Ben and Maytee Fisch College of Pharmacy

Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) Curriculum

Updated 08-06-2022

The FCOP Pharm.D. curriculum is a combination of didactic (classroom and laboratory) courses and experiential learning. The program provided 144 semester credit hours of coursework over a 4-year period for the classes of 2019-2022. Starting fall 2022, this increased to 150 hours with the addition of our new PHAR 7688 Pharmacy Capstone Course.

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. Courses in the didactic portion of the curriculum imay use team-based learning methods. Other courses such as laboratories, electives, and experiential coursework will include varied 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 Nonprescription Medications and 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 7219 Drug Information Retrieval, Informatics, & Literature Evaluation (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 7585 Integrated Pharmacotherapy 5: Endocrine, Women’s & Men’s Health (5 SCH)- new semester starting spring 2023
  • 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

  • PHAR 7377 Pharmacoeconomics & Pharmacoepidemiology (3 SCH)
  • PHAR 7288 Integrated Pharmacotherapy 8: Hematology and Oncology (2 SCH)
  • PHAR 7220 Therapeutic Drug Monitoring & Clinical Pharmacokinetics (2 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 7585 Integrated Pharmacotherapy 5: Endocrine, Women’s & Men’s Health (5 SCH) - spring 2023 only.
  • PHAR 7484 Integrated Pharmacotherapy 4: GI, Nutrition, & Musculoskeletal (4 SCH)- new semester starting spring 2024
  • PHAR 7487 Integrated Pharmacotherapy 7: Selected Topics and Special Populations (4 SCH)
  • PHAR 7489 Integrated Pharmacotherapy 9: Critical Care and Clinical Toxicology (4 SCH)
  • PHAR 7296 Applied Pharmacy Practice Skills 2 (2 SCH)
  • PHAR 7145 Pharmacy Law (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)
  • PHAR 7688 Pharmacy Capstone (6 SCH) - new starting fall 2022

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.

Approved Electives from UT Tyler

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.

  • University of Florida

    http://electives.distance.ufhealth.org/courses/ 
    • PHA 6357: Herbal and Dietary Supplements
    • PHA 6556: Introduction to Clinical Toxicology
    • PHA 6557: Clinical Toxicology 1
    • PHA 6855: Forensic Genetics
    • PHA 6935: Veterinary Pharmacy
  • University of Wyoming

    http://uwyorxonlineelectives.org/ 
    • PHCY 5210 Regulating Dangerous Drug Use
    • PHCY 5240 Pharmaceutical Homicide
    • PHCY 5670 Medication Malpractice