Pharmacy (PHAR)

PHAR 511 Clinical Immunology1 Credit hour   

Skills development in vaccine administration, patient counseling, and maintaining appropriate record management. The student will acquire knowledge regarding individual vaccines and the vaccination process. This knowledge will be reinforced through laboratory and simulation activities. Skill development will culminate with the student providing immunizations in patient settings.

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PHAR 521 Integrated Laboratory I2 Credit hours   

This is a laboratory course to provide hands-on experience that complements didactic presentations in PHAR 531 and PHAR 532.

Pre-req: PHAR 531.

Co-req: PHAR 532
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PHAR 522 Fund Med Chem2 Credit hours   

An introductory course providing the fundamental basics of drug action. Specifically, the course will cover the physicochemical properties of drugs, basic principles of medical chemistry and structure activity relationships, including drug-receptor interactions, theories of drug action and drug metabolism.

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PHAR 531 Biopharmaceutics I3 Credit hours   

Topics covered include the physicochemical principles of pharmacy, such as acid-base theory, solubility, physical states of drugs, thermodynamics, drug stability, excipients, surfactants, dispersions, polymers, drug delivery, chemical compatibility and interactions of drugs in various dosage forms.

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PHAR 532 Biopharmaceutics II3 Credit hours   

Topics covered include mechanisms of both immediate and sustained drug release in formulations involving solid and semi-solid systems; introduction to novel drug delivery systems; drug pre-formulation, the drug approval processes, and regulations governing the pharmaceutical industry; drug preparation, liberation, absorption and stability dosage.

Pre-req: PHAR 531.

Co-req: PHAR 521
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PHAR 541 Pharmacy Practice I4 Credit hours   

Begin professional development understanding the responsibilities of a registered pharmacist providing patient care. Professional conduct, personnel management, personal conduct, pharmacy calculations, immunizations, legal issues, and team dynamics are stressed.

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PHAR 542 Immunology and Microbiology4 Credit hours   

Topics covered include an introduction to the classification, morphology and physiology of microorganisms, primarily organisms that can cause human pathology, such as bacteria, viruses, fungi, protozoans, parasites, and worms; the body's immune response and mechanisms of defense at the cellular and humoral (molecular) level will also be covered in the context of pathogenic organisms, tissue transplants, and autoimmune disease.

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PHAR 543 Pharmacy Practice II4 Credit hours   

Continued professional development of the pharmacy practitioner. Sterile products, top 200 medications, laboratory values, SOAP notes, documentation, medication safety, patient counseling and technology, communication, and public service are stressed.

Pre-req: PHAR 541.

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PHAR 544 Prin of Disease & Drug Action4 Credit hours   

Topics covered include the concepts and mechanisms of the basic processes underlying disease and pathophysiology; the general principles underlying drug action and therapeutics, including receptor pharmacology, enzyme inhibition and pharmacology; the relationship between drug concentration at the target tissue and drug effect; and concepts in pharmacogenomics and pharmaceutical genetics as they relate to drug action, and individual variation in response to drug action, nutrition, and biochemical processes.

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PHAR 545 Therapeutics I4 Credit hours   

Students will learn about the therapeutic use, human physiology, pharmacologic and chemical properties of over-the-counter medication and non-medication interventions for both treatment and prevention of disease.

Pre-req: PHAR 541.

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PHAR 546 Pharmaceutical Biochemistry4 Credit hours   

This course is designed to provide biochemistry fundamentals to PharmD students. Topics covered include structures and properties of water and biomolecules (proteins, lipids, and nucleic acids), enzymes and enzyme kinetics, membranes, receptors, transporters, signaling, human metabolism, hormonal regulation of metabolism, and basics of genomics, gene regulation, and proteins synthesis. Examples of basic principles covered in this class will be illustrated by use of the top 200 drugs.

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PHAR 611 Integrated Laboratory II1 Credit hour   

Practical hands-on experience in modern scientific methods used in biochemistry, pharmaceutics, pharmacology, pharmacometrics; and analytical methods employed to detect, characterize, and quantitate naturally occurring substances and drug molecules.

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PHAR 612 Therapeutic Drug Dosing1 Credit hour   

Application of the basic principles of pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics to practice settings. Simulation and case-based methods are used to allow integration of pharmacy practice and skills learned during the PHAR 631 course.

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PHAR 621 Pharmacy Law & Ethics2 Credit hours   

An applied analysis of federal and West Virginia state law and ethical standards in the practice of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Care.

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PHAR 622 Drug Info & Comm Skills2 Credit hours   

Topics covered include basic skills in obtaining and utilizing drug information references, and foundational skills required in patient counseling, such as, the Indian health method of counseling.

