PharmD four year plan

The goal of the curriculum is to prepare students to acquire knowledge and develop skills and attitudes to be competent and confident, practice-ready pharmacists. The knowledge, skills, and attitudes that we expect of our graduates set the foundation for our Professional Student Outcomes. Graduates will be prepared to lead the profession into the future by receiving an increased emphasis on inter-professional collaborative teams, informatics, pharmacogenomics, pharmacovigilance, diagnostics, biomarkers, entrepreneurship, and clinical/regulatory affairs.

Courses by Year

  • Course Number
    Course Title
    Fall Credit Hours
    Spring Credit Hours
    SSS1: Fundamentals of Drug Action and Drug Metabolism
    3
     
    SSS2: Principles of Pharmacology and Toxicology
    3
     
    SSS3: Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics
    3
     
    SSS4: Health Care Delivery
    2
     
    Pharmaceutical Calculations
    2
     
    CSS1: Scientific Inquiry – Intro to Drug Information, Biostatistics 1 and IPE/PBL
    2
     
    CSS2: Communication, Concepts in Diversity, Immunizations and Self-Care
    2
     
    PDS1: Professional Development 1
    2
     
    SSS5: Genetic Control of Cell Structure and Function, Genes, and Pharmacogenomics
     
    4.5
    SSS6: Metabolism of Carbohydrates, Lipids and Amino acids
     
    3
    SSS7: Anti-diabetic, Endocrine, GI and GU Pharmacology and Medicinal Chemistry
     
    3
    Pharmacy Law and Ethics
     
    2
    Introduction to the Industry
     
    2
    CSS3: Scientific Inquiry-Biostatistics 2, Clinical Trial Design and IPE/PBL
     
    2
    CSS4: Epidemiology, Health Disparity, Patient Advocacy Motivational Interviewing, and Self Care
     
    2
    PDS2: Professional Development 2
     
    1
     
    Total
    19
    19.5
  • Course Number
    Course Title
    Hours
    Fall Credit Hours
    Spring Credit Hours
    SSS8: Pharmacokinetics
     
    3
     
    SSS9: Cardiovascular/Renal Pharm. and Med. Chemistry
     
    3
     
    SSS10: Neuropharmacology and Medicinal Chemistry
     
    3
     
    SSS11: Pharmacy Management
     
    2
     
    Intro to Pharmacy Informatics
     
    2
     
    CSS5: Advanced Literature Evaluation
     
    1
     
    CSS6: IPE PBL, Patient Assessment, and Self-Care I
     
    2
     
    PDS3: Professional Development 3
     
    1
     
    IPPE 1 – Community Pharmacy Practice
    128
    3
     
    SSS12: Immunology/Oncology Pharm. and Medicinal Chemistry
     
     
    2
    SSS13: Anti-Infectives Pharm. and Medicinal Chemistry
     
     
    1.5
    SSS14: PTMM — Principles of Pharmacotherapy & Fluids, Electrolytes, Nephrology
     
     
    3
    SSS15: PTMM — Cardiology
     
     
    4
    CSS7: Sterile Products
     
     
    1.5
    Pharmacoeconomics and Pharmacovigilance
     
     
    2
    CSS8: IPE PBL, Patient Assessment, and Self-Care II
     
     
    2
    PDS4: Professional Development 4
     
     
    1
    IPPE 2 -Patient Communication in Senior Chronic Care
    80
     
    2
     
    Total
    208
    20
    19
  • Course Number
    Course Title
    Hours
    Fall Credit Hours
    Spring Credit Hours
    SSS16: PTMM — Gastroenterology
     
    3
     
    SSS17: PTMM — Endocrinology and Urology
     
    3
     
    SSS18: PTMM — Neurology and Psychiatry
     
    4
     
    PDS5: Professional Development 5: IPE Clinic
     
    1
     
    IPPE 3 Health Systems Pharmacy Practice
    120
    3
     
    PHAR 504*
    SSS19: PTMM — Pulmonology and Ophthalmology
     
     
    1
    PHAR 505*
    SSS20: PTMM — Immunology and Rheumatology
     
     
    2
    SSS21: PTMM — Infectious Disease
     
     
    4
    SSS22: PTMM — Hematology/Oncology
     
     
    3
    PHAR 551
    PDS6: Professional Development 6: IPE Clinic
     
     
    1
    Certificate Experience Elective
    120
     
    3
     
    Didactive Elective
     
    6
    6
     
    Total
    240
    20
    20
  • Course Number
    Course Title
    Hours
    Fall Credit Hours
    Spring Credit Hours
    Advanced Community Practice APPE
    240
    6
     
    Advanced Health-System Practice APPE
    240
    6
     
    Ambulatory Care APPE
    240
    6
     
    Acute Care APPE
    240
    6
     
    PHAR 610E*, PHAR 620-631
    Direct Patient Care APPE
    240
     
    6
    PHAR 611E*, 620-631*E, PHAR 650-656*E, PHAR 672-676*E
    Elective APPE
    480
     
    12
    Pharmacy Capstone Seminar
     
     
    2
     
    Total
    1680
    24
    20

(Semester/credit hours are assigned with the general rule that 15 class hours are equivalent to one semester/credit hour, 3 laboratory hours are equivalent to one class hour, and 40 experiential hours are equivalent to one semester/credit hour).

Upon the completion of study at KGI’s School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, the student will be proficient in the Professional Student Outcomes (PSOs). The PSOs are the academic knowledge, skills, and attitudes that a pharmacy graduate should possess.

Download the Professional Student Outcomes document.