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Fred Wilson School of Pharmacy

Professional Pharmacy Curriculum

Years 3 – 6 of Program (Professional years P1 – P4)

The integrated curriculum weaves foundational basic pharmaceutical science courses with applied courses and practical clinical experiences throughout the PharmD program to develop strong problem-solving skills by providing the opportunity to combine classroom learning with real world application.

If you have questions about our School of Pharmacy contact us at pharmacy@highpoint.edu.

Course TitleSemester Credits
First Professional Year: Fall
Introduction to Medicinal Chemistry & Lab2 & 1 Credit
Physiology of Wellness and Disease4 Credit
Pharmaceutical Calculations1 Credit
Introduction to Pharmacy Practice & Lab with Immunization3 & 2 Credit
Introduction to Pharmacology3 Credit
Deans' Introduction to Pharmacy1 Credit
Case Recitation I: Bridging Basic & Clinical Sciences1 Credit
Semester Total =18
First Professional Year: Spring
Medical Chemistry & Pharmacology3 Credit
Pharmaceutics & Lab3 & 1 Credit
Immunology2 Credit
Pharmacokinetics & Pharmacodynamics2 Credit
Ambulatory Care Skills I & Clinical Skills Lab I3 & 1 Credit
Introduction to Therapeutics2 Credit
Case Recitation II: Bridging Basic & Clinical Sciences1 Credit
Longitudinal Practice Experience I0.5 Credit
Semester Total =18.5
First Professional Summer
Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience: Community4 Credit
Semester Total =4
Second Professional Year: Fall
Research Design and Analysis3 Credit
Integrated Pharmaceutical Sciences I4 Credit
Health Care Systems I3 Credit
Pharmacotherapy I4 Credit
Clinical Skills Lab II1 Credit
Ambulatory Care Skills II3 Credit
Longitudinal Practice Experience II0.5 Credit
Semester Total =18.5
Second Professional Year: Spring
Integrated Pharmaceutical Sciences II4 Credit
Natural Products3 Credit
Pharmacoeconomics2 Credit
Health Care Systems II2 Credit
Pharmacotherapy II4 Credit
Clinical Skills Lab III1 Credit
Longitudinal Practice Experience III0.5 Credit
Semester Total =16.5
Second Professional Summer
Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience: Hospital4 Credit
Semester Total =4
Third Professional Year: Fall
Integrated Pharmaceutical Sciences III4 Credit
Interprofessional Education I1 Credit
Pharmacotherapy III4 Credit
Clinical Skills Lab IV1 Credit
Certificate I (Required)2 Credit
Pharmacy Management3 Credit
Longitudinal Practice Experience III0.5 Credit
Electives (0 - 6 hours) - 6 Cr. Required TotalVariable Credits
Semester Total =15.5 + Electives
Third Professional Year: Spring
Population Health & Pharmacoepidemiology3 Credit
Pharmacy Law & Ethics3 Credit
Interprofessional Education II1 Credit
APPE Preparation Recitation1 Credit
Pharmacotherapy IV4 Credit
Clinical Skills Lab V1 Credit
Longitudinal Practice Experience IV1 Credit
Electives (0 - 6 hours) - 6 Cr. Required TotalVariable Credits
Semester Total =14 + Electives
Fourth Professional Year: Fall/Spring
Required Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience I4 Credit
Required Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience II4 Credit
Required Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience III4 Credit
Required Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience IV4 Credit
Elective Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience I4 Credit
Elective Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience II4 Credit
Elective Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience III4 Credit
Elective Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience IV4 Credit
Elective Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience V4 Credit
Board Preparatory Course1 Credit
P4 Year Clerkship Total =37
Professional Total =152

To view brief descriptions of each course select one of the following links: P1 Year, P2 Year, P3 Year, or P4 Year

Successful completion of the Doctor of Pharmacy degree requires:

  1. Pass all required didactic courses with a grade of “C” or above
  2. Pass six hours of elective didactic courses including a minimum of two hours from each department in the School of Pharmacy. Electives from outside the School of Pharmacy may be proposed by students.
  3. Pass all experiential courses with a a grade of “C” or above
  4. Complete all required co-curricular, including ten hours of community service
  5. Remain in good standing academically and professionally

CONTACT GRADUATE ADMISSIONS

(336) 841-9198
(336) 841-9024 (fax)
GradAdmit@highpoint.edu

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