Course Descriptions

Health Professions Education Emphasis Area Courses

Doctor of Health Science Degree

Abbreviation/Number
Course Name

PHARD 1653

Pharmacology III

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Credits: 2

PPRAD 1322

Tobacco Cessation

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This course will enable students to gain the knowledge and skills necessary to provide comprehensive tobacco cessation counseling to patients who use tobacco. Topics of emphasis include epidemiology of tobacco use, principles of addition, methods of assisting patients with quitting, and available tobacco cessation products.

Credits: 1

Prerequisite

PPRAD 1532 Pharmacotherapeutics I

PPRAD 1771

IPPE Clinical Skills & Simulation II

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Credits: 2

PSCID 1621, 1622, 1623

Chemical Principles of Drug Action I, II, III

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Concepts of drug-target interactions and structure-activity relationships are discussed for major drug classes. Classification is based on a drug's mechanism of action at its biological target. Routes of drug metabolism, drug transport and the predication of drug-drug, drug-disease and drug-food interactions based on chemical properties are presented. Examples of drug action in the cardiovascular, endocrine, central nervous, and immune systems and anti-infective agents will be discussed, as well as the impact of pharmacogenomics.

Prerequisites
  • Prerequisite for PSCID 1621 Chemical Principles of Drug Action I, 3.5 credits: PS-II standing, Concurrent enrollment in PHARD 1651 Pharmacology I
  • Prerequisite for PSCID 1622 Chemical Principles of Drug Action II, 2.5 credits: Completion of PSCID 1621 Chemical Principles of Drug Action I and concurrent enrollment in PHARD 1652 Pharmacology II
  • Prerequisite for PSCID 1623 Chemical Principles of Drug Action III, 2 credits: Completion of PSCID 1621 Chemical Principles of Drug Action I and concurrent enrollment in PHARD 1653 Pharmacology III

PPRAD 1652

IPPE Longitudinal II

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Credits: 1

Prerequisites

Prerequisite for PPRAD 1651 IPPE Longitudinal I, 2 credits, PS-II standing

Prerequisite for PPRAD 1652 IPPE Longitudinal II, 1 credit: Completion of PPRAD 1651 IPPE Longitudinal I, PS-II standing

Prerequisite for PPRAD 1653 IPPE Longitudinal III, 1.5 credits: Completion of PPRAD 1652 IPPE Longitudinal II, PS-II standing