Pharm.D Curriculum

 

Course Descriptions

First Year, Fall Semester

COURSE

CREDITS

P145 Imunology/Biotechnology

3

P161 Pharmaceutics I

3

P151 Medicinal Chemistry I (Biochemical Principles)

4

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 Care

2

P136 PY-1 IPPE-I*

  • Faculty Shadow/Reflection
  • ​Community Pharmacy Experience
  • IPE Workshops**

Self-Selected Co-Curricular Activity

2

 

 

CPD***

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 I****

3

P235 P/T Pediatrics**** 1

P239 Pharmaceutical Care Recitation I

Self-Selected Co-Cirricular Activity

1

CPD***

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 II****

2

P237 P/T Endocrine-Metabolic Disorders****

3

P246 Pharmacy Care Recitation II

1

P236 PY-2 IPPE

  • PY-4 Student Shadow/Reflection
  • Hospital Pharmacy
  • Disaster Planning POD
  • IPE Workshop and IPE Community Service Activity

Self-Selected Co-Curricular Activity

2

 

 

CPD***

TOTAL CREDITS

19

 

Third and Fourth Years: Electives and Rotations

During your third year of professional study at TUSP, you can begin to differentiate your degree by choosing electives in one of the following tracks: Clinical Trials, Business, Drug Safety and Advanced Clinical Practice.

By the end of the third year, you will have completed your IPPE requirement and be ready to begin your APPE (Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience) requirement in your fourth year.

APPE is a series of six clerkship rotations of six semester hours each, scheduled for 36 weeks throughout the fourth and final professional year of study (May – May).

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 Diseases****

3

P321 P/T Neurology/Psychiatry****

3

P347 Pharmacy Care Recitation III

1

Electives*****

Self-Selected Co-Curricular Activity

4-6

CPD***

TOTAL CREDITS

16-18

Third Year, Spring Semester

COURSE

CREDITS

P341 Pharmacy Law

2

P313 Clinical Pharmacokinetics

3

P338 P/T Gastroenterology/Nutrition and Renal****

3

P323 P/T Oncology/Immunology****

3

P348 Pharmacy Care Recitation IV

1

P336 PY-3 IPPE*

  • Inpatient Discharge Counseling
  • IPE Simulation and/or Clinic Experience
  • IPE Community Service Activity

2

Electives*****

Self-Selected Co-Cirricular Activity

4-6

CPD***

TOTAL CREDITS

18-20

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

**Students are required to complete the Interprofessional Education (IPE) workshops, simulations and Community Service Activities as outlined in the IPPE manual.

***CPD – Continuing Personal/Professional Development

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

*****A minimum of 8 elective credits are required.  Students may take up to 12 elective credits

 

NOTE: All PY-3 students are required to take the PCOA Exam as scheduled during the spring semester.  Students must pass the Frequently Prescribed Medication Competency Exam in the semester prior to starting the APPE component of the 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).

PY-4 students are required to pass the six PY-4 Competency Exams and to take the on-line Pre-NAPLEX Practice Test.