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Pharmacy (Pharm.D.)

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Doctor of Pharmacy, Pharm.D.

Overview

Doctoral Program

The School of Pharmacy prepares students to practice in an interprofessional patient-centered environment where pharmacists are responsible for assisting patients in managing their medication regimens. Graduates of the program are taught to communicate effectively with patients and other health care practitioners, to solve problems related to drug therapy regimens, and to develop and evaluate programs to improve the health of the communities they serve.

The School of Pharmacy’s mission emphasizes leadership and service to the community. Students practice leadership skills while working collaboratively with their colleagues and the faculty on problem sets, case analyses and class service projects. Through class exercises and practice experiences the pharmacy program teaches students to care for patients and communities.

The curriculum involves 36 credit hours of Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE) beyond the three professional years of didactic coursework. The APPE comprises (6), six week (six-credit hour) rotations including an advanced community rotation, ambulatory rotation, institutional clinical rotation, Institutional operations rotation and two elective rotations.

School Of Pharmacy Mission Statement

The D'Youville School of Pharmacy prepares students to be tomorrow's pharmacy practitioners and advances the profession through critical inquiry, research, scholarship and service.

Vision And Strategic Intent

Our first choice school of pharmacy will be recognized for excellence in pharmacy education and service to the profession and the health of their communities through collaborative practice and research.

Values And Goals

The School of Pharmacy adheres to the core values and principles of D’Youville College. In addition we bring forward the following as having particular importance to the School of Pharmacy:

  • Excellence - We pursue excellence in our teaching, scholarship and practice every day.
  • Professionalism is integral to our success. We care and respect others, accept responsibility for our actions, and act with integrity and honesty in our interactions. We prepare students to be professionals, not employees.
  • Leadership is necessary to advance the pharmacy profession. Valuing others, integrity, self-awareness, and personal accountability are the fundamental attributes of leaders.
  • Social responsibility is important to the profession and is demonstrated by contributing to the health and well being of patients, the community, and at risk populations through advocacy, volunteerism and service.

Principles

  • Student-centered learning - Our efforts are focused on empowering students to gain the requisite knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed to provide patient-centered care.
  • Culturally responsive care - We recognize and honor the diversity of peoples’ values and beliefs, both spiritual and secular
  • Decision-making - We encourage personal and professional decision making in accordance with legal, ethical, social, economic, and professional guidelines.
  • Collaboration - We foster a spirit of teamwork among patients, peers, and partners, within and across disciplines, through effective communication skills and respect for the contribution of others.
  • Critical Inquiry - Faculty and students form a learning community whose members interpret, evaluate and use information discerningly from a variety of perspectives, tolerate ambiguity while understanding the complexity of many problems, issues, and topics, and transform the results of inquiry into judgments and actions.
  • Culture of Assessment - Creating a culture of assessment requires us to gather data to define problems, implement solutions, and continuously improve our work. We consider alternative points of view and the implications of various courses of action before making decisions.
  • Quality - We define quality practitioners as those who stand out among their peers due to their commitment to their patients, profession, and their communities.

New York State Department Of Education (NYSED)

The D’Youville College School of Pharmacy is registered for professional purposes under Subchapter A of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education (Chapter II of Title 8 of the Official Compilation of Codes, Rules and Regulations of the state of New York); enabling all eligible doctor of pharmacy students to receive financial aid.

Accreditation Disclosure Statement

The Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) accredits doctor of pharmacy programs offered by colleges and schools of pharmacy in the United States and selected non-US sites. For a doctor of pharmacy program offered by a new College or School of Pharmacy, ACPE accreditation generally involves three steps: Precandidate accreditation status, Candidate accreditation status, and Full accreditation status. Precandidate accreditation status denotes a developmental program that is expected to mature in accord with stated plans and within a defined time period. Precandidate accreditation status is awarded to a new program of a college or School of Pharmacy that has not yet enrolled students in the professional program and authorizes the school to admit its first class. Candidate accreditation status is awarded to a doctor of pharmacy program that has students enrolled but has not yet had a graduating class. Accreditation status is awarded to a program that has met all ACPE standards for accreditation and has graduated its first class. Graduates of a class designated as having candidate accreditation status have the same rights and privileges of those graduates from a fully accredited program. ACPE conveys its decisions to the various boards of pharmacy and makes recommendations in accord with its decisions. It should be noted, however, that decisions concerning eligibility for licensure by examination or reciprocity reside with the respective state boards of pharmacy in accordance with their state statutes and administrative rules.

The doctor of pharmacy program of the D’Youville College School of Pharmacy was awarded accreditation status during the June 18 – 22, 2014, meeting of the ACPE board of directors based upon an on-site evaluation conducted April 8 – 10, 2014, and discussion with college and school officials.

Accreditation Status

It is expected that the accreditation status of the program will be fully disclosed. ACPE requires that all colleges and schools of pharmacy with accreditation status utilize the following language when referring to the accreditation status of the program in any publication, both in print and on the program’s web site:

D’Youville College School of Pharmacy’s doctor of pharmacy program is accredited by the:

Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education
135 South LaSalle Street
Suite 4100, Chicago, IL 60603-4810
312/664-3575
FAX 866/228-2631
website www.acpe-accredit.org.

Courses

Course Requirements

Doctor of Pharmacy
Degree: Pharm.D.

Kindly note that the curriculum outlined below is under the auspices of the Curriculum Committee of the School of Pharmacy and may be subject to change.

