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111  Pharmacy Practice I  (3.5 units)   Fall

Instructor(s): C. Dennehy       Prerequisite(s): None.

Restrictions: First year standing in School of Pharmacy.      

The Pharmacy Practice Course series is designed to provide students a foundation of knowledge, skill sets, and resources necessary for their first internship experience in providing patient-centered care, applying principles of optimal non-prescription drug therapy selection, and an understanding of the pharmacist's role in health promotion and disease prevention The course will also provide opportunities for introductory pharmacy practice experiences.

112  Pharmacy Practice II  (3.5 units)   Winter

Instructor(s): J. Cocohoba       Prerequisite(s): None.

Restrictions: Successful completion of all required 1st year courses or consent of instructor.      

The Pharmacy Practice Course series is designed to provide students a foundation of knowledge, skill sets, and resources necessary for their first internship experience in providing patient-centered care, applying principles of optimal non-prescription drug therapy selection, and an understanding of the pharmacist's role in health promotion and disease prevention The course will also provide opportunities for introductory pharmacy practice experiences.

113  Pharmacy Practice III  (3.5 units)   Spring

Instructor(s): B. Tamraz       Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of all required 1st year fall and winter courses or consent of instructor.

Restrictions: None.       Activities: Lecture, Conference, Workshop

The Pharmacy Practice Series is designed to provide students a foundation of knowledge, skill sets, and resources for their first internship experience in providing patient-centered care and applying principles of optimal non-prescription drug therapy selection, and an understanding of all the pharmacist's role in health promotion and diseases prevention. The course will also provide opportunities for introductory pharmacy practice experiences.

115  Pharmacy Law and Ethics  (3 units)   Fall

Instructor(s): M. Ferrone       Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of fall P1 courses.

Restrictions: Currently enrolled pharmacy students in their first year.       Activities: Lecture

This course consists of a study of the legal and ethical aspects of pharmacy practice. Through case study discussion, students learn the substance and application of ethical tenets and rules of professional conduct in pharmacy practice. In light of continuing expansion of the pharmacist's role, attention is given to ethical and legal issues surrounding direct patient care services, including an examination of historical trends in pharmacist liability: civil, criminal and disciplinary.

119A  Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experiences (IPPE)  (1.5 units)   Fall

Instructor(s): V. Clinard       Prerequisite(s): none

Restrictions: First year standing pharmacy students.       Activities: Clinical Experience/Patient Contact

Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experiences (IPPE) in a variety of programs in the SOP courses, SOP affiliated settings and/or SOP approved public service events.(e.g. community health education fairs, flu vaccinations days, and smoking cessation screening)

119B  Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experiences (IPPE)  (1.5 units)   Winter

Instructor(s): V. Clinard

Restrictions: First year standing pharmacy students.       Activities: Clinical Experience/Patient Contact

Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experiences (IPPE) in a variety of activities in SOP courses, SOP affiliated patient care settings and/or SOP approved public health service events (e.g. community health education fairs, flu vaccinations days, and smoking cessation screening).

119C  Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experiences (IPPE)  (1.5 units)   Spring

Instructor(s): V. Clinard

Restrictions: First year standing pharmacy students.       Activities: Clinical Experience/Patient Contact

Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experiences (IPPE) in a variety of activities in SOP courses, SOP affiliated patient care settings and/or SOP approved public health service events (e.g. community health education fairs, flu vaccinations days, and smoking cessation screening).

120  Therapeutics I  (4 units)   Winter

Instructor(s): B. Dong       Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of all first year required courses and all second year required courses up to and including fall.

Restrictions: Successful completion of all first year required courses and all second year required courses up to and including fall.       Activities: Lecture, Conference

First course of a 4-part series on therapeutics focused on interpretation of lab and clinical data, and medical management of the diseases most frequently encountered in the Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences. Considerations and precautions required in selection, dosage and monitoring of drugs, and recognition of clinically significant, and/or toxic drug interactions are discussed. Emphasis is on problem solving and integration of previous course work.

121  Therapeutics II  (6 units)   Spring

Instructor(s): J. Shin       Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of all first year required courses and all second year fall and winter required courses.

Restrictions: None       Activities: Lecture, Conference

Second course of a 4-part series on therapeutics focused on interpretation of lab and clinical data, and medical management of the diseases most frequently encountered in the Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences. Considerations and precautions required in selection, dosage and monitoring of drugs, and recognition of clinically significant, and/or toxic drug interactions are discussed. Emphasis is on problem solving and integration of previous course work.

124  Study Design Evaluation  (2 units)   Winter

Instructor(s): N. Hessol       Prerequisite(s): Required core statistics (BPS 112) course for pharmacy students

Activities: Lecture, Conference

This course provides students with the basic skills needed to conduct critical appraisals of studies of experimental and observational designs. Emphasis is placed on the criteria that can be used to evaluate the validity of research methods and to understand what the results mean. Students will gain hands-on experience in using these methods by critiquing published research studies during small group sessions.

125  Applied Drug Information  (1.5 units)   Fall

Instructor(s): C. Tsourounis       Prerequisite(s): CL PHARM 113 BIOPHRM SC 114 PHARM CHEM 114

Restrictions: None.       Activities: Lecture, Project

Orientation to clinical services including written and oral consultation techniques with health care professionals and consumers; experience in literature retrieval, analysis, and dissemination of drug information.

129A  Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experiences (IPPE)  (1.5 units)   Fall

Instructor(s): V. Clinard       Prerequisite(s): Second Year Standing

Restrictions: Pharmacy Students       Activities: Clinical Experience/Patient Contact, Conference

Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experiences (IPPE) in a variety of programs in the SOP courses, SOP affiliated settings and/or SOP approved public service events (e.g. community health education fairs, flu vaccinations days, and smoking cessation screening)

129B  Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experiences (IPPE)  (1.5 units)   Winter

Instructor(s): V. Clinard

Restrictions: Second year standing pharmacy students.       Activities: Clinical Experience/Patient Contact

Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experiences (IPPE) in a variety of programs in the SOP courses, SOP affiliated settings and/or SOP approved public service events (e.g. community health education fairs, flu vaccinations days, and smoking cessation screening)

129C  Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experiences (IPPE)  (1.5 units)   Spring

Instructor(s): V. Clinard

Restrictions: Second year standing pharmacy students.       Activities: Clinical Experience/Patient Contact

Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experiences (IPPE) in a variety of activities in SOP courses, SOP affiliated patient care settings and/or SOP approved public health service events (e.g. community health education fairs, flu vaccinations days, and smoking cessation screening).

130  Therapeutics III  (6 units)   Fall

Instructor(s): P. Finley, O. Ikediobi       Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of all required first- and second-year courses.

Activities: Lecture, Conference

Third course of a 4-part series on therapeutics focused on interpretation of lab and clinical data, and medical management of the diseases most frequently encountered in the Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences. Considerations and precautions required in selection, dosage and monitoring of drugs, and recognition of clinically significant, and/or toxic drug interactions are discussed. Emphasis is on problem solving and integration of previous course work.

131  Therapeutics IV  (6 units)   Winter

Instructor(s): C. MacDougall       Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of all first- and second-year required courses.

Restrictions: Successful completion of all first- and second-year required courses.       Activities: Lecture, Conference

Fourth course of a 4-part series on therapeutics focused on interpretation of lab and clinical data, and medical management of diseases most frequently encountered in Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences. Considerations and precautions required in selection, dosage and monitoring of drugs, and recognition of clinically significant, and/or toxic drug interactions are discussed. Emphasis is on problem solving and integration of previous course work.

133  Health Policy  (3 units)   Fall

Instructor(s): D. Apollonio, T. Brock

Activities: Lecture

An introductory course in health policy analysis with special emphasis on health care reform and its implications and opportunities.

134  Topics in Pharmacy Administration  (2 units)   Winter

Instructor(s): D. Kishi, D. Wandres       Prerequisite(s): All core courses all through the third year must be completed or receive consent from the instructor.

Restrictions: None.       Activities: Lecture, Conference, Project

This course is designed to provide the pharmacist with some basic principles in business development and planning. The course objective is designed to (1) provide the student with some basic management principles and tools that can be used to develop sound and compelling proposals for various audiences, and (2) offer the student experience in developing a service proposal.

135  Applied Drug Information  (0.5 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring

Instructor(s): C. Tsourounis       Prerequisite(s): Clinical Pharmacy 135A and successful completion of all core courses through fall of P3 year.

Restrictions: None.      

Completion of a written assignment that involves a review of the literature, critical appraisal and summary of multiple drug studies, and active participation in the peer review process.

137  Advanced Topics in Clinical Care  (3 units)   Winter

Instructor(s): K. Lee       Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of all first-year, second-year, and Fall quarter third-year core (required) courses.

Activities: Lecture

This course will provide discussions and practical sessions that will enhance understanding and skill levels in selected areas of clinical practice. Topics include adverse drug reactions, medication errors, communications with health care providers and patients, medication compliance, provision of pharmaceutical care in multiple environments, professionalism, physical assessment, body substance precautions and the relationships between culture, race and gender to pharmaceutical care.

139A  Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experiences (IPPE)  (1.5 units)   Fall

Instructor(s): V. Clinard       Prerequisite(s): Third Year Standing

Restrictions: Pharmacy Students       Activities: Clinical Experience/Patient Contact, Conference

Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experiences (IPPE) in a variety of programs in the SOP courses, SOP affiliated settings and/or SOP approved public service events (e.g. community health education fairs, flu vaccinations days, and smoking cessation screening)

139B  Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experiences (IPPE)  (1.5 units)   Winter

Instructor(s): V. Clinard

Restrictions: Third year standing pharmacy students.       Activities: Clinical Experience/Patient Contact

Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experiences (IPPE) in a variety of activities in SOP courses, SOP affiliated patient care settings and/or SOP approved public health service events (e.g. community health education fairs, flu vaccinations days, and smoking cessation screening).

143  International Elective:Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience  (1 - 7 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): Staff       Prerequisite(s): APPE standing; no more than 10 outstanding core curriculum units at the end of Winter quarter of the P3 year with consent of instructor.

Restrictions: 3rd and 4th year pharmacy students who meet the above prerequisites; cumulative GPA of > 2.0; APPE students must also have a valid California intern license; documented compliance with APPE site immunization requirements; successfully completed the HIPAA training; and successfully completed the course on Infection Control for Providers.       Activities: Clinical Experience/Patient Contact (1-7 additional APPE units negotiated with instructor, prior to start of course)

A supervised pharmacy experience where students develop and explore their roles within a practice setting. Practice settings (including but not limited to: hospitals, clinics, pharmacies, skilled nursing homes, long term care facilities, poison control centers, drug information services, industry, regulatory agencies, academia) will differ with respect to systems, patient or population demographics, and scope of practice. Activities predominantly do not include direct patient care.

144  Elective Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience  (1 - 7 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): Staff       Prerequisite(s): APPE standing; no more than 10 outstanding core curriculum units at the end of Winter quarter of the P3 year with consent of instructor.

Restrictions: 3rd and 4th year pharmacy students who meet the above prerequisites; cumulative GPA of > 2.0; APPE students must also have a valid California intern license; documented compliance with APPE site immunization requirements; successfully completed the HIPAA training; and successfully completed the course on Infection Control for Providers.       Activities: Practical Experience

A supervised pharmacy experience where students develop and explore their roles within a practice setting. Practice settings (including but not limited to: hospitals, clinics, pharmacies, skilled nursing homes, long term care facilities, poison control centers, drug information services, industry, regulatory agencies, academia) will differ with respect to systems, patient or population demographics, and scope of practice. Activities predominantly do not include direct patient care.

145  Direct-Patient-Care Elective Advanced Pharmacy Practice Exp  (1 - 7 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): Staff       Prerequisite(s): APPE standing; no more than 10 outstanding core curriculum units at the end of Winter quarter of the P3 year with consent of instructor.

Restrictions: 3rd and 4th year pharmacy students who meet the above prerequisites; APPE students must also have a valid California intern license; documented compliance with APPE site immunization requirements; successfully completed the HIPAA training; and successfully completed the course on Infection Control for Providers.       Activities: Practical Experience

A supervised pharmacy experience where students develop and explore their roles within a practice setting providing direct patient care. Practice settings (including but not limited to: hospitals, clinics, pharmacies, skilled nursing homes, long term care facilities, poison control centers) will differ with respect to systems, patient or population demographics, and scope of practice.

