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					                                                   USC School of
                                                   Pharmacy


                                                             ounded in 1905, the USC School of Pharmacy is the oldest and foremost pharmacy


                                                   F         school in Southern California. In 2005 the school celebrates its 100-year anniversary – a

                                                             milestone in pharmacy education and research. Approximately 50 percent of the practic-

                                                   ing pharmacists in Southern California are graduates of USC. The school has an average student

                                                   body of 733 full-time students in the professional program, 87 students in the Master of Science

                                                   and Doctor of Philosophy programs, a full-time faculty of 70 and more than 355 part-time and vol-

                                                   unteer faculty.


                                                   The school occupies state-of-the-art facilities on the USC Health Sciences campus in metropolitan

                                                   Los Angeles, adjacent to the Los Angeles County + USC Medical Center (one of the largest teach-

                                                   ing hospitals in the country), the USC/Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, the Doheny Eye

                                                   Institute and the USC University Hospital. USC pharmacy students receive clinical training at these

                                                   facilities and many other affiliated hospitals, health care clinics, skilled nursing facilities, home

                                                   health care agencies and pharmacies in the Southern California region. Recognized as one of the

                                                   most innovative schools of pharmacy in the nation, the USC School of Pharmacy serves as a model

                                                   for other progressive pharmacy schools. USC was the first to establish the six-year program leading
                                                   to the Doctor of Pharmacy degree as the first professional degree. In 1968, USC initiated one of
Gustavus Aranda, Jr. provides pharmaceutical
services to low-income families at the To Help     the first clinical pharmacy programs in the nation. In 1988, the school started a Pharm.D./M.B.A.
Everyone Clinic in central Los Angeles. Aranda
earned his Pharm.D. in 2004 and is currently       dual degree program, the first of its kind in the country. In collaboration with the Andrus
working on his master’s degree in pharmaceutical   Gerontology Center, a Pharm.D./Graduate Certificate in Gerontology was developed in 1990.
economics and policy.
                                                   In 1994, the school implemented the M.S. and Ph.D. programs in Pharmaceutical Economics

                                                   and Policy, also the first of their kind in the country. In 2001, additional dual degree programs

                                                   were introduced including the Pharm.D./J.D., the Pharm.D./M.S. in Regulatory Science and

                                                   the Pharm.D./Master of Public Health, and in 2003, the school initiated the Pharm.D./M.S. in

                                                   Gerontology.


                                                   The school is a member of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, which promotes the

                                                   interests of pharmaceutical education. All institutions holding membership must maintain certain

                                                   minimum requirements for entrance and graduation. The school is accredited by the American

                                                   Council on Pharmaceutical Education.
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Health Sciences Campus                            Associate Professors: James D. Adams, Jr.,          Distinguished Emeritus Professors: John A. Biles,
John Stauffer Pharmaceutical Sciences             Ph.D.; Roger F. Duncan, Ph.D.; Sarah F.             Ph.D.; Paul Hochstein, Ph.D.
Center                                            Hamm-Alvarez, Ph.D.; Ian S. Haworth,
1985 Zonal Avenue                                 Ph.D.; Joel W. Hay, Ph.D.; Jeffrey S.               Emeritus Professor: Glenn H. Hamor, Ph.D.
Los Angeles, CA 90089-9121                        McCombs, Ph.D. (Gerontology); Michael B.
(323) 442-1369 Office of the Dean                 Nichol, Ph.D.; Curtis T. Okamoto, Ph.D.             Programs
FAX: (323) 442-1681                                                                                   The School of Pharmacy offers curricula lead-
(323) 442-1466 Office of Admission and            Assistant Professors: Jeonghoon Ahn, Ph.D.;         ing to the Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.)
Student Affairs                                   Nouri Neamati, Ph.D.; Clay C.C. Wang,               degree. Through the Graduate School, grad-
Email: pharmadm@usc.edu                           Ph.D.; Austin Yang, Ph.D.                           uate degrees offered are: Master of Science
Email: pharmfa@usc.edu                                                                                (M.S.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in
www.usc.edu/schools/pharmacy                      Research Associate Professor: Kevin J.Y.H. Shin     pharmaceutical sciences, Master of Science
                                                  Chen, Ph.D.                                         (M.S.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in
Administration                                                                                        molecular pharmacology and toxicology,
Timothy M. Chan, Ph.D., Dean                      Research Assistant Professors: Daryl L. Davies,     Master of Science (M.S.) and Doctor of
                                                  Ph.D.; Julianna Hwang, Pharm.D.; Robin              Philosophy (Ph.D.) in pharmaceutical eco-
Fred G. Weissman, Pharm.D., J.D., Associate       Mockett, Ph.D.; Jon Nilsen, Ph.D.;                  nomics and policy, Master of Science (M.S.)
Dean, Academic and Clinical Affairs               Xiao-Ming Ou, Ph.D.; Igor Rebrin, Ph.D.             in Regulatory Science. Five dual degree
                                                                                                      programs, one joint program and one certifi-
Cynthia C. White, B.A., Associate Dean,           Professors of Pharmacy: Gilbert Burckart,           cate program are also offered: Pharm.D./
Administrative Affairs                            Pharm.D.; Glen L. Stimmel, Pharm.D.                 J.D., Pharm.D./M.B.A., Pharm.D./M.P.H.,
                                                  (Psychiatry and the Behavioral Sciences); Bradley   Pharm.D./M.S., Regulatory Science,
Ronald L. Alkana, Pharm.D., Ph.D., Associate      R. Williams, Pharm.D. (Clinical Gerontology)        Pharm.D./M.S., Gerontology, Pharm.D./
Dean, Curricular Development                                                                          Ph.D., and Pharm.D./Graduate Certificate in
                                                  Associate Professors of Pharmacy: Melvin F.         Gerontology.
Michael Z. Wincor, Pharm.D., Associate Dean,      Baron, M.P.A., Pharm.D.; Paul M. Beringer,
External Programs                                 Pharm.D.; Kathleen H. Besinque, Pharm.D.,           The University of Southern California’s
                                                  M.S.Ed.; Alfred Chin, Pharm.D.; Julie A.            Doctor of Pharmacy and Master of Science
Melvin F. Baron, Pharm.D., Assistant Dean,        Dopheide, Pharm.D. (Clinical Psychiatry and         programs are accredited by the American
Programmatic Advancement                          the Behavioral Sciences); Kevin L. Forrester,       Council on Pharmaceutical Education, 311
                                                  Pharm.D.; William C. Gong, Pharm.D.; Mary           West Superior Street, Suite 512, Chicago,
Faculty                                           A. Gutierrez, Pharm.D.; Kathleen A. Johnson,        IL 60610, (312) 664-3575, (800) 533-3606, or
University Professor and Boyd P. and Elsie D.     Pharm.D., M.P.H., Ph.D. (Pharmaceutical             FAX (312) 664-4652.
Welin Professorship in Pharmaceutical Sciences:   Economics and Policy); Mervyn K. Kalman,
Jean Chen Shih, Ph.D.                             M.B.A.; Jack W. Kern, Pharm.D.; Cynthia             Tuition and Fees (Estimated)
                                                  L.L. Lieu, Pharm.D.; Stanley G. Louie,              Tuition for School of Pharmacy degree pro-
Distinguished Professor: Walter W. Wolf, Ph.D.    Pharm.D. (Family Medicine); Gladys H. Mitani,       grams (Pharm.D.; M.S. and Ph.D. in pharma-
                                                  Pharm.D.; Irving Steinberg, Pharm.D.                ceutical sciences; M.S. and Ph.D. in molecu-
John Stauffer Dean’s Chair in Pharmaceutical      (Clinical Pediatrics); Gregory A. Thompson,         lar pharmacology and toxicology; M.S. and
Sciences: Timothy M. Chan, Ph.D.                  Pharm.D.; Fred G. Weissman, Pharm.D.,               Ph.D. in pharmaceutical economics and poli-
                                                  J.D.; Michael Z. Wincor, Pharm.D. (Clinical         cy) is charged at the following rate (which
Hygeia Centennial Chair in Clinical Pharmacy:     Psychiatry and the Behavioral Sciences); Annie      differs from standard USC tuition): per
Gilbert J. Burckart, Pharm.D.                     Wong-Beringer, Pharm.D.; Frances S. Wong,           semester (15-18 units) $16,158; for less than
                                                  Pharm.D.                                            15 units and each unit above 18 units, $1,078
John A. Biles Professorship in Pharmaceutical                                                         per unit. See the Tuition and Fees section,
Sciences: Sarah Hamm-Alvarez, Ph.D.               Assistant Professors of Pharmacy: Betty Chan,       page 39, for fee information. These fees are
                                                  Pharm.D.; Steven Chen, Pharm.D.; Jennifer           based upon current information available at
Timothy M. Chan Professorship in                  H. Cupo, Pharm.D.; Paul J. Donatoni,                the time of publication and are subject to
Complementary Therapeutics: Rajindar S. Sohal,    Pharm.D.; Jeffery Goad, Pharm.D.; Emily             possible later change.
Ph.D.                                             Han, Pharm.D.; Kevin Kaneko, Pharm.D.;
                                                  Jiwon Kim, Pharm.D.; Kum Ja K. Lee,                 Doctor of Pharmacy students must pay a
Charles Krown/Pharmacy Alumni Professorship       Pharm.D.; May C. Mak, Pharm.D.; Tien Ng,            $500 non-refundable acceptance deposit that
in Pharmaceutical Sciences: Enrique Cadenas,      Pharm.D.; Thuy N. Nguyen, Pharm.D.; Susie           is applicable toward tuition. For deposit
M.D., Ph.D.                                       Park, Pharm.D.; Paula Phongsamron,                  information in other degree programs in the
                                                  Pharm.D.; Maria I. Rudis, Pharm.D.                  School of Pharmacy, please consult appropri-
QSAD Centurion Professorship in Pharmaceutical    (Emergency Medicine); Florence H. Wong-Yu,          ate offices.
Sciences: Michael B. Nichol, Ph.D.                Pharm.D.

Professors: Ronald L. Alkana, Pharm.D., Ph.D.;
David K. Ann, Ph.D.; Roberta D. Brinton,
Ph.D.; Enrique Cadenas, M.D., Ph.D.;
Timothy M. Chan, Ph.D.; Wei-Chiang Shen,
Ph.D.; Jean C. Shih, Ph.D.; Rajindar Sohal,
Ph.D.; Walter W. Wolf, Ph.D.
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Honor Societies                                   Phi Lambda Sigma                                   Student Health Services, Health Sciences
Rho Chi                                           The Phi Lambda Sigma chapter was estab-            Campus
Theta chapter of Rho Chi, national honorary       lished at USC in 1988. This national pharmacy      Services of the Student Health Center, cov-
pharmaceutical society, was established at        leadership society is devoted to identifying,      ered by the mandatory student health fee,
USC in 1925. Charters for chapters of this        supporting and recognizing the contribution        include the usual ambulatory care health
organization are granted only to student          of pharmacy students to their colleges, their      services given by the faculty of the USC
groups in those colleges that are members in      classmates, their campuses, their communi-         Department of Family Medicine and the
good standing of the American Association of      ties and to their chosen profession.               Student Health Center nursing staff. Hours
Colleges of Pharmacy. Eligibility for mem-                                                           are from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday
bership is based on high attainment in schol-     Student Housing and Service Facility,              through Friday, excluding USC holidays. The
arship, character, personality and leadership.    Health Sciences Campus                             Student Health Center is located in the USC
All candidates selected for membership must       There are limited university-managed               Health Care Consultation Center, 1500 San
have completed two years of college work,         accommodations on the Health Sciences              Pablo Street, Suite 104, adjacent to the USC
and they must be approved by the Dean of          campus. Students may wish to live in student       University Hospital, one block northeast of
the School of Pharmacy.                           housing on the University Park campus,             the School of Pharmacy. The telephone num-
                                                  located about eight miles from the Health          ber is (323) 442-5980. In addition to the stu-
                                                  Sciences campus.                                   dent health fee, all Pharm.D. students must
                                                                                                     have major medical insurance coverage from
                                                  The Blanche and Frank R. Seaver Student            the USC Health Plan. A student may request
                                                  Residence, adjacent to the John Stauffer           a waiver of the USC Health Plan if covered
                                                  Pharmaceutical Sciences Center, provides           by a personal medical plan acceptable to the
                                                  dining facilities and a book store. For resi-      Health Insurance Office.
                                                  dence information, phone (323) 442-1576; for
                                                  bookstore information call (323) 442-2674.




