This course will survey the distribution, determinants, and psychological and behavioral aspects of health, mental health and wellness across the life span. Social, economic, environmental, and cultural variations in and determinants of health, mental health, disease, and quality of life will be addressed, including the influence of factors such as race, gender, sexual orientation, and biological and genetic factors. Barriers to access and utilization, geopolitical influences, environmental justice, social injustice and racism, historical trends, and future directions will be reviewed.
This course will provide an overview of managed care pharmacy and delve into the various roles and responsibilities that pharmacists have within a managed care setting. Experts within the specialties of this field will educate students on what their specialty entails.Students will be required to complete a monograph for an assigned drug and present in a mock Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee meeting in order to simulate a live discussion on how formulary managment is carried out in managed care settings.
This course will examine social policies, problems, and trends in social programs and services for older people. It will focus major attention on the strengths and limitations of existing policies and programs related to health, mental health, income maintenance, income deficiency, dependent care, housing, employment and unemployment, and institutional and residential care. This course will provide a framework for an analysis of the services provided to older people.
The influence of microorganisms on human-health is significant and control strategies often rely on the use of physical (heat, UV, etc) and chemical (antimicrobial, anti-biofilm, etc) technologies. This course will focus on such endeavors with particular focus on broad acting antimicrobials (less emphasis on antibiotics) and new/re-merging microbial control technologies.
This course will introduce the critical policy issues related to the use of Health Information Technologies (HIT) with a primary focus on the U.S. The course will explore issues from both a national perspective as well as teh perspective of organizations that use these system.
This course provides an opportunity for health professions students to deliver community-based health promotion services to low income residents of Ann Arbor in interprofessional student teams. Up to 12 students (4 each from pharmacy, nursing, and social work) can enroll in the course. The general structure of the course is that material is first taught in a classroom setting by faculty with expertise in topics such as health disparities, health promotion, and interprofessional learning.
Specialty pharmaceuticals and specialty pharmacy service provision are becoming an increasingly important component of the US healthcare system. By 2020, it is expected that 50% of spending on pharmaceuticals will be in the specialty pharmacy sector. This course will provide students the opportunity to familiarize themselves with the specialty pharmacy industry. Students will be exposed to market trends, practice models, business considerations, patient populations, and clinical management and outcomes. Speakers will include multiple stakeholders including providers, payers, accredita
Almost 40% of men and women will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime with projected 20.6 million cancer survivors in the United States by 2026. Medications to treat cancer are growing exponentially and at least 25% of these newer therapies are oral. Thus it is imperative that pharmacists are offered training to expand their management for patients with cancer as they will most certainly manage patients with cancer or become involved in patient cancer care at some point in their career.
This 7-week course is designed to introduce students to a variety of pediatric and neonatal topics. The student will gain an understanding of the differences in pharmacotherapy between children and adults and the role of a pharmacist in the pediatric setting.
Note: This was formerly a 2-credit course, Pharmacy 747
***Note: ENTR 599 is a special topics course and the topics may change across terms. The special topics of "Interpersonal Relations" and "DEI in entrepreneurship" have been approved by the Curriculum and Assessment Committee for professional elective credit. Students wishing to take this course where the topic is different must submit a request to the Curriculum and Assessment Committee for review and approval.