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New Brunswick Undergraduate Catalog 2022-2024 Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy Course Listing Pharmacy Practice and Administration 725  

Pharmacy Practice and Administration 725
30:725:104 Pharmacy Convocations (1) Introduces basic concepts of the practice of pharmacy as a component of the health care system. Discusses the role of pharmacists and the goals and trends of pharmaceutical education and the career pathways available to pharmacists. Required for all first-year, preprofessional students.
30:725:304,305,404,405; 31:725:504,505 LEAP-AHEAD Documentation/Portfolio  1-6 (0.5 each)
The LEAP (Leadership, Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Assessment of Self Professionalism) seminar introduces the practice of personal and professional development using a case-based approach. The goal is to develop a student's knowledge and skills as they relate to professionalism, self-awareness, leadership, innovation, and entrepreneurship. Co-curricular activities will allow students to become engaged citizens with the profession of pharmacy and their community through service, leadership, and community engagement activities with reflection assignments woven throughout the experiences.
30:725:308 Pharmacy Practice Management (3) Relates principles of management to pharmacy practice environments (such as community and home health care pharmacies, chain pharmacies, managed-care pharmacies, and hospitals and other institutional pharmacies).
30:725:320 Foundations of Pharmacy Care (4) Provides fundamental understanding of functions, responsibilities, and outcomes of pharmacy practice in modern health and disease and a systematic inquiry into the role and nature of pharmacy practice in the health care system. Concept of pharmaceutical care emphasized as the underlying basis of pharmacy practice. Essential skills and pharmaceutical calculation acquired through self-study tutorials. Pharmaceutical nomenclature and medical terminology are emphasized. Prerequisite: First professional year standing.
30:725:321 Integrated Pharmacotherapy Assessment Skills Series I (2) iPASS I is the first of a five-semester series designed to provide students with an introduction to principles encountered in the ambulatory care and hospital practice settings. The purpose of this course is to prepare students with the fundamental information needed to assure their success on the Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience (IPPE) rotations. In addition, the student will be introduced to concepts and basic skills of communication, drug information, and professionalism
30:725:330 Introductory Pharmacy Practice Community Experience (2) Provides students with their first structured exposure to professional pharmacy practice in the community pharmacy setting and the provision of pharmaceutical care in representative ambulatory settings. Students are assigned to a practice setting for a 160-hour experience.
30:725:341 Economic Modeling of Pharmaceuticals and Other Health Interventions (3) This course will cover the principles and methods of economic modeling of pharmaceuticals and other health-improving interventions such as devices, diagnostics, and new models of delivering care and health promotion programs.
30:725:350 Motivating Change as a Health Ambassador for Diabetes Mellitus (2) This course is designed to increase student understanding of diabetes mellitus and to provide students the necessary tools to help patients suffering from diabetes take control of their disease. While health related professions often teach their students diabetes in their curriculum, few offer interdisciplinary education approaches. Furthermore, behavior modification and motivational interviewing is often not included in these courses. In order to improve patient outcomes, it is essential to leverage the expertise of multiple professions.
30:725:422 Gerontological Pharmacy Practice (2) The course is taught through interactive case-based lectures, debates, group projects, presentations, and practical exercises. Students will improve their skills in patient interviewing techniques, geriatric assessment, SOAP note writing, and Medication Therapy Management (MTM) documentation. The goal is to develop the student's problem-solving skills and empathy in the care and management of geriatric patients who often present with multiple disease states, polypharmacy, and challenging issues. Prerequisite: Third professional year standing.
30:725:423 Medical Writing (2) Practical applications of technical writing required of pharmacists in the health care system; tools needed to meet demands and improve written communication skills. Prerequisite: Second or third professional year standing.
30:725:424 History of Pharmacy (2) Historical development, trends, and impact of pharmacy as a health care profession and a biomedical science from ancient to modern times.
30:725:427 Community Practice Management (2) Overview of opportunities and involvement in community pharmacy practice. Prerequisite: First professional year standing.
30:725:428 Hospital Practice Management (2) Introduction to hospital pharmacy practice; presentation and discussion of services, functions, personnel, administration, and relation to other hospital departments. Field trips and projects. Prerequisite: First professional year standing.
30:725:429 Introduction to Pharmaceutical Industry (2) Steps and factors involved in discovery and development of new pharmaceuticals. Emphasis on organizational functions and interfaces. Prerequisite: First professional year standing.
30:725:432 Integrated Pharmacotherapy Assessment Skills Series II (2) The second course of a five-semester series designed to integrate content from the organ module pharmacotherapy series with application-based learning; enables students to gather patient information; perform physical assessments; integrate medical literature and patient information to design pharmacotherapy care plans; communicate information to patients, caregivers, and other health care professionals; and evaluate literature. Emphasis on pulmonary, hematology, and cardiology pharmacotherapy. The standards of professionalism will be promoted throughout the course.
