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PHA 6631: Foundations of Medication Therapy Management I

PHA 6631 Foundations of Medication Therapy Management I


The course will introduce the student to the core elements of medication therapy management (MTM), communication techniques, and documentations systems needed for the successful provision of MTM services. The student will learn how to conduct various types of patient care interviews. Additionally, the student will develop confidence in communicating with patients and other healthcare providers.


The student must be admitted to the MS-MTM degree program as a degree or non-degree seeking student.

Course Format

This online course is tailored for asynchronous distance learners.

Course Goals

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Establish individual goals for personal practice and identify the MS-MTM program competencies that will enable achievement of these goals.
  2. Define the core elements of Medication Therapy Management (MTM).
  3. Outline how to provide MTM to an individual patient.
  4. Obtain a thorough medication history from a patient that provides adequate information to conduct a comprehensive medication therapy review.
  5. Utilize effective communication techniques when conducting a medication therapy management session.
  6. Identify ineffective communication techniques that serve as barriers to the provision of MTM services.
  7. Document patient assessment, pharmacotherapy, interventions, recommendations, evaluation, and follow-up using effective written communication.
  8. Communicate MTM interventions effectively to other healthcare providers.

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