Pharmacy (PHAR)

Courses

PHAR 321. Drug Delivery Systems I. 3 hours.

The roles of dosage forms and drug delivery systems in health care. Pharmaceutical calculations included. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): Acceptance into the Doctor of Pharmacy program. Class Schedule Information: To be properly registered, students must enroll in one Laboratory-Discussion and one Lecture.

PHAR 322. Drug Delivery Systems II. 3 hours.

Continuation of PHAR 321. The roles of additional dosage forms and drug delivery systems in health care. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): PHAR 321. Class Schedule Information: To be properly registered, students must enroll in one Laboratory-Discussion and one Lecture.

PHAR 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. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): PHAR 322. Class Schedule Information: To be properly registered, students must enroll in one Laboratory-Discussion and one Lecture.

PHAR 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. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): PHAR 323 and credit or concurrent registration in PHAR 455. Class Schedule Information: To be properly registered, students must enroll in one Laboratory-Discussion and one Lecture.

PHAR 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. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): One year of organic chemistry with laboratory and one year of general biology with laboratory. Class Schedule Information: To be properly registered, students must enroll in one Laboratory-Discussion and one Lecture.

PHAR 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. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): PHAR 331.

PHAR 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. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): PHAR 332.

PHAR 342. Experiential I - IPPE. 2 hours.

Introduction to contemporary pharmacy practice including the Ashville Project, Cultural Competence, and controversial issues/topics in pharmacy practice. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): PHAR 441 and a current pharmacy technician license in good standing. Class Schedule Information: To be properly registered, students must enroll in one Lecture-Discussion and one Practice.

PHAR 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. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): Second year standing in the Doctor of Pharmacy program.

PHAR 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. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): Acceptance into the Doctor of Pharmacy program.

PHAR 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. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): PHAR 441.

PHAR 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. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): PHAR 342 and PHYB 301 and PHYB 302 and a current pharmacy technician license in good standing. Class Schedule Information: To be properly registered, students must enroll in one Laboratory, one Lecture-Discussion, and one practice.

PHAR 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. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): PHAR 352 and third year professional standing in the Doctor of Pharmacy Program. Class Schedule Information: To be properly registered, students must enroll in one Laboratory, one Lecture-Discussion, and one practice.

PHAR 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. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): PHAR 353 and third year professional standing in the Doctor of Pharmacy Program. Class Schedule Information: To be properly registered, students must enroll in one Laboratory-Discussion,one Lecture-Discussion, and one Clinical-Practice.

PHAR 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. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): Acceptance into the Doctor of Pharmacy program. Class Schedule Information: To be properly registered, students must enroll in one Laboratory-Discussion and one Lecture.

PHAR 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. Course Information: 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. Class Schedule Information: To be properly registered, students must enroll in one Lecture/Discussion and one Clinical Practice.

PHAR 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. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): Third year professional standing in the Doctor of Pharmacy program or consent of the instructor.

PHAR 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. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): Fourth year standing in the Doctor of Pharmacy program and a current pharmacy technician license in good standing.

PHAR 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. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): Fourth year standing in the Doctor of Pharmacy program and a current pharmacy technician license in good standing.

PHAR 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. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): Fourth year standing in the Doctor of Pharmacy program and a current pharmacy technician license in good standing.

PHAR 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. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): Fourth year standing in the Doctor of Pharmacy program and a current pharmacy technician license in good standing.

PHAR 385. Remediation. 2-5 hours.

A remediation option for students who previously failed courses that are no longer taught in the PharmD curriculum. Course content will mirror content from the core course that the student failed. Course Information: May be repeated to a maximum of 15 hours.

PHAR 400. Pharmacokinetics. 3 hours.

Concepts and principles in pharmacokinetics including theories and basis for drug receptor actions, drug absorption, distribution, excretion and biotransformation. Course Information: 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. Class Schedule Information: To be properly registered, students must enroll in one Laboratory-Discussion and one Lecture-Discussion.