146  Hospital Practice Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience  (7 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): Staff       Prerequisite(s): APPE standing; successful completion of all core curriculum courses through the end of Winter Quarter, Pharmacy III; and a passing score on the Comprehensive Examination.

Restrictions: 3rd and 4th year pharmacy students with APPE standing who have successfully completed all core curriculum courses through winter quarter of the third year and passed the comprehensive examination.       Activities: Practical Experience

A supervised experience where students will develop and explore their current and potential roles as a pharmacist in hospital practice with an emphasis on systems to promote safe and effective medication use to optimize patient outcomes. There are three core areas that are included in hospital systems and pharmacy practice rotations: 1. Therapeutic interventions; 2. Medication preparation and distribution and; 3. Systems management.

147  Community Practice Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience  (7 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): Staff       Prerequisite(s): APPE standing; successful completion of all core curriculum courses through the end of Winter Quarter, Pharmacy III; and a passing score on the Comprehensive Examination.

Restrictions: 3rd and 4th year pharmacy students with APPE standing who have successfully completed all core curriculum courses through the end of winter quarter of the third year and passed the comprehensive examination.       Activities: Practical Experience

A supervised experience where students will develop and explore their current and potential roles as a pharmacist in community practice. These roles relate to therapy interventions, product delivery and operations management. Practice settings (e.g., independent, chain, institution) will differ with respect to patient population, disease acuity, availability of patient-specific information and scope of practice.

148  Acute Care Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience  (7 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): Staff       Prerequisite(s): APPE standing; successful completion of all core curriculum courses through the end of Winter Quarter, Pharmacy III; and a passing score on the Comprehensive Examination.

Restrictions: 3rd and 4th year pharmacy students with APPE standing who have successfully completed all core curriculum course through winter quarter of the third year and passed the comprehensive examination.       Activities: Practical Experience

A supervised pharmacy experience where students develop and explore their roles as part of an interprofesional healthcare team, sharing responsibility with patients, caregivers and other health care professionals for drug therapy outcomes in acute care settings.

149  Ambulatory Care Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience  (7 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): Staff       Prerequisite(s): APPE standing; successful completion of all core curriculum courses through the end of Winter Quarter, Pharmacy III; and a passing score on the Comprehensive Examination.

Restrictions: 3rd and 4th year pharmacy students with APPE standing who have successfully completed all core curriculum course through winter quarter of the third year and passed the comprehensive examination.       Activities: Practical Experience

A supervised pharmacy experience where students develop and explore their roles on an interprofessional healthcare team, sharing responsibility with patients, caregivers and other health professionals for drug therapy outcomes. Practice settings (e.g., clinics, home care services, long term facilities) will differ with respect to patient population, disease acuity, availability of patient-specific information and scope of practice.

150  Pharmaceutical Care Pathway Project  (3 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): Staff       Prerequisite(s): Spring of 3rd year pharmacy standing. This project will be required of all students entering the Pharmaceutical Care Pathway. Project completion and report of project results will be required for satisfactory completion of pathway requirements.

Restrictions: Students in the Pharmaceutical Care Pathway. Individual or group (up to 4 students) independent study.       Activities: Project

Students will complete an individual or group independent study in the area of pharmacy practice e.g., Drug Use Evaluation (DUE) or project approved by the faculty. Project responsibilities may include group meetings (student(s) and preceptor), independent literature review of the project, design and write up of protocol and data collection forms, obtain IRB approval when appropriate, conduct data collection, perform data analysis and conclusions, submit final paper for faculty approval.

151  Pediatric Pharmacotherapy  (2 units)   Spring

Instructor(s): S. Lucas, L. Musick       Prerequisite(s): First-, second- or third-year standing in School of Pharmacy.

Restrictions: Class size may be limited by instructor. (If limited, sign up sheet will be posted).       Activities: Lecture

A survey course of the common childhood diseases. The course will cover the basic principles and applied pharmacology of diseases of children as well as common problems such as dosage delivery, adverse reactions and immunization requirements for trhe pediatric patient.

