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Elvin Hernandez, DrPH, MPH, MCHES
Associate Professor, Pharmaceutical and Administrative Sciences
School of Pharmacy
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Lecture
 
9/2013 - 12/2013

RXPS-782-1: Special Topics: Philippines Medical Mission Preparation

(1.0 Quarter Unit) The Medical Mission to the Philippines consists of a team of faculty, physicians, and pharmacy students.  The mission of the Medical Mission Team to Batangas Province, Philippines is to improve the quality of life of the local population through compassionate health care and health education.  The Team seeks to provide internal medicine, ambulatory, and pharmaceutical care to the local population, through collaboration with local medical practitioners, stakeholders, and gatekeepers.  In order to orient and prepare student team members to the cultural, professional, and clinical experiences that they may encounter in the Philippines, this 1-unit elective will consist of cultural and clinical preparation activities.  These activities include a survey of the geographical, cultural, and epidemiological history of the Batangas people, as well as a review and preparation of m

3/2013 - 6/2013

RXSA 757: Clinical Research Methodology:

RXSA 757 is a 2.0 unit elective course that is taught to third-year pharmacy students at the School of Pharmacy at Loma Linda Univeristy pursuing the degree of Doctor of Pharmacy. The course is designed to provide detailed didactic instruction regarding the current clinical research methodology relative to clinical and public health research. Appropriate data analysis and biostatical techniques are taught in conjunction with the corresponding clinical research designs most commonly used in medical and public health research. . Duties of the faculty member include preparing weekly lectures, applicable case studies, writing assignments regarding the development of a clinical research project, as well as integrating fundamental components of a research project into the clinical research prpject such as literature review, statement of the problem, hypotheses, methodology, data analysis, budget justificat

9/2012 - 12/2012

RXSA 545: Public Health & Lifestyles 


RXSA 545: Public Health and Lifestyles was developed as a new course for the School of Pharmacy as a 3.0 unit, 10-week course taught to the first year professional students in the School of Pharmacy. Ten lectures were given in 3-hour sessions during the 10-week quarter in Fall 2005 for a total of 30 lecture hours. This course provides the student with a comprehensive overview of the history, theory, and practice of public health science. RXSA 545 provides the student with an examination of public health systems, discussion of public health issues from local and global perspectives, discussion of the interdisciplinary characteristics of public health, and future developments of public health. The course contains a formal training in smoking/tobacco cessation known as Rx for Change: Pharmacist-assisted Tobacco Cessation Training in which students are exposed and trained in tobacco/smoking cessation patient management and counseling. Hands-on practice and counseling is provided in the course, as well as didactic lectures. Course objectives are measured by weeklty quizzes, a midterm examination, and a final examination. Course notes, case materials, midterm and final examinations, and course syllabus were solely developed by Dr. Hernandez. 

9/2012 - 12/2012

RXSA 640: Biostatistics & Epidemiology


 RXSA 640 is taught to pharmacy students at the School of Pharmacy at Loma Linda Univeristy pursuing the degree of Doctor of Pharmacy. RXSA 640 is a three-unit course in the core curriculum at the School of Pharmacy. As course coordinator for the course, the faculty member was responsible for developing didactic lecture material encompassing parametric and nonparametric biostatistical analysis, hypothesis testing using various statistical techniques such as independent/dependent samples t-tests, chi-square tests, one-way and factorial design analysis of variance (ANOVA), and multiple linear and logistic regression modeling. The course instructor was also responsible for introducing students to basic epidemiological concepts such as research study designs, standard normal distributions, score transformations, contingency table analysis, relative risk, odds ratio, confidence intervals, and literature evaluation. Course instructor is responsible for developing an appropriate curriculum and assignment development that is suitable for training and educating students of pharmacy on biostatistical techniques and interpretation that is appropriate for a practicing pharmacist. Duties of the faculty member include preparing weekly lectures, developing homework assigments based on lecture material, prepare and develop lecture material regarding literature evaluation, and writing and preparing midterm and final examinations, as well as grading homework assignments and providing solutions for examinations.      

