“Spanish for Pharmacists” Offered through University of Illinois College of Pharmacy

ANNOUNCEMENT

Elective for PharmD students offered by the University of Illinois Chicago College of Pharmacy

Asynchronous Online Electives Available Summer 2024 (June 10-August 2, 2024)

The University of Illinois Chicago College of Pharmacy Department of Pharmacy Practice is pleased to offer a Pharmacy Practice elective, “Spanish for Pharmacists”, available to PharmD students in summer 2024. The course is a 2-credit hour asynchronous online elective that will be offered during an 8-week session from June 10-August 2, 2024. The cost of the course is $1040.

We are asking you to consider approving the transfer credits for these electives and post this announcement to the P1-P3 PharmD student body so that they may take advantage of this opportunity.

PMPR 337: Spanish for Pharmacists

PMPR 337 Spanish for Pharmacists is an interactive elective course designed to provide students with the fundamental knowledge they will need to interact with a Spanish speaking patient. It will have an emphasis on vocabulary and cultural situations appropriate for health care professionals. The course goal is to improve the basic vocabulary needed to do simple consultations with Spanish-speaking individuals and will focus on community pharmacy scenarios. Grammar instruction will stress contrasting sentence structure and language patterns between English and Spanish and will be directed to supporting verbal and written communication. The course is not intended to create Spanish fluency or proficiency by itself. Many of the lectures discuss disease state specific language and medications to make the learner comfortable talking about these with patients. Blackboard will be the primary means of course content delivery as well as assignment posting. This is a cumulative course in which topics build from preceding material presented. Every week a new topic that includes grammar and healthcare vocabulary will be presented. Students will be evaluated through the following methods: Exams, quizzes, journal entries, voice recordings, and a group country project.

Course website and registration is here.

Course syllabus is attached.

Course coordinators are Christina Carrizales Cortez, PharmD, BCPS, ACE Clinical Pharmacist and Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice, University of Illinois Chicago College of Pharmacy and Marianne Pop PharmD, MPH, BCPS, Clinical Pharmacist and Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice, University of Illinois Rockford College of Pharmacy.

Upon completion of the course, each student will be able to:

• Demonstrate basic Spanish speaking pronunciation

• Communicate in Spanish (verbal and written) using complete and grammatically correct sentences

• Greet and obtain personal information from a Spanish speaking patient

• Know and define common healthcare terms in Spanish

• Provide patient counseling related to health care conditions often treated with over-the-counter medications

• Provide a patient with accurate directions for medication use

• Comprehend various cultural aspects of Spanish speaking individuals

The course will be limited to 20 students to allow for maximum interaction. For more information, prospective students should contact Nancy Shapiro, Associate Head for Education, at nlasack@uic.edu.

Edith Nutescu, PharmD, MS CTS, FCCP

Professor and Head, Department of Pharmacy Practice

Michael Reese Endowed Professor of Cardiovascular Pharmacotherapy

Department of Pharmacy Practice

College of Pharmacy

University of Illinois Chicago

Christina Maria Carrizales Cortez, PharmD, BCPS, ACE

Clinical Assistant Professor

Department of Pharmacy Practice

Assistant Director, 340B Compliance/Clinical Pharmacist

Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Services

UI Health Nancy L. Shapiro, PharmD, FCCP, BCACP, CACP

Clinical Professor and Associate Head for Education, Department of Pharmacy Practice, College of Pharmacy

Clinical Pharmacist and Coordinator, Antithrombosis Clinic, UI Health

Marianne Pop, PharmD, MPH, BCPS

Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice, College of Pharmacy

EM Clinical Pharmacist, PGY2 EM Pharmacy Residency Program Director

Department of Pharmacy Practice

College of Pharmacy

University of Illinois Chicago

W: https://dpp.pharmacy.uic.edu/

833 S. Wood St. | Room 164, MC 886 | Chicago, IL 60612

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