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The Doctor of Pharmacy Curriculum

Year 3 of the Curriculum – Course Work

Fall Quarter

Human Disease

This includes etiology and mechanisms of common disease states and integrates pathology with previous core curriculum. Students will focus on an understanding of disease processes and the dynamics of changes related to drug therapy.

Contemporary Topics in Pharmacology

Building on previous courses, this course develops drug focused pharmaceutical chemistry, pharmacology and pharmacogenomics principles. Integration with Therapeutics courses brings together structure-activity-relationships, metabolic pathways, mechanisms of action, excretion, and population genetics to enhance drug selection for simple/complex therapy.

Therapeutics

First in a three-part series presenting drug therapy management of different diseases. Emphasis is on drug selection, monitoring therapeutic outcomes, integrating laboratory tests/organ function, drug interaction/adverse reaction recognition/management, applied pharmacokinetics and developing analytical and patient care skills.

Basic Neurology - Taken jointly with the School of Medicine

Preparation for encounters with neurologic patients. Human neuroanatomy and neurophysiology are presented with an emphasis on clinically relevant aspects.

Electives


Winter Quarter

Contemporary Topics in Pharmacology

An examination of the principles of pharmacology and therapeutics related to clinical practice and closely related to the Organ Physiology course.

Pharmacogenomics

This course provides an understanding of the evolving area of genomics and the correlation between an individual's or subpopulation's genetic make-up and their response to drugs.

Therapeutics

Second in a three-part series presenting drug therapy management of different diseases. Emphasis is on drug selection, monitoring therapeutic outcomes, integrating laboratory tests/organ function, drug interaction/adverse reaction recognition/management, applied pharmacokinetics and developing analytical and patient care skills.

Microbiology

An integrated consideration of basic microbiology and related medical therapeutics of the important diseases of man.

Electives


Spring Quarter

Applied Pharmacoeconomics

Introduction to management principles utilized to manage drug therapy for patient populations to produce quality clinical, economic and humanistic outcomes in a cost-effective manner. Emphasis is on the application of basic management and decision analysis functions to evaluate the need for and document the effect of pharmaceutical care interventions in a variety of pharmacy practice settings.

Microbiology

A continuation of basic Microbiology taken in the Winter quarter, this course is an integrated consideration of the microbiology and pathophysiology and related medical therapeutics of the important diseases of man. Topics of parasitic and viral diseases and treatment will be included.

Contemporary Topics in Pharmacology

Building on previous courses, this course develops drug focused pharmaceutical chemistry, pharmacology and pharmacogenomics principles. Integration with Therapeutics courses brings together structure-activity-relationships, metabolic pathways, mechanisms of action, excretion, and population genetics to enhance drug selection for simple/complex therapy.

Therapeutics

Third in a three-part series presenting drug therapy management of different diseases. Emphasis is on drug selection, monitoring therapeutic outcomes, integrating laboratory tests/organ function, drug interaction/adverse reaction recognition/management, applied pharmacokinetics and developing analytical and patient care skills.

Electives