Oct 20, 2020  
2018-2019 University Catalog 
    
2018-2019 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Courses


 
  
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    OT 611 - Evidence-Based Decision Making and the Fieldwork Experience


    This online course will focus on the application of evidence-based decision-making (EBDM) principles to the practice environment. Students will develop clinical questions based upon the fieldwork environment, conduct database searches to obtain evidence to support practice, and explore methods to facilitate the use of EBDM in clinical practice. This course reinforces the general education skill of information literacy.
     

    Credits: 1
  
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    OT 612 - Clinical Reasoning and Professional Development


    This course will examine both the clinical reasoning process that guides occupational therapy practice and professional development as a responsibility of professional practice. Clinical experiences from Level II fieldwork will be analyzed as the context for exploring these issues. The student is encouraged to critically explore his/her own practice while integrating didactic material, concepts of occupation-based practice, clinical reasoning, reflection, and evidence-based decision making.
     

    Prerequisites & Notes
    (Corequisite: OT691 or OT694, or permission of instructor)

    Credits: 3
  
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    OT 615 - Therapeutic Groups


    This course offers didactic and experiential components designed to prepare students care delivery in therapeutic groups in all areas of occupational therapy practice. Students will learn to integrate knowledge of group process, group dynamics, and implementation of occupation-based approaches to therapy through lectures and laboratories that allow them to use clinical reasoning and creative critical thinking throughout the semester. This course reinforces the general education skill area of oral communications and the general education values/attitudes area of leadership and teamwork.
     

    Prerequisites & Notes
    (Prerequisite: OT 562)

    Credits: 3
  
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    OT 620 - Fieldwork Level Id: Clinical Fieldwork


    Students are assigned to a variety of sites with opportunities to observe clients and practitioners and practice clinical skills and professional behaviors. Students will interact with clients across the life span and with various diagnoses and disabilities. Students are supervised by an occupational therapy practitioner or a Level II occupational therapy student. Must be taken concurrently with an intervention course.
     

    Prerequisites & Notes
    (Prerequisite: OT 480 or OT 682)

    Credits: 1
  
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    OT 622 - Occupational Therapy Interventions I: Contextual Approaches


    The influence of the environment on occupational performance will be explored from a variety of perspectives. Contextual interventions, including environmental modifications and adaptive equipment, will be examined with consideration of meaning and purpose of occupation to individuals with occupational performance limitations. Anthropological interviewing and analysis will be explored as strategies for examining environmental influences in a culturally sensitive manner. This course reinforces general education skill areas of reasoning and problem solving and written communication. This course reinforces general education value and attitude of cultural differences.
     

    Prerequisites & Notes
    (Prerequisites: OT 552 and OT 560)

    Credits: 3
  
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    OT 623 - Fieldwork Level Ib: Community Service Learning


    Students are assigned to a variety of sites with opportunities to observe clients and practitioners and practice clinical skills and professional behaviors. Students will interact with clients across the life span and with various diagnoses and disabilities. Students are supervised by an occupational therapy practitioner or a Level II occupational therapy student. Must be taken concurrently with an intervention course.
     

    Prerequisites & Notes
    (Prerequisite: OT 480 or OT 682)

    Credits: 1
  
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    OT 630 - Community-Based Occupational Therapy


    This course will develop advanced skills for community-based occupational therapy. Consultative and population-based practices in a variety of contexts will be learned, including therapy process, funding, and resource development. The student will explain how to assess community needs, propose and design appropriate community programs for individuals and groups, implement a community program, and design an outcomes assessment measure. Students will develop a program proposal using community-based concepts.
     

    Prerequisites & Notes
    (Prerequisites: OT 640, OT 660, and OT 623)

    Credits: 3
  
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    OT 632 - Occupational Therapy Interventions II: Developmental Issues


    Covers the use of evaluation data to design and implement interventions to promote development through the life span. This process will include goal setting, treatment planning, the use of a variety of intervention techniques to allow the client to engage in meaningful occupations, discharge planning, and termination of treatment. Interventions that will be considered include those that promote health, wellness, and occupational performance across the life span.
     

    Prerequisites & Notes
    (Prerequisites: OT 555 and OT 622)

    Credits: 3
  
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    OT 636 - Leadership, Management, and Supervision


    Students will review principles of administration, management, and leadership for clinical program design, funding, implementation, and outcomes. Students will develop an understanding of staffing patterns, quality assurance, contractual issues, program development, and reimbursement issues as they relate to healthcare management; analyze the impact of legislative and social issues on clinical practice, systems of care, and delivery of services; and understand healthcare system cultures as they relate to occupational therapist, professional, and client perspectives.
     

    Prerequisites & Notes
    (Prerequisite: OT 583)

    Credits: 3
  
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    OT 640 - Enhancing Cultural Competence


    Building upon prior coursework and experiences, students will continue to address issues related to cultural diversity and cultural competence as they relate to occupational therapy practice. Areas of cultural awareness, cultural knowledge, and cultural skills will be addressed. Students will increase awareness of their own cultural values and beliefs as well as of the impact of culture on interpersonal exchanges; gain knowledge about cultural competence and different cultural groups; and develop skills to support effective cross-cultural experiences. Students will also create a professional development plan to support growth in cultural competence.
     

