Curriculum

The curriculum is designed to prepare students to enter the practice of pharmacy after completing licensure requirements. The didactic and experiential portions of the curriculum are integrated in such a way as to develop fundamental knowledge while being introduced to the practice through strategically placed introductory pharmacy practice experiences. The acquisition and application of knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to become a pharmacist occurs throughout the curriculum. The College of Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education in accordance with 2016 Standards.

The College of Pharmacy adheres to the Arkansas Department of Higher Education’s (ADHE) minimum requirements for credit hour production as defined here:

https://static.ark.org/eeuploads/adhe/Whole_Board_Policy_10-01-15.pdf

Specifically, the College of Pharmacy follows these guidelines, which meet or exceed ADHE standards, when assigning credit hour designations to courses (not accounting for finals week):

  • General Coursework: 15 contact hours = 1 credit hour
  • Labs/recitation: 2 contact hours per week = 1 credit hour
  • Experiential coursework: 40 contact hours = 1 credit hour

Curriculum 2020-2021

First Professional (P1) Year
P1 Fall Semester – 17 hrs                                                                                                        PHSC 7101 Anatomy/Physiology/Pathology – 5 hrs
PHSC 7104 Pharmaceutics I – 3 hrs
PHSC 7102 Biological & Cellular Chemistry – 4 hrs
PHPR 7103 Career Orientation & Communication – 2 hrs
PHPR 7101 Pharmaceutical Calculations – 2 hrs
P1 Spring Semester – 15 hrs                                                                                                       PHPR 7102 US Healthcare System for Pharmacists – 2 hrs
PHPR 7107 Drug Information – 2 hrs
PHSC 7105 Pharmaceutics II – 4 hrs
PHSC 7103 Principles of Drug Actions – 5 hrs
PHPR 7104 Nuclear Pharmacy – 1 hr
PHPR 7106 Intro to Patient-Centered Communication – 1 hr
P1 Interprofessional Education Experiences                                                                        IPEC 1101: Exposure Workshop
IPEC 1201: Exposure Bridge Transition
First Professional Year: Summer Semester – 3 hrs                                                                  PHPR 7105 Community Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience (IPPE) – 3 hrs
Second Professional (P2) Year
P2 Fall Semester – 18 hrs                                                                                                             PHSC 7203 Medicinal Chemistry – 4 hrs
PHSC 7201 Pharmacology I – 4 hrs
PHSC 7205 Basic Pharmacokinetics – 3 hrs
PHPR 7201 Principles of Pharmacy Practice – 4 hrs
PHSC 7204 Molecular Biology & Biotechnology – 3 hrs
P2 Spring Semester – 13 hrs                                                                                                   PHPR 7304 Therapeutics III – 5 hrs
PHPR 7306 Pharmacy Management – 3 hrs
PHPR 7308 Pharmacy Practice Assessment and Skills – 3 hrs
PHSC 7301 Chemical Addiction – 2hrs
PHPR 7307 3rd Professional Year Longitudinal IPPE – 1 hr
Electives – 4hrs
P2 Interprofessional Education Experiences                                                                               IPEC 1401: Immersion Simulation
Second Professional Year: Summer Semester – 4 hrs                                                       PHPR 7202 Institutional IPPE – 4 hrs
Third Professional (P3) Year
P3 Fall Semester – 16 hrs                                                                                                       PHPR 7302 Therapeutics II – 5 hrs
PHPR 7301 Pharmacy Law & Ethics – 2 hrs
PHSC 7302 PCAM – 2 hrs
PHPR 7303 EBM, Biostatistics, and Pharmacoeconomics – 3 hrs
Electives – 4 hrs
P3 Spring Semester- 18 hrs                                                                                                      PHPR 7304 Therapeutics III – 5 hours
PHPR 7306 Pharmacy Management – 3 hours
PHPR 7308 Pharmacy Practice Assessment and Skills – 3 hours
PHSC 7301 Chemical Addiction – 2 hours
PHPR 7307 3rd Professional Year Longitudinal IPPE – 1 hour
Electives – 4 hours
P3 Interprofessional Education Experiences                                                                             IPEC 1501: Competence Workshop
Fourth Professional Year (P4) Year
Fall (May 1, 2020-October 31, 2020) and Spring (November 1, 2020-April 30, 2021)                                                                                                                                                      Nine (9) Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences (APPEs) 4 hrs each – 36 hr
Fall (PHPR 7451) and Spring (PHPR 7452) Longitudinal Practice Readiness Experience, 2 hrs each
P4 Interprofessional Education Experiences                                                                        IPEC 1601: Competence Practice Activity
IPEC 1701: Competence Student Educator Activity