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PHAR 631 Pharmacometrics3 Credit hours   

Topics covered include the basic theory of parmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics; process and mechanisms controlling the rate and extent of drug absorption and systemic availability; bioavailability and bioequivalence.

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PHAR 632 PPM Leadership3 Credit hours   

Provides students with a working knowledge of important and fundamental aspects of pharmacy practice leadership including, but not limited to: management, strategic planning, motivational theories, and employment issues.

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PHAR 633 Patient Care Skills Lab3 Credit hours   

Application of physical assessment, triage, patient counseling, and communication skills. Assessment of individual patient, acuity, responsible therapeutic plan, documentation, conflict resolution, and team building are stressed.

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PHAR 634 PPM Finance3 Credit hours   

The contemporary practice of pharmacy in the healthcare system as it fits into the business enviornment. Healthcare systems, pharmacoeconomics, planning, evaluating, and decision-making through financial report analysis/case study are stressed.

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PHAR 635 Research Outcomes Patient Care3 Credit hours   

The fundamentals of clinical and outcomes research will be discussed and applied to patient care. Students will gain an understanding of study design, research methods, statistical analysis, and pharmacotherapy.

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PHAR 661 Therapeutics II6 Credit hours   

This course discusses clinical microbiology and principles of anti-infective therapy as well as the pathophysiology, associated pharmacology, and therapeutic approaches to infectious diseases and conditions of the integumentary system.

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PHAR 671 Therapeutics III7 Credit hours   

Students will learn about the therapeutic use of medication and non-medication interventions for both treatment and prevention of cardiovascular diseases, renal diseases, pulmonary diseases, and associated electrolyte disorders.

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PHAR 711 Med Therapy Management1 Credit hour   

The student will learn to resolve medication-related problems to reduce costs and improve outcomes.

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PHAR 712 Capstone Diabetes Care1 Credit hour   

Diabetes care capstone.

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PHAR 721 Therapeutics 72 Credit hours   

This course will emphasize the unique needs and differences in therapeutic recommendations for patients at the extremes of ages, diverse cultural backgrounds, and those with co-morbidities and other health conditions.

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PHAR 722 PPM Patient Safety2 Credit hours   

Further professional development in the management of patient safety policies and procedures. Areas covered include: robotics, medication reconciliation, discharge planning, risk management, and other methods of improving patient safety.

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PHAR 731 Case Studies3 Credit hours   

Students will apply the principles of patient care, practice management, and public health to drug therapy issues through student-centered, problem-based instructional processes.

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PHAR 732 Clin Aspects Rx Meds3 Credit hours   

A discussion of the clinical aspects of medications will be covered with an emphasis on 1) pharmaceutical calculations and 2) analysis of the differences between various drugs and drug classes.

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PHAR 733 Residency Preparation3 Credit hours   

This course will help to prepare the pharmacy student for completion of postgraduate training, exploring processes including research project design and execution, interviewing, residency applications, and professional development.

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PHAR 734 Medications of Abuse3 Credit hours   

This course discusses medications of abuse and their impact on society, reviews the history of substance use disorder relating them to current affairs and the impact on society.

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PHAR 741 Ther-Endocrine4 Credit hours   

Students will learn about the therapeutic use of medication and non-medication interventions for reproduction, and treatment and prevention of endocrine and genitourinary diseases.

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PHAR 751 Neuro & Psychiatric Dis5 Credit hours   

Students will learn treatment and prevention of neurlogical and psychiatric diseases including the physiology, pathophysiology, pharmacology and therapy. This course emphasizes the pharmacist as a health care provider.

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PHAR 761 HemeOnc Nutrition Hepa MS6 Credit hours   

Students will learn treatment/prevention of heme-onc, nutrition, hepatic and musculoskeletal diseases including the pathophysiology, pharmacology and therapy. This course emphasizes the pharmacist as a health care provider.

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PHAR 781 Veterinary Pharmacy3 Credit hours   

To instruct students in the administration, clinical pharmacology, clinical applications, diseases, medication safety and comparative dosing of veterinary medications that a pharmacist may encounter in the community pharmacy setting.

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PHAR 801 Special Topics I1-6 Credit hours   

An opportunity for individual students to gain advanced experiences in practice, research, or service. Students will identify mentor and jointly develop individualized learning outcomes and a learning plan.

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PHAR 802 Special Topics II1-6 Credit hours   

An opportunity for students to didactically explore advanced topics within the profession of pharmacy.

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PHAR 811 Pharm Prac Exp I (IPPE 1)1 Credit hour   
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PHAR 812 Pharm Prac Exp II (IPPE II)1 Credit hour   

Introduction to community pharmacy practice in a supervised setting. Students are exposed to the role and responsibilities of the community pharmacist; including effective communication, and application of laws governing pharmacy.