    Prerequisites & Notes
    (Prerequisite: OT 422 or OT 622)

    Credits: 3
  
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    OT 642 - Occupational Therapy Interventions III: Psychosocial Issues


    Covers the use of evaluation data to design and implement interventions regarding psychosocial components of practice. This process will include goal setting, treatment planning, the use of a variety of intervention techniques to allow the client to engage in meaningful occupations, discharge planning, and termination of treatment. Psychosocial issues across practice domains and through the life span will be explored.
     

    Prerequisites & Notes
    (Prerequisites: OT 555 and OT 622)

    Credits: 3
  
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    OT 650 - Introduction to Applied Research Methods


    This course is the first of a three-course research sequence. It provides an introduction to the research process. Students will obtain a basic understanding of theory-based research, methodological considerations in the design of research, ways of evaluating practice, and approaches to analyzing data. Examples of qualitative and quantitative designs will be analyzed, and techniques of data analysis examined. Learning will occur through lectures, class discussions, readings, and assignments. Knowledge gained through this course can be used in the evaluation of OT services and in designing and implementing beginning-level research projects. The basic concepts of evidence-based practice will be presented.
     

    Credits: 3
  
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    OT 652 - Occupational Therapy Interventions VI: Cognitive Issues


    This course emphasizes the identification of appropriate theoretical frameworks, goal setting, treatment planning, the use of a variety of intervention techniques to allow the client to engage in meaningful occupations, discharge planning, and termination of treatment. The focus will be on the cognitive components, including, but not limited to, level of arousal, orientation, recognition, attention span, initiation of activity, termination of activity, memory, sequencing, categorization, concept formation, spatial operations, problem solving, learning, and generalization, as they are manifested across the life span.
     

    Prerequisites & Notes
    (Prerequisites: OT 432 or OT 632, and OT 443 or OT 642)

    Credits: 3
  
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    OT 653 - Rehabilitation of Work-Related Activities


    Evaluates industrial, productive, and work-related activities for the adult. Emphasizes the assessment, rehabilitation, and prevention of work-related injuries. Introduces program development, policy, and legal implications of industrial rehabilitation.
     

    Credits: 3
  
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    OT 660 - Applied Research II


    This course is the second of three courses required in the occupational therapy research sequence. Building on the first research course, students are expected to develop a research proposal. This activity will provide students with the ability to translate clinical problems into research protocols by incorporating published research and class learning with clinical case studies. Learning will occur through lectures, class activities, class discussions, readings, and assignments. Knowledge gained through this course can be used in the evaluation of OT services and in designing and implementing beginning-level research projects. Basic statistics will be included.
     

    Prerequisites & Notes
    (Prerequisite: OT 521 or OT 650)

    Credits: 3
  
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    OT 661 - Introduction to Therapeutic Horseback Riding


    This course provides an overview of the benefits of using horses for therapy, exercise, and companionship for individuals with special needs. Horse behavior, movement, and the impact of riding and work with horses will be presented as an occupation that fosters health and wellness in a broad range of individuals. Students will observe and complete independent work in off-campus locations in a service-learning format. This course satisfies the general education values and attitudes for individual differences and reflective and purposeful learning.
     

    Prerequisites & Notes
    (Prerequisite: OT 352 or OT 552)

    Credits: 3
  
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    OT 662 - Occupational Therapy Interventions V: Rehabilitation Approaches


    The use of evaluation data to design and implement interventions with clients who are at risk for or who have acquired disabilities due to disease or trauma. This process will include goal setting, treatment planning, the use of a variety of intervention techniques to allow the client to engage in meaningful occupations, discharge planning, and termination of treatment.
     

    Prerequisites & Notes
    (Prerequisites: OT 555 and OT 612)

    Credits: 3
  
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    OT 665 - Applied Research III


    This seminar provides an in-depth examination of research and its relationship to practice. Students will obtain an advanced understanding of theory-based research, methodological considerations in the design of research, ways of evaluating practice, and approaches to analyzing data. Learning will occur through class discussions, readings, and assignments, including the implementation of the proposal developed in the prior course.
     

    Prerequisites & Notes
    (Prerequisite: OT 660)

    Credits: 3
  
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    OT 668 - Evidence-Based Practice


    Students will develop their ability to locate, evaluate, and incorporate research evidence into the practice of occupational therapy. Students will build upon research analysis and information literacy skills from prior coursework as they develop clinical questions, conduct database searches to obtain evidence, critically analyze available evidence, and determine relevance to clinical practice.
     

    Prerequisites & Notes
    (Prerequisite: OT 660)

    Credits: 3
  
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    OT 670 - Occupational Therapy Leadership: Managing Change


    Learning will focus on general principles of healthcare and practice context trends, professional responses to change, current organizational dynamics and leadership theories/applications, and managing change today. The course highlights the manner in which occupational therapists can leverage this knowledge to meet today’s demands while maintaining professional integrity. Students will reflect on personal professional development while contributing to the development of the profession.
     

    Prerequisites & Notes
    (Prerequisites: OT 436 or OT 636, and OT 487 or OT 680)

    Credits: 3
  
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    OT 672 - Occupational Therapy Interventions VI: Assistive Technology


    Assistive technology devices and services have the potential to impact the lives of persons with disabilities, resulting in increased independence and participation in their daily activities. This course will focus on learning about the various types of assistive technology devices and services including, but not limited to, evaluation and assessment, selection and training, procurement, legislation, and funding. Students will gain an understanding of these applications as they pertain to the communication, learning, and environmental issues encountered by persons with disabilities.
     

