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Spring Quarter 2015

PHARM 301 Medications & Health: It’s Not All About Drugs
Covers personal health promotion, treatment of illness, and health care. Explores several medication-related topics, provides insight on drug development and efficacy, and serves as introduction to students contemplating careers in health sciences, especially in pharmacy. Credit/no-credit only.
PHARM 509 Principles of Evidence Based Medicine III: Critical Evaluation of Published Evidence
Provides a critical evaluation of medical literature. Prerequisite: permission of School of Pharmacy.
PHARM 513 Medical Devices for Home Healthcare
Study of medical devices commonly provided by pharmacists to their patients, including their selection and adaptation for specific patient needs. Lectures include display and demonstration of actual devices.
PHARM 518 Product Testing, Evaluation, & Post-Market Issues
Medical product post-marketing requirements; reporting and enforcement actions; inspections (internal and by regulators) preparation, conduct, and follow-up actions; surveillance and studies, reimbursement, and economics.
PHARM 520 Introduction to Pharmacoeconomics & Outcomes Research
Provides an introduction to economic evaluation and outcomes research related to pharmaceuticals and other healthcare technologies. Covers the methods of cost-effectiveness analysis and quality of life evaluation, and their use in real-world decision-making.
PHARM 521 Pharmacy Teaching Practicum
Allows students the opportunity to apply learning about education in a mentored experiences. Students serve as assistant instructors in existing pharmacy courses or engage in other approved educational experiences. Prerequisite: PHARM 586, instructors permission. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: AWSp.
PHARM 525 Advanced Compounding Skills
Prepares the student to create unique, patient-specific pharmaceutical dosage forms used in contemporary pharmacy practice. Includes pre-readings and assignments, a didactic session and a laboratory session, and is offered over a weekend. Prerequisite: PCEUT 531. Credit/no-credit only.
PHARM 529 Introduction to Systematic Reviews & Meta-Analysis of Evidence
Conceptual understanding of the quantitative methods used to synthesize evidence. Methods for pooling evidence across independent studies, pooling binary/continuous outcomes, differences between fixed and random effects models, and guidelines for appraising published systematic reviews/meta-analyses. Prerequisite: either introductory level courses in statistics, epidemiology, or biostatistics or permission of instructor. Offered: jointly with BIME 541/EPI 541/HSERV 529; Sp.
PHARM 532 Methods in Pharmaceutical Policy Analysis
Introduction to the tools used in and the framework and dominant contexts for pharmaceuticals policy development and analysis. Methods reviewed in a series of sessions presenting a specific method and case analyses involving pharmaceuticals development. Project and in-class presentation required.
PHARM 536 Advanced Methods in Economic & Outcomes Evaluation in Health & Medicine
Covers advanced methods and techniques for evaluating costs, outcomes, and cost-effectiveness of health, medical, and pharmaceutical interventions. Topics include: network meta-analysis, Markov modeling, probabilistic sensitivity analysis, value of information analysis, utility mapping, conjoint analysis, and budget impact analysis. Prerequisite: either PHARM 534 and PHARM 535 or permission of instructor. Offered: Sp.
PHARM 549 Pharmacotherapeutics for Older Adults
Applies pharmacologic knowledge to the assessment, individualized selection of therapy, and monitoring of treatment in older adults with multiple comorbidities; and age-related changes in pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics with emphasis on problem solving, using case examples. Prerequisite: either PHARM 561; PHARM 565 or permission of the School of Pharmacy. Offered: Sp.
PHARM 557 Pharmacotherapeutics II
Discusses the integration of and applies epidemiology, pathophysiology, clinical diagnostics, and drug-related knowledge towards the management of common disease. Emphasizes problem-solving through the use of case examples. Prerequisite: permission of School of Pharmacy Offered: Sp.
PHARM 559 Pharmacotherapeutics III
