Professional Phase

PHARM.D./M.P.H. Courses

Students entering the first professional year in pharmacy (P3) have the option of enrolling in a predetermined sequence of M.P.H. coursework. Pharm.D. students must be in good academic standing and meet the minimum academic requirements of both the Pharm.D. and M.P.H. programs prior to applying to the dual degree program. If accepted, students must meet the academic standards of both the College of Pharmacy and the School of Health Professions. Having successfully met the admissions criteria, students will be accepted in the Pharm.D./M.P.H. dual degree program. The School of Health Professions, Department of Public Health, will handle the application process.

M.P.H. courses are embedded within the Pharm.D. curriculum as well as within the summer and winter sessions. Pharm.D. students will take M.P.H. core courses as a cohort and in their own dedicated sections during the summer session after completing their first professional year (P3). In the second professional year, (P4) students will continue with M.P.H. courses during the fall and spring and during the remaining winter, and summer sessions of the pharmacy professional years (P4-P6). During the P6 year, the PHM 699 APPE Selective requirement is replaced by two required M.P.H. courses, MPH 798: Public Health Capstone and MPH 799: Public Health Practicum, allowing dual degree students to achieve the required 180 credits in total. Upon successful completion of all Pharm.D. and M.P.H. requirements students will be awarded both degrees. Pharm.D. students enrolled in the dual degree program will complete the prescribed program of study by the end of the final pharmacy professional year (P6) and will graduate with their Pharm.D. classmates. 

 

P-3 (First Professional Year)

FALL

Credits

Prerequisite(s)

PHM 310: Pathophysiology/Immunology

3

Completion of first two years

PHM 311: Pharmaceutics I (Pharmaceutical Calculations)

2

Completion of first two years

PHM 312: Pharmaceutics II (Basic Theories in Pharmaceutics)

2

Completion of first two years

PHM 313: Biochemistry

3 Completion of first two years

PHM 314: Pharmacy Profession and the Health Care System

3

Completion of first two years

PHM 315: Pharmacy and Society

3

Completion of first two years

PHM 300: P-3 Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience

0.5

Completion of first two years

Total   

15.5 credits

 

P-3 (First Professional Year)

SPRING

Credits

Prerequisite(s)

PHM 320: Molecular Biology

2

PHM 313

PHM 321: Principles of Pharmacology/Medicinal Chemistry/Toxicology

2.5

PHM 310

PHM 322: Introduction to Pharmacy Law and the Integrated Pharmaceutical Care Laborator

1

PHM 311

PHM 323: Pharmaceutics III (Biopharmaceutics/Pharmacokinetics

3 Third Year Standing

PHM 324: Biostatistics
(This course substitutes for MPH 615: Principles of Applied Biostatistics)

2

Third Year Standing

PHM 325: Introduction to Pharmacy Practice

3

Third Year Standing

PHM 326: Principles of Physical Assessment and Medication Administration

2

Third Year Standing

Total   

15.5 credits

 

P-3 (First Professional Year)

SUMMER

Credits

Prerequisite(s)

PHM 400: Community Practice, Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience

4

Completion of 300 level courses

MPH 600: Foundations of Public Health and Health Services Management

3

Completion of 300 level courses

MPH 625: Environmental Health Issues in Public Health

3

Completion of 300 level courses

Total   

10 credits

 


P-4 (Second Professional Year)

FALL

Credits

Prerequisite(s)

PHM 410: Human Genetics

2

PHM 320

PHM 411: Modular Organ Systems Therapeutics (MOST) Sequence I

3

PHM 321

PHM 412: MOST Sequence II

3

PHM 321

PHM 413: MOST Sequence III

2.5 PHM 321

PHM 414: Drug Information and Literature Evaluation

3

PHM 324

MPH 735: Research and Evaluation Methods

3

PHM 324Completion of 300 level courses

PHM 401: Acute Care Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience (IPPE)

1.0

Completion of first two years

Total   

17.5 credits

 

P-4 (Second Professional Year)

WINTER

Credits

Prerequisite(s)

MPH 610: Epidemiology

3

PHM 324

Total   

10 credits

 

P-4 (Second Professional Year)

SPRING

Credits

Prerequisite(s)

PHM 420: Principles of Health Behavior and Patient-Provider Communication
(This course substitutes for MPH 620: Social and Behavioral Sciences in Public Health)

3

Fourth Year Standing

PHM 421: Pharmaceutics IV (Dosage Forms and Principles of Compounding)

3


PHM 422: Compounding Laboratory I

1


PHM 423: Pharmacy Practice Laboratory II 1  
PHM 424: MOST Sequence IV 2.5  
PHM 425: MOST Sequence V 1 3.5  
MPH 750: Public Health Policy, Advocacy and Leadership 3  MPH 600

Total   

17credits

 

P-4 (Second Professional Year)

SUMMER

Credits

Prerequisite(s)

PHM 500: Institutional Practice IPPE

4

Fourth Year Standing

MPH 755: Health Communications Issues and Strategies

3

MPH 600

Total   

7 credits

 


 

P-5 (Third Professional Year)

FALL

Credits

Prerequisite(s)

PHM 510: Health Care Informatics

2

Fifth-- Year Standing

PHM 511: Pharmaceutics V (Dosage Forms and Principles of Compounding)

3

PHM 311, 312
PHM 512: Compounding Laboratory II
1
Corequisite PHM 511
PHM 513: Pharmacy Practice Laboratory II
1 PHM 423
PHM 514: Practical Applications of the Biological Sciences
1 PHM 410
PHM 515: Pharmacoeconomics and Pharmacoepidemiology
2 PHM 324
PHM 516: MOST Sequence VI
2.5
PHM 321
PHM 517: MOST Sequence VII 2.5 PHM 321
MPH 740: Program Planning, Implementation, and Evaluation
3
 

Total   

18 credits

 

P-5 (Third Professional Year)

WINTER

Credits

Prerequisite(s)

MPH 745: Organizing and Educating for Health

3


Total   

3 credits

 


P-5 (Third Professional Year)

SPRING

Credits

Prerequisite(s)

PHM 521: Practice Management

2

Fifth Year Standing

PHM 522: Public Health & Patient Safety

3

Fifth Year Standing
PHM 523: Pharmacogenomics 2 PHM 410
PHM 524: Clinical Pharmacokinetics 2 PHM 323
PHM 525: Pharmacy Law and Ethics 3 Fifth Year Standing
PHM 528: MOST Sequence VIII 3.5 PHM 321
PHM 529: MOST Sequence IX 3 PHM 321

Total   

18.5 credits

 


CONTACT

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