School of Pharmacy

Courses

Biomedical Research

BMR 601 Intro DNA, RNA & Protiens3 Credit hours   

A molecular and cell biological study of the structure and function of nucleic acids and proteins.

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BMR 602 Intro Cells and Metabolism3 Credit hours   

A molecular and cell biological study of the structure of cells and of cellular metabolism.

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BMR 603 Regulation Cell Function2 Credit hours   

An advanced molecular and cell biological study of cell metabolism and the regulation of cell function.

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BMR 604 Cell Basis of Disease1 Credit hour   

A molecular and cell biological study of the basis of diseases prevalent in Appalachia

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BMR 617 BMR Statistics Technique3 Credit hours   

An application-oriented course in statistical concepts and techniques aimed at prospective researchers in the biomedical sciences.

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BMR 628 Neuroscience I3 Credit hours   

To study and understand the structure and function of the nervous system and disorders of neuronal function.

Pre-req: BMR 600.

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BMR 629 Neuroscience II3 Credit hours   

To study and understand the structure and function of the nervous system and disorders of neuronal function.

Pre-req: BMR 628.

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BMR 631 Neurosci/DevBio Lit Review1 Credit hour   

Published articles in the neuroscience literature will be presented by all class members. Each presentation will include background introduction methods, results, and discussion of the neuroscience research.

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BMR 641 Molecular Development3 Credit hours   

An in-depth discussion of current literature in developmental biology with emphasis on early embryo development, morphogenesis, lineage determination and regulation of of developmental process.

Pre-req: BIC 628.

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BMR 644 Research Conduct1 Credit hour   

Responsible conduct of research, including human subjects, live vertebrate animals, conflict of interest, mentor.mentee responsibilities, collaborative research, peer review, data management, research misconduct, and responsible authorship, with case discussions.

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BMR 651 Cancer Biology4 Credit hours   

An advanced graduate course on the core principles of initiation, progression, treatment and prevention of cancer, based on current literature. (PR: BMR 601, 602, 603, 604, and permission of instructor).

Pre-req: BMR 601 and BMR 602 and BMR 603 and BMR 604.

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BMR 652 Cancer Biol Colloquium1 Credit hour   

This is a mentored journal club for graduate students covering selected areas of current interest in cancer biology research.

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BMR 660 Communication Bio Sci I1 Credit hour   

Biomedical graduate students are trained to plan, prepare and deliver effective scientific presentations.

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BMR 661 Communication Bio Sci II1 Credit hour   

Biomedical graduate students are trained to plan, prepare and deliver effective scientific presentations.

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BMR 664 ORDRC Colloquim1 Credit hour   

A seminar course where published articles in the field of obesity and obesity-related diseases are presented and discussed.

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BMR 665 CDRC Colloquium1 Credit hour   

A seminar-style series that will focus on recent advances in topics related to cardiovascular disease.

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BMR 674 Teaching Practicum1 Credit hour   

Students gain experience in teaching using a variety of methods in a supervised setting.

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BMR 676 CBR Journal Club1 Credit hour   

Mentored journal club preparation with monthly presentation in cellular and molecular biology research.

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BMR 679 Special Problems1 Credit hour   

Intensive study of a selected topic or problem. Emphasizes independent study.

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BMR 680 Seminar1 Credit hour   

Study and discussion of current topics related to the Biomedical Sciences.

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BMR 681 Thesis1-6 Credit hours   
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BMR 785 Intro to Research1-6 Credit hours   

Directed research activities requiring a completed prospectus for an advanced research project, a written report, or a research thesis. A minimum of three (3) hours required for all M.S. candidates.

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BMR 882 Research1-15 Credit hours   
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Pharmaceutical Sciences

MSPS 511 Grad Research Seminar1 Credit hour   

This course lays the foundation in oral communication for graduate students in pharmaceutical sciences. It provides experience in scientific presentation with an emphasis on defense of data and interpretation.

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MSPS 512 Med Chem & Drug Disc1 Credit hour   

This course gives an overview of drug discovery principles and techniques for the practicing medicinal chemist.

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MSPS 513 Biopharm 21 Credit hour   

Topics include mechanisms immediate and sustained drug release in formulations; novel drug delivery systems; drug pre-formulation; the drug approval process; drug preparation, liberation, absorption and stability of dosage forms.

