The Fairleigh Dickinson University School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences is one of only two degree-granting pharmacy schools in New Jersey, and is the first in the state to be associated with a private university.

The School’s dynamic program of study integrates the very best practices in pharmacy education today.

There are differences in the Degree Requirements for the Class of 2025 and the Class of 2024. Please see applicable curriculum listed below.

Degree requirements: Graduating Class of 2025

First Professional Year Fall (P1)

Course Title Credits
PHRM 6100 Foundations in Pharmaceutical Sciences: Medicinal Chemistry, Pharmacology 3
PHRM 6101 Foundations in Basic Biomedical Sciences: An Introduction to Pathology / Pathophysiology / Microbiology / Immunology 4
PHRM 6200 Introduction to Pharmacokinetics 2
PHRM 6201 Physical Pharmacy 2
PHRM 6211 Pharmaceutical Calculations I 1
PHRM 6300 Evidence Based Practice I 2
PHRM 6401 Professional Pharmacy Practice I: Health Care Delivery 2
PHRM 6700 Pharmacy Beyond the Curriculum: Foundations in Pharmacy Education 0

First Professional Year Spring (P1)

Course Title Credits
PHRM 6102 Integrated Pharmacotherapy: Gastrointestinal 2
PHRM 6104 Integrated Pharmacotherapy: Cardiology/Pulmonary I 3
PHRM 6111 Integrated Pharmacotherapy I: Conceptual Connections and Patient Care 2
PHRM 6202 Applied Biopharmaceutics and Pharmacokinetics 3
PHRM 6203 Genetics and Pharmacogenomics 2
PHRM 6212 Pharmaceutical Calculations II 1
PHRM 6402 Professional Pharmacy Practice II: Communication in Health Care 2
PHRM 6701 Pharmacy Beyond the Curriculum: Foundations in Pharmacy Education 1

Second Professional Year Fall (P2)

Course Title Credits
PHRM 7105 Integrated Pharmacotherapy: Neurology/Psychiatry/ Anesthesiology 4
PHRM 7106 Integrated Pharmacotherapy: Infectious Disease 4
PHRM 7111 Integrated Pharmacotherapy II: Conceptual Connections and Patient Care 2
PHRM 7201 Dosage Forms and Drug Delivery Systems I 2
PHRM 7300 Evidence Based Practice II 3
PHRM 7700 Pharmacy Beyond the Curriculum: Expanding Horizons 0
  Elective 3

Second Professional Year Spring (P2)

Course Title Credits
PHRM 7107 Integrated Pharmacotherapy: Cardiology/Pulmonary II 4
PHRM 7108 Integrated Pharmacotherapy: Endocrine/Urinary Tract/Renal and Reproductive Health 4
PHRM 7112 Integrated Pharmacotherapy III: Conceptual Connections and Patient Care 2
PHRM 7202 Dosage Forms and Drug Delivery Systems II 2
PHRM 7303 Evidence Based Practice III 3
PHRM 7701 Pharmacy Beyond the Curriculum: Expanding Horizons 1
  Elective 3

Third Professional Year Fall (P3)

Course Title Credits
PHRM 8109 Integrated Pharmacotherapy: Immunologic, Rheumatologic, and Hematologic Disorders 3
PHRM 8110 Integrated Pharmacotherapy: Oncology 3
PHRM 8111 Integrated Pharmacotherapy IV: Conceptual Connections and Patient Care 2
PHRM 8302 Public Health for Pharmacists 2
PHRM 8321 Health Care Ethics and Team Decision-Making 1
PHRM 8322 Professional Pharmacy Practice III: Pharmacy Practice Law 2
PHRM 8700 Pharmacy Beyond the Curriculum: Preparing Practitioners 0
  Elective 3
  Elective 3

Third Professional Year Spring (P3)

