Program Learning Outcomes


  • 08/05/2011 Establish professional relationships with patients and all members of the inter-professional health care team.
  • 08/05/2011 Demonstrate effective patient interviewing and counseling techniques.
  • 08/05/2011 Demonstrate effective and appropriate written, verbal and nonverbal communication.
  • 08/05/2011 Develop and communicate an education plan for patients, including safe and appropriate use of medications, devices and adherence aids to promote adherence to plans of care and to improve outcomes.
  • 08/05/2011 Document patient-pharmacist interactions in the patient care record, including: patient assessment, recommendations, education, care plans, and other planned or implemented actions.
  • 08/05/2011 Encourage active involvement of the patient in their health care.
  • 08/05/2011 Triage patients as appropriate to health status.
  • 08/05/2011 Advocate for the patient.
  • 08/05/2011 Design, implement, monitor, evaluate, and modify patient-specific, outcomes-based care plans in cooperation with patients and other health care providers in accordance with established, evidence-based standards of practice.
  • 08/05/2011 Gather and organize all appropriate patient or medication-related information from the patient and health record(s).
  • 08/05/2011 Identify therapeutic successes or potential drug therapy problems.
  • 08/05/2011 Formulate and implement a care plan in cooperation with patients and other health care providers based on established, evidence-based standards of practice; provide medication therapy management services for patients with acute & chronic health problems.
  • 08/05/2011 Integrate knowledge from foundational sciences, pharmaceutical sciences, and socio-behavioral and administrative sciences when designing patient-specific care plans.
  • 08/05/2011 Apply knowledge of disease pathophysiology when designing patient-specific care plans.
  • 08/05/2011 Utilize current and emerging knowledge in molecular, biomedical and pharmaceutical sciences when designing patient-specific care plans.
  • 08/05/2011 Identify physicochemical properties of drug substances that affect solubility, pharmacodynamic and pharmacokinetic properties, pharmacologic actions, and stability when designing patient-specific care plans.
  • 08/05/2011 Apply pharmacogenomic principles in drug selection and drug dosing when designing patient-specific care plans.
  • 08/05/2011 Consider psychosocial aspects of illness and health when designing patient-specific care plans.
  • 08/05/2011 Administer medications in keeping with the current scope of practice.
  • 08/05/2011 Identify pharmacotherapeutic endpoints.
  • 08/05/2011 Initiate and modify prescription and non-prescription therapy as part of the care plan, in keeping with the current scope of practice.
  • 08/05/2011 Add, delete or change therapies based on patient-specific concerns, pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamic and pharmacoeconomic parameters.
  • 08/05/2011 Recommend non-prescription therapies and provide consultation on self care as appropriate.
  • 08/05/2011 Predict, minimize or prevent drug interactions, adverse effects and contraindications associated with the care plan.
  • 08/05/2011 Assess efficacy of care plan and revise as necessary.
  • 08/05/2011 Prepare and distribute medical products prescribed as part of the patient's care plan.
  • 08/05/2011 Review and appropriately interpret medical product orders for patients.
  • 08/05/2011 Integrate knowledge of chemical, physical, and biopharmaceutical principles to prepare safe and effective prescriptions (sterile and non-sterile) in conformity with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations.
  • 08/05/2011 Demonstrate the ability to perform calculations required to prepare, dispense, and, when appropriate, administer the medication.
  • 08/05/2011 Accurately and safely prepare, dispense and administer medications according to current state and federal laws and regulations, and drug safety and efficacy information.
  • 08/05/2011 Participate in the management and use of resources within health care systems.
  • 08/05/2011 Identify the key features of private, municipal/state, and federal health care.
  • 08/05/2011 Describe the development and scope of pharmacists' roles in the health care system.
  • 08/05/2011 Define the role of the pharmacist in providing medication therapy management.
  • 08/05/2011 Manage medication use systems, pharmacy operations, and human talent.
  • 08/05/2011 Apply managerial sciences principles to optimize and lead human, physical, medical, informational, and technologic resources in various health care settings.
  • 08/05/2011 Use professional management tools to assess practice and facilitate change.
  • 08/05/2011 Optimize patient care services and improve access to pharmaceutical care.
  • 08/05/2011 Participate in and manage systems for the selection, storage, preparation, dispensing and administration of sterile and non-sterile medications and associated medical products.
  • 08/05/2011 Implement, manage, and apply a formulary system.
  • 08/05/2011 Maintain records of drug storage, turnover and security in distribution systems.
  • 08/05/2011 Participate in systems for reporting and managing medication safety initiatives.
  • 08/05/2011 Identify medication errors and adverse events.
  • 08/05/2011 Evaluate for preventable causes.
  • 08/05/2011 Communicate and collaborate with health care providers to implement actions that provide for the safest systems of care.
  • 08/05/2011 Supervise and evaluate the performance of staff involved in pharmacy operations.
  • 08/05/2011 Apply principles of continuous quality improvement to the evaluation of pharmacy services.
  • 08/05/2011 Develop outcome indicators for pharmacy services.
  • 08/05/2011 Evaluate medication/medical product use.
  • 08/05/2011 Collaborate with health care providers to implement improvement activities.
  • 08/05/2011 Evaluate intervention effectiveness with respect to pharmacy services.
  • 08/05/2011 Identify and analyze emerging issues (technological, informational or policy/regulatory), products, and services that may impact the practice of pharmacy with relevance to patients, prescribers and payers.
  • 08/05/2011 Identify the typical content of specific sources of drug and health information for both health care providers and consumers, and recommend appropriate resources to address questions or needs.
  • 08/05/2011 Evaluate the suitability, accuracy, and reliability of clinical and pharmacoeconomic data by analyzing experimental design, statistical tests, interpreting results, and formulating conclusions.
  • 08/05/2011 Provide health information for the prevention and treatment of diseases and medical conditions.
  • 08/05/2011 Provide health care information regarding nutrition, lifestyle, and other non-drug measures that promote health or prevent the progression of a disease or medical condition.
  • 08/05/2011 Develop, implement and assess disease prevention, health promotion and educational programs.
  • 08/05/2011 Synthesize population-based drug information to address patient medication adherence, prescribing patterns, and treatment protocol adherence to document issues, alert prescribers, design interventions, and assess intervention effectiveness.
  • 08/05/2011 Develop and implement evidence-based disease management programs and protocols based upon analysis of epidemiologic and pharmacoeconomic data, medication use criteria, medication use review, and risk reduction strategies.
  • 08/05/2011 Investigate health care disparities and identify strategies to improve access to health resources.
  • 08/05/2011 Evaluate the impact of the cost of medications versus the cost of non-adherence.
  • 08/05/2011 Demonstrate the impact of legislative and regulatory actions on at-risk populations.
  • 08/05/2011 Model the highest ethical and professional standards.
  • 08/05/2011 Abide by the Pharmacist's Professional Code of Ethics.
  • 08/05/2011 Comply with both the letter and intent of the federal and state laws governing pharmacy practice.
  • 08/05/2011 Demonstrate compassion and cultural sensitivity.
  • 08/05/2011 Solve problems through application of critical thinking and evidence-based processes.
  • 08/05/2011 Demonstrate personal commitment to social responsibility and community service.
  • 08/05/2011 Maintain a personal commitment to continuous professional development, intellectual curiosity, and life-long learning. Foster professionalism among the pharmacy community by participating in and promoting pharmacy-based professional organizations.

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