Pharmacy Systems, Outcomes and Policy - PSOP


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 Systems, Outcomes and Policy
1 TO 3 hours. Supports 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. Previously listed as PMAD 300. Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor supervising the research experience. Open only to sophomores, juniors, and seniors.

380 Undergraduate Research in Pharmacy Systems, Outcomes and Policy
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. Previously listed as PMAD 380. Prerequisite(s): Minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.50 and consent of the instructor, department head, and Associate Dean for Student Affairs.

381 Professional Development Seminar I
1 hours. Weekly seminar series for second professional year pharmacy students. Discusses educational issues related to the second professional year. Students create/update Curriculum Vitae; explore various pharmacy career opportunities. Credit is not given for PSOP 381 if the student has credit for BPS 381 or PMMP 381 or PMPR 371. Previously listed as PMAD 381. Prerequisite(s): Student must be listed as an advisee of the instructor.

382 Professional Development Seminar II
1 hours. Weekly seminar series for second year pharmacy students. Discusses educational issues related to the second professional year. Students create/update Curriculum Vitae; explore various pharmacy career opportunities. Credit is not givern for PSOP 382 if the student has credit for BPS 382 or PMMP 382. Previously listed as PMAD 382. Prerequisite(s): Student must be listed as an advisee of the instructor.

383 Professional Development Seminar III
1 hours. Weekly seminar series for third professional year pharmacy students. Discusses relevant educational and professional issues. Update CV/Resume and Portfolio. Explore pharmacy career opportunities with invited guests. Credit is not given for PSOP 383 if the student has credit for BPS 383 or PMMP 383. Previously listed as PMAD 383. Prerequisite(s): Student must be listed as an advisee of the instructor.

384 Professional Development Seminar IV
1 hours. Weekly seminar series for third year pharmacy students. Discusses with advisees relevant educational and professional issues. Update CV/Resume and Portfolio. Explore pharmacy career opportunities with invited guests. Credit is not given for PSOP 384 if the student has credit for BPS 384 or PMMP 384. Previously listed as PMAD 384. Prerequisite(s): Student must be listed as an advisee of the instructor.

385 Special Topics in Pharmacy Systems, Outcomes and Policy
1 TO 3 hours. A selected topic of current interest in pharmacy systems, outcomes and policy; or an experimental course, offered by faculty or a visiting lecturer. Previously listed as PMAD 385. Prerequisite(s): Good standing and consent of the instructor.

387 Critical Dialogue (CD) for Professional Student Development
2 hours. This highly interactive course engages pharmacy students in a broad conceptualization of pharmaceutical practice in a multicultural society. Previously listed as PMAD 387.

389 Online Contemporary Issues in Pharmacy Student Development
2 hours. Introduces students to various contemporary pharmacy issues through the lens of a multi-disciplinary health education policy analysis. Previously listed as PMAD 389.

390 Special Projects in Pharmacy Systems, Outcomes and Policy
0 TO 2 hours. Special projects within the departmental discipline. Defined and terminal project goals are achieved through independent study. 1 to 2 hours. 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. Previously listed as PMAD 390. Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor, department head, and Associate Dean for Student Affairs.

391 Foundations in Urban Family and Community Healthcare 1
1 hours. This course is a first in a series and is designed to introduce students to concepts and issues as it relates to urban public health and primary care practice. Prerequisite(s):

392 Foundations in Urban Family and Community Healthcare 2
1 hours. The second course in a series that is designed to introduce students to concepts and issues as it relates to urban public health and primary care practice. Prerequisite(s): Acceptance into the Urban Pharmacy program and successful completion of PSOP 391.

393 Foundations in Urban Family and Community Healthcare 3
1 hours. This course is a third in a series and is designed to introduce students to concepts and issues as it relates to urban public health and primary care practice. Prerequisite(s): Acceptance into the UPHARM program and successful completion of UPHARM Year 1.

394 Foundations in Urban Family and Community Healthcare 4
1 hours. This course is fourth in a series and is designed to introduce students to concepts and issues as it relates to urban public health and primary care practice. Prerequisite(s):Acceptance into the UPHARM program and successful completion of UPHARM Year 1.

395 Foundations in Urban Family and Community Healthcare 5
1 hours. This course is fifth in a series and is designed to introduce students to concepts and issues as it relates to urban public health and primary care practice. Prerequisite(s): Acceptance into the UPHARM program and successful completion of UPHARM Year 2. In the UPHARM program and expressed interest in urban pharmacy education practice in underserved Chicagoland communities and interest in health disparities research.

396 Foundations in Urban Family and Community Healthcare 6
1 hours. This course is sixth in a series and is designed to introduce students to concepts and issues as it relates to urban public health and primary care practice. Prerequisite(s): Acceptance into the UPHARM program and successful completion of UPHARM Year 2. Expressed interest in urban pharmacy education practice in underserved Chicagoland communities and interest in health disparities research.

421 Pharmaceutical Marketing
3 hours. Introduction to the field of marketing with specific emphasis on pharmaceuticals and the marketing of pharmacy services. Previously listed as PMAD 421.

426 Pharmacoepidemiology
3 hours. Provides an introduction to pharmacoepidemiology and key concepts and principles that are unique to the study of medications in large populations. Same as EPID 426. Previously listed as PMAD 426. Prerequisite(s): EPID 400 or EPID 403 or consent of the instructor. Priority in enrollement is given to graduate students in the health sciences.

470 Managed Care Pharmacy
3 hours. Professional development in managed care pharmacy to learn history, administrative and policy aspects, network with operational managers and leaders in field, visit managed care sites and observe activies of managed care pharmacists. Previously listed as PMAD 470. Prerequisite(s): Third year standing in the Doctor of Pharmacy program or second year standing in the Doctor of Pharmacy program with consent of the instructor, or graduate standing in pharmacy.