Course Title Credits
PHRM 8112 Integrated Pharmacotherapy V: Conceptual Connections and Patient Care  2
PHRM 8121 Integrated Pharmacotherapy: Critical Care and Toxicology 2
PHRM 8122 Integrated Pharmacotherapy: OTC Preparations/Self-Care/Dermatology/Special Populations 4
PHRM 8301 Pharmacoeconomics and Health Outcomes 2
PHRM 8402 Professional Pharmacy Practice IV: Pharmacy Leadership and Management 2
PHRM 8701 Pharmacy Beyond the Curriculum: Preparing Practitioners 1
  Elective 3
  Elective 3

Fourth Professional Year

PHRM 9900 Pharmacy Capstone I (Fall) 1
Core APPE    
PHRM 9101 APPE I- Community 5
PHRM 9102 APPE II- Institutional 5
PHRM 9103 APPE III- Ambulatory Care 5
PHRM 9104 APPE IV- Acute Care/Internal Medicine 5
PHRM 9901 Pharmacy Capstone II (Spring) 2
Elective APPE    
PHRM 9XXX Elective 5
PHRM 9XXX Elective 5
PHRM 9XXX Elective 5
PHRM 9XXX Elective 5

Degree requirements: Graduating Class of 2024

First Professional Year Fall (P1)

Course Title Credits
PHRM 6100 Foundations in Pharmaceutical Sciences: Pharmacology, Medicinal Chemistry, Pharmacokinetics 4
PHRM 6101 Foundations in Integrated Pharmacotherapy: An introduction to Pathophysiology, Genetics, Microbiology, and Delivery of Care 3
PHRM 6201 Pharmaceutics I: Physical Pharmacy 3
PHRM 6211 Pharmaceutical Calculations I 1
PHRM 6301 Medical Communication and Technical Writing 2
PHRM 6321 Pharmacy Practice Law 2
PHRM 6401 Professional Pharmacy Practice I: Health Care Delivery 3
PHRM 6700 Pharmacy Beyond the Curriculum: Foundations in Pharmacy Education 0

First Professional Year Spring (P1)

Course Title Credits
PHRM 6102 Integrated Pharmacotherapy II: Gastrointestinal 3
PHRM 6103 Integrated Pharmacotherapy III: Dermatology, Over the Counter Remedies, Self- Care 3
PHRM 6104 Integrated Pharmacotherapy IV: Cardiology & Pulmonology I 3
PHRM 6111 Integrated Pharmacotherapy II-IV: Conceptual Connections and Patient Care 2
PHRM 6202 Pharmaceutics II: Oral Dosage Forms and Biopharmaceutics/ Pharmacokinetics 2
PHRM 6212 Pharmaceutical Calculations II 1
PHRM 6402 Professional Pharmacy Practice II: Communication in Health Care 2
PHRM 6710 Pharmacy Beyond the Curriculum: Foundations in Pharmacy Education 1

Second Professional Year Fall (P2)

PHRM 7105 Integrated Pharmacotherapy V: Neurology, Psychiatry, Anesthesiology 4
PHRM 7106 Integrated Pharmacotherapy VI: Infectious Disease 4
PHRM 7111 Integrated Pharmacotherapy V & VI: Conceptual Connections and Patient Care 2
PHRM 7201 Pharmaceutics III: Dosage Forms and Compounding 2
PHRM 7301 Biostatistics 2
PHRM 7401 Professional Pharmacy Practice III: Drug Information, Informatics and Toxicology 2
PHRM 7700 Pharmacy Beyond the Curriculum: Expanding Horizons 0
  Elective 3

Second Professional Year Spring (P2)

     
PHRM 7107 Integrated Pharmacotherapy VII: Cardiology, Pulmonology and Eye Disorders 4
PHRM 7108 Integrated Pharmacotherapy VIII: Endocrine, Urinary Tract, Reproductive Health 4
PHRM 7112 Integrated Pharmacotherapy VII-VIII: Conceptual Connection and Patient Care 2
PHRM 7202 Pharmaceutics IV: Sterile Products and Biopharmaceuticals 2
PHRM 7302 Epidemiology and Study Design Evaluation 3
PHRM 7701 Pharmacy Beyond the Curriculum: Expanding Horizons 1
     
  Elective 3

Third Professional Year Fall (P3)