    Prerequisites & Notes
    (Prerequisite: OT 555)

    Credits: 3
  
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    OT 674 - Independent Project in OT


    The student will work collaboratively with a faculty member to develop and carry out an independent project of mutual interest. This project will result in a submission to a juried conference or publication. Student(s) can elect to participate in an ongoing project within the Department of Occupational Therapy.
     

    Prerequisites & Notes
    (Prerequisites: OT 694 and OT 696)

    Credits: 6
  
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    OT 675 - Research Independent Study


    The course is designed to refine research skills for self-directed students who have an interest in OT research. The student will work collaboratively with a faculty mentor to develop and carry forth a research project of mutual interest. This course should result in a poster, platform presentation, or paper that can be submitted for peer review. Student(s) can elect to participate in one of many ongoing research projects within the Department of Occupational Therapy. The student(s) will gain insights into the research process through faculty mentoring and active involvement in all levels of the research process.
     

    Prerequisites & Notes
    (Prerequisite: OT 665)

    Credits: 6
  
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    OT 676 - Advanced Concepts in Community-Based Occupational Therapy


    This course is a capstone course to evaluate current issues in and design program development for community-based practice. It involves professional development planning for advancing community-based occupational therapy in the future. Analysis of social policies impacting community-based occupational therapy will be emphasized.
     

    Prerequisites & Notes
    (Prerequisites: OT 630, OT 694, and OT 696)

    Credits: 3
  
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    OT 678 - Hand Therapy Interventions


    This is a comprehensive elective course specializing in hand therapy, focusing on the occupational therapy process. It will include evaluation, intervention, and outcomes for clients with common upper extremity conditions. Evidence based assessments and interventions will be examined through scholarly journals and research articles to determine appropriate use in treatment planning for clients. Class will include lectures, hands on activities, selected readings, discussions and case studies. Knowledge will prepare students to develop skills of an entry level therapist in preparation for a level II fieldwork in the specialized area of hand therapy.

     

    Credits: 3

  
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    OT 680 - Occupational Therapy: Past, Present, and Future


    This course will review the history of the profession of occupational therapy and put this in perspective in relation to the development of other health professions and society at that time. The impact of the past on the present practice of occupational therapy will be explored. Current critical issues will be discussed in terms of the potential influences from the past. Potential issues for the profession will be discussed.
     

    Credits: 3
  
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    OT 682 - Fieldwork Level Ic: Community Living Client


    Adaptations and competence-promoting strategies for human and nonhuman elements of the environment will be explored in a collaborative relationship with an individual living in the community. Needs assessment, safety evaluations, community resource finding, and construction of low-technology devices will be completed by the students, who will be supervised by a licensed occupational therapist in a precepting group.
     

    Prerequisites & Notes
    (Corequisite: OT 622)

    Credits: 1
  
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    OT 685 - Family- and Client-Centered Care


    The focus of the course will be to understand and critically analyze both the client-centered and family-centered perspective for occupational therapy intervention. Students will research various articles written about both perspectives and discuss the effects that these approaches have on intervention. Emphasis will be placed on the critical analysis of each approach from a literature and experiential perspective.
     

    Prerequisites & Notes
    (Prerequisite: OT 622 or OT 662)

    Credits: 3
  
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    OT 686 - Advanced Concepts of Leadership


    Based on their personal strengths, students will develop leadership skills for use in a variety of contexts. Students will analyze and synthesize occupational therapy’s unique perspective and responsibility in healthcare leadership. Students will interact with professional leaders to integrate application of leadership concepts. Students will engage in tasks in preparation for their capstone project.
     

    Prerequisites & Notes
    (Prerequisite: OT 670)

    Credits: 3
  
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    OT 687 - Fieldwork If: Program Development


    Students will engage in a fieldwork experience under the supervision of a professional, who may or may not be an occupational therapist, at a site that does not currently have an occupational therapy program. Students will engage in a needs assessment and, based on the outcome, develop a plan for an occupational therapy program. In addition, students will meet weekly in a precepting group led by an occupational therapist to process the experience.
     

    Prerequisites & Notes
    (Prerequisites: OT 694 and OT 696)

    Credits: 2
  
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    OT 690 - Fieldwork Level IIa


    This is a full-time three-month clinical experience under the supervision of an occupational therapist. Students will achieve competence in basic entry-level occupational therapy skills including evaluation, goal setting, treatment planning and implementation, discharge planning, and termination of services. This may take place in a variety of clinical or community settings.
     

    Prerequisites & Notes
    (Prerequisites: all didactic courses in the first two years of the professional program must be completed successfully before students are permitted to begin Level II fieldwork)

    Credits: 6
  
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    OT 691 - Fieldwork Level IIb


    This is a full-time three-month clinical experience under the supervision of an occupational therapist. Students will achieve competence in basic entry-level occupational therapy skills including evaluation, goal setting, treatment planning and implementation, discharge planning, and termination of services. This may take place in a variety of clinical or community settings.
     

    Prerequisites & Notes
    (Prerequisites: all didactic courses in the first two years of the professional program must completed successfully before students are permitted to begin Level II fieldwork.)