9/2011 - 12/2011 RXSA 640: Biostatistics & Epidemiology
 RXSA 640 is taught to pharmacy students at the School of Pharmacy at Loma Linda Univeristy pursuing the degree of Doctor of Pharmacy. RXSA 640 is a three-unit course in the core curriculum at the School of Pharmacy. As course coordinator for the course, the faculty member was responsible for developing didactic lecture material encompassing parametric and nonparametric biostatistical analysis, hypothesis testing using various statistical techniques such as independent/dependent samples t-tests, chi-square tests, one-way and factorial design analysis of variance (ANOVA), and multiple linear and logistic regression modeling. The course instructor was also responsible for introducing students to basic epidemiological concepts such as research study designs, standard normal distributions, score transformations, contingency table analysis, relative risk, odds ratio, confidence intervals, and literature evaluation. Course instructor is responsible for developing an appropriate curriculum and assignment development that is suitable for training and educating students of pharmacy on biostatistical techniques and interpretation that is appropriate for a practicing pharmacist. Duties of the faculty member include preparing weekly lectures, developing homework assigments based on lecture material, prepare and develop lecture material regarding literature evaluation, and writing and preparing midterm and final examinations, as well as grading homework assignments and providing solutions for examinations.                                                
4/2010 - 6/2010 RXSA 757: Clinical Research and Methodology
9/2009 - 12/2009 RXSA 545: Public Health and Lifestyles
9/2009 - 12/2009 RXSA 640: Biostatistics & Epidemiology
3/2007 - 6/2007 RXSA 757: Clinical Research Methodology
RXSA 757: Clinical Research Methodology is a 2.0 unit elective course that is taught to third-year pharmacy students at the School of Pharmacy at Loma Linda Univeristy pursuing the degree of Doctor of Pharmacy. The course is designed to provide detailed didactic instruction regarding the current clinical research methodology relative to clinical and public health research. Appropriate data analysis and biostatical techniques are taught in conjunction with the corresponding clinical research designs most commonly used in medical and public health research. . Duties of the faculty member include preparing weekly lectures, applicable case studies, writing assignments regarding the development of a clinical research project, as well as integrating fundamental components of a research project into the clinical research prpject such as literature review, statement of the problem, hypotheses, methodology, data analysis, budget justification, and research timeline. Faculty member is also responsible for professional student advisement, as well as grading of all applicable assignments. The overall goal of CRM is to comprehensively identify, examine, and discuss the specific study/experimental designs and methodology, along with appropriate biostatistical techniques, that are commonly utilized and published in the scientific literature. The course is targeted towards providing a linkage between the biostatistics and drug information training students were to have received during their second and third year of training in those respective courses. CRM has the following learning objectives: 1) Identify and examine various and commonly used research and experimental designs in medical/scientific literature, 2) Identify appropriate biostatistical techniques that are commonly applied to the particular research and experimental study designs/methodologies in question, and 3) Design a research methodology appropriate for scientific investigation. The course consists of a clinical research methodology project which contains several graded components. These components include but are not limited to a literature review, background and significance section, statement of the problem, hypotheses, methodology, power analysis and sample size calculation, data analysis, budget justification, and research timeline.
1/2007 - 3/2007 DNES 794: Public Health Dentistry
DNES 794: Public Health Dentistry is a two-hour course which presents the public health issues and topics related to dentistry and the role of the dentist from the public health perspective. Topics included history of dental public health and practices, public health infrastructure and practice, financial aspects of public health dentistry, fluoridation, smoking/tobacco cessation, and clinical research and epidemiology. Duties of the faculty member include preparing weekly lectures, applicable case studies, quizzes or exams regarding lecture material, developing and administering a final exam, and assigning appropriate grades for all assignments and examinations. The overall goal of the course is to introduce students to basic and fundamental issues related to public health dentistry including but not limited to public health terminology, social systems and legislation, history of public health and dentistry, oral epidemiology, smoking/tobacco cessation, and/or fluoridation. Students will gain an understanding of these public health topics from the dental health perspective. The course also consisted of a midterm examination and final examination.
9/2006 - 1/2007 RXRX 711: Formulary Management
RXRX 711: Formulary Management I is Part I of a two-course sequence in the elective courses for Formulary Management. RXRX 711 is a 1-unit course desgined to introduce students to didactic concepts relative to formular management, which includes content such as literature review, clinical biostatistics and epidemiology, pharmacoeconomics, therapeutics, and drug information. This elective course is taught in a series of 2-hours. Dr. Hernandez taught in the class as a course instructor responsible for presenting lectures regarding specific topics in clinical biostatistics and epidemiology. A total of five, two-hour lectures were devoted to didactic lecturing and presentations regarding clinical biostatistics, epidemiology, group discussion of related topics and paper discussions, and quizzes.
3/2006 - 6/2008 RXSA 751: Social Behavioral Pharmacy
RXSA 751: Social Behavioral Pharmacy is a 3.0 unit, 10-week course that was taught during Spring Quarter 2006 to the professional year 3 students at the School of Pharmacy. A total of 30 didactic teaching hours were taught during the Spring Quarter 2006. This course examines and focuses on the models and theories of health behavior change. RXSA 751 focuses on an in-depth examination of the primary models and theories of health behavior change relative to public health, health education, preventive health, health promotion, and pharmacological practice. From a combination of pharmacological and health behavior practice exercises, the student will gain a broad exposure to the models and theories that may enhance understanding towards how health behavior change models and theories can be applied to assessing a patient''s level of behavior change. Students may then use their new knowledge towards catering to the individual needs of the patient. The overall goal of Social Behavioral Pharmacy is to comprehensively examine health behavior change models and theories towards practical application in pharmacological, clinical cases and scenarios. The learning objectives of the course involved introducing students to commonly used and fundamental health behavior change models and theories relevant to the health sciences and patient counseling/management, applying the constructs inherent in these health behavior models and theories to patient interactions, and develop analytical skills in using the health behavior change models and theories when interacting with patients. Course objectives are measured through three realistic patient case scenarios in which patient cases are presented to the students. Students must identify the disease state(s) and the behavioral components that would most likely affect patient compliance with medication and treatment. Students write an analytical paper and analysis based on a particular health behavioral model or theory that would best assist their efforts of interacting and working with the patient. Three clinical faculty from the School of Pharmacy are invited to the course in separate lectures in order to analyze the patient cases relative to the clinical identification of the disease state and to demonstrate how health behavioral aspects of patient health are critical to providing optimal patient care. The course also consists of a midterm examination and a final examination.
9/2005 - Present RXSA 545: Public Health and Lifestyles
RXSA 545 is 3.0 unit, 10-week course taught to the first year professional students in the School of Pharmacy. Ten lectures were given in 3-hour sessions during the 10-week quarter in Fall 2005 for a total of 30 lecture hours. This course provides the student with a comprehensive overview of the history, theory, and practice of public health science. RXSA 545 provides the student with an examination of public health systems, discussion of public health issues from local and global perspectives, discussion of the interdisciplinary characteristics of public health, and future developments of public health. The course contains a formal training in smoking/tobacco cessation known as Rx for Change: Pharmacist-assisted Tobacco Cessation Training in which students are exposed and trained in tobacco/smoking cessation patient management and counseling. Hands-on practice and counseling is provided in the course, as well as didactic lectures. Course objectives are measured by weeklty quizzes, a midterm examination, and a final examination.
3/2005 - Present RXSA 751: Social Behavioral Pharmacy
RXSA 751: Social Behavioral Pharmacy is a 3.0 unit, 10-week course that was taught during Spring Quarter 2006 to the professional year 2 students at the School of Pharmacy. A total of 30 didactic teaching hours were taught during the Spring Quarter 2006. This course examines and focuses on the models and theories of health behavior change. RXSA 751 focuses on an in-depth examination of the primary models and theories of health behavior change relative to public health, health education, preventive health, health promotion, and pharmacological practice. From a combination of pharmacological and health behavior practice exercises, the student will gain a broad exposure to the models and theories that may enhance understanding towards how health behavior change models and theories can be applied to assessing a patient's level of behavior change. Students may then use their new knowledge towards catering to the individual needs of the patient. The overall goal of Social Behavioral Pharmacy is to comprehensively examine health behavior change models and theories towards practical application in pharmacological, clinical cases and scenarios. The learning objectives of the course involved introducing students to commonly used and fundamental health behavior change models and theories relevant to the health sciences and patient counseling/management, applying the constructs inherent in these health behavior models and theories to patient interactions, and develop analytical skills in using the health behavior change models and theories when interacting with patients. Course objectives are measured through three realistic patient case scenarios in which patient cases are presented to the students. Students must identify the disease state(s) and the behavioral components that would most likely affect patient compliance with medication and treatment. Students write an analytical paper and analysis based on a particular health behavioral model or theory that would best assist their efforts of interacting and working with the patient. Three clinical faculty from the School of Pharmacy are invited to the course in separate lectures in order to analyze the patient cases relative to the clinical identification of the disease state and to demonstrate how health behavioral aspects of patient health are critical to providing optimal patient care. The course also consists of a midterm examination and a final examination.
Clinical Supervision
 
