Pharmacy Practice - PMPR


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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300 Undergraduate Research Experience in Pharmacy Practice
1 TO 3 hours. Course is being developed to support the academic environment for undergraduate students at UIC. The research experience will be under the guidance of a faculty member who will act as a research supervisor. Satisfactory/Unstatisfatory grading only. May be repeated. Application of credit toward the degree is contingent upon the approval of the student's college and/or department. Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor supervising the research experience. Open only to sophomores, juniors, and seniors.

315 Foundations in Rural Family and Community Healthcare I
1 hours. Designed to introduce health care professions students to concepts and issues related to rural public health and primary care practice. Prerequisite(s): Acceptance into the Rural Health Professions (RPHARM) Program.

316 Foundations in Rural Family and Community Healthcare II
1 hours. Introduces students to concepts of health resources development, rural mental health as well as community based research in rural communities. Prerequisite(s): Acceptance into the Rural Health Professions (RPHARM) Program and successful completion of PMPR 315.

317 Foundations in Rural Family and Community Healthcare III
1 hours. Allows students to apply what was learned in the first year by participating in hands on community health education. In addition, clinical aspects of rural healthcare are introduced. Prerequisite(s): Acceptance into the Rural Health Professions (RPharm) Program AND successful completion of RHP Year 1.

318 Foundations in Rural Family and Community Healthcare IV
1 hours. Students apply what was learned in the first year by participating in hands on community health education. Prerequisite(s): Acceptance into the Rural Health Professions (RPHARM) Program; and successful completion of PMPR 315, PMPR 316 and PMPR 317.

319 Foundations in Rural Family and Community Healthcare V
1 hours. The fifth course in a series of six courses of supplementary education for PharmD students accepted into the Rural Health Professions (RHP) Program. Prerequisite(s):Acceptance into the Rural Health Professions (RPHARM) Program AND successful completion of RHP Years 1 and 2.

320 Foundations in Rural Family and Community Healthcare VI
1 hours. The sixth course in a series of six courses of supplementary education for PharmD students accepted into the Rural Health Professions (RHP) Program. Prerequisite(s):Acceptance into the Rural Health Professions (RPHARM) Program AND successful completion of RHP Years 1 and 2.

321 Capstone Project in Rural Healthcare
2 hours. The capstone project is a community-based research project which requires study of their chosen community's social, economic, cultural, organizational and political structure. Prerequisite(s): Acceptance into the Rural Health Professions/RPHARM Program and successful completion of Years 1-3 of the RPHARM series of courses.

325 Drugs and Society
2 hours. Presents factual basis of drug use and abuse. Provides physiological and socio-psychological underpinnings of drug abuse. Evaluates social policies and regulatory issues surrounding drug abuse. Same as BPS 325. Extensive computer use required. Prerequisite(s): Open only to first year students in the Doctor of Pharmacy program.

326 Topics for Professional Student Enrichment
1 hours. Students will meet at the beginning of the semester with the course instructor to review and select topics from a schedule of topics. Topics chosen will reflect 15 hours of class time as well as writen journals. Prerequisite(s): PHAR 341.

327 Lifestyle Modifications in Disease Management
1 hours. Provides students with the background and practical knowledge for teaching their patients the best ways to become aware of and implement specific lifestyle modifications for their disease states. Co-requisites: Concurrently enrolled in PDATs (i.e. P2's and up).

328 Evidence Based Phytotherapy
2 hours. Provides a basis for the evidenced-based evaluation of phytotherapy and other Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) modalities.

329 Dean's Leadership Forum
1 hours. In addition to student exposure of established pharmacist roles, it will foster awareness about emerging trends and unique managerial roles for pharmacists as well as alternative career paths within the profession and the pharmaceutical sciences. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. Prerequisite(s): P2 or P3 class standing.

330 Journal Club and Advanced Literature Analysis
1 hours. A course designed to familiarize students with more advanced study design and statistical concepts commonly used in the medical literature. Prerequisite(s): P-3 standing and completion of PHAR 455.

335 Academic Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience
4 hours. An APPE occurring across the curriculum that exposes fourth-professional year students to academic pharmacy. May be repeated to a maximum of 8 hours. Prerequisite(s): P4 level student standing.

336 Concepts in Drug Development: From Bench to Bedside
2 hours. Designed to give clinician-scientists an overview of the drug development process, from bench to bedside. Offered online only. Prerequisite(s): Students will be required to search and evaluate scientific literature independently. PharmD candidates must be current second- or third-year students. First-year pharmacy students or graduate students of any year require instructor approval.

337 Spanish for Pharmacists
2 hours. This online elective course is designed to provide students with the fundamental knowledge they will need to interact with a Spanish speaking patient.

339 Exploration of Telemedicine in Pharmacy Practice
2 hours. Provides an overview of telemedicine and its role in the healthcare system.