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MSPS 514 Resb Conduct Research1 Credit hour   

This course will help graduate students in pharmaceutical science become familiar with the general ethical issues that will arise through the course of basic science research. This course will help graduate students understand how to conduct ethical research, identify and focus on unethical situations in research, and how to solve future unethical dilemmas that may arise in the workplace.

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MSPS 531 Regulatory Affairs3 Credit hours   

An overview of USFDA's regulation on drug. Topics covered include pharmaceutical regulatory agencies and organizations around the world and their International Regulatory Audits for Pharma, International Conference on Harmonization (ICH) guidelines, Pharmacopoeias and national formulary, US Food and Drug Administration (USFDA): History of USFDA Law and Regulation, GLP, MMP, NDA, and ANDA.

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MSPS 542 Science Seminars1 Credit hour   

This course will help graduate students in the pharmaceutical sciences learn the basics of scientific communication and how to critically evaluate scientific literatures. Students must complete four versions of this course for credit. For the first three course offering, the student will receive a "CR" (credit) or "NC" (no credit). Upon completion of the fourth version of the course the student will receive a letter grade.

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MSPS 581 Special Topics1-3 Credit hours   

Special Topics

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MSPS 585 Independent Study1-3 Credit hours   

Independent Study

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MSPS 586 Problem Report1-3 Credit hours   

Problem Report

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MSPS 612 Pharm Analysis1 Credit hour   

Pharmaceutical Analysis

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MSPS 613 Pharmcometrics Recitation1 Credit hour   

Pharmacometrics recitation

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MSPS 632 Prod Dev by Quality Design3 Credit hours   

Product Development by Quality by Design

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MSPS 699 Thesis1-6 Credit hours   

Thesis

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Pharmacy

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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Public Health

PH 601 Intro Public Health1 Credit hour   

An introduction to public health, including its foundation and history, principles and charactersitics of the discipline, professional roles, and individual career development and planning.

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PH 602 Public Health Biology2 Credit hours   

Reviews biological bases of public health issues, including principles of disease development, including genetics, oncogenesis, and immunology. My be waived for those holding appropriate degress in biological or clinical sciences.

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PH 603 Intro to Rural Health3 Credit hours   

Introduction to the particular issues of rural health, both domestically in the U.S. and internationally.

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PH 610 Intro to PH2 Credit hours   

This course introduces students to the field of public health, how it works, and provides students with an opportunity to become familiar with essential concepts and resources in public health.

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PH 611 Epidemiology3 Credit hours   

An introduction to basic concepts of including risk, study design, and analysis. Students apply these techniques to examine outbreaks, and evaluate preventives, diagnostics and treatments.

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PH 615 Health Sys Research3 Credit hours   

An introduction to research in public health. Students examine prerequisites to successful study, as well as issues including funding, protocol design, data management, analysis, collaboration, and publication.

Co-req: PH 611, PH 621
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PH 616 Clinical Trials3 Credit hours   

An examination of methods and issues in conducting clinical research. Includes critical aspects of study design, protocol development, recruitment and consent, and assessment of outcomes.

Pre-req: PH 611 and PH 621.

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PH 617 Meth Comp Study3 Credit hours   

Examination of methods to determine the relative value of preventive, diagnostic and treatment alternatives for efficacy, cost, and practical application. Models include meta-analysis, comparative effectiveness trials, and data mining.

Pre-req: PH 611 and PH 621.

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PH 620 PH Issues2 Credit hours   

Provide practical situations and contemporary issues in public health where students apply knowledge and theoretical concepts from coursework, strengthen existing skills/analytic thinking, and apply public health core competencies.

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PH 621 Statistical Methods I3 Credit hours   

Introduction to statistical principles and methods. Includes descriptive and inferential statistics. Students will gain experience in the use of SPSS software, and in the interpretation and communication of statistical tests.

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PH 622 Statistical Methods II2 Credit hours   

Examination of procedures including multiple linear and logistic regression, survival analysis, advanced non-parametric tests, repeated measures. Students gain experience in the use of SAS software for data management and analysis.

Pre-req: PH 621.

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PH 631 Environmental Health2 Credit hours   

Introduction to environmental health principles, practices and policy. Students gain knowledge of the study, assessment, prevention and mitigation of exposures adversely affecting health.

Pre-req: PH 621.

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PH 641 Social Behavioral Aspects PH2 Credit hours   

Examination of the application of social and behavioral sciences in public health, with emphasis on behavioral theory and related mechanisms for effecting individual and group changes in health status.

