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Pharm.D. Curriculum

Curriculum Core Courses (Students Entering Fall 2014)

Students are required to complete a total of 300 hours of Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experiences (IPPEs) during the first through third professional years of study.

 

FIRST YEAR, FALL SEMESTER

COURSE
CREDITS
P145 Immunology/Biotechnology
3
P161 Pharmaceutics I
2
P151 Medicinal Chemistry I
          (Biochemical Principles)
5
P155 Principles of Infectious
          Diseases
3
P140 Professional Practice
1
P171 Pharmacy Lab I
1
P146 Drug Information
1
TOTAL CREDITS
16

 

FIRST YEAR, SPRING SEMESTER

COURSE
CREDITS
P164 Pharmacology I
4
P162 Pharmaceutics II
3
P152 Medicinal Chemistry II
4
P142 Social and Economic
          Aspects of Health Care
2
P172 Pharmacy Lab II
1
P148 P/T Introduction to           Pharmacy Care1
2
P136 IPPE-I Community           Pharmacy1
2
TOTAL CREDITS
18

 

 

SECOND YEAR, FALL SEMESTER

COURSE
CREDITS
P265 Pharmacology II
3
P261 Pharmacogenomics and Drug
          Metabolism
3
P251 Medicinal Chemistry III
          and Natural Products
4
P248 Communication Skills
1
P271 Pharmacy Lab III
1
P233 P/T Cardiopulmonary I2
3
P235 P/T Pediatrics2
1
P239 Pharmacy Care Recitation I
1
TOTAL CREDITS
17

 


SECOND YEAR, SPRING SEMESTER

COURSE
CREDITS
P262 Biopharmaceutics &           Pharmacokinetics
3
P254 Biostatistics/Med. Lit. Evaluation
2
P280 Drugs, Devices and Consumers
3
P260 Contemporary Pharmacy Practice
2
P272 Pharmacy Lab IV
1
P234 P/T Cardiopulmonary II2
2
P237 P/T Endocrine -
         Metabolic Disorders2
3
P246  Pharmacy Care Reciation II             
1
P236 IPPE- Hospital Pharmacy1
2
TOTAL CREDITS
19

 

1 Students are required to complete a total of 300 hours of Introductory Pharmacy practice Experiences during the first through third professional years of study and may be scheduled throughout the year.

2 The Pathophysiology and therapeutics (P/T) courses are offered sequentially in each semester.

 

Assistant Dean Calligaro and Dr. Robert RaffaTo provide an experiential learning opportunity in Pharmacology II, a mock court case was created. Students in this PY2 class volunteered to be the attorneys and expert witnesses. The "case" involved the controversial death of Michael Jackson. The expert witnesses had to "testify" about whether the drugs were given in proper doses and time-course. The attorneys had to argue the pros and cons of the use of the drugs. The rest of the students served as the "jury." Drs. Calligaro and Raffa served as the "judges." As part of the experience, students learned that they may be called upon as expert witnesses in court cases. The exercise led to discussion about this professional activity.

 

 


THIRD YEAR, FALL SEMESTER

COURSE
CREDITS
P312 Adverse Drug Reactions An
          Organ Systems Approach
2
P352 Economics of Pharmacy Practice
3
P325 P/T Infectious Diseases2
3
P321 P/T Neurology/Psychiatry2
3
P347 Pharmacy Care Recitation III
1
Electives3
4-6
TOTAL CREDITS
16-18

 


THIRD YEAR, SPRING SEMESTER

COURSE
CREDITS
P341 Pharmacy Law
2
P313 Clinical Pharmacokinetics
3
P338 P/T Renal Disorders and           Gastroenterology2
3
P323 P/T Oncology/Immunology2
3
P348 Pharmacy Care Recitation IV
1
P336 IPPE III Inpatient Discharge
          Counseling1
2
Electives3
4-6
TOTAL CREDITS
18-20

 

1 Students are required to complete a total of 300 hours of Introductory Pharmacy practice Experiences during the first through third professional years of study and may be scheduled throughout the year.

2 The Pathophysiology and Therapeutics (P/T) courses are offered sequentially in each semester.

3 A minimum of 8 elective credits are required. Students may take up to 12 elective credits as part of the Doctor of Pharmacy Curriculum.

 


FOURTH YEAR, BOTH SEMESTERS


All students are required to complete 36 weeks of Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences (APPEs) and are awarded 36 credits. These rotations are scheduled throughout the student's fourth professional year (May - May).