phar 6962: ethics in pharmacy practice ...... preparing a 10-minute multicultural ethics oral ... or...
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Syllabus subject to revision as circumstance warrants. Students will be apprised of such revisions.
Meeting Times & Locations
Day Time Duluth Room Twin Cities Room Wednesdays (NB: This course begins January 18, 2017) 8:30-9:55 AM LSci 160 No enrollees
Course Moodle Site: https://
Course Instructional Team
Course Director: Tim Stratton, Ph.D., BCPS, FAPhA Professor of Pharmacy Practice Department of Pharmacy Practice and Pharmaceutical Sciences Office location: 209 Life Science, UMD Phone: 218-726-6018 Email: email@example.com Preferred method of contact: email Office Hours: When the office door is open or by appointment Teaching Assistants: None.
Overview of the course
Course content: Students in this elective course apply ethical principles and selected schools of ethical thought to discuss and debate ethical dilemmas in pharmacy practice, health care and biomedical research. Course format: This is a two-credit (per the University credit scale used for electives in the Pharm.D. curriculum), semester-long course. Students will meet two hours once a week in class for 15 weeks. Generally, no break is taken during these two-hour sessions. Students will predominantly spend class time applying the Ethics Problem-Solving Approach to engage each other and faculty in discussions about ethical dilemmas arising in pharmacy practice, health care and biomedical research.
Phar 6962: Ethics in Pharmacy Practice Course Syllabus Spring 2017 2.0 Credits (Elective scale)
In addition, students will spend approximately 23 hours outside of class: 1) Authoring a one-page ethical dilemma case scenario to be discussed in class (cases are de-identified by the Course Director prior to use in class); 2) Preparing two two-page, and one three-four page written ethics case analyses; 3) Preparing a 10-minute Multicultural Ethics oral presentation on their assigned culture to present in class; and 4) Working up the ethical dilemma case scenario authored by a classmate (see 1 above), and facilitating a 15-minute class discussion of the case. Scenarios are assigned by the instructor. To avoid duplication of themes, not all student-authored scenarios are used. Additional course requirements for Master of Arts students in the University of Minnesota Center for Bioethics program: a) Prepare and lead at least one class session on a topic jointly determined by student and Course Director b) Final case write-up must be at least 5 double-spaced type-written pages with references. Prerequisites
Successful completion of all Ethics-related content in courses preceding this elective, including the Ethics discussions with preceptors in IPPE-I and IPPE-II.
Standing as a PD3 student to help ensure that students have obtained enough experience in a pharmacy practice setting to meaningfully contribute to discussions about ethical dilemmas arising in these settings.
A non-pharmacy graduate student enrolled in the Bioethics MA program (requires Course Director permission). Technology proficiency requirement:
Students in this course must be able to create electronic documents. Students in this course must be proficient at downloading/uploading materials from/to Moodle.
Computer/Technology Requirements The University of Minnesota computer requirements are listed here: http://www1.umn.edu/moodle/start/technical.html Course Goals & Objectives COURSE GOALS The goal of this course is to provide students with practice: 1) Systematically and thoughtfully applying ethics concepts, teachings from selected philosophers, professional codes of ethical practice, and multicultural ethical considerations to analyze ethical dilemmas that arise in pharmacy practice, health care and in biomedical research settings; 2) Proposing and critiquing possible resolutions for those dilemmas, and; 3) Recommending how a dilemma might have been prevented in the first place.
Learning Objectives After completing this course, the student should be able to:
1. Evaluate and articulate their own values and ethical beliefs.
2. Utilize critical thinking and problem-solving skills to articulate how they would apply ethics concepts, teachings from selected philosophers, professional codes of ethics and multicultural ethical considerations to analyze ethical dilemmas in pharmacy practice, health care and biomedical research scenarios.
3. Using ethics concepts, teachings from selected philosophers and professional codes of ethics, justify their recommended courses of action for resolving an ethical dilemma.
4. Describe the ethical underpinnings which might explain the rationale for ethical opinions which differ from their own.
