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PHAR 530: Pharmacy Skills Laboratory V (1 )
Exercises that reinforce the concepts taught in pharmacy practice, pharmaceutical chemistry, medicinal chemistry, and pharmacology courses. Includes exercises in compounding, dispensing, and patient counseling. LAB
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PHAR 550: Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience - Community (4 )
A required four credit hour experiential course involving 160 hours of on-site experiential education. The course is designed to provide the student pharmacist with exposure to the practice of pharmacy in either an independent community or chain pharmacy in either a rural or urban setting within the state of Kansas. Graded on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis. Prerequisite: Completion of PHAR 500 or instructor consent. FLD
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PHAR 560: Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience - Institutional (4 )
A required four credit hour experiential course years involving 160 hours of on-site experiential education. The course is designed to provide the student pharmacist with exposure to the practice of pharmacy in an institutional health-system (hospital) environment in either a rural or urban setting within the state of Kansas. Graded on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis. Prerequisite: Completion of PHAR 502 or instructor consent. FLD
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PHAR 690: Physical and Chemical Assessment (3 )
In Physical assessment, students will learn how to utilize the available instruments to take blood pressures, temperatures, doing eye/ear exams, palpate/ausculate internal organs, and the most common skin conditions seen by a pharmacist. Chemical assessment will involve the students learning how drugs and disease change physiological fluid content, identification methods, and therapeutic monitoring through case study discussion and presentations. Prerequisite: Admission into the Non-traditional Pharm.D. program. LEC
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PHAR 693: Clinical Pharmacokinetics (2 )
This course presents discussions on physiological and disease state variables in pharmacokinetics for selected drugs and drug classes, and instructs students in the use of physiological and disease state pharmacokinetic information to develop individualized therapeutic regimens. Prerequisite: PHCH 625 and PHCH 626. LEC
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PHAR 694: Clinical Pharmacokinetics (3 )
This course presents discussions and clinical examples on physiological and disease state variables in pharmacokinetics for selected drugs and drug classes, and instructs students in the use of physiological and disease state pharmacokinetic information to develop or individualized therapeutic regimens. Delivery of this course will involve some aspects of distance learning. Prerequisite: Admission into the Non-traditional Pharm.D. program. LEC
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PHCH 510: Emerging Trends in Pharmaceutical Chemistry I (1 )
This elective class will explore emerging areas of research currently impacting the pharmaceutical industry. Potential topics include; biologicals as therapeutics, drug targeting, prodrugs, nanotechnology, biological barriers, gene therapy, transporters, vaccines, intracellular drug trafficking, controlled release drug delivery, cancer therapy, analytical biotechnology and many others. The class will be team taught by PHCH faculty and guest speakers. Graded on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis. Prerequisite: Must be accepted to the Pharmacy Program. LEC
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PHCH 511: Emerging Trends in Pharmaceutical Chemistry II (1 )
This elective class will explore emerging areas of research currently impacting the pharmaceutical industry. Potential topics include; biologicals as therapeutics, drug targeting, prodrugs, nanotechnology, biological barriers, gene therapy, transporters, vaccines, intracellular drug trafficking, controlled release drug delivery, cancer therapy, analytical biotechnology and many others. The class will be team taught by PHCH faculty and guest speakers. Prerequisite: Must be accepted to the Pharmacy Program. LEC
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PHCH 512: Roadmap to Drug Development (1 )
This class will explore both the costs and time lines required for the approval of both new as well as generic drug products from identification of drug targets to FDA approval, and Phase 4 studies. Included will be a short history of the establishment of the FDA and its evolving role. The contributions of Frances Kelsey, the FDA scientist who fought the approval of thalidomide in the USA and thus saved many from the trauma of birth defects caused by the drug will be discussed. The class will be team taught by pharmaceutical chemistry faculty and guest speakers. Graded on a satisfactory/fail basis. Prerequisite: Completion of PHCH 626 or instructor permission. LEC
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PHCH 513: Dispelling the Myths about Drug Discovery and Development: _____ (1 )
This special topics course will cover the "public's perception" of drug discovery and development. This course is organized around a recently published book entitled "Drug Truths: Dispelling the Myths about Pharma R&D" (John Wiley & Sons, 2009). This book was written by John L. La Mattina, who was formally President of Pfizer Global Research ad Development. The course will address the following public myths about drug discovery and development: Cholesterol drugs are unnecessary, industry is more interested in "me-too" drugs than innovation, it takes industry too long to discover new drugs, drugs are discovered by academia, new medicines add cost but little benefit, big Pharma has failed and should learn from Biotech success, the industry invents diseases, new drugs are less safe than traditional medicine, industry spends more on advertising than R&D, and industry does not care about diseases of the developing world. Graded on a Satisfactory/Fail basis. Prerequisite: Must be accepted to the Pharmacy Program. LEC
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PHCH 517: Pharmacy Calculations (2 )
An introduction to the mathematics involved in filling prescriptions and in manufacturing pharmaceuticals. Includes an introduction to standard prescription notation and familiarization with pharmaceutical weights and measures. LEC
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PHCH 518: Physical-Chemical Principles of Solution Dosage Forms (3 )
Physical properties of pharmaceutical solutions and their physiological compatibility will be discussed (intermolecular interactions, energetics, colligative properties, isotonicity, pH, buffers and drug solubility). Kinetics and mechanisms of drug degradation in solution will also be introduced. Prerequisite: PHCH 517. LEC
