Pharmacy Practice/Pharmaceutical Care (RXPC)

Courses

RXPC 561. Pharmaceutical Care I. 4 Units.

First of three courses addressing pharmacy practice. Introduces the essence of being a professional and the challenges of applying these ideals. Includes: professionalism; practice philosophies; professional relationships; career paths; and, lifelong-learning in pharmacy. Incorporates study of the top 200 drugs by brand and generic names, therapeutic and drug classifications, and manufacturer.

RXPC 571. Pharmacist Guided Self-Care I. 3 Units.

Familiarizes the student with nonprescription health care products. Emphasizes patient assessment, indicated medical conditions, pharmacology, product selection, self-administration techniques, and patient counseling/follow-up. Lecture/discussion to simulate patient encounters.

RXPC 572. Pharmacist Guided Self-Care II. 3 Units.

Continues RXPC 571.

RXPC 761. Pharmacy Practice I. 2 Units.

First of three laboratory courses addressing pharmacy practice. Presents issues in contemporary pharmacy practice. Includes: roles of the pharmacist in drug-therapy management; drug-administration techniques, devices, and compounding techniques; evaluating patient medication profiles, monitoring patient outcomes, patient counseling, and disease-state management; application of appropriate communication and computer skills; and, the role of the pharmacist as a health educator.

RXPC 762. Pharmacy Practice II. 2 Units.

Second of three laboratory courses addressing pharmacy practice. Presents issues in contemporary pharmacy practice. Includes: roles of the pharmacist in drug-therapy management; drug-administration techniques, devices, and compounding techniques; evaluating patient medication profiles, monitoring patient outcomes, patient counseling, and disease-state management; application of appropriate communication and computer skills; and, the role of the pharmacist as a health educator.

RXPC 763. Pharmacy Practice III. 3 Units.

Capstone course that enhances students’ skills and abilities in clinical application of knowledge, patient assessment, patient case presentation, and literature evaluation. Includes three activities that reinforce many of these skills.