Doctor of Pharmacy Curriculum

PharmD Degree Requirements

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Students Entering Fall 2015 and Later
(Will join the Learning and Living Curriculum)

Fall Semester First Year

PHAR:8130 Foundations of Pharmacy Practice I - 4 sh
PHAR:8131  Professional Engagement - 1 sh
PHAR:8132 Professional Development - 1 sh
PHAR:8133 IPPE Shadowing - 1 sh
PHAR:8134 Foundations of Health Services- 3 sh
PHAR:8135 Health Info Retrieval and Informatics - 3 sh
PHAR:8136 Foundations of Pharmaceutical Sciences I - 3 sh
PHAR:8137 Foundations of Pharmaceutical Sciences II - 2 sh

Total semester hours: 18

Spring Semester First Year

PHAR: 8140 Foundations of Pharmacy Practice II - 4 sh
PHAR:8132 Professional Development - 1 sh
PHAR:8133 IPPE Shadowing - 1 sh (if not taken Fall semester)
PHAR:8142 Foundations of Health, Wellness and Disease- 3 sh
PHAR:8146 Foundations of Pharmaceutical Sciences III - 3 sh
PHAR:8147 Foundations of Pharmaceutical Sciences IV - 2 sh
Professional Electives - 0-2 sh

Total semester hours: 14-16

Fall Semester Second Year

PHAR:8180 Pharmacology for Pharmacy Students - 1  sh
PHAR:8207 IPPE Community (may be taken in a different session) - 3 sh
PHAR:8208 IPPE Hospital (may be taken in a different session) - 2 sh
PHAR:8250 Applications Pharmacy Practive I - 1 sh
PHAR:8251 IP:Dermatology and Sensory - 3 sh
PHAR:8252 IP:Muscuskeletal - 3 sh
PHAR:8253 IP:Genitourinary & Reproductive - 3 sh
PHAR:8254 IP:Endocrine - 3 sh
PHAR:8255 Professional Discovery: Design Methods and Data Collection - 1 sh
Professional Electives - 0-2 sh

Total Semester Hours: 20-22

Spring Semester Second Year

PHAR:8207 IPPE Community (may be taken in a different session) - 3 sh
PHAR:8208 IPPE Hospital (may be taken in a different session) - 2 sh
PHAR:8260 IP:Cardiovascular & Hematology - 4 sh
PHAR:8261 IP:Neurology & Psychiatry - 4 sh
PHAR:8263 IP:Infectious Diseases - 4 sh
PHAR:8264 IP:Professional Discovery - Data Collection - 1 sh
PHAR:8265 Applications Pharmacy Practice II - 1 sh
Professional Electives - 0-2 sh

Total Semester Hours: 19-21

Fall Semester Third Year

PHAR:8300 IPPE Clinical - 1 sh
PHAR:8370 IP:Respiratory - 3 sh
PHAR:8371 IP:Oncology - 3 sh
PHAR:8372 IP:Gastroenterology - 3 sh
PHAR:8373 IP:Renal, Fluids & Electrolytes - 3 sh
PHAR:8374 Applications Pharmacy Practice III - 1 sh
PHAR:8375 Advanced Topics in Health Services - 2 sh
PHAR:8376 Professional Discovery - Results - 1 sh
Professional Electives - 0-2 sh

Total Semester Hours: 17-19

Spring Semester Third Year

PHAR:8132 Professional Development - 1 sh
PHAR:8377 IP:Capstone - 4 sh
PHAR:8378 Pharmacy Law and Ethics - 2 sh
PHAR:8379 APPE Preparation - 1 sh
Advanced Practice Experiences -6 sh

Total Semester Hours: 14

Summer Fourth Year

Advanced Practice Experiences - 12 sh

Total semester hours: 12

Fall Fourth Year

Advanced Practice Experiences - 18 sh

Total semester hours: 18

Spring Fourth Year

PHAR:8380 Learning Portfolio - 1 sh
Advanced Practice Experiences - 18 sh

Total semester hours: 19


Students Entering Prior to Fall 2015

Fall First Year

PHAR:8101 Pharmacy Practice Lab I (46:50) - 2 sh
BIOC:8102  Biochemistry for Pharmacy Students (99:162) - 3 sh
PHAR:8111 Pharmaceutics I: Solutions (46:123) - 4 sh
PATH:8133 Intro to Human Pathology (69:133) - 4 sh
PHAR:8103 Fundamentals of Evaluating Clinical Research (46:103) - 1 sh

