Located in Knoxville, TN, the South College School of Pharmacy is committed to meeting the health needs of the people of Knoxville through its education, research, scholarship, and service programs.
Curriculum and Course Descriptions
The South College School of Pharmacy offers a three calendar year Doctor of Pharmacy curriculum.
First Professional Year
The first professional year curriculum provides a base for courses in subsequent years of the curriculum. The first professional year provides student pharmacists with a background of knowledge in the sciences through both individual (e.g., Biochemistry, Pathophysiology) and integrated courses (e.g., Integrated Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacology). Importantly, student pharmacists are provided an introduction to patient care through IPPEs and to issues in pharmacy and healthcare through the Pharmacy Practice Sequence.
Second Professional Year
The second professional year continues the Pharmacy Practice Sequence to provide knowledge about issues in pharmacy and healthcare. The second professional year also provides the opportunity to apply the knowledge acquired in the previous year to pharmacy practice, particularly through the Pharmacotherapy Sequence. Emphasis is placed on applicability of the knowledge, both from the first professional year and that which is currently being learned in the second professional year, to pharmacy practice.
Third Professional Year
The third professional year sees student pharmacists devoted to advanced pharmacy practice experiences. These experiences provide for the culmination and application of all that has been learned in the prior two years of the curriculum.
The mission of the South College School of Pharmacy Assessment Program is to facilitate the accomplishment of the mission and vision of South College and the mission, vision, goals, and abilities of the South College School of Pharmacy through systematic and sequential evaluation and continuous improvement of the composition, procedures and programmatic outcomes of teaching, service, research and scholarly activities.
- Design and execute an effective assessment plan.
- Facilitate academic and nonacademic units in SCSOP in identifying goals, outcomes and appropriate assessment methods.
- Assist units of SCSOP in their systematic and sequential collecting, analyzing, managing and interpreting assessment data.
- Prepare and disseminate reports with recommendations for improvement to internal and external stakeholders.
For additional information, please contact:
Erica Rowe, AS, BS, PhD
Chair, School of Pharmacy Assessment & Planning Committee