Search | Directories | Reference Tools
UW Home > Discover UW > Student Guide 
UW Bothell Course Descriptions UW Tacoma Course Descriptions  | Glossary

SCHOOL OF PHARMACY
DEPARTMENT OF PHARMACY
PHARMACY

Detailed course offerings (Time Schedule) are available for

PHARM 301 Medications and Health: It's Not All About Drugs (3) SSc/NSc 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.
View course details in MyPlan: PHARM 301

PHARM 451 Introduction to Drug Discovery and Development (2)
Covers the process of drug discovery and development with a specific emphasis on current trends and hot topics in the pharmaceutical sciences Offered: W.
View course details in MyPlan: PHARM 451

PHARM 499 Undergraduate Research (1-6, max. 24)
Research problems in clinical pharmacy or pharmaceutical sciences, including preclinical and/or clinical drug development and effectiveness research, and participate in departmental research projects. Prerequisite: permission of instructor Offered: AWSpS.
View course details in MyPlan: PHARM 499

PHARM 501 Alternative and Complementary Medicines (2)
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. Prerequisite: completion of first-professional year in PharmD program. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: AW.
View course details in MyPlan: PHARM 501

PHARM 508 Philosophy of Drug Interactions (1)
Draws on the wisdom of philosophers, scientists, and other thinkers, to discuss the nature and limitations of scientific truth, common reasoning errors in science, and the importance of a philosophical perspective in clinical decision making when science alone is insufficient to assess the clinical importance and management of drug interactions. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: Sp.
View course details in MyPlan: PHARM 508

PHARM 510 Contemporary Concepts in Clinical Nutrition Support (2)
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. Recommended: biochemistry, anatomy and physiology, or permission of instructor. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: A.
View course details in MyPlan: PHARM 510

PHARM 512 Timely Topics for Health Professionals (1, max. 4)
Explores timely and inter-professionally relevant topics on social justice, health disparities, and health care; including the annual UW Health Sciences "Common Book". Involves active learning methods and group discussions where students and faculty can share thoughts and perspectives. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: AWSpS.
View course details in MyPlan: PHARM 512

PHARM 513 Medical Devices for Home Healthcare (3) D. 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.
View course details in MyPlan: PHARM 513

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.
View course details in MyPlan: PHARM 516

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.
View course details in MyPlan: PHARM 517

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.
View course details in MyPlan: PHARM 518

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.
View course details in MyPlan: PHARM 519

PHARM 521 Pharmacy Teaching Practicum (1-3, max. 6) R. ALLEN, D. DOWNING, A. ELLSWORTH, T. HAZLET
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.
View course details in MyPlan: PHARM 521

PHARM 522 Opportunities in Industry for Pharmacists (1)
Introduces students to career opportunities for pharmacists in industry, including drug development, regulatory affairs, drug information, health economics, sales, and marketing. Recommended: PHARM 451 or PHARM 551; PHARM 520; and PHARM 542 or HEOR 505. Offered: A.
View course details in MyPlan: PHARM 522

PHARM 523 Insights into Community Pharmacy Practice Transformation (1)
Introduces student pharmacists to practice transformation concepts, innovative patient care services, and state and national leaders in community pharmacy practice. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: Sp.
View course details in MyPlan: PHARM 523

PHARM 524 Topics in Infectious Disease Pharmacotherapy (2)
Discussion of specialized topics in infectious disease pharmacotherapy not covered in the core pharmacotherapeutics series. Expansion of student knowledge regarding the role of pharmacists in antimicrobial stewardship. Prerequisite: PHRMCY 532; recommended: completion of the second year of the PharmD professional degree program. Offered: W.
View course details in MyPlan: PHARM 524

PHARM 529 Introduction to Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analysis of Evidence (3)
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 BIME 541/EPI 541/HSERV 529.
View course details in MyPlan: PHARM 529

PHARM 531 Advances in the Diagnosis, Treatment and Management of Epilepsy (2)
Complexity of epilepsy pathophysiology, classification, diagnosis, and treatment. Introduces principles of anti-seizure drug discovery and emerging opportunities for epilepsy research at UW. Five week condensed survey. Prerequisite: permission of Instructor. Offered: Sp.
View course details in MyPlan: PHARM 531

PHARM 538 Chemical Dependency Issues in Practice (3)
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. Instructors: Kedzierski Credit/no-credit only. Offered: W.
View course details in MyPlan: PHARM 538

PHARM 548 Current Topics in Geriatrics (1, max. 2)
Case-based approach to principles of geriatric pharmacotherapy and medications commonly prescribed for older adults. Utilizes a "layered-learning model" in which more experienced students teach junior students under guidance of a faculty mentor. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: W.
View course details in MyPlan: PHARM 548

