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Instructional Program

 At CSU, students pursue the Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degree. The CSU–COP Pharm.D. program prepares the student for entry into the profession of pharmacy. The entire program requires a total of six years of coursework, the first two years at CSU or another college and the final four years at CSU–COP. During their four years at CSU–COP, students complete a total of 141 semester hours of credit; 92 credit hours in required courses, 8 credit hours in professional elective courses, and 41 credit hours in experiential education.

 

CSU-COP Professional Curriculum

  Course Title Credits
Fall P-1
6110 Pharmacy Physiology 5
6111 Pharmaceutical Dosage Forms I – Solid Dosage Forms 3
6113 Pharmaceutical Biochemistry I - Macromolecules and Metabolism 3
6120 Introduction to Pharmacy and Health Care Systems 3
6121 Professional Practice I – Introduction to Pharmacy Practice 3 (17)
Spring P-1
6114 Pharmaceutical Biochemistry II - Molecular Biology and Pharmacogenetics 3
6112 Pharmaceutical Dosage Forms II – Solid Dosage Forms 3
6115 Microbiology and Immunology 4
6123 Research Methods and Pharmacoepidemiology 3
6124 Patient Assessment 2
6122 Professional Practice II - Public Health and Wellness 2 (17)
Fall P-2
6213 Pharmaceutical Dosage Forms III - Sterile Products 2
6211 Principles of Pharmacokinetics 3
6222 Literature Evaluation and Evidence Based Medicine 2
6231 Drug Action, Structure, and Therapeutics I - Introduction 3
6232 Drug Action, Structure, and Therapeutics II – Nutrition, ANS, and Cardiovascular I 4
6225 Applied Patient Care I 3 (17)
Intersession P-2
6223 Professional Practice III - Institutional Orientation 1 (1)
Spring P-2
6227 Pharmacy Law and Ethics 3
6226 Applied Patient Care II 3
6233 Drug Action, Structure, and Therapeutics III – Cardiovascular II and Renal 4
6234 Drug Action, Structure, and Therapeutics IV – Endocrine, Pulmonary, and Genitourinary 4
6224 Professional Practice IV - Institutional 2
65XX Professional Electives 2 (18)
Fall P-3
6321 Pharmacy Practice Management 3
6335 Drug Action, Structure, and Therapeutics V – Gastrointestinal, Immunological, and CNS I 4
6336 Drug Action, Structure, and Therapeutics VI - CNS II and Acute Care 4
6322 Disease and Medication Therapy Management I 3
65XX Professional Electives 2-4
(16-18)
Spring P-3
6324 Health Economics and Drug Treatment Outcomes 2
6323 Disease and Medication Therapy Management II 2
6327 Complementary Medicine 2
6337 Drug Action, Structure, and Therapeutics VII – Infectious Disease 4
6338 Drug Action, Structure, and Therapeutics VIII – Virology, Oncology, and Toxicology 4
6325 Professional Practice V – Applied Practice Skills 1
65XX Professional Electives 2-4
(17-19)
Summer P-4
6326 Professional Practice V - Applied Practice Skills 1
6421 Introduction to Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience 0
64XX Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience 5 (6)
Fall P-4
64XX Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience 5
64XX Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience 5
64XX Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience 5 (15)
Spring P-4
64XX Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience 5
64XX Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience 5
64XX Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience 5 (15)

Professional Electives

During their years of study at the CSU–COP, students complete a minimum total of 8 hours of elective credit.

Professional Practice Experiences

Students must successfully complete 41 credit hours of practical experience during the academic program. Students are required to complete introductory pharmacy practice experiences during the first through third professional years and advanced pharmacy practice experiences during the fourth professional year. During these experiences, students will spend time in a variety of pharmacy practice settings to develop the necessary skills for contemporary pharmacy practice.

The CSU–COP reserves the right to alter its curriculum, however, and whenever it deems appropriate.

Enrollment Status

Full time enrollment is required of all students in the College. Enrollment begins in the Fall semester only. It is not possible to begin the program in the Spring semester.