Pharm.D. for International Pharmacists

Curriculum

The NSU-COP’s International Program pharmacists will be given Advanced Standing based upon their previously completed coursework in accordance with the Foreign Coursework Evaluation procedure outlined above. The International Program pharmacists will be required to complete at least three years of the entry-level program curriculum, to be completed in 108 semester credit hours. The curriculum facilitates the integration of the International Program pharmacists into the entry-level class, as requested by ACPE.

First Year—Fall Semester
Course Course Name Credit Hours
PHRC 4000 Medical Terminology 0
PHRC 4200 Pharmacy Calculations 1
PHRC 6260 Clinical Pharmacology 4
PHRC 4300 Pharmacy & the US Health Care System 2
PHRC 4580 Intro to Professionalism and Leadership I 1
PHRC 5300 Social & Behavioral Pharmacy 2
PHRC 5350 Research Design & Statistics 3
PHRC 5380 Pharmacy Law 2
PHRC 5580 IPPE: Community I 1.5
PHRC 5410 Pharmacotherapy I 3
  Total: 19.5
First Year—Winter Semester
Course Course Name Credit Hours
PHRC 4550 Intro to Drug Info Resources & Health Informatics 2
PHRC 4680 Intro to Professionalism and Leadership II 1
PHRC 5150 Non-Prescription Therapies 3
PHRC 5330 Communication Skills in Patient Care 2
PHRC 5420 Pharmacotherapy II 5
PHRC 5570 Biomedical Literature Evaluation 2
PHRC 5680 IPPE: Community II 1.5
PHRC 5710 Patient Care Management Theory I 1
PHRL 5710 Patient Care Management Lab I 0
  Total: 17.5
Second Year—Fall Semester
Course Course Name Credit Hours
PHRC 5000 Physical Assessment 2
PHRC 6250 Pharmacodynamics V 3
PHRC 6350 Pharmacy Management 3
PHRC 6370 Pharmacoeconomics/Outcomes Research 2
PHRC 6430 Pharmacotherapy III 6
PHRC 6580 IPPE: Health 2
PHRC 6720 Patient Care Management Lab Theory II 1
PHRL 6720 Patient Care Management Lab II 0
  Total: 19
Second Year - Winter Semester
Course Course Name Credit Hours
PHRC 6380 Public Health & Pharmacy Practice 2
PHRC 6440 Pharmacotherapy IV 6
PHRC 6540 Pharmacy Practice Seminar 1
PHRC 6680 IPPE: Pharmacy Service 2
PHRC 6730 Patient Care Management Lab Theory III 1
PHRL 6730 Patient Care Management Lab III 0
PHRE Electives Elective 1 2
PHRE Electives Elective 2 2
  Total: 16
Third Year—Summer/Fall /Winter Semester
Course Course Name Credit Hours
PHRC 7610 APPE: Internal Medicine 4
PHRC 7620 APPE: Ambulatory Care 4
PHRC 7630 APPE: Community Patient Care I 4
PHRC 7640 APPE: Community Patient Care II 4
PHRC 7650 APPE: Acute Patient Care I 4
PHRC 7660 APPE: Acute Patient Care II 4
PHRC 7670 APPE: Selective I 4
PHRC 7680 APPE: Selective II 4
PHRC 7690 APPE: Selective III 4
PHRC 7801 Professional Development Capstone 1 (Summer) 0
PHRC 7802 Professional Development Capstone II (Fall) 0
PHRC 7803 Professional Development Capstone III (Winter) 0
  Total: 36
  Total Curriculum Credit Hours: 108

The curriculum is frequently being revised and modified to meet the demands of the profession. These courses are representative of the overall requirements of the program at the time of publication.

IPPE = Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience
APPE = Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience