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Curriculum

School of Pharmacy Curriculum

The Role of Distance Learning Technology in South University’s Pharmacy Curriculum

South University offers a carefully structured curriculum to prepare graduates for both high standards of contemporary pharmacy practice and the evolution of the profession.

The didactic program is delivered by synchronous video conferencing technology with real-time interaction between faculty and students on both campuses in Savannah, Georgia and Columbia, South Carolina.

Students on the Savannah campus currently will receive 10-20 percent of their didactic education from faculty at the Columbia campus via synchronous video conferencing technology and those students on the Columbia campus will receive 80-90 percent of their education from the faculty in Savannah via the video conferencing technology.

Within the educational experience, students also maintain individualized attention through comparably equipped laboratory facilities, physical assessment laboratories, small group recitations, and problem based learning activities conducted by faculty on both campuses.

Quarter 1 (Summer Quarter)

COURSE

HOURS

PHA3101

Biochemistry I

3

PHA3107

Pharmaceutical Calculations

3

PHA3113

Pathophysiology I

5

PHA3118

Introduction to Medicinal Chemistry

4

PHA3119

Professional Practice & Informatics

2

PHA3135

Integrated Pharmacy Skills Lab I

1

TOTAL

18 HOURS

Quarter 2 (Fall Quarter)

COURSE

HOURS

PHA3102

Biochemistry II

3

PHA3114

Pathophysiology II

4

PHA3116

Pharmaceutics I

4

PHA3136

Integrated Pharmacy Skills Lab II

2

PHA3152

Communications

2.5

PHA3161

LPPE I

0.5

PHA3150

Health Care Systems

2

TOTAL

18 HOURS

Quarter 3 (Winter Quarter)

COURSE

HOURS

PHA3109

Microbiology/Immunology

5

PHA3110

Molecular Biology

3

PHA3117

Pharmaceutics II

2

PHA3124

Pharmacotherapy I – OTC/Herbals

2

PHA3137

Integrated Pharmacy Skills Lab III

2

PHA3162

Integrated Sequence I

4

PHA3163

LPPE II

0.5

TOTAL

18.5 HOURS

Quarter 4 (Spring Quarter)

COURSE

HOURS

PHA4212

Pharmacokinetics I

4

PHA4225

Pharmacotherapy II

3

PHA4238

Integrated Pharmacy Skills Lab IV

1

PHA4254

Pharmacy Law & Ethics

2

PHA4264

Integrated Sequence II – Infectious Disease

5

PHA4265

Integrated Sequence III – Inflammation

3

PHA4266

LPPE III

0.5

TOTAL

18.5 HOURS

Quarter 5 (Summer Quarter)

COURSE

HOURS

PHA4280

Community Professional Practice Experience

8

PHA4281

Institutional Professional Practice Experience

8

TOTAL

16 HOURS

Quarter 6 (Fall Quarter)

COURSE

HOURS

PHA4228

Pharmacokinetics II

3

PHA4236

Leadership and Advocacy

1

PHA4335

Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics

3

PHA4367

Integrated Sequence IV – Autonomics

5

PHA4368

Integrated Sequence V – GI/Hepatic Therapeutics

3

PHA****

Electives (various)

3

PHA4369

LPPE IV

0.5

TOTAL

18.5 HOURS

Quarter 7 (Winter Quarter)

COURSE

HOURS

PHA5330

LPPE V

0.5

PHA5333

DI, Lit. Evaluation, Research Design & Methods

3

PHA5353

Pharmacy Practice Management

3

PHA5369

Integrated Sequence VI – Cardiology

7

PHA5370

Integrated Sequence VII – Renal Therapeutics

3

TOTAL

16.5 HOURS

Quarter 8 (Spring Quarter)

COURSE

HOURS

PHA5331

Applied Pharmaceutical Care I

4

PHA5348

LPPE VI

0.5

PHA5371

Integrated Sequence VIII – CNS

6

PHA5372

Integrated Sequence IX – Endocrine Therapeutics

4

PHA****

Electives (various)

3

TOTAL

17.5 HOURS

Quarter 9 (Summer Quarter)

COURSE

HOURS

PHA5332

Applied Pharmaceutical Care II

3

PHA5334

Complementary and Preventive Medicine

2

PHA5349

LPPE VII

0.5

PHA5354

Health Economics and Outcomes Assessment

2

PHA5373

Integrated Sequence X – Critical Care

4

PHA5374

Integrated Sequence XI – Oncology

3

PHA****

Electives (various)

3

TOTAL

17.5 HOURS

Quarters 10, 11, & 12 (Fall, Winter, Spring Quarters)

REQUIRED APPE COURSES

HOURS

PHA6338

Grand Rounds

1

PHA6482

Advanced Professional Practice Experience – Community

8

PHA6483

Advanced Professional Practice Experience – Ambulatory Care

8

PHA6484

Advanced Professional Practice Experience – Internal Medicine

8

PHA6485

Advanced Professional Practice Experience – Med. Specialty

8

PHA6487

Elective I Rotation

8

PHA6489

Advanced Professional Practice Experience – Directed/Elective II

8

PHA6490

Advanced Professional Practice Experience – DI

1

IN ADDITION – each student must take one of the following courses:

PHA6486

Advanced Professional Practice Experience – Drug Information

8

OR

PHA6488

Other Approved Rotation

8

TOTAL

58 REQUIRED HOURS

GRAND TOTAL = 217 hours


Doctor Of Pharmacy And Master Of Business Administration Program Description

South University offers the opportunity to pursue the Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree simultaneously with the Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degree. This presents the student with the prospect of earning both degrees with an expected substantial time savings over that required to earn each degree separately.