PHRM 8109 Integrated Pharmacotherapy IX: Autoimmune Diseases, Rare Diseases and Special Populations 3
PHRM 8110 Integrated Pharmacotherapy X: Hematology/Oncology 3
PHRM 8111 Integrated Pharmacotherapy IX-X: Conceptual Connections and Patient Care 2
PHRM 8302 Public Health and the Global Mission in Pharmacy 2
PHRM 8321 Healthcare Ethics and Team Decision Making 1
PHRM 8700 Pharmacy Beyond the Curriculum: Preparing Practitioners 0
  Elective 3
  Elective 3

Third Professional Year Spring (P3)

PHRM 8112 Integrated Pharmacotherapy I-X: A Whole System Overview and Effecting Patient Care 2
PHRM 8201 Pharmacogenomics and Personalized Medicine 2
PHRM 8301 Pharmacoepidemiology, Pharmacoeconomics and Health Outcomes 3
PHRM 8402 Professional Pharmacy Practice IV: Pharmacy Leadership and Management 2
PHRM 8701 Pharmacy Beyond the Curriculum: Preparing Practitioners 1
  Elective 3
  Elective 3
  Elective 3

Fourth Professional Year

PHRM 9900 Pharmacy Capstone I (Fall) 1
Core APPE    
PHRM 9101 APPE I- Community 5
PHRM 9102 APPE II- Institutional 5
PHRM 9103 APPE III- Ambulatory Care 5
PHRM 9104 APPE IV- Acute Care/Internal Medicine 5
PHRM 9901 Pharmacy Capstone II (Spring) 2
Elective APPE    
PHRM 9XXX Elective 5
PHRM 9XXX Elective 5
PHRM 9XXX Elective 5
PHRM 9XXX Elective 5

Course Descriptions

  • PHRM6100 This survey course covers several fundamental concepts required for understanding Pharmacotherapy. Pharmacology is the unified study of the properties of chemicals and living organisms and all aspects of their interaction. Medicinal chemistry will address a chemically oriented introduction to pharmacology and therapeutics, focusing on structure, pharmacophores, and drug activity. The class emphasizes familiarity with drug structures and properties, and an understanding of how chemical structures and physicochemical properties of representative drugs determine their molecular mechanism of action. The Pharmacokinetics component will address how the body impacts drugs. These lectures will focus on a mathematically understanding of drug concentrations, pharmacological activity and therapy. These three concepts will be presented separately and integrated using a variety of interactive methods.

  • PHRM6101 This course combines biological sciences, human systems and clinical sciences. This course lays the foundation of subsequent Integrated Pharmacotherapy modules by introducing students to the fundamentals of the makeup of integrated Pharmacotherapy, including, but not limited to, pharmacology, pharmacokinetics, medicinal chemistry, pathophysiology, anatomy and physiology, biochemistry and clinical chemistry.

  • PHRM6102 This course provides students with an integrated approach to understand principles of and solve problems related to fundamental gastrointestinal disease in an active learning based environment. The biochemistry, anatomy and physiology, pathophysiology, medicinal chemistry, pharmacology, pharmacokinetics, clinical chemistry and pharmacotherapy related to the presentation and management of gastroesophageal reflux disease: peptic ulcer disease; inflammatory bowel disease; nausea and vomiting; diarrhea, constipation and irritable bowel disease; cirrhosis; drug induced gastrointestinal disease; cirrhosis; pancreatitis; gallbladder; viral hepatitis and malabsorption syndrome s will be discussed. Physiochemical and biological principles of dosage forms and drag delivery strategies used to treat these conditions are discussed, as are the materials and methods used to prepare administer the appropriate treatment.

