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College of Pharmacy

Glendale, AZ Campus

Curriculum

College of Pharmacy-Glendale

CPG reserves the right to alter its curriculum however and whenever it deems appropriate.

First Professional Year:

Total Quarter Credit Hours Required: 68.5
Summer Quarter
PHYS 1501 Human Physiology 1 3
PPRA  1501 Professional Skills Development 1 3.5
PPRA 1533 Patient Decision Making 3
PPRA 1571 Healthcare Systems 3
PPRA  1591 Introduction to Pharmacy Practice 1
PSCI 1540 Pharmaceutical Calculations 2
Total
Fall Quarter
BIOC 1551 Biochemistry 3
CORE 1560 Interdisciplinary Healthcare 0.5
PHYS 1502 Human Physiology 2 3
PPRA  1502 Professional Skills Development 2 3.5
PPRA 1524 Pharmacy Law and Public Policy 2.5
PPRA 1534 Public Health and Disease Prevention 2
PSCI 1541 Pharmaceutics 1 4
Total
Winter Quarter
BIOC 1552 Molecular Biology and Human Genetics 2
CORE 1570 Interdisciplinary Healthcare 0.5
PHID 1501 Integrated Sequence 1 4
PHID 1502 Integrated Sequence 2 4
PPRA  1503 Professional Skills Development 3 2
PPRA 1535 Community Partnership in Public Health 1.5
PSCI 1542 Pharmaceutics 2 4
Total 16.5/18
Spring Quarter
CORE 1580 Interdisciplinary Healthcare 0.5
MICR 1513 Microbiology 3
MICR 1553 Immunology 3
PHID  1503 Integrated Sequence 3 4
PPRA 1504 Professional Skills Development 4 2
PPRA 1535 Community Partnership in Public Health 1.5
PSCI 1564 Pharmacokinetics and Biopharmaceutics 4
Total 16.5/18

Second Professional Year:

Total Quarter Credit Hours Required:
Summer Quarter
PPRA 1694 Introductory Community Experience 6
PPRA 1695 Introductory Institutional Experience 6
Total
Fall Quarter
PHID  1604 Integrated Sequence 4 5
PHID  1605 Integrated Sequence 5 3.5
PPRA 1605 Professional Skills Development 5 1.5
PPRA 1665 Ethical Decision Making 2
PPRA 1672 Research Methods & Epidemiology for Healthcare Professionals 3
  Electives 3
Total
Winter Quarter
PHID  1606 Integrated Sequence 6 5.5
PHID  1607 Integrated Sequence 7 4
PPRA  1606 Professional Skills Development 6 1.5
PPRA 1676 Evidence-Based Healthcare 2
  Electives 3
Total
Spring Quarter
PHID  1608 Integrated Sequence 8 4.5
PHID  1609 Integrated Sequence 9 4
PPRA  1607 Professional Skills Development 7 1.5
PPRA 1667 Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2
PPRA 1675 Pharmacy Practice Management 3
  Electives 3
Total

Third Professional Year:

Total Quarter Credit Hours Required:
Summer Quarter
PPRA 1701 Acute Care Management 4
PPRA  1708 Professional Skills Development 8 1.5
PPRA 1737 Disease State Management 4
PPRA 1776 Human Resource Management 3
  Electives 3
Total
Clinical Block Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience Rotations: 36 weeks for a total of 54 qhrs.
PPRA 1791 Advanced Community Pharmacy Practice Experience 9
PPRA 1792 Advanced Acute Care Pharmacy Practice Experience 9
PPRA 1793 Advanced Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Practice Experience 9
PPRA 1794 Advanced Health System Pharmacy Practice Experience 9
PPRA 1795 Patient Care Elective Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience 9
PPRA 1796 Elective Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience 9
Total

Professional Electives

Students must complete a minimum of 12 hours of elective credit in the program at CPG. Elective course offerings may include the following:

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PPRA 1301 Special Project/Research 1.5
PPRA 1302 Special Project/Research 3
PPRA 1313 Managing Prescription Benefits 1.5
PPRA 1329 Clinical Applications of PDAs in Healthcare 1.5
PPRA 1338 Pharmacy-Based Health Screenings 1.5
PPRA 1339 History of Pharmacy in the United States 1.5
PPRA 1346 Diabetes: A Patient's Perspective 1.5
PPRA 1348 Personal Finance for the Healthcare Professional 1.5
PPRA 1349 Medication Management in Hospice Patients 1.5
PPRA 1350 Journal Club 1.5
PPRA 1411 Pharmacological Management of Chronic Pain 1.5
PPRA 1413 Introduction to Geriatrics 1.5
PPRA 1414 Political Advocacy and Leadership 1.5
PPRA 1415 Rare and Interesting Diseases 1.5
PPRA 1416 Patient Safety and Quality Assurance 1.5
PPRA 1417 Anticoagulation in Clinical Practice 1.5
PPRA 1418 Nuclear Pharmacy 1.5
PPRA 1419 Topics in Women's Health 1.5
PPRA 1420 Pharmacy Based Immunization Delivery 1.5
PPRA 1421 Dental Health and the Pharmacist 1.5
PPRA 1422 Principles of Pharmacoeconomics for Pharmacists 1.5
PPRA 1423 Advanced Infectious Diseases 1.5
PPRA 1424 Trials and Tribulations 1.5
PPRA 1425 Nutrition and Lifestyle Modification in Pharmacy 1.5
PPRA 1426 Putting Your Best Residency Foot Forward 1.5
PPRA 1533 Patient Decision Making 3
PPRA 1533 Patient Decision Making 3
PSCI  1301 Special Project/Research 1.5
PSCI  1302 Special Project/Research 3
PSCI 1306 Dangerous Plants and Animals 1.5
PSCI 1319 Medical Spanish 1.5
PSCI 1323 Use and Abuse of Drugs 1.5
PSCI 1342 Introduction to Classical Homeopathy 1.5
PSCI 1347 Pharmaceutical Formulation and Analysis 1.5
PSCI 1352 Recent Advances in Pharmacology 1.5
PSCI 1354 Sterile Products 1.5
PSCI 1356 Nanopharmaceuticals 1.5
PSCI 1357 Introduction to Forensic Science for Healthcare Professionals 1.5
PSCI 1358 Pharmacogenomics 1.5
PPRA 1533 Patient Decision Making 3
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Students are required to complete one introductory community experience, one introductory institutional experience, and six advanced pharmacy practice experiences. One advanced pharmacy practice experience may be a non-patient care elective experience.

During their introductory experiences, students spend time in a community pharmacy setting developing the skills necessary to dispense prescriptions, provide patient information, acquire and store drugs, and keep accurate records. In the institutional setting, students will develop the skills necessary to distribute medications, prepare parenteral products, process drug information requests, and perform quality assurance audits. During their advanced patient care experiences (APPEs), students work closely with clinical faculty to develop competencies in the areas of medication therapy management, pharmacotherapy, drug information and patient education. Students can also select an elective rotation that may or may not involve direct patient contact. All rotations place an emphasis on the development of problem solving, critical thinking, and communications skills in the delivery of patient-centered care.

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