Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD)

Professional Curriculum

Fall Semester – (P1) First Professional Year

Course # Course Title Credits
PHAR 601L Longitudinal Skills Lab I 1
PHAR 635 Pharmaceutics I 3
PHAR 637 Biosystems I 4
PHAR 639 Pharmacy Practice Foundations I 5
PHAR 641 Evidence Based Practice 3
PHAR 699 IPPE 1 - Community Practice 0-3
  (P1) Total Fall Semester Credits 16-19

 

Spring Semester – (P1) First Professional Year

Course # Course Title Credits
PHAR 602L Longitudinal Skills Lab II 1
PHAR 636 Pharmaceutics II 3
PHAR 638 Biosystems II 4
PHAR 640 Pharmacy Practice Foundations II 4
PHAR 642 Principles of Drug Action 4
PHAR 699 IPPE-1 Community Practice 0-3
PHAR 501 Co-Curricular Experience I 0
  (P1) Total Spring Semester Credits 16-19

 

Fall Semester – (P2) Second Professional Year

Course # Course Title Credits
PHAR 701L Longitudinal Skills Lab III 1
PHAR 735 IPC Cardiopulmonary and Renal I 4
PHAR 737 IPC Cardiopulmonary and Renal II 4
PHAR 739 Pharmacokinetics 4
PHAR 741 Institutional Pharmacy Practice 3
PHAR 798 IPE (Simulation 1) 0-1
PHAR 799 IPPE-2 Institutional Practice 0-3
PHAR 900s Professional Electives 0-2
  (P2) Total Fall Semester Credits 16-22

 

Spring Semester – (P2) Second Professional Year

Course # Course Title Credits
PHAR 702L Longitudinal Skills Lab IV 1
PHAR 736 US Healthcare and Public Health 3
PHAR 738 Pharmacogenomics & Biotechnology 2
PHAR 740 IPC Cardiopulmonary and Renal III 3
PHAR 742 IPC Endocrine 4
PHAR 744 IPC GI/Nutrition 3
PHAR 798 IPE (Simulation 1) 0-1
PHAR 799 IPPE-2 Institutional Practice 0-3
PHAR 900s Professional Electives 0-2
PHAR 502 Co-Curricular Experience II 0
  (P2) Total Spring Semester Credits 16-22

 

Fall Semester – (P3) Third Professional Year

Course # Course Title Credits
PHAR 801L Longitudinal Skills Lab V 1
PHAR 835 IPC Neurology/Psychiatry 4
PHAR 837 IPC Infectious Diseases I 3
PHAR 839 IPC Infectious Diseases II 3
PHAR 841 Pharmacy Practice Management 2
PHAR 898 IPE (Simulation II) 0-1
PHAR 899 IPPE-3 Selective Elective 0-3
PHAR 900s Professional Elective2 0-4
  (P3) Total Fall Semester Credits 13-21

 

Spring Semester – (P3) Third Professional Year

Course # Course Title Credits
PHAR 802L Capstone Skills Lab 2
PHAR 836 Pharmacoeconomics & Outcomes Science 2
PHAR 838 Pharmacy Law & Ethics 2
PHAR 840 IPC Immunologic Conditions and Special Populations 4
PHAR 842 IPC Hematology & Oncology 4
PHAR 898 IPE (Simulation II) 0-1
PHAR 899 IPPE-3 Selective Elective 0-3
PHAR 900S Professional Electives 0-4
  (P3) Total Spring Semester Credits 14-22

 

Fourth Professional Year

Course # Course Title Credits
PHAR 990 Independent Studies: A Course for Self-Directed Learning 0
PHAR 991 APPE - Acute Care 6
PHAR 992 APPE - Hospital Practice 6
PHAR 993 APPE - Community Practice 6
PHAR 994 APPE - Ambulatory Care Practice 6
PHAR 995 APPE - Elective I 6
PHAR 996 APPE - Elective II 6
PHAR 503 Co-Curricular Experience III (Fall) 0
PHAR 997 Board Preparation I (Summer) 0
PAHR 998 Board Preparation II (Fall) 0
PHAR 999 Board Preparation III (Spring) 0
  (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.

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