Discusses the integration of and applies epidemiology, pathophysiology, clinical diagnostics, and drug-related knowledge towards the management of common disease. Emphasizes problem-solving through the use of case examples. Prerequisite: permission of School of Pharmacy. Offered: Sp.
PHARM 562 Pharmacotherapeutics V
Discusses the integration of and applies epidemiology, pathophysiology, clinical diagnostics, and drug-related knowledge toward the management of common diseases. Emphasizes problem-solving through the use of case examples. Prerequisite: permission of School of Pharmacy. Offered: Sp.
PHARM 563 Applied Pharmacotherapeutics I
Develops a foundation of skills that enables a pharmacist to practice collaborative patient-specific care. Prerequisite: permission of School of Pharmacy. Offered: Sp.
PHARM 566 Applied Pharmacokinetics
Pharmacokinetics of specific drugs. Influence of age, weight, sex, and disease states on patient-specific dosage regimens emphasized. Advanced kinetic concepts are discussed and put into applied context. Prerequisite: PCEUT 532.
PHARM 567 Cancer Pharmacotherapeutics
Pharmacotherapy of cancer, covering supportive care therapeutics (antibiotics, antiemetics, analgesics,) to the antineoplastic agents. The pathophysiology, staging, and treatment of different cancers is discussed. Specialists from the different oncology practice areas serve as guest lecturers. Prerequisite: either PHARM 561; PHARM 565, or permission of the School of Pharmacy. Offered: Sp.
PHARM 569 Fluid & Electrolytes & Parenteral Nutrition
Focuses on the principles of fluid electrolyte and nutritional management in patients requiring parenteral nutrition (PN) and infusion therapy. Topics include acid-base balance, macro- and micro-nutrient requirements, nutritional assessment, complications of PN and compounding and compatibility of PN solutions. Discusses consideration in special populations (e.g., ICU). Prerequisite: either PHARM 561; PHARM 565, or permission of the School of Pharmacy.
PHARM 570 Critical Care Pharmacotherapeutics
Overviews pharmacotherapeutic topics for patients in the critical care setting. Discusses principles in hemodynamic monitoring, respiratory management, concepts in pathophysiology related to critical illnesses, and other timely topics reflecting current clinical practice. Prerequisite: third-year PharmD student, or approval of instructor.
PHARM 582 Special Topics in Global Health Pharmacy & Medical Products
Provides in-depth instruction on selected special topics relating to the use, access to, and impact of pharmaceuticals, vaccines, and diagnostics/medical devices in global health. Credit/no-credit only.
PHARM 586 Pharmacy Practice III: Applications of Public Health Practice
Develops skills that enable public health screening and health promotion in community-based settings: administration of vaccines to adults and adolescents; practical application of community-based health screenings, counseling, and referral; and teaching self-monitoring techniques to patients. Emphasizes communication with members of special populations. Prerequisite: PHARM 585. Offered: Sp.
PHARM 591 Community Collaborations in Healthcare Practicum
Collaboration with representatives from the Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center and other community sites to improve health literacy and health outcomes of men and women beneficiaries (residents) in addiction treatment and recovery. Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: ASp.
PHARM 594 Pharmacy Practice VI: Medication Quality & Safety
Introduces topics related to medication safety and quality improvement. Describes the role of information technology and the importance of organizational leadership and teamwork in improving safety. Introduces topics of collaborative drug therapy management and managed care pharmacy practice. Prerequisite: PHARM 593. Offered: Sp.
PHARM 595 Special Studies in Pharmacy
Special studies of professional topics in pharmacy. An opportunity to expand the breadth and depth of understanding in specific pharmaceutical areas. Students may undertake independent study under the individual direction of a faculty member.
PHARM 597 Graduate Seminar
Interactive discussion of topical issues, methods, or analytic techniques. Topics vary. Prerequisite: graduate program student. Credit/no-credit only.
PHARM 599 Independent Study/Research
Applied pharmaceutical research problems. Credit/no-credit only.
PHARM 600 Independent Study or Research
Credit/no-credit only.
PHARM 700 Master’s Thesis
Credit/no-credit only.
PHARM 800 Doctoral Dissertation
Credit/no-credit only.

