Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - PHA6222
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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
- Department and Contact Information
Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted 4927 2014-02-05 Department College Budget Account Number Medical Sciences MD 60821 Contact Person Phone Shyam S Mohapatra 8139748568 email@example.com
- Course Information
Prefix Number Full Title PHA 6222 Pharmacy Practice Management Is the course title variable? N Is a permit required for registration? Y Are the credit hours variable? N Is this course repeatable? Y If repeatable, how many times? 0 Credit Hours Section Type Grading Option 3 C - Class Lecture (Primarily) R - Regular Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum) Pharmacy Practice Management Course Online? Percentage Online O - Online (100% online) 0
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)
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?
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.
C. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times?
D. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.)
- Other Course Information
- 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.
B. 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
managements 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
C. 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
Pharmacy Practice Management, by William Kelly & Andrew Peterson; anticipated to be published in 2014
E. 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.
F. 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
A 270 300
G. 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.
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,
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. Its 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
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.
J. Program This Course Supports
Graduate Certificate in Pharmacy Update and Practice Management
- Course Concurrence Information
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