Pharmacy Practice (PHPR)

PHPR 1000 Orientation

[1 credit hour]

Lectures and small group discussions include University, Freshman Orientation, FYI subjects, plus introductory elements of Pharmacy professional culture.

Term Offered: Fall

PHPR 2040 Introduction to Cosmetic Science

[1 credit hour]

An overview of the cosmetic and personal care industry. Topics will include business factors driving the industry, legal considerations which govern the industry, marketing views and perspectives, and various jobs available within the industry for student consideration after their graduation. An individual project will be required and will be present to the entire class.

Term Offered: Spring, Fall

PHPR 3000 Pharmaceutics and Dosage Form Design

[5 credit hours]

The lectures and labs in Pharmaceutics and Dosage Form Design have an overarching theme of drug product knowledge. Topics for the lectures and labs include drug product design, pharmaceutical calculations, and an emphasis on contemporary pharmacy compounding.

Term Offered: Fall

PHPR 3010 Pharmaceutical Calculations

[2 credit hours]

This course is intended to present the principles involved in solving any mathematical problem which may be encountered in the practice of pharmacy-logical thought processes will be used.

Term Offered: Fall

PHPR 3020 Pharmaceutics I

[3 credit hours]

A lecture introduction to the principles, theory, and processes involved in the manufacture and compounding of fundamental classes of dosage forms.

Corequisites: PHPR 3010

Term Offered: Fall

PHPR 3030 Pharmaceutics II

[3 credit hours]

A continuation of PHPR 3020 as a lecture to the principles, theory, and processes involved in the manufacture and compounding of fundamental classes of dosage forms.

Prerequisites: PHPR 3020 with a minimum grade of D- and PHPR 3010 with a minimum grade of D-

Term Offered: Spring

PHPR 3040 Cosmetic Raw Materials

[2 credit hours]

Physical, chemical and cosmetic properties, function and use of the varied raw materials used in cosmetics and personal care products. Students will learn how and why these ingredients are present and how to select them for a given formulation. Topics include moisturizers, peptides, surfactants, silicones, preservatives, antioxidants, chelating agents, flavors and sweeteners, color additives, fragrances, thickeners, functional materials, active ingredients and miscellaneous ingredients.

Prerequisites: CHEM 1230 with a minimum grade of D- and CHEM 1240 with a minimum grade of D-

Term Offered: Spring, Fall

PHPR 3050 Interprofessional Approach to Patient Care

[1 credit hour]

This course has been designed to prepare all health professions students to deliberately and constructively work together with the common goal of building a safer, better patient-centered and community/population-oriented U.S. health care system. Students will be assigned to small-group interprofessional teams, and given opportunities to interact and collaborate with students from other healthcare professions.

Term Offered: Fall

PHPR 3060 Introduction to Patient Care

[1 credit hour]

This course will introduce concepts relative to the patient care process and the understanding of the pathophysiology and pharmacotherapy of disease states. The course will discuss commonly used clinical laboratory tests and how to interpret and apply their results to improve patient care, identify patient specific factors that impact medication dosing.

Prerequisites: MBC 3310 with a minimum grade of D- and PHCL 3700 with a minimum grade of D-

Corequisites: PHPR 3460

Term Offered: Spring

PHPR 3070 Pharmaceutics and Pharmaceutical Technology I

[4 credit hours]

Course considers the principles and thought processes involved in solving pharmacy-related mathematical problems and the theory and processes involved in the manufacture and extemporaneous compounding of dosage forms.

Term Offered: Fall

PHPR 3080 PPD-2

[4 credit hours]

Further exploration of the principles, theory and processes involved in the development and preparation of parenteral, ophthalmic and other non-oral drug delivery systems.

Term Offered: Spring

PHPR 3100 Emulsion Science

[1 credit hour]

Emulsion and aligned colloidal phenomena is at the core of most cosmetic and personal care formulation technology. This course will provide an overview of emulsion formulation basics including reversible and irreversible formulation changes and emulsion stabilization techniques.

Prerequisites: PHPR 3040 with a minimum grade of D-

PHPR 3110 Pharmaceutics Lab I

[1 credit hour]

A laboratory introduction to the principles, theory, and processes involved in the manufacture and compounding of fundamental classes of dosage forms.

Corequisites: PHPR 3010, PHPR 3020

PHPR 3120 Pharmaceutics Lab II

[1 credit hour]

A laboratory course that follows PHPR 3025 that introduces principles, theory, and processes involved in the manufacture and compounding of various classes of dosage forms.