First Professional Year: Fall Semester

Course Number Course Name Credits
PMD 601

Biochemical Principles I

Students learn about the structure/ function relationships among the components responsible for the biochemical functions of life. The first semester topics include proteins, enzymes, carbohydrates, bioenergetics, metabolism (catabolism and anabolism) lipids, membranes, nucleic acids, biotechnology, biochemical methods,vitamins and nutrition.

Prerequisites: None

3
PMD 603

Anatomy Physiology Pathophysiology I

This is the first of two courses in which students learn about the structural and functional relationships of the human organism, emphasizing cells and tissues, the integumentary, skeletal,muscular, nervous systems, and sense organs. Students build a comprehensive theoretical foundation of the phenomena that produce alterations in human physiologic function throughout life, emphasizing disease processes as disturbances of the body's homeostasis. The body's defense mechanisms and their breakdown, and clinical assessment methods are also presented in the course. Students view classroom demonstrations that examine the skeletal, muscular, and nervous system, and their composite cell and tissue types.

Prerequisites: None

4
PMD 605

Principles of Drug Action I

This course introduces drugs as molecules, including the basic principles related to molecules such as equilibrium and kinetic phenomena. Initial information provided in the course also includes the molecular basis of drug selectivity and drug action. The latter portion of the course then focuses on the primary determinants of the disposition of drugs in the body, namely absorption, distribution, metabolism and excretion.

Prerequisites: None

4
PMD 607

Prof of Pharmacy & Health Care Systems

This course introduces students to the evolving US health care system. Students learn about the social, economic, and political environments in which health care is delivered, and the impact of these factors on the practice of pharmacy. By examining personal strengths and weaknesses, exploring career options, and thinking and writing reflectively, students will develop lifelong learning skills.

Prerequisites: None

3
PMD 611

Prof Dev of Student Pharmacist I

This is the first in a six-term sequence of courses that augments and enhances student learning throughout the didactic curriculum. In this first course, students will be introduced to the profession of pharmacy including the evolution of practice from a dispensing to a pharmaceutical care model. Through team-based learning students will systematically analyze patient cases using scientific and clinical reasoning. They will utilize sources of professional knowledge, strategies for accessing drug information and literature, and quantitative and qualitative data to support decision making. To help students (and faculty) assess their progress in achieving curricular and professional goals, they will create a professional e-portfolio that will help them manage various types of evidence that reflect their learning and growth.

Prerequisites: None

2
PMD 613

Patient Assessment I

In this practicum course, students will learn and practice the fundamentals of patient assessment, including physical examination, interviewing skills (such as history taking and symptom analysis) and interpretation of laboratory test results. Students will also become familiar with common drug names, categories, dosing and therapeutic uses. Classroom time will be a combination of large and small group work. Skill-based activities, such as the practicing of components of a physical examination, will be practiced in student pairs with designated small teams.

Prerequisites: None

1
PMD 617/PMD 619

P1 IPPE Community or P1 IPPE Institutional

1-2
PMD 621

Professional Development & Skills Assessment



Prerequisites: None

0
Total 18-19

Spring Semester

Course Number Course Name Credits
PMD 604

Anatomy Physiology Pathophysiology II

Comprehensive Anatomy, Physiology and Pathophysiology II + laboratory provides a sequel to PMD 603 and 613; the course continues examination of organ systems. Material includes anatomical description, physiological explanations, and pathological states, considered as disruptions of the normal anatomy and physiology. Etiology, pathogenesis, and treatment approaches will be discussed. This course will undertake coverage of: cell physiology and response to injury, inflammation, fever, healing, cell cycle and neoplasia, musculoskeletal and joint disorders, neurophysiology, neurological & psychological disorders, pathophysiology of selected endocrine glands, physiology and disorders of the digestive system and selected auxiliary glands (liver and pancreas).

Prerequisites: None

4
PMD 606

Principles of Drug Action II

The initial portion provides an introduction to the role of pharmacology in pharmacy and moves on to basic receptor pharmacology and enzymology. The course then continues the molecular basis of pharmacologic activity, protein binding, complexion and drug action. Basic aspects of medicinal chemistry and drug metabolism are also covered. The latter portion of the course then delves into various dosage forms and routes of drug delivery.

Prerequisites: None

5
PMD 610

Hlth Comm Diversity & Bioethics Communications/Diversity/Bioethics

Students learn to apply the theoretical principles for communicating effectively with patients,families, and physicians, other health professionals, and provider groups. Students discuss the impact of race, sexual orientation, culture, religion, and physical ability on patients perceptions of the healthcare system and the delivery of services. Students also learn to recognize ethical dilemmas and resolve problems using basic ethical principles and an ethical decision-making process.

Prerequisites: None

2
PMD 612

Prof Dev of Student Pharmacist II

This is the second in a six-term sequence of courses. Students participate in team-based learning to foster a deeper understanding of course material, and develop necessary skills through case discussion and other active learning methods.

Prerequisites: None

1
PMD 614

Patient Assessment II

In this course, students will learn and practice the fundamentals of patient assessment, including physical examination, interviewing skills and interpretation of laboratory test results. Students will also become familiar with common drug names, categories, dosing and therapeutic uses, as well as counseling skills based on the top medications. Classroom time will be a combination of large and small group work. Skill-based activities, such as the practicing of the components of a physical examination, will be demonstrated in student pairs with designated small teams.

Prerequisites: None

1
PMD 618/PMD 620

Community IPPE or Hospital IPPE

Students should choose from Community IPPE (PMD-618) or Hospital IPPE (PMD-620).
1-2
PMD 622

Professional Development



Prerequisites: None

0
PMD 624

Self-Care

Students learn about the role of the pharmacist in the management of self-limiting illnesses and self-care. Students learn appropriate triage and referral techniques and the advantages and disadvantages of a variety of non-prescription products and devices, as well as complementary and non-pharmacologic interventions utilized for self-care problems.

Prerequisites: None

3
PMD 626

Introductory Pharmacy Calculations

This course reviews basic math skills necessary for solving pharmaceutical calculation problems and accurate weighing and measurement of pharmaceutical ingredients. Specific calculations involved in individual dosage forms will be covered as well as the application to hospital and community pharmacy.

Prerequisites: None

1
Total 18-19

Second Professional Year: Fall Semester

Course Number Course Name Credits
PMD 701

Principles of Drug Action III

This is the final course of the three-course sequence. Students continue to learn how dosage forms and routes of delivery affect the disposition of drugs. Students also learn about recent advances in pharmaceutical dosage forms (such as protein pharmaceuticals) that are utilized in current and future pharmacy practice.

Prerequisites: None

2
PMD 703

Pharmacotherapeutics I

This course is the first of a seven-part series in which students will learn to integrate the principles of pathophysiology, medicinal chemistry, drug disposition and pharmacology in order to optimize therapeutic outcomes. Specific topics covered will include the pharmacotherapy of: acute and chronic kidney disease, fluid and electrolyte disorders, acid-base disorders, erectile dysfunction, benign prostatic hyperplasia, and urinary incontinence.

Prerequisites: None

4
PMD 705

Pharmacotherapeutics II

This course is the second of a seven-part series in which students will learn to integrate the principles of pathophysiology, medicinal chemistry, pharmacology and pharmacotherapy in order to optimize therapeutic outcomes. Specific topics covered will include cardiovascular and pulmonary disorders including hypertension, heart failure, ischemic heart disease, acute coronary syndromes, arrhythmias, cardiomyopathies, thromboembolism, hyperlipidemia, stroke, shock, asthma, chronic obstructive lung disease, acute respiratory distress syndrome, and cystic fibrosis.

Prerequisites: None

4
PMD 709

Integrated Compounding & Practice

In this course, students practice the mathematical calculations required for compounding,dispensing, and administering medications including determination of the rate of administration of IV infusions, calculating drug concentrations and ratio strengths, as well as extent of ionization of drugs in solution. In laboratory sessions,students are provided opportunities to interpret prescription orders and prepare sterile and non-sterile dosage forms for dispensing.

Prerequisites: None

3
PMD 711

Prof Dev of Student Pharmacist III

This is the third course in the six-term sequence. Students participate in team-based learning to foster a deeper understanding of course material, and develop necessary skills through case discussion and other active learning methods.

Prerequisites: None

1
PMD 713

Pharmacogenomics

This course will introduce genetics and molecular and cellular biology and will describe the nature of genetic materials and the universal genetic code. Students should be able to identify and describe molecular mechanisms such as replication, transcription and translation. The goal of this course is to enable students to understand how these disciplines can be used to explain the possible genetic basis for variability in drug response. Also, there will be discussion on the application of bioinformatics studies to pharmacogenomics and ethical issues in genomics. The pharmacogenetics of oxidative drug metabolism will be presented, as well as the potential applications to tailoring drug therapy. A discussion of drug transporters pharmacognegentics will include localization and function, variability and clinical consequences. The role of genetic variability in drug targets on drug efficacy and toxicity, and application to individualize drug therapy will be explored. Finally, current and future pharmacognenomics applications for several therapeutic areas such as oncology, hematology, infectious diseases such as HIV, TB, etc. will be described.

Prerequisites: None

3
PMD 717/PMD 719

P2 IPPE Community or P2 IPPE Institutional

1-2
PMD 721

Professional Development & Skills Assessment



Prerequisites: None

0
Total 18-19

Spring Semester

Course Number Course Name Credits
PMD 702

Medical Microbiology & Immunology

Students learn the classification, morphology, and virulence of microorganisms and medical pathogens, the epidemiology and pathogenesis of infectious diseases, and the basic concepts of immunology. Students utilize their knowledge of immunology to understand the principles of antibiotic use, emphasizing the need to understand the site of infection, the susceptibility patterns for responsible organisms and the ability of the drug to reach the site of infection.

Prerequisites: None

3
PMD 704

Pharmacotherapeutics III

This course is the third of a seven-part series in which students will learn to integrate the principles of pathophysiology, medicinal chemistry, pharmacology and pharmacotherapy in order to optimize therapeutic outcomes for patients. Specific topics covered will include the pharmacotherapy of: anesthesia; neurologic disorders such as epilepsy, movement disorders and migraine headaches; psychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia, mood disorders, anxiety disorders,sleep disorders and dementia; and diseases of the eye.

Prerequisites: None

4
PMD 706

Pharmacotherapeutics IV

This course is the fourth in a seven-part series in which students will learn to integrate the principles of pathophysiology, medicinal chemistry, drug disposition, and pharmacology in order to optimize therapeutic outcomes. Specific topics covered will include the pharmacotherapy of endocrine and gynecologic disorders including diabetes mellitus, thyroid disorders, adrenal and pituitary gland disorders, pregnancy and lactation, contraception, endometriosis and hormone replacement therapy in women.