Winter Quarter 2015

PHARM 501P Alternative and Complementary Medicines
Studies popular alternative and complementary medicines used in the United States. Focuses on herbal products with some coverage of other non-nutritional dietary supplements. Open to professional and graduate students in the Schools of Pharmacy, Nursing, Medicine, Dentistry, and Public Health, or by permission of instructor. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: AW.

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PHARM 514 Pharmacotherapeutics for Advanced Nursing Practice
Application of principles of pharmacology as foundation for clinical decision making by advanced practice nurses for individuals and populations. Incorporates pharmacotherapy into advanced nursing therapeutics by addressing pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, pharmacogenetics as wells as patient- related factors that support selection of commonly used drugs. Selected drugs within categories are compared/contrasted.

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PHARM 517 Biomedical Regulatory Affairs
Surveys government oversight of drugs, devices, and biotechnology derived products; laws and regulations that apply to development, testing, and production.

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PHARM 521P Pharmacy Teaching Practicum
Allows students the opportunity to apply learning about education in a mentored experiences. Students serve as assistant instructors in existing pharmacy courses or engage in other approved educational experiences. Prerequisite: PHARM 586, instructors permission. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: AWSp.

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PHARM 535 Assessing Outcomes in Health and Medicine
Concepts and methods for developing and using patient-reported outcomes in health and medicine. Emphasis on patient self-reported health status and quality of life. Qualitative research and psychometric methods applied to health outcomes assessment and all applications. Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Offered: jointly with HSERV 584; W.

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PHARM 538P Chemical Dependency Issues in Practice
Emphasis on drug classes, pharmacologic management of abstinence and withdrawal, drug testing, drug use in pregnancy, treatment options and recovery, codependency and legal and ethical considerations. Prerequisite: PHARM 537. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: W.
PHARM 541 Pharmacy, Healthcare, and Society
Introduction to health services and pharmacy practice designed for future healthcare practitioners. Examines the history, organization, and effectiveness of the U.S. healthcare system. Stresses the student’s ability to adopt a broad perspective across healthcare disciplines and traditional boundaries.

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PHARM 542P Managed Care Pharmacy; Principles and Practice
Surveys the activities, tactics, and strategies used by managed care to deliver pharmacy services to their members. Includes: formulary development, clinical improvement programs, quality improvement measures, regulatory activities, contracting with pharmaceutical manufacturers, network management, financial issues, sales and marketing, and provider relations. class 2, 3, and 4 PharmD students.

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PHARM 543 Law and Ethics
Studies the laws governing the practice of pharmacy, approaches to legal, and ethical dilemmas in the delivery of pharmaceutical care, and methods of statutory and regulatory reform.

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PHARM 552 Practice-Based Leadership and Project Development
Strengthen skills necessary to develop, implement, and evaluate innovated programs that improve health, healthcare delivery, and the patient experience. In addition to actively participating in class discussions and group work, students are responsible for submitting weekly assignments, a final reflection paper, and a project proposal. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: W.

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PHARM 561 Pharmacotherapeutics IV
Discusses the integration of and applies epidemiology, pathophysiology, clinical diagnostics, and drug-related knowledge toward the management of common diseases. Emphasizes problem-solving through the use of case examples. Prerequisite: permission of School of Pharmacy. Offered: W.

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PHARM 565 Applied Pharmacotherapeutics III
Develops a foundation of skills that enables a pharmacist to practice collaborative patient-specific care. Prerequisite: permission of School of Pharmacy. Offered: W.

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PHARM 568 Health Economics
Applies microeconomics principles and models to understand the nature of healthcare markets and systems. Includes a wide range of health sector activities and policy issues studied by applying rigorous economic analytical tools coupled with review of key econometric and empirical analysis. Prerequisite: introductory coursework in microeconomic principles and basic statistics. Offered: W.

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PHARM 573 Pharmacy Advocacy II: Legislative and Grassroots Affairs
Prepares pharmacy students to knowledgably represent their school, profession, and their patients during individual and organized-group pharmacy legislative and other advocacy activities. Students actively participate in off-campus legislative and advocacy activities while the Washington State legislature is in session. Offered: W.

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PHARM 579 Current Topics in Pharmacy
Provides a forum for discussing late-breaking topics that impact current and future pharmacy research and practice. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: AW.
PHARM 581P Global Pharmacy: Medicines, Practice, and Policy
Introduces the critical role of pharmaceutical in addressing major diseases (such as HIV/AIDS, malaria, tuberculosis) affecting persons in resource-limited settings. Addresses the wide range of relevant issues, including burden of disease, human resource capacity, regulation, drug safety/pharmacovigilance, drug distribution, pharmacoeconomics, financing, intellectual property, and drug trade policies. Prerequisite: satisfactory completion of the 1-credit lecture/discussion component.

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PHARM 585 Pharmacy Practice II
Continued development and practice of skills in drug information resources; prescription problem solving; pharmaceutical calculations; and patient information and counseling. Emphasizes use of commonly prescribed prescription medication as well as patient-specific characteristics that impact their care. Prerequisite: PHARM 584. Offered: W.

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PHARM 588 Diabetes Care
Further develops foundations in the principles of diabetes management and provides practice in application of diabetes-care principles. Develops knowledge and ability to assess, manage, educate, and monitor patients with diabetes. Prerequisite: either PHARM 560; PHARM 564, or permission of the School of Pharmacy. Credit/no-credit only.