Corequisites: PHPR 3030

PHPR 3130 PPT-1

[2 credit hours]

Discussion of pathophysiology, clinical presentation, etiologic causes, laboratory findings, diagnosis and therapy of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, sleep disorders, acid-base, fluid & electrolytic imbalances, pain and substance abuse.

Corequisites: MBC 3310, PHCL 3700

Term Offered: Fall

PHPR 3140 PPT-2

[2 credit hours]

Discussion of pathophysiology, clinical presentation, etiologic causes, laboratory findings, diagnosis and therapy of endocrine disorders and reproduction.

Prerequisites: PHPR 3130 with a minimum grade of C

Corequisites: MBC 3320, MBC 3560, PHCL 3720

Term Offered: Spring

PHPR 3250 Introduction to Self Care

[1 credit hour]

The course will provide an introduction to the over-the-counter marketplace and discussion of the pharmacist’s patient care process. Special emphasis will be placed on how pharmacists should help patients safely and effectively treat common medical problems.

Prerequisites: PHPR 3450 with a minimum grade of D- and PHCL 3700 with a minimum grade of D-

Corequisites: PHPR 3460

Term Offered: Spring

PHPR 3260 PHCAD-1

[2 credit hours]

Description and analysis of the organization, financing and delivery of healthcare in the U.S.. Development of communication skills for pharmacists to function optimally in the system is emphasized.

Term Offered: Spring, Fall

PHPR 3300 Commonly Prescribed Meds and Med Term 1

[1 credit hour]

This course introduces students to commonly prescribed medications and medical terminology.

Term Offered: Fall

PHPR 3310 Introduction to Pharmacy Law

[1 credit hour]

The purpose of this course is to introduce students to laws that regulate the practice of pharmacy. Federal drug laws and specific state laws that regulate the filling and dispensing of prescriptions will be reviewed and applied.

Term Offered: Spring

PHPR 3450 Pharmacy Skills Development-1

[2 credit hours]

This course is designed to introduce students to the Pharmacists’ Patient Care Process as it is applied to the Community Pharmacy Setting in order to prepare them for their Community Pharmacy Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experiences.

Term Offered: Fall

PHPR 3460 Pharmacy Skills Development-2

[2 credit hours]

Building on competencies from prerequisite courses, this course is designed to enhance skills in the Pharmacists’ Patient Care Process (PPCP) as they are applied to the Community Pharmacy Setting.

Prerequisites: PHPR 3450 with a minimum grade of D-

Term Offered: Spring

PHPR 3470 Pharmacokinetics

[3 credit hours]

This course will provide the theoretical basis and clinical application of pharmacokinetics as relates to drug dosing, absorption, distribution, biotransformation and excretion.

PHPR 3500 Cosmetic Laws and Regulations

[1 credit hour]

Overview of the United States cosmetic laws and regulations, legal definitions, and product safety will be taught. Topics will include how cosmetics are regulated in the US, labeling requirements, product compliance and safety concerns. Knowledge to market cosmetic products with regulatory compliance in the US will be provided.

Prerequisites: PHPR 3040 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of D-

Term Offered: Fall

PHPR 3670 Chemical Dependency and The Pharmacist

[3 credit hours]

Overview of chemical dependency and substance abuse, with emphasis on the neuropathophysiology of dependency and the pharmacology of drugs of abuse. Also includes extensive review of the impact of chemical dependency on the healthcare professional, with a focus on the impact of pharamacists.

Term Offered: Summer

PHPR 3920 Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience I

[1 credit hour]

First professional year course designed to enhance professional growth through an introduction to clinical skill development and direct patient care activities within institutional and community pharmacy practice settings. Prerequisite: Admission into the Pharm.D. Program.

Term Offered: Spring, Summer, Fall

PHPR 3930 Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience 2

[1 credit hour]

First professional year course designed to enhance professional growth through an introduction to clinical skill development and direct patient care activities within institutional and community pharmacy practice settings. Prerequisite: Admission into the Pharm.D Program.

Prerequisites: PHPR 3920 with a minimum grade of C

Term Offered: Spring

PHPR 4050 Pharmacy Skills Development-3

[2 credit hours]

This course will enhance skills in interpersonal communication with emphasis on application of one-to-one communication and patient counseling. Also includes the development of skills in the delivery of immunizations and medication therapy management (MTM).

