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Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) Curriculum

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The FCOP Pharm.D. curriculum is a combination of didactic (classroom and laboratory) courses and experiential learning. The program provides 144 semester credit hours of coursework over a 4-year period.

Didactic Courses

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. 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.

Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experiences

Included throughout the first and second years of the curriculum are the Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experiences (IPPEs). During IPPEs, students apply the knowledge gained in the classroom, laboratory, 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.

Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences

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 are a minimum of four required APPE rotations and two elective rotations. Students have the option of completing a seventh elective rotation, space permitting. Elective APPEs may be completed a variety of practice settings and specialty areas such as psychiatry, transplant, nuclear pharmacy, academia, and managed care. The APPE rotations are developed and monitored by the FCOP Office of Experiential Education.

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Pharm.D. Curriculum

Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) Curriculum

 PROFESSIONAL YEAR 1 (P1): FALL

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

 PROFESSIONAL YEAR 1 (P1): SPRING

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

PROFESSIONAL YEAR 2 (P2): FALL 

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

PROFESSIONAL YEAR 2 (P2): SPRING

  • PHAR 7276 Social-Behavioral Pharmacy and Practice Management (2 SCH)
  • 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)
  • PHAR 7294 Pharmacy Laboratory 4: Patient Assessment (2 SCH)
  • PHAR 7284 IPPE 4 (2 SCH)
  • Pharmacy Elective (2 SCH)

 PROFESSIONAL YEAR 3 (P3): FALL

  • PHAR 7377 Pharmacoeconomics & Pharmacoepidemiology (3 SCH)
  • PHAR 7585 Integrated Pharmacotherapy 5: Endocrine, Women’s & Men’s Health (5 SCH)
  • PHAR 7586 Integrated Pharmacotherapy 6: Psychiatry, Neurology, Pain Management (5 SCH)
  • PHAR 7295 Applied Pharmacy Practice Skills 1 (2 SCH)
  • PHAR 7185 IPPE 5 (1 SCH)
  • Pharmacy Elective (2 SCH)

 PROFESSIONAL YEAR 3 (P3): SPRING

  • PHAR 7487 Selected Topics and Special Populations
  • PHAR 7488 Integrated Pharmacotherapy 8: Hematology, Oncology, & Critical Care (4 SCH)
  • PHAR 7296 Applied Pharmacy Practice Skills 2 (2 SCH)
  • PHAR 7285 Clinical Toxicology and Teratogenicity (2 SCH)
  • PHAR 7220 Therapeutic Drug Monitoring & Clinical Pharmacokinetics (2 SCH)
  • PHAR 7145 Contemporary Topic in Pharmacy (1 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 7686 APPE: APPE Elective: Patient Care (6 SCH)
  • PHAR 7687 APPE: Non-Patient Care Elective (6 SCH)

 

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 7302 Principles of Pharmacokinetics & Biopharmaceutics (3 SCH)
  • PHAR 7193 Pharmacy Laboratory 3: Sterile Products & Intravenous Admixtures (1 SCH)
  • PHAR 7481 Integrated Pharmacotherapy 1: Respiratory & Renal (4 SCH)
    PHAR 7582 Integrated Pharmacotherapy 2: Infectious Diseases (5 SCH)
  • PHAR 7274 Biostatistics & Clinical Research Methods (2 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 and Rural Health in Pharmacy (2 SCH)
    PHAR 7294 Pharmacy Laboratory 4: Patient Assessment (2 SCH)
  • PHAR 7284 IPPE 4 (2 SCH)
  • Pharmacy Elective (2 SCH)
 

PROFESSIONAL YEAR 3 (P3): FALL 2019*

  • PHAR 7377 Pharmacoeconomics & Pharmacoepidemiology (3 SCH)
  • PHAR 7585 Integrated Pharmacotherapy 5: Endocrine, Women’s & Men’s Health (5 SCH)
  • PHAR 7586 Integrated Pharmacotherapy 6: Psychiatry, Neurology, & Pain Management (5 SCH)
  • PHAR 7295 Applied Pharmacy Practice Skills 1(2 SCH)
  • PHAR 7185 IPPE 5 (1 SCH)
  • Pharmacy Elective (2 SCH)
 

