NSU HPD Catalog 2021-2022

College of Pharmacy—M.S. in Pharmaceutical Affairs 209 Master of Science (M.S.) in Pharmaceutical Affairs Course Descriptions PHRM (Master’s Degree) and HPD Core Classes Note: Listed at the end of each entry are lecture hours, laboratory hours, and credit hours. HPH 7210—Bioethics: Principles of Life Science Research This course provides a structured approach for identifying, analyzing, and resolving ethical issues in medicine and the life sciences. Students analyze and discuss traditional philosophical theories regarding the nature of moral good. They will apply these theories to critical issues and selected case studies involving experiments with human subjects, organ transplantation, in vitro fertilization, the use of animals in research, the collection and publication of research data, conflicts of interest, and other topics of current concern. Students will explore the personal values, professional standards, and institutional guidelines that define the roles and responsibilities of the health care practitioner and researcher. (48-0-3) PHRM 5001—Health Economics This course focuses on the application of economic analysis as it relates to provision of health care and emerging health care trends in the United States and throughout the world. The course also focuses on understanding how health care markets differ from other markets, specifically on the economics of the health care sector and its major players, e.g., the government, insurers, providers, and patients. Economic concepts and tools will be used to analyze the health care system, and to examine implications and issues in health policy. (48-0-3) PHRM 5021—Population Health and Public Policy This highly interactive course introduces students to: (1) the fundamental concepts and frameworks used for the study of population health and public policy; (2) the financing and managing of health systems at the local and international levels; and (3) the formulation and analysis of public health policies. The course will emphasize the intersection of public health and the determinant of drug use and pharmacy-related policies. Students will have the opportunity to analyze and critically evaluate existing health policies, public health actions, and reforms. Students are expected to contribute and participate in the discussion of current research, case studies, and policies. Student learning will be assessed through oral exams, written assignments, presentations, and an analytical paper. This course will provide skills for the conceptualization of research projects addressing current health issues related to pharmacy. (48-0-3) PHRM 5810—Knowledge Skills for the Health Care Environment This course provides skills and tools to help students be successful. These include study skills, time management, communication, teamwork, and active learning. Course materials and activities challenge students to connect theory to practice, enhancing skills through the use of reflective exercise, discussion boards, group activities, and student presentations. (32-0-2) PHRM 5820—Biochemical Basis of Drug Therapy This course focuses on the structure and function of vitamins, carbohydrates, proteins, hormones, nucleic acids, and lipids, as well as bioenergetics and major catabolic pathways at the cellular level. It establishes the biochemical basis for cell structure and emphasizes an integrated approach to the understanding of cellular metabolism; provides a biochemical, genetic, and molecular basis for understanding disease and drug functioning; and examines the mechanisms for genetic information flow in prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells. (48-0-3) PHRM 5830—Fundamentals of Pharmacodynamics This course applies the concepts of organic chemistry to understand drug action at the molecular level. It introduces students to basic pharmacological principles that explain drug effects as they pertain to mechanisms of action and drug disposition into different organs and tissues. In addition, it describes drug actions at physiological receptors, focusing on compounds that act on the autonomic nervous system. (32-0-2) PHRM 5840—Drug Medication and Society: History and Current Issues This course surveys the development of society’s drug utilization practices as medication throughout history, from ancient application of medicinal substances for healing purposes to modern medicinal compounds. Cultural, economic, political, and religious issues affecting drug medication practices are discussed. Current topics pertaining to the discovery, adaptation, production, distribution, and consequences of drug medication are explored. (32-0-2)