Prerequisites: PHPR 3460 with a minimum grade of D-

PHPR 4070 PPD-3

[3 credit hours]

Interpersonal communication with emphasis upon application of one-to-one communication and patient counseling. Instruction in the broad dimension of professional pharmacy practice and responsibility for providing pharmaceutical care, and use of drug information resources, and provision of drug information.

Prerequisites: PHPR 3070 with a minimum grade of C

Term Offered: Fall

PHPR 4080 PPD-4

[3 credit hours]

Course enhances professional development to meet specific patient and health care practitioner needs. Instruction includes effective literature analysis, presentation of care plans, and pharmacy jurisprudence.

Prerequisites: PHPR 4070 with a minimum grade of C

Corequisites: PHPR 4140, PHPR 4330

Term Offered: Spring

PHPR 4130 PPT-3

[4 credit hours]

Discussion of pathophysiology, clinical presentation, etiologic causes, laboratory findings, diagnosis and therapy of immune, renal and rheumatologic disorders and transplantation.

Prerequisites: PHPR 3140 with a minimum grade of C and MBC 3800 with a minimum grade of C

Corequisites: PHCL 4700

Term Offered: Fall

PHPR 4140 PPT-4

[4 credit hours]

Discussion of pathophysiology, clinical presentation, etiologic causes, laboratory findings, diagnosis and therapy of immunology and infectious diseases

Prerequisites: MBC 3800 with a minimum grade of C

Corequisites: MBC 4300, PHCL 4720

Term Offered: Spring

PHPR 4160 Pharmacokinetics

[3 credit hours]

Theoretical basis and clinical application of pharmacokinetics as relates to drug dosing, absorption, distribution, biotransformation, and excretion.

Term Offered: Spring, Fall

PHPR 4220 Patient Centered Care

[2 credit hours]

This course focuses on learning various aspects of Patient Centered Care including: Medication Therapy Management (MTM) services, Motivational Interviewing, Patient Assessment, and Cultural Competence.

Corequisites: PHPR 4350

Term Offered: Fall

PHPR 4270 Health Systems

[1.5 credit hours]

This course will provide an overview of the organization, financing and delivery of healthcare in the U.S.

Term Offered: Spring

PHPR 4300 Commonly Prescribed Meds and Med Term II

[1 credit hour]

This course introduces students to commonly prescribed medications and medical terminology.

Prerequisites: PHPR 3300 with a minimum grade of D-

Corequisites: PHPR 4350

Term Offered: Fall

PHPR 4330 RESEARCH DESIGN AND DRUG LITERATURE EVALUATION 1

[2 credit hours]

Concepts of research design, statistical analysis, literature evaluation and evidence based medicine are introduced and integrated in a manner that depicts their practical relevance to pharmacy practice.

Corequisites: PHPR 4080

Term Offered: Spring

PHPR 4350 Pharmacy Skills Development - 3

[2 credit hours]

Building on competencies from prerequisite courses, this course is designed to enhance skills in the Pharmacists’ Patient Care Process (PPCP) as they are applied to the Community and Ambulatory Care Pharmacy settings.

Prerequisites: PHPR 3460 with a minimum grade of D-

Corequisites: PHPR 4220

Term Offered: Fall

PHPR 4360 Pharmacy Skills Development - 4

[2 credit hours]

Building on competencies from prerequisite courses, this course is designed to enhance skills in the Pharmacists’ Patient Care Process (PPCP) as they are applied to the Institutional Pharmacy setting.

Prerequisites: PHPR 4350 with a minimum grade of D- and PHPR 4530 with a minimum grade of D-

Term Offered: Spring

PHPR 4450 Pathophysiology And Pharmacotherapy: Renal

[3 credit hours]

Discussion of pathophysiology, clinical presentation, etiological causes, laboratory findings, diagnosis and therapy of renal disease states.

PHPR 4470 Applied Clinical Pharmacokinetics Primer

[1 credit hour]

This course is a discussion of pharmacokinetic concepts which are commonly utilized in therapeutic drug monitoring and clinical application.

Prerequisites: PHPR 3470 with a minimum grade of D-

Corequisites: PHM 4030

PHPR 4520 PHCAD-2

[2 credit hours]

This course is to introduce students to the administrative sciences (marketing/management, etc.) and their respective roles in the provision of pharmaceutical care.

Prerequisites: PHPR 3260 with a minimum grade of C

Term Offered: Spring

PHPR 4530 Evidence Based Medicine 1

[3 credit hours]

This course introduces the principles and practice of evidence based medicine (EBM) in guiding clinical decision making in pharmacy practice.

Prerequisites: MATH 2640 with a minimum grade of D- or MATH 2600 with a minimum grade of D-

Term Offered: Fall

PHPR 4540 Evidence Based Medicine 2

[2 credit hours]

This course expands upon the principles and practice of evidence based medicine (EBM) in guiding clinical decision making in pharmacy practice. Students will develop their formal oral presentation skills.

Prerequisites: PHPR 4530 with a minimum grade of D-

Corequisites: PHPR 4360

Term Offered: Spring

PHPR 4550 Analysis Of The Phrmaceutical Environment

[3 credit hours]

A theoretical and practical examination of the pharmaceutical environment and drug distribution system using the science of marketing as a tool for analysis.

Term Offered: Spring

PHPR 4600 Seminar in Pharmacy Adminstration

[1 credit hour]

This course provides a global perspective on pharmacy administration and healthcare related issues, including economic, humanistic, clinical, and other aspects of disease management. Prerequisite: Enrollment in the BSPS in Pharmacy Administration program or permission of instructor

Term Offered: Fall

PHPR 4610 Pharmacoeconomics And Outcomes I

[3 credit hours]

This course emphasizes introductory concepts, methods, and practical procedures for pharmacoeconomic analysis and outcomes research. The student will understand and develop instruments for assessing patients' health status, quality of life, satisfaction and cost-effectiveness for pharmacoeconomic and health outcomes research. Prerequisite: Enrollment in the BSPS in Pharmacy Administration program or permission of instructor

Term Offered: Spring

PHPR 4640 Cosmetic Science Essentials

[3 credit hours]

The course will provide a brief overview of the basic definitions regarding cosmetics and over-the-counter/cosmetic combination products and the current FDA requirements. Topics will cover the structure and functions of skin, hair, lips, eye lashes, nails and teeth; disorders of the skin, hair and oral cavity as well as the formulation, manufacturing, safety testing and quality control issues of cosmetics and personal care preparations.

PHPR 4680 Parenteral Manufacturing

[2 credit hours]

The theory and technology of parenteral and ophthalmic formulation design, production, sterilization, packaging and stability.

Prerequisites: (PHPR 3010 with a minimum grade of D- and PHPR 3070 with a minimum grade of D- and PHPR 3080 with a minimum grade of D-)

PHPR 4690 Dosage Form Design

[3 credit hours]

The utilization of pharmaceutical principles and practices for the design and manufacture of modern commercial dosage forms such as tablets, aerosols, emulsions, suspensions and solutions emphasizing biopharmaceutically efficacious products.

Prerequisites: (PHPR 3070 with a minimum grade of D- and PHPR 3080 with a minimum grade of D- and PHPR 3010 with a minimum grade of D-)

PHPR 4710 Selected Topics In Pharmaceutical Technology

[3 credit hours]

Discussion, evaluation, experimentation and production of selected dosage forms. A forum for the discussion of new dosage form technology and advances.

Prerequisites: (PHPR 3010 with a minimum grade of D- and PHPR 3070 with a minimum grade of D-)

Term Offered: Fall

PHPR 4720 Pharmaceutical Rate Processes

[3 credit hours]

A theoretical and practical application of kinetic principles applied to pharmaceutic and cosmetic systems in liquid and solid state. A mathematical treatment and development of the equations which support each reaction mechanism.

Term Offered: Fall

PHPR 4730 Cosmetic Science I

[3 credit hours]

This course focuses on cosmetics and personal care products for both genders with an emphasis on ingredient selection, product design, formulation development, preparation, product testing, packaging and regulatory requirements. Topics discussed include makeup products for the lips, eyes, face and nails as well as oral care products and deodorants/antiperspirants. Guest speakers from the cosmetic and personal care industry are regularly invited to the classes.

Prerequisites: PHPR 3040 with a minimum grade of D-

Term Offered: Spring, Fall

PHPR 4740 Cosmetic Science Laboratory I

[1 credit hour]

A basic laboratory course in personal care cosmetics for both men and women with emphasis on the product design, formulation development, preparation and packaging of Lipsticks, lip balms, eye shadow, eye liners, foundation make-up, theatrical make-up, rogue, face powders, etc. Laboratory activities will also consider marketing, advertisement creation for radio, TV, bill boards, newspaper and magazines as well as other activities.

