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Ben and Maytee Fisch College of Pharmacy

Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) Curriculum

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The FCOP Pharm.D. curriculum is a combination of classroom (including basic and clinical sciences), laboratories, and experiential learning. The curriculum has recently been revised and is described below. The students currently in the program follow the original curriculum (Class of 2019 and 2020) or a modified curriculum (Class of 2021). Each of these curricula are described below and labeled with the respective class cohort.

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Pharm.D. Curriculum (Starting Fall 2018)

The Pharm.D. Curriculum is organized into fall and spring semesters. Globally, the course content in the first year focuses on the foundational sciences. The second and third years of the curriculum focus on the clinical sciences, social and behavioral sciences, pharmacy law, and elective coursework. Included throughout the first and second years of the curriculum are the Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experiences (IPPEs). Each of the required courses in the didactic portion of the curriculum is taught using team-based learning. Laboratories, elective, and experiential coursework may include other teaching methods. During IPPEs, students apply the knowledge gained in the classroom, laboratories, and model pharmacy settings to direct patient care in a healthcare setting. During the IPPEs, students are under the direct supervision of a preceptor. All students must be licensed as a pharmacy intern/intern trainee to participate in the IPPE courses.

The fourth professional year includes the Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences (APPE), which are completed over a 12-month period. Course numbering corresponds to the semester and session the course is taken rather than specific content. There is a minimum of four required APPE rotations and two elective rotations. Elective APPEs may be completed a variety of practice settings and specialty areas such as psychiatry, transplant, nuclear pharmacy, academia, and managed care. The potential topics are as diverse as the interests of the preceptor/faculty offering the APPE rotation. The APPE rotations are developed and monitored by the FCOP Office of Experiential Education.

Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) Curriculum - Starting Fall 2018 (Class of 2022)

 PROFESSIONAL YEAR 1 (P1): FALL

  • PHAR 7401 Principles of Biochemistry (4 SCH)
  • PHAR 7201 Pharmaceutical Calculations (2 SCH)
  • PHAR 7202 Principles of Microbiology & Immunology (2 SCH)
  • PHAR 7301 Principles of Physiology, Pharmacology, & Pharmacogenomics (3 SCH)
  • PHAR 7217 Introduction to Pharmacy Practice, Professionalism, & Ethics (2 SCH)
  • PHAR 7191 Pharmacy Laboratory 1: Introduction to Pharmacy Practice Skills  (1 SCH)
  • PHAR 7273 Healthcare Systems (2 SCH)
  • PHAR 7281 IPPE 1 (2 SCH)

 PROFESSIONAL YEAR 1 (P1): SPRING

  • PHAR 7402 Pharmaceutics (4 SCH)
  • PHAR 7613 Integrated Pathophysiology & Pharmacology (6 SCH)
  • PHAR 7203 Introduction to Medicinal Chemistry (2 SCH)
  • PHAR 7218 Therapeutic Principles of Self Care (2 SCH)
  • PHAR 7192 Pharmacy Laboratory 2: Non-sterile Compounding (1 SCH)
  • PHAR 7274 Biostatistics & Clinical Research Methods (2 SCH)
  • PHAR 7182 IPPE 2 (1 SCH)

PROFESSIONAL YEAR 2 (P2): FALL 

  • PHAR 7481 Integrated Pharmacotherapy 1: Respiratory & Renal (4 SCH)
  • PHAR 7582 Integrated Pharmacotherapy 2: Infectious Diseases (5 SCH)
  • PHAR 7302 Principles of Pharmacokinetics & Biopharmaceutics (3 SCH)
  • PHAR 7275 Public Health in Pharmacy (2 SCH)
  • PHAR 7193 Pharmacy Laboratory 3: Sterile Products and Intravenous Admixtures (1 SCH)
  • PHAR 7158 Interprofessional Education Course (1 SCH)
  • PHAR 7283 IPPE 3 (2 SCH)

PROFESSIONAL YEAR 2 (P2): SPRING

  • PHAR 7483 Integrated Pharmacotherapy 3: Cardiovascular (4 SCH)
  • PHAR 7484 Integrated Pharmacotherapy 4: GI, Nutrition, & Musculoskeletal (4 SCH)
  • PHAR 7219 Drug Information Retrieval, Informatics, & Literature Evaluation (2 SCH)
  • Pharmacy Elective (2 SCH)
  • PHAR 7276 Pharmacy Practice Management & Leadership
    (2 SCH)
  • PHAR 7294 Pharmacy Laboratory 4: Patient Assessment (2 SCH)
  • PHAR 7284 IPPE 4 (2 SCH)