Prerequisites: None

4
PMD 708

Evidence-Based Medicine I

In this course, students learn basic concepts of research methodology in order to develop, analyze, and present their own research projects and critically evaluate the validity and clinical relevance of published articles. Students learn to appropriately analyze various types of data using parametric and non-parametric statistics, probability and inferential statistics (e.g. analysis of variance and multiple regressions).

Prerequisites: None

2
PMD 712

Professional Development of a Student Pharmacist

This is the fourth in a six-term sequence of courses. Students participate in team-based learning to foster a deeper understanding of course material, and develop necessary skills through case discussion and other active learning methods.

Prerequisites: None

1
PMD 714

Pharmacy Management

In this course students learn the common management principles employed in the practice of pharmacy. Students learn business methods ranging from personal management to operations management, managing people, accounting basics and finance. Students also learn about marketing, purchasing, value-added services, and obtaining reimbursement for providing cognitive services as well as managing risks. Students are expected to apply concepts learned in class to prepare a business plan that provides the blueprint for buying an existing independent community pharmacy or developing a new pharmacy.

Prerequisites: None

3
PMD 718/PMD 720

Community IPPE or Hospital IPPE

Students should choose from Community IPPE (PMD-718) or Hospital IPPE (PMD-720).
1-2
PMD 722

Professional Development



Prerequisites: None

0
Total 18-19

Third Professional Year: Fall Semester

Course Number Course Name Credits
PMD 801

U.S. and N.Y.S. Pharmacy Law

This course introduces students to the federal and New York state laws and regulations which govern the practice of pharmacy and regulate the manufacture and distribution of drug products and devices. Students learn the basic principles of tort law and professional malpractice. Students apply concepts learned in class to the analysis of case studies. Students review the historical events that have shaped today's professional pharmacy practice, and learn about the drug development and distribution system from a legal perspective.

Prerequisites: None

2
PMD 803

Infectious Disease V

This course is the fifth in a seven-part series in which students will learn to integrate the principles of pathophysiology, medicinal chemistry, drug disposition, and pharmacology in order to optimize therapeutic outcomes. Specific topics covered will include the pharmacotherapy of gastrointestinal, nutritional, and skin, bone and joint disorders including gastroesophageal reflux, peptic ulcer, inflammatory bowel disease, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, irritable bowel syndrome, pancreatitis, viral hepatitis, obesity, osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, gout, acne, atopic dermatitis, and psoriasis.

Prerequisites: None

4
PMD 805

Pharm Gastrointestinal V I

This course is the sixth in a seven-part series in which students will learn to integrate the principles of pathophysiology, medicinal chemistry, drug disposition, and pharmacology in order to optimize therapeutic outcomes. Specific topics covered will include the pharmacotherapy of infectious diseases of the respiratory tract, skin, and soft tissue, tuberculosis, parasitic diseases, urinary tract infections, sexually transmitted diseases, sepsis, fungal infections, and human immunodeficiency virus infection.

Prerequisites: None

4
PMD 811

Prof Dev of Student Pharmacist IV

This is the fifth in a six-term sequence of courses. Students participate in team-based learning to foster a deeper understanding of course material, and develop necessary skills through case discussion and other active learning methods.

Prerequisites: None

1
PMD 813

Evidence-Based Medicine II

Students demonstrate effective communication and organizational skills by preparing, delivering, and evaluating professional seminars.

Prerequisites: None

2
PMD 8XX

One elective from the 800 level

Choose one elective from PMD 800 level.
2
PMD 849

P3 IPPE Practice

The P3 Practice IPPE Rotation provides the opportunity for the student to test knowledge and skills they acquired through classes and previous pharmacy practice experiences through application with a clinical pharmacist preceptor. Under the supervision of their preceptors, students will be introduced to communicating with patients, care givers, providers, and other health professionals as well as research methods and process.

Prerequisites: None

0
PMD 877

MTM IPPE I

Purpose While partaking in the Medication Therapy Management Pharmacy IPPE Rotation the student will gain experience in providing MTM services which is recognized as a growing area in all areas of pharmacy practice. Students will be the learning the fundamentals of the MTM process in both training that involves simulated cases with the potential for real world integration. Students will receive the APhA MTM Training Certificate in the P2 year and successfully complete the required 5 post cases during this IPPE. Goals & Objectives The goal of this IPPE course is to expose the student to the expanding role Pharmacists play in pharmaceutical care with emphasis on the patient care process. The premise and focus will be on addressing Drug Related Problems (DRPS) with documentation of efforts via the MTM platform.
Offered in: Fall Only
Prerequisites: None

0
PMD 851/PMD 853/PMD 855

P3 IPPE Long Term Care or Compounding Bootcamp or International Pharmacy

1
PMD 859

Professional Dvpmt and Skills Assessment



Prerequisites: None

0
Total 16

Spring Semester

Course Number Course Name Credits
PMD 804

Pharmacotherapeutics VII

This course is the seventh of an eight-part series in which students will learn to integrate the principles of pathophysiology, medicinal chemistry, pharmacology and pharmacotherapy in order to optimize therapeutic outcomes and tolerability for patients. This course will focus on agents used in the management of:toxicological disorders, pain disorders, substance abuse, and disorders specific to pediatric and geriatric populations. This course will also include a discussion on topics related to medication safety.

