Curriculum

The goal of the curriculum in the Keck Graduate Institute’s School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences is to prepare post-baccalaureate 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.

Course Number
Course Name
Unit(s) / Credit(s)
Instructor(s)
Semester
Introduction to the Bioscience Industries
3
Fall
Introduction to US Food and Drug Law
1.5
Fall/Spring
Biopharmaceutical Quality Assurance and Control
1.5
Fall
Business Operations
3.0
Fall
Clinical Trials Design, Conduct and Strategy
1.5
Medical Device Regulatory Affairs
1.5
Fall
Drug and Biologic Regulations
1.5
Spring
Organizational Behavior
3.0
Fall
Marketing Management
3.0
Fall/Spring
Current Issues for FDA Regulated Products
1.5
Fall
Introduction to European Regulation
1.5
Drug Pricing and Reimbursement
1.5
Spring
SSS1: Fundamentals of Drug Action and Drug Metabolism
3
SSS2: Principles of Pharmacology and Toxicology
3
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
SSS3: Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics
3
Pharmaceutical Calculations
2
SSS4: Health Care Delivery
2
Pharmacy Law and Ethics
2
CSS1: Scientific Inquiry – Intro to Drug Information, Biostatistics 1 and IPE/PBL
2
CSS3 Scientific Inquiry-Biostatistics 2, Clinical Trial Design and IPE/PBL
2
CSS2: Communication, Concepts in Diversity, Immunizations and Self-Care
2
CSS4: Epidemiology, Health Disparity, Patient Advocacy, Motivational Interviewing and Self-Care
2
PDS1: Professional Development 1
2
PDS2: Professional Development 2
1
Introduction to the Industry
2
SSS9: Cardiovascular/Renal Pharmacology and Medicinal Chemistry
3
SSS10: Neuropharmacology and Medicinal Chemistry
3
SSS12: Immunology/Oncology Pharmacology and Medicinal Chemistry
2
SSS13: Anti-Infectives Pharmacology and Medicinal Chemistry
1.5
SSS14: PTMM-Principles of Pharmacotherapy & Fluids, Electrolytes and Nephrology
3
SSS15: PTMM- Cardiology
4
SSS10: Pharmacokinetics
3
CSS7: Sterile Products
1.5
SSS11: Pharmacy Management
2
Pharmacoeconomics and Pharmacovigilance
2
Intro to Pharmacy Informatics
2
CSS5 Advanced Literature Evaluation
1
CSS6: IPE PBL, Patient Assessment, and Self Care I
2
CSS8: IPE PBL, Patient Assessment, and Self Care II
2
PDS3: Professional Development 3
1
PDS4: Professional Development 4
1
IPPE 1- Community Pharmacy Practice
3
IPPE 2- Patient Communication in Senior Chronic Care
2
SSS16: PTMM-Gastroenterology
3
SSS17: PTMM-Endocrinology and Urology
3
SSS18: PTMM-Neurology and Psychiatry
4
SSS19: PTMM-Pulmonology and Ophthalmology
1
SSS20: PTMM-Immunology and Rheumatology
2
SSS21: PTMM-Infectious Diseases
4
SSS22: PTMM-Hematology/Oncology
3
Healthcare Finance and Reimbursement
1.5
Quality and Performance Improvement
1.5
Pharmaceutical Marketing
3
Electronic Health Records
3
Clinical Decision Support Systems
1.5
Applying Technology to the Medication Use Process
3
Planning, Implementing and Optimizing Systems
1.5
Security, Privacy, Law and Ethics
1.5
Achieving Medication Safety through Informatics
1.5
PDS5: Professional Development 5; IPE Clinic
1
PDS6: Professional Development 6; IPE Clinic
1
IPPE 3 Health Systems Pharmacy Practice
3
Certificate Experience Elective
3
MTO Core – Current Topics in Pharmacy Practice
3
Advanced Topics in Drug Interactions
1.5
Critical Care
1.5
Geriatric Patient Care
1.5
Practical Aspects of Hematology/Oncology and Antimicrobial Stewardship
1.5
Pharmacists’ Patient Care Process (PPCP)
1.5
Cardiology
1.5
Neuropsychiatric Pharmacotherapy
1.5
Travel Health
1.5
Independent Research in Oncology
1.5
Advanced Community Practice APPE
6
Advanced Health-System Practice APPE
6
Ambulatory Care APPE
6
Acute Care APPE
6
Patient Care Elective APPE
6
Indirect Patient Care APPE
6
Pharmacy Capstone Seminar
2
Medication Therapy Outcomes APPE
6
Health Care Management – Health Systems APPE
6
Pharmaceutical/Biotech Industry APPE
6
Health Information Technology APPE
6
Patient Education and Advocacy APPE
6
General Systems Elective APPE
6