PHAR 560 Self-Care & Wellness (3 credits)
Students will learn about the pharmacology and use of over-the-counter (OTC) and self-care medications. Students will engage in lectures and case studies examining commonly encountered self-managed disease states. This course reinforces patient assessment and communication skills needed in the delivery of health care and patient counseling.
PHAR 512 Human Anatomy & Physiology (3 credits)
Students will learn about the structure, function, and abnormalities of the human body. Students will engage in instructional and hands-on exploring of the body in a systematic fashion. This course introduces each of the major body systems to form a foundational understanding of health care delivery.
PHAR 521 Pharmaceutical Drug Delivery II: Sterile Products (4 credits)
Students will continue to build on topics learned in Pharmaceutical Drug Delivery I with a larger focus on sterile and parenteral products. Students will engage in a hands-on laboratory experience utilizing the techniques and devices necessary for compounding safe and sterile products. This course reinforces calculations utilized for proper drug compounding, dosing, and administration with a focus on patient safety.
PHAR 531 Patient Care Laboratory II (2 credits)
In this 8-quarter laboratory sequence, students will learn and practice professional skills needed for contemporary and future practice of pharmacy. In each course, students will engage in skills-based learning which aligns with material in concurrent coursework, learn new skills which prepare them for future experiential activities, and reinforce and integrate skills learned earlier in the curriculum. The course sequence will involve frequent use of simulation, group work, and interprofessional teamwork.
PHAR 550 Health Care Systems & Patient Safety (3 credits)
Students will learn the structure and organization of the various health care systems and how they impact professionals today. Students will engage in projects examining critical issues surrounding patient safety and the modern delivery of medication and health services. This course introduces concepts of drug development, medication use principles, the importance of safety in patient care systems and practices, and the role that informatics and automation play in enhancing a safe and effective medication use process.
PHAR 541 Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience (IPPE) I (2 credits)
This course provides a foundational sequence of activities that integrate knowledge and skills. Students will learn about the profession of pharmacy and the role pharmacists will play in advancing pharmacy practice. This course is designed to allow students to apply the facts, information and concepts gained in didactic coursework to professional practice. Students will engage in reflection, group work, and other activities designed to facilitate career planning, continuous professional development, and the development of personal and professional leadership skills. Students will learn the principles of professionalism, change management, advocacy, and interprofessional collaborative practice.
PHAR 601-611 Scholarly Pathways (.75 credits)
In this 8-quarter sequence, students will choose one of several topic areas to learn about over a two-year period. Students will engage in workshops regarding their topic and develop an individual learning plan to discover issues and problems within their chosen area. Students will have the option to complete a project related to their chosen area and present the results at the end of the sequence.