151.03  Policymaking and Political Advocacy  (2 units)   Fall, Winter

Instructor(s): R. Barnes       Prerequisite(s): None.

Restrictions: None.       Activities: Lecture

This course is an introduction to the policymaking process and the political advocacy used for policy change. Students will examine the process by which scientific research and the experience and knowledge of health care practitioners is used to change public health policy, and how that process aids legislative and regulatory debates by providing relevant information. The objective is to give students an understanding of the policy advocacy process to enable them to become policy activists.

152.05  A Behavioral Health Perspective  (1 units)   Spring

Instructor(s): P. Finley       Prerequisite(s): None.

Restrictions: None       Activities: Lecture

To provide a broad overview of mental illness and major issues relevant to the pharmacological optimization of behavioral health. Exposure to major mental illnesses and presenters will summarize demographic factors, psychopathology, prognosis and practical aspects of the disorders. A discussion of treatment options (efficacy, toxicity and controversies) will follow in order to provide students with an appreciation of current and future practice patterns.

152.08  Intro to the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Formulary Process  (2 units)   Winter

Instructor(s): M. Stebbins       Prerequisite(s): None.

Restrictions: Enrollment restricted to student pharmacists and the consent of the instructor.      

Teams of four do the work (case study) required of Pharmacy and Therapeutics (P&T) Committees. The students act as pharmacy directors on a P&T Committee responsible for assessing a drug for possible inclusion onto a health plan's formulary. Students use critical analysis, research, and presentation skills to present the assessment of a drug's scientific evidence, cost-benefit analysis, and clinical use.

152.09  Introduction to Health Insurance  (1 units)   Fall

Instructor(s): G. Yokoyama       Prerequisite(s): None.

Restrictions: P1's and p2's til maximum class size is reached.       Activities: Lecture

The purpose is to expose pharmacy students to health insurance in the US through 1) total of 10 hours of lecture, 2) workshops, 3) oral presentations.

152.11  Multidisciplinary Management of Diabetes  (1 units)   Winter

Instructor(s): P. Chan       Prerequisite(s): None.

Restrictions: None.       Activities: Lecture

Optimal diabetes care requires an interdisciplinary team care approach. Healthcare professionals from the schools of Pharmacy, Medicine, Nursing and Dentistry will be sharing their knowledge and experience about treating and managing patients with diabetes. This course is designed to increase student's knowledge and foster an interdisciplinary team approach to the treatment and management of patients with diabetes through various lectures.

152.13  LGBTQI Health Forum  (1 units)   Winter

Instructor(s): M. Ferrone       Prerequisite(s): None

Restrictions: None       Activities: Lecture

The perspectives and needs of LGBTQI individuals should be routinely considered in public health efforts to eliminate health disparities. Members of the LGBTQI community are at increased risk for a number of health threats. Differences in sexual behavior account for some disparities, but others are associated with social and structural inequities. In this Forum, students learn about the health care needs of the LGBTQI community and become better prepared to serve LGBTQI patients.

152.14  Evidence-based Entrepreneurship for Healthcare  (1.5 - 2.5 units)   Fall

Instructor(s): K. Rodondi, S. Mutha, A. Leeds       Prerequisite(s): None

Restrictions: None       Activities: Lecture, Seminar, Field Work, Independent Study, Project, Web-based course work, Workshop

Be part of a team of 2-3 individuals implementing methods of customer discovery & business model generation pioneered in Silicon Valley and applied to solving problems or implementing new ideas in healthcare. Conducting & capturing interviews to generate data to test your hypotheses is a requirement. Form a team around your idea or join a team with an idea you like. Inter-professional teams desirable. Taught by an NSF I-Corp national instructor & entrepreneur. Be ready to think differently.

152.15  EarthHealth: Sustainability in Health Care  (1 units)   Spring

Instructor(s): C. MacDougall, D. Apollonio, A. Donjacour       Prerequisite(s): None

Restrictions: None       Activities: Lecture

This course introduces the impact of environmental changes on human health through lectures, readings, and discussions. The focus is on the correlation between global warming and determinants of health. Topics are themed to engage faculty-students awareness, inquiry, engagement, and activism on climate change and health impact.

