College of Pharmacy

Glendale, AZ Campus


College of Pharmacy-Glendale

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

Total Quarter Credits in the Professional Program:  203

First Professional Year:

Total Quarter Credit Hours Required:68.5
Summer Quarter
BIOCG 1551Biochemistry3
PHYSG 1501Human Physiology 13
PPRAG 1501 Professional Skills Development 13.5
PPRAG 1533Patient Decision Making3
PPRAG 1534Public Health and Disease Prevention2
PPRAG 1591Introduction to Pharmacy Practice1
PSCIG 1540Pharmaceutical Calculations2
Fall Quarter
COREG 1560Interprofessional Healthcare0.5
MICRG 1553Immunology3
PHYSG 1502Human Physiology 23
PPRAG 1502Professional Skills Development 23
PPRAG 1535Community Partnership in Public Health (1/2 of the class)1.5
PPRAG 1571Healthcare Systems3
PSCIG 1541Pharmaceutics 14
Winter Quarter
BIOCG 1552Molecular Biology and Human Genetics2
COREG 1570Interprofessional Healthcare0.5
PHIDG 1501Integrated Sequence 14
PHIDG 1502Integrated Sequence 24
PPRAG 1503 Professional Skills Development 32
PPRAG 1535Community Partnership in Public Health (1/2 of the class)1.5
PSCIG 1542Pharmaceutics 24
Spring Quarter
COREG 1580Interprofessional Healthcare0.5
MICRG 1513Microbiology3
PHIDG 1503Integrated Sequence 34
PPRAG 1504Professional Skills Development 42.5
PPRAG 1524Pharmacy Law and Public Policy2.5
PSCIG 1564Pharmacokinetics and Biopharmaceutics4

Second Professional Year:

Total Quarter Credit Hours Required:65
Summer Quarter
PPRAG 1694Introductory Community Experience6
PPRAG 1695Introductory Institutional Experience6
Fall Quarter
PHIDG 1604Integrated Sequence 44
PHIDG 1605Integrated Sequence 54.5
PPRAG 1605Professional Skills Development 51.5
PPRAG 1665Ethical Decision Making2
PPRAG 1672Research Methods & Epidemiology for Healthcare Professionals3
Winter Quarter
PHIDG 1606Integrated Sequence 64.5
PHIDG 1607Integrated Sequence 74.5
PPRAG 1606 Professional Skills Development 61.5
PPRAG 1676Evidence-Based Healthcare3
PPRAG  1677Advanced Interprofessional Development1
Spring Quarter
PHIDG 1608 Integrated Sequence 84.5
PHIDG 1609 Integrated Sequence 94
PPRAG 1607 Professional Skills Development 71.5
PPRAG 1667Complementary and Alternative Medicine2
PPRAG 1675Management 12.5

Third Professional Year:

Total Quarter Credit Hours Required:
Summer Quarter
PPRAG 1701Acute Care Management4.5
PPRAG 1708 Professional Skills Development 81.5
PPRAG 1737Disease State Management4.5
PPRAG 1776Management 22
Clinical Block Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience Rotations: 36 weeks for a total of 54 qhrs.
PPRAG 1791Advanced Community Pharmacy Practice Experience9
PPRAG 1792Advanced Acute Care Pharmacy Practice Experience9
PPRAG 1793Advanced Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Practice Experience9
PPRAG 1794Advanced Health System Pharmacy Practice Experience9
PPRAG 1795Patient Care Elective Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience9
PPRAG 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 1411Pharmacological Management of Chronic Pain1.5
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 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
PPRAG 1433Introduction to Specialty Pharmacy1.5
PPRAG 1434Advanced Oncology Therapeutics1.5
PPRAG 1435Health Coaching for Pharmacy Students1.5
PPRAG 1437Informatics1.5
PSCIG 1301 Special Project/Research1.5
PSCIG 1302 Special Project/Research3
PSCIG 1306Dangerous Plants and Animals1.5
PSCIG 1323Use and Abuse of Drugs1.5
PSCIG 1342Introduction to Classical Homeopathy1.5
PSCIG 1347Pharmaceutical Formulation and Analysis1.5
PSCIG 1354Sterile Products1.5
PSCIG 1356Nanopharmaceuticals1.5
PSCIG 1357Introduction to Forensic Science for Healthcare Professionals1.5
PSCIG 1358Pharmacogenomics1.5
PSCIG 1359Principles of Pharmacy Research Design and Problem Solving1.5
PSCIG 1360Introduction to Drug, Biologics and Medical Device Regulation1.5
PSCIG 1361Introduction to Toxicology1.5

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, 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.