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PHARM 593 Pharmacy Practice V: Institutional Pharmacy Practice
Includes discussion and skill development related to contemporary institutional pharmacy practice. Focuses on health information technology, the quality improvement process, MUE and cost management, medication order processing, counseling and medication reconciliation, interpersonal teamwork, and patient-oriented services. Students create and present mock proposals for new guidelines and practice protocols. Prerequisite: PHARM 592. Offered: W.

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PHARM 595 Special Topics in Pharmacy
Special studies of professional topics in pharmacy. An opportunity to expand the breadth and depth of understanding in specific pharmaceutical areas. Students may undertake independent study under the individual direction of a faculty member.
PHARM 596 Seminars in Pediatric Pharmacotherapy
Explores therapeutic topics pertinent to the pediatric population. Emphasizes ambulatory pediatrics. Prerequisite: third-year PharmD student or permission of instructor. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: W.

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PHARM 597 Graduate Seminar
Interactive discussion of topical issues, methods, or analytic techniques. Topics vary. Prerequisite: graduate program student. Credit/no-credit only.
PHARM 599 Independent Study/Research
Applied pharmaceutical research problems. Credit/no-credit only.
PHARM 600 Independent Study or Research
Credit/no-credit only.
PHARM 700 Master’s Thesis
Credit/no-credit only.
PHARM 800 Doctoral Dissertation
Credit/no-credit only.

Autumn Quarter 2014

PHARM 500 Profession of Pharmacy
Introduces the new student to the profession of pharmacy. Provides both an historical and a modern context that assists student pharmacists begin to participate in the profession. Provides an overview of career opportunities. Prerequisite: professional PharmD class 1 student. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: A.

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PHARM 501P Alternative and Complementary Medicines
Studies popular alternative and complementary medicines used in the United States. Focuses on herbal products with some coverage of other non-nutritional dietary supplements. Open to professional and graduate students in the Schools of Pharmacy, Nursing, Medicine, Dentistry, and Public Health, or by permission of instructor. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: AW.

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PHARM 510 Contemporary Concepts in Clinical Nutrition Support
Addresses current topics and concepts in clinical nutrition support. Topics include assessment and management of patients requiring specialized nutrition support, enteral nutrition, and parental nutrition. Prerequisite: biochemistry, anatomy and physiology, or permission of instructor; taken concurrently with NUTR 511. Offered: A.

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PHARM 516 Introduction to Biomedical Regulatory Affairs
Surveys government oversight of drugs, devices, and biotechnology derived products; laws and regulations that apply to development, testing, and production; and responsibilities of a regulatory affairs specialist in the regulatory setting.

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PHARM 521P Pharmacy Teaching Practicum
Allows students the opportunity to apply learning about education in a mentored experiences. Students serve as assistant instructors in existing pharmacy courses or engage in other approved educational experiences. Prerequisite: PHARM 586, instructors permission. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: AWSp.

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PHARM 522 The Nature of Scientific Truth
Drawing on the wisdom of scientists and philosophers, discussion of the nature and limitations of scientific truth, using examples from the practice of pharmacy whenever possible. Emphasizes reasoning errors that are common in science, particularly those that involve the application of scientific information to clinical practice. Credit/no-credit only.

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PHARM 525P Advanced Compounding Skills
Prepares the student to create unique, patient-specific pharmaceutical dosage forms used in contemporary pharmacy practice. Includes pre-readings and assignments, a didactic session and a laboratory session, and is offered over a weekend. Prerequisite: PCEUT 531. Credit/no-credit only.

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PHARM 534 Economic Evaluation in Health and Medicine
Methods and techniques for evaluating costs and cost-effectiveness of health, medical, and pharmaceutical interventions. Emphasis on economic evaluation, decision analysis, and modeling techniques for resource allocation and decision making. Applications to technology assessment, health policy, clinical practice, and resource allocation. Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Offered: jointly with HSERV 583.

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PHARM 537P Chemical Dependency Concepts
Examines the development of therapeutic frame for working with patients with addictions. Includes the genesis of addiction harm reduction strategies, legal and ethical considerations, medication management in the substance-abusing population, impaired pharmacist rehabilitation, detection and dealing with substance abuse issues in pharmacy practice, community resources. Course offered to professional PharmD, class 2. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: A.
PHARM 539P Principles of Professional Practice Management
Emphasizes the major issues and barriers of providing pharmaceutical care in institutional and community pharmacies. Topics include evaluating workflow and facility design, complying with legal and safety standards, managing drug distribution services, payment for pharmacist services, human resource management and marketing pharmaceutical care services.

