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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: 66.5
Summer Quarter
BIOCG 1551 Biochemistry Credits: 3
PHYSG 1501 Human Physiology 1 Credits: 3
PPRAG 1501 Professional Skills Development 1 Credits: 3.5
PPRAG 1536 People, Patients and Populations Credits: 4
PPRAG 1591 Introduction to Pharmacy Practice Credits: 1
PSCIG 1540 Pharmaceutical Calculations Credits: 2.5
Total 17
Fall Quarter 18.5
COREG 1560C Interprofessional Healthcare Credits: 0.5
MICRG 1553 Immunology Credits: 3
PHYSG 1502 Human Physiology 2 Credits: 3
PPRAG 1502 Professional Skills Development 2 Credits: 3
PPRAG 1571 Healthcare Systems Credits: 3
PSCIG 1541 Pharmaceutics 1, Non-Sterile Dosage Forms Credits: 4
PSCIG 1541L Pharmacy Compounding Credits: 2
Total 18.5
Winter Quarter 15
BIOCG 1552 Molecular Biology and Human Genetics Credits: 2
COREG 1570C Interprofessional Healthcare Credits: 0.5
PHIDG 1501 Integrated Sequence 1 Credits: 3
PHIDG 1502 Integrated Sequence 2 Credits: 4
PPRAG 1503 Professional Skills Development 3 Credits: 2
PPRAG 1535 Community Partnership in Public Health Credits: 1.5
PSCIG 1542 Pharmaceutics 2, Sterile Dosage Forms Credits: 2
Total 15
Spring Quarter 16
COREG 1580C Interprofessional Healthcare Credits: 0.5
MICRG 1513 Microbiology Credits: 3
PHIDG 1503 Integrated Sequence 3 Credits: 4
PPRAG 1504 Professional Skills Development 4 Credits: 2.5
PPRAG 1524 Pharmacy Law and Public Policy Credits: 2.5
PSCIG 1564 Pharmacokinetics and Biopharmaceutics Credits: 3.5
Total 16

Second Professional Year:

Total Quarter Credit Hours Required: 57
Summer Quarter
PPRAG 1694 Introductory Community Experience Credits: 6
PPRAG 1695 Introductory Institutional Experience Credits: 6
Total 12
Fall Quarter 15/16
PHIDG 1604 Integrated Sequence 4 Credits: 4
PHIDG 1605 Integrated Sequence 5 Credits: 4.5
PPRAG 1605 Professional Skills Development 5 Credits: 1.5
PPRAG 1665 Ethical Decision Making Credits: 2
PPRAG 1672 Research Methods & Epidemiology for Healthcare Professionals Credits: 3
PPRAG 1677 Advanced Interprofessional Development (1/3 of the class) Credits: 1
Total 15/16
Winter Quarter 13.5/14.5
PHIDG 1606 Integrated Sequence 6 Credits: 4.5
PHIDG 1607 Integrated Sequence 7 Credits: 4.5
PPRAG 1606 Professional Skills Development 6 Credits: 1.5
PPRAG 1676 Evidence-Based Healthcare Credits: 3
PPRAG 1677 Advanced Interprofessional Development (1/3 of the class) Credits: 1
Total 13.5/14.5
Spring Quarter 15.5/16.5
PHIDG 1608 Integrated Sequence 8 Credits: 6
PHIDG 1609 Integrated Sequence 9 Credits: 3.5
PPRAG 1607 Professional Skills Development 7 Credits: 1.5
PPRAG 1667 Complementary and Alternative Medicine Credits: 2
PPRAG 1675 Pharmacy Practice Management Credits: 2.5
PPRAG 1677 Advanced Interprofessional Development (1/3 of the class) Credits: 1
Total 15.5/16.5

Third Professional Year:

Total Quarter Credit Hours Required: 70.5
Summer Quarter
PPRAG 1701 Acute Care Management Credits: 4.5
PPRAG 1708 Professional Skills Development 8 Credits: 1.5
PPRAG 1737 Disease State Management Credits: 4.5
PPRAG 1776 Human Resource Management Credits: 2
Total 12.5
Clinical Block Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience Rotations and Pharm.D. Seminar: 36 weeks for a total of 58 credit hours.
PPRAG 1791 Advanced Community Pharmacy Practice Experience Credits: 9
PPRAG 1792 Advanced Acute Care Pharmacy Practice Experience Credits: 9
PPRAG 1793 Advanced Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Practice Experience Credits: 9
PPRAG 1794 Advanced Health System Pharmacy Practice Experience Credits: 9
PPRAG 1795 Patient Care Elective Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience Credits: 9
PPRAG 1796 Elective Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience Credits: 9
PPRAG 1790A-F Pharm.D. Seminar Credits: 4
Total 58

In addition to the required courses, students must complete a minimum of 9.0 hours of elective credit in the program at CPG following completion of their introductory experiential rotations (IPPEs) but prior to their advanced experiential rotations (APPEs). 

