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Curriculum (Pre-Fall 2018)

PharmD Curriculum

Degree Plan
Note: The following degree plan applies to students entering the Professional Pharmacy Program (Pharm.D.) between Fall 2015 and Fall 2017. Students entering the program beginning in Fall 2018 and later will fall under the New Curriculum

The curriculum for the Doctor of Pharmacy degree includes a minimum of 212 semester hours of college work, 140 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 he/she is in good academic standing in the College and have approval of a faculty member who will supervise his/her 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.

First Professional Year
Total 14 Hours
Fall Semester
Hours
PHAR 4150 Pharmacy Skills I
1
PHAR 4172 Pharmacy Calculations
1
PHAR 4270 Pharmacy Practice I
2
PHAR 4320 Organ Systems Life Sciences I
3
PHAR 4330 Pharmaceutics I
3
PHAR 4400 Cellular Life Sciences I
4
First Professional Year
Total 17 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 Sytems Life Sciences II
4
Second Professional Year
Total 14 Hours
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 Pharmocokinetics
3
PHAR 5402 Pharmacology I
4
Second Professional Year
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
Second Professional Year
Total 10 Hours
Summer Semester Required Electives (minimum of 3)
Hours
Student Electives Student selects 6 or more credit hours of approved elective pharmacy courses
6
PHAR 5493 Introductory Community Pharmacy*
4
Third Professional Year
Total 13 Hours
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
Third Professional Year
Total 15 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
Third Professional Year
Total 12 Hours
Summer Semester
Hours
PHAR 5692 Advanced Hospital Pharmacy
6
PHAR 5693 Advanced Community Pharmacy
6
Fourth Professional Year
Total 18 or 19 Hours
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
Fourth Professional Year
Total 12 or 13 Hours
Spring Semester**
Hours
PHAR 56_ Clinical APPE VI
6
PHAR 56_ Elective APPE VII
6
PHAR 5181 Clinical Seminar***
1
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
PHAR 5684 Family Medicine
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)
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)
PHAR 5645 Pharmacy Infomatics
PHAR 5660 Pharmaceutical Industry
PHAR 5661 Pharmacoeconomics
PHAR 5662 Academic Scholarships
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 System
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.