Pharmacy and You (Option 1)

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Denise Walbrandt Pigarelli, Michael Pitterle, Amy Zwaska

Please meet in 1116 Rennebohm Hall on the first day of class.

Exploring Pharmacy I
Seminar 1, 8:35–10:30 F
General Chemistry I
Lecture 2, 1:20–2:10 MWF; Discussion 336, 12:05–12:55 TR; Lab 636, 2:25–5:25 R
Consumer Self-Care and Over-the-Counter Drugs
Lecture 1, 2:25–4:25 T

Are you considering a possible career in pharmacy? Would you like to learn more about contemporary pharmacy practice and postgraduate opportunities?

In Pharmacy 125: “Exploring Pharmacy I” we will consider:

  • pharmacy education process from admission to advanced training;
  • contemporary pharmacy practice, career pathways, and postgraduate opportunities;
  • medical terminology;
  • common drugs and diseases;
  • public health, health literacy, and communication;
  • interprofessional health provider practice;
  • pharmacist impact on patient care; and
  • drug discovery and development.

Class time will include regular discussion and integration of Chemistry 103 and Pharmacy Practice 305 content as well as use of case studies, guest instructors, readings, videos, and reflective assignments. First-year pharmacy students will serve as FIG mentors in the course. The course will be reflective and interactive in nature to develop communication, critical/analytical thinking, and problem-solving skills. Students will work on assignments and projects both individually and in small groups and will present information to the larger class to enhance teamwork and communication skills.

Chemistry 103: “General Chemistry I” — Introduction to stoichiometry and the mole concept; the behavior of gases, liquids, and solids; thermochemistry; electronic structure of atoms and chemical bonding; descriptive chemistry of selected elements and compounds; and intermolecular forces.

Pharmacy Practice 305: “Consumer Self-Care and Over-the-Counter Drugs” —  Provides you with information regarding self-care of common, minor health conditions. Emphasis on illness prevention, health condition symptoms, guidelines for over-the-counter product use, adverse effects and alcohol/drug interactions of over-the-counter products, and when to request professional care.