Sep 23, 2019  
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog

PharmD/MPH


The Doctor of Pharmacy and Master’s of Public Health (PharmD/MPH) is an articulated degree course of study that complements clinical pharmacy training with additional in-depth training in public health. The Master’s of Public Health has five concentrations, all with competency-based curricula as required by CEPH. All five of these concentrations were selected for the PharmD/MPH articulation program: Biostatistics, Community Health, Epidemiology, Environmental Health and Public Health Administration. Articulated degree applicants will choose one of these concentrations. All MPH students must take and pass a comprehensive examination covering the five basic public health disciplines following completion of the public health core classes. Students in the articulated PharmD/MPH programs of study will take the examination during summer term, following the third year of pharmacy school.

Graduates of the PharmD/MPH articulated degree programs will gain a broader perspective on health, with a special focus on disease prevention and health promotion strategies. The public health training component will strengthen the student’s ability to conduct and interpret research. Students enrolled in the articulated program will develop knowledge and skills to address health and disease for the individual and the population levels.

PharmD/MPH Degree Admission Requirements


Admission to the PharmD/MPH articulated degree program requires that students meet admission requirements of, and be admitted by, the Gatton College of Pharmacy and be recommended for admission to the MPH program by the ETSU College of Public Health (for admission to the ETSU School of Graduate Studies). Students pursuing the PharmD/MPH will be concurrently enrolled in both programs. Applicants must hold a bachelors degree or higher. Though the published MPH program application deadline is March 1st, PharmD/MPH applications may be made at any time throughout the year. In addition, though the regular application process for the MPH requires that the applicant make their application through the Schools of Public Health Application Service (www.sophas.org/), articulated degree applicants for the PharmD/MPH program should not use that service and should follow the steps outlined below.


Applications to the Gatton College of Pharmacy PharmD program must be made through the Pharmacy College Application Service (PharmCAS) at http://www.pharmcas.org/. Application requirements for the PharmD program are listed on the Gatton College of Pharmacy website at: www.etsupharmacy.com/prospectivestudents/admissions/requirements/ .

Applications to the MPH degree in the PharmD/MPH degree programs must be made through the ETSU School of Graduate Studies and submit:

  • A School of Graduate Studies application to the PharmD/MPH program, available through https://goldlink.etsu.edu/.
  • Payment of the School of Graduate Studies application fee.
  • A personal essay of 150-300 words detailing the applicant’s reasons for pursuing the PharmD/MPH program.

Applicants seeking admission to the PharmD/MPH program, as part of the MPH admissions process, must send a letter to the Assistant Dean of Admissions of the Gatton College of Pharmacy, ETSU (Box 70414) to permit release of PharmCAS application information to the ETSU School of Graduate Studies. Additionally, prior to beginning the MPH admissions process, applicants must send a letter to the MPH graduate coordinator (Box 70623) stating intentions to pursue the articulateddegree program and discussing career goals.

Applicants to the articulated PharmD/MPH program will be considered on an on-going basis. Admission to one program does not imply, nor affect, admission to the other program. Admitted students will receive two separate admission letters from the Gatton College of Pharmacy and the School of Graduate Studies. For Pharmacy students to be admitted and registered for classes in the ETSU MPH program, they must request that the College of Pharmacy send copies of their final transcripts and proof of a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university to the ETSU School of Graduate Studies. Students in the articulated degree program will be held to the retention and graduation standards of each respective program. To be awarded both degrees, the students must complete the graduation requirements of both the PharmD and MPH degree programs, as scheduled.

Foundational Public Health Course


Students who have not earned a CEPH-accredited degree may be required to complete an additional course:

PharmD/MPH Degree Curricular Structure


Year 1 - Fall Semester: 19 credits


  • PMIN 3100 - IDEALS I: IntegrateD Environment for Applied Learning & Skills I (1 credit)
  • PMPR 3140 - Contemporary Practice of Pharmacy I (2 credits)
  • PMPR 3182 - Communication Skills for Health Professionals (2 credits)
  • PMSC 3114 - Pharmaceutical Biochemistry (4 credits)
  • PMSC 3116 - Human Physiology (5 credits)
  • PMSC 3122 - Pharmacy Calculations (2 credits)
  • PMSC 3133 - Pharmaceutics of Drug Delivery Systems (3 credits)
  • IPPE 3312 - Longitudinal IPPE-P1

Year 1 - Spring Semester: 17 credits


  • PMIN 3200 - IDEALS II: IntegrateD Environment for Applied Learning & Skills II (2 credit)
  • PMIN 3240 - Contemporary Practice of Pharmacy II: Exploring Ourselves, Our Patients, & Our Profession (2 credits)
  • PMPR 3270 - Non-Prescription Pharmacotherapy, Natural Medicines, and Self-Care I (2 credits)
  • PMSC 3202 - Immunology (2 credits)
  • PMSC 3204 - Pathophysiology: Concepts in Altered Health States (2 credits)
  • PMSC 3223 - Pharmacology & Autonomics (2 credits)
  • PMSC 3224 - Medicinal Chemistry (2 credits)
  • PMSC 3233 - Pharmaceutics and Biotechnology (2 credits)
  • IPPE 3312 - Longitudinal IPPE-P1 (1 credit)

