The University of Mississippi
School of Pharmacy Department of Pharmacy Practice

Courses

 

Professional Year 1 (PY1) Courses

PRCT 350: Information Skills in Pharmacy Practice

This course is designed to introduce students to drug information resources as well as to provide the student with an understanding of principles of biostatistics, epidemiology, and research design with the underlying goal being the acquisition of skills used by pharmacists to seek, appraise, and apply knowledge from the biomedical literature to improve pharmacy practice and patient care. The course will consist of primarily of assigned readings, quizzes, interactive lectures, and group projects.

PRCT 353: Practice Skills Laboratory I

This course is the first of a four-course series (to be completed in the first four semesters in which a student is enrolled in the professional degree program) which provides introduction to and continuous development of pharmacy practice skills and behaviors, emphasizing active learning for integration and application of curricular content and incremental development of professional and general abilities.

PRCT 354: Practice Skills Laboratory II

This course is the second of a four-course series (to be completed in the first four semesters in which a student is enrolled in the professional degree program), which provides introduction to and continuous development of pharmacy practice skills and behaviors, emphasizing active learning for integration and application of curricular content and incremental development of professional and general abilities.

PRCT 358: Geriatrics - Elective

This course is designed to provide the student with the fundamentals of geriatrics pharmacy practice.

PRCT 359: Tobacco Cessation Education - Elective

The course will provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to provide comprehensive tobacco cessation counseling to patients with nicotine dependence.

PRCT 360: Personal Time Management for Pharmacy Students - Elective

A course that explores several personal time management theories and assists the pharmacy students in developing a system that works for them.

PRCT 361: Vaccine-Preventable Illnesses/Travel Med - Elective

This course introduces common illnesses and the vaccines to prevent them. Signs and symptoms of illness are covered as well as proper ways to prevent the spread of illness. Vaccine indications, contraindications, adverse effects, and other associated information are also introduced. Additionally, the course addresses vaccines and other medication therapy which is specifically related to international travel, and it provides students with the opportunity to develop comprehensive vaccine plans for example patient scenarios.

PRCT 362: Veterinary Pharmacy - Elective

This 2 credit hour course offers the pharmacy student an inroduction to veterinary pharmacy. Unique anatomic, phsiologic, and metabolic limitations that affect drug distribution in common veterinary species are described. Species variations in pharmacodynamic activity or pharmacokinetic behavior that conribute to differences in drug dosage requirements and adverse drug events are discussed, and attention is given to unusual sensiivity of particular animal species (of breeds) to the effects produced by certain drugs. Differences in a drug's behavior in humans verses veterinary species are stressed. Common disease states and pharmacologic treatment strategies are covered, including veterinary and human approved products along with appropriate options for compounded medications. Basic and clinical aspects of the more common toxicities that affect domestic animals are considered. The legal aspects of dispensing and compounding prescription drugs for companion animals and food-producing animals are discussed. Upon completion of this course the pharmacy student will be able to demonstrate sufficient knowledge and training to accurately interpret veterinar prescriptions, offer drug information consultations to veterinarians, council pet owners regarding appropriate drug adminisration and potential drug events, and legally and ethically compound and/or dispense medications for non-human patients.

PRCT 375: Distributive Intro Pharmacy Practice Experience

An introduction to distributive pharmacy practice. Designed to support growth in the student's capability to render pharmaceutical care. May be repeated for credit if student chooses to obtain experience at both a traditional community and traditional institutional practice site. Z grade

PRCT 376: Selective Intro Pharmacy Practice Experience

An introduction to the medication dispensary process and related patient care activites in an institutional pharmacy practice setting.

 

Professional Year 2 (PY2) Courses

PRCT 357: Advocacy and Leadership in Pharmacy

This elective course will offer advocacy and leadership development for PY1 and PY2 students. The course will be especially appropriate for officers and members of pharmacy student organizations who are motivated to become leaders in the profession. Students will relate leadership to current health care issues and will have opportunities to explore the advocacy processes.

PRCT 450: Pharmacy Practice I

To provide the student with fundamentals of practice research, diagnostic laboratory tests, nursing home, and hospital pharmacy practice.

PRCT 451: Pharmacy Practice II

To provide the student with essential skills for ambulatory pharmacy practice, pharmaceutical care, and patient self-care.

PRCT 455: Practice Skills Laboratory III

This skills laboratory course provides continuous development of practice skills and behaviors introduced in the first professional year curriculum. The course emphasizes active learning for integration and application of curricular content and incremental development of professional and general abilities.

PRCT 456: Practice Skills Laboratory IV

This skills laboratory course provides continuous development of practice skills and behaviors introduced in the first professional year curriculum. The course emphasizes active learning for integration and application of curricular content and incremental development of professional and general abilities.

PRCT 477: Institutional Pharmacy Practice II

An introduction (one week, 40 contact hours) to patient care and related activities in an institutional pharmacy practice setting. Z grade

PRCT 478: Community Pharmacy Practice II

An introduction to patient care and related activities in a community pharmacy practice setting. Z grade

 

Professional Year 3 (PY3) Courses

PRCT 543: Community Pharmacy Practice III

An introduction (ten-weeks, 4 contact hours/week) to patient care and related activities in a community pharmacy practice setting with additional emphasis in ambulatory care practice experiences. Z grade

PRCT 544: Institutional Pharmacy Practice III

An introduction (ten-week, 4 hour contact hours/week) to patient care and related activities in an institutional pharmacy practice setting with additional emphasis in inpatient specialty pharmacy practice experiences. Z grade

PRCT 545: Specialty Pharmacy Practice Elective

An introduction (one week, 40 contact hours) to patient care and related activities in a specialty pharmacy practice experience. Z grade

PRCT 552: Preventive Medicine and Public Health

A multidisciplinary course which will teach the students about concepts of preventive medicine, public health, and epidemiology. Pharmacy students will take the class with medical students. Content will be provided jointly by faculty from the medical school and the pharmacy school.