    Credits: 9
  
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    OT 692 - Current Issues in Gerontology


    Students will explore selected current topics in the area of gerontology and the impact of the aging process on health and participation in occupations. Specific topics to be addressed in the course will be selected by students in collaboration with the course instructor. Students will integrate and apply knowledge from previous and current courses and field experiences.
     

    Credits: 3
  
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    OT 694 - Fieldwork Level IIa


    Fieldwork is an in-depth experience that is critical to occupational therapy education. In supervised settings, students put emphasis on application of their academically acquired body of knowledge. This occurs in varied settings where occupational therapy is provided. Potential settings include medical institutions, outpatient clinics, community-based services, and schools. This fieldwork experience will occur in a different setting than OT 696 to provide the student with a variety of experiences.
     

    Prerequisites & Notes
    (Prerequisite: OT 684)

    Credits: 9
  
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    OT 696 - Fieldwork Level IIb


    Fieldwork is an in-depth experience that is critical to occupational therapy education. In supervised settings, students put emphasis on application of their academically acquired body of knowledge. This occurs in varied settings where occupational therapy is provided. Potential settings include medical institutions, outpatient clinics, community-based services, and schools. This fieldwork experience will occur in a different setting than OT 694 to provide the student with a variety of experiences.
     

    Prerequisites & Notes
    (Prerequisite: OT 684)

    Credits: 6
  
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    OT 697 - Fieldwork IIe: Doctoral Experiential Component


    Students will engage in a fieldwork experience relative to their chosen content area under the supervision of an appropriate professional. The specific nature of the fieldwork will be defined by the student in collaboration with a faculty member and will entail a 16-week full-time experience.
     

    Prerequisites & Notes
    (Prerequisite: OT 600)

    Credits: 12
  
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    OT 699 - Independent Study


    An advanced student-focused project requiring research, design, and implementation under faculty guidance and supervision.
     

    Credits: 1–4
  
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    OT 705 - Occupational Therapy Education Practicum


    Students will synthesize and evaluate current theories regarding teaching and learning in occupational therapy education and design classroom learning experiences for occupational therapy students. This course will require integration of previously acquired content knowledge and skills with both prior and new teaching and learning theories. Teaching experiences will occur within select junior- and/or senior-level courses.
     

    Credits: 3
  
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    PA 244 - Introduction to Pharmacy and the Healthcare System


    This course provides a critique and analysis of various healthcare system components as they relate to the practice of pharmacy. Professional standards, provider ethics, pharmacy practice sites, insurance issues, Medicare, and Medicaid will be examined.
     

    Prerequisites & Notes
    (Prerequisite: second-year pharmacy student status)

    Credits: 1
  
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    PA 335 - Marketing Applications in the Clinical Use of Drugs I (cross-listed as PB 335)


    Part one of a two-semester course sequence includes major concepts of rational drug therapy such as basic pathophysiology, pharmacology, and outcomes assessment for major drug classes and common disease states. Decision criteria as they apply to drug product selection are emphasized. 

    Prerequisites & Notes
    (Prerequisite: BS 311, BS 212, or BS 206; prerequisite or corequisite: PB 242 or permission of instructor)

    Credits: 3
  
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    PA 336 - Marketing Applications in the Clinical Use of Drugs II (cross-listed as PB 336)


    Part two of a two-semester course sequence includes major concepts of rational drug therapy such as basic pathophysiology, pharmacology, and outcomes assessment for major drug classes and common disease states. Decision criteria as they apply to drug product selection are emphasized. 4 class hrs

    Prerequisites & Notes
    (Prerequisites: BS 311, BS 212, or BS 206, and PA 335; prerequisite or corequisite: PB 242; or permission of instructor)

    Credits: 3
  
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    PA 344 - Community Pharmacy Management


    The course will focus on the operation and management of a community pharmacy. It will include an introduction into financial management, inventory management, personnel management, supply chain, marketing, legal considerations, integration of clinical and distributive functions with patient services. Students interested in community pharmacy or community pharmacy residencies are encouraged to enroll. 

     

    Prerequisites & Notes
    (Corequisite: PP 306) 

    Credits: 2

  
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    PA 462 - Pharmacy Management


    This course will focus on issues surrounding the management of the practice of pharmacy in freestanding and organized settings. It will include an introduction to personnel administration strategies used by pharmacists/managers. Tools and technologies related to the drug distribution process in various practice settings will be discussed. Policies and processes used to effect change in the drug use process will be covered, including: drug use evaluation, pharmacy and therapeutics committee functions, and medication therapy management services.
     

    Prerequisites & Notes
    (Prerequisites: P2 pharmacy student status, and either PP 317 and PP 318, or PP 381 and PP 382; corequisites: PC 411, PH 416, PP 465, and PP 467)

    Credits: 3
  
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    PA 465 - Pharmacoeconomics and Medication Selection


    This course will commence an exploration of how costs are perceived from the perspective of the insurer, provider, and consumer of healthcare. Clinical outcome measurements will then be addressed and related to the cost of therapy. The processes of medication selection and usage patterns will then be examined in the hospital setting as well as the role of the pharmacy benefits manager. Evidence-based pharmacoeconomic studies will serve as the basis for sound economic decision making with an appreciation of both commercial and intra-institutional influences and considerations.
     