153  Health Services & Policy Research Pathway Research Project  (1 - 9 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): S. Heard       Prerequisite(s): Health Services and Policy Research Pathway students with a research project and a preceptor.

Restrictions: Health Services and Policy Research Pathway student.       Activities: Practical Experience

This course provides an educational framework to assist and guide the pathway student to complete a capstone project that integrates all the skills acquired by the student within the pathway curriculum. It replaces the current sequence of similar courses numbered 153 A, B, and C (3 units each).

153.10  Health Services and Policy Research Pathway Seminar  (1 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring

Instructor(s): Staff       Prerequisite(s): Must be a Health Services and Policy Research Pathway student registered for the research project (CP153) or consent of instructor.

Restrictions: Pathway students are required to take this seminar for 3 quarters - the first in spring of the 2nd year, the second in winter of the 3rd year and the third in fall of the 4th year.       Activities: Seminar

This seminar provides an accompaniment to the Pathway Research Project Practicum (CP 153). Students will discuss their research in progress and receive feedback from faculty and other students.

153.10B  Health Services and Policy Research Pathway Seminar  (1 units)   Fall

Instructor(s): N. Hessol       Prerequisite(s): Must be a Health Services and Policy Research Pathway student registered for the Research Project Practicum (CP153) or consent of instructor.

Restrictions: Pathway students are required to take this seminar for 2 quarters, the first in the winter of their 3rd year, and the second in the fall of their 4th year.       Activities: Seminar

This seminar provides an accompaniment to the Pathway Practicum (CP 153). Students will discuss their research in progress and receive feedback from faculty and other students.

154  Pharmacy Leadership in Health Policy  (3 units)   Spring

Instructor(s): E. Vogt       Prerequisite(s): None

Restrictions: HSPR Pathway Students Only       Activities: Lecture, Seminar

The Principles Underlying Quality, Value, Leadership and Regulation is an advance combination course; a deep dive into the underlying principles and interplay of quality, value, leadership and regulation within the healthcare sector of the US economy. It will examine national quality initiatives, standards & decision making affecting all stakeholders & the resultant implications & opportunities for pharmacist leadership for advancing improvement in patient care and professional practice.

154.01  Pharmacy Leadership  (1 units)   Fall

Instructor(s): E. Vogt       Prerequisite(s): None.

Restrictions: None.       Activities: Lecture

This course will improve students' understanding of the impact of policy on clinical care and pharmacy practice and enhance students' willingness to become pharmacist leaders. Students will acquire the knowledge, skills and confidence needed to: A) advocate in efforts to expand pharmacy practice; B) make the profession more visible in the context of health care reform initiatives; and C) achieve leadership positions both within, and outside of, pharmacy organizations.

155  From Molecule to Bedside: Introduction to Pharmacy Careers  (2 units)   Fall

Instructor(s): D. Kishi       Prerequisite(s): None.

Activities: Lecture, Workshop

This course introduces new students to the three curricular pathways in the PharmD program: pharmaceutical care, pharmaceutical health policy and management, and pharmaceutical sciences. The changing role of the pharmacist in patient care, policy and research, and the opportunities for graduates of each pathway will be discussed. Faculty, students and graduates of each pathway share their experiences and discuss their projects.

155.70  Spanish for Pharmacists  (1.5 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring

Instructor(s): J. Garcia-Sarzosa       Prerequisite(s): None

Restrictions: Enrollment limited to 25 students; priority given to first and second year pharmacy students.       Activities: Lecture

This course will familiarize students with the Spanish language as it pertains to the patient-pharmacist interaction. Students will receive didactic and case-based instruction in combination with group exercises to stimulate group practice of the language.

156  Epidemiology for Pharmacists  (2 units)   Winter

Instructor(s): K. Yang

Activities: Lecture

This course covers the basic concepts and methods of epidemiology, pharmacoepidemiology and the investigation of public health problems. Topics include sampling, research designs, measures of disease frequency and association, bias/threats to validity, and methods for analyzing epidemiologic data.

157  Intermediate Statistics for Health Care Management & Policy  (3 units)   Spring

Instructor(s): J. Lightwood       Prerequisite(s): BIOSTAT 112 or consent of instructor.

