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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - HIM6137

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Current Status: Approved, Permanent Archive - 2011-09-01
Campus: Tampa
Submission Type: New
Course Change Information (for course changes only):
Comments: To GC for review 4/4/11; corrected 6/1/11; reviewed 6/6/11; objectives need revision; emailed 6/29/11. cleared; GC approved 7/5/11. To USF Syst 7/5/11; to SCNS 7/13/11. Approved (Effective 8/1/11)


  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    2469 2011-02-17
     
    Department College Budget Account Number
    Dean's Office MD 0-6108-000
     
    Contact Person Phone Email
    Michael J. Barber, D.Phil. 974 9908 mbarber@health.usf.edu

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    HIM 6137 Pharmacy Informatics

    Is the course title variable? N
    Is a permit required for registration? Y
    Are the credit hours variable? N
    Is this course repeatable?
    If repeatable, how many times? 0

    Credit Hours Section Type Grading Option
    3 C - Class Lecture (Primarily) -
     
    Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum)
    Pharmacy Informatics
     
    Course Online? Percentage Online
    B - Face-to-face and online (separate sections) 0

    Prerequisites

    HIM 6118

    Corequisites

    Course Description

    Provides a discussion of the various facets of health informatics of interest to the pharmacy professional,

    including the collection, storage, retrieval, communication and optimal use of pharmaceutical-related data, information and knowledge.


  3. Justification

    A. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course.

    Needed for new program/concentration/certificate

    B. What is the need or demand for this course? (Indicate if this course is part of a required sequence in the major.) What other programs would this course service?

    Health informatics represents an evolving and very popular topic in the biomedical sciences and healthcare field that deals with the collection, storage, retrieval, communication and optimal use of health-related data, information and knowledge. The discipline combines the methodolgies of medical sciences and information technology. This course focuses on the application of HI to pharmacy activities.

    C. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times?

    No

    D. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.)

    All instructors will possess PharmD, PhD or MD degrees and have experience in information technology and management and the application to healthcare


  4. Other Course Information

    A. Objectives

    At the end of this course, students will be able to:

    • Understand the role of pharmacy informatics in revolutionizing healthcare delivery, administration, education, and research.

    • Discuss the standards and controlled vocabularies that pharmacists will confront throughout their careers.

    • Compare and contrast the types of information systems that exist in hospitals and pharmacies.

    • Identify major pharmacy informatics applications.

    • Review the basic elements of pharmacy information and automation systems.

    • Discuss how the successful implementation and use of electronic prescribing and EPRs offer considerable opportunities for pharmacists to improve patient care.

    • Analyze obstacles and success factors for implementing and integrating information and decision technologies in pharmacy practice.

    • Discuss the management and policy implications of introducing informatics applications into clinical pharmacy programs for process efficiency and quality improvement.

    • Develop teamwork skills to mediate the communication between healthcare professionals and IT personnel.

    • Develop experience in analyzing practical problems and solving problems with appropriate pharmacy informatics approaches.

    B. Learning Outcomes

    At the end of this course, students will be able to:

    • Understand the role of pharmacy informatics in revolutionizing healthcare delivery, administration, education, and research.

    • Discuss the standards and controlled vocabularies that pharmacists will confront throughout their careers.

    • Compare and contrast the types of information systems that exist in hospitals and pharmacies.

    • Identify major pharmacy informatics applications.

    • Review the basic elements of pharmacy information and automation systems.

    • Discuss how the successful implementation and use of electronic prescribing and EPRs offer considerable opportunities for pharmacists to improve patient care.

    • Analyze obstacles and success factors for implementing and integrating information and decision technologies in pharmacy practice.

    • Discuss the management and policy implications of introducing informatics applications into clinical pharmacy programs for process efficiency and quality improvement.

    • Develop teamwork skills to mediate the communication between healthcare professionals and IT personnel.

    • Develop experience in analyzing practical problems and solving problems with appropriate pharmacy informatics approaches.

    C. Major Topics

    The major course topics include:

    UNIT 1: INTRODUCTION TO PHARMACY INFORMATICS

    UNIT 2: DRIVERS OF CHANGE

    UNIT 3: VOCABULARIES AND DATABASES

    UNIT 4: PHARMACY INFORMATION SYSTEMS

    UNIT 5: PHARMACY BAR CODING TECHNOLOGY

    UNIT 6: AVOIDING MEDICATION ERRORS

    UNIT 7: TERTIARY INFORMATION SOURCES

    UNIT 8: PDA’S AND HAND-HELD DEVICES

    UNIT 9: CLINICAL PHARMACOKINETIC SOFTWARE

    UNIT 10: CLINICAL DECISION SUPPORT SYSTEMS

    UNIT 11: DATA MINING FOR PHARMACY OUTCOMES

    UNIT 12: VIRTUAL PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCES

    UNIT 13: PHARMACY AUTOMATION SYSTEMS

    UNIT 14: MANAGEMENT ISSUES

    UNIT 15: IMPLEMENTING PHARMACY SYSTEMS: FACILITATORS & BARRIERS

    D. Textbooks

    “Pharmacy Informatics”. Anderson, P.O., McGuiness, S.M. & Bourne, P.E., Eds., CRC Press (2009)

    ISBN-13: 978-1420071757

    E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases

    Additional and appropriate course readings will be identified and posted on Blackboard.

    F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy

    2 unit reports (research papers) 10% each

    Comprehensive midterm exam 35%

    Comprehensive final exam 45%

    G. Assignments, Exams and Tests

    The course requires completion of:

    15 unit quizzes (self-assessment)

    2 Unit reports (research papers)

    Comprehensive midterm exam

    Comprehensive final exam

    H. Attendance Policy

    Course Attendance at First Class Meeting – Policy for Graduate Students: For structured courses, 6000 and above, the College/Campus Dean will set the first-day class attendance requirement. Check with the College for specific information. This policy is not applicable to courses in the following categories: Educational Outreach, Open University (TV), FEEDS Program, Community Experiential Learning (CEL), Cooperative Education Training, and courses that do not have regularly scheduled meeting days/times (such as, directed reading/research or study, individual research, thesis, dissertation, internship, practica, etc.). Students are responsible for dropping undesired courses in these categories by the 5th day of classes to avoid fee liability and academic penalty. (See USF Regulation – Registration - 4.0101,

    http://usfweb2.usf.edu/usfgc/ogc%20web/currentreg.htm)

    Attendance Policy for the Observance of Religious Days by Students: In accordance with Sections 1006.53 and 1001.74(10)(g) Florida Statutes and Board of Governors Regulation 6C-6.0115, the University of South Florida (University/USF) has established the following policy regarding religious observances: (http://usfweb2.usf.edu/usfgc/gc_pp/acadaf/gc10-045.htm)

    In the event of an emergency, it may be necessary for USF to suspend normal operations. During this time, USF may opt to continue delivery of instruction through methods that include but are not limited to: Blackboard, Elluminate, Skype, and email messaging and/or an alternate schedule. It’s the responsibility of the student to monitor Blackboard site for each class for course specific communication, and the main USF, College, and department websites, emails, and MoBull messages for important general information.

    I. Policy on Make-up Work

    For documented student absences, such as for illness, students will be allowed to make up any missing reports. Students will be required to abide by USF policy on academic integrity described in course syllabus.

    J. Program This Course Supports

    M.S. in Medical Sciences: Health Informatics concentration


  5. Course Concurrence Information

    None



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