  • PHRM6103 Integrated Pharmacotherapy combines biological sciences, human systems and clinical sciences. Integrated Pharmacotherapy II is designed to prepare student pharmacists for the upcoming Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience (IPPE) by discussing common illnesses that are encountered in the community. In addition to the ethical and the legal aspects of pharmacy practice in the community, this course covers the non-pharmacologic and pharmacologic approaches within the scope of self care in the following clinical topics: Pain, Sleep disturbance, Allergic rhinitis, Fluid and electrolytes (pediatric), Common colds, Fever, Inflammation, Diarrhea, Constipation, Heartburn, Contraceptives, Disease prevention, misuse and abuse of OTC products, dietary supplements and nutraceuticals will supplement the study of self-care. Additionally dermatologic disorders will be discussed. Topics include common dermatologic disorders (e.g. eczema, psoriasis, acne and cutaneous infections), malignancy, drug-induced reactions and dermatolic manifestations of systematic diseases.

  • PHRM6104 This is the 4th integrated pharmacotherapy module and the first of two courses focusing on the cardiovascular and pulmonary systems. This course begins with a description of the autonomic nervous system and it's critical role in the functioning of major organ systems, and discusses major drugs affecting this system. This course further integrates basic principles of anatomy and physiology, pathophysiology, pharmacology, medicinal chemistry, pharmacokinetics, and pharmacotherapy related to the presentation and management of some major cardiovascular and pulmonary diseases. Physicochemical and biological principles of dosage forms and drug delivery strategies used to treat these conditions are discussed, as are the materials and methods used to prepare and administer the appropriate treatment. Cases and examples are used to provide students the skills to solve problems related to cardiovascular diseases in an active learning environment.

  • PHRM6111 Patient Experience (II-IV) ties in the contents learned in Integrated Pharmacotherapy II-IV in a case-based, active learning fashion. While Integrated Pharmacotherapy II-IV prepares students with clinical knowledge and skill set, this course is designed to provide hands-on experience of patient interaction and assessment, triage and referral, and treatment formulation and recommendation. Students will practice and become competent in patient assessment skills system-by-system, learn effective counseling techniques with regards to drug administration, familiarize themselves with NK prescriptions, and acquire skills in uncomplicated pediatric dosing calculation, all of which are commonly encountered in community practice. Real-life cases involving self-care, gastrointestinal and infectious diseases will require students to think critically in every step of the care: presentation, history-taking, assessment, treatment formulation and administration, and monitoring for efficacy and toxicity. Students will be introduced to various format of patient discrimination.

  • PHRM6201 This course is the first of 3 courses in Pharmaceutics series and focuses on basic concepts in physical pharmacy and pharmaceutical calculation. Mastering the basic concepts and calculation will provide the students with a sound foundation in pharmaceutical product development (dosage forms and drug delivery systems) as well as pharmacy practice.

  • PHRM6202 This is the second course in the pharmaceutics series focusing on oral dosage forms. This course is designed and taught using an integrated approach, covering various topics in pharmaceutics (oral dosage forms), biopharmaceutics and pharmacokinetics. The students will learn not only the fundamental aspects of oral dosage forms (solutions, suspensions and solids), but also the biopharmaceutic and pharmacokinetic aspects of oral dosage forms related to drug absorption and evaluation. The course also integrates the application of basic pharmacokinetic principles to special populations and disease states.

  • PHRM6203 This course presents the common and preferred therapeutic options for treating common diseases and problems. Focus will include the process of developing and establishing an optimal therapeutic regimen, and will include discussion on the use of over the counter and prescription medications.

  • PHRM6211 This course is the first part of two-semester Pharmaceutical Calculation series. Accurately performing pharmaceutical calculations is a critical skill in providing patient care in every pharmacy practice setting. This course introduces students to basic concepts and skills involved in pharmaceutical calculations. The focus of this course is on basic mathematical principles and their application to pharmaceutical calculations in pharmacy practice. The topics include correct interpretation of prescription and medical orders, pharmaceutical measurements, various expressions of concentration and strength, electrolyte and isotonic solutions.

  • PHRM6212 This course is the second part of Pharmaceutical Calculation and focuses specific calculation skills that are important to practicing pharmacists. The students have the opportunity to apply the basic concepts and calculation skills gained in Pharmaceutics I to dose and clinical calculation, IV and parenteral solutions and calculations involved in extemporaneous compounding.

