Course Catalog » Course Listing for Clinical Pharmacy

135  Applied Drug Information  (0.5 units)   Winter

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

Restrictions: None.       Activities: Direct - Project, Student - Project

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.

150  Pharmaceutical Care Pathway Project  (1 - 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: Direct - 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.

151.1  Pediatric Pharmacotherapy I  (1 units)   Winter, Spring

Instructor(s): S. Lucas       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: Direct - Lecture, Direct - Workshop, Student - 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 the pediatric patient.

151.2  Pediatric Pharmacotherapy II  (1 units)   Winter, Spring

Instructor(s): S. Lucas       Prerequisite(s): First-, second- or third-year standing in School of Pharmacy. CP 151.1 is not a prerequisite.

Restrictions: Class size may be limited by instructor. (If limited, sign up sheet will be posted).       Activities: Direct - Lecture, Direct - Workshop, Student - 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 the pediatric patient.

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.       Activities: Direct - Lecture, Direct - Project, Student - Lecture, Student - Project

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.

152.11  Multidisciplinary Management of Diabetes  (1 units)   Winter

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

Restrictions: None.       Activities: Direct - Lecture, Student - 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.

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: Direct - Seminar, Student - 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.

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: Direct - Lecture, Student - 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.

159  Resiliency Medicine Certificate Training  (1 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): T. Cat       Prerequisite(s): None

Restrictions: None       Activities: Direct - Lecture, Student - Lecture

Patient and practitioner stress can limit our efforts to achieve optimal care management. This topic belongs squarely within the pharmacists' scope of practice urgently calling for an expanded approach to care. We will explore the current research and demonstrate and practice resiliency building tools including a cross-section of mind-body interactions and internal narratives (story telling). Course completion requires teaching resiliency skills and awards a certificate in resiliency training.

161.02  Introduction to Managed Care Pharmacy  (1 units)   Fall

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

Restrictions: none       Activities: Direct - Lecture, Student - 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): C. Hale       Prerequisite(s): none

Restrictions: None       Activities: Direct - Lecture, Student - 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): C. Zhou, D. Shelton       Prerequisite(s): none

Restrictions: none       Activities: Direct - Lecture, Direct - Clinical Experience/Patient Contact, Student - Lecture

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

164  Philosophy of Drug Interactions  (2 units)   Spring

Instructor(s): S. Youmans       Prerequisite(s): None

Restrictions: None       Activities: Direct - Lecture, Student - Lecture

Drawing on the wisdom of philosophers, scientists, and other thinkers, this course will discuss the nature and limitations of scientific truth, common reasoning errors in science, and the importance of a philosophical perspective in clinical decision making. Specific philosophical teachings ranging from the Ancient Greeks to the 21st century will be presented, with an eye to how these perspectives can be applied to the practice of pharmacy.

170  Applied Patient Care Skills I  (2.5 units)   Summer

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

Restrictions: First year PharmD student       Activities: Direct - Lecture, Direct - Conference, Student - Lecture

The APCS course complements the core, inquiry, and experiential education elements of the curriculum. The purpose of the APCS course is to help students further build upon their knowledge to care for patients as a whole and enhance communication skills with patients and other healthcare providers both orally and in writing. The APCS course is fully case-based and will focus on advancing 3 domains: hands-on skills, communication skills, and critical thinking skills.

170.60  Pharmacist & Critical Care  (1 units)   Fall

Instructor(s): S. Lee       Prerequisite(s): APPE standing and basic life support certification.

Restrictions: None       Activities: Direct - Lecture, Student - Lecture

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

171  Applied Patient Care Skills II  (1 units)   Fall

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

Restrictions: None       Activities: Direct - Workshop

The APCS course complements the core, inquiry, and experiential education elements of the curriculum. The purpose of the APCS course is to help students further build upon their knowledge to care for patients as a whole and enhance communication skills with patients and other healthcare providers both orally and in writing. The APCS course is fully case-based and will focus on advancing 3 domains: hands-on skills, communication skills, and critical thinking skills.

172  Applied Patient Care Skills III  (1 units)   Winter

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

Restrictions: 1st year PharmD       Activities: Direct - Workshop

The APCS course complements the core, inquiry, and experiential education elements of the curriculum. The purpose of the APCS course is to help students further build upon their knowledge to care for patients as a whole and enhance communication skills with patients and other healthcare providers both orally and in writing. The APCS course is fully case-based and will focus on advancing 3 domains: hands-on skills, communication skills, and critical thinking skills.

173  Applied Patient Care Skills IV  (1 units)   Spring

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

Restrictions: None       Activities: Direct - Workshop

The APCS course complements the core, inquiry, and experiential education elements of the curriculum. The purpose of the APCS course is to help students further build upon their knowledge to care for patients as a whole and enhance communication skills with patients and other healthcare providers both orally and in writing. The APCS course is fully case-based and will focus on advancing 3 domains: hands-on skills, communication skills, and critical thinking skills.

174  Applied Patient Care Skills V  (1 units)   Summer

Instructor(s): B. Tamraz       Prerequisite(s): None.

Restrictions: Limited to second year PharmD students       Activities: Direct - Workshop

The APCS course complements the core, inquiry, and experiential education elements of the curriculum. The purpose of the APCS course is to help students further build upon their knowledge to care for patients as a whole and enhance communication skills with patients and other healthcare providers both orally and in writing. The APCS course is fully case-based and will focus on advancing 3 domains: hands-on skills, communication skills, and critical thinking skills.

