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COP*500. Special Project DDBS. An individualized program of study or research arranged by consultation between student and faculty member. Credit is variable and the course may be repeated for credit. A project description, including the number of credit hours, must be signed and dated by both the student and faculty member and submitted to the Dean's Office for registration. Independent study format. Prerequisite: second or third professional year standing. 1.0 s.h.

COP*501. History of Pharmacy. This course reviews the history of pharmacy from the pre-historic roots to the present. Special emphasis on South Carolina's pharmacy history, including evolution of education. Students will have access to historical artifacts and equipment. Three field trips to area museums and collections are included. 2 s.h.

COP*502. Clin Immunnology & Transplant. The course will build upon principles of Immunology covered in Microbiology/Immunology (SCCP 610) to include monitoring the Immune system, hypersensitivity reactions, and the principles of solid organ transplantation and role of a pharmacist in transplantation. Course Credit Hours: 2 prerequisite: second or third year professional year standing. Honors/Pass/Fail

COP*503. Special Project CPOS. An individualized program of study or research arranged by consultation between student and faculty member. Credit is variable and the course may be repeated for credit. A project description, including the number of credit hours, must be signed and dated by both the student and faculty member and submitted to the Dean's Office for registration. Independent study format. Prerequisite: second or third professional year standing. 0.5 s.h.

COP*504. Health Systems Pharmacy. An overview of the provision of pharmacy services in various health systems is provided. Approaches to organizational structure, pharmacy services, pharmacist practice roles are reviewed. Selected concepts of personnel management associated with pharmacists and technical personnel. 2 s.h.

COP*505. Personal Finance. This course is designed to provide the health care practitioner with the knowledge and skills to manage their personal finances in an effective manner. After successfully completing this course, the student will be able to understand the process for making personal financial decisions; establish personal financial goals; evaluate the factors that influence personal financial planning; and apply strategies for attaining personal financial goals. 3 s.h.

COP*506. Pediatric Pharmacotherapy. This challenging course is designed to provide the student with increased eposure to disease states medication issues, and clinical decision-making skills specific to the pediatric population. Pediatrics is an Integral component to most pharmacy careers, and gaining a greater understanding of the patient population's challenges and nuances is necessary to become a confident and well-rounded practitioner. This elective also seeds to provide exposure to the pediatric pharmacy community, including experts in the subspecialty areas and organzations 2 s.h.

COP*510. Acute Care Therapeutics. A disease oriented approach and organ integrated approach to the care of patients with acute illnesses managed in the in-patient hospital setting. Students will learn common diseases processes that affect the acutely ill hospitalized patient and the appropriate pharmacotherapy to treat these patients. This course focuses on developing critical thinking and problem solving skills, and integrating material from this course and previous courses in a case-based format.

COP*511. Drug Interactions. This course is designed to prepare students to appropriately recognize, predict, assess, and manage drug interactions that are encountered in pharmacy practice. 2.0 s.h.

COP*514. Intro to Clinical Pharmacy. This course will build upon the principles of pathophysiology, medication administration, and patient interaction to include: developing advanced skills in patient assessment (SOAP notes), taking accurate medication histories, and providing effective patient counseling. Students will understand the role of the pharmacist in discussing patient issues such as, access to medications, adherence, assessing understanding to improve compliance, and sensitive patient issues.

COP*515. Clinical Infectious Diseases. This course is designed to build on prior knowledge and principles relevant to infectious diseases management learned in clinical microbiology, pharmacology and pharmacotherapy to enable to the student to integrate this knowledge in the care of patients. Advanced topics will add to the learner's foundational knowledge to provide further insight into contemporary management of patients with infectious diseases. Students will gain practical experience in planning and suggesting pharmacotherapeutic plans in team based exercises in which contemporary literature and national guidelines form the basis for contemporary therapy via case presentations. 2.0 s.h.

COP*516. Clinical Veterinary Pharmacy. The elective, Clinical Veterinary Pharmacy, is a unique class that will cover anatomy, physiology, and pharmacotherapy in approximately 10 species. There will be an emphasis on various areas of veterinary pharmacy including drug information, laws, and ethics of veterinary pharmacy, various disease states and proper treatment, toxicology and parasitology, and patient specific case based clinical evaluations. Class discussion will also allow for prescription reviews, discussing the creation of patient specific dosage forms, and counseling on proper medication administration. 2.0 s.h.

COP*517. Pharmaceutical Industry. This course will provide students with an overview of the pharmaceutical industry with an emphasis on the drug development process, including sales, clinical research, regulatory affairs, and marketing. Pharmaceutical company representatives will serve as guest lecturers and discuss their roles in their company. 2.0 s.h.

COP*518. Special Topics in Compounding. The PCCA Boot Camp portion of the course is a full two-day intensive, on-site, hands on training laboratory that introduces students to unique dosage forms, basic compounding techniques, legal and regulatory updates, and quality and safety aspects used by modern compounding pharmacists. Students gain exposure to the issues related to pharmacy ownership and the feasibility of opening their own compounding pharmacy. Additionally, students will be introduced to Advanced Compounding techniques and related concepts not covered in the COP 630 prerequisite course. Students will be required to submit a project assignment which will consist of three possible options: 1)writing a paper on a compounding related topic, 2)completing an instructional design exercise by creating a unique laboratory session or, 3)preparing and delivering a 30 minute slide presentation dealing with a current topic or trends in the field of compounding. PCCA Boot Camp graduates are eligible to complete PCCA Institute's Advanced and Veterinary compounding courses(not for COP credit) and are eligible to apply for a fourth year month-long rotation at PCCA in Sugarland TX. 2.0 s.h.

COP*519. Compounding Boot Camp. The PCCA Boot Camp portion of the course is a full two-day intensive, on-site, hands on training laboratory that introduces students to unique dosage forms, basic compounding techniques, legal and regulatory updates,and quality and safety aspects used by modern compounding pharmacists. Students gain exposure to the issues related to pharmacy ownership and the feasibility of opening their own compounding pharmacy. Additionally, students will be introduced to Advanced Compounding techniques and related concepts not covered in the COP 630 prerequisite course. PCCA Boot Camp graduates are eligible to complete PCCA Institute's Advanced and Veterinary Compounding courses (not for COP credit) and are eligible to apply for a fourth year, month-long rotation at PCCA in Sugarland TX. 1.0 s.h.

