Chicago College of Pharmacy

Downers Grove, IL Campus

Core Course Descriptions

Chicago College of Pharmacy

Prerequisites are listed for those courses with such requirements. When no prerequisite is listed in a course description it is implied that there is no prerequisite.

For students entering the Doctor of Pharmacy Program in or prior to 2015, course descriptions are provided for the last professional year only.

Abbreviation/Number
Course Name

PPRAD 1801

Reflective Portfolio IV

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This course provides students with a framework to document regular self assessment of his/her progressive achievement of curricular outcomes. Lecture topics include review of reflective writing, introduction to longitudinal reflective writing, defining evidence, common mistakes made in previous portfolios, and the value of continued self-assessment and planning for continuous professional development.

Credits: 0.5

Prerequisites

PS-IV standing

PPRAD 1885

Elective Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience

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Pharmacy students may select from a list of electives with a variety of non-patient care foci or an additional clinical specialty pharmacy practice experience. Pharmacy students under the supervision of an adjunct faculty or full faculty member will gain experience in their chosen elective area. The student will complete 3 major projects with a focus applicable to the site. The student will develop a philosophy of practice regarding the role of the pharmacist as a member of the healthcare team.

Credits: 9

PPRAD 1886

Community Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience

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Pharmacy students under the supervision of an adjunct faculty member will gain experience in community pharmacy practice including dispensing procedures, pharmacy law, practice management and OTC pharmacotherapy assessment. The student will assess drug therapy, monitor clinical interventions, practice counseling and patient care skills, and complete a journal club and a case presentation. The student will develop a philosophy of practice regarding the role of the pharmacist as a member of the healthcare team.

Credits: 9

PPRAD 1887

Hospital Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience

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Pharmacy students under the supervision of an adjunct faculty will gain experience in hospital pharmacy practice, and interactions with other health care providers. The student will participate in drug therapy assessment, patient care activities and monitor outcomes in various patient populations. The student will complete case presentations and other assignments. The student will develop a philosophy of practice regarding the role of the pharmacist as a member of the healthcare team.

Credits: 9

PPRAD 1888

General Medicine Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience

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Pharmacy students under the supervision of an adjunct or full faculty member will gain experience in general medicine pharmacy practice including practice management and interactions with other health care providers, participate in drug therapy assessment, patient care activities and monitor outcomes in various patient populations. The student may complete a journal club, a case presentation and/or a drug information paper. The student will develop a philosophy of practice regarding the role of the pharmacist as a member of the healthcare team.

Credits: 9

PPRAD 1889

Ambulatory Care Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience

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Pharmacy students under the supervision of an adjunct or full faculty member will gain experience in ambulatory care pharmacy practice, including practice management, interactions with other health care providers, participation in drug therapy assessment, patient care activities, and monitoring outcomes in various patient populations. The student may complete a journal club, a case presentation and/or a drug information paper. The student will develop a philosophy of practice regarding the role of the pharmacist as a member of the healthcare team.

Credits: 9

PPRAD 1890

Clinical Specialty Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience

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Pharmacy students under the supervision of an adjunct or full faculty member will gain experience in clinical specialty pharmacy practice, including practice management, interactions with other health care providers, participation in drug therapy assessment, patient care activities, and monitoring outcomes in various patient populations. The student may complete a journal club, a case presentation and/or a drug information paper. The student will develop a philosophy of practice regarding the role of the pharmacist as a member of the healthcare team.

Credits: 9

PPRAD 1810

PharmD Seminar

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This course provides the student an opportunity to review pharmacy-related concepts and clinical reasoning skills to prepare them to be successful, competent pharmacists that are able to contribute meaningfully to the profession. Topics covered will systematically address the NAPLEX® Competency Statements: Ensure Safe and Effective Pharmacotherapy and Health Outcomes; Safe and Accurate Preparation, Compounding, Dispensing, and Administration of Medications and Provision of Health Care Products.

Credits: 4

Prerequisite

Concurrently enrolled in APPE coursework