NSU HPD Catalog 2021-2022

194 College of Pharmacy and cocurriculum activities stimulating student growth are documented and tracked through the electronic portfolio. (16-0-1) PHRC 4990—Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience: Community Pharmacy This 160-hour, out-of-classroom, supervised, outpatient experience highlights the operations and practicemanagement aspects of community pharmacy practice. The experience is designed to introduce students to the Medication-Use Process, patient and health care provider communication, and outpatient health care delivery. Emphasis is placed on medication dispensing; patient counseling; pharmacy policy/ procedure; application of local, state, and federal regulations; and exploration of the community pharmacist’s approach to patient care. Students will participate in all applicable pharmacy operations and patient-care activities, reply to drug information questions, complete projects, and participate in topic discussions. (0-160-4) PHRC 4992—Integrated Pharmacy Applications II This is the second in a series of five courses offered at the end of each semester designed to integrate and apply knowledge and skills from previous courses. Students in each course become certified in a specific area of pharmacy and receive software training. The Bring Back and Look Forward sections of the course series reinforces concepts and introduces material to prepare students for future courses. This course offers certification in tobacco cessation counseling through Rx for Change. It brings back pharmacokinetics calculations, frequently used drugs, and integrated disease management cases. It reviews expectations for experiential courses in preparation for the Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience (IPPE): Community Pharmacy course. (32-0-2) PHRC 5800—Patient and Physical Assessment This course provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to perform comprehensive patient assessments utilizing the skills of history taking, inspection, palpation, percussion, auscultation, and specimen extraction to conduct point-of-care testing. Charting, interpretation of findings, and evaluation of common clinical conditions—especially as related tomedications—are integrated into these activities. The course emphasizes the first two steps of the Pharmacists’ Patient Care Process: Collect and assess, and is taught using a combination of self-study and laboratory sections that allow students to practice and demonstrate acquired skills. (16-48-2) PHRC 5811—Foundations of Pharmacy I This is the first in a series of three foundational courses that provide the basis for pharmacist patient-centered care. The courses integrate concepts from pharmaceutical sciences, sociobehavioral and administrative pharmacy, and pharmacy practice. This online course introduces topics such as health care systems, interprofessional collaboration, the laws that govern the pharmacist’s scope of practice, ethics in professional practice, health literacy, and health disparities. Problem-solving skills are emphasized using pharmaceutical calculations and the application of drug information skills. (32-0-2) PHRC 5812—Foundations of Pharmacy II This is the second in a series of three foundational courses that provide the basis for pharmacist patient-centered care. The courses integrate concepts frompharmaceutical sciences, sociobehavioral and administrative pharmacy, and pharmacy practice. This comprehensive, blended course addresses calculations; patient and professional communication; pharmacokinetic principles; disease management; nonprescription medication use; and self-care skills. The course contains four weekly laboratories in which students apply knowledge and practice skills complementary to course content. (60-20-5) PHRC 5813—Foundations of Pharmacy III This is the third in a series of three foundational courses that provide the basis for pharmacist patient-centered care. This course incorporates 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. The course focuses on fluid and electrolytes; acid-base balance; anemias; and renal, hepatic, and clotting disorders. (32-0-2) PHRL 5813—Pharmacy Skills Development III This is the third of a five-course, pharmacy skills development series that integrates principles of pharmaceutical sciences, social and behavioral pharmacy, and pharmacy practice. Students will apply knowledge and practice skills complementary to content in the third semester of the curriculum. Skills practiced include written and verbal communication; pharmacy calculations; application of knowledge of commonly used medications; identification of medication errors; verification of orders; drug information retrieval, evaluation, and provision; patient assessment; and selection and monitoring of pharmacotherapy patient-care plans. Team-building activities are incorporated throughout the course to enhance professionalism and communication skills. (0-48-1) PHRC 5832—Integrated Disease Management II This is the second 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

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