Population Health Pharmacy focuses on the impact of the distribution of health determinants on those receiving medication management services from pharmacists. This also includes the strategies used to improve health outcomes associated with medication use. With the rising healthcare costs and limited resources, pharmacists play an integral role in population health and there is an increasing demand for pharmacists with this expertise. The Population Health Pharmacy degree is a collaborative effort between the Jefferson College of Pharmacy and the Jefferson College of Population Health designed to give practicing pharmacists expertise in population health pharmacy. By leveraging pharmacy-specific knowledge with population health principles, these graduates will be poised to meet the needs of the current resource-limited, fragmented US healthcare system.
The MS in Population Health Pharmacy requires completion of 33 credits and includes a capstone presentation after completing all coursework.
Students can begin the program in the Fall (September) or Spring (January) terms. All courses will be offered online in an asynchronous manner by experienced faculty. Two, 7-week terms will be offered for the Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters. Courses will be offered in a manner that allows students to graduate in as little as 2 years.
- Assess the impact of the determinants of health on medication use outcomes.
- Evaluate medication use in diverse populations using pharmacy informatics, biostatistical, pharmacoepidemiologic, and pharmacoeconomic principles.
- Design and optimize strategies to improve health outcomes associated with medication use.
Curriculum: 33 Credits
|HPL 500||US Healthcare Org & Delivery 1||3|
|POP 500||Essentials of PopulationHealth 1||3|
|HQS 500||Intro Healthcare Qual & Safety||3|
|PHP 501||Pharmacoepidemiology 1||3|
|PHP 502||Applied Pharmacoeconomics||3|
|PHP 503||Ev-Based Med & Care Pathwy Dev||3|
|PHP 504||Pharm Informatics&Hlthcre Data 1||3|
|PHP 505||Pharmacy Benefit Design 1||3|
Required for the Graduate Certificate in Population Health Pharmacy