2/2009 - 3/2009 RXEE 872: Research
Dr. Hernandez served as clinical preceptor for fourth-year pharmacy student in a Research Rotation clerkship.  Preceptor''s role was to supervise and facilitate student''s training in research methodology, data analysis, and presentation of research results during the 6-week rotation. 
9/2007 - 5/2008 Preceptor for Pharmacy Resident Research Project, LLU School of Pharmacy Resident Program
Dr. Hernandez served as clinical preceptor for Pharmacy Resident, Sylvia Khalil, PharmD.  Clinical preceptor was responsible for facilitating training in research methodology, data analysis, and presentation of research results for Dr. Khalil.  Research was presented at the Western States Conference for Pharmacy Residents, May 2008.
Interactive Teaching
 
3/2007 - 6/2007 RXSA 757: Clinical Research Methodology
Full-time, tenure track faculty member is responsible for oral lecture, class discussion, and curriculum development for the course RXSA 757: Clinical Research Methodology which is taught to third-year pharmacy students at the School of Pharmacy at Loma Linda Univeristy pursuing the degree of Doctor of Pharmacy. The course is designed to provide detailed didactic instruction regarding the current clinical research methodology relative to clinical and public health research. Appropriate data analysis and biostatical techniques are taught in conjunction with the corresponding clinical research designs most commonly used in medical and public health research. . Duties of the faculty member include preparing weekly lectures, applicable case studies, quizzes regarding lecture material, writing assignments regarding the development of a clinical research project, as well as integrating fundamental components of a research project into the clinical research prpject such as literature review, statement of the problem, hypotheses, methodology, data analysis, budget justification, and research timeline. Faculty member as course coordinator is also responsible for professional student advisement, as well as grading of all applicable assignments.
8/2006 - 4/2007 Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP) Annual P&T Competition
Dr. Hernandez served as a judge in the local Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP) Annual P&T Competition in which students from the LLU School of Pharmacy competed. As a judge for the local competition, Dr. Hernandez provided didactic teaching sessions to review fundamental biostatistical and research methodology concepts to students interested in participating in the annual competition. Dr. Hernandez conducted several 2-hour review sessions to discuss topics involving research study design, biostatistical techniques, and data analysis. After the review sessions, potential competitors received the drug dossier and attempted to prepare a P&T analysis about the drug in questions and present a competent written report and oral presentation about the drug. Completed reports were then judged to determine appropriate and adequate analysis regarding the pharmaeconomic impact of the drug, appropriateness of conclusions of the cited primary literature regarding the drug, and the clinical applications of the drug.
1/2006 - 5/2006 APPE Biostatistics/Research Methodology Review
APPE (Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience)Biostatistics/Research Methodology Review consisted or at least two 2-hour small group teaching sessions in which professional year 4 pharmacy students were given didactic lectures regarding clinical and fundamental review of biostatistics and research methodology. A total of at least 4 teaching hours were provided to the students during Block 4 through 6. The objectives of the small group teaching activities was to provide students with a review of clinical trial methodology and biostatistical analysis including but not limited to parametric techniques (One-way ANOVA, t-test, factorial design ANOVA Logistic Regression), nonparametric techniques (chi-square, Mann-Whitney U test, Kruskal-Wallis test), and Kaplan-Meier Survival Analysis. The overall goal of the small group teaching sessions was to prepare and review professional year 4 students for journal club presentations and disease presentations during fourth year rotations.
8/2005 - 10/2006 Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP) Annual National P&T Competition
Dr. Hernandez served as a judge in the local Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP) Annual National P&T Competition in which students from the LLU School of Pharmacy competed. As a judge for the local competition, Dr. Hernandez provided small group didactic teaching sessions to review fundamental biostatistical and research methodology concepts to persons interested in participating in the competition. Dr. Hernandez conducted two, 2-hour review sessions to discuss topics involving research study design, biostatistical techniques, and data analysis. After the review sessions, potential competitors received the drug dossier and attempted to prepare a P&T analysis about the drug in question and present a competent written report and oral presentation about the drug. Completed reports were then judged to determine appropriate and adequate analysis regarding the pharmacoeconomic impact of the drug, appropriateness of conclusions of the cited primary literature regarding the drug, and the clinical applications of the drug.
Administrative Teaching Roles
 
