitoring and evaluating the effectiveness of care plans. Student will also educate patients or caregivers and respond to drug information inquiries. This is accomplished through a variety of oral and written communication techniques.

APPC 425 INTEGRATIVE THER-PATIENT CARE 5

The goal of this rotation is to provide students experience in a variety of patient care practice environments (e.g., medicine subspecialties, compounding, nuclear pharmacy, poison information). Students are expected to utilize abilities/skills and knowledge learned previously in the curriculum in order to participate in the Pharmacists’ Patient Care Process, which includes collecting and assessing patient-specific information; developing and implementing individualized patient-centered care plans; and monitoring and evaluating the effectiveness of care plans. Student will also educate patients or caregivers and respond to drug information inquiries. This is accomplished through a variety of oral and written communication techniques.

APPC 456 AMBULATORY CLINIC 5

The goal of this rotation is to provide students experience in a variety of patient care practice environments (e.g., medicine subspecialties, compounding, nuclear pharmacy, poison information). Students are expected to utilize abilities/skills and knowledge learned previously in the curriculum in order to participate in the Pharmacists’ Patient Care Process, which includes collecting and assessing patient-specific information; developing and implementing individualized patient-centered care plans; and monitoring and evaluating the effectiveness of care plans. Student will also educate patients or caregivers and respond to drug information inquiries. This is accomplished through a variety of oral and written communication techniques.

APPC 458 BLOOD & MARROW TRANSPLANTATION 5

The goal of this rotation is to provide students experience in a variety of patient care practice environments (e.g., medicine subspecialties, compounding, nuclear pharmacy, poison information). Students are expected to utilize abilities/skills and knowledge learned previously in the curriculum in order to participate in the Pharmacists’ Patient Care Process, which includes collecting and assessing patient-specific information; developing and implementing individualized patient-centered care plans; and monitoring and evaluating the effectiveness of care plans. Student will also educate patients or caregivers and respond to drug information inquiries. This is accomplished through a variety of oral and written communication techniques.

APPC 460 CARDIOLOGY 5

The goal of this rotation is to provide students experience in a variety of patient care practice environments (e.g., medicine subspecialties, compounding, nuclear pharmacy, poison information). Students are expected to utilize abilities/skills and knowledge learned previously in the curriculum in order to participate in the Pharmacists’ Patient Care Process, which includes collecting and assessing patient-specific information; developing and implementing individualized patient-centered care plans; and monitoring and evaluating the effectiveness of care plans. Student will also educate patients or caregivers and respond to drug information inquiries. This is accomplished through a variety of oral and written communication techniques.

APPC 462 CHEMICAL DEPENDENCE 5

The goal of this rotation is to provide students experience in a variety of patient care practice environments (e.g., medicine subspecialties, compounding, nuclear pharmacy, poison information). Students are expected to utilize abilities/skills and knowledge learned previously in the curriculum in order to participate in the Pharmacists’ Patient Care Process, which includes collecting and assessing patient-specific information; developing and implementing individualized patient-centered care plans; and monitoring and evaluating the effectiveness of care plans. Student will also educate patients or caregivers and respond to drug information inquiries. This is accomplished through a variety of oral and written communication techniques.

APPC 464 CLINICAL PHARMACOKINETICS 5

The goal of this rotation is to provide students experience in a variety of patient care practice environments (e.g., medicine subspecialties, compounding, nuclear pharmacy, poison information). Students are expected to utilize abilities/skills and knowledge learned previously in the curriculum in order to participate in the Pharmacists’ Patient Care Process, which includes collecting and assessing patient-specific information; developing and implementing individualized patient-centered care plans; and monitoring and evaluating the effectiveness of care plans. Student will also educate patients or caregivers and respond to drug information inquiries. This is accomplished through a variety of oral and written communication techniques.

APPC 466 CRITICAL CARE/EMERGENCY MED 5

The goal of this rotation is to provide students experience in a variety of patient care practice environments (e.g., medicine subspecialties, compounding, nuclear pharmacy, poison information). Students are expected to utilize abilities/skills and knowledge learned previously in the curriculum in order to participate in the Pharmacists’ Patient Care Process, which includes collecting and assessing patient-specific information; developing and implementing individualized patient-centered care plans; and monitoring and evaluating the effectiveness of care plans. Student will also educate patients or caregivers and respond to drug information inquiries. This is accomplished through a variety of oral and written communication techniques.

APPC 468 DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES 4

No description available.

APPC 470 GERIATRIC PHARMACOTHERAPY 5

The goal of this rotation is to provide students experience in a variety of patient care practice environments (e.g., medicine subspecialties, compounding, nuclear pharmacy, poison information). Students are expected to utilize abilities/skills and knowledge learned previously in the curriculum in order to participate in the Pharmacists’ Patient Care Process, which includes collecting and assessing patient-specific information; developing and implementing individualized patient-centered care plans; and monitoring and evaluating the effectiveness of care plans. Student will also educate patients or caregivers and respond to drug information inquiries. This is accomplished through a variety of oral and written communication techniques.

APPC 472 HEMATOLOGIC MALIGNANCIES 5

The goal of this rotation is to provide students experience in a variety of patient care practice environments (e.g., medicine subspecialties, compounding, nuclear pharmacy, poison information). Students are expected to utilize abilities/skills and knowledge learned previously in the curriculum in order to participate in the Pharmacists’ Patient Care Process, which includes collecting and assessing patient-specific information; developing and implementing individualized patient-centered care plans; and monitoring and evaluating the effectiveness of care plans. Student will also educate patients or caregivers and respond to drug information inquiries. This is accomplished through a variety of oral and written communication techniques.

APPC 474 HIV/AIDS 5

The goal of this rotation is to provide students experience in a variety of patient care practice environments (e.g., medicine subspecialties, compounding, nuclear pharmacy, poison information). Students are expected to utilize abilities/skills and knowledge learned previously in the curriculum in order to participate in the Pharmacists’ Patient Care Process, which includes collecting and assessing patient-specific information; developing and implementing individualized patient-centered care plans; and monitoring and evaluating the effectiveness of care plans. Student will also educate patients or caregivers and respond to drug information inquiries. This is accomplished through a variety of oral and written communication techniques.

APPC 476 INFECTIOUS DISEASE 5

The goal of this rotation is to provide students experience in a variety of patient care practice environments (e.g., medicine subspecialties, compounding, nuclear pharmacy, poison information). Students are expected to utilize abilities/skills and knowledge learned previously in the curriculum in order to participate in the Pharmacists’ Patient Care Process, which includes collecting and assessing patient-specific information; developing and implementing individualized patient-centered care plans; and monitoring and evaluating the effectiveness of care plans. Student will also educate patients or caregivers and respond to drug information inquiries. This is accomplished through a variety of oral and written communication techniques.

APPC 478 MEDICAL ONCOLOGY 5

The goal of this rotation is to provide students experience in a variety of patient care practice environments (e.g., medicine subspecialties, compounding, nuclear pharmacy, poison information). Students are expected to utilize abilities/skills and knowledge learned previously in the curriculum in order to participate in the Pharmacists’ Patient Care Process, which includes collecting and assessing patient-specific information; developing and implementing individualized patient-centered care plans; and monitoring and evaluating the effectiveness of care plans. Student will also educate patients or caregivers and respond to drug information inquiries. This is accomplished through a variety of oral and written communication techniques.

APPC 480 PALLIATIVE CARE 5

The goal of this rotation is to provide students experience in a variety of patient care practice environments (e.g., medicine subspecialties, compounding, nuclear pharmacy, poison information). Students are expected to utilize abilities/skills and knowledge learned previously in the curriculum in order to participate in the Pharmacists’ Patient Care Process, which includes collecting and assessing patient-specific information; developing and implementing individualized patient-centered care plans; and monitoring and evaluating the effectiveness of care plans. Student will also educate patients or caregivers and respond to drug information inquiries. This is accomplished through a variety of oral and written communication techniques.

APPC 482 PEDIATRICS 5

The goal of this rotation is to provide students experience in a variety of patient care practice environments (e.g., medicine subspecialties, compounding, nuclear pharmacy, poison information). Students are expected to utilize abilities/skills and knowledge learned previously in the curriculum in order to participate in the Pharmacists’ Patient Care Process, which includes collecting and assessing patient-specific information; developing and implementing individualized patient-centered care plans; and monitoring and evaluating the effectiveness of care plans. Student will also educate patients or caregivers and respond to drug information inquiries. This is accomplished through a variety of oral and written communication techniques.

