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School of Medicine and Health Sciences
Physical Therapy (PT)
Introduction to the Pharmacy Profession
Intro to Pharmacy Profession
Fall 2017
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The evolving role of the pharmacist in the health care system. Attributes, attitudes, and ethical standards expected of the profession. Concepts of patient-centered care, collaborative care, and the pharmacist as an advocate, educator and health promoter. Pharmacy career paths.
1. Discuss the evolution of pharmacy, scope of practice and the roles of the pharmacist from manufacturer and distributor of medications to a direct patient care provider responsible for all medication-related care, patient safety, education, and outcomes. [BJD Student Learning Outcome 6] 2. Review how health care and pharmacy differ in the United States as compared to other countries. [BJD Student Learning Outcome 9.3] 3. Define interprofessional patient-centered care and discuss its impact on patient health outcomes. [BJD Student Learning Outcome 7.1 and 7.3] 4. Distinguish between legislation and regulation and identify the various roles of government agencies in the regulation of pharmacy. [BJD Student Learning Outcome 5.2] 5. Convey the importance of pharmacists as patient and profession advocates. [BJD Student Learning Outcome 8.4] 6. Give examples of the means by which pharmacists can promote and improve community / public health. BJD Student Learning Outcome 10 7. Self-assess professionalism and develop a plan for improving or maintaining professional attitudes and behaviors. [BJD Student Learning Outcome 7.2, 8.1 and 8.2] 8. Examine personal strengths and reflect on how to use individual strengths to collaborate and lead. [BJD Student Learning Outcome 8.1 & 8.3] 9. Apply the “Four Principles Approach” to defend opposing opinions regarding an ethical health care dilemma. [BJD Student Learning Outcome 7.4] 10. Develop a curriculum vitae and explain the purpose of electronic portfolios for continuous professional development. [BJD Student Learning Outcome 8] 11. Discover the career and postgraduate opportunities available to pharmacists. [BJD Student Learning Outcome 8]

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