NSU HPD Catalog 2021-2022

210 College of Pharmacy—M.S. in Pharmaceutical Affairs PHRM 5871—Evidence-Based Practice I This is the first of a sequence that prepares the student to retrieve, evaluate, and use medical and scientific literature and other drug information resources. It is designed to prepare students to apply drug information skills for the delivery of patient-centered care, using evidence-based principles to improve outcomes. Students learn the strengths and weaknesses of the various references and how to apply their use in practice. Active learning experiences include retrieving scientific literature, utilizing electronic resources, performing literature searches, and formulating responses to basic drug information requests. (16-0-1) PHRM 5921—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) PHRM 5940—Regulatory Affairs This course provides an exposure to the important and critical area of drug regulatory matters. It explores the role of federal laws, regulations, and the structure and operation of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. It also compares similar agencies in other countries. (48-0-3) PHRM 5972—Evidence-Based Practice II This is the second of a sequence that prepares the student to retrieve, evaluate, and use 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) PHRM 5990—Integrative Capstone in Pharmaceutical Affairs This course provides students with the opportunity to integrate and apply concepts and skills acquired throughout the M.S. in Pharmaceutical Affairs program to solve a pharmacy-related health issue. Students will select a current health challenge for analytical purposes and determine actions for its solution. They are expected to collectively gather data and information to evaluate and discuss the problem fromdifferent perspectives, using ideas and frameworks covered in previous courses, such as population health, health economics, bioethics, marketing, and regulatory affairs. Students will present their project at the end of the semester. (96-0-6)

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