The University of Mississippi
School of Pharmacy Department of Pharmacy Administration

Pharm.D. PHAD Courses

The Department of Pharmacy Administration offers the following required courses to professional pharmacy students. Faculty members also offer various electives such as medication adherence, pedagogy, personal financial management, and advanced statistics to pharmacy students. Students are also invited to work with faculty on research ideas through independent studies.

Phad 390 Professional Communications in Pharmacy - Develop an understanding of the nature of communication and the types of communication skills necessary to deliver optimal pharmaceutical services.

Phad 391 Pharmacy Administration I - An examination of the historical development of the practice of pharmacy and its evolution to today's patient-centered approach to care including the psychosocial factors facing pharmacy, the discovery and development of medications, and the medication use process.

Phad 392 Pharmacy Administration II - To introduce the modern health care system, of which pharmacy is an important part, and to discuss not only how pharmacies are organized, but the environment in which pharmacies operate.

Phad 393 Pharmacy Ethics- An introductory overview of ethical theory and professional codes of ethics, and analyses of case studies that involve conflicts in moral and ethical and professional principles, issues related to the allocation of medical resources, reproduction, the doctor/patient relationship, and pharmaceutical research.

Phad 491 Pharmacy Law- Pharmacists' common-law and statutory obligations under the American constitutional system of dual national and state authority.

Phad 493 Pharmacy Management and Business Methods- Nature and principles of management, organization structure, location analysis, layout design, policy formulation, personnel administration, purchasing, inventory control, risk management, promotion, and financial analysis.

Phad 494 Pharmacoeconomics/Pharmacoepidemiology/Medication Safety- A comprehensive review of the evaluation of pharmaceutical outcomes to examine issues of drug effects in patient populations and explore the mechanisms and approaches in improving medication safety in pharmacy practice. To meet the general purpose of this course, the course is divided into three separate, but related, modules: pharmacoeconomics, pharmacoepidemiology, and medication safety.