COP*520. Managed Care Pharmacy. The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the professional practice opportunities in Managed Care for Pharmacists. This course will explore the role of Pharmacists in Managed Care as well as an overview of opportunities within a Phamacy Benefit Management Company. Students will be exposed to aspects within Managed Care which will prepare them for a future career opportunity as a Pharmacist. Students will also be introduced to Pharmacy Benifit Management and the role of a Pharmacist within that career path.

COP*521. Medication Safety. The main goal of this elective course is to promote the culture of medication safety among future pharmacists while recognizing all operational processes currently in place within hospitals, retail pharmacies and other health systems to prevent and act upon medication errors. The course will allow students to explore the humanity, the multidisciplinary and legal aspects fo a medication error by interacting with healthcare professionals who have been directly involved in an event related to medication safety. Methods for identifying and implementing processes for medication safety improvements via archived cases that were reported within local health systems and other settings will be presented to students.

COP*522. Mind-Body Wellness. This mind-body wellness elective course incorporates and teaches students skills to build self-wellness. Students will experience these techniques in order to understand their clinical use. During this course a student will learn about meditation, breathing techniques, mindfulness, and other wellness activities that can promote wellness and reduce anxiety and stress.

COP*523. Emergency Medicine. This course is designed to build on prior knowledge and principles relevant to infectious diseases management learned in clinical microbiology, pharmacology and pharmacotherapy to enable the student to integrate this knowledge in the care of patients. Advanced topics will add to the learner's foundational knowledge to provide further insight into comtemporary management of patients with infectious diseases. Students will gain practical experience in planning and suggesting pharmacotherapeutic plans in team based exercises in which contemporary literature and national guidelines form the basis for contemporary therapy via case presentations. 3.0 s.h.

COP*524. Emotional Intelligence I. Developing and refining emotional intelligence(EI) is key to your college, career and personal success. During this class you will have the opportunity to critically evaluate your EQ-I 2.0 self-assessment results, practice EI, and demononstrate EI behaviors. This course will help you 1. better understand yourself and why you react to certain situations the way you do. 2. accept responsibility for your behavior, 3. work effectively to resolve conflicts in a respectful and constructive way. 0.5 s.h.

COP*526. Medication Therapy Management. APhA's Delivering Medication Therapy Management Services certificate program presents a systematic approach for developing, implementing, delivering and sustaining MTM services. It includes an overview of the marketplace for delivering MTM services, guidance for implementing MTM services in pharmacy practice, a review of the essential skills and knowledge needed for performing MTM successfully,and an organized process for identifying medication-related problems. This course will also integrate case-based discussions of medication therapy management. Students will be given the opportunity to conduct MTM sessions in person,via telephone and via telehealth (video-based). 2.0 s.h.

COP*601. Foundations Patho & Pharm I. This is the first course in a 2-semester sequence providing important physiologic, pathophysiologic and pharmacologic principles and concepts that will be utilized in subsequent courses in which appropriate pharmacotherapeutic approaches towards treating diseases processes will be discussed. 2.0 s.h.

COP*603. Foundations Patho & Pharm II. This is the second course in a 2-semester sequence providing important physiologic, pathophysiologic and pharmacologic principles and concepts that will be utilized in subsequent courses in which appropriate pharmacotherapeutic approaches towards treating diseases processes will be discussed. Prerequisite: first professional year standing. 4.0 s.h.

COP*605. Intro to Pharmacy Practice. Introduction to the professional issues relevant to the practice of pharmacy. 2 s.h.

COP*607. Dosage Forms & Drug Deliv Sys. A study of the physiochemical principles of the formulation, preparation, properties, and performance of the pharmaceutical dosage forms including: aqueous and non-aqueous liquids, suspensions, emulsions, solid unit oral dosage forms, sustained and controlled delivery preparations as well as rectal, parenteral, and biological delivery systems. Clinical application of the various dosage forms in patient care will be discussed. 4.0 s.h.

COP*609. PharmChem & Pharmgenomics I. This is the first of a 2-course sequence which begins with an introduction to the scientific principles underlying pharmaceutical chemistry and pharmacogenomics. The relationships of molecular structure to drug absorption, distribution, metabolism and excretion are explained. The chemical mechanisms of drug therapeutic actions and adverse events are exlpored. An emphasis is place on the pharmacogenomic basic of individualized/optimized drug therapy. 3.0 s.h.

COP*611. PharmChem & Pharmgenomics II. This is the second of the 2-course sequence addressing the pharmaceutical chemistry and Pharmacogenomics of drug therapy. Emphasis is now shifted to the molecular basis of pharmacotherapy as organized by drug class. The chemical mechanisms of drug actions are addressed in the context of current advances in personized medicine, e.g., gene-dose effects, phono coping, and allelic variants influencing the rational selection of first line agents for the individual patient. Prerequisite: first professional year standing. 3.0 s.h.

COP*615. Pharmaceutical Biochemistry. This course covers the molecular and biochemical basis of human metabolism, the role it plays in disease and the biochemical basis of drug action. The properties, function and interaction of biological molecules and major biochemical pathways are covered. Emphasis is placed on the molecular basis of human metabolism, causes of human diseases, and how drugs produce biological effects. 3.0 s.h.

COP*616. Pharmaceutical Biotechnology. The course focuses on nucleic acids (DNA/RNA) as the core theme. This includes the eukaryotic cell cycle, meiosis, replication, transcription, translation, and repair. Recombinant DNA technology is covered as applied to the study of human health and to the production of biological agents intended for use in disease therapy. Antibodies are covered from the perspective of their use in diagnostic tests, as well as the utilization of antibodies and their conjugates as therapeutics. The concepts and applications of gene therapy and RNA silencing are also taught. 2.0 s.h.

COP*618. Self Care & Comp Medicine. Self-Care & complementary Medicine is a course that will review the indications, contraindications, and cautions involved with the recommendation and dispensing of nonprescription (OTC) drug items and complementary medicines. The course will provide the pharmacy student with a wide range of current information regarding nonprescription therapies, including OTC products, herbals, and alternative medicine therapies, which will allow the student to make appropriate decisions regarding product selection and use by patients for self-care. 4.0 s.h.

COP*620. Intro to Drug Information. This course is designed to provide students with an overview of drug information practice and to expose them to basic drug information skills and resources that will facilitate learning in other courses and help them provide medication information to individuals. 1.0 s.h.