Prerequisites: None

4
PMD 808

Pharmacotherapeutics Vlll

This course is the eighth of an eight-part series in which students will learn to integrate the principles of pathophysiology and pharmacotherapy, medicinal chemistry, and pharmacology with active learning sessions involving case discussion in order to optimize therapeutic outcomes and tolerability for patients. This course will focus on agents used in the management of: anemia, coagulation disorders, drug-induced hematologic disorders; oncologic diseases including solid tumors and hematologic malignancies such as cancers of the breast, lung, colon, rectum, prostate, ovaries, skin, and lymphoma, leukemia, and myelodysplastic syndromes. Drugs used in the supportive care of cancer patients will also be a focus including those used to manage nausea and vomiting, constipation, and tumor lysis syndrome.

Prerequisites: None

4
PMD 810

Population Based Health Care

Students learn how pharmacists contribute to the delivery of effective, quality health and disease prevention services. Students learn to apply population-specific data, quality assurance strategies, and processes to assure access to rational, safe and cost-effective drug therapy. Students also learn to utilize health-related quality of life measures and decision analyses to assess the health status of individuals in the U.S. healthcare system, and make comparisons to individuals within other global systems. Utilizing the economic and epidemiologic principles learned in class, students critique peer-reviewed public health literature and develop a framework for a group research project that will be completed during the Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience of the fourth professional year.

Prerequisites: None

2
PMD 812

Professional Development of a Student Pharmacist

This is the final course in the six-term sequence. Students participate in team-based learning to foster a deeper understanding of course material, and develop necessary skills through case discussion and other active learning methods.

Prerequisites: None

1
PMD 814

Evidence-Based Medicine III

Students demonstrate effective communication and organizational skills by preparing, delivering, and evaluating professional seminars.

Prerequisites: None

2
PMD 850

Practice IPPE

The focus of this course is to study herbal preparations and other phytomedicinals which are widely used by the general public as self-selected OTC products for therapeutic, preventive or prophylactic purposes. The course will be methodically classified by organ systems (e.g. nervous system, cardiovascular system, digestive system) and its relevant field of application (e.g. depression, anxiety and sleep disorders; congestive heart failure, arteriosclerosis; peptic ulcers, constipation). Emphasis will be placed on herbal constituents and products whose safety and efficacy are based not just on tradition but also on modern scientific testing. The course will further give an introduction into aspects related to safety, herb-d, herb-drug, herb-herb interactions, and quality and efficacy of herbal medicinal products. The role of pharmacists to assist consumers to select the safest, most proper and useful natural remedies will also be considered.

Prerequisites: None

1
PMD 852/PMD 854/PMD 856

Long Term Care IPPE or A Or B Compounding or International Pharmacy IPPE

1
PMD 8XX

One elective from the 800 level

Choose one elective from PMD 800 level.
2
PMD 860

Professional Development



Prerequisites: None

0
PMD 878

MTM IPPE II

Purpose While partaking in the Medication Therapy Management Pharmacy IPPE Rotation the student will gain experience in providing MTM services which is recognized as a growing area in all areas of pharmacy practice. Students will be the learning the fundamentals of the MTM process in both training that involves simulated cases with the potential for real world integration. Students will receive the APhA MTM Training Certificate in the P2 year and successfully complete the required 5 post cases during this IPPE. Goals & Objectives The goal of this IPPE course is to expose the student to the expanding role Pharmacists play in pharmaceutical care with emphasis on the patient care process. The premise and focus will be on addressing Drug Related Problems (DRPS) with documentation of efforts via the MTM platform.
Offered in: Spring Only
Prerequisites: PMD-877

1
Total 18

Fourth Professional Year: Summer, Fall and Spring Semesters

PMD 901 Advanced Practice will consist of 6 six-week rotations.  Each rotation is worth 6-credit hours and requires 240 clock hours, for a total of 1440 clock hours.
1.     (1)  Advanced Community Rotation
2.     (1) Ambulatory Rotation
3.     (1)  Institutional Clinical Rotation
4.     (1)  Institutional Operations Rotation
5.     (1)  Elective A Rotation
6.     (1)  Elective B Rotation   

Course Number Course Name Credits
PMD 901

Advanced Community Pharmacy



Prerequisites: None

6
PMD 902

Ambulatory Care Rotation

The Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience provides practice opportunities that require students to assume responsibility for the outcomes of drug therapy. Students develop mastery of the educational outcomes during five required and two elective rotations. Required rotations include acute care, ambulatory care, advanced institutional pharmacy, advanced community pharmacy and a health and wellness project. Students also choose two elective rotations covering a variety of pharmacy settings, such as long term care, nuclear pharmacy, home infusion, geriatrics, pediatrics, managed care, oncology and psychiatric pharmacy.

Prerequisites: None

6
PMD 903

Institutional Clinical Rotation



Prerequisites: None

6
PMD 904

Institutional Operations Rotation

The Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience provides practice opportunities that require students to assume responsibility for the outcomes of drug therapy. Students develop mastery of the educational outcomes during five required and two elective rotations. Required rotations include acute care, ambulatory care, advanced institutional pharmacy, advanced community pharmacy and a health and wellness project. Students also choose two elective rotations covering a variety of pharmacy settings, such as long term care, nuclear pharmacy, home infusion, geriatrics, pediatrics, managed care, oncology and psychiatric pharmacy.

