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PHARM 301 Medications and Health: It's Not All About Drugs (3) I&S/NW Dawson, Odegard, Weber
Covers personal health promotion, treatment of illness, and health care. Explores several medication-related topics, provides insight on drug development and efficacy, and serves as introduction to students contemplating careers in health sciences, especially in pharmacy. Credit/no-credit only.
Instructor Course Description: Karan N Dawson
PHARM 497 Drug Therapy for the Elderly (3) Christianson
Clinical application of drug knowledge in the treatment of disease in older adults with multiple comorbidities. Application of age-related changes in pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics in the selection and monitoring of drug regimes of older adults. Emphasis on problem solving, using case examples. Prerequisite: nurse practitioner students or permission of instructor.
PHARM 500 Profession of Pharmacy (1) Kedzierski, Weber
Introduces the new student to the profession of pharmacy. Provides both an historical and a modern context that assists student pharmacists begin to participate in the profession. Provides an overview of career opportunities. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: A.
PHARM 501 P-Alternative and Complementary Medicines (2) Anderson
Studies popular alternative and complementary medicines used in the United States. Focuses on herbal products with some coverage of other non-nutritional dietary supplements. Open to professional and graduate students in the Schools of Pharmacy, Nursing, Medicine, Dentistry, and Public Health, or by permission of instructor. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: AW.
Instructor Course Description: Gail Anderson
PHARM 502 Neonatal Drug Therapy (3) Bosque
Clinical applications of drugs used with acute and chronically ill preterm and term neonates. Review of neonatal pharmacotherapeutics. Examination of selected therapeutic agents in relation to indications, efficacy, therapeutic and adverse effects, monitoring parameters, and dosing principles in the neonate.
PHARM 503 Senior Care Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience (2) Murphy, Plein
Under faculty supervision, provides clinical services for senior patients in various settings. Includes reviewing charts, interviewing patients, conferring with other health care providers, and making recommendations on medication therapies to providers and patients. All students participate in an orientation/seminar workshop and in a weekly (for five weeks) clinical pearls workshop. Prerequisite: Successful completion of the first five quarters of PharmD curriculum; permission of instructor. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: Sp.
PHARM 509 P-Principles of Evidence Based Medicine III: Critical Evaluation of Published Evidence (1) O'Sullivan
Provides a critical evaluation of medical literature. Prerequisite: permission of School of Pharmacy.
Instructor Course Description: Teresa O Sullivan
PHARM 510 Contemporary Concepts in Clinical Nutrition Support (1) Chan
Addresses current topics and concepts in clinical nutrition support. Topics include assessment and management of patients requiring specialized nutrition support, enteral nutrition, and parental nutrition. Prerequisite: biochemistry, anatomy and physiology, or permission of instructor; taken concurrently with NUTR 511. Offered: A.
PHARM 513 P-Medical Devices for Home Healthcare (3) Downing
Study of medical devices commonly provided by pharmacists to their patients, including their selection and adaptation for specific patient needs. Lectures include display and demonstration of actual devices.
PHARM 514 Pharmacotherapeutics for Advanced Nursing Practice (3) Hertig
Application of principles of pharmacology as foundation for clinical decision making by advanced practice nurses for individuals and populations. Incorporates pharmacotherapy into advanced nursing therapeutics by addressing pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, pharmacogenetics as wells as patient- related factors that support selection of commonly used drugs. Selected drugs within categories are compared/contrasted.
PHARM 515 Pharmacotherapeutics for Acute/Critical Illness (3) Coyne
Analysis of issues that impact the assessment, prescription, and evaluation of pharmacotherapeutic regimes for patients who are acutely or critically ill. Current research, clinical contextual considerations, and pharmacotherapeutic principles are emphasized as the basis for decisions relevant to the management of pharmacotherapy in acute care clinical practice.
Instructor Course Description: Carol A. Landis
PHARM 516 Introduction to Biomedical Regulatory Affairs (3) Hazlet
Surveys government oversight of drugs, devices, and biotechnology derived products; laws and regulations that apply to development, testing, and production; and responsibilities of a regulatory affairs specialist in the regulatory setting.
PHARM 517 Product Development and Manufacturing Systems (3) Hazlet
Surveys government oversight of drugs, devices, and biotechnology derived products; laws and regulations that apply to development, testing, and production.
PHARM 518 Product Testing, Evaluation, and Post-Market Issues (3) Hazlet
Medical product post-marketing requirements; reporting and enforcement actions; inspections (internal and by regulators) preparation, conduct, and follow-up actions; surveillance and studies, reimbursement, and economics.