COP*625. Pharmacy Calculations. This course develops the mathematic skills and knowledge required in various pharmacy practice settings. Students will be introduced to the Apothecary and Avoirdupois systems of measurement and will perform interconversions between these measurement systems and the metric system. Problem solving skills will be developed as students become proficient in basic math skills used to solve pharmacy calculations based word problems which are commonly seen in a variety of practice settings, including community, compounding, hospital, and nuclear pharmacy. 1.0 s.h.

COP*627. Medical Terminology. A thorough knowledge of medical terminology is an essential building block in pharmacy education. This course will aid the student in learning the language and terminology used in other pharmacy courses and all areas of pharmacy practice. 1.0 s.h.

COP*630. Compounding & App Pharm Lab. The art, science, and technology of pharmacy compounding. 1.0 s.h.

COP*632. Intro to Community Pharm Lab. Interactive laboratory session designed to provide students with a thorough understanding of community pharmacy practice skills, to include the knowledge of prescription and drug order processing necessary to function in community pharmacy practice at a basic level. 1.0 s.h.

COP*640. Clinical Applications I. Case-based discussions that integrate and demonstrate applicability of other course material. 1.0 s.h.

COP*650. Intro Pharm Pract Exper Comm. Introduction to the practice of pharmacy in the community pharmacy setting. Forty hours of directed experience per week for four weeks. 4 s.h.

COP*651. Advanced IPPE I- Community. Students with a minimum of 160 hours working as a pharmacy intern in a community setting are eligible for this course. The intern's supervisor must recommend the student for this experience and confirm that all competencies for the standard introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience have been achieved through their work as a community pharmacy intern. This advanced IPPE allows eligible students to gain experience in higher level administrative functions in community pharmacy. 4.0 s.h.

COP*702. Pathophys and Pharmacology I. Building on Foundations of Pathophysiology & Pharmacology I and II, this course is the first in the four-semester course sequence aimed at integrating the discussion of specific disease states and the mechanisms of action of the pharmacologic agents used to treat those disease states. This knowledge will be applied in a parallel sequence of courses in Pharmacotherapy primarily using an organ system based approach emphasizing pharmaceutical care and disease management. 3 s.h.

COP*704. Pathophys and Pharmacology II. Building on Foundations in Pathophysiology and Pharmacology I, this will be the second in a 4-semester sequence of courses aimed at integrating the discussion of specific disease states and the mechanism of action of the pharmacologic agents used to treat those disease states. This knowledge will be integrated, utilized and applied in a parallel sequence of ourses in Pharmacotherapy using an organ system based approach emphasizing pharmaceutical care and disease management. 3 s.h.

COP*712. Pharmacotherapy I. This course is the first in a 4-semester sequence of courses providing a systems-based approach to pharmaceutical care and disease management. Students will learn about disease prevention and health promotion, as well as the drug and non-drug therapy of acute and chronic diseases seen in both hospitalized and ambulatory patients. Emphasis is placed on preventing, identifying, and solving drug related problems. 4 s.h.

COP*714. Pharmacotherapy II. This course is the second in a 4-semester sequence of courses providing a systems-based approach to pharmaceutical care and disease management. Students will learn about disease prevention and health promotion, as well as the drug and non-drug therapy of acute and chronic diseases seen in both hospitalized and ambulatory patients. Emphasis is placed on preventing, identifying, and solving drug related problems. 4 s.h.

COP*717. Clinical Microbiology. This course will build upon the student's existing microbiology knowledge and provide a deeper understanding of etiology, epidemiology, pathogenesis, and symptoms of common pathogens. This course will prepare the student for infectious diseases pharmacotherapy. 2 s.h.

COP*720. Clinical Pharmacokinetics. Clinical application of basic pharmacokinetic principles to safe and effective patient management with emphasis on design of dosage regimens, therapeutic monitoring, and adjustment of therapy. Application illustrated and practiced through discussions and case examples. 3 s.h.

COP*722. Biopharm & Pharmacokinetics. Study of the pharmacokinetics of drug absorption, distribution, and elimination (metabolism and excretion). Introductory application of pharmacokinetics to drug interactions and dosage regimen design and adjustment, selected disease states, and special populations. 2 s.h.

COP*725. Outcomes Design & Assessment. This course teaches common statistical methods nd study designs used in pharmacoepidemiology and outcomes research, as well as to issues related to the measurement, analysis, and interpretation of results of clinical trials and outcomes studies. 3 s.h.

COP*731. Intro to Health Systems Lab. In the laboratory setting, students are introduced to various disciplines of pharmacy in the institutional setting. This laboratory environment focuses on skill sets and base knowledge required of clinical pharmacists in these settings and seeks to lay a foundation of professionalism and critical thinking skills. 1 s.h.

COP*733. Applied Health Systems Lab. In the laboratory setting, students apply basic skills and knowledge acquired in COP 731 through various mechanisms and activities requiring critical thinking and problem solving. The Laboratory continues to hone student professionalism. 1 s.h.

COP*742. Clinical Applications II. Case-based discussions that integrate and demonstrate applicability of other course material in patient care. 1 s.h.

COP*744. Clinical Applications III. Case-based discussions that integrate and demonstrate applicability of other course material in patient care. 1 s.h.

COP*750. Intro Pharm Prac Exp Hospital. Introduction to the practice of the pharmacy in the hospital setting. Forty hours of directed experience per week for four weeks. 4.0 s.h.

COP*751. Longitudinal IPPE Hospital I. Introduction to the practice of pharmacy in the hospital setting. One week orientation prior to starting the fall semester. This longitudinal course will be four hours of directed experience per week across both the fall and spring semesters. 2.0 s.h.

COP*752. Longitudinal IPPE Hospital II. Introduction to the practice of pharmacy in the hospital setting. This longitudinal course will be four hours of directed experience per week across both the fall and spring semesters. 2.0 s.h.

COP*753. Advanced Hospital IPPE. Students with a minimum of 160 hours working as a pharmacy intern in a hospital or health system are eligible for this course. The intern's supervisor must recommend the student for this experience and confirm that all competencies for the standard introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience have been achieved through their work as a hospital pharmacy intern. This advanced IPPE allows eligible students to gain experience in higher level, administrative functions in health systems pharmacy. 4.0 s.h.

