Course Catalog » Course Listing for Pharmacy Integrated Sciences

110  Foundations I  (14.5 units)   Summer

Instructor(s): N. Sambol, K. Yang       Prerequisite(s): none

Restrictions: restricted to 1st year Pharm.D. students       Activities: Lecture, Conference

Foundations I is an integrated course that provides foundational concepts which will serve as the basis for content that will be taught in all subsequent preclinical courses. The content of this course spans all levels of pharmacy practice including the therapeutic sciences, health care policy and management, and evidence-based health care. A key emphasis of this course is to lay the foundation for the development of compassionate critical thinkers and transformative leaders in healthcare.

111  Cardiovascular Science & Therapeutics  (11.5 units)   Fall

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

Restrictions: This course is restricted to pharmacy students.       Activities: Direct - Lecture, Direct - Workshop, Direct - Conference, Student - Lecture, Student - Workshop

This Cardiovascular Integrated Theme course focuses on the medical treatment of 4 cardiovascular diseases (ischemic heart disease, dyslipidemia, heart failure, and arrhythmias) by integrating related basic and clinical sciences as well as behavioral/social/administrative sciences. It also explores knowledge gap in inquiry classes. The course concludes with a Synthesis week for reflection, exploration of career-options, and integration with the Foundations I course content.

112  Respiratory Science & Therapeutics  (9.5 units)   Winter

Instructor(s): L. Floren       Prerequisite(s): None

Restrictions: Restricted to 1st year Pharm.D students       Activities: Lecture, Conference

This is an integrated course focused on pharmacologic/non-pharmacologic approaches to tobacco cessation, medical treatment of 5 common diseases, and conditions involving the respiratory system. This is done by integrating related basic, clinical, and behavioral/social/administrative sciences. It also explores knowledge gaps in inquiry classes. The course concludes with a Synthesis week for reflection, exploration of career-options, and integration with previous course content.

113  Renal Science and Therapeutics  (6 units)   Spring

Instructor(s): I. Mitrovic       Prerequisite(s): None

Restrictions: PharmD 1st year students.       Activities: Lecture, Conference

This integrated theme course focuses on the pharmaceutical interventions available in the medical treatment of hypertension and chronic kidney disease by integrating related basic and clinical sciences as well as behavioral/social/administrative sciences. It also explores knowledge gaps through inquiry sessions. The course predominantly focuses on the practice of drug dosing adjustments needed in renal dysfunction and renal replacement therapy.

114  Gastrointestinal Science and Therapeutics  (8 units)   Spring

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

Restrictions: 1st year PharmD students.       Activities: Lecture, Conference

This integrated theme course focuses on the pharmaceutical interventions available in the medical treatments of inflammatory bowel disease, irritable bowel syndrome, liver disease, and gastrointestinal reflux and peptic ulcer disease. Pharmaceutical self-care as well as the basics of nutrition are also introduced in this course. It also explores knowledge gaps through inquiry sessions.

115  Foundations II  (3 units)   Summer

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

Restrictions: Restricted to second year PharmD students       Activities: Lecture, Conference

Foundations II is an integrated course that provides foundational concepts which will serve as the basis for content that will be taught in all subsequent preclinical courses for the second year of the PharmD curriculum. The content of this course spans all levels of pharmacy practice including the therapeutic sciences, health care policy and management, and evidence-based health care.

116  Endocrine Science and Therapeutics  (9.5 units)   Summer

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

Restrictions: Restricted to second year PharmD students       Activities: Lecture, Conference

This integrated theme course focuses on the pharmaceutical interventions available in the medical treatments of diabetes, thyroid and adrenal disorders. Pharmaceutical self-care are also introduced in this course. It also explores knowledge gaps through inquiry sessions.

117  Neuroscience and Therapeutics  (14.5 units)   Fall

Instructor(s): P. Finley, R. Tuan       Prerequisite(s): None

Restrictions: Limited to second year PharmD students       Activities: Lecture, Conference

This integrated theme course focuses on the pharmaceutical interventions available in the medical treatments of stroke, epilepsy, pain insomnia, anxiety disorders, major depressive disorder, schizophrenia, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and alcohol/opioid/substance use disorders. It also explores knowledge gaps through inquiry sessions.

118  Oncology Science and Therapeutics  (5.5 units)   Winter

Instructor(s): J. Long-Boyle       Prerequisite(s): None

Restrictions: Limited to second year PharmD students       Activities: Direct - Lecture, Direct - Conference, Student - Lecture

This integrated theme course focuses on the role of the clinical pharmacist in the treatment of a patient requiring chemotherapy or immunotherapy as treatment (malignant and non-malignant disease). It also explores knowledge gaps through inquiry sessions.

119  Infectious Disease Science and Therapeutics  (8 units)   Winter

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

Restrictions: Limited to second year PharmD students       Activities: Lecture, Conference

This integrated theme course focuses on antimicrobial regimen selection, antimicrobial stewardship, and the pharmaceutical interventions available in the treatment of respiratory tract infections, urinary tract Infections, skin and soft tissue infections, fungal infections, CNS infections, GI infections, sepsis and septic shock, HIV infection, viral hepatitis, viral infections, and tuberculosis. It also explores knowledge gaps through inquiry sessions.

120  Discovery Project Research  (5 units)   Spring

Instructor(s): F. Aweeka, S. Miller       Prerequisite(s): None.

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

This course is taking place during a concentrated 5 week period where students will focus on data collection and interpretation to address the scientific aims for their discovery projects. Projects are done as group projects and students will have completed several 3-hour development sessions with their faculty advisors prior to this 5 week period.