Fundamental biological and physiochemical principles important for the formulation, preparation, stability, and performance of pharmaceutical dosage forms (compounding). A weekly laboratory session is included to provide students the opportunity to apply learned principles.
An in-depth study of the disease processes that affect human anatomy and physiologic function. Special emphasis will be placed on cellular and molecular biology, inflammatory processes, and Gross anatomy disease states. Instruction will be by organ systems.
Course focus will be on the structure, chemistry and function of macromolecules and their building blocks, i.e., amino acids, carbohydrates, nucleotides and fatty acids. Major metabolic and catabolic pathways will be discussed in relation to drug action. Enzyme kinetics and regulation, and bioenergetics will be presented.
The focus of this course will be to apply the mathematics encountered in the practice of pharmacy, with an emphasis on calculating the proper medication dosages for patients. Course topics include unit systems and conversions, dosage calculations, and other calculations involved in the dispensing and compounding of medications.
This course will provide students with an introduction to the various databases used for drug information inquiries; including text- and web-based media. Students will also learn the principles of proper literature evaluation.
Initial course discussions will focus on the principles of pharmacology, and their application to anatomical and physiologic function. Special emphasis will be placed on medication receptor recognition, introductory pharmacology, specific organ system, and variations of medication action at receptor sites.
The pharmaceutical skills sequence serves dual functions; the first is to allow integration and application of materials learned during the semester, the second to address key professional competencies that are not otherwise addressed in the curriculum (professionalism, communication, ethics and law). The first course in the sequence will include discussion regarding pharmaceutical care techniques, the history of pharmacy, professional communication tactics and behaviors, and cultural competency.
The second course in this two-part series will focus on advanced principles of pharmacology. Topic focus will be on medication classes to be covered during the Pharmacotherapeutics sequence. Emphasis will be placed on specific organ systems, recognition of medications by class, receptor action variability of medications, and common adverse effects of medications by class.
The second course in this two-part series will focus on institutional pharmacy and sterile techniques (TPN, IV preparation, etc). The weekly laboratory session will continue to complement classroom instruction and allow students the opportunity to apply newly-learned technical skills.
This course will provide a comprehensive study of the field of medical microbiology and the immune system. Microbiology discussions will include a review of infectious microbes and the clinical consequences of infection. Immunology discussions will focus on the structure and function of the individual components of the immune system, and manipulation of the immune system in medicine.
This course will provide a broad overview of public health and epidemiologic concepts and methods used to evaluate the distribution and determinants of health and disease in populations. It will cover epidemiological studies of patients, important cultural components of society, the biostatistical analysis of epidemiologic studies, and their importance in recognizing population-based disease processes.
The focus of this semester will be a continued discussion of pharmaceutical care techniques, with an emphasis on special populations and the application of public health principles. In addition, students will receive instruction on physical assessment techniques, to include blood pressure measurement, medical device training, the examination of skin structures, and assessment of internal organ function.
The IPPE skills sequence serves dual functions; the first is to allow for the integration of information learned throughout the semester. The second is to allow students the opportunity to learn and then apply core practice-related competencies. Service learning is the predominant focus of the first course, with an emphasis on special populations.
Pharmacotherapeutics is an integrated course sequence utilizing medicinal chemistry, pharmacology and pharmacy practice faculty. The overarching goal of the sequence is to review and discuss the applied principles of pharmacotherapy / patient management following an organ system process. The tentative organ systems to be covered during this semester include cardiology, nephrology, and gastroenterology.
The focus of this course will be the advanced application of medical literature evaluation, to include the assessment of appropriateness of study design, performed statistical analysis, and clinical implications. This course will provide the necessary preparation for Research Methods and Grant Writing.
This course will combine basic science and clinical perspectives in the application of physiology, pharmaceutics, mathematics, and clinical assessment to understand the movement of medications administered to individual patients. Basic formulas are examined and applied to enable the student to initiate, monitor and optimize drug regimens to achieve desired therapeutic outcomes. Emphasis will be placed on the time course of medications in the body with reference to their absorption, distribution, metabolism, and elimination.
This course will discuss components of the entire health care system, including administrative, and the financial determinants that influence patient care. Topics to be discussed include the principles of public administration, public health, and economic indicators.