APPC 484 POISON INFORMATION 5

The goal of this rotation is to provide students experience in a variety of patient care practice environments (e.g., medicine subspecialties, compounding, nuclear pharmacy, poison information). Students are expected to utilize abilities/skills and knowledge learned previously in the curriculum in order to participate in the Pharmacists’ Patient Care Process, which includes collecting and assessing patient-specific information; developing and implementing individualized patient-centered care plans; and monitoring and evaluating the effectiveness of care plans. Student will also educate patients or caregivers and respond to drug information inquiries. This is accomplished through a variety of oral and written communication techniques.

APPC 486 PSYCHIATRY 5

The goal of this rotation is to provide students experience in a variety of patient care practice environments (e.g., medicine subspecialties, compounding, nuclear pharmacy, poison information). Students are expected to utilize abilities/skills and knowledge learned previously in the curriculum in order to participate in the Pharmacists’ Patient Care Process, which includes collecting and assessing patient-specific information; developing and implementing individualized patient-centered care plans; and monitoring and evaluating the effectiveness of care plans. Student will also educate patients or caregivers and respond to drug information inquiries. This is accomplished through a variety of oral and written communication techniques.

APPC 488 TRANSPLANT 5

The goal of this rotation is to provide students experience in a variety of patient care practice environments (e.g., medicine subspecialties, compounding, nuclear pharmacy, poison information). Students are expected to utilize abilities/skills and knowledge learned previously in the curriculum in order to participate in the Pharmacists’ Patient Care Process, which includes collecting and assessing patient-specific information; developing and implementing individualized patient-centered care plans; and monitoring and evaluating the effectiveness of care plans. Student will also educate patients or caregivers and respond to drug information inquiries. This is accomplished through a variety of oral and written communication techniques.

APPC 492 SPECIALTY PHARMACY 5

The goal of this rotation is to provide students experience in a variety of patient care practice environments (e.g., medicine subspecialties, compounding, nuclear pharmacy, poison information). Students are expected to utilize abilities/skills and knowledge learned previously in the curriculum in order to participate in the Pharmacists’ Patient Care Process, which includes collecting and assessing patient-specific information; developing and implementing individualized patient-centered care plans; and monitoring and evaluating the effectiveness of care plans. Student will also educate patients or caregivers and respond to drug information inquiries. This is accomplished through a variety of oral and written communication techniques.

APPC 494 LONG TERM PHARMACY 5

The goal of this rotation is to provide students experience in a variety of patient care practice environments (e.g., medicine subspecialties, compounding, nuclear pharmacy, poison information). Students are expected to utilize abilities/skills and knowledge learned previously in the curriculum in order to participate in the Pharmacists’ Patient Care Process, which includes collecting and assessing patient-specific information; developing and implementing individualized patient-centered care plans; and monitoring and evaluating the effectiveness of care plans. Student will also educate patients or caregivers and respond to drug information inquiries. This is accomplished through a variety of oral and written communication techniques.

APPE 401 HEALTH SYSTEM PHARMACY PRACT 5

The goal of this rotation is to provide students advanced experience in a health system pharmacy setting. Students will be expected to utilize abilities learned previously in the curriculum in order to oversee drug distribution systems, evaluate and monitor drug therapy, complete medication performance improvement, and educate health professionals. This will be accomplished through a variety of oral and written communication techniques.

APPE 450 AMBULATORY CARE 5

The goal of this rotation is to provide exposure and experience in an ambulatory care environment. Ambulatory care pharmacy practice is the provision of integrated, accessible health care services by pharmacists who are accountable for addressing medication needs, developing sustained partnerships with patients, and practicing in the context of family and community. The ambulatory care setting involves interprofessional communication and collaboration to provide acute and chronic patient care that can be accomplished outside the inpatient setting. Students will be expected to utilize abilities/skills and knowledge learned previously in the curriculum in order to participate in the Pharmacists’ Patient Care Process, which includes collecting and assessing patient specific information; developing and implementing individualized patient-centered care plans; and monitoring and evaluating the effectiveness of care plans. Students will also educate patients or caregivers and respond to drug information inquiries. This will be accomplished through a variety of oral and written communication techniques.

APPE 451 ACUTE CARE GENERAL MEDICINE 5

The goal of this rotation is to provide students with an experience in a team-based acute care environment. Students will be expected to utilize skills learned previously in the curriculum in order to participate in the Pharmacist’s Patient Care Process, which includes collecting and assessing patient-specific information; implementing individualized patient- centered care plans; and monitoring and evaluating the effectiveness of care plans. Additionally, students will function effectively as part of an interprofessional team and formally present patient information. These tasks will be accomplished through a variety of oral and written communication techniques.

APPE 453 COMMUNITY PHARMACY PRACTICE 5

The goal of this rotation is to provide students advanced experience in a community pharmacy setting. Students will be expected to utilize abilities/skills and knowledge learned previously in the curriculum in order to participate in the Pharmacists’ Patient Care Process, which includes collecting and assessing patient-specific information; developing and implementing individualized patient centered care plans; and monitoring and evaluating the effectiveness of care plans. Students will also educate patients or caregivers and respond to drug information inquiries. This will be accomplished through a variety of APPE 453: Longitudinal Ambulatory Care © 2023 University of Maryland School of Pharmacy. All rights reserved. oral and written communication techniques.

APPE 499 PHARMACY PRACTICE PINNACLE 1

Pharmacists have had a positive impact on the development, implementation and growth of pharmacy services in a variety of settings. This experiential course builds on the knowledge, skills, and abilities for student pharmacists to demonstrate commitment, professionalism, and project management through work on a scholarly project addressing a pharmacy related research question. Students will participate in a needs assessment, evaluate data, and form appropriate conclusions based on the data analysis.

IPPE 100 INTRODUCTION TO PHARMACY 1

The course introduces student pharmacists to the professional practice of pharmacy through an experiential learning activity. Career options are explored in traditional community or institutional pharmacy practices. The course also facilitates the initial integration of information and skills learned at School with pharmacy practice at an experiential learning site and sets the expectations for professionalism throughout experiential learning courses/rotations. Students will learn about the Pharmacists’ Patient Care Process, which includes collecting and assessing patient-specific information; developing and implementing individualized patient-centered care plans; and monitoring and evaluating the effectiveness of care plans.

IPPE 300 QUALITY AND SAFETY COMMUNITY 4

This Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience (IPPE) course will provide student pharmacists with the opportunity to assess quality pharmacy operations and safe medication use practices in a community pharmacy environment. Students will participate in pharmacy practice activities and will apply the knowledge and skills from Abilities Labs 1-4 and previous IPPEs to meet the course objectives, which promote patient safety. This rotation will also introduce student pharmacists to the delivery of direct patient care services in community pharmacy settings. Students will be expected to utilize skills learned previously in the curriculum in order to participate in the Pharmacists' Patient Care Process, which includes collecting and assessing patient-specific information; developing and implementing individualized patient-centered care plans; and monitoring and evaluating the effectiveness of care plans, and to document this information. This will be accomplished through a series of patient interactions and written SOAP notes.

IPPE 307 QUALITY AND SAFETY INSTITUTION 3

This Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience (IPPE) course will provide student pharmacists with opportunities to assess quality pharmacy operations and safe medication use practices in health-system environments. Students will participate in pharmacy practice activities and will apply the knowledge and skills from Abilities Labs 1-4 and previous IPPEs to meet the course objectives, which promote patient safety.

IPPE 400 COM PHARM PRACTICE INTENSIVE 1 TO 5

This Community Pharmacy Practice Intensive course will provide student pharmacists with the opportunity to further assess quality pharmacy operations and safe medication use practices in a community pharmacy environment. Students will participate in pharmacy practice activities and will apply the knowledge and skills from Abilities Labs 1-2 and previous IPPEs to meet the course objectives, which promote patient safety. This rotation will also introduce student pharmacists to the delivery of direct patient care services in community pharmacy settings. Students will be expected to use skills learned previously in the curriculum in order to participate in the Pharmacists' Patient Care Process, which includes collecting and assessing patient-specific information; developing and implementing individualized patient-centered care plans; and monitoring and evaluating the effectiveness of care plans, and to document this information. This will be accomplished through a series of patient interactions and written SOAP notes.

