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Model Course Syllabus

  1. 1. Phar 6xxx Pharmacy Course Meeting Time and Place: 8:00-9:55 am Tuesdays @1450 Moos and 395 Kirby Plaza, 2 credits Course Web Site: Please see information on the home page of the web site under “Help with Vista” on how to use Web CT. I will also be sending this via email before the first day of class. You will want to access the site for course information, additional study materials, self- tests, and assignment information. Course Directors and Information: Dr. Phony Bologna Minneapolis campus X-XXX Weaver-Densford Hall Phone: (612) 626-XXXX Fax: (612) 625-XXXX Email: Dr. Whose Whats-Its Duluth campus XXX Kirby Plaza Phone: (218) 726-60XX Fax: Email: Preferred method of contact: email or phone Office Hours: By appointment Teaching Assistants: Joe PCHS Graduate student – Mpls Email: Jamie PD3 - Duluth Email: Course Instructors: Overview of the course Students will learn how to apply the process of pharmaceutical care with respect to treating patients with over-the-counter medications (OTCs) and advising patients on appropriate self-care. Students will be given assigned readings to be read prior to each class session. Lecture materials will be delivered in a combination of live and pre- recorded lectures. A portion of class time will be dedicated to interactive case discussions. This course will build on previous skills learned in Phar 6xxx: Pharmaceutical Care, with more focus on content related to OTC medications. There will be 3 exams, 6 case discussion, 3 pre-tests, and 2 writing assignments. Goals & Objectives The goals of this course are for each student to appreciate the underlying normal function of the human body at a molecular, cellular, organ and systems level. In addition, students are expected to be familiar with common clinical conditions that
  2. 2. may occur when systems fail or are not working properly. This course uses a combination of face-to-face (ITV lecture) and online learning strategies. At the completion of the course, the student will understand: 1. How the body is organized into cells, tissues, organs and organ systems 2. The makeup of body fluid compartments 3. The function of intracellular and intercellular chemical messengers 4. The processes involved in diffusion, osmosis, receptors, signal transduction, membrane potentials and synaptic activation 5. Physiological principles underlying how incoming information (sensory) is processed and acted upon (learning, memory, motor) 6. The functional organization of nervous, cardiovascular , respiratory, respiratory, renal and endocrine systems as well as common diseases in these systems Recommended Readings, Assignments, and WebVista (insert recommended reading here). Students will be expected to use WebVista to access course information, grade information, self-tests, presentations and assignments. The instructor will use an email list serve to communicate with students via their university email accounts. Students are expected to check their email weekly, Monday and Friday, for class announcements and information. Exams Examination Dates are subject to change at the discretion of Course Directors. There will be 5 non-cumulative multiple-choice type exams during the course. Each question will be weighed equally in determining your grade for the course. Exam # Date Topics 1 22 September Basic Cellular Physiology 2 14 October Neurophysiology 3 10 November Cardiovascular 4 24 November Respiratory and Gastrointestinal Final TBD Renal and Endocrine Absence from Exam Absence from exam with acceptable cause If a student feels too ill or is unable for any reason to take an exam, the student must contact the Course Director by e-mail or phone prior to the exam. Further, the student must provide the Course Director with a written and signed statement from a licensed health care provider (i.e., physician, nurse practitioner or physician assistant). This statement must explain the reason for absence. For more details and Make-Up Policy see below.
