Pharmacy - PHAR


The information below lists courses approved in this subject area effective Spring 2015. Not all courses will necessarily be offered these terms. Please consult the Schedule of Classes for a listing of courses offered for a specific term.

500-level courses require graduate standing.

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321 Drug Delivery Systems I
3 hours. The roles of dosage forms and drug delivery systems in health care. Pharmaceutical calculations included. Prerequisite(s): Acceptance into the Doctor of Pharmacy program.

322 Drug Delivery Systems II
3 hours. Continuation of PHAR 321. The roles of additional dosage forms and drug delivery systems in health care. Prerequisite(s): PHAR 321.

323 Drug Delivery Systems III
3 hours. The the role of non-sterile and sterile dosage forms and drug delivery systems in health care. Pharmaceutical calculations for parenteral dosage forms included. Prerequisite(s): PHAR 322.

324 Contemporary Pharmacy Practice
3 hours. Students obtain experience in compounding dosage forms, dispensing medications, counseling patients, problem solving and administration of various dosage forms. Prerequisite(s): PHAR 323 and credit or concurrent registration in PHAR 455.

331 Fundamentals of Drug Action I
5 hours. Introduction to basic concepts of drug chemistry and biological targets. Chemistry of simple bimolecules, redox chemistry, stereochemistry. Biology of nucleic acids, proteins, and membranes. Prerequisite(s): One year of organic chemistry with laboratory and one year of general biology with laboratory.

332 Fundamentals of Drug Action II
4 hours. Continuation of PHAR 331. Includes drug-receptor interactions, drug design, mechanistic enzymology, and cellular chemistry and immunology. Prerequisite(s): PHAR 331.

333 Fundamentals of Drug Action III
4 hours. Continuation of PHAR 332. Topics of microbiology and virology, drug metabolism and chemical toxicology, basic clinical chemistry with laboratories. Prerequisite(s): PHAR 332.

342 Experiential I - IPPE
2 hours. Introduction to contemporary pharmacy practice including the Ashville Project, Cultural Competence, and controversial issues/topics in pharmacy practice. Prerequisite(s): PHAR 441 and a current pharmacy technician license in good standing.

343 Pharmacy Systems Management
2 hours. Personnel management and human resources issues in professional pharmacy practice. Introduction to pharmacy operations management, the process of change management, and management of innovative changes in pharmacy practice. Prerequisite(s): Second year standing in the Doctor of Pharmacy program.

344 Social and Behavioral Pharmacy
2 hours. Application of behavioral science principles and theories in understanding patient and health professional behavior, and application of social issues involved in pharmacy practice. Prerequisite(s): Acceptance into the Doctor of Pharmacy program.

346 Pharmacy Services and Reimbursement
2 hours. Techniques in marketing of pharmaceutical care services and developing compensating mechanisms for pharmacy services, discussion of managed care principles, and health care financing issues. Prerequisite(s): PHAR 441.

352 Experiential II - IPPE
2 hours. Introduction to concepts and skills used by pharmacists to provide direct patient care. Development of skills required to gather information, conduct physical assessment and document information relevant to therapeutic interventions. Prerequisite(s): PHAR 342 and PHYB 301 and PHYB 302 and a current pharmacy technician license in good standing.

353 Experiential III - IPPE
2 hours. Students are given information and participate in exercises that will enable them to develop the skills pharmacists need to gather, evaluate, document and communicate information relevant to therapeutic interventions and overall patient care. Prerequisite(s): PHAR 352 and third year professional standing in the Doctor of Pharmacy Program.

354 Experiential IV - IPPE
2 hours. Students will participate in exercises enabling them to develop the skills a pharmacist needs; to gather, evaluate, document and communicate information relevant to therapeutic interventions and overall patient care in special patient populations. Prerequisite(s): PHAR 353 and third year professional standing in the Doctor of Pharmacy Program.

356 Principles of Pharmacoeconomics and Drug Treatment Outcomes
2 hours. Basic and applied concepts of economic efficiency, pharmacoeconomics, decision models and drug therapy outcome measures are presented with an emphasis on the practical application of such priniciples. Prerequisite(s): Acceptance into the Doctor of Pharmacy program.

357 Experiential V - IPPE
4 hours. The primary setting for this course is a direct patient care setting where the students will apply their successfully completed didactic and previous early experiential coursework to the patient care setting. Prerequisite(s): PHAR 342 and PHAR 344 and PHAR 352 and PHAR 353 and PHAR 354 and PHAR 365 and PHAR 401 and PHAR 402 and PHAR 403 and PHAR 404 and PHAR 405 and PHAR 406 and PHAR 407 and PHAR 408 and PHAR 455; or consent of the instructor and Third year professional standing in the Doctor of Pharmacy program.

365 Non-Prescription Pharmaceuticals and Herbal Medicinals
3 hours. A pharmacotherapeutics course discussing the use of non-prescription drugs, supplies, and herbal medicinals with emphasis on the pharmacist's role as communicator, educator, and adviser to patients. Prerequisite(s): Third year professional standing in the Doctor of Pharmacy program or consent of the instructor.

371 Ambulatory Care - APPE
4 hours. Clinical pharmacy experience in patient interviewing, patient monitoring, and drug therapy. Emphasis placed on disease states and their treatment in ambulatory care patients. Prerequisite(s): Fourth year standing in the Doctor of Pharmacy program and a current pharmacy technician license in good standing.