Year 1 - Summer Semester: 2 credits


  • IPPE 3322 - Community Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience - P1 (2 credits)

Year 2 - Fall Semester: 18 credits


  • PMSC 4134 - Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacogenomics (4 credits)
  • PMIN 4100 - IDEALS III: IntegrateD Environment for Applied Learning & Skills (1 credit)
  • PMPR 4140 - Evidence-Based Practice of Pharmacy I (3 credits)
  • PMIN 4110 - Infectious Diseases (3.5 credits)
  • PMIN 4120 - Pulmonary (2.5 credits)
  • PMPR 4170 - Non-Prescription Pharmacotherapy, Natural Medicines, and Self-Care II (2 credits)
  • IPPE 4312 - Longitudinal IPPE-P2
  • Elective in Pharmacy (2 credits)

Year 2 - Spring Semester: 20 credits


  • PMPR 4283 - Pharmacy Law and Ethics (3 credits)
  • PMIN 4200 - IDEALS IV: IntegrateD Environment for Applied Learning & Skills (2 credits)
  • PMPR 4240 - Evidence-Based Practice of Pharmacy II (3 credits)
  • PMIN 4210 - Cardiovascular (5 credits)
  • PMIN 4220 - Renal (2 credits)
  • PMPR 4233 - Principles of Clinical Pharmacokinetics (2 credits)
  • IPPE 4312 - Longitudinal IPPE-P2 (1 credit)
  • Elective in Pharmacy  (2 credits)

Summer Between Second and Third Year: 3 credits


  • IPPE 4322 - Clinical Pharmacy Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience - P2 (1 credit)
  • IPPE 4332 - Institutional Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience - P2 (2 credits)

Year 3 - Fall Semester: 21 credits


  • PMIN 5100 - IDEALS V: IntegrateD Environment for Applied Learning & Skills (2 credits)
  • PMPR 5140 - Advanced Contemporary Practice of Pharmacy I (2)
  • PMIN 5120 - Endocrine, Eye, and Derm (3 credits)
  • PMIN 5110 - Neurologic and Psychiatry Pharmacy (6 credits)
  • PMIN 5130 - Women’s and Men’s Health (2 credits)
  • PMIN 5140 - Gastroenterology & Nutrition (2 credits)
  • PMPR 5361 - Clinical Seminar I
  • PMPR 5312 - Longitudinal IPPE - P3

 

or

Year 3 - Spring Semester: 20 credits


  • PMIN 5200 - IDEALS VI: IntegrateD Environment for Applied Learning & Skills (2 credits)
  • PMPR 5240 - Advanced Contemporary Practice of Pharmacy II (2 credits)
  • PMIN 5240 - Advanced Clinical Pharmacotherapy (2 credits)
  • PMIN 5210 - Immun/Hem/Onc Pharmacy (4 credits)
  • PMIN 5220 - Critical Care & Toxicology (2 credits)
  • PMIN 5230 - Pediatrics & Geriatrics (2 credits)
  • PMPR 5361 - Clinical Seminar I (1 credit)
  • IPPE 5312 - Longitudinal IPPE - P3 (1 credit)

 

or

Summer Between Third and Fourth Year: 8 credits


  • APPE 6101 - Institutional Practice (4 credits)
  • APPE 6102 - Community Practice (4 credits)
    • Required APPE 6103 or 6104 may be substituted if there is a lack of availability of APPE 6101, 6102 sites.

Environmental Health Concentration + electives listed below


MPH Concentration Elective Courses


Up to 6 credits may be used from these classes (taken during Year 1 and Year 2) to satisfy concentration electives

  • PMPR 3140 - Contemporary Practice of Pharmacy (2 credits)
  • PMPR 3240 - Contemporary Practice of Pharmacy (2 credits)
  • PMPR 5140 - Advanced Contemporary Practice of Pharmacy (2 credits)
  • PMPR 5420 - Advanced Contemporary Practice of Pharmacy (2 credits)

Note: Students must progress to the P5 year in order to begin APPEs.


Year 5 - Summer, Fall, and Spring: 35-36 credits


  • PMPR 6361 - Clinical Seminar II (1 credit)
  • PMPR 6362 - NAPLEX Prep (1 credit)

Required APPEs


  • APPE 6103 - General Inpatient Medicine (4 credits)
  • APPE 6104 - Ambulatory Care I (4 credits)

 

  • APPEs already completed (Summer between third and fourth year)
    • APPE 6101 - Institutional Practice (4 credits)
    • APPE 6102 - Community Practice (4 credits)

Direct Patient Care APPEs


  • APPE 65XX (Total of 2) (8 credits)

Elective APPEs


 * This course must be approved by the MPH program faculty responsible for field placement approval.