Attendance Policy The course consists predominantly of in-class discussions of cases and ethical issues; therefore, attendance is expected at every session. Students who anticipate having to miss a class session should contact the Course Coordinator beforehand. Ten (10) points will be deducted for each unexcused absence. Students with unexcused absences for 25% or more of class sessions during the semester will receive a failing grade in the course. Expectations for Student Behavior Students are expected to attend all class sessions and behave in a professional manner. Discussions of controversial issues should be undertaken in a respectful manner. Disagreements are permissible; however, baiting or belittling classmates will not be tolerated. Cellular phones should be set to vibrate mode or turned off completely prior to the beginning of class, and are not to be answered during class.
Required (or Optional) Text, eReserve, or Materials Required: 1) It is expected that students will make use of the Ethics Tool Kit on the Ethics in Pharmacy Moodle site. 2) Longo, et al. Addiction: Part II. Identification and Management of the Drug-Seeking Patient. Am Fam Physician. 2000 Apr 15;61(8):2401-2408. http://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/0415/p2401.html (link posted to the course Moodle site). 3) Avorn J. Healing the Overwhelmed Physician. New York Times. June 11, 2013. Posted to the course Moodle site. Optional: Students are free to use other written Ethics resources with which they are familiar (e.g., the writings of other philosophers such as John Rawls, the Bible, the Quran, etc.). Assessments and Grading Graded Assessments The following graded assessments will count towards the final grade in this course. For all written case analyses, students will identify themselves on the paper by a student-selected number only. No student name should appear on the paper. A student in class will be designated to record student names and numbers, and will provide that list to the faculty member only after papers have been graded.
# Date Due
Title Brief description
Assessment Goal (required to link to domain)
Points % of final grade
1 1/25/17 Single-page, double-spaced student submitted pharmacy-practice, healthcare or research-based ethics case scenario for use in class discussions.
1 - 4 Zero Non-graded course requirement
2 2/8/17 Two-page, double-spaced written analysis of faculty-provided pharmacy practice, healthcare or research-based ethics case. (Student identified by number only.)
1 - 4 50 14.3%
3 3/1/17 Two-page, double-spaced written analysis of faculty-provided pharmacy practice, healthcare or research-based ethics case. (Student identified by number only.)
1 - 4 50 14.3%
4 3/8/17 Student team presentations of Multicultural Ethics (10 min.)
2, 4 50 14.3%
5 4/19/17 Student team presentation and team-facilitated discussion of student-submitted pharmacy-practice, healthcare or research-based ethics case scenario. (Students do not present the scenario they submitted in Week 1, but present another students scenario assigned them by the instructor.)
1 - 4 50 14.3%
6 5/10/17 Three-four page, double-spaced written analysis of faculty-provided pharmacy practice, healthcare or research-based ethics case. (Student identified by number only.) MA (Bioethics) students must submit at least a 5-page paper with references.
1 - 4 50 14.3%
Weeks 1-13 Participation in class discussions 1 4 50 14.3%
Weeks 14-15 Participation in student case discussions 1 4 50 14.3%
TOTAL 350 100%
Statement on Penalties for Late Work Assignments are due by the beginning of class on the date due. Students at remote sites must e-mail their assignment to the instructor as an attachment prior to the beginning of class on the due date.
Assignments submitted late will have points deducted based upon the following schedule: Submitted late on due date: 10% penalty
(It behooves students NOT to wait until the last minute before class to e-mail or print their paper in case e-mail server/Internet/printer problems are encountered.)
Submitted next day after the deadline: 20% penalty Submitted two days after deadline: 30% penalty Submitted later than two days after deadline: Zero score
(Paper must still be submitted to avoid receiving an Incomplete for the course.) Exam Policy No exams will be administered in this course. Grades will be based on student participation in class discussions, student presentations and student written case analyses. Grading Information
Course Letter Grades
A 93.0 - 100
A- 90.0 - 92.9
B+ 87.0 - 89.9