30:725:433 Integrated Pharmacotherapy Assessment Skills Series III (2) The third course of a five-semester series designed to integrate content from the organ module pharmacotherapy series with application-based learning; enables students to gather patient information; perform physical assessments; integrate medical literature and patient information to design pharmacotherapy care plans; communicate information to patients, caregivers, and other health care professionals; and evaluate literature. Emphasis on renal and infectious disease pharmacotherapy. The standards of professionalism will be promoted throughout the course.
30:725:470 Medical Literature Evaluation and Application (3) Provides fundamental background for answering drug information requests and critically evaluating primary literature. Prerequisites: Statistics and second professional year standing.
30:725:480 Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience Hospital/Institutional (2) Provides students with their first structured exposure to professional practice and the provision of pharmaceutical care in representative acute-care settings. Students are assigned to a practice setting for a 160-hour experience. Prerequisite: Completion of second professional year didactic coursework.
31:725:481 Pediatric Pharmacy Practice (2) Introduction to the concepts of pharmacy practice as it relates to the expanding segment of pediatrics. Prerequisite: Third professional year standing.
30:725:482 Leadership for Pharmacy Professionals (2) This course is designed to introduce students to broad concepts of leadership and professionalism in pharmacy practice. The format includes interactive lectures, as well as a number of group projects, presentations, and practical exercises. Topics include leadership theory, emotional intelligence, the Myers-Briggs test, presentation skills, professional writing, etiquette, ethics, conflict resolution, and networking. Prerequisites: First professional year standing and permission of instructor.
30:725:483 Adventures in Pharmacy Practice (2) Complement to the required Pharmacy Practice Management. Topics include contemporary subjects that have a direct impact on pharmacy practice. Subjects include automation, politics, ethics, customer satisfaction, "pharmacy practice in the news," and the future of pharmacy practice. Prerequisite: First professional year standing or higher.
30:725:484 Women's Health Issues (2) Investigate, explore, and discuss issues important to women's health. An in-depth presentation of the female reproductive system, along with related diseases and disorders, is covered in addition to broad coverage of other disorders prevalent in women. Prerequisite: Third professional year standing.
30:725:485 Herbal and Alternative Medicine (2) Reviews the herbal/alternative medicine used to alleviate the common disease states. Topics include overview of the history of alternative medicine, in-depth analysis of the most popular herbs, and patient counseling for herbal use. Prerequisite: Third professional year standing.
30:725:488 Introduction to Pharmacoepidemiology (2) This course will cover basic concepts of pharmacoepidemiology including pharmacovigilance and its role in drug regulation, study methods, basic statistical tools, and data resources.
30:725:489 Sterile Compounding (2) Provides students with an introduction to sterile compounding, including proper techniques, pharmaceutical calculations, current sterile compounding guidelines, chemotherapy, and other hazardous drugs, and total parenteral nutrition.
30:725:495,496,497,498 Research in Pharmacy Practice and Administration (BA) Undergraduate research in pharmacy practice and/or administration. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. No more than two semesters of research courses may be used to satisfy degree requirements.
31:725:515 Poison Management and Drug Abuse (3) Provides an understanding of the effects in clinical management of drug overdose, toxic exposure, and substance abuse. Didactic lectures and student-based case discussions. Prerequisite: Third professional year standing.
31:725:526 Patient Advocacy and Health Care Policy (2) Developing strategies that lead to sound health care policy is more important than ever. The student will gain a deeper understanding of contemporary health policy topics such as pharmaceutical pricing, drivers of health care cost, and the role of both state and federal government in shaping the future of health care and patient access. Additionally, the course will help pharmacy students understand role of patient advocacy organizations and professional societies in influencing health policy.
31:725:530 Clinical Research Design (2) Delineates the principles of clinical research design, characteristics, and types of clinical trials, selection and usage of statistical methods appropriate to various designs, and methods and issues related to outcomes assessment alongside clinical trials.
31:725:534 Integrated Pharmacotherapy Assessment Skills Series IV (2) The fourth course of a five-semester series designed to integrate content from the organ module pharmacotherapy series with application-based learning; enables students to gather patient information; perform physical assessments; integrate medical literature and patient information to design pharmacotherapy care plans; communicate information to patients, caregivers, and other health care professionals; and evaluate literature. Emphasis on endocrine, reproductive, gastrointestinal, hepatic, nutritional, and oncologic pharmacotherapy. The standards of professionalism will be promoted throughout the course.