    Prerequisites & Notes
    (Prerequisites: P1 year of PharmD program or pharmaceutical and healthcare business major, and PA 335)

    Credits: 2
  
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    PA 482 - Leadership for Healthcare Professionals


    Leadership for Healthcare Professionals is a follow-on course to the Special Topics in Leadership course currently offered to pharmacy and healthcare business students. The course will give students the opportunity to learn different styles of leadership and to better understand the balance between leadership theory and practice. The students will develop a leadership self-assessment and plan.
     

    Prerequisites & Notes
    (Prerequisite: PB 482)

    Credits: 2
  
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    PA 495 - Project in Pharmacy Administration


    Opportunity for qualified students to carry out a project in pharmacy administration application or research under the direction of a pharmacy administration faculty member. Each student is required to prepare a report summarizing his/her objectives, progress, and conclusions.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    (Prerequisites: pharmacy student status in professional years and permission of instructor)

    Credits: 1 to 3
  
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    PA 498 - Directed Study in Pharmacy Administration


    Opportunity for qualified students to expand their knowledge in an area of particular interest under the direction of a pharmacy administration faculty member.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    (Prerequisites: P2 pharmacy student status and permission of instructor)

    (Note: course is repeatable for credit)

    Credits: 1

  
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    PA 499 - Research in Pharmacy Administration


    Opportunity for qualified students to participate in research in the social, legal, or economic aspects of pharmacy. Preparation of an acceptable paper is required.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    (Prerequisites: completion of P2 and permission of instructor)

    (Note: course is repeatable for credit)

    Credits: 2

  
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    PA 547 - Managed Care Systems and Pharmacy Practice


    Focus on issues surrounding the practice of pharmacy in a managed care environment, including cost, payment, and a recognition of the key stakeholders in managed care. The second half of the course will address application of managed care principles of pharmacy practice. The impact of managed care on pharmacists working in community, ambulatory, or hospital pharmacy will be examined.
     

    Prerequisites & Notes
    (Prerequisite or corequisite: PA 444 or permission of instructor)

    Credits: 2
  
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    PA 561 - Law and Ethics


    Consideration of law and ethics in the context of pharmacy practice. Function, content, and enforcement of Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act; Controlled Substances Act; and state pharmacy practice acts; as well as professional liability. Consideration and application of ethical principles in situations occurring in pharmacy practice, as well as in other areas of personal responsibility.
     

    Prerequisites & Notes
    (Prerequisite: completion of P2 year of PharmD program)

    Credits: 2
  
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    PA 562 - Topics in Pharmacy Law, Ethics, and Issues


    Consideration of selected legal, ethical, and other issues that are of importance to the profession of pharmacy and the responsibilities of individual pharmacists. Discussions build on and extend the coverage of topics in the required PA 561 - Law and Ethics course. Topics considered are those of the greatest current and/or anticipated importance at the time the course is offered.
     

    Prerequisites & Notes
    (Prerequisite: PA 561)

    Credits: 2
  
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    PA 564 - Clinical Pharmacoeconomics


    An applied clinical introduction to pharmacy economics in healthcare delivery, with focus on the selection and monitoring of drug therapy and formulary management in the healthcare system. Various quantitative techniques will be covered.
     

    Credits: 2
  
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    PA 565 - Applied Pharmacoeconomics


    This is an applied, clinical introduction to economics in patient care and includes economic theory, therapeutic decision making, and current clinical and economic research. The focus of this pharmacoeconomic course will be on evaluating clinical outcomes, selection and monitoring of patient’s drug therapy, and formulary evaluation in healthcare. Various quantitative techniques will be covered, including decision analysis, cost-benefit and cost-effectiveness analysis, epidemiological and database considerations, and drug utilization economics, as well as quality-of-life questionnaires and assessment.
     

    Prerequisites & Notes
    (Prerequisite: must be enrolled in a degree program or have permission of course coordinator)

    Credits: 2
  
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    PA 697 - Directed Study in Pharmacy Administration


    Opportunity for qualified students to expand their knowledge of the economic, legal, or social aspects of pharmacy or research methods under the direction of a pharmacy administration faculty member.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    (Prerequisite: permission of instructor)

    (Note: course is repeatable for credit)

    Credits: 1 to 6

  
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    PA 742 - Health Systems Management (cross-listed as HP 742)


    This course provides an in-depth analysis of management issues related to various healthcare system components, including the consumers, providers, financiers, and regulators of health services.
     

    Prerequisites & Notes
    (Note: may not be offered every year)

    Credits: 3
  
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    PA 763 - Special Topics in Pharmacy


    Students participate in research on selected subjects under faculty supervision. Students prepare a paper analyzing a health issue.
     

    Credits: 1 to 4
  
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    PA 797 - Research


    Students conduct research in the social, administrative, or economic aspects of health services and pharmacy. Preparation of an acceptable research paper is required.
     

    Credits: 1 to 3
  
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    PA 806 - Social and Behavioral Health I


    This course will analyze the social and behavioral foundations of healthcare, including issues related to the development of healthcare professions. The social-psychological factors affecting how consumers regard cures and healing will be studied, as well as the relationship between professionals and the public.
     

