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MS Curriculum

Health-System Pharmacy Administration Masters’

2014-2016 Curriculum


Fall Year 1
Credit
Hours
PACE 815 Evaluation Research and Project Design (McLaughlin) 3
PACE 820 Health-System Pharmacy Leadership (Cox / Daniels) 3
PHRS 899 Seminar 1
PHRS 991 Research in PACE 3
Cumulative Total 10
   
Spring Year 1  
PACE 833 Overview to Health Systems (Dedrick / Decoske) 3
PACE 825 Foundational Practices of a Successful Health-System Department of Pharmacy
(Kessler / Wolfe / Forshay)
3
3
PHRS 899 Seminar 1
PHRS 991 Research in PACE 3
Cumulative Total 20
   
Fall Year 2  
PACE 860 Advanced Hospital Pharmacy Operations (Eckel) 3
PHRS 899 Seminar 1
PHRS 993 Thesis Substitute 3
Cumulative Total 27
   
Spring Year 2  
PACE 832 Financial Management of Health-system Pharmacy (Wernoski / Bush) 3
PHRS 899 Seminar 1
PHRS 993 Thesis Substitute 3
Grand Total 34

 


Course Descriptions


PACE 815 Evaluation Research and Project Design: This course provides formal instruction on critical components of evaluation research, study design, and data analyses that a Master in Pharmaceutical Sciences with a specialization in health system pharmacy administration graduate will need in the workplace.

 

PACE 820 Health-System Pharmacy Leadership: This course focuses on principles of leadership and strategies used by leaders, with an emphasis in health-system pharmacy. Active learning strategies are used to examine and model leadership principles.

 

PACE 825 Foundational Practices of a Successful Health-System Department of Pharmacy: This course will focus on the Foundational Practices of a Successful Health-System Department of Pharmacy. Topics covered include medication safety, pharmacy informatics, and human resources management.

 

PACE 832 Financial Management of Health-system Pharmacy: This course provides an overview of the current financial environment in the health care industry and is intended to familiarize students with general accounting principles and financial management skills required to lead and manage pharmacy services in a health care organization.

 

PACE 833 Overview to Health Systems: This course is designed to expose participants to real world issues facing health system pharmacy leaders and to teach participants to work through concepts, processes, and challenges that are and will be faced.

 

PACE 860 Advanced Hospital Pharmacy Operations: This course is intended to build on the basic principles of pharmacy operations learned through coursework and experience as professional students as well as work experience.

 

PHRS 899 Seminar: This course is required for all Pharmaceutical Sciences graduate students. Other students must obtain permission from the divisional course director. Class format consists of seminar presentations by students and/or faculty or invited speakers. Students are expected to actively engage in seminar activities and discussions.

 

PHRS 991 Research in PACE: This is a variable credit course required for all Pharmaceutical Sciences graduate students by their second semester. Teaching/learning methods consist of a pharmaceutical sciences-based mentored research training experience involving independent work and research reports that must be filed at the end of the semester.

 

PHRS 993 Thesis Substitute: Prerequisite, PHRS 991 or equivalent. Students register for thesis credits after successfully passing their comprehensive written examination. A minimum of 3 credit hours of thesis research and writing is required for Pharmaceutical Sciences graduate students.


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