  • PHRM6301 This course is designed to introduce pharmacy students to the concepts and methods of communication and writing utilized in different areas of pharmacy practice.

  • PHRM6321 This course designed to provide pharmacy students with their basic purposes pharmacy law and ethics serve, and to prepare them to comply with laws, regulations, and ethical standards in their professional and personal lives. The course will feature in-depth reading of texts and case studies, case presentations, short papers and exams.

  • PHRM6401 This course provides foundational knowledge necessary to understand the organization of health care and delivery in the United States. The various roles played by pharmacists in the US are also presented. Selected international health care systems are covered for comparison purposes`. A definition of health care is developed; US health care financing and health economics are introduced. Legislative initiatives, such as the Affordable Care Act, and alternative health care models such as the medical home are presented. The implications for both health care delivery and the evolution of the pharmacy profession with these emerging initiatives are explored. The efficient and safe use of health care and pharmaceutical resources to achieve better patient clinical outcomes and improved quality of life in a financial environment where resources are limited is a central theme. Related to this, the US drug approval process and the pharmaceutical industry are described. As well, the increasing use of informatics and computer-based systems, including electronic medical records and databases, in pharmacy practice is described. Multidisciplinary aspects of health care are examined and multiple factors important to the contemporary practice of pharmacy are explored including the social, legal/regulatory, economic, public health, professional and patient care implications of pharmacy practice. The role of the pharmacist as a member of an inter-professional team of health care professionals is introduced.

  • PHRM6402 This course will provide an overview of career options in different pharmacy care settings. In addition, students will learn the basics of pharmacy practice including how to read a prescription, the necessary elements of a prescription label, filling prescriptions amongst other topics.

  • PHRM7105 This course provides students with an integrated approach to understand principles of and solve problems related to anesthesia, neurological and psychiatric disease in an active learning based environment. The biochemistry, anatomy, and physiology, pathophysiology, medicinal chemistry, pharmacology, pharmacokinetics, clinical chemistry, and pharmacotherapy related to the presentation and management of neurological and psychiatric diseases will be discussed as well as anesthesiology. Physicochemical and biological principles of dosage forms and drug delivery strategies used to treat these conditions will be discussed, as will the materials and methods used to prepare and administer the appropriate treatment.

  • PHRM7106 This course relates to pharmacotherapeutics and treatment of infectious diseases and aims to integrate key concepts from medicinal chemistry, pharmacology, anatomy & physiology, pathology, clinical chemistry for infectious disease topics important to the clinical setting. Ideally, at the end of this course the student will be able to: identify likely pathogens responsible for a particular infectious disease process; select the appropriate antibiotic(s) to provide antimicrobial coverage for these possible pathogens; select alternative antibiotics should they become necessary; and identify appropriate actions to monitor for efficacy and toxicity.

  • PHRM7107 This is the 7th integrated pharmacotherapy module and the second of two courses focusing on the cardiovascular and pulmonary systems. It also covers selected diseases of the eye, ear, nose, and throat. This course provides students with an integrated approach to understanding principles and solving problems of cardiovascular and pulmonary disorders and diseases of the eye, ear, nose, and throat. The anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, medicinal chemistry, pharmacology, pharmacokinetics, and pharmacotherapy related to the presentation and management of these disorders are covered. Physicochemical and biological principles of dosage forms and drug delivery strategies used to treat these conditions are discussed, as are materials and methods used to prepare and administer the appropriate treatment.

  • PHRM7108 This course provides students with an integrated approach to understand principles of and solve problems related to diseases of the endocrine, urinary and reproductive systems in an active learning based environment. The biochemistry, anatomy, and physiology, pathophysiology, medicinal chemistry, pharmacology, pharmacokinetics, clinical chemistry and pharmacotherapy related to the presentation and management of diseases of the endocrine, urinary and reproductive systems will be discussed. Physicochemical and biological principles of dosage forms and drug delivery strategies used to treat these conditions will be discussed, as will the materials and methods used to prepare and administer the appropriate treatment.