Prerequisites: None

6
PMD 905

APPE Elective A

The Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience provides practice opportunities that require students to assume responsibility for the outcomes of drug therapy. Students develop mastery of the educational outcomes during five required and two elective rotations. Required rotations include acute care, ambulatory care, advanced institutional pharmacy, advanced community pharmacy and a health and wellness project. Students also choose two elective rotations covering a variety of pharmacy settings, such as long term care, nuclear pharmacy, home infusion, geriatrics, pediatrics, managed care, oncology and psychiatric pharmacy.

Prerequisites: None

6
PMD 906

APPE Elective B

The Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience provides practice opportunities that require students to assume responsibility for the outcomes of drug therapy. Students develop mastery of the educational outcomes during five required and two elective rotations. Required rotations include acute care, ambulatory care, advanced institutional pharmacy, advanced community pharmacy and a health and wellness project. Students also choose two elective rotations covering a variety of pharmacy settings, such as long term care, nuclear pharmacy, home infusion, geriatrics, pediatrics, managed care, oncology and psychiatric pharmacy.

Prerequisites: None

6
Total 36

Electives include: Disease Prevention Through Lifestyle; Emergency Response; Innovations in Community Pharmacy; Nuclear Pharmacy; Advanced Self-Care; Management and Leadership, Planning and Operations; Substance Abuse; Advanced Therapeutics; Natural Products Therapeutics; Advances in Drug Discovery and Development; etc...

Regulations

Policies For Promotion And Retention Of All Students

  1. Sequence for Compounding Program Requirements - In addition to the successful completion of coursework, including IPPEs and APPEs, all students must pass the New York state licensure examination before being allowed to practice in New York. This examination consists of the NAPLEX and two additional parts on law and laboratory skills. This program is designed consistently with the New York state licensure requirements and the professional standards and guidelines established by the ACPE.
  2. Academic Standing - Students must pass all courses and rotations with at least a 70% (“C-”) average to be considered to be in good academic standing. A grade that is lower than a “C-” must be remediated for promotion and graduation. Students must complete requirements for graduation within six years from the date of matriculation. Each student must maintain a cumulative quality point average (QPA) of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale. In order for a student to meet the standard of satisfactory academic progress to serve as an officer of an approved School of Pharmacy club/organization, the student must maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.0 with no failures in any preclinical coursework or clinical rotations..
  3. For Academic Progression - A student may only receive two grades of “D+” or lower in any given semester and a total of four during their academic career in the School of Pharmacy. A student who receives more than two grades of “D+” or lower in a given semester will be required to remediate the courses, repeat the entire semester or be dismissed from the program based on the specific circumstances as determined by the Academic Performance Committee. A student who receives more than four grades of “D+” or lower in their academic career may be dismissed from the program (four “D” policy). The only exception to the four “D” policy pertains to the Pharmacotherapeutics course sequence. A student who receives two or more “D’s” (“D+” or lower) in any of the Pharmacotherapeutics course sequence may be required to repeat part of or all of the professional year or may be dismissed from the program depending on the specific circumstances as determined by the Academic Performance Committee.
  4. Incomplete Grades - Incomplete (I) grades are issued when the instructor is not prepared to give a final mark for the semester, either because of student illness or a justifiable delay in the completion of course requirements. Incomplete grades are not issued to students whose performance prior to illness was deficient or who were unable to keep up with the course requirements. A failing grade (F) will be issued if the work is not completed before the end of the eighth week of the semester following an incomplete grade. With approval from the cooperating faculty member and the assistant dean of faculty and student affairs, one eight week extension may be granted. In order to complete the requirements for all IPPE and APPE rotations, students must submit assessment forms. Those who fail to submit assessment forms will receive an incomplete grade and their progress to the next rotation may be delayed until the documentation is submitted. If a student fails to pass his or her assigned rotations in the experiential program, the student’s performance will be evaluated by the director of experiential education.
  5. Course Withdrawal - A student may withdraw from a course(s) only after permission has been obtained from the course instructor or coordinator and a withdrawal request is processed through the office of the dean in accordance with the time period specified by D’Youville College. A withdrawal may only be granted if the student has a passing grade, and is requesting it for non-academic reasons. Withdrawal from a course(s) will not be approved solely on the basis of poor performance in the course(s), nor may a student continue to attend classes once a withdrawal has been granted.
  6. Academic Resignation - A student may resign from the program at any time prior to two weeks before the beginning of the final examinations for the term. Students who wish to resign must officially communicate this in writing to the assistant dean of faculty and student affairs. Resignation constitutes withdrawal from all courses being taken. A student who has resigned from the program must reapply as a new applicant to the program.
  7. Leave of Absence - A student who wishes to interrupt his/her studies through a leave of absence may do so only up to four individual or consecutive semesters. In order to obtain permission for a leave of absence, students must complete a request form and submit the form to the assistant dean of faculty and student affairs. Ordinarily, a student may not request a leave of absence after the twelfth week of the semester. Special consideration is given for illness or other extenuating circumstances. In the event that a student does not return at the time stipulated, the leave automatically becomes a withdrawal. The student must then apply as a new applicant to return to the School of Pharmacy.
  8. Appeal Process - A student may appeal the academic performance committee’s dismissal decision by writing a letter to the chair of academic performance committee describing any extenuating circumstances that limited academic performance. If the appeal is accepted by the committee, the student may be reinstated but must satisfy all of the conditions outlined in the decision. If the student’s appeal is denied, the student may appeal that decision within ten days to the dean of the School of Pharmacy.
  9. Regulations for Readmitted Students - A readmitted student must maintain a cumulative Q.P.A. of 2.0 or greater and make satisfactory scholastic progress for all remaining terms in order to continue in the program. A readmitted student will be evaluated at the end of each semester and failure to meet requirements for continuing in the program will result in permanent dismissal.