PHARM 519 Pharmacotherapeutics for Infectious Disease and Infection (2) Black, Simpson
Analysis of pharmacotherapeutics to control infection and manage infectious disease through seminar discussion of cases, critical analysis of a pharmacotherapeutic regimen, and development of references to enhance students' clinical expertise. Emphasis on principles of anti-infective therapy, problem solving clinical cases with complex medication regimes, and identifying judicious pharmacotherapeutic plans.
PHARM 520 P-Introduction to Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (2) Carlson, Veenstra
Provides an introduction to economic evaluation and outcomes research related to pharmaceuticals and other healthcare technologies. Covers the methods of cost-effectiveness analysis and quality of life evaluation, and their use in real-world decision-making.
PHARM 521 P-Pharmacy Teaching Practicum (1-3, max. 6) Allen, Dawson, Hammer
Allows students the opportunity to apply learning about education in a mentored experiences. Students serve as assistant instructors in existing pharmacy courses or engage in other approved educational experiences. Prerequisite: PHARM 586, instructors permission. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: AWSp.
PHARM 522 P-The Nature of Scientific Truth (2) Hansten
Drawing on the wisdom of scientists and philosophers, discussion of the nature and limitations of scientific truth, using examples from the practice of pharmacy whenever possible. Emphasizes reasoning errors that are common in science, particularly those that involve the application of scientific information to clinical practice. Credit/no-credit only.
PHARM 523 Survey of Biomedical Regulatory Affairs (3) Hazlet
Overview of the knowledge, terminology, and skills necessary to be an effective regulatory affairs or compliance specialist in the design, development, testing and production of drugs, biotechnology-derived therapeutics, and medical devices.
PHARM 525 P-Advanced Compounding Skills (1) Lawhorn, Needham
Prepares the student to create unique, patient-specific pharmaceutical dosage forms used in contemporary pharmacy practice. Includes pre-readings and assignments, a didactic session and a laboratory session, and is offered over a weekend. Prerequisite: PCEUT 531. Credit/no-credit only.
PHARM 529 Introduction to Systematic Reviews and Meta-analysis of Evidence (3) Devine, Wolf
Conceptual understanding of the quantitative methods used to synthesize evidence. Methods for pooling evidence across independent studies, pooling binary/continuous outcomes, differences between fixed and random effects models, and guidelines for appraising published systematic reviews/meta-analyses. Prerequisite: either introductory level courses in statistics, epidemiology, or biostatistics or permission of instructor. Offered: jointly with EPI 541/HSERV 529/MEBI 541; Sp.
PHARM 530 P-Pharmacy and Women's Health (2) Anderson
Participants gain an overview of the specific up-to-date knowledge of gender-based medicine; an understanding of the implications of gender-based biology and the opportunity to evaluate new research that has implications for the prevention and management of diseases and conditions in women. Credit/no-credit only.
PHARM 532 Methods in Pharmaceutical Policy Analysis (4) Garrison, Hazlet
Introduction to the tools used in and the framework and dominant contexts for pharmaceuticals policy development and analysis. Methods reviewed in a series of sessions presenting a specific method and case analyses involving pharmaceuticals development. Project and in-class presentation required.
PHARM 533 Pharmacoepidemiology (3) Boudreau, Heckbert
Overview of pharmacoepidemiology including drug development and approval; application of epidemiologic methods to study drug safety and effectiveness; exploration of the interplay between research and public policy; introduction to resources for information about drugs; introduction to pharmacology principles pertinent to pharmacoepidemiology. Prerequisite: Health Sciences graduate student; either EPI 511 or both EPI 512 and EPI 513; or permission of instructor. Offered: jointly with EPI 533; Sp, even years.
PHARM 534 Economic Evaluation in Health and Medicine (3) Garrison, Veenstra
Methods and techniques for evaluating costs and cost-effectiveness of health, medical, and pharmaceutical interventions. Emphasis on economic evaluation, decision analysis, and modeling techniques for resource allocation and decision making. Applications to technology assessment, health policy, clinical practice, and resource allocation. Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Offered: jointly with HSERV 583.
PHARM 535 Assessing Outcomes in Health and Medicine (3) Devine, Edwards
Concepts and methods for developing and using patient-reported outcomes in health and medicine. Emphasis on patient self-reported health status and quality of life. Qualitative research and psychometric methods applied to health outcomes assessment and all applications. Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Offered: jointly with HSERV 584.