COP*804. Health Care Syst & Management. This course provides insight and understanding of the U.S. health care system and pharmacy's role within that system. Managerial skills and concepts are taught to allow pharmacists to maximize their contribution to this health care system and to the patients it serves. 3.0 s.h.

COP*805. Pharmacy Law and Ethics. This course teaches federal and state laws and regulations governing the practice of pharmacy and introduction to the professional and ethical issues relevant to the practice of pharmacy. Prerequisite: third professional year standing. 3.0 s.h.

COP*806. Pathophysiology & Pharmac III. Building on Pathophysiology and Pharmacology I and II, this will be the third in a 4-semester sequence of courses aimed at integrating the discussion of specific disease states and the mechanism of action of the pharmacologic agents used to treat those disease states. This knowledge will be integrated, utilized and applied in a parallel sequence of courses in pharmacotherapy using an organ system based approach emphasizing pharmaceutical care and disease management. 3.0 s.h.

COP*808. Pathophys and Pharmacology IV. Building on Pathophysiology and Pharmacology I,II, and III, this will be the fourth in a four-semester sequence of courses aimed at integrating the discussion of specific disease states and the mechanism of action of the pharmacologic agents used to treat those disease states. This knowledge will be integrated, utilized and applied in a parallel sequence of courses in Pharmacotherapy using an organ system based approach emphasizing pharmaceutical care and disease management. Prerequisites: COP 806;third professional year standing. 2.0 s.h.

COP*816. Pharmacotherapy III. This course is the third in a 4-semester sequence of courses providing a systems-based approach to pharmaceutical care and disease management. Students will learn about disease prevention and health promotion, as well as the drug and non-drug therapy of acute and chronic diseases seen in both hospitalized and ambulatory patients. Emphasis is placed on preventing, identifying, and solving drug related problems. 4.0 s.h.

COP*818. Pharmacotherapy IV. This course is the fourth in a 4-semester sequence of courses providing a systems-based approach to pharmaceutical care and disease management. Students will learn about disease prevention and health promotion, as well as the drug and non-drug therapy of acute and chronic diseases seen in both hospitalized and ambulatory patients. Emphasis is placed on preventing, identifying, and solving drug related problems. 5.0 s.h.

COP*821. Advanced Drug Information. This course is designed to provide students with advanced drug information practice and critical literature evaluation skills. This course provides students with the requisite skills to facilitate life-long learning. 2.0 s.h.

COP*834. Applied Community Pharm Lab. Provide students with an advanced knowledge of prescription and drug order processing, and assist them in the development of appropriate skills necessary for provision of pharmaceutical care to patients in the community setting, through the use of medication profiles, patient counseling, personal interviews, and appropriate prescription and nonprescription drug information. 1.0 s.h.

COP*836. Clinical Assessment. Development of clinical assessment skills necessary in the provision of pharmaceutical care to patients with a variety of disease states in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Students will combine physical assessment skills, patient counseling skills, and pharmacotherapy knowledge and apply this information to patient care related activities in various clinical settings. Prerequisite: third professional year standing. 3.0 s.h.

COP*846. Clinical Applications IV. Case-based discussions that integrate and demostrate applicability of other course material in patient care. Students may also have discussions, presentations, and written assignments that incorporate new and previously learned material. 1.0 s.h.

COP*848. Clinical Applications V. A capstone course, where case studies of complex patients will bring together concepts learned throughout the previous semesters in the professional program. Students may also have discussions, presentations, and written assignments that incorporate new and previously learned material. Prerequisite: third professional year standing. 1.0 s.h.

COP*901. Acute Gen Med Pharm Exp I. This required advanced pharmacy practice experience(APPE) provides clinical pharmacy activity on a variety of adult and pediatric medicine inpatient services including cardiology, critical care, emergency medicine, geriatrics, gastrointestinal, infectious disease, nephrology, OB-GYN, oncology, psychiatry, pulmonary and transplant. The APPE provides and exposure to a variety of disease states that allows the student to gain experience monitoring drug therapy and to participate in the therapeutic decision making process. Additional competencies to be achieved during this APPE include: (1) how to develop a problem list, (2) how to present a patient, (3) how to develop and implement a monitoring plan, (4) how to take a medication history, (5) how to respond to a drug information request, and (6) review the policies and procedures at the institution. Course Format: 4 credit hours, one month of supervised advanced pharmacy practice for at least 40 hours per week. 4.0 s.h.

COP*902. Acute Gen Med Pharm Exp II. This required advanced pharmacy practice experience (APPE) provides clinical pharmacy activity on a variety of adult and pediatric medicine inpatient services including cardiology, critical care, emergency medicine, geriatrics, gastrointestinal, infectious disease, nephrology, OB-GYN, oncology, psychiatry, pulmonary and transplant. The APPE provides and exposure to a variety of disease states that allows the student to gain experience monitoring drug therapy and to participate in the therapeutic decision making process. Additional competencies to be achieved during this APPE include: (1) how to develop a problem list, (2) how to present a patient, (3) how to develop and imnplement a monitoring plan, (4) how to take medication history, (5) how to respond to a drug information request, and (6) review the policies and procedures at the institution. One month of supervised advanced pharmacy practice for at least 40 hours per week. 4.0 s.h.

COP*903. Acute Gen Med Pharm Exp III. This required advanced pharmacy practice experience (APPE) provides clinical pharmacy activity on a variety of adult and pediatric medicine inpatient services including cardiology, critical care, emergency medicine, geriatrics, gastrointestinal, infectious disease, nephrology, OB-GYN, oncology, psychiatry, pulmonary and transplant. The APPE provides and exposure to a variety of disease states that allows the student to gain experience monitoring drug therapy and to participate in the therapeutic decision making process. Additional competencies to be achieved during this APPE include: (1) how to develop a problem list, (2) how to present a patient, (3) how to develop and imnplement a monitoring plan, (4) how to take medication history, (5) how to respond to a drug information request, and (6) review the policies and procedures at the institution. One month of supervised advanced pharmacy practice for at least 40 hours per week. 4.0 s.h.

