Professional Phase

Professional Phase Courses

The professional segment of the Doctor of Pharmacy program consists of six semesters of didactic and early experiential coursework and an extramural sixth year of 40 weeks of advanced pharmacy practice experiences, which students complete in hospital, community and other pharmacy practice settings. The professional program provides the specialized education necessary to develop expertise in the ever-broadening field of pharmacy and prepares the student for professional licensure examinations.

All professional courses must be taken in residence. There is no transfer credit for any professional-level course.

P-3 (First Professional Year)

FALL

 

Pathophysiology/immunology (PHM 310) 

3 credits

Pharmaceutics I (Pharmaceutical calculations) (PHM 311) 

2

Pharmaceutics II (Basic theories in pharmaceutics) (PHM  312) 

2

Biochemistry (PHM 313)

3

Pharmacy Profession and the Health Care System (PHM 314)

3

Pharmacy and Society (PHM 315)

2

P-3 Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience (PHM 300)

0.5

Total  

15.5 credits

SPRING

 

Molecular Biology (PHM 320) 

2 credits

Principles of Pharmacology/Medicinal Chemistry/Toxicology (PHM 321)   

2.5

Intro to Pharmacy Law and the Integrated Pharmaceutical Care Laboratory (PHM 322)

1

Pharmaceutics III (Biopharmaceutics/pharmacokinetics) (PHM 323)  

3

Biostatistics (PHM 324) 

2

Introduction to Pharmacy Practice (PHM 325) 

3

Principles of Physical Assessment and Medication Administration (PHM 326)  

2

Total  

15.5 credits

SUMMER

 

Community Practice Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience (PHM 400)

4 credits

P-4 (Second Professional Year)

FALL

 

Human Genetics (PHM 410)   

2 credits

Modular Organ Systems Therapeutics Sequence I (PHM 411) 

3

Modular Organ Systems Therapeutics Sequence II (PHM 412)

3

Modular Organ Systems Therapeutics Sequence III (PHM 413) 

2.5

Drug Information and Literature Evaluation (PHM 414)  

3

Professional Elective

3

Total 

15.5 or 16.5 credits

SPRING

 

* Principles of Health Behavior and Patient-provider Communication(PHM 420) 

3 credits

Pharmaceutics IV (Dosage forms and principles of compounding) (PHM 421)

3

Compounding Laboratory I (PHM 422)

1

Pharmacy Practice Laboratory II (PHM 423)  

1

Modular Organ Systems Therapeutics Sequence IV (PHM 424)     

2.5

Modular Organ Systems Therapeutics Sequence V (PHM 425)     

3.5

Professional Elective  

3

Total   

16 or 17 credits

SUMMER

 

Institutional Practice Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience (PHM 500)  

4 credits

* Writing Intensive Course

P-5 (Third Professional Year)

FALL

 

Health Care Informatics (PHM 510) 

2 credits

Pharmaceutics V (Dosage forms and principles of compounding) (PHM 511)  

3

Compounding Laboratory II (PHM 512) 

1

Pharmacy Practice Laboratory II (PHM 513)

1

Practical Applications of the Biological Sciences (PHM 514)   

1

Pharmacoeconomics and Pharmacoepidemiology (PHM 515)    

2

Modular Organ Systems Therapeutics Sequence VI (PHM 516)  

2.5

Modular Organ Systems Therapeutics Sequence VII (PHM 517)  

2.5

Elective

3

Total

18 credits

SPRING

 

Practice Management (PHM 521)

2 credits

Public Health & Patient Safety (PHM 522)   

3

Pharmacogenomics (PHM 523)   

2

Clinical Pharmacokinetics (PHM 524)   

2

Pharmacy Law and Ethics (PHM 525)

3

Modular Organ Systems Therapeutics Sequence VIII (PHM 528)

3.5

Modular Organ Systems Therapeutics Sequence IX (PHM 529)

3

Total 

18.5 credits

Note: The Modular Organ Systems Therapeutics (MOST) sequence consists of pharmacology, medicinal chemistry, pharmacognosy and alternative therapies, self care, and pharmacotherapeutics presented as a combined entity during years P-4 and P-5. Each course runs for x weeks of the semester followed by another course in the sequence; they are not simultaneous courses.


P-6 (Fourth Professional Year)

ALL YEAR: Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences

 

Acute Care (5 weeks) (PHM 610) 

5 credits

Ambulatory Care(5 weeks) (PHM 611)  

5

Community Practice (5 weeks) (PHM 612)   

5

Institutional Practice (5 weeks) (PHM 613)  

5

Internal Medicine (5 weeks) (PHM 614)    

5

Selective I (5 weeks)   

5

Selective II (5 weeks)  

5

Selective III (5 weeks) 

5

Senior Seminar (PHM 615) 

0

Total  

40 credits **

** 40 weeks of advanced pharmacy practice experiences


CONTACT

LIU Pharmacy
John M. Pezzuto, A.B., Ph.D.
Dean