  • PHRM7111 Patient Experience (V- VI) ties in the contents learned in Integrated Pharmacotherapy V-VI in a case-based, active-learning fashion. This course builds on the preceding Patient Experience with increasing rigor and complexity in the patient cases. Real-life cases involving neurologic and psychiatric illnesses, anesthesiology, and cardiac and renal abnormalities are presented, while previous Integrated Pharmacotherapy topics and/or systems may be addressed secondarily in the problem list. As the subsequent step to their first experiential education (i.e. IPPE), students will take advantage of the abundant patient narratives that appear in neuro-psychiatric discipline to broaden their pharmaceutical care skill set. Students will also grow competent in interacting with patients and public with regards to cardiovascular disease prevention, and practice leadership skills in the community.

  • PHRM7112 Patient Experience (VII- VIII) ties in the contents learned in Integrated Pharmacotherapy VII-VIII in a case-based, active-learning fashion. This course builds on the preceding Patient Experience with increasing rigor and complexity in the patient cases. Real-life cases involving Pulmonary, EENT, endocrine, urinary and reproductive health are discussed with deliberate attention, while previous Integrated Pharmacotherapy topics and/or systems are incorporated therein.

  • PHRM7201 This course includes a didactic section and a compounding lab. The didactic lectures cover drug dosage forms and drug delivery systems commonly used in modern medicine. The emphasis is placed on understanding the basic physicochemical and biopharmaceutical principles underlining each dosage form and delivery system. The students will learn the proper use, administration and storage of various drug dosage forms and delivery systems. The laboratory session provides the students with hands-on experience in extemporaneous product compounding. In the compounding lab, the students will have the opportunity to apply the basic concepts and calculation skills to extemporaneous compounding. The students will prepare various compounding products including syrup, suspension, ointment, gel, capsule and suppository.

  • PHRM7202 This is the third of 3 courses in Pharmaceutics series and focuses on sterile products and biopharmaceutical products. This course also includes a compounding lab for parenteral preparation. Building upon basic concepts and calculation skills acquired in Pharmaceutics I and II, students continue to learn sterile products including various routes of administration, sterile preparation and quality standards. Two laboratory sessions provide the students with hand-on experience in parenteral compounding. The second half of this course focuses on biopharmaceutical products. Following basic concepts and processing of biologics, a few major categories of biopharmaceutical products (cytokines, antibodies and vaccines, nucleic-acid and cell based therapeutics).

  • PHRM7301 This two credit course introduces pharmacy students to the concepts and methods of biostatistics. The course will cover descriptive statistics, inferential statistics, hypothesis testing, statistical tests for comparing means and proportions. An introduction to simple and multivariabile regression techniques will be discussed. The skills learned in this course build the quantitative foundation that students will apply to evaluate the biomedical literature and assess its applicability to their patients.

  • PHRM7302 This course is designed to introduce students to basic concepts of epidemiology and study designs used in the evaluation of health care technologies. Epidemiological terminology such as risk, hazard, odds and relative risk ratios will be introduced. Further this course will include critical evaluation of evidence-based medical literature and identification of sources of bias in published medical literature.

  • PHRM7401 This two-credit course focuses on the essential sources of drug information, pharmaceutical informatics and toxicology. It introduces the use of health information technology in delivering health care. Topics covered include primary, secondary and tertiary sources of drug information, medication safety, an introduction to the use of drug monographs and the role of electronic medical records, e-prescribing and computerized physician order entry in pharmacy practice. This course provides an overview of the basic principles of toxicology and poisoning and discussed the identification and management of most commonly encountered toxicities.

  • PHRM8109 This course provides students with an integrated approach to understand principles of and solve problems related to diseases of the autoimmune and hematologic systems as well as rare disease in an active learning based environment. The biochemistry, anatomy and physiology, pathophysiology, medicinal chemistry, pharmacology, pharmacokinetics, clinical chemistry and pharmacotherapy related to the presentation and management of diseases of the autoimmune and hematologic systems and rare diseases will be discussed. Physicochemical and biological principles of dosage forms and drug delivery strategies used to treat these conditions will be discussed, as will the materials and methods used to prepare and administer the appropriate treatment.