COP*904. Acute Gen Med Pharm Exp IV. This required advanced pharmacy practice experience (APPE) provides clinical pharmacy activity on a variety of adult and pediatric medicine inpatient services including cardiology, critical care, emergency medicine, geriatrics, gastrointestinal, infectious disease, nephrology, OB-GYN, oncology, psychiatry, pulmonary and transplant. The APPE provides and exposure to a variety of disease states that allows the student to gain experience monitoring drug therapy and to participate in the therapeutic decision making process. Additional competencies to be achieved during this APPE include: (1) how to develop a problem list, (2) how to present a patient, (3) how to develop and imnplement a monitoring plan, (4) how to take medication history, (5) how to respond to a drug information request, and (6) review the policies and procedures at the institution. One month of supervised advanced pharmacy practice for at least 40 hours per week. 4.0 s.h.

COP*905. Acute Gen Med Pharm Exp V. This required advanced pharmacy practice experience (APPE) provides clinical pharmacy activity on a variety of adult and pediatric medicine inpatient services including cardiology, critical care, emergency medicine, geriatrics, gastrointestinal, infectious disease, nephrology, OB-GYN, oncology, psychiatry, pulmonary and transplant. The APPE provides and exposure to a variety of disease states that allows the student to gain experience monitoring drug therapy and to participate in the therapeutic decision making process. Additional competencies to be achieved during this APPE include: (1) how to develop a problem list, (2) how to present a patient, (3) how to develop and imnplement a monitoring plan, (4) how to take medication history, (5) how to respond to a drug information request, and (6) review the policies and procedures at the institution. One month of supervised advanced pharmacy practice for at least 40 hours per week. 4.0 s.h.

COP*906. Acute Gen Med Pharm Exp Vi. This required advanced pharmacy practice experience (APPE) provides clinical pharmacy activity on a variety of adult and pediatric medicine inpatient services including cardiology, critical care, emergency medicine, geriatrics, gastrointestinal, infectious disease, nephrology, OB-GYN, oncology, psychiatry, pulmonary and transplant. The APPE provides and exposure to a variety of disease states that allows the student to gain experience monitoring drug therapy and to participate in the therapeutic decision making process. Additional competencies to be achieved during this APPE include: (1) how to develop a problem list, (2) how to present a patient, (3) how to develop and imnplement a monitoring plan, (4) how to take medication history, (5) how to respond to a drug information request, and (6) review the policies and procedures at the institution. One month of supervised advanced pharmacy practice for at least 40 hours per week. 4.0 s.h.

COP*907. Acute Gen Med Pharm Exp Vii. This required advanced pharmacy practice experience (APPE) provides clinical pharmacy activity on a variety of adult and pediatric medicine inpatient services including cardiology, critical care, emergency medicine, geriatrics, gastrointestinal, infectious disease, nephrology, OB-GYN, oncology, psychiatry, pulmonary and transplant. The APPE provides and exposure to a variety of disease states that allows the student to gain experience monitoring drug therapy and to participate in the therapeutic decision making process. Additional competencies to be achieved during this APPE include: (1) how to develop a problem list, (2) how to present a patient, (3) how to develop and imnplement a monitoring plan, (4) how to take medication history, (5) how to respond to a drug information request, and (6) review the policies and procedures at the institution. One month of supervised advanced pharmacy practice for at least 40 hours per week. 4.0 s.h.

COP*911. Amb Care Pharm Prac I. This required advanced pharmacy practice experience(APPE) involves the student in the daily provision of clinical pharmacy services in the ambulatory care setting including anticoagulation, geriatrics, HIV, indian Health Services, oncology, pain management, and primary care. Responsibilities include providing drug therapy for disease states commonly encountered in the outpatient setting, providing drug regimen reviews, physical assessment and interviewing patients to elicit drug histories, health status, and adherence to therapy. A significant aspect of this rotation pertains to the long-term management of chronically ill patients. Course Format: 4 credit hours; one month of supervised advanced pharmacy practice for at least 40 hours per week. 4.0 s.h.

COP*912. Amb Care Pharm Exp II. This required advanced pharmacy practice (APPE) involves the student in the daily provision of clinical pharmacy services in the ambulatory care setting including anticoagulation, geriatrics, HIV, Indian Health Services, oncology, pain management, and primary care. Responsibilities include providing drug therapy for disease states commonly encounterd in the outpatient setting, providing drug regimen reviews, physical assessment and interviewing patients to elicit drug histories, health status, and adherence to therapy. A significant aspect of this rotation pertains to the long-term management of chronically ill patients. One month of supervised advanced pharmacy practice for at least 40 hours per week. 4.0 s.h.

COP*913. Amb Care Pharm Exp III. This required advanced pharmacy practice (APPE) involves the student in the daily provision of clinical pharmacy services in the ambulatory care setting including anticoagulation, geriatrics, HIV, Indian Health Services, oncology, pain management, and primary care. Responsibilities include providing drug therapy for disease states commonly encounterd in the outpatient setting, providing drug regimen reviews, physical assessment and interviewing patients to elicit drug histories, health status, and adherence to therapy. A significant aspect of this rotation pertains to the long-term management of chronically ill patients. One month of supervised advanced pharmacy practice for at least 40 hours per week. 4.0 s.h.

COP*914. Amb Care Pharm Exp IV. This required advanced pharmacy practice experience(APPE) involves the student in the daily provision of clinical pharmacy services in the ambulatory care setting including anticoagulation, geriatrics, HIV, Indian Health Services, oncology, pain management, and primary care. Responsibilities include providing drug therapy for disease states commonly encountered in the outpatient setting, providing drug regimen, reviews, physical assessment and interviewing patients to elicit drug histories, health status, and adherence to therapy. A significant aspect of this rotation pertains to the long-term management of chronically ill patients. One month of supervised advanced pharmacy practice for at least 40 hours per week. 4.0 s.h.

COP*915. Amb Care Pharm Exp V. This required advanced pharmacy practice experience(APPE) involves the student in the daily provision of clinical pharmacy services in the ambulatory care setting including anticoagulation, geriatrics, HIV, Indian Health Services, oncology, pain management, and primary care. Responsibilities include providing drug therapy for disease states commonly encountered in the outpatient setting, providing drug regimen reviews, physical assessment and interviewing patients to elicit drug histories, health status, and adherence to therapy. A significant aspect of this rotation pertains to the long-term management of chronically ill patients. One month of supervised advanced pharmacy practice for at least 40 hours per week. 4.0 s.h.

