Year 1 Courses

First Semester

PPS 910: Intro to Pharmacy Practice I
PHS 911: Physiology I
PHS 912: Physiological Chemistry I
PPS 913: Antibiotics
PHS 914: Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics I
PPS 916: Non-Prescription - OTC I
PPS 919: Patient Care Lab I

Second Semester

PPS 920: Intro to Pharmacy Practice II
PHS 921: Physiology II
PHS 922: Physiological Chemistry II
PPS 923: Nutrition and Health Promotion
PHS 924: Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics II
PPS 926: Non-Prescription - OTC II
PPS 929: Patient Care Lab II

Summer

PPS 928 Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience I

[Year 2 Courses]

PPS 910 Introduction to Pharmacy Practice (3 credit hours)

An introduction to the practice of pharmacy within the major practice settings. Includes an introduction to the profession and discussions of the pharmacist within the health care system, professional pharmacy organizations, models and sites of practice, postgraduate educational and career opportunities, an introduction to product compounding and administration, professionalism, and required community service experiences. Prerequisite: admission to the first year, College of Pharmacy'

PHS 911 Physiological Basis for Therapeutics I (4 credit hours)

Integrated concepts of human organ system functions with particular emphasis on they physiology of the central and autonomic nervous system, the cellular and molecular mechanisms of neurotransmission and transduction and the response of target issues. the course includes an introduction to the pathophysiology of each system and the pharmacodynamics of therapeutic agents as a framework for discussion. Variable mixtures of lecture, group discussion and independent study. Prerequisite: admission to the first year, College of Pharmacy.

PHS 912 Physiological Chemistry and Molecular Biology I (3 credit hours)

The first of a two-course sequence covering integrated concepts of human biochemistry from a physiological viewpoint, functional group chemistry essential to biology, key structural and functional relationships of the biomolecules in living systems, energy metabolism emphasizing inter-organ relationships and an in-depth discussion of information storage and transfer. The course includes an introduction to common metabolic diseases and the therapeutic agents used in those diseases as a framework for discussion. Variable mixture of lecture, group discussion and independent study. Prerequisite: admission to the first year, College of Pharmacy.

PPS 913 Pharmacological Basis for Therapeutics: Antibiotics (3 credit hours)

A study of the pathophysiology and microbiology of infectious diseases concentrating on the pharmacology of the therapeutic agents (antibiotics) used to treat those disease, including discussions of their rational use. Variable mixture of lectures, discussions and independent study. Prerequisite: admission to the first year, College of Pharmacy.

PHS 914 Basic Principles of Pharmaceutical Science: Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics I (3 credit hours)

The first of a two-course sequence in basic principles of Pharmaceutical Science concentrating on absorption, distribution, metabolism, excretion and bioavailability of drugs; and an introduction to dosage forms, oral drug delivery systems, drug solutions and drug solids, bioequivalence determinations and ratings, and official compendia. Variable mixture of lectures, discussions and independent study. Prerequisite: admission to first year, College of Pharmacy.

PPS 916 Nonprescription Pharmaceuticals and Supplies I (2 credit hours)

A study of various nonprescription pharmaceuticals, medical and surgical supplies and appliances commonly found in ambulatory pharmacy practice sites, their rational use and therapeutic efficacy. Decision-making skills for ambulatory patient triage are emphasized. The use of home remedies and their limitations in the treatment of minor ailments is considered. Variable mixture of lecture, discussions and independent study. Prerequisite: admission to the first year, College of Pharmacy.

PPS 919 Patient Care Laboratory I (1credit hour)

An integration and application of the skills needed to fill the professional responsibilities of pharmacy practice as they relate to patient-centered care and the patient care process, utilizing principles taught in the corequisite courses to provide the contextual framework for the skills considered. Prerequisite: admission to the first year, College of Pharmacy. Corequisite: all concurrent PHR 91X series courses.

PPS 920 Communication and Behavior in Pharmacy Practice(3 credit hours)

An introduction to the social and behavioral issues that impact health including their influence on the pharmacist-patient relationship and the ability of the pharmacist to provide patient care. Includes discussions of stress and stress coping, communication with patients and other health care professionals, cultural and religious influences on patient compliance and disease management, and required community service experiences. Prerequisite: PHR 910 and PHR 919.

PHS 921 Physiological Basis for Therapeutics II (4 credit hours)

A continuation of PHR 911, covering integrated concepts of human organ system functions, with particular emphasis on the physiology of the cardiovascular, renal, pulmonary and endocrine systems. The course includes an introduction to the pathophysiology of each system and the pharmacodynamics of prototype therapeutic agents as a framework for discussion. Variable mixture of lecture, group discussions and independent study. Prerequisite: PHR 911 and admission to the first year, College of Pharmacy.

PHS 922 Physiological Chemistry and Molecular Biology II (3 credit hours)

A continuation of PHR 912. Variable mixture of lectures, group discussion and independent study. Prerequisite: admission to the first year, College of Pharmacy, and PHR 912.

PPS 923 Pharmacological Basis for Therapeutics: Nutrition and Health Promotion (3 credit hours)

Consideration of the role of the pharmacist in health promotion and disease prevention, including both pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic methods. Major problems of nutrition and certain metabolic/chronic disorders for which nutrition plays a pivotal role will be addressed, including hypertension, cancer and eating disorders. In addition, the pharmacology of drugs affecting the gastrointestinal tract and drugs used to treat common gastrointestinal problems are discussed. Variable mixture of lecture, group discussion and independent study. Prerequisite: admission to the first year, College of Pharmacy.

PHS 924 Basic Principles of Pharmaceutical Science: Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics (3 credit hours)

The second of a two course sequence in the basic principles of Pharmaceutical Science concentrating on modified release oral dosage forms; modified release parenteral dosage forms; nasal, buccal, rectal, vaginal and ophthalmic delivery systems; aerosols and pulmonary delivery systems, and the drug development process. Variable mixture of lecture, group discussion and independent study. Prerequisite: admission to the first year, College of Pharmacy; and PHR 914.

PPS 926 Nonprescription Pharmaceuticals and Supplies II (2 credit hours)

A continuation of PHR 916. Variable mixture of lecture, group discussions and independent study. Prerequisite: admission to the first year, College of Pharmacy; and PHR 916.

PPS 928 Early Pharmacy Practice Experience/EPPE (4 credit hours)

An introductory experience in the clinical use of drugs in the diagnosis, treatment and management of diseases. Experiences may involve on-call and evening/weekend responsibilities. Offered on a pass/fail basis only. Laboratory, 40 or more hours per week. Prerequisite: successful completion of required courses in the 920 series and consent of instructor.

PPS 929 Patient Care Laboratory II (1 credit hour)

A continuation of PHR 919. Prerequisite: PHR 919. Corequisite: All concurrent PHR 92X series courses.

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