PHARM 536 Advanced Methods in Economic and Outcomes Evaluation in Health and Medicine (3) Carlson
Covers advanced methods and techniques for evaluating costs, outcomes, and cost-effectiveness of health, medical, and pharmaceutical interventions. Topics include: network meta-analysis, Markov modeling, probabilistic sensitivity analysis, value of information analysis, utility mapping, conjoint analysis, and budget impact analysis. Prerequisite: either PHARM 534 and PHARM 535 or permission of instructor. Offered: Sp.
PHARM 537 P-Chemical Dependency Concepts (2) Kedzierski
Examines the development of therapeutic frame. Includes the genesis of addiction harm reduction strategies, legal and ethical considerations, medication management in the substance-abusing population, impaired pharmacist rehabilitation, detection and dealing with substance abuse issues in pharmacy practice, community resources. Course offered to professional PharmD, class 2. Credit/no-credit only.
PHARM 538 P-Chemical Dependency Issues in Practice (3) Kedzierski
Emphasis on drug classes, pharmacologic management of abstinence and withdrawal, drug testing, drug use in pregnancy, treatment options and recovery, codependency and legal and ethical considerations. Prerequisite: PHARM 537. Credit/no-credit only.
PHARM 541 Pharmacy, Healthcare, and Society (3) Sullivan
Introduction to health services and pharmacy practice designed for future healthcare practitioners. Examines the history, organization, and effectiveness of the U.S. healthcare system. Stresses the student's ability to adopt a broad perspective across healthcare disciplines and traditional boundaries.
Instructor Course Description: Sean Sullivan
PHARM 542 P-Managed Care Pharmacy: Principles and Practice (3) Fullerton, Penna
Surveys the activities, tactics, and strategies used by managed care to deliver pharmacy services to their members. Includes: formulary development, clinical improvement programs, quality improvement measures, regulatory activities, contracting with pharmaceutical manufacturers, network management, financial issues, sales and marketing, and provider relations. class 2, 3, and 4 PharmD students.
PHARM 543 Pharmacy Laws and Ethics ([2-3]-, max. 5) Hazlet
Studies the laws governing the practice of pharmacy, approaches to legal, and ethical dilemmas in the delivery of pharmaceutical care, and methods of statutory and regulatory reform.
PHARM 544 Survey of Pharmacy Laws (1) Hazlet
Prepare, discuss, and present responses to assigned questions developed by faculty regarding laws governing pharmacy practice in the course of reviewing for the Multistate Pharmacy Jurisprudence Examination. Class meets for two consecutive Saturdays in February and March. Email and web access required. Open to fourth-year PharmD students; non-matriculated students by permission only. Credit/no-credit only.
PHARM 549 Pharmacotherapeutics for Older Adults (4) Murphy
Applies pharmacologic knowledge to the assessment, individualized selection of therapy, and monitoring of treatment in older adults with multiple comorbidities; and age-related changes in pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics with emphasis on problem solving, using case examples. Prerequisite: either PHARM 561; PHARM 565 or permission of the School of Pharmacy; recommended: MEDCH 535.
PHARM 550 Current Topics in Geriatric Pharmacotherapy (1) Gray
Review primary medical literature to discuss contemporary issues related to geriatric pharmacotherapy. Prerequisite: PHARM 509 or permission of instructor. Credit/no-credit only.
PHARM 558 P-Pharmacotherapeutics I - Pharmacotherapy with Non-prescription (OTC) Drugs (3) Ellsworth
Overview of common classes of nonprescription drug therapeutics with an emphasis on case examples, patient assessment, non-drug adjunct therapy, product selection, and patient advice. Oral presentation required. Computer (Internet) case discussion mandatory. Enrollment restricted to first-year PharmD students.
PHARM 559 Pharmacotherapeutics II (6) Black
Discusses the integration and applies epidemiology, pathophysiology, clinical diagnostics, and drug-related knowledge toward the management of common diseases. Emphasizes problem-solving through the use of case examples. Prerequisite: permission of School of Pharmacy. Offered: Sp.
PHARM 560 Pharmacotherapeutics III (6) Bauer, Horn
Discusses the integration of and applies epidemiology, pathophysiology, clinical diagnostics, and drug-related knowledge toward the management of common diseases. Emphasizes problem-solving through the use of case examples. Prerequisite: permission of School of Pharmacy. Offered: A.
PHARM 561 Pharmacotherapeutics IV (7) Gray, Mike
Discusses the integration of and applies epidemiology, pathophysiology, clinical diagnostics, and drug-related knowledge toward the management of common diseases. Emphasizes problem-solving through the use of case examples. Prerequisite: permission of School of Pharmacy. Offered: W.
