College of Pharmacy Academics

Curriculum

The College of Pharmacy offers an original and progressive curriculum that blends classroom and practice experiences to give graduates the knowledge, skills and professional attitude to succeed as a pharmacist. Student centered learning is a critical component as at least 30 percent of pharmacy courses are offered through active learning exercises. The pharmacy curriculum emphasizes the College’s core values of competence, curiosity, communication, caring, character, and community and uniquely offers an education that optimizes interprofessional learning experiences. The curriculum is organized to give each year a central theme that serves as a foundation for each successive year. Courses are developed and integrated to establish the annual theme and to allow the opportunity for students to learn information in the classroom and then to apply that knowledge and to practice pharmacy skills in experiential sites.

The College of Pharmacy curriculum is undergoing a transformation. The transformation will provide better opportunities for interprofessional training of students, and encourage faculty to explore and integrate new technology and pedagogical methods that enhance content delivery and student engagement.

In addition, the academic calendar was replaced with a new calendar that has 16-week semesters, a summer semester and a “Maymester” term. The summer semester will start the new academic year.

The complete transition will occur over a period of several years.

overview of courses in pharm.d. program –

class of 2025*

P1 - Fall

Personal and Professional Development for Pharmacy 1 – 1 credit hour

Experiential Education 1 – 1 credit hour

Evidence Based Medicine – 2 credit hours

Human Anatomy Physiology and Pathophysiology 1 – 5 credit hours

Interprofessional Education 1 – 1 credit hour

Introduction to Pharmaceutical Sciences – 5.5 credit hours

Pharmacy Skills 1 – 2 credit hours

17.5 total credit hours

P1 - Spring

Personal and Professional Development for Pharmacy 2 – 0.5 credit hours

Experiential Education 2 – 0.5 credit hours

Health Care Delivery System – 3 credit hours

Human Anatomy Physiology and Pathophysiology 2 – 4 credit hours

Interprofessional Education 2 – 1.5 credit hours

Pharmacodynamics/Pharmacokinetics – 4 credit hours

Pharmacy Skills 2 – 1.5 credit hours

Immunology and Biotechnology – 3 credit hours

17.5 total credit hours

P1 - Maymester

Profession Ready – 0.5 credit hours  

Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experiences – 0.5 credit hours

Pharmacy Elective (choice) – 1 credit hour

2 total credit hours

P2 - Fall

Immunization Certification – 0.5 credit hours

Personal & Professional Development for Pharmacy 3 – 0.5 credit hours

Experiential Education 3 – 2 credit hours

Pharmaceutics – 3 credit hours

Pharmaceutics Lab – 2.5 credit hours

Interprofessional Education 3 – 1 credit hour

Pharmacy Skills 3 – 2 credit hours

Pharmacotherapy 1: OTC/Self-Care – 3.5 credit hours

Pharmacotherapy: Introduction to Chronic Diseases – 3.5 credit hours

18.5 total credit hours

P2 - Spring

Personal and Professional Development for Pharmacy 4 – 0.5 credit hours

Experiential Education 4 – 2 credit hours

Parenteral Products – 2 credit hours

Parenteral Products Lab – 2 credit hours

Practice Management 1 – 2 credit hours

Interprofessional Education 4 – 1 credit hour

Pharmacy Skills 4 – 1.5 credit hours

Pharmacotherapy: Nephrology – 3 credit hours

Pharmacotherapy: Endocrine – 4 credit hours

Pharmacotherapy: Advanced Cardiology – 3.5 credit hours

21.5 total credit hours

P2 - Maymester

Medication Therapy Management Certification – 0.5 credit hours

Pharmacy Elective – 1 credit hour

1.5 total credit hours

P3 - Fall

Personal and Professional Development for Pharmacy 5 – 0.5 credit hours

Experiential Education 5 – 2 credit hours

Practice Management 2 – 2 credit hours

Interprofessional Educations 5 – 3 credit hours

Pharmacy Skills 5 – 1.5 credit hours

Pharmacotherapy: Neuro/Psych – 4 credit hours

Pharmacotherapy: Gastroenterology – 3.5 credit hours

Pharmacotherapy: Infectious Diseases – 3.5 credit hours

Elective – 1 credit hour

20.5 total credit hours

P3 - Spring

Personal and Professional Development for Pharmacy 6 – 0.5 credit hours

Experiential Education 6 – 2 credit hours

Pharmacy Law and Ethics – 3 credit hours

Interprofessional Education 6 – 1.5 credit hours

Pharmacy Skills 6 – 1 credit hour

Pharmacotherapy: Critical Care – 3.5 credit hours

Pharmacotherapy: Immunology/Oncology – 4 credit hours

Pharmacotherapy: Special Populations – 3 credit hours

Elective – 1 credit hour

19.5 total credit hours

P3 - Maymester

APPE Ready – 2 credit hours

Elective – 1 credit hour

3 total credit hours

P4 - Year

Personal and Professional Development for Pharmacy 7 (Fall) – 0.5 credit hours

Acute Care/Internal Medicine – 7 credit hours

Advanced Hospital Practice – 3.5 credit hours

Advanced Community Practice – 3.5 credit hours

Ambulatory Care – 7 credit hours

Clinical Selective – 3.5 credit hours

Underserved Populations – 3.5 credit hours

Elective – 3.5 credit hours

Personal and Professional Development for Pharmacy 8 (Spring) – 0.5 credit hours

32.5 total credit hours

*The curriculum is subject to change based on continuous quality improvement 

Current students can access their current curriculum in the NEOMED Compass.

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