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PHCH 599: Clinical Application of Basic Science (1 )
This course is an inter-departmental, team-based, technology-centric elective course. Concomitantly, instructors from the basic and clinical science departments within the school of pharmacy will promote deeper student understanding of the path a drug takes from discovery, development and ultimately clinical use. Instructors will collaborate in course content development to integrate basic and clinical science concepts. The course will utilize a blended learning method, incorporating out of class podcasts, online group collaborative projects, and readiness quizzes and exams. (Same as MDCM 599 and P&TX 599.) Prerequisite: 4th or 5th professional year standing (4P/5P) in the school of pharmacy and concomitant enrollment in PHPR 599 is required. LEC
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PHCH 605: Vaccines (1 )
Vaccines are currently the most powerful therapeutic approach available for infectious disease and promise to become of increasing importance for a wide variety of other pathologies including cancer. This course discusses the immunological basis of vaccinology, types of vaccines currently available and in development and the process by which vaccines are made from the basic research stage through their pharmaceutical development and marketing. Ethical aspects of vaccine use will also be considered. Course graded on a satisfactory/fail basis. LEC
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PHCH 625: Pharmacokinetics (3 )
A discussion of the basic concepts, and some clinical applications, of pharmacokinetics, clearance concepts, extravascular dosing, and the use of pharmacokinetics in dosage regimen design and adjustment. Prerequisite: PHCH 517 and PHCH 518. LEC
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PHCH 626: Biopharmaceutics and Drug Delivery (3 )
A study of biological barriers to drug delivery, conventional dosage forms, and new and future drug delivery strategies. Prerequisite: PHCH 517, PHCH 518, and PHCH 625. LEC
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PHCH 667: Introduction to Clinical Chemistry (2 )
A lecture-discussion course concerned with identification of the contents of physiological fluids, changes in physiological fluid content induced by disease and drugs, and therapeutic drug monitoring: case study discussions and presentations are coordinated with the integrated laboratory. Prerequisite: Fifth-year standing and concomitant enrollment in integrated laboratory. LEC
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PHCH 686: Special Topics in Pharmaceutics (1-2 )
A study of selected topics of current interest which are pertinent to the area of pharmacy. This course is normally reserved as a didactic one that is offered occasionally when there is a special subject to be taught for one semester only. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. IND
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PHCH 690: Undergraduate Research in Pharmaceutical Chemistry (1-5 )
Student will be assigned a suitable research project in the area of pharmaceutical analysis or pharmaceutics. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. IND
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PHCH 694: Problems in Pharmaceutical Chemistry (1-5 )
A student will be assigned a suitable research project in an area of pharmaceutical analysis or pharmaceutics. This course is offered regularly by the Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry to meet the special needs of selected students, usually for one of the following two situations: (1) This course may be taken when a student has a special interest in a problem or area of limited scope and desires to pursue that study in depth under supervision of a member of the faculty. (2) This course is sometimes used as a remedial class to provide a mechanism of intensive review and study in an area of weakness. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. IND
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PHCH 700: Experimental Methods in Pharmaceutical Chemistry (1-5 )
Discussions, lectures, and laboratory work designed to acquaint and provide hands on experiences to advanced undergraduate and graduate students with experimental design, methods, and approaches relevant to modern research in pharmaceutical chemistry. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. LEC
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PHCH 701: Bioinformatics I (5 )
First semester of a two-semester course. The course is designed to introduce the most important and basic concepts, methods, and tools used in Bioinformatics. Topics include (but not limited to) bioinformatics databases, sequence and structure alignment, protein structure prediction, protein folding, protein-protein interaction, Monte Carlo simulation, and molecular dynamics. Emphasis will be put on the understanding and utilization of these concepts and algorithms. The objective is to help the students to reach rapidly the frontier of bioinformatics and be able to use the bioinformatics tools to solve the problems on their own research. (Same as BINF 701.) LEC
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PHCH 702: Bioinformatics II (5 )
Second semester of a two-semester course in bioinformatics and computational biology. The course is designed to introduce the most important and basic concepts, methods, and tools used in Bioinformatics. Topics include (but not limited to) bioinformatics databases, sequence and structure alignment, protein structure prediction, protein folding, protein-protein interaction, Monte Carlo simulation, and molecular dynamics. Emphasis will be put on the understanding and utilization of these concepts and algorithms. The objective is to help the students to reach rapidly the frontier of bioinformatics and be able to use the bioinformatics tools to solve the problems on their own research. (Same as BINF 702.) LEC
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PHCH 705: Writing and Communicating Science for Graduate Students (3 )
Communicating research proposals and experimental findings is a critical skill for scientists. Successful communication depends on clarity of thought and careful use of language. This course will use class discussions with examples and homework assignments to help prepare the graduate student to successfully communicate in both academia or industry settings. Graded on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis. Prerequisite: Must be accepted to the Pharmacy Program. LEC
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PHCH 715: Drug Delivery (3 )
