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College of Pharmacy

PharmD Curriculum

The PharmD curriculum is designed to provide a broad spectrum of study in the administrative, biological, clinical, pharmaceutical and social sciences to prepare the graduate for careers in academic, ambulatory, community, industrial and institutional settings. The method of content delivery we use at ULM is called “integrated modular.” Students spend the first year developing their knowledge base in some of the basic pharmaceutical sciences in courses like Pathophysiology, Principles of Drug Action, and Pharmaceutics. In the second year and beyond, many courses are presented with a focus on an organ system—in these courses, we integrate content such as pharmacology, medicinal chemistry, and therapeutics related to particular diseases. 

These courses are complemented by the Integrated Lab Sequence, which is a series of six three-credit hour courses offered each semester throughout the P1-P3 years. These labs are designed to reinforce the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary for current and future pharmacy practice. Throughout the lab sequence, students participate in a broad range of activities that focus on terminology, drug action, therapeutics, calculations, pharmaceutics, and pathophysiology. 

The final (P4) year of the curriculum give students the opportunity to put all of their knowledge to use while building new skills and continuing to learn through practice. Students complete seven Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences (APPEs) in a variety of settings: community, institutional, ambulatory care, specialty, adult medicine, and two electives. 

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