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Doctor of Pharmacy Curriculum (subject to change)

To access the Graduate Catalog and course descriptions, click HERE.

Courses for the Class of 2017 and beyond

First Year Required Courses

PHAR 500        Colloquia - Introduction to the Pharmacy Profession
PHAR 510        Biochemistry I
PHAR 511        Biochemistry II
PHAR 512        Clinical Microbiology and Immunology
PHAR 514        Anatomy, Physiology and Pathophysiology I
PHAR 515        Anatomy, Physiology and Pathophysiology II
PHAR 519        Pharmaceutics I: Calculations
PHAR 520        Pharmaceutics I: Drug Delivery
PHAR 521        Pharmaceutics II: Drug Delivery
PHAR 522        Pharmaceutics III: Pharmacokinetics and Biopharmaceutics
PHAR 523        Pharmaceutical Care I
PHAR 524        Pharmaceutical Care II
PHAR 530        Integrated Sequence I: Principles of Drug Actions and Autonomic Nervous Systems
PHAR 531        Integrated Sequence II: Musculoskeletal and Immune System Diseases
PHAR 532        Integrated Sequence III: Endocrine and Pulmonary Systems
PHAR 551        Health Care Systems and Medication Safety
PHAR 552        Biostatistics and Pharmacoepidemiology
PHAR 553        Drug Literature Evaluation
PHAR 570        Professional Practice I and IPPE
PHAR 571        Professional Practice II and IPPE
PHAR 572        Professional Practice III and IPPE
PHAR 650        Practice Management

Second Year Required Courses

PHAR 550        Pharmacy Law
PHAR 601        Pharmaceutical Care III
PHAR 602        Pharmaceutical Care IV
PHAR 603        Pharmaceutical Care V
PHAR 604        Pharmaceutical Care VI: Objective Structured Clinical Exams
PHAR 630        Integrated Sequence IV: Renal and Genitourinary Systems
PHAR 631        Integrated Sequence V: Cardiovascular Systems
PHAR 632        Integrated Sequence VI: Gastrointestinal and Hepatobiliary Systems
PHAR 633        Integrated Sequence VII: Infectious Diseases
PHAR 634        Integrated Sequence VIII: Neurological Disorders
PHAR 635        Integrated Sequence IX: Psychiatric and Behavior Conditions
PHAR 636        Integrated Sequence X: Hematologic and Oncologic Disorders
PHAR 637        Integrated Sequence XI: Special Patient Populations/Conditions
PHAR 640        Pharmacogenomics and Therapeutic Drug Monitoring
PHAR 652        Health Economics and Outcomes Assessment
PHAR 657        Public Health and Health Policy
PHAR 670        Professional Practice IV and IPPE
PHAR 671        Professional Practice V and IPE
PHAR 672        Professional Practice VI and IPE

Third Year Required Courses

PHAR 770        Advanced Patient Care - Community
PHAR 771        Advanced Patient Care - Institutional
PHAR 772        Advanced Patient Care - Primary/Ambulatory Care
PHAR 773        Advanced Patient Care - Medicine
PHAR 774        APPE Elective Rotation I
PHAR 775        APPE Elective Rotation II


Integrated Sequence courses include the following disciplines: medicinal chemistry, pharmacology, and pharmacotherapy.

Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experiences (IPPEs) provide for up to 440 hours of pharmacy practice experiences in community, institutional/hospital, and other pharmacy practice settings. This includes two, month-long experiences during the summer term of the second year.

Interdisciplinary Practice Experiences (IPEs) provide for up to 120 hours of pharmacy practice experiences with medicine, nursing, psychology, physical therapy, occupational therapy and social work case management to expose pharmacy students to the diverse members of a health care team who support patient care and the opportunities to enhance medication therapy outcomes.

Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences (APPEs) includes four required experiences and two elective experiences. Each rotation lasts approximately six weeks and provides for 1,440 pharmacy practice hours.

A copy of the three-year curriculum, broken down by term, can be downloaded HERE.