PHARM 549 Pharmacotherapeutics for Older Adults (3-4)
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. Instructors: Murphy Offered: Sp.
View course details in MyPlan: PHARM 549

PHARM 550 Seminar in Geriatrics ([0-1]-, max. 1) L. MIKE
Students facilitate a discussion with students/faculty about the management of an older adult with complex medication regimen. In addition, students critically review and appraise primary literature relevant to contemporary issues related to geriatric pharmacotherapy. Prerequisite: PHARM 549; permission of the instructor. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: AWSpS.
View course details in MyPlan: PHARM 550

PHARM 551 Introduction to Drug Discovery and Development (2)
Covers the process of drug discovery and development with a specific emphasis on current trends and hot topics in the pharmaceutical sciences. Offered: W.
View course details in MyPlan: PHARM 551

PHARM 552 Practice-Based Leadership and Project Development (2) J. Arnold, N. Murphy
Strengthen skills necessary to develop, implement, and evaluate innovated programs that improve health, healthcare delivery, and the patient experience. In addition to actively participating in class discussions and group work, students are responsible for submitting weekly assignments, a final reflection paper, and a project proposal. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: W.
View course details in MyPlan: PHARM 552

PHARM 556 Pain Management (1)
Pain Management and opioid stewardship is a rapidly growing specialty for clinical pharmacy. Provides opportunities for pharmacy students to have more in-depth education regarding the management of acute, chronic, cancer or non-cancer pain . Prerequisite: third year professional Pharm D student. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: A.
View course details in MyPlan: PHARM 556

PHARM 567 Cancer Pharmacotherapeutics (2)
Pharmacotherapy of cancer, covering supportive care therapeutics (antibiotics, antiemetics, analgesics,) to the antineoplastic agents. The pathophysiology, staging, and treatment of different cancers is discussed. Specialists from the different oncology practice areas serve as guest lecturers. Prerequisite: either PHARM 561; PHARM 565, or permission of the School of Pharmacy. Instructors: Gibson, Kwok, McQuary, Vincent Offered: Sp.
View course details in MyPlan: PHARM 567

PHARM 569 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: Prerequisite: either PHARM 561; PHARM 565, or permission of the School of Pharmacy.
View course details in MyPlan: PHARM 569

PHARM 570 Critical Care Pharmacotherapeutics (2)
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: third-year PharmD student, or approval of instructor. Instructors: Mike
View course details in MyPlan: PHARM 570

PHARM 571 Current Topics in Acute Care Pharmacotherapy (1)
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. Instructors: Chan
View course details in MyPlan: PHARM 571

PHARM 572 Pharmacist Advocacy I: Legislative and Grassroots Affairs (1, max. 3)
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. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: A.
View course details in MyPlan: PHARM 572

PHARM 573 Pharmacist Advocacy II: Legislative and Grassroots Affairs (1, max. 3) 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. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: W.
View course details in MyPlan: PHARM 573

PHARM 579 Current Topics in Pharmacy (1, max. 3) Black, Murphy
Provides a forum for discussing late-breaking topics that impact current and future pharmacy research and practice. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: AW.
View course details in MyPlan: PHARM 579

PHARM 581 Global Health Pharmacy: Medicines, Practice, and Policy (2) Andy 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/pharmacovigilance, drug distribution, pharmacoeconomics, financing, intellectual property, and drug trade policies. Offered: jointly with G H 543.
View course details in MyPlan: PHARM 581

PHARM 582 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.
View course details in MyPlan: PHARM 582

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. Instructors: Danielson, McKennon, Odegard Credit/no-credit only. Offered: A.
View course details in MyPlan: PHARM 587

PHARM 588 Diabetes Care (2)
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. Instructors: Danielson, Odegard Credit/no-credit only. Offered: Sp.
View course details in MyPlan: PHARM 588

PHARM 592 Pharmacy Practice IV: Design and Analysis of Medical Studies (3)
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. Instructors: Devine Offered: A.
View course details in MyPlan: PHARM 592

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.
View course details in MyPlan: PHARM 595

PHARM 596 Seminars in Pediatric Pharmacotherapy (2)
Explores therapeutic topics pertinent to the pediatric population. Emphasizes ambulatory pediatrics. Prerequisite: third-year PharmD student or permission of instructor. Instructors: Harvey Credit/no-credit only. Offered: W.
View course details in MyPlan: PHARM 596

PHARM 598 Seminar in Current Pharmacy Practice Topics (2, max. 6)
Provides a variety of current topics related to pharmacotherapy and pharmacy practice. Presenters include faculty, pharmacy practice residents, and other guest speakers. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: AWSp.
View course details in MyPlan: PHARM 598

PHARM 599 Independent Study/Research (1-6, max. 24)
Applied pharmaceutical research problems. Credit/no-credit only.
View course details in MyPlan: PHARM 599