Pharmacy PharmD - PYPD

Courses

PYPD 9000 ORIENTATION (1) WSP. 12.5. This one week course introduces the expectations for a student in the Harrison School of Pharmacy's Practice Ready Curriculum. The course introduces aspects of the role of the pharmacist in healthcare including team member, interprofessional practice, and continual professional development.

PYPD 9010/9016 DRUGS IN PREGNANCY AND LACTATION (1) LEC. 1. Pr. (PYPD 9200 or PYPD 9206) and (PYPD 9210 or PYPD 9216) and (PYPD 9220 or PYPD 9226) and (PYPD 9230 or PYPD 9236). The purpose of this course is to introduce pharmacy students to the concepts of teratogenicity, pregnancy and lactation. Non-pharmacological and pharmacological therapy is focused to common pregnancy disease states and lactation issues.

PYPD 9020/9026 FOUNDATIONS OF LEADERSHIP WITHIN THE PHARMACY PROFESSION (1) LEC. 1. This course will allow students to identify leadership skills, traits and values. Leadership tools and resources will be discussed. Students will be exposed to leadership within the practice of pharmacy as well as pharmacy organizations.

PYPD 9030/9036 INTRODUCTION TO PEDIATRICS (1) LEC. 1. Pr. (PYPD 9200 or PYPD 9206) and (PYPD 9210 or PYPD 9216) and (PYPD 9220 or PYPD 9226) and (PYPD 9230 or PYPD 9236). The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the basic concepts regarding pediatric development and care including but not limited to normal growth and development, pediatric calculations, community based care, counseling skills, and common disease states.

PYPD 9040/9046 KIDNEYS, DRUGS AND ELIMINATION: WHAT PHARMACISTS NEED TO KNOW (1) LEC. 1. Pr. PYPD 9250 or PYPD 9256. Students will gain in-depth knowledge of how declining kidney function and renal replacement modalities affect biopharmaceutics and develop experience in evaluating drug information related to renal dosing.

PYPD 9050/9056 ONCOLOGY CARE (1) LEC. 1. This course will provide student pharmacists with a working knowledge of cancer as a disease state, as well as the pharmacotherapeutics of chemotherapy, targeted therapy, and biologic therapy. Additionally, students will explore aspects of supportive care, ADR and drug interaction management, chemotherapy administration, and drug monitoring. The structure of the course is highly collaborative and interactive. Students are expected to participate in group activities with a professional and collegial spirit.

PYPD 9060/9066 SELF-CARE AND NONPRESCRIPTION PHARMACOTHERAPY (1) LEC. 1. This course will introduce students to nonprescription pharmacotherapy and other self-care measures used in the outpatient setting to treat minor medical problems. As the most accessible health care professionals, pharmacists are often approached by members of the community to recommend treatments for common ailments. It is important for pharmacists to quickly and accurately assess patients to determine if they are an appropriate self-care candidate or if referral to another health care provider is warranted. This course will expand upon self-care and nonprescription pharmacotherapy topics introduced in the required curriculum, introduce students to self-care issues specific to various special populations, and allow students to learn from one another through group presentations and case discussions.

PYPD 9100 PHARMACY PRACTICE EXPERIENCE I (2) PRA. 2. SU. First of a six-course sequence of introductory practice experience in which the concept of pharmaceutical care is introduced by the provision of basic care to community based patients. Fall.

PYPD 9110 PHARMACY PRACTICE EXPERIENCE II (2) PRA. 2. SU. Pr. (PYPD 9100 or PYDI 9090 or PYDI 5090). Second of a six-course sequence of introductory practice experience in which the concept of pharmaceutical care is introduced by the provision of basic care to community-based patients. Spring.

PYPD 9120 PHARMACY PRACTICE EXPERIENCE III (2) PRA. 2. SU. Pr. (PYPD 9110 or PYDI 9190 or PYDI 5190). Third in six-course sequence of introductory practice experience in which pharmaceutical care is provided to moderately complex community based patients.

PYPD 9130 PHARMACY PRACTICE EXPERIENCE IV (2) PRA. 2. SU. Pr. (PYPD 9120 or PYDI 9290). Fourth in a six-course sequence of introductory practice experience in which pharmaceutical care is provided to moderately complex community based patients. Spring.