PRCT 555: Pharmaceutical Care I: Knowledge & Comprehension

A course designed to integrate clinical and scientific discipline using patient cases as the basis for group discussions. Emphasis is placed on the development of the core knowledge base required of a pharmacist.

PRCT 556: Pharmaceutical Care I: Problem-Solving

A course designed to integrate clinical and scientific discipline using patient cases as the basis for group discussions. Emphasis is placed on the development of problem-solving skills.

PRCT 557: Pharmaceutical Care I: Group

A course designed to integrate clinical and scientific discipline using patient cases as the basis for group discussions. Emphasis is placed on the development of independent learning and communication skills.

PRCT 558: Pharmaceutical Care II: Knowledge & Comprehension

A course designed to integrate clinical and scientific discipline using patient cases as the basis for group discussions. Emphasis is placed on the development of the core knowledge base required of a pharmacist.

PRCT 559: Pharmaceutical Care II: Problem-Solving

A course designed to integrate clinical and scientific discipline using patient cases as the basis for group discussions. Emphasis is placed on the development of problem-solving skills.

PRCT 560: Pharmaceutical Care II: Group

A course designed to integrate clinical and scientific discipline using patient cases as the basis for group discussions. Emphasis is placed on the development of independent learning and communication skills.

PRCT 561: Pharmaceutical Care III: Knowledge & Comprehension

A course designed to integrate clinical and scientific discipline using patient cases as the basis for group discussions. Emphasis is placed on the development of the core knowledge base required of a pharmacist.

PRCT 562: Pharmaceutical Care III: Problem-Solving

A course designed to integrate clinical and scientific discipline using patient cases as the basis for group discussions. Emphasis is placed on the development of problem-solving skills.

PRCT 563: Pharmaceutical Care III: Group

A course designed to integrate clinical and scientific discipline using patient cases as the basis for group discussions. Emphasis is placed on the development of independent learning and communication skills.

PRCT 564: Pharmaceutical Care IV: Knowledge & Comprehension

A course designed to integrate clinical and scientific discipline using patient cases as the basis for group discussions. Emphasis is placed on the development of the core knowledge base required of a pharmacist.

PRCT 565: Pharmaceutical Care IV: Problem-Solving

A course designed to integrate clinical and scientific discipline using patient cases as the basis for group discussions. Emphasis is placed on the development of problem-solving skills.

PRCT 569: Pharmaceutical Care IV: Group

A course designed to integrate clinical and scientific discipline using patient cases as the basis for group discussions. Emphasis is placed on the development of independent learning and communication skills.

PRCT 577: Practice Skills Laboratory V

The purpose of this course is to offer students an expansion on abilities practiced in previous Practice Skills Laboratories at a level commensurante with the PY3 year in the Univerisity of Mississippi School of Pharmacy. Completion of Practice Skills Laboratory V will assist in the achievement of each of the 11 core domain competencies required by the ACPE Accreditation Standards and Guidelines Appendix D prior to commencement of fourth year Advanced PharmacyPractice Experiences. This course aims to fulfill domain competencies in a hands-on, practical manner, with an emphasis on skills needed in situations students are likely to encounter in the APPEs. Each activity addresses two or more core domains, with a focus on augmenting clinical knowledge with practical skills needed in various pharmacy settings.

 

 

Professional Year 4 (PY4) Courses

PRCT 567: Seminar Skills Dev for Health Prof II

AMBC 591: Ambulatory Care Practice Experience Elective

CARD 591: Cardiology Practice Experience Elective

COMM 591: Community Practice Experience Elective

DINF 591: Drug Information Practice Experience Elective

EMER 591: Emergency Medicine Practice Experience Elective

GERA 591: Geriatric Practice Experience Elective

INDY 591: Pharmaceutical Industry Practice Experience Elective

INFD 591: Infectious Diseases Practice Experience Elective

MANC 591: Managed Care Practice Experience Elective

MEDC 591: Adult Medicine Practice Experience Elective

NEUR 591: Neurology Practice Experience Elective

NUTR 591: Nutrition Support Practice Experience Elective

ONCL 591: Oncology Practice Experience Elective

PEDG 591: Pedagogy Practice Experience Elective

PEDS 591: Pediatric Practice Experience Elective

PRCT 553: Community Pharmacy Practice Experience

PRCT 554: Institutional Pharmacy Practice Experience

PRCT 586: Adult Medicine Pharmacy Practice Experience

A required course designed to provide in-depth experience and clinical competence in dealing with acutely ill patients in a hospital environment with emphasis on rational therapeutics.

PRCT 587: Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Practice Experience

A required clerkship in which students gain clinical experience and competence with ambulatory patients by participating as a drug consultant and primary care provider for patients in an outpatient environment.

PRCT 591: Pharmacy Practice Experience Elective

PRCT 592: Pharmacy Practice Experience Elective

PRCT 593: Pharmacy Practice Experience Elective

PSYC 591: Psychiatry Pharmacy Practice Experience Elective