NSU HPD Catalog 2023-2024

Barry and Judy Silverman College of Pharmacy 185 create a professional biography. Curriculum and cocurriculum experiences stimulating student growth are documented and tracked through the electronic portfolio. (16-0-1) PHRC 4891—Integrated Pharmacy Applications I This is the first in a series of five courses offered at the end of each semester designed to integrate and apply knowledge and skills from previous courses. The “Bring Back” section of the course will reinforce foundational concepts from the fall semester, including pharmaceutical calculations, commonly used drugs, and pharmacy law. The “Look Forward” section of the course introduces material to prepare students for future courses, including basic patient assessment and self-care concepts, as well as practical applications of pharmacokinetics. Additionally, in each course, students will have the opportunity to receive specialized training and earn certification in a specific area of pharmacy practice. This course offers certification in immunization. (32-0-2) PHRC 4910— Nonprescription Drugs and Self-Care This course is designed to familiarize the student with the principles and theories of self-care, nonprescription medications, medical devices, and home-testing kits commonly found in community pharmacy practice. The pharmacist’s role in self-care is explored, and students apply the Pharmacists’ Patient Care Process in solving patient care cases. It approaches medical conditions by focusing on typical presenting signs and symptoms. For each condition, students explore the basic causes, signs, and symptoms; basic self-care guidelines; and when to refer patients. Emphasis is placed on problem-solving processes involved in the therapeutic evaluation, rational use, and recommendation of treatment to patients. Topics include dermatological, respiratory, ophthalmic, otic, oral, gastrointestinal, and genital-urinary disorders. A very strong emphasis is placed on patient care and patient counseling. (48-0-3) PHRL 4912—Pharmacy Skills Development II This is the second of a five-course pharmacy skills development series that integrates principles of pharmaceutical sciences, social and behavioral pharmacy, and pharmacy practice. In this course, students apply knowledge and practice skills complementary to content in the second semester of the curriculum. Skills practiced include written and verbal communication, compounding of nonsterile formulations, pharmacy calculations, application of basic knowledge of commonly used medications, identification of errors, verification of orders, and drug information retrieval and provision. Team-building activities are incorporated throughout the course to enhance professionalism and communication skills. (0-48-1) PHRC 4921—Individualized Drug Therapy This course explores the individualization of drug therapy. It provides students with the foundation in pharmacokinetic concepts and application. The principles involved in drug absorption, distribution, metabolism, and elimination in the human body are discussed, and mechanisms and rates of these processes are studied. The influence of physiologic and biochemical process on the fate of drugs in the body are explored, and pharmacokinetic principles are applied in the therapeutic monitoring of drugs. This course also provides students with a foundation on pharmacogenomic concepts. (64-0-4) PHRC 4931—Integrated Disease Management I This is the first in a series of eight courses that integrates the principles of pathophysiology, pharmaceutics, pharmacodynamics, pharmacokinetics, and pharmacotherapy in the treatment of diseases. Students learn how to appropriately select and monitor pharmacotherapy regimens based on drug, disease, and patient characteristics and apply the Pharmacists’ Patient Care Process in solving patient care cases. This course focuses on women’s health, urology, gastrointestinal and endocrine disorders, obesity, and dyslipidemias. (64-0-4) PHRC 4962—Essentials of Professional Practice II This is the second of a five-course sequence that prepares the student to develop the knowledge and problem-solving skills needed to become a practice-ready professional who can apply the concepts to manage the quality and safety of the medication-use process and deliver patient-centered care. This course provides an overview of healthcare systems. It emphasizes a population and public health perspective, health economics as a complement to public health, health care financing, and basic concepts of health care ethics. (32-0-2) PHRC 4972—Evidence-Based Practice II This is the second of a five-course sequence that prepares the student to retrieve, evaluate, and use the medical and scientific literature and other drug information resources. This course is designed to expose students to the fundamentals of research design and methodology and applied biostatical data analysis. It focuses on familiarizing students with general methodologic approaches used in experimental design, statistical analysis of data, investigator’s responsibilities, ethical considerations in research, protection of human subjects, and institutional review boards (IRBs). (32-0-2) PHRC 4982—Leadership and Professional Development II This is the second in a series of five courses that focus on personal and professional development. This course focuses on developing professional attitudes, behaviors, and ethics. It explores facilitators and barriers to interprofessional interactions and addresses the role of the pharmacist in advocating for patients and the profession. Teamwork