5/2013

RXSA 757: Clinical Research Methodology:

Course Coordinator-RXSA 757 is a 2.0 unit elective course that is taught to third-year pharmacy students at the School of Pharmacy at Loma Linda Univeristy pursuing the degree of Doctor of Pharmacy. The course is designed to provide detailed didactic instruction regarding the current clinical research methodology relative to clinical and public health research. Appropriate data analysis and biostatical techniques are taught in conjunction with the corresponding clinical research designs most commonly used in medical and public health research. . Duties of the faculty member include preparing weekly lectures, applicable case studies, writing assignments regarding the development of a clinical research project, as well as integrating fundamental components of a research project into the clinical research prpject such as literature review, statement of the problem, hypotheses, methodology, data analysi

9/2012 - 12/2012

RXSA 640: Biostatistics & Epidemiology


 Dr. Hernandez is the Course Coordinator and sole instructure for this course. RXSA 640 is taught to pharmacy students at the School of Pharmacy at Loma Linda Univeristy pursuing the degree of Doctor of Pharmacy. RXSA 640 is a three-unit course in the core curriculum at the School of Pharmacy. As course coordinator for the course, the faculty member was responsible for developing didactic lecture material encompassing parametric and nonparametric biostatistical analysis, hypothesis testing using various statistical techniques such as independent/dependent samples t-tests, chi-square tests, one-way and factorial design analysis of variance (ANOVA), and multiple linear and logistic regression modeling. The course instructor was also responsible for introducing students to basic epidemiological concepts such as research study designs, standard normal distributions, score transformations, contingency table analysis, relative risk, odds ratio, confidence intervals, and literature evaluation. Course instructor is responsible for developing an appropriate curriculum and assignment development that is suitable for training and educating students of pharmacy on biostatistical techniques and interpretation that is appropriate for a practicing pharmacist. Duties of the faculty member include preparing weekly lectures, developing homework assigments based on lecture material, prepare and develop lecture material regarding literature evaluation, and writing and preparing midterm and final examinations, as well as grading homework assignments and providing solutions for examinations.      

