Curriculum

CURRICULUM for students admitted into the certificate program Autumn 2015 or later
15 Credit Curriculum; 14 credits of required courses, 1 credit of electives

Required Courses

  • PHARM 549 Assessment and Pharmacotherapy of Older Adults (4 credits); PY3
  • PHARMP 577 Geriatrics APPE (6 credits); PY4
  • PHARM 550 Seminar in Geriatrics (1 credit); PY4
  • NURS 516 Physiology of Aging (3 credits); PY2 or PY3

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Electives

School of Pharmacy-Based Geriatric Electives

  • Pharm 513P Medical Devices for Home Health Care (3 credits)
  • PharmP 577 APPE – take an additional geriatric rotation beyond your required PharmD rotations for elective credit (as 10th clerkship).
  • Pharm 595 Independent study – develop a project or special studies in geriatrics (variable credit).
  • Pharm 599 Research-collaborate with faculty member on a geriatrics research project (variable credit).

University-Based Geriatric Electives

  • NURS 599 Geriatric Health Promotion for Rural Health Care Providers (1)
  • NURS 599 Geriatric Healthcare Series: Alzheimer’s Disease (1)

Electives offered through UW Educational Outreach

The following courses are offered as part of the Gerontology Certificate through UW Educational Outreach and are suitable courses. These courses require an additional fee for registration as these are distance learning courses.

  • UCONJ 411 Psychology of Aging (3)
  • UCONJ 413 Current Issues in Aging (3)
  • UCONJ 442 Social and Cultural Aspects of Aging (3)

Suggested Course of Study (Electives are in italics)

Year of Study Autumn Winter Spring
PY1 PHARM 513 (3)
PY2 NSG 516 (3) NURS 599 (1) PHARM 513 (3)
PY3 NSG 516 (3) PHARM 549 (4)
PY4 PHARMP 577 (6), PHARM 550 (1)