Pharmacy Practice and Administrative Sciences (PPRA)
How to Read Course Descriptions
The bolded first line begins with a capitalized abbreviation that designates the subject area followed by the course number and title. The number of credits earned by taking the courses is also displayed.
The course description is a brief summary of the purpose of the course and the topics covered. Any requisite courses are listed and could include the following:
- Courses showing the abbreviation “COREQ” require simultaneous registration with each course named as a corequisite.
- The abbreviation “PRE-or-COREQ” means that each course named may have been taken prior to or may be taken concurrently with the course for which it is required.
- Courses showing the abbreviation “PREREQ” require the courses named as prerequisites to have been taken previously.
If the course can be applied towards a General Education Objective, the applicable Objective is listed.
To assist with your academic planning, courses in the Undergraduate Catalog are designated according to the semester they are usually offered. Unanticipated faculty vacancies and academic program changes may affect future course scheduling. Therefore, students should always contact the academic department to verify future course offerings, especially when specific courses are needed for graduation.
The following letters which appear after the course descriptions indicate the anticipated course scheduling:
F = Fall Semester, every year
S = Spring Semester, every year
Se = Sequential; a series of courses is presented until all have been taught.
Su = Summer Semester, every year
EF, ES, ESu = Even-numbered years, Fall, Spring, or Summer Semester
OF, OS, OSu = Odd-numbered years, Fall, Spring, or Summer Semester
D = Students should contact the Department to ask when this course will be offered.
R1 = Course is rotated every year, either Fall or Spring
R2 = Course is rotated every two years, either Fall or Spring
R3 = Course is rotated every three years, either Fall or Spring
PPRA 3314 Basic and Applied Pharmacology for Dental Hygiene: 2 semester hours.
PPRA 3315 Pharmacology for Nursing: 4 semester hours.
Overview of the pharmacologic actions and therapeutic implications of the major classes of drugs. S
PPRA 3335 Smoking Cessation: 1 semester hour.
Knowledge and skills necessary to provide comprehensive tobacco cessation counseling to patients who use tobacco. D
PPRA 3341 Topics in Drug Utilization Review: 1-2 semester hours.
Provides additional clinical experience, knowledge and skills necessary to provide population-based therapeutic monitoring and appropriate drug use. PREREQ: Permission of instructor. F, S
PPRA 3345 Pharmacy and Therapeutics Formulary: 1 semester hour.
Examination of selected drug classes with the goal of choosing individual agents for mock formulary inclusion. Emphasis on therapeutic variances, available dosage forms and pharmacoeconomic considerations, among other parameters, will drive the selection of individual agent(s) within the selected drug class. D
PPRA 4425 Introduction to Traditional Chinese Medicine: 2 semester hours.
A survey course covering the philosophical basis of traditional Chinese medicine, diagnostic techniques and modalities of treatment. PREREQ: Permission of instructor. S
PPRA 4428 Diet Alternatives and Nutrition: 2 semester hours.
Overview of macro-and micronutrients, diet aids and supplements, and current dieting trends and their impact on the body and medications. Emphasis on nutrition and exercise in the overall health of a patient. Evidence-based evaluation of current diet trends. D
PPRA 4440 Pharmacoeconomics: 2 semester hours.
Introduction to the principles and methods for the economic evaluation of medicines such as cost-effectiveness and cost-utility analysis as well as patient-centered assessments of health-related quality of life and patient preferences or utilities. D
PPRA 4459 Externship in Pharmacy Practice: 1 semester hour.
200 hours of practical experience in a pharmacy practice environment. Graded S/U. S
PPRA 4491 Topical Seminar in Pharmacy Practice: 1-4 semester hours.
Examination of selected topics in Pharmacy Practice and Pharmacy Administration. May be repeated. PREREQ: Permission of instructor. D
PPRA 4499 Experimental Course: 1-3 semester hours.
PPRA 9907 Complementary and Natural Medicine: 2 semester hours.
Introduction to safety and efficacy of methods and products used in treating patients outside of modern medicine. Restricted to PHARM.D. program. S
PPRA 9913 Personal Financial Management for Pharmacists: 2 semester hours.
Principles of personal financial management as applied to the graduating pharmacist. F, S
PPRA 9915 Financial Management of the Community Pharmacy: 2 semester hours.
PPRA 9925 Residency Readiness Elective: 2 semester hours.
This course is designed to improve the success rate of students applying for postgraduate pharmacy residency positions. Course topics include the residency application process, interviewing skills, and building one's curriculum vitae. Current pharmacy residents and residency program directors will be invited to participate in panel discussions and provide insight. Students are also required to develop and complete a research project. PREREQ: Second professional year only. S
PPRA 9928 Women's Health: 2 semester hours.
This course will provide an overview of the most recent information regarding gender-based medicine, an understanding of gender-based biology, and an enhanced knowledge concerning the prevention and management of various diseases and conditions specific to women. S
PPRA 9935 Veterinary Medicine: 2 semester hours.
The goal of this elective is to help students develop a basic knowledge of veterinary therapeutics and related pharmacy/medication issues. Students will become competent providers of basic veterinary medicine topics to provide adequate services to veterinarians, animals, and caregivers. S
PPRA 9988 Independent Problems in Pharmacy Practice: 1-2 semester hours.
Advanced students are assigned special studies on the basis of interest and previous preparation. May be repeated. Restricted to PHARM.D. program. F, S