345 Clinical Toxicology
3 hours. Basic and applied concepts in clinical toxicology including general approach, poisoning prevention measures, retrieval and evaluation of toxicology literature, substance abuse issues and practice site specific toxicology concerns. Prerequisite(s): Enrollment in the Doctor of Pharmacy program.

347 Advanced Transplant Therapeutics
2 hours. Builds upon the fundamentals of solid organ transplantation established in PHAR 407. Requires concurrent registration in PHAR 407.

348 Exploring Advanced Topics in Ambulatory Care
2 hours. Provides pharmacy students with advanced knowledge of various ambulatory care models. Prerequisite(s): P3 standing.

349 Case Based Infectious Diseases
2 hours. Provides an opportunity to advance infectious disease understanding and clinical application. Students will be responsible for providing therapeutic recommendations based on evidence based medicine. Prerequisite(s): PHAR 403 and current P3 standing.

355 Seminar in Pharmacy Research
1 hours. A weekly 1 hour research seminar provided by the College of Pharmacy faculty who are currently conducting clinical and/or basic science research. Prerequisite(s): Enrollment in the Doctor of Pharmacy Program.

356 The Role of the Pharmacist in Tobacco Cessation
2 hours. An in-depth knowledge base in smoking cessation, skills for counseling, and detailed "how to" information on specific counseling techniques.

357 Natural and Recombinant Plasma-Derived Therapeutics
1 hours. Introduction to plasma-derived therapeutics including albumin, immune globulins, and factor products. Production, viral safety, and clinical applications will be covered. Prerequisite(s): P3 class standing.

358 Pharmacotherapeutic Issues in Women's Health
1 hours. Team taught case-based pharmacotherapeutic lecture course related to women's health. Prerequisite(s): P3 class standing or consent of the instructor.

359 Topics and Issues in Clinical Post-Graduate Training Programs
2 hours. Increases PharmD students' knowledge and professionalization about post-graduate training. Students will "shadow" residents or fellows during non-class times, overnight and weekends while the resident or fellow is on call. Field work required. Prerequisite(s): Second or third year standing in the Doctor of Pharmacy program with good academic standing.

360 Clinical Aspects of Drug Interactions, Metabolism and Pharmacogenetics
2 hours. Clinical perspective in interpreting drug interaction/metabolism and pharmacogenetic data from the literature; application of the information in practice. Hands-on opportunities to manage drug interactions using real-life cases. Prerequisite(s): Third year standing in the Doctor of Pharmacy program or above; or consent of the instructor.

361 Introduction to Public Health: Concepts and Applications in Pharmacy
2 hours. Introduces pharmacy students to major concepts in public health. Emphasizes an interdisciplinary team that focuses on the well being of the population.

362 Clinical Aspects of Diabetes Mellitus
2 hours. Discussion and project-based coursework covering more detailed information about diabetes mellitus types 1 and 2 for students interested in learning more about diabetes beyond the required Principles of Drug Action and Therapeutics course. Prerequisite(s): PHAR 404.

363 Primary Care Clinical Nutrition
2 hours. Students will evaluate the clinical importance of nutritional intervention, and its practical applications for chronic disease prevention and management such as cancer, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, diabetes, and obesity.

370 Pharmacy Grand Rounds
1 hours. Case studies in drug therapy; review of relevant areas of drug treatment and research. Role of the pharmacist emphasized. Weekly presentations. Manadatory attendance. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. May not be repeated for credit. Prerequisite(s): Enrollment in the Doctor of Pharmacy program.

371 Professional Development Seminar I
1 hours. A weekly seminar series designed to draw select second year professional students together to discuss educational issues related to the second professional year. Credit is not given for PMPR 371 if the student has credit in BPS 381 or PMAD 381 or PMMP 381. Prerequisite(s): Completion of the first year of the Doctor of Pharmacy program; Student must be listed as an advisee of the instructor.

377 Professional Development for Pharmacists
1 hours. Designed to develop the skills necessary for the professional development of future pharmacists: resume writing, interview preparation, written correspondence, and verbal presentation skills. Prerequisite(s): Enrollment in the Doctor of Pharmacy program.

378 Pediatric Therapeutics
2 hours. Drug therapy of common pediatric disease states, emphasizing special pediatric considerations in the areas of pediatric infectious diseases, neurology, and psychiatry. Prerequisite(s): Completion of the second year of the Doctor of Pharmacy Program.

380 Undergraduate Research in Pharmacy Practice
1 TO 3 hours. Investigation, under the direction of one or more faculty members, of a problem of limited scope. May require literature research related to the research project. May be repeated. A maximum of 6 hours of credit is allowed per department. A total of not more than 8 hours of 380 and 390 numbered courses in the college may be applied toward the 12 hours of PharmD professional electives. Prerequisite(s): Minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.50 and consent of the instructor, department head, and Associate Dean for Student Affairs.