IPPE 401 GLOBAL HEALTH 1 TO 5

The goal of this rotation is to provide students the opportunity to gain insight into healthcare delivery in another country. Students will participate in pharmacy practice activities within the healthcare setting and gain an understanding of the cultural and ethical issues affecting healthcare in the host country.

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Medical Cannabis Science and Therapeutics

MCST 601 INTRODUCTION TO MEDICAL CANNABIS 3

In this introductory course, participants learn about the cultural history of medical cannabis use, explore how federal law and policy relating to medical and non-medical use of cannabis has evolved in the United States, and discuss ethical issues related to medical cannabis. Additionally, students learn how to identify credible sources of information related to medical cannabis, and how to educate patients and other professionals.

MCST 602 PRINCIPLES OF DRUG ACTION AND CANNABINOID PHARMACOLOGY 3

This course introduces students to the factors influencing drug action in the body. Students will learn about receptor theory, pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, dose-response relationships, and drug tolerance and dependence. This course will develop participants’ skills to evaluate cannabis (and its components) from a mechanistic and pharmacologic perspective, with the ultimate goal of providing the most appropriate cannabis regimen for individual patients. Prerequisite: MCST 601

MCST 603 CANNABIS CHEMISTRY & DRUG DELIVERY 3

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MCST 604 CLINICAL EFFECTS OF MEDICAL CANNABIS 3

This introductory course provides an overview of patient care skills, including communication and documentation. The course also introduces students to the most common uses of medical cannabis, including pain, nausea/vomiting, and anxiety disorders. Students learn how to assess these conditions and determine when medical cannabis could be a therapeutic option. Side effects, drug interactions, and precautions are also discussed.

MCST 605 ADV CANNABIS THERAPEUTICS I 3

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MCST 606 Advanced Cannabis Therapeutics II 3

In this course, students learn about the physiology, pathophysiology, and treatment strategies of selected conditions including epilepsy, sleep disorders, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, and others. Students will evaluate available evidence, complete case studies, and explore dosing strategies and formulations. Side effects, drug interactions, and precautions are also discussed. Pre-requisite: MCST 604.

MCST 607 Negative Effects of Cannabis 3

In this course, students explore the consequences of cannabis use including adverse effects and misuse or addiction. Students will evaluate available evidence, analyze case studies, and participate in group discussions. This course explores the effects of cannabis on populations, including effects on the workplace, public spaces, impaired driving, adolescent use, and unintentional poisoning, among others.

MCST 608 PLANT GENOMICS & PHARMACOGNOSY 3

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MCST 609 ADV CANNABINOID CHEM/ANALYSIS 3

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MCST 610 STATE AND FEDERAL CANNABIS LAWS AND POLICIES 3

This course introduces students to the constantly evolving field of cannabis regulation that spans federal, state, and local government. To better understand this complex system, students will first learn about key aspects of constitutional law that shape cannabis regulation. Once this foundation is established, the course then explores the federal regulation of cannabis and the Controlled Substances Act; state legalization trends and the policy issues states must address; the regulation of cannabis businesses, health care providers, patients, and cannabis products; social equity initiatives; and the regulation of industrial hemp production and its derivative products. In addition to these substantive areas, student will learn how to track and analyze state legislation to remain current on developments in this legal field.

MCST 611 RESEARCH DESIGN AND MEDICAL CANNABIS 3

In this introductory course, participants develop the foundational knowledge and skills necessary for designing research related to medical cannabis. Participants will learn how to perform a literature review to identify gaps in knowledge, formulate a research question and hypothesis, select an appropriate corresponding research design, and describe best practices for data collection, management, and analysis. Participants also learn key ethical principles and laws and regulations pertaining to research including the role of institutional review boards. By the end of the course, participants will have developed a research protocol that is suitable for submission to an institutional review board.

MCST 612 EXPERT SEMINARS AND CASE STUDIES 3

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MCST 613 MEDICAL CANNABIS SYMPOSIUM 1

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MCST 614 MEDICAL CANNABIS CAPSTONE I 1

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MCST 615 MEDICAL CANNABIS CAPSTONE II 1

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MCST 616 MEDICAL CANNABIS ADVOCACY 3

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MCST 617 INTRO INTEGRATIVE HEALTH 3

In this course, MCST students will examine the fundamental concepts of integrative health and wellness (IHW), including the history, philosophies, and methods of prominent integrative therapies, along with exploring emerging applications for the ECS and cannabinoids as a complementary and integrative therapy. Perceived differences between and limitations of traditional “allopathic” medicine and IHW “nontraditional” medicine will be identified. Components of the five major areas within IHW as identified by the National Institutes of Health will be introduced. These include: alternative medical systems, body-based systems (massage, chiropractic, rolfing), mind-body medicine, biological approaches (herbal medicine, the ECS and cannabinoids, nutritional approaches, pharmacological therapies, Ayurveda), and bioelectromagnetics (energy healing). You will explore and begin to integrate and apply your knowledge of the role of the endocannabinoid system (ECS) and the emerging endocannabinoidome (ECBome) as an essential component of homeostasis, regulation, and repair, and examine its role in the five major areas of IHW. The state of basic scientific knowledge and data from controlled trials relating to the safety, efficacy, and mechanisms of action of integrative therapies are presented. An overview of the scientific evidence for the integrative biological and body-based approaches will also be provided. Applications for ECS optimization, endocannabinoid production, and phytocannabinoid therapies as supplements to optimize functional wellness will be explored. Theories for how these approaches function to affect health are examined, such as psychoneuroimmunology, the role of inflammation, and the gut microbiome. Key practice, legal, and ethical issues facing CAM researchers and practitioners are reviewed, as well as future directions in IHW.

MCST 618 MEDICAL PSYCHEDELIC SCIENCE AND THERAPEUTICS 3

This course provides an overview of the science and therapeutic uses of psychedelic agents, with a focus on hallucinogens, hypnotics, empathogens, and entheogens. The course includes historical use, current laws and policies, pharmacological and chemical properties, and the current state of the evidence for therapeutic use.

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Masters in Palliative Care

PALC 601 PRIN PRAC HOSPICE PALL CARE 3

In this introductory course, participants learn about the patient/family centric model of palliative care, the interdisciplinary team concept, models of care in hospice and palliative care and regulatory aspects of these practice models. Participants also learn about education and self-care for practitioners, operational aspects of hospice and palliative care, the application of analytic inquiry and evidence-based discovery, and implications for community outreach.

PALC 602 PRIN PRAC PALL CARE EDUCATION 3

This course provides participants with a solid grounding in the principles of adult learning, how to assess knowledge and learning differences, principles of instructional design, and barriers to teaching and learning. Participants will be prepared to perform an audience analysis, and will be prepared to deliver learning materials to patients, families, caregivers, health care providers and other stakeholders.

PALC 603 COMMUNICATION AND HEALTHCARE DECISION MAKING 3

This course lays the foundation for effective communication with patients, families, and colleagues. Clear and compassionate communication skills are essential when determining patient and family goals, preferences and choices during advanced illness, and developing a plan of care to support these preferences. A significant portion of this course is devoted to communication techniques including delivering serious news, facilitating family conferences, enhancing team communication, and participating in the shared decision-making process. Introductory content on moral principles and ethical decision-making are also explored.

PALC 604 PSYCHOSOCIAL, CULTURAL AND SPIRITUAL CARE 3

In this introductory course, participants learn how to identify and address psychological, emotional, social, cultural and spiritual aspects of care in advanced illness, including grief and bereavement. Commonly used screening and assessment tools are reviewed. Roles of various professions in addressing psychosocial and spiritual needs are considered. Development of patient and family centered care plans are addressed, along with communication strategies and interventions, including referrals as needed. The importance of equity in palliative care is introduced.

PALC 605 SYMPTOM MANAGEMENT IN ADVANCED ILLNESS 3

Pain management is the most prevalent symptom in advanced illness. Participants learn how to perform a uni- and multi-dimensional pain assessment, and the assessment of the most common non-pain symptoms associated with advanced illness. Management strategies including non-pharmacologic and pharmacologic are examined. A case-based learning model is used in this course to master content, including demonstration of information literacy and quantitative fluency.

