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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.

In general, the program provides 144 semester credit hours of didactic, laboratory, and experiential coursework over a 4-year period.

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 and Rural 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 7294 Pharmacy Laboratory 4: Patient Assessment (2 SCH)
  • PHAR 7276 Social-Behavioral Pharmacy and Practice Management (2 SCH)
  • PHAR 7219 Drug Information Retrieval, Informatics, & Literature Evaluation (2 SCH)
  • PHAR 7284 IPPE 4 (2 SCH)
  • Pharmacy Elective (2 SCH)

 PROFESSIONAL YEAR 3 (P3): FALL

  • PHAR 7586 Integrated Pharmacotherapy 6: Psychiatry, Neurology, Pain Management (5 SCH)
  • PHAR 7585 Integrated Pharmacotherapy 5: Endocrine, Women’s & Men’s Health (5 SCH)
  • PHAR 7377 Pharmacoeconomics & Pharmacoepidemiology (3 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 Integrated Pharmacotherapy 7: Dermatology, ENT, & Special Populations (4 SCH)
  • 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 7685 APPE: Elective 1 (6 SCH)
  • PHAR 7686 APPE: Elective 2 (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 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 and Rural 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 7585 Integrated Pharmacotherapy 5: Endocrine, Women’s & Men’s Health (5 SCH)
  • PHAR 7586 Integrated Pharmacotherapy 6: Psychiatry, Neurology, & Pain Management (5 SCH)
  • PHAR 7377 Pharmacoeconomics & Pharmacoepidemiology (3 SCH)
  • PHAR 7295 Applied Pharmacy Practice Skills 1(2 SCH)
  • Pharmacy Elective 2 (2 SCH)
  • PHAR 7185 IPPE 5 (1 SCH)
 

PROFESSIONAL YEAR 3 (P3): SPRING 2020*

  • PHAR 7487 Integrated Pharmacotherapy 7: Dermatology, ENT, & Special Populations (4 SCH)
  • PHAR  7488 Integrated Pharmacotherapy 8: Hematology, Oncology, & Critical Care (4 SCH)
  • PHAR 7276 Social-Behavioral Pharmacy and Practice Management (2 SCH)
  • PHAR 7220 Therapeutic Drug Monitoring & Clinical Pharmacokinetics (2 SCH)
  • PHAR 7196 Applied Pharmacy Practice Skills 2 (1 SCH)
  • PHAR 7185 Clinical Toxicology and Teratogenicity (1 SCH)
  • Pharmacy Elective 3 (2 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)
 

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 7252 Pharmacy Practice Skills Lab 12 (2 SCH) 
  • PHAR 7250 Pharmacy Practice Skills Lab 10 (2 SCH)
  • PHAR 7169 IPPE 09 (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 7249 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)

 

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

  • ALHS 5322/NUTR Nutrition, Health, and Disease (3 credit hours): Reinforcement and application of  nutritional facts through study of research, analysis of diets, and critiquing of nutritional information from a variety of sources. This course is a survey of current nutrition science principles in relation to health and disease across the life span. After finishing this course, student will be able to assess common nutritional deficiencies and make recommendations related to health and disease states.
  • ALHS 5325/NUTR Nutrition and Functional Foods for Healthy Aging (3 credit hours): This course reviews the health issues and nutritional needs of adults, from an optimal health perspective. Students will evaluate nutritional status of adults for normal nutrition status, therapeutic nutrition, and functional foods will be explored for their health benefits. By the completion of students will demonstrate knowledge of evidenced-based scientific nutrition principles and use that knowledge to analyze nutrition intake at the older adult level.
  • ALHS/NUTR 5303 - Nutritional Supplements and Nutraceuticals (3 credit hours): This course will provide a critical evaluation of issues, concepts, and controversies surrounding nutritional supplement use and nutraceuticals in relation to health. Emphasis on the importance of scientific investigations and evidenced-based practice to evaluate the efficacy and safety of using nutritional supplements and nutraceuticals. This course focuses on bioavailability and health benefits of bioactive food components.
  • MANA 3320: Human Resources Management (3 credit hours): An examination of the human resources functional areas of 1) planning, selection, and recruitment, (2) compensation, (3) human resource development (4) employee and labor relations, and (5) safety, health, and security. Online sections of this course will have a per credit hour fee. Please see the official University Catalog for current fee amount and details.
  • MANA 4385 Strategic Leadership (3 credit hours): This course builds upon the introduction to leadership found in the MANA 3311 Organization Behavior course and augments the emphasis on leadership in the MANA 4395 Strategic Management course. MANA 4385 is one of two courses when taken will move the student toward a Leadership Minor The purpose of strategic leadership is to lead change to enhance personal and organizational performance. This starts with the application of leadership theories across all levels of the firm. In the learning process the course examines various roles and best practices for leaders. These roles include the personal role of leader as well as those of strategist, moral and ethical role model, ethical problem solver and change agent. A wide variety of topics and material will be critically analyzed. Topics may include top management team dynamics, team building and leading, and transformational change processes. The pedagogies for the course will include personal and team study, assessment for personal insights, team projects, cases, article reviews, role plays, experiential exercises, guest speakers, audio and video resources.
  • PHIL 3344: Ethical Leadership (3 credit hours): A study of moral philosophy as it applies to leadership and issues in the workplace.

  • PSYC 3310.060 Health Psychology (3 credit hours): A focus on health care systems and patient-physician relations, and how psychological research informs the understanding, prevention and treatment of a variety of health concerns, including stress, traumatic injury, pain management, addictions, and chronic illness.

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 credit hours; University of Florida; pharmacyelectives.pharmacy.ufl.edu) The College of Pharmacy at the University of Florida offers a course in herbal and dietary supplements to healthcare professionals interested in advancing their knowledge in this growing field. https://pharmacyelectives.pharmacy.ufl.edu/
  • PHA 6556: Introduction to Clinical Toxicology (3 credit hours; University of Florida; pharmacyelectives.pharmacy.ufl.edu) 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 credit hours; University of Florida; pharmacyelectives.pharmacy.ufl.edu) Clinical Toxicology 1 is a 3-credit 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 credit hours; University of Florida; pharmacyelectives.pharmacy.ufl.edu) This is a foundation 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 credit hours; University of Florida; pharmacyelectives.pharmacy.ufl.edu) Upon completing this 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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