The course will survey the latest technology for delivering pharmaceuticals and biologicals to reduce side effects and enhance drug efficacy. The course will survey the latest research in this area and examine more classical delivery methods. A qualitative and quantitative understanding of drug delivery practice and theory is the goal. Prerequisite: Master's or PhD candidate in Engineering, Chemistry, Medicinal Chemistry, or Pharmaceutical Chemistry (by appointment for seniors or graduate students in departments not listed). LEC
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PHCH 716: Drug Delivery (3 )
The course will survey the latest technology for delivering pharmaceuticals and biologicals to reduce side effects and enhance drug efficacy. The course will survey the latest research in this area and examine more classical delivery methods. A qualitative and quantitative understanding of drug delivery practice and theory is the goal. This course is only open to distance education students. Prerequisite: Master's candidate in Pharmaceutical Chemistry. LEC
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PHCH 718: Physical-Chemical Principles of Solution Dosage Forms (3 )
Physical properties of pharmaceutical solutions and their physiological compatibility will be discussed (intermolecular interactions, energetics, colligative properties, isotonicity, pH, buffers and drug solubility). Kinetics and mechanisms of drug degradation in solution will also be introduced. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. LEC
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PHCH 719: Physical-Chemical Principles of Solution Dosage Forms (3 )
Physical properties of pharmaceutical solutions and their physiological compatibility will be discussed (intermolecular interactions, energetics, colligative properties, isotonicity, pH, buffers and drug solubility). Kinetics and mechanisms of drug degradation in solution will also be introduced. This course is only open to distance education students. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. LEC
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PHCH 720: Bibliography of Pharmaceutical Chemistry (1 )
A course on the use of the library as a research tool and the study of bibliographic techniques of literature searching. Emphasis on the literature of pharmaceutical chemistry and physical pharmacy. LEC
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PHCH 725: Molecular Cell Biology (3 )
Fundamental and advanced concepts in cell biology and the molecular interactions responsible for cell function, homeostasis and disease will be presented. Current analytical methods for examining cells and their molecular components will be discussed. Emphasis will be placed on the chemical and physical properties of individual proteins, nucleic acids and lipids and their assembly into cellular and subcellular structures. (Same as C&PE 725) LEC
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PHCH 726: Molecular Cell Biology (3 )
Fundamental and advanced concepts in cell biology and the molecular interactions responsible for cell function, homeostasis and disease will be presented. Current analytical methods for examining cells and their molecular components will be discussed. Emphasis will be placed on the chemical and physical properties of individual proteins, nucleic acids and lipids and their assembly into cellular and subcellular structures. This course is only open to distance education students. LEC
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PHCH 744: Organic Chemistry for Pharmaceutical Scientists (3 )
A consideration of the structural features and driving forces that control the course of chemical reactions. Topics will include functional group chemistry: electronic structure, acid/base properties: molecular structure and properties (dipole, strain, and steric effects, inductive and resonance effects); dynamics of reactions (the major organic reaction mechanism, kinetics, energy profiles, isotope effects, linear free energy relationships), solvent effects, stereochemistry and conformation, an introduction to orbital symmetry control; basic thermodynamic and kinetic concepts; and an overview of important classes of mechanisms. This course is only open to distance education students. Prerequisite: CHEM 624 and CHEM 626. LEC
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PHCH 745: Advanced Drug Delivery (2 )
An advanced course focusing on current and future strategies for targeted drug delivery to specific tissue sites. The emphasis of lectures and discussions is on routes of drug permeation across biological barriers; macromolecules, viruses, microparticulates, and cells as drug carriers; and prodrug delivery systems. Students are required to individually review selected topics. Prerequisite: Graduate standing or consent of the instructor. LEC
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PHCH 775: Chemistry of the Nervous System (3 )
A detailed study of the molecular aspects of nerve transmission will be covered with special emphasis on the uptake, storage, release, biosynthesis, and metabolism of specific neurotransmitters. Drugs affecting these processes and current research on receptor isolation and receptor mechanisms will be discussed from a chemical viewpoint. (Same as P&TX 775, BIOL 775, CHEM 775, MDCM 775 and NURO 775.) Prerequisite: BIOL 600 or equivalent. LEC
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PHCH 801: Issues in Scientific Integrity (1 )
Lectures and discussion on ethical issues in the conduct of a scientific career, with emphasis on practical topics of special importance in molecular-level research in the chemical, biological, and pharmaceutical sciences. Topics will include the nature of ethics, the scientists in the laboratory, the scientist as author, grantee, reviewer, employer/employee, teacher/student, and citizen. Discussions will focus on case histories. Graded on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis. (Same as MDCM 801, NURO 801, P&TX 801 and PHCH 802.) LEC
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PHCH 802: Issues of Scientific Integrity (3 )
Lectures and discussion on ethical issues in the conduct of a scientific career, with emphasis on practical topics of special importance in molecular-level research in the chemical, biological, and pharmaceutical sciences. Topics will include the nature of ethics, the scientists in the laboratory, as author, grantee, reviewer, employer/employee, teacher/student, and citizen. Discussions will focus on case histories. Graded on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis. This course is only open to distance education students. (Same as PHCH 801, MDCM 801, NURO 801, and P&TX 801.) LEC
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PHCH 804: Interdisciplinary Seminar on Ethics in Science and Engineering (1-3 )
The course will cover basic techniques of moral reasoning, especially as applied to ethical issues in the physical sciences and engineering. Topics covered will include the ethical conduct of research, the federal and professional guidelines for different kinds of research, and the ethical dimensions of publication and professional life. Emphasis will be on practical applications, cases and student involvement. (Same as GS 804, MDCM 804, NURO 804, and P&TX 804.) Prerequisite: Must be admitted to the program or division of Pharmacy to enroll in this class. LEC
