2023-24 Graduate Academic Catalog

2023–24 Graduate Academic Catalog Page 95 School of Pharmacy Doctor of Pharmacy Doctor of Pharmacy Purpose Statement/Mission Cedarville University School of Pharmacy equips student pharmacists to assess and meet the comprehensive health needs of diverse populations through patient-centered care, servant leadership, ethical decision-making, interprofessional collaboration, scholarly innovation, and continued personal and professional development. Core Goals • Character – Regarding character as a foundation for compassionate care, clear perspectives, and ethical decisions the school considers the development of godly character as its highest priority in the lives of its students. • Global Focus – The school embraces a global perspective, endeavoring to equip graduates for service locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally, maintaining a particular sensitivity to the underserved. • Ethics – The school advances behavior, practice, and research consistent with the Truth of the Scriptures and example of Christ. • Collaboration – Though structured into distinct administrative and academic units, the school pursues collaborative relationships and activities internally, externally, and interprofessionally, exemplifying to students the value and effectiveness of working together to achieve worthwhile goals.. • Innovation – The school promotes and celebrates the discovery of creative solutions to issues that challenge the delivery of effective patient care. Recognizing continuous innovation as a quality found in effective organizations today, the school actively integrates contemporary topics and practices into the curriculum. • Servant Leadership – The school equips students to serve others with distinctive leadership in their personal and professional lives, placing the needs of others above their own and leading efforts to make a difference in the community. Program Objectives Upon completion of the Doctor of Pharmacy degree, the graduate will: 1. Provide patient care by applying sound therapeutic principles and evidence-based data that is based on emerging technologies, evolving biomedical, pharmaceutical, clinical sciences, and relevant psychosocio-cultural aspects that may impact therapeutic outcomes. 2. Manage and use resources of the healthcare system to retrieve, analyze, assess, and interpret clinical data in order to coordinate safe, accurate, and time-sensitive medication distribution to the patient thereby minimizing medication errors while optimizing therapeutic outcome. 3. Promote health improvement, wellness, and disease prevention in communities and at-risk populations by taking into account relevant socioeconomic, legal, ethical, cultural, administrative, and professional issues in developing and implementing population-specific quality improvement programs and risk-reduction strategies. 4. Integrate biblical worldview with the role of a pharmacist in providing patient care, managing information resources, promoting health, and preventing diseases in different communities and at-risk populations around the globe. 5. Represent Christ in their attitudes and values by modeling servant leadership in applying their skills and knowledge as pharmacists. Program Prerequisites Students must have completed a minor in Bible or have taken coursework adequate to meet the outcomes of BTGS-6100 Biblical and Theological Foundations for Graduate Study. Students who have not met this requirement, as determined by the Office of the Registrar, must enroll in this course and must be completed before the beginning of the first professional year, unless otherwise approved by the admission committee.