Integration activities this semester will be dual, with some focusing on the interplay between Pharmacotherapeutics I and Pharmacokinetics/Pharmacodynamics I. Other activities will emphasize the patient-centered application of health policy, literature evaluation inpatient management.
This course will begin a year-long exposure to the community practice. Student teams will be assigned to a community pharmacy (independent, chain, supermarket, etc.) serving under the supervision of a licensed pharmacist. Learning objectives will focus on the practical application of learned information (e.g. compounding, patient counseling, etc.), ethics and law, communication and physical assessment skills.
This is the second of four courses in the integrated course sequence. The tentative organ systems to be covered this semester include pulmonary, neurology, and psychiatry.
The focus of this course is to emphasize the roles and responsibilities of the profession and individual pharmacists in the implementation and utilization of electronic health records, medical information technology, institutional and community software, and healthcare system database management.
Part two of this series continues principles taught in the Pharmacokinetics/ Pharmacodynamics I. Special emphasis will be placed upon in-patient medication management and advanced monitoring techniques. Class discussions will review formulation factors involved in drug delivery, and student ability to comprehend the basic principles used to optimize dosing regimens.
This course will introduce students to specific geriatric pharmacotherapy issues, including medication administration, impact of the aging processes, and frequently encountered social issues. Course content will include discussions regarding health systems management issues (insurance, Medicare, etc.), and the changing demographics in the country and state of Florida.
This interdisciplinary course will provide a teamwork-based learning experience focused on human errors and patient safety in health care settings. Students will engage in activities that: analyze, discuss, and provide recommendations for / solutions to patient safety problems. Students will identify important human errors and patient safety issues in current health care settings; and through the use of interdisciplinary teams formulate plausible solutions. Interdisciplinary teams may include medicine, nursing, public health, engineering, and arts and sciences students.
Integration activities this semester will be dual, with some focusing on the interplay between Pharmacotherapeutics II, Pharmacokinetics / Pharmacodynamics II, and Geriatrics Pharmacotherapy. Other activities will emphasize the patient-centered application of informatics and technology, and impact on safety.
This course is a continuation of the year-long-exposure to community practice. Student teams will be assigned to a community pharmacy (independent, chain, supermarket, etc.) serving under the supervision of a licensed pharmacist. Learning objectives will focus on the practical application of learned information (e.g. compounding, patient counseling, etc.), ethics and law, communication and physical assessment skills.
This is the third of four courses in the integrated course sequence. The tentative organ systems to be covered this semester include hematology/oncology and infectious diseases.
This course is based upon a current K-30 research training program at USF Health. Students will be taught the components of grant writing and conducting clinical research. Topics covered in this course include the development of a grant proposal, research ethics, and federal funding agency requirements... The course will include a successive exercises resulting in the development of a research proposal.
This course will provide an introductory exposure to how genetic determinants /predisposition affect human and animal response to medications and other environmental chemicals. Course content will include discussion about current research and future applications.
A predominant focus of this semester will be integrated case discussions with the medical students as part of the COM course entitled Evidence Based Clinical Reasoning. When the COM course is not meeting course content will encompasses continued integration and application of the curriculum.
This course will begin a year-long exposure to institutional practice. Student teams will be assigned to an institution (hospital, long-term care facility, etc.) serving under the supervision of a licensed pharmacist. Learning objectives will focus on the practical application of learned information (e.g. IV admixture, pharmacokinetics, etc.), ethics and law, communication and physical assessment skills.
This is the final course in the integrated course sequence. The tentative organ systems to be covered during this semester include endocrine, dermatology, and skeletal/muscular disorders.
This course will provide a basis for practice in preparation for the licensing exams. The course will explore the details of both federal and state pharmacy laws and other regulations through the use of case-based (real-life) examples.
This course will provide students with additional patient counseling opportunities, requiring them to consider the proper utilization, appropriate monitoring, and potential adverse reactions associated with over-the-counter medications and herbal supplements. A particular emphasis will be placed on the special populations [e.g. geriatric, pediatric, patients with multiple disease states and complicated or unique medical conditions (e.g. loss of vision)].
This course is a continuation of the year-long-exposure to institutional practice. Student teams will be assigned to an institution (hospital, long-term care facility, etc.) serving under the supervision of a licensed pharmacist. Learning objectives will focus on the practical application of learned information (e.g. IV admixture, pharmacokinetics, etc.), ethics and law, communication and physical assessment skills.
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