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PH 642 Health Communications2 Credit hours   

Students learn methods to communicate health information effectively with disparate groups, develop communications strategies appropriate to diverse content and audiences, and gain skill in utilizing innovative interactive media.

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PH 650 MPH Practicum6 Credit hours   

To provide students with opportunity to apply concepts and knowledge from the MPH curriculum and demonstrate competency in the public health practice setting.

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PH 651 Public Health Services2 Credit hours   

An introduction to public health management, planning, implementation and evaluation. Students gain an integrated understanding of public health resources and their effective utilization to improve health.

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PH 653 Rural Health Addiction2 Credit hours   

Introduction to the public health issues of, and interventions for, alcohol, tobacco, and drug addiction in the Appalachian region, with a special emphasis on opioid addiction and drug overdose.

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PH 655 Intro Health Policy2 Credit hours   

An introduction to legal and policy foundations of U.S. health care, including its delivery, regulation and financing. Students develop skills in policy analysis and formulation, and learn principles of advocacy.

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PH 656 Topics in Health Policy3 Credit hours   

A study of current issues of health policy, including major issues of health reform. Students apply their skills to formulate, package, and present their own health policy proposal.

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PH 657 Public Health Prog Eval3 Credit hours   

This course deals with the application of research methods to evaluate public health programs and health services.

Pre-req: PH 621 with a minimum grade of D.

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PH 660 Environmental PH3 Credit hours   

This graduate course provides students with a broad knowledge base of environmental public health science by addressing the significance of the environment on human health and wellness.

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PH 661 Chronic Disease3 Credit hours   

Examination of major chronic diseases including mechanisms of development, risk, diagnosis and interventional strategies. Scope of the course includes cardiovascular, respiratory and neurodegenerative disorders, as well as diabetes and cancer.

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PH 662 Control of Inf Disease3 Credit hours   

Examination of infectious diseases from a public health perspective, including strategies for prevention, treatment, control and eradication.

Pre-req: PH 611.

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PH 663 Health Behavior3 Credit hours   

This course introduces students to the models of health behavior as it applies to public health.

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PH 671 Community Health3 Credit hours   

Students learn how to facilitate programs and capacity building to enable communities to identify and address health issues. Students gain training in surveying and interviewing, and in health impact assessment.

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PH 672 Global Health3 Credit hours   

An introduction to global health, including examination of disparities, development. The roles of governments, NGOs and citizens are examined; and students gain experience in issue analysis and developing health strategies.

Pre-req: PH 611.

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PH 678 Principles Epi in PH3 Credit hours   

Basic epidemiology principles, concepts, and procedures useful in the surveillance and investigation of health-related states or events. It is designed for federal, state, local government and private sector health professionals responsible for disease control.

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PH 686 Health Information Technology3 Credit hours   

An introduction to health information technology applications and issues, as well as the growing impact of advances in biotechnology on public health.

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PH 689 Community Outreach Health3 Credit hours   

Applied and experiential course in designing and implementing a community health outreach project for the improvement of health in rural Appalachia.

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PH 691 Health Promo & Disease Prevent3 Credit hours   

This graduate course provides students with a broad knowledge base of health promotion and disease prevention in public health.

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PH 692 Seminar1 Credit hour   

Introduction to health science literature review and critique, as well as presentation of research and practicum reports.

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PH 693 Law and Ethics3 Credit hours   

Introduction to the legal and ethical foundations of public health practice, including study of how individuals, practitioners, organizations and government address key issues.

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PH 694 Practicum3 Credit hours   

Applied public health experience conducted under guidance of a faculty advisor and site preceptor, including a specific set of proposed project and learning objectives, and utilizing a community partner.

Pre-req: PH 611 and PH 621 and PH 641 and PH 686 and PH 693.

Attributes: No Textbook Required
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PH 695 Research3 Credit hours   

Student research project, under guidance of the faculty advisor. Student project may include work towards thesis.

Pre-req: PH 611 and PH 621.

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PH 696 Capstone3 Credit hours   

Course provides a structured and mentored process for students to produce written and oral components of a capstone project on a selected topic or question. (PR: Prior or current PH 694 or PH 695)

Pre-req: PH 694 (may be taken concurrently) or PH 695 (may be taken concurrently).

Concurrent PR: PH 694 or PH 695
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