Curriculum

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Curriculum Overview (pdf file)

Completion of the UNMC PharmD program will allow you to sit for licensure examinations (NAPLEX and MPJE).  Note that licensure requirements may vary by state.  Please check with that state's Board of Pharmacy for specific information.

Requirements for Graduation

Credit Hours 

Pre-Pharmacy

64

First Three Years
(includes 10 hours of Professional Electives)

107

Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience (IPPE)
(includes 300 clock hours)-Completed P1, P2 & P3

7.5

Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE)
(includes 1600 clock hours)

40

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS

218.50

 First Year (P1)

First Semester - 17.5 Credit Hours  
Course Credit Hours
NRSG 605 Advanced Pathophysiology 4
PHPR 550  Legal and Ethical Principles I 2
PHPR 560  Pharmacy and Health Care 3
PHPR 562  Introduction to Drug Information 2
PHPR 552  Pharmaceutical Care I 2
PHSC 550  Introduction to Pharmaceutical Sciences 4
PHPR 554  Professional Development 0.5
Second Semester - 18 Credit Hours  
Course Credit Hours
MLS 552  Application of Clinical Medical Microbiology & Immunology 1
PAMM 509  Immunology 2
PAMM 550  Microbiology 3
PHPR 502   Aseptic Technique 1
PHPR 556  Pharmaceutical Care II 2
PHPR 572  Introduction to Contemporary Compounding 1
PHSC 520  Pharmaceutical Biochemistry 3
PHSC 570  Pharmaceutical Sciences I 4
PHPR 554  Professional Development 0.5
PHPR 659  Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery 0.5

Second Year (P2)

 
Third Semester - 21 Credit Hours  
Course Credit Hours
PHAR 680  Pharmacology I 5
PHPR 672  Pharmacotherapy I 5.5
PHSC 626  Medicinal Chemistry I 4
PHSC 670  Pharmaceutical Sciences II 3
PHPR 554  Professional Development 0.5
PHPR 602 Community Pharm Clerks (Completed in Summer prior to P2 year) 3
Fourth Semester - 17.5 Credit Hours  
Course Credit Hours
PHAR 682  Pharmacology II 4
PHPR 674  Pharmacotherapy II 7
PHSC 628  Medicinal Chemistry II 3
PHSC 672  Pharmaceutical Sciences III 3
PHPR 554  Professional Development 0.5

Third Year (P3)

 
Fifth Semester - 21 Credit Hours  
Course Credit Hours
PHPR 662  Pharmacy Practice Management 3
PHPR 622  Drug Literature Evaluation and Research Methods 3
PHPR 676  Pharmacotherapy III 8.5
PHPR 554  Professional Development 0.5
PHPR 604 Institutional Pharmacy (Completed in Summer prior to P3 year) 3
Professional Electives 3
Sixth Semester - 19.5 Credit Hours  
Course Credit Hours
PHPR 554  Professional Development  0.5
PHPR 650  Legal and Ethical Principles II 2
PHPR 678  Pharmacotherapy IV 8.5
PHPR 606 Drug Information Clerk (Completed in P3 year (May-March)) 0.5
PHPR 608 Patient Care Activities (Completed in P1, P2 & P3 years) 1
Professional Electives 7

Fourth Year (P4)

 
PHPR 800 Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE) 4
Acute Care Options - 8 Credit Hours x 8 Weeks 
Pediatrics  
Internal Medicine - Family Medicine  
Internal Medicine - General  
Psychiatric Pharmacy  
Internal Medicine - Neurology  
Institutional Care  
Cardiology  
Critical Care  
Infectious Disease  
Adult Oncology  
Nephrology  
Solid Organ Transplant  
Pediatrics  
Cardiology Heart Failure  
Emergency Services  
Inpatient Antithrombotic Therapy Services  
Geriatrics  
Burn and Wound Care  
Hospital / Health System Options - 4 Credit Hours x 4 Weeks 
Institutional Pharmacy
Geriatric
Ambulatory Care Options - 8 Credit Hours x 8 Weeks 
Adult Medicine  
Family Medicine  
Geriatric Medicine  
Nebraska Medicine Geriatric Medicine  
Nebraska Medicine Oncology  
Community Pharmacy Options - 4 Credit Hours x 4 Weeks 
Community  
Elective Options - 16 Credit Hours x 16 Weeks 
Community  
Drug Information  
Managed Care Pharmacy  
Drug Utilization Review  
Nuclear Pharmacy  
Long Term Care Pharmacy  
Clinical Research  
Academic Advanced Pharmacy  
Veterinary Pharmacy  
Pharmacy Management  
Pharmacy Practice Research  
Pharmacy Regulation  
Specialty Pharmacy  
International Studies  
Special Circumstance