372 Community Practice - APPE
4 hours. Clinical pharmacy experience in patient interviewing, patient monitoring, and drug therapy. Emphasis will be placed on disease states and their treatment in community practice. Prerequisite(s): Fourth year standing in the Doctor of Pharmacy program and a current pharmacy technician license in good standing.

373 Hospital Practice - APPE
4 hours. Clinical pharmacy experience in patient interviewing, patient monitoring, and drug therapy. Emphasis will be placed on disease states and their treatment in hospital practice. Prerequisite(s): Fourth year standing in the Doctor of Pharmacy program and a current pharmacy technician license in good standing.

374 Medicine - APPE
4 hours. Clinical pharmacy experience in patient interviewing, patient monitoring, and drug therapy. Emphasis will be placed on disease states and their treatment in general medicine patients. Prerequisite(s): Fourth year standing in the Doctor of Pharmacy program and a current pharmacy technician license in good standing.

400 Pharmacokinetics
3 hours. Concepts and principles in pharmacokinetics including theories and basis for drug receptor actions, drug absorption, distribution, excretion and biotransformation. Prerequisite(s): Credit or concurrent registration in PHAR 322 and credit or concurrent registration in PHAR 332 and credit or concurrent registration in PHYB 302.

401 Principles of Drug Action and Therapeutics I
3 hours. Integration of medicinal chemistry, pharmacology, pharmacotherapeutics, pharmacokinetics and toxicology in the drug actions related to the disease states associated with the endocrine, renal, optical and auditory systems. Prerequisite(s): PHYB 302 and PHAR 342 and PHAR 400 and second year standing in the Doctor of Pharmacy program.

402 Principles of Drug Action and Therapeutics II
4 hours. Integration of medicinal chemistry, pharmacology, pharmacotherapeutics, pharmacokinetics and toxicology in the areas of the autonomic nervous system, cardiology, lipid disorders and hypertension. Prerequisite(s): PHYB 302 and PHAR 342 and PHAR 400 and second year standing in the Doctor of Pharmacy program.

403 Principles of Drug Action and Therapeutics III
3 hours. Integration of medicinal chemistry, pharmacology, pharmacotherapeutics, pharmacokinetics, and toxicology in the area of infectious disease. Prerequisite(s): PHAR 352 and PHAR 401 and PHAR 402 and second year standing in the Doctor of Pharmacy program or consent of the instructor.

404 Principles of Drug Action and Therapeutics IV
3 hours. Integration of medicinal chemistry, pharmacology, pharmacotherapeutics, pharmacokinetics, and toxiocology in the areas of women's and men's health, respiratory disorders, diabetes and pediatrics. Prerequisite(s): PHAR 352 and PHAR 401 and PHAR 402 and second year standing in the Doctor of Pharmacy program or consent of the instructor.

405 Principles of Drug Action and Therapeutics V
3 hours. Integration of medicinal chemistry, pharmacology, pharmacotherapeutics, pharmacokinetics and toxicology in the areas of drug abuse, cerebrovascular diseases, parkinson's and epilepsy. Prerequisite(s): PHAR 353 and PHAR 401 and PHAR 402 and third year standing in the Doctor of Pharmacy program or consent of the instructor.

406 Principles of Drug Action and Therapeutics VI
3 hours. Integration of medicinal chemistry, pharmacology, pharmacotherapeutics, pharmacokinetics, and toxicology in the areas of pain management and psychiatric disorders. Prerequisite(s): PHAR 403 and PHAR 404 and third year standing in the Doctor of Pharmacy program or consent of the instructor.

407 Principles of Drug Action and Therapeutics VII
4 hours. Integration of medicinal chemistry, pharmacology, pharmacotherapeutics, pharmacokinetics, and toxicology in the areas of transplants, gastrointestinal disorders, body fluids, nutrition, and the impact of drug therapies on a geriatric person. Prerequisite(s): PHAR 353 and PHAR 401 and PHAR 402 and third year standing in the Doctor of Pharmacy program or consent of the instructor.

408 Principles of Drug Action and Therapeutics VIII
3 hours. Integration of medicinal chemistry, pharmacology, pharmacotherapeutics, pharmacokinetics, and toxicology in the areas of bones and joints, hematological disorders, oncology. Prerequisite(s): PHAR 353 and PHAR 401 and PHAR 402 and third year standing in the Doctor of Pharmacy program or consent of the instructor.

441 Roles, Environments, and Communications
3 hours. Selected factors that influence pharmacist's practice, societal, and professional expectations, and the importance of effective communications with a variety of patients and professional audiences. Prerequisite(s): Acceptance into the Doctor of Pharmacy program.

445 Pharmacy Law
3 hours. Federal and state statutes and regulations pertaining to the licensing of pharmacists, the practice of pharmacy, and distribution of drugs. Case law and the ethical dilemmas relating to the pharmacists' standard of care are included. Prerequisite(s): PHAR 342.

455 Drug Information and Statistics
4 hours. Overview of drug information resources and statistics used in healthcare research, including systematic approaches for critical evaluation of the literature and effective communication of information. Prerequisite(s): PHAR 441.


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This listing is for informational purposes only and does not constitute a contract. Every attempt is made to provide the most current and correct information. Courses listed here are subject to change without advance notice. Courses are not necessarily offered every term or year. Individual departments or units should be consulted for information regarding frequency of course offerings.