Transferring Credits

Due to the highly integrated nature of the didactic and experiential components of the curriculum, the School of Pharmacy considers requests for the transfer of credits only on an individual basis. Credits accepted for transfer must be awarded from an ACPE accredited school of pharmacy. Only credits recorded on an official transcript of the issuing institution are considered for transfer. Credits accepted for transfer must be determined to be substantially equivalent to courses offered by the D’Youville College School of Pharmacy in their content and quality. Students must submit a letter from their previous school of pharmacy attesting to their “good standing” at their institution. Credits accepted for transfer must have been awarded within three years of the date of admission. The School of Pharmacy may, at its option, accept older credits if the entering student holds an earned doctorate in the pharmaceutical sciences.

Sequence For Completing Program Requirements

In addition to the successful completion of coursework, including IPPEs and APPEs, all students must pass the New York State licensure examination before being allowed to practice in New York. This examination consists of the NAPLEX and two additional parts on law and laboratory skills. This program is designed consistently with the New York State licensure requirements and the professional standards and guidelines established by the ACPE.

Disclaimer

Due to the continuing development of policies and curriculum for the School of Pharmacy at the printing of this catalog; the School of Pharmacy reserves the right to change and enforce said policies and curriculum post publication of this catalog. Students should contact the assistant dean of faculty and student affairs for the most up to date information concerning the program and its polices.

Admissions

Application Requirements

The School of Pharmacy participates in PharmCAS, the Pharmacy College Admission Service. Prospective applicants should complete the PharmCAS application by submitting the following information to PharmCAS:

1. Results of the Pharmacy College Admissions Test (PCAT, code 104)
2. Official transcripts from ALL colleges previously attended
3. Two letters of reference from academic professors, employers or supervisors, and faculty or health care advisors.
4. Non-US citizens, who have attended a foreign (non-English speaking) institute for their college coursework, must take the TOEFL and TSE and have the results reported to PharmCAS
5. All foreign transcripts must be verified through PharmCAS, World Education Services (WES), Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE), or Josef Silny & Associates
6. In addition to thePharmCAS application, all students admitted into the professional program are required to meet the following criteria and complete a minimum of 60-61 credit hours that include the following:

Pre-Pharmacy Pre-Requisite Courses

FALL
Course Number Course Name Credits
*BIO 101

Introductory Biology I

The lecture topics included are origins of life, prebiotic chemistry; and surveys of the major plant, invertebrate and vertebrate phyla. The course also includes evolutionary principles governing taxonomic criteria and the physiology of movement of d and water in plants. A three-hour lab accompanies the above lecture. Intended for biology majors and minors.

Prerequisites: Bio-101L

4
*BIO 101L

Intro Bio Lab I

A three-hour lab accompanies the above lecture. Intended for biology majors and minors.

Prerequisites: Bio-101

0
CHE 101

General Chemistry I

This introduction to fundamental chemical principles includes topics such as atomic structure, bonding and properties of gases, liquids, solids and solutions. The course consists of three lectures and three hours of laboratory a week.

Prerequisites: High school chemistry and CPC-022 or 3 years of high school mathematics or MAT-117 or MAT-122, CHE-101L

3
CHE 101L

General Chemistry Laboratory

Three hours of laboratory.

Prerequisites: CHE-101

1
MAT 125

Calculus I

Basic theory of functions, limits, continuity, derivatives and integrals are taught. Some emphasis is placed on the structure of the real number system.

Prerequisites: MAT-122 or have an SAT Math Sub-score 600+ or ACT 26+.

4
ENG 111

Introduction to Literature: Acad Writing

This course is an introduction to literature and the fundamentals of academic writing. Students learn the skills essential to college success:critical reading and analytical thinking, interpretation, scholarly discussion and collaboration, effective oral presentation, composition of writing for both readers and listeners.

Prerequisites: None

3
Total 15
SPRING
Course Number Course Name Credits
*BIO 102

Introductory Biology II

The lecture topics include a survey of the cell, its chemical constituents and its organelles, energy metabolism and photosynthesis. Introductory classic and molecular genetics is also covered. A three-hour lab accompanies the above lecture. Intended for biology majors and minors.

Prerequisites: BIO-102l

4
*BIO 102L

Intro Bio Lab II

A three-hour lab accompanies the above lecture. Intended for biology majors and minors.

Prerequisites: BIO-102

0
CHE 102

General Chemistry II

This course is a continuation of Chemistry 101. Topics include chemical equilibria, kinetics and oxidation reduction systems.

Prerequisites: CHE-101, CHE-102L

3
CHE 102L

General Chemistry Laboratory II

Three hours of laboratory.

Prerequisites: CHE-101L, CHE-102

1
ENG 112

Liberal Arts Seminar: Research Writing

This course teaches academic research skills and writing based on a liberal arts topic. Topics vary by instructor.

Prerequisites: None

3
Two Courses Social Science or Humanities*** 6
Total 17
FALL
Course Number Course Name Credits
One course with lab Human Biomedical Science with Lab** 4
CHE 219

Organic Chemistry

This course is a survey of the functional groups germane to organic chemistry. In particular, emphasis is placed on the physical properties, nomenclature, conformation, synthesis and reactions of alkanes, alkenes, alkynes. Additionally, the recognition of isomers from constitutional stereoisomers such as enantiomers and diastereomers is also stressed.