  • PHRM8110 This course provides students with an integrated approach to understand principles of and solve problems related to oncology in an active learning based environment. The biochemistry, anatomy and physiology, pathophysiology, medicinal chemistry, pharmacology, pharmacokinetics, clinical chemistry and pharmacotherapy related to the presentation and management of oncologic disease will be discussed. Physiochemical and biological principles of dosage forms and drug delivery strategies used to treat these conditions will be discussed, as will the materials and methods used to prepare and administer the appropriate treatment.

  • PHRM8111 This course ties in the contents learned in Integrated Pharmacotherapy IX - X, in a case-based, active-learning fashion. While Integrated Pharmacotherapy IX - X prepare students with clinical knowledge and skill set, this course is designed to provide hands-on experience of patient interaction and assessment, triage and referral, and treatment formulation and recommendation. Students will develop proficiency in patient assessment skills system-by-system, effective counseling techniques with regards to drug administration, NJ prescription regulations, and skills in dosing calculations, all of which are commonly encountered in pharmacy practice. Real-life cases involving autoimmune diseases, rare diseases, oncologic diseases, hematologic diseases and special populations will require students to think critically in every step of the care: presentation, history-taking, assessment, treatment formulation and administration, and monitoring for efficacy and toxicity. Students will work on cases focusing on patients with several co-morbidities previously covered.

  • PHRM8112 Pharmacotherapy series (II-X), as well as concepts from pharmaceutical sciences and patient care skills as applicable at multiple levels. Cases are comprehensive, and students are expected to bring in previously taught explored resources to the discussion s deemed necessary. Students will discover connections across the disciplines via the provision of pharmaceutical care. A complete patent documentation format will be utilized to record the procession of discussion. Virtual patient cases will be utilized to simulate real-life clinical solutions. Students will fine-tone their fundamental and sophisticated clinical skills for the upcoming advanced pharmacy practice experience (APPE)

  • PHRM8201 This course focuses on how genetic factors can affect the pharmacokinetic and/or the pharmocodynamic parameters of a drug, ultimately impacting its efficiency and toxicity in the patient. Considerations of genomic and phenotypic information to individualize pharmacotherapy and minimize adverse events are emphasized. The underlying principles of pharmacology, pharmacokinetics and pharmacotherapeuratics are reinforced. This course includes discussion on biochemical analytical methods, clinical interpretation of laboratory data, applied pharmacokinetics and therapeutic drug monitoring, and principles and applications in pharmacogenomics. Economic and ethical issues in relation to the incorporation of pharmacogenic data in the clinical decision-making process are also discussed. All concepts are discussed against the backdrop of patient-centered care.

  • PHRM8301 This course is designed to apply the principles of epidemiology in medication use, outcome analysis and medication safety in a large population. Students will identify public health issues and identify populations at risk for diseases. The course will introduce health literacy, evidence-based medicine, environmental toxicology and emergency preparedness.

  • PHRM8302 This course is designed to apply the principles of epidemiology in medication use, outcome analysis and medication safety in a large population. Students will identify public health issues and identify populations at risk for diseases. The course will introduce health literacy, evidence-based medicine, environmental toxicology and emergency preparedness.

  • PHRM8321 This course will introduce the students to the ethical issues that pharmacists and other healthcare professionals have to consider when treating patients. Various topics related to clinical ethics, including informed consent, decisional capacity, do-not-resuscitate orders, surrogate decision-making, confidentiality, the distinction between research and clinical care, and end-of-life care will be introduced. Ethical decision-making will be practiced in an interactive environment through case studies with teams of students from various health professions.

