Curriculum

Prepharmacy Curriculum

PharmD Curriculum

Degree Plan

Note: The following degree plan applies to students entering the Professional Pharmacy Program (Pharm.D.) in Fall 2010 or later.

The curriculum for the Doctor of Pharmacy degree includes a minimum of 211 semester hours of college work, 139 semester hours of which must be pharmacy courses or the equivalent. Students with course credit for non-pharmacy courses or pharmacy courses from another college/school of pharmacy similar to those courses in the professional program may be petitioned for equivalency credit. The degree plan for the Pharm.D. program is shown below under the Pharmacy Course of Study.

Electives

Students must complete six hours (a minimum of three elective courses) in pharmacy elective courses. Three of the six pharmacy elective hours may be satisfied by completion of a Selected Topics course (PHAR 5198, 5298, 5398). Any student may participate in a Selected Topics course if they are in good academic standing in the College and have approval of a faculty member who will supervise their work. Approval is gained through completion of the General Petition form. To participate in a Selected Topics course the student must submit a proposal of the work that will be undertaken in this course to the faculty member at the start of the course and must submit a report at the end of the course indicating their accomplishments in the course. Copies of these reports will be placed in the student's academic files.

Credit Hours

Pharmacy students are required to comply with all changes in the curriculum made subsequent to the year in which they matriculated. Deletions and additions of courses will be of approximately equal credit, so that no student will have an overall appreciable increase of total credits required for graduation.

Hours in Residence

The college requires at least three years in residence in the professional program at the college of pharmacy for graduation. Students transferring from another school or college of pharmacy are required to complete at least 25% of the semester hours of pharmacy and related work in residence at the University of Houston.

For More Information

For more information, please consult the UHCOP Pharm.D. Student Handbook (.pdf) or the UH Graduate Catalog.

Professional Curriculum
First Professional Year
Fall Semester   Hours

PHAR 4172

Pharmacy Calculations

1

PHAR 4270

Pharmacy Practice I   

3

PHAR 4320

Organ Systems Life Sciences I

3

PHAR 4330

Pharmaceutics I

3

PHAR 4400

Cellular Life Sciences I

4


Total 13 Hours
 
Spring Semester   Hours

PHAR 4134

Medicinal Functional Group Analysis

1

PHAR 4251

Pharmacy Skills Program II

2

PHAR 4260

Pharmacy Management I

2

PHAR 4271

Pharmacy Practice II  

2

PHAR 4301   

Cellular Life Sciences II

3

PHAR 4331

Pharmaceutics II

3

PHAR 4421

Organ Systems Life Sciences II

4

 

 

 

Total 17 Hours

Second Professional Year
Fall Semester   Hours

PHAR 5254

IPPE* I and Professional Development

2

PHAR 5261

Pharmacy Management II

2

PHAR 5302

Medicinal Chemistry I

3

PHAR 5332

Pharmacokinetics

3

PHAR 5402

Pharmacology I

4


Total 14 Hours

Spring Semester   Hours

PHAR 5155

Pharmacy Skills Program IV

1

PHAR 5203

Medicinal Chemistry II

2

PHAR 5222

Toxicology

2

PHAR 5280

Therapeutics

2

PHAR 5373

Pharmacy Practice IV

3

PHAR 5403

Pharmacology II

4


Total 14 Hours
 
Summer Semester Required Electives (minimum of 3)     Hours

Students Electives

Student selects 6 or more credit hours of approved elective pharmacy courses

6

PHAR 5493

Introductory Community Pharmacy* 

4

Total 10 Hours

Third Professional Year
Fall Semester   Hours

PHAR 5256

Pharmacy Skills Program V

2

PHAR 5274

Pharmacy Practice V

2

PHAR 5480

 Physical Assessment/Anatomy

 4

PHAR 5581

Advanced Therapeutics I

5


Total 13 Hours

Spring Semester   Hours

PHAR 5257

IPPE II* and Professional Development

2

PHAR 5275

Pharmacy Practice VI

2

PHAR 5362

Management III

3

PHAR 5374

Pharmacy Law and Ethics

3

PHAR 5582

Advanced Therapeutics II

5


Total 15 Hours

Summer Semester    

Hours

PHAR 5692            

Advanced Hospital Pharmacy

6

PHAR 5693

Advanced Community Pharmacy

6

Total 12 Hours


Fourth Professional Year
Fall Semester**   Hours
PHAR 5690 Institutional Medicine 6

PHAR 56__

Clinical APPE IV

6

PHAR 56__

Clinical APPE V

6

PHAR 5181

Clinical Seminar***

1


Total 18 or 19 Hours

Spring Semester**   Hours

PHAR 56__

Clinical APPE VI

6

PHAR 56__

Elective APPE VII

6

PHAR 5181

Clinical Seminar***

1


Total 12 or 13 Hours

Required Pharmacy Practice Experiences Hours

PHAR 5493

Introductory Community Pharmacy

4

PHAR 5692

Advanced Hospital Pharmacy

6

PHAR 5693

Advanced Community Pharmacy

6

PHAR 5690

Internal Medicine

6

PHAR 56__

Ambulatory-based APPE (one from the following)

6

 

PHAR 5675 -    Disease State Management or


 

PHAR 5684 -   Family Medicine or


 

PHAR 5696 -  Primary Care


PHAR 56__

Clinical Specialty Electives

12

PHAR 56__

Elective (Clinical Specialty or Other)

6

 

Elective Clinical Specialty APPEs  (Two from the following list) — Each 6 Hours

PHAR 5642

Emergency Medicine

 

PHAR 5643

Neurology

 
PHAR 5644 Ambulatory Care-Medication Therapy Management

PHAR 5669

Renal Therapeutics

 

PHAR 5674

Nutritional Support

 

PHAR 5675

Disease State Management

 

PHAR 5676

Cell and Gene Therapeutics

 

PHAR 5677

Pharmacokinetics

 

PHAR 5678

Transplant Therapeutics

 

PHAR 5679

Women's Health Therapeutics

 

PHAR 5680

Oncology

 

PHAR 5681

Infectious Diseases

 

PHAR 5682

Surgery

 

PHAR 5683

Cardiology

 

PHAR 5684

Family Medicine

 

PHAR 5685

Critical Care

 

PHAR 5686

Psychiatry

 

PHAR 5691

Drug Information

 

PHAR 5694

Pediatrics

 

PHAR 5695

Geriatrics

 

PHAR 5696

Primary Care

 


   

Other Elective APPEs (Non-Clinical) (One additional APPE from any 5600 offered) — Each 6 Hours

PHAR 5645 Pharmacy Infomatics

PHAR 5660

Pharmaceutical Industry

 

PHAR 5661

Pharmacoeconomics

 

PHAR 5662

Academic Scholarship

 

PHAR 5663

Pharmacy Management

 

PHAR 5664

Legal and Regulatory Affairs

 

PHAR 5665

Alternative Medicine


PHAR 5666

Hospice Care


PHAR 5667

Government Pharmacy


PHAR 5668

Managed Care Pharmacy

 

PHAR 5670

Community Pharmaceutical Care

 

PHAR 5671

Hospital Pharmaceutical Care


PHAR 5672

Clinical Pharmaceutical Research


PHAR 5673

Veterinary Pharmaceutical Care


PHAR 5687

Nuclear Pharmacy


PHAR 5688

Home Care


PHAR 5689

Consulting Pharmacy


* Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience

**Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience

***Seminar offered in fall and spring semesters. Students are required to complete one semester.