Prerequisites: CHE-101, CHE-101L, CHE-102, CHE-102L, CHE-219L

3
CHE 219L

Organic Chemistry Lab

This lab emphasizes purification techniques central to organic chemistry such as recrystallization, distillation (simple and fractional), extraction, chromatography (column and thin layer), and chemical modification. Also, several syntheses are chosen to illustrate lecture material such as, but not limited to reactions such as substitution and bond cleavage. It consists of three hours of lab a week.

Prerequisites: CHE-209 or CHE-219

1
MAT 123

Introduction to Applied Statistics

This course includes the underlying fundamental mathematical principles and their application to a wide range of statistical methods and tests. Included are the following: sampling, frequency distributions, probability, regression,confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, t-test, analysis of variance, chi-square and correlation. Existent computer software such as MiniTab is utilized by students to aid and facilitate the analysis of results. Not open to those who have taken MAT 120

Prerequisites: one computer science course or take 1 course from PHY-101L PHY-103L or PHY-111L or be a pre-pharmacy student.

4
PHY 101

General Physics I

This calculus-based course is an introduction to the principles of kinematics and dynamics as they apply to both translational and rotational motion. Topics include Newton's laws, forces, friction, gravity, Kepler's laws, dot products and cross products, potential and kinetic energy, and momentum. Considerable attention is paid to the intellectual history that accompanied the emergence of the Newtonian world view.

Prerequisites: Mat-125, Phy-101L

3
PHY 101L

Gen Physics Lab I



Prerequisites: None

1
Total 16
SPRING
Course Number Course Name Credits
BIO Human Biomedical Science with Lab**One course with lab 4
CHE 220

Organic Chemistry II

This course is a continuation of CHE 219. The physical properties, nomenclature, synthesis and reactions of aromatic rings, alcohols, aldehydes and ketones. Amines, carboxylic acids and its derivatives, ethers, epoxides, sulfides, conjugated systems, aromaticity and enols are studied. The theory and application of a variety of spectroscopic (infrared, nuclear magnetic resonance and mass spec) methods are also covered.

Prerequisites: CHE-219, CHE-220L

3
CHE 220L

Organic Chemistry II Lab

This lab emphasizes the reactions that are covered in lecture such as, but not limited to, ester synthesis, electrophilic substitution of an aromatic ring, Grignard reagents and reduction of carbonyl compounds. This lab also places an importance on mastering spectroscopic methods such as IR and NMR utilizing in-house instrumentation. It consists of three hours of lab a week.

Prerequisites: CHE-219L, CHE-220

1
SPE 201

Public Speaking

This is an introduction to speaking before groups and includes techniques of speech preparation and delivery,adapting to the purpose of the speaking situation,and practice in various types of oral presentation in a comfortable workshop atmosphere.

Prerequisites: None

3
ECO 201

Macroeconomics

This course explores the price system, public and private sectors, national income accounting, unemployment and inflation, fiscal policy, budget deficits and the public debt, money and banking and the Federal Reserve and monetary policy. This course meets the social sciences requirement in the core.
Offered in: Fall and Summer
Prerequisites: None

3
One course Social Science or Humanities*** 3
Free elective/Human Biomedical Science with Lab (200 level or higher or course equivalent)** 4
Total 21

A. ** Two 200-level or higher Human Biomedical science courses without labs can be substituted for a single Human Biomedical Science with Lab. The Biomedical Science courses that are acceptable include Microbiology, Anatomy, Physiology, Cell Biology, Molecular Biology, Genetics, and Pharmacology.  However, Microbiology or Anatomy and Physiology are recommended.
B. *** Acceptable Social Sciences are Sociology, Psychology, History or Political Science.
C. ***Acceptable Humanities are Ethics, Philosophy, Fine Arts, Literature, Religious Studies and Foreign Language. 
D. All pre-requisite coursework must be completed with a grade of “C” (2.0/4.0) or better.
E. Science and Math courses should be current, completed no more than five years prior to enrollment.
F. All prerequisite Math and Science courses must be equivalent in scope and rigor to those required for Math, Chemistry and Biology majors at D’Youville.
G. All students are expected to be proficient in the implementation of computer operating systems, software applications for word processing, statistical analysis, database management, presentations, e-mail, and the use of online databases.
H. All questions concerning prerequisite requirements or course equivalents should be directed to Dr. Christopher Jadoch.

7. Selected applicants will be invited to campus for an interview. The interview process employs a series of multiple mini-interviews to assess non-cognitive skills important to rendering patient-centered care. The School of Pharmacy’s core values (excellence, lifelong learning, cultural diversity, professionalism, leadership, social responsibility, critical inquiry and collaboration) are the domains evaluated by the mini-interviews.

Department

School of Pharmacy

The School of Pharmacy is designed to prepare students to practice in an inter-professional patient centered environment.  Graduates of our accredited program will be taught to communicate effectively with patients and other health care practitioners.  Students will learn to solve problems related to drug therapy regimens, and to develop and evaluate programs to improve the health of the communities they serve.

D’Youville  School of Pharmacy is committed to the exploration and validation of ideas through research, critical inquiry and scholarly activity.  The D'Youville SoP believes that tomorrow’s pharmacists must be committed to a lifetime of learning and service to their profession and community.

D'Youville  School of Pharmacy is proud to offer doctoral students both U.S. and International IPPE and APPE Clinical Rotations. U.S. and International IPPE Clinical Rotations start in the First Professional year of study.