9/2011 - 12/2011 RXSA 545: Public Health & Lifestyles
RXSA 545: Public Health and Lifestyles was developed as a new course for the School of Pharmacy as a 3.0 unit, 10-week course taught to the first year professional students in the School of Pharmacy. Ten lectures were given in 3-hour sessions during the 10-week quarter in Fall 2005 for a total of 30 lecture hours. This course provides the student with a comprehensive overview of the history, theory, and practice of public health science. RXSA 545 provides the student with an examination of public health systems, discussion of public health issues from local and global perspectives, discussion of the interdisciplinary characteristics of public health, and future developments of public health. The course contains a formal training in smoking/tobacco cessation known as Rx for Change: Pharmacist-assisted Tobacco Cessation Training in which students are exposed and trained in tobacco/smoking cessation patient management and counseling. Hands-on practice and counseling is provided in the course, as well as didactic lectures. Course objectives are measured by weeklty quizzes, a midterm examination, and a final examination. Course notes, case materials, midterm and final examinations, and course syllabus were solely developed by Dr. Hernandez.                                               
9/2010 - 12/2010 RXSA 545 Public Health & Lifestyles
9/2010 - 12/2010 RXSA 640: Biostatistics & Epidemiology
9/2008 RXRX 711: Drug Formulary Management I
RXRX 711: Formulary Management I is Part I of a two-course sequence in the elective courses for Formulary Management. RXRX 711 is a 1-unit course desgined to introduce students to didactic concepts relative to formular management, which includes content such as literature review, clinical biostatistics and epidemiology, pharmacoeconomics, therapeutics, and drug information. This elective course is taught in a series of 2-hours. Dr. Hernandez taught in the class as a course instructor responsible for presenting lectures regarding specific topics in clinical biostatistics and epidemiology. A total of five, two-hour lectures were devoted to didactic lecturing and presentations regarding clinical biostatistics, epidemiology, group discussion of related topics and paper discussions, and quizzes.
9/2008 - 12/2008 RXSA 545: Public Health and Lifestyles
Full-time, tenure track faculty member is the course coordinator and is responsible for oral lecture, class discussion, and curriculum development for the course RXSA 545: Public Health and Lifestyles.  RXSA 545 is a three-unit course in the core curriculum at the School of Pharmacy.  RXSA 545 is taught to pharmacy students at the School of Pharmacy at Loma Linda Univeristy pursuing the degree of Doctor of Pharmacy.  The faculty member is responsible for developing courses which involve an introduction to fundamental concepts, models, and theories related to general public health education (RXSA 545) and how it applies to pharmacological, clinical practice.  Assistant professor is responsible for coordinating the courses and developing an appropriate curriculum and assignment development that is suitable for training and educating students of pharmacy pursuing a career in pharmacy practice.  Duties of the faculty member include preparing weekly lectures, applicable case studies, weekly quizzes regarding lecture material, writing assignments regarding the practical application of didactic models and theories, as well as fundamental public health concepts, to pharmacy case studies, a final exam, and appropriate grading for all assignments and examinations.  Faculty member serves in various campus and School of Pharmacy committees towards furthering academic development, service to the University and School of Pharmacy, and promote research.  Faculty member is also responsible for professional student advisement.
9/2008 - 12/2008 RXSA 640: Biostatistics and Epidemiology
 RXSA 640 is taught to pharmacy students at the School of Pharmacy at Loma Linda Univeristy pursuing the degree of Doctor of Pharmacy.  RXSA 640 is a three-unit course in the core curriculum at the School of Pharmacy.  As course coordinator for the course, the faculty member was responsible for developing didactic lecture material encompassing parametric and nonparametric biostatistical analysis, hypothesis testing using various statistical techniques such as independent/dependent samples t-tests, chi-square tests, one-way and factorial design analysis of variance (ANOVA), and multiple linear and logistic regression modeling.  The course instructor was also responsible for introducing students to basic epidemiological concepts such as research study designs, standard normal distributions, score transformations, contingency table analysis, relative risk, odds ratio, confidence intervals, and literature evaluation. Course instructor is responsible for developing an appropriate curriculum and assignment development that is suitable for training and educating students of pharmacy on biostatistical techniques and interpretation that is appropriate for a practicing pharmacist.  Duties of the faculty member include preparing weekly lectures, developing homework assigments based on lecture material, prepare and develop lecture material regarding literature evaluation, and writing and preparing midterm and final examinations, as well as grading homework assignments and providing solutions for examinations. 
3/2008 - 6/2008 RXSA 751: Social Behavioral Pharmacy
Faculty member was course coordinator for RXSA 751: Social Behavioral Pharmacy, a three-unit course in the core curriculum at the School of Pharmacy.  Full-time, tenure track faculty member is responsible for oral lecture, class discussion, and curriculum development for the course RXSA 751: Social and Behavioral Pharmacy and Practice.  RXSA 751 is taught to pharmacy students at the School of Pharmacy at Loma Linda Univeristy pursuing the degree of Doctor of Pharmacy.  The faculty member is responsible for developing courses which involve an introduction to fundamental concepts, models, and theories related to health behavior change (RXSA 751) and how they apply to pharmacological, clinical practice.  Course coordinator is responsible for coordinating the course and developing an appropriate curriculum and assignments that are suitable for training and educating students of pharmacy pursuing a career in pharmacy practice, as well as coordinator a patient interview demonstrating application of social behavioral models and theories.  Duties of the faculty member include preparing weekly lectures, applicable case studies, examinations regarding lecture material, writing assignments regarding the practical application of health behavioral models and theories, as well as fundamental social behavioral theories and models, to pharmacy case studies, a final exam, and appropriate grading for all assignments and examinations. 
