Catalogue 2019 - 2020

PHAR 540 IPPE Health Services



Course Description

This course is based on the College of Pharmacy's outcome statements and accreditation standards for introductory pharmacy practice experience. In this rotation, learners will build a knowledge base of institutional pharmacy practice. Learners will gain insight and develop a sense of involvement in institutional pharmacy practice by applying basic pharmacy care within various aspects of the health system. Through observation and participation, learners will explore the various facets of health system pharmacy practice by integrating communication skills and relating didactic instruction to clinical involvement, humanistic care of patients, and social awareness of unmet medical needs. This may include, but is not limited to: patient care; medication-related services; screening for medical problems using a collaborative approach; and working within organizational structures with varying management styles. Learners will also develop an appreciation of various practice modalities, inclusive of, but not limited to: prescriber order entry systems, electronic medical records, prescription automation and informatics, purchasing, formulary control, medical teams, research, and committees. Learners will continue to gain insight into self and professional goals through reflection and on-going development of professional portfolios.


Spring Only