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I. Acquire and apply the principles of pharmaceutical sciences to the profession of pharmacy
a) Integrate biochemical, immunological, and physiological principles and apply to normal and abnormal states.
b) Evaluate the physicochemical properties of drug substances.
c) Evaluate the availability, delivery, stability, and degradation of dosage forms.
d) Prepare extemporaneously-compounded sterile and non-sterile dosage forms.
e) Apply calculations to prepare, dispense, administer, and evaluate stability of dosage forms.
f) Interpret and apply the pharmacokinetic principles of absorption, distribution, metabolism, and excretion.
g) Apply pharmacodynamics principles to explain the mechanisms of action, therapeutic uses, indications, and contraindications of drug substances.
h) Explain drug toxicity, adverse drug reactions, side effects, and drug-induced illnesses using pharmacological principles.
i) Analyze the chemical structure and SAR of drug substances for pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic effects.
j) Evaluate the interactions of drug substances with active/inactive ingredients, foods, and supplements.
II. Practice pharmacy in accordance with professional, legal, and ethical standards
a) Interpret or perform appropriate patient assessments.
b) Triage a patient to the appropriate level of care.
c) Analyze drug information and scientific literature.
d) Design individualized therapeutic regimens that are evidence-based, safe, and effective.
e) Package, label, store, handle, and administer drugs according to appropriate standards and guidelines.
f) Communicate effectively with patients, caregivers, and members of an interprofessional healthcare team.
g) Monitor patient responses in a practical manner to optimize outcomes.
h) Use clinical reasoning skills to solve drug therapy problems.
i) Document clinical recommendations and interventions.
III. Improve the quality of healthcare services for patients through leadership, advocacy, compassion, and cultural competency
a) Collaborate with the community in assessing and meeting their healthcare needs.
b) Promote health, wellness, and disease prevention.
c) Engage in issues affecting healthcare policy and the practice of pharmacy.
d) Advance the role of pharmacists in patient care through interprofessional education and team care.
e) Promote healthcare access through patient outreach programs.
f) Manage pharmacy operations, human resources, and medication use systems.
g) Use pharmacoeconomic principles to ensure cost-effective therapies.
Adopted August 13, 2012
The student should be able transmit ideas and information through situation-appropriate verbal, nonverbal and written methods that are clear, concise, accurate, and logical.
The student should be able to use calculations to evaluate clinical parameters, safely and accurately
prepare, dispense, and administer medications, perform business math and bio-statistical analyses.
GO3. Computer skills
The student should be able to use technology to facilitate communication, research topics, organize time, and manipulate and graph data.
GO4. Critical thinking
The student should be able to think critically to answer questions or solve problems.
The student displays citizenship by the legal, moral, and ethical attitudes and behaviors consistent with the Incarnate Word, Jesus Christ.