PHARM 562 Pharmacotherapeutics V (6) Chan, McCune
Discusses the integration of and applies epidemiology, pathophysiology, clinical diagnostics, and drug-related knowledge toward the management of common diseases. Emphasizes problem-solving through the use of case examples. Prerequisite: permission of School of Pharmacy. Offered: Sp.
PHARM 563 Applied Pharmacotherapeutics I (2) McKennon-DeCato
Develops a foundation of skills that enables a pharmacist to practice collaborative patient-specific care. Prerequisite: permission of School of Pharmacy. Offered: Sp.
PHARM 564 Applied Pharmacotherapeutics II (2) Catalano, Goo
Develops a foundation of skills that enables a pharmacist to practice collaborative patient specific care. Prerequisite: permission of School of Pharmacy. Offered: A.
PHARM 565 Applied Pharmacotherapeutics III (2) Catalano
Develops a foundation of skills that enables a pharmacist to practice collaborative patient-specific care. Prerequisite: permission of School of Pharmacy. Offered: W.
PHARM 566 P-Applied Pharmacokinetics (2) Bauer
Pharmacokinetics of specific drugs. Influence of age, weight, sex, and disease states on patient-specific dosage regimens emphasized. Advanced kinetic concepts are discussed and put into applied context. Prerequisite: PCEUT 532.
PHARM 567 P-Cancer Pharmacotherapeutics (2) Kwok
Pharmacotherapy of cancer, covering supportive care (antibiotics, antiemetics, analgesics, nutrition) to the antineoplastic agents themselves. Specialists in each area serve as guest lecturers. Prerequisite: either PHARM 561; PHARM 565, or permission of the School of Pharmacy. Offered: Sp.
PHARM 568 Health Economics (3/4) Garrison
Applies microeconomics principles and models to understand the nature of healthcare markets and systems. Includes a wide range of health sector activities and policy issues studied by applying rigorous economic analytical tools coupled with review of key econometric and empirical analysis. Prerequisite: introductory coursework in microeconomic principles and basic statistics. Offered: W.
PHARM 569 P-Fluid and Electrolytes and Parenteral Nutrition (2) Chan
Focuses on the principles of fluid electrolyte and nutritional management in patients requiring parenteral nutrition (PN) and infusion therapy. Topics include acid-base balance, macro- and micro-nutrient requirements, nutritional assessment, complications of PN and compounding and compatibility of PN solutions. Discusses consideration in special populations (e.g., ICU). Prerequisite: either PHARM 561; PHARM 565, or permission of the School of Pharmacy.
PHARM 570 P-Critical Care Pharmacotherapeutics (2) Mike
Overviews pharmacotherapeutic topics for patients in the critical care setting. Discusses principles in hemodynamic monitoring, respiratory management, concepts in pathophysiology related to critical illnesses, and other timely topics reflecting current clinical practice. Prerequisite: thrd-year PharmD student, or approval of instructor.
PHARM 571 P-Current Topics in Acute Care Pharmacotherapy (1) Chan
Increases understanding and stimulates discussion in current topics related to acute care pharmacotherapy. Reviews the management of patients in the acute care setting through current cases presented by instructors. May be taken alone or concurrently with PHARM 570. Prerequisite: either PHARM 561 ;PHARM 565, or permission of the School of Pharmacy.
PHARM 572 Pharmacist Advocacy I: Legislative and Grassroots Affairs (1) Downing
Increases student awareness and knowledge of local, state, and national healthcare issues that affect pharmacists and their patients. Prepares pharmacy students to knowledgably represent their school, profession, and their patients during individual and organized-group pharmacy legislative and other advocacy activities. Offered: A.
PHARM 573 Pharmacist Advocacy II: Legislative and Grassroots Affairs (1) Downing
Prepares pharmacy students to knowledgably represent their school, profession, and their patients during individual and organized-group pharmacy legislative and other advocacy activities. Students actively participate in off-campus legislative and advocacy activities while the Washington State legislature is in session. Offered: W.
PHARM 579 Current Topics in Pharmacy (1, max. 3)
Provides a forum for discussing late-breaking topics that impact current and future pharmacy research and practice. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: AW.
PHARM 581 P-Global Health Pharmacy: Medicines, Practice, and Policy (2) Garrison, Hazlet, Stergachis
Introduces the critical role of pharmaceutical in addressing major diseases (such as HIV/AIDS, malaria, tuberculosis) affecting persons in resource-limited settings. Addresses the wide range of relevant issues, including burden of disease, human resource capacity, regulation, drug safety/pharmoacovigilance, drug distribution, pharmaeconomics, financing, intellectual property, and drug trade polices. Prerequisite: satisfactory completion of the 1-credit lecture/discussion component.
