Courses for Area of Concentration in Education

Didactic Courses (6 units):

PHRD 555 – Pharmacy Education I (2 units)
Understanding and application of learning theory and teaching methodology, small group teaching, active learning, student motivation, basic assessment methods, and general online teaching tools.

PHRD 556 – Pharmacy Education II (1 units)
Continuation of Pharmacy Education 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.