Catalogue 2019 - 2020

PHAR 643 IPPE Health System




Acceptance into 1st Year Pharmacy (Recommended, Previous).

Course Description

In this early exposure, learners will begin to 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 grating communication skills and relating didactic instruction to clinical involvement, humanistic patients, and social awareness of unmet medical needs. This may include, but is not limited to: 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: Learners will give presentations at the end of the semester.


Fall Only