Description of MBA

The South University Master of Business Administration program prepares students for leadership positions in profit and not for profit organizations. These positions require strong competencies in the fundamentals of business and management. The curriculum is designed to provide students a sound foundation in basic business skills followed by a cross functional core courses covering the best practices for business decisions to deliver goods and services to constituents.

Admission Requirements

Interested students must already be accepted into the Doctor of Pharmacy program. Doctor of Pharmacy students with a grade point average of 2.70 or higher and not on academic or professional probation may apply to the MBA program upon completion of the equivalent of 120 undergraduate quarter hours which coincides with the end of the fourth quarter of the Pharm. D. program. Students who do not have the 2.70 grade point average may take the Graduate Management Aptitude Test (GMAT). Admission may be granted if the combined GMAT score is at the 50th percentile or higher. Application for entry into the MBA program later than the fourth quarter will likely result in a decreased time savings and will require special permission from both the Business and Pharmacy Schools.

Satisfactory Progress

The guidelines outlined in the School of Pharmacy Handbook will apply to courses taken to fulfill the requirements for the Pharm. D. degree. However, for subsequent courses taken to fulfill the requirements for the MBA degree, the guidelines outlined in the College of Business Handbook will apply.

In addition, students with a grade of 2.00 or less in any course will be required to meet with the PharmD/MBA Directors of the Program to discuss their academic progress.

Sequence Of Courses

After completion of the equivalent of 120 undergraduate quarter hours and acceptance to the MBA program, students who have taken the prerequisite courses at the undergraduate level, may proceed to the fundamental and core courses. Upon completion of the core courses, students precede to the specialization courses in the area of Pharmacy Administration. Upon completion of these specialization courses, students proceed to the MBA 6999, Strategic Development and Implementation course. This completes the requirements for the MBA.

Master Of Business Administration Program

Program Prerequisites

The following courses must have been completed before beginning the foundation courses in quarter 6 of the Doctor of Pharmacy program. They may be exempted if the equivalent work has been completed at an accredited institution.

  • MAT2058 Statistics (4) or higher
  • ECO2072 Principals of Macroeconomics (4)
  • MBA5000 Financial and Management Cost Analysis (4)
  • The following two courses or equivalent can be substituted for MBA5000:
  • Undergraduate Financial Accounting or Accounting I (4)
  • Undergraduate Managerial Accounting or Accounting II (4)

Master of Business Administration with Pharmacy Administration Specialization 48 Credits

Foundation

16 Credits

Quarter

MBA5001

Organization Behavior and Communication

4

6

MBA5002

Microeconomics and Decision Making

4

8

MBA5005

Law and Ethics for Managers

4

9

MBA5008

Quantitative Analysis and Decision Making

4

11

Core

12 Credits

Quarter

MBA6010

Managerial Finance

4

12

MBA6011

Strategic Marketing

4

13

MBA6012

Operations and Supply Chain Management

4

13

Pharmacy Administration Specialization

16 Credits

Quarter

PHA5335

Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics

4

6

PHA5333

Drug Information Research Design and Methods

4

7

PHA5353

Pharmacy Practice Management

4

7

PHA5354

Health Economics and Outcomes Assessment

4

9

(Choose one course from the two courses listed below)

MHC6303

Quality Performance and Management

4

13

MHC6304

Health Policy

4

13

An Administrative Rotation will be required as part of the Pharm. D. course credits

Capstone

16 Credits

Quarter

MBA6999

Strategic Development and Implementation

4

13

Course Timing

Pharmacy Administration 13 quarters

  • Three prerequisite courses completed prior to entry to program or via online offering prior to quarter 6
  • Three foundation courses completed as electives during quarters 6, 8, 9
  • One foundation and one core course completed in quarters 11 and 12
  • Three specialization courses completed during quarters 6, 7, and 8
  • Two core, one specialization and capstone course completed in quarter 13
  • One rotation must be in Pharmacy Administration

Quarter 1*

Quarter 2

Quarter 3

Quarter 4

MBA5000 Pre-Req (4NC)

MAT2058 Pre-Req (4NC)

Quarter 5

Quarter 6

Quarter 7

Quarter 8

ECO2072 Pre-Req (4NC)

MBA5001 Organization Behavior and Communication as SOP Elective (4) and PHA5335 Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics as Spec (3)

PHA5333 Drug Information Research Design and Methods as Spec and PHA5353 Pharmacy Practice Management (6)

MBA5002 Microeconomics and Decision Making as SOP Elective (4)

Quarter 9

Quarter 10

Quarter 11

Quarter 12

MBA5005 Law and Ethics for Managers as SOP Elective (4) and PHA5354 Health Economics and Outcomes Assessment as Spec (3)

MBA5008 Quantitative Analysis and Decision Making Foundation as online class (4)

MBA6010 Managerial Finance as online class (4)

Quarter 13

MBA6011 Strategic Marketing as Core (4), MBA6012 Operations and Supply Chain Management as Core (4), Choose one MHC6303 Quality Performance and Management or MHC6304 Health Policy as Spec (4) and MBA6999 Strategic Development and Implementation as Capstone (4)

MBA with Pharmacy Administration Specialization Course Calendar

*Quarter 1 for the Pharm D program begins in the 3rd quarter of the calendar year.

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