  3. 3. Absence from exam without acceptable cause If a student is absent without notifying the Course Director and providing a written and signed statement from a licensed health care provider, a score of zero will be recorded for the exam. Make-up Policy for Exams A make-up exam will be given only under the following circumstances: • Illness verified by a note from a physician prior to or after the exam • Emergency verified by a health care professional in attendance • Family emergency verified by a note from a health care professional in attendance • University-sponsored event verified by the sponsoring organization in advance of the event or absence If an acceptable circumstance or adequate documentation is not provided, a grade of zero on the exam will be assigned by the Course Director. Unless there are extenuating circumstances, students must contact the Course Director (by email and phone) at least 24 hours in advance of the scheduled exam in order to be considered for a make-up exam. Grading Information Your final grade in the course will be determined by your average score earned on the 5 exams. The fifth exam is given during the final exam period, but it is not cumulative. Each question on all exams will be rated equally. So, your final score (%) is equal to your total score on all exams ÷ total possible points x 100. The Course Directors retain the right to lower the cutoffs, but not raise them. Course Letter Grades Grad e Percentage A 93 - 100 A- 90 - 92 B+ 87 - 89 B 83 - 86 B- 80 - 82 C+ 77 - 79 C 73 - 76 C- 70 - 72 D 60 - 69 F 0 - 59
  4. 4. Minimum Passing Level As per the Academic Standing Committee Policy, students who receive a grade below C- in this course must successfully repeat the course before advancing to 2nd year courses. CLASSROOM ETIQUETTE You are expected to be good classroom "citizens" by exhibiting professional behavior towards classmates and instructors at all times. Being a good classroom citizen includes following the rules and guidelines listed below: Attendance, Entering & Exiting the Classroom • Students are expected to attend all classes. Attendance is not recorded, but instructors may choose to take attendance. You are responsible for making up missed lectures • Students are expected to attend classes on the campus where they are enrolled • Arrive on time to class and stay for the entire class period • If you arrive late, quietly take a seat as close to the entrance as possible and avoid disruption • If you are habitually late without an appropriate reason, you will be asked to take the class another time when it fits your schedule better • Should you have to leave class early, sit close to the exit door next to the aisle, so your departure will be as minimal disruptive as possible • When class begins, stop your conversations • Wait until the instructor indicates that the class is completely over before putting your materials away, standing up, or talking to classmates Participation & Communication between Campuses via ITV • When you are called upon in class to give a response or ask a question, please speak loud enough so that you may be heard by students on both campuses • Do not talk out of turn, wait to be recognized before speaking and do not try to dominate a discussion with your questions or comments – give others a fair opportunity to participate • Keep on the topic at hand. If you have questions off the current topic, address these outside of class at office hours or by email with the instructor Other General Rules • Do not interrupt another student who is speaking • No side conversations. We will ask you to take your conversations outside of the classroom if we notice that you (or a group of students) habitually talk during class • All cell phones and beepers and pagers must be turned off for the duration of class. No talking or text messaging. Laptops may be used for note-taking but not for other purposes (browsing the net or e-mail) • No listening to iPods or other electronic devices during class • No filming, photographing, or taping the class without permission of either course director and the lecturer
  5. 5. • On exam days, spread out if possible. Put your backpacks under your seat. Use of electronic devices, including but not limited to PDAs, iPods, and cell phones are not allowed during exams Disruptive Behavior Instructors have the authority and discretion to set rules that foster student learning. As a matter of academic freedom these rules can be tailored to the subject matter and the instructor’s teaching methods and learning objectives. For these reasons, the course instructor is the one who makes a determination about what constitutes disruptive behavior. Honor Code Academic misconduct is any unauthorized act which may give a student an unfair advantage over other students, including but not limited to: falsification, plagiarism, misuse of test materials, receiving unauthorized assistance and giving unauthorized assistance. Instructors or a fellow student may report academic misconduct during an exam to the Course Directors and the Honor Council for investigation. Course Evaluations Students will have an opportunity to complete online course evaluations for instructors and the course itself (including instructional strategies, etc) at the end of the semester. You are encouraged to contact one of the course directors any time you have concerns about the course or your progress in the course. Disability Accommodations The University of Minnesota is committed to providing all students equal access to learning opportunities. Disability Services is the campus office that works with students who have disabilities to provide and/or arrange reasonable accommodations. Students registered with Disability Services, who have a letter requesting accommodations, are encouraged to contact the instructor early in the semester. Students who have, or think they may have, a disability (e.g. psychiatric, attentional, learning, vision, hearing, physical, or systemic), are invited to contact Disability Services for a confidential discussion at 612-626-1333 (V/TTY) or at . Additional information is available at the DS website . This information will be kept confidential! Minneapolis Campus Duluth Campus Leonard Lichtblau, Ph.D. Bjoern Bauer, Ph.D. Clinical Associate Professor Assistant Professor 6-165 WDH 119 LSci 612-625-4175 218-726-6036 Disability Services Disability Services & Resources