Professional Degrees

Doctor of Pharmacy

A four-year curriculum, following appropriate     Evaluation of official transcripts is completed    Admission of International Students
college prerequisite work, leading to the         by the School of Pharmacy Admission                Although international students are subject to
Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) is offered to       Committee and a letter of acceptance is            special admission procedures, which are spec-
students admitted to the School of Pharmacy.      mailed to each applicant who qualifies for         ified in the Admission section of this cata-
A sample outline of the curriculum is listed in   entrance. All documents mailed directly to         logue, they must follow the application pro-
the following pages. The degree will not be       the School of Pharmacy and received from           cedures used by domestic students.
conferred until the student has successfully      PharmCAS by the Office of Admission
completed all Doctor of Pharmacy degree           become the property of the university and          Entrance Requirements
requirements.                                     cannot be returned or duplicated for other         Admission to the School of Pharmacy requires:
                                                  than university purposes.                          completion of the prerequisite college courses
Application Procedure                                                                                (90 semester or 135 quarter units) and a mini-
The School of Pharmacy uses the College           Admissions Guidelines                              mum 3.0 (A = 4.0) cumulative grade point
Application Service (PharmCAS) and a sup-         The Admissions Committee considers sever-          average based on all transferable college
plemental application for its admission           al factors in making admissions decisions:         course work.
process. Applications are available at            strong academics; competitive performance
www.usc.edu/schools/pharmacy. The PharmCAS        in the interview; recommendation forms; and        Candidates who have received or will receive
and supplemental application deadline is          written comments specified in the applica-         a baccalaureate degree or who have complet-
November 1 (subject to change).                   tion. The committee also considers a candi-        ed units in excess of the minimum required
                                                  date’s motivation to pursue pharmacy, strong       will be considered more favorably than appli-
Applications received before November 1           interpersonal skills, excellent oral and written   cants who have fulfilled only minimum
will have priority interview consideration        communication skills, and leadership abili-        requirements.
when the PharmCAS and supplemental                ties. While the School of Pharmacy gives
application are submitted and all necessary       equal consideration to every qualified appli-
criteria have been met. Follow the instruc-       cant, the school cannot accommodate all
tions carefully for the PharmCAS application      qualified candidates who apply for admission.
and the supplemental application for the
USC School of Pharmacy.
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Prepharmacy Requirements                           Microbiology (with lab): one course in micro-     Humanities
To be eligible for admission to the School of      biology for science majors, including laborato-   Students who have earned a baccalaureate
Pharmacy, students must take the required          ry, is required. The recommended course at        degree and meet the prerequisites described
prerequisite college courses (90 semester          USC is BISC 300L.                                 above at the time of admission will have ful-
units or 135 quarter units) including general                                                        filled the requirements for humanities.
chemistry, organic chemistry, general biology,     Molecular biology: one course in molecular
physics, biochemistry, molecular biology,          biology for science majors is required. The       Students who will not have earned a bac-
microbiology, mammalian physiology, calcu-         recommended course at USC is BISC 320L.           calaureate degree at the time of admission
lus, statistics, general psychology or introduc-                                                     must complete an additional two semesters or
tion to sociology, macroeconomics or micro-        Biochemistry or cell biology: one course          three quarters of courses in literature, philos-
economics, interpersonal communication,            in biochemistry or cell biology for science       ophy, history, ethics, foreign language or fine
English and electives from the social              majors is required. The recommended course        arts. Studio or performance classes in art and
and behavioral sciences and humanities.            at USC is BISC 330L.                              music are not acceptable.
These science requirements should be com-
pleted at any accredited four-year university.     Mammalian physiology: one course in mam-          Advanced Placement and International
All other requirements may be completed at a       malian physiology for science majors, with        Baccalaureate Examinations
two-year college.                                  laboratory, is required. The recommended          AP and IB scores are acceptable only for stu-
                                                   course at USC is BISC 307L.                       dents entering the Pharm.D. program with
Grades of pass/no pass or credit/no credit                                                           a bachelor’s degree. Non-degree holders
will not be accepted (unless a course is only      English                                           should complete the next higher level class
offered on a pass/no pass basis).                  Two semesters or three quarters of composi-       for prepharmacy requirements. The Admis-
                                                   tion (or two quarters of composition and one      sions Committee recommends that applicants
Mathematics and Physical Sciences                  quarter of literature) are required. Remedial     enroll in all of the required prepharmacy
Courses must include calculus, statistics, gen-    English and English as a Second Language          courses. Advanced Placement and Inter-
eral chemistry and organic chemistry. Only         (ESL) are not acceptable. An English profi-       national Baccalaureate examinations are not
courses for science majors are acceptable. It is   ciency examination may be required.               granted equivalent status as specific courses
highly recommended that math and science                                                             and do not fulfill any of the prepharmacy
courses be completed during the regular aca-       Communications                                    requirements. For students who may have
demic year and not during a summer term.           One course (one semester or one quarter) in       been waived out of any prepharmacy require-
                                                   interpersonal communications is required.         ment, the committee generally will consider
Calculus: one semester or two quarters of          The course should include core theories of        the application of higher level course work
calculus are required. The course should           message production and reception in both          toward prepharmacy requirements. Please
include differential and integral calculus for     interpersonal and public contexts. One            contact the School of Pharmacy Office of
science majors. The recommended course at          semester or one quarter is required. The rec-     Admission for specific information.
USC is MATH 125.                                   ommended courses at USC are COMM 200,
                                                   COMM 201, COMM 204, COMM 304 or                   Entrance Examination
Statistics: One course is required.                COMM 308.                                         The PCAT is not required but applicants
                                                                                                     who submit scores will be given favorable
General chemistry: a one-year course for sci-      Social and Behavioral Sciences                    consideration in the application process. An
ence majors, including laboratory, is required.    Psychology or Sociology: one course in gener-     interview is required for admission.
The course should include inorganic chem-          al psychology or introduction to sociology is
istry and qualitative analysis. The recom-         required. The recommended courses at USC          Transfer Students
mended courses at USC are CHEM 105aLbL.            are PSYC 100 or SOCI 200.                         Transfer students from other U.S. accredited
                                                                                                     colleges of pharmacy are not accepted into
Organic chemistry: a one-year course for sci-      Economics: one course in either macro-            the Pharm.D. program.
ence majors, including laboratory, is required.    economics or microeconomics is required. If a
If the school offers less than a one-year          one-year course is offered, both semesters may    Post-Baccalaureate Program
course, the student must complete the second       be taken and excess units may be applied to       The School of Pharmacy accepts a limited
semester at another institution. The recom-        either the remainder of the unit requirements     number of applicants (if vacancies exist)
mended courses at USC are CHEM 322abL.             for the subject area or as elective units. The    who hold a recently conferred baccalaureate
                                                   equivalent course at USC is ECON 203 or           degree in pharmacy from a college of
Physics: a one-year course in physics for          ECON 205.                                         pharmacy accredited by the American
science majors, including laboratory, is                                                             Council on Pharmaceutical Education. Such
required. The recommended courses at               Students who have earned a baccalaureate          applicants may not be required to meet all
USC are PHYS 135abL or PHYS 151L and               degree and meet the prerequisites described       prepharmacy requirements in order to qualify
PHYS 152L.                                         above (including general psychology or intro-     for admission and, if admitted to the Doctor
                                                   duction to sociology and microeconomics or        of Pharmacy program, may be accepted at an
Biological Sciences                                macroeconomics) at the time of admission will     advanced level for a minimum of two years
General biology: a one-year course for science     have fulfilled the requirement for social and     (72 semester units) of full-time study.
majors is required in general biology with         behavioral sciences.
laboratory, for science majors (excluding                                                            Special Admissions Program for High
courses in human anatomy, human physiolo-          Students who will not have earned a baccalau-     School Students and USC Undergraduates
gy, botany and microbiology). If the school        reate degree at the time of admission must        The Trojan Admission Prepharmacy (TAP)
offers less than a one-year course, the student    complete an additional two semesters or three     program provides guaranteed admission to the
must complete the second semester at anoth-        quarters of courses in the social and behav-      USC School of Pharmacy for USC undergrad-
er institution. The recommended courses at         ioral sciences. Recommended areas include         uates who meet preset performance standards.
USC are BISC 120L and BISC 220L.                   anthropology, psychology, psychobiology, eco-
                                                   nomics, geography and sociology.
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The TAP program has been designed to                Pharm.D. Curriculum Requirements                     YEAR II, FALL (18 UNITS)                        UNITS
attract highly qualified, mature high school        The completion of a four-year professional           PHRD 506              Self Care and Non-
seniors applying to USC and taking their            curriculum is required to earn the Doctor of                               Prescription Therapies         5
prepharmacy course work at USC beginning            Pharmacy degree. The curriculum, except for          PHRD 551              Immunology                     3
as first semester freshmen. The program also        the fourth year, is a “block” program. All stu-      PHRD 557              Therapeutics I                 5
allows USC undergraduates to apply to the           dents must enroll in 18 units each semester          PHRD 559              Therapeutics II                2
TAP program after completing 32-48 semester         in courses designated for the fall or spring.        PHRD 561              Parenteral Therapy
units of undergraduate course work at USC.          Students do not have choices of courses to                                 Externship, or
Transfer students and students who have             take nor are they permitted to drop any one          PHRD 508              Pharmacy Literature
completed more than 48 semester units of            course or courses during the semester. (Year                               Analysis and Drug
prepharmacy course work are not eligible for        III and IV students have elective course                                   Information                    3
the TAP program. Admission requirements for         choices). Progress is permitted only when the
high school applicants to the TAP program           prior semester is completed in full. Students        YEAR II, SPRING (18 UNITS)                      UNITS
include prior admission to a USC undergradu-        should view the curriculum outlined here as          PHRD 552              Pharmaceutics IV               3
ate program and satisfactory scores on the TAP      advisory only and subject to modification.           PHRD 553              Management within
program admission interview and entrance            Aggregate hours must equal a minimum of                                    Health Care Organizations      2
essay. Minimum admission requirements for           144 units to meet graduation requirements.           PHRD 560              Therapeutics III               6
eligible second year USC undergraduates                                                                  PHRD 561L             Parenteral Therapy
include completion of 32-48 semester units of       The pharmacist of tomorrow will provide                                    Externship (credit fall), or
pharmacy prerequisite courses at USC, a mini-       preventive and therapeutic pharmaceutical            PHRD 508              Pharmacy Literature
mum cumulative USC GPA of 3.2 and satis-            care, provide drugs to patients, communicate                               Analysis and Drug
factory scores on the TAP program admission         in health care matters, meet the ethical and                               Information                    3
interview and entrance essay.                       legal requirements of the practice of phar-          PHRD 562              Therapeutics IV                4
                                                    macy and maintain professional expertise.
Students accepted into the TAP program must         The curriculum committee of the School of            YEAR III, FALL (18 UNITS)                       UNITS
take full course loads each semester (minimum       Pharmacy has developed guidelines and                PHRD 601              Therapeutics V                 6
of 16 units) and complete their prepharmacy         patient care competencies consistent with            PHRD 603              Therapeutics VI                3
requirements with at least a 3.2 cumulative         interpretations of this new role. An appro-          PHRD 605              Therapeutics VII               4
GPA. All prepharmacy courses must be taken          priate and dynamic educational program is            PHRD 607              Nutrition                      2
for letter grades. Pass/no pass, credit/no credit   needed to develop these competencies, and            Elective                                             3
grades and grades of C- and lower are not           curriculum changes are necessary and desir-
acceptable.                                         able in order to meet scientific advances,           YEAR III, SPRING (18 UNITS)                     UNITS
                                                    population profile changes, increasing health        PHRD 606              Therapeutics VIII              2
TAP program participants who fulfill the            expectations, technological advances, the            PHRD 608              Therapeutics IX                2
requirements listed above will be guaranteed        increasing role of the government in health          PHRD 610              Therapeutics X                 3
admission to the Doctor of Pharmacy pro-            services and other influences.                       PHRD 612              Therapeutics XI                2
gram at USC. Participants who fulfill the pre-                                                           PHRD 614              Pharmaceutical Economics
pharmacy and TAP GPA requirements and               Program of Courses
                                                                                                                               and Outcome Studies            3
wish to complete their baccalaureate degree         YEAR I, FALL (18 UNITS)                      UNITS
                                                                                                         PHRD 616              Pharmacy Law and Ethics        3
can do so without losing their guaranteed           PHRD 501             Pharmaceutics I             4   Elective                                             3
admission to the School of Pharmacy, provided       PHRD 503             Biological Systems I        4
they meet or exceed the minimum cumula-             PHRD 507             Health Care Delivery            Year III students must choose their electives
tive GPA required for admission into the                                 Systems                     2   from the following (3 units each):
Pharm.D. program. TAP program students              PHRD 509             Pharmacy Practice               PHRD 651           Community Pharmacy I
receive ongoing individual advisement, access                            and Experience I            4   PHRD 652           Community Pharmacy II
to the School of Pharmacy’s student services        PHRD 555             Biochemical and Molecular       PHRD 653           Health Systems Pharmacy I
and the privilege of joining the student-run                             Sites of Drug Action        4   PHRD 654           Health Systems Pharmacy II
prepharmacy club, the USC Pharmaceutical                                                                 PHRD 655           Geriatric Pharmacy I
Society. A specific listing of USC courses and      YEAR I, SPRING (18 UNITS)                    UNITS
                                                                                                         PHRD 656           Geriatric Pharmacy II
a recommended program for TAP program               PHRD 502             Pharmaceutics II            3   PHRD 657L          Basic Research Design
participants can be obtained from the School        PHRD 504             Biological Systems II       6   PHRD 658           Sleep and the Pharmacologic
of Pharmacy Office of Admission.                    PHRD 505             Molecular Genetics                                 Management of Its Disorders
                                                                         and Therapy                 3   PHRD 659           Molecular Therapeutics:
General Education Requirements (TAP Students        PHRD 510             Pharmacy Practice                                  Signal Transduction
Only)                                                                    and Experience II           4   PHRD 660           Disease State Management I
The university’s general education program          PHRD 554             Public Health and               PHRD 661           Pharmacy Practice in
provides a coherent, integrated introduction                             Epidemiology                2                      Women’s Health
to the breadth of knowledge you will need to                                                             PHRD 662           Psychiatric Pharmacy
consider yourself (and to be considered by                                                                                  Practice
other people) a generally well-educated per-                                                             PHRD 663           Pharmaceutical
son. This program requires six courses in dif-                                                                              Development
ferent categories, plus writing and diversity                                                            PHRD 664           Clinical Problem Solving
requirements, which together comprise the                                                                PHRD 665           Complementary/Alternative
USC Core. See pages 60 and 219 for more                                                                                     Therapeutics
information.
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PHRD 666             Therapeutic Drug              PHRD 712*         Applied Clinical                  Total for Pharm.D. degree: 144 semester
                     Monitoring                                      Pharmacokinetics Clerkship        units.
PHRD 667             Drugs of Abuse                PHRD 713          Drug Information Clerkship
PHRD 668             Computing Application         PHRD 714          Radiopharmacy Clerkship           Degree Requirements
PHRD 669             Health Care Needs of          PHRD 715*         Oncology Clerkship                All students in the Doctor of Pharmacy
                     Special Populations           PHRD 716*         Ob-Gyn Clerkship                  degree program must meet course require-
PHRD 670             Marketing and Development     PHRD 717          Dermatology Clerkship             ments, grade point average requirements and
                     in the Pharmaceutical         PHRD 718          Hospital Pharmacy Practice        program residency requirements. All course
                     Industry                                        Clerkship                         requirements must be completed with a
                                                   PHRD 719          Pain Management Clerkship         grade of “C” or better. The degree will not
YEAR IV, FALL (18 UNITS)                           PHRD 720*         Critical Care Clerkship           be conferred until the student has successful-
Required Clerkships                                PHRD 721          Drug Utilization and Evaluation   ly completed all Doctor of Pharmacy degree
Elective Clerkships                                                  Clerkship                         requirements. Students are subject to the
                                                   PHRD 722          Home Health Care Clerkship        degree requirements in the USC Catalogue
YEAR IV, SPRING (18 UNITS)                         PHRD 723*         Nutritional Support Clerkship     current for the semester of their admission
Required Clerkships                                PHRD 724          Advanced Community Pharmacy       into the Doctor of Pharmacy program.
Elective Clerkships                                                  Clerkship                         Students must have a cumulative grade point
                                                   PHRD 725          International Pharmacy            average of 3.0 in the Pharm.D. curriculum to
Required Clerkships (6 units each) — four                            Clerkship                         meet graduation requirements.
rotations:                                         PHRD 726          Directed Clinical Project
PHRD 701        Acute Care Clinical Practice                         Clerkship I                       Registration
                Clerkship                          PHRD 727          Directed Clinical Project         Details of the School of Pharmacy registration
PHRD 704        Primary Care Clerkship, or                           Clerkship II                      procedure will be included in the orientation
PHRD 707        Outpatient Psychiatric             PHRD 728          Directed Clinical Project         program prior to the first week of classes.
                Pharmacy Clerkship                                   Clerkship III
PHRD 705        Community Pharmacy                 PHRD 729          Directed Clinical Project         Cancellation of Registration
                Clerkship                                            Clerkship IV                      During the first three years of the Doctor
                                                   PHRD 730          Acute Care Geriatrics Clerkship   of Pharmacy program (Years I, II and III), a
An inpatient practice elective must be satisfied   PHRD 731          Advanced Geriatrics Clerkship     student will only be permitted to withdraw
by PHRD 702 if the student selects PHRD 707        PHRD 732          Pharmacy Administration           from all courses enrolled in a semester and
Outpatient Psychiatric Pharmacy Clerkship. If                        Clerkship                         may not selectively withdraw from a single
the student selects PHRD 702, the student may      PHRD 733*         Anticoagulation Therapy           course or group of courses. During the fourth
take elective clerkships marked * to satisfy the                     Clerkship                         year, students must contact the School of
requirement.                                       PHRD 734*         Antimicrobial Therapy Clerkship   Pharmacy Office of Admission and Student
                                                   PHRD 735          Clinical Pharmacy Research        Affairs for withdrawal guidelines. Procedures
Elective Clerkships — two rotations:                                 Clerkship                         for readmission into the program or make-up
PHRD 702* Inpatient Psychiatric Pharmacy           PHRD 736*         Chemical Dependency Clerkship     of incomplete courses and clerkships are
              Clerkship                            PHRD 737*         Clinical Transplantation          included in the school’s brochure on academ-
PHRD 703      Long Term Care Clerkship                               Clerkship                         ic policies and procedures.
PHRD 706      Geriatrics Clerkship                 PHRD 738          Pharmaceutical Industry
PHRD 708* Inpatient Clinical Practice                                Clerkship
              Clerkship                            PHRD 739          AIDS/Immune Disorders
PHRD 709* Pediatric Drug Therapy                                     Clerkship
              Clerkship                            PHRD 740          Health Care Systems
PHRD 710* Surgery Clerkship                                          Administration Clerkship
PHRD 711* Cardiovascular Drug Therapy
              Clerkship                            *Acceptable for satisfying the inpatient elective
                                                   requirement.