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Professional Electives
IPECG 1401C Improving Patient Safety 1 Credits: 1.5
IPECG 1402C Improving Patient Safety 2 Credits: 1.5
IPECG 1403C Improving Patient Safety 3 Credits: 1.5
IPECG 1404C Leadership in Healthcare Teams Credits: 1.5
IPECG 1410C Safe Opioid Practices Credits: 1.5
IPECG 1420C Antibiotic Stewardship Credits: 1.5
ONEHG 1301C One Health Grand Rounds Credits: 2
PPRAG 1301 Special Project/Research Credits: 1.5
PPRAG 1302 Special Project/Research Credits: 3
PPRAG 1338 Pharmacy-Based Health Screenings Credits: 1.5
PPRAG 1339 History of Pharmacy in the United States Credits: 1.5
PPRAG 1346 Diabetes: A Patient's Perspective Credits: 1.5
PPRAG 1348 Personal Finance for the Healthcare Professional Credits: 1.5
PPRAG 1349 Medication Management in Hospice Patients Credits: 1.5
PPRAG 1411 Pharmacological Management of Chronic Pain Credits: 1.5
PPRAG 1415 Rare and Interesting Diseases Credits: 1.5
PPRAG 1418 Nuclear Pharmacy Credits: 1.5
PPRAG 1419 Topics in Women's Health Credits: 1.5
PPRAG 1420 Pharmacy Based Immunization Delivery Credits: 2
PPRAG 1421 Dental Health and the Pharmacist Credits: 1.5
PPRAG 1425 Nutrition and Lifestyle Modification in Pharmacy Credits: 1.5
PPRAG 1426 Putting Your Best Residency Foot Forward Credits: 1.5
PPRAG 1427 Postmenopausal Women’s Health Credits: 1.5
PPRAG 1428 Acute Care Cardiology Credits: 3
PPRAG 1430 Parenteral & Enteral Nutrition Credits: 1.5
PPRAG 1431 Book Club Credits: 1.5
PPRAG 1432 Advanced Communication with the Spanish Speaking Patient Credits: 1.5
PPRAG 1433 Introduction to Specialty Pharmacy Credits: 1.5
PPRAG 1434 Advanced Oncology Therapeutics Credits: 1.5
PPRAG 1435 Health Coaching for Pharmacy Students Credits: 1.5
PPRAG 1437 Informatics Credits: 1.5
PPRAG 1438 Managed Care Credits: 1.5
PPRAG 1439 Pediatric Pharmacotherapy Credits: 1.5
PPRAG 1440 Advanced Research Methods: Using Analytics in Healthcare Research Credits: 1.5
PPRAG 1441 Medication Therapy Management Credits: 1.5
PPRAG 1442 Advanced Geriatric Pharmacotherapy Credits: 1.5
PPRAG 1443 Veterinary Pharmacology Credits: 1.5
PPRAG 1444 Functional Medicine for the Pharmacist Credits: 1.5
PPRAG 1445 Being a Leader and the Effective Exercise of Leadership Credits: 2
PPRAG 1446 Travel Medicine Credits: 1.5
PPRAG 1447 CPG Grand Rounds: Clinical Pearls Credits: 1.5
PSCIG 1301 Special Project/Research Credits: 1.5
PSCIG 1302 Special Project/Research Credits: 3
PSCIG 1323 Use and Abuse of Drugs Credits: 1.5
PSCIG 1356 Nanopharmaceuticals Credits: 1.5
PSCIG 1357 Introduction to Forensic Science for Healthcare Professionals Credits: 1.5
PSCIG 1358 Pharmacogenomics Credits: 1.5
PSCIG 1360 Introduction to Drug, Biologics and Medical Device Regulation Credits: 1.5
PSCIG 1361 Introduction to Toxicology Credits: 1.5
PSCIG 1362 Advanced Cardiovascular Pharmacology Credits: 1.5
VMED 1325C Zootoxins-One Health Perspectives Credits: 2
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Experiential Rotations

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.


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