PALC 606 SELF-CARE FOR HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS 3

This course is designed to provide students with an evidence-based and experiential understanding of the benefits of self-care in the practice of health care. Hospice and palliative care professionals are at high risk for burnout. Participants in this course learn about common sources of stress, burnout, and compassion fatigue, as well as practical techniques for self-care. Participants will have opportunities to practice integrative self-care tools and to reflect upon their use. At the end of the course, participants will have developed a comprehensive, individualized self-care plan to achieve greater wellness and resilience to burnout

PALC 607 CLINICAL MANAGEMENT OF SPECIAL PATIENT POPULATIONS 3

Participants in this course will develop advanced skills used to manage special populations with advanced illness including pediatrics, geriatrics, palliative care emergencies, and advanced assessment cases; and will develop management skills to facilitate withdrawal of life-sustaining treatments, and to manage the days before death.

PALC 608 HOSPICE LEADERSHIP AND ADMINISTRATION 3

This course addresses the development of hospice leadership skills, including: developing a supportive culture, mission and values; promoting team building, quality improvement initiatives, service and performance excellence; and assuring appropriate staffing, operational aspects, financial management, human resources management, quality management, organizational integrity and compliance. Participants will become knowledgeable about the standards and regulations for hospice eligibility and compensation models

PALC 609 PALLIATIVE CARE LEADERSHIP AND ADMINISTRATION 3

This course addresses the development of palliative care leadership skills including developing a supportive culture, establishing mission and values, promoting team building, promoting quality improvement initiatives, establishing service and performance excellence, assuring appropriate staffing and operational aspects, and developing financial management, human resources management, quality management, and organizational integrity and compliance. Participants will be intimately knowledgeable about the standards and regulations for palliative care practice and compensation models. Prerequisite: PALC 601

PALC 610 PRACTICE DEVELOPMENT AND STRATEGIC PLANNING 3

Participants in this course learn to assess the need for a hospice and/or palliative care program. Additionally, participants learn to develop, implement and maintain an ongoing, data-driven process that reflects the complexity of the organization, and one which focuses on clinical, economic and humanistic outcomes. Learners will assure strategic alignment of program operationalization with the established organizational mission and vision, with consideration for growth.

PALC 611 ADVANCED NON-PAIN SYMPTOM MANAGEMENT 3

This course prepares participants to perform advanced assessment of patients with complex non-pain symptoms, to develop advanced skills to identify pathogenesis of the complaint, and to develop advanced non-pharmacologic and pharmacologic management of symptoms. Participants will develop advanced skills in managing these symptoms through the interdisciplinary team.

PALC 612 ADVANCED DISEASE STATE MANAGEMENT 3

Using a disease-based approach, participants perform advanced assessment of common advanced illness disease states (e.g., COPD, cancer, neurodegenerative disorders, heart disease, etc.), sophisticated identification of pathogenesis and disease progression, selection of beneficial evidence-based treatments, and skills to discontinue medically futile treatments as disease progresses. Prerequisite: PALC 605

PALC 613 ADVANCED DECISION-MAKING AND COMMUNICATION SKILLS 3

This course provides participants with advanced skills and information necessary to elicit patient and/or family values and to delineate goals of care regarding pain and symptom management, advanced life-sustaining therapies, and advanced communication techniques for delivering bad news, establishing goals of care, suspending therapies, and death notification.

PALC 614 ADVANCED SPIRITUALITY AND PSYCHOSOCIAL SKILLS 3

Participants develop advanced skills in assessing patients and families to determine psychosocial needs, spiritual and cultural concerns, and in addressing patient and family suffering, coping and healing within the emotional, psychological and social domains with focused developmentally-appropriate assessment followed by targeted communication, interventions and referrals. Prerequisite: PALC 604

PALC 615 ADVANCED PAIN MANAGEMENT AND OPIOID DOSING 3

In this course, participants learn to perform an advanced assessment of a pain complaint (history, physical exam, diagnostics/imaging as necessary) and demonstrate advanced and in-depth knowledge of the pathogenesis of pain. Participants also acquire in-depth knowledge of evidence-based non-pharmacologic management of pain, and evidence-based advanced pharmacology (including drug therapy selection, dosing, monitoring, and titration), designed to meet patient-centric therapeutic goals.

PALC 616 RESEARCH AND OUTCOMES ASSESSMENT IN HOSPICE AND PALLIATIVE CARE 3

In this introductory course, participants learn about the development and review of study protocols and institutional review board (IRB) applications in palliative care research. Participants also learn how to develop and assess research questions, hypotheses, study design options, data collection procedures, data management and human subjects protections, and presentation of study results. At the end of the course, participants will be expected to write a research study protocol acceptable for submission to an IRB.

PALC 617 ADVANCED TEAM-BASED PALLIATIVE CARE 3

This is the capstone course in the Palliative Care master’s degree program curriculum. All eight domains of the National Consensus Project in Palliative Care are included as course-level objectives, and all 14 terminal performance objectives of the degree program are emphasized in this course. Learners work individually, in pairs and in groups to meet these objectives, using three cases (lung cancer, Alzheimer’s disease and heart failure) that are advanced on a weekly basis. Students identify and resolve all physical, psychosocial and spiritual needs of the unit of care – the patient and his or her family. This course is entirely case-based, and uses the interprofessional/interdisciplinary approach to the resolution of complex cases of patients with advanced illnesses. Participants will rely on team members to achieve optimal patient outcomes.

PALC 618 Critical Appraisal of Evidence 3

The purpose of this course is to facilitate learners in developing skills to identify, evaluate, and apply palliative care literature per the principles of evidence-based practice. The course will introduce research design and statistical methods to allow students to accurately and effectively interpret study findings. Research designs discussed will include descriptive studies, randomized controlled trials, systematic reviews, clinical practice guidelines, qualitative research, and quality improvement. Learners will be able to appraise literature and apply the evidence to a patient care situation or population of interest.

PALC 620 DISEASE MGMT PED PALLIAT CARE 3

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PALC 621 PAIN SX MGMT PED PALLIAT CARE 3

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PALC 622 COMM GRIEF BEREAVE IN PED PALL 3

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PALC 623 PRAC OF PEDIATRIC PALL CARE 3

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PALC 650 UNDERSTANDING THE FOUNDATION OF PALLIATIVE CARE: BUILDING BLOCKS FOR THE FUTURE 3

Participants explore the history of 20th century health care and learn how a rejection of the prevailing paradigms of that era led to the hospice movement. The course traces the early growth of hospice care in the United States culminating in the Medicare Hospice Benefit. Students learn about the early concepts of palliative care and the movement to transform it into a subspecialty for physicians, nurses, social workers, chaplains, and pharmacists, as leadership with clear vision to motivate and inspire others and to build healthy work environments, has led to new models of palliative care. Finally, participants will explore the strengths and weaknesses of the current environment of hospice and palliative care, and - based on lessons learned during this evolution - will propose a more effective system of care for those near the end-of-life.

PALC 652 APPLIED BIOSTATISTICS IN PALLIATIVE CARE 3

Qualitative and quantitative research in palliative care involves applying many statistical principles. This introductory level applied statistics course covers both descriptive and inferential statistics with application to palliative care research. Students will be able understand the hypothesis testing concepts used in design and analysis of clinical trials. They are also introduced to regression methodologies for continuous and categorical outcomes which form the basis for palliative care research. The statistical software SPSS is used to demonstrate the application of statistical aspects. Simulated and real palliative care datasets from experiments and clinical trials are employed for practice and homework.

PALC 660 STUDY DESIGN CRIT APPR 3

Participants in this course will develop proficiency in engaging in critical appraisal of research in the field of palliative care. This course addresses foundational competencies for generating pertinent research questions and conducting academic reviews to facilitate participants contribution to the body of knowledge within palliative care.

PALC 661 QUANTITATVE RESEARCH IN PALLIATIVE CARE 3

This course will inform learners about essential measurement and design aspects of quantitative research, including challenges of designing rigorous studies within the context of palliative care. Using the principles of measurement theory, students will be able to operationalize variables and quantify them into different levels of measure. Students will further demonstrate knowledge on how to evaluate measurement quality, including strategies for assessing instrument reliability and validity. With a conceptual backdrop of probability theory and the causal model, students will learn and apply information about cross-sectional, longitudinal, and group study designs, and critically examine the strengths and weaknesses of a variety of sampling approaches. Students will also be able to identify potential design limitations, such as common sources of error, and threats to internal and external validity. Ethical considerations and attention to issues of health disparities will be infused through the course and within student assignments.

