Pharm D

Pharmacy Curriculum - Pharm.D. Pharmacy Electives

Pharmacy electives offered in the: Fall - Spring - Summer AND
Electives Outside the College of Pharmacy approved to satisfy Pharmacy elective credit (limit 3-hours).

Note: Please keep in mind that we attempt to offer these electives each semester as posted. However, there are semesters we are not able to do so. During our semesterly academic advising session, we will present the electives that will be actually offered during the upcoming semester(s).

For more details regarding some of these electives, please see syllabi

Professional Sequence Electives
Fall elective offerings

PHR 326C: Community Pharmacy Management - Dr. Marv Shepherd
Prereq: PHR 244C (Pharmacy and the Health Care System)
Offered: fall (Austin only)
Advanced concepts in community pharmacy management for the student who wants to become a pharmacy owner or manager. Topics include operational, personnel and financial management, marketing, layout and design; and the delivery of pharmaceutical care in a community pharmacy setting.

PHR 160K/260K/360K: Basic Study in Pharmaceutical Research- Independent research with an individual faculty  
Prereq: 1st professional year standing.  Forms available in the Student Affairs Office.
Offered: fall, spring, and summer (all sites)
Original investigation in any area of the pharmaceutical sciences. NO MORE THAN 3 HOURS may be applied to satisfy professional pharmacy elective requirements. Students may register for these courses on a pass/fail basis. The student's commitment is three laboratory hours each week for one semester for each credit hour taken.

PHR 270C: Communication Skills for Health Professionals - Dr. Carl Erickson
Prereq: none; designed for pharmacy, premed, predent and nursing students
Offered: fall (Austin only)
Designed for pharmacy, pre-medicine, pre-dental, and nursing.  Oral communication skills used by health professionals.  Emphasis on developing personal and professional confidence through improving oral communication skills.  Small and large group presentations.

PHR 270M: Inpatient Adult Medicine – Drs. Laurajo Ryan & Chris Martin
            Offered on the letter grade basis only.
            Prereq: Completion of the 2nd professional year in the College of Pharmacy
            Offered: fall (all sites via broadcast)
Clinical therapeutic management of adult patients in an inpatient, institutional (primarily hospital) setting. 

PHR 270S: Interprofessional Community Service Learning - Dr. Veronica Young
            Offered on the letter-grade basis only.
Prereq: Completion of the 2nd professional year in the College of Pharmacy
Offered: fall (San Antonio only)
Integration of community service with contemporary pharmacy practice, with a focus on social justice and social determinants of healthcare.  Weekly didactic modules. Forty hours of service learning practicum with a community partner.  Twice monthly group meetings.

PHR 270R: Leadership Skills - Dr. David Burgess
            Prereq: Completion of the 2nd professional year in the College of Pharmacy
Offered: fall (San Antonio only)
Development of leadership skills associated with team-based therapeutic approaches to healthcare.  Designed to enhance skill sets associated with interdisciplinary and interprofessional healthcare  teams.

PHR 372K: Hospital Pharmacy (not management) - Ms. Donna Burkett
Prereq: Admission to the professional pharmacy curriculum
Offered: fall (Austin only)
Basic principles, standards and procedures involved in providing professional pharmaceutical services in hospitals.

PHR 177K, 277K, 377K: Advanced Study in Pharmaceutical Research- Independent research with an individual faculty  
Prereq: 2nd professional standing in PharmD program and consent of instructor
Offered: fall, spring, and summer (all sites)
Advanced original investigation in these areas of the pharmacy curriculum. NO MORE THAN 3 HOURS may be applied to satisfy pharmacy elective requirements. Students may register for these courses on a pass/fail basis. The student's commitment is three laboratory hours each week for one semester for each credit hour taken.

PHR 281H Interprofessional Health Care for HIV Patient Management – Dr. Veronica Young
            Offered on the letter-grade basis only.
            Prereq: Completion of the 2nd professional year in the College of Pharmacy
            Offered: fall (San Antonio only)
Interprofessional teamwork, health literacy, treatment guidelines, patient safety, and medication reconciliation in the care of patients with the human immunodeficiency virus.  Conducted at an HIV clinic in Texas.  Students complete six hours of required Web-based instruction before beginning the clinical components.