PHAR 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. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): PHYB 302 and PHAR 342 and PHAR 400 and second year standing in the Doctor of Pharmacy program. Class Schedule Information: To be properly registered, students must enroll in one Laboratory-Discussion and one Lecture-Discussion.

PHAR 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. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): PHYB 302 and PHAR 342 and PHAR 400 and second year standing in the Doctor of Pharmacy program. Class Schedule Information: To be properly registered, students must enroll in one Laboratory-Discussion and one Lecture-Discussion.

PHAR 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. Course Information: 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. Class Schedule Information: To be properly registered, students must enroll in one Laboratory-Discussion and one Lecture-Discussion.

PHAR 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. Course Information: 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. Class Schedule Information: To be properly registered, students must enroll in one Laboratory-Discussion and one Lecture-Discussion.

PHAR 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. Course Information: 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. Class Schedule Information: To be properly registered, students must enroll in one Laboratory-Discussion and one Lecture-Discussion.

PHAR 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. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): PHAR 403 and PHAR 404 and third year standing in the Doctor of Pharmacy program or consent of the instructor. Class Schedule Information: To be properly registered, students must enroll in one Laboratory-Discussion and one Lecture-Discussion.

PHAR 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. Course Information: 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. Class Schedule Information: To be properly registered, students must enroll in one Laboratory-Discussion and one Lecture-Discussion.

PHAR 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. Course Information: 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. Class Schedule Information: To be properly registered, students must enroll in one Laboratory-Discussion and one Lecture-Discussion.

PHAR 410. Integrated Physiology. 3 hours.

Reviews and integrates principles introduced in pre-requisite physiology, anatomy and biochemistry courses to human non-pathological and pathological situations. Active learning will promote problem-solving skills. Class Schedule Information: To be properly registered, students must enroll in one Lecture-Discussion and one Laboratory-Discussion.

PHAR 411. Introduction Pharmacy Practice. 4 hours.

Students will be introduced to the practice of pharmacy through a combination of lectures, on-campus introductory pharmacy practice experience (IPPE) simulations, and a week-long shadow experience (off-site) in a pharmacy practice setting. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): Current Illinois Pharmacy Technician License and completed college background check and drug screen and immunization records on file with the college. Class Schedule Information: To be properly registered, students must enroll in one Lecture and one Laboratory-Discussion and one Clinical Practice.

PHAR 412. Introductory Pharmacy Practice (IPPE): Community. 2 hours.

Overview of contemporary pharmacy practice in a community setting. Students will spend the majority of their time off-site at a community pharmacy enabling them to observe and develop the skills necessary in this setting. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): PHAR 411 and PHAR 431 and current Illinois Pharmacy Technician License and must comply with annual college background check and urine drug screen and must have immunization records complete and on file with college and additional site-specific requirements.

PHAR 413. Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience (IPPE): Hospital. 2 hours.

Students will be provided an overview of contemporary pharmacy practice in a hospital setting. Students will spend most of their time engaged in actual (off-site at a hospital pharmacy) or simulated (on-site) hospital pharmacy practice activities. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): PHAR 411 and PHAR 431 and current Illinois Pharmacy Technician License and must comply with annual college background check and urine drug screen and must have immunization records complete and on file with college and additional site-specific requirements.

PHAR 414. Introductory Pharmacy Practice (IPPE): Introduction to Patient Care. 2 hours.

Introduction to the skills necessary to provide direct patient care. The goal of this course is to develop the skills necessary for communication of a pharmacotherapeutic recommendation both verbally and in writing.

PHAR 422. Fundamentals of Drug Action. 4 hours.

Comprehensive course in chemical mechanisms of drug action. The major objective is for students to develop an understanding of the connection between the properties of chemical compounds and therapeutic action of drugs. Class Schedule Information: To be properly registered, students must enroll in one Lecture and one Discussion.