PALC 662 QUAL RESEARCH IN PC 3

This course emphasizes a constructivist approach to the generation of new knowledge in the field of palliative care. Qualitative approaches such as phenomenology, grounded theory, ethnography, focus groups, narrative research, and others are highlighted. The ontological and epistemological underpinnings of each method will be reviewed as well as pragmatic approaches to recruitment, data collection, data analysis, and interpretation of results in palliative care studies. Ethical considerations of qualitative research, particularly in relation to vulnerable populations, such as seriously-ill patients and families, are stressed.

PALC 670 PCOR IN PALL CARE 3

Person-centered outcomes research seeks to integrate the perspective of patients, their care partners and family, and other stakeholders in the design and conduct of palliative care research. In this course, students will gain the knowledge and skills to design and conduct palliative care research this is meaningful and important to people experiencing serious illness. Emphasis will be placed on current recommendations for the best practices in person-centered outcomes research including the strengths and limitations of common study designs; unique study participant issues; the selection of relevant outcome measures; and implementation and dissemination.

PALC 671 Teaching Methods in Palliative Care 3

Participants will be required to demonstrate advanced instructional design skills in the areas of analysis, course design, implementation and evaluation for a topic in the field of palliative care. Throughout this course, participants will design a course and complete a Design Plan and Implementation Plan for a chosen palliative care population.

PALC 672 LEADING CHANGE PALLIATIVE CARE 3

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PALC 898 Pre-Candidacy Research 1 TO 8

This is pre-candidacy work that may include independent investigations consisting of library or laboratory research, seminars, or other assignments appropriate to the problem investigated. It is a DIDACTIC elective that may include self-study and gathering background information. The focus is learning a body of knowledge rather than building specific pharmacy practice skills, which may be a portion but not the entire focus of this experience.

PALC 899 DISSERTATION RESEARCH 1 TO 6

This course is designed to provide guidance, support and mentoring to the PhD degree candidate throughout the dissertation process. Learners will make an original contribution to the scholarship of palliative care demonstrating the doctoral student's ability to research an important question in the field and capacity to present and interpret research findings in a clear and logical written form. Learners in this course will complete institutional requirements for engaging in academic research to include at minimum submission of a completed IRB application to the University Institutional Review Board for Human Subjects research (IRB). The dissertation is completed under the supervision of a faculty chair and is formally presented in an oral presentation to the dissertation committee. Dissertation credits are taken after the graduate student has been approved for admission to candidacy (approval from dissertation committee) for the doctoral degree in Palliative Care. A minimum of 12 credits are taken by students to complete the dissertation degree requirement.

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Masters in Pharmaceutical Health Services Research

Not all courses listed below are required. Please visit the Curricular Requirements page for details.

PHSR 604 Pharmacoepidemiology 3

This course is an introduction to the field of pharmacoepidemiology that uses quantitative research methods to examine questions of benefit or risk in regard to the use of marketed medications. The course is intended to offer useful techniques to medical and health researchers who wish to assess the utilization, effectiveness, and safety of marketed drug therapies. Prerequisite: Introduction to Biostatistics and Principles of Epidemiology.

PHSR 605 INTRO CER-PCOR HLTHCARE PRVDR 3

This course provides an overview of comparative effectiveness and patient-centered outcomes research (CER-PCOR) geared toward clinicians and covers a wide range of topics including CER-PCOR history, definitions, and evolution of key terms. The course also covers identifying and engaging stakeholders; evidence-based medicine; current policy issues; government and private sector roles and programs; PCORI, AHRQ, NIH, HHS, and FDA programs; CMS and private insurer uses; patient engagement and advocacy; and application to clinical decision-making.

PHSR 610 HEALTH CARE SYSTEM 3

This course encompasses an examination of the principal components of the U.S. health care system with special emphasis on their relationship to the provision of drugs and pharmacy services.

PHSR 620 INTRO TO HLTH BEHAVIOR THEORY 3

This course covers medical sociology, psychology, social psychology, and interpersonal communication theories and research as they relate to the pharmacy practice system that involves patients, pharmacists, physicians, nurses, and other health care professionals.

PHSR 631 COMPUTING AND ANALYTC METHODS FOR OBSERVATIONAL STUDIES 3

This course focuses on: 1) programming tools and techniques for analyzing observational data using SAS and R; 2) best practices for storing, manipulating, and analyzing large datasets used in health outcomes studies; 3) programming statistical regression models for observational, non-randomized studies.

PHSR 650 CER AND PHARMACOECONOMICS I 3

This course is designed to familiarize students with economic structure, conduct, and performance of the pharmaceutical industry. The course includes such topics as prices and profits in the industry, productivity, cost, economies of scale, innovation, economic effects of regulation, cost benefit and cost effectiveness of pharmaceuticals, and efficiency of drug delivery systems. Prerequisite: One undergraduate economics course or permission of the instructor.

PHSR 655 CER AND PHARMACOECONOMICS II 3

This course focuses on: (1) advanced analytical methods used in comparative effectiveness research (CER) and pharmacoeconomics studies, (2) the identification and assessment of uncertainty in CER and pharmacoeconomic studies, and (3) the development of a statistical analysis plan for CER and pharmacoeconomics studies.

PHSR 665 INTRODUCTION TO MIXED METHODS APPLICATIONS IN COMMUNITY-BASED ACTION RESEARCH 3

This course provides students with an introduction to the concepts, frameworks, definitions and descriptions of mixed methods action research (MMAR) and how these methods can be applied in designing and conducting community-based action research studies. Topics include: definitions and descriptions of community-based action research and of mixed methods research; mixed methods frameworks for action research; steps in designing and conducting MMAR studies in community settings; types of MMAR designs, and; sampling, data collection, analysis, validation and evaluation of MMAR projects. Students receive instruction on choosing an appropriate MMAR design, on applying the steps to design an MMAR study, and on visually presenting the procedures employed in the study. And, students learn how to develop an MMAR study proposal with an emphasis on the study methodology.

PHSR 670 HEALTH ED/PROMOTION PRGRM PLNG 3

Health education is a scientific process designed to achieve voluntary behavioral changes to improve health status. Health promotion utilizes health education to promote health and prevent disease. The PRECEDE Model is used to demonstrate the analytical process to explore health problems, identify and assess the behavioral and non-behavioral factors associated with them in order to develop and evaluate interventions. This course addresses health education at the level of the individual, the family and the community at large. Because the relationship between practitioner and patient is often a major determinant of outcome, health promotion in the clinical setting is given emphasis. Cross-listed with PREV 650.

PHSR 701 RESEARCH METHODOLOGY I 3

This course is designed to introduce the student to the concepts of scientific research in pharmacy practice and administrative science. Topics to be discussed include the scientific method and problem-solving processes, social science measurement, and several specific methods of research. Co-requisite: Introduction to Biostatistics

PHSR 702 RESEARCH METHODS II 3

This course is designed to give research tools to design studies in the impact of pharmaceutical (or other) interventions or policies in actual practice settings. Unlike clinical trials where subjects are randomized to treatment or placebo arms, health services researchers typically are forced to use non-experimental designs with secondary data. This course will take you through the pitfalls in such designs and show you how to deal with them. Prerequisite: Research Methods I and an upper level graduate course in multiple regression.

PHSR 704 PHARMACOEPIDEMIOLOGY 3

This course is an introduction to the field of pharmacoepidemiology that uses quantitative research methods to examine questions of benefit or risk in regard to the use of marketed medications. The course is intended to offer useful techniques to medical and health researchers who wish to assess the utilization, effectiveness, and safety of marketed drug therapies. Prerequisite: Introduction to Biostatistics and Principles of Epidemiology. Cross-listed with PREV 705

PHSR 705 INTRODUCTION TO CER/PCOR 3

This course provides an overview of comparative effectiveness and patient-centered outcomes research (CER/PCOR) covering a wide range of topics including history, definitions, and evolution of key terms. Additional topics include: identifying and engaging stakeholders; evidence-based medicine and health technology assessment; current policy issues; government and private sector roles and programs; PCORI, AHRQ, NIH, HHS, FDA, programs; CMS and private insurer uses; the role of cost/QALY; patient engagement and advocacy; evolving methods and standards resources; and methods and policy controversies.

PHSR 706 HLTHCARE QUAL AND PERF MEASR 3

This course provides an informative overview of healthcare quality improvement through an evaluation of quality and quality measures in varying aspects of healthcare and healthcare services.