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PHARM 543 Pharmacy Law & Ethics
Studies the laws governing the practice of pharmacy, approaches to legal, and ethical dilemmas in the delivery of pharmaceutical care, and methods of statutory and regulatory reform.

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PHARM 558P Nonprescription Drug Therapeutics
Overview of common classes of nonprescription drug therapeutics with an emphasis on case examples, patient assessment, non-drug adjunct therapy, product selection, and patient advice. Oral presentation required. Computer (Internet) case discussion mandatory. Enrollment restricted to first-year PharmD students.

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PHARM 560 Pharmacotherapeutics III
Discusses the integration of and applies epidemiology, pathophysiology, clinical diagnostics, and drug-related knowledge toward the management of common diseases. Emphasizes problem-solving through the use of case examples. Prerequisite: permission of School of Pharmacy. Offered: A.

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PHARM 564 Applied Pharmacotherapeutics II
Develops a foundation of skills that enables a pharmacist to practice collaborative patient specific care. Prerequisite: permission of School of Pharmacy. Offered: A.

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PHARM 572 Pharmacy Advocacy I: Legislative and Grassroots Affairs
Increases student awareness and knowledge of local, state, and national healthcare issues that affect pharmacists and their patients. Prepares pharmacy students to knowledgably represent their school, profession, and their patients during individual and organized-group pharmacy legislative and other advocacy activities. Offered: A.

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PHARM 579 Current Topic in Pharmacy
Provides a forum for discussing late-breaking topics that impact current and future pharmacy research and practice. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: AW.

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PHARM 584 Pharmacy Practice I: Introduction to Community Pharmacy Practice I
Introduction to development and practice of skills in drug information resources; prescription processing and problem solving; pharmaceutical calculations and compounding; patient information and counseling on over-the-counter and compounded medications. Offered: A.

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PHARM 587 Diabetes Prevention
Provides students with knowledge/skills to serve as Diabetes Prevention lifestyle coaches. The knowledge/skills developed can be applied to promote health/wellness in the community. Prerequisite: PHARM 563. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: A.

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PHARM 591 Community Collaborations in Healthcare Practicum
Collaboration with representatives from the Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center and other community sites to improve health literacy and health outcomes of men and women beneficiaries (residents) in addiction treatment and recovery. Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: ASp.
PHARM 592 Pharmacy Practice IV: Design & Analysis of Medical Studies
Introduces the basic biostatistical concepts used in the medical literature, and the various study designs. Develops students’ skills in critically evaluating the medical literature, with the goal of applying these skills to clinical practice. Prerequisite: PHARM 584; PHARM 585; PHARM 586. Offered: A.

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PHARM 595C Intro to Global Healthcare in Underserved Populations
Special studies of professional topics in pharmacy. An opportunity to expand the breadth and depth of understanding in specific pharmaceutical areas. Students may undertake independent study under the individual direction of a faculty member.

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PHARM 597 Graduate Seminar
Interactive discussion of topical issues, methods, or analytic techniques. Topics vary. Prerequisite: graduate program student. Credit/no-credit only.
PHARM 599 Independent Study/Research
Applied pharmaceutical research problems. Credit/no-credit only.
PHARM 600 Independent Study or Research
Credit/no-credit only.
PHARM 700 Master’s Thesis
Credit/no-credit only.
PHARM 800 Doctoral Dissertation
Credit/no-credit only.