482 Professional Practice Management
3 hours. Managerial functions of the pharmacist in all practice environments with emphasis on the planning, organizing, staffing, directing and controlling of resources. Previously listed as PMAD 482.

484 Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analysis
3 hours. The course will discuss the concepts, process, and statistical methods required to perform a systematic review or meta-analysis of a large body of empirical findings. Previously listed as PMAD 484. Extensive computer use required. Prerequisite(s): EPID 400 or BSTT 400 and PHAR 355 or PSOP 502 or graduate or professional standing or consent of the instructor.

494 Special Topics in Pharmacy Systems, Outcomes and Policy
1 TO 3 hours. Topics will vary, including the on-going analysis of contemporary issues associated with delivery, financing and management of pharmaceutical products and professional services. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 hours. Previously listed as PMAD 494.

502 Research Methods in Pharmacy Systems, Outcomes and Policy
4 hours. Overview of the research process in the social, behavioral, and economic pharmaceutical sciences from problem identification and conceptualization through data collection, analysis, and interpretation. Previously listed as PMAD 502. Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor is required for non-departmental students.

507 Pharmacy and Its Environment
2 hours. Factors directly influencing the practice of pharmacy. Roles of the pharmacist as affected by contemporary organizational, legislative societal and fiscal environments in the U.S. Previously listed as PMAD 507. Prerequisite(s): Admission into the M.S. or Ph.D. in Pharmacy Program.

510 Problems in Pharmacy Management
3 hours. Selective managerial problems relative to pharmacy practice in complex healthcare environments. Previously listed as PMAD 510. Prerequisite(s): PSOP 482 or the equivalent.

525 Medication, Identity and Illness
3 hours. Examines the role of pharmaceutical care and medication-taking in the social context of chronic illness. Previously listed as PMAD 525. Prerequisite(s): Credit or concurrent registration in PHAR 344 or consent of the instructor.

535 Pharmaceutical Policy
3 hours. Introduces key features of pharmaceutical policy and provides a framework for analyzing and evaluating current policy issues that affect the development and provision of safe, effective and affordable medications in the U.S. Previously listed as PMAD 535.

573 Principles of Economic Evaluations of Health Care Interventions
3 hours. Principles, models and practical methods for the economic evaluation of health care services with an emphasis on pharmaceutical care. Same as HPA 573. Previously listed as PMAD 573. Prerequisite(s): HPA 460; and consent of the instructor.

575 Educational Instruction and Practice in Pharmacy Systems, Outcomes and Policy
2 hours. Designed to develop teaching skills and improve instructional abilities. Previously listed as PMAD 575. Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor.

577 Applied Population Health Survey Research
3 hours. Development of computer programming skills and knowledge of statistical techniques for analyzing population health survey data. Previously listed as PMAD 577. Credit is not given for PSOP 577 if the student has credit in BSTT 507 or CHSC 447 or STAT 431 or STAT 531 or STAT 532. Extensive computer use required. Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor. Restricted to graduate students in the Health Sciences Colleges.

579 Advanced Methods in Outcomes Research and Grant Writing
3 hours. An advanced graduate-level course focused on the grant writing strategies with an emphasis on methodologies relevant to health services, economics and outcomes research. Previously listed as PMAD 579. Prerequisite(s): PMAD 502 and PMAD 573; or consent of the instructor.

580 Advanced Decision Analysis Techniques I
2 hours. Exposes students to advanced decision analysis and related sensitivity analysis methodologies. Previously listed as PMAD 580. Extensive computer use required. Prerequisite(s): PSOP 573 and consent of the instructor. Priority enrollment is provided to graduate students in the Health Science Colleges and the Department of Economics, School of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and those enrolled in the MBA program, College of Business Administration.

581 Advanced Decision Analysis Techniques II
1 hours. The purpose will be to gain experience using techniques germane to the advanced decision analysis and related sensitivity analysis methodologies taught in PSOP 580. Previously listed as PMAD 581. Extensive computer use required. Prerequisite(s): PSOP 580 and consent of the instructor. Priority enrollment is provided to graduate students in the Health Science Colleges and the Department of Economics, School of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and those enrolled in the MBA program, College of Business Administration.

594 Special Topics in Pharmacy Systems, Outcomes and Policy
1 TO 3 hours. Topics vary. Intensive analysis of contemporary issue(s) associated with delivery and financing of pharmaceutical products and professional services. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 hours. Previously listed as PMAD 594.

595 Departmental Seminar in Pharmacy Systems, Outcomes and Policy
1 hours. Presentation by students, faculty and visiting experts. Topics to be arranged. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. May be repeated. Previously listed as PMAD 595. Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor. Graduate students in the Department of Pharmacy Systems, Outcomes and Policy must register for PSOP 595 every fall and spring semester.

596 Independent Study
1 TO 4 hours. Individual research under direction of a member of the faculty. May be repeated. Students may register in more than one section per term. Previously listed as PMAD 596. Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor.

597 Pharmacy Systems, Outcomes and Policy Project
6 hours. Supervised literature-based scholarship and/or research in pharmacy systems, outcomes and policy. Selected problems or issues in social, behavioral, or economic pharmaceutical sciences are investigated under the direction of the faculty advisor. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. Previously listed as PMAD 597. Prerequisite(s): PSOP 502.

599 Ph.D. Thesis Research
0 TO 16 hours. Independent dissertation research on topic approved by student's graduate committee. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. May be repeated. Previously listed as PMAD 599. Prerequisite(s): Consent of the committee. Open only to degree candidates.


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