Total semester hours: 14

Spring First Year

PHAR:8102 Pharmacy Practice Lab II (46:51) - 2 sh
PHAR:8121 MNPC I: Biotech and Chemotherapy (46:128) - 3 sh
PHAR:8112 Pharmaceutics II: Solids and Semi-Solids (46:124) - 4 sh
PCOL:8180 Pharmacology I (71:180) - 3 sh
PHAR:8105 Social Aspects of Pharmacy Care (46:122) - 2 sh
PHAR:8100 Intro to Pharmacy Practice (46:001)* - 1 sh

Total semester hours: 15

Fall Second Year

PHAR:8203 Pharmacy Practice Lab III (46:116) - 2 sh
PHAR:8122 MNPC II: Pharmacodynamic Agents (46:131) - 3 sh
PHAR:8213 Pharmacokinetics/Biopharmaceutics (46:138) - 3 sh
PHAR:8240 Intro to Therapeutics (46:149) - 2 sh
PHAR:8241 Therapeutics: Women's and Men's Health (46:154) - 2 sh
PCOL:8181 Pharmacology II (71:181) - 3 sh
PHAR:8200 Intro to Community Pharmacy Practice (46:002)** - 3 sh

Total semester hours: 19

Spring Second Year

PHAR:8204 Pharmacy Practice Lab IV (46:117) - 2 sh
PHAR:8123 MNPC III: Medicinal Neurochemistry (46:132) - 3 sh
PHAR:8230 Clinical Pharmacokinetics (46:170) - 3 sh
PHAR:8242 Therapeutics: Respiratory (46:155) - 2 sh
PHAR:8243 Therapeutics: Cardiovascular (46:156) - 2 sh
PHAR:8201 Clinical Practice Skills I (46:106) - 2 sh
PHAR:8206 Intro to Hospital Pharmacy Practice (46:008)** - 2 sh
Professional Electives - 3 sh

Total semester hours: 18

Fall Third Year

PHAR:8305 Pharmacy Practice Lab V (46:118) - 2 sh
PHAR:8340 Therapeutics: FEN, GI, Renal (46:158) - 2 sh
PHAR:8341 Therapeutics: Immunology, Hematology (46:159) - 2 sh
PHAR:8302 Clinical Practice Skills II (46:107) - 2 sh
PHAR:8308 Pharmaceutical Economics and Insurance (46:129) - 3 sh
PHAR:8313 Drug Literature Evaluation (46:115) - 2 sh
PHAR:8300 Intro to Clinical Pharmacy Practice (46:003)* - 1 sh
Professional Electives - 4 sh

Total semester hours: 18

Spring Third Year

PHAR:8306 Pharmacy Practice Lab VI (46:119) - 2 sh
PHAR:8342 Therapeutics: Neurology, Psychiatry (46:164) - 2 sh
PHAR:8343 Therapeutics: Infectious Disease (46:165) - 2 sh
PHAR:8303 Clinical Practice Skills III (46:108) - 2 sh
PHAR:8104 Pharmacy Law and Ethics (46:104) - 2 sh
PHAR:8309 Pharmacy Management and Marketing (46:139) - 2 sh
PHAR:8205 Student Pharmacist Professionalism (46:004)*** - 1 sh
Professional Electives - 5 sh

Total semester hours: 18

Summer Fourth Year

Advanced Practice Experiences - 12 sh

Total semester hours: 12

Fall Fourth Year

Advanced Practice Experiences - 18 sh

Total semester hours: 18

Spring Fourth Year

Advanced Practice Experiences - 18 sh

Total semester hours: 18

Notes:

*Students must complete one semester of PHAR:8100 IPPE 1 during the P1 year and one semester of PHAR:8300 IPPE 3 (46:003) during the P3 year, either fall or spring as assigned.

**Students must complete PHAR:8200 IPPE 2 Community (46:002) and PHAR:8206 IPPE 2 Hospital (46:008) during the summer before winter break of and/or the summer after the P2 year.

***PHAR:8205 Student Pharmacist Professionalism (46:004) requires students to complete 32 hours of supervised service-learning and leadership/professional learning activities during their P1-P3 years.

Professional electives may be acquired only during the four professional years, including summer session. A total of 12 sh is required.