PYPD 9140 PHARMACY PRACTICE EXPERIENCE V (2) PRA. 2. SU. Pr. PYDI 9330 or PYDI 9130. Fifth in a six-course sequence of introductory practice experiences in which pharmaceutical care is provided to increasingly complex community based patients along with patient care team management responsibilities. Fall.

PYPD 9150 PHARMACY PRACTICE EXPERIENCE VI (2) PRA. 2. SU. Pr. (PYDI 9140 or PYDI 9490 or PYDI 5490). Sixth in a six-course sequence of introductory practice experiences in which pharmaceutical care is provided to increasingly complex community based patients along with patient care team management responsibilities. Spring.

PYPD 9200/9206 INTEGRATED LEARNING EXPERIENCE I (6) LEC. 12.5. Students will acquire foundational knowledge of Hypertension, Diabetes Mellitus, Obesity Management, Diarrhea and Constipation, Fluid and Electrolytes, and Hypersensitivity. These disease states will provide context for students to develop knowledge and skills of various aspects of the Patient Care Process.

PYPD 9210/9216 INTEGRATED LEARNING EXPERIENCE II (6) LEC. 12.5. Admission into the Doctor of Pharmacy Program or Permission of the Associate Dean for Academic and Student Affairs. Students will acquire foundational knowledge of Lipids, Depression, Alzheimer’s/Dementia, Hypothyroid, Asthma, Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and Smoking Cessation. These disease states will provide context for students to develop knowledge and skills of various aspects of the PPCP.

PYPD 9220/9226 INTEGRATED LEARNING EXPERIENCE III (6) LEC. 12.5. Pr. PYPD 9200 or PYPD 9206 and PYPD 9210 or PYPD 9216. Admission into the Doctor of Pharmacy Program or Permission of the Associate Dean for Academic and Student Affairs. This six-week course integrates biomedical sciences, pharmaceutical sciences, social/behavioral/administrative sciences, and clinical sciences. Students will acquire foundational knowledge related to Pain, Osteoarthritis (OA), Seizures, Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), Stable ischemic heart disease (SIHD), Stroke, Thromboembolism, and Heart Failure.

PYPD 9230/9236 INTEGRATED LEARNING EXPERIENCE IV (6) LEC. 12.5. Pr. (PYPD 9200 or PYPD 9206) and (PYPD 9210 or PYPD 9216). This six-week course will focus on knowledge and skills related to various aspects of the Pharmacists’ Patient Care Process such as collecting information, conducting assessments, developing and implementing a plan including patient counseling, and documenting patient information. The course includes an introduction to pharmaceutical compounding and foundational knowledge related to over-the-counter treatment of cough, cold, and various dermatologic conditions.

PYPD 9240/9246 INTEGRATED LEARNING EXPERIENCE V (6) LEC. 12.5. Pr. (PYPD 9220 or PYPD 9226) and (PYPD 9230 or PYPD 9236). This six-week course integrates biomedical sciences, pharmaceutical sciences, social/behavioral/administrative sciences, and clinical sciences to provide students with the knowledge, skills, behaviors, and attitudes necessary for developing into a practice ready pharmacist. During this ILE, students will acquire foundational knowledge related to generalized anxiety disorder; bipolar disorder/schizophrenia; dementia; Parkinson’s disease, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD); sleep disorders; hepatitis and cirrhosis; pancreatitis; and hyperthyroidism.

PYPD 9250/9256 INTEGRATED LEARNING EXPERIENCE VI (6) LEC. 12.5. Pr. (PYPD 9220 or PYPD 9226) and (PYPD 9230 or PYPD 9236). This six-week course integrates biomedical sciences, pharmaceutical sciences, social/behavioral/administrative sciences, and clinical sciences to provide students with the knowledge, skills, behaviors, and attitudes necessary for developing into a practice ready pharmacist. During this ILE, students will acquire foundational knowledge related to diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA)/ hyperosmolar hyperglycemic state (HHS); acid-base disturbances; nausea and vomiting; dehydration; chronic kidney disease (CKD) and secondary complications; acute kidney injury (AKI); nutrients/nutrition; and iron deficiency.

