PHARMACY (NON-DEPARTMENTAL) (PHCY)

PHCY 124. Contemporary Communications in Health Care. 1 Credit.

This course exposes students to approaches and strategies that optimize communication in today's dynamic health care field. It is ideal for those considering a career in the health sciences. Students will engage in multifaceted activities and discussions with experienced practitioners and apply course concepts to real world scenarios.
Requisites: Prerequisite, ENGL 105.
Grading status: Letter grade.

PHCY 504. Evidence-Based Practice. 3 Credits.

The course teaches students to identify, critically evaluate, and interpret scientific literature to support the conscientious, explicit, and judicious use of current best evidence in making decisions about the care of individual patients. Skills developed include experimental design, identifying gaps in knowledge, asking relevant questions, and drawing appropriate conclusions.

PHCY 610. Horizons: Changing the Landscape of Health Care. 1 Credit.

This seminar series is designed to expose students to luminaries who are extending the boundaries of what is possible in healthcare and to thought leaders who will engage students in conversation around emerging topics of critical importance in healthcare.

PHCY 611. Applied Clinical Pharmacology. 3 Credits.

This course applies foundational elements of clinical pharmacology and problem-solving skills to individual patient and population-based clinical scenarios. Emphasis placed on dosing and monitoring pharmacotherapy regimens that maximize desired effects and minimize adverse effects to reinforce content covered in concurrent courses.
Requisites: Prerequisites, PHCY 510, 511, and 512.

PHCY 621. Pharmacy Innovation and Problem Solving. 4 Credits.

This course is designed to foster the habits of mind of scholarly and entrepreneurial practitioners. This course is designed for students to develop innovative problem-solving skills through case studies; and for student teams to apply innovative problem solving in proposing a solution to a real-world problem.
Requisites: Prerequisite, PHCY 520.

PHCY 624. Research and Scholarship in Pharmacy I. 1.5 Credit.

This course is part of a three-course sequence built around a mentored, in-depth, scholarly project. Students will frame an answerable question with a faculty mentor, generate and interpret relevant data, and communicate their findings in an oral and written forum.
Requisites: Prerequisites, PHCY 504 and 621.

PHCY 630. Foundations of Pharmacotherapy. 4 Credits.

Restricted to students with PY2 standing. This course transitions students from foundational coursework to the patient-care setting. By integrating knowledge gained from prerequisite courses with principles of pharmacotherapy, students will be able to formulate pharmacotherapy recommendations for patient scenarios. Organ systems covered: immune, cardiovascular, respiratory, gastrointestinal, neurologic, endocrine, and infectious disease.

PHCY 631. Integrative Pharmacotherapy I. 5 Credits.

This course builds off of PHCY 630 in which students will engage in pharmacotherapeutic decision making that integrates advanced clinical pharmacology and pharmacokinetics.
Requisites: Prerequisite, PHCY 630.

PHCY 636. Leadership and Professional Development I. 1 Credit.

This course focuses on leading self before leading others. Students will be guided through the development of a keen sense of self through self-awareness and self-reflection in order to begin developing the "leader within" to lead with and through others.
Requisites: Prerequisite, PHCY 501.

PHCY 691. Immersion Experience 2. 8 Credits.

This course is designed to allow student pharmacists to provide patient-centered collaborative care that will optimally prepare students for the Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences in the fourth professional year.
Requisites: Prerequisites, PHCY 504, 591, 601, 611, and 630.

PHCY 725. Research and Scholarship in Pharmacy II. 1.5 Credit.

Research and Scholarship in Pharmacy 2 is the second course in a 3-course sequence that is built around a mentored, in-depth, scholarly project. Students will frame an answerable question with a faculty mentor, generate and interpret relevant data, and communicate findings in an oral and written forum.
Requisites: Prerequisite, PHCY 624.

PHCY 732. Integrative Pharmacotherapy II. 5 Credits.

Integrative Pharmacotherapy II is the second in a series of three case-based courses. It builds upon the clinical decision-making process and knowledge base introduced in PHCY 631, further developing students' capacity to research, analyze and solve complex, patient medication problems in holistic, evidence-based ways.
Requisites: Prerequisite, PHCY 630 and PHCY 631.

PHCY 737. Leadership and Professional Development II. 1 Credit.

