College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Facilities
Doctor of Pharmacy Program Facilities
The largest and most ambitious building project in the University’s history, the $40 million Center for the Sciences and Pharmacy houses the University’s College of Pharmacy and programs in Biology, Chemistry, Forensic Biology, Forensic Chemistry, Neuroscience, and Psychology. The University's Office of Health Services is also located in the Center.
The Center for Sciences and Pharmacy (CSP), offers a physical environment conducive to educational and social exchange within all classrooms. Additionally, faculty and administrative offices are all housed in the same location. The instructional spaces foster abilities-based teaching, learning, and assessment via a simulated hospital room for acute care practice, a model pharmacy (Secundem Artem) for outpatient and inpatient dispensing, clinic patient assessment rooms for ambulatory care, and a multipurpose and sterile products labs for compounding.
The larger lecture classrooms are sized for 80 learners and arranged such that instructors can move easily throughout the space. Small classrooms for breakout sessions and small discussion spaces are easily accessible from the larger lecture classrooms. Technology provides a framework for the delivery of educational materials and facilitates enhanced teaching, learning, and assessment practices. The facility is wireless, in addition to having dedicated ports in classrooms, laboratories and offices that ensure high-speed access throughout. Several courses are scheduled in sections, allowing for smaller group instruction and more individualized attention.
Occupational Therapy Program Facilities
Three newly constructed, spacious laboratories for the OTD program are equipped with academic technology that reflects the focus on technology in health care education and practice. The technology in each laboratory space includes:
- computer-based course delivery that can be viewed from multiple 80” smart TV screens;
- voice lecture capture for learners to visually review power point presentations and listen to the faculty lecture;
- video capture of faculty/learner demonstrations for reviewing in preparation for examinations and laboratory practica;
- digital document cameras to project hard copies of instructional materials; and
- Blu-Ray/DVD players to project purchased instructional materials.
The occupational therapy children/youth and adult/aging performance and participation laboratories are specifically designed to provide applied graduate learning opportunities in realistic environments that simulate hospital rooms, pediatric settings, outpatient rehabilitation centers, nursing facilities, community-based practice agencies, etc. The laboratories offer graduate learners the opportunity to rehearse evaluations and practice interventions for clients with health conditions and diseases including multiple sclerosis, congestive heart failure, autism, stroke, cerebral palsy, intellectual and learning disabilities, arthritis, neurocognitive disorders, etc. Using client-centered and evidence-based assessment tools, therapy equipment and supplies, graduate learners experience what it is like to:
- measure and develop interventions to reduce deficits in functional use that result from impairments in posture control, movement, sensations, balance, visual-perception, cognition, mood, etc.;
- collect data on barriers to life performance and provide strategies to assist in the areas of dressing and hygiene, cooking and home maintenance, work, play and leisure activities, social/cultural participation, etc.
- monitor and manage post-operative wound care;
- evaluate the environment and set goals for classroom participation for children in wheelchairs;
- choose and apply appropriate thermal or electrical modalities;
- assess feeding/eating and provide parental support for at-risk infants and young children;
- select and fabricate splints to mobilize the hand/wrist;
- observe balance and develop planning to support safe community mobility in the well elderly population.