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First-Year (P1) Fall Semester Info

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Brief Description & Preparation

 

Coordinator/Instructors

 
PHRX 301, 302, 303 (1 each)   Introduction Pharm Practice Experience (IPPE)   Three-course sequence designed to complement, within a pharmacy practice setting, the academic content in the first professional year didactic courses. Each sequence is slightly more involved as a foundational experience in the practice of pharmacy and serves as preparation for the APPEs.

What do I need to know to prepare for this course: Instructions/requirements for IPPEs are formally given by the IPPE coordinator prior to the student beginning their IPPE.  

What is the required text for this course:
No required text.
Dr. Jennifer Beall  
PHRX 306 (4)   Cellular and Molecular Biochemistry   Topics addressed include DNA/RNA/protein structure and synthesis, signal transduction pathways, gene regulation, organelle function and regulation, enzyme kinetics, energy catalysis, and bacterial/viral biology. Foundation for understanding the cellular and biochemical actions of drugs.

What do I need to know to prepare for this course:
To be successful in this course, students need to have a strong foundation in general and organic chemistry.  In addition, a good course in cell biology, which included DNA synthesis and basic cellular communication, will get students started on the right path.  

What is the required text for this course:
See table below.
Dr. Robert Wang
PHRX 307 (1)   Foundations of Drug Information  Exploration to gain understanding of basic drug information sources and the different types of drug literature. Afternoon lab sessions are mandatory to practice these skills. Concepts applied will be reinforced throughout the curriculum.

What do I need to know to prepare for this course:
To be successful in this course you need to have an understanding of pharmacy resources, searching skills and the ability to multitask.  Lab sessions are critical to integrating learning from the classroom setting and attendance is required.  

What is the required text for this course:
See table below.
Dr. PJ Hughes  
PHRX 308 (4)   Physiologic Basis of Disease I   Addresses the basics of physiologic processes in the body as they relate to various diseases. Provides basis for the Pharmaceutical Sciences and Pharmacotherapy courses in subsequent years of the program.

What do I need to know to prepare for this course:
TIn order to be successful in this course, you should review your basic human anatomy and physiology. In addition, a review of basic cell biology that includes neuron and muscle cell function would be beneficial.  

What is the required text for this course:
See table below.
Dr. David Luthin  
PHRX 313 (4)   Pharmaceutics I   Integration of pharmaceutical calculations with biopharmaceutics and technologies related to drug delivery systems and pharmaceutical dosage forms. Topics include weights and measures, proper prescription interpretation, concentrations, conversions, dosing, and mathematics of various dosage forms integrated with drug stability, solubility, dissolution, storage, delivery systems, and extemporaneous compounding.

What do I need to know to prepare for this course:
Students should prepare by reviewing basic physical chemistry principles including:  physical states of matter and bonding, pH, acid-base equilibria (i.e. acid dissociation constant), the Henderson-Hasselbach equation and its utility in determining ionization state of weak acids or bases, and common chemical functional groups.      

What is the required text for this course:
See table below.
Dr. John Arnold,
Dr. Bernadette D'Souza  
PHRX 315 (2)   Intro to Patient Care Systems   Introduction to the “big picture” of health care in this country. Aspects of patient care addressed include societal, financial, legal, and governmental influences. The pharmacist’s role emphasized as students begin to understand the opportunities and responsibilities of taking care of patients. Assessment of current level of professionalism in pharmacy education.

What do I need to know to prepare for this course: 
It would be beneficial if you wanted to learn ahead of time about parts of a prescription, common abbreviations used in pharmacy, Medicare, Medicaid, Medication Therapy Management, the basics of insurance…that would be a great start.  

What is the required text for this course:
See table below.
Dr. Amy Broeseker  

Course   Required Text  Title   Author   Edition   Publisher   ISBN  
PHRX 301   No required text                  
PHRX 306   Mark’s Basic Medical Biochemistry: A Clinical Approach   Michael Lieberman   4th   Wolter Kluwer Lippincot Williams & Wilkins   978-1-60831-572-7  
PHRX 307   Drug Information:  A Guide for Pharmacists NOTE:  This text is available via the e-book collection at the MSOP   Patrick M. Malone   4th   McGraw Hill   978-0-07-162495-4    
PHRX 308   Human Physiology.  An Integrated Approach   Dee Unglaub Silverthorn   6th   Pearson Benjamin Cummings   978-0321750075  
PHRX 313   Pharmaceutical Calculations   Howard C. Ansel   13th   Wolter Kluwer Lippincot Williams & Wilkins   978-1-5825-5837-0  
PHRX 315   The Pharmacy Technician NOTE:  This is the same textbook used to prepare for the P1 Orientation / Terminology exam   American Pharmacists Association    5th   Morton Publishing; Perspective Press   9781617310706