Elective Pool (3 hours)

Elective Credits 3

These courses are elective courses that are available for student to take in fulfillment of the 9 hours of electives needed to fulfill the hour requirements for graduation (219) from the School of Pharmacy.  They can be chosen by the student when offered.  Note electives are based on faculty expertise and availability.  As new faculty are hired additional electives may be offered. 

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The course provides a study of the toxicity of natural agents and manufactured products. Discussions include review of biochemical, molecular, pathophysiologic, and clinical factors such as signs and symptoms of toxicity, management strategies and antidotes.

Credits : 3

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This course will be a blended format featuring in-class lectures, discussions, case studies and activities. Students will be exposed to patient and healthcare provider scenarios of different races, cultures and lifestyles, and will discuss the healthcare beliefs and habits generally attributed to the different groups. Students will explore the potential impact of cultural values, beliefs, and practices on patient care outcomes. Students will be given the skills to begin to develop a culturally competent practice.

Credits : 3

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This course will provide the student with a detailed review of diabetes pathophysiology and management including special emphasis on diet and pharmaceutical management. The course will give the student a foundation of knowledge to help practice medication therapy management for patients with diabetes. Students will also be given projects throughout the quarter that teach them empathy for the patient with diabetes (i.e. keeping food diaries, taking blood sugar, etc.) Upon successful completion of the course, the student will be awarded a certificate stating that they have completed APhA's Pharmaceutical Care for Patients with Diabetes course.

Credits : 3

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Critical role of the pharmacists as emerging health care providers is assisting make practical and sustainable life style modifications. Understanding barriers to healthy lifestyles is central to helping patients becomes successful in implementing change. Students will increase their knowledge regarding lifestyle medicine and motivational interviewing, and engage in physical activity.

Credits : 3

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The intent of this course is to provide students with practical knowledge and insight into the rationale for the use of medications in clinical practice. Application of primary literature and guidelines in a clinical setting will be addressed.

Credits : 3

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This course is focused on the current understanding of etiology of hormone dependent malignancies with emphasis on prostate and breast cancers. Foundation topics such as cell cycle and cell cycle regulations, parameters that are used to describe compound activity as well as general characteristics of malignancies will be covered. The class will also discuss drug development in these diseases, issues of resistance to drugs and how the increased understanding of intratumoral hormone biosynthesis has led to development of new drugs.

Credits : 3

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This course will provide the student with foundational concepts and skills in leadership and advocacy to prepare them for leadership roles as a student and as a pharmacist. Students will develop an understanding of the components that make leadership successful and their personal strengths as a leader.

Credits : 3

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This course will train students to impact outcomes and change the quality of life for patients with chronic wounds. This course will provide alternate approaches to the standard of care that result in improved wound healing trajectories for the patients our students will serve.

Credits : 3

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This elective course offers a candid review of postgraduate opportunities with emphasis on residencies and postgraduate research training. Through faculty led topic discussions and the completion of assignments, students will learn the benefits of a pharmacy residency and post-graduate research training, the usual requirements, and the diversity of training environments. Students will also appreciate the necessary steps to find and secure a postgraduate year one (PGY1) residency or post-graduate research training.

Credits : 1

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This elective course is designed to enhance students' command of both the written and oral vernacular. Special emphasis shall be placed on honing students' abilities to accurately distill then convey complex scientific and health-related material to a variety of audiences. Successful completion of this course shall endow students with a newfound confidence in their communications abilities, with direct benefits for their patients, students, and community healthcare partners.

Credits : 3

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This course is the first part of a three course sequence and will consist of a self-paced guided review of relevant material covered during the didactic portion of the curriculum in order to assist them in a comprehensive preparation for the North American Pharmacy Licensure Exam (NAPLEX). Students will review assigned video lectures in alignment with topics presented in the text book based on a pre-set schedule.

Credits : 3

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This course is the second part of a three course sequence and will consist of a self-paced guided review of relevant material covered during the didactic portion of the curriculum in order to assist them in a comprehensive preparation for the North American Pharmacy Licensure Exam (NAPLEX). Students will review assigned video lectures in alignment with topics presented in the text book based on a pre-set schedule.

Credits : 3

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This course is the third part of a three course sequence and will consist of a self-paced guided review of relevant material covered during the didactic portion of the curriculum in order to assist them in a comprehensive preparation for the North American Pharmacy Licensure Exam (NAPLEX). Students will review assigned video lectures in alignment with topics presented in the text book based on a pre-set schedule.

Credits : 3

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