PHAR 423. Biomedicinal Chemistry. 4 hours.

Provides a strong foundation in clinical and medical biochemistry. Medicinal chemistry applications in clinical enzymology and medical biochemistry, biochemical signal transduction, and selected special topics will be covered.

PHAR 431. Pharmaceutics I - Pharmaceutics Principles, Drug Delivery Systems, and Calculations. 3 hours.

Content will initially focus on basic pharmaceutics principles applicable to all drug delivery systems. Solution products including sterile product solutions will also be addressed. Students will also learn and practice basic pharmacy calculations. Class Schedule Information: To be properly registered, students must enroll in one Lecture-Discussion and one Laboratory-Discussion.

PHAR 432. Pharmaceutics II ? Pharmaceutical Dosage Forms and Calculations. 2 hours.

Content will focus on basic pharmaceutics principles applicable to suspensions, emulsions, topicals, solids, and other dosage forms will be addressed. Pharmacy calculations relevant to dosage form preparation will also be taught.

PHAR 433. Pharmaceutics III ? Complex Dosage Forms and Calculations. 2 hours.

Content will focus on basic pharmaceutics principles applicable to complex dosage forms (e.g., sterile products, extended release products, vaccines, etc.). Pharmacy calculations relevant to dosage form preparation will also be taught.

PHAR 434. Pharmaceutics IV ? Drug Delivery Systems Design and Calculations Competency. 2 hours.

Content will focus on dosage form design of sterile and non-sterile dosage forms; compounding; quality control; pharmacist?s role in preparation, compounding, and dispensing of dosage forms; and pharmacy calculations, including a competency exam.

PHAR 435. Pharmacokinetics. 3 hours.

Students will be introduced to basic principles of pharmacokinetics (e.g., absorption, distribution, biotransformation, excretion), factors influencing these parameters, and the use of common mathematical equations to calculate these parameters. Class Schedule Information: To be properly registered, students must enroll in one Lecture-Discussion and one Laboratory-Discussion.

PHAR 438. Introduction to Drug Information. 1 hour.

Content will focus on omparing and contrasting primary, secondary, and tertiary resources, including their relative value and trustworthiness. Students will gain skills necessary to conduct systematic searches and extract information from appropriate sources.

PHAR 439. Pharmacoepidemiology and Biostatistical Reasoning. 1 hour.

The principles of biostatistics and epidemiology relevant to pharmacy practice and pharmacoepidemiology (e.g., probability, descriptive and inferential statistics, measures of association and causality, and measures of excess risk) will be reviewed.

PHAR 440. Evidence-Based Medicine. 2 hours.

Focuses on the evaluation of clinical research in the literature and its application to patient care decisions. Application and interpretation of statistical methods will be reviewed in the context of study designs.

PHAR 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. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): Acceptance into the Doctor of Pharmacy program.

PHAR 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. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): PHAR 342.

PHAR 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. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): PHAR 441. Class Schedule Information: To be properly registered, students must enroll in one Laboratory-Discussion and one Lecture-Discussion.

PHAR 461. Pharmacy and the U.S. Healthcare System. 2 hours.

Introduction to the philosophy and mission of the pharmacy profession, the evolution of practice, and elements of the U.S. Healthcare System.

PHAR 462. Social and Behavioral Pharmacy. 2 hours.

Emphasizes the broader social and health systems-related issues that surround and affect patient care provided by pharmacists, nature of disease, illness and self-identity, patient, behavior change, physician prescribing.

PHAR 463. Personal and Professional Development. 2 hours.

Imparts knowledge, skills, abilities, behaviors and attitudes necessary for personal and professional competence and development, reinforcing the concepts of self-awareness, leadership, innovation, entrepreneurship, and professionalism.

PHAR 464. Patient Safety. 1 hour.

Reviews topics related to patient safety. Prevalence and risk factors for error in healthcare settings, systematic approaches to risk assessment and error investigation, and methods to improve health system safety will be covered.