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:
The concentration enables pharmacy students to:
Students planning to pursue this concentration should complete the Change of Record Form in MyDUSIS - Student Services - Student Records.
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.
The professional coursework that will need to be taken includes the following courses:
Note: The above courses will also fulfill professional elective course requirements.
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.
Note that not all courses listed above offered each semester and/or year; MyDUSIS includes each semester's course listings. Other courses may be used as approved by Associate Dean, including transfer courses from DMACC, Grandview among 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 required course work begins.
Students will complete two 5-credit APPEs to provide practice-based application of the intensive diabetes coursework required for the concentration. APPEs meeting the requirements of the concentration will be designated by the Experiential Education Office. Students will submit preferences for these placements. Assignments are at the discretion of the Experiential Education Office.
Attributes of these APPEs include, but are not limited to, significant prevalence of diabetes in the practice, pharmacist leadership in the patient care process, and active roles for students in assisting the health care team with diabetes management, education, and prevention.