Programs

Pharmacy Update & Practice Management

Description

There is burgeoning information on advances in pharmaceutical sciences, pharmacy practice and pharmacy management with changing health care emphasis and regulations. It is important that future Pharmacists be able to specifically deal with bureaucrats, healthcare professionals and the general public in implementing personalized medicine. The courses in the graduate certificate are structure to provide a review of the current literature and develop broad technical skills in addition to providing the organizational competencies required for success by graduates in the integrative pharmaceutical sciences. This graduate certificate is designed to complement the educational activities of the College of Pharmacy by expanding training in integrative pharmacy to a diverse array of healthcare professionals who are interested in advancing their understanding of the recent developments in pharmaceutical sciences and their impact on clinical practice and pharmacy management.

Course location/delivery

The Certificate is offered at the Tampa campus and fully online.

Admission requirements

Applicants must have an advanced degree from a regionally accredited institution, or a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution and either be currently enrolled in the biomedical sciences (MD, DO, PhD, PharmD or equivalent, or have extensive clinical experience.

Application process

To learn about the application process, and to access the application, please review our application process.

Prerequisites

None are required.

Requirements

12 credit hours:

PHA 6116 – Micro/Nano Drug Delivery System (3)
PHA 6449 – Pharmacogenomics- Current & Future Prospects (3)
PHA 6222 – Pharmacy Practice Management (3)
GMS 6183 – Clinical Research Methods (3)

Electives

n/a

Time Limit

Two years.

Credit toward graduate degree

Up to 12 hours of certificate course credits may be applied to a graduate degree with departmental approval

Standardized tests

GRE scores are not required for admission to the certificate program. However, the GRE (MCAT) is required for admission to the graduate degree programs.

International students must submit a TOEFL score when English is not the native language. A minimum score of 550 on the paper-based test or 79 on the web-based test is required. MCAT or GRE or equivalent optional.

Contacts

Shyam Mohapatra
813-974-8568
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Norma Bedell
813-974-7734
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Graduate certificates
813-974-4926
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