Graduate Degrees

The School of Pharmacy, through the                Department of Economics. The M.S. degree            followed, but the application and the supple-
Graduate School, offers curricula leading to       in pharmaceutical economics and policy is           mental information requested should first be
the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in pharmaceuti-         offered jointly with the School of Policy,          submitted to: Graduate Programs Office, USC
cal sciences and in molecular pharmacology         Planning, and Development and the                   School of Pharmacy, 1985 Zonal Avenue, Los
and toxicology. The school also offers an          Department of Economics. In addition, the           Angeles, CA 90033. Additional information
interdisciplinary M.S. in regulatory science.      school offers dual degrees with the schools         may be obtained by calling (323) 442-1474 or
The Ph.D. degree in pharmaceutical eco-            of law, business and gerontology as well as         sending email to pharmgrd@usc.edu.
nomics and policy is offered jointly with the      other programs. Instructions given in the
                                                   Admission section of this catalogue are to be
                                                  Graduate Degrees                                                                               769




Admission Requirements for the Master of          essential. Whenever possible, students will       A minimum grade point average of at least
Science and Doctor of Philosophy in               be selected for admission on the basis of         3.0 (A = 4.0) is required. Special attention is
Pharmaceutical Sciences                           interviews with one or more members of the        given to the grades achieved in economics,
Applicants should possess a bachelor’s degree     faculty.                                          statistics and mathematics courses relevant to
or equivalent from an accredited college or                                                         the program. A qualifying score on the GRE
university. A minimum grade point average of      Both the M.S. and Ph.D. programs empha-           in verbal and quantitative areas is required.
3.0 and qualifying scores on the GRE in the       size research in molecular and neuropharma-       Students with GRE scores of 1200 or better
verbal and quantitative tests are required. In    cology, receptor pharmacology, biochemical        will be given priority for financial aid support.
addition to excellent communication skills,       and oxidant toxicology. Applications for
applicants should possess knowledge and           admission are reviewed by the Molecular           Admission Requirements for the Master of
competence equivalent to one year of accept-      Pharmacology and Toxicology Graduate              Science in Regulatory Science
able course work in at least three of the         Committee of the School of Pharmacy and           Applicants should possess a bachelor’s degree
following disciplines: mathematics, organic       are evaluated on the basis of academic excel-     or equivalent from an accredited college or
chemistry, physical chemistry, biochemistry,      lence and commitment to scientific research.      university. Applicants with graduate or pro-
physiology and pharmacology. In addition to                                                         fessional degrees are encouraged to apply. A
the application for admission, three letters of   Admission Requirements for the Master of          minimum grade point average of 3.0 or quali-
recommendation from faculty members who           Science in Pharmaceutical Economics and           fying scores on the GRE or equivalent exam-
can evaluate the promise of the applicant         Policy                                            ination are required. The program encour-
for graduate study and a personal statement       Applicants for admission must have achieved       ages the participation of part-time students
summarizing career objectives and research        a minimum 3.0 GPA in undergraduate or             with work experience.
interests must be submitted.                      professional school and adequate scores on
                                                  the GRE. In addition, applicants will be          Acceptance criteria for those individuals will
Applicants who do not meet all the specific       required to have completed upper division         be assessed on a case-by-case basis. English
requirements indicated above, but who show        courses in statistical methods, calculus and      proficiency is essential. Students will be
unique potential, may be considered for           microeconomics.                                   selected for admission, whenever possible,
admission with conditions which may be ful-                                                         after interviews with one or more members of
filled during the first semester of enrollment.   Admission Requirements for the Doctor of          faculty.
See the Graduate School section of this cata-     Philosophy in Pharmaceutical Economics
logue, page 91.                                   and Policy                                        Admission of International Students to
                                                  Candidates with a bachelor’s, master’s or         Graduate Degree Programs
Admission Requirements for the Master of          Pharm.D. degree are invited to apply.             All requirements described in this section are
Science and Doctor of Philosophy in               Applicants must have demonstrated profi-          also applicable to the admission of interna-
Molecular Pharmacology and Toxicology             ciency in verbal and written English and apti-    tional students. In addition, special applica-
All applicants must possess a bachelor’s or       tude in economics, mathematics, statistics        tion and admission procedures are required of
higher degree from an accredited college or       and computer science. Deficiencies in eco-        international students. Refer to the section
university with a grade point average of 3.0 or   nomics and statistical background can be          on Admission of International Students in
better and must have qualifying scores on the     addressed through preliminary course work         this catalogue.
GRE. Students who have strong backgrounds         after admission to the program.
in biology and/or chemistry are best suited
for this program. Proficiency in English is



Degree Requirements

These degrees are under the jurisdiction of       Master of Science in Molecular                    On either track, during the students’ final
the Graduate School. Students should also         Pharmacology and Toxicology                       semester they will prepare a thesis to com-
refer to the Requirements for Graduation          A minimum of 32 units is required including       plete their degree requirements, either cover-
section, page 81 and the Graduate School          INTD 531, INTD 561, INTD 571, and                 ing the scientific area selected in the non-
section of this catalogue for general regula-     PHBI 582, MPTX 500, MPTX 501, four                research track, or describing their research
tions, page 91. All courses applied toward the    semesters of MPTX 594ab and MPTX 700.             project and results in the research track. The
degrees must be courses accepted by the                                                             thesis should be 50-100 pages on average.
Graduate School.                                  To obtain the master’s degree, students
                                                  may choose from two tracks. First, the non-       Research can be initiated earlier in the
Master of Science in Pharmaceutical               research master’s track requires that the stu-    program – in the first year or first summer.
Sciences                                          dent carry out a detailed, extensive literature   Students selecting the non-research master
A Master of Science degree in the pharma-         review in an area determined by the student       track may elect and are encouraged to carry
ceutical sciences will be granted on the basis    in conjunction with a thesis advisor faculty      out research in their program.
of completion of at least 24 units of formal      member. Second, the research track requires
course work and presentation of an accept-        that the student carry out a research project     Students are not allowed to be paid for work-
able thesis (PSCI 594ab, 4 units) based on        during the second year of the program.            ing in a lab if they are taking research or the-
the results of an original investigation.                                                           sis units. During the summer, faculty advisors
                                                                                                    can provide a stipend, arranged on an individ-
                                                                                                    ual basis. Funding is not guaranteed in the
                                                                                                    master’s program.
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Master of Science in Pharmaceutical               Doctor of Philosophy in Pharmaceutical           Qualifying Examination
Economics and Policy                              Sciences                                         Students will be required to pass a compre-
The Department of Pharmaceutical Econom-          This program emphasizes basic as well as         hensive qualifying examination in major areas
ics and Policy (School of Pharmacy) offers a      applied research in drug delivery and target-    of the pharmaceutical sciences. The examina-
program of study leading to the M.S. degree.      ing, utilizing medicinal chemistry, computa-     tion is administered by the guidance commit-
Applicants must apply to the Graduate School      tional chemistry, pharmaceutics, pharmacody-     tee and consists of two parts: a written exami-
and meet the admissions requirements of the       namics, molecular pharmacology, immunology       nation and a written proposition outlining a
program. This program requires students to        and cell biology.                                research project, followed by an oral examina-
demonstrate skills in the analysis of pharma-                                                      tion based on the proposition and questions
ceutical and health technology innovations,       A minimum of 60 units is required for the        dealing with the written examination.
as well as an understanding of contemporary       Doctor of Philosophy degree. At least 24
health policy issues. A minimum of 36 units       units of course work are required at the 500-    All course and qualifying examination
of graduate level courses is required.            level or above, exclusive of seminar and         requirements for the Doctor of Philosophy
                                                  directed research. The guidance committee        must be completed within two and one half
Grade Point Average                               may require more than 24 units of course         years after admission.
A grade point average of at least 3.0 (A = 4.0)   work. A minimum of 12 units is to be taken
must be achieved on graduate course work at       in courses in the Department of Pharma-          Dissertation
USC.                                              ceutical Sciences and a minimum of 8 units       A dissertation based on original investigation is
                                                  must be taken in various related disciplines     required. The research should make a contri-
Course Requirements                               outside the department. The remaining            bution to science and should demonstrate the
The student is required to complete the fol-      36 units may be fulfilled with other courses,    candidate’s scholarly advancement and compe-
lowing 36 units of graduate level course work:    directed research and dissertation.              tence to undertake independent research. An
ECON 414 (4 units), ECON 500 (4 units)                                                             oral defense of the dissertation will be held
or PPD 501 (4 units), PM 511aL (4 units),         Foreign Language Requirement                     after the candidate submits the final draft of
PM 512 (4 units) or approved elective,            There is no formal foreign language require-     the dissertation to the dissertation committee
PMEP 509 (4 units), PMEP 519 (4 units),           ment. However, an individual guidance com-       (see Graduate School policies and require-
PMEP 529 (4 units), PMEP 538 (4 units) and        mittee can require competency in a foreign       ments, page 97).
PMEP 539 (4 units).                               language or some other research tool such as
                                                  computer language, if this is relevant for the   Student Teaching
Students must complete all requirements for       student’s area of research.                      Teaching experience is considered an integral
the degree within five years of entry into the                                                     part of the training of graduate students.
program.                                          Guidance Committee                               Thus, as part of the general requirements for
                                                  Upon admission, the student will be assigned     the Ph.D., each student is required to partici-
Additional Degree Requirements                    to a member of the graduate faculty who will     pate in the teaching program of the School of
The student must satisfactorily complete the      serve as his or her temporary advisor until a    Pharmacy.
specified courses in economics, preventive        permanent advisor has been identified. The
medicine and public administration prior          student’s program of study will be under the     Doctor of Philosophy in Molecular
to enrolling in PMEP 538 or PMEP 539.             direction of a guidance committee composed       Pharmacology and Toxicology
The student is also required to complete an       of at least five members, one of whom must       A minimum of 60 units is required. At least
empirical research project on a topic relevant    be from outside the department granting the      24 units must be in formal course work
to pharmaceutical economics and policy.           degree. The student should select a graduate     and must include INTD 531, INTD 561,
                                                  advisor and guidance committee no later than     INTD 571, PHBI 582, MPTX 500, MPTX
Master of Science in Regulatory Science           the third semester in residence.                 501, and four semesters of MPTX 700. The
Regulatory science relates the regulatory and                                                      remaining 36 units may be fulfilled with
legal requirements of biomedical product          Screening Procedure                              other courses, directed research and the dis-
development to the scientific study needed        The performance of each student will be          sertation units. Other courses selected from
to establish product safety and efficacy. A       evaluated no later than the end of the second    graduate courses (500 level or above) in phar-
Master of Science degree in regulatory sci-       semester of enrollment in the graduate pro-      maceutical sciences, biochemistry, cell biol-
ence will be granted upon completion of           gram. This screening procedure is conducted      ogy, chemistry, molecular biology, neuro-
at least 30 units of formal course work and       by the student’s guidance committee or, if a     science, pathology and physiology will be
6 units of research project work in an intern-    student has not selected his or her research     arranged by students in consultation with
ship setting (MPTX 630). Students with            advisor at that time, by the Graduate Review     their guidance committee.
experience in industry or government can          Committee of the department. The commit-
substitute an equivalent amount of formal         tee reviews thoroughly the student’s progress    Screening Procedure
course work for the research project with the     up to that point in various areas including      The progress of every student accepted into
permission of the admissions committee.           course work, research interests and laboratory   the program is evaluated on a semester basis
Course requirements normally include a min-       performance on his or her research project or    by the graduate affairs committee.
imum of three courses concerned with regu-        laboratory rotations. If a performance defi-
latory aspects of medical product develop-        ciency is detected at that point by the com-     Language Requirement
ment and a minimum of one course each in          mittee, the student will be recommended to       There are no formal foreign language or com-
quality assurance, clinical research, business,   either take additional course work or transfer   puter language requirements. The guidance
statistics and law. Recommended course work       to the Master of Science program. Passing        committee may, however, require compe-
includes some courses available in other          this screening procedure is prerequisite to      tence in a foreign language or computer lan-
departments of the university. Students           continuation in the Ph.D. program.               guage if such competence is relevant to the
should develop a specific plan of study in                                                         student’s research interests.
consultation with the graduate advisors
before beginning the program.
                                                   Graduate Degrees                                                                             771