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PHCH 850: Solid State Stability and Formulation (1-3 )
This course is designed to provide an understanding of the formulation and stability of small and large drug candidates in the solid state. The first two-thirds of the course will focus on small molecules, with the last third being devoted to proteins. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in PHCH or consent of the instructor. LEC
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PHCH 851: Solid State Stability and Formulation (3 )
This course is designed to provide an understanding of the formulation and stability of small and large drug candidates in the solid state. The first two-thirds of the course will focus on small molecules, with the last third being devoted to proteins. This course is only open to distance education students. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in PHCH or consent of the instructor. Must be accepted to the Pharmacy Program. LEC
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PHCH 862: Pharmaceutical Equilibrium (3-4 )
A course on equilibria in aqueous and non-aqueous systems with emphasis on solutions of interest to pharmaceutical technology. Included are association-dissociation equilibria, complexation, protein binding calculation of species concentrations, estimation of solubility and ionization constants. Methods for the determination of chemical potential in solution are presented. LEC
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PHCH 863: Pharmaceutical Equilibria (3 )
A course on equilibria in aqueous and non-aqueous systems with emphasis on solutions of interest to pharmaceutical technology. Included are association-dissociation equilibria, complexation, protein binding calculation of species concentrations, estimation of solubility and ionization constants. Methods for the determination of chemical potential in solution are presented. This course open only to distance education students. LEC
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PHCH 864: Pharmaceutical Analysis (4 )
Advanced course on pharmaceutical analysis. LEC
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PHCH 865: Pharmaceutical Analysis II (2 )
This course is intended to be a comprehensive treatment of contemporary techniques used to validate analytical methods for the determination of drugs in the bulk form, pharmaceutical formulations, biological samples and other relevant media. The emphasis will be on chromatographic techniques reflecting the preeminent position that those techniques occupy in the field of pharmaceutical and biomedical analysis. Prerequisite: Previous or concurrent enrollment in PHCH 684. LEC
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PHCH 866: Pharmaceutical Mass Transport (2 )
A course on mass transport problems of pharmaceutical interest. Topics include physiological pharmacokinetic models, diffusive transport, and drug delivery systems. Prerequisite: MATH 320 or equivalent. LEC
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PHCH 867: Pharmaceutical Mass Transport (3 )
A course on mass transport problems of pharmaceutical interest. Topics include physiological pharmacokinetic models, diffusive transport, and drug delivery systems. This course is only open to distance education students. Prerequisite: MATH 320 or equivalent. LEC
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PHCH 868: Pharmaceutical Analysis (4 )
Advanced course on pharmaceutical analysis. This course is only open to distance education students. LEC
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PHCH 870: Advanced Pharmaceutical Biotechnology (3 )
A course designed to emphasize the important facets of recombinant proteins as pharmaceutical agents. Basics of protein structure and analysis will be introduced, and methods for production, isolation, and purification of recombinant proteins will be described. Potential chemical and physical degradation processes and strategies for circumventing these difficulties will be discussed. Prerequisite: BIOL 600 or consent of instructor. LEC
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PHCH 871: Advanced Pharmaceutical Biotechnology (3 )
A course designed to emphasize the important facets of recombinant proteins as pharmaceutical agents. Basics of protein structure and analysis will be introduced, and methods for production, isolation, and purification of recombinant proteins will be described. Potential chemical and physical degradation processes and strategies for circumventing these difficulties will be discussed. This course is only open to distance education students. Prerequisite: BIOL 600 or consent of instructor. LEC
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PHCH 895: Research in Pharmaceutical Chemistry (1-11 )
Advanced level research in collaboration with a faculty member in pharmaceutical chemistry or related areas. This course is limited to students who are doing research, but not necessarily working toward either a master's or a doctoral degree. RSH
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PHCH 898: Master's Thesis (1-10 )
Master's Thesis. This course is only open to distance education students. THE
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PHCH 899: Master's Thesis (1-11 )
Graded on a Satisfactory/Fail basis. THE
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PHCH 920: Chemical Kinetics (2 )
This course provides the principles of kinetic data analysis as applied to problems in pharmaceutical chemistry. Topics include the setup and solution of rate equations related to chemical reactions; simplifications and approximations in complex equation systems; isotope, solvent and salt rate effects; and diffusion and activation controlled reactions. LEC
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PHCH 921: Chemical Kinetics (2 )
This course provides the principles of kinetic data analysis as applied to problems in pharmaceutical chemistry. Topics include the setup and solution of rate equations related to chemical reactions; simplifications and approximations in complex equation systems; isotope, solvent and salt rate effects; and diffusion and activation controlled reactions. This course is only open to distance education students. LEC
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PHCH 972: Mechanisms of Drug Deterioration and Stabilization (2-4 )
A course dealing with mechanisms and chemical kinetics of drug deterioration and stabilization. LEC
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PHCH 973: Mechanisms of Drug Deterioration and Stabilization (3 )
A course dealing with mechanisms and chemical kinetics of drug deterioration and stabilization. This course is only open to distance education students. LEC