PHSR 707 HEALTH OUTCOMES ASSESSMENT 3

This course provides an understanding of the principles for measurement of health and health outcomes. Students will gain a familiarity of various measurement types (e.g., COA, PRO, ObsRO, ClinRO, PerfO), and measurement instruments used for health status, quality of life, patient satisfaction, function and disability, and will become familiar with compliance/adherence and their related properties. Also presented in this course are data sources used for measure development; methods for assessing strengths and weaknesses; validity and reliability, and a framework for judging the appropriateness of a particular measure.

PHSR 708 SPECIAL PROJECT 1 TO 6

Students are given the opportunity to work with a faculty member on individual and specialized projects/research. The project/research provides students direct experience of collection, organization, and analysis of data.

PHSR 709 GRADUATE SEMINAR 1

The graduate seminar is conducted weekly to inform students and faculty about new research and current issues. Each week there is a different presenter. The speaker may be a graduate student, postdoctoral fellow, resident, faculty member or guest speaker who presents a current topic in the educational or pharmaceutical field. Seminar attendance is mandatory for all graduate students while in residency.

PHSR 722 ADV TOPICS PHARMACOEPIDEMIOLOG 3

The purpose of this course is to engage students in the techniques of pharmacoepidemiology through case studies and by working through an actual drug safety investigation. Drug safety is addressed in the context of science and the law through readings, debates, and discussions with invited guests. Using the FDA’s Adverse Event Reporting System database and the medical literature, students devise the epidemiological characteristics of a drug safety signal. Based on the characteristics of the signal, the team designs a pharmacoepidemiological study to further evaluate the safety signal. This course is cross-listed as PREV 722. Prerequisites: PREV 600, PREV 620, and PHSR 704 or permission of the instructor.

PHSR 799 MASTER'S THESIS RESEARCH 1 TO 6

Required enrollment for students engaged in master’s thesis studies.

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Masters in Pharmaceutical Sciences

Not all courses listed below are required. Please visit the Curricular Requirements page for details.

PHAR 600 PRINCIPLES OF DRUG DISCOVERY 3

This interdisciplinary modular based course describes the inter-relationship among the disciplines of the pharmaceutical sciences, and establishes the basic theoretical background essential to the drug design and development process. A progression of pharmaceutical sciences content is presented and considers the drug discovery process, beginning with traditional drug design and optimization of drug structure, continuing with principles of pharmacology, including macromolecular structure, genomics, and proteomics, followed by modern drug discovery methods based on knowledge of the structure and pharmacology of target molecules.

PHAR 601 PRINCIPLES OF DRUG DEVELOPMENT 1 TO 3

This interdisciplinary, modular based course describes the inter-relationships among the disciplines of pharmaceutical sciences, and establishes basic theoretical background essential for the drug design and development process. Built upon subject matter presented in PHAR 600 Principles of Drug Discovery, the course covers the areas of pharmaceutics, biopharmaceutics, pharmacokinetics, and drug metabolism. Integrative competency is developed and demonstrated in the final module.

PHAR 602 APPLIED PHARMACOKINETICS 3

This course focuses on drug absorption, distribution, metabolism, and excretion coupled with dosage and the parameters of clearance, volume of distribution, and bioavailability. These processes determine the concentration of drug at the site of action in the body. The course covers the quantitative relationship between dose and effect as a framework to interpret measurement of drug concentrations in biological fluids, and pharmacokinetic principles using mathematical processes and descriptive parameters that describe the time course of drugs in the systemic circulation and the relationship of drug concentrations to observed effect.

PHAR 606 EXPERIMENTAL SUCCESS 1 1

This five-day lab course builds on the principles of chemistry, biochemistry, and biology. The course covers basic lab techniques, instrumentation, as well as key databases and software.

PHAR 607 EXPERIMENTAL SUCCESS 2 1

This course emphasizes experimental design and is intended to build on practical skills learned in Experimental Success 1: Laboratory Skills (PHAR 606). The course will expose students to five experimental techniques in pharmaceutics, then challenge them to design an experimental plan that uses each technique to address a practical problem. While each technique is used in the laboratory of a faculty member associated with pharmaceutics, the learned skills will be relevant to all Pharmaceutical Sciences masters students.

PHAR 608 INTRODUCTION TO LABORATORY RESEARCH 1 TO 2

This course provides the student with the opportunity to perform mini-research projects in faculty research laboratories.

PHAR 610 PHARM FORMULATION UNIT PROC 2 OR 4

This course addresses the rational design and formulation of dosage forms, and the processes and equipment in their large scale manufacture. Consideration is on how the interplay of formulation and process variables affects both the manufacturability of the dosage form and its performance as a drug delivery system.

PHAR 615 PSC ETHICS AND BIOSTATISTICS 1 TO 2

Recent decades have seen examples of challenges to ethics in scientific research. With the goal of providing complete and contemporary training in research, this course exposes students to acceptable and unacceptable ethical behaviors. To help students understand the issues and to aid in discussions, this course is heavily case-based. Students gain training in appropriate experimental design, and in ways of conducting experiments and analyzing data. Students also learn to identify ethical issues in a practical sense by critical review of manuscripts. This course is offered to graduate students (MS and PhD) and to Pharmacy (PharmD) students. Knowledge gained in the course is considered an integral component of students' research training in pharmaceutical sciences.

PHAR 620 MODERN METHODS / DRUG DELIVERY 2

This course focuses on the rationale for existing and future drug delivery systems. Students explore underlying physical, chemical, and biological bases for each system and identify benefits and drawbacks. Examples of delivery systems include inhalation aerosols, transdermal patches, microspheres, implants, and tablets. Emphasis is on the biopharmaceutics, and transport properties and barriers associated with each method of delivery. The course also stresses written and oral presentation skills through student presentations and paper critique sessions.

PHAR 621 MOLECULAR BIOPHYSICS 1 TO 3

This course focuses on physical aspects of the structure and function paradigm of biological and pharmaceutical molecules. Designed for both experimentally and theoretically/computationally oriented graduate students in pharmaceutical, chemical, biochemical, and medical sciences, this course offers students exposure to basic theories and computational methods for studying the mechanisms of biological systems at an atomic level of detail.

PHAR 622 ADVANCED PHARMACOGENOMICS 1

Interindividual variability in drug effects and the lack of reliable prediction of this variability have been recognized as major barriers to safe and efficient therapeutics. Genetic makeup is one of the intricate factors that has substantial influence on drug efficacy or toxicity. Pharmacogenomics deals with heredity and effects on drug response. It combines traditional pharmaceutical sciences with contemporary knowledge of genes, proteins, and SNPs. The objective of this course is to enable the student to understand basic pharmacogenomic principles and their potential use for developing better and safer drugs.

PHAR 628 BIOANALYTICAL PHAR METHODS 1 TO 3

This course describes current techniques and strategies for isolating, detecting, and analyzing experimental data. Topics range from methods relevant to small molecules, tissues, and cells to methods relevant to whole animals.

PHAR 632 EXP DESGN QUANT ANALYSIS NEURO 2

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PHAR 638 PHARMACOMETRIC DECISION MAKING 3

This course covers the theoretical and practical application of statistics and experimental design to help students use tools in research problems. The class discusses and uses computer programs to analyze data representing actual experimental situations. Prerequisites: PHAR 602 or PHAR 663.

PHAR 639 SPECTROMETRIC METHODS 1 TO 3

This course introduces students to spectrometric techniques for the elucidation of molecular structure and to the analysis of pharmaceutically important materials. The methodologies covered include ultraviolet-visible, infrared, nuclear magnetic resonance, and mass and fluorescence spectrometry. The class includes discussions of physical principles, instrumentation involved, exercises in the interpretation of spectrometric data, and examples of application.

PHAR 641 Technical Writing I 1

This course will provide a platform for developing technical writing skills focused on identifying common components of academic writing and creating best practice guidelines. Students will be exposed to articles, visualizations, and software to prepare them for writing in their careers. Students will be challenged to review and breakdown academic literature. They will also lead discussions on effective methods of communication. Exercises from this course will build the foundational skills necessary to succeed in PHAR 642 Technical Writing “Chapter II”.

PHAR 642 Technical Writing II 1

This course will act as a stage for students to develop their technical writing skills with a focus on academic publication. Students will be exposed to articles, visualizations, and software to prepare them for writing in their careers. Content for class will focus on identifying common components and structure of academic literature, style, writing behavior, and revision. Students will work collaboratively through writing and review sessions to construct quality written works. Exercises from this course will build the advanced skills required to write high level academic documents. Students taking this course will work to create documents that meets the general requirements for publication.

