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Ben and Maytee Fisch College of Pharmacy

Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) Curriculum

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The Pharm.D. curriculum at the Ben and Maytee Fisch College of Pharmacy (FCOP) integrates both basic and clinical sciences into a single course. Unlike a traditional Pharm.D. curriculum that organizes content into multiple stand-alone courses, our curriculum integrates those various topics into a single, cohesive course. An integrated curriculum is coordinated by design.

The Integrated Pharmacy (IP) courses are taught in a team-based learning (TBL) classroom setting. In each IP course, the student discovers how medications impact the body according to its chemical and physical properties. Based on these properties, the student also learns how medications work to correct biochemical, immunological, and physiological disruptions. The IP courses guide students to understanding of the best dosage forms for the medication so that it is optimally absorbed, distributed and eliminated from the body. Finally, the students learn the optimal medication and dosage for each disease.

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. Among the most important of those skills learned are patient interviewing and counseling, compounding medications and sterile products, teaching patients how to take their medications, reading the scientific literature, managing a pharmacy, and learning how to legally fill a prescription in Texas.

The Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experiences (IPPEs) begin in the first semester of the Pharm.D. program. In the IPPEs, the knowledge gained in the IP and IL course(s) is transitioned from the laboratory and model pharmacy settings to directly caring for patients 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.

Pharmacy selectives are courses that allow students explore areas of personal and professional interest. These are selected from a menu of courses. Examples of pharmacy selectives include, but are not limited to: PHAR 7123 Making an effective professional presentation; 7125 Principles of drug design; PHAR 7126 Infectious diseases: antimicrobial stewardship I; and PHAR 7127 Social-behavioral aspect of health care.

The fourth professional year includes the Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences (APPEs), which are completed over a 12-month period. Course numbering corresponds to the semester and session the course is taken rather than specific content. The accrediting agency for colleges of pharmacy requires four APPEs and the remainder are elective pharmacy practice experiences. Elective APPEs may be completed in 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 Office of Experiential Education within the Fisch COP.

Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) Curriculum

Approved 04-05-2017

PROFESSIONAL YEAR 1 (P1): FALL

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • PHAR 7507 Integrated Pharmacy 7 (5 SCH)
  • PHAR 7508 Integrated Pharmacy 8 (5 SCH)
  • VARIOUS Pharmacy Elective 1 (1 SCH)
  • VARIOUS 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

  • PHAR 7509 Integrated Pharmacy 9 (5 SCH) 
  • PHAR 7510 Integrated Pharmacy 10 (5 SCH) 
  • VARIOUS Pharmacy Elective 3 (1 SCH) 
  • VARIOUS Pharmacy Elective 4 (1 SCH) 
  • PHAR 7249 Pharmacy Practice Skills Lab 9 (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

  • PHAR 7511 Integrated Pharmacy 11 (5 SCH) 
  • PHAR 7512 Integrated Pharmacy 12 (5 SCH) 
  • VARIOUS Pharmacy Elective 5 (1 SCH) 
  • VARIOUS Pharmacy Elective 6 (1 SCH) 
  • PHAR 7251 Pharmacy Practice Skills Lab 11 (2 SCH) 
  • PHAR 7252 Pharmacy Practice Skills Lab 12 (2 SCH) 
  • PHAR 7171 IPPE 11 (1 SCH) 
  • PHAR 7172 IPPE 12 (1 SCH) 

PROFESSIONAL YEAR 4 (P4): SUMMER

  • PHAR 7681 APPE 1 (6 SCH) 
  • PHAR 7682 APPE 2 (6 SCH) 

 

PROFESSIONAL YEAR 4 (P4): FALL

  • PHAR 7683 APPE 3 (6 SCH) 
  • PHAR 7684 APPE 4 (6 SCH) 
  • PHAR 7685 APPE 5 (6 SCH) 

PROFESSIONAL YEAR 4 (P4): SPRING

  • PHAR 7686 APPE 6 (6 SCH) 
  • PHAR 7687 APPE 7 (6 SCH) 
  • PHAR 7688 APPE 8 (6 SCH) 
 
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