31:725:535 Integrated Pharmacotherapy Assessment Skills Series V (2) The fifth course of a five-semester series designed to integrate content from the organ module pharmacotherapy series with application-based learning; enables students to gather patient information; perform physical assessments; integrate medical literature and patient information to design pharmacotherapy care plans; communicate information to patients, caregivers, and other health care professionals; and evaluate literature. Emphasis on psychiatric, behavioral disorders, neurology, immunology, ocular, and dermatology pharmacotherapy. The standards of professionalism will be promoted throughout the course.
31:725:540 Principles of Pharmaceutical Economics (3) Provides an understanding of the economic aspects of pharmacy practice and the pharmaceutical industry within the context of the health care system. Explores the principles and applications of pharmacoeconomics and pharmacy practice and provides the techniques to measure outcomes and disease-state management. Prerequisite: 01:220:102.
31:725:545 Pharmacy Law and Bioethics (4) Provides understanding of the theoretical and applied aspects of pharmaceutical jurisprudence and ethics, as required for professional practice and licensure as a pharmacist. Prerequisites: 30:725:308 and 320 and third professional year standing.
31:725:550 Self-Care and Home Care (3) Provides opportunity to learn the concepts and acquire knowledge required for the pharmacist's involvement in self-care and home care. Prerequisites: 31:725:570 and 585.
31:725:576 Emergency Medicine Pharmacotherapy (2) Familiarize pharmacy students with key disease states encountered by the emergency medicine pharmacist. Didactic lectures are presented by experienced emergency medicine pharmacists with an emphasis on evidence-based medicine and practical bedside applications. Students are expected to facilitate peer-to-peer and collaborative learning respectively through topic discussion, case development, and simulation lab participation.
31:725:577 Concepts in Palliative and End-of-Life Care (3) Introduces the emerging field of palliative care and pharmacy practice issues related to the care of patients with noncurable, advanced illness or those at the end-of-life. Topics covered include communication skills, clinical decision making, control of symptoms, management of complications, psychosocial and spiritual care, and care of the dying patient. The goal is to develop the student's critical thinking skills in the provision of palliative pharmacy care as well as compassion for patients and caregivers living with a serious or terminal illness.
Prerequisite: Third professional year standing.
31:725:578 Strategies in HIV Therapeutics (2) Provides an in-depth overview of HIV/AIDS management. Covers various topics, including the intricacies of providing patient-specific antiretroviral therapy, management of antiretroviral and AIDS-related complications, global HIV/AIDS policy and advocacy, and sociological/psychological implications of HIV. Students will give presentations based on patient cases and current topics in HIV. Prerequisite: Third professional year standing.
31:725:579 Advanced Pharmacotherapy Applications (2) This course is intended to enhance and develop problem-solving skills relative to the management of complex patient cases similar to those encountered in the inpatient setting. For third professional year students in the doctor of pharmacy program.
Prerequisite: Third professional year standing.
31:725:581 Concepts in Psychiatric Pharmacotherapy (2) The course will explore more in-depth the disease states from therapeutics, as well as discuss other topics such as autism, eating disorders, personality disorders, and factitious disorders. The course will be interactive, as students will have the opportunity to conduct a simulated patient interview, write SOAP notes, and present topics.
Corequisite: 31:725:595.
31:725:582 Critical Care Pharmacotherapy (2) Students will develop critical thinking, problem-solving, and decision-making skills that will help them effectively evaluate the types of medication-related issues for patients seen in the intensive care unit.
Prerequisite: Third professional year standing.
31:725:583 Pharmaceutical Marketing (2) Educates on the skills that pharmaceutical marketers will need to master to be successful. Provides an in-depth understanding of the development of pharmaceutical advertising, promotional pieces, and messages. Also provides information on potential marketing career options in the pharmaceutical industry. Prerequisite: Second professional year standing or higher.
31:725:584 Managed Care Pharmacy Practice (2) Focuses on issues surrounding practice of pharmacy in a managed care environment, including cost, payment, and recognition of stakeholders. Discusses the impact of managed care on other pharmaceutical environments. Prerequisite: 30:725:308.
31:725:615 Student Portfolio (2) Documentation of students' experiences, activities, and personal reflections regarding their Introductory Practice Experience through Advanced Practice Experience rotations.
Prerequisites: Fourth professional year standing.
31:725:617 Pharmacy Reflection Seminar (2) Pharmacotherapeutic topics, drug/disease state knowledge, and ethics/professionalism will be reviewed in a highly interactive manner requiring student participation in discussions, cases, and breakout sessions. At the conclusion of the course, clinical skills will be evaluated including blood pressure assessment, glucometer utilization, and other assessments.

31:725:791 through 799 Advanced Practice Experience Rotations (5) Pharmaceutical-care experience rotations conducted in the final professional year of the program. Sequence consists of seven, five-week rotations to include community-based pharmaceutical care experience, hospital-based pharmaceutical care experience, and general medicine practice experience. One elective practice experience can be selected from available sites and preceptors. Prerequisites: Fourth professional year standing.
 
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