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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - PHA6222
Tracking Number - 4927

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Current Status: Approved by SCNS - 2015-02-01
Campus: Tampa
Submission Type: New
Course Change Information (for course changes only):
Comments: recd after 3/1. To Chair - For Certificate. objectives need revision. Emailed 5/20/14. obj updated. 9/19/14 Approved. To USF Sys 11/4; to SCNS 11/12. Nmbr 6775 apprd as 6222, eff 2/1/15. Updated to both online and face-to-face delivery 5/18/16

Detail Information

  1. Date & Time Submitted: 2014-02-05
  2. Department: Medical Sciences
  3. College: MD
  4. Budget Account Number: 60821
  5. Contact Person: Shyam S Mohapatra
  6. Phone: 8139748568
  7. Email:
  8. Prefix: PHA
  9. Number: 6222
  10. Full Title: Pharmacy Practice Management
  11. Credit Hours: 3
  12. Section Type: C - Class Lecture (Primarily)
  13. Is the course title variable?: N
  14. Is a permit required for registration?: Y
  15. Are the credit hours variable?: N
  16. Is this course repeatable?: Y
  17. If repeatable, how many times?: 0
  18. Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum): Pharmacy Practice Management
  19. Course Online?: O - Online (100% online)
  20. Percentage Online: 0
  21. Grading Option: R - Regular
  22. Prerequisites: none
  23. Corequisites: none
  24. Course Description: Provides students with practical knowledge to enable them to function as pharmacy leaders and managers with competence in several key areas. (permission of Course Director required)

  25. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course: Needed for new program/concentration/certificate
  26. 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? This course is part of the Graduate Certificate in Pharmacy Update and Practice Management, which will benefit students hoping to make a career in medicine, pharmacy, science or engineering. Currently, no such management course exists at USF; hence, there is a need to provide training in this area for a new generation of pharmacy leaders.
  27. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times? No
  28. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.) PhD
  29. Objectives: - Develop leadership and management skills are critical for pharmacists entering the workforce

    - Develop a vision for the future of pharmacy practice

    - Learn how to motivate and lead others successfully through health Care changes.

    - Develop an understanding of management to have optimal pharmacy operations,

    - Develop skills to manage clinical coordination,

    - Learn risk management,

    - Learn human resources management,

    - Develop an understanding of drug supply management,

    - Learn financial management budgeting, contracting

    - Develop an understanding of health information technology.

  30. Learning Outcomes: Upon completion of this course each student will understand:

    • how to develop the leadership, management, and professional communication skills required for the operation of comprehensive pharmacy services in a clinical setting

    • management’s role and responsibilities in pharmacy operations and clinical coordination

    • human resources management, including hiring practices, evaluations, and legal issues

    • how to create a budget and manage financial aspects in the provision of pharmacy services

    • how to design a business plan incorporating fiscal planning, strategic management, and marketing

    • how to implement a plan for efficient drug resource management

    • how to evaluate pharmacy data management for performance improvement

    • health information systems and the use of technology in pharmaceutical services

    • risk management and how to incorporate successful medication safety improvement strategies

    • how to analyze legal, regulatory, and compliance issues affecting pharmacy management

  31. Major Topics: • how to develop the leadership and management skills to operate a comprehensive clinical pharmacy

    • how to understand and follow the legal, regulatory and compliance requirements in pharmacy management

    • dealing with human resource issues of hiring, firing, promotion and legal aspects

    • how to create and maintain a realistic budget; accounting and other financial needs

    • drug resource and pharmacy data management

    • applying the new technologies to pharmacy management and medical record keeping

    • risk management and strategies for insuring client safety

  32. Textbooks: Pharmacy Practice Management, by William Kelly & Andrew Peterson; anticipated to be published in 2014
  33. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases: Required readings will be distributed in class. Students should have a Casio FX-260 scientific calculator and laptop or tablet computer with MS Word, MS Excel and ExamSoft pre-installed.
  34. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy: Students should study ALL materials covered in class. There will be

    three exams. In addition, there will be two homework assignments, two

    project write-ups and one debate. The grade will be based on the


    Exam-1 1 ื 70 points 70

    Exam-2 1 ื 70 points 70

    Final Exam 1 x 80 points 80

    Projects 2 ื 15 points 30

    Homework assignments 2 ื 15 points 30

    Debate 1 ื 20 points 20

    Total 300

    A 270 – 300

    B 240 –

  35. Assignments, Exams and Tests: The completion of two scheduled projects, two assignments, one debate and three exams is compulsory for every student. The assignments, projects and exams must be submitted on time and late submission will result in a grade of F and possibly other penalties.
  36. 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,

    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: (

    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.

  37. Policy on Make-up Work: There will be no make-up opportunities for missed homework, assignments and student debates. Students will be permitted to make up exams missed because of excused absences caused by (1) personal illness, (2) religious holiday or (3) an illness or death in the immediate family. The instructor must be notified in writing about absences for religious holidays at least two weeks before observance. In the case of an emergency, the student should contact the course coordinator by e-mail and provide written documentation as soon as possible. If the student fails to provide proper written documentation of the emergency, he/she will get a zero for the exams missed.
  38. Program This Course Supports: Graduate Certificate in Pharmacy Update and Practice Management
  39. Course Concurrence Information: Master’s in Pharmacy Concentration in Nanomedicine

    Pharmacy, proposed

    PhD program in Biomedical Engineering

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