    Prerequisites & Notes
    (Note: may not be offered every year)

    Credits: 3
  
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    PA 807 - Social and Behavioral Health II


    Societal values and needs will be compared with the domains, roles, and modalities used by health professionals. Selected public policy initiatives will also be analyzed, and options for future development in the professions will be explored.
     

    Prerequisites & Notes
    (Note: may not be offered every year)

    Credits: 3
  
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    PA 808 - Health Services and Policy


    Students in this course will analyze the policy and organizational foundations of healthcare including issues related to the past, present, and future of the professions. The political and economic factors affecting the healthcare process will be studied as well as the role of health practitioners relative to health institutions, government agencies, and the public.
     

    Prerequisites & Notes
    (Prerequisite: graduate student status or permission of instructor)

    Credits: 3
  
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    PA 810 - Health Services Research Methods (cross-listed as HP 810)


    This course will cover evaluating research methods, selecting research tools, designing a pilot study, and preparing grant applications. It also covers strategies for selecting research tools and ethics of research.
     

    Prerequisites & Notes
    (Prerequisite: ST 704 or other statistics course satisfactory to the instructor)

    Credits: 3
  
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    PA 830 - Advanced Principles of Pharmaceutical Law


    Analysis of court cases and other legal materials
     

    Prerequisites & Notes
    (Prerequisite: graduate student status)
    (Note: may not be offered every year)

    Credits: 3
  
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    PA 831 - Legal Aspects of Drug Development, Production, and Marketing


    Analysis of the government’s attempts to protect public health and individual welfare in the development, production, and marketing of pharmaceuticals and medical devices.
     

    Prerequisites & Notes
    (Prerequisite: graduate student status)
    (Note: may not be offered every year)

    Credits: 3
  
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    PA 840 - Health Economics (cross-listed as PB 840)


    This course focuses on the development and assessment of economic evaluation tools and decision analysis for pharmaceutical interventions and health services as well as how to assess patient preferences and quality of life. 
     

    Credits: 3
  
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    PA 850 - Advanced Social/Behavioral Studies I


    This course addresses the application of principal concepts in the social and behavioral sciences to the drug-use process.
     

    Prerequisites & Notes
    (Prerequisite: permission of instructor)
    (Note: may not be offered every year)

    Credits: 3
  
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    PA 890 - Graduate Seminar (cross-listed as HE 890)


    Speakers present research findings, reviews of current literature, and analysis of health policy topics of current interest.

    Credits: 1
  
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    PB 120 - Introduction to Business Seminar


    This course introduces and helps develop the foundation for successful business analysis and planning. This course explores the development of the corporation into its modern form and the relationship of important business writers, their methods, and their work on various business topics relevant to the major. 

    Credits: 2
  
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    PB 190 - Business Orientation


    Students will develop plans that will lead to academic success. Students will review on-campus services that support academic success. Students will begin to understand and apply the principles and practices of cooperative teamwork and begin to adopt exemplary personal and professional ethical standards. Students will begin to develop interpersonal communication and presentation skills and become self-directed learners.
     

    Credits: 1
  
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    PB 201 - Introduction to Microeconomics (cross-listed as EC 201)


    Discussion of theory of demand, supply, elasticity, utility, production and cost, perfectly and imperfectly competitive markets, marginal productivity, and income distribution. 

    Credits: 3
  
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    PB 202 - Introduction to Macroeconomics (cross-listed as EC 101)


    Fundamentals of economic theory with discussion of national income, money and banking, determination of income and employment, economic fluctuations, monetary and fiscal policy, international trade, and balance of payments. 

    Credits: 3
  
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    PB 242 - Healthcare Systems


    Survey of various healthcare system components, including consumers, providers, financiers, and regulators of health services.
     

    Credits: 2
  
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    PB 243 - Advanced Healthcare Systems


    This course is a continuation of PB 242 and will deepen the students’ understanding of the various healthcare system components as they relate to the pharmaceutical industry. This semester’s work will focus on health economics, economics of firms in the pharmaceutical industry, managed care, political and governmental issues, lobbying and advocacy, and international health systems. 

    Prerequisites & Notes
    (Prerequisite: PB 242)

    Credits: 3
  
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    PB 314 - Business Ethics


    This is a course in applied ethics with a focus on ethical issues arising in commercial life. Basic ethical theories will be studied and deployed in the analysis and evaluation of case studies on select issues in business ethics. 

    Credits: 3
  
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    PB 315 - Business Law


    Business law principles as applied in the management of a business or professional practice. Topics include basic contract law with special emphasis on sales contracts and business organizations (proprietorships, partnerships, and corporations) and responsibility for the acts of others with reference to principal/agent and employer/employee relationships, contractual discharge, and remedies.
     

    Credits: 3
  
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    PB 316 - Accounting Theory


    Financial data is utilized as a decision-making tool in the management of a business or a professional practice. Detailed analysis of the structure and systems of accounting followed by the use of accounting information through financial statements, working capital, cash flow analysis, and the complete accounting cycle.
     

    Credits: 3
  
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    PB 317 - Managerial Accounting


    This course examines methods for organizing, reporting and analyzing data from operations as well as effective cost accounting practices. Students will explore effective methods for formulating management decisions based on accounting data and, through case studies, apply these techniques to accounting and management issues unique to the pharmaceutical and health care industry. 

