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Rania Itani

Pharmacy Practice Department

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Rania Itani

Clinical Lecturer

Dr. Itani graduated from Beirut Arab University with a BSc in pharmacy degree in 2013 and with a Pharm.D degree in 2015.

Dr. Itani started working at BAU in pharmacy practice department as a preceptor and lab instructor in 2014. She also worked as a community pharmacist. She has completed many workshops on first aid, medical education and softpharm.

Dr. Itani research interests focus on clinical pharmacy practice in the institutional and ambulatory settings with emphasis on infectious diseases.


Teaching Experience

Two years’ experience as Professional Pharmacy Practice preceptor, for fifth level students, in hospital settings, responsible for guiding students and supporting them to practice patient care. Instructs Pharmacy Practice I students (PHAR 275), guides them in determining ethical, professional standards and in acquiring advanced communication skills. In addition, worked as lab instructor for Drug Information and Literature Evaluation course and Integrated Case-based Learning I & III.

2015-16 courses

  • PHAR 444 Integrated Case-based Learning III (ICBL III)
  • PHAR 444 Integrated Case-based Learning III (ICBL III)

    Department offering the course: Pharmacy Practice Department
    Level [Semester]: 4 [8th]

    Basic Information
    Total Credit Hours: 2
    Practice: 2

    Professional Information
    Overall aims:
    ICBL III is an interactive course that uses case scenarios set in realistic contexts as the starting place to integrate knowledge from several previous courses with newly acquired therapeutic knowledge with regard to Infectious and Endocrinological disorders. The course aims to develop and refine the students’ ability to identify, solve and prevent drug therapy problems while providing pharmaceutical care. The course also develops various students’ clinical skills such as communication, patient assessment, and problem solving.

    Rational: The ability to identify, resolve and prevent drug therapy problems is an essential component of contemporary pharmacy practice.

    Prerequisite/ Co-requisite:
    - Pharmacy Practice II (Phar 337)
    - ICBL I (Phar 343)

    - Pharmacotherapeutics III (Phar 441)
    - Pharmacotherapeutics IV (Phar 442)

    Time Table:

    Lab :
    - Group B3: Tuesday, 2pm - 4pm
    - Group B4: Tuesday, 4pm - 6pm
    - Group A1: Thursday, 2pm - 4pm
    - Group A2: Thursday, 4pm - 6pm

    Office Hours:
    - Monday, 9am – 1pm
    - Thursday, 10am – 12pm

    Assessment Methods:

    - In-class discussions
    - Performance-based assessment activities
    - Attendance and participation
    - Midterm Exam
    - Final Exam
    - Student and Portfolio Evaluation

    List of References
    - Pharmacotherapy: A Pathophysiologic Approach. Dipiro J, Wells B and Schwinghammer T. Eighth edition, Mc Graw Hill Medical.
    - Therapeutic choices, Seventh edition, Canadian Pharmacists Association. 2014.
    - Drug information handbook: A comprehensive resource for all clinicians and healthcare professionals. Fifteenth edition. Hudson, OH: Lexi-Comp, 2012.
    - Updated Guidelines of covered diseases

    Further reading:
    - Pharmaceutical Care Practice: the patient centered approach to medication management. Robert J.Cipolle., Linda Strand, Peter Morley. Third edition, Mc Graw Hill Medical.
    - Patient Self Care, First edition, Canadian Pharmacists Association.
    - Goodman & Gilman's: The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics, 12 edition, Laurence L. Brunton, Bruce A. Chabner, Björn C. Knollmann

    • PHAR 580 Inter Professional Education (IPE)
    • PHAR 580 Inter Professional Education (IPE)


      Department offering the course: Pharmacy Practice
      Fifth Level [Tenth semester]

      Basic Information
      Total Credit Hours: 1
      Lecture: 2

      Professional Information
      Overall Aim of the Course:
      The course aims to foster the skills, knowledge, attitudes and behaviours that facilitate effective interprofessional (IP) collaborative practice among health care providers. Through interactive learning students will explore ways in which their professions can work together in order to optimize patient’s care respecting each other’s roles and responsibilities. The course employs a variety of interactive methods and technologies.

