Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience (IPPE)

Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience (IPPE) rotations provide students with 300 hours of practice based experiences during the first three professional years of the pharmacy curriculum before beginning the Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE) rotations. IPPE rotations are intended to further develop and assess student competencies and knowledge obtained on campus in class and in small group/lab based activities. The goal is to prepare students for success during their APPE rotations.

Overview

Course #

Year

Title

Credits/
Hours**

Summer Tuition

PP317

P1

Introduction to IPPEs

1/40

No

PP320

P2

Community Pharmacy Practice IPPE

3/120

No

PP418

P3

Institutional Pharmacy Practice:: IPPE I

2/80

Yes

PP417*

P3

Non-Traditional Practice IPPE

1/40

No

PP496*

P3

IPPE: Project in Pharmacy Practice

1/40

No

PP519*

P3

Institutional Pharmacy Practice IPPE II

1/40

No

PP520*

P3

Ambulatory Care Practice IPPE

1/40

No

*Must complete one **Does not include orientation and reflection sessions

PP317–Orientation to Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experiences
Students will be oriented to pharmacy practice topics to prepare them for their community and institutional pharmacy practice experiences. Classroom activities, including interactive sessions with practicing pharmacists will provide students with insights into pharmacist practice roles and responsibilities, the medication use process, agencies and organizations impacting pharmacy, and how pharmacists meet patient needs. Students will be involved in professional pharmacy organizations and community outreach programs.

PP320–Community Pharmacy Practice IPPE
The course focus is a preceptor directed experience in community pharmacy practice supported by class and small group activities. Students will be assigned a community pharmacist preceptor. Students will observe and be engaged in the following components of community pharmacy practice: operations, patient and healthcare practitioner communications, patient counseling, self-care triage, and patient care activities. Students will be engage in patient counseling and self-care recommendations under supervision of preceptor. Students will participate in patient care activities such as medication therapy management and immunizations.

PP417–Non-Traditional Pharmacy Practice Experience IPPE
This IPPE allows a student to gain experience through engagement in a non-traditional pharmacist practice. Students will be assigned and complete a 40 hour (minimum) rotation with a pharmacist preceptor in practice sites such as compounding, home infusion, long term care, managed care, industry, management, speicalized roles in hospital or community pharmacy and other approved settings. Students will gain familiarity in a practice setting not routinely available in other IPPE courses.

PP418–Hospital Pharmacy Practice IPPE I
This IPPE provides a directed student exposure to institutional pharmacy practice and pharmacist practice roles in the hospital and other institutional settings. Students are engage in the components of the medication use process include pharmacy based systems and patient care services provided by pharmacists in hospitals or other institutional health care settings.

PP496–IPPE Project in Pharmacy Practice
This IPPE course provides an opportunity for students to work with a faculty mentor(s) in a patient care practice setting to gain insight and skills in conduct of a scholarly project. The project is to be based on literature interpretation and hypothesis testing, laboratory measures, data analysis, professional practice standards, medication safety, medication use evaluations, practice demonstration programs, and/or programmatic assessments; as well as project summarization and conclusion generation, with preparation of a poster or professional or committee presentation. The faculty mentor and student should agree upon the specific objectives and expectations for the course at the beginning of the course.

PP519–Hospital Pharmacy Practice IPPE II
Introduction to institutional pharmacy practice with a preceptor directed student exposure to patient care responsibilities of institutional pharmacists to develop patient care skills, apply drug knowledge and develop an understanding of the medication use process in hospitals.

PP520–Ambulatory Pharmacy Practice IPPE
Introduction to ambulatory care patient focused pharmacy practice with a preceptor directed student involvement in patient care responsibilities to develop patient care skills, apply drug knowledge and develop an understanding of medication management in ambulatory patients

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