PharmD Program Curriculum

The School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences offers the four year Doctor of Pharmacy degree.

The curriculum is designed to prepare students to serve as contemporary, compassionate, creative, and scholarly pharmacy practitioners, educators, researchers, and leaders in the advancement of the pharmacy profession. It provides the educational foundation for an entry-level pharmacy practitioner. The curriculum consists of courses in basic biomedical sciences, clinical sciences, pharmaceutical sciences, and pharmacy practice. A significant segment of the coursework is taken together with the medical and dental medicine students. The courses taken together with other health sciences students include didactic, lecture-based coursework, but, it also includes clinical, laboratory, and active learning opportunities (i.e., team-based learning). The coursework is integrated with progressive patient-centered practice experiences with a focus centered on educating entry-level practitioners capable of providing care.

 PROFESSIONAL YEAR 1 (PI): FALL  

PROFESSIONAL YEAR 1 (PI): SPRING
Becoming a Pharmacist (2 SCH) Pathogen and Host Defense# (4 SCH)
Fundamentals of Drug Action (4 SCH) Basic Mechanisms of Disease# (3 SCH)
Evidenced Based Medicine & Literature Evaluation (2 SCH) Self-Care and Non-Prescription Therapeutics 2 (2 SCH)
Self-Care and Non-Prescription Therapeutics 1 (2 SCH) IPPE Community 1 (0 SCH)
Molecular Foundations of Medicine# (4 SCH) Integrated Pathophysiology & Pharmacology: CPR# (5 SCH)
Pathogen and Host Defense# (1 SCH) Integrated Pharmacotherapy 1 (4 SCH)
Basic Mechanisms of Disease# (1 SCH)  
PROFESSIONAL YEAR 1 (P1): SUMMER
IPPE Institutional 1  
PROFESSIONAL YEAR 2 (P2): FALL PROFESSIONAL YEAR 2 (P2): SPRING
Integrated Pathophysiology & Pharmacology: Mind, Brain Behavior# (4 SCH) Integrated Pharmacotherapy 4 (4 SCH)
Integrated Pathophysiology & Pharmacology: Endocrine & Reproductive# (3 SCH) Healthcare Systems and Informatics (3 SCH)
Integrated Pathophysiology & Pharmacology: Gastrointestinal & Nutrition# (3 SCH) Principles of Pharmacoeconomics (3 SCH)
Integrated Pharmacotherapy 2 (3 SCH) Pharmaceutics 1 (3 SCH)
Integrated Pharmacotherapy 3 (5 SCH) Applied Pharmaceutics 1 (1 SCH)
IPPE Community 2 (0 SCH) Pharmacy Administration: Managing Practice & Personnel (3 SCH)
  Elective (1 SCH)
  IPPE Community 3 (0 SCH)
  IPPE Institutional 2 (0 SCH)
#These courses are the cross-listed required courses in the basic biomedical sciences and are taken with the medical and dental medicine students.
PROFESSIONAL YEAR 3 (P3): FALL PROFESSIONAL YEAR 3 (P3): SPRING
Integrated Pharmacotherapy 5 (4 SCH) Integrated Pharmacotherapy 7 (2 SCH)
Integrated Pharmacotherapy 6 (4 SCH) Medication & Drug Distribution Safety Systems (2 SCH)
Pharmaceutics 2 (3 SCH) Pharmacy Law (2 SCH)
Applied Pharmaceutics 2 (1 SCH) Elective (2 SCH)
Pharmacogenomics and Personalized Care (3 SCH) IPPE Community 4 (0 SCH)
Pharmacopepidemiology and Population-based Care (2 SCH) IPPE Institutional 3 (0 SCH)
  Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience 1 (5 SCH)
  Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience 2 (5 SCH)
PROFESSIONAL YEAR 3 (P3): SUMMER
Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience 3 (5 SCH)  
Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience 4 (5 SCH)  
PROFESSIONAL YEAR 4 (P4): FALL PROFESSIONAL YEAR 4 (P4): SPRING
Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience 5 (5 SCH) Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience 8 (5 SCH)
Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience 6 (5 SCH) Elective Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (5 SCH)
Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience 7 (5 SCH) Integrated Pharmacotherapy 8 (4 SCH)
  Selective (2 SCH)
  Elective (2 SCH)
 

 

 

Date Published: March 30, 2018


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