PHAR 643 Pharmaceutical Data Science - The Stories in Pharmaceutical Data 1

This course will provide a platform for developing data analytics and coding skills focused on solving real world data science problems in the pharmaceutical field. Students will be exposed to analytics, visualization, and coding tools to prepare them for creating their own programs and solving unique problems. Students will be challenged to create simple programs to analyze large data sets, organize data, visualize data, and identify trends or outcomes from the data. Knowledge and skills from previous courses throughout the program will be utilized to answer questions brought forth in this course.

PHAR 649 CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY IN DRUG DEVELOPMENT 1

Clinical pharmacology plays a critical role in drug development - in part by evidence of the “Clinical Pharmacology” section in the labeling of drugs in the US. Clinical pharmacology is a translational discipline that informs the how drugs can best be used. This course is designed to orient students to several types of clinical pharmacology studies in drug development, as well as their underlying principles. Studies include: first-in-human studies; food effect studies; bioavailability studies; bioequivalence studies; drug-drug interaction studies (e.g. enzyme-based inhibition and induction studies, as well as transporter-based studies); and effect of hepatic or renal impairment studies. Variables such as age (e.g. pediatric and geriatric) and race/ethnicity (e.g. ICH E5 ethnic factors in the acceptability of foreign clinical data) are also featured.

PHAR 651 RECENT ADV IN PHARMACOLOGY 1

This course provides students with an understanding of the recent progress in basic and clinical pharmacology research, from new concepts in pharmacology to the new techniques and trends in pharmacology.

PHAR 653 ADVANCED PHARMACOLOGY I 4

Advanced Pharmacology I and II cover mechanisms by which pharmacological agents interact with the living organism to provide the student with a rational basis for investigations in biomedical research. Topics include the pharmacodynamics and the biochemical and physiological effect of drugs on biological systems, including the central and peripheral nervous system, and the endocrine, renal, respiratory, and cardiovascular systems. Lectures supplement weekly conferences and discussion groups.

PHAR 654 ADVANCED PHARMACOLOGY II 4

Advanced Pharmacology I and II cover mechanisms by which pharmacological agents interact with the living organism to provide the student with a rational basis for investigations in biomedical research. Topics include the pharmacodynamics and the biochemical and physiological effect of drugs on biological systems, including the central and peripheral nervous system, and the endocrine, renal, respiratory, and cardiovascular systems. Lectures supplement weekly conferences and discussion groups.

PHAR 655 BACTERIAL PHYSIOLOGY 2

This course provides a foundational understanding of bacterial physiology, with a focus on how antibiotics target these processes as well as the mechanisms used by bacteria to mediate antibiotic resistance and tolerance. Students will also be introduced to basic microbial pathogenesis themes in the context of anti-infective drug discovery. Students will be expected to read and discuss assigned articles that are related to our current understanding of antibiotic resistance, tolerance, and discovery.

PHAR 662 CLINICAL PHARMACOKINETIC 2

After successful completion of this course, students should be able to describe the principles of and most current approaches to therapeutic drug monitoring, describe the mechanism of and predict the effects metabolic drug interactions (induction vs. inhibition), give the rationale for dose adjustments in special populations including elderly, obese, liver and kidney disease patients, apply pharmacokinetic principles, in a scientific manner, to solve a clinical problem/question, and provide a succinct, well-written pharmacokinetics consult note.

PHAR 663 STATS FOR PHARMACOMETRICS I 3

The field of pharmacometrics requires good understanding of statistical concepts. This course provides the basic statistical principles required for a pharmacometrician. This introductory level course also strengthens the student's understanding of pharmacokinetic–pharmacodynamic modeling aspects. The course material is tailored for pharmacometricians. Pre-Requisites: PHMX 601

PHAR 665 DOSE-RESPONSE TRIALS 3

Knowledge of designing and analyzing dose-response is an important component of a drug development or regulatory review. Basics of the variety of dose-response designs such as parallel, cross-over, flexible-dose, titration, withdrawal, adaptive and enrichment trials are explained. Students perform clinical trial simulations for supporting the choice of appropriate designs and analyses. Innovative designs and data analysis make characterizing dose-response feasible within the realms of drug development. The information generated from such trials is key for both approval of new drugs as well as for drug product labeling. Pre-Requisites: PHMX 601

PHAR 666 COMMUNICATIONS & NEGOTIATIONS 2

This course improves students' abilities to communicate and negotiate strategically. Students identify their communication styles and learn how to compensate for any weaknesses. Scientists in life sciences work with interdisciplinary scientists with diverse backgrounds. Pharmacometrics has not reached its full potential yet and is breaking new ground. In order to influence key decisions during drug development, during regulatory review or in clinics, pharmacometricians need to communicate in a manner that is simple, persuasive, and effective. Implementation of model-based drug development calls for change from current practice, and such changes are often resisted. Scientists who lack authority to implement solutions need to master effective negotiation amid diverse opinions, thereby leading the team towards consensus.

PHAR 667 ORGANIC SYN IN DRUG DESIGN 1 TO 2

Students are taught the application of synthetic organic chemistry to drug design. The course includes instruction in a range of standard functional group transformations and chemical mechanisms. Discussion then shifts to apply this synthetic chemistry knowledge to the synthesis of peptides, peptoids, small-molecules and natural products. Protecting group chemistry as well as solid phase synthesis are also discussed.

PHAR 687 PROC ANLY PHAR MNFCT 1

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PHAR 688 BIOPHARM RES INTERNSHIP 1 TO 6

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PHAR 689 RES PROJ DESIGN & MGMT 1

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PHAR 690 BIOPHARM CAPSTONE PROJ 2

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PHAR 691 MS DEPT SEMINAR 1

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PHAR 702 ASPECTS OF SOLID DOSAGE FORMS 3

A survey of the performance and processing of solid dosage forms. As most pharmaceuticals are prepared from powders, emphasis is on identifying, measuring, and controlling those properties that decide the processing characteristics of powdered materials. Prerequisite: PHAR 535, physical chemistry (calculus based), or consent of instructor

PHAR 705 PSC JOURNAL CLUB 1

This course is designed as a forum for students to present research projects to a peer audience and to help students thoroughly disseminate, analyze, and critique current research related to the pharmaceutical sciences. Students will be introduced to interdisciplinary research topics. Journal discussions will be coordinated with department seminar speakers’ research interests.

PHAR 707 DRUG TRANSPORT AND METABOLISM 2

This course provides basic knowledge about drug absorption at different sites in the human body (e.g. intestine, blood-brain barrier, kidney, liver) and the physicochemical and pharmaceutical factors, as well as pathophysiologic conditions that influence drug penetration. This course allows students to understand the choice of a particular absorption route and dosage form. Additionally, the interplay of drug metabolism and drug transport are discussed.

PHAR 708 COMPREHENSIVE EXAM SEMINAR 1

An oral presentation given in the fall of Year 3 as part of the graduate student’s “advancement to PhD candidacy,” this seminar focuses on the student’s thesis project.

PHAR 709 DEPARTMENTAL SEMINAR 1

This oral presentation, given close to the commencement of a student’s PhD research, focuses on the student’s thesis research.

PHAR 747 INTERMEDIATE PKPD MODELING 3

A detailed study of the principles of drug transport, distribution, biotransformation, binding and excretion, with emphasis on quantitative aspects and measurement of these processes.

PHAR 751 DRUG DESIGN 3

This course covers applications of chemical and biological principles to the rational design of drugs. Topics include targets of biologically active molecules, approaches to studying ligand and target interactions, overview of drug discovery, agents acting on specific targets, combinatorial chemistry, computation chemistry, and structure activity relationships.

