Courses for Area of Concentration in Education


Didactic Elective 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 unit)
Continuation of Pharmacy Education I.

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PHRD 671: Pharmacy Education Seminar (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.


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, PharmD students are required to complete six total rotations. A non-traditional advanced pharmacy elective in education can be taken in partial fulfillment of this concentration. Examples of previous educational APPEs have included projects related to teaching, research, practice, and community service.

TOTAL: 12 UNITS


For any questions about the Area of Concentration in Education, please email faculty liaisons Maryann Wu (maryann@usc.edu) and Rebecca Romero (rromero@usc.edu).