  • PHRM8402 Pharmacy practice does not exist in isolation; organizational structure and cultures have an impact on the contemporary practice of pharmacy within an organization with various stakeholders taking an interest and having a voice in the professional practice of pharmacy. To be effective, pharmacists will need to be aware of a variety of managerial issues they will likely face as practitioners. As a complement to the clinical and professional expertise pharmacy students develop by completing integrated pharmacotherapy, population health and previous professional pharmacy practice courses, PHRM 8402 introduces basic administrative, business, managerial and leadership principles necessary for the effective and efficient delivery off patient care goals. Application of these principles to pharmacy practice include budgetary and financial considerations, marketing principles, personnel management, customer service, continuous quality assessment and performance improvement related to both improved value propositions and improved patient safety, as well as the use of technology in pharmacy proactive. Risk management and the impact of compliance with state and federal laws and regulations and quality standards proposed by accrediting agencies on pharmacy management and leadership are explored.

  • PHRM8700 In Beyond the Curriculum, first of the two semester course sequences, students will have an opportunity to continue to engage in programs to learn more about the emerging areas of pharmacy in order to gain a deeper understanding of the evolving roles of pharmacists and the areas in which they can practice. Assessment of readiness to enter the world of professional pharmacy and career guidance for traditional and non-traditional pharmacist roles will be introduced.

  • PHRM8701 In Beyond the curriculum/Expanding Horizons III, students will have an opportunity to continue to engage in programs to learn more about the emerging areas of pharmacy in order to gain a deeper understanding of the evolving roles of pharmacists and the areas in which they can practice. Assessment of readiness to enter the world of professional pharmacy and career guidance for traditional and non-traditional pharmacist roles will be provided.

  • PHRM9101 This is an advanced practice experience course building on student?s prior knowledge and practice in the community care setting. The student will spend full time (40 hours + per week), 5 weeks focusing on patient centered pharmacy practice in a community pharmacy setting. Acquisition of new knowledge and skills in providing primary patient care and development of confidence in clinical decision making, and managing individual and population care is the goal of this practice course. This course prepares students to be critical thinkers who will continually build their knowledge across the curriculum as they engage in practice experiences.

  • PHRM9102 This is an advanced practice experience course building on student's prior knowledge and practice in the community care setting. The student will spend full time (40 hours + per week), 5 weeks focusing on patient centered pharmacy practice in a community pharmacy setting. Acquisition of new knowledge and skills in providing primary patient care and development of confidence in clinical decision making, and managing individual and population care is the goal of this practice course. This course prepares students to be critical thinkers who will continually build their knowledge across the curriculum as they engage in practice experiences.

  • PHRM9103 This is a full time (40+hours per week for five weeks) ambulatory care advanced practice course enabling students to integrate knowledge gained in the first three years of the curriculum to further enhance their skills and help them become successful practitioners. Students build upon knowledge, skills and attitudes gained from the introductory pharmacy practice experience courses and incorporate their learning from those experiences into an advanced practice setting. The student learns to practice in a clinical setting and becomes an integral part of the health care team.

  • PHRM9104 The full time (40+ hours per week for five weeks) Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience course is the first of two Internal Medicine Courses, which is required for all students in their fourth academic professional year. The advanced pharmacy practice course enables students to integrate skills and knowledge gained in the first three years of the College curriculum. Students are presented with multiple opportunities to expand their knowledge and skills in drug therapy management, and medication safety in an internal medicine setting. It is essential that students build upon the foundation of information and attitudes formed from previous pharmacy practice experience courses. Incorporating knowledge gained and practiced in a new experience enables students to practice evaluation, identification and formulation of clinical solutions to provide individual patient care. This course allows the student to establish their understanding of how the pharmacist acts as a clinical providers, as part of the team, and allows the student to practice their role as an integral part of the health care team.

  • PHRM9900 This is a first course of the two-course series. This course will focus on reviewing and integrating all knowledge and skills acquired through the didactic and experiential curriculum in preparation for licensure. Basic and clinical sciences and pharmaceutical calculations will be emphasized. Capstone assessments will be administered.

  • PHRM9901 This is a second course of a two-course series. The course will focus on reviewing and integrating all knowledge and skills acquired through the didactic and experiential curriculum in preparation for licensure. Pharmacy law, basic and clinical sciences, and pharmaceutical calculations will be emphasized. Capstone assessments will be administered.