Prerequisites: PHPR 3030 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of D-

Term Offered: Spring, Fall

PHPR 4750 Cosmetic Science II

[3 credit hours]

This course focuses on cosmetics and personal care products for both genders with an emphasis on ingredient selection, product design, formulation development, preparation, product testing, packaging and regulatory requirements. Topics discussed include skin cleanser, skin moisturizers, anti-acne and anti-aging products, shampoos and hair conditioners, hair styling products, hair coloring products, hair removal products, baby care products, sunscreens and sunless tanners. Guest speakers from the cosmetic and personal care industry are regularly invited to the classes.

Prerequisites: PHPR 4730 with a minimum grade of D- and PHPR 4740 with a minimum grade of D- and PHPR 3010 with a minimum grade of D- and PHPR 3020 with a minimum grade of D- and PHPR 3030 with a minimum grade of D-

Term Offered: Spring, Fall

PHPR 4760 Cosmetic Science Laboratory II

[1 credit hour]

A basic course in personal care cosmetics for both men and women with emphasis on the theory, product design, formulation development, preparation and packaging of hair care and coloring, shampoos and rinses, skin care products, creams, lotions, sunscreens, oral care products including mouthwash tooth paste and powders, baby care products, etc. Consideration of marketing, ad creation for radio, TV, bill boards, newspapers and magazines will be incorporated as part of the laboratory activities.

Prerequisites: PHPR 4730 with a minimum grade of D- and PHPR 4740 with a minimum grade of D-

Term Offered: Spring, Fall

PHPR 4770 Advanced Drug Delivery Systems - I

[3 credit hours]

PHPR4770: The development of drug delivery systems relies on the broad understanding of many different physiological, chemical, and biological factors. This course is designed to introduce advanced drug delivery systems for oral, ocular, transdermal and buccal delivery. The course design is based on the premise that the student desires knowledge about the latest developments in formulation and drug delivery.

Prerequisites: PHPR 3020 with a minimum grade of D- and PHPR 3030 with a minimum grade of D-

PHPR 4780 Internship In Pharmacy Administration

[3-6 credit hours]

An experiential course in which students acquire practical knowledge through hands-on experience in an area of pharmacy administration by working in an academic or non-academic (private business) environment.

Term Offered: Spring, Summer, Fall

PHPR 4810 Finance and Personal Planning for Pharmacists

[1 credit hour]

Practical topics on financial, professional, and personal situations to better prepare students to make knowledgeable decisions that affect future security and success.

Term Offered: Spring

PHPR 4880 Internship in Pharmaceutics

[3-6 credit hours]

Students will acquire practical knowledge and hands-on experience in the areas of pharmacy administration or industrial pharmacy/pharmaceutics by working in the pharmaceutical industry or with health care systems.

Term Offered: Spring, Summer, Fall

PHPR 4890 Internship in Cosmetic Science and Formulation Design

[3-6 credit hours]

An experiential course in which students acquire practical knowledge through hands-on experience in an area of cosmetic science by working in an academic, private or government laboratory or professional site.

Term Offered: Spring, Summer, Fall

PHPR 4900 Honors Seminar In Pharmacy Practice

[1-3 credit hours]

An examination of a specific question in the context of the primary literature in pharmacy practice for advanced students.

Term Offered: Spring, Summer, Fall

PHPR 4910 Pharmacy Practice Problems

[1-5 credit hours]

Selected undergraduate research projects in pharmacy practice.

Term Offered: Spring, Summer, Fall

PHPR 4920 Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience 3

[1 credit hour]

The purpose of this course is to increase students' awareness and involvement in areas related to the contemporary practice of pharmacy. Students will participate in projects that nurture their professional growth.

Prerequisites: PHPR 3930 with a minimum grade of C and PHPR 5930 with a minimum grade of C

Term Offered: Spring, Summer, Fall

PHPR 4930 Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience 4

[1 credit hour]

The purpose of this course is to increase students' awareness and involvement in areas related to the contemporary practice of pharmacy. Students will participate in projects that nurture their professional growth.

Prerequisites: PHPR 4920 with a minimum grade of C or PHPR 6930 with a minimum grade of D-

Term Offered: Spring, Summer

PHPR 4940 Skin Care Science

[1 credit hour]

Overview of the skin physiology, product development process, and products claims will be taught. Topics will include skin dryness, fine lines/wrinkles, and skin pigmentation concerns. Knowledge to develop skincare products from idea generation, ingredient selection to finished products will be provided.

Prerequisites: PHPR 3040 with a minimum grade of D-

Term Offered: Spring

PHPR 4960 Honors Thesis In Pharmacy Practice

[2-5 credit hours]

An examination of a specific research question in pharmacy practice which can be answered through application of experimental work.

Term Offered: Spring, Summer, Fall