Ben and Maytee Fisch College of Pharmacy
Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) Curriculum
The FCOP Pharm.D. curriculum is a combination of didactic (classroom and laboratory) courses and experiential learning. The program provided 156 semester credit hours of coursework over a 4-year period.
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 three 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 APPE rotations are developed and monitored by the FCOP Office of Experiential Education.
Quick links to view:
- Pharm.D. Curriculum
- Elective Courses
- Syllabus Archives (copies of syllabi from previous years)
- Course Descriptions (select current university catalog, scroll down to courses, select PHAR)
Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) Curriculum
PROFESSIONAL YEAR 1 (P1): FALL
PROFESSIONAL YEAR 1 (P1): SPRING
PROFESSIONAL YEAR 2 (P2): FALL
PROFESSIONAL YEAR 2 (P2): SPRING
PROFESSIONAL YEAR 3 (P3): FALL
PROFESSIONAL YEAR 3 (P3): SPRING
PROFESSIONAL YEAR 4 (P4): SUMMER, FALL, SPRING
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 Fisch College of Pharmacy.
Approved Electives from UT Tyler
- ALHS 5322 Nutrition, Health, and Disease (3 SCH)
- ALHS 5325 Nutrition and Functional Foods for Healthy Aging (3 SCH)
- ALHS 5303 Advanced Topics in Allied Health Sciences (3 SCH) - *Nutritional Supplements and Nutraceuticals only.
- MANA 3320 Human Resources Management (3 SCH)
- MANA 4385 Strategic Leadership (3 SCH)
- PHIL 3344 Ethical Leadership (3 SCH)
- PSYC 3310 Health Psychology (3 SCH)
- SPAN 5301 Medical Spanish I (3 SCH)
- SPAN 5302 Medical Spanish II (3 SCH)
- HPEM 5330 Healthcare Delivery Systems and Contemporary Issues (3 SCH)
- HPEM 6340 Leadership Foundations and Strategies for Health Organizations (3 SCH)
- OEHS 6324 Toxicology and Global Health (3 SCH)
- ALHS 5335 Global Health
- PHIL 4301 Bioethics
- CRJI 3344 Drugs, Behavior and Criminal Justice
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
- PHA 6357: Herbal and Dietary Supplements
- PHA 6556: Introduction to Clinical Toxicology
- PHA 6557: Clinical Toxicology 1
- PHA 6855: Forensic Genetics
- PHA 6935 History in Pharmacy Leadership
- PHA 6935: Veterinary Pharmacy
University of Wyoming
- PHCY 5210 Regulating Dangerous Drug Use
- PHCY 5240 Pharmaceutical Homicide
- PHCY 5670 Medication Malpractice