College of Pharmacy

Glendale, AZ Campus


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
BIOC 1551Biochemistry3
PHYS 1501Human Physiology 13
PPRA  1501 Professional Skills Development 13.5
PPRA 1533Patient Decision Making3
PPRA 1534Public Health and Disease Prevention2
PPRA  1591 Introduction to Pharmacy Practice1
PSCI 1540Pharmaceutical Calculations2
Fall Quarter
CORE 1560Interdisciplinary Healthcare0.5
MICR 1553Immunology3
PHYS 1502Human Physiology 23
PPRA 1502Professional Skills Development 23
PPRA 1535Community Partnership in Public Health (1/2 of the class)1.5
PPRA 1571Healthcare Systems3
PSCI 1541Pharmaceutics 14
Winter Quarter
BIOC 1552Molecular Biology and Human Genetics2
CORE 1570Interdisciplinary Healthcare0.5
PHID 1501Integrated Sequence 14
PHID 1502Integrated Sequence 24
PPRA  1503 Professional Skills Development 32
PPRA 1535Community Partnership in Public Health (1/2 of the class)1.5
PSCI 1542Pharmaceutics 24
Spring Quarter
CORE 1580Interdisciplinary Healthcare0.5
MICR 1513Microbiology3
PHID  1503 Integrated Sequence 34
PPRA 1504Professional Skills Development 42.5
PPRA 1524Pharmacy Law and Public Policy2.5
PSCI 1564Pharmacokinetics and Biopharmaceutics4

Second Professional Year:

Total Quarter Credit Hours Required:
Summer Quarter
PPRA 1694Introductory Community Experience6
PPRA 1695Introductory Institutional Experience6
Fall Quarter
PHID 1604Integrated Sequence 44
PHID 1605Integrated Sequence 54.5
PPRA 1605Professional Skills Development 51.5
PPRA 1665Ethical Decision Making2
PPRA 1672Research Methods & Epidemiology for Healthcare Professionals3
Winter Quarter
PHID 1606Integrated Sequence 64.5
PHID 1607Integrated Sequence 74.5
PPRA  1606 Professional Skills Development 61.5
PPRA 1676Evidence-Based Healthcare3
Spring Quarter
PHID  1608 Integrated Sequence 84.5
PHID  1609 Integrated Sequence 94
PPRA  1607 Professional Skills Development 71.5
PPRA 1667Complementary and Alternative Medicine2
PPRA 1675Management 12.5

Third Professional Year:

Total Quarter Credit Hours Required:
Summer Quarter
PPRA 1701Acute Care Management4.5
PPRA  1708 Professional Skills Development 81.5
PPRA 1737Disease State Management4.5
PPRA 1776Management 22
Clinical Block Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience Rotations: 36 weeks for a total of 54 qhrs.
PPRA 1791Advanced Community Pharmacy Practice Experience9
PPRA 1792Advanced Acute Care Pharmacy Practice Experience9
PPRA 1793Advanced Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Practice Experience9
PPRA 1794Advanced Health System Pharmacy Practice Experience9
PPRA 1795Patient Care Elective Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience9
PPRA 1796Elective Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience9

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

Professional Electives
PPRAG 1301Special Project/Research1.5
PPRAG 1302Special Project/Research3
PPRAG 1313Managing Prescription Benefits1.5
PPRAG 1329Clinical Applications of PDAs in Healthcare1.5
PPRAG 1338Pharmacy-Based Health Screenings1.5
PPRAG 1339History of Pharmacy in the United States1.5
PPRAG 1346Diabetes: A Patient's Perspective1.5
PPRAG 1348Personal Finance for the Healthcare Professional1.5
PPRAG 1349Medication Management in Hospice Patients1.5
PPRAG 1350Journal Club1.5
PPRAG 1411Pharmacological Management of Chronic Pain1.5
PPRAG 1413Introduction to Geriatrics1.5
PPRAG 1414Political Advocacy and Leadership1.5
PPRAG 1415Rare and Interesting Diseases1.5
PPRAG 1416Patient Safety and Quality Assurance1.5
PPRAG 1417Anticoagulation in Clinical Practice1.5
PPRAG 1418Nuclear Pharmacy1.5
PPRAG 1419Topics in Women's Health1.5
PPRAG 1420Pharmacy Based Immunization Delivery1.5
PPRAG 1421Dental Health and the Pharmacist1.5
PPRAG 1422Principles of Pharmacoeconomics for Pharmacists1.5
PPRAG 1423Advanced Infectious Diseases1.5
PPRAG 1424Trials and Tribulations1.5
PPRAG 1425Nutrition and Lifestyle Modification in Pharmacy1.5
PPRAG 1426Putting Your Best Residency Foot Forward1.5
PPRAG 1427Postmenopausal Women’s Health1.5
PPRAG 1428Acute Care Cardiology3
PPRAG 1429Pharmacometrics1.5
PPRAG 1430Parenteral & Enteral Nutrition1.5
PPRAG 1431Book Club1.5
PPRAG 1432Advanced Communication with The Spanish Speaking Patient1.5
PSCI  1301 Special Project/Research1.5
PSCIG 1302 Special Project/Research3
PSCIG 1306Dangerous Plants and Animals1.5
PSCIG 1319Medical Spanish1.5
PSCIG 1323Use and Abuse of Drugs1.5
PSCI 1342Introduction to Classical Homeopathy1.5
PSCI 1347Pharmaceutical Formulation and Analysis1.5
PSCI 1354Sterile Products1.5
PSCI 1356Nanopharmaceuticals1.5
PSCI 1357Introduction to Forensic Science for Healthcare Professionals1.5
PSCI 1358Pharmacogenomics1.5
PSCIG 1359Principles of Pharmacy Research Design and Problem Solving1.5
PSCI 1360Introduction to Drug, Biologics and Medical Device Regulation1.5

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.