 PROFESSIONAL YEAR 3 (P3): FALL* 

  • PHAR 7485 Integrated Pharmacotherapy 5: Endocrine, Women’s & Men’s Health (4 SCH)
  • PHAR 7486 Integrated Pharmacotherapy 6: Psychiatry, Neurology, Pain Management (4 SCH)
  • PHAR 7277 Pharmacoeconomics & Pharmacoepidemiology (2 SCH)
  • PHAR 7220 Therapeutic Drug Monitoring & Clinical Pharmacokinetics (2 SCH)
  • PHAR 7195 Pharmacy Laboratory 5 (1 SCH)
  • PHAR 7259 Personal and Professional Development 1 (2 SCH)
  • PHAR 7185 IPPE 5 (1 SCH)
  • Pharmacy Elective (2 SCH)

 PROFESSIONAL YEAR 3 (P3): SPRING*

  • PHAR 7487 Integrated Pharmacotherapy 7: Dermatology, Toxicology, ENT, & Special Populations (4 SCH)
  • PHAR  7488 Integrated Pharmacotherapy 8: Hematology, Oncology, & Palliative Care (4 SCH)
  • PHAR 7278 Social, Behavioral, and Marketing Sciences in Pharmacy (2 SCH)
  • PHAR 7279 Special Topics in Pharmacy (2 SCH)
  • PHAR 7196 Pharmacy Laboratory 6 (1 SCH)
  • PHAR 7260 Personal and Professional Development 2 (2 SCH)
  • PHAR 7186 IPPE 6 (1 SCH)
  • Pharmacy Elective (2 SCH)

PROFESSIONAL YEAR 4 (P4): SUMMER, FALL, SPRING 

  • PHAR 7681 APPE: Advanced Community Practice (6 SCH)
  • PHAR 7682 APPE: Ambulatory Care Practice (6 SCH)
  • PHAR 7683 APPE: Acute Care (6 SCH)
  • PHAR 7684 APPE: Advanced Institutional (6 SCH)
  • PHAR 7685 APPE: Elective 1 (6 SCH)
  • PHAR 7686 APPE: Elective 2 (6 SCH)
  • PHAR 7687 APPE: Non-Patient Care Elective (6 SCH)

 

*The third-year courses are currently in the UT Tyler course approval process and are subject to change. Once approved, course descriptions and sequencing will be posted on the FCOP website.

Class of 2021 Curriculum

In the Curriculum for the Class of 2021-2019, Integrated Pharmacy (IP) courses, the foundational sciences and clinical sciences are integrated into a single course. In the Pharmacy Practice Skills Laboratory (IL), the student learns and practices the skills needed to care for patients in classroom, laboratory and model pharmacy settings. Experiential coursework is planned throughout the curriculum with IPPE courses in years 1-3 and APPE courses in year 4.

For the Class of 2021 specifically, starting in the second professional year, the courses will move from having two 8-week sessions per semester to a single 15-week semester.

The current academic year is highlighted below.

Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) Curriculum - Class of 2021

PROFESSIONAL YEAR 1 (P1): FALL 2017

  • PHAR 7601 Integrated Pharmacy 1 (6 SCH)
  • PHAR 7602 Integrated Pharmacy 2 (6 SCH)
  • PHAR 7241 Pharmacy Practice Skills Lab 1 (2 SCH)
  • PHAR 7242 Pharmacy Practice Skills Lab 2 (2 SCH)
  • PHAR 7161 IPPE 1 (1 SCH)
  • PHAR 7162 IPPE 2 (1 SCH)

PROFESSIONAL YEAR 1 (P1): SPRING 2018

  • PHAR 7603 Integrated Pharmacy 3 (6 SCH)
  • PHAR 7604 Integrated Pharmacy 4 (6 SCH)
  • PHAR 7243 Pharmacy Practice Skills Lab 3 (2 SCH)
  • PHAR 7244 Pharmacy Practice Skills Lab 4 (2 SCH)
  • PHAR 7163 IPPE 3 (1 SCH)
  • PHAR 7164 IPPE 4 (1 SCH)

PROFESSIONAL YEAR 2 (P2): FALL 2018

  • PHAR 7481 Integrated Pharmacotherapy 1: Respiratory & Renal (4 SCH)
  • PHAR 7582 Integrated Pharmacotherapy 2: Infectious Diseases (5 SCH)
  • PHAR 7302 Principles of Pharmacokinetics & Biopharmaceutics (3 SCH)
  • PHAR 7274 Biostatistics & Clinical Research Methods (2 SCH)
  • PHAR 7193 Pharmacy Laboratory 3: Sterile Products & Intravenous Admixtures (1 SCH)
  • PHAR 7273 Healthcare Systems (2 SCH)
  • PHAR 7283 IPPE 3 (2 SCH)