Qualifying Examination                             ECON 511, ECON 514, ECON 603, ECON                Qualifying Examination
Following the successful completion of all for-    615, PM 511a, PMEP 509, PMEP 519, PMEP            Upon successful completion of the first two
mal course work (usually two years), students      529, PMEP 538, PMEP 539, PMEP 549 and             years of course and grade requirements, the
must demonstrate excellence in general phar-       PMEP 698. Students may transfer and substi-       student takes a general written and oral
macology and toxicology as well as their area(s)   tute up to 24 units of graduate course work       examination on the chosen area of research
of research specialization. General and special-   from other universities to fulfill the required   emphasis after presenting a detailed written
ist knowledge are tested in both written and       64 units of graduate credit subject to the        dissertation proposal. After passing these
oral qualifying examinations, which also           approval of the department.                       examinations, the student is admitted to can-
involve the presentation of a research proposal.                                                     didacy for the Ph.D. degree.
                                                   Guidance Committee
Dissertation                                       The student will be assigned to a member          Dissertation
After passing the Ph.D. qualifying examina-        of the graduate faculty who will serve as his     After admission to candidacy, the student
tions, students begin work on their disserta-      or her temporary advisor until the formation      forms a dissertation committee comprising
tion research, which typically requires two to     of a guidance committee. The student should       three faculty members, one of whom must be
three years of full-time effort. The disserta-     consult the pharmaceutical economics and          from an outside department. The chair of
tion research must involve original investiga-     policy director of graduate studies on the        this committee is the dissertation supervisor.
tion in a relevant scientific area and must        appointment of a Ph.D. guidance committee         The student must register for PMEP 794
demonstrate the student’s ability to plan,         after taking the written qualifying examina-      each semester, excluding summer sessions,
conduct and evaluate laboratory experiments.       tion. The chairman of the student’s Ph.D.         until the dissertation and all other degree
The dissertation research must represent a         guidance committee advises the student on         requirements are completed.
significant contribution to knowledge and          matters of curriculum and graduate opportuni-
must be successfully defended in an oral           ties. The guidance committee comprises three      The student is expected to complete a dis-
examination. The final written dissertation        to five members, at least one of whom must        sertation based on original investigation. The
must be of publishable quality, and must be        be from outside the department; at least two      dissertation must represent a significant con-
approved by the graduate advisor and the dis-      members must specialize in the student’s area     tribution to knowledge and must be defend-
sertation committee.                               of emphasis; and at least three of the members    ed in an oral examination administered by
                                                   must be suitable for service on the student’s     the dissertation committee (see the section
Doctor of Philosophy in Pharmaceutical             dissertation committee. The composition of all    on Graduate School policies and require-
Economics and Policy                               Ph.D. guidance committees must be approved        ments, page 97).
The Department of Pharmaceutical                   by the pharmaceutical economics and policy
Economics and Policy (School of Pharmacy)          director of graduate studies. The student must    Student Teaching
offers a program of study leading to the           form his or her guidance committee within         Teaching experience is considered an integral
Ph.D. degree. Applicants must apply to             one month after passing the departmental          part of the training of graduate students.
the Graduate School and meet admissions            screening procedure.                              As part of the general requirements for the
requirements. This program focuses on eco-                                                           Ph.D., all students are required to undergo
nomic assessment of pharmaceuticals and            Screening Procedure                               training as an educator. This will include par-
medical technology and research into the           The student’s progress will be reviewed after     ticipating in seminars on educational tech-
finance and delivery of pharmaceuticals and        each semester and before registration for         niques and hands-on teaching experiences
pharmacy services. A minimum of 64 units of        any additional course work to determine if        through participation in didactic and small
graduate level courses numbered 500 or high-       progress has been satisfactory.                   group teaching in the School of Pharmacy.
er (excluding 794) and a minimum of four
units of 794 is required.                          Seminar Requirements                              Pharm.D./Juris Doctor
                                                   Every student is required to take and satis-      Admission Requirements
Foreign Language Requirement                       factorily complete three two-unit research        Admission to the dual Pharm.D./J.D. program
There is no formal foreign language require-       seminars chosen from PMEP 698 or the              is competitive, and involves meeting admis-
ment. However, competence in the use of            equivalent. At least one of these seminars        sion requirements and gaining acceptance to
one computer programming language is               must be related to the student’s major field      both the School of Pharmacy and the USC
required for the graduate degrees. Such            and the same seminar may be taken more            Gould School of Law. Students will not be
competence can be demonstrated either by           than once. Before completing the disserta-        given special consideration for admission to
course work or examination.                        tion, the student must present at least one       either program because they are applying for
                                                   original research paper in a seminar of his or    the dual degree. Students who have a bacca-
Grade Point Average                                her choice. This paper should typically con-      laureate degree may apply to the dual
A grade point average of at least 3.0 (A = 4.0)    sist of original results contained in the stu-    Pharm.D./J.D. degree program in two ways.
must have been achieved on graduate course         dent’s dissertation. It becomes part of the       First, they may apply at the time they submit
work at USC. ECON 615 or a higher level            student’s permanent file.                         their Pharm.D. application by concurrently
course in econometrics must be completed                                                             submitting applications to both schools.
with a grade of B or higher.                       Dissertation Proposal Preparation                 Students who elect this approach must iden-
                                                   The student is required to register for two       tify themselves on their Pharm.D. applica-
Unit Requirements and Recommended Courses          units of PMEP 790 and write a research            tions as potential dual Pharm.D./J.D. degree
Students are required to complete a minimum        paper on a topic suitable for a dissertation.     students. Students who are admitted to both
of 64 units of graduate level course work. The     Typically, the chair of the student’s guidance    schools will be offered admission to the dual
following courses are recommended towards          committee directs this work. The resulting        degree contingent on passing all courses in
fulfilling the 64-unit requirement: ECON 503,      essay becomes part of the student’s written       their first year of the Pharm.D. with a mini-
                                                   dissertation proposal which is presented and      mum 3.0 GPA. Students pursuing the dual
                                                   critiqued during the oral portion of the quali-   Pharm.D./J.D. degree must notify the Law
                                                   fying examination.
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School in a timely fashion that they will be       year of the dual degree program. Students        The program involves completion of the first
enrolling in the dual Pharm.D./J.D. degree         will be eligible to sit for the Pharmacy Board   year in the School of Pharmacy, the second in
program and will not matriculate at the Law        Exams after completion of the Pharm.D.           the Marshall School of Business, and then
School until the following year. Students who      degree requirements. However, dual degree        completion of the balance of both degrees
are accepted by only one school may choose         students will not actually be awarded their      during the third through fifth years. A total of
to attend that school but will not be eligible     Pharm.D. degrees until they complete             48 units must be completed in the Marshall
for the dual degree. Second, students can          requirements for both degrees.                   School of Business.
apply to the dual degree by submitting an
application to the Law School during their         Juris Doctor Requirements                        First Year: Required Pharmacy School
first year of enrollment in the Pharm.D. pro-      Dual degree students must successfully           courses
gram prior to the Law School’s published           complete 88 units of J.D. and acceptable
application deadline. Students who elect this      Pharm.D. course work during the second to        Second Year: Required M.B.A. core courses
approach must apply through the School of          sixth years of the dual degree program to
Pharmacy. Students who are admitted to the         receive the J.D. degree. The 88 units must       Third to Fifth Years: 108 units of Pharmacy
Law School using this approach would be            be composed of 76 units of J.D. course work,     courses and graduate business electives suffi-
offered admission to the dual degree contin-       including satisfaction of the upper-division     cient to bring the total units completed in the
gent on passing all courses in their first year    writing requirement and any other substan-       Marshall School of Business to at least 48.
of the Pharm.D. with a minimum 3.0 GPA.            tive requirements, plus 12 units of Pharm.D.
See the admissions section of the School of        course work deemed acceptable to meet J.D.       The Pharm.D. and the M.B.A. are awarded
Pharmacy and the Law School for specific           elective requirements. No J.D. credit will be    simultaneously upon completion of the
requirements.                                      awarded for Pharm.D. course work complet-        School of Pharmacy and the Marshall School
                                                   ed prior to matriculation in the Law School.     of Business requirements.
Degree Requirements                                Students cannot receive the J.D. degree
The professions of pharmacy and law are dis-       under requirements for the dual degree           Admission Requirements
tinctly different, yet pharmacists are often       program without prior or simultaneous com-       Students who have a baccalaureate degree
involved in legal issues and lawyers frequent-     pletion of the Pharm.D. degree.                  from an accredited college or university and
ly deal with pharmacy, drug, health care,                                                           have been admitted and have successfully
product development and toxin-related mat-         Both professions require passing a state board   completed one year in the School of Phar-
ters. This dual degree program provides qual-      or bar exam to practice the respective profes-   macy will be considered for admission to
ified students with an efficient mechanism         sions. Neither of these professional doctoral    the Marshall School of Business. See the
for obtaining the expertise and professional       degrees requires a thesis or comprehensive       Marshall School of Business, page 141, for
credentials that will enable them to develop       final exam.                                      admission requirements.
professional practices that bring together
expertise in both areas.                           Recommended Program                              Pharm.D./M.S., Gerontology
                                                   Pharm.D./J.D. dual degree students will          The emerging impact of the elderly on the
Overall Requirements                               begin with the first year of the Pharm.D. cur-   health care system has created a need for
A student is required to complete all work         riculum (36 units). During the second year,      health care providers who understand the
for both degrees within six years of the date      students will take the first year law core       unique health-related needs of the elderly. As
of matriculation at the School of Pharmacy         (33 units), plus 3-5 Pharm.D. units. Due to      drug therapy remains the primary therapeutic
(Pharm.D.) and five years of matriculation at      the rigor of the Law School core, pharmacy       option for chronic disease, the demand for
the Law School (J.D.). The entire dual degree      courses during the first year of Law School      prescription drugs will continue to rise.
program will take six years to complete. Dual      are limited to non-science courses. The third    There is a demand for pharmacists who are
degree students will be allowed to use 12 units    through fifth years of the program focus on      equipped to meet the pharmaceutical care
of approved J.D. course work (elective or          Pharm.D. courses with sufficient law courses     needs of this population. Geriatric pharmacy
required) to meet 12 units of Pharm.D. elec-       to maintain students’ educational momentum       is becoming increasingly recognized as a spe-
tives and 12 units of approved Pharm.D.            in law. Students should complete their           cialty. Pharmacists with expertise in gerontol-
course work (elective or required) to meet         Pharm.D. requirements during the fall of their   ogy and geriatrics are in an excellent position
J.D. electives. A faculty guidance committee       sixth year of the program and their law course   to play a leading role in health policy and
will determine the exact program for each          work also during the sixth year. Students        direct patient care. The Pharm.D./M.S.,
student, including the appropriateness of          must complete both degree requirements by        Gerontology program will provide extensive
courses in one program used to meet elective       the end of the sixth year of the program.        education and training in the unique health
requirements for the other program. A total of                                                      care needs of older adults. It will allow stu-
208 units are required for the dual degree.        Pharm.D./M.B.A. Dual Degree Program              dent pharmacists with a career interest in geri-
                                                   Responding to the growing demand on phar-        atrics or gerontology to work with health care
Pharm.D. Requirements                              macists to be knowledgeable in both science      planning or delivery organizations to develop
Dual degree students must successfully com-        and business administration, the USC School      and implement progressive pharmaceutical
plete 144 units of Pharm.D. and acceptable         of Pharmacy in 1988 helped pioneer an inno-      care programs for the elderly.
J.D. units to receive the Pharm.D. degree.         vation in pharmaceutical education by offer-
The 144 units must include 132 units of            ing this unique five-year dual degree program.
required and elective pharmacy course work
plus 12 units of J.D. course work deemed           The Pharm.D./M.B.A. dual degree program
acceptable to meet Pharm.D. elective require-      is offered cooperatively by the School of
ments. Dual degree students should graduate        Pharmacy and the USC Marshall School of
with their Pharm.D. degrees at the comple-         Business. Students must complete concur-
tion of the first semester of the sixth academic   rently all requirements established by both
                                                   schools for their respective degrees.
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Application and Admission Requirements            Pharm.D./Master of Public Health                  program in two ways. First, they may apply at
Students who would like to pursue the dual        The School of Pharmacy and the Master of          the time they submit their Pharm.D. applica-
Pharm.D./M.S. degree must be accepted by          Public Health program, in recognition of the      tion by concurrently submitting applications
both programs. Students applying for the dual     rapidly changing health care environment, and     to both programs. Students who elect this
degree program must meet the respective           in response to the growing demand for phar-       approach must identify themselves on both
admission requirements for each program.          macists who are knowledgeable in both phar-       applications as potential dual degree students.
This includes having completed a baccalaure-      macy and population-based health care issues,     Students who are admitted to both programs
ate degree from an accredited college or uni-     have developed a dual degree program. The         will be offered admission to the Pharm.D. and
versity with a minimum G.P.A. of 3.0 and a        joint Pharm.D./M.P.H. degree will enable          will be offered admission to the dual degree
minimum GRE score of 1000. Students will          graduates to be more responsive to today’s        program contingent on passing all courses in
not be given special consideration for admis-     health care needs and will provide training for   their first year of the Pharm.D. with a mini-
sion to either program because they are apply-    pharmacists who seek to be agents of change       mum 3.0 GPA. Students who are accepted by
ing for the dual degree. Students may apply       within the profession and to assume leader-       only one program may choose to attend that
to the dual Pharm.D./M.S. degree program in       ship roles in the pharmacy field and in public    program, but will not be eligible for the dual
two ways. First, they may apply at the time       health at the local, state and national levels.   degree. Second, students can apply to the dual
they submit their Pharm.D. application by                                                           degree by submitting an application to the
concurrently submitting applications to both      Students who are enrolled in the School of        M.P.H. program during their first year of
programs. Students who elect this approach        Pharmacy must apply to the Master of Public       enrollment in the Pharm.D. prior to the
must identify themselves on both applications     Health program no later than January of their     M.P.H. published application deadline.
as potential dual degree students. Students       first year. All requirements for admission to     Students who elect this approach must apply
who are admitted to both programs will be         the regular M.P.H. program must also be ful-      through the School of Pharmacy. Students
offered admission to the Pharm.D. and will        filled by dual degree applicants.                 admitted to the M.P.H. program using this
be offered admission to the dual degree pro-                                                        approach will be offered admission to the dual
gram contingent on passing all courses in their   The Pharm.D./M.P.H. program spans five            degree contingent on passing all courses in
first year of the Pharm.D. with a minimum         years (four years of pharmacy school courses      their first year of the Pharm.D. with a mini-
3.0 G.P.A. Students who are accepted only by      and one year of public health courses).           mum 3.0 GPA.
one program may choose to attend that pro-        Students begin the core M.P.H. courses fol-
gram, but will not be eligible for the dual       lowing the successful completion of the first     Pharm.D./M.S., Regulatory Science
degree. Second, students can apply to the         year of pharmacy school. The last three years     Regulatory science is that branch of knowl-
dual degree by submitting an application to       of the program are devoted to course work         edge which relates the regulatory and legal
the M.S. program during their first year of       and the clinical rotations of the School of       requirements of biomedical product develop-
enrollment in the Pharm.D. prior to the M.S.      Pharmacy and to the completion of the elec-       ment to the scientific testing and oversight
published application deadline. Students who      tive courses and practicum (field experience)     needed to ensure product safety and efficacy.
elect this approach must apply through the        of the M.P.H. program. At the conclusion of       The program provides an opportunity for
School of Pharmacy. Students admitted to          the joint degree program, students will have      advanced preparation in the fields of regula-
the M.S. program using this approach will be      completed 46 units in the Master of Public        tory affairs, quality assurance and clinical
offered admission to the dual degree contin-      Health program and four years of courses in       research. Students must complete concur-
gent on passing all courses in their first year   the School of Pharmacy.                           rently all of the requirements established for
of the Pharm.D. with a minimum 3.0 G.P.A.                                                           the respective degrees. The program alter-
Students accepted to the dual degree program      All students in the Pharm.D./M.P.H. program       nates the courses required for the Pharm.D.
must maintain a minimum 3.0 G.P.A. in their       must meet course requirements, grade point        program during the fall and spring terms with
Gerontology and Pharm.D. courses.                 average requirements and program residency        courses required in summer terms for the
                                                  requirements of both programs. Students must      M.S. program. Students will typically take
Recommended Program                               have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 in the Pharm.D.      courses in the summers of years two-four. Up
First year: Required Year I Pharm.D. course       curriculum and a 3.0 in the M.P.H. curriculum     to 12 appropriate units of course work from
work                                              to meet graduation requirements.                  the Pharm.D. program can be applied toward
                                                                                                    the M.S. degree. The Pharm.D. and the
Second year: Required Gerontology course          The Pharm.D. and the M.P.H. degrees are           M.S., Regulatory Science degrees will be
work                                              awarded simultaneously upon completion of         awarded simultaneously upon completion of
                                                  the School of Pharmacy and the Master of          requirements for the two programs.
Third year: Required Year II Pharm.D. course      Public Health requirements.
work                                                                                                Admission Requirements and Procedures
                                                  Admission Requirements and Procedures             Students applying for the dual degree program
Fourth year: Required Year III Pharm.D.           Students applying for the dual degree program     must meet the respective admission require-
course work                                       must meet the respective admission require-       ments for each program and must have a bac-
                                                  ments for each program. This includes having      calaureate degree. Students will not be given
Fifth year: Required Year IV Pharm.D. course      completed a baccalaureate degree from an          special consideration for admission to either
work                                              accredited college or university with a mini-     program because they are applying for the
                                                  mum GPA of 3.0 and having acceptable GRE          dual degree. Students may apply to the dual
Graduation Requirements                           and TOEFL scores as applicable. Students          Pharm.D/M.S., Regulatory Science degree
Students must complete all requirements for       will not be given special consideration for       program in two ways. First, they may apply at
the Pharm.D. (see pages 765-768) and M.S.,        admission to either program because they are      the time they submit their Pharm.D. applica-
Gerontology degrees as listed in the current      applying for the dual degree. Students may        tion by concurrently submitting applications
catalogue with a minimum cumulative 3.0           apply to the dual Pharm.D./M.P.H. degree          to both programs. Students who elect this
G.P.A. The specific M.S. course requirements                                                        approach must identify themselves on both
for the dual Pharm.D./M.S. degree are listed                                                        applications as potential dual degree students.
on page 633.
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Students who are admitted to both programs         minimum GPA of 3.0 and a minimum GRE              Pharm.D./Graduate Certificate in
will be offered admission to the Pharm.D. and      score of 1000. Students will not be given spe-    Gerontology
will be offered admission to the dual degree       cial consideration for admission to either pro-   This integrated program in pharmacy and
program contingent on passing all courses in       gram because they are applying for the dual       gerontology prepares students with an interest
their first year of the Pharm.D. with a mini-      degree. Students may apply to the dual            in geriatric pharmacy to assume leadership
mum 3.0 GPA. Students who are accepted by          Pharm.D./Ph.D. degree program in two ways.        roles at academic, administrative or policy
only one program may choose to attend that         First, they may apply at the time they submit     levels within the profession. The program
program but will not be eligible for the dual      their Pharm.D. application by concurrently        involves the completion of 16 units of core area
degree. Second, students can apply to the dual     submitting applications to both programs.         courses in physiology, psychology, sociology
degree by submitting an application to the M.S.    Students who elect this approach must identi-     and social policy aspects of aging offered by
in Regulatory Science program during their first   fy themselves on both applications as potential   the USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontol-
or second year of enrollment in the Pharm.D.       dual degree students. Students who are admit-     ogy. In addition, students are required to com-
prior to the M.S. in Regulatory Science pub-       ted to both programs will be offered admission    plete 8 units of approved elective courses in
lished application deadline. Students who elect    to the Pharm.D. and will be offered admission     gerontology or geriatric pharmacy to be credit-
this approach must apply through the School of     to the dual degree program contingent on          ed toward the requirements for the Pharm.D.
Pharmacy. Students admitted to the M.S. in         passing all courses in their first year of the    and the Graduate Certificate in Gerontology.
Regulatory Science using this approach will be     Pharm.D. with a minimum 3.0 GPA. Students         It is expected that the program can be success-
offered admission to the dual degree contingent    who are accepted by only one program may          fully completed by candidates taking electives
on passing all courses in their Pharm.D. studies   choose to attend that program but will not be     in geriatric pharmacy or gerontology during
with a minimum 3.0 GPA.                            eligible for the dual degree. Second, students    the regular semester and completing one core
                                                   can apply to the dual degree by submitting        course in gerontology during each summer in
Pharm.D./Doctor of Philosophy                      an application to one of the Ph.D. programs       the four year Pharm.D. program.
The Doctor of Pharmacy/Doctor of                   in the School of Pharmacy during their first
Philosophy (Pharm.D./Ph.D.) program is             two years of enrollment in the Pharm.D. prior     See the Leonard Davis School of Gerontology,
designed to permit qualified Pharm.D. stu-         to the respective published application dead-     page 632, for complete requirements.
dents with a bachelor of science or equivalent     lines for the Ph.D. programs. Students who
degree to pursue research training in the          elect this approach must apply through the        Admission Requirements
pharmaceutical sciences and toxicology. A          Pharm.D. program. Students admitted to the        Students who have a baccalaureate degree
student accepted into the joint program must       Ph.D. program using this approach will be         from an accredited college or university must
meet all requirements for the Pharm.D., as         offered admission to the dual degree contin-      submit separate applications to the School of
well as the requirements for the Ph.D. in the      gent on their having maintained a minimum         Pharmacy and the Leonard Davis School of
pharmaceutical sciences or toxicology sec-         3.0 GPA in the Pharm.D. program.                  Gerontology. All requirements for admission
tions listed in this catalogue. A maximum of                                                         to the regular Pharm.D. program must be
20 units from the Pharm.D. program may be          Post-Pharm.D. Graduate Studies                    fulfilled by the candidate. GRE scores are
credited toward the Ph.D. These units can-         Qualified students who wish to continue           not required for admission to the certificate
not, however, be substituted for the required      graduate studies within the School of             program.
24 units of core course work.                      Pharmacy upon completion of the Pharm.D.
                                                   may, with permission of the dean, substitute
Admission Procedure                                certain Pharm.D. courses with courses neces-
Students applying for the dual degree program      sary for the graduate degree so that the grad-
must meet the respective admission require-        uate program will not be delayed. These
ments for each program. This includes having       units cannot, however, be substituted for the
completed a baccalaureate degree from an           24 units of core course work.
accredited college or university with a




