Marshall B. Ketchum University

College of Pharmacy

PharmD Curriculum

First Professional Year Curriculum

The first year curriculum provides the foundation for professional practice with instruction on pharmaceutical and biomedical sciences, body systems and disease, public health, pharmaceutical self care, pharmacy law and roles of the pharmacist. The curriculum also teaches US and global health care systems, interpersonal and interprofessional communications, pre-clinical laboratory skills, pharmacy practice skills, and provides certifications in immunization and life support.

First Year Fall Quarter (Aug – Nov)

Number Course Title Lecture Hours Lab Hours Units

PHM 501 Foundations of Human Body and Disease I & Patient
Assessment Lab I
22 22 3.0
PHM 510 Integrated Microbiology & Virology 33 0 3.0
PHM 520 Pharmaceutical Sciences I: Physical Pharmacy & Dosage Forms 33 0 3.0
PHM 530 Pharmaceutical Biochemistry 33 0 3.0
PHM 540 Professional Practice & Healthcare Systems 22 0 2.0
PHM 550 Pharmacy Skills Lab I – Community 0 22 1.0
PHM 401 Medical Ethics (IPE 401) 11 11 1.5
Total   154 55 16.5


First Year Winter Quarter (Nov- Feb)

Number Course Title Lecture Hours Lab Hours Units

PHM 502 Foundations of Human Body and Disease II & Patient
Assessment Lab II
22 22 3.0
PHM 511 Integrated Immunology 22 0 2.0
PHM 521 Pharmaceutical Sciences II: Calculations 22 33 3.5
PHM 560 Pharmacy Law 22 0 2.0
PHM 541 Pharmacy Communications, Management & Leadership 33 0 3.0
PHM 551 Pharmacy Skills Lab II – Community 0 22 1.0
PHM 403 Population and Public Health (IPE 403) 22 0 2.0
Total   143 77 16.5


First Year Spring Quarter (Feb- May)

Number Course Title Lecture Hours Lab Hours Units

PHM 503 Foundations of Human Body and Disease III & Patient
Assessment Lab III
22 22 3.0
PHM 531 Integrated Pharmacology and Medicinal Chemistry I 44 0 4.0
PHM 522 Pharmaceutical Sciences III: Dosage Forms & Compounding 22 44 4.0
PHM 552 Pharmacy Skills Lab III – Hospital 0 22 1.0
PHM 580 Pharmaceutical Self Care and Patient Advocacy I 22 0 2.0
PHM 581 Medical Spanish 0 22 1.0
Total   110 110 15.0

IPE- Interprofessional Education courses that are taken by OD, PA, and Pharmacy students


Second Professional Year Curriculum

The second year curriculum continues to build on the foundation courses from year one with instruction on applied biomedical sciences, pharmacology, clinical medicine and pharmacotherapeutics. The curriculum also teaches behavioral aspects of health, drug information, evidence-based practice, research methodology, biostatistics, pharmacokinetics and basics of laboratory medicine.  Students will begin Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experiences (IPPE) courses.


Second Year Summer Quarter (Jun- Aug)

Number Course Title Lecture Hours Lab Hours Units

PHM 670 IPPE I (4 weeks) 0 0 4.0
PHM 650 Pharmaceutical Self Care and Patient Advocacy II 22 0 2.0
Total   22 0 6.0


Second Year Fall Quarter (Aug – Nov)

Number Course Title Lecture Hours Lab Hours Units

PHM 601 Integrated Pharmacology and Medicinal Chemistry II 33 0 3.0
PHM 610 Drug Information, Informatics & Literature Evaluation 22 0 2.0
PHM 620 Research Methodology & Biostatistics 22 0 2.0
PHM 630 Clinical Medicine & Pharmacotherapeutics I  44 22 5.0
PHM 651 Pharmaceutical Self Care and Patient Advocacy III 22 0 2.0
PHM 640 Pharmacy Skills Lab IV –
Telehealth/Laboratory Medicine
 0 22 1.0
Total   143 44 15.0


Second Year Winter Quarter (Nov- Feb)

Number Course Title Lecture Hours Lab Hours Units

PHM 602 Integrated Pharmacology and Medicinal Chemistry III 33 0 3.0
PHM 631 Clinical Medicine & Pharmacotherapeutics II 33 22 4.0
PHM 632 Clinical Medicine & Pharmacotherapeutics III 33 22 4.0
PHM 660 Basic Pharmacokinetics 33 0 3.0
PHM 680 Capstone Project I 0 11 0.5
PHM 641 Pharmacy Skills Lab V - Clinical 0 22 1.0
Total   132 77 15.5


Second Year Spring Quarter (Feb- May)

Number Course Title Lecture Hours Lab Hours Units

PHM 603 Integrated Pharmacology and Medicinal Chemistry IV

33

 0 3.0
PHM 633 Clinical Medicine & Pharmacotherapeutics IV 44 22 5.0
PHM 634 Clinical Medicine & Pharmacotherapeutics V 44 22 5.0
PHM 661 Clinical Pharmacokinetics 22 0 2.0
PHM 621 Behavioral & Social Science 22 0  2.0
Total   165 44 17.0


Third Professional Year Curriculum

The third year curriculum continues with focused instruction on the principles of clinical medicine and pharmacotherapeutics. The curriculum also incorporates biotechnology, pharmacogenomics, pharmacoeconomics, special populations and contains skills lab for clinical / evidence-based reasoning and certification in medication therapy management. The curriculum also includes a doctoral level capstone project and provides students an opportunity to take three didactic electives of their choice. Students continue with IPPE courses.