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PHCH 974: Advanced Special Topics in Pharmaceutical Chemistry (1-3 )
Various topics pertinent to the area of pharmaceutical chemistry will be explored. Graded on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis. LEC
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PHCH 975: Advanced Topics in Biopharmaceutics and Pharmacokinetics I (3 )
A quantitative treatment of the processes involved with drug absorption, distribution, metabolism, and excretion in living systems. This course open only to distance education students. LEC
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PHCH 976: Advanced Topics in Biopharmaceutics and Pharmacokinetics I (3 )
A quantitative treatment of the processes involved with drug absorption, distribution, metabolism, and excretion in living systems. This course open only to on-campus students. LEC
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PHCH 977: Advanced Topics in Biopharmaceutics and Pharmacokinetics II (2 )
A course addressing special topics in biopharmaceutics and pharmacokinetics including complex modeling, treatment of data using computers, cell culture systems, and research topics. LEC
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PHCH 978: Pharmaceutical Chemistry Seminar (1 )
A seminar on the chemistry of pharmaceutical systems. LEC
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PHCH 979: Advanced Topics in Biopharmaceutics and Pharmacokinetics II (3 )
A course addressing special topics in biopharmaceutics and pharmacokinetics including complex modeling, treatment of data using computers, cell culture systems, and research topics. This course is only open to distance education students. LEC
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PHCH 990: Postdoctoral Research in Pharmaceutical Chemistry (1-11 )
Advanced level research in collaboration with a faculty member involving projects in pharmaceutical chemistry or related areas. Prerequisite: Doctoral degree or equivalent in an appropriate related area and consent of instructor. RSH
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PHPR 502: Pharmacy Practice II Pharmaceutical Care Fundamentals (4 )
Drug interactions will be presented with an emphasis on evaluating the risk of the interaction in a particular patient. Patient counseling and communication techniques will be covered. Approximately half the class time will be spent covering non-prescription drugs and herbals. Prerequisite: PHAR 500. LEC
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PHPR 508: Oncology Elective (1 )
This course is designed to extend the students' understanding of Oncology diseases and treatments beyond what is covered in the Pharmacotherapy series in the School of Pharmacy. Prerequisite: PHPR 646. LEC
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PHPR 510: Medical Terminology Elective (1 )
This course provides the fundamentals for developing a medical vocabulary. The student will develop the ability to understand, define and utilize medical terminology and abbreviations used in patient care. LEC
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PHPR 511: Service-Learning Elective (1 )
Students will work at a health-related community center and participate in structured learning exercises. The objectives are to: 1) enable students to learn appropriate strategies to communicate and provide services to people with varying languages, cultures, social, and economic backgrounds, disabilities, illnesses, or impairments, 2) increase social interaction and citizenship, 3) heighten social awareness and understanding of ethical issues, and 4) acknowledge social responsibility and realize personal values. FLD
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PHPR 512: Nuclear Pharmacy (1 )
This course is designed for students interested in learning about nuclear pharmacy practice as a specialty practice in pharmacy. Students will learn about the application of radiopharmaceuticals used in the diagnosis of various diseases or identifying patient therapeutic issues. The course will cover principles of radiation, radiation safety, preparation of and handling of radiopharmaceuticals, their appropriate use, and the training requirements for a nuclear pharmacist. At the conclusion of the course the student will have an insight into this specialty practice in nuclear pharmacy as a potential career. Prerequisite: Students must be admitted to the School of Pharmacy. LEC
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PHPR 513: Chemical Dependency Elective (1 )
This elective course will enhance the pharmacy student's knowledge and understanding of the current theories behind the addiction process, frequently abused drugs and/or chemicals and the treatment and recovery process. Prerequisite: Must be accepted to the Pharmacy Program. LEC
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PHPR 514: Communication and Counseling (1 )
An elective course designed to help students improve professional communication skills. Prerequisite: PHAR 500. LEC
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PHPR 515: Pharmacy and the Arts (1 )
The pharmacy school curriculum overflows with science courses leaving students little time for the humanities. Ironically, however, patient-focused care requires pharmacists to have greater skill in observation, communication, and understanding of the psychosocial issues surrounding disease and treatment. The goal of this course is to broaden students' perspective and appreciate of healthcare by viewing it through the arts. LEC
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PHPR 516: Pharmacy in Public Health (1 )
Public health is more than providing treatment for an illness; it is a concern for the health of an entire population. The ideal is to ensure the health of all. This course will focus on providing students with a solid foundational understanding of what public health is and how pharmacists play a role as a public health provider. The course will cover the concepts and tools used in public health including issues such as: determining health, cultural competence, health promotion, disease prevention, epidemiology and disease, describing populations and community health. Lastly, the course will provide students with specific pharmacist models of public health. Successful models include tobacco cessation programs, community vaccination programs, obesity prevention, tuberculosis monitoring, emergency preparedness and domestic violence. Prerequisite: Must be accepted to the Pharmacy Program. LEC
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PHPR 517: Medication Safety and Error Prevention (1 )
This course introduces the student to medication safety and the technology as well as the tools used in error prevention. The student will also learn about adverse drug events including both medication errors and adverse drug reactions in hospital and retail pharmacy settings. Prerequisite: 4th or 5th professional year standing in the School of Pharmacy. LEC