  6. 6. McNamara Alumni Center 256 Kirby Student Center 200 Oak St SE Suite 180 1120 Kirby Drive Minneapolis, MN 55455 Duluth, MN 55812 612-626-1333 218-726-8217 Mental Health Accommodations As a student you may experience a range of issues that can cause barriers to learning, such as strained relationships, increased anxiety, alcohol/drug problems, feeling down, difficulty concentrating and/or lack of motivation. These mental health concerns or stressful events may lead to diminished academic performance or reduce a student’s ability to participate in daily activities. Peter Haeg (TC-612-624-2649) and Ruth Leathers (Duluth -218-726-6003) will be able to assist you if you are encountering such problems. University of Minnesota services are also available to assist you with addressing these and other concerns you may be experiencing. You can learn more about the broad range of confidential mental health services available on campus via the Student Mental Health Website at DETAILED COURSE OUTLINE & SCHEDULE* Class Agenda Week 1 - 1/22/09 NO CLASS All students should read on own Abood, Chapter 1, The Law and the Legal System, during the first week of the semester. The concepts from Chapter 1 will be integrated during class discussions and may also be tested but not directly covered. All students should also browse through Minnesota Board of Pharmacy Rules and Minnesota Statutes prior to “week 2.” All student should review on own, prior to and in preparation for each class, Minnesota Rules 6800, Minnesota Statutes 151, 152, 214, miscellaneous statutes, and Abood chapters. Week 2 (Class 1) – 1/29/09 Instructor: Shim  Introduction & brief review of syllabus, handout in class of Minnesota Rules and Statutes booklets if available.  Minnesota Rules 6800 (select sections)  Minnesota Statute 151 – Pharmacy Practice Act of 1988  Minnesota Statute 152 – Drugs, Controlled Substances Week 3 (Class 2) – 2/5/09 Instructor: Shim  Minnesota Rules 6800 (select sections)  Minnesota Statute 151 – Pharmacy Practice Act of 1988  Minnesota Statute 152 – Drugs, Controlled Substances Week 4 (Class 3) – Instructor: Shim  Abood, Chapter 4: Closed System of Controlled Substance Distribution
  7. 7. 2/12/09  State vs Federal Authority, Classification of Controlled Substances, Authority for Scheduling, Manufacturer Labeling and Packaging, Registration, Security Requirements, Penalties, Pharmacy Inspections, Opioid Treatment Programs, Laws Related to the Controlled Substances Act, Cases  Abood, Chapter 5: Dispensing Controlled Substances  Prescriptions, State Electronic Prescription Monitoring Programs (PMPs) and NASPER, Recordkeeping, Drug Enforcement Administration Order Form 222, Cases Week 5 (Class 4) – 2/19/09 Instructor: Wiberg  Minnesota Rules 6800 (select sections)  Minnesota Statute 151 – Pharmacy Practice Act of 1988, Board of Pharmacy 151.01 – 151.302  Minnesota Statute 214 – Examining and Licensing Boards  2007 Minnesota Legislation Impacting Pharmacists  Miscellaneous Topics  MPJE and Rule making perspectives, relevant guideline update, Board Inspections of Pharmacies, Responding to public complaints, NABP Perspective Week 6 (Class 5) – 2/26/09 Instructor: Wiberg  Minnesota Rules 6800 (select sections)  Minnesota Statute 151 – Pharmacy Practice Act of 1988, Board of Pharmacy 151.01 – 151.302  Minnesota Statute 214 – Examining and Licensing Boards  2007 Minnesota Legislation Impacting Pharmacists  Miscellaneous Topics  MPJE and Rule making perspectives, relevant guideline update, Board Inspections of Pharmacies, Responding to public complaints, NABP Perspective Week 7 (Class 6) – 3/5/09 Instructor: Shim  Abood, Chapter 2: Federal Regulation of Medications – Development, Production, and Marketing  Historical Overview of the Federal Food Drug and Cosmetic Act, FDA, Defining and Distinguishing Drugs from Foods Devices and Cosmetics, Prohibited Acts, Penalties and Enforcement, Adulteration, Misbranding, New Drug Approval, Marketed Unapproved Drugs, Drugs Intended to Treat Serious and Life-threatening Diseases, Biologics, MedWatch Voluntary Reporting Program, Medical Device Act (Amendments) of 1976, Cosmetics, Drug Advertising and Promotion, Cases  Abood, Chapter 3: Federal Regulation of Medications – Dispensing  Durham-Humphrey Amendment, Prescription Drug Labeling Information for the Patient, Approved Drugs for Unlabeled Indications, Pharmacy Compounding vs Manufacturing, The Orange Book and Generic Substitution, Prescription Drug Marketing Act of 1987, Inspections under the Federal Food Drug and Cosmetic Act, Related Laws to the FDCA, Drug Advertising by Pharmacies, Cases  Abood, Chapter 6: Federal Regulation of Pharmacy Practice The Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1990, Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, Medicare, Medicaid, Medicare/Medicaid Fraud and Abuse Statute, Federal Regulation of Long-Term Care, Federal Antitrust Laws, Cases Week 8 (Class 7) – 3/12/09 LAW EXAM, in class TRANSITION to Ethics after Spring Break (3/16/09 – 3/20/09)
  8. 8. * Subject to change at Course Director’s discretion.