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PHAR 813 IPPE 3 Community 21 Credit hour   

Builds on the foundation of the Community Pharmacy 1 experience. The student will demonstrate critical thinking and problem solving skills, topical compounding skills, and professional attitude and behaviors.

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PHAR 814 Intro Phar Institutions 21 Credit hour   

Builds on the foundations of the Institutional Pharmacy 1 Experience. The student will demonstrate critical thinking and problem solving, document professional practice activities, and parenteral compounding abilities.

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PHAR 815 Phar Prac Exp 5 IPPE 51 Credit hour   

Introduces pharmacist student to the ambulatory care setting. Student will demonstrate the ability to develop a therapeutic plan that includes the selection of appropriate drug therapy based on patient characteristics.

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PHAR 816 Inpatient Clinical Skills1 Credit hour   

Introduces the pharmacy student to the clinical skills in an institutional setting needed to be successful. Student will demonstrate appropriate drug dosing and drug selection based on patient characteristics.

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PHAR 817 Intro Phar Prac Exp IPPE 71 Credit hour   

Students are exposed to the role and responsibilities of a pharmacy team leader, manager, or director and the application of management strategy, tools, and responsibilities.

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PHAR 818 Education IPPE 81 Credit hour   

The Pharmacist Student will develop and present continuing education programs or active learning exercises, apply instructional as well as learning techniques, and demonstrate mentoring skills.

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PHAR 819 Long Care of Patient1 Credit hour   

This course will provide the student with pharmacy care of a patient over an extended period of time. Students will be exposed to the role and responsibilities of the pharmacist. The student will demonstrate knowledge of the medical regimen and an understanding of why the medical regimen was or was not modified over a period of time.

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PHAR 821 IPPE Institutional2 Credit hours   

The Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience in Institutions is designed to allow the student to demonstrate knowledge and skill learned in the classroom while concurrently gaining understanding to the systems and function of the pharmacy in an institutional setting.

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PHAR 881 APPE 1-General Medicine5 Credit hours   

Provides students pharmacy experience in a clinical, inpatient, acute care and team-based environment. Students will be expected to utilize multiple abilities learned throughout the curriculum in order to collect patient-specific information, evaluate and monitor drug therapy, educate patients and/or caregivers, respond to drug information inquiries and function effectively within a team.

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PHAR 882 APPE 2-Amb Care/Prim Care5 Credit hours   

The Amb Care / Prim Care APPE provides students experience in an out-patient care clinically focused practice environment. Students will be expected to utilize abilities learned previously throughout the curriculum in order to perform the following tasks: collect patient-specific information, evaluate and monitor drug therapy, educate patients and caregivers, drug information tasks, and other requirements.

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PHAR 883 APPE 3-Advanced Community5 Credit hours   

This is a 5-week advanced pharmacy practice experience in a community pharmacy setting that focuses on enhancing a student's ability to provide patient-centered pharmacy care services such as disease management, medication therapy management, preventative health screening, immunizations, specialty compounding, patient education, or other advanced patient care activities.

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PHAR 884 APPE 4-Adv Institutional5 Credit hours   

This is a 5-week experiential rotation in an approved health system that prepares the student to function within integrated pharmacy services. Particular emphasis is placed on the preparation, distribution, and control of medications, medication monitoring, and the ability to communicate with other healthcare professionals. This rotation develops competence to function as a staff hospital pharmacist.

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PHAR 885 APPE 5-Geriatrics5 Credit hours   

This is a 5-week experiential rotation that focuses on provision of clinical pharmacy services in a variety of settings with a focus on care to the elderly population. These sites may include community pharmacies, speciality clinics, rehabilitation hospitals, skilled nursing facilities (SNFs), home-based consult services, and assisted living facilities (ALFs). A focus is placed on the interdisciplinary care of the geriatric patient.

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PHAR 886 APPE 6-Diverse Populations5 Credit hours   

This is a 5-week required advanced pharmacy practice experience in a community, ambulatory, or other pharmacy setting to a medically under-served population. Students will utlilize a variety of skills obtained throughout the curriculum. A focus will be providing care in a culturally sensitive, compassionate, community-oriented, and effective way to a diverse, ethnic, rural, poor, and/or indigent population(s).

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PHAR 887 APPE 7 & 8-Electives5 Credit hours   

The APPE general elective(s) are 5-week experiential rotation(s) that will give the students the opportunity to participate in a variety of pharmacy practice experiences, depending on the rotation site and practice setting, related to direct patient care, supportive patient care, or not related to patient care. Students must complete 2 elective rotations.

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PHAR 891 Pharmacy Capstone4 Credit hours   

Pharmacy capstone experience where students are challenged to demonstrate acquisition of pharmacy skill, knowledge, and behavior competency.

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