Non-Degree Programs

Office of External Programs                        Continuing Education                              Programs are designed to educate pharma-
1985 Zonal Avenue                                  The School of Pharmacy, Office of External        cists about current issues in pharmaceutical
Los Angeles, CA 90089-9121                         Programs, is a recognized provider of continu-    care, practice management, therapeutics
(323) 442-2403                                     ing pharmacy education, accredited by the         and other topics of professional interest.
FAX: (323) 442-3600                                Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education      Continuing education programs are held at
Email: pharmce@usc.edu                             (ACPE) and recognized by the California           the School of Pharmacy, prior to many local
www.usc.edu/pharmacy/ced                           State Board of Pharmacy and throughout the        and national association meetings, and annu-
                                                   United States.                                    ally in Las Vegas and Hawaii.

                                                   The school serves as a primary educational        For information concerning continuing edu-
                                                   resource for pharmacists in California and as a   cation programs contact: Office of External
                                                   supplementary resource for other health pro-      Programs.
                                                   fessionals and pharmacists, nationally and
                                                   internationally.
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Management Development Program in                  The topic areas covered are intended to            This program is accredited for continuing
Health Care                                        enhance the manager’s competence to lead           education credit for pharmacists. For addi-
The USC Management Development                     and make decisions in the increasingly turbu-      tional information, call (323) 442-2403, FAX
Program in Health Care is designed for man-        lent world of health care. Some of the critical    (323) 442-3600 or email pharmce@usc.edu.
agers representing various areas of health         subjects examined are outcomes assessment,
care. This certificate program is designed to      capitation, integrated delivery networks,
increase the participants’ knowledge in man-       health care accounting and finance, strategic
agement related to health care.                    planning, marketing and communication, the
                                                   critical role of HMOs, policy issues, health
                                                   care trends and others.