9/2007 RXRX 711: Formulary Management I
RXRX 711: Formulary Management I is Part I of a two-course sequence in the elective courses for Formulary Management. RXRX 711 is a 1-unit course desgined to introduce students to didactic concepts relative to formular management, which includes content such as literature review, clinical biostatistics and epidemiology, pharmacoeconomics, therapeutics, and drug information. This elective course is taught in a series of 2-hours. Dr. Hernandez taught in the class as a course instructor responsible for presenting lectures regarding specific topics in clinical biostatistics and epidemiology. A total of five, two-hour lectures were devoted to didactic lecturing and presentations regarding clinical biostatistics, epidemiology, group discussion of related topics and paper discussions, and quizzes.
9/2007 - 12/2007 RXSA 545: Public and Lifestyles
Full-time, tenure track faculty member is the course coordinator and is responsible for oral lecture, class discussion, and curriculum development for the course RXSA 545: Public Health and Lifestyles.  RXSA 545 is a three-unit course in the core curriculum at the School of Pharmacy.  RXSA 545 is taught to pharmacy students at the School of Pharmacy at Loma Linda Univeristy pursuing the degree of Doctor of Pharmacy.  The faculty member is responsible for developing courses which involve an introduction to fundamental concepts, models, and theories related to general public health education (RXSA 545) and how it applies to pharmacological, clinical practice.  Assistant professor is responsible for coordinating the courses and developing an appropriate curriculum and assignment development that is suitable for training and educating students of pharmacy pursuing a career in pharmacy practice.  Duties of the faculty member include preparing weekly lectures, applicable case studies, weekly quizzes regarding lecture material, writing assignments regarding the practical application of didactic models and theories, as well as fundamental public health concepts, to pharmacy case studies, a final exam, and appropriate grading for all assignments and examinations.  Faculty member serves in various campus and School of Pharmacy committees towards furthering academic development, service to the University and School of Pharmacy, and promote research.  Faculty member is also responsible for professional student advisement.
9/2007 - 12/2007 RXSA 640: Biostatistics and Epidemiology
 RXSA 640 is taught to pharmacy students at the School of Pharmacy at Loma Linda Univeristy pursuing the degree of Doctor of Pharmacy.  RXSA 640 is a three-unit course in the core curriculum at the School of Pharmacy.  As a co-instructor for the course, the faculty member was responsible for developing didactic lecture material encompassing parametric and nonparametric biostatistical analysis, hypothesis testing using various statistical techniques such as independent/dependent samples t-tests, chi-square tests, one-way and factorial design analysis of variance (ANOVA), and multiple linear and logistic regression modeling.  The course instructor was also responsible for introducing students to basic epidemiological concepts such as research study designs, standard normal distributions, score transformations, contingency table analysis, relative risk, odds ratio, confidence intervals, and literature evaluation. Course instructor is responsible for developing an appropriate curriculum and assignment development that is suitable for training and educating students of pharmacy on biostatistical techniques and interpretation that is appropriate for a practicing pharmacist.  Duties of the faculty member include preparing weekly lectures, developing homework assigments based on lecture material, prepare and develop lecture material regarding literature evaluation, and writing and preparing midterm and final examinations, as well as grading homework assignments and providing solutions for examinations. 
3/2007 - 6/2007 RXSA 757: Clinical Research Methodology
Full-time, tenure track faculty member is responsible for oral lecture, class discussion, and curriculum development for the course RXSA 757: Clinical Research Methodology which is taught to third-year pharmacy students at the School of Pharmacy at Loma Linda Univeristy pursuing the degree of Doctor of Pharmacy. The course is designed to provide detailed didactic instruction regarding the current clinical research methodology relative to clinical and public health research. Appropriate data analysis and biostatical techniques are taught in conjunction with the corresponding clinical research designs most commonly used in medical and public health research. . Duties of the faculty member include preparing weekly lectures, applicable case studies, quizzes regarding lecture material, writing assignments regarding the development of a clinical research project, as well as integrating fundamental components of a research project into the clinical research prpject such as literature review, statement of the problem, hypotheses, methodology, data analysis, budget justification, and research timeline. Faculty member as course coordinator is also responsible for professional student advisement, as well as grading of all applicable assignments.
3/2006 - 6/2008 RXSA 751: Social Behavioral Pharmacy