    Prerequisites & Notes
    (Prerequisite: PB 316) 

    Credits: 3
  
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    PB 318 - Financial Management


    Introduction to the theories, techniques, and instruments used in financial management and their application. Emphasis on the time value of money, stocks, and bonds; ratio analyses; financial institutions; and the analysis of financial statements.
     

    Prerequisites & Notes
    (Prerequisite: PB 316 or permission of instructor)

    Credits: 3
  
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    PB 319 - Introduction to Marketing Management


    An introduction to marketing activities such as product planning, promotion, pricing, and distribution. The relationship of these activities to the pharmaceutical industry, the pharmacy practitioner, and the consumer is explored.
     

    Credits: 3
  
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    PB 320 - Organizational Theory and Behavior


    An examination of theory and practice relevant to management of individual, group, and organizational behavior with an application of management principles to the resolution of personnel administration problems. Focuses on understanding, predicting, and influencing human behavior in organizations.
     

    Credits: 3
  
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    PB 323 - Principles of Management


    This introductory course addresses the methods by which management can influence organizations. Topics include planning, problem solving and decision making, organizational structure, delegation, leadership, motivation, interpersonal relationships, communications, quality management, and negotiations.
     

    Credits: 3
  
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    PB 325 - Introduction to Entrepreneurship—New Venture Creation


    This course shall enable students to evaluate their personal skills and interests as they relate to becoming an entrepreneur. Participants will learn the importance of entrepreneurship and the roles of the entrepreneur and other key stakeholders that impact an entrepreneurial business endeavor. These goals will primarily be achieved through the investigation and analysis of new venture creation.
     

    Prerequisites & Notes
    (Prerequisites: PB 316 or permission of instructor)

    Credits: 3
  
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    PB 333 - Supply Chain Management


    This course introduces students with a full range of supply chain challenges and sound techniques to manage them. Topics include global supply networks, inventory management, material forecasting, optimum order quantities and quality assurance programs. Course concepts and quantitative solution tools will be applied as students evaluate real world cases.

    Credits: 3
  
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    PB 335 - Marketing Applications in the Clinical Use of Drugs I (cross-listed as PA 335)


    Part one of a two-semester course sequence includes major concepts of rational drug therapy such as basic pathophysiology, pharmacology, and outcomes assessment for major drug classes and common disease states. Decision criteria as they apply to drug product selection are emphasized. 

    Prerequisites & Notes
    (Prerequisite: BS 311, BS 212, or BS 206; prerequisite or corequisite: PB 242 or permission of instructor)

    Credits: 3
  
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    PB 336 - Marketing Applications in the Clinical Use of Drugs II (cross-listed as PA 336)


    Part two of a two-semester course sequence includes major concepts of rational drug therapy such as basic pathophysiology, pharmacology, and outcomes assessment for major drug classes and common disease states. Decision criteria as they apply to drug product selection are emphasized. 4 class hrs

    Prerequisites & Notes
    (Prerequisites: BS 311, BS 212, or BS 206, and PA335; prerequisite or corequisite: PB 242; or permission of instructor)

    Credits: 4
  
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    PB 382 - Special Topics in Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Business I


    This is the first of four special topics courses, each of which focuses on relevant and important aspects of understanding the pharmaceutical and healthcare industry and developing skills needed to succeed in this business sector. The course content is subject to change from year to year and is intended to adjust content to be responsive to changing needs of the industry and educational requirements for our students.
     

    Prerequisites & Notes
    (Prerequisite: third-year undergraduate pharmaceutical and healthcare business student or permission of instructor)

    Credits: 2
  
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    PB 383 - Special Topics in Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Business II


    This is the second of four special topics courses, each of which focuses on relevant and important aspects of understanding the pharmaceutical and healthcare industry and developing skills needed to succeed in this business sector. The course content is subject to change from year to year and is intended to adjust content to be responsive to changing needs of the industry and educational requirements for our students.
     

    Prerequisites & Notes
    (Prerequisite: third-year undergraduate pharmaceutical and healthcare business student or permission of instructor)

    Credits: 2
  
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    PB 425 - Consumer Behavior: Healthcare Marketing Applications


    Detailed study of consumer behavior, with an emphasis on pharmaceutical and healthcare marketing application including examination of the decision-process models originally developed for marketing consumer products. Models of illness/health behavior and methods for market segmentation analysis, consumer-oriented marketing strategies, and tactics for attitude change and behavior motivation are introduced.
     

    Prerequisites & Notes
    (Prerequisite: PB 319 or permission of instructor)

    Credits: 3
  
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    PB 430 - Brand Management


    This course focuses on the essential principles, practices and leading-edge concepts of brand management to prepare students to lead a brand-centered, cross-functional marketing team. The course is designed to introduce the critical analytical, decision making, and planning frameworks and tools effective brand managers need at all stages of the product lifecycle. The emphasis in the course is to explore “what every brand manager needs to know” to operate successfully in any organization.

    Credits: 3
  
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    PB 435 - Advertising and Promotion


    This course offers a detailed study of advertising and promotion, with an emphasis on the pharmaceutical and life sciences industry, and healthcare marketing communications. An integrated marketing communications perspective will be emphasized. The course will examine healthcare advertising and promotion utilizing a range of media outlets, including print, digital, television, consumer magazines, and other emerging channels.
     