Courses of Instruction

MOLECULAR PHARMACOLOGY AND                         513 Regulation of Medical Devices and              519 Global Regulation of Medical Products
TOXICOLOGY (MPTX)                                  Diagnostics (3, Sm) Development and test-          (3, Fa) Regulatory requirements governing
                                                   ing of new medical products according to           medical products in European Union, Asia
The terms indicated are expected but are not       U.S. and international regulatory require-         and other global markets.
guaranteed. For the courses offered during any     ments. Recommended preparation: undergradu-
given term, consult the Schedule of Classes.       ate degree in pharmacy, medicine or inde-          520 Risk Management for Health Care
                                                   pendent health sciences, engineering or            Products (3, Sp) Risk assessment and man-
462 Physiology for the Health Professions          equivalent mix of post-secondary training          agement techniques, including FMEA,
(4) (Enroll in PHBI 462)                           and industry experience.                           HACCP, HAZAP, human factors analysis;
                                                                                                      policies, regulations, requirements and stan-
500 Molecular Pharmacology and                     514 Regulation of Food and Dietary                 dards; loss control and liability prevention.
Toxicology I (4, Fa) This is the first part of a   Supplements (3, Sm) Regulation and testing
two-semester introductory and survey course        of foods, food additives and dietary supple-       521 Seminars in Regulatory Sciences
for the molecular pharmacology and toxicol-        ments in the U.S. and abroad. Recommended          (1, FaSpSm) Current problems in regulatory
ogy degree program. Prerequisite: knowledge        preparation: undergraduate degree in phar-         affairs, legal management, preclinical and
of biochemistry.                                   macy, medicine or independent health sci-          clinical testing, scientific evaluation and qual-
                                                   ences, engineering or equivalent mix of post-      ity assurance. Graded CR/NC.
501 Molecular Pharmacology and                     secondary training and industry experience.
Toxicology II (4, Sp) The second part of                                                              522 Introduction to Clinical Trial Design and
the two-semester course covers the general         515 Quality Systems and Standards (3, Sm)          Statistics (3) Clinical designs and statistics
aspects of molecular pharmacology and toxi-        Principles of quality assurance and quality        commonly used to test medical products
cology on the basis of biochemical, molecular,     control for medical-product development and        in general populations and special patient
biological and environmental approaches.           manufacture. Recommended preparation: under-       groups.
Prerequisite: MPTX 500.                            graduate degree in pharmacy, medicine or
                                                   independent health sciences, engineering or        531 Cell Biology (4) (Enroll in INTD 531)
511 Introduction to Medical Product                equivalent mix of post-secondary training and
Regulation (3, Sm) Introduction to regulatory      industry experience.                               561 Molecular Genetics (4, Sp) (Enroll in
environments surrounding medical product                                                              INTD 561)
development, manufacturing and marketing;          516 Medical Products and the Law (3, Fa)
operation of federal, state and international      Legal issues affecting intellectual property,      562 Systems and Integrative Physiology
regulatory bodies. Recommended preparation:        medical product development, marketing and         (4, Sp) (Enroll in PHBI 562)
undergraduate degree in pharmacy, medicine         safety, taught through case studies and lec-
or independent health sciences, engineering        tures. Recommended preparation: undergradu-        571 Biochemistry (4, Sp) (Enroll in
or equivalent mix of post-secondary training       ate degree in pharmacy, medicine or inde-          INTD 571)
and industry experience.                           pendent health sciences, engineering or
                                                   equivalent mix of post-secondary training and      590 Directed Research (1-12, FaSpSm)
512 Regulation of Pharmaceutical and               industry experience.                               Research leading to the master’s degree.
Biological Products (3, Sm) Ensuring safety                                                           Maximum units which may be applied to the
and effectiveness of new drugs and biolog-         517 Structure and Management of Clinical           degree to be determined by the department.
ics; marketing and monitoring approved             Trials (4, FaSpSm) Development and execu-          Graded CR/NC.
pharmaceutical/biological products; manage-        tion of clinical trials: bioethical principles,
ment of genetically engineered products.           good clinical practices, project management        594abz Master’s Thesis (2-2-0, FaSpSm)
Recommended preparation: undergraduate             and documentation.                                 Credit on acceptance of thesis. Graded
degree in pharmacy, medicine or independent                                                           IP/CR/NC.
health sciences, engineering or equivalent         518 Writing Regulatory Drug Submissions
mix of post-secondary training and industry        (3, Sp) Developing form and content for            599 Special Topics (2-4, max 8) Special
experience.                                        investigational drug applications, new drug        topics in Molecular Pharmacology and
                                                   applications, biologic licensing applications to   Toxicology.
                                                   FDA; common technical documents; consid-
                                                   erations of writing style.
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602 Science, Research and Ethics (2, Fa)          502 Pharmaceutics II (3, Sp) Principles                510 Pharmacy Practice and Experience II
A discussion of the unique technological and      involved in molecules movement across biolog-          (4, Sp) Introduction of principles and the
philosophical issues that challenge modern        ical barriers. Properties, characteristics, applica-   application of pharmaceutical care in commu-
scientists and a discernment of ethical           tion of homogeneous and heterogeneous                  nity or hospital pharmacy setting. Includes
responses to those challenges.                    dosage forms, liquid, semi-solid and solid.            calculations, drug information, and basic
                                                  Open to Doctor of Pharmacy students only.              practice skills. Open to Doctor of Pharmacy
603 Molecular Mechanisms for Biological           (Duplicates credit in former PHAR 306L.)               students only. (Duplicates credit in former
Signals (4, Fa) Biological mechanisms of hor-                                                            PHAR 362, PHAR 368 and PHAR 450.)
mone, neuro-transmitter, growth factor and        503 Biological Systems I (4, Fa) Integrated
xenobiotic actions from ligand-receptor inter-    teaching of anatomy, histology, physiology             551 Immunology (3, Fa) Basic principles
actions, signal transductions, modification       and pathophysiology using an organ-based               of immunology and their application
processes to regulation of gene expression        approach. Open to Doctor of Pharmacy stu-              to the understanding and treatment of
and cellular growth. Prerequisite: knowledge of   dents only. (Duplicates credit in former               immunologically-mediated diseases. Provides
physiology and biochemistry.                      PHAR 309, PHAR 313, PHAR 314 and                       the scientific basis of immunotherapy and
                                                  PHAR 419.)                                             immunodiagnosis. Open to Doctor of Phar-
605 Toxicology of Oxidants and Free                                                                      macy students only. (Duplicates credit in for-
Radicals (2, Sp) The chemistry, biochemistry,     504 Biological Systems II (6, Sp) Continued            mer PHAR 441.)
and physiology of oxygen and the biochemi-        integrated teaching of anatomy, histology,
cal mechanism of tissue-specific oxygen toxi-     physiology and pathophysiology, using an               552 Pharmaceutics IV (3, Sp) Principles and
city. Prerequisite: knowledge of biochemistry.    organ-based approach. Open to Doctor of                applications of controlled, targeted, and self-
                                                  Pharmacy students only. (Duplicates credit in          regulating drug delivery. Methods to deliver
606 Pulmonary Toxicology (2, Sp) Current          former PHAR 310 and PHAR 419.)                         therapeutic peptides, proteins and genetic
concepts of inhalation toxicology and toxic                                                              materials. Open to Doctor of Pharmacy stu-
mechanisms leading to lung injury. Lectures       505 Molecular Genetics and Therapy (3, Fa)             dents only. (Duplicates credit in former
include basic pulmonary anatomy and physi-        Principles of gene expression, and recombi-            PHAR 406.)
ology. Prerequisite: knowledge of biochemistry.   nant DNA methods and applications. Focus
                                                  on human genetics and influence of genetic             553 Management within Health Care
630 Directed Field-Research Project               background on the utilization and effective-           Organizations (2, Fa) Management of the
(6, FaSpSm) Research/policy analysis con-         ness of drugs. Open to Doctor of Pharmacy              professional practice of pharmacy in orga-
ducted under preceptor supervision in an          students only. (Duplicates credit in former            nized health care systems. Introduction to
industrial or governmental setting. Open to       PHAR 316.)                                             formulary development and outcome analy-
students who have completed the majority of                                                              sis. Open to Doctor of Pharmacy students
course credits in the Regulatory Science pro-     506 Self Care and Non-Prescription Thera-              only. (Duplicates credit in former PHAR 431
gram. Graded CR/NC.                               pies (5, Fa) Facilitate patient selection of           and PHAR 432.)
                                                  self-care health care products: OTC drugs,
700 Seminar in Molecular Pharmacology             dosages, pharmacology, efficacy, cost, side            554 Public Health and Epidemiology (2, Sp)
and Toxicology (1, max 8, FaSp) Contempo-         effects, adverse reactions, contraindications,         Introduction to epidemiology, environmental
rary advances in molecular pharmacology and       and interactions with other medications.               health, health education, health care organi-
toxicology research. Registration required        Open to Doctor of Pharmacy students only.              zations and financing. Orientation to social
during each year of residency.                    (Duplicates credit in former PHAR 331 and              and governmental controls on the health care
                                                  PHAR 332.)                                             system. Open to Doctor of Pharmacy stu-
790 Research (1-12, FaSpSm) Research                                                                     dents only. (Duplicates credit in former
leading to the doctorate. Maximum units           507 Health Care Delivery Systems (2, Fa)               PHAR 437.)
which may be applied to the degree to be          Introduction to understanding the structure
determined by the department. Graded              of the health care system. Includes health             555 Biochemical and Molecular Sites of
CR/NC.                                            care financing and the role of pharmacy and            Drug Action (4, Fa) Basic principles of drug
                                                  the pharmacist in health systems.                      action and receptor actions. Includes their
794abcdz Doctoral Dissertation (2-2-2-2-0,                                                               application to the understanding and treat-
FaSpSm) Credit on acceptance of disserta-         508 Pharmacy Literature Analysis and                   ment of disease. Provides the scientific basis
tion. Graded IP/CR/NC.                            Drug Information (3, FaSp) Literature evalu-           of pharmaceutical action.
                                                  ation and biostatistics of clinical and health
                                                  services research, and drug information ser-           557 Therapeutics I (5, Fa) Introduction to
PHARMACY (PHRD)                                   vices. Emphasis on drug therapy, patient               principles of pharmacology, pharmacokinet-
                                                  outcomes, and formulary development.                   ics, medicinal chemistry and therapeutics.
501 Pharmaceutics I (4, Fa) Introduction to       Open to Doctor of Pharmacy students only.              Open to Doctor of Pharmacy students only.
physiochemical principles of dosage forms;        (Duplicates credit in former PHAR 319 and              (Duplicates credit in former PHAR 403L,
properties of molecules in dosage forms, sta-     PHAR 366.)                                             PHAR 414 and PHAR 418.)
bility of pharmaceuticals and their interac-
tions in body tissue, including computational     509 Pharmacy Practice and Experience I                 559 Therapeutics II (2, Fa) Integrated teach-
approaches. Open to Doctor of Pharmacy            (4, Fa) Introduction of principles and the             ing of pharmacogenomics and biotechnology
students only. (Duplicates credit in former       application of pharmaceutical care in commu-           with emphasis on general principles, diagnos-
PHAR 303.)                                        nity or hospital pharmacy setting. Includes            tics, and future technology.
                                                  communications, basic practice skills, career
                                                  pathways and leadership. Open to Doctor of
                                                  Pharmacy students only. (Duplicates credit in
                                                  former PHAR 361, PHAR 363, PHAR 365
                                                  and PHAR 450.)
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560 Therapeutics III (6, Sp) Integrated teach-     608 Therapeutics IX (2, Sp) Integrated teach-     654 Health Systems Pharmacy II (3, Sp)
ing of biomedicinal chemistry, pharmacology,       ing of biomedicinal chemistry, pharmacology,      Recognizing resources available for drug
clinical pharmacokinetics, and therapeutics        clinical pharmacokinetics and therapeutics of     information, familiarity with institutional for-
of drugs, with emphases on pharmaceuticals         drugs, with emphases on pharmaceuticals for       mularies, medication counseling, writing
treating diseases associated with the central      managing oncological diseases. Open to Doc-       chart notes, and clinical activities at an off-
nervous system. Open to Doctor of Phar-            tor of Pharmacy students only. (Duplicates        campus health care institution. Open to Doc-
macy students only. (Duplicates credit in for-     credit in former PHAR 550 and PHAR 562.)          tor of Pharmacy students only. (Duplicates
mer PHAR 547.)                                                                                       credit in former PHAR 558.) Prerequisite:
                                                   610 Therapeutics X (3, Sp) Focuses on the         PHRD 557.
561 Parenteral Therapy Externship (3,              pharmacology, pharmacokinetics, medicinal
FaSpSm) Drug weight/volume concentrations,         chemistry and clinical therapeutics that apply    655 Geriatric Pharmacy I (3, Fa) Specialized
dilutions and additive volumes are calculated      to pharmaceutical care of pediatric, geriatric    knowledge and skills in geriatric pharmacy,
in compounding of parenteral products in           and chronic pain patients.                        pharmacology of aging, and unique functions
various patient-care settings using aseptic                                                          of health care team providing care to the
technique. Open to Doctor of Pharmacy stu-         612 Therapeutics XI (2, Sp) Updates stu-          elderly patient. Open to Doctor of Pharmacy
dents only. (Duplicates credit in former           dents on recent advances in clinical areas,       students only. (Duplicates credit in former
PHAR 414, PHAR 460 and PHAR 545.)                  prepares students for advanced practice expe-     PHAR 559.)
                                                   riences and assessment of clinical readiness
562 Therapeutics IV (4, Sp) Integrated teach-      via a final examination. Graded CR/NC.            656 Geriatric Pharmacy II (3, Sp) Specialized
ing of biomedicinal chemistry, pharmacology,                                                         knowledge and skills in gerontology and
clinical pharmacokinetics, and therapeutics of     614 Pharmaceutical Economics and                  geriatric pharmacy including the pathophysi-
drugs with an emphasis on treating diseases        Outcome Studies (3, Sp) Economic analysis         ology of selected cardiovascular, endocrine,
of the renal, GI and pulmonary systems.            of the U.S. health care system, the pharma-       genitourinary gastrointestinal disorders,
Open to Doctor of Pharmacy students only.          ceutical industry, and the profession; eco-       osteoarthritis, and osteoporosis. Open to Doc-
(Duplicates credit in former PHAR 548 and          nomic assessment of drug therapy costs and        tor of Pharmacy students only. (Duplicates
PHAR 549.)                                         health care outcomes applying pharmaco-           credit in former PHAR 560.) Prerequisite:
                                                   economic research methodologies. Open to          PHRD 559.
601 Therapeutics V (6, Fa) Integrated teach-       Doctor of Pharmacy students only. (Dupli-
ing of biomedicinal chemistry, pharmacology,       cates credit in PHAR 406 and PHAR 553.)           657L Basic Research Design (3, FaSp)
clinical pharmacokinetics, and therapeutics of                                                       Research experience to integrate research
drugs, with emphases on pharmaceuticals            616 Pharmacy, Law and Ethics (3, Sp) To           into Doctor of Pharmacy program. Research
affecting cardiovascular and circulatory dis-      provide students with an understanding of         focuses on industrial, academic, or govern-
eases. CPR certification. Open to Doctor of        ethical issues that arise in pharmacy practice    ment issues. Open to Doctor of Pharmacy
Pharmacy students only. (Duplicates credit in      along with state and federal statutes, regula-    students only. (Duplicates credit in former
former PHAR 546.)                                  tions, and pharmacy-related cases. Open to        PHAR 565.)
                                                   Doctor of Pharmacy students only. (Dupli-
603 Therapeutics VI (3, Fa) Integrated teach-      cates credit in former PHAR 552 and               658 Sleep and the Pharmacologic
ing of biomedicinal chemistry, pharmacology,       PHAR 554.)                                        Management of Its Disorders (3, FaSp)
clinical pharmacokinetics and therapeutics of                                                        Overview of normal sleep manifestations, and
drugs with an emphasis on pharmaceuticals          651 Community Pharmacy I (3, Fa) Develop-         treatment of common sleep disorders, and
affecting the endocrine diseases, systems and      ment of specialized knowledge and skills in       the pharmacist’s role in assessment, treat-
women’s health. Open to Doctor of Pharmacy         community pharmacy practice involving loca-       ment, and referral. Open to Level III Doctor
students only. (Duplicates credit in former        tion analysis, pharmacy management princi-        of Pharmacy students only. (Duplicates credit
PHAR 548 and PHAR 549.)                            ples, and introduction to business law con-       in former PHAR 570.)
                                                   cepts. Open to Doctor of Pharmacy students
605 Therapeutics VII (4, Fa) Integrated teach-     only. (Duplicates credit in former PHAR 541       659 Molecular Therapeutics: Signal
ing of the biomedicinal chemistry, pharmacol-      and PHAR 555.)                                    Transduction (3, FaSp) Principles of molecu-
ogy, clinical pharmacokinetics, and therapeu-                                                        lar therapeutics against signaling pathways;
tics of drugs; with emphasis on chemotherapy       652 Community Pharmacy II (3, Sp) A con-          emphasis on biological mechanisms underlying
of infectious disease: bacterial, microbial,       tinuation of pharmacy business law concepts       hormone, growth factor, and neurotransmitter-
viral, parasitic, and fungal. (Duplicates credit   encompassing contract principles and forms        mediated gene regulation, proliferation, and
in former PHAR 411L, PHAR 418.)                    of ownership, including a review of pharmacy      cell death. Open to Level III Pharm.D. stu-
                                                   laws, compounding principles, and OTC             dents only. (Duplicates credit in former
606 Therapeutics VIII (2, Sp) Advanced top-        agents. Open to Doctor of Pharmacy students       PHAR 573.)
ics and clinical therapeutics of drugs, with       only. (Duplicates credit in former PHAR 556.)
emphases on the treatment of infectious            Prerequisite: PHRD 651.                           660 Disease State Management I (3, FaSp)
disease: bacterial, microbial, viral, parasitic                                                      The processes required to develop disease
and fungal. (Duplicates credit in former           653 Health Systems Pharmacy I (3, Fa)             state management protocols based on data
PHAR 411L, PHAR 418.)                              Understanding formal and informal organiza-       drawn from the medical research literature.
                                                   tions in institutions, managed care, disease      Open to Level III Doctor of Pharmacy stu-
607 Nutrition (2, Fa) Biomedical knowledge         management, health care policy and financ-        dents only. (Duplicates credit in former
is correlated with assessments of clinical case-   ing, patients’ chart organization, and clinical   PHAR 571.)
management problems to understand the              monitoring parameters. Open to Doctor of
interrelationship between nutrition and health     Pharmacy students only. (Duplicates credit
in both hospitalized and healthy patients.         in former PHAR 541 and PHAR 557.)
Open to Doctor of Pharmacy students only.
(Duplicates credit in former PHAR 422.)
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661 Pharmacy Practice in Women’s Health           669 Health Care Needs of Special                  707 Outpatient Psychiatric Pharmacy
(3, FaSp) The pharmaceutical care of women        Populations (3, FaSp) Health care needs of        Clerkship (6, FaSpSm) Disease state manage-
patients is emphasized. Therapeutic, psy-         the poor will be examined through participa-      ment and pharmaceutical care in ambulatory
chosocial factors and current research in         tion in a multidisciplinary community clinic      mental health care. Modification and design
women’s health. Open to Level III Pharm.D.        setting focusing on medication counseling         of psychiatric therapy regimens, participation
students only. (Duplicates credit in former       and compliance. Open to Level III Pharm.D.        in multidisciplinary teams and patient care.
PHAR 577.)                                        students only. (Duplicates credit in former       Open to Level IV Doctor of Pharmacy stu-
                                                  PHAR 576.)                                        dents only. (Duplicates credit in former
662 Psychiatric Pharmacy Practice (3, Sp)                                                           PHAR 604 and PHAR 607.)
Specialized knowledge and skills in psychi-       670 Marketing and Development in the
atric pharmacy practice including child, adult,   Pharmaceutical Industry (3, FaSp) Basic and       708 Inpatient Clinical Practice Clerkship
and geriatric psychopharmacology applied to       advanced strategies for marketing and devel-      (6, FaSpSm) Drug therapy in a variety of
inpatient and outpatient treatment. Open to       opment of new compounds or indication in          inpatient clinical settings. Emphasis: patient
Level III Pharm.D. students only. (Dupli-         the pharmaceutical industry. Recommended          monitoring, evaluation of therapeutic
cates credit in former PHAR 578.)                 preparation: PHRD 663.                            response, and provision of drug information.
                                                                                                    (Duplicates credit in former PHAR 610.)
663 Pharmaceutical Development (3, FaSp)          701 Acute Care Clinical Practice Clerkship
Examination of pharmaceutical product             (6, FaSpSm) Application of pharmaceutical         709 Pediatric Drug Therapy Clerkship
development process including discovery,          care principles to the adult patient population   (4-6, FaSpSm) Clinical therapeutic and phar-
preclinical/clinical studies, regulatory-legal    in an acute care environment. Pharmacology,       macokinetic concepts applied to the pediatric
issues, and marketing. Open to Doctor of          pharmacokinetics, and disease state manage-       patient. Unique aspects of pediatric clinical
Pharmacy students only. (Duplicates credit in     ment will be emphasized. Open to Doctor of        pharmacology emphasized in treating a vari-
former PHAR 566.)                                 Pharmacy students only. (Duplicates credit in     ety of organ system diseases. (Duplicates
                                                  former PHAR 601.)                                 credit in former PHAR 611.)
664 Clinical Problem Solving (3, Sp) Integra-
tion of physical assessment, laboratory tests,    702 Inpatient Psychiatric Pharmacy                710 Surgery Clerkship (6, FaSpSm) Drug
history-taking, and diagnosis to formulate        Clerkship (6, FaSpSm) Application of phar-        therapy in clinical situations common to sur-
decisions for optimal treatment plans in          maceutical care principles to the inpatient       gical patients. The use of drugs and monitor-
specific disease states. Open to Level III        psychiatric patient. Understanding of the         ing for response to treatment in surgical set-
Pharm.D. students only. (Duplicates credit in     treatment of common psychiatric disorders,        tings. Open to Level IV Doctor of Pharmacy
former PHAR 574.)                                 patient interviewing skills and health care       students only. (Duplicates credit in former
                                                  teams. Open to Level IV Doctor of Pharmacy        PHAR 612.)
665 Complementary/Alternative                     students only. (Duplicates credit in former
Therapeutics (3, FaSp) Examines the thera-        PHAR 602.)                                        711 Cardiovascular Drug Therapy Clerkship
peutic use of complementary/alternative                                                             (6, FaSpSm) Pharmaceutical care applied to
medicines, such as herbal medicines, homeo-       703 Long Term Care Clerkship (6, FaSpSm)          cardiac patients. The use of cardiac drugs
pathic drugs, vitamins and other nutritional      Application of pharmaceutical care to patients    with an emphasis on physiologic response,
supplements. Open to Level III Pharm.D.           in long term care environments. Understand-       pharmacokinetic principles and desired treat-
students only. (Duplicates credit in former       ing of the therapeutic, legal and special needs   ment outcomes. Open to Level IV Doctor of
PHAR 579.)                                        of this patient population. Open to Level IV      Pharmacy students only. (Duplicates credit in
                                                  Doctor of Pharmacy students only. (Dupli-         former PHAR 613.)
666 Therapeutic Drug Monitoring (3, FaSp)         cates credit in former PHAR 603.)
Application of pharmacokinetic and pharma-                                                          712 Applied Clinical Pharmacokinetics
codynamic principles to individualize patient     704 Primary Care Clerkship (6, FaSpSm)            Clerkship (6, FaSpSm) Practical experience
drug regimens. Open to Level III Pharm.D.         Disease state management and pharmaceuti-         in applying pharmacokinetic principles to
students only. (Duplicates credit in former       cal care in ambulatory care. Modification and     patients in the health care system. A variety
PHAR 575.)                                        design of drug therapy regimens, participation    of disease states and therapeutic agents will
                                                  in medical care team and direct patient care.     be reviewed. Open to Level IV Doctor of
667 Drugs of Abuse (3, FaSp) Specialized          Open to Doctor of Pharmacy students only.         Pharmacy students only. (Duplicates credit in
knowledge and skills in specific substance        (Duplicates credit in former PHAR 604.)           former PHAR 614.)
abuse-related areas. Each area will include
addiction, wellness, and prevention compo-        705 Community Pharmacy Clerkship                  713 Drug Information Clerkship (6, FaSpSm)
nents. Open to Doctor of Pharmacy stu-            (6, FaSpSm) Pharmaceutical care principles        Practical experience and training in the use
dents only. (Duplicates credit in former          applied to the community pharmacy envi-           of information resources and technology to
PHAR 568.)                                        ronment. Participating in the development,        improve patient care. Experience in informa-
                                                  implementation and outcome evaluation             tion retrieval, literature evaluation, problem
668 Computing Application (3, FaSp)               of patient care services in the community.        solving skills and communication skills
Specialized knowledge and skills using            Open to Level IV Doctor of Pharmacy stu-          emphasized. Open to Level IV Doctor of
computers in professional practice: telecom-      dents only. (Duplicates credit in former          Pharmacy students only. (Duplicates credit in
munication protocols, typical patient data-       PHAR 605.)                                        former PHAR 615.)
bases in hospital and community pharmacies,
drug interactions, insurance billing, inventory   706 Geriatrics Clerkship (6, FaSpSm) Drug         714 Radiopharmacy Clerkship (6, FaSpSm)
control. Open to Doctor of Pharmacy stu-          therapy and management of geriatric patients      Provides practical and theoretical aspects of
dents only. (Duplicates credit in former          with a focus on unique medical, economic,         radiopharmacy services delivery. (Duplicates
PHAR 568.)                                        and psycho-social problems of this popula-        credit in former PHAR 616.)
                                                  tion. Open to Level IV Doctor of Pharmacy
                                                  students only. (Duplicates credit in former
                                                  PHAR 606.)
                                                  Courses of Instruction                                                                          779