PHAR 755 TOPICS IN METALLOBIOCHEMISTRY 2

This course introduces basic concepts pertaining to metal ions in biological systems. Topics include metal ions in proteins, cofactors and metal clusters, metal ion transport and storage and regulation, and metalloenzymes. There is a series of two-hour lectures on specific topics, followed by student presentations of recent research articles from the literature on said specific topics. Students are graded on their paper selection, presentation, analysis of the paper, and intellectual contribution. Prerequisites: PHAR 600/601

PHAR 758 SPECIAL TOPICS (PROJECT) 1 TO 7

Research projects are selected from a set of pre-defined projects provided by the Center for Translational Medicine (CTM). Students also use projects from their organizations towards the research. Projects need to be identified by the end of the first year. CTM staff guide the students on these projects. Pre-Requisites: PHMX 747, 759

PHAR 759 STATS FOR PHARMACOMETRICS II 3

Understanding clinical trial data with binary, ordinal, count, and time-to-event outcomes requires specific understanding of statistical concepts. This intermediate level course introduces application of statistical techniques such as logistic regression, Poisson regression, and survival analysis. The course also demonstrates simulation techniques associated with discontinuous outcomes. R software is used to demonstrate the application of statistical aspects. Simulated and real data from experiments and clinical trials are employed for practice and homework. Pre-Requisites: PHMX 638, 663

PHAR 799 MASTER'S THESIS RESEARCH 1 TO 6

Required enrollment for students engaged in master’s thesis studies.

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Masters in Pharmacometrics

PHMX 601 BASIC PHARMACOMETRIC TOOLS 3

Pharmacometric projects require mastery of new and advanced tools to conduct modeling and simulation. Students are introduced to ‘Phoenix,’ ‘NONMEM’ and ‘R.’ Basic operations such as importing and restructuring data, performing summary statistical analysis, and plotting are taught. The goal, however, is not to provide the theory to interpret the data or the analysis output; other courses in Pharmacometrics program are designed to complement the tools training received in this course. This is a mandatory course to be taken in the first semester of the MS program.

PHMX 602 BASIC PKPD MODELING 3

Understanding pharmacokinetics (PK) and pharmacodynamics (PD) provide the pivotal basis for dosing and related decision-making during drug development and its use in clinic. This course provides training in the fundamentals of PK and PD modeling and their application to decision-making. Theoretical concepts pertaining to analyzing PKPD data, in an average subject, both from mechanistic and statistical points of view, are taught. The course also includes hands-on training using standard modeling and simulation software. This is a mandatory course to be taken in the first semester of the MS program.

PHMX 638 INTERMEDIATE PKPD MODELING I 3

Knowledge of conducting pharmacometrics analysis is an important component of the drug development and regulatory project. However, integrating all the different pieces together is equally important. This course guides students on the process of framing the appropriate questions, engineering the analysis, interpreting the results, and influencing the decision-making process in drug development. This course integrates the essence of all of the coursework in the program, and allows students to appreciate the totality of a typical pharmacometrics project that is essential for decisions regarding new drug development. Pre-Requisites: PHMX 602, 663

PHMX 663 STATISTICS FOR PHRMCOTRCNS I 3

The field of pharmacometrics requires a sound understanding of statistical concepts. This course provides the basic statistical principles required for a pharmacometrician. This introductory level course strengthens the student's understanding of pharmacokinetic–pharmacodynamic modeling aspects. The course material is tailored for pharmacometricians. Pre-Requisites: PHMX 601

PHMX 665 DOSE RESPONSE TRIALS 3

Knowledge of designing and analyzing dose-response is an important component of a drug development and of regulatory review. Basics of the variety of dose-response designs such as parallel, cross-over, flexible-dose, titration, withdrawal, adaptive and enrichment trials are explained. Students perform clinical trial simulations for supporting the choice of appropriate designs and analyses. Innovative designs and data analysis make characterizing dose-response feasible within the realms of drug development. The information generated from such trials is key for both approval of new drugs as well as for drug product labeling. Pre-Requisites: PHMX 601

PHMX 666 STRATEGIC COMM AND NEGOTIATION 2

This course improves students’ abilities to communicate and negotiate strategically. Students identify their communication styles and learn how to compensate for any weaknesses. Scientists in life sciences work with interdisciplinary scientists with diverse backgrounds. Pharmacometrics has not reached its full potential yet and is breaking new ground. In order to influence key decisions during drug development, during regulatory review, or in clinics, pharmacometricians need to communicate in a manner that is simple, persuasive, and effective. Implementation of model-based drug development calls for change from current practice, and such change is often resisted. Scientists who lack authority to implement solutions need to master effective negotiation amid diverse opinions, thereby leading the team toward consensus.

PHMX 747 INTMD PKPD MODELING II 3

Conducting population analyses and interpreting complex datasets is pivotal for several decisions, such as "go-no-go" dose selection for various patients. This course presents theoretical concepts pertaining to analyzing PKPD data (collected from several subjects) from the mechanistic and statistical points of view. Because data from several subjects are analyzed simultaneously, the course includes advanced modeling techniques such as nonlinear mixed effects modeling. Further, advanced modeling such as physiologically-based PK modeling and absorption-metabolism simulations are introduced. This course also includes hands-on training in standard modeling and simulation software. Pre-Requisites: PHMX 638, 663

PHMX 759 STATS FOR PHRMCOTRCNS II 3

Understanding clinical trial data with binary, ordinal, count, and time-to-event outcomes requires specific understanding of statistical concepts. This intermediate level course introduces application of statistical techniques such as logistic regression, Poisson regression, and survival analysis. This course also demonstrates simulation techniques associated with discontinuous outcomes. ‘R’ software is used to demonstrate the application of statistical aspects. Simulated and real data from experiments and clinical trials will be employed for practice and homework. Pre-Requisites: PHMX 638, 663

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Masters in Regulatory Science

REGS 603 DRUG, BIOLOGIC AND DEVICE REG 6

This online course is designed to orient students of diverse professional backgrounds to several practical elements that underpin drug, biologic, and device regulation in the US and around the world. It provides the core for the curriculum and is a pre-requisite for all other courses. Elements that are explored are the legal framework for drug regulation, including events that have shaped today's framework; ethical issues in drug/biologic/device development and drug/biologic/device use; global regulatory guidance approaches; types of communications with Food and Drug Administration (FDA), including Investigational New Drug (IND) application, New Drug Application (NDA), and Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) requirements, and 510(k) clearance and Premarket Approvals / Biologics Licensing Applications (PMA/BLA) approval requirements; chemistry, manufacturing, and control (CMC) issues; and post-marketing topics.

REGS 614 DRUG AND BIOLOGICS DISCOVERY 6

Pharmaceutical sciences are fundamental to the discovery of new medicines and impact the clinical success in treating disease. This online course is designed to orient students from diverse professional backgrounds on the basics of drug/biologics discovery, drug/biologics chemistry and functional groups, medicinal chemistry approaches to optimizing drug action, principles of pharmacology, biological and target considerations in drug and biologics design, issues of drug resistance, and how drugs and biologics are metabolized and eliminated from the body.

REGS 621 CLINICAL RESEARCH 6

Well-designed clinical research is essential in the development process of a medication or device and in generation of the knowledge base for evidence-based medicine and health policy. This online course is designed to uncover the ingredients of clinical research and to orient students of several important issues with current clinical studies. The students will learn how to design and implement different clinical studies. The role of each clinical phase in drug/device development and their various study designs and regulatory issues will be explored. The course will also discuss the Principles of International Conference on Harmonization (ICH) Good Clinical Practice (GCP) Guidelines and how to successfully manage clinical trials. Additionally, knowledge of personalized medicine and behavioral/social issues in drug use will be taught.

REGS 631 DRUG AND BIOLOGICS DEVELOPMENT 6

Drug candidates and active pharmaceutical ingredients (API's) need to be successfully delivered and must exhibit acceptable toxicology. This course follows drug discovery and examines key aspects of drug development, including drug formulation and quality, stability testing, pharmacokinetic characterization, bioequivalence, preclinical toxicology, methods of bioanalysis, and non-clinical and clinical Good Laboratory Practices (GLPs). Aspects of biologics are also discussed.

REGS 641 REGULATED PRODUCTS IN THE MKT 6

FDA approval for the marketing of the drug or other regulated product (e.g., biologics, vaccines, medical devices, laboratory tests) is a major milestone in a product's lifecycle. But it doesn't stop there. Once on the market, how a drug is used and by whom, entry of competing products into the marketplace, and changes in medical care can change the benefit-risk balance. This course covers the breadth of clinical research and surveillance activities take place in the post-approval phase of a regulated medical product's lifecycle. This includes pharmacovigilance and risk management activities, pharmacoepidemiology, pharmacoeconomics, comparative effectiveness, and drug utilization research. The course is designed to prepare students to communicate across the pre-/post-marketing divide, evaluate the need for post-marketing studies, and to be able to critically interpret and apply the results of such studies.

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