Courses

All courses are considered elective options as long as prerequisites are complete, if applicable.

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3 credits

PHA 5270 Health Care & Patient Safety

This course will provide an overview of patient safety but from a psychological perspective. Emphasis will be placed on the dynamics of human behavior at all levels of analysis that impact safety in pharmacy and health care generally.

3 Credits

PHA 5271 Health Care Risk Management

This course will examine risk management within the health care setting. It is designed for individuals with little or no previous knowledge of risk management processes.

3 credits

PHA 6250 Patient Responsibility in Health Care

This course is designed to explore and understand the role of the patient in the maintenance of their health.

3 credits

PHA 6269 Pharmaceutical Products & Public Policy

This course challenges students to think about the development of public policy positions and the articulation of organizational policy positions.

3 credits

PHA 6273 Structure, Process & Outcomes of Regulation

This course emphasizes the role of the legislative, executive and judicial branches of state and federal government in the establishment of standards for pharmacy practice and drug distribution.

3 Credits

PHA 6274 Federal Regulation of Drugs & Pharmacy

This course is designed to provide an understanding of the regulation of drug products by the US Food and Drug Administration.

3 credits

PHA 6275 Federal Regulation of Controlled Substances

The Federal Controlled Substances Act, regulations promulgated by the Drug Enforcement Administration, and judicial interpretations of controversies in this area.

3 credits

PHA 6276 Pharmacy Benefit Design & Management

This course teaches students the fundamental components and practical considerations for managed prescription drug benefit programs across commercial, Medicaid, Medicare, and exchange books of business.

3 credits

PHA 6277 Ethics in Drug Production, Distribution & Use

The purpose of this course is to introduce basic concepts in bioethics and provide an opportunity for discussing important ethical issues and controversies in modern healthcare, especially those that relate to the use of pharmaceuticals

3 Credits

PHA 6278 State Regulation of Drugs & Pharmacy

This course is designed to provide an understanding of state licensure and standards setting for health care professions and practice sites.

1 credit

PHA 6279/6935 Pharmaceutical Outcomes & Policy Seminar

The spring 2021 seminar will explore generic drugs quality.

3 credits

PHA 6280 Medicare & Medicaid

The purpose of this course is to provide students with an introduction to Medicare and Medicaid. Areas covered include costs and financing of the programs, eligibility, program administration, and benefits. Relationships between state and federal agencies will be explored.

3 credits

PHA 6281 Practices & Procedures of Administrative Agencies

This course focuses on the activities of federal government agencies (e.g., Food and Drug Administration; Drug Enforcement Administration; Social Security Administration; Federal Trade Commission; Occupational Safety and Health Administration).

3 credits

PHA 6283 Commercial Applications / Pharmacoecon. Principles

The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the fundamental methods of pharmacoeconomic analysis. The class will focus on the theory, methods, and application of technology assessment in health care.

3 credits

PHA 6286 Pharmaceutical Microeconomics

The purpose of this course is to analyze health care markets by using microeconomic tools. The course will explore the special features and complexities of health care markets and will focus on the analysis of consumption, production, and distribution of health and health care services with an emphasis on pharmaceutical products and services.

3 credits

PHA 6287 Pharmaceutical Health Economics

This course delves into the economic principles and issues of health care in the US. It provides a perspective of the influencing forces, reimbursement models, market development and health care finance applied to various work settings.

3 credits

PHA 6290 Pharmaceutical Fraud & Abuse

Through this course, students will learn the fundamentals of the United States laws and regulations pertaining to pharmaceutical fraud, waste, and abuse.

3 credit

PHA 6793 Evidentiary Basis of Pharmaceutical Use

The overall goal of the course is to familiarize students with methods and tools to evaluate and select patient-centered pharmacy services, drugs and other medical technologies.

3 credits

PHA 6799 Patient Safety Program Evaluation

This course will explore the methodologies through which patient safety and quality improvement studies are designed and executed.

3 credits

PHA 6806 Pharmacoeconomic Modeling

This course will provide students with an understanding of the principles and empirical methods to conduct cost-effectiveness analyses using decision-analytic modeling tools.

3 credits

PHA 6891 Introduction to Pharmaco-epidemiology

This course will introduce students to basic epidemiology principles with a particular focus on how they are applied to pharmaceuticals.

3 credits

PHA 6935 Managed Prescription Drug Systems

This course builds on PHA [6276] Pharmacy Benefit Design and Management and PHA [6935] Managed Care Pharmacy Operations by probing deeply into solving the most complex problems facing managed prescription drug programs.

3 credits

PHA 6935 Quantitative Methods in Evidence-Based Pharmacy

This course introduces biostatistical concepts and methods used in pharmacy and medical literature.

3 credits

PHA 6935 Pharmaceutical Data Analysis in HEOR Settings 1

The purpose of this course is an introduction to analyzing medical and pharmacy data using programming techniques in SAS and SQL

3 credits

PHA 6935 Pharmaceutical Data Analysis in HEOR Settings 2

The purpose of this course is the introduction of intermediate and advanced methods of analyzing healthcare data by exposure to utilizing clinical risk adjustment models in SAS (currently used in industry).

3 Credits

PHA 6935 Managed Care Pharmacy Operations

The purpose of this course is to build upon managed care pharmacy principles to introduce students to the related applicable operations of managed care organizations (MCOs) and pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs).

3 Credits

PHA 6935 Medication Error Prevention

This course will prepare the student to apply practical strategies for medication error prevention.

3 credits

PHA 6935 Intersecting Medication Safety and Technology

This elective course in the Master of Science with a focus in Patient Safety in Medication Use will provide the participant with an overview of current medication safety technology being used in healthcare today

3 credits

PHA 6935 Foundations of POP I

This is the first course in a two‐course series designed to provide students in the Master of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences with Focus on Pharmaceutical Outcomes & Policy an overview of drug discovery, development, approval, marketing, regulation, and use in the United States. This course is designed to show how all the pieces of the “U.S. medication system” fit together.

3 credits

PHA 6935 Foundations of POP II

The second course in a two-course series designed to provide students in the Master of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences with Focus on Pharmaceutical Outcomes & Policy an overview of drug discovery, development, approval, marketing, regulation, and use in the United States. This course is designed to show how the pieces of the “U.S. medication system” fit together.

3 Credits

PHA 6935 Writing for POP

Communication entails control: crafting a message such that a reader understands what a writer intends. We will use the pharmacy literature to identify how texts are made for different audiences, then use the literature to write evidence-based prose. The ultimate goal of the class is to develop (or polish) a suite of literacy skills useful for professional communication.