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School of Pharmacy

ULM School of Pharmacy
Competency Statements/Educational Outcomes

Outcomes Linking ULM SOP and ACPE Outcomes Linking ULM SOP and Naplex

Provide Comprehensive Patient Specific Pharmaceutical Care.

  1. Evaluate the appropriateness of a given prescription or medication order based on patient and disease-specific factors.
  2. Evaluate each patient for self-treatment or referral.
  3. Develop and implement an evidence-based care plan. (pharmacology, medicinal chemistry, physiology, pathology, etc.)
  4. Compound and/or dispense the most optimal formulation for drug delivery consistent with the patient needs and in harmony with the law.
  5. Document all activities involved with the provision of comprehensive patient specific pharmaceutical care.

Communicate Effectively.

  1. Counsel and educate patients regarding medication use, disease-state management, and health maintenance.
  2. Develop population-based patient education programs.
  3. Collaborate with other healthcare professionals using appropriate effective communication in both written and oral forms.
  4. Read, write, speak, listen, and use data, media, and computers to send and respond effectively to communications for varied audiences and purposes.

Appropriately Manage and Use Resources of the Health Care System.

  1. Plan, organize, direct and control pharmaceutical care systems and human, material, and financial resources utilizing management theories and practices.
  2. Apply patient and population specific data, quality assurance strategies, and research processes.
  3. Ensure efficient, cost-effective utilization of human, physical, medical, informational, and technological resources in patient care.

Identify, Interpret, and Evaluate Literature Needed for the Provision of Drug Information and Pharmaceutical Care.

  1. Define the question that needs to be answered.
  2. Distinguish among lay, professional, and scientific literature.
  3. Identify appropriate literature search engines for lay, professional and scientific literature.
  4. Explain the method of construct an appropriate search strategy for various literature types.
  5. Evaluate literature source validity.
  6. Explain methods for systematically evaluating literature.
  7. Evaluate the appropriateness of research methodologies and statistical methods.
  8. Draw appropriate conclusions from research results.
  9. Assess the potential impact and implication of published information on current practices.

Promote Health Improvement and Self-Care.

  1. Promote/participate in effective health and disease prevention services as part of patient or population specific care.
  2. Collaborate with policy makers, health care providers, members of the community and administrative and support personnel to identify and resolve health problems and evaluate health policy.

Think Critically.

  1. Identify, retrieve, understand, analyze, synthesize, and evaluate information needed to make informed, rational, and ethical decisions.
  2. Solve complex problems that require an integration of one's ideas and values within a context of scientific, social, cultural, legal, clinical, and ethical issues.
  3. Display habits, attitudes, and values associated with mature critical thinking

Demonstrate Appropriate Interpersonal, Professional, and Ethical Behaviors.

  1. Maintain professional competence.
  2. Represent the profession in an ethical manner.
  3. Identify, analyze, and resolve ethical problems involved in pharmacy practice.
  4. Provide service to the profession and the community.
  5. Collaborate proactively with other health care professionals.
  6. Practice in a manner that is consistent with state and federal laws and regulations.
  7. Accept the responsibilities embodied in the principles of pharmaceutical care.
  8. Demonstrate appropriate interpersonal, intergroup, and cross-cultural behaviors that promote respect and trust from peers, patients, and community members.