COP*916. Amb Care Pharm Exp Vi. This required advanced pharmacy practice experience(APPE) involves the student in the daily provision of clinical pharmacy services in the ambulatory care setting including anticoagulation, geriatrics, HIV, Indian Health Services, oncology, pain management, and prinmary care. Responsibilities include providing drug therapy for disease states comnonly encountered in the outpatient setting, providing drug regimen reviews, physical assessment and interviewing patients to elicit drug histories, health status, and adherence to therapy. A significant aspect of this rotation pertains to the long-term management of chronically ill patients. One month of supervised advanced pharmacy practice fo at least 40 hours per week. 4.0 s.h.

COP*920. Community Pharm Prac I. This advanced pharmacy practice experience(APPE) builds upon the introductory pharmacy practice experience in community pharmacy. This APPE provides pharmacy experience in a variety of community settings including chain, clinic, compounding and independent. This emphasis is placed on patient counseling immunizations, medication therapy management, and/or compounding. Course Format: 4 credit hours, one month of supervised advanced pharmacy practice for at least 40 hours per week. 4.0 s.h.

COP*921. Comm Pharm Exp II. This advanced pharmacy practice experience(APPE) builds upon the introductory pharmacy practice experience in community pharmacy. This APPE provides pharmacy experience in a variety of community settings including chain, clinic, compounding and independent. This emphasis is placed on patient counseling immunizations, medication therapy management, and/or compounding. One mongh of supervised advanced pharmacy practice for at least 40 hours per week. 4.0 s.h.

COP*922. Comm Pharm Exp III. This advanced pharmacy practice experience(APPE) builds upon the introductory pharmacy practice experience in community pharmacy. This APPE provides pharmacy experience in a variety of community settings including chain, clinic, compounding and independent. This emphasis is placed on patient counseling immunizations, medical therapy management, and/or compounding. One month of supervised advanced pharmacy practice for a least 40 hours per week. 4.0 s.h.

COP*923. Comm Pharm Exp IV. This advanced pharmacy practice experience(APPE) builds upon the introductory pharmacy practice experience in community pharmacy. This APPE provides pharmacy experience in a variety of community settings including chain, clinic, compounding and independent. This emphasis is placed on patient counseling immmunizations, medication therapy management, and/or compounding. One month of supervised advanced pharmacy practice for at least 40 hours per week. 4.0 s.h.

COP*930. Hospital Health Sys Pharm I. This required advanced pharmacy practice experience(APPE) builds upon the introductory pharmacy practice experience in a hospital/health system setting. This APPE provides pharmacy experience in a variety of hospita/health system practice areas including regulatory compliance, human resources, patient care, informatics, and drug distribution process. Course Format: 4 credit hours, one month of supervised advanced pharmacy practice for at least 40 hours per week. 4.0 s.h.

COP*931. Hosp Health Sys Pharm Exp II. This advanced pharmacy practice experience (APPE) builds upon the introductory pharmacy practice experience in a hospital/health system setting. This additional APPE provides pharmacy experience in a variety of hospital/health system practice areas including regulatory compliance, human resources, patient care, informatics, and drug distribution process. One month of supervised advanced pharmacy practice for at least 40 hours per week. 4.0 s.h.

COP*932. Hosp Health Sys Pharm Exp III. This advanced pharmacy practice experience(APPE) builds upon the introductory pharmacy practice experience in a hospital/health system setting. This additional APPE provides pharmacy experience in a variety of hospital/health system practice areas including regulatory compliance, human resources, patient care, informatics, and drug distribution process. One month of supervised advanced pharmacy practice for at least 40 hours per week. 4.0 s.h.

COP*940. Elective Pharmacy Prac I. Elective pharmacy practice experiences provide students with the opportunity to explore a variety of pharmacy practice settings outside of the four core curricular categories (acute/general medicine, ambulatory care, community, and hospital/health system). These elective experiences are typically in non-traditional pharmacy settings and include, but are not limited to, academia, administration, drug information, industry, informatics, international, investigational drug services, long term care, mail order, managed care, nuclear, poison center, research and veterinary medicine. Course Format: 4 credit hours, one month of supervised advanced pharmacy practice for at least 40 hours per week. 4.0 s.h.

COP*941. Elective Pharm Prac Exp II. This elective pharmacy practice experiences provide students with the opportunity to explore a variety of pharmacy practice settings outside of the four core curricular categories (acute/general medicine, ambulatory care, community, and hospital/health system). These elective experiences are typically in non-traditional pharmacy settings and include, but are not limited to, academia, administration, drug information, industry, informatics, international, investigational drug services, long term care, mail order, managed care, nuclear, poison center, research and veterinary medicine. One month of supervised advanced pharmacy practice for at least 40 hours per week. 4.0 s.h.

COP*942. Elective Pharm Prac Exp III. This elective pharmacy practice experiences provide students with the opportunity to explore a variety of pharmacy practice settings outside of the four core curricular categories (acute/general medicine, ambulatoy care, community, and hospita/health system). These elective experiences are typically in non-traditional pharmacy settings and include, but are not limited to, academia, administration, drug information, industry, informatics, international, investigational drug services, long term care, mail order, managed care, nuclear, poison center, research and veterinary medicine One month of supervised advanced pharmacy practice for at least 40 hours per week. 4.0 s.h.

COP*943. Elective Pharm Prac Exp IV. This elective pharmacy practice experiences provide students with the opportunity to explore a variety of pharmacy practice settings outside of the four core curricular categories (acute/general medicine, ambulatory care, community, and hospital/health system). These elective experiences are typically in non-tradtional pharmacy settings and include, but are not limited to, academia, administration, drug information, industry, informatics, international, investigational drug services, long term care, mail order, managed care, nuclear poison center, research and veterinary medicine. One month of supervised advanced pharmacy practice for at least 40 hours per week. 4.0 s.h.

COP*944. Elective Pharm Prac Exp V. This elective pharmacy practice experiences provide students with the opportunity to explore a variety of pharmacy practice settings outside of the four core curricular categories (acute/general medicine, ambulatory care, community, and hospital/health system). These elective experiences are typically in non-traditional pharmacy settings and include, but are not limited to, academia, administration, drug information, industry, informatics, international, investigational drug services, long term care, mail order, managed care, nuclear, poison center, research and veterinary medicine. One month of supervised advanced pharmacy practice for at least 40 hours per week. 4.0 s.h.

