Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD)

Professional Curriculum

Fall Semester – (P1) First Professional Year

Course # Course Title Credits
PHAR 601 Pharmaceutics 1  4
PHAR 602 Biochemistry 4
PHAR 603 Evidence Based Practice 1 1
PHAR 604 Communication and Professionalism in Healthcare 2
PHAR 605 Pharmacy Law & Ethics 3
PHAR 606 My First Patient 2
PHAR 751 IPPE 1 - Community Practice 0/3
  (P1) Total Fall Semester Credits 16-19

 

Spring Semester – (P1) First Professional Year

Course # Course Title Credits
PHAR 607 Pharmaceutics 2 4
PHAR 608 Microbiology and Immunology 3
PHAR 609 Patient Self-Care 2
PHAR 610 Evidence Based Practice 2 3
PHAR 611 Principles of Drug Action 3
PHAR 612 My First Colleague 1
PHAR 751 IPPE 1 - Community Practice 0/3
  (P1) Total Spring Semester Credits 16-19

 

Fall Semester – (P2) Second Professional Year

Course # Course Title Credits
PHAR 613 IPC 1 - Fluids and Electrolytes 2
PHAR 614 Health Promotion and Disease Prevention  2
PHAR 615 IPC 2 - Renal / Respiratory 3
PHAR 616 IPC 3 - Endocrine 3
PHAR 617 Pharmacokinetics (Basic & Clinical) 4
PHAR 618 Institutional Pharmacy Practice 2
PHAR 752 Patient Simulation (IPE) 0/1
PHAR 753 IPPE 2 - Institutional Practice 0/3
PHAR 700S Professional Elective(s) 0-2
 

(P2) Total Fall Semester Credits with IPPE (Without IPE)

(P2) Total Fall Semester Credits with IPE (Without IPPE)

19-21

17-19

 

Spring Semester – (P2) Second Professional Year

Course # Course Title Credits
PHAR 619 US Healthcare System 2
PHAR 620 Pharmacogenomics and Contemporary Biotechnology 2
PHAR 621 Patient-Centered Care  2
PHAR 622 IPC 4 -Cardiology   6
PHAR 623 IPC 5 - Gastrointestinal / Nutrition 3
PHAR 624 Bio-Informatics  1
PHAR 752 Patient Simulation (IPE) 0/1
PHAR 753 IPPE 2 - Institutional Practice 0/3
PHAR 700S Professional Elective(s) 0-2
 

(P2) Total Spring Semester Credits with IPPE (Without IPE)

(P2) Total Spring Semester Credits (With IPE)

19-21

17-19

 

Fall Semester – (P3) Third Professional Year

Course # Course Title Credits
PHAR 625 IPC 6 - Infectious Disease  6
PHAR 626 IPC 7 - Neurology/Psychiatry 4
PHAR 627 Pharmacy Practice Management  3
PHAR 754 Patient Simulation 2 (IPE) 0/1
PHAR 755 IPPE 3 - Selective Elective 0/3
PHAR 700S Professional Elective(s) 0-4
 

(P3) Total Fall Semester Credits with IPPE (Without IPE)

(P3) Total Fall Semester Credits (With IPE)

15-19

13-17

 

Spring Semester – (P3) Third Professional Year

Course # Course Title Credits
PHAR 628 Capstone Course  4
PHAR 629 IPC 8 - Hematology/Onoclolgy 4
PHAR 630 IPC 9 - Special Topics 3
PHAR 631 Pharmacoeconomics and Outcome Science 3
PHAR 754 Patient Simulation 2 (IPE) 0/1
PHAR 755 IPPE 3 - Selective Elective 0/3
PHAR 700S Professional Elective(s) 0-4
 

(P3) Total Spring Semester Credits with IPPE (Without IPE) 

(P3) Total Spring Semester Credits (With IPE)

18-22

16-20

 

Fourth Professional Year

Course # Course Title Credits
PHAR 756 Acute Care Pharmacy Practice 6
PHAR 757 Hospital Pharmacy Practice 6
PHAR 758 Community Pharmacy Practice 6
PHAR 759 Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Practice 6
PHAR 760 Elective 1 6
PHAR 761 Elective 2 6
  (P4) Total Credits 36

Integrated Patient Care (IPC) courses are designed as an integrated course drawing from pharmacology, medicinal chemistry, and therapeutics concepts.

  Total Program Credits 144

Explanation of Variable Credits

In the second and third professional year of the curriculum, students will be divided into two groups each semester. In Fall semester half of the group will be engaged in introductory pharmacy practice experiences (IPPE) [IPPE2 in second year and IPPE 3 in third year] and the other half will be engaged in interprofessional patient simulation exercises. Also starting the Fall semester of the second year, students may start their professional elective courses and are required to complete a total of 6 semester units of professional electives by the end of the Spring semester of the third year. These factors will result in variable credit units each semester during the second and third year of the curriculum.