This unique program provides students the opportunity to fulfill their general and professional electives with courses that will assist them in developing expertise in diabetes. The general goal of this concentration is to prepare pharmacy students to be competent providers of diabetes patient care.
Fundamental concepts include an enhanced understanding of the following:
Occupations - The concentration enables pharmacy students to:
Students planning to pursue this concentration should complete the Declaration of Concentration Form.
The concentration consists of both a didactic and experiential component. A total of 20 credit hours is required for the concentration. The didactic component constitutes a total of 10 credit hours of which 7 credit hours are required (and may also fulfill professional elective requirements) and 3 credit hours are elective. The remaining 10 credit hours are completed through experiential rotations.
Elective Courses (3 credits)
Elective courses previously determined to provide an appropriate background in psychosocial issues, educational principles, and cultural aspects of chronic disease. Potential courses include the following:
* 2 credit course; additional 1 credit will be fulfilled by Global and Cultural Understanding AOI requirement.
Other courses as approved by Associate Dean, including transfer courses from DMACC, Grandview and other institutions. Complete the Transfer Credit Request Form to ensure that the course will fulfill the requirement.
These electives need to be completed by end of the P2 year when the professional pharmacy course work begins.
Required Courses (7 credits)
The professional coursework that will need to be taken includes the following courses:
PHAR 126 - Principles of Nutrition (Prior to the P3 year) 2 credits - WWW
PHAR 128 - Advanced Diabetes Care (P3 Fall) 3 credits - WWW
PHAR 129 - Integrated Diabetes Cases (P3 Spring) 2 credits
Note: The above courses will also fulfill professional elective course requirements.
Experiential Components (10 credits)
One 5 credit hour rotation is required in an area which provides greater than a 50% concentration in diabetes care, or care for a minimum number of patients with diabetes. This includes, but is not limited to any of the following:
One 5 credit hour rotation is required in practices which may provide less than a 50% concentration in diabetes, but still enable the student to participate in diabetes management (e.g. family practice, pediatrics, or geriatrics).
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