PHARM 582 P-Special Topics in Global Health Pharmacy and Medical Products ([1-3]-, max. 6) Babigurmira, Garrison
Provides in-depth instruction on selected special topics relating to the use, access to, and impact of pharmaceuticals, vaccines, and diagnostics/medical devices in global health. Credit/no-credit only.
PHARM 584 Pharmacy Practice I - Introduction to Community Pharmacy Practice I (3) Allen, Hammer
Introduction to development and practice of skills in drug information resources; prescription processing and problem solving; pharmaceutical calculations and compounding; patient information and counseling on over-the-counter and compounded medications. Offered: A.
PHARM 585 Pharmacy Practice II (3) Allen, Hammer
Continued development and practice of skills in drug information resources; prescription problem solving; pharmaceutical calculations; and patient information and counseling. Emphasizes use of commonly prescribed prescription medication as well as patient-specific characteristics that impact their care. Prerequisite: PHARM 584. Offered: W.
PHARM 586 Pharmacy Practice III: Applications of Public Health Practice (3) Catalano, Hammer
Develops skills that enable public health screening and health promotion in community-based settings: administration of vaccines to adults and adolescents; practical application of community-based health screenings, counseling, and referral; and teaching self-monitoring techniques to patients. Emphasizes communication with members of special populations. Prerequisite: PHARM 585. Offered: Sp.
PHARM 587 Diabetes Prevention (2)
Provides students with knowledge/skills to serve as Diabetes Prevention lifestyle coaches. The knowledge/skills developed can be applied to promote health/wellness in the community. Prerequisite: PHARM 563. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: A.
Instructor Course Description: Teresa O'Sullivan
PHARM 588 Diabetes Care (2) Danielson, Odegard
Further develops foundations in the principles of diabetes management and provides practice in application of diabetes-care principles. Develops knowledge and abilty to assess, manage, educate, and monitor patients with diabetes. Prerequisite: either PHARM 560; PHARM 564, or permission of the School of Pharmacy. Credit/no-credit only.
PHARM 591 Community Collaborations in Healthcare Practicum (2, max. 8) Kedzierski
Faculty and students collaborate with representatives from the Salvation Army ARC and other community sites to improve health literacy and health outcomes of men and women residents/patients in addiction recovery. Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Offered: ASp.
PHARM 592 Pharmacy Practice IV: Design and Analysis of Medical Studies (3) Devine
Introduces the basic biostatistical concepts used in the medical literature, and the various study designs. Develops students' skills in critically evaluating the medical literature, with the goal of applying these skills to clinical practice. Prerequisite: PHARM 584; PHARM 585; PHARM 586. Offered: A.
PHARM 593 Pharmacy Practice V: Institutional Pharmacy Practice (3) Somani
Includes discussion and skill development related to contemporary institutional pharmacy practice. Focuses on health information technology, the quality improvement process, MUE and cost management, medication order processing, counseling and medication reconciliation, interpersonal teamwork, and patient-oriented services. Students create and present mock proposals for new guidelines and practice protocols. Prerequisite: PHARM 592. Offered: W.
PHARM 594 Pharmacy Practice VI: Medication Quality and Safety (2) Mike
Introduces topics related to medication safety and quality improvement. Describes the role of information technology and the importance of organizational leadership and teamwork in improving safety. Introduces topics of collaborative drug therapy management and managed care pharmacy practice. Prerequisite: PHARM 593. Offered: Sp.
PHARM 595 Special Studies in Pharmacy (1-6, max. 24)
Special studies of professional topics in pharmacy. An opportunity to expand the breadth and depth of understanding in specific pharmaceutical areas. Students may undertake independent study under the individual direction of a faculty member.
PHARM 596 Seminars in Pediatric Pharmacotherapy (2) Harvey
Explores therapeutic topics pertinent to the pediatric population. Emphasizes ambulatory pediatrics. Prerequisite: third-year PharmD student or permission of instructor. Credit/no-credit only.
PHARM 597 Graduate Seminar (1)
Interactive discussion of topical issues, methods, or analytic techniques. Topics vary. Prerequisite: graduate program student. Credit/no-credit only.
PHARM 599 Independent Study/Research (1-6, max. 24)
Applied pharmaceutical research problems. Credit/no-credit only.
PHARM 600 Independent Study or Research (*-)
PHARM 700 Master's Thesis (*-)
PHARM 800 Doctoral Dissertation (*-)