      Time Table:
      Lecture : Friday 08-10 am

      Assessment Methods:
      - Case-based learning
      - Problem-based learning

      List of References
      Course handouts: Upload on electronic Platform

      Essentials text books:
      - Scherpbier A, Mann K, Dornan T. Medical Education: Theory and Practice: Integrates Practice, Theory, Innovation and Research. 4th ed., Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone, 2011.
      - Dent J, Harden R. A Practical Guide for Medical Teachers. 3rd ed., Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone, 2009.

      Recommended readings:
      Periodicals and websites:
      1. Bridges D, Davidson R, Odegard P, Maki I, Tomkowiak J. Interprofessional collaboration: Three best practice models of interprofessional education. Med Educ Online 2011; 1-10.
      2. Thistlethwaite J. Interprofessional education: A review of context, learning and the research agenda. Medical Education 2012: 46: 58–70.
      3. Areskog N. Undergraduate interprofessional education at the Linko¨ping Faculty of Health Sciences – How it all started. Journal of Interprofessional Care 2009; 23(5): 442– 7.

      • PHAR 514 PPP III
      • PHAR 514 PPP III

        Department offering the course: Pharmacy Practice
        Level [Semester]: Fifth [Spring]

        Basic Information

        Total Credit Hours: 2
        Hospital: 4

        Professional Information
        Overall Aims of the Course
        This is a 3 months of practical experience course aiming at providing the senior pharmacy student with experience in the provision of Pharmaceutical care in an in-patient pharmacy setting. The student develops skills to function as part of the health care team interacting with patients and other health care professionals, to identify, resolve and prevent drug-related problems in order to ensure safe and cost effective drug therapy.

        During this experience, students are expected to apply their academic knowledge, problem solving and decision making skills to deliver pharmaceutical care under the supervision of their preceptors.

        PHAR 408 Pharmacology II

        Time Table:
        Tue 12- 4 pm
        Thu 12- 4 pm

        Office Hours:
        Wed 8-10 pm

        Assessment Methods:
        - Written final examination to ability to practice pharmaceutical care
        - Oral presentation to assess communication skills and professional attitudes
        - Assignments/ preceptor evaluation to assess ability of independent learning skills and patient care practice

        List of References
        1. Anderson AS, Goode JR. Engaging Students in Wellness and Disease Prevention. Am J Pharm Educ 2006; 70(Article 40):1-8.
        2. Hammer D. Improving Student Professionalism During Experiential Learning. Am J Pharm Educ 2006;70(Article 59):1-8.
        3. Iwanowicz SL, Marciniak MW, Zeolla MM. Obtaining and Providing Health 4. Information in the Community Setting. Am J Pharm Educ 2006;70(Article 57):1-16.
        5. McDonough RP, Bennett MS. Improving Communication Skills of Pharmacy Students Through Effective Precepting. Am J Pharm Educ 2006;70(Article 58):1-12.
        6.Merck Manual - online healthcare books for medical professionals.
        7.Drug Information Handbook.
        8. Drug Facts and Comparisons.
        9.The Handbook of Applied Therapeutics.
        10. Pharmacotherapy Handbook.


Research of interests focus on infectious diseases; with regard to epidemiology, prevention, diagnosis and treatment.
Research project: Incidence of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus, Risk Factors, Susceptibility Patterns and Treatment Outcomes (A retrospective study in a Lebanese Hospital). (Pharm.D Thesis)


- Attended several workshops on Scientific Research, Publication and Plagiarism.
- Attended workshops on Behavioral Styles – BAU.
- Attended the “Arab Pharmacist Union and BAU Congress”. Appropriate Use of Medication: A Guarantee For Safety Society – June 2015
- Attended the “Health Insight Congress” – Le Royal –April 2015
- Attended a Lecture about “Understanding and Managing different Patient Behavioral Styles” – BAU – March 2015
- Attended “Congress of the Lebanese Society Of Infectious Diseases” – Phoenicia - February 2014
- Participated in Quality Assurance Competition of the Pharmacy Faculty (spring 2012-2013)
- Attended the 3 phases of the Inter-professional Education (April 2013)
- Private lessons in scientific courses (Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Math).