PHR 384D: Antimicrobics: Mechanism of Action and Clinical Use - Drs. Pat Davis and Emory Martin
Prereq: PHR 675E and 175P
Offered: fall (all sites via broadcast)
Mechanisms of antimicrobial activity and the development of bacterial resistance, and their relationship to clinical therapy.

PHR 386G: Spanish For Pharmacy Professionals- Dr. Cristina Cabello De Martinez
Prereq: Completion of the 2nd professional year in the College of Pharmacy, and one year of college-level Spanish or consent of instructor
Offered: fall (taught separately in Austin, El Paso, and Rio Grande regions)
Intermediate communication skills in Spanish. 

 PHR 292G Botanicals & Nutriceuticals- Dr. Rosa Schnyer
            Offered on the letter grade basis only
            Prereq: Credit or registration for PHR 185P, 695F, and 395G
            Offered: fall (all sites via broadcast)
An introduction of biologically based complementary and alternative medicine practices.   Examines the most commonly used botanicals and pharmacological effects, mechanisms of action, side effects, contraindications, and common dosage guidelines.  Emphasis on how to access and interpret continuously emerging evidence in this field and how to use this information to guide and monitor patients within the context of a pharmacy practice.


Professional Sequence Electives
SPRING elective offerings

PHR 322P: New Concepts, Topics and Issues in Pharmacy Practice - Dr. Marv Shepherd
Prereq: Credit or registration for Pharmacy 364D (Pharmacy & the Healthcare System)
Offered: spring (Austin only)
New concerns, topics, and issues in pharmacy practice. 

PHR 326M: Applied Pharmacy Management- Ms. Donna Burkett
Prereq: Pharmacy 244C and 144P (Pharmacy Administration Lecture & Lab)
Offered: spring (Austin only)
Organizational structure of the hospital pharmacy; principles of financial systems and personnel management.

PHR 160K/260K/360K: Basic Study in Pharmaceutical Research- Independent research with an individual faculty    
Prereq: 1st professional year standing. Forms available in the Student Affairs Office.
Offered: fall, spring, and summer (all sites)
Original investigation in any area of the pharmaceutical sciences. NO MORE THAN 3 HOURS may be applied to satisfy professional pharmacy elective requirements. Students may register for these courses on a pass/fail basis. The student's commitment is three laboratory hours each week for one semester for each credit hour taken.

PHR 362L: Clinical Toxicology - Dr. Alan Combs
Prereq: Admission to the professional pharmacy curriculum
Offered: spring and summer (2nd summer session)- Austin only
A course in toxicology that focuses on common poisons and their management; designed for pharmacy students planning to enter general practice.

PHR 270D: Nutritional Aspects in Clinical Pharmacy- Dr. Laurajo Ryan
            Offered on the letter-grade basis only.
Prereq: Completion of the 1st professional year in the PharmD program
Offered: spring (all sites via broadcast)
Explores the interrelationships of nutrition, disease, and drug therapy, including aspects of both normal and clinical nutrition, nutritional deficiencies, and the metabolic consequences or diseases associated with malnutrition.  Patient case studies examine both the effects of drug therapy on nutrition and the effects of nutrition on drug therapy.  Disease states covered includes cardiovascular disease, diabetes, hepatic and renal failure, and anemia.

PHR 270N: Introduction to Nuclear Pharmacy – Dr. Aaron Buchan
Prereq: PHR 252C (Biopharmaceutics), 371S and 171P (Integrated Basic & Applied Kinetics); or consent of instructor
            Offered: spring (possibly all sites via broadcast)
An overview of nuclear pharmacy, a recognized specialty area of pharmacy practice focusing
on the compounding and dispensing of radioactive materials for use in
nuclear medicine procedures (therapeutic, diagnostic, and imaging).

PHR 177K, 277K, 377K: Advanced Study in Pharmaceutical Research- Independent research with an individual faculty  
Prereq: 2nd professional year standing and consent of instructor
Offered: fall, spring, and summer (all sites)
Advanced original investigation in these areas of the pharmacy curriculum. NO MORE THAN 3 HOURS may be applied to satisfy pharmacy elective requirements. Students may register for these courses on a pass/fail basis. The student's commitment is three laboratory hours each week for one semester for each credit hour taken.