PROFESSIONAL YEAR 2 (P2): SPRING 2019

  • PHAR 7483 Integrated Pharmacotherapy 3: Cardiovascular (4 SCH)
  • PHAR 7484 Integrated Pharmacotherapy 4: GI, Nutrition, & Musculoskeletal (4 SCH)
  • PHAR 7219 Drug Information Retrieval, Informatics & Literature Evaluation (2 SCH)
  • Pharmacy Elective (2 SCH)
  • PHAR 7275 Public Health in Pharmacy (2 SCH)
    PHAR 7294 Pharmacy Laboratory 4: Patient Assessment (2 SCH)
  • PHAR 7284 IPPE 4 (2 SCH)
 

PROFESSIONAL YEAR 3 (P3): FALL 2019*

  • PHAR 7485 Integrated Pharmacotherapy 5: Endocrine, Women’s & Men’s Health (4 SCH)
  • PHAR 7486 Integrated Pharmacotherapy 6: Psychiatry, Neurology, & Pain Management (4 SCH)
  • Pharmacy Elective 2 (2 SCH)
  • PHAR 7277 Pharmacoeconomics & Pharmacoepidemiology (2 SCH)
  • PHAR 7220 Therapeutic Drug Monitoring & Clinical Pharmacokinetics (2 SCH)
  • PHAR 7195 Pharmacy Laboratory 5 (1 SCH)
  • PHAR 7158 Interprofessional Education Course (1 SCH)
  • PHAR 7159 Personal and Professional Development 1 (1 SCH)
  • PHAR 7185 IPPE 5 (1 SCH)
 

PROFESSIONAL YEAR 3 (P3): SPRING 2020*

  • PHAR 7487 Integrated Pharmacotherapy 7: Dermatology, Toxicology, ENT,& Special Populations (4 SCH)
  • PHAR  7488 Integrated Pharmacotherapy 8: Hematology, Oncology, & Palliative Care (4 SCH)
  • Pharmacy Elective 3 (2 SCH)
  • PHAR 7278 Social, Behavioral, & Marketing Sciences in Pharmacy (2 SCH)
  • PHAR 7179 Special Topics in Pharmacy (1 SCH)
  • PHAR 7196 Pharmacy Laboratory 6 (1 SCH)
  • PHAR 7276 Pharmacy Practice Management & Leadership (2 SCH)
  • PHAR 7160 Personal & Professional Development 2 (1 SCH)
  • PHAR 7186 IPPE 6 (1 SCH)

PROFESSIONAL YEAR 4 (P4): SUMMER, FALL, SPRING 2020-21

  • PHAR 7681 APPE: Advanced Community Practice (6 SCH)
  • PHAR 7682 APPE: Ambulatory Care Practice (6 SCH)
  • PHAR 7683 APPE: Acute Care (6 SCH)
  • PHAR 7684 APPE: Advanced Institutional (6 SCH)
  • PHAR 7685 APPE: Elective 1 (6 SCH)
  • PHAR 7686 APPE: Elective 2 (6 SCH)
  • PHAR 7687 APPE: Non-Patient Care Elective (6 SCH)
 

*Please note: The third-year courses for the Class of 2021 are currently in the UT Tyler course approval process and are subject to change. Once approved, course descriptions and sequencing will be posted on the FCOP website.

Class of 2020 Curriculum

In the Curriculum for the Class of 2021-2019, the Integrated Pharmacy (IP) courses, the foundational sciences and clinical sciences are integrated into a single course. In the Pharmacy Practice Skills Laboratory (IL), the student learns and practices the skills needed to care for patients in classroom, laboratory and model pharmacy settings. Experiential coursework is planned throughout the curriculum with IPPE courses in years 1-3 and APPE courses in year 4

In this curriculum, each semester is divided into two 8-week sessions. Each session has a separate add/drop dates and census dates. Final exams for each required course is scheduled during the 8th week of each session.

The current academic year is highlighted below.

Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) Curriculum - Class of 2020

PROFESSIONAL YEAR 1 (P1): FALL 2016

  • PHAR 7601 Integrated Pharmacy 1 (6 SCH) 
  • PHAR 7602 Integrated Pharmacy 2 (6 SCH)
  • PHAR 7241 Pharmacy Practice Skills Lab 1 (2 SCH) 
  • PHAR 7242 Pharmacy Practice Skills Lab 2 (2 SCH)
  • PHAR 7161 IPPE 1 (1 SCH) 
  • PHAR 7162 IPPE 2 (1 SCH) 

PROFESSIONAL YEAR 1 (P1): SPRING 2017

  • PHAR 7603 Integrated Pharmacy 3 (6 SCH)
  • PHAR 7604 Integrated Pharmacy 4 (6 SCH) 
  • PHAR 7243 Pharmacy Practice Skills Lab 3 (2 SCH) 
  • PHAR 7244 Pharmacy Practice Skills Lab 4 (2 SCH) 
  • PHAR 7163 IPPE 3 (1 SCH) 
  • PHAR 7164 IPPE 4 (1 SCH) 

PROFESSIONAL YEAR 2 (P2): FALL 2017

  • PHAR 7605 Integrated Pharmacy 5 (6 SCH) 
  • PHAR 7606 Integrated Pharmacy 6 (6 SCH) 
  • PHAR 7245 Pharmacy Practice Skills Lab 5 (2 SCH) 
  • PHAR 7246 Pharmacy Practice Skills Lab 6 (2 SCH) 
  • PHAR 7165 IPPE 5 (1 SCH) 
  • PHAR 7166 IPPE 6 (1 SCH) 

PROFESSIONAL YEAR 2 (P2): SPRING 2018

  • PHAR 7507 Integrated Pharmacy 7 (5 SCH)
  • PHAR 7508 Integrated Pharmacy 8 (5 SCH)
  • Pharmacy Elective 1 (1 SCH)
  • Pharmacy Elective 2 (1 SCH)
  • PHAR 7247 Pharmacy Practice Skills Lab 7 (2 SCH)
  • PHAR 7248 Pharmacy Practice Skills Lab 8 (2 SCH)
  • PHAR 7167 IPPE 7 (1 SCH)
  • PHAR 7168 IPPE 8 (1 SCH) 

PROFESSIONAL YEAR 3 (P3): FALL 2018

  • PHAR 7512 Integrated Pharmacy 12 (5 SCH) 
  • PHAR 7510 Integrated Pharmacy 10 (5 SCH) 
  • Pharmacy Elective 3 (2 SCH) 
  • PHAR 7249 Pharmacy Practice Skills Lab 12 (2 SCH) 
  • PHAR 7250 Pharmacy Practice Skills Lab 10 (2 SCH)
  • PHAR 7169 IPPE 9 (1 SCH) 
  • PHAR 7170 IPPE 10 (1 SCH) 

PROFESSIONAL YEAR 3 (P3): SPRING 2019

  • PHAR 7511 Integrated Pharmacy 11 (5 SCH) 
  • PHAR 7509 Integrated Pharmacy 9 (5 SCH) 
  • Pharmacy Elective 4 (2 SCH)  
  • PHAR 7251 Pharmacy Practice Skills Lab 11 (2 SCH) 
  • PHAR 7252 Pharmacy Practice Skills Lab 9 (2 SCH) 
  • PHAR 7171 IPPE 11 (1 SCH) 
  • PHAR 7172 IPPE 12 (1 SCH) 

PROFESSIONAL YEAR 4 (P4): SUMMER, FALL, SPRING 2019-20

  • PHAR 7681 APPE: Advanced Community Practice (6 SCH)
  • PHAR 7682 APPE: Ambulatory Care Practice (6 SCH)
  • PHAR 7683 APPE: Acute Care (6 SCH)
  • PHAR 7684 APPE: Advanced Institutional (6 SCH)
  • PHAR 7685 APPE: Elective 1 (6 SCH)
  • PHAR 7686 APPE: Elective 2 (6 SCH)
  • PHAR 7687 APPE: Non-Patient Care Elective (6 SCH)
 

Class of 2019 Curriculum

The Fisch College of Pharmacy, Class of 2019, will be entering their fourth professional year in Summer 2018. Their previous coursework closely mirrors that of the Class of 2020. The current academic year is highlighted below.

Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) Curriculum - Class of 2019

PROFESSIONAL YEAR 4 (P4): SUMMER, FALL, SPRING 2018-19

  • PHAR 7681 APPE: Advanced Community Practice (6 SCH)
  • PHAR 7682 APPE: Ambulatory Care Practice (6 SCH)
  • PHAR 7683 APPE: Acute Care (6 SCH)
  • PHAR 7684 APPE: Advanced Institutional (6 SCH)
  • PHAR 7685 APPE: Elective 1 (6 SCH)
  • PHAR 7686 APPE: Elective 2 (6 SCH)
  • PHAR 7687 APPE: Non-Patient Care Elective (6 SCH)

 

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