Restrictions: Limit of 23 students or computer lab capacity. Health Services and Policy Research (HSPR) Pathway students have priority if over enrolled.       Activities: Lecture, Laboratory, Project

This intermediate course in applied statistics covers techniques useful for pharmacists working in clinical pharmacy research, management, and policy. Topics include ANOVA, regression, survival analysis regression, lognormal data (e.g. costs of episodes of care), multiple endpoints and subgroup analysis. The course includes instructor and student led lectures and computer labs, article critiques, STATA lessons, and a student project.

158  Decision Analysis  (3 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring

Instructor(s): L. Wilson, C. Hunt       Prerequisite(s): Consent of instructor. Priority given to students in the Health Policy and Management Pathway.

Activities: Lecture, Laboratory

Decision making involves weighing benefits, risks and costs of therapeutic and policy alternatives. Students will learn expected value decision analysis through the use of a decison analysis. The emphasis of the required project will be either technology assessment, particularly cost-effectiveness analysis or optimization of therapeutic strategies.

158.10  Risk Management  (3 units)   Fall

Instructor(s): S. Heard       Prerequisite(s): Students must successfully complete and pass all courses in the UCSF School of Pharmacy curriculum, as determined by required and elective course policies of the school.

Restrictions: None       Activities: Lecture, Seminar, Project

Risk Management responds to the growing scope of pharmacists' activities in risk management of drug therapy at the institutional and national public health levels. Using case-based approach to drug safety and analysis of stakeholders and use of an actual MedWatch dataset, students will apply new health policy decision-making skills gained during the course in defending stakeholder positions in a mock FDA advisory committee meeting setting.

160.02  Business Plan Competition  (2 units)   Winter, Spring

Instructor(s): B. Komoto       Prerequisite(s): none

Restrictions: none       Activities: Project

This independent study course is for students participating in the NCPA Business Plan Competition. Each team will develop a business plan with a goal of submitting the plan to the Good Neighbor Pharmacy NCPA Pruitt-Schutte Student Business Plan Competition. A list of mentors will be available and each team is responsible for setting up meetings with their mentors to help guide them though this process.

160.04  Business Skills and Entrepreneurship  (1 units)   Winter, Spring

Instructor(s): K. Rodondi

Restrictions: none       Activities: Lecture

This course is geared toward introducing students to some key business skills that can be applied in any setting. Each week there will be a guest speaker presenting a short topic,followed by an in-class activity or discussion. Topics to be covered are how to start a business, evaluating business opportunities, the importance of selling your idea, and managing individual and business finances. Students may take this course in addition to or separate from CP 160.02,Business Plan Competition.

161  Introduction to Pharmacy Informatics and Safer Systems  (1 units)   Fall

Instructor(s): B. Brodowy       Prerequisite(s): none

Restrictions: none       Activities: Lecture

This proposed one-unit course focuses on health information technologies that directly affect the profession of pharmacy, such as bar-code medication administration (BCMA), e-prescribing, clinical decision support (CDS), computerized provider order entry (CPOE), adoption of the electronic health record (EHR) and medication safety. Students will be presented with various scenarios that illustrate these technologies.

161.01  Partners in E  (2 units)   Winter, Spring

Instructor(s): E. Ashton       Prerequisite(s): cl pharm 161

Restrictions: CP 161: Introduction to Pharmacy Informatics and Safer Systems is a required prerequisite. Students are expected to have mastered the following skills prior to taking this course: gain basic understanding of informatics terminology (data, knowledge, hardware, software, networks, information systems, information systems management); the reasons for systematic processing of data, information and knowledge in healthcare; the benefits and current constraints in using information and communication technology in healthcare; health information technologies that directly affect the profession of pharmacy, such as bar-code medication administration, e-prescribing, clinical decision support, computerized provider order entry, adoption of the electronic health record and medication safety.       Activities: Lecture, Field Work

This experiential course provides student pharmacists with the opportunity to integrate patient safety principles with the use of health information technology. Students receive intense training and provide onsite outreach to local provider practices and independent pharmacies. Emphasis will be on the unique skills and training required to identify and resolve barriers to electronic prescribing. The CP 161 Introduction to Pharmacy Informatics elective is a prerequisite for this course.