PHR 280U: Case Studies in Emerging Infections - Dr. Pat Davis
Prereq: Completion of the 1st professional year in the College of Pharmacy
Offered: spring (all sites via broadcast)
Case studies in the analysis and therapeutic control of recurring, cycling, and newly emerging infectious diseases.

PHR 283U: Multidisciplinary Pain Management- Dr. Scott Strassels
            Offered on the letter-grade basis only.
Prereq: Admission to the PharmD program
Offered: spring (all sites via broadcast)
Problem-based instruction to help health profession students acquire knowledge and skills in the care of patients with acute and chronic pain.  Taught by faculty members in medicine, pharmacy, and nursing.

 


Professional Sequence Electives
SUMMER elective offerings

PHR 629D Pharmacy Association Management- Dr. Marv Shepherd
Prereq: PHR 364D (Pharmacy & the Health Care System)
Offered: summer (Austin only)
Experience working in a pharmacy association, including active involvement in some managerial aspect of the association

PHR 160K/260K/360K: Basic Study in Pharmaceutical Research 
Prereq: 1st professional year standing.  Forms available in the Student Affairs Office.
Offered: fall, spring, and summer (all sites)
Original investigation in any area of the pharmaceutical sciences. NO MORE THAN 3 HOURS may be applied to satisfy professional pharmacy elective requirements. Students may register for these courses on a pass/fail basis. The student's commitment is three laboratory hours each week for one semester for each credit hour taken.

PHR 362L: Clinical Toxicology - Dr. Alan Combs
Prereq: Admission to the professional pharmacy curriculum
Offered: spring and summer (2nd summer session)- Austin only
 A course in toxicology that focuses on common poisons and their management; designed for pharmacy students planning to enter general practice.

PHR 177K, 277K, 377K: Advanced Study in Pharmaceutical Research
Prereq: 2nd professional year standing and consent of instructor
Offered: fall, spring, and summer (all sites)

Advanced original investigation in these areas of the pharmacy curriculum. NO MORE THAN 3 HOURS may be applied to satisfy pharmacy elective requirements. Students may register for these courses on a pass/fail basis. The student's commitment is three laboratory hours each week for one semester for each

 

Professional Sequence Electives
OUTSIDE of the College of Pharmacy
These courses must be taken while in the PharmD program to satisfy pharmacy elective credit.
Only one (3-hour) course from the following list will be applied to the pharmacy elective requirement.  You will still need to take a pharmacy elective WITHIN the College of Pharmacy.
Business Foundations site: http://new.mccombs.utexas.edu/bba/business-foundations

ACC 310F- Foundations of Accounting
Prereq: lower division standing
Offered: fall, spring, and summer
An introduction to financial and managerial accounting, with emphasis on the content, interpretation, and uses of accounting reports. Discussion of the determination and reporting of net income and financial position, and the theories underlying business financial statements; consideration of managerial accounting topics designed to extend the student's knowledge to the planning and controlling of the operations of the firm.

FIN 320F – Foundations of Finance
Prereq: upper division standing
Offered: fall, spring, and summer
Principles of effective financial management, including planning, organization, and control; financial intermediaries; securities markets; evaluating alternative assets, debt, and capital structures.

MAN 320F- Foundations of Organizational Behavior and Administration
Prereq: upper division standing
Offered: fall, spring, and summer
An introduction to the management of organizations. Issues are addressed from the perspectives of strategy and planning, organizational behavior, and operations management.  

MIS 311F- Foundations of Information Technology Management
Prereq: upper division standing
Offered: fall, spring, and summer
Explores how information technology helps to achieve competitive advantage and improve decision making, business processes, operations, and organizational design. Uses a cross-functional perspective to recognize the role of technology across business activities of management, finance, marketing, human resources, and operations.

MKT 320F- Foundations or Principles of Marketing
Prereq: upper division standing
Offered: fall, spring, and summer
Introduction to basic concepts and terminology in marketing: the process of developing marketing strategy, the role of marketing activities within the firm, external influences that affect the development of marketing strategy, and basic analytical tools appropriate to marketing decision making.  




Last Reviewed: April 4, 2011

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