RXSA 751: Social Behavioral Pharmacy is a 3.0 unit, 10-week course that was taught during Spring Quarter 2006 to the professional year 2 students at the School of Pharmacy. A total of 30 didactic teaching hours were taught during the Spring Quarter 2006. Dr. Hernandez served as the Course Coordinator, as well as served as the primary teaching faculty for RXSA 751. This course examines and focuses on the models and theories of health behavior change. RXSA 751 focuses on an in-depth examination of the primary models and theories of health behavior change relative to public health, health education, preventive health, health promotion, and pharmacological practice. From a combination of pharmacological and health behavior practice exercises, the student will gain a broad exposure to the models and theories that may enhance understanding towards how health behavior change models and theories can be applied to assessing a patient''''s level of behavior change. Students may then use their new knowledge towards catering to the individual needs of the patient. The overall goal of Social Behavioral Pharmacy is to comprehensively examine health behavior change models and theories towards practical application in pharmacological, clinical cases and scenarios. The learning objectives of the course involved introducing students to commonly used and fundamental health behavior change models and theories relevant to the health sciences and patient counseling/management, applying the constructs inherent in these health behavior models and theories to patient interactions, and develop analytical skills in using the health behavior change models and theories when interacting with patients. Course objectives are measured through three realistic patient case scenarios in which patient cases are presented to the students. Students must identify the disease state(s) and the behavioral components that would most likely affect patient compliance with medication and treatment. Students write an analytical paper and analysis based on a particular health behavioral model or theory that would best assist their efforts of interacting and working with the patient. Three clinical faculty from the School of Pharmacy are invited to the course in separate lectures in order to analyze the patient cases relative to the clinical identification of the disease state and to demonstrate how health behavioral aspects of patient health are critical to providing optimal patient care. The course also consists of a midterm examination and a final examination.
3/2006 - 6/2008 RXSA 751: Social Behavioral Pharmacy
RXSA 751: Social Behavioral Pharmacy is a 3.0 unit, 10-week course that was taught during Spring Quarter 2006 to the professional year 3 students at the School of Pharmacy. A total of 30 didactic teaching hours were taught during the Spring Quarter 2006. Dr. Hernandez served as the course coordinator, as well as the primary teaching faculty for RXSA 751. This course examines and focuses on the models and theories of health behavior change. RXSA 751 focuses on an in-depth examination of the primary models and theories of health behavior change relative to public health, health education, preventive health, health promotion, and pharmacological practice. From a combination of pharmacological and health behavior practice exercises, the student will gain a broad exposure to the models and theories that may enhance understanding towards how health behavior change models and theories can be applied to assessing a patient''''s level of behavior change. Students may then use their new knowledge towards catering to the individual needs of the patient. The overall goal of Social Behavioral Pharmacy is to comprehensively examine health behavior change models and theories towards practical application in pharmacological, clinical cases and scenarios. The learning objectives of the course involved introducing students to commonly used and fundamental health behavior change models and theories relevant to the health sciences and patient counseling/management, applying the constructs inherent in these health behavior models and theories to patient interactions, and develop analytical skills in using the health behavior change models and theories when interacting with patients. Course objectives are measured through three realistic patient case scenarios in which patient cases are presented to the students. Students must identify the disease state(s) and the behavioral components that would most likely affect patient compliance with medication and treatment. Student write an analytical paper and analysis based on a particular health behavioral model or theory that would best assist their efforts of interacting and working with the patient. Three clinical faculty from the School of Pharmacy are invited to the course in separate lectures in order to analyze the patient cases relative to the clinical identification of the disease state and to demonstrate how health behavioral aspects of patient health are critical to providing optimal patient care. The course also consists of a midterm examination and a final examination.
9/2005 - Present RXSA 545: Public Health and Lifestyles
RXSA 545 is 3.0 unit, 10-week course taught to the first year professional students in the School of Pharmacy. Dr. Hernandez served as the Course Coordinator, as well as the primary teaching faculty for RXSA 545. Ten lectures were given in 3-hour sessions during the 10-week quarter in Fall 2005 for a total of 30 lecture hours. This course provides the student with a comprehensive overview of the history, theory, and practice of public health science. RXSA 545 provides the student with an examination of public health systems, discussion of public health issues from local and global perspectives, discussion of the interdisciplinary characteristics of public health, and future developments of public health. The course contains a formal training in smoking/tobacco cessation known as Rx for Change: Pharmacist-assisted Tobacco Cessation Training in which students are exposed and trained in tobacco/smoking cessation patient management and counseling. Hands-on practice and counseling is provided in the course, as well as didactic lectures. Course objectives are measured by weeklty quizzes, a midterm examination, and a final examination.
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9/2013 - 12/2013