175  Applied Patient Care Skills VI  (1 units)   Fall

Instructor(s): S. Hsia       Prerequisite(s): None

Restrictions: Limited to second year PharmD students       Activities: Direct - Workshop

The APCS course complements the core, inquiry, and experiential education elements of the curriculum. The purpose of the APCS course is to help students further build upon their knowledge to care for patients as a whole and enhance communication skills with patients and other healthcare providers both orally and in writing. The APCS course is fully case-based and will focus on advancing 3 domains: hands-on skills, communication skills, and critical thinking skills.

176  Applied Patient Care Skills VII  (1 units)   Winter

Instructor(s): T. Trinh, K. Gruenberg       Prerequisite(s): None

Restrictions: Limited to 2nd year PharmD students       Activities: Direct - Workshop

The APCS course complements the core, inquiry, and experiential education elements of the curriculum. The purpose of the APCS course is to help students further build upon their knowledge to care for patients as a whole and enhance communication skills with patients and other healthcare providers both orally and in writing. The APCS course is fully case-based and will focus on advancing 3 domains: hands-on skills, communication skills, and critical thinking skills.

181  Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience- Community A  (2.5 units)   Fall

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

Restrictions: n/a       Activities: Clinical Experience/Patient Contact

Through Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experiences (IPPEs), student pharmacists are expected to master foundational competencies in multiple domains including patient care, population health, interprofessional practice, practice management, professional development and medical information. Each student will complete a longitudinal experience in a community pharmacy setting. The student pharmacists will become a member of the healthcare team.

182  Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience - Community B  (2.5 - 5 units)   Winter, Spring

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

Restrictions: None       Activities: Clinical Experience/Patient Contact

Through Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experiences (IPPEs), student pharmacists are expected to master foundational competencies in multiple domains including patient care, population health, interprofessional practice, practice management, professional development and medical information. Each student will complete a longitudinal experience in a community pharmacy setting. The student pharmacists will become a member of the healthcare team.

183  Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience - Health Systems  (1.5 - 3.5 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

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

Restrictions: Restricted to 2nd year PharmD students       Activities: Clinical Experience/Patient Contact

Through Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experiences (IPPEs), student pharmacists are expected to master foundational competencies in multiple domains including patient care, population health, interprofessional practice, practice management, professional development and medical information. Each student will complete a concentrated and a longitudinal experience in a health system pharmacy setting. The student pharmacists will become a member of the healthcare team.

190  Non-Direct Patient Care APPE Elective  (7 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): Staff       Prerequisite(s): APPE standing

Restrictions: APPE standing       Activities: Direct - Clinical Experience/Patient Contact

The ambulatory patient care APPE is a core required rotation. This course is a supervised pharmacy experience where students develop and explore their roles on an interprofessional team, sharing responsibilities with other professionals for non-direct patient care outcomes. Students are expected to master competencies in multiple domains including patient care, population health, interprofessional practice, practice management, professional development, and medical information.

191  Direct Patient Care APPE Elective  (7 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): Staff       Prerequisite(s): APPE standing

Restrictions: APPE standing       Activities: Direct - Clinical Experience/Patient Contact

A core required rotation, this course is a supervised pharmacy experience where students develop & explore their roles on an interprofessional healthcare team, sharing responsibilities with patients, caregivers, & other health professionals for drug therapy outcomes in a patient care setting. Students are expected to master competencies in multiple domains including patient care, population health, interprofessional practice, practice management, professional development & medical information.

192  Hospital Pharmacy Systems & Practice APPE  (7 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): Staff       Prerequisite(s): APPE standing

Restrictions: APPE standing       Activities: Direct - Clinical Experience/Patient Contact

A core required rotation, this course is a supervised pharmacy experience where students develop & explore their roles on an interprofessional healthcare team, sharing responsibilities with patients, caregivers, & other health professionals for drug therapy outcomes in a health system setting. Students are expected to master competencies in multiple domains including patient care, population health, interprofessional practice, practice management, professional development & medical information.

193  Community Pharmacy Systems & Practice APPE  (7 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): Staff       Prerequisite(s): APPE standing

Restrictions: APPE standing       Activities: Direct - Clinical Experience/Patient Contact

A core required rotation, this course is a supervised pharmacy experience where students develop & explore their roles on an interprofessional (IP) healthcare team, sharing responsibilities with patients, caregivers, & other health professionals for drug therapy outcomes in a community pharmacy setting. Students are expected to master competencies in multiple domains including patient care, population health, IP practice, practice management, professional development & medical information.

194  Acute Patient Care APPE  (7 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): Staff       Prerequisite(s): APPE standing

Restrictions: APPE standing       Activities: Direct - Clinical Experience/Patient Contact

A core required rotation, this course is a supervised pharmacy experience where students develop & explore their roles on an interprofessional (IP) healthcare team, sharing responsibilities with patients, caregivers, & other health professionals for drug therapy outcomes in an acute patient care setting. Students are expected to master competencies in multiple domains including patient care, population health, IP practice, practice management, professional development & medical information.

195  Ambulatory Patient Care APPE  (7 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): Staff       Prerequisite(s): APPE standing

Restrictions: APPE standing       Activities: Direct - Clinical Experience/Patient Contact

A core required rotation, this course is a supervised pharmacy experience where students develop & explore their roles on an interprofessional (IP) healthcare team, sharing responsibilities with patients, caregivers, & other health professionals for drug therapy outcomes in an ambulatory care setting. Students are expected to master competencies in multiple domains including patient care, population health, IP practice, practice management, professional development & medical information.

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 - 2 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): Staff       Prerequisite(s): NONE

Restrictions: NONE       Activities: Special Projects

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