Courses for Area of Concentration in Comprehensive Medication Management and High-Risk Populations

Didactic Courses (6 units):

PHRD 655: Geriatric Pharmacy I (3 units)
Specialized knowledge and skills in geriatric pharmacy, pharmacology of aging, and unique functions of health care team providing care to the elderly patient.

PHRD 656: Geriatric Pharmacy II (3 units)
Specialized knowledge and skills in gerontology and geriatric pharmacy including the pathophysiology of selected cardiovascular, endocrine, genitourinary gastrointestinal disorders, osteoarthritis, and osteoporosis.

PHRD 669: Health Care Needs of Special Populations (3 units)
Development of specialized knowledge and skills for delivering comprehensive medication management to high-risk patients by addressing health disparities, cultural and economic barriers, health literacy, and behavioral health issues.

PHRD 677: Risk Assessment and Management in Pharmacy Practice (3 units)
Specific risk management issues, legal and professional expectations of pharmacists, and assessing and avoiding risk.

Experiential Courses (6 units):

PHRD 731: Advanced Geriatrics APPE (6 units)
Directed projects/practical experience in geriatric drug therapy.

PHRD 750: Advanced Pharmacy Practice Elective (APPE) (6 units, max 18)
Pharmacy practice experience (internship) course in a health care setting.