Joint PharmD/MS Degree Course Descriptions

PHRM801 – Research Elective

Faculty-advised research and laboratory training culminating as part of a thesis project.

(1-8 credits)

PHRM800 – Research Seminar

Presentation and discussion of student research projects and relevant primary literature.  This course involves presentations and discussions of literature and research findings related to pharmaceutical sciences by invited speakers including faculty, external researchers and students.

(1 credit)

PHRM802 – Advanced Topics in Pharmaceutical Science

Special topics in pharmaceutical science will be covered that highlight faculty expertise and supplement content introduced in the PharmD curriculum.

(1 credit)

PHRM803 – Scientific Communication I

This course sequence utilizes an example and exercise-based approach to develop researchers in becoming more effective writers and presenters. Topics include: scientific method, research design, principles of good writing, scientific manuscript formatting, peer-review and publication processes, scientific poster preparation, and presentation skills.

(1 credit)

PHRM804 - Scientific Communication II

This course sequence utilizes an example and exercise-based approach to develop researchers in becoming more effective writers and presenters. Topics include: scientific method, research design, principles of good writing, scientific manuscript formatting, peer-review and publication processes, scientific poster preparation, and presentation skills.

(1 credit)

PHRM805 - Thesis I

This course provides guidelines and organizational structure to prepare students to defend their research project, which includes a comprehensive investigation of the scientific literature and original research on a current topic in the field of pharmaceutical sciences. Presentation of the research project including literature background, methods, aims, and preliminary data in the seminar class (fall semester) and thesis defense (spring semester) is required.

(1 credit)

PHRM806 - Thesis II

This course provides guidelines and organizational structure to prepare students to defend their research project, which includes a comprehensive investigation of the scientific literature and original research on a current topic in the field of pharmaceutical sciences. Presentation of the research project including literature background, methods, aims, and preliminary data in the seminar class (fall semester) and thesis defense (spring semester) is required.

(1 credit)