VCU Bulletins

Pharmacy, Doctor of (Pharm.D.)

Curriculum

P1 year
  Credits
Fall
MEDC 527 Basic Pharmaceutical Principles for the Practicing Pharmacist 3.0
MEDC 533 Pharmacognosy 2.0
PCEU 507 Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics I 3.0
PHAR 509 Evidence-based Pharmacy I: Introduction to Pharmacy Information Skills 2.0
PHAR 512 Health Promotion and Disease Prevention 2.0
PHAR 523 Foundations I 1.5
PHAR 525 Communications in Pharmacy Practice 2.0
PHAR 545 The U.S. Health Care System 2.0
PHAR 547 Managing Professional Patient-centered Practice 1.5
PHAR 771 Student Pharmacist Professionalism continues
Total 19.0
 
Spring
MEDC 553 Clinical Therapeutics Module: Introduction to Medicinal Chemistry* 1.0
PCEU 508 Pharmacokinetics* 3.0
PCEU 509 Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics II 3.0
PHAR 513 Contemporary Pharmacy Practice 2.0
PHAR 524 Foundations II 1.5
PHAR 526 Community Pharmacy Practice Management I 2.0
PHAR 529 Clinical Therapeutics Module: Introduction to Special Populations* 2.0
PHAR 530 Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience: Community Practice 4.0
PHAR 771 Student Pharmacist Professionalism continues
PHTX 606 Clinical Therapeutics: Introduction to Pharmacology (Pharmacy)* 1.0
Total 19.5
 
P2 year
 
Fall
MEDC 543 Clinical Chemistry for the Pharmacist 2.0
PHAR 534 Foundations III 1.0
PHAR 543 Scholarship I continues
PHAR 541 Patient Assessment in Pharmacy Practice 2.0
PHAR 544 Clinical Therapeutics Module: Cardiovascular* 4.5
PHAR 555 Clinical Therapeutics Module: Endocrinology* 2.5
PHAR 603 Clinical Therapeutics Module: Respiratory/Immunology* 3.0
PHAR 565 Evidence-based Pharmacy II: Research Methods and Statistics* 2.5
PHAR 622 Epidemiology for Pharmacy Practice* 2.0
PHAR 771 Student Pharmacist Professionalism continues
Total 19.5
 
Spring
MEDC 542 Biotechnology-derived Therapeutic Agents 1.0
PCEU 615 Applied Pharmacokinetics 2.5
PHAR 532 Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience: Hospital Practice 3.0
PHAR 535 Foundations IV 1.0
PHAR 543 Scholarship I 1.0
PHAR 566 Evidence-based Pharmacy III: Drug Literature Evaluation 2.0
PHAR 604 Clinical Therapeutics Module: Infectious Diseases* 4.5
PHAR 606 Clinical Therapeutics Module: Nephrology/Urology* 2.0
PHAR 661 Institutional Pharmacy Management 2.0
PHAR 623 Patient Medication Safety* 2.0
PHAR 771 Student Pharmacist Professionalism continues
Total 21.0
 
P3 year
 
Fall
PHAR 550 Scholarship III continues
PHAR 540 Self-Care and Alternative and Complementary Treatments 2.5
PHAR 549 Pharmacogenetics and Pharmacogenomics* 1.0
PHAR 602 Clinical Therapeutics Module: Psychiatry* 3.0
PHAR 605 Clinical Therapeutics Module: Hematology/Oncology* 2.5
PHAR 607 Clinical Therapeutics Module: Dermatology, EENT* 1.5
PHAR 619 Clinical Therapeutics Module: Women's Health/Bone and Joint* 2.5
PHAR 640 Foundations V 1.0
PHAR 660 Community Pharmacy Practice Management II 2.0
PHAR 771 Student Pharmacist Professionalism continues
Elective 2.0-3.0
Total 18.0-19.0
 
Spring
PHAR 533 Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience: Service-learning 0.5
PHAR 550 Scholarship II 2.0
PHAR 621 Pharmacoeconomics 2.0
PHAR 556 Clinical Therapeutics Module: Neurology 4.0
PHAR 618 Clinical Therapeutics Module: Gastrointestinal/Nutrition* 2.5
PHAR 620 Clinical Therapeutics Module: Critical Care/Toxicology* 1.5
PHAR 721 Clinical Therapeutics Module: Integrated Medication Management* 1.0
PHAR 645 Foundations VI 1.0
PHAR 724 Pharmacy Law 2.5
PHAR 771 Student Pharmacist Professionalism continues
Elective 2.0-3.0
Total 19.0-20.0
 
P4 year (over 45 weeks)
PHAR 760 Acute Care Pharmacy Practice I 5.0
PHAR 761 Advanced Hospital Pharmacy Practice 5.0
PHAR 762 Geriatrics Pharmacy Practice 5.0
PHAR 763 Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Practice 5.0
PHAR 765 Elective I 5.0
PHAR 766 Elective II 5.0
PHAR 768 Advanced Community Pharmacy Practice 5.0
PHAR 771 Student Pharmacist Professionalism 1.0
PHAR 773 Acute Care Pharmacy Practice II 5.0
Total 41.0
 
* Course will be taught as a module.