Massive Open Online Courses

Getting the Best Results from your Medications

The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy is pleased to offer two courses through massive open online courses (MOOC) partners. Join thousands of fellow students from around the world as we explore the science and profession of pharmacy.

Generation Rx: The Science Behind Prescription Drug Abuse

Uptown Pharmacy crew

Taught by Nicole Cartwright Kwiek, PhD

Think that a prescription medication must be safer than a “street drug?” Think again. Investigate the epidemic rise of prescription drug abuse and use science to debunk commonly held misconceptions regarding this phenomenon.

Sessions are self paced.

Platform: Itunes U

Workload: 1-4 hours/week

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Introduction to Pharmacy

Uptown Pharmacy crew

Taught by Kenneth M. Hale, RPh, PhD

This course is a survey of the profession of pharmacy including its history, evolving scope of practice, ethical foundations, regulation, educational and career opportunities, and more. We will also explore topics relating to medication use and drug development.

Session 3 starts January 2015.

Platform: Coursera

Workload: 2-5 hours/week

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