Course Description - Professional Year 1 Second Semester



The second semester of the year 1 consists of 18 hours of academic credit and consists of six required courses.  As mentioned earlier the Immunization course is copyrighted by another organization.


  • Pharmacology II, PHBS-302. This is the second course in the two semester pharmacology series.  The materials cover central nervous system medications, antibiotics, antivirals, antifungals, and cancer chemotherapy medications. The course also addresses issues in the area of toxicology. The pedagogy for this course is didactic lecture.  Credit 4 (4-0)
  • Medicinal Chemistry II, PHBS-304. This is a continuation of the first semester of Medicinal Chemistry.  Content of this course is sequenced with the materials being presented in Pharmacology II. The pedagogy for this course is primarily didactic lecture, but does have several large and small group recitation sessions. Credit 4 (3-2)
  • Pharmaceutics, PHBS-308. This is the second course in the three part series on pharmaceutics.   This course addresses the use of solid dosage, topical, transdermal, rectal, nuclear, and lyophilized dosage formulations.  Targeted drug delivery is also presented.  The pedagogy for this course is didactic lecture. Credit 4 (4-0)
  • Pharmacy Compounding, PHBS-309.  This is the final course in the three part series on pharmaceutics. This course focuses on the compounding of a variety of dosage forms.  The pedagogy for this course consists of didactic lectures and experiential learning in a compounding laboratory. Credit 2 (1-4)
  • Self Care and Nonprescription Drugs, PHCS-303.  This is a course designed to acquaint the student pharmacist with the principles of self-care and disease prevention, uses, adverse reactions, and contraindications of nonprescription (over-the-counter, OTC) drugs. The pedagogy for this course is didactic lecture. Credit 3 (3-0)
  • Introduction to Patient Care, PHCS-304.  This is the first course in a series that introduces student pharmacists to the clinical setting and applications of pharmacotherapy.  This course uses an active learning pedagogy that consists of problem-based and critical thinking sessions.  It is held in a hospital setting.  Credit 1 (0-2)




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