Integrated Pharmacotherapy Course Series (IPCs)

Learning and Living Curriculum students gain foundational knowledge in their first year in pharmacy practice, pharmaceutical and biological sciences, health services, drug literature retrieval and informatics and health and wellness.

In the second and third years, students will take a series of Integrated Pharmacotherapy Course Series (IPCs). This means that teams of instructors are focusing on teaching one disease state at a time. For example, when covering the respiratory system, asthma will be a topic. Students will cover what goes wrong to make asthma occur—or pathology—the pharmacology of the drugs used to treat it, and other subjects.

Formerly, stand-alone courses such as pathology and pharmacology were taught by one instructor. The courses are organized in logical manner to build on prior knowledge and apply the new information to solve patient care problems.