    Prerequisites & Notes
    (Prerequisite: PB 319 or permission of instructor)

    Credits: 3
  
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    PB 437 - International Marketing


    The international market for pharmaceuticals contributes a large part of the profits of many pharmaceutical companies. Decisions regarding entry and competition in these markets require knowledge of the global economy, entry strategies for international markets, licensing, contracts, cultural differences, risk management, payments, and strategies quite different from domestic policies. The course seeks to develop a basic understanding of the marketing of pharmaceuticals and medical devices in the international arena.
     

    Prerequisites & Notes
    (Prerequisite: PB 319 or permission of instructor)

    Credits: 2
  
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    PB 452 - Legal Aspects of Drug Development, Production, and Marketing


    This course provides a critique and analysis of the various laws and regulatory bodies affecting the pharmaceutical industry. The interaction of regulatory affairs with other departments in a pharmaceutical company will be considered, with a special emphasis on research and development and marketing.
     

    Credits: 2
  
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    PB 460 - Business Strategy


    This course focuses on the conceptual and operational models of strategic planning to deliver effective business-level and corporate-level strategies to achieve value creation and competitive advantage. The course is designed to introduce a wide variety of business strategy frameworks and methodologies with an emphasis on strategy formulation, assessment and implementation from a global, regional and local market perspective. 

    Credits: 3
  
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    PB 478 - Pharmaceutical Marketing Research


    This course offers a general introduction to marketing research, with an emphasis upon pharmaceutical industry and healthcare marketing applications. Marketing research is at the heart of pharmaceutical strategy development, guiding research and development decisions as well as marketing management. This course examines qualitative and quantitative marketing research techniques, including statistical methods for hypothesis testing. Study of secondary research sources will include the pharmaceutical market audits. Although the course will emphasize research methods used in the ethical pharmaceuticals segment, techniques such as observational research and mall intercepts, which are used in the OTC segment, will also be introduced.
     

    Prerequisites & Notes
    (Prerequisites: PB 319 and ST 310, or permission of instructor)

    Credits: 3
  
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    PB 482 - Special Topics in Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Business III


    This is the third of four special topics courses, each of which focuses on relevant and important aspects of understanding the pharmaceutical and healthcare industry and developing skills needed to succeed in this business sector. The course content is subject to change from year to year and is intended to adjust content to be responsive to changing needs of the industry and educational requirements for our students.
     

    Prerequisites & Notes
    (Prerequisite: fourth-year undergraduate pharmaceutical and healthcare business student or permission of instructor)

    Credits: 2
  
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    PB 483 - Special Topics in Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Business IV


    This is the fourth of four special topics courses, each of which focuses on relevant and important aspects of understanding the pharmaceutical and healthcare industry and developing skills needed to succeed in this business sector. The course content is subject to change from year to year and is intended to adjust content to be responsive to changing needs of the industry and educational requirements for our students.
     

    Prerequisites & Notes
    (Prerequisite: fourth-year undergraduate pharmaceutical and healthcare business student or permission of instructor)

    Credits: 2
  
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    PB 490 - Senior Thesis Methodology


    The senior thesis is an undergraduate capstone project which includes independent, original data collection for the pharmaceutical and healthcare business (PHB) major. It is a self-directed course in which the student produces a body of work which demonstrates an integration of knowledge and skills from the courses taken while in the PHB program. In Senior Thesis Methodology, the student will select a topic area of interest to the student based on knowledge of current events and issues, analyze related literature from scholarly publications, plan and conduct data collection to support a hypothesis. 

    Prerequisites & Notes
    (Prerequisite: PHB U4 students or permission of the instructor) 

    Credits: 2
  
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    PB 491 - Senior Thesis


    The senior thesis is an undergraduate capstone project which includes independent, original data collection for the pharmaceutical and healthcare business (PHB) major. It is a self-directed course in which the student produces a body of work which demonstrates an integration of knowledge and skills from the courses taken while in the PHB program. In Senior Thesis, the student will analyze their data collection and secondary research in support of the hypothesis they selected in PB 490. The student will develop a written thesis and explain and defend their project in the senior thesis class which will include a thorough evaluation of relevant literature pertaining to the selected topic. 

    Prerequisites & Notes
    (Prerequisite: PB 490)

    Credits: 3
  
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    PB 564 - Clinical Pharmacoeconomics (cross-listed as PA 564)


    An applied clinical introduction to pharmacy economics in healthcare delivery, with focus on the selection and monitoring of drug therapy and formulary management in the healthcare system. Various quantitative techniques will be covered.

    Credits: 2
  
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    PB 706 - Special Topics in Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Business


    This course is intended as a forum for studying current, innovative, or interdisciplinary topics in pharmaceutical and healthcare business. Its topic will, therefore, vary from term to term. Students’ assignments will be based upon the special topic being explored in the course.

    Credits: 1 to 3
  
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    PB 707 - Issues and Trends in Health Policy (cross-listed as HP 707)


    This course provides an orientation to analytical and substantive components that are necessary for understanding current health policy issues. Students gain an awareness of the complexities of major issues, such as the uninsured, quality assessment and disparities in outcomes, their historical evolution, and the nature of how different interests and actors interact in shaping them. They also learn to apply commonly used frameworks for policy analysis to a range of current health policy issues and themes.

    Credits: 3
 

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