Curriculum: Classes of 2019-2020

The curriculum below represents the courses effective for the graduating Class of 2019. The curriculum for the Classes of 2015-2017 and the curriculum for the Class of 2018 are on other pages.

The curriculum for the PharmD program may be delivered by the faculty using a variety of modes including in-class, online, hybrids of in-class and online, teleconferenced from outside of Tucson, or pre-recorded classroom lessons.

First Professional Year (33 units)

First Semester (17 units)  
Course Units
Pcol 820 - Case Discussions 1
Pcol 832 - Metabolic Basis of Pharmacotherapy 4
Pcol 835a - Immunology and Hematology 3
PhPr 800 - Pharmaceutical Calculations 1
PhPr 802 - Pharmaceutics 3
PhPr 804 - Interviewing/Counseling Skills 2
PhPr 805c - Beginning Pharmacy Practice 2
PhPr 806a - Pharmaceutics Lab 1
Second Semester (16 units)  
Course Units
Pcol 821 - Case Discussions 1
Pcol 836a - Chemotherapy of Infectious Disease 3
PhPr 801e - Perspectives in Aging: IPPE (Intro Pharmacy Practice Experience) 3
PhPr 805b - Beginning Pharmacy Practice 1
PhPr 806b - Pharmaceutics Lab 1
PhPr 814 - Preventive Care 2
PhPr 816a - Patient Assessment 3
PhPr 861a - Drug Literature Evaluation - Statistical Methods 2
          May complete PhPr 801b (IPPE) during summer.  

Second Professional Year (34 units)

First Semester (16 units)  
Course Units
Pcol 837a - Medicinal Chemistry 3
Pcol 871a - Pharmacology 4
PhPr 822 - Case Discussions 1
PhPr 845a - Medication Use in the U.S. 2
PhPr 861b - Research Design Considerations 2
PhPr 863a - Quality Improvement and Medication Error Reduction 2
Electives 2
Second Semester (18 units)  
Course Units
Pcol 837b - Medicinal Chemistry 2
Pcol 871c - Pharmacology 3
PhPr 801b - Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experiences (IPPE) 2
PhPr 812 - Self-Care Pharmaotherapeutics 2
PhPr 861c - Drug Literature Evaluation - Applications 2
PhPr 863b - Quality Improvement and Medication Error Reduction Lab 1
PhPr 875a - Pharmacotherapeutics 6
            May complete PhPr 801c (IPPE) during summer.  

Third Professional Year (36 units)

First Semester (18 units)  
Course Units
PhPr 801c - Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experiences (IPPE) 2
PhPr 807a - Basic Pharmacokinetics 3
PhPr 808a - Pharmacokinetics Discussion 1
PhPr 842 - Professional Practice Management 3
PhPr 843 - Pharmacy Laws 2
PhPr 875b - Pharmacotherapeutics 6
PhPr 895b - Preparation for Rotations 1
Second Semester (18 units)  
Course Units
PhPr 811 - Advanced Patient Care 3
PhPr 862 - Writing a Proposal for a Scientific Study 2
PhPr 875c - Pharmacotherapeutics 6
PhPr 885a - Advanced Clinical Pharmacokinetics 2
PhPr 887 - Individualized Medicine: Applied Pharmacogenetics for Pharmacy Students 3
Electives 2
A minimum GPA of 2.5 must be maintained at this point for graduation.  

Summer Session (5-10 units)

Course Units
PhPr 803 - Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience 5-10

Fourth Professional Year (29-34 units)

First Semester (12-17 units)  
Course Units
PhPr 803 - Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience 10-15
PhPr 896a - Pharmacy Practice Project 2
Second Semester (12-17 units)  
Course Units
PhPr 803 - Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience 10-15
PhPr 896a - Pharmacy Practice Project 2

Four units of upper division electives (nonpracticum) are required for the PharmD program. Total units required from advanced experiential (rotation) courses = 35 units. Total degree units = 142 units.

Student Outcomes

Download a document outlining the outcomes expected of PharmD students at the University of Arizona.

 

 

Originally posted: June 17, 2015
Last updated: July 5, 2016
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