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PHPR 518: Cultural Competency in Pharmacy Practice (1 )
The United States becomes more culturally diverse every year. This course is designed to help student pharmacists excel in today's multicultural environment by improving their cultural competency skills. Students will explore their own culture and those belonging to other diverse cultures. Students are expected to learn of the beliefs, needs and tendencies of those with cultures much different than themselves. Prerequisite: Must be admitted to the School of Pharmacy. LEC
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PHPR 519: Business Planning for Pharmacy (1 )
This course is designed for students interested in developing a business plan. Most pharmacists will have an opportunity to develop a new service, product line or even start a new business venture in their careers. Students need to know how to create a formal business plan and how to present the plan to decision makers. The course will cover the basic components and rationale of creating a formal a business plan. When finished students will be expected to have created a written business plan and will present their creation to the class. In this manner, students will gain experience in developing an idea into a plan. Prerequisite: Students must be admitted to the school of Pharmacy. LEC
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PHPR 599: Clinical Application of Basic Science (1 )
This course is an inter-departmental, team-based, technology-centric elective course. Concomitantly, instructors from the basic and clinical science departments within the school of pharmacy will promote deeper student understanding of the path a drug takes from discovery, development and ultimately clinical use. Instructors will collaborate in course content development to integrate basic and clinical science concepts. The course will utilize a blended learning method, incorporating out of class podcasts, online group collaborative projects, and readiness quizzes and exams. Prerequisite: 4th or 5th professional year standing (4P/5P) in the school of pharmacy and concomitant enrollment in either P&TX 599, MDCM 599, or PHCH 599 is required. LEC
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PHPR 601: Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience 1 (4 )
The final year of the Doctor of Pharmacy program is spent participating in pharmacy practice experience rotations. These consist of nine, one-month rotations, in various health care settings. Such practice settings may include a variety of acute care, ambulatory care, managed care, hospital and community practice sites. Each rotation provides an academically structured environment that enables the student to gain practical experience under the guidance of a practicing health care professional. The purpose of providing pharmacy students with a pharmacist role model is to foster the development of both professional confidence as well as competence. These practice-based experience settings encourage the student to apply their didactic education to clinical problem solving. Both clinical and distributive pharmacy services will be integrated in these experiences for optimal learning. FLD
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PHPR 602: Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience 2 (4 )
The final year of the Doctor of Pharmacy program is spent participating in pharmacy practice experience rotations. These consist of nine, one-month rotations, in various health care settings. Such practice settings may include a variety of acute care, ambulatory care, managed care, hospital and community practice sites. Each rotation provides an academically structured environment that enables the student to gain practical experience under the guidance of a practicing health care professional. The purpose of providing pharmacy students with a pharmacist role model is to foster the development of both professional confidence as well as competence. These practice-based experience settings encourage the student to apply their didactic education to clinical problem solving. Both clinical and distributive pharmacy services will be integrated in these experiences for optimal learning. FLD
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PHPR 603: Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience 3 (4 )
The final year of the Doctor of Pharmacy program is spent participating in pharmacy practice experience rotations. These consist of nine, one-month rotations, in various health care settings. Such practice settings may include a variety of acute care, ambulatory care, managed care, hospital and community practice sites. Each rotation provides an academically structured environment that enables the student to gain practical experience under the guidance of a practicing health care professional. The purpose of providing pharmacy students with a pharmacist role model is to foster the development of both professional confidence as well as competence. These practice-based experience settings encourage the student to apply their didactic education to clinical problem solving. Both clinical and distributive pharmacy services will be integrated in these experiences for optimal learning. FLD
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PHPR 604: Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience 4 (4 )
The final year of the Doctor of Pharmacy program is spent participating in pharmacy practice experience rotations. These consist of nine, one-month rotations, in various health care settings. Such practice settings may include a variety of acute care, ambulatory care, managed care, hospital and community practice sites. Each rotation provides an academically structured environment that enables the student to gain practical experience under the guidance of a practicing health care professional. The purpose of providing pharmacy students with a pharmacist role model is to foster the development of both professional confidence as well as competence. These practice-based experience settings encourage the student to apply their didactic education to clinical problem solving. Both clinical and distributive pharmacy services will be integrated in these experiences for optimal learning. FLD
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PHPR 605: Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience 5 (4 )
The final year of the Doctor of Pharmacy program is spent participating in pharmacy practice experience rotations. These consist of nine, one-month rotations, in various health care settings. Such practice settings may include a variety of acute care, ambulatory care, managed care, hospital and community practice sites. Each rotation provides an academically structured environment that enables the student to gain practical experience under the guidance of a practicing health care professional. The purpose of providing pharmacy students with a pharmacist role model is to foster the development of both professional confidence as well as competence. These practice-based experience settings encourage the student to apply their didactic education to clinical problem solving. Both clinical and distributive pharmacy services will be integrated in these experiences for optimal learning. FLD
