PRAC 156 Course Syllabus
|Semester & Year:
Opportunities in Pharmacy Practice
1 to 2
|Lecture Hours per Week:
|Lecture Weeks per /Semester:
Up to 13
|Total Number of Weeks:
14 weeks (1 semester)
|Laboratory Hours per Week:
|Laboratory Weeks per Semester:
|Maximum Enrollment per section:
|Discussion Hours per Week:
|Discussion Weeks per Semester:
Up to 13
|Experiential Hours per Week or per Semester:
|Experiential Weeks per Semester:
This course is designed to provide the students the personal and business tools to make the transition from the academic environment to the daily practice of pharmacy now and in the future, with an emphasis on entrepreneurship.
Doctor of Pharmacy student
|Teaching Methodology, Textbook, Teaching& Learning Resources:
All students must attend all class sessions and participate in class oral discussions
Oral presentations (article presentations)
We will discuss what pharmacists will be doing in the future and how we can lead the way for the changes that are coming.
Students will have the opportunity to interact with guest speakers on business and professional issues.
Must attend each session of the course
Failure to satisfactorily complete any of the above requirements (at a level less than 70%)
The goals of this course are to:
1. To provide the tools and logic skills to help students ascertain their career path and goals.
2. To acquaint the student with an overview of the structure or the profession in today's and tomorrows world.
3. To acquaint the student with the various opportunities available to them in the profession now and in the future.
4. To acquaint the student with the business dynamics affecting the workplace structure and culture.
5. To acquaint the student with intrapreneur and entrepreneur mechanics in relation to traditional and non-traditional pharmacy roles.
6. To equip student with the ability to effectively and confidently communicate their ideas with dialogue that will create a successful career path.
At the completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. Identify personal qualities and attributes affecting career choices.
2. Understanding of the entrepreneur and intrapreneur concepts.
3. Identify career options current and future.
4. Understand and recognize motivational theories affecting the daily and long term pharmacy practice.
5. Construct a future pharmacy practice paradigm of innovative practices
6. Describe, understand and design pharmacy marketing techniques.
7. Understand and identify tools for professional and economic success as related to personal and ethical success.
8. Describe the elements of effective communication
9. Describe elements of managerial structure.
10. Describe elements necessary to effectively participate in the pharmacy business culture.
Topics, Activities, Tentative Schedule, etc.:
3. Entrepreneurship and intrapreneurship.
A. Innovative professional and business practices for the future of pharmacy
5. Marketing techniques
Realistic goals, not limits, and how to attain them
A. Techniques and management of staff.
7. Guest speakers and class participation groups.
An updated, detailed schedule will be provided each semester.