161.02  Introduction to Managed Care Pharmacy  (1 units)   Fall

Instructor(s): M. Stebbins       Prerequisite(s): none

Restrictions: none       Activities: Lecture

This course provides an overview of managed care pharmacy in the US healthcare system.Topics include an introduction to managed care principles,pharmacoeconomics,and outcomes research,P&T and formulary management,accountable care organizations and the medical home model,and a broad sampling of managed care career paths.By course completion,students will have an understanding of managed care pharmacy and how managed care decisions are made in a range of practice settings.

162  Pain and Palliative Care  (1 units)   Fall

Instructor(s): M. Holtsman       Prerequisite(s): none

Restrictions: None       Activities: Lecture

The objectives of this course are to identify the most common clinical problems experienced by patients seeking palliative care including pain, nausea, vomiting, sedation, constipation, insomnia, delirium, anxiety and itching, describe treatment options for pain and symptom management taking into account underlying comoribidities and patient defined goals of therapy, and describe new developements in pharmacotherapy of pain management and palliative care.

163  Provision of Pharmacy Services in a Homeless Clinic  (1 units)   Fall

Instructor(s): M. Conrad       Prerequisite(s): none

Restrictions: none       Activities: Lecture, Clinical Experience/Patient Contact

This course will focus on the needs and challenges facing San Francisco's homeless population, identifying various resources available to San Francisco's homeless population and educating students to provide counseling on medications and treatment

170.03  Advanced Infectious Diseases For Pharmacists  (2 units)   Winter

Instructor(s): C. MacDougall       Prerequisite(s): PHARMACOL 131 MICROBIOL 120

Restrictions: Concurrent enrollment in CP-131       Activities: Lecture

This course will discuss topics in antimicrobial treatment of infectious diseases (ID) beyond those in the required pharmacy curriculum. Students will learn through lecture, case discussion, and by presenting a summary of an uncommon organism or antimicrobial agent. Topics include advanced principles of ID treatment as well as management of specific infections and infections in high-risk treatment groups.

170.08  Current Topics in Oncology  (2 units)   Fall

Instructor(s): H. Ho, R. Fong

Activities: Laboratory

This interdisciplinary course is designed to provide a framework of concepts and skills about preventive medicine, focusing on cancer prevention.

170.30  Clinical Toxicology  (1 units)   Winter

Instructor(s): T. Kearney       Prerequisite(s): None; open to all P1 through P3 students

Restrictions: Open to PharmD Students.       Activities: Lecture

This is a survey elective course on the principles of clinical toxicology. Emphasis will be on pre-hospital and hospital management of poisonings with a case-oriented lecture format. Topics are prioritized by prevalence of human poisoning, natural and synthetic toxins, and target organ effects. Course may be appropriate for pharmacy and medical students that have had previous pharmacology course experiences.

170.60  Pharmacist & Critical Care  (1.5 units)   Winter, Spring

Instructor(s): A. Morris       Prerequisite(s): APPE standing and basic life support certification.

Activities: Lecture

This course provides an introduction to the basic principles of critical care pharmacology and therapeutics.

171.02  Intro. Pharmacy Practice Exp. in Medicare Part D Outreach  (1.5 units)   Fall

Instructor(s): M. Stebbins, T. Cutler       Prerequisite(s): Open to all levels of Pharmacy students with preference given to multilingual students for outreach purposes.

Restrictions: Limited to 40 students      

Using didactic and outreach components, this elective will train and deploy a new workforce of highly skilled pharmacist patient advocates to respond to one of the most challenging new health policies, Medicare Part D. Students will focus on topics such as geriatrics, Medicare Part D, use of Medicare plan finder, health literacy, and cultural competence. These topics will be applied in a real patient scenario as part of a required outreach component.

196  Teaching Practicum  (1 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): Staff       Prerequisite(s): none

Restrictions: none       Activities: Practical Experience

This course provides PharmD students the opportunity to develop practical teaching skills that combine observation, evaluation, and practice of teaching in a PharmD course under the supervision of the course director.

198  Supervised Study  (1 - 5 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): Staff

Library research and directed reading under supervision of a member of the faculty with the approval of the chairperson of the department.