Third Year Summer Quarter (Jun- Aug)

Number Course Title Lecture Hours Lab Hours Units

PHM 671 IPPE II (4 weeks) 0 0 4.0
PHM 701 Pharmacoeconomics 22 0 2.0
Total   22 0 6.0


Third Year Fall Quarter (Aug – Nov)

Number Course Title Lecture Hours Lab Hours Units

PHM 710 Clinical Medicine & Pharmacotherapeutics VI 44 22 5.0
PHM 711 Clinical Medicine & Pharmacotherapeutics VII 44 22 5.0
PHM 720 Elective I 22 0 2.0
PHM 730 Pharmacy Skills Lab VI - Clinical 0 22 1.0
PHM 750 Capstone Project II 0 11 0.5
PHM 404 IPE Case Conference     0.0
Total   110 77 13.5


Third Year Winter Quarter (Nov- Feb)

Number Course Title Lecture Hours Lab Hours Units

PHM 740 Biotechnology, Pharmacogenomics & Precision Medicine 33 0 3.0
PHM 712 Clinical Medicine & Pharmacotherapeutics VIII 33 22 4.0
PHM 713 Clinical Medicine & Pharmacotherapeutics IX 33 22 4.0
PHM 721 Elective II 22 0 2.0
PHM 731 Pharmacy Skills Lab VII – Clinical 0 22 1.0
PHM 404 IPE Case Conference     0.0
Total   121 66 14.0


Third Year Spring Quarter (Feb- May)

Number Course Title Lecture Hours Lab Hours Units

PHM 760 Special Populations (Pediatrics/Geriatrics) 22 0 2.0
PHM 714 Clinical Medicine & Pharmacotherapeutics X 33 22 4.0
PHM 715 Clinical Medicine & Pharmacotherapeutics XI 33 22 4.0
PHM 722 Elective III 22 0 2.0
PHM 751 Capstone Project III 0 22 1.0
PHM 765 Emerging Issues & Practice Readiness Examination 11 22 2.0
PHM 404 IPE Case Conference     0.75
Total   121 88 15.75


Fourth Professional Year Curriculum

The fourth year, also known as the experiential year curriculum lists all the Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE) courses. Students will also take APPE electives of their choice. The Case Conferences will consist of reflection sessions that discuss pertinent clinical areas through case studies and will also provide a NAPLEX preparatory course to assess NAPLEX readiness.


Fourth Year Fall Quarter (Aug – Nov)

Number Course Title Lecture Hours Lab Hours Units

PHM 801 APPE: Community Pharmacy Practice 0 0 6.0
PHM 802 APPE: Hospital/Health Care System 0 0 6.0
PHM 810 Case Conferences I*     0.0
Total   0 0 12.0


Fourth Year Winter Quarter (Nov- Feb)

Number Course Title Lecture Hours Lab Hours Units

PHM 803 APPE: Inpatient/Acute Care General Medicine 0 0 6.0
PHM 804 APPE: Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Practice 0 0 6.0
PHM 811 Case Conferences II*     0.0
Total   0 0 12.0


Fourth Year Spring Quarter (Feb- May)

Number Course Title Lecture Hours Lab Hours Units

PHM 805 APPE: Elective Rotation 0 0 6.0
PHM 806 APPE: Elective Rotation 0 0 6.0
PHM 812 Case Conferences III*     0.0
Total   0 0 12.0

Case Conferences*- These are required co-curricular courses focusing on Interprofessional case conferences and patient simulation activities.


Graduation May 2020


Marshall B. Ketchum University College of Pharmacy’s Doctor of Pharmacy program has been granted Precandidate status by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education, 135 South LaSalle Street, Suite 4100, Chicago, IL 60503, 312/644-3575; FAX 312/664-4652, web site www.acpe-accredit.org. Granting of Precandidate status brings no rights or privileges of accreditation as associated with either candidate status or accredited status. Precandidate status indicates only that planning has taken into account ACPE standards and guidelines and suggests reasonable assurance of moving to the next step, that of Candidate status. Since Precandidate status does not create any rights of accreditation under the ACPE standards, it is the opinion of ACPE that graduates of programs of Colleges or Schools of Pharmacy that bear Precandidate status do not meet the educational requirements for licensure..