Year 2 Courses

First Semester

PPS 930: Law, Ethics, Access
PHS 931: Nervous System
PHS 932: Immunology and Biotechnology
PHS 933: Endocrine System
PPS 939: Patient Care Lab III
Elective(s)

Second Semester

PPS 940: Evidence Base for Pharmacy
PHS 944: Medicinal Chemistry
PPS 946: Advanced Pharmacotherapy I
PHS 947: Pharmacokinetics
PPS 949: Patient Care Lab IV
Elective(s)

Summer

PPS 948 Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience II

[Year 3 Courses]

PPS 930 Legal, Ethical and Access Issues in Pharmacy (4 credit hours)

The legal, ethical and access issues affecting the practice of pharmacy. Course includes community service experiences. Prerequisite: PPS 920.

PHS 931 Pharmacological Basis for Therapeutics: Nervous System (5 credit hours)

A study of human disease processes and rational pharmacotherapeutics relating to the autonomic, central and peripheral nervous system, including a discussion of the factors influencing the development of substance dependence and the strategies for risk reduction. Emphasis is placed on the principles of pathophysiology, pharmacology, toxicology and therapeutics, the incorporation of these principles in the clinical application of moderndrug therapy, and how these principles canbe utilized in pharmacy practice. Variable mixture of lecture, group discussion and independent study. Prerequisite: admission to the second year, College of Pharmacy.

PHS 932 Immunology, Cancer & Biotechnology (3 credit hours)

A study of the immune system, immunopathologies and select autoimmune diseases and their treatment. Includes a discussion of immunizations, immunology of cancer, neoplasias and an introduction to antineoplastic therapy. The course concludes with a discussion of biotechnology and its application to the production and use of pharmaceuticals, diagnostic agents and advanced therapies. Variable mixture of lecture, group discussion and independent study. Prerequisite: admission to the second year, College of Pharmacy.

PHS 933 Pharmacological Basis for Therapeutics: Endocrine Systems (3 credit hours)

A study of the pathophysiology of the major disorders affecting the endocrine system, concentrating on the pharmacology of the therapeutic agents used to treat those disorders, including discussions of the rational use of endocrine agents and their congeners in the treatment of non-endocrine diseases. Variable mixture of lecture, group discussion and independent study. Prerequisite: admission to the second year, College of Pharmacy.

PPS 939 Patient Care Laboratory III (2 credit hours)

A continuation of PPS 929. Prerequisite: PPS 929. Corequisite: All concurrent PHR 93X series courses.

PPS 940 Evidence Base for Pharmacy Practice (4 credit hours)

A discussion of the evidence base for pharmacy practice including sources of drug information, drug study design, applied data analysis, and biostatistics in the interpretation and critical analysis of biomedical literature with the purpose of developing evidence-based care recommendations for a given patient or patient population. The course is implemented using a variety of educational methods including lectures, structured reading of biomedical literature, and practice in developing protocols to address various health-related research questions. Course includes community service experiences. Prerequisite: PPS 930.

PHS 944 Basic Principles of Medicinal Chemistry (3 credit hours)

The rational design of molecules to produce safe and effective therapeutic responses in humans; molecular changes in drug molecules that affect affinity and activity at drug receptors and influence the absorption distribution, metabolism, excretion and stability of drugs; and the properties of drug molecules which are important in their formulation into drug products. Variable mixture of lecture, group discussion and independent study. Prerequisite: admission to the second year, College of Pharmacy.

PPS 946 Advanced Pharmacotherapy I (5 credit hours)

An advanced study of the pathology, pathophysiology and optimal treatment of common diseases. Through a series of case studies students will acquire and/or reinforce their skills at understanding diseases and developing and defending optimal treatment plans for successfully managing those diseases. The case studies utilized will integrate relevant pathophysiological, pharmacokinetic, pharmacoeconomic and pharmacological concepts with appropriate patient specific parameters. Students will be expected to communicate and defend their decisions, including the process followed in making those decisions, in understandable, appropriate written and verbal formats. Variable mixture of discussion, lecture, independent study and laboratory. Prerequisite: admission to the second year, College of Pharmacy.

PHS 947 Applied Biopharmaceutics and Pharmacokinetics (4 credit hours)

The theoretical and practical considerations of the processes of drug absorption (including dosage formulation), distribution, metabolism and excretion and the mathematical models that describe these events including the calculation of dosage regimens for patients, with problems ranging from simple to complex. A variable mixture of computer-assisted learning, formal lecture, interactive lecture and problem-based learning laboratory experiences. Prerequisite: admission to the second year, College of Pharmacy.

PPS 949 Patient Care Laboratory IV (1 credit hour)

A continuation of PPS 939. Prerequisite: PPS 939. Corequisite: required PPS 94X series courses.

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