715 Oncology Clerkship (6, FaSpSm)                724 Advanced Community Pharmacy                     733 Anticoagulation Therapy Clerkship
Directed experiences in the use and monitor-      Clerkship (6, FaSpSm) Directed project in           (6, FaSpSm) Management of patients requir-
ing of oncological drugs. (Duplicates credit in   community pharmacy. (Duplicates credit in           ing anticoagulation. Applied knowledge of
former PHAR 617.)                                 former PHAR 628.)                                   disease pathophysiology, anticoagulant phar-
                                                                                                      macology, and laboratory methods toward
716 Ob-Gyn Clerkship (6, FaSpSm) Provides         725 International Pharmacy Clerkship                safe and effective patient outcomes. Open to
experiences in disease states common to this      (6, FaSpSm) Practical experience and train-         Level IV Doctor of Pharmacy students only.
area and the drug therapy management              ing in the practice of pharmacy in the inter-       (Duplicates credit in former PHAR 634.)
employed. (Duplicates credit in former            national setting. Students will visit an interna-
PHAR 618.)                                        tional pharmacy practice setting and complete       734 Antimicrobial Therapy Clerkship
                                                  a project. Open to Level IV Doctor of Phar-         (6, FaSpSm) Antimicrobial therapy, including
717 Dermatology Clerkship (6, FaSpSm)             macy students only. (Duplicates credit in for-      antibiotic selection, dosage adjustment,
Provides experiences in disease states com-       mer PHAR 629.)                                      and outcomes assessment of patients in the
mon to this area and the drug therapy manage-                                                         health care setting. Open to Level IV Doctor
ment employed. (Duplicates credit in former       726 Directed Clinical Clerkship Project I           of Pharmacy students only. (Duplicates credit
PHAR 619.)                                        (6, FaSpSm) Directed educational oppor-             in former PHAR 635.)
                                                  tunities not presently offered as electives,
718 Hospital Pharmacy Practice Clerkship          e.g., research projects or new and evolving         735 Clinical Pharmacy Research Clerkship
(6, FaSpSm) Practical experience and training     clerkships. (Duplicates credit in former            (6, FaSpSm) Drug research administration:
in the practice of hospital pharmacy. Admin-      PHAR 630a.)                                         research design; ethics; record-keeping; and
istrative, practice-based and therapeutic com-                                                        institutional review. Practical experience and
petencies emphasized. Open to Level IV            727 Directed Clinical Clerkship Project II          projects are emphasized. Open to Level IV
Doctor of Pharmacy students only.                 (6, FaSpSm) Directed educational oppor-             Doctor of Pharmacy students only. (Dupli-
(Duplicates credit in former PHAR 620.)           tunities not presently offered as electives,        cates credit in former PHAR 636.)
                                                  e.g., research projects or new and evolving
719 Pain Management Clerkship (6, FaSpSm)         clerkships. (Duplicates credit in former            736 Chemical Dependency Clerkship
Pharmaceutical care principles applied to         PHAR 630b.)                                         (6, FaSpSm) The psychiatric, social, and
patients requiring treatment in pain manage-                                                          pharmacological management of chemical
ment. Pharmacology, patient counseling and        728 Directed Clinical Clerkship Project III         dependency. Emphasizes the inpatient, day
management emphasized. Open to Level IV           (6, FaSpSm) Directed educational oppor-             treatment, and outpatient components of
Doctor of Pharmacy students only. (Dupli-         tunities not presently offered as electives,        detoxification and recovery. (Duplicates credit
cates credit in former PHAR 623.)                 e.g., research projects or new and evolving         in former PHAR 637.)
                                                  clerkships. (Duplicates credit in former
720 Critical Care Clerkship (6, FaSpSm) Drug      PHAR 630c.)                                         737 Clinical Transplantation Clerkship
therapy in a critical care setting. Emphasizes                                                        (6, FaSpSm) Drug therapy to organ transplanta-
therapeutic management in critically ill          729 Directed Clinical Clerkship Project IV          tion. Emphasizes pre- and post-transplantation
patients, often with multisystem failure.         (6, FaSpSm) Directed educational oppor-             therapy designed to minimize organ rejection,
(Duplicates credit in former PHAR 624.)           tunities not presently offered as electives,        prevent infection, and improve survival.
                                                  e.g., research projects or new and evolving         (Duplicates credit in former PHAR 638.)
721 Drug Utilization and Evaluation               clerkships. (Duplicates credit in former
Clerkship (6, FaSpSm) Practical experience        PHAR 630d.)                                         738 Pharmaceutical Industry Clerkship
and training in the design, implementation                                                            (6, FaSpSm) Train within a pharmaceutical
and evaluation instruments (DUE/MUE) to           730 Acute Care Geriatrics Clerkship                 company to develop an understanding of
measure the appropriate use of therapeutic        (6, FaSpSm) Pharmaceutical care principles          the drug development, research, market-
agents and the evaluation of desired therapeu-    applied to the acutely ill geriatric patient        ing process. (Duplicates credit in former
tic outcomes. Open to Level IV Doctor of          population. Emphasis on drug therapy prob-          PHAR 639.)
Pharmacy students only. (Duplicates credit in     lem solving, physiology, pharmacokinetics
former PHAR 625.)                                 and compliance problems. Open to Level IV           739 AIDS/Immune Disorders Clerkship
                                                  Doctor of Pharmacy students only. (Dupli-           (6, FaSpSm) A multidisciplinary approach to
722 Home Health Care Clerkship (6, FaSpSm)        cates credit in former PHAR 631.)                   the management of AIDS and other immuno-
Practical experience in the provision of com-                                                         compromised patients. Pharmacologic man-
prehensive home intravenous and nutritional       731 Advanced Geriatrics Clerkship                   agement is directed toward opportunistic
support services, including fluid and electro-    (6, FaSpSm) Directed projects and experi-           infections, disease modifiers, and adjuvant
lyte therapy, chemotherapy, antibiotics, pain     ences in geriatric drug therapy. (Duplicates        therapy. (Duplicates credit in former
control and nutrition support. Open to Level      credit in former PHAR 632.)                         PHAR 640.)
IV Doctor of Pharmacy students only. (Dupli-
cates credit in former PHAR 626.)                 732 Pharmacy Administration Clerkship               740 Health Care Systems Administration
                                                  (6, FaSpSm) Principles and practices of hospi-      Clerkship (6, FaSpSm) Practical experience
723 Nutritional Support Clerkship                 tal pharmacy administration, management             and training in managed care settings and
(6, FaSpSm) Experiential training in the          and departmental relationships. Practical           health care systems. Emphasis on administra-
pharmacy specialty of nutritional support.        experiences and projects emphasized. Open           tive principles, management and health out-
Activities include: patient evaluation, devel-    to Level IV Doctor of Pharmacy students             comes. Students will complete a project.
oping treatment plans, formula composition        only. (Duplicates credit in former PHAR 633.)       Open to Doctor of Pharmacy students only.
and design, integration with nutritional sup-                                                         (Duplicates credit in former PHAR 642.)
port team and consult services. Open to
Level IV Doctor of Pharmacy students only.
(Duplicates credit in former PHAR 627.)
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741 Advanced Primary Care Clerkship             594abz Master’s Thesis (2-2-0, FaSp) Credit        653L Spectrometry in Biomedicine
(6, FaSpSm) Advanced experience in disease      on acceptance of thesis. Graded IP/CR/NC.          (4, 2 years, Sp) Theory of spectrometry and
state management in the primary care set-       Prerequisite: completion of all required course    applications in pharmaceutical and biomed-
ting. Design drug therapy regimens using a      work for the M.S. degree.                          ical sciences. Emphasis on structural identifi-
team-based approach at an advanced level of                                                        cation of organic molecules, drugs and their
practice. Open to Doctor of Pharmacy stu-       698 Seminar in Pharmaceutical Economics            metabolites of pharmaceutical interest. Lec-
dents only. Prerequisite: PHRD 704.             and Policy (4, max 8, FaSp) Current research       ture and laboratory.
                                                in pharmaceutical economics and policy pre-
                                                sented by outside scholars, faculty and stu-       654L Computer Applications in
PHARMACEUTICAL ECONOMICS AND                    dents. Graded CR/NC.                               Pharmaceutical Sciences (3, 2 years, Fa)
POLICY (PMEP)                                                                                      Introduction to computing facilities and
                                                790 Research (1-12) Research leading to the        computer applications frequently used in
509 Research Design (4, Fa) Introduction to     doctorate. Maximum units which may be              the study of pharmaceutical sciences. Stu-
the concept of research design and examples     applied to the degree to be determined by          dents receive maximal hands-on exposure to
of the variant research methods utilized in     the department. Graded CR/NC.                      computing.
the field. Both the conceptual and practical
issues of research including development of     794abcdz Doctoral Dissertation (2-2-2-2-0)         655 Immunopharmaceutics (2, 2 years, Fa)
the research question, selection of appropri-   Credit on acceptance of dissertation. Graded       Lectures and discussion sessions on
ate methods, data sources and analytic          IP/CR/NC.                                          pharmaceutics-related immunology, including
approaches to address the research question                                                        drugs affecting the immune system, antibod-
will be addressed.                                                                                 ies and cytokines as drugs, and new develop-
                                                PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCES (PSCI)                     ments in immunobiotechnology.
519 Survey Research and Quality of Life
Assessment (4, Sp) Skills to develop and        462 Physiology for the Health Professions          661L Advanced Pharmaceutical Analysis
assess surveys which are integral in Pharma-    (4) (Enroll in PHBI 462)                           (4, 2 years, Fa) Theory and application of
ceutical Economics and Policy research.                                                            quantitative instrumental techniques to the
Prerequisite: PMEP 509; recommended prepara-    531 Cell Biology (4) (Enroll in INTD 531)          pharmaceutical sciences. Includes principles
tion: biostatistics, econometrics.                                                                 of chromatography, spectrophotometry, fluo-
                                                561 Molecular Genetics (4, Sp) (Enroll in          rescence, mass spectrometry and immuno-
529 Risk, Probabilities and Preferences         INTD 561)                                          logic assays. Lecture and laboratory.
(4, Sp) Analysis of economic and psychologi-
cal constructs of risks, probabilities, and     562 Systems and Integrative Physiology             662 Advanced Pharmacokinetics
health related preferences and utilities.       (4, Sp) (Enroll in PHBI 562)                       (4, 2 years, Sp) Principles of pharmacokinet-
                                                                                                   ics including mathematical description of
538 Pharmaceutical Economics (4, Sm)            571 Biochemistry (4, Fa) (Enroll in                drug disposition processes. Emphasis on
Introduction to pharmacoeconomics with          INTD 571)                                          design and evaluation of pharmacokinetic
special emphasis on the role of pharmaceuti-                                                       studies and statistical analysis of parameter
cals and the pharmaceutical industry, insur-    590 Directed Research (1-12, FaSpSm)               estimates.
ance, managed care, regulation and pricing.     Research leading to the master’s degree.
Prerequisite: ECON 500.                         Maximum units which may be applied to the          663 Advanced Drug Delivery Systems (2, Fa)
                                                degree to be determined by the department.         Design and applications of polymers, lipo-
539 Economic Assessment of Medical Care         Graded CR/NC.                                      somes, micro/nanoparticles, prodrugs, and
(4, Fa) Principles of cost-benefit analysis                                                        macromolecules for parenteral, oral, trans-
and medical cost-effectiveness analysis with    594abz Master’s Thesis (2-2-0, FaSp) Credit        dermal, respiratory and CNS drug delivery.
applications in medical care and the pharma-    on acceptance of thesis. Graded IP/CR/NC.          Recommended preparation: college level chem-
ceutical field. Prerequisite: ECON 500 and      Prerequisite: completion of all required course    istry and biology; prerequisite: PSCI 665.
ECON 581.                                       work for the M.S. degree.
                                                                                                   664 Drug Discovery and Design (4, Fa)
549 Applied Pharmacoeconometrics (4, Sp)        599 Special Topics (2-4, max 8, FaSp) Topics       Principles of drug discovery, design and char-
Use of quantitative models to describe and      in advanced pharmaceutical sciences.               acterization. Mechanisms of action of major
analyze pharmaceutical and health care mar-                                                        classes of drugs. Recommended preparation: col-
kets; experimental design/power calculations;   601 Molecular Biology of Gene Regulation           lege level chemistry and biology.
survival models; multiple indicator models;     (2, max 8) (Enroll in BIOC 601)
qualitative and limited dependent variables                                                        665 Drug Transport and Delivery (4, Fa)
models; estimation and application of such      613L Radiobiology and Biological Effects of        Principles of cellular drug transport, in vivo
models to selected problems. Prerequisite:      Radiation (4) Effects on the cellular level        drug transport, and modern drug delivery,
ECON 615.                                       and on mammalian systems; their bearing            including drug targeting. Recommended
                                                on human exposure criteria. Lecture and            preparation: college level chemistry and
590 Directed Research (1-12, FaSpSm)            laboratory.                                        biology.
Research leading to the master’s degree.
Maximum units which may be applied to the       652L Structure Activity Relationship and           666 Molecular Structural Biology (2, Sp)
degree to be determined by the department.      Drug Design (4, 2 years, Sp) Computerized          Molecular structure of proteins and DNA.
Graded CR/NC.                                   correlation of biological activities with molec-   Structure-function relationships and structure
                                                ular structures and physico-chemical proper-       determination. Recommended preparation:
                                                ties of drugs and their applications in design-    college level chemistry and biology.
                                                ing new drugs. Lecture and laboratory.
                                                    Courses of Instruction                                                          781




667 Intracellular Drug Delivery and
Targeting (2, 2 years, Sp) Mechanisms of
membrane trafficking and intracellular trans-
port and the utilization of these mechanisms
in drug delivery and targeting. Recommended
preparation: college level chemistry and biol-
ogy, INTD 531.

671 Drug Morphology (3, 2 years, Fa) This
course will examine drug metabolism in
terms of hepatic and extrahepatic processes.
Mechanisms of bioactivation and cellular tox-
icity will also be covered. Prerequisite: depart-
mental approval.

756ab Seminar in Pharmaceutical Sciences
(1-1, FaSpSm) Review of current pharma-
ceutical and related research topics.

790 Research (1-12, FaSpSm) Research
leading to the doctorate. Maximum units
which may be applied to the degree to be
determined by the department. Graded
CR/NC.                                              791L Research (2-12, no max) Directed   794abcdz Doctoral Dissertation
                                                    research for the M.S. thesis or Ph.D.   (2-2-2-2-0, FaSpSm) Credit on acceptance of
                                                    dissertation.                           dissertation. Graded IP/CR/NC.

				
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