PROFESSIONAL YEAR 3 (P3): SPRING 2020*

  • PHAR 7276 Social-Behavioral Pharmacy and Practice Management (2 SCH)
  • PHAR 7487 Integrated Pharmacotherapy 7: Selected Topics and Special Populations (4 SCH)
  • PHAR  7488 Integrated Pharmacotherapy 8: Hematology, Oncology, & Critical Care (4 SCH)
  • PHAR 7220 Therapeutic Drug Monitoring & Clinical Pharmacokinetics (2 SCH)
  • PHAR 7196 Applied Pharmacy Practice Skills 2 (1 SCH)
  • PHAR 7198 Clinical Toxicology and Teratogenicity (1 SCH)
  • PHAR 7186 IPPE 6 (1 SCH)
  • Pharmacy Elective (2 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 7686 APPE Elective: Patient Care (6 SCH)
  • PHAR 7687 APPE: Non-Patient Care Elective (6 SCH)
 

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

The current academic year is provided below.

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

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 7686 APPE:APPE Elective: Patient Care (6 SCH)
  • PHAR 7687 APPE: Non-Patient Care Elective (6 SCH)
 

 

Elective Courses

The Fisch College of Pharmacy may approve UT Tyler undergraduate, UT Tyler graduate courses, and occasionally external courses as elective credit within the Pharm.D. Program. Please note, not all course sections of electives listed below are available to Fisch College of Pharmacy students. Courses offered online, may have a per credit hour fee. Please see the official University Catalog for current fee amount and details.

Approved Electives from Fisch College of Pharmacy

  • The UT Tyler Course Catalog contains the official course descriptions for the university and the Fisch College of Pharmacy. The Course Catalog is available at: https://www.uttyler.edu/catalog.

Approved Electives from UT Tyler

Approved Electives from the Executive Healthcare Administration Program

The following course are approved for elective credit. Students may only take these courses in the summer and cannot be taken concurrently with any other pharmacy courses. Financial aid is not available for these courses since it is a part of a certificate program. Tuition for course taken in a single term is/are: 3 hours = $2,166.66, 6 hours = $4,333.32, 9 hours = $6,500.00.

Approved Electives from External Institutions

The following course are approved for elective credit. Students must submit an official transcript to the FCOP Office of Student Affairs showing their final grade in the course in order for these courses to be transferred into the program for credit. Students are responsible for all tuition and fees associated with these courses.

  • PHA 6357: Herbal and Dietary Supplements (3 SCH)
    • The University of Florida College of Pharmacy offers a course in herbal and dietary supplements to healthcare professionals interested in advancing their knowledge in this growing field.
  • PHA 6556: Introduction to Clinical Toxicology (3 SCH)
    • The University of Florida College of Pharmacy offers this 3-credit course, which is based on written modules, is structured to comprehensively provide the student with the fundamental concepts of clinical toxicology. Specifically, basic methods and procedures commonly employed in Clinical Toxicology are introduced and explained as well as the concept of Clinical Toxicology as an interdisciplinary science within the field of healthcare. We aim to supplement this information with frequent case studies, detailed module objectives and critical thinking exercises using online journal articles and assignments for each module.
  • PHA 6557: Clinical Toxicology 1 (3 SCH)
    • The University of Florida College of Pharmacy offers a 3 credit hour Clinical Toxicology course that provides students with knowledge about the toxic effects of a number of important therapeutic drug classes as well as additional insight into a number of organ systems that have not been covered in General Toxicology. Specifically, the course will cover the cardiovascular principles and which important drug classes are commonly involved with toxic side effects that might present to healthcare professionals.
  • PHA 6855: Forensic Genetics (3 SCH)
    • The University of Florida College of Pharmacy a foundational course in human molecular genetics designed to provide an understanding of basic genetic principles. This precursor to forensic DNA analysis will address some of the important issues in genetics including genome mapping and the role of gene dysfunction in disease.
  • PHA 6935: Veterinary Pharmacy (2 SCH)
    • Upon completing the University of Florida College of Pharmacy course, students will have obtained knowledge and skills that can positively impact veterinary outcomes by applying their drug knowledge resources to veterinary situations. Pharmacists in suburban or rural community settings often receive prescriptions from veterinarians for animal patients. To prepare graduates to safely fill animal prescriptions and meet the legal counseling requirements, instruction on veterinary disease states and the human and veterinary prescription medications used to treat these conditions is warranted.
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