PHAR 917 Innovations in Community Practice: Point-of-Care Testing

This elective course is intended to help pharmacy students earn a point-of-care (POC) testing certificate, offered by the National Association of Chain Drug Stores.  In this course, students will learn how to perform four types of specimen collection (oral swab, nasal swab, throat swab and finger stick).  Students will also learn to assess patients by evaluating vital signs and physical findings to determine if POC testing is appropriate.