Didactic Courses (6 units):
PHRD 790 – Directed Research: Teaching Seminar I (2 units)
A blended course that includes online learning and face-to-face discussion on topics such as teaching methods, small and large group teaching, team-based learning, faculty perspectives, presentations by the Center for Excellence in Teaching, online education, creating effective presentations, and technology in the classroom.
PHRD 790 – Directed Research: Teaching Seminar II (1 units)
Continuation of Teaching Seminar I.
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PHRD 599 – Special Topics: Literature Analytics (3 units)
A seminar course designed to teach effective synthesis and communication of scientific research to a wider audience, including students, patients, and healthcare decision makers.
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PHRD 671 – Pharmacy Education (3 units)
An advanced seminar course with a focus on educational methods, teaching skills, and hands-on training through teaching pharmacy technician students in the Los Angeles area.
PHRD 599 – Careers in Pharmacy Academia (3 units)
This advanced seminar course will focus on forming a teaching philosophy, building an academic portfolio, presenting conference papers, moving your research forward, polishing your CV, initiating a job search, and strategizing for careers as future leaders in pharmacy academia.
Experiential Courses (6 units):
PHRD 751 – Non-Traditional Advanced Pharmacy Elective (APPE) (6 units)
Pharmacy practice experience (internship) course in a non-traditional or emerging setting.
Note: As part of the fourth year advanced pharmacy practice experience (APPE) program, Pharm.D. students are required to complete six total rotations. If available, one rotation may be a non-traditional advanced pharmacy elective APPE in partial fulfillment of the education area of concentration. Examples of previous educational APPEs have included projects related to teaching, research, practice, and community service.