COP*950. Grand Rounds. Regularly scheduled, formal, oral presentations with audiovisuals on controversial or new areas of pharmacotherapeutics,pharmacoeconomics, pharmaceutics, medicinal chemistry or pharmacy practice. A follow-up question and answer period examines the students ability to substantiate his/her conclusions. Content and presentation technique will be critiqued. 1.0 s.h.

CPPC*698. Preparation for Internship I. This course will prepare foreign pharmacists enrolled in the Graduate Certificate Program in Clinical Pharmacy Practice for their curricular training. Students will be introduced to the intricacies of the American health-system, the multiple responsibilities fulfilled by clinical pharmacists, and the various opportunities for interprofessional collaboration in hospital settings. Students will learn through different workshops, classroom attendance, discussions, reading assignments, and regular review sessions with the Program Director. 2 s.h.

CPPC*699. Preparation for Internship II. This course will build upon the course COP 698 (Preparation for Internship I). This course will focus on the clinical problem-solving skills necessary for the practice of clinical pharmacy in the U.S. hospitals providing high acuity patient care. Students will learn through different workshops, discussions, reading assignments, and review advanced knowledge related to acute care pharmacotherapy, clinical pharmacokinetics, applied microbiology, specialized drug information, and professional communication skills. Pharmacy practice, laws, and ethics within the U.S. health systems will also be discussed and compared to their native foreign health care system. 2 s.h.

CPPC*712. Pharmacotherapy I. This course is the first in a 4-semester sequence of courses providing a systems-based approach to pharmaceutical care and disease management. Students will learn about disease prevention and health promotion, as well as the drug and non-drug therapy of acute and chronic diseases seen in both hospitalized and ambulatory patients. Emphasis is placed on preventing,identifying and solving drug-related problems. 4 s.h.

CPPC*714. Pharmacotherapy II. This course is the second in a 4-semester sequence of courses providing a systems-based approach to pharmaceutical care and disease management. Students will learn about disease prevention and health promotion, as well as the drug and non-drug therapy of acute and chronic diseases seen in both hospitalized and ambulatory patients. Emphasis is placed on preventing, identifying and solving drug-related problems. 4 s.h.

CPPC*805. Pharmacy Law & Ethics. This course teaches federal and state laws and regulations governing the practice of pharmacy and introduction to the professional and ethical issues relevant to the practice of pharmacy. 3 s.h.

CPPC*816. Pharmacotherapy III. This course is the third in a 4-semester sequence of courses providing a systems-based approach to pharmaceutical care and disease management. Students will learn about disease prevention and health promotion, as well as the drug and non-drug therapy of acute and chronic diseases seen in both hospitalized and ambulatory patients. Emphasis is placed on preventing, identifying, and solving drug-related problems. 4 s.h.

CPPC*818. Pharmacotherapy IV. This course is the fourth in a 4-semester sequence of courses providing a systems-based approach to pharmaceutical care and disease management. Students will learn about disease prevention and health promotion, as well as the drug and non-drug therapy of acute and chronic diseases seen in both hospitalized and ambulatory patients. Emphasis is placed on preventing, identifying, and solving drug-related problems. 5 s.h.

CPPC*834. Applied Community Pharm Lab. Provide students with an advanced knowledge of prescription and drug order processing, and assist them in the development of appropriate skills necessary for provision of pharmaceutical care to patients in the community setting, through the use of medication profiles, patient counseling, personal interviews, and appropriate prescription and nonprescription drug information. 1.0 s.h.

CPPC*836. Clinical Assessment Lab. Development of clinical assessment skills necessary in the provision of pharmaceutical care to patients with a variety of disease states in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Students will combine physical assessment skills, patient counseling skills, and pharmacotherapy knowledge and apply this information to patient care related activities in various clinical settings. 1.0 s.h.

CPPC*901. Acute Gen Med Pharm Prac I. This advanced pharmacy practice experience(APPE) provides clinical pharmacy activity on a variety of adult and pediatric medicine inpatient services including cardiology, critical care, emergency medicine, geriatrics, gastrointestinal, infectious disease, nephrology, OB-GYN, oncology, psychiatry, pulmonary and transplant. The APPE provides an exposure to a variety of disease states that allows the student to gain experience monitoring drug therapy and to participate in the therapeutic decision making process. Additional competencies to be achieved during this APPE include: (1)how to develop a problem list, (2)how to present a patient, (3)how to develop and implement a monitoring plan, (4)how to take a medication history, (5)how to respond to a drug information request, and (6)review the policies and procedures at the institution. 4 s.h.

CPPC*902. Acute Gen Med Pharm Prac II. This advanced pharmacy practice experience(APPE) provides clinical pharmacy activity on a variety of adult and pediatric medicine inpatient services including cardiology, critical care, emergency medicine, geriatrics, gastrointestinal, infectious disease, nephrology, OB-GYN, oncology, psychiatry, pulmonary and transplant. The APPE provides an exposure to a variety of disease states that allows the student to gain experience monitoring drug therapy and to participate in the therapeutic decision making process. Additional competencies to be achieved during this APPE include: (1)how to develop a problem list, (2)how to present a patient, (3)how to develop and implement a monitoring plan, (4)how to take a medication history, (5)how to respond to a drug information request, and (6)review the policies and procedures at the institution. 4 s.h.

CPPC*903. Acute Gen Med Pharm Prac III. This advanced pharmacy practice experience(APPE) provides additional clinical pharmacy activity on a variety of adult and pediatric medicine inpatient services including cardiology, critical care,emergency medicine, geriatrics, gastrointestinal,infectious disease, nephrology, OB-GYN, oncology,psychiatry, pulmonary and transplant. The APPE provides an exposure to a variety of disease states that allows the student to gain experience monitoring drug therapy and to participate in the therapeutic decision making process. Additional competencies to be achieved during this APPE include: (1)how to develop a problem list, (2)how to present a patient, (3)how to develop and implement a monitoring plan, (4)how to take a medication history, (5)how to respond to a drug information request, and (6)review the policies and procedures at the institution. 4 s.h.

CPPC*904. Acute Gen Med Pharm Prac IV. This advanced pharmacy practice experience(APPE) provides additional clinical pharmacy activity on a variety of adult and pediatric medicine inpatient services including cardiology, critical care,emergency medicine, geriatrics, gastrointestinal,infectious disease, nephrology, OB-GYN, oncology,psychiatry, pulmonary and transplant. The APPE provides an exposure to a variety of disease states that allows the student to gain experience monitoring drug therapy and to participate in the therapeutic decision making process. Additional competencies to be achieved during this APPE include: (1)how to develop a problem list, (2)how to present a patient, (3)how to develop and implement a monitoring plan, (4)how to take a medication history, (5)how to respond to a drug information request, and (6)review the policies and procedures at the institution. 4 s.h.

