All students in the PharmD program must meet the requirements outlined below. Requirements are subject to change as the curriculum and technology used in its delivery evolves.

Required Devices

1. Tl-30Xa SCIENTIFIC CALCULATOR

Students must have a Tl-30X scientific calculator for in-class and homework purposes. Students are not permitted to use their own calculator during examinations. When necessary, the same model is provided for examinations.
 

2.  COMPUTING DEVICE

Students must have a device that meets the below specifications and install the required software for electronic examinations and various educational activities. Students may elect to have other additional devices for their personal use.1

Device Minimum Requirements
Required computing devices must meet or exceed the following criteria:

Operating System

64 bit Windows 10 (not Sor RT) or 10.14 Mojave

Processor (CPU)

2.0 GHZ Intel i5

Memory (RAM)

8GB

Storage (HD/SSD)

256 GB (must have at least 20% free space)

Wireless Card

Supports 802.11 n/ac protocols and WPA2 Enterprise

Battery

6-hour battery life

Resolution (Display)

1024 x 768 pixels


Required Software Installation
Students must install the following software on their required computing device:

Examplify

Examplify is licensed by the College of Pharmacy to deliver most examinations.

Respondus Lockdown Browser

Respondus is licensed by the University of Iowa to deliver some ICON quizzes.

FastTest Weblock

Weblock is licensed by the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy to deliver the Pharmacy Curriculum Outcomes Assessment® (PCOA) in the P3 spring semester.

Other

Other cloud-based or iOS/Android software may also be utilized within courses such as Poll Everywhere, Kahoot, and Prezi. Students are expected to comply with requests to install software used for educational purposes.

 

3.  PRIVACY SCREEN

Students must have a privacy screen for their required computing device. The screen must have a restricted viewing angle of 60 degrees at the brightest setting. Privacy screens must be utilized during examinations and per instructor request.

 


1 Students may request financial aid funds to assist with computing device purchase at the University of Iowa Office of Student Financial Aid: https://financialaid.uiowa.edu.

Updated 02/05/2020

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