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Winter Quarter 2014

PHARM 501P Alternative and Complementary Medicines
Studies popular alternative and complementary medicines used in the United States. Focuses on herbal products with some coverage of other non-nutritional dietary supplements. Open to professional and graduate students in the Schools of Pharmacy, Nursing, Medicine, Dentistry, and Public Health, or by permission of instructor. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: AW.
PHARM 517 Biomedical Regulatory Affairs
Surveys government oversight of drugs, devices, and biotechnology derived products; laws and regulations that apply to development, testing, and production.
PHARM 521 Pharmacy Teaching Practicum
Allows students the opportunity to apply learning about education in a mentored experiences. Students serve as assistant instructors in existing pharmacy courses or engage in other approved educational experiences. Prerequisite: PHARM 586, instructors permission. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: AWSp.
PHARM 535 Health Outcomes
Concepts and methods for developing and using patient-reported outcomes in health and medicine. Emphasis on patient self-reported health status and quality of life. Qualitative research and psychometric methods applied to health outcomes assessment and all applications. Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Offered: jointly with HSERV 584; W.
PHARM 538 CD Issues in Practice
Emphasis on drug classes, pharmacologic management of abstinence and withdrawal, drug testing, drug use in pregnancy, treatment options and recovery, codependency and legal and ethical considerations. Prerequisite: PHARM 537. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: W.
PHARM 541 Pharmacy, Health Care and Society
Introduction to health services and pharmacy practice designed for future healthcare practitioners. Examines the history, organization, and effectiveness of the U.S. healthcare system. Stresses the student’s ability to adopt a broad perspective across healthcare disciplines and traditional boundaries.
PHARM 542P Managed Care Pharmacy
Surveys the activities, tactics, and strategies used by managed care to deliver pharmacy services to their members. Includes: formulary development, clinical improvement programs, quality improvement measures, regulatory activities, contracting with pharmaceutical manufacturers, network management, financial issues, sales and marketing, and provider relations. class 2, 3, and 4 PharmD students.
PHARM 543 Law & Ethics
Studies the laws governing the practice of pharmacy, approaches to legal, and ethical dilemmas in the delivery of pharmaceutical care, and methods of statutory and regulatory reform.
PHARM 561 Pharmacotherapeutics IV
Discusses the integration of and applies epidemiology, pathophysiology, clinical diagnostics, and drug-related knowledge toward the management of common diseases. Emphasizes problem-solving through the use of case examples. Prerequisite: permission of School of Pharmacy. Offered: W.
PHARM 565 Applied Pharmacotherapeutics III
Develops a foundation of skills that enables a pharmacist to practice collaborative patient-specific care. Prerequisite: permission of School of Pharmacy. Offered: W.
PHARM 568 Health Economics
Applies microeconomics principles and models to understand the nature of healthcare markets and systems. Includes a wide range of health sector activities and policy issues studied by applying rigorous economic analytical tools coupled with review of key econometric and empirical analysis. Prerequisite: introductory coursework in microeconomic principles and basic statistics. Offered: W.
PHARM 573 Pharmacy Advocacy II
Prepares pharmacy students to knowledgably represent their school, profession, and their patients during individual and organized-group pharmacy legislative and other advocacy activities. Students actively participate in off-campus legislative and advocacy activities while the Washington State legislature is in session. Offered: W.
PHARM 581 Global Pharmacy
Introduces the critical role of pharmaceutical in addressing major diseases (such as HIV/AIDS, malaria, tuberculosis) affecting persons in resource-limited settings. Addresses the wide range of relevant issues, including burden of disease, human resource capacity, regulation, drug safety/pharmacovigilance, drug distribution, pharmacoeconomics, financing, intellectual property, and drug trade policies. Prerequisite: satisfactory completion of the 1-credit lecture/discussion component.
PHARM 585 Pharmacy Practice II
Continued development and practice of skills in drug information resources; prescription problem solving; pharmaceutical calculations; and patient information and counseling. Emphasizes use of commonly prescribed prescription medication as well as patient-specific characteristics that impact their care. Prerequisite: PHARM 584. Offered: W.
PHARM 593 Pharm Practice V
Includes discussion and skill development related to contemporary institutional pharmacy practice. Focuses on health information technology, the quality improvement process, MUE and cost management, medication order processing, counseling and medication reconciliation, interpersonal teamwork, and patient-oriented services. Students create and present mock proposals for new guidelines and practice protocols. Prerequisite: PHARM 592. Offered: W.
PHARM 595 Special Topics
Special studies of professional topics in pharmacy. An opportunity to expand the breadth and depth of understanding in specific pharmaceutical areas. Students may undertake independent study under the individual direction of a faculty member.
PHARM 596 Pediatric Pharmacy
Explores therapeutic topics pertinent to the pediatric population. Emphasizes ambulatory pediatrics. Prerequisite: third-year PharmD student or permission of instructor. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: W.
PHARM 597 Graduate Seminar
Interactive discussion of topical issues, methods, or analytic techniques. Topics vary. Prerequisite: graduate program student. Credit/no-credit only.
PHARM 599 Independent Study/Research
Applied pharmaceutical research problems. Credit/no-credit only.
PHARM 600 Independent Study or Research
Credit/no-credit only.
PHARM 700 Master’s Thesis
Credit/no-credit only.
PHARM 800 Doctoral Dissertation
Credit/no-credit only.