PharmD Curriculum: 2015-2017

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The curriculum below represents the courses effective for the graduating Class of 2015, 2016 and 2017. The curriculum for the Class of 2018 and subsequent classes is on another page. 

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

First Semester (17 units)  
Course Units
PhPr 800 - Pharmacy Calculations 1
PhPr 802 - Pharmaceutics 3
PhPr 805C - Pharmacy Practice 2
PhPr 804 - Interviewing and Counseling Skills 2
PhPr 806A - Pharmaceutics Lab 1
Pcol 820 - Case Discussions 1
Pcol 835A - Immunology and Hematology 3
Pcol 832 - Metabolic Basis of Pharmacotherapy 4
Second Semester (16 units)  
Course Units
PhPr 801A - Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experiences (IPPE) 2
PhPr 887 - Individualized Medicine & Applied Pharmacogenetics 3
PhPr 805B - Pharmacy Practice 1
PhPr 806B - Pharmaceutics Lab 1
PhPr 816A - Patient Assessment 3
Pcol 821 - Case Discussions 1
Pcol 836A - Chemotherapy of Infectious Disease 3
PhPr 861A - Statistical Methods 2
          May complete PhPr 801B (IPPE) during summer.  

Second Professional Year

First Semester (15-17 units)  
Course Units
PhPr 822 - Case Discussions 1
PhPr 845 - Medication Use in Health Care Systems 2
PhPr 861B - Research Design Considerations 2
Pcol 837A - Medicinal Chemistry 3
Pcol 871A - Pharmacology 4
PhPr 863a - Quality Improvement and Medication Error Reduction 2
PhPr 818 - Compliance/Adherence 1
Electives 2
Second Semester (18 units)  
Course Units
PhPr 861C - Drug Information, Literature Evaluation 2
PhPr 875A - Pharmacotherapeutics 6
Pcol 837B - Medicinal Chemistry 2
Pcol 871C - Pharmacology 3
PhPr 801B - Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experiences (IPPE) 2
PhPr 812 - Non-Prescription Medications and Devices 2
PhPr 863a - Quality Improvement and Medication Error Reduction Laboratory 1
            May complete PhPr 801C (IPPE) during summer.  

Third Professional Year

First Semester (18 units)  
Course Units
PhPr 895B - Preparation for Rotations 1
PhPr 875B - Pharmacotherapeutics 6
PhPr 807A - Basic Pharmacokinetics 3
PhPr 808A - Pharmacokinetics Discussion 1
PhPr 842 - Professional Practice Management 3
PhPr 843 - Pharmacy Laws/Ethics 2
PhPr 801C - Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experiences (IPPE) 2
Second Semester (15-17 units)  
Course Units
PhPr 875C - Pharmacotherapeutics 6
PhPr 885A - Applied Pharmacokinetics 2
PhPr 811 - Advanced Pharmacy Practice 3
PhPr 814 - Preventive Care 2
PhPr 862 - Writing a Proposal for a Scientific Study 2
Electives 2

Fourth Professional Year

Summer Session (5-10 units)  
First Semester  
Course Units
Required/Elective Rotations 10-15
PhPr 896A - Pharmacy Practice Project 2
Second Semester  
Course Units
Required/Elective Rotations 10-15
PhPr 896B - Pharmacy Practice Project 2

 

Student Outcomes

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

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