This course prepares students to practice evidence-based therapeutic decision making. To meet this objective the course integrates principles of information management and advanced use of drug information and medical references and resources to identify and retrieve pertinent scientific information. Emphasis is placed on the critical evaluation of medical literature and synthesis of information to form reliable therapeutic recommendations using principles of evidence-based practice. Basic concepts in epidemiology and practical biostatistics are reviewed. Students are provided the opportunity to practice scientific communication in written form and verbally in order to effectively communicate therapeutic recommendations. Additionally, students are introduced to concepts of formulary management, quality assurance, and medication policy issues. P: PHA 350 and PHA 414.
Spring 2020, Spring 2019, Spring 2018, Spring 2017, Spring 2016