381 Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) - Interventions and Treatment
2 hours. Identification and treatment of patients with chronic kidney disease utilizing a multifactorial approach to attain goals set by Kidney Disease Outcome Quality Initiatives (KDOQI) Guidelines, ADA Guidelines, JNCVII Guidelines and NCEPIII Guidelines. Prerequisite(s): PHAR 401.

382 Ethical Considerations in the Practice of Pharmacy
2 hours. Students will review ethical principles, identify ethical dilemmas, analyze case studies, and engage in role-playing. Individual and group written/oral presentations will be required. Prerequisite(s): PHAR 404.

383 Managed Care Pharmacy
2 hours. Covers fundamental concepts in managed care pharmacy and provides a basic understanding of how managed care pharmacy impacts the health care system.

384 Advanced Ambulatory Care - APPE
4 hours. Clinical pharmacy experience in patient interviewing, patient monitoring, and drug therapy. Emphasis will be placed on disease states of patients and their treatment not covered in the core ambulatory care clerkship. May be repeated. Students may register in more than one section per term. Prerequisite(s): Fourth year standing in the Doctor of Pharmacy program and a current pharmacy technician license in good standing.

385 Special Topics of Current Interest in Pharmacy Practice
1 TO 4 hours. Course offered by faculty or a visiting lecturer on a selected topic of current interest. Available on an experimental basis for two offerings only. May be repeated. Students may register in more than one section per term. Prerequisite(s): Good academic standing and consent of the instructor.

386 Administrative - APPE
4 hours. Clinical pharmacy experience in the management of hospital pharmacy department including purchasing, personnel management, drug utilization review, committees and accreditation approval process. Prerequisite(s): Fourth year standing in the Doctor of Pharmacy program and a current pharmacy technician license in good standing.

387 Advanced 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 not covered in the core medicine clerkship. May be repeated. Students may register in more than one section per term. Prerequisite(s): Fourth year standing in the Doctor of Pharmacy program and a current pharmacy technician license in good standing.

388 Advanced Specialty - APPE
4 hours. Clinical pharmacy experience in various specialty areas of practice including pharmaceutical industry, government, associations or other health care specialties. May be repeated. Students may register in more than one section per term. Prerequisite(s): Fourth year standing in the Doctor of Pharmacy program and a current pharmacy technician license in good standing.

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

390 Special Projects in Pharmacy Practice
1 TO 2 hours. Special projects within the departmental discipline. Defined and terminal project goals are achieved through independent study. May be repeated. A maximum of 4 hours of 390 credit is allowed in all departments. A total of not more than 8 hours of 380 and 390 numbered courses in the college may be applied toward the 12 hours of PharmD professional electives. Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor, department head, and Associate Dean for Student Affairs.

391 Drug Information - APPE
4 hours. Clinical pharmacy experience in a drug information center providing written and verbal communication of drug information to health care professionals, patients, and the general public. Prerequisite(s): Fourth year standing in the Doctor of Pharmacy program and a current pharmacy technician license in good standing.

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

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

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

395 Pediatric - 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 pediatric patients. Prerequisite(s): Fourth year standing in the Doctor of Pharmacy program and a current pharmacy technician license in good standing.

396 Psychiatry - 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 psychiatric patients. Prerequisite(s): Fourth year standing in the Doctor of Pharmacy program and a current pharmacy technician license in good standing.

397 Surgery - 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 surgical patients. Prerequisite(s): Fourth year standing in the Doctor of Pharmacy program and a current pharmacy technician license in good standing.

398 Advanced Community Practice - APPE
4 hours. Clinical pharmacy experience in patient interviewing, patient monitoring, and drug therapy. Emphasis will be placed on disease states of patients and their treatment in community practice not covered in the core community practice clerkship. May be repeated. Students may register in more than one section per term. Prerequisite(s): Fourth year standing in the Doctor of Pharmacy program and a current pharmacy technician license in good standing.

399 Home Health - 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 home health care. Prerequisite(s): Fourth year standing in the Doctor of Pharmacy program and a current pharmacy technician license in good standing.

430 Critical Care I
2 hours. Advanced pharmacotherapeutics course that will concentrate on the medical management and the pharmacotherapist's role in the management of the critically ill patient. Prerequisite(s): PHAR 402 and PHAR 403 and PHAR 404 and PHAR 405 and PHAR 406; and completion of the second year of the program. Must enroll concurrently in PHAR 407 and PHAR 408.

440 Applied Pharmacokinetics
2 hours. An elective course demonstrating practical application of pharmacokinetic principles. Previously listed as PMPR 340. Scientific calculator required. Prerequisite(s): PHAR 401, PHAR 402, PHAR 403, PHAR 404, PHAR 405, and PHAR 406 or consent of the instructor.


Information provided by the Office of Programs and Academic Assessment.

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.