CPPC*911. AMB CARE PARMACY PRAC I. This advanced pharmacy practice experience(APPE)involves the student in the daily provision of clinical pharmacy services in the ambulatory care setting including anticoagulation, geriatrics, HIV, Indian Health Services, oncology, pain management, and primary care. Responsibilities include providing drug therapy for disease states commonly encountered in the outpatient setting, providing drug regimen reviews, physical assessment and interviewing patients to elicit drug histories,health status, and adherence to therapy. A significant aspect of this rotation pertains to the long-term management of chronically ill patients. 4 s.h.

CPPC*912. AMB CARE PHARMACY PRAC II. This advanced pharmacy practice experience(APPE)involves the student in the daily provision of clinical pharmacy services in the ambulatory care setting including anticoagulation, geriatrics, HIV, Indian Health Services, oncology, pain management, and primary care. Responsibilities include providing drug therapy for disease states commonly encountered in the outpatient setting, providing drug regimen reviews, physical assessment and interviewing patients to elicit drug histories,health status, and adherence to therapy. A significant aspect of this rotation pertains to the long-term management of chronically ill patients. 4 s.h.

CPPC*913. AMB CARE PHARMACY PRAC III. This advanced pharmacy practice experience(APPE)involves the student in the daily provision of clinical pharmacy services in the ambulatory care setting including anticoagulation, geriatrics, HIV, Indian Health Services, oncology, pain management, and primary care. Responsibilities include providing drug therapy for disease states commonly encountered in the outpatient setting, providing drug regimen reviews, physical assessment and interviewing patients to elicit drug histories,health status, and adherence to therapy. A significant aspect of this rotation pertains to the long-term management of chronically ill patients. 4 s.h.

CPPC*920. Community Pharm Prac I. This advanced pharmacy practice experience(APPE) builds upon the introductory pharmacy practice experience in community pharmacy. This APPE provides pharmacy experience in a variety of community settings including chain, clinic, compounding and independent. The emphasis is placed on patient counseling,immunizations, medication therapy management, and/or compounding. 4 s.h.

CPPC*921. Community Pharm Prac II. This advanced pharmacy practice experience(APPE) builds upon the introductory pharmacy practice experience in community pharmacy. This APPE provides additional pharmacy experience in a variety of community settings including chain, clinic,compounding and independent. The emphasis is placed on patient counseling,immunizations, medication therapy management, and/or compounding. 4 s.h.

CPPC*922. Community Pharm Prac III. This advanced pharmacy practice experience(APPE) builds upon the introductory pharmacy practice experience in community pharmacy. This APPE provides additional pharmacy experience in a variety of community settings including chain, clinic,compounding and independent. The emphasis is placed on patient counseling,immunizations, medication therapy management, and/or compounding. 4 s.h.

CPPC*930. Hospital Health Sys Pharm I. This advanced pharmacy practice experience(APPE) builds upon the introductory pharmacy practice experience in a hospital/health system setting. This APPE provides pharmacy experience in a variety of hospital/health system practice areas including regulatory compliance, human resources, patient care, informatics, and drug distribution process. 4 s.h.

CPPC*931. Hospital Health Sys Pharm II. This advanced pharmacy practice experience(APPE) builds upon the introductory pharmacy practice experience in a hospital/health system setting. This APPE provides pharmacy experience in a variety of hospital/health system practice areas including regulatory compliance, human resources, patient care, informatics, and drug distribution process. 4 s.h.

CPPC*932. Hospital Health Sys Pharm III. This advanced pharmacy practice experience(APPE) builds upon the introductory pharmacy practice experience in a hospital/health system setting. This APPE provides pharmacy experience in a variety of hospital/health system practice areas including regulatory compliance, human resources, patient care, informatics, and drug distribution process. 4 s.h.

CPPC*940. Elective Pharm Practice I. Elective pharmacy practice experiences provide students with the opportunity to explore a variety of pharmacy practice settings outside of the four core curricular categories (acute/general medicine, ambulatory care, community, and hospital/health system). These elective experiences are typically in non-traditional pharmacy settings and include, but are not limited to, academics, administration, drug information, industry, informatics, international, investigational drug services, long term care, mail order, managed care, nuclear poison center, research and veterinary medicine. 4.0 s.h.

CPPC*941. Elective Pharm Pract II. Elective pharmacy practice experiences provide students with the opportunity to explore a variety of pharmacy practice settings outside of the four core curricular categories (acute/general medicine, ambulatory care, community, and hospital/health system). These elective experiences are typically in non-traditional pharmacy settings and include, but are not limited to, academics, administration, drug information, industry, informatics, international, investigational drug services, long term care, mail order, managed care, nuclear poison center, research and veterinary medicine. 4.0 s.h.

CPPC*942. Elective Pharm Practice III. Elective pharmacy practice experiences provide students with the opportunity to explore a variety of pharmacy practice settings outside of the four core curricular categories (acute/general medicine, ambulatory care, community, and hospital/health system). These elective experiences are typically in non-traditional pharmacy settings and include, but are not limited to, academics, administration, drug information, industry, informatics, international, investigational drug services, long term care, mail order, managed care, nuclear poison center, research and veterinary medicine. 4.0 s.h.

CPPC*943. Elective Pharm Practice IV. Elective pharmacy practice experiences provide students with the opportunity to explore a variety of pharmacy practice settings outside of the four core curricular categories (acute/general medicine, ambulatory care, community, and hospital/health system). These elective experiences are typically in non-traditional pharmacy settings and include, but are not limited to, academics, administration, drug information, industry, informatics, international, investigational drug services, long term care, mail order, managed care, nuclear poison center, research and veterinary medicine. 4.0 s.h.

CPPC*950. Grand Rounds. Regularly scheduled, formal, oral presentations with audiovisuals on controversial or new areas of pharmacotherapeutics, pharmacoeconomics, pharmaceutics, medicinal chemistry or pharmacy practice. A follow-up question and answer period examines the student's ability to substantiate his/her conclusions. Content and presentation technique will be critiqued. seminar presentations. 0.5 s.sh.