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BMI 5391 Synthesis Project in Pharmacy Informatics

3 semester credit hours
Lecture contact hours: 2; Lab contact hours: 3
Web-based instruction

Prerequisites: BMI 5300, BMI 5390

This course provides an opportunity for students to gain practical, hands-on cumulating knowledge and experience in Pharmacy Informatics . This project should reflect a substantial effort and competency of synthesis in informatics developed through the course training that address core competencies of the pharmacy informatics system by working through a problem of the student’s choice. The selected problem should be discussed and approved by a faculty mentor. This should be tied to research/practice of a student’s interest that includes one or more didactic modules covered in the prior courses. The synthesis project should be based upon the combined efforts of (online) library database search, fieldwork, and mentored research approved by the mentor(s). Expectations of the class include the presentation of the conclusions from the project in a written manner for academic dissemination as a conference abstract/poster.

Students will:

  1. Assess and describe current knowledge of pharmacy informatics as a bases for the scientific method, use of theory, and knowledge.
  2. Compare and contrast sources of evidence, theory, and knowledge for pharmacy informatics practice.
  3. Utilize problem-based learning methods to explore pharmacy practice challenges.
  4. Develop and present a pharmacy informatics project plan or a systematic literature review.