Curricular Requirements

Curricular Requirements
  Credits

1st Year

 
Fall Semester  
PHAR 101 -   Integrated Group Learning I 2
PHAR 103 -   Abilities Lab I 2
PHAR 111 -   Foundations of Medicinal Chemistry 1
PHAR 113 -   Foundations of Pharmacology 2
PHAR 115  -   Introduction to Pharmacy 1

PHAR 117 -  Foundations of Drug Information

1

PHAR 119 - Foundations of Pharmacy Calculations 1
PHAR 121 - Biochemistry 3
PHAR 123 - Pharmaceutics 3
Total  16
   
Spring Semester  
PHAR 102 -  Integrated Group Learning II 2

PHAR 104 -  Abilities Lab II

2

PHAR 112 - Foundations of Pharmacogenomics 2
PHAR 120 - Medical Immunology 3
PHAR 122 - Pharmacokinetics 3
PHAR 124 - Evidence Based Medicine & Biostatistics 4
Total  16
   
Summer   
PHAR 140 -  Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience I 4
   

2nd Year

 
Fall Semester  
PHAR 201 -  Integrated Group Learning III 2
PHAR 203 -  Abilities Lab III 2
PHAR 205 -  Drugs and Disease I - Introduction to Drugs and Disease 4
PHAR 207 - Drugs and Disease II - Cardiovascular I 3

PHAR 209 -  Drugs and Disease III - Cardiovascular II

2

PHAR 231 - Healthcare Systems and Quality

3

Elective 2
Total  18
   
Spring Semester   
PHAR 202 - Integrated Group Learning IV 2
PHAR 204 -  Abilities Lab IV 2
PHAR 206 - Drugs and Disease IV - Endocrine & GI 3

PHAR 208 - Drugs and Disease V - Infectious Disease I

3

PHAR 210 - Drugs and Disease VI - Infectious Disease II

3

PHAR 230 - Social Behavior, Outcomes, and Population Health

3

Elective 2
Total  18
   
Summer  
PHAR 240 - Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience II 3
   

3rd Year

 
Fall Semester  
PHAR 301 -  Integrated Group Learning V 2
PHAR 303 -  Abilities Lab V 2

PHAR 305 - Drugs and Disease VII - Renal

2

PHAR 307 - Drugs and Disease VIII - Pain/Inflammation

2

PHAR 309 - Drugs and Disease IX - Oncology

3

PHAR 331 -  Pharmacy Management and Leadership 3
Interprofessional Elective 3

Total

17

   
Spring Semester   
PHAR 302 - Integrated Group Learning VI 2
PHAR 304 - Abilities Lab VI 2
PHAR 306 - Drugs and Disease X - Neuro/Psych I 2
PHAR 308 - Drugs and Disease XI - Neuro/Psych II 3
PHAR 310 - Drugs and Disease XII - Respiratory, Mens/Womens Health 3
PHAR 330- Pharmacy Law & Ethics 3

PHAR 340 - Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience III (Longitudinal)

1

Elective

2

Total 18
   

4th Year

 
Summer, Fall, Spring  
PHAR 400 -  Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (6 x 6 weeks) 36
Total Credit Hours  146

Pharmacy Practice Experiences

The process of experiential education provides the student with the ability to integrate first-hand practical experience with their didactic and laboratory course work.

Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience (IPPE)
All course requirements in the first and second professional years must be successfully  completed before a student may participate in an IPPE. The Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience (IPPE) will consist of two courses, one of four weeks duration, and one of three weeks duration. The four week course will occur in a community (retail) pharmacy while the other will occur in an institutional (hospital) pharmacy. The community course experience, totaling 160 hours, will provide four semester hours of credit, while the institutional course, totaling 120 hours, will provide three semester hours for a total of 7 semester credit hours.  A one-credit hour course, PHAR 340, registered for in the third year, is required to provide the additional credit hour needed for the full 300 hours of IPPE experience. Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experiences in community and institutional pharmacy settings begin early in the professional curriculum and are interfaced with didactic course instruction. This provides an introduction to the profession and continues in a progressive manner preparing the pharmacy student for the advanced pharmacy practice experiences.

Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE)
All previous course requirements must be successfully completed before a student may participate in an APPE. The Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE) will occur immediately following the third year and throughout the fourth and final year which will consist of six, six-week assignments. Each experience will provide 6 semester hours of credit for a total of 36 credit hours (1440 contact hours). Each student will be required to successfully complete four required experiences in the following patient care settings: inpatient acute care medicine; outpatient or ambulatory care, community pharmacy, and institutional pharmacy as well as two elective experiences in various practice environments.

 

The Graduate Certificate in Public Health program combined with the Doctor of Pharmacy degree provides students with the core public health concepts they need enhance their pharmacy knowledge to manage populations of patients, in addition to providing individualized care. Participants who complete this program may decide to pursue a graduate degree in public health; as these 18 credit hours are the foundation courses for UNE Online’s Master of Public Health degree.