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Appalachian College of Pharmacy

Course Catalog

ACP offers a sequence of courses designed to lead to a doctor of pharmacy degree. Requirements for the PharmD degree for graduates in the Class of 2016 include completion of a minimum of 140 credits, including more than 1,700 hours of experiential coursework, and three academic years of full-time residence. In addition, a student must maintain a cumulative grade point average of C (2.0) or better in order to progress and graduate. For didactic classes, credit hours are typically awarded at a ratio of approximately 18 hours of class time to 1 hour of credit. For laboratory and experiential courses, credit is awarded at a ratio of 40 contact hours for 1 hour of credit.

Remaining Course of Study: CLASS of 2016

Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences: I through VI
PHA 3022 6 Hospital/Health System Pharmacy
PHA 3032 6 Community Patient Care
PHA 3042 6 Ambulatory Care
PHA 3052 6 Acute Care Inpatient General Medicine
PHA 3062 6 APPE Elective
PHA 3072 6 APPE Elective
PHA 0399 3 Capstone and Milestone
Total Credits: 39 hours
Current required total credit hours for graduation in the Class of 2016: 140

Current Course of Study: CLASS of 2017

Fall Semester: P1 curriculum
PHA 0100 3 Introduction to Pharmacy and Health Care Systems
PHA 0112 6 Cellular Biology and Biochemistry
PHA 0124 6 Pharmaceutical Principles
PHA 0132 5 Principles of Immunology, Hematology, and Infectious Disease
PHA 0140 2 Communication and Professional Development
PHA 1008 0 EPPE I: Skills Lab and Training
Total Credits: 22 hours

Spring Semester: P1 curriculum
PHA 0154 6 Autonomic Nervous System: Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacology
PHA 0175 1 Pharmaceutics Lab I
PHA 0182 3 Non Prescription Drugs, Devices, and Skills Lab (OTC)
PHA 0155 2 Gastrointestinal Pharmacology and Medicinal Chemistry
PHA 0210 3 Drug Information, Clinical Research, and Biostatistics
PHA 0200 2 Applied Clinical Pharmacokinetics
PHA 1010 1 EPPE I
Total Credits: 18 hours

Summer Semester: P2 curriculum
PHA 2010 3 CPPE I
PHA 2020 3 CPPE II
PHA 0248 8 Integrated Diseases of the Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Systems
PHA 0195 0 Year 1 Pharmacy Milestone Exam
Total Credits: 14 hours

Fall Semester: P2 curriculum
PHA 2005 0 Pharmacy Based Immunization Delivery and Certificate
PHA 0268 6 Integrated Topics in Endocrine and Reproductive Systems
PHA 0225 3 Diseases of Immune Sys, Skin and Connective Tissue Disorders
PHA 0250 1 Patient Assessment and Case Studies I
PHA 0260 1 Advanced Pharmaceutics Lab
PHA 0284 5 Diseases of the Neurological System and Psychiatric Disorders
PHA 4000 1 Electives
PHA 2030 1 EPPE II A & Forum
Total Credits: 18 hours

Spring Semester: P2 curriculum
PHA 0232 5 Infectious Disease
PHA 1053 2 Principles in Pharmacy Practice
PHA 0272 4 Diseases of the Hematological System and Oncological Disorders
PHA 0275 4 Diseases of the Gastrointestinal System, Disorders of Nutrition and Metabolism and Bariatrics
PHA 0222 3 Diseases of the Renal System and Fluid and Electrolyte Disorders
PHA 2042 2 EPPE II B & Forum
PHA 4000 1 Elective
Total Credits: 21 hours

Summer Semester: P3 curriculum
PHA 0215 3 Pharmacy Administration
PHA 0299 3 P2 Capstone and Milestone
PHA 0300 2 Advanced Jurisprudence & Pharmacy Law
Total Credits: 8 hours (Summer term includes APPE-I for total of 14 hours)

Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences: I through VI
PHA 3022 6 Hospital/Health System Pharmacy
PHA 3032 6 Community Patient Care
PHA 3042 6 Ambulatory Care
PHA 3052 6 Acute Care Inpatient General Medicine
PHA 3062 6 APPE Elective
PHA 3072 6 APPE Elective
PHA 0399 3 Capstone and Milestone
Total Credits: 39 hours (Fall semester includes APPE II-IV for 18 hours; Spring term includes APPE V-VI and Capstone and Milestone for 15 hours)
Current required total credit hours for graduation in the Class of 2017: 140

Current Course of Study: CLASS of 2018*

Fall Semester: P1 curriculum
PHA 0102 5 Introduction to Pharmacy, Communications, and Health Care Systems
PHA 0112 6 Cellular Biology and Biochemistry
PHA 0124 6 Pharmaceutical Principles
PHA 1008 0 EPPE I: Skills Lab and Training
Total Credits: 17 hours

Spring Semester: P1 curriculum
PHA 0157 3 Autonomic Nervous System: Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacology
PHA 0222 3 Diseases of the Renal System and Fluid and Electrolyte Disorders
PHA 0175 1 Pharmaceutics Lab I
PHA 0182 3 Non Prescription Drugs, Devices, and Skills Lab (OTC)
PHA 0200 2 Applied Clinical Pharmacokinetics
PHA 1051 1 Principles in Pharmacy Practice
PHA 1010 1 EPPE I
PHA 0210 3 Drug Information, Clinical Research, and Biostatistics
Total Credits: 17 hours

Summer Semester: P2 curriculum
PHA 2010 3 CPPE I
PHA 2020 3 CPPE II
PHA 0248 8 Integrated Diseases of the Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Systems
PHA 0195 0 Year 1 Pharmacy Milestone Exam
Total Credits: 14 hours

Fall Semester: P2 curriculum
PHA 2005 0 Pharmacy Based Immunization Delivery and Certificate
PHA 0268 6 Integrated Topics in Endocrine and Reproductive Systems
PHA 0227 4 Integrated Topics in Immune System, Skin and Connective Tissue Disorders
PHA 0250 1 Patient Assessment and Case Studies I
PHA 0260 1 Advanced Pharmaceutics Lab
PHA 0287 8 Integrated Topics in Neurological System and Psychiatric Disorders
PHA 4000 1 Electives (only 2 electives are required)
PHA 2030 1 EPPE II A & Forum
PHA 1052 1 Principles in Pharmacy Practice
Total Credits: 23 hours

Spring Semester: P2 curriculum
PHA 0234 7 Integrated Topics in Infectious Disease
PHA 0251 1 Patient Assessment
PHA 0272 4 Diseases of the Hematological System and Oncological Disorders
PHA 0277 5 Integrated Topics in Gastrointestinal System, Disorders of Nutrition and Metabolism and Bariatrics
PHA 2042 2 EPPE II B & Forum
PHA 1053 2 Principles in Pharmacy Practice
PHA 4000 1 Electives (only 2 electives are required)
Total Credits: 22 hours

Summer Semester: P3 curriculum
PHA 0215 3 Pharmacy Administration
PHA 0299 3 P2 Capstone and Milestone
PHA 0300 2 Advanced Jurisprudence & Pharmacy Law
Total Credits: 8 hours (Summer term includes APPE-I for total of 14 hours)

Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences: I through VI
PHA 3022 6 Hospital/Health System Pharmacy
PHA 3032 6 Community Patient Care
PHA 3042 6 Ambulatory Care
PHA 3052 6 Acute Care Inpatient General Medicine
PHA 3062 6 APPE Elective
PHA 3072 6 APPE Elective
PHA 0399 3 Capstone and Milestone
Total Credits: 39 hours (Fall semester includes APPE II-IV for 18 hours; Spring term includes APPE V-VI and Capstone and Milestone for 15 hours)
Current required total credit hours for graduation in the Class of 2018: 140

*Curricular organization and course numbers are subject to change with advanced notice.

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