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PHPR 606: Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience 6 (4 )
The final year of the Doctor of Pharmacy program is spent participating in pharmacy practice experience rotations. These consist of nine, one-month rotations, in various health care settings. Such practice settings may include a variety of acute care, ambulatory care, managed care, hospital and community practice sites. Each rotation provides an academically structured environment that enables the student to gain practical experience under the guidance of a practicing health care professional. The purpose of providing pharmacy students with a pharmacist role model is to foster the development of both professional confidence as well as competence. These practice-based experience settings encourage the student to apply their didactic education to clinical problem solving. Both clinical and distributive pharmacy services will be integrated in these experiences for optimal learning. FLD
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PHPR 607: Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience 7 (4 )
The final year of the Doctor of Pharmacy program is spent participating in pharmacy practice experience rotations. These consist of nine, one-month rotations, in various health care settings. Such practice settings may include a variety of acute care, ambulatory care, managed care, hospital and community practice sites. Each rotation provides an academically structured environment that enables the student to gain practical experience under the guidance of a practicing health care professional. The purpose of providing pharmacy students with a pharmacist role model is to foster the development of both professional confidence as well as competence. These practice-based experience settings encourage the student to apply their didactic education to clinical problem solving. Both clinical and distributive pharmacy services will be integrated in these experiences for optimal learning. FLD
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PHPR 608: Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience 8 (4 )
The final year of the Doctor of Pharmacy program is spent participating in pharmacy practice experience rotations. These consist of nine, one-month rotations, in various health care settings. Such practice settings may include a variety of acute care, ambulatory care, managed care, hospital and community practice sites. Each rotation provides an academically structured environment that enables the student to gain practical experience under the guidance of a practicing health care professional. The purpose of providing pharmacy students with a pharmacist role model is to foster the development of both professional confidence as well as competence. These practice-based experience settings encourage the student to apply their didactic education to clinical problem solving. Both clinical and distributive pharmacy services will be integrated in these experiences for optimal learning. FLD
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PHPR 609: Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience 9 (4 )
The final year of the Doctor of Pharmacy program is spent participating in pharmacy practice experience rotations. These consist of nine, one-month rotations, in various health care settings. Such practice settings may include a variety of acute care, ambulatory care, managed care, hospital and community practice sites. Each rotation provides an academically structured environment that enables the student to gain practical experience under the guidance of a practicing health care professional. The purpose of providing pharmacy students with a pharmacist role model is to foster the development of both professional confidence as well as competence. These practice-based experience settings encourage the student to apply their didactic education to clinical problem solving. Both clinical and distributive pharmacy services will be integrated in these experiences for optimal learning. FLD
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PHPR 613: Pharmacoeconomics and Health Outcomes (2 )
A course to foster an understanding of economic, financial and outcome principles that drive the demand and supply of medical care in the US. Economic logic behind decisions made by patients, physicians, hospitals, managed care organizations, and governments will be covered. Students completing this course should be able to identify the drivers of the health economy, identify different types of pharmacoeconomic evaluations, critically analyze pharmacoeconomic and outcome literature, and apply economic principles to pharmaceutical care. Prerequisite: Students must be admitted to the school of Pharmacy to enroll in this class. LEC
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PHPR 614: Pharmacy Management (3 )
A course designed to provide knowledge and skills to effect efficient and effective pharmacy management. This will include foundations in financial management, inventory control, purchasing, cost-effective drug utilization, quality management, pharmacoeconomics, and human resource management. LEC
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PHPR 615: Nuclear Pharmacy Practice (2 )
This introductory course in nuclear pharmacy practice provides a basic understanding of radiation, radiation dosimetry, radiopharmaceuticals, and clinical application of radiopharmaceuticals in diagnosis and treatment. The course includes both didactic material as well as laboratory experience. LEC
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PHPR 619: Health Care Systems (3 )
This course is an introduction to the organization, financing, and delivery of health care services with a focus on the U.S. health care system. Course content addresses the following questions: how do we evaluate the health care sector, where is health care provided, how is health care financed, what are the characteristics of health care providers (individuals and institutions), what influences the performance of the health care sector, and what lies in the future for health care delivery. The purpose of the course is to prepare pharmacy students for non-clinical aspects of their practice sites. Enrollment limited to pharmacy majors. LEC
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PHPR 620: Ethics and Introduction to Law (1 )
This course provides an introduction to the fundamentals of law and ethics as they apply to the practice of pharmacy. Course sessions will focus on ethical expectations of the profession, principles and issues in medical and pharmacy ethics, and laws that govern medication dispensing. LEC