PYPD 9260/9266 INTEGRATED LEARNING EXPERIENCE VII (6) LEC. 12.5. Pr. (PYPD 9240 or PYPD 9246) and (PYPD 9250 or PYPD 9256). Students will acquire foundational knowledge related to HIV/AIDS, fungal and opportunistic infections, upper respiratory tract infections, allergic rhinitis, viral infections, meningitis, and sepsis. Students will increase the depth of disease states and medications encountered in ILE 4 including: skin and soft-tissue infections, pneumonia, urinary tract infections, sexually transmitted diseases, cough and cold, and dermatologic conditions. The disease states will be integrated to allow student understanding of the relationship between the disease states and medications used to treat these disorders. These disease states will provide context for students to apply knowledge and skills of various aspects of the Pharmacists’ Patient Care Process such as collecting information, conducting assessments, developing and implementing a plan including patient counseling, and documenting patient care plans in the SOAP format and/or in the electronic health record (EHR). Students will explore the relationship between medicinal chemistry and the physical and chemical properties which affect ADME, as well as how these relate to differences within and between drugs and drug classes. ILE 7 will reinforce previous competencies introduced in ILEs 1-6, allowing students to apply what was learned in a different context (varying disease states and/or more complex situations).

PYPD 9270/9276 INTEGRATED LEARNING EXPERIENCE VIII (6) LEC. 12.5. Pr. (PYPD 9240 or PYPD 9246) and (PYPD 9250 or PYPD 9256). This six week course integrates biomedical sciences, pharmaceutical sciences, social/behavioral/administrative sciences, and clinical sciences with the primary focus on assessment, collecting information, communication, planning, and management.

PYPD 9280/9286 INTEGRATED LEARNING EXPERIENCE IX (6) LEC. 12.5. Pr. (PYPD 9260 or PYPD 9266) and (PYPD 9270 or PYPD 9276). This six week course integrates biomedical sciences, pharmaceutical sciences, social/behavioral/administrative sciences, and clinical sciences with the primary focus on communication, drug information / evidence-based medicine, distribution, and planning.

PYPD 9290/9296 INTEGRATED LEARNING EXPERIENCE X (6) LEC. 12.5. Pr. (PYPD 9260 or PYPD 9266) and (PYPD 9270 or PYPD 9276). This six week course integrates biomedical sciences, pharmaceutical sciences, social/behavioral/administrative sciences, and clinical sciences with the primary focus on the collection and assessment of information, distribution, planning, and professionalism.

PYPD 9300/9306 INTEGRATED LEARNING EXPERIENCE XI (6) LEC. 12.5. Pr. (PYPD 9280 or PYPD 9286) and (PYPD 9290 or PYPD 9296). This six week course integrates biomedical sciences, pharmaceutical sciences, social/behavioral/administrative sciences, and clinical sciences with the primary focus on assessment, communication, planning, patient education / public health, and team skills.

PYPD 9310/9316 INTEGRATED LEARNING EXPERIENCE XII (6) LEC. 12.5. Pr. (PYPD 9280 or PYPD 9286) and (PYPD 9290 or PYPD 9296). This six week course integrates biomedical sciences, pharmaceutical sciences, social/behavioral/administrative sciences, and clinical sciences with the primary focus on the preparation of learners for the Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience.

PYPD 9320/9326 LONGITUDINAL EXPERIENCE I (3) LEC. 2.5. This semester-long course focuses on navigating the health care system. Learners will explore key issues related to patient education / public health, communication, assessment, advocacy, and management.

PYPD 9330/9336 LONGITUDINAL EXPERIENCE II (3) LEC. 2.5. Pr. (PYPD 9320 or PYPD 9326). Admission into the Doctor of Pharmacy Program or Permission of the Associate Dean for Academic and Student Affairs. This semester long course integrates multiple disciplines, including social/behavioral/administrative sciences and clinical sciences to introduce students to issues related to public health, population health, and individual health and wellness.