Leadership and Professional Development II focuses on leaving a leadership legacy. Collaboration, teamwork, and the ability to exercise professionalism in crucial conversations are key to achieving success as a leader. Students will develop their leadership identity within teams, while learning effective strategies to maximize team members' strengths.
Requisites: Prerequisite, PHCY 636.

PHCY 791. Immersion Experience 3. 8 Credits.

This course is designed to allow student pharmacists to provide patient-centered collaborative care that will optimally prepare students for the Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences in the fourth professional year.
Requisites: Prerequisites, PHCY 631, 691.

PHCY 800. Applied Pharmaceutical Statistics. 3 Credits.

Application of statistical analysis concepts and tools including probability, statistical inference, and regression analysis. Experimental design and statistical modeling approaches appropriate to common pharmaceutical research scenarios.

PHCY 802. Radiopharmacy 2 - The Drugs of Nuclear Medicine. 2 Credits.

Radiopharmacy II is the second course in the series of radiopharmacy curriculum. While fundamental concepts were established in MOPH/PHCY 801, this course will delve into the instrumentation used in radiopharmacy as well as the biological effects of radiation.
Requisites: Prerequisite, Completion of Radiopharmacy I (MOPH 801) with a grade of C or better.

PHCY 805. Independent Study and Research in Pharmacy. 1-6 Credits.

Required preparation, arranged with the faculty member in each individual case. Contract with a faculty member required. Permission of the instructor. Provides opportunities for professional (doctor of pharmacy) students to conduct independant study or participate in research projects designed to introduce them to a specialized area of practice or research.

PHCY 806. Contemporary Topics in Pharmacy. 1-3 Credits.

Experimental course, for professional (doctor of pharmacy) students, to determine the need and demand of courses in new content areas. Topics will be chosen by faculty based on current issues.
Repeat rules: May be repeated for credit.

PHCY 811. Infectious Diseases. 1.5 Credit.

This course expands student knowledge of the pharmacotherapy of bacterial, fungal, and viral infections. It also builds upon topics covered in the required PharmD curriculum, and introduces several new disease states. Presentations and course activities include case and evidence-based discussions led by infectious diseases faculty and practitioners.
Requisites: Prerequisite, PY3 standing.

PHCY 812. Pediatric Pharmacotherapy. 1.5 Credit.

A comprehensive overview of developmental pharmacology and pharmaceutical management of various disease states in pediatric patients. Emphasis will be placed on nutrition management and pharmacokinetic recommendations for pediatric patients.
Requisites: Prerequisite, PY3 standing.

PHCY 813. Clinical Toxicology. 1.5 Credit.

This course explores the clinical toxicology of drugs and chemicals is and provides an overview of the clinical manifestations, assessment and treatment of poisonings with common drug, chemical and biological agents.
Requisites: Prerequisite, PHCY 631.

PHCY 816. Integrative Medicine. 1.5 Credit.

This is a survey course intended to introduce students to various complementary and alternative medicine practices, and their integration into traditional medicine. It will utilize active learning strategies to enhance student involvement.
Requisites: Prerequisite, PY3 standing.

PHCY 831. Applied Self-Care Therapeutics. 1.5 Credit.

This course utilizes a systematic process to quickly and accurately assess patients for self-care treatment. Team-based learning will engage students in discussion on the appropriate use of nonprescription medications, dietary supplements, and herbal products. Students will apply skills in literature evaluation and practice communicating recommendations to patients and healthcare providers.
Requisites: Prerequisites, PHCY 504, PHCY 516, PHCY 601, PHCY 630, PHCY 631.

PHCY 836. Prevention, Treatment, and Recovery of Substance Use Disorders. 1.5 Credit.

There is a crippling opioid epidemic in the US stemming from decades of misguided approaches to addiction. This course addresses prevention, treatment, and recovery of substance use/misuse disorders, exploring addiction as a chronic brain disease with societal and economic factors contributing to development and progression.
Requisites: Prerequisite, PY3 standing.

PHCY 837. Pharmacogenetics. 1.5 Credit.

Pharmacogenetics covers the generation of pharmacogenetics data, the analysis of that data, and the development the reporting structure of gene/drug interactions. Students will investigate data analysis tools for pharmacogenetics, and review clinical outcomes data and clinical case studies.
Requisites: Prerequisite, PY3 standing.