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PHPR 621: Pharmacy Law (2 )
A course developed to increase students' knowledge and understanding of laws that regulate the pharmacy profession. Prerequisite: Fifth year standing. LEC
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PHPR 622: Drug Information and Biostatistics (3 )
This course will provide the student with a working knowledge of drug information retrieval skills and medical literature evaluation skills with an application to pharmacy practice. This course is only open to distance education students. Prerequisite: Admission to the non-traditional Pharm. D. program. LEC
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PHPR 625: Pharmacotherapy I (3 )
This course focuses on the pharmacotherapy and the role of the pharmacist in disease state management of diseases and conditions including Hormone Replacement, Osteoporosis, Rheumatoid and Osteoarthritis, Lipid disorders, and Diabetes. Emphasis will be placed on the integration of pathophysiology, pharmacology, and therapeutics to devise appropriate pharmaceutical care plans. Appropriate pharmaceutical care plans will include rationale for drug use, appropriate drug selection and dosing regimens, expected outcomes of drug therapy, key monitoring parameters for efficacy and toxicity, clinically important drug-drug or drug-disease interactions, counseling, and compliance issues. The class format will include online assignments, interactive Internet-based lectures, and case studies. Prerequisite: Admission to the non-traditional Pharm. D. program. LEC
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PHPR 626: Pharmacotherapy II (3 )
This course focuses on the pharmacotherapy and the role of the pharmacist in disease state management of diseases and conditions including Cancer and Infectious Diseases. Emphasis will be placed on the integration of pathophysiology, pharmacology, and therapeutics to devise appropriate pharmaceutical care plans. Appropriate pharmaceutical care plans will include rationale for drug use, appropriate drug selection and dosing regimens, expected outcomes of drug therapy, key monitoring parameters for efficacy and toxicity, clinically important drug-drug or drug-disease interactions, counseling, and compliance issues. The class format will include online reading assignments, online study guides, online assignments, interactive Internet-based lectures and case studies. Prerequisite: Admission to the non-traditional Pharm. D. program. LEC
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PHPR 627: Pharmacotherapy III (3 )
This course focuses on the pharmacotherapy and the role of the pharmacist in disease state management of Hypertension, Ischemic Heart Disease, Myocardial Infarct, Heart Failure, Stroke, Anticoagulation, Upper GI Disorders, Asthma and COPD, and Renal Disease. Emphasis will be placed on the integration of pathophysiology, pharmacology, and therapeutics to devise appropriate pharmacy care plans. These plans will include rationale for drug use, selection and dosing regimens, expected outcomes of drug therapy, key monitoring parameters, clinically important drug-drug or drug-disease interactions, counseling, and compliance issues. The class format includes online reading assignments, study guides, and assignments, interactive Internet-based lectures and case studies. Prerequisite: Admission to the non-traditional Pharm. D. program. LEC
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PHPR 628: Pharmacotherapy IV (3 )
This course focuses on the pharmacotherapy and the role of the pharmacist in disease state management of Variations in Drug Metabolism and Interactions, Hepatitis, Anti-retroviral Therapy, Skin and Soft Tissue Infections, Bone and Joint Infections, Alzheimer's Disease, Parkinson's Disease, Seizure Disorders, and Depression. Emphasis will be placed on the integration of pathophysiology, pharmacology, and therapeutics to devise appropriate pharmacy care plans. These plans will include rationale for drug use, selection and dosing regimens, expected outcomes of drug therapy, key monitoring parameters, clinically important drug-drug or drug-disease interactions, counseling, and compliance issues. The class format includes online reading assignments, study guides, and assignments, interactive Internet-based lectures and case studies. Prerequisite: Admission to the non-traditional Pharm.D. program. LEC
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PHPR 630: Drug Information/Biostatistics and Med Lit Evaluation (4 )
An introduction to the principles of drug information analysis, storage, and retrieval as well as biostatistics as applied to understanding and interpreting biomedical literature. Advantages and disadvantages of several commercial and manual drug information systems will be considered. The course includes practical experiences in drug information services. The biostatistical emphasis of the course will be on the application of statistical tests commonly used and the interpretation of their results. Prerequisite: Fifth year standing. LEC
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PHPR 635: Problems in Pharmacy Practice (1-5 )
A course designed for the study of special topics in pharmacy practice. A research paper will be required. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. IND
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PHPR 637: NTPD Rounding Clerkship I (4 )
Students interview and assess patients, review laboratory data, and develop health problem lists and prospective pharmaceutical care plans in an approved NTPD site. Students must select and have approved, 8 weeks in advance, a site that provides daily access to patients for 3 consecutive days. Prerequisite: Acceptance in the NTPD program and completion of the didactic portion of the NTPD program. FLD
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PHPR 638: NTPD Clerkship II (4 )
Students interview and assess patients, review laboratory data, and develop health care problem lists and prospective pharmaceutical care plans in an approved NTPD site. Students must select and have sites approved 8 weeks in advance of the clerkship. Prerequisite: Acceptance in the NTPD program and completion of the didactic portion of the NTPD program. FLD
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Kenneth L. Audus, Dean
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School of Pharmacy

2010 Becker Drive, Room 2050
Lawrence, KS 66047-1620
785-864-3591
785-864-5265
pharmacy@ku.edu
http://www.pharm.ku.edu/
Brian J. Barnes, Associate Dean, Academic Affairs
785-864-3591

School of Pharmacy

2010 Becker Drive, Room 2050
Lawrence, KS 66047-1620
785-864-3591
785-864-5265
pharmacy@ku.edu
http://www.pharm.ku.edu/
John F. Stobaugh, Associate Dean, Research and Graduate Affairs
785-864-3591
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