RXPS 782-1: Special Topics: Philippines Medical Mission Preparation.  (1.0 Quarter Unit) The Medical Mission to the Philippines consists of a team of faculty, physicians, and pharmacy students.  The mission of the Medical Mission Team to Batangas Province, Philippines is to improve the quality of life of the local population through compassionate health care and health education.  The Team seeks to provide internal medicine, ambulatory, and pharmaceutical care to the local population, through collaboration with local medical practitioners, stakeholders, and gatekeepers.  In order to orient and prepare student team members to the cultural, professional, and clinical experiences that they may encounter in the Philippines, this 1-unit elective will consist of cultural and clinical preparation activities.  These activities include a survey of the geographical, cultural, and epidemiological history of the Batangas people, as well as a review and preparation of me

3/2007 - 6/2007 RXSA 757: Clinical Research Methodology
RXSA 757: Clinical Research Methodology is a 2.0 unit elective course that is taught to third-year pharmacy students at the School of Pharmacy at Loma Linda Univeristy pursuing the degree of Doctor of Pharmacy. The course is designed to provide detailed didactic instruction regarding the current clinical research methodology relative to clinical and public health research. Appropriate data analysis and biostatical techniques are taught in conjunction with the corresponding clinical research designs most commonly used in medical and public health research. . Duties of the faculty member include preparing weekly lectures, applicable case studies, writing assignments regarding the development of a clinical research project, as well as integrating fundamental components of a research project into the clinical research prpject such as literature review, statement of the problem, hypotheses, methodology, data analysis, budget justification, and research timeline. Faculty member is also responsible for professional student advisement, as well as grading of all applicable assignments. The overall goal of CRM is to comprehensively identify, examine, and discuss the specific study/experimental designs and methodology, along with appropriate biostatistical techniques, that are commonly utilized and published in the scientific literature. The course is targeted towards providing a linkage between the biostatistics and drug information training students were to have received during their second and third year of training in those respective courses. CRM has the following learning objectives: 1) Identify and examine various and commonly used research and experimental designs in medical/scientific literature, 2) Identify appropriate biostatistical techniques that are commonly applied to the particular research and experimental study designs/methodologies in question, and 3) Design a research methodology appropriate for scientific investigation. The course consists of a clinical research methodology project which contains several graded components. These components include but are not limited to a literature review, background and significance section, statement of the problem, hypotheses, methodology, power analysis and sample size calculation, data analysis, budget justification, and research timeline.
1/2007 - 3/2008 DNES 794: Public Health Dentistry
DNES 794: Public Health Dentistry is a two-hour course which presents the public health issues and topics related to dentistry and the role of the dentist from the public health perspective. Topics included history of dental public health and practices, public health infrastructure and practice, financial aspects of public health dentistry, fluoridation, smoking/tobacco cessation, and clinical research and epidemiology. Duties of the faculty member include preparing weekly lectures, applicable case studies, quizzes or exams regarding lecture material, developing and administering a final exam, and assigning appropriate grades for all assignments and examinations. The overall goal of the course is to introduce students to basic and fundamental issues related to public health dentistry including but not limited to public health terminology, social systems and legislation, history of public health and dentistry, oral epidemiology, smoking/tobacco cessation, and/or fluoridation. Students will gain an understanding of these public health topics from the dental health perspective. The course also consisted of a midterm examination and final examination.
3/2006 - 6/2008 RXSA 751: Social Behavioral Pharmacy
RXSA 751: Social Behavioral Pharmacy is a new 3.0 unit, 10-week new course that was taught during Spring Quarter 2006 to the professional year 2 and year 3 students at the School of Pharmacy. A total of 60 didactic teaching hours were taught during the Spring Quarter 2006. Course notes, case materials, midterm and final examinations, and course syllabus were solely developed by Dr. Hernandez. This course examines and focuses on the models and theories of health behavior change. RXSA 751 focuses on an in-depth examination of the primary models and theories of health behavior change relative to public health, health education, preventive health, health promotion, and pharmacological practice. From a combination of pharmacological and health behavior practice exercises, the student will gain a broad exposure to the models and theories that may enhance understanding towards how health behavior change models and theories can be applied to assessing a patient''''s level of behavior change. Students may then use their new knowledge towards catering to the individual needs of the patient. The overall goal of Social Behavioral Pharmacy is to comprehensively examine health behavior change models and theories towards practical application in pharmacological, clinical cases and scenarios. The learning objectives of the course involved introducing students to commonly used and fundamental health behavior change models and theories relevant to the health sciences and patient counseling/management, applying the constructs inherent in these health behavior models and theories to patient interactions, and develop analytical skills in using the health behavior change models and theories when interacting with patients. Course objectives are measured through three realistic patient case scenarios in which patient cases are presented to the students. Students must identify the disease state(s) and the behavioral components that would most likely affect patient compliance with medication and treatment. Students write an analytical paper and analysis based on a particular health behavioral model or theory that would best assist their efforts of interacting and working with the patient. Three clinical faculty from the School of Pharmacy are invited to the course in separate lectures in order to analyze the patient cases relative to the clinical identification of the disease state and to demonstrate how health behavioral aspect of patient health are critical to providing optimal patient care. The course also consists of a midterm examination and a final examination.
10/2005 - Present RXSA 545: Public Health and Lifestyles-Disaster Preparedness Training for Pharmacists
In cooperation with the School of Public Health through funding from the CDC, course materials in disaster and emergency preparedness were developed by Dr. Hernandez for integration into the RXSA 545 course taught in the first professional year. Training consisted of a 3-hour training session integrated into the RXSA 545 course. As the faculty representative for the Center for Public Health Preparedness (CPHP) at LLU, Dr. Hernandez serves as a co-investigator from the School of Pharmacy to provide project coordination at the School, such as a point of contact between the School and the LLU CPHP. As a co-investigator in the project, Dr. Hernandez supervised and collaborated with a student intern assigned to the School by CPHP to conduct literature review, data compilation, or course material development. Disaster and emergency preparedness materials that were developed by Dr. Hernandez include relevant didactic materials pertinent to defining disaster and emergency circumstances, the pharmacist's role in such events, infrastructure of the response systems, and personal and professional duties if a disaster/emergency situation were to arise. Further course materials that were developed involved descriptions of the types of biological weapons that exist and the descriptions of the medications/treatment for resulting events. Dr. Hernandez also integrated an online teaching module based out of the University of North Caolina at Chapel Hill's School of Public Health and the North Carolina Center for Public Health Preparedness. Students were to complete at least one module of disaster/emergency training online in which they may receive Continuing Education Units for their participation. Course materials included lecture notes and slides for all course content and an online training module to be completed by all students in the course. As a co-investigator, funding in the form of salary support was secured for future endeavors in disaster preparedness training, conferences, or content development.
9/2005 - Present RXSA 545: Public Health and Lifestyles
RXSA 545: Public Health and Lifestyles was developed as a new course for the School of Pharmacy as a 3.0 unit, 10-week course taught to the first year professional students in the School of Pharmacy. Ten lectures were given in 3-hour sessions during the 10-week quarter in Fall 2005 for a total of 30 lecture hours. This course provides the student with a comprehensive overview of the history, theory, and practice of public health science. RXSA 545 provides the student with an examination of public health systems, discussion of public health issues from local and global perspectives, discussion of the interdisciplinary characteristics of public health, and future developments of public health. The course contains a formal training in smoking/tobacco cessation known as Rx for Change: Pharmacist-assisted Tobacco Cessation Training in which students are exposed and trained in tobacco/smoking cessation patient management and counseling. Hands-on practice and counseling is provided in the course, as well as didactic lectures. Course objectives are measured by weeklty quizzes, a midterm examination, and a final examination. Course notes, case materials, midterm and final examinations, and course syllabus were solely developed by Dr. Hernandez.