UC 151 - First-Year Social Science Seminar
Section: 005 Medicine Use & Pharmacy Issues
Term: WN 2008
Subject: University Courses (UC)
Department: LSA UG: Curriculum Support
Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
SS
Other:
FYSem
Waitlist Capacity:
10
Advisory Prerequisites:
Enrollment restricted to first-year students, including those with sophomore standing.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.

Although medications have long been the primary means to treat disease in Western society, only in recent years has their use evoked widespread interest beyond the health care professionals who work with them and the individual patients who consume them. This seminar will describe and evaluate key issues that have raised the visibility of medication use in recent years. Areas that will be addressed include drug development and regulation, the economics and financing of medication benefit programs, medication taking behaviors, and programs to achieve proper medication use. The role of the pharmacist in managing that use, including culturally competent care, will be addressed.

Examples of specific issues that may be used to illustrate the course topics include direct-to-consumer advertising of medications, the balance between patient confidentiality and health professionals' need to know, insurer payment for "life style drugs" such as Viagra® for impotence and Rogaine® for baldness, and clinical controversies such as the use of hormone replacement therapy in menopausal women. Course readings will be selected from the clinical, professional, and lay literature and serve as the basis for class discussion and written assignments. One of the desired outcomes of this course is to develop in students the ability to critically analyze differing perspectives that affect how medications are used.

UC 151 - First-Year Social Science Seminar
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
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13298
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2CSP Y1
4Y1
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TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
002 (SEM)
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20038
Closed
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3Y1
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TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
004 (SEM)
P
23937
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9Y1
 
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W 1:00PM - 4:00PM
Note: CLASS MEETS IN COUZENS HALL
005 (SEM)
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19276
Closed
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3Y1
2HSSP Y1
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MW 9:00AM - 10:30AM
Note: CLASS MEETS IN B022 COLLEGE OF PHARMACY, corner of Church & N.Univ. Take elevator down one floor; turn left and continue thru door until you find B022 on the left.
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