PYPD 9340/9346 LONGITUDINAL EXPERIENCE III (3) LEC. 2.5. Pr. (PYPD 9330 or PYPD 9336). This longitudinal experience will introduce students to topics related to strategic marketing strategies for pharmacists’ services and will expose students to different types of innovative pharmacy services in different practice settings. The overall goal of this longitudinal experience is to teach students the pertinent skills and decision-making tools needed to establish a new non-dispensing pharmacy service and justify its existence through both financial and intangible values, as well as to design systems and processes that will foster effective and appropriate communication between the pharmacist and patients, other healthcare providers, and stakeholders.

PYPD 9350/9356 LONGITUDINAL EXPERIENCE IV (3) LEC. 2.5. Pr. PYPD 9340 or PYPD 9346. This semester-long course focuses on program development and continuous quality improvement. Learners will explore key issues related to advocacy, drug information / evidence-based medicine, patient education / public health, leadership, and management.

PYPD 9360/9366 LONGITUDINAL EXPERIENCE V (3) LEC. 2.5. Pr. PYPD 9350 or PYPD 9356. This semester-long course focuses on personnel and formulary management. Learners will explore key issues related to assessment, communication, leadership, management, planning, and team skills.

PYPD 9370/9376 LONGITUDINAL EXPERIENCE VI (3) LEC. 2.5. Pr. PYPD 9360 or PYPD 9366. This semester-long course focuses on providing learners with learning opportunities related to their personal and professional goals. Learners will explore key issues related to drug information / evidence-based medicine, leadership, professionalism, and professional development.

PYPD 9400/9406 WORKSHOP I (1) LEC. 12.5. In this workshop, will explore the use of drug information resources and related to the use of drug information resources and population levels.

PYPD 9410/9416 WORKSHOP II (1) LEC. 12.5. Pr. PYPD 9400 or PYPD 9406. Admission into the Doctor of Pharmacy Program or Permission of the Associate Dean for Academic and Student Affairs. This is a focused, intensive, one week workshop where students will acquire theoretical and practical knowledge related to the Pharmacists' Patient Care Process.

PYPD 9420/9426 WORKSHOP III (1) LEC. 12.5. Pr. PYPD 9410 or PYPD 9416. This is a focused, intensive, one-week workshop where students will acquire theoretical and practical knowledge related to a contemporary issue in the field of pharmacy. In this workshop, students will explore the provision of pharmacy-based immunization services utilizing the APhA Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery course materials and additional supplemental instructional materials. At the end of this workshop students will have the knowledge and skills related to the development and provision of pharmacy-based immunization services, will know how to serve as a vaccine advocate, and will receive a certificate of completion for the APhA Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery course.

PYPD 9430/9436 WORKSHOP IV (1) LEC. 12.5. Pr. PYPD 9420 or PYPD 9426. This is a focused, intensive, one week workshop where students will acquire theoretical and practical knowledge related to pharmacokinetics and its application to therapeutically important areas such as drug delivery.

PYPD 9440/9446 WORKSHOP V (1) LEC. 12.5. Pr. PYPD 9430 or PYPD 9436. This is a focused, intensive, one week workshop where students will acquire theoretical and practical knowledge related to pharmacoeconomics and its application to the economic evaluation of pharmaceuticals and the overall healthcare system.

PYPD 9450/9456 WORKSHOP VI (1) LEC. 12.5. Pr. PYPD 9440 or PYPD 9446. In this focused, intensive, one week workshop students will review and update their patient care skills, determine their own long term career goals, and develop a plan for achieving those goals.

PYPD 9500/9506 AMBULATORY CARE ANTICOAGULATION (1) LEC. 12.5. Currently enrolled in the Doctor of Pharmacy program or permission of the Associate Dean for Academic and Student Affairs. This course will provide students with a working knowledge of pharmacotherapeutic issues related to anticoagulation therapy in the out-patient setting including an introduction to the various roles of pharmacists in the management of anticoagulation therapy.

PYPD 9510/9516 EXPLORING DIABETES CARE FROM THE PATIENT PERSPECTIVE (1) LEC. 12.5. Pr. (PYPD 9200 or PYPD 9206 and PYPD 9210 or PYPD 9216) and (PYPD 9220 or PYPD 9226 and PYPD 9230 or PYPD 9236). or permission of the Associate Dean for Academic and Student Affairs. Currently enrolled in the Doctor of Pharmacy program or permission of the Associate Dean for Academic and Student Affairs. Students will learn from pharmacists who specialize in diabetes to discuss pivotal literature sources and their impact on patient care. Students will gain appreciation of Standards of Care through active participation in a weekly deconstructed “diabetes experience” documented with reflective individual writings and/or group video recordings.

PYPD 9520/9526 DRUGS OF ABUSE AND MISUSE (1) LEC. 12.5. Currently enrolled in the Doctor of Pharmacy program or permission of the Associate Dean for Academic and Student Affairs. This course will provide students with a working knowledge of the current trends in drugs of abuse, the public health implications from abuse of these drugs, and the role of different community stakeholders in the fight against this epidemic.

PYPD 9530/9536 RESEARCH METHODS IN HEALTH SERVICES I (1) LEC. 12.5. Currently enrolled in the Doctor of Pharmacy program or permission of the Associate Dean for Academic and Student Affairs. The course is designed to provide a comprehensive introduction to the primary research methods used in clinical and health services research. It will focus on an introduction to various research designs including experimental and non-experimental, as well as quantitative and qualitative research methods. This course is ideal for student pharmacists and graduate students who want to acquire research knowledge and skills enabling them to participate in clinical and translational research teams and to evaluate programs/services at their clinical/pharmacy sites. It will serve as a research resource for their future research projects.

PYPD 9540/9546 RESEARCH METHODS IN HEALTH SERVICES II (1) LEC. 12.5. PYPD 9530 or enrolled in PYPD 9530 during the same semester. Currently enrolled in the Doctor of Pharmacy program or permission of the Associate Dean for Academic and Student Affairs. This course is ideal for student pharmacists and graduate students who want to acquire research knowledge and skills enabling them to participate in clinical and translational research teams and to evaluate programs/services at their clinical/pharmacy sites. It will serve as a research resource for their future research projects.

PYPD 9550/9556 ACUTE CARE PHARMACOTHERAPY I (1) LEC. 12.5. Currently enrolled in the Doctor of Pharmacy program or permission of the Associate Dean for Academic and Student Affairs. This course is designed to orient the pharmacy student to the acute care environment and familiarize the student with patient disease states and pharmacotherapy issues associated with the acutely ill patient in an inpatient setting.

PYPD 9570/9576 HISTORY OF PHARMACY (1) LEC. 12.5. Currently enrolled in the Doctor of Pharmacy program or permission of the Associate Dean for Academic and Student Affairs. History influences nearly everything we do and that is certainly the case for the profession of pharmacy. Every course taught can provide historical contexts for the information and application. A general course in pharmacy history can give a firm foundation for any student and graduate to fully embrace their chosen profession, understand its beginnings and development, and be a competent practitioner. The intent of this course is to provide that background so that the student has an appreciation for what has come before and an understanding of the many symbols and advances of the profession that surround any pharmacy practitioner. This ranges from the Rx to the patient counseling booth to the pharmacokinetic consult.

PYPD 9580/9586 PALLIATIVE CARE AND END OF LIFE (1) LEC. 12.5. Students will be introduced to the pharmacist’s role in hospice/palliative care and symptoms experienced by the dying with an emphasis on interdisciplinary care. Students will also examine the impact of multicultural aspects of providing care in palliative and hospice care.

PYPD 9610 COMMUNITY PHARMACEUTICAL CARE (5) PRA. 62.5. Advanced Practice Experience in a community pharmacy practice setting that provides pharmaceutical care services such as disease management and other advanced patient care activities. Fall, Spring, Summer.

PYPD 9620 MEDICINE I (5) PRA. 62.5. Advanced practice experience in providing Inpatient Pharmaceutical Care. Fall, Spring, Summer.

PYPD 9630 MEDICINE II - SELECTIVE (5) PRA. 62.5. Advanced practice experience in providing Inpatient Pharmaceutical Care. Additional experience beyond PYDI 9620. Fall, Spring, Summer.

PYPD 9640 PRIMARY/AMBULATORY CARE I (5) PRA. 62.5. Advanced practice experience in providing care to patients as they initially access the health care system. Fall, Spring, Summer.

PYPD 9650 PRIMARY/AMBULATORY CARE II (5) IND. 62.5. This culminating course will require a comprehensive review and application of knowledge gained throughout the first 3 years of the PharmD Curriculum. Through case, problem and project based learning, learners will apply didactic and clinical knowledge/skills in a self-directed manner.

PYPD 9660 HEALTH SYSTEM PRACTICE (5) PRA. 62.5. Advanced practice experience in a health system setting that prepares the student to adapt and function within systems of integrated pharmaceutical care services. Fall, Spring, Summer.

PYPD 9670 PRACTICE ELECTIVE I (5) PRA. 62.5. Elective experience in an advanced practice experience setting in which the student establishes personal learning goals and responsibilities. Fall, Spring, Summer.

PYPD 9680 PRACTICE ELECTIVE II (5) PRA. 62.5. Elective experience in an advanced practice experience setting in which the student establishes personal learning goals and responsibilities. Fall, Spring, Summer.

PYPD 9690 DRUG INFORMATION-SELECTIVE (5) PRA. 62.5. Status of a 4th Year Doctor of Pharmacy Student (P4) or Permission of the Associate Dean for Academic and Student Affairs. Advanced practice experience in providing drug information services to health care providers. Fall, Spring, Summer.

PYPD 9700 SUMMATIVE EXPERIENCE (3) IND. 37.5. This culminating course will require a comprehensive review and application of knowledge gained throughout the first 3 years of the PharmD Curriculum. Through case, problem and project based learning, learners will apply didactic and clinical knowledge/skills in a self-directed manner.

PYPD 9710/9716 COMMUNITY PHARMACY PRACTICE I (1) LEC. 12.5. Currently enrolled in the Doctor of Pharmacy program or permission of the Associate Dean for Academic and Student Affairs. This course will focus on legal and business aspects of community pharmacy practice. Students will be paired with a mentor for this course who will provide real world examples of these aspects of community pharmacy.

PYPD 9720/9726 COMMUNITY PHARMACY PRACTICE II (1) LEC. 12.5. This course will focus on the development and implementation of clinical services within the community pharmacy setting. Students will receive training on concept development through implementation of medication therapy management services in this setting.

PYPD 9730/9736 INFECTIOUS DISEASES I (1) LEC. 1. This course will provide the student with an in depth exposure to the treatment of bacterial infectious diseases, with a particular focus on antimicrobial stewardship and the treatment of multidrug-resistant organisms.

PYPD 9750/9756 ADVANCED MOTIVATIONAL INTERVIEWING (1) LEC. 1. Motivational interviewing (MI) is an evidence-based method for facilitating voluntary health behavior change with patients and with providers. Target behaviors for patients engaged in comprehensive disease management may include outcome enhancing behaviors like medication taking, healthy eating, monitoring, physical activity, sleep management, smoking cessation, among others. This course will 1) explore the conceptual basis for why motivational interviewing is effective in facilitating health behavior change, and 2) provide basic and advanced training and practice for using motivational interviewing to help patients with self-management of their health conditions. This course is intended and designed to support and build student self-efficacy for using MI in patient encounters within a health/disease management context. MI principles and micro skills will be applied by the instructor in the process of helping facilitate student learning. It is hoped that the student will come away from the course encouraged, not discouraged, about using MI for improved patient outcomes in future practice/research.

PYPD 9760/9766 POST-GRADUATE TRAINING PREPARATION (1) LEC. 1. This course will review post-graduate education opportunities for pharmacists with a focus on pharmacy residency training. Students will learn about post-graduate opportunities within pharmacy and develop skills and tools necessary in securing a position after graduation.

PYPD 9980 PHARMACY RESEARCH (1-3) LEC. 1-3. The student will be expected to learn to conduct independent research activity. The specific research topic will lie within the scope of the School of Pharmacy writ large and will be decided by the student’s faculty research advisor. Course may be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit hours.