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Professional Phase Course of Study (New Curriculum)

Students beginning the first professional year (third year) in Fall 2015 or thereafter will follow the professional curriculum outlined below.
 

P-3 (First professional year)

 
Fall semester

Pathophysiology/immunology (PHM 310)  3 credits
Pharmaceutics I (Pharmaceutical calculations) (PHM 311)  2
Pharmaceutics II (Basic theories in pharmaceutics) (PHM  312)  2
Biochemistry (PHM 313) 3
Pharmacy Profession and the Health Care System (PHM 314) 3
Pharmacy and Society (PHM 315) 2
P-3 Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience (PHM 300) 0.5
Total   15.5 credits

 
Spring semester

Molecular Biology (PHM 320)  2 credits
Principles of Pharmacology/Medicinal Chemistry/Toxicology (PHM 321)    2.5
Intro to Pharmacy Law and the Integrated Pharmaceutical Care Laboratory (PHM 322) 1
Pharmaceutics III (Biopharmaceutics/pharmacokinetics) (PHM 323)   3
Biostatistics (PHM 324)  2
Introduction to Pharmacy Practice (PHM 325)  3
Principles of Physical Assessment and Medication Administration (PHM 326)   2
Total   15.5 credits

 
Summer session

Community Practice Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience   4 credits

P-4 (Second professional year)

 
Fall semester

Human Genetics (PHM 410)    2 credits
Modular Organ Systems Therapeutics Sequence I (PHM 411)  3
Modular Organ Systems Therapeutics Sequence II (PHM 412) 3
Modular Organ Systems Therapeutics Sequence III (PHM 413)  2.5
Drug Information and Literature Evaluation (PHM 414)   3
Professional Elective 3
Acute Care Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience (PHM 401) [fall or spring semester] 1
Total  16.5 or 17.5 credits

 
Spring semester

* Principles of Health Behavior and Patient-provider Communication(PHM 420)  3 credits
Pharmaceutics IV (Dosage forms and principles of compounding) (PHM 421) 3
Compounding Laboratory I (PHM 422) 1
Pharmacy Practice Laboratory II (PHM 423)   1
Modular Organ Systems Therapeutics Sequence IV (PHM 424)      2.5
Modular Organ Systems Therapeutics Sequence V (PHM 425)      3.5
Professional Elective   3
Acute Care Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience (PHM 401) [fall or spring semester]  1
Total    17 or 18 credits

 
Summer session

Institutional Practice Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience (PHM 500)   4 credits

* Writing Intensive Course

P-5 (Third professional year)

 
Fall Semester

Health Care Informatics (PHM 510)  2 credits
Pharmaceutics V (Dosage forms and principles of compounding) (PHM 511)   3
Compounding Laboratory II (PHM 512)  1
Pharmacy Practice Laboratory II (PHM 513) 1
Practical Applications of the Biological Sciences (PHM 514)    1
Pharmacoeconomics and Pharmacoepidemiology (PHM 515)     2
Modular Organ Systems Therapeutics Sequence VI (PHM 516)   2.5
Modular Organ Systems Therapeutics Sequence VII (PHM 517)   2.5
Elective 3
Total 18 credits

 
Spring semester

Practice Management (PHM 521) 2 credits
Public Health & Patient Safety (PHM 522)    3
Pharmacogenomics (PHM 523)    2
Clinical Pharmacokinetics (PHM 524)    2
Pharmacy Law and Ethics (PHM 525) 3
Modular Organ Systems Therapeutics Sequence VIII (PHM 528) 3.5
Modular Organ Systems Therapeutics Sequence IX (PHM 529) 3
Total  18.5 credits

Note: The Modular Organ Systems Therapeutics (MOST) sequence consists of pharmacology, medicinal chemistry, pharmacognosy and alternative therapies, self care, and pharmacotherapeutics presented as a combined entity during years P-4 and P-5. Each course runs for x weeks of the semester followed by another course in the sequence; they are not simultaneous courses.

P-6 (Fourth professional year)

 
All year

Acute Care Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (5 weeks) (PHM 610)  5 credits
Ambulatory Care Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (5 weeks) (PHM 611)   5
Community Practice Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (5 weeks) (PHM 612)    5
Institutional Practice Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (5 weeks) (PHM 613)   5
Internal Medicine Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (5 weeks) (PHM 614)     5
Selective I Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (5 weeks)    5
Selective II Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (5 weeks)   5
Selective